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Dave Foreman

Menopause Symptom Relief


by Dave Foreman
Volume 7, Issue 4
- Repair And Recovery
- Homeopathy May Be The Relief You Are Looking For
- Antioxidants For Serious Health Concerns
- Acne (And Other Acne Related Skin Issues)
- Arrhythmias
- Using Tonics To Improve Your Health
- Ask The Herbal Pharmacist
Archives
- Herbal Pharmacist Health Update
- Smart Weight Loss Options
- Allergy Relief Alternatives
- Focus: Women's Health
- Menopause Symptom Relief
- Focus: Men's Healths
- Ask The Herbal Pharmacist
- Antioxidants for Blood Sugar Control
- Bone Health 101
- The Basics for Healthy Eyes
- Uterine Fibroids (revisited)
- Wait Before You Cut!

- Holiday Travel Tips
- Time for a Tune Up
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Energy: Who needs more?
- PCOS-Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Heavy Legs
- Stay Hydrated this Summer
- Lower Back Problems-Sciatica
- Antioxidants for Cardiovascular Health
- Prostate Health: not just an old man’s concern
- Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Fats? Good for you?
- Prostatitis
- Superfoods
- Timing your Training Supplements
- Juice Up Your Life with Superjuices
- Infant Corner-Homeopathy
- Foundational Health
- Top Toxins
- Fall Cleansing
- Heart Health
- Protein Recovery and Repair
- High Blood Pressure
- Tart Cherries
- Infant Corner: DHA
- Healthy Digestion: Is it possible?
- Holiday Gift Ideas
- Herbal Tea
- Tired, moody, can’t sleep? It might be STRESS.
- Infant Corner: Healthy Digestion
- Healthy Aging
- Breast Cancer
- Get a Jump on the Winter Cold and Flu Season
- Children's Essentials: No-Guilt Popsicles
- Infant Corner: Breastfeeding - Energize Yourself
- Is Beauty Only Skin Deep?
- Hot Health Tip: Swimmer's Ear
- Infant Corner: Teething
- Understanding Homeopathy
- Green Foods Supplements
- Amino Acids
- Dry Eyes
- Infant Corner: Diaper Rash
- Blood Sugar Control
- The Herbal Pharmacist Consultation:Blood Sugar Concerns & More
- Sciatic Issues?
- Separating Myths From The Facts About Probiotics
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Infant Corner: Cradle Cap
- Swine Flu and Flu Season Worries:
- The Herbal Pharmacist Consultation:Weight Loss
- Quick Tips For Hypertension
- New Year's Resolutions
- A Natural Approach to Ear Infections
- Unraveling The Vitamin D Story
- Infant Corner: Prenatal Care
- Protein-Hype Or Hope
- Drug-Nutrient Interactions
- PMS-Something New
- Guide To Designing Your Supplement Regimen
- Why Can't I Sleep?
- Infant Corner: Developmental Support
- Hints for a Clearer Complexion
- Dental Tips
- Infant Corner
- Breast Cancer
- Healthy Aging
- Infant health corner
- Immune Support
- Secrets of Healthy Fats Revealed
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 4
- Chia seeds part II
- Healthy fats revisited
- Prostate health
- Infant health corner
- Fish oil & coq10
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 3
- Quick Tips for Women
- Bone Health
- Skin Health
- Quick Tips for Men
- Quick Fix For Allergy Sufferers
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 2
- Beauty Sleep
- Eye Health
- Weight Loss
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You
- Holiday Digestion
- Winter Dry Skin Tips
- Alzheimer's Disease
- TMJ Syndrome
- Breast Cancer Facts
- Bone Health
- Healthy Aging
- Children's Supplements
- Chia Seed the new superfood
- Understanding Chromium
- Water perhaps the most critical nutrient
- Stress! Tips to relax
- Allergy Tips
- There's A New CoQ10 In Town
- Tired? Quick tips for getting your energy level up
- Fats: Good For You?
- Flu Season
- Go Away Aches & Pains
- Oh!!My Aching Back
- Ear Infections
- How Sporty Are You
- No Bones About It
- Nattokinase
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- IBS
- Fiber
- Skin Cancer
- Sleep Problems
- Specific Herbs For Men
- Cleansing
- Nails
- PMS
- Probiotics
- Specific Herbs for Women
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Your Breath Stinks
- Blood Pressure
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS)
- Colorectal Cancer
- Uterine Fibroid
- The Eyes Have It
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
-Putting Out the Fire
- Solving America's Energy Crisis
- Natural Gum Care
- Jazz Up Your Life with Juice
- Natural Relief for SAD
- Immunity Know-How
- Stop Smoking!!
- Let's Talk About Irregularity
- Free Radicals
- Asthma
- Memory Problems
- L-Carnitine
- Men's Health
- Women's Health
- The Four Pillars of Great Health
- Blood Sugar Control
- Probiotics
- Supplement Interactions
- Are You Consumer Smart?
- Digestive Blues
- Taking Control of Stress
- Heart Health
- Pycnogenol®
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Greens
- Is Beauty Only Skin Deep?
- Happy (and Healthy) Trails to You!

