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Is Menopause a Bumpy Ride?

Each woman experiences menopause in her unique way, but often, it's a bumpy ride. The good news is that you can feel better! "You are what you eat" – and you will benefit from simple changes to your diet! Be sure to get at least 8 glasses of water each day to maintain skin moisture and offset dryness caused by decreasing estrogen levels. Tryptophan-containing foods (like walnuts, turkey and bananas) and fermented foods (such as kimchi, kombucha, miso, kefir, and cultured vegetables) help to boost serotonin and can improve energy, mood, and sleep while reducing cravings. Dark leafy greens offer a wide range of nutrients while lowering your risk of osteoporosis. Magnesium rich foods help level hormones, so be sure to eat lots of things like mustard greens, watercress, spinach, kale, and collard greens. Keep physically active to control weight and promote heart health while strengthening bones. Get at least 1,200 milligrams of calcium each day from a good source like calcium citrate. Ask our pharmacist about professional quality supplements and the best way to support hormone balance.

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