Post by anne12 on Apr 8, 2022 14:29:45 GMT
Peri meno pause/Menopause:www.katecodrington.co.uk/second-spring-the-self-care-guide-to-menopause
Per meno pause - meno pause - Prune Harris - m.youtube.com/watch?v=l0mrj3c7h2U&feature=youtu.be
When you just become a person seperated from wieving yourself from a man's perspective: Fleabag
During Menopause, progestrogen decreases, it is important to be more calm, to reduce stress, estrogen decreases,
Oxytocin deficiency is a common side effect of menopause in women. And, of course, oxytocin deficiency comes with its own set of side effects, including:
A strong sweet tooth
Sexual difficulties (difficulty achieving orgasm and/or less lubrication)
Anxiety and/or irritability
Red school talking about meno pause - youtu.be/HK02zpcAq
Menopause documentary - youtu.be/l2La33_b9K8 m.youtube.com/watch?v=bD1rrZ25vCg&feature=youtu.bem.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6DcKLtQ3tM&feature=youtu.be -
About sex, myth and menopause documentary - youtu.be/bD1rrZ25vCg - m.youtube.com/watch?v=bD1rrZ25vCg&feature=youtu.be
Davina Mcall - the myth of…https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dBzUPNRP_V4&feature=youtu.be
Marilla Frostrup - m.youtube.com/watch?v=ahTQ6g7A5bM&feature=youtu.bewww.health.com/condition/menopause/salma-hayek-breasts-bigger-menopause
how trauma impacts hormoneswww.ted.com/talks/lisa_mosconi_how_menopause_affects_the_brainwww.drnorthrup.com/why-anger-is-common-during-menopause/www.drnorthrup.com/menopause-relationships-and-the-holidays/www.theguardian.com/society/2021/may/09/mission-menopause-my-hormones-went-off-a-cliff-and-im-not-going-to-be-ashamedwww.redschool.net/menopause?fbclid=IwAR2BvjMUHUtgEj9t_xeOMol0S51NRLThxO2Mhgvd140gzjDdXPQB_KJGe1s#IntroCall
Allison Armstrong and Dr. Anna - women in relationship through/after meno pause ect.www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mI8O2ALfpc
The brain and ovarian hormones - www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryNjSP5VVI8
How meno pause affects the brain - www.ted.com/talks/lisa_mosconi_how_menopause_affects_the_brainwww.eshealth.com/team-2
Going thriugh meno pause with teenage children yvonnelaborda.com/www.goodreads.com/book/show/7568167-passage-to-power
DO YOU (ALSO) FIND IT HARD TO FOCUS AT THE MOMENT?
I forgot a reflexology appointment yesterday. Otherwise I never do.
The other day there was a word I could not remember right there in the middle of a conversation. And now I can not remember what the word was either. I feel a bit like I'm walking around in a bubble.
There's even a name for it: Brain Fog.
For a brief moment, one may get nervous about whether something is completely wrong, but typically it is about hormones (menopause, teenagehood and pregnancy), sleep (or rather lack of the same), stress (just take the last few years for us all) and diet as the main causes. Because like all other parts of the body, our brain needs flow and fuel to function optimally.
It was Kathleen Baird-Murray, the beauty editor at Vogue UK, who first opened my eyes to Ancient + Braves MCT oil. Add a teaspoon to your coffee - it's focus on bottle, she said, letting the clarity of the brain be as natural a part of your beauty as the clarity of the skin. Since then, I found out that MCT is a solid ingredient in the daily lives of a wide range of successful personalities, from Halle Berry, Blake Lively and Miranda Kerr to Emma Stone and Huda Kattan, who, as she says, is' obsessed with True MCT Oil for my daily morning drinks. Helps with weight loss, memory and keeps me energized ’. Feed your brain like you feed your skin MCT oil is instant fuel for body and brain
Eat extra berries, pomegranate seeds, plums and dark green vegetables if you want to give your brain the best conditions.
Also, make sure that your intestinal system is in flow. It is your second brain and the whole premise for your body to function. Fermented foods, teas, probiotics and not least Manuka honey are my favorites.
And then I always resort to a few de-stressing rituals when I feel like now where I forget everything around me.
Often, brain fog can also be about us having too much to do.
These rituals are easy to follow.
Find a carefully selected essential oil, an original Japanese uka kenzan scalp brush and use acupressure at a very special point that promotes memory and clarity.
Just to name a few examples
A health coach, beauty expertwww.theguardian.com/society/2021/oct/10/menopause-brain-the-inability-to-think-clearly-is-not-all-in-your-mind
youtu.be/J3HwFtdVTfM - Crazy Girl
Post by anne12 on Apr 8, 2022 15:39:59 GMT
Movies / series about middle-aged women :
Christin Scott Thomas, Fleabag - m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=dlmCvMRIZqw%5B%2Fi%5D
And just like that - m.youtube.com/watch?v=MoEyTPo_fY8
(Sex and the City)www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-56523148vimeo.com/675717624
Lust - m.youtube.com/watch?v=jkOFeBgzVBw
- A group of friends in their 40s begin to worry about their sex lives when one of them, public health researcher Anette, conducts a study that shows that sex leads to better health.
