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Unlocking the Secrets of Holistic Menopause Relief

by | Jan 20, 2024 | Moving Through Menopause Podcast, Podcasts

Holistic Menopause Care: Embrace the Change

Do you want to wave goodbye to troublesome Menopause symptoms? Hot flashes, mood swings, and more? Then join me and my guest Amita Sharma. to discover the holistic solutions that can transform your experience of Menopause.

Introduction:

In this episode, we delve deep into the world of menopause and explore the importance of holistic care in navigating this transformative phase. We discuss the challenges faced by women during perimenopause and post-menopause and highlight the benefits of incorporating holistic practices into our daily lives. Join us as we take you on an empowering journey of self-discovery to embrace ‘the change’ and take control of your health and well-being.

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Timeline:

00:00 Introduction to the Podcast
00:17 Meet the Guest: Amita Sharma
01:17 Personal Menopause Experiences
01:24 Understanding Menopause and its Symptoms
04:34 The Impact of Stress on Menopause
05:46 The Importance of Early Intervention
06:34 Exploring Holistic Healthcare for Menopause
08:00 The Role of Diet and Exercise in Menopause Management
08:57 The Importance of a Personalised Approach
10:48 The Benefits of Ayurvedic Practices
22:59 The Impact of Menopause on Work and Productivity
24:37 Introducing the Nourished Doc App
27:56 Final Thoughts and Goodbyes

Key Messages

I. Understanding Perimenopause: A Surprising Transition

During this stage, which occurs approximately 10 years before menopause, a woman’s body undergoes significant hormonal changes. However, many women are caught off guard by the sudden onset of symptoms and are not adequately informed about this crucial life phase. Symptoms such as irregular periods, hot flashes, weight gain, and mood swings can leave women feeling helpless and confused. It is essential to educate ourselves about perimenopause to be better prepared for what lies ahead.

II. The Importance of Holistic Healthcare in Menopause

1. Embracing Lifestyle Medicine:
Holistic care promotes a partnership between Western medicine and alternative practices. It emphasises the use of natural interventions and lifestyle changes to support overall health. By adopting holistic approaches, women can take proactive steps to manage their symptoms, regardless of whether they choose hormone replacement therapy or not. Lifestyle modifications such as diet changes, regular exercise, meditation, and stress management techniques can significantly enhance well-being during menopause.

2. Cultivating Self-Care Practices:
Self-care is essential during menopause. It involves making time for us and nourishing our bodies and minds. Practices like self-massage (Abhyanga), using essential oils, deep breathing exercises, and oral health care contribute to overall wellness. These simple but effective self-care rituals can help manage symptoms, reduce stress, and improve quality of life.

3. Incorporating Ayurveda Practices:
Ayurveda, an ancient Indian holistic system of medicine, offers valuable insights into menopause management. Ayurvedic practices such as balancing diet, detoxification, and daily routines can alleviate symptoms and promote overall well-being. These practices, along with acupuncture, hypnotherapy, and naturopathy, form a comprehensive approach to holistic healthcare.

III. The Role of Holistic Care in Chronic Disease Prevention
The perimenopause stage sets the foundation for a woman’s future health. Neglecting self-care during this phase can increase the risk of developing chronic conditions like osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer, dementia, and heart disease. Holistic healthcare empowers women to make positive lifestyle choices, thereby decreasing the chances of chronic disease development. By embracing holistic practices early on, women can positively impact their quality of life as they age.

IV. A Global Perspective
Holistic care offers opportunities to embrace culturally diverse practices from around the world. While Western medicine plays a vital role in healthcare, we can gain valuable insights from other cultures to enhance our well-being. Practices from traditions such as Ayurveda, acupuncture, and yoga offer alternative approaches to managing menopause symptoms. By embracing these global perspectives, we tap into a wealth of knowledge and find personalised solutions to support our health.

Conclusion:

Menopause can be a transformative and empowering phase in a woman’s life and holistic care can play a pivotal role in helping women to navigate this journey. By understanding perimenopause, embracing a holistic approach to healthcare, and prioritising self-care practices, we can improve our well-being during this significant transition.

Incorporating Ayurveda, acupuncture, essential oils, and meditation provides effective natural solutions to manage symptoms and enhance overall health.

By adopting a holistic lifestyle, we can establish a foundation for a brighter and healthier future. Let us celebrate the change and embark on this empowering journey together.

My sincere thanks to Amita Sharma

Amita is co-founder of NourishDoc, a holistic wellness platform focused on empowering women through the peri-menopausal years and beyond!

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Disclaimer: Please note that any information we provide in this podcast does not constitute medical guidance and you should consult your medical practitioner before making any changes that could impact your health.

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