It’s a truth universally acknowledged that as you get older, your physical, mental and emotional needs will change. To deny this will only cause you lots of issues over time so, as scary as it can be to embrace change and accept that it’s an absolute certainty, doing so will only make you more resilient and better able to cope.
Hiding your head in the sand will only result in a bad case of dry mouth – although this is a symptom that you might well experience when you’re going through the menopause, as well!
Of course, we’d all be incredibly lucky indeed if dry mouth was the only obstacle we had to overcome during the transition and, unfortunately, all sorts of weird and wonderful happenings are bound to come our way at some point.
The best way to deal with them is to arm yourself with all the facts and to make sure that you have everything you need in your menopause arsenal to tackle the challenges ahead.
One not-very-secret weapon is sage. Yes, we’re talking about that common garden herb that you probably have in your kitchen somewhere right now!
Interestingly, it seems that sage is incredibly good for your overall health, not just great for helping you through the menopause.
For something so small, it’s jam-packed with all sorts of essential nutrients, compounds and antioxidants, with studies showing that it can help support brain function, promote good oral health and even potentially lower your blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
It’s also thought that sage can be beneficial for easing complaints like diarrhoea, as well as supporting bone health thanks to all the vitamin K it contains. What’s more, it even has the potential to help tackle skin ageing, so if you’re worried about the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (who isn’t?), then start increasing your sage consumption to see if this helps.
For the menopause specifically, you may find that stocking up on sage really helps you navigate your way through the choppy transitional waters more successfully.
Common menopausal symptoms include the aforementioned dry mouth, but also night sweats, mood swings, hot flushes, fatigue, weight gain, loss of bone density, brain fog, bloating, acne, vaginal dryness and many more. It truly is a magical time!
It can feel very overwhelming to suddenly start to see your body change, but there’s a growing body of research suggesting that sage can be something of a powerhouse in helping you cope.
There’s nothing worse than feeling powerless, which is why it’s so important to gen up on the topic well ahead of time so you can ease your way into it and feel more in control.
If you’d like any further help or advice relating to the menopause and how sage can help, get in touch with me today for more information.