Updated: Oct 20, 2022
I'm 54 and over the last few years experienced unexplained weight gain, foggy head, aches and pains, hot flushes, mood swings, and a feeling I was losing my mind at times. I took HRT for a short time, in absolute desperation, but for me something didn't feel quite right. My weight dropped off and I started to feel 'younger' again, but my periods came back. It felt all wrong for my body to be going in reverse, so I chose to see if there was another way that worked for me, to help my body with the inevitable changes that were happening.
Inevitable is a key word really. It is inevitable that we all grow older. It is normal that our bodies change with age. It doesn't have to be a bad thing, and it shouldn't be. Society seems to be telling us that we need to desperately cling on to our younger selves, rather than welcome maturity and all that it brings. There are plenty of positives to a woman's life as we approach menopause. For many, children are now starting to be more independent, it's a time to find out what we really want from life for ourselves. It often leads to career or lifestyle changes that lead to more happiness than we ever imagined.
No doubt that transition can be tough and sometimes it can feel that the only way is antidepressants or HRT to avoid the inevitable transition, in what felt to me to be an attempt to delay my body's natural progression. Of course we all have personal choice and for some HRT is the right answer, we all need some support to get through this transitional stage of life.
I've found ways to support my body with natural herbal remedies, changes in my diet and a few lifestyle tweaks to manage the transition. My hot flushes and all the other menopause symptoms have gone. I feel more vibrant and full of life than I did in my 40's, most importantly I feel like the REAL me. I've gone through menopause and come out the other side. It is a continual process of self healing through every stage of life, by choosing the right foods and lifestyle which provide our bodies with what they need at the right time.
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