I think I am peri menopausal... how about you? Here is what I am doing.

 

Yep its true… I think I am entering the next chapter of my wellness journey…… peri-menopause… 

I always recommend my clients to ask their doctor about the dutch test for hormone testing and well, I guess its my turn. 

Estrogen and progesterone drops…, the increase of glutamates (neurotransmitter causing more sensitivity) ENTER MIGRAINES.. Ugh. 

How it shows up for me? Migraines….
Is this you? If yes, how does it show up for you? Send me a message let me know.. so we can talk about this on my “Embodied Healing Self Podcast”.

When I was younger I really struggled with PMS symptoms, migraines and a few times had cramps so bad… I passed out from the pain..

Hormones have always been a thing for me.. I couldn’t take birth control because it made me sick… I had morning sickness for almost my ENTIRE pregnancy…

Hormones are regulated in the liver, and at age 28 I had pregnancy induced liver failure…. HELLP syndrome… I also have Epstein Bar..also effects the liver, and because of my previous position on chemical tankers and power plants as an engineer , ugh, I have chemical sensitive that are out of this world…

It is WHY, I turned to help coaching and specifically studied detoxing the liver at the International School of Detoxification. The liver is a VITAL organ to balance our immunity, metabolism and hormones. 

AND THEN I began to HEAL with nutrition, my migraines were gone for about 8 years… and lately they are coming back..

I knew the time would come. If you suffer from migraines you know it can be debilitating  Its some of the worse pain I have ever endured. 

I know I am not big on pushing supplements but I always say there is a time and placeand well that time for me is now, here is what I am going to try. There are a lot of resources out here for managing symptoms naturally, these are just the ones, I have decided to try for my symptoms. 


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Magnesium-A lifesaver in my life threatening pregnancy to prevent me from having seizures when my blood pressure went form 90/70 to 215/185 (life threatening for someone 110 lbs)  magnesium. I am using Magnesium to help with migraines as a muscle relaxer

Black cohosh –  one of the most well studied supplements for menopause. It’s made from the root of the North American black cohosh plant. Used for irritability, hot flashes, and nervousness.

Omegas- anti inflammatory and improves mood

Dong Quai: Dong quai has been used in Chinese medicine as treatment for women’s health for thousands of years to help with hot flashes.

Peppermint and Basil Essential oil for Migraines

B-2 (Riboflavin) for migraines. Riboflavin plays an important role in the functioning of the mitochondria, the energy powerhouses of the cells. Because the dysfunction of mitochondria is believed to play a role in some migraine attacks, B-2 is believed to play a role in helping attacks. 

GUT HEALTH always an key factor in hormonal balance.. I guess its time for another liver cleanse… wanna join me? Click here.