Menopause is also one of the most important processes that take place in every woman and which is set by nature. Like the menstrual cycle, menopause also involves a whole load of hormonal, physical and emotional changes in women. In order to effectively manage your body changes during this phase, it is advisable that you follow certain natural home remedies that are discussed below.
During the menopause phase, there would certainly be a hormonal imbalance in your body due to which there would be a deficiency in calcium. Hence, it is necessary that you take in adequate amount of calcium through foods such as milk, cheese and vegetables. You should also make sure that you take in Vitamin D as well which is needed for assimilation of calcium.
Make it a point to take in foods rich in estrogen, as this is the hormone that will start to diminish as your body prepares for menopause. You can include almonds, brown rice, wheat, soya, oat meals in your regular diet so that your body absorbs this hormone. Among the vegetables you can have cucumber, beans, cabbage, and beetroots.
Vaginal Dryness Lotion
One of the common symptoms of menopause is vaginal dryness. You can take in foods rich in Vitamin C such as citrus fruits to decrease the dryness or prepare a lotion by following the below procedure. This can be prepared from the ingredients available naturally at home. Mix an ounce of almond oil, two drops of geranium essential oil and a capsule of Vitamin E. Apply this homemade lotion twice daily and you can be sure that it’s very safe as it is prepared without any chemicals.
Dry Skin Moisturizer
As menopause approaches your skin appears dry and dull. So to improve your skin tone and moisturize it you can prepare a homemade lotion. Mix 2 ounces of aloe vera gel, a teaspoon of wine vinegar, a few drops of orange blossom water, sandalwood oil, geranium oil and chamomile oil. To this mixture you can also add vitamin E oil. Stir well and your lotion is ready. This lotion will make your skin glow and moisten it and prevent from dryness in future.
Beetroot juice is very beneficial for menopause and it should be consumed twice daily. You can also boil carrot seeds in cow’s milk for around 10 minutes and drink it. You should also ensure that you drink lots of water daily. Apart from plain water you can also keep yourself hydrated by taking in fresh fruit juices but keep in mind that by no chance you will consume alcohol or caffeine.
To Manage Hot Flashes
Hot flash is the most common symptom during menopause. In order to relieve yourself from this, make sure you keep yourself comfortable by wearing cotton clothes. Avoid hot beverages such as coffee, tea and include cooler items such as juices and ice creams. Include salads and foods rich in Vitamin E. Please ensure that you avoid spicy food and foods rich in proteins.
Above all these remedies what you need to do essentially is relax and divert yourself with activities such as yoga and meditation. Avoid any kind of physical or mental strain and concentrate on breathing from the abdomen. All of these are sure to help you manage your body through the menopause phase.