Feeling Better……or Worse?

There is no question that menopause represents a significant transition for women as they enter what can be the best years of their lives. The transition can bring challenges, but a woman’s stress level can make things worse, and it is important to know why…..and even more important, to know what to do to help things be better.

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Stress……and it can come in all kinds of forms…..increases a woman’s need for B vitamins and magnesium. That’s because high stress increases the production and subsequent break down of stress hormones…..cortisol and epinephrine to be specific…..via the liver, and actually requires an increase in specific nutrients as co-factors in the metabolic processes.

This is known as the “nutrient burn rate,” a concept introduced by Dr. Carolyn Dean, a renowned expert on magnesium, with some wonderful products (www.rnareset.com). Some things that can increase one’s “burn rate” are as follows……and we’ll bet you’ve been impacted by one or more of them:

  • Physical. Lack of sleep, travel (especially across time zones), lack of sunlight.
  • Chemical. Alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, marijuana, drugs, pollutants such as cleaning chemicals and pesticides.
  • Mental. Worry, anxiety, perfectionism, long work hours, difficult family members or work colleagues.
  • Emotional. Anger, guilt, loneliness, sadness, fear and helplessness.
  • Nutritional. Food allergies, vitamin & mineral deficiency.
  • Traumatic. Injuries, illness, surgery, infections.
  • Psycho-spiritual. Troubled relationships, financial / career pressures, unhappiness.

So…..regarding the above…..
look in the mirror……anyone you know?

First…and no surprise…..
recognize the stressors and go to work on them.

Second, and just as important, help deal with your “nutrient burn rate” by doing the following:

  1. Add some additional B complex to your daily regimen. Our PM Plus products contain highly absorbable B12, B6, and Folic Acid (as Quatrefolic®). For most women this is enough, but you want to add even more depending on your stressors and how you feel.
  2. Get more magnesium, which is deficient in most women. There are many kinds of magnesium supplements available (most need 800 – 1000 mg per day). Add Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) to your bathwater and soak for 20 minutes 3 times a week.
  3. Get an optimal level of vitamin D. Optimal levels of vitamin D are associated with an enhanced mood and sense of wellbeing, as well as benefits of a marked decrease in the risk for a number of diseases. Aim for 5,000IU per day as a supplement and get out in the sun when you can.
PM Plus has helped tens of thousands of women feel better by helping to relieve their menopausal symptoms, and we know that by addressing stress…..and your nutrient burn rate……that you’re going to feel better during this very important time of your life.
Amata by Dr. Christiane Northrup
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