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everyone knows what it is but no one really knows what it is. At its most basic, it’s the point in a woman’s life when her monthly periods stop and she is no longer fertile. Although the term dates back to the 17th century, it was a little studied phenomenon until quite recently, largely because many women died before they reached it.
What we do know is that it is an inevitable rite of passage for all women, a natural process indicating a change in life stage, not a disease that needs to be eradicated. But that doesn’t mean that the unpleasant symptoms that mark the transition are just something you have to suffer through.
It’s getting hot in here
By far the most common complaints are hot flashes and night sweats. Although the exact cause is not completely understood, doctors believe that both are caused by hormonal changes altering the way in which the body perceives heat. But if you’re experiencing one or both of these symptoms (like 80% of women), you’ll be less interested in how they start and more interested in how they can be stopped.
Only a small minority of women will experience symptoms severe enough to require medical intervention. For others sage like that found in A.Vogel’s once-a-day Menopause, is effective at reducing both the frequency and the severity of hot flashes and night sweats. Sage is rich in elements that have anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties, which could explain the plant’s unique efficacy in combating the most unpleasant side effects of menopause.
Put some polish on your golden years
Of course, as irritating as hot flashes and night sweats can be, they’re far from the only concern that women have as they age. (Although you’d think that would be enough!) There can also be changes in a woman’s energy level, moods and greater susceptibility to conditions like osteoporosis.
The rules of being healthy don’t change as a woman enters menopause, but they do become a little stricter. It’s more important than ever to eat a balanced diet and keep physically active whenever possible, as well as to get adequate, restful sleep. That’s easy enough to say, but it can be difficult when you’re trying to balance work and family obligations and your hormones are driving you to distraction. As an “insurance policy” for when you might not be able to do everything you’re supposed to for your health, there are some things that can help where you need it:
Calcium is available from dietary sources but if you’re worried that you might not be getting enough, consider taking a supplement. You might also want to consider taking something that helps you absorb the calcium you already get. The mineral is notoriously tricky and even when taken in proper amount the body cannot always assimilate it efficiently. A.Vogel Calcium Absorber is designed to help the body assimilate minerals. It promotes their absorption, their metabolism and their proper usage.
Fluctuating hormones can play havoc with your moods and sleep patterns (which in turn causes your moods to become even more unstable), but medications that help relieve fatigue or help you sleep can leave you feeling jittery- followed by a crash- or groggy and the body can too easily become dependent on them. For gentler relief, consider natural alternatives like St. John’s Wort (helps with mild depression and to relieve insomnia related to stress or agitation) or A.Vogel Rhodiola Complex, which gives a more stable energy level without getting you worked up.
Living longer, healthier lives means that more women will have to go through the menopause, but it also means that we can, for the first time in history, look forward to enjoying the period of our lives that comes after our time working or being a full-time mom. Make sure you’re able to get the most from it!
Not all chemicals are “unnatural” and dangerous to human or environmental health. There are many natural chemicals such as the ones found in grapefruit seeds and apple cider vinegar which are beneficial to our health and environment. Here’s a sample list of some of the health-endangering ingredients that Prairie Naturals never uses in any of our hair care products.
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Here’s a sample list of some of the health-endangering ingredients that Prairie Naturals never uses in any of our hair care products. You’ll quickly see why.
most widely used, broad-spectrum preservatives worldwide Also known as methyl-, propyl, butyl- and ethyl- parabens or under the name Germaben, these toxic substances can be absorbed through the skin, are linked to developmental and reproductive toxicity as well as toxicity in wildlife. They are weakly estrogenic (may cause hormone dependent cancers) and can negatively impact the immune system.
Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and its chemical cousins are standard ingredients in anything that foams. They are among the most irritating ingredients in personal care products causing dandruff-like scalp conditions, skin rashes, eye and lung irritations, and are also toxic to aquatic organisms. It is frequently disguised in semi-natural cosmetics with the explanation “comes from coconut”.
This chemical threesome: DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (monoethanolamine) and TEA (triethanolamine) and related compounds are used as foaming or emulsifying agents and can form cancer-causing compounds called nitrosamines when they come in contact with other nitrogen containing compounds found in cosmetics.
Propylene glycol, often used as an emulsifier/moisturizer, is a petrochemical also used in antifreeze and brake fluid. It is an inexpensive, synthetic humectant and emulsifier. Known as a primary irritant to skin, eyes and lungs, it penetrates the skin very quickly and may encourage liver and kidney issues.
