November's LiveingWell Health NewsLetter

1. MENOPAUSE & PMS  2. HERBAL RELATION THERAPY 3. HEALTH SITES  4. RECIPE  5. THOUGHT OF THE DAY

"HAPPY THANKSGIVING"

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Women deal with medical issues men never face- perhaps that's why generations of women have turned to herbal remedies. In this issue you will

find remedies on how to treat Menopause, and PMS.

" Using Herbs And Aromatherapy to relax. "

MENOPAUSE:

Change of life or as most call it changes.

Changes refer to the time in a woman's life when her menstrual cycle tapers off and ends. Typically this "change of life" happens between the

ages of 45 and 50, but it can happen much earlier or a few years later. Thin women, malnourished women, women who smoke, or have had a

complete hysterectomy all have a significantly earlier menopause. Higher altitudes also speed up the onset of menopause. Thinking your family

history or the age at which you started having your periods doesn't influence the onset. Understanding what is happening gives you the power to

deal with these natural changes. In your voyage through these uncharted waters not everyone gets all the symptoms of menopause or PMS. It is

a silent intruder that can creep up into your well-ordered world. Altering your estrogen and progesterone levels when that happens, periods

become irregular sometimes more frequent and heavier than they were during you're normal cycle, sometimes less frequent and lighter. Months

are skipped altogether. In other words marking the calendar - those days are over. You learn to carry supplies wherever you go. Below are the

symptoms, In the herbal section are herbs that have been know to help the situations. Also tips on Aromatherapy relations'.

Menopause has a number of factors that cause women discomfort. Hormonal fluctuations can cause headaches, dizziness, dry skin, emotional ups

and downs, fatigue, and dozens of other annoying symptoms.

COMMON SYMPTOMS AND HERBS THAT ARE KNOWN TO HELP WITH:

Hot Flashes /Black cohosh root

Vaginal dryness with correct balance of hormones this will correct

Heart palpitations with correct balance of hormones this will correct

Insomnia/ Kava Kava

Osteoporosis Good Calcium supplement

Memory loss with correct balance of hormones this will correct

Depression /Licorice Root

Joint Pain with correct balance of hormones this will correct

Anxiety /Lavender and correct balance of hormones

Weight gain with correct balance of hormones this will correct

Headaches/ Feverfew or Peppermint

HELPFUL HINTS FOR CHANGE OF LIFE:

A healthful diet, eliminating caffeine, cigarettes, white flour, sugar, processed meats, and refined foods. Eat plenty of fish, turkey, chicken, fresh

fruits, and vegetables. Make soy foods part of your daily diet-they're a rich source of plant estrogen. Eat small meals more frequently to keep

your sugar levels on an even keel. Moderate exercise, plenty of rest take supplements and herbs to strengthen your adrenals make sure to take

time out for yourself see herbal "Aromatherapy relations" for reducing emotional stress this all help your body adjust with a minimum of

discomfort. You will find that Herbs are wonderful allies during menopause- they help to regulate hormones, restore vitality and provide relief

from uncomfortable symptoms. All in all you are the one who will decide which herb is for you. As everyone is different in there symptoms. In

using the herbs you will need to find the correct formula for your self. By using more or less combining different herbs and relation therapy.

Changing your diet. Just remember in our "Life-Style" over the years we have many changes and will continue on as life goes on. We strive to

improve. This I have always believed and " I'M sure you do too"

By Lillian Waugh

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HERBAL

AROMATHERAPY RELATION

Scintillate your senses with scent!

Using an aromatherapy inhaler-a small glass bottle with a wide opening and a lid you can screw on and off.

HOW TO COMBINE ESSENTIAL OIL Choose the recipes from below drop the oils in the bottle, tighten the cap and shake to mix. Then relax in a comfortable chair, uncap the bottle and inhale deeply several times. "Always remember to light your favorite candles, and listen to your mood music. "

STIMULATING THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

Peppermint clears the head, increases alertness, eases nausea, revitalize you when you are tired, by relaxing

tense muscles, and more.

25 drops of peppermint

15 drops of lime

10 drops cedarwood

HERBAL ALERT

For mental clarity

20 drops of lemon balm

15 drops sweet basil

15 drops bay leaf ( laurel)

PMS_ SOS

Helps release discomfort

10 drops dill oil

20 drops vanilla extract

10 drops juniper berry oil

MOOD BOOSTER

Recapture the joy of living, deepens feelings of harmony. Use as a fragrance or inhale when you need a boost.

1/8 oz. Jojoba oil

4 drops bergamot oil

4 drops neroli oil

3 drops rose oil

1 drop orange oil

Remember to tie in a cheesecloth hang under hot water or boil in pot and strain off the leaves.

HEALING BATH when your muscles ache.

4 Tbs. Dried lavender

2 Tbs. Each of bay leaves, marjoram and rosemary

WASH AWAY STRESS;

Anxiety that makes you a nervous wreck. The homey smell will remind you of days of carefree times.

4 Tbs. Each of eucalyptus leaves, and ginger.

1 Tbs. Crushed pine needles

1 Tbs. Vanilla or anise.

6 fresh daisy blooms to float on the water. Or a flower that you like.

Always remember to light your favorite candles, and listen to your mood music.

CAUTIONS

Herbs are powerful medicines, so check with your homeopathic doctor before starting an herbal regimen,

especially if you have a preexisting condition such as hypertension or diabetes. Some herbs can interfere with

prescription medications or cause dangerous interaction. If you are pregnant, do not take herbs.

When taking a new herb, start slowly and, if there is no side effects, increase your dosage to the

label-recommended amounts only. Remember dosage strength can vary from brand to brand the sale of herbal

remedies are not regulated by the FDA. Look for standardized extracts that contain a consistent amount of

active ingredients. Keep away from children.

Avoid These for Effectiveness

To give your homeopathic remedies the best chance of working for you, avoid these common substances that

are known to antidote remedies: coffee, camphor, eucalyptus, tea tree oil (Melaluca products), menthol, and

mint.

RECIPE

EGGPLANT AND TOMATOES

Serves 4

1 1/2 Tablespoons Olive oil

1 large Eggplant, peeled and sliced

1 Tablespoon Olive oil

1/2 cup Onion, sliced

1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic, minced

1 teaspoon Oregano

2 teaspoons Basil

1/8 teaspoon Crushed red pepper

4 cups Tomatoes, diced

Linguine, cooked

Grated aged Ricotta or Romano

Pre-heat the oven to 425. Heat the first amount of oil in a skillet. Brown the eggplant slices on both sides. Place

on a sheet pan and bake for 15 minutes. Set aside. Heat the second amount of oil in a saucepan. Add the onion

and garlic. Cook until soft. Add the oregano, basil, and red pepper and tomatoes. Simmer for 20 minutes. Toss

in the eggplant and cooked pasta. When hot, place in bowls and garnish with cheese.

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Thought of the day.

"When every physical and mental resource is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously." -- Norman Vincent Peale

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By Lillian Waugh

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