As World Menopause Day approaches on October 18, wellness expert Skylar Acamesis reveals the seven natural menopause wonder remedies from around the world that are proven to work.
“World Menopause Day means we can rightly focus on the issue and with many women unable to get HRT or even afford it, these natural tried and tested remedies from all four corners of the globe are the ideal alternative and many cost less than £10 for a month’s supply,” said Skylar.
The 33-year-old Master Theta Healing™ Instructor, Nutritionist, Author, and registered Hypnotherapist, gives her top seven natural global treatments that counter hormonal weight gain, hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia and lack of libido.
Used by women worldwide for centuries to help tackle menopause tummy, brain fog, puffy menopause face, sugar cravings, they are now backed by scientific research.
What’s more, many can be found in the kitchen cupboard for those who are unable to take HRT or find it has not worked for them.
And Skylar reveals that sleep could be your most important weapon in thriving through the menopause, launching a free guided menopause meditation video to help menopausal women get eight to 10 hours unbroken sleep, available from https://skylaracamesis.com
.Available as pills, powders or fresh herbs, Skylar says it’s essential for all women to use a hormone tracker, with many free period trackers ideal to use. Dosage should be based on the product instruction and a tracker will help women find the supplement they need.
The seven menopause world wonder remedies are:
Ashwagandha for anxiety
Ashwagandha is a herb used in Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India.
“Hormones have a hierarchy where cortisol and insulin are major influencers in how much other hormones we need are made and when they are made,” explains Skylar.
She added: “It’s important to block cortisol if you’re suffering from anxiety and Ashwagandha has been shown to reduce anxiety by up to 44%. It is simply an amazing, natural cortisol blocker.”
Maca belongs to the family of cruciferous vegetables from Latin America and is a nutrient-packed plant that has been a staple folk remedy for centuries.
Says Skylar: “Maca has been shown to reduce menopause side effects and perimenopause by 87% within 30 days.
“It also gives us back our sex drive because of its high levels of minerals such as zinc which are required to make the hormones we need to feel sexual.”
Skylar recommends Indigo Nutrition Organic Maca Powder, available from Amazon or the health food aisle.
Chaste Tree to banish hormonal migraines
Found in the Mediterranean, Chaste Tree is a deciduous shrub that has clusters of purple flowers in the summer.
Says Skylar: “Chaste Tree increases low progesterone, stops hormonal migraines and also increases libido and fertility. It ends restlessness and anxiety by balancing oestrogen, testosterone and prolactin and progesterone levels.”
Skylar recommends Fushi Organic Chaste Three (Agnus Castus) Capsules available from Amazon and the health aisle.
Rosemary tackles menopause puffy face
A member of the sage family and found in Europe, Rosemary is a medical and culinary herb.
“This is your weapon against water retention and inflammation taking away the puffy look that women hate so much in menopause,” said Skylar.
A perennial plant whose leaves have been used to make healing teas to treat periods and menopause for centuries in Europe.
Says Skylar: “Lady’s Mantle stimulates progesterone, tones the uterus and tackles oestrogen dominance, to get rid of night sweats. The Salicylic acid in this plant boosts digestion and helps eliminate hormonal bloating and elimination issues.”
Yes, you read that right! The nursery school favourite made from the castor bean native to Africa and India has many healing properties.
“Castor oil has been shown to help with reducing cysts and fibroids. It keeps cortisol balanced, keeping bowels moving. It helps you detoxify from metabolised oestrogens, reduces inflammation and increases alkalisation. That resets the micro biome and breaks down biotin that converts food into energy and helps so much with our hormones and is a great help with building hair and nails,” explains Skylar.
Skylar recommends Naissance Castor Oil available online and health stores.
Berberine Bark and Chromium for cravings
A compound from a group of plants called Berberis, it is an ancient Chinese remedy, used to help with heart and blood problems.
“This is the ideal remedy to counter act sugar cravings. It can be used to quickly sort out those cravings and balance blood sugar levels,” said Skylar.
One natural remedy that many menopausal women need more than anything is sleep.
“Of course, one of the main menopausal symptoms is insomnia and it’s an absolute irony that a good night’s sleep is crucial to help you thrive in menopause,” said Skylar.
“In fact, new research from the University of Chicago shows sleep deprivation makes you ‘metabolically groggy.’ Within just four days of insufficient sleep, they found your body’s ability to process insulin, a hormone needed to change sugar, starches, and other food into energy, goes awry and dropped by more than 30%.
“But I can help women achieve eight to 10 hours of unbroken sleep through my new free menopausal meditation video, which women can use to start the journey of treating their menopause naturally,” said Skylar.