A synthetic emollient, it’s the most extensively used ingredient in body care products and the single greatest cause of breakouts in women who use a new product. While covering the skin, it clogs pores and traps toxins and wastes inside the skin layers preventing the skins ability to respire.
Phthalates (pronounced tha-lates) are industrial plasticizers known to be one of the foremost dangers found in cosmetics and personal care products. Dozens of studies have shown that phthalates disrupt and inhibit normal hormonal functions, causing infertility and birth defects.
The chemical colours used in shampoos and scores of other products are labeled as FD&C or D&C followed by a color and a number. These synthetic colours are made from coal tar and contain heavy metal salts that can deposit toxins onto the skin and cause cancer.
Artificial fragrances can generate a variety of instant adverse reactions including headaches, dizziness, rash, redness, violent coughing and vomiting. These chemical fragrances often contain a toxic cocktail of more than 200 chemicals including endocrine disrupting phthalates.
Acne, period problems, ovarian and breast cysts, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, PMS and more are telling you your hormones are out of balance. ESTROsmart balances hormones using safe plant nutrients that make periods effortless whether you have heavy, long, scant, painful or irregular periods. ESTROsmart stops abnormal cell growth associated with uterine fibroids and polyps: breast lumps and ovarian cysts. ESTROsmart is a girl’s best friend eliminating acne and PMS. ESTROsmart brings your estrogen back into the normal range and elevates progesterone naturally. ESTROsmart is for, every woman every day, to make hormone problems become a thing of the past.
Stop Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
Smart women want to stop hot flashes and night sweats quickly and safely and that is why they have shied away from hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and estrogenic therapies. MENOsmart plus is a fast acting effective treatment that eliminates hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings. MENOsmart plus contains non-estrogenic ingredients including sage, black cohosh, dong quai, gamma oryzanol, vitex and hesperidin to provide rapid relief of menopausal symptoms. Black cohosh is so safe that it has been used in women with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer who were taking the drug Tamoxifen. Vitex, another herb in MENOsmart plus, helps to enhance progesterone levels and reduces male facial hair growth in menopausal women. If you using HRT (synthetic or bioidentical) and still get hot flashes and night sweats, take MENOsmart plus along with your HRT to ensure that you never have to suffer again.
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Low thyroid affects 23% of Canadians. And another 30% have not been diagnosed due to problems with the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) test. The common symptoms of low thyroid include: weight gain and stubborn weight loss, cold hands and feet, dry skin, hair loss, constipation, low mood, no sex drive and irritability. THYROsmart licensed by Health Canada to support low thyroid works quickly to bring your TSH back into the normal range, increase T4 and improve the conversion of T4 to the more potent T3. Low thyroid makes you feel like you are pushing yourself through the day. THYROsmart is safe and effective and works fast to optimize thyroid health.
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Chronic stress negatively affects the adrenal glands causing adrenal exhaustion. In women who are going through menopause the adrenals are the back-up hormone system making estrogen, progesterone, DHEA and testosterone. Women who have good functioning adrenals have virtually no menopause symptoms. And if your adrenals are tired you just can’t handle stress, you develop belly fat weight gain, you fall asleep fine but wake up several hours later and can’t fall back to sleep and you need coffee to keep you going. The answer to adrenal exhaustion is ADRENAsmart. ADRENAsmart, is a powerful herbal formula that makes you feel calm and relaxed, aids insomnia and helps you deal with life’s stressors.
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There are an almost overwhelming number of factors that contribute to the build-up of modern day stress.
And let’s face it, who behaves at their best when they are under stress? Perhaps you recognise yourself in one or more of these classic behaviours…
Stomp around angrily looking for trouble with the first person who might provoke you?
Leave a trail of mess and chaos around the house?
Isolate and withdraw not wanting to reveal your vulnerable feelings?
Blame yourself and have to listen to a never ending internal diatribe of critical dialogue?
Overcommit and run around like a headless chicken?
Reach for the biscuit tin, a large coffee and a glass of wine when you get home?
Get the credit card out and shop until you drop?
Whether you stressed out defaults are like those listed above or special and unique to you, the chances are you don’t feel at your best when under stress and would benefit from doing things differently.
Interestingly, studies in the last few years have revealed that men and women do have different stress defaults. Apparently this is partly due to the hormone and neurotransmitter oxytocin, which is released along with cortisol and other hormones when we are under stress. Oxytocin levels generally rise when we hug, nurture and bond with another, leaving us feeling happy more relaxed.