(with Sofia Herlin from The Bridge)
Borgen - season 4 - webnewsobserver.com/borgen-season-4-release-date/
The series was a huge hit in UK and Denmark, especially. Netflix saw the opportunity and in 2020 partnered with DR (producer) and took over the series to release Borgen Season 4. Borgen follows the story of a politician Birgitte Nyborg who unexpectedly becomes Denmark's first female prime minister
The series deals with some of the biggest political issues of our time; the relevance of the Danish Realm in the modern world, the superpowers’ battle for control of the Arctic – and not least, the climate crisis. The main story focuses on the struggle for power and what power does to people – both professionally and on a personal level.” Especially to women around meno pause.
I got life (Aurore) - youtu.be/NyPwWgND06M
The hot flashes- youtu.be/clPjPGVXRH4
Close to me - m.youtube.com/watch?v=H1uEo11OPmM&feature=youtu.be
A mature couple has been out to eat, had some wine, looked each other in the eyes, and a wonderful moment has arisen. A crack in everyday life and routines. They laugh and flirt and fall over on the bed and kiss. Jo’s husband, Rob (played by Christopher Eccleston), then goes straight to the point, pulling the panties off her and put his hand down between his wife’s legs. Here he discovers that she is not wet and that the sudden touch hurts her and then says something along the lines of: "I think we will need the good old…", while he finds a tube of lube.
Vaginal dryness is definitely not something we usually see treated in popular culture. It's more something that girlfriends whisper to each other or do discrete google searches on. In any case, I have never seen the subject covered on TV before, maybe a little with Samantha in ‘Sex and The City’, but not quite down in the panties as with the scene in ‘Close to me’.
In porn, women are almost always poked and pushed into lube as something naughty and part of a game, while there is a whimsical contrast between the non-needs of young porn models and the very tangible needs of mature women for add moisture.
Back to ‘Close to me’ where Rob asks Jo if he should lubricate and she says no, gets embarrassed and angry and starts lubricating herself. And cut. The opportunity has passed and we sense that there will be no more hanky panky happening that night.
But what would have happened if the two people had given themselves a little more time and space for the new vulnerability that has moved into their love life? If Rob had been less busy, if Jo had felt less wrong. If they had a language for what Jo is experiencing?
Menopause is a 10-year period in all women's lives, where everything changes physically, mentally, bodily, but which is still invisible and taboo, and that is why it is so important that a beautiful, strong, sexy woman like Connie Nielsen takes menopause with her. into h this TV series
Connie Nielsen herself has said in interviews that she thought it was important to show a woman's menopause. For Jo is a woman in crisis, but she is also a woman in transition from one phase to the next. We feel her pain over the children moving away from home. That she is suddenly in the grandmother category. She fills, like so many other mature women, her newfound time with book club, girlfriends and volunteer work, while at the same time she mourns a disappearing desire and misses a look at herself that she has been used to in the first part of his female life. She fantasizes about young men. About sudden sex and surprising lust while lying sweaty and sleepless at night, rejecting her husband's slightly clumsy touches.
Post by anne12 on Apr 8, 2022 16:05:48 GMT
Menopause and the shadow
Mood swings and menopause
Do you get embarrassed about your reactions during menopause, where you react like a teenager.
Where you're in your crazy mood
Crazy Girl - m.youtube.com/watch?v=J3HwFtdVTfM
You may become more vulnerable during menopause. Being accommodated and understanding of one’s own mood swings is important.
Mild irritability, anger, guilt, self-criticism, mood swings, depression, sadness, PMS, pmdd can make you feel like you do not know yourself anymore.
Serotonin decreases when estrogen levels decrease
Estrogen dominance can cause fluctuations
Lack of sleep affects our mood
Stress can also be the cause of mood swings
Psychological explanations :
Our role as a woman, as a mother, as a daughter is changing
We get a call to take a closer look at ourselves
Identity crises can show up, when you do not have to be a mother to younger children
Around this age you often have to take care of your old parents, so there is a role reversal and you become a parent to your own parents
Unprocessed emotions and unprocessed traumas comes up to the surface during menopause
How good are you at accommodating your own crazy girl during menopause
Are you okay with being touched, cry and being more sensible
Are you okay with setting boundaries - if you havent been before, you can get more angry during menopause
Try to find out if your reactions come from sides of yourself that you have not accepted yet.
