There is a sister-hood of women out there who are going through the big “M”, and trying to navigate it with grace, poise and sanity! As September is National Menopause Awareness Month, I thought I would reach out and share a few of my favorite natural solutions for menopause that might help you too… If you have some suggestions, please share your favorite remedies and finds below!
This was the first product I tried to help me get through the night. Suggested by my fabulous Naturopath, this natural supplement by NeuroScience, addresses hot flashes, while also supporting stress management, healthy sleep and mood.
This product worked like a charm for me. With the very first use, my night-sweats were gone and I was able to sleep through the night! It’s pricey at $50 per bottle (1 month supply if taken nightly), but for me it works and is well worth a peaceful nights sleep.
Side note… As I am not a doctor (and don’t play one on TV), I highly recommend getting yourself to a really good Naturopath to help you navigate these waters. Here’s my story… As I thought I was just going through menopause, after my Naturopath’s diagnosis, I also found out that I was having adrenal issues, which we were able to address naturally. If you are only addressing one issue, menopause, and you actually have multiple issue, you may find that no natural product can actually help you (have you ever noticed how in some online reviews of natural products that it is a love/hate issue with reviews… this might be one reason why). As Shakespeare said, “Get thee to a Naturopath!” (Okay, taking some liberties with the bard… but you get the idea 🙂
I received this little purple ‘gem’ in the mail for review. The company states that, “It has a proven patented technology that helps by rebalancing part of the body’s Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), which controls sweating, stress and other bodily functions.”
Hmmmm…. even though I was a bit skeptical of the purple gem, I immediately started wearing it (those suffering from the big “M” will understand my need to find any relief in any-way/any-how… even if skeptical).
I followed the directions, smiled as I looked at my be-jeweled belly, and went about my day feeling like I was wearing some sort of secret, ancient amethyst from an Indiana Jones movie (wicked-cool feeling!)
Day-after-day, I put the ‘jewel’ in place and didn’t think much more about it. I made sure to follow the directions and wear the LadyCare all-day, every-day, even during Yoga. As I could not feel it, and it stayed snugly in place, I forgot that I was even wearing it… that is until I noticed, after a short time, that I had experienced several days in a row without day-sweats! I have gone from 25-ish ‘sweat-fests’ a day to zero!
Now, I was ready for the next test… could I get through the night without taking my Kavinace Flash Ease? I was a bit scared, and waited about 2 weeks before giving this a try…
The trial was successful! I SLEPT through the night WITHOUT night sweats! For two weeks in a row, I was able to sleep without using Kavinace.
I am a HUGE fan of LadyCare, and so is pop-music sensation Belinda Carlisle. Check out this interview with her + Dr Nyjon Eccles explains how LadyCare actually works:
This one came in for review as well, but I have not had a chance to do so yet, as I want to make sure that I am giving each product a chance to do what it is suppose to. I thought I would include it, and open up the conversation in case anyone is using it with good results!
BalanceBlend is designed to help reduce menopausal symptoms, so that you can continue being happy and healthy throughout these changes. With a comprehensive formula containing herbs, vitamins, and minerals, BalanceBlend supports hormonal balance and optimal nutrient intake to keep you comfortable through it all with the following:
Reduces hot flashes and night sweats
Supports energy and mood with vitamin, mineral and herbal support
Offers a proprietary blend containing 7 herbs that promote hormonal balance
Provides complete multivitamin support, including 400% daily value of Vitamin D and 200% of most B vitamins
Contains the specialty nutrients indole-3-carbinol and diindolylmethane (DIM) to support healthy hormone metabolism
Features folate as Quatrefolic to ensure optimal utilization of this important vitamin
Guarantees quality and potency, manufactured in a U.S. GMP-certified facility