The most commonly asked questions from women who are entering the mid-life transition generally revolve around the following:

  • What is perimenopause?
  • How do I know if I’m in menopause?
  • Should I take bioidentical hormones?
  • Is there another way?

Since literally thousands of women enter the mid life transition every day (by some estimates 25 million annually!!) it’s not surprising that these questions come up frequently! And to these women we say welcome…….you’re now part of a “tribe” that exceeds 470 million worldwide! How’s that for a support group?

The term “menopause” refers to the final menstrual period, and when doctors use the word they really mean a woman is going through perimenopause, the process leading up to menopause. The final menstrual period is a “retrospective” diagnosis, meaning that you don’t know you’re done until one year has passed. Hormones during this period are in flux, and women may require hormonal support both during and after perimenopause.

We have said this before many times, but it bears repeating:
Menopause is a NATURAL process,
NOT a medical event requiring medication!!

Many women make all the hormones they need from their own adrenals and ovaries and sail through this transition. Others, however, exhausted from a variety of pressures, including nutritional deficiencies, sleep deprivation, and good old fashioned stress, lack the raw materials to produce adequate hormones.

You can read a great deal more about this in The Wisdom of Menopause, and by reading a blog at: https://www.drnorthrup.com/abcs-of-hrt/

Recently I had a conversation with my very good friend, Dr. Deb Kern, https://drdebkern.com/, and we chatted about perimenopause, bioidentical hormones, and what very cool things happen in the brain during this period. You’ll enjoy this lively discussion here: https://player.vimeo.com/video/319958208

For those women who want to embrace a natural approach to the typical symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, sleeplessness, etc., Amata Life’s Pueraria Mirifica Plus and Pueraria Mirifica Pure are the place to start. These daily supplements were specifically formulated to provide women access to phytoestrogens, which are entirely plant based, and which can help to balance hormone levels and relieve symptoms. All in a very high quality, trusted formulation that can be taken daily.

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