They more sides of yourself you havent integrated yet, the more mood swings you will have
Accept your mood swings
Flow with the current state and accept yourself instead of fighting against it. Be curious if these are the same things that are triggering you
Remember tears are stress reducing
As a woman, we do not have the same capacity as before. We get stressed faster
The shadow strikes in menopause
If we embrace it, we can become ourselves without fighting
Emotional states that are not healed can be the cause of mood swings
The blur between the unconscious and the conscious becomes thinner
This gives us the opportunity to become a whole woman
Menopause can be seen as adolescence in reverse
Acceptance and compassion for yourself is important
Can you imagine yourself as a teenager and give yourself some understanding and compassion
Do you give yourself what you need
The stress threshold is reduced
A decrease in serotonin
Boost your serotonin level with:
fiber in your diet - serotonin is formed in your intestinal flora
Meno pause leave has been discussed in the US and in the UK
Mood swings can become a cultural shadow.
Sociaty and women themselves can look down on women's mood swings, anger, crying lability ect.
It is natural that the neutral zone can create stress. Many women are surprised by what comes up during the meno pause.
There are 3 processes:
- the physical
- the mental
- the spiritual
A transition ritual would be helpful in making menopause an exciting transition in life.
A menopause mentor / a midlife midwife / a hormonal expert
Post by anne12 on Apr 8, 2022 16:24:12 GMT
Menopause and sex
One of the most common symptoms of menopause is decreased sex drive.
Up to 80% of all women experience it to a greater or lesser degree - and there are probably many. But should one just accept that this is how it is to grow older or is it a myth that this is just the way it is? The answer to the two questions is no and yes. No we should not accept that this is the way it is and yes it is a myth. But why are so many people experiencing it?
It is a common belief that decreased sex drive can occur when the hormones begin to decline. Here we are talking mainly estrogen and testosterone but also neurotransmitters such as dopamine. These drugs all have something to do with sex drive. But the declining hormones we can in principle live with. Not all women notice discomfort from the falling hormones and over time the body usually gets used to the amount of hormones being reduced But what the body can not handle is stress from several fronts. Menopause is stressful for the body and if there are many other stressful factors at play such as poor lifestyle (read: lack of exercise, poor diet, lack of sleep and self-care) yes then the body simply can not produce enough hormones to keep you in balance . And what can happen then? The sex drive decreases - or disappears.
Menopause is not necessarily the villain So it does not have to be menopause that like a thief at night steals your sex drive. In fact, it may rather be your body telling you that it has been on overtime for far too long. All this statistics and surveys do not tell about and they only add fuel to the fire that menopause is a nasty place to be because all joy, pleasure, juice and power disappear as soon as we feel the first heat ride. NOT TRUE !!! It is possible to maintain his desire and to have great sex even during menopause. It only requires 4 things (and I say that with a twinkle in my eye because it is not really 4 easy things but it is absolutely affordable things): Knowledge of what happens in menopause with the connection between brain and abdomen Knowledge of how you can work with your body and the changes that occur naturally Desire and courage to work with your sexuality Desire and motivation to change what stands in the way of the desire can unfold perhaps in new ways
Stress and sex drive
Stress is one of the biggest root causes of decreased sex drive during menopause, but desire and the desire to feel like it can also be affected by many other things. You can work with your desire and get the desire back.
The happy message is that you can rediscover your sex drive if it has disappeared and you can do it in a completely natural way and if you feel like it, for your own sake, there is so much great to be gained by going inside in the process it is finding the key to one's own desire and what turns on the spark again. As a sexologist says: If your appetite disappeared, you would not stop eating either. You know you need nourishment and we also need sexuality and intimacy even if the desire is not quite as it used to be ”.
Good advice for rediscovering your sex drive
To rediscover the desire for sex, it is important to want to want - to be motivated for one's own sake. Not for your partners sake and to save the relationship. It can of course be a very powerful motivation but it is not the one that makes you come in contact with your desire. That motivation is more fear-based. And desire does not come from fear.
Desire comes from trust and a desire for closeness. Sex has many beneficial effects on our entire physiology, for example on our circulation, our immune system, our pelvic floor and our mood.
But it is also important for our relationships and our relationship to each other and to ourselves. Sex creates connection, creates closeness and it is an important ingredient in a well-functioning relationship.
Not that a relationship can not exist without but sexuality is an innate impulse and it is an important part of our identity and life force. If not kept alive, an important source of energy and vitality and an important connection to our own inner core and spark fades. Sexuality is inextricably linked to our creativity and therefore there is much to be gained by stimulating and strengthening one's sexuality.
There are a handful of tips that can help you strengthen your sex drive:
Move - daily exercise is important for your whole body
Squeeze exercises - creates blood flow and you can better feel what is happening
Make sure you sleep a minimum of 8 hours each night
Stimulate your desire with a vibrator, for example every day in the bath (not solo sex but just stimulation of the area around the labia and clitoris).
Provide a healthy and nutritious diet
Get a 360 degree view of how your body is doing and get a personal plan to support your body's any imbalances so your body can form the hormones it needs and can.
How are you feeling?
