Menopause and Fatigue

Menopause and Fatigue

Fatigue is a symptom that is too often overlooked in our busy lives. We usually pump ourselves up with caffeine and sugar to get us through the day. It is not unusual for us to go days and weeks without getting the proper nutrition and rest that our bodies crave. We over commit, face work deadlines, and run faster and harder always promising that tomorrow we will slow down to recuperate. For too many women, that day only comes when the body is ill or diseased.

Fatigue is the first sign that your life is out of balance and something needs to change. A number of factors can contribute to low energy. A few factors that contribute to exhaustion are poor nutrition, lack of sleep, sedentary lifestyle, role as a caretaker, workaholic, or stress from life choices and life situations. The bottom line factors are:

A� Not pursuing a life that stimulates your mind, your creativity, and your personal growth

A� Living someone else’s plan for who you should be or what you should do with your life

A� Not addressing, processing, and resolving emotional pain in your life to create optimum health

The mind energizes the body. If it is mired with unresolved grief, anger, or anxiety, the result is exhaustion. Menopause is a time to resolve unfinished business in your life. There are not only internal physical changes taking place, but mental and emotional issues presenting themselves for you to resolve.

There are natural remedies and natural healing modalities to support your body when resolving unfinished emotional business.

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Homeopathic remedies:

A� Kali phos

A� Phosphoricum acidum

A� Nux vomica

Aromatherapy:

A� Peppermint

A� Patchouli

A� Bitter orange

Herbal remedies:

A� St. John’s wort

A� Dandelion

A� Black cohosh

A� Ginseng

Menopause diet:

A� Ground flaxseed

A� Green vegetables

A� Fresh fruit

A� Liver, red meat, molasses

Other remedies:

A� Massage

A� Journal

A� Remove negative, draining people from your life

A� Do something special just for you just because

A� Do nothing/take a day off, if you are tired from overwork

A� Get moving, if fatigue is from a sedentary lifestyle

Menopause is a change at a cellular level. Holding on to unresolved emotions that no longer serve you drain your energy. If you process through them, you will feel lighter, more focused, and more creative. It is a time to reassess your life, refocus on what really resonates with who you are becoming, and to take action. It is a time to experience the freedom of being your authentic self independent of what others think.