My healing journey with oestrogen driven cancer has forced me to bring my life into balance- and in doing that I’ve also been working to bring my hormones in to balance- which has had a positive effect in lessening my peri-menopause symptoms!
Back in 2017 I listed some of the things that were helping me– but what I found was that they only helped temporarily, a deeper acceptance was needed.
Working to de-stress, create spaciousness and relaxation were the biggest steps I needed to take, along side with I worked with a naturopathic nutritionist we looked at my diet, supporting good gut flora, adding in vitamins to aid balance and supporting the liver to release excess oestrogen.
Peri-menopause is a time when many women will have high levels of oestrogen which causes-
swelling and tenderness in your breasts
fibrocystic lumps in your breasts
decreased sex drive
irregular menstrual periods
increased symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
anxiety and panic attacks
cold hands or feet
sleepiness or fatigue
First thing I would recommend would be seeing a professional who can support you in finding balance with your hormones.
I did several blood test to check my levels, my naturopath worked with me, introducing balancing supplements and techniques.
What I really loved was at no point did she suggest any adaptogens, progesterone creams, ‘natural’ hormones, we just worked with foods, supplements and helping me de-stress!
Some quick and easy things you can do yourself to bring more balance into your life-
Don’t use contraception with added hormones- pill, injection, mirena coil, implant
Cut out dairy
Reduce alcohol to promote the healthy metabolism or detoxification of oestrogen.
Eat vegetables to promote healthy liver function, good probiotics and phytoestrogens.(loads of food info here)
Avoid antibiotics to maintain healthy intestinal bacteria.
Maintain a healthy body weight
Avoid inflammatory foods –
trans fats, found in fried foods
soybean oil and vegetable oil
processed snack foods, such as chips and crackers
desserts, such as cookies, candy, and ice cream
too many carbohydrates
Reduce exposure to xenoestrogens such as plastics and pesticides
Take relaxing Baths
walks in nature
time with friends
or whatever things YOU find help you relax!!
Here’s to balancing our hormones, naturally!!
Disclaimer-Any health advice that I give is my opinion based on my general professional experience but not your specific case. As such, you should always seek the advice of your own health professionals.
You are advised to do your own due diligence when it comes to making decisions about and all information, products, services that have been provided should be independently verified by your own qualified professionals.
Join me in my Broken Basket Woman online teachings, exploring the journey to menopause.
Read my other Blog posts on peri menopause
For Cycle Charting tools see Moon Times
(c) Rachael Crow all rights reserved 2019