Menopause cannot be avoided but it can be postponed for as long as 10 to 15 years and with proper nutritional care and the right mental attitude it can be handled smoothly. From puberty to menopause, a woman has been somewhat of a slave to the-female glands. Since she has to face menstrual periods & pregnancy along with some unwanted diseases as well. However, the menopause phase acts as a reliever of this bondage to her femininity. She can hence; she can experience some of the happiest days of a woman's life.
Symptoms of Menopause:
During the menopause, the entire chain of endocrine glands is disturbed, particularly the gonads, thyroid and pituitary. In a really healthy woman, the menopausal change takes place without any unpleasant symptoms. The only change that takes place is the cessation of menstrual flow. There are, however, many women who do not enjoy good health due to dietetic errors and a faulty style of living. In these cases, the menopausal change often leads to all kinds of distressing physical, emotional and nervous symptoms and manifestations.
Hot flashes, night sweats, nervous tension, menstrual disturbances, insomnia, diminished interest in sex, irritability and depressions are the typical symptoms of menopause. Other symptoms are chilly feelings, fatigue, palpitation, dizziness, headaches and numbness. However, not all women get these severe reactions, since all these symptoms depend on a variety of factors such as general health, previous surgery and radiation. Menopause and its problems are usually over when menstruation stops.
Treatment of Menopause by Nature Cure:
The diet should be made up from three basic food groups. namely (i) seeds, nuts and grains, (ii) vegetables and (iii) fruits. The emphasis should be on vitamin E-rich raw and sprouted seeds and nuts, un-pasteurized high quality milk and home made cottage cheese and an abundance of raw, organically grown fruits and vegetables. Plenty of freshly made juices of fruits and vegetables in season should also be included in the diet.
All processed, refined and denatured foods, such as white sugar, white flour and all articles made with them should completely be eliminated. Instead, one should take special supplements such vitamins C, B and pantothenic acid, which have a specific property of stimulating the body's own production of estrogen or enhancing the effect of the existing estrogen.
The lack of ovarian hormones during menopause can result in a severe calcium deficiency, hence a larger than usual intake of calcium may help greatly. Vitamins D and F are also essential for assimilation of calcium.
During the menopause, the need for vitamin E soars 10 to 50 times over that previously required. Hot flashes, night sweats and other symptoms of menopause often disappear when 50 to 100 units of vitamin E are taken daily. The symptoms recur quickly if the vitamin is discontinued.
Beet juice has been found very useful in menopausal disorders. It should be taken in small quantities of 60 to 90 ml at a time thrice a day. It has proved much more permanently helpful than the degenerative effects of drugs or synthetic hormones.
Carrot seeds have also been found valuable in menopausal tension. A teaspoonful of the seeds should be boiled in a glassful of cows' milk for about 10 minutes and taken daily as a Medicine in this condition.
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