is the cessation of the monthly female menstrual cycle. Women who have not had a menstrual period for a year are considered postmenopausal. Most commonly, menopause takes place when a women is in her late forties or early fifties.
Many hormonal changes occur during menopause, including a severe decrease in estrogen. Estrogen loss also puts you at risk for more serious health problems. These include heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis.Click here to find out what the National Cancer Institute has to say about Menopausal Hormone Use
Naturopathic doctors looking for a natural alternative to the harsh HRT treatments have discovered that several plants are loaded with chemicals that act on the body like estrogen, aptly named PHYTOESTROGENS
These plant estrogens are thousands of times weaker than natural estrogen, but they also circulate in the blood at levels thousands of times higher than estrogen. Therefore, phytoestrogens help alleviate the symptoms of menopause as effectively as HRT, but without the risk factors and side effects.
Phytoestrogens are highly present in Soy, Black Cohosh, Chaste Berry and Vitex. Several supplements are on the market that combine numerous phytoestrogens. Each womon's body works differently and with all the options on the market it is important to find one that suits your individual needs.Supplements: