Perimenopause Symptoms | Coping With Depression

Do you know a woman in her 40’s who is starting to have symptoms like hot flashes, trouble sleeping, fatigue and weight gain?


Another symptom that be part of this package is depression. Unfortunately the link between shifting hormones and depression is often overlooked. A woman can end up on hormone therapy (or the birth control pill) for some symptoms and an anti-depressant for other symptoms.


But the truth is they share a root cause.


You’ve probably heard that exercise is one of the best natural ways to cope with depression and other perimenopause symptomss. But what good is that knowledge if you’re too wiped out to exercise?


Conventional medicine (medication) can have a dramatic effect and also a long list of side effects. On the other hand, natural and holistic health care uses foods, vitamins and herbs based on your own individual history and chemistry to target your particular imbalance without side effects.


Dr Marina Rose, a practitioner of Chiropractic and Functional Nutrition, helps women in and around the city of San Jose, CA, deal with depression and other perimenopause symptoms. Dr. Rose uses recent advances in lab testing to let you see whether your neurotransmitters, like serotonin, are within an ideal range or not.


If you neurotransmitters are out of balance you will struggle to have the motivation to exercise or the determination to make healthy food choices.



Moving your body stimulates the release of endorphins, the chemical that triggers positive and ‘happy’ feelings in the i


There are many supplements you can buy over the counter that promise to boost your mood – from St. John’s wort  to SAMe to ginseng. If you’ve tried one (or several) of these without seeing improvement it does not mean that a natural approach won’t help you. You just need some help to figure out whether you’re blue because

  • you’re low in serotonin (then St. John’s wort will help)
  • you need additional sulfur to support your liver (SAMe is a good candidate)
  • or you need an adaptogen for your adrenal glands (ginseng fits the bill)


When you need natural solutions to perimenopause symptoms, click here to find out how Functional Nutrition can help you.


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