It seems that women naturally release more oxytocin than men giving us an instinct to ‘tend and befriend’ when under pressure. If you consider the days of our ancestors when ‘fight or flight’ meant literally running for your life, it’s easy to imagine that women would seek to protect their offspring and stay close to others, while men went out to fight off the threat. These days our stressors tend to be more emotional or psychological but the response from men and women apparently is still likely to reflect these varying instincts.
Stress reaction in men and women
Men may naturally:
Withdraw and find communication challenging
Tend to want to be alone in their ‘man cave’
Tend towards fight (getting angry, competitive or looking for someone to blame)
Or flight (wanting to escape into a distraction)
Women may naturally:
Feel a whole range of difficult emotions
Want to talk, seek reassurance and nurture
Seek to keep relationships harmonious even if it calls for going into overdrive and self-sacrifice
So for those of you left wondering why it can be challenging being around the opposite sex when under stress it seems my husband had a point when he claimed, ‘women look for empathy and men look for solutions’.
What you need to know
If you are wrestling a whirlwind or hoping to help a loved one manage a maelstrom here are some tips:
Stressed men may benefit from:
Being given space (to be alone or out with the boys)
Subtle suggestions to talk but only if required
Physical or competitive exercise
Pursuing a hobby
Women may benefit from:
Talking to a friend, family member or support network
Indulging in a nurturing activity
Taking a relaxing bath or getting a massage
Saying ‘no’ to going into overdrive and ‘yes’ to self care.
Need an extra help?
Stress often interferes with sleep, which is vital for allowing the body time to heal and restore tissues to prime functioning order, but also for processing the events of the day – good therefore for mental/emotional health. Some natural substances can be helpful during turbulent times:
Magnesium to calm the nervous system and relax muscles
Vitamin B to strengthen the nervous system against stress, both physical and mental/emotional
The combination of Passiflora incarnata and Avena sativa is great. Both are wonderfully calming remedies that can be taken long term or short term to help reduce the effects of stress. Together, they relax muscles and make it easier to sleep well. They can be taken alongside any other medication.
That said we humans are complex beings with aspects of the masculine and feminine whether we are male or female. Therefore the most important thing is to create a personal self-care kit that works for you and be sure to call on it and communicate it to all those who need to know.
Over 30 published studies performed at the Virginia Medical School have shown that ChirositolTM, a nutrient derived from carob, is an effective supplement for insulin-resistant conditions including weight gain, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, as well as for excess androgen (male hormone)-related concerns such as PCOS, acne and male facial hair growth in women.
There is a connection between the loss of our waist and changing hormones. The main hormone involved in the development of belly fat is insulin. Insulin is a powerful hormone that, when in excess, also causes an elevation in male hormones, particularly testosterone. Excess male hormones can cause male facial hair growth, acne and PCOS in women. Elevated insulin and blood sugar further leads to weight gain, high cholesterol, high triglycerides,
diabetes and especially belly fat. An early sign of pre-diabetes is skin tags due to higher-than-normal blood sugar and insulin. ChirositolTM normalizes insulin and blood sugar levels, thereby assisting with all of the above conditions.
ChirositolTM mimics insulin’s activity, controlling blood glucose levels, glucose storage and the action of glucose in the cell. It will not, however, cause low blood sugar in those with normal blood sugar levels. ChirositolTM also elevates our happy hormone, serotonin. Reduced serotonin or poor metabolism of serotonin is linked to increased sugar cravings. By balancing serotonin and blood sugar, ChirositolTM also helps to control appetite.
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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an insulin-resistant disorder with resulting elevated male hormones. Many fluid-filled cysts may be present in the ovaries, but some women do not have multiple cysts. In this disorder, excess circulating insulin and luteinizing hormone increase the production of male hormones that can cause acne and coarse facial hair growth in women. Oily skin may also be evident. Affecting up to 10 percent of the population, PCOS is the most common hormone dysfunction among women in their reproductive years. Symptoms often become apparent in puberty, when menstruation begins. Irregular menstrual periods with excess bleeding may occur, or PCOS can cause a lack of periods altogether. Because eggs are frequently not released, infertility is a major concern of women with PCOS. If pregnancy does occur, it often ends with first trimester miscarriage or is associated with gestational diabetes. If left untreated, PCOS can lead to cancer of the uterine lining. Women with PCOS also are at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension. PCOS is a very challenging condition to treat and ChirositolTM effectively reduces excess male hormones, reduces weight and appetite, and normalizes ovulation, thereby improving fertility. If you have been battling PCOS, ChirositolTM is the solution.
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