Almost every woman I speak to in their 40’s complains of being very moody, depressed, and irritable from time to time, or they’re on anti-depressants and feel far better. Women often wonder if their hormones are getting the best of them. Small things that never bothered them suddenly are extremely intolerant, capable of inducing family disruption and end in tears.
What is happening?
Where did all of the happy, feel good days go? Often these mood imbalances are due to the body’s changing hormones. As womens bodies discharge less eggs, their bodies are adapting and if your body is deficient in something, it is going to throw the entire endrocrine system out of whack. But it does not have to be this way. Getting your hormone levels checked will help resolve where your body is lacking. An iodine loading evaluation is also important to look at your body’s iodine level.
Iodine is important for so many roles within the body. We take for granted we are getting enough through table salt, but due to bromide in our breads and fluoride and chlorine in our drinking water, the iodine is displaced. Lack of iodine causes cysts, fibroids, and some state breast cancer. Look for a practitioner who utilizes bio-identical hormones to balance your own body. A good diet will go a long way in keeping you healthy. Stress zaps us of our minerals and vitamins.
Without a strong diet, girls can get depleted. A diet high in lean protein, fresh fruits and vegetables will keep you healthy and strong enough to sail through perimenopause. Refined carbohydrates will increase your glucose levels and make you fat. White sugar, white bread, white pasta are no no’s. White means it has been bleached and is stripped of any fiber and nutrients. Also, make sure your getting enough omega 3’s. Omega 3’s go right to the mind and balance the neurotransmitters.
Cold water fish is a excellent source for omega’s. Sardines are full of calcium and omega’s. The do not live long enough to consume any mercury so they’re a perfect fish to high along with salads. If you do not like sardines, you could always use a high quality nutritional supplement. Sam-e (S-adenosyl-L-methionine) is a supplement which balances moods and is terrific for the liver. Sam-e is created by the body but reduces as we age.
Ensure that you take it with a high quality vitamin B complex which it ought to assimilate properly. Because Sam-e balances the liver, many women report they’re losing weight which would never budge before! Main flow medical doctors like to prescribe Zoloft or some sort of antidepressant. This works for many women, but prescription medications can be hard on the liver.
Kinesiology will let you know if the medication will strengthen you’re weaken you. Have it tested by a professional natural practitioner. The amino acid GABA is like valium into the mind. In actuality, valium was made to mimic GABA’s calming effects. A high stress lifestyle can deplete us of our normal GABA reserves. GABA creates nitric oxide which will buffer stress and make you feel good. Adrenaline production can be inhibited by GABA under times of stress. Exercise is crucial for healthy aging. It’s the ideal way to naturally produce endorphins that are the feel good chemical in mind. Many symptoms of menopause have been lessened by a excellent vigorous workout.