Menopause - supporting the new season in your life.
As we settle into the new season of Autumn, we wanted to highlight a life season. Perimenopause and Menopause does not mean hiding away. It’s a time for nurturing and supporting your body no matter how it shows up. It’s a time for taking care and honouring the person you are.
Perimenopause precedes menopause where cycles can look longer or shorter than normally experienced by the person. Menopause is technically defined as the last natural menstrual period and is diagnosed in retrospect (12 months) (Hechtman, 2019). There are many variables to a person’s experience that may include allopathic, complementary medicine or no intervention at all. Regardless, it is a time to continue to nurture and nourish your body through to this new season of your life.
Lepidium meyenii (Maca)
Featured in Glow Ageless and Arouse Stimulating Serum, Maca is traditionally used to support stress, female hormone balance and libido among other complaints. Although its mechanism is not fully understood, studies have shown an improvement of sleep, hot flashes and anxiety associated with menopause (Ross, 2021). A 2021 study reported an improvement in these symptoms when Maca was combined with nutritional therapy.
When using therapeutically, and if taking any other medications or supplements, always consult your healthcare practitioner to ensure there are no interactions that may negatively affect your treatment.
Nutrient dense foods, rich in phyto-oestrogens are regarded as supportive for menopausal symptoms. These include flaxseed, millet, sunflower seeds, buckwheat, chickpeas, soy beans and soy sprouts among many others. Always combined with organic fresh fruit and vegetables high in antioxidants!
We love this The Beauty chef recipe found here
Changes to you skin may look like dryness, loss of elasticity and sometimes acne and excess oil. Look for omega rich products, vitamin A, SPF protection and balancing cleansing.
Agent Nateur Holi Lift – An antioxidant power house rich with hydration and Vitamin C, this serum works hard to brighten, tighten and moisturise skin both day time and night time. Use underneath a rich moisturiser or your SPF.
Odacite All Embracing Serum – Hands down, The Lab favourite. Formulated with omega rich ingredients, expect bouncing skin, instant glow and moisture locking. Use as your last step at nighttime.
Osea Undaria Body oil – With iodine rich seaweed (a big tick for thyroid health), this oil is instant smoothing, brightening and glowing. For an all over body treatment use on damp skin.
Holistic Menopause Support
Menopause Balance - Relieve feelings of nervous energy, stress & hot flushes with an intensive herbal probiotic featuring herbs including sage, hops, schisandra and The Beauty Chefs exclusive probiotic strain, GUT5Y-5™, to support your wellbeing through perimenopause & menopause.
Ageless Glow – Specifically formulated for people aged 50 plus, promotes glowing skin, healthy hair and nails, gut health, energy, and overall wellbeing .A daily inner beauty solution, this bio-fermented wholefood powder also contains iodine, magnesium, and vitamins C and D, to support skin, bone and thyroid hormonal health.
Depypere, H. T., & Comhaire, F. H. (2014). Herbal preparations for the menopause: beyond isoflavones and black cohosh. Maturitas, 77(2), 191–194. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2013.11.001
Hechtman, L. (2019). Clinical naturopathic medicine (Second). Elsevier.
Ross, K. (2021). Nutritional management of surgically induced menopause: a case report. Women's Health (London, England), 17, 17455065211031492–17455065211031492. https://doi.org/10.1177/17455065211031492
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Our instore team has years of organic skincare & holistic care experience, we’ll tailor a session to your exact needs, from a quick product question to a full analysis of your lifestyle, TLO naturopath is here to help!