Dave Foreman, RPh, ND is a pharmacist, Naturopathic Doctor, author, television commentator, radio host and practitioner of natural living and holistic approaches to better health. His weekly radio program is broadcast throughout North America. Dave is currently a contributing columnist for Pharmacy Today magazine and several other natural health publications.

Much like the hormonal changes that occur during PMS, menopause is also a change in hormone levels. It can be a natural reduction in hormone levels, or brought on by chemotherapy, hysterectomy, radiation treatment, or ovaries unable to produce the necessary amount of reproductive hormones. As reproductive hormones diminish, the symptoms increase. Symptoms include: irregular periods, hot flashes, decreased fertility, sleep disturbances, vaginal dryness, mood swings, increased abdominal fat, thinning hair, and loss of breast fullness. The use of supplements can help to lessen the severity of the symptoms and protect you against age-related chronic conditions that can be exacerbated by menopause, such as osteoporosis, decreased libido, cardiovascular disease, and weight gain. To alleviate symptoms, some of the herbal supplements available include: This is the best cholesterol supplement on the market and a great antioxidant. I love a one-two punch!
  • Estroven PMS
  • Oona PMS
  • Estrotone
  • PMS Control

  • Add Antioxidants PMS and menopause are not the only concerns women have. The aging process, along with environmental factors and illness, can sap the body of nutrients and create imbalances that weaken the immune system. Restoring that balance starts with understanding the various supplements and how they address specific metabolic needs.

    Antioxidants are found in foods naturally and have long been believed to slow or prevent the damage commonly caused by cell breakdown of oxygen. This free-radical damage caused by unpaired molecules reacting with DNA or cell membranes, which can damage or kill the cells. Antioxidants terminate the chain reaction caused by free radicals, which can prevent or slow the damage. The selection of your antioxidant may vary depending on any other special need(s) you may have. For general health and wellness try these supplements:
  • Green tea
  • Co Q10 or Ubiquinol
  • Turmeric
  • Pycnogenol
  • Grape seed extract
  • IP-6
  • Mixed Tocopherols and Vitamin E

  • Omega-3s (Fish Oil and Chia Seeds)
    If you are pregnant or breast feeding I recommend a fish oil with a higher level of DHA. Your body is being zapped of its EFAs and DHA is especially important for you and your baby. Omega-3 compounds that include both animal and plant sources are an excellent way to increase your EFA and DHA levels.

    Probiotics for Better Bacteria
    I think that probiotics could be more important for women than men. Women are more susceptible to reproductive health challenges (Yeast infections, urinary tract infections, etc.) when bacteria levels are not in balance. Look for a blend of bacteria in your supplement to optimize the balance of bacteria in your system.

    Multivitamins That Fit
    One size does not fit all especially with vitamins. Choose one that takes into consideration your gender and age. I prefer to use whole food vitamins. If not, pick a natural vitamin (second best alternative). Consult with a store associate for the vitamin that is right for you.

    For more information on specific topics, please check out my past articles on vitaminshoppe.com.

     
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