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A Natural approach to easing the symptoms of Menopause .

by | Jun 28, 2022 | Uncategorized, Wellness

As a 52 year old woman , I believe I am qualified to speak about the menopause and I believe

there is a tremendous need for a more natural approach to easing the transition of menopause .

I would like to speak about the diet during menopause and more specifically the importance of foods rich in Phytoestrogen.

As an Ayurveda mind-body and total well-being instructor I do not want to take HRT and therefore I am very interested in how I can replace estrogen naturally .

It also interests me as to why women in Japan, for example, rarely have problems with hot flashes; in fact, they don’t even have a word in their language for hot flash.

This is usually attributed to the fact that the Japanese diet is richer in phytoestrogen-containing foods, i.e., plant based estrogens. For example, soy is a primary food in their diet, and is not so common in the western diet.

Lots of whole grains and many vegetables and legumes have phytoestrogens in them. Our Western diet is not only lacking in soy, but it’s often lacking in fresh vegetables and whole grains. We also have many more processed foods in the west.

Certainly food for thought !

  Emotions.

 At a very basic level Emotions are physical sensations associated with mental thoughts.

The quality of you emotions influences the health of your body and and in Ayurveda your emotions are a fundamental pillar of health.

Emotions are your internal guidance system .

 

The 4 A’s of emotional wellbeing.

1)Attention- To be heard and understood

2) Affection-To be loved and cared for.

3) Appreciation-To be noticed for our special and unique qualities .

4) Acceptance-To be accepted

 

The seven Biological responses to unmet needs are.

Flight -flight -freeze 

An instinctual stress resonse putting the body on high alert .

Reactive

Behaving in a way that attempts to control, manipulate or coerce someone else into getting what you want.

Restful awareness

Meditation , key to unlocking the more expanded levels of emotional responses- the nervous system’s experience of deep peace , stillness and going within.

Intuitive 

When your insight and understanding come from within as opposed to the external world .

 

Creative response

Applying a new context or meaning to a situation or circumstance .

 The Visionary response

The visionary response reflects our connection with Archetypes. We all have the potentials to be Gods and Goddesses.

The great leaders and figures in history have recognised and given their lives a vision. We can all access these psychological potentials within us to create new narratives in our lives.

 Sacred response

Our biology is one of calmness and stillness in whatever we experience because we identify at all times with our ground state -pure  consciousness.

 

The vast majority of human beings use only the first two responses on a daily basis . However human beings have been given the incredible gift of choice and free will. While our responses to unmet needs can be automatic and based on instinct to survive , through regular meditation practices we have the ability to shift our ego based internal reference point to a soul based one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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