7 Ways on How to Avoid the Risks Associated with HRT

Written by Emily Clark

Does hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for your menopause make your blood run cold? Many women are faced withrepparttar potential risks associated with HRT. First, letís take a quick look atrepparttar 144570 three stages of menopause.

Menopause begins in your early 40s as your ovaries gradually produce less and less ofrepparttar 144571 hormone estrogen. Your periods become erratic sometimes skipping a month or alternating between light and heavy.

The next period of time isrepparttar 144572 transitioning to actual menopause. During this time you may continue to have erratic periods andrepparttar 144573 ďfun stuffĒ begins to settle in for a long visit. Yes, fun stuff like hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings and insomnia are some ofrepparttar 144574 symptoms.

The final and actual onset of menopause usually occurs in your early 50s and is represented byrepparttar 144575 absence of your period for a full 12 months. Itís those in between years that can wreak havoc in your life.

Are there natural alternatives for chemical HRT? The good news is yes! Itís a sad fact that less than two percent of doctors even mention alternative therapies and that most of them feel there is no benefit. Thousands of women would disagree. Here are just a few ofrepparttar 144576 many natural alternatives:

Try adjusting your diet to include vegetables and fish that are high in Omega-3 as they contain nutrients that can help your body deal with menopause naturally. Conversely, there are foods that can make your menopausal symptoms worse. Caffeine, sugar, fatty dairy products, salt, alcohol and saturated oils can aggravaterepparttar 144577 symptoms.

Be sure and take a daily multivitamin making certain thatrepparttar 144578 vitamin contains 100% ofrepparttar 144579 daily allowance for nutrients. Just be aware that vitamins are no substitute for following a healthy diet.

If menopause causes mood swings, it only makes sense that itís possible to experience extreme responses for stress. Try using deep breathing techniques, meditation or some other methods of relaxation that works for you and practicerepparttar 144580 technique for 10 to 20 minutes per day. You will be left feeling calmer, more able to cope and more in control.

Conquer Stress and Anxiety Naturally With This Safe and Effective Method

Written by Emily Clark

Rhodiola Rosea isrepparttar latest natural remedy to joinrepparttar 144569 arsenal of natural anxiety and stress reducers.

Rhodiola Rosea, also known as Golden Root, is a native plant of arctic Siberia. For centuries it has been used by eastern European and Asian cultures for physical endurance, work productivity, longevity, resistance to high altitude sickness, and to treat fatigue, depression, anemia, impotence, gastrointestinal ailments, infections, and nervous system disorders.

The first recorded medicinal applications of rodia riza (renamed Rhodiola Rosea) was made byrepparttar 144570 Greek physician, Dioscorides, in 77 C.E. in 'De Materia Medica'. Rhodiola Rosea has been included in official Russian medicine since 1969.

Despite its long history,repparttar 144571 Western world has only recently become aware ofrepparttar 144572 health benefits of Rhodiola Rosea. It has come torepparttar 144573 attention of many natural health practitioners because of studies which tested its affects on combating anxiety and stress.

Rhodiola Rosea is considered an adaptogen. This means it has an overall stabilizing effect onrepparttar 144574 body without disrupting other functions. Its ability to normalize hormones may be effective for treating depression and anxiety.

Studies of Rhodiola Rosea show that it stimulates neurotransmitters and enhances their effects onrepparttar 144575 brain. This includesrepparttar 144576 ability forrepparttar 144577 brain to process serotonin which helpsrepparttar 144578 body to adapt to stress.

Since adaptogens improverepparttar 144579 body's overall ability to handle stress, it has been studied to identify it's effects on biological, chemical and physical stress.

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