Previously, we have discussed 2 major topics regarding menopause and its discomforts.
Let’s quickly recap:
But how can we postpone menopause as much as we can? Is it even possible? What about all the women with high risks of having an early menopause?
This will be the topic of today’s entry – what can we do to keep our feminine youthfulness and vitality for longer!
And there is so much we can achieve with the holistic approach of combining good food, exercising, natural remedies, and so on!
A healthy diet
The healthy diet is the basis of our health, well-being, and vitality. And, of course, menopause is not an exception!
But what does “healthy” diet means in this case?
First of all, one of the major factors for speeding the aging process is our old “friend” – white sugar. Quitting this white killer and the artificial sweeteners is one of the best things you can do for yourself regardless of age and gender!
Just take a peek at Carolyn Hartz, who looks absolutely amazing despite being 70 years old. And her biggest secret is ditching sugar almost 30 years ago!
On the flip side, consuming foods like sprouts, bee pollen, algae (spirulina, chlorella), fresh fruits and veggies, non-GMO soy and tofu, raw nuts, and gluten-free grains, is a wonderful way to postpone early menopause as well!
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I know this is something so obvious, but it is also very significant so it needs to be pointed out.
As you may already know, smoking cigarettes, cigars, or chewing nicotine is linked to a plethora of ailments and discomforts, such as lung diseases, heart disease, periodontitis, etc. But this unhealthy habit has even worse consequences to the female hormonal system – it stimulates the osteoporosis and breast cancer development; causes hormonal imbalance leading to an early menopause, wrinkles, dry skin, malnourished tissues, and fatigue!
This is why quitting smoking is so important, especially for women in the premenopausal stage. Use whatever strategies and healing methods you can find to help you ditch the nicotine and your body will be forever grateful!
You might want to take a look at Allen Carr’s book for guidance.
Lower the alcohol consumption
Another “duh” but it is worth the mention!
Just like cigarettes, regular abnormal heavy drinking robs our bodies of essential nutrients needed for the normal functioning of the ovaries.
Drinking liquor excessively not only damages the liver and the pancreas but also interferes with the work of the glands and the reproductive system.
If the alcohol problem persists for many years, the risks of getting an early menopause are quite high! And again, heavy liquors do speed the aging process and the deterioration of the skin.
But don’t worry; you do not have to become a teetotaler! A glass of wine here and there or my favorite green walnut aperitif won’t hurt (they even have their enormous benefits!), just keep the dosages small and sporadic.
Exercise regularly to prevent early menopause
Exercising should be part of any healthy living plan – it works wonders for our bodies with its wonderful holistic approach. It stimulates the blood circulation, improves the nourishment of the tissues, de-stresses our minds, rejuvenates us, and speeds the metabolism.
But which types of exercises are best for postponing the early menopause?
When it comes to workouts, I always follow my rule of choosing the type of movement which is most pleasant to me! That is how I can stick to my regimen and keep reaping the benefits of it. Of course, I am a big proponent of yoga because it has been proven extremely effective for many types of ailments and for all ages.
It works beautifully on a holistic level, balancing our hormones and increasing our energy levels! Pay special attention to the hip opening asanas which are excellent for the reproductive system.
Also, there is a specific yoga variation sequence, designed for rejuvenating our bodies and increasing our life energy (chi). It is called the Five Tibetan Rites. You can find more about this magical yoga practice, how to perform it correctly, and the specific breathing pattern associated with it (the so-called Shiva Shakti Mudra) in Healthy Body Cleanse!
Keeping the sex life active can affect the postponing of menopause in various ways.
For example, two of the major reasons why premature menopause occurs are stress and hormonal imbalances. And regular sex can help us in both cases – being intimate stimulates the cardiovascular system, relieves daily stress, and promotes the proper function of the ovaries.
Plus, having at least 3 intercourses a week is proven to make us look 10 years younger, according to a study by neuro-psychologist Dr. David Weeks!
Remember that having low libido during this period is normal, but you can quickly turn things around easily in a natural way.
Read more: Low Libido – How to Heal It Naturally?
Mental and emotional health
As mentioned previously, stress plays a major role in early menopause. As observed in a study by the Boston University School of Public Health, 80% of women who experience chronic stress overload, go into premature menopause. This is a huge number to be ignored!
Alternatively, managing stress in a healthy way can be the main key to postponing this syndrome effectively.
So, how to do it? It can be as easy as setting aside some time to exercise, do some yoga or attend dance classes. Meditation, gardening, massages, aromatherapy, reiki, EFT – there are countless ways you can release the daily pressure and improve your overall well-being and longevity!
Read more about EFT: What is EFT and Can It Change Your Life? The Short Basic Recipe.
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And also, don’t forget about the power of herbal remedies! Our reproductive hormones play a significant role in preventing early menopause, so take advantage of their balancing effects on the glands!
Read more: Menopause Management with Herbs
Stay tuned for part 4 of the menopausal syndrome series!
‘Till next time!