One last thing that is important to get around when it comes to decreased sex drive is to look at your life. As mentioned, decreased sex drive is not just about altered hormones. It can also be about your relationship and the sex you have. It is not uncommon for the sensitivity and “flammability” to change due to the physiological changes that occur in the area around the vagina, labia and clitoris and therefore it may take more to be turned on or maybe something completely different is needed. It may also be that the sex you have had has not really been the sex you dream of or has the degree of intimacy that you long for. And when it gets harder to turn you on, it's not really that strange that the desire is absent. It is simply not attractive to have sex because it does not give you anything.
It could also be that outside the bedroom there are things you are not completely happy with. If you do not feel heard, seen, met and have other needs covered than just sex, it can also affect the desire.
Your desire is also greatly affected by what happens between you and your partner in everyday life and a partner who is not there for you can extinguish much of the spark.
A few good questions you can ask yourself are: Are you happy and content, do you thrive in your relationship, do you get your needs met? Are you happy with the sex you have or do you feel a longing for something deeper, closer or just something completely different? Does your partner turn you on? Do you want sex but just not with your partner? Fast food sex or gourmet sex? Your sexuality has a huge potential and sex can be absolutely amazing - also and perhaps especially during menopause. But we can not take our sexuality for granted just as we can not take our physical form for granted. Being fit does not come from sitting on the couch and neither does a well-functioning sex life. And not at all in menopause where the connection between the brain and abdomen has become a little slower. For many women, it is important to practice and make an effort to maintain the desire and pleasure of sex. The potential is that sex before and after menopause can become even more amazing, rewarding, nourishing and tender. It can turn into gourmet sex.
Gourmet sex is sex with great fervor, great love, tenderness, closeness and where there is no focus on performance only on pleasure. That potential has all sex but the older we get the more the need for intimacy and tenderness increases. I think it's a lot about maturity and the mature love that many are in, aged 40+. We are no longer so hooked on the quick gratification, the one without so many emotions. We want quality over quantity. And if you feel that longing and you have a sex life that does not come close to it, then the sex drive can be suffocated.
So one last piece of good advice is to be curious about your own sexuality.
Are there areas you have not explored?
Are you in touch with your sexuality and your sexual nature as a woman?
Are you flirting with your partner or, if you are single, with others?
Do you feel sexy, feminine and are you happy with your body and listening to your body?
All too often the body is an appendix to our heads and we have no connection to what is happening in it and not at all to the abdomen but you can get it.jebkinnisonforum.com/thread/3376/women-sexuality-blueprint
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Post by anne12 on Apr 8, 2022 17:09:20 GMT
One of the biggest myths about menopause is that it only starts when you have not had your period for over a year.
It is true that this is the medical definition but menopause actually consists of several phases and the first phase can start long before your period stops. It is also called premenopause and it is the most overlooked and misunderstood period in a woman's life. We all know what puberty is and we also know what menopause is about but premenopause does not get much speaking time and therefore there are really many women who suffer unnecessarily much because they, and many professionals, do not know that premenopause can manifest itself in completely different ways than the classic menopausal genes. Many women experience that they are not listened to because partly because the symptoms can be confused with eg anxiety, depression and stress and partly because you can not have menopausal symptoms when you are only eg 42 years old. But yes you can and the explanation is that the hormonal changes already begin when you are 35 years old.
Menopause is a long process of adjustment and how long the process is and how it is felt and feels is very different from woman to woman. Estrogen dominance and premenopause Estrogen dominance is an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone. These two hormones must be in a very carefully coordinated relationship with each other for you to feel optimal but when you approach the 40 then progesterone will have been declining for some years and so does estrogen but just not as much as progesterone. From the time you are 35 until you are 50, Estrogen decreases by about 35%. During the same period, progesterone decreases by about 75% and this difference is what can create the trouble. Up to 70% of all women in premenopause experience estrogen dominance. There is a large proportion of women who can have their quality of life severely paralyzed by an untreated hormonal imbalance which can be corrected quite naturally.
Symptoms of estrogen dominance
Estrogen dominance can cause many different symptoms - even symptoms that have nothing to do with your cycle.
Estrogen dominance can be tested, however, not by your doctor but via laboratories that work with functional medicine. Here you have measuring instruments that can measure many different facets of estrogen breakdown and also its relation to progesterone.
The list of symptoms of estrogen dominance is long so hold on to your hat and glasses and prepare to be surprised:
Sore and cystic breasts especially up to menstruation
Headache and migraine
Weight gain especially around the abdomen and thighs
Mood swings - especially irritability, anger
Low sex drive
Estrogen dominance is not something you should overlook or just live with. It is the body's way of warning that something is out of balance.
Post by anne12 on Apr 8, 2022 17:30:34 GMT
Have you gained weight ?
If you have also put on and / or gotten a new stomach part, or more, ask yourself the questions:
How do I feel in my body - does it thrive?
Am I giving my body what it needs?
Do I take care of myself?
How am I doing in my life - am I happy and content?
