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Menopausal Disorder Diet

Although menopause cannot be avoided, it can be postponed for as long as 10 to 15 years and it can be made a smooth affair when it arrives, with a proper nutritional programme, special supplements and the right mental attitude.

When a woman is affected by the menopausal change to any marked extent, it is a sure sign that her body is in a toxic condition and in need of a thorough cleansing. For this purpose, she should undergo a course of natural health-building treatment.

Diet for Menopausal Disorder:

Diet is of utmost importance in such a scheme of treatment. In fact, the problems of menopause are often much more severe than those of puberty, largely because the diet has been deficient for years prior to its onset in many nutrients such as protein, calcium, magnesium, vitamins D, E and Pantothenic acid.

The diet should be made up of three basic food groups, namely, seeds, nuts and grains, vegetables and fruits.

The emphasis should be on vitamin E-rich, raw and sprouted seeds and nuts, unpasteurised, high quality milk and home-made cottage cheese and an abundance of raw organically - grown fruits and vegetables. Plenty of freshly made juices of fruits and vegetables in season should also be included in the diet.

All processed refined and denatured foods such as white sugar white flour and all articles made with them should be completely eliminated. Special supplements such as vitamin C 86 and Pantothenic acid should be taken. They have a specific property of stimulating the body's own production of estrogen or enhancing the effect of existing estrogen.
During menopause the lack of ovarian hormones can result in a severe calcium deficiency. For this reason a larger than usual intake of calcium may help a lot. Vitamins D and F are also essential for assimilation of calcium. Any woman having difficulty at this time should supplement her daily diet with loose of natural vitamin D 500 milligrams of magnesium and obtain daily two grams of calcium which can be supplied by one quart of milk.

During menopause the need for vitamin E soars 10 to 50 times over that previously required. Hot flushes and night sweats often disappear when 50 to 100 ius of vitamin E are taken daily. The symptoms recur quickly if this vitamin is discontinued.

Of late it has become popular to take estrogen to prevent or postpone the menopausal symptoms. Although hormone therapy is apparently successful and will in many cases help the patient to feel and act younger it cannot be recommended in' all cases because of its car¬cinogenic (cancerous) effect. If however estrogen therapy is undertaken it should never be administered at the same time as vitamin E therapy. Ingestion of estrogen and vitamin E should be separated by several hours.

Plenty of outdoor exercise such as walking jogging swimming horse-riding or cycling is imperative to postpone menopause. Other helpful measure in this direction is avoiding mental and emotional stresses and worries, especially the worry about getting old, sufficient sleep and relaxation and following all the rules of good health. The healthier a woman is, the fewer menopausal symptoms she will experience.

Menopause can be made a pleasant affair by building one's physical health and adopting an optimistic attitude. From puberty to menopause, a woman has been somewhat of a stave to her female glands. She was inconvinienced by her periods. She bore children, enduring the pain and discomfort of pregnancy. Menopause relieves her of this bondage to her feminity. It is only now that she will begin to experience some of the most carefree days of her life. A whole new life is given to her, if she is wise enough to prepare for it and accept it as such.

Submitted on January 16, 2014