Archive for March, 2012
I sure by now you have heard a lot about refined or concentrated sources of sugar working against your optimal health.¬† Well, if you are like me you want a bit of the “sweet” stuff every now and then. ¬†
But I have to caution you to be careful of¬† your consumption of the refined carbohydrates like soda, candy, fruit juice, jam and syrups which have been known to cause major upward swirling of your blood sugar…which is definitely not hot flash help.
The rise in your blood sugar can cause you to feel on edge, irritable, stressed out and just plain tired.¬† Refined starches such as¬† white bread, crackers, bagels and white rice have the same effect on you.
Refined starches break down rather quickly in your digestive system to form blood sugar.¬† So bottom line,¬† to avoid the mood “blues” it is best to go with whole-grain versions of these foods. Whole grain foods, such as whole grain, product and unprocessed foods, are not digested as quickly and because of the higher fiber content keep your blood sugar consistent….not that can help with overall menopause symptoms and possible hot flash help.
To your excellent health!
One of the most frequent complaints I hear from menopausal women is that of erratic hot flashes.¬† Just the other day I stopped into my local coffee shop.¬† The female barista complained, as she served me, about the extremely warm temperature in the caf√©.¬†
I responded, to her complaint, that the temperature felt comfortable to me. ¬†She then leaned over the counter and whispered to me saying,¬† ‚ÄúI’m going through the menopause and having a hard time with hot flashes and frankly, I‚Äôm quite miserable.‚ÄĚ¬† I felt her ‚Äúpain‚ÄĚ so to speak. Needless to say,¬† as soon as she got a break from serving customers I passed her information on my site which is totally dedicated to menopausal women and hot flash help…she thanked me for the information and indicated she would definitely visit my site with the hope of finding hot flash help.
Millions of women suffer with hot flashes both day and throughout the night while sleeping, with no hot flash help in sight. ¬†
To make matters worse, hot flashes may be accompanied by palpitations, headaches or dizziness, which can be totally overwhelming. ¬†An increase in omega-3 fatty acids may be what you need to help boost hormone production and get the hot flash help you need and deserve.
I‚Äôve learned, as we go through menopause, our hormone levels begin to fall and this is the cause of many of the symptoms associated with menopause. Omega-3 fatty acids increase hormone levels and can help relieve your and my hot flashes, Now how is that for good news?
To your excellent health!
Omega-3 can be used to treat symptoms for menopausal woman and provide natural hot flash relief, according to Mayo Clinic.com.¬†¬† I‚Äôve also learned that omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that our body needs in order to perform a variety of physiologic activities (that is the physical inner working of the body).
Our body needs omega-3 fatty acids to function, but is unable to synthesize them. . So our body must obtain the omega-3 fatty acids from our diet or from supplements.
So here is a brief list of some foods:
Sardines:¬† Ounce for ounce sardines contain just as much heart-healthy omega3-fat as salmon.¬† According to what I‚Äôve learned sardines are very low in contaminants, eco-friendly, packed with high-quality protein and of course exceedingly affordable.¬†
Not that I recommend canned foods but if you buy canned sardines with the bones we‚Äôll get a huge dose of calcium as well.
Fish:¬† Fish naturally contain omega-3 fatty acids, and cold water fish such as salmon have even higher concentrations of the healthy fat. For what I‚Äôve learned at least two servings per week are recommended.¬† Also research has shown the omega-3‚Äôs lower cholesterol and decreased risk of heart disease with continued use.
Plants: Many plants contain omega-3 fatty acids, particularly green and leafy plants such as collard greens and spinach and are an easy source of omega-3 dietary needs. ¬†It‚Äôs great to know that these foods are inexpensive to accessible and can provide you with natural hot flash relief.
To Your Excellent Health!
If you’ve experienced memory lapses¬† you are not alone… admittedly, I’ve experienced a few moments myself. For a lot of¬† women going through menopause, memory lapses can be a common menopausal symptom¬† and may become of concern. ¬† For a woman who suffers from memory loss it can be quite troubling.¬† Some even begin to believe they are¬† experiencing an early onset of dementia or some other type of mental illness.¬†
The truth of the matter is memory lapses during menopause versus a memory loss can be quite common.¬† Searching for an item you just held in your hand, such as your glasses or keys can be all too common, for menopausal women. Also “losing” a thought or two during the course of a conversation may be associated with menopause too. Some¬† forgetfulness may be laughable to some women but others may become quite concerned about the occurrences.¬† The truth is memory lapses may affect both your personal and professional life.
Ok!¬†¬† Now that you’ve learned that your memory lapses are¬† a “normal” menopausal symptom for some women…what Berry is suppose to help improve your memory you may be asking?
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