Do not focus solely on the part or the weight gain but see it as an invitation to create balance in you.
A new cure or being restrictive with food is not the solution.
Your stomach part is a messenger or a GPS and if you listen you can help your body get back in balance.
For me, keto has been a guide to start throttling down with the carbs which for many women is what causes weight issues especially the extra of the kind on the stomach.
But stress reduction is just as important because the stress hormones also give you extra pounds on your stomach.
But I do not live the keto lifestyle because I am not so fond of all that meat - I would say that my version of keto is more keto green. I eat predominantly vegetarian but the big game changer for my body has been to combine vegetarian lifestyle with fewer carbohydrates (ie as far as possible no white bread, pasta and rice and as little sugar as possible) and to walk a minimum of 30 minutes every day. It works and I am slowly getting balance in my body again and as a side benefit I sleep better and just feel incredibly good. And it's so cool to be able to see that
I'm approaching being able to fit my old Diesel jeans that I loved - pre my menopause.
But it is not a cure. It's the way my body can heal and find itself in this phase of rebuilding. And I do not believe that there is only one way to weight loss and did not happen for menopausal women.
There are so many factors that come into play and the trick is to find what gives you the belly part and adjust from there.
If you want to loose weight:
Where it often goes wrong is within these areas which are both specifically about what you eat and how much but also about the habits and patterns you have when it comes to food. Here you see a list of the things I have experienced that make a big difference when you want to lose weight and which do NOT have to do with will control. Turning these parameters on can greatly boost your weight loss.
The size of the portions - often we eat either too little or too much
Eat only until you are 80% full - often we eat so much that we actually become oversaturated
Eat only when you are hungry - avoid snacking all day and become aware if you feel hungry outside the meals what are you basically hungry for? Is it really chocolate or are you bored? Do you feel restless? Do you feel something that is uncomfortable and the chocolate soothes it?
Eat when you are hungry - yes I just wrote that but I repeat it with a different angle because there are also women who skip meals and overhear their hunger because they are too busy to eat.
Stop eating after your evening meal and only eat again in the morning, ie fasting from kl. about 7 pm to 7 am(12 hours fasting and preferably more several times a week)
Feel your needs and take care of them. When you overhear yourself and the needs you have then you are basically failing yourself and this has a huge impact on your need to soothe. The failure you inflict on yourself gives reactions in your inner self and that is why it is so common that we use food to give us what we do not get and what we long for.
Become aware of your beliefs about yourself, losing weight and about food.
One of the principles is to create balance in your blood sugar.
One of the changes that decreasing estrogen causes is that your sensitivity to insulin decreases. Insulin helps the body carry glucose into your cells. Glucose gives your cells energy. When you eat too many carbohydrates or sugars - relative to what the body can carry into the cells - the body will convert glucose into glycogen and store it in your liver or as fat. It often happens for menopausal women that there is an imbalance in insulin regulation. It is also called insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is when the body's cells become resistant to insulin's attempts to carry glucose into the cells. It can cause chronically elevated blood sugar and insulin and can cause obesity, especially on the stomach. It also creates chronically "hungry" cells because they do not get the energy they need.
Hello overwhelming fatigue and cravings in the afternoon. Insulin resistance is actually also one of the root causes of many of the genes that can occur during menopause UD over weight gain. It can cause especially hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, brain fog and cravings. Therefore, it is super important that you become aware of how your diet can affect both your insulin sensitivity and your blood sugar level and support your body by not giving the food that spikes your blood sugar too much and too often.
You can do this by:
eat by glycemic index
eat 3-5 meals a day (without snacking beyond this)
fasting after eating dinner until the next morning
eat lots of greens and fiber
Foods that cause your blood sugar to rise are foods with a high carbohydrate / sugar content. The more it affects your blood sugar the higher the glycemic index number it has. Therefore, you need to eat foods with low and medium glycemic index and avoid foods with high glycemic index
The second principle is to eat anti-inflammatory because inflammation partly creates a mess in your blood sugar but also affects your hormones and makes you pack fat. Inflammation has gained a bad reputation and basically it is that the body creates inflammation, a good thing because it protects the body but when inflammation runs wild it can have a negative effect. A large part of the diet we eat in the western world creates too much inflammation and therefore we see epidemics of chronic disorders that have their roots in inflammation such as diabetes, cancer, heart problems and arthritis. Therefore, it is important to know which foods can create inflammation so you can put turn of the 🔥 that may be in your body and thus create balance so you can lose weight.
Inflammation can help create obesity for several reasons. First, insulin imbalances (insulin resistance) aggravate inflammation - and vice versa. A vicious circle quickly arises where weight gain is the consequence. In addition, inflammation can also affect the hunger hormone leptin and make you hungrier especially after the things that are not good for you (hi sugar and carbohydrate cravings) and at the same time make you resistant to weight loss because the brain thinks it should slow down your metabolism (leptin resistance) . As you can see, several vicious circles can very easily arise once the blood sugar and inflammation have gotten out of control. All of this can get worse if you bother with stress, poor sleep and do not get enough exercise.
Foods that can cause inflammation are:
Processed foods (contains many unhealthy additives and sugars)
Process carbohydrates eg white bread, cakes, pasta
Processed meat eg sausages, bacon, salami
Trans fatty acids such as frying oil
Refined vegetable oils such as corn, sunflower and soybean oil
For some, milk and gluten create inflammation
Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame
Coffee can be inflammatory especially if you drink more than 2 cups daily
Dairy products can be included in anti-inflammatory diet but this primarily applies to kefir, natural yoghurt, cottage cheese, soy yoghurt.
Avoid fatty cheeses, cream, fruit yogurt, sour cream.
Gluten can also be part of an anti-inflammatory diet, but if you suspect that you are reacting to wheat, you can choose gluten-free products such as gluten-free oatmeal, tortillas, gluten-free bread.
However, be aware that many ready-made gluten-free products contain a lot of sugar and are therefore not good for your blood sugar.
Foods that have anti-inflammatory effect:
Vegetables eg spinach, kale, broccoli, white cabbage, cauliflower, beets, sweet potattoes (preferably organic)
Garlic and onions
Berries such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, blackcurrants
Whole grains and unprocessed grains eg oatmeal, brown rice, quinoa
Omega 3 fats from eg avocado, fatty fish, flaxseed
Oils from eg olive oil, rapeseed and coconut oil
Herbs and spices
Probiotic foods such as sauerkraut, kombutcha, yogurt, pickles
Beans and lentils
Turmeric and ginger
Nuts and seeds eg almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds
Green Tea and Matcha
Macro nutrients are fat, protein and carbohydrates. You need the right amount both in terms of what your body needs but also in terms of you being able to lose weight. Both fats and carbohydrates have a bad reputation but the fact is that you MUST have both - just the right kind and in the right amounts.
Micro nutrients are vitamins and minerals. You must have a good balanced amount so that the organs that break down what you eat can function optimally, eg your liver. Many women enter menopause in a state of deficiency when it comes to important nutrients. Stress drains the body of vitamins and minerals because it takes a lot to produce stress hormones.
Therefore, many menopausal women lack, for example:
C, D, vitamin E.
Stress is one of the root causes of both inflammation, blood sugar imbalances and hormonal challenges and therefore it is important to get a handle on any stress if you want to lose weight.
Stress comes in many forms and for many different reasons. You may know about work-related stress but in fact you may be at least as stressed about the thoughts you think, the roles you play and the expectations you have for yourself. Therefore, you need to be aware of how much stress you have in your life and make an active effort to get more calm, rest and balance in your mind as well.
pYou can do this in different ways, for example by:
Exercise breathing exercises
Cultivate nature and go for walks in it
Be gentle with yourself especially now that you are changing your lifestyle
Ensure adequate sleep and rest
Become aware of your feelings and your needs
Of course, your hormones also have an effect on your weight, but it's more about vicious circles that create rings in the water and affect each other. For example, the decreasing hormones will affect your sensitivity to insulin, which means that you pack fat more easily. Stress also affects your blood sugar and your intestinal system so your nutrient uptake can be affected. So the fact that your hormones fall in connection with menopause definitely has a meaning and there are two hormonal scenarios that can be particularly important. It is either high estrogen or low estrogen. High estrogen is also called estrogen dominance and means that the ratio of estrogen to progesterone is out of balance. Estrogen dominance characterizes what is called premenopause - that is, the years before the menopause itself. Estrogen dominance has many different symptoms, including PMS, heavy bleeding, mood swings, headaches and weight gain. Low estrogen can also cause discomfort and characterizes especially the time just before even the menopause (the anniversary of you not having your period for a year) and the first years after. Here it is symptoms such as decreased sex drive, depression, sore joints and weight gain that may appear. So when we talk about diet for menopause, it's really important to think about plant estrogens. Plant estrogens have an estrogen-like effect - although much weaker than estrogen - and they can settle on the estrogen receptors and make the body think that there is enough estrogen. Therefore, they can alleviate many of the discomforts that can occur when estrogen begins to change.
Eat nutritious food ie as little processed food as possible
Eat at least 4 times a day.
Drink at least 1.5-2 liters of water
Eat foods from all sources of nutrients (fat, protein, carbohydrate and fiber) with each meal
Eat according to the principle of low to medium glycemic index and feel free to choose foods that are anti-inflammatory
Eat plenty of phytoestrogens - minimum 50g daily
Eat only until you are about 80% full
PRINCIPLES - DON T:
Avoid refined sugar (cake, ice cream, candy, chocolate)
Avoid white bread, pasta, rice
Avoid red meat and pork
Avoid coffee especially before breakfast
Avoid skipping meals
Avoid snacking outside of meals and especially in the evening
Avoid foods that cause inflammation
Avoid foods with high glycemic index (primarily those over 70 and eat only once in between those with index 55-69)
Dont Overthink this (this is not meant to be a project you have to perform. Take it easy and get to know the principles at your own pace)
Dont Eat after 6 pm
Post by anne12 on Apr 9, 2022 0:55:40 GMT
Estrogen Deficiency - Psychological Causes Since all imbalances start from within, the psychological plays an important role in Natural Hormone Therapy.
