Menopuase is not a disease, it is a perfectly normal cyclical change in hormone production jst like puberty. It is a 14 year process divided into two 7 year cycles. Starting at 42. This first phase is referred to as Peri menopuase. This phase ends at 49 when proper Menopuase starts and ends at 56. Even if your periods stop before this age you are still in menopause
Did you know that if you are a slim person with a tendency to lose weight you are likely to suffer with very different symptoms during menopause than if you were overweight or obese.
if you have a tendency towards weight loss then you very definitely need to supplement with Calcium and Vitamin D and K.
Calcium is found in dairy products and green leafy vegetables but weight loss depletes the body of calcium. It is a difficult supplement to metabolise unless you also take oil soluable vitamins A, K, D and also essential fatty acids. Deficiency of calcium will cause ageing, wrinkles, dry skin, brittle nails and hair loss, as well as loss of bone density, arthritic like symptoms and ageing. Your diet should be alkaline fish poultry and lots of green leafy vegetables and black luscious fruits. Avoid citrus pork, acid fruits such as kiwi and Mango, white wine and shell fish and above all gluten, wheat and corn.
If you are overweight or even obese when you go through the menopause you are much more likely to suffer with hot flushes, hypo-thyroid, hypoglycaemia, low blood pressure constipation and depression and osteoporosis You would certainly need magnesium, folic acid and B vitamins, Omega 3 and Omega 7, Rutin and Bioflavanoids, Bio Carotene, Ginseng and herbs such as Damiana.
Your diet should be very nutritious, Do not miss out meals as this could cause complications and worsening of symptoms such as hypoglycaemia and depression. Start the day with Muesli, whole grain, porridge oats.
Eat plenty of fresh green vegetables and fresh fruit but at night you should eat hot cooked food which is easy to metabolise such as soups.
Avoid the acid foods as well as these are difficult to metabolise at this time and they also deplete you of important nutrients.