Choosing Among Menopause Remedies

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    There are many natural menopause remedies available, some more effective than others. Menopause remedies may include common foods. A woman can try adding these foods to her diet before resorting to more powerful remedies. Other menopause remedies include herbal supplements. Certain women may wish to  consult with a health professional before taking  herbal supplements containing phytoestrogens.  A recent new entry among menopause supplements is derived from vegetable and fruit extracts.  By looking at all the options, you can choose the menopause remedies that are right for you.


Menopause Remedies in the Grocery Store
    The risks of cardiovascular concerns and bone loss are more evident after menopause. Diet is one way to help reduce these risks. To tackle cardiovascular health, eat a low fat, nutrient rich diet. This diet should include 5 servings of fruits and vegetables eat day.  Stay away from high fat backed goods such as buttered rolls. Pick lean sources of protein such as leans cuts of meat and poultry, fish, legumes, and nuts. Select low fat dairy products. Use fats and oils sparingly in your meals. To tackle bone loss, make sure to consume plenty of calcium and vitamin D. Dairy products are a good source of both of these nutrients. Broccoli, turnips, sardines, and soy are also rich in calcium. You may also consider a calcium supplement, especially one  proven effective in clinical research.

    Some people believe that the phytoestrogens, plant produced estrogen mimicking compounds, in soy can reduce menopausal symptoms, although the evidence for this belief is mixed. Flaxseed and flaxseed oils also contain phytoestrogens. Like with soy, the evidence supporting their effectiveness for menopausal symptoms is mixed. Foods that are rich in vitamin E and vitamin B may help with menopause. Many roods are rich in these vitamins.

Menopause Remedies in the Health Food Store
    Many herbal menopause remedies are derived from plants containing phytoestrogens. Women concerned about breast or uterine issues may wish to consult a health professional before taking a supplement with phytoestrogens. The dosage of phytoestrogen, some experts believe, is related to the risk they present.  Researchers believe the levels of phytoestrogens in soybeans and tofu are safe, but the higher levels of phytoestrogens in certain supplements may warrant additional  review.  Sage, dong quai, red clover, Asian ginseng, and kudzu all appear to be herbs that may help with menopausal symptoms by supplying phytoestrogens.

    Black cohosh is a traditional remedy for feminine problems, including menopausal symptoms. Native Americans used black cohosh for menstrual cramps and menopause among other uses. It was also used in 19th Century American medicine. Today, black cohosh is used in Germany for premenstrual symptoms, difficult or painful menstruations, and some menopausal symptoms. The research on black cohosh's effectiveness has yielded mixed results. Biologists have identified several compounds in black cohosh that may be responsible for its effects, but the details of how black cohosh works are not yet understood. Black cohosh may contain phytoestrogens (or may stimulate estrogen production) although black cohosh suppliers argue otherwise. Women at risk for breast or liver issues may wish to consult with a health professional first. So should certain other populations. It may be best to review the possible side effects of black cohosh before taking this herb.

    Recently, a menopause supplement comprised of vegetable and fruit extracts was introduced in the United States. This supplement, called Warmi, does not contain estrogens. Preliminary research with Warmi suggest a broad menopause symptom support and safety.

    Sundry foods and herbs can help with the issues that occur after menopause. A diet that is low in fat and rich in calcium and vitamin D can help a woman with cardiovascular  and bone health, two areas that affect post-menopausal women. Some women consume soy, flaxseed, flaxseed oils, and vitamins E and B as partial menopause remedies. Others try herbal remedies, although these herbs may as present certain risks depending on the individual woman taking them. Other new natural supplements offer promising preliminary research in the menopause field. Learning about all the menopause remedies allows you to choose the one that is best for you.

Menopause Remedies
Dietary Menopause Remedies    Low Fat Foods, Foods that Are High in Calcium and Vitamin D, Soy, Flaxseed, Flaxseed Oil, Vitamin E
Herbal Menopause Remedies    Soy Extracts, Sage, Dong Quai, Red Clover, Asian Ginseng, Kudzu, Black Cohosh
Vegetable and Fruit Extract Supplement - Warmi

References:
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http://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Health-Conditions/Menopause.aspx

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6. Calcium and Vitamin D: Important at Every Age. NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Disease National Resource Center. National Institutes of Health.
http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone/Bone_Health/Nutrition/ 

7. The Herb and Spice Companion by Marcus A. Webb and Richard Craze


8. Peterson Field Guide to Eastern/Central Medicinal Plants and Herbs by Steven Foster and James A. Duke.

9. BetterMenopause.com
 

Warmi provides better menopause relief, safely and naturally.  It is comprised of a patent-pending blend of vegetable and fruit extracts that are 85% organic and 100% vegetarian. These extracts are rich in glucosinates, beta-sitosterol and hesperidin.   Warmi goes beyond hot flash and night sweat relief.  In a clinical trial of 122 women, Warmi also enhanced hormonal balance, mood, cardiovascular and bone health, vaginal dryness and intercourse discomfort -- even overall quality of life.   Many benefits were noted in just 30 days.*