Lao-Tse said the following:
"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don't resist them-that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like".
Menopause is a natural stage in a woman's life. It is not an illness that requires drug treatment. By following a healthy lifestyle you can eliminate many of the symptoms and avoid Hormone Replacement Therapy. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) may be necessary for some women; in this case natural hormones can be used instead of synthetic ones.
More and more women are looking for natural treatments in their efforts to take charge of their bodies with regards to symptoms of menopause. It is clear that women, who have a healthy diet, exercise regularly and have a healthy outlook on life experience lessened Menopausal symptoms. There are dozens of natural remedies for menopause and the symptoms of menopause. Each woman must study the options, take responsibility for her own health and make her own decision on menopausal therapy.
Menopause occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. The ovaries naturally slow down and cease their production of oestrogen and the monthly menstrual flow stops. At this time the adrenal glands become a major source of post-menopausal oestrogen. While menopause is a natural biological occurrence, unnatural circumstances, such as adrenal stress, accumulation of infectious organisms and the overuse of drugs, can make it a more difficult time.
These unnatural circumstances also include a barrage of advertising that forces women to make the impossible choice between taking synthetic hormones (which include a risk of breast cancer) or not taking synthetic hormones (which they are told increases the risk of heart disease or osteoporosis). Thus menopause, the time for a woman now released from the burden of child bearing and rearing to grow spiritually and intellectually and take her place as a "wise woman" in the community, indeed becomes a time of unnecessary fear and confusion.
Stress, which leads to overactive and then depleted adrenal glands, causes symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and hypoglycemia. During menopause, as the ovaries put out less and less oestrogen, the adrenals take over to secrete more sex hormones than before. However, if the adrenals are depleted by stress, sugar, caffeine or alcohol, they fail in this important function. Natural therapies must aim at restoring these important organs and their functions.
Statistically, women are healthier than men up to the age of menopause. Menstrual periods flush toxins from the body along with accumulated blood in the uterus. The mere retention of these toxins, when the period stops, may cause some of the symptoms of menopause and make women more susceptible to illness at the same rate as men. Also, as women age, the organs of elimination may not work as efficiently. Therefore, at menopause, women should begin a regular regime of cleansing to take the place of their periods.
Medicine traditionally ignores the importance of both proper absorption of nutrients and the elimination of body toxicity in dealing with illness; however, it is essential to recognize that proper digestion and absorption, elimination, skin cleansing and detoxification are crucial to good health and to healing.
As you change your diet and lifestyle, you go through a detoxification process that may include withdrawal headaches as you eliminate coffee, alcohol and cigarettes. You may also aggravate symptoms if you try to go back to them.
In other words, once the body is able to feel better, if toxic substances are ingested the body may have a severe reaction to them, and immediate feedback should warn you to avoid these substances. This is in fact a good sign; this is the way the body encourages you to avoid ingesting anything harmful to your health.
Many menopausal women complain of joint aches and pains, arthritis and rheumatism. If it is correct that toxins that are no longer eliminated at the monthly period are building up in the body, then the treatment is fairly straightforward. Cleanse the body and don’t add more drugs to the toxic load you already carry.
The symptoms of intestinal toxemia include fatigue, nervousness, gastrointestinal discomfort, impaired nutrition, skin eruptions, headaches, endocrine disturbances, neuro-circulatory abnormalities, arthritis, sciatica, low back pain; allergy, asthma, eye, ear, nose and throat disease; cardiac irregularities and changes in the breasts. All these conditions are considered manifestations of menopause.
Medications, Particularly antidepressants, codeine, and antacids containing aluminum are yet another cause of toxemia. It is advisable to avoid these medications, but if you must take them, drink at least eight glasses of water per day.