For women that are getting tired of suffering the same symptoms of menopause over and over each day, whether it’s hot flashes, night sweats, headaches, or any of the others, I have some good news for you. There are some remedies for menopause that can help relieve these symptoms and I want to discuss a few of them here in this article.
Most women today are learning more about the herbal remedies for menopause after hearing about the dangers of hormone replacement therapy, which is the standard medical practice of providing pharmaceutical hormones produced in the lab. Research has shown that many of these therapies are responsible for a higher incidence of cancer in women, especially when taken for long periods of time.
So what are these herbal remedies and what can they do? For many centuries women relied on herbs for certain medical problems such as menopause, and those include Black Cohosh, Damiana, motherwort, Asian ginseng, licorice root, lavender, kava, and red clover, to name a few. They all have different chemical makeups and slightly different effects on the body, but they all are effective in their own way.
The main ingredient in all of these seems to be an agent called “phytoestrogens”, which is a natural substance which is contained in certain herbs and even some vegetables that helps to boost the estrogen levels naturally in a woman. One of these is Red Clover which contains all four of the major types of phytoestrogens: lignans, coumestans, isoflavones, and resorcylic acid lactones. In order for these phytoestrogens to actually work to the full extent, however, you must have the proper flora in your intestinal tract. This is easy to achieve however with the addition of some yogurt, or even soy in the form of miso.
Some observation has shown that eating foods high in these phytoestrogens can help to decrease the risk of certain cancers, especially breast, ovarian, and uterine. Although these observational studies aren’t proof of the effectiveness, in societies where women eat many foods containing phytoestrogens the incidence of cancer among these women is much lower. To date no real scientific proof has been shown, but hopefully more studies will be done. In the meantime eating more fruits and vegetables containing this chemical is certainly a good preventative measure, much safer than HRT.
There are many real symptoms of menopause and also many cures for these symptoms. Learn as much as you can about them, and you can take positive steps to find relief for yourself.
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