Yesterday had a lovely group of women come into the clinic to hear me talk about perimenopause & menopause. We had lots of lively discussions - night sweats, insomnia, hair fall, joint complaints, lowered sex drive, ageing skin, vaginal dryness... you name it, we covered it (all together it was a 4 hour workshop😁) and we could have gone on!
I LOVE giving this workshop! Besides the fact that I love to talk🤣 I love to see people empowered to take control of their own health & with the topic of peri and menopause there is just SO much that can be done to help! In the workshop one topic we discussed was phytoestrogens and how important they are at all stages of a women’s life, but especially at this “menopausal” time. So today I am going to list the top phytoestrogens that we should & can incorporate into our lives on a regular basis! And over the next few days recipes will follow! Here is my list of favourites
🌟Flaxseeds - make sure you crush them to access all nutrients
🌟sesame seeds - tahini
🌟garlic - uncooked is best! A clove crushed into some warm water with fresh sage, lemon and raw honey! This is an elixir of menopausal life
🌟 Dates, apricots, prunes
🌟 Cruciferous vegetables - brocoli, brussel sprouts, kale, cauliflower - especially is excellent again at breast cancer!
🌟Soy (only fermented & GMO free please - miso soup Tempeh..)
🌟The berries (unless you are picking them fresh buy organic frozen, to avoid all the chemicals)
🌟Sprouts - Alfalfa, mung bean, pea
🌟all nuts & seeds
🌟Legumes - lentils, chickpeas, split peas, kidney beans
🌟Whole grains - oats, rice, barley, quinoa, rye, wheat bran
🌟Herbs - sage, thyme, basil, rosemary, dill
As always, lots of love, Juliet