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Eating Well to Manage Perimenopause Symptoms

When you hear the word menopause, how many of you automatically think, “hot flash”? Can you even imagine going through menopause without them? Well, you can.

 

You’re probably wondering, how can this be? What can you do to make yourself more likely to be one of those women?

 

Like many health concerns, perimenopause symptoms are complex and involve many factors. However, functional medicine recognizes that lifestyle factors like diet play an important role in perimenopause symptoms and just may be one factor separating those who have them from those who do not.

 

 

So how can you eat well to support your body through perimenopause? Be sure your diet includes:

 

  • Fruits and Vegetables, including the cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, cabbage, turnips, caulifower)
  • Water
  • Healthy fats in moderation
  • Vitamins C and E
  • Mineral rich foods like greens, seeds, sea weed

 

 

Dr. Christiane Northrup agrees that getting enough fiber is important for hormone balance, especially when it comes to balancing estrogen levels.

 

This is because the body removes excess estrogen through the stool. Estrogen is reabsorbed by the large intestine. Fiber helps digestion to move quickly so that the estrogen doesn’t get back into circulation after your body attempts to eliminate excesses. Vegetable sources of fiber, like cabbage and celery, are the best sources.

 

When you need natural solutions for perimenopause symptoms, click here to find out how Functional Medicine can help you. Take our Nutritional Profile Quiz and get your results immediately.

 

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Dr. Marina Rose has helped women with perimenopause symptoms and people with other challenging, chronic health conditions in and around the city of San Jose, CA.

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