As women age we tend to build up heat inside our bodies (responsible for the infamous night sweats), and heat leads to dryness (infamous vaginal dryness). It’s important to hydrate well even though you may not feel thirsty. Good sources are filtered water, coconut water, and melon juice. Chia seeds are also very hydrating.
“LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE” (HIPPOCRATES)
Fill your body with living energy from nature’s foods. Base your diet around organic, fresh vegetables and fruits, high quality proteins, and non-GMO, organic whole grains. If you eat fish make sure it is wild, not farmed. If you eat meat, it should be organic. If you are trying to lose weight, strictly limit carbohydrates. Your plate should be a colorful bouquet of beautiful food that is as fresh as possible. Ask for my list of special foods for this time of life.
If you don’t meditate daily, now is the time to start! It is amazing how just 5-10 minutes a day can change your life. Meditation calms the sympathetic nervous system and activates neurotransmitters that make us feel better and able to deal with the world around us.
GO WITH THE FLOW
Think of this stage as your second puberty! Expect ups and downs and just go with the flow… Thanks for trusting me with your wellness. Please feel free to email or call me anytime with health questions or concerns.