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Mood swings

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:57 am
by Guest Posts
I'm 53 and going through the menopause. One of the hardest things I'm having to deal with is my constant mood swings. I don't like taking medication and wondered if there were any natural ways of trying to regulate the hormones in order to make the mood swings less severe. Thank you. Belinda

Re: Mood swings

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:18 pm
by Ali Mortimer
Hi Belinda
I am sorry to hear you are suffering with mood swings.

If you are looking to regulate your hormones, then it is good to understand what can disrupt them.
- eat a whole food diet with lots of fresh veg, fruits, low GI carbohydrates and lean proteins and reduce hormone disrupters such as diary, high amounts of gluten and alcohol.
- take some exercise every day
- stress can be a real hormone disupter, so you could look in to trying some relaxation techniques that work for you - a bath, a massage, complementary therapies such as aromatherapy, reflexology, reiki. You may also wish to try meditation or mindfulness and other breathing techniques - some good apps are calm, headspace and insight timer if you are new to this.
- sleep - a lack of sleep can be really disruptive and can cause you to be more emotional so aim for 7-8 hours a night; have a good wind down bed time routine and reduce your screen time before you go to bed. If you find you are waking in the night and can't sleep, perhaps use a journal or notebook to write out your thoughts or use meditation or breathing to help you rest.

I hope this gives you some good ideas on where you can start? Please do get back in touch if you have futher questions.

Best wishes