In today’s episode, Dr. Lisa and Dr. Toni discuss what research tells us about different treatments for symptoms in perimenopause like hot flashes, depression and poor sleep. In this part 2 of 2 episodes, we talk about treatments like acupuncture, hormone replacement and supplementing with soy, flax, omega 3 fish oil, melatonin and creatine.
In this episode, we cover how:
- soy intake can reduce hot flashes in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women, as well as supporting your mood, brain function, cholesterol levels and bone health
- flax seed can impact your estrogen levels
- beer can reduce hot flashes – for more info, see Episode 106
- omega 3 fish oil can improve mood
- melatonin can improve your sleep and other perimenopausal symptoms – providing benefit even if you get a good night’s sleep
- creatine can support your muscle mass, mood and sleep
- for more about the importance of muscle mass, see Episode 103
- acupuncture can reduce depression and hot flashes, plus improving mood
- you can discuss with your doctor what kind of hormone replacement might be beneficial for you to positively impact your hot flashes, sleep and mood, while supporting your bone and cardiovascular health (and the newly assessed risks of different hormone combinations)
Don’t forget, treatments for symptoms in perimenopause are not one size fits all! What works for one person might not work for you…it can take time to figure out what treatments works best for you.
Today’s Mama Must Have:
Dr. Lisa loves reading daily and was inspired by Gretchen Rubin to read 13 books so far in 2021.
Dr. Toni is a big fan of reality TV shows like Survivor and Selling Sunset.
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Stay safe and healthy everyone!
Disclaimer: The information provided in this presentation is not meant to replace treatment with a licensed health care practitioner. It is for informational purposes only. Consult with a Naturopathic Doctor or other licensed health care professional to determine which treatments are safe for you.