In his book "Messages of the body", Michael Lincolm discusses that women with estrogen deficits reject their feminine values or have difficulty manifesting their female nature. Either they reject the feminine, or they do not feel feminine or unable to manifest the feminine. At the same time, there is a tendency to give the masculine too much space in their approach and orientation. They come from a strict patriarchal family, and perhaps authoritarian, which degraded feminine values
Post by anne12 on Apr 9, 2022 1:08:56 GMT
Vata, pitta, kapha
If estrogen deficiency occurs, it will usually be a deficiency of estriol and not estradiol. Although most women have too much estradiol, there are also some women who may be deficient in estradiol.
This is especially true of thin women (the Vata and Vata-Pitta types in Ayurveda) who do not produce estradiol from the fat cells.
If you can recognize the symptoms of at least 4 of the 7 points, it could indicate that you are producing too little estrogen.
Lack of concentration and clarity.
No interests - it all seems indifferent
Tired and exhausted all the time.
Lack of desire to exercise and be active
* 1) Breasts have shrunk and have become more sluggish
Loss of bone mass
Emotionally more fragile - especially when you compare to how you felt 10 years ago.
Poor memory. You can walk into a room to do something and wonder what it was or become completely blank in the middle of a sentence
Post by anne12 on Apr 9, 2022 1:19:55 GMT
Natural Hormone Therapy Through Orgasms
Now, the whole thing should not be about plants and supplements.
There are many other methods to practice Natural Hormone Therapy.
Female orgasms and sexual stimulation raise estrogen levels in women who are still menstruating * 5). Love and sex are thus a natural sensory-enriching way to balance the hormones. Regular sex and orgasm stimulate blood circulation, massage and soften the inner and outer "pleasure lips" and make them thicker. Orgasm raises the levels of the hormone Oxytocin. Oxytocin is formed in the hypothalamus. It is also called the hormone of love. It works with estrogen in the woman's body to reduce stress and cortisone. It makes women feel more open, connected and loving. Love and sex are thus a natural sensory-enriching way to balance the hormones.
Sara Gottfried recommends Orgasmic Meditation. (YouTube - Orgasmic Meditation w/ Nicole Daedone | 30 DAYS OF INTENT #7 - Deepak Chopra)
According to Nicole Daedone, who developed the method, women who practice Orgasmic Meditation have fewer symptoms of post-menopausal estrogen than women who do not practice it.
According to the Eastern Tao system, the missionary position is good for women who lack energy. At the same time, it has a healing effect on a woman's sexual organs. The exercise is performed by the woman lying on her back with her head and shoulders supported by a large pillow. The legs are widely spread. The head is bent forward so that a curve is created in the pussy. The man penetrates from the front.
According to Mantak Chia, the exercise should be performed in 3 rounds with nine Xxx in each round, three times a day for twenty days. What if you forget a round ? Yes, you have to start all over in the 20 days. : -)
Women with estrogen deficits often have difficulty manifesting their female nature. This exercise can help alleviate this exercise
As far as is known, however, the model has not been tested with double-blind-fold controlled placebo studies yet.
Post by anne12 on Apr 9, 2022 1:40:22 GMT
There is a common stereotype of women becoming “crazy” at menopause. It’s our culture’s well-entrenched way of writing off women who, at menopause, often go through the process of reclaiming their lives. For many women this reclamation process includes getting in touch with anger that arises from unmet and unacknowledged needs. When a woman begins to express her anger, especially if she has held her tongue for most of her life, it can seem to come from “out of the blue”.
What’s really happening during perimenopause (the 10 years or so before a woman has her last period) is that a woman’s brain actually begins to change. This is because the hormonal changes that are typical during this time—namely fluctuations in the relative levels of estrogen and progesterone—signal changes in the temporal lobe (associated with intuition) and limbic area of the brain. This is why many women find themselves feeling irritable, anxious, and emotionally volatile.
But while our culture has led women to believe that these emotions are simply due to raging hormones, hormone instability is only part of the picture. There is solid evidence that repeated episodes of stress—whether due to relationships, children, or jobs we feel angry about or powerless over—are actually behind many of the hormonal changes in the brain and body. And stress of any kind, when prolonged, can exacerbate hormone imbalance. This is especially true when we have unresolved or “stuck” emotions as we begin the menopausal transition.
The Connection Between Emotions and Hormones During Menopause
Your thoughts, emotions, desires and dreams are your inner guidance system. The autonomic nervous system is the system that translates your thoughts, emotions and beliefs into the physical environment that, over time, becomes your actual physical body. The “language” your autonomic nervous system uses to translate your thoughts and emotions to the rest of your body is your hormones.
