Menopause is certainly not a time to pause from men. In fact, we need to look to our male counterparts for support through this difficult physical and emotional process. It’s important for them to at least try and understand what some women go through during this transitional time in their life. Most women experience the typical irregular menstrual periods and hot flashes, which is more of a personal inconvenience. However some of the symptoms do affect our personal relationships such as sleep disturbances, mood swings, low libido (sex drive) and/or vaginal dryness, as well as numerous other discomforts. We need to educate ourselves how to naturally deal with this inevitable process, as well as help our partner and family know the best ways to be there for us through this trying time.

We may not even be aware of what’s going on, as signs of menopause may begin several years before we realize that our erratic behavior and mixed emotions mainly stem from hormonal imbalance. This menopause transition phase is called perimenopause (literally meaning “around menopause”). Other symptoms may include migraines, heart palpitations, joint and muscle pain, dry skin, thinning hair, weight gain and digestive problems, which can be due to fluctuating levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone that start as many as 10 years before menopause.

Women who encounter these symptoms in their 30′s and 40′s are often prescribed sleeping pills, tranquilizers, anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medications. Rather than writing yourself off as completely crazy and polluting yourself with prescribed medications to minimize the symptoms, consider exploring natural ways to manage your variable disposition and physical conditions. As women experience the physical, emotional, and social changes of approaching menopause, each woman faces a unique opportunity to identify her own strategies for midlife wellness. In fact, reaching menopause is an ideal time to begin or reinforce a health promotion program that will provide benefits throughout the rest of a woman’s life.

As you notice your body going through various changes while aging, you can embrace this transformational process in a positive way. It can be a great time to reinvent yourself and gain a whole new lease on life! Be sure to stay active; hike, bike, walk, dance, and/or practice yoga to help naturally balance the body, mind and spirit, as well as providing many physical benefits to help your body realign. You may also want to embark on a cleanse to detoxify your organs and flush out toxins from your entire system. An organic raw food diet is highly beneficial as well, or at least introducing more live foods into what you choose to consume is extremely favorable. With a conscious focus on staying healthy, the life force energy is able to flow freely through the channels of the body.

One of the most important things to remember is to stay sexually active, as that is the best way to retain a youthful attitude and maintain a healthy energy level. As some women experience a decreased libido, they may choose to abandon their sex life; however sexual intimacy can be better than ever during and after this mid-life change. Some things you may want to try, is a Natural Progesterone Cream. Internal Harmony is the best choice, as it incorporates natural, plant-derived progesterone in a completely balanced formula. It gives women a truly steady, safe release of progesterone and other essential botanicals.

Also try an all natural female libido enhancement. Add Lib™ is made with plant and mushroom extracts, antioxidants, vitamins, essential oils, phytonutrients to help balance a woman’s hormones and re-ignite your sexual desire. And be sure to get some Carrageenan™ all natural lubricant made with organic Aloe, agave inulin, vitamin E, and carrageenan – an extract from a rich marine algae. Most other lubricants contain, parabens, silicone, glycerin, petroleum-based glycols, and other harsh chemicals – so be careful what you put in and on your body!

Author's Bio: 

Allura Grace has worked with women of all ages and of diverse backgrounds for many years in offering support, holistic therapy and relationship counseling, as well as sharing resources and useful information in the areas of women’s sexuality, health & wellness. Allura has facilitated various women’s groups, retreats, conferences and special events for women to come together in community to share, connect and support one another.
Allura also works with women individually to help resolve personal issues around relationships and intimacy, specializing in helping women who may have emotional and/or physical issues and insecurities with sexual expression and experiencing orgasm. She enjoys helping clients explore their passions in finding a sense of purpose and to manifest their dreams and desires. She is a certified Hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor.

Currently, Allura enjoys writing articles to empower women in their sexuality, promoting a healthy fulfilling sex life - with or without a partner! Check out my blog, Straight UP Girl Talk with Allura at: www.oceanusnaturals.com/blog