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Stabilize Your Moods During Perimenopause

Feeling crazy doesn’t have to be the new normal.

Anxiety, depression, and mood swings are common during perimenopause symptoms, but that doesn’t make them normal.

If you are blaming your symptoms of moodiness and fatigue on your female hormones being out of whack you might be missing an important piece of the puzzle.


The conventional medical approach is to prescribe estrogen – in the form of a cream, pill or patch.  However, Dr. Christiane Northrup author of the classic “Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom”, explains that many perimenopause symptoms may actually be due to an excess of estrogen or “estrogen dominance “.

One common approach to this imbalance is to use a plant-based progesterone cream once or twice daily. But sometimes that’s not enough.

Mood swings, irritability and fatigue can stem from other areas of your health where there is an imbalance. One often overlooked cause is adrenal fatigue. Supporting the adrenal glands helps to bring back your vitality and even help with weight loss as your body shifts toward menopause.


A holistic, or Functional Nutrition, approach looks for the underlying cause of hormone imbalance – it could be from poor fat metabolism, a sluggish thyroid, adrenal fatigue or even constipation.


Dr. Marina Rose uses a holistic approach to address the underlying cause of mood and hormone issues for her patients in and around the city of Palo Alto, CA.


There are many strategies that help reduce perimenopause symptoms. Dietary changes that focus on your particular nutrient needs, regular exercise, targeted supplements and adequate sleep are all effective therapies to address perimenopause. They give your body the building blocks it needs to balance hormones so your mood and energy levels normalize too.


When you’re looking for natural relief from moodiness and other perimenopause symptoms click here to find out how Functional Nutrition can help.


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