Laura created "Path to Health and Healing" to provide health information to empower people to take charge of their health and transform their life. Health and healing is about addressing the whole person. This includes healing physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It is not simply about taking a pill. She feels people are frustrated with the current health care system. Treating symptoms is not going to help them heal. Finding the root cause and addressing it will. She is passionate about this and that is why she started http://www.pathtohealthandhealing.com and wrote "Seeds 4 Change: A Path to Health and Healing."
Read up on hot flashes, osteoporosis, and other symptoms. Give your wife a confident boost by telling her how beautiful she is. Be patient through her erratic moods and decreased libido. Join a couple’s yoga class to stay calm. Do aerobics and strength training together to strengthen her bones and balance her hormones. Make lifestyle and diet changes so she feels comfy and healthy.
We are surrounded by toxins in our food, water, and air. These are unavoidable, so a change in lifestyle is warranted to limit exposure. Avoid heavy-traffic areas to escape nitrogen dioxide and use HEPA-quality air filter. Shun processed food, choose organic produce, and drink filtered water. Use natural cleaning and skincare products. Be aware but avoid being paranoid about toxins around you.
Hormones do not balance themselves out. So you've to be on the lookout for your body's warning signs that you're off track. Weighing too much despite strict diets and exercise, not being able to decide if you are sad or happy, sleepless nights, craving for excess food, lack of libido, and unexplainable fatigue are all signs of hormonal imbalance.
Perform compound exercises that target multiple muscles together. Keep in mind your goals and efforts so that you keep your calories in check. Eat timely, eat right. Plan your workout throughout the week. Be realistic and work with what you have. Commitment and increment are key factors. Set doable timelines. Burn extra fat with cardio, giving your muscles definition.
If you gain weight despite a strict diet, your metabolism may be retarded by hormones. If you have a whale's appetite even after a complete meal, you may have spiked ghrelin, an appetite trigger. Lack of libido may be due to an imbalance in estrogen, testosterone, thyroid, or cortisol. A drop in progesterone may cause mood swings. Fatigue and insomnia could be due to high cortisol.
During premenopause, women have hormonal protection from heart diseases. This is lost once they hit menopause. Do not dismiss any unusual warning signs from your body that could possibly be signals of cardiac disorders. You could experience back, jaw or stomach pain, chest discomfort, cold sweats, unexplained exhaustion, dizziness, and shortness of breath.
Hormonal fluctuations during perimenopause and menopause can get in the way of a good night's sleep. Avoid physical and emotional stimulants - caffeine, TV, arguments. Avoid high-carbs and alcohol. Keep your bedroom well-ventilated, cool and quiet. Maintain a consistent bed-time. Inhale or apply Lavender essential oil and have a cup of Passion Flower or Valerian tea to induce a calming effect.