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Although hot flashes are the subject of many jokes, for women who are going through menopause, they’re not funny.

Luckily there are many safe ways to help your body through menopause without increasing your cancer risk with synthetic HRT drugs!

Tiny hormones, GIGANTIC changes

When menopause hits, estrogen and progesterone production by the ovaries comes to a screeching halt.

When this happens, your pituitary gland senses something’s wrong and steps up its production of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) to try to jump-start your pooped-out ovaries.

That’s why a blood test showing high levels of FSH is one of the ways menopause is diagnosed.

Estrogen is crucial for the functioning of many of your body’s cells, so menopausal symptoms can run the gamut:

  • Hot flashes
  • Headaches
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Changes in mood and mental functioning
  • Brain fog
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Dizziness
  • Weight gain
  • Thinning hair
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Joint pain

Standard treatments are downright dangerous!

The typical treatment options for menopause include synthetic hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and symptomatic treatment (antidepressants or sleeping pills).

But long-term use of synthetic HRT is associated with an increased risk of breast and uterine cancers. 

It can also raise your risk of gallstones and blood clots, and cause nausea, breast tenderness, liver disorders and fluid retention. 

And antidepressants and sleeping pills come with a plethora of serious side effects (including increased risk of suicide), plus you run the risk of dependence with sleep drugs.

Safe, natural ways to get relief

The good news is there are natural, very effective ways to help ease the symptoms of menopause!

Here are six measures you can try:

1-  Supplement with probiotics

    Your friendly gut flora metabolizes and recycles hormones, including estrogen, thyroid hormones, and phytoestrogens from food sources, which can help offset symptoms of menopause, PMS, and perimenopause.

    So if you’re approaching menopause, this is yet another great reason to support a healthy flora balance with Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula!

    Plus Super Shield can help support your immune function, which in turn can help fight UTIs –a common menopausal symptom.

    2-  Get sources of Vitamin E

      Vitamin E can help by relieving vaginal dryness and itching. 

      Vitamin E is available as an oil, cream, ointment or suppository.  Food sources include: Swiss chard, almonds, spinach, collard greens, bell peppers, Brussels sprouts, blueberries, tomatoes, and broccoli.

      3-  Engage in regular exercise

        It’s hard to beat exercise when it comes to relieving menopausal symptoms!

        Exercise helps counteract menopause-related weight gain and encourage better sleep, plus it stimulates the release of endorphins which can help curb depression and mood swings.

        Get your doctor’s OK and get going.

        4- Try essential oils

        Essential oils such including clary sage, geranium, lavender, pine, and rose may help balance out your hormones.  If you’ve never used essential oils before, try a diffuser first before applying them to your skin.

        Seek out an aromatherapist if you have questions or need guidance.   

        5- Get enough Vitamin B12

        Vitamin B12 is crucial for proper nerve and brain function—and this is especially important with the mental functioning challenges and brain fog that accompany menopause. 

        B12 is also essential for the production of acetylcholine, which is a neurotransmitter that allows the nerves and brain to communicate.  Healthy levels of acetylcholine can help you maintain clear-thinking abilities throughout your life.

        Unfortunately, as we age, in addition to facing menopause, our stomach acid production decreases and that affects vitamin B12 absorption….so deficiencies are common.

        But you can help ensure your body has what it needs by supplementing with a top-quality B12 spray like Hydroxaden 2.5.

        6- Consider bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)

        Unlike synthetic HRT, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) works to help naturally reestablish the way your body sends messages to your tissues and organs to keep them healthy.

        The body has an easier time assimilating bio-identical hormones because they are identical in molecular structure to the hormones naturally made in your body.

        You’ll have to seek out a practitioner that does BHRT—and because it’s more of a holistic therapy, many mainstream doctors are not familiar with it, but it is growing in popularity.

        If you are in the NYC Metropolitan area, Dr. John Salerno at the Salerno Center for Complementary Medicine is the best.

        Start feeling better!

        If you are menopausal, see what a difference it can make in your symptoms to support your body through this life stage naturally!

        To your health,

        Sherry Brescia

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