Can diet affect menopause symptoms?

Menopause is a naturally-occurring phase that typically begins in women between the ages of 45-60. It is a monster lying in wait, lurking, stealing our femininity right out from under us… or so conventional medical wisdom would have us believe.

Our bodies have been transitioning naturally without much in the way of “intervention” since the beginning of time. So does it have to be a life-altering, sometimes debilitating transition?

It just might be that Menopause is one of the many natural phenomena within our bodies that the pervasive modern diet and hurried lifestyles have morphed into something to be battled with medicine. There is no doubt that the influx of garbage and toxins via food, water and air has transformed our bodies in such a way that menopause is now deemed a mood-altering, mind-invading beast; our bodies have weakened and been thrown almost into a state of disrepair… almost!

Regardless of which toxic behaviours and lifestyles are causing the destructive reactions within our bodies, something can still be done to stave off the negative “symptoms.”

Little or no negative side effects from Menopause

Do a basic Internet search and you will be inundated with real-life testimonials from women who have experienced little to no dreadful effects typically associated with Menopause today. These are the women who adopted the healthier, raw lifestyle long before their bodies began “the change.”

The good news is that adopting a raw food diet at any stage in life will bring our bodies in tune with their natural state, and living naturally is our best chance at avoiding menopausal polarity and general malaise. While a strict raw food diet may not be for everyone, introducing any amount of raw foods into your everyday diet can leave you with fewer complaints as you navigate through this natural event.

To better facilitate the hormonal fluctuation associated with Menopause, try incorporating raw foods that contain phytoestrogen (a plant-derived estrogen-mimicking element) and boron (a natural bone-building mineral).

Can diet affect menopause symptoms?

Eating foods that carry a high amount of both of these will alleviate a lot of the negative symptoms many women experience; and they include:

There are also some herbs you can take to help lessen negative menopausal symptoms and can easily be stirred into teas via tincture. These include:

  • Black cohosh
  • Ginseng
  • Chaste tree berry
  • Red raspberry leaf
  • Red clover

Long before Big Pharma came along with diagnosis and prescriptions, women not only managed, but thrived during their menopausal journey. We must remember that Menopause does not have to carry the stigma it has been given; it can be a pain-free experience if met with a healthy lifestyle and natural diet.

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