“Mind Trick” STOPS Menopause Symptoms
Dear Living Well Daily Reader,
I love non-pill solutions.
What do I mean? Habits like getting better sleep, exercising, and walking in the woods are all free, unmedicated ways to ease your symptoms and even lessen the impact of your condition.
Not only that, non-pill solutions usually have additional benefits as well.
And often, they’re free!
Such is the case with this exciting non-pill “mind trick” solution that can STOP menopause symptoms.
Let’s take a closer look.
When it comes to easing your passage through “the change,” the best place to start could be your brain.
Scientists are beginning to take mindfulness meditation seriously. A recent study in the journal Climateric found that mindfulness greatly improved the symptoms of menopause in 1,744 volunteers.
Women who practiced mindfulness reported feeling less stressed, less irritable, less depressed, and less anxious.
Try getting a pill to do all that!
Before you think that mindfulness is just a bunch of silly hippie woo-woo, let me tell you that it’s actually MUCH simpler than you think… and it’s easy to make it a part of your life.
You see, mindfulness is simply paying attention.
Instead of going through life on autopilot, you take a moment to pay attention to your body and your surroundings.
For example, when you make your coffee, pay attention to the smell, the warmth of the cup, how your mood lifts as you drink it.
That’s all there is to it!
Interestingly, it’s something you may already be doing. We often automatically turn on our mindfulness in positive moments, like witnessing a beautiful sunset, playing with a cute puppy or baby, or savoring a delicious meal.
The researchers cautioned that mindfulness may not eliminate all menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats, but could be part of a healthy program.
And I certainly agree.
P.S. If you’d like solutions for night sweats, however, you can find my mailbag response on the subject right here.
“Mindfulness May Ease Menopausal Symptoms.” https://www.drweil.com/blog/bulletins/mindfulness-may-ease-menopausal-symptoms/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Weekly%20Bulletin%2001132022&utm_content=Weekly%20Bulletin%2001132022%20CID_825286a5cd963926900db72801fd3a2c&utm_source=Email&utm_term=Mindfulness%20for%20relief
Richa Sood et al, “Association of mindfulness and stress with menopausal symptoms in midlife women.” Climateric, January 17, 2019, doi.org/10.1080/13697137.2018.1551344
Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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