Beat the Heat: Natural Remedies to Put Hot Flashes & Other Perimenopause Symptoms Behind You for Good
Is it hot in here or is that just my perimenopause? (Also known as premenopause.)
They’re a mysterious, terrible curse, right?
A bit of a “can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em” deal.
Except you really, REALLY can’t live without them.
Our hormones never go away, and they actually play a big role in our day-to-day lives —a role that is usually unseen and unfelt.
Feeling hungry? That’s ghrelin, a hormone that lives in your gut, letting your brain know that your stomach is empty. Feeling your eyes grow heavy every night at around 10pm? That’s your body releasing melatonin (a hormone) to help you fall and stay asleep.
Hormones are great when you aren’t aware of them.
And really, really awful when you are.
As women, we experience three marked stages of hormone imbalance throughout our lifecycle. Those are:
- Your developmental (and temperamental) teenage years
- When it’s getting close to “that time of the month”
- And yes, it’s true, when your body enters perimenopause and finally menopause
You may fall into hormone-rollercoaster category #3 if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Hot flashes — anywhere from 50% to 80% of women suffer from hot flashes both during the day at night in the form of night sweats
- Mood swings — these sudden changes in mood are common during a hormonal flux, and a reported 20% of women suffer from depression during perimenopause
- Sleep problems — in addition to night sweats, about 40% of perimenopausal women experience disrupted sleep and insomnia
- Menstrual irregularity — the first sign of perimenopause is irregular or skipped periods
You may be familiar with the symptoms, but you don’t have to suffer through them!
There’s an all-natural remedy to relieve hot flashes and your menopause and perimenopause symptoms.
The first step is knowing your body and its changes.
So let’s dive in…
What is the definition of perimenopause and menopause exactly?
Let’s step back for a sec and cover the basics.
Perimenopause literally means “around menopause,” as “peri” is Greek, meaning “near” or “around.”
And menopause is the point at which a woman’s body completely stops menstruation for 12 consecutive months. After the 12th month, you move from perimenopause into menopause.
So, oftentimes, when a woman says she’s “going through menopause” or she has the “signs of menopause,” this is actually perimenopause, the phase leading up to permanent menopause.
Perimenopause symptoms can start as early as the mid-30s for some women, but for most women, symptoms start in their 40s.
Here’s the important part:
(AKA what is actually happening biologically to your body.)
Perimenopause officially begins with irregular menstrual cycles that are a result of declining ovarian function.
As you age, your ovaries behave differently.
This change in performance throws your estrogen levels off kilter, and these levels begin to rise and fall unpredictably.
Loopy estrogen levels are the cause of your uncomfortable perimenopause and menopause symptoms, which can last months or years.
The average age in the U.S. for women reaching menopause is 51.
And with symptoms starting as early as the mid-30s, that could mean as many as 15 years of perimenopausal pain and suffering.
Can you imagine?
Years — perhaps a decade — of hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and more, suffering anywhere from 1 to 10 a day?
That’s no way to live!
It’s no wonder more and more women are looking for hormonal therapies and natural remedies for menopause symptoms.
Here’s what you can do about it…
Natural remedies, hormone remedies, herbal supplements — where to start for perimenopause relief?
One of the most common options women turn to during perimenopause is hormonal therapy.
The rationale being:
These problems are caused by estrogen, so the solution is to flood the system with more estrogen.
If you’re scratching your head and thinking that doesn’t sound like a perfect solution, you aren’t alone. We’re right there with you.
In fact, hormone therapy isn’t risk-free.
Here are some dangerous and common side effects of hormone therapy you should be aware of:
- Mood swings
- Unexplained weight gain
- Breast tenderness
- Facial hair
- And a whole host more
There ARE less invasive non hormonal treatments for hot flashes that don’t involve injecting your system with made-in-a-lab hormones.
We’re talking about an herbal remedy that helps your body develop the right hormones at the right time — naturally.
Understanding Your Adaptive Response System: The Natural Hormone Regulator
Your Adaptive Response system is something that your body has been equipped with all your life.
Much like properly functioning hormones, it goes largely unnoticed.
