Kathy’s Naturopathic Approach to Menopause

Naturopath Kathy from Healthwise Natural Therapies encourages you to consider how a Naturopathic practitioner can assist you during menopause. If you’re frustrated with symptoms and confused by mixed messages from the media, maybe it’s time to visit an experienced naturopath. Kathy Penev with 18 years experience is qualified to help you address your health concerns through a wide range of therapeutic modalities, offered at both her Mordialloc and Mooroolbark clinics.

The transition from monthly periods into menopause can be a rollercoaster of emotions and hormonal imbalance. The symptoms of Perimenopause can last anywhere from 6 to 13 years. When a woman enters menopause, estrogen also declines and can result in hot flashes, night sweats,vaginal dryness, digestive changes (diarrhea, constipation, bloating), genitourinary changes (urinary tract infections), mood changes, skin changes memory issues, and weight gain.These symptoms result from lack of estrogen, while perimenopausal symptoms (insomnia, mood swings and headaches) are caused by declining progesterone levels.

The symptoms associated with menopause can be very distressing for women. Fear not – there is good news .There are ways to stabilise your hormones so that you will feel comfortable, rested, happy and healthy.

Exercise is an effective way to minimize the effects of hormonal dips and surges. Healthy Body – healthy mind. Nutrition is also key. A naturopathic practitioner will explain the interconnections between symptoms, nutrition, supplements and lifestyle. For example adding flax seeds to your daily diet in a smoothie or salad can help balance estrogen levels. Flax contains lignans that are a form of phytoestrogen. Additionally flax also contains omega 2 fatty acids, antioxidants and is a great source of fibre.

Kathy Penev is also a certified Body type practitioner, trained Dorn therapist and low level light therapist. Kathy holds a Diploma in Education with the aim to make her clients healthy, well and empowering her clients to live their life to the fullest. Get in touch today!