In my previous article, I wrote about blood sugar levels during and after menopause. As women get older, hormone changes before and during menopause often cause hot flashes, irritability and sleep deprivation. These drops or spikes in the hormones not only impact your mood and life, but they can also affect your blood sugar.
As I wrote in a previous article, fixed diets affect menopause. You need to consider health risks such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and insulin resistance and potential lifestyle changes during the transition.
In my last article I spoke about xenoestrogens and how everyday items we use on our body disrupt our hormones in particular, how they can contribute to estrogen dominance in women during menopause. Although it is difficult to remove all the chemicals we use on our body, we can avoid these by being more aware of what we buy, eat and drink to help us maintain healthy wellbeing.
What are Xenoestrogens?
They are found in a range of everyday items. They alter the way our body naturally functions because they contain endocrine disruptors.
I recently came across a birthday card my sister gave me on my 52nd birthday. It showed a lady in her 50’s, dressed in a nightgown standing in front of a fan blowing air to cool her down. I had to laugh. She gave it to me during the time when I was going through menopause. I am now 58 and am happy to say I’m at the tail end of it. Reflecting, I realised what a difficult time menopause was for me. Anxiety, hot flushes, joint pain and sleepless nights.