It consists of:
- Your adrenal glands — which produce hormones that help your body adapt to and deal with stress, and a perimenopausal body is under A LOT of stress
- Your pituitary gland — this gland is your hormonal control board and tells your other hormones and glands when to shape up and get busy (or relax)
- Your nervous system — the hardwire throughout your body that relays commands from your brain to the rest of your body and vice versa
If your ears perked up somewhere around “pituitary gland,” it’s for good reason.
The pituitary function of your Adaptive Response system is vital to easing your perimenopause symptoms.
Here’s the crux of it:
During perimenopause, your ovarian function and therefore your estrogen levels decline, right?
Well, imagine if someone had the power to send messages directly to your ovaries to tell them to get back to work and start producing estrogen at the correct level again.
That someone is your pituitary gland!
Your pituitary gland is master control. It tells your endocrine system that there’s a shortage of estrogen, and your endocrine system signals to your ovaries to produce more estrogen naturally as needed, when an imbalance starts to form.
It may be a biological game of Telephone, but the message is delivered nonetheless.
You may be asking:
Why doesn’t this just happen on its own?
Thankfully, the answer is simple:
Your pituitary gland and Adaptive Response system aren’t getting the right fuel to function optimally.
So what do they need?
Say hello to adaptogens, natural hormone-balancing super herbs.
“Adaptogens” is just a fancy word for adaptogenic herbs.
And these herbs are your Adaptive Response system’s best friend.
In a nutshell, adaptogenic herbs help your Adaptive Response system adapt to the changes of menopause and perimenopause, and in so doing put a stop to your symptoms.
You may notice a common thread here — adaptability.
That’s no mistake or stroke of nomenclature luck.
Herbal medicine has been effectively used to treat a number of ailments throughout the last centuries. But adaptogenic herbs have long been renowned for their ability to help your body naturally fight off and adapt to stressors by giving it what it needs when and where it needs it.
It can be complicated, so describing it like this may help:
Imagine, if you will, a rose garden. If you watered your roses every single day at the same time with the same amount of water, you’ll probably end up overwatering them or drying them out and crying because you just killed an entire rose bush. Way to go, sister.
Here’s why a rigid, blanketed approach won’t work:
Roses are living organisms, and depending on their environment — if it rains, if it’s a hot afternoon in July or an early September chill — their needs change.
Your garden needs more or less water depending on the day.
The cells in our body, like a garden, are living and therefore constantly evolving.
If you’re considering estrogen-loading with hormone therapy, you’re likely giving your garden way too much water than it needs on a regular basis, which can result in even more problems.
Your Adaptive Response system knows how much water is too little or too much, and sends assistance where it’s needed most to reach optimal function.
And your Adaptive Response system is fueled most effectively by adaptogenic herbs.
In this case, an adaptogen-fueled system is the key to:
- Regulating your hormones naturally, via your own glands
- Obtaining balanced estrogen levels once again
- Milder and less-frequent hot flashes
- More regular and predictable menstrual cycles
- A better night’s sleep, with fewer interruptions and night sweats
- A better mood and an increase of feeling back in control
All natural hot flash remedy annihilates hot flashes as easy as 1-2-3…
Adaptogens are truly life-changing, but they don’t flip the switch overnight. You can’t just take one and expect your Adaptive Response system to start ninja-kicking your hot flashes all over the place.
If you really mean to get rid of your perimenopause and menopause symptoms, you can’t take your adaptogen regime lightly.
Here’s it works:
1. You have to take adaptogens prophylactically, which is just a big word meaning “regularly.” Adaptogens aren’t like an ice pack that you pull out whenever you get a hot flash. Your body needs a constant flow of adaptogens for it to really have an effect.
2. Your Adaptive Response system recognizes that reinforcements have finally arrived, and your hormones begin to properly regulate themselves once again.
3. Your freshly fueled Adaptive Response system keeps you balanced and feeling like yourself again!
Stop your perimenopause and menopause symptoms before another hot flash can strike!
Reclaiming your balance, your body and your life is within reach.
And easier than you imagined!
You don’t have to turn to unpredictable hormonal therapies riddled with side effects — or worse, suffer through perimenopause untreated for years.
Adaptogens are an all-natural supplement for your menopause symptoms that boosts your Adaptive Response system.
Your body is equipped with everything it needs to get you back on track.
Just treat it right, and give it what it needs — adaptogens!
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