Are you managing your symptoms, or are they managing you?
Are you dealing with hot flashes, irritability, night sweats, weight gain, insomnia, and mood swings? Well, chances are, you’re not alone. You may be in the early stages called perimenopause experiencing irregular periods and uncomfortable PMS.
Regardless of where you are, you’re probably ready to be done with it all.
Unfortunately, when you’re going through menopause, you’re at a higher risk for other conditions such as thyroid problems, heart disease, and autoimmune disease.
Menopause does not have to be a death sentence for women. A lot of the symptoms are worsened by our Western, fast-paced lifestyle. Interestingly enough, many women from third world countries do not suffer from the same problems.
Menopause often occurs when women are raising teenagers, working on their careers, and possibly taking care of their aging parents. Needless to say, this can add even more fuel to the already roaring fire.
Are you energetic in the morning and ready for whatever comes your way? Do you think clearly during the day, able to handle deadlines and interruptions? Do you feel good about yourself and how you look? Are you pretty close to your ideal weight and have a good self-image? Do have a bowel movement 1-3 times every day and rarely have digestive issues?
If you've said no to any of these questions, then you could benefit from doing an elimination diet. It's an excellent way to detox your body from food and chemical toxins. I'm happy to introduce my new program called 30 Days To Clean Eating.
Your food choices affect more than just the inches on your waist. Certain foods can leave you feeling anxious and depressed, irritable, tired, struggling with insomnia, dealing with migraines & headaches, and more.
Many behavior and academic problems in children have been linked to their diet, and most improve drastically with a clean diet free of problematic foods.
It can be very challenging when you’re trying to figure out why you feel out of sorts. Sometimes, you’re not actually sick, but you just don’t feel right.It might be that you’re sluggish with no energy and can’t seem to lose stubborn weight. Or, maybe, you’re always run down, so you keep catching everyone’s cold or flu bug.
The typical way to get to the bottom of your problems is to go through a battery of test which are often trial and error. You may be prescribed a host of medications that may or may not work. You may even be told that the symptoms that are plaguing you are all in your head. At this point many people throw up their hands and resign themselves to the fact that, this is as good as it gets.
You may have even heard comments like, “This is just part of getting older” or, “This is perfectly normal for women your age”. The fact is that most of the symptoms we struggle with are not so much age-related as they are totally about what we put in our mouths.
A new year always offers so much hope for the future. We make big plans and think about all the things we want to accomplish in the next 12 months.
One thing most people overlook is a plan on how to achieve their goals. You wouldn't think about going on vacation or starting a major building project without some kind of plan in place. Would you?
I'm not talking about some big ideas in your head. They need to be clearly laid out on paper with details explaining how and when it's going to happen.
Goals without a detailed, written plan are just a wish.
So, will this year be different from all the others? Well, then you have to do something different.
Goals have to be very specific. Often, people make them very general, so it's hard to know if you actually achieve that goal. For example, if you say you want to lose weight, it's not clear how much you want to lose. Is it 10 pounds or 50 pounds? That will make a huge difference.
Goals must have a time limit. Give yourself a reasonable time fra...