Menopause heralds the conclusion of a women's reproductive years. For some, this is a welcomed change, for others it’s a cruel harbinger of change that brings with it a new phase of aggravating health complaints. Ranging from hot flushes, to anxiety, sleep disturbances, depression, heart palpitations, anger and mood swings as well as a number of other physical changes, many women menopause is an unwelcomed affliction. But it doesn't have to be that way, natural medicine has a lot to offer these women to help rebalance and guide them through much more smooth transitional period.
Today we're joined by Elizabeth Mucci, who takes us through the delicate, and often disrupted, pathways leading to the negative experiences of menopause. Elizabeth shares why it's important to concentrate on supporting the central organs which send chemical messengers for normal physiological signalling. With a focus on dietary and lifestyle modification, plus judicious, directed supplementation of herbs and nutrients, we can help these women regain the vitality and resilience they have lost in the perimenopausal phase.
Covered in this episode:
[00:51] Welcoming back Elizabeth Mucci
[01:43] Defining menopause
[03:56] The clues from family history
[05:13] What is the physiology of menopause?
[11:49] A modern stressors to blame?
[14:44] Exercise and muscle mass is a crucial element
[16:49] Advice for boosting Vitamin D
[18:41] What guides supplementation intervention?
[22:22] The direct impact of alcohol consumption
[25:50] Managing the fears associated with menopause
[29:30] Bio-identical progesterone
[31:54] What about hysterectomy?
[35:06] Western and Chinese Herbal Medicine
[40:41] Irregular bleeding - what to be looking for
[42:17] Dialoguing with GP's and knowing when to refer on
[43:28] Incorporating acupuncture
[45:56] Final thanks to Elizabeth
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