The primary messengers of the sympathetic nervous system (the part of the nervous system that revs up your metabolism to deal with challenges) are hormones called norepinephrine and epinephrine, which are often referred to together as adrenaline, which are produced in the brain and in the adrenal glands. Every time adrenaline levels go up, cortisol (another adrenal hormone) also goes up.
Our state of health depends more on our perception of life events than on the events themselves. When your perception that the events and demands in your life are stressful and uncontrollable, you are adopting a mindset that continually whips your adrenals into producing more and more cortisol. Over time, your adrenals become exhausted. Insomnia is a very common result in this situation, as is immune system incompetence, which increases susceptibility not only to infectious diseases, but also autoimmune disorders and cancer.
The overstimulated sympathetic nervous system also causes and imbalance in eicosanoids, resulting in impaired fatty acid metabolism by cells. This is associated with weight gain as the body breaks down muscle and replacing it with stored fat and excess fluid. An imbalance in eicosanoids is also associated with inflammation, which is now known to be the cause of nearly all chronic degenerative diseases, including heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Plus, inflammation increases the discomfort felt in a host of chronic diseases such as Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system also causes decreased production of progesterone, your body’s natural calming agent. I have written extensively about the connection between your emotions, your hormones and your health in my book, The Wisdom of Menopause.
How Anger at Menopause Prompts You to Heal Your Past
Certain areas of the brain, such as the amygdala and the hippocampus are important for encoding and retrieving memories. They are also rich in estrogen, progesterone, and GnRH receptors, the hormones that fluctuate the most during perimenopause. This is why menopausal hormonal changes bring a woman’s anger to conscious awareness. The heightened activity of these hormones often brings back the memories of hurts and losses women have managed to forget or minimize. And this makes menopause the perfect biologically supported opportunity to clean up unfinished business from the past. How this ultimately affects you depends to a large degree on how willing you are to make the changes you are being urged to make.
Many women become frightened when they feel anger arising. Or, they say they are “just” irritable, grouchy, aggravated, envious, overwhelmed, even depressed, or that they “just” have high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Believe me, all of these emotions and physical conditions are associated with anger. And anger always arises from a genuine need that isn’t being met. Learning to recognize the situations from which your anger arises is the first step toward understanding the messages behind your anger and ultimately healing.
Here are some situations from which anger arises and the corresponding messages behind the anger:
5 Practices to Resolve Menopausal Anger
Practice releasing toxic emotions. If you have persistent, unresolved emotions, such as grief, the only way to heal is to release them. You can do this as they arise or even create a daily ritual where you work through the unresolved emotion and the event that cause it. If you are unable to work through and release toxic emotions fully on your own, seek help from a professional or support group. This can also provide validation of your emotions, which many women need.
Focus on the “silver lining”. Releasing old patterns of the first half of your life may mean that your relationships change or dissolve. The good news is many women attract their “soul tribe” at midlife.
Resist the urge to fall back into your old ways. Allow yourself to continually move toward success and joy. You’ll be astounded at the new friends and circumstances that present themselves.
Trust your brain and your body. Tune into your emotions and any physical symptoms. Trust that your brain and your body give you the information you need to resolve past trauma at the exact time you are prepared to handle it.
Resist categorizing your feelings. Emotions are neither “good” nor “bad”. When you feel angry, sad, anxious, or depressed, think of these feelings as guidance, use them to steer yourself toward health.
Forgive yourself. In order to heal your past and to fully be able to release anger and other emotions that are attached to it, you must forgive yourself and those involved in your pain. Remember forgiveness does not mean that what happened to you was acceptable. It simply means you are no longer willing to allow the past to keep you from living fully and healthfully in the present.
Post by anne12 on Apr 9, 2022 3:25:35 GMT
If you've seen Sex Love Goop on Netflix, you may be familiar with Erotic Blueprint.
it is particularly relevant to take a closer look at ourselves and our sexlife when we are in the middle of life.
Erotic Blueprint is a completely new way of understanding sexuality, desire and satisfaction and it is a framework of understanding that fits so well into the fact that menopause is an upgrade phase.
Sexuality can be a source of growth and a way to rediscover and / or rediscover your desire.
Sexuality is a huge source of life energy and joy of life and that is why it is so important that we do not put a lid on this part of life. It is more than possible to have a very rewarding and satisfying sex life - all your life - and Erotic Blueprint is a super tool to have the best gourmet sex ever.
You can contact a blueprint coach.
When you take the test online. you are very much up in your head. But you have to feel it in your body to be able to find out about your erotic blueprint missjaiya.com
Sex, love, goop, Erotic blueprint youtu.be/mFHlAl9e1tEyoutu.be/WWs59xVVarU
Post by anne12 on Apr 9, 2022 3:44:35 GMT