Friday, January 8, 2010
Soy and Other Natural Menopausal Symptom Remedies
Taiwanese scientists recently discovered that a compound found in soybeans may be useful in promoting better health during menopause.
The research, conducted at the National Chiayi University in Taiwan, suggests that the compounds called soy aglycons of isoflavone (SAI) may act to lower cholesterol and increase the anti-oxidative properties of the liver.
That would make them a powerful weapon against cardiovascular diseases which seems to increase in post-menopausal women.
Researchers also found that soy has weak estrogenic properties and it seems that menopausal symptoms can be improved by dietary consumption of soy.
There are many natural therapies that can be helpful in minimizing hot flashes, headaches, insomnia, weight gain and fatigue associated with menopause. They include regular exercise, yoga and meditation, wicking pajamas, dietary changes, massages and reflexology treatments.
Before embarking on the path of more traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy for menopause related symptoms, you might consider trying some of the more natural remedies first. Or at least try some of these options in addition to HRT. It is never too late to treat your body well.