Five Foods to Balance Perimenopause Symptoms

If you are suffering from hot flashes, unpredictable periods and mood swings, perimenopause can be an extremely challenging time.

During this time your body needs help to process hormones and that can led to minimizing your perimenopause symptoms. Vitamins like B, A, E and C along with selenium and magnesium can be just the fix.

Functional Medicine uses food as medicine since the body absorbs nutrients best from whole food sources.  Here are some of the best food sources for the nutrients in high demand during perimenopause;

  • Yeasts, like nutritional yeast and brewer’s yeast, are full of B vitamins.
  • Brazil nuts are a highly concentrated source of selenium.
  • Pumpkin seeds are high in both zinc and magnesium.
  • Papaya has an high vitamin C content and is a good source of vitamin E.
  • Kale is a good source of vitamin A contains other nutrients that help the body to detoxify.

According to Dr. Wendy Warner in her article on the Dr. Oz blog “Nutrition isn’t addressed well in medical school, and although we learn the basic biochemistry of hormone production and metabolism, the treatments we are taught don’t seem to take that science into account.  That’s where a functional medicine approach comes in handy.”

Dr. Marina Rose uses a Functional Medicine approach to help people with hormone imbalances and other health conditions in and around the city of Palo Alto, CA.

When conventional medicine has not provided you with relief, click here to find out if Functional Medicine has the answer you’re looking for. You’ll get your results immediately.

 

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2 Comments

  • Janet

    Reply Reply May 23, 2013

    This is so helpful! No wonder I suddenly love Kale. What a gift of wisdom you offer
    Thank you!

    • Marina Rose

      Reply Reply May 24, 2013

      That’s great that your body craves kale (which helps hot flashes) instead of sweets(which can trigger hot flashes)!

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