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Menopause

Question

I'm going through menopause. What can I do to make the transition easy, and also to stay young later in life, without using hormone replacement therapy? Also, osteoporosis is a big concern for me.
~ N.M. from Minnesota

Answer

The key is to cleanse the body of impurities that can accumulate before and during menopause. These toxins cause imbalances and uncomfortable symptoms, such as hot flashes in the middle of the night.

It's especially important to balance Apana Vata, which governs the genito-urinary tract and process of elimination. The health tips listed below will help make menopause easier.

Diet and lifestyle tips

  • Give yourself a daily warm oil massage. It is especially helpful for balancing the emotions and the genito-urinary tract.
  • Avoid stressful situations.
  • Eat foods that are easy to digest — soups, cooked vegetables, fruits and grains.
  • Eat your biggest meal at midday when your digestive fire is strongest.
  • Favor fresh foods, avoid leftovers.
  • Eat in a settled environment.
  • Go to bed early, so the body is at rest during the natural purification period from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

To help avoid the brittle bones of osteoporosis, it's important to get enough calcium in your diet. The question is, can your body assimilate the calcium in your diet? Calcium Support will improve your absorption.


Please note: This ayurvedic information is education. It does not replace medical advice or treatments.

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