What You Need to Know About Your Hormones After Menopause
Have you ever wondered about your hormones after menopause...
- Is your body still making hormones after menopause?
- Which hormones decrease after menopause?
- What hormones are needed after menopause?
- Are hormones produced by the ovaries after menopause?
- Do you need to worry about balancing your hormones after menopause?
- Can hormones help you with weight loss after menopause?
- What's the best postmenopausal diet?
Get the answers to all these questions
and find out exactly how you can maximize those postmenopausal hormones for massive anti-aging and health-protective benefits in the video above.
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1:30 Things you have to remember about hormones after menopause.
1:41 The first thing you want to know about your hormones after menopause.
1:58 Know why keeping hormone levels as high as possible naturally is important after menopause
2:32 What are the benefits of having higher hormone levels after menopause.
3:16 Ways you can help your body to make more hormones after menopause.
3:47 Why reducing stress is especially important after menopause.
5:00 Stress management techniques to help you make more of the hormones you ened after menopause.
5:14 To recap.
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Is your body still making hormones like estrogen and progesterone after menopause, and if so, is this a good thing and how can you maximize those hormone levels for massive anti-aging and health protective benefits? If this is something you'd like to know, stick around, because that's exactly what we're talking about in today's video.
Hi. I'm Dana LaVoie, an Acupuncturist and Herbalist and founder of Menopause Basics. For 15 years, I've been helping women use natural remedies to balance hormones so they can have an easy menopause and feel great afterwards. Before we jump right into to what you need to know about your hormones after menopause, I want to ask you a question. Do you think your body is still making hormones like estrogen and progesterone after menopause? Let's find out. let's get started.
I've been working with women in menopause for 15 years now, and I've noticed that so many women think once their hot flashes subside, they're done with menopause and they never have to think about their hormones again, but that is not quite true. There are a few things you want to know about your hormones after menopause to get massive anti-aging and health protective benefits. The first thing you want to know about your hormones after menopause is, yes, if you still have your ovaries and your adrenal glands are healthy, you're still making hormones, including estrogen and progesterone, after menopause, and you want to keep those hormone levels as high as possible naturally, and here's why.
Your hormone levels are going to be much lower than they were before menopause. Normally, they're about the same level that they were before you hit puberty, so when you were 10 or 11 years old, but you want to help your body make as much of these hormones as you can and keep those postmenopausal hormone levels as robust and high as healthy as you can, because having these hormone levels just a little bit higher has many, many anti-aging and health protective benefits, like better cardiovascular health, stronger bones, better moisture and lubrication and overall juiciness, so it helps to avoid dry eyes, vaginal dryness, low libido, weak bones, and in Chinese medicine it helps avoid sagging skin, good muscle tone, even frozen shoulder. The risks that may possibly be associated with boosting those hormone levels with hormone replacement therapy is completely avoided when you're just supporting your body and making more of those hormones naturally. It's really a win-win situation.
If you want to know the two main ways you can help your body make more of these hormones after menopause, the first is including the right hormonal building blocks in your diet with foods and superfoods that contain the ingredients your body needs to make hormones, so you definitely want to download my free roadmap for five easy-to-follow steps on getting started with this today. It's going to tell you you're going to need plenty of healthy fats, plenty of fruits and vegetables, and superfoods like flax seeds, but the details are all in that free download.
The second way is reducing stress. Here's why this is so important after menopause. Before menopause, your sex hormones like estrogen and progesterone are made by your ovaries. During menopause, your ovaries pretty much shut down, and they stop producing hormones for the most part, so to keep your hormone levels high enough after menopause what your body does is, the adrenal glands take over making some of those hormones for you so they help your ovaries. Your ovaries aren't able to make enough anymore, so the adrenals step in and start making estrogen and progesterone and those types of hormones for you, but your adrenals also make your stress hormones, and they can only make one type of hormone at a time, so if your stress level is high all the time and the adrenals are always making stress hormones, they never get a chance to switch over to making estrogen and progesterone.
They can only do that when you are not stressed out, so what you want to do instead is manage your stress levels. You can use easy stress management techniques to lower your stress levels. You want to do this at least once a day so your adrenals get to stop making stress hormones and become available to make those nice juicy female hormones for you.
To recap, first, yes, your body still makes hormones after menopause. Two, keeping those hormone levels as high as possible naturally has really significant anti-aging feel-good and health protective benefits for your bones, your heart, and your overall juiciness. Third, you can help your body make more hormones after menopause in two ways. One, include the right building blocks for hormones in your diet every day with foods and superfoods. You're going to need healthy fats, lots of fruit and vegetables, and specific superfoods. Number two, you want to manage your stress levels effectively. You need to give your body a break from constantly making stress hormones if you want your other hormone levels to be robust and healthy after menopause.
If you enjoyed today's video and you want to get started using these techniques today, then I invite you to click the link below to sign up for your free copy of my Menopausal Woman's Roadmap. This is a free download that will give you five easy-to-follow steps on what to eat every day to give your body the building blocks it needs to make progesterone and estrogen and all those other nice hormones, and I'll show you how to avoid the three most common mistakes women make that interfere with keeping those hormone levels healthy. I'm also the host of a Facebook group, Menopause Basics. I'll leave a link in the comments below where you can join instantly, because inside the group is where all the best discussions happen about these videos, so if you have questions or want to continue this conversation, I'll see you there. Of course, you can use the comments below on YouTube as well. Those both work.
I'm Dana LaVoie, an Acupuncturist, Herbalist and founder of Menopause Basics. Thanks so much for watching and I’ll see you next time, and do me a favor, please hit share on this video as well and share it with your friends.