It has been a bit of time since I posted here! Take a seat dear female friends... I have much to tell you and good Menopausal Magic to share with your feminine spirits.
My Natural Health Education / Functional Medicine Consultation practice is a busy space for me to be in! And... I have been up to other stuff as well: new book released co-authored with a dearly loved, local healer friend, Jenny Morrill.
And...Keep reading for a peak into the new Vaginal Love herbal product I am releasing, soon, with another local healer and dear soul sister: Acupuncturist Shelby Connelly of Five Elements Living Retreat Center in Colton, NY.
I am here today to share a bit of Menopausal Magical Wisdom. I confess, I do not have many symptoms of menopause. Once in a while a skipped period... but that is to be expected at 52.
Keeping the body healthy and avoiding symptoms of any dis - ease is an easy path to walk when you commit to self-care, self healing:
If interested in healing self... the resources on my Natural Health Education website can get you there for Free if you are committed to you!
So, what if I do have some symptoms of menopause, Paula?
Hot flashes, gushing periods leaking all over the place, moodiness, heart palpitations, etc., etc., etc?
Following the above whole food & whole health choices will self heal these menopausal change challenges.
Using herbs to nourish the body back to health is another great choice to assist the above whole health living habits. Herbs are plants. Plants are food. Food nourishes body cells.
Red Raspberry Leaves tone the uterus. Who doesn't want a fit, muscular, sexy uterus at any age? This helps to prevent all the "medical reasons" we get advised to cut it out of our bodies. Keep your beautiful uterus... it was meant to be in your pelvis: the bowl of your feminine wisdom!
Red Clover Flowers balance hormones and help to clean the blood.
Stinging Nettle Leaves are an awesome, amazing, whole body cell nourisher. If you took the time to read the Whole Food link back there... you now know that nourishing your body cells is key to vibrant health!
Motherwort: Hot flashes, heart palpitations, and moodiness anyone? Feel like you are about to snap? Let your Mother love you up.
Sarsaparilla Root: a healthy liver breaks down hormones to be excreted through the colon. Sarsaparilla root helps to keep the liver healthy and doing its job of detoxing and breaking down hormones. Dandelion root, burdock root, and milk thistle seeds are other liver nourishing herbs to assist in healthy liver menopausal magic. (Shhhh, I did not make this tincture!)
Flooding periods leaving a mess in your life (and clothes? Not to mention car seat, bed...) Wild Yam to the rescue! Years ago I used wild yam for birth control but that is another topic. ; ) I came home to wild yam after I had my first, and only I might add, flooding period. I take 3 of these capsules every AM & every PM. No floods ever again for me. I suspect Wild Yam also nourishes my body cells to create a peaceful & magical menopausal transition for me (along with my whole food & living habits.) So many women suffer from flooding and are told to get ablation (I would never, ever, recommend this procedure to anyone... find the root cause of your struggles and heal them!) and/or a hysterectomy (another procedure I would not recommend save for the very extreme reasons). Wild Yam also helps to keep our bones strong well into our Medicine Woman / Crone Wisdom Years! (This Link will take you to several post I have written on the magical nourishing effects of Wild Yam.)
Stay with me here good Women... I have a lot to say after so long a hiatus!
OK, another HUGE issue with the menopausal years in what the medical field calls vaginal atrophy. Let me just say, creating such negative terms around the female body is just wrong. It keeps us in the mentality that there is something wrong with our bodies, that our feminine organs are innately weak and malfunctioning. This my friends is pure and unadulterated bullshit. We are strong; we have powerful and wise feminine organs!
If we follow Wise Woman Nourishing Healing Ways... see all my whole food / whole health suggestions above... our vaginas can remain strong even as we age.
Will they not age?
No, we can't be silly, aging happens.
But, we can age with grace, strength, and divine dignity!
Eat well, play well, whole food - whole health yourself up, use herbs to nourish that which needs nourishing, have sex, do kegels... AND... here's the biggy I have been waiting to share:
A while back in my Wise Woman blogging career, I wrote a post on Voluptuous Vagina™'s. At that point, I had been making a vaginal cream / ointment for a couple of years. I had friends and clients who complained of the vaginal dryness and issues that accompany aging in our amazing female bodies. I, of course, recommended all of the whole health lifestyle changes but I also whipped up this above Luxe Feminine Emollient pictured as I had a 60 year old gal friend who wanted relief and comfortable sex with her new man. It is now several years later and I have shared the formula with a handful (or two) of friends and clients who just love it!
I was telling my acupunturist friend & soul sister, Shelby Connelly, of this magic elixir I make for friends and she said...
- Let's perfect it and go into business together. I said,
- You are kidding, right? To which she replied...
- Hell No!
And so the story goes... we have started our self care, self healing business together.
Voluptuous V™ is available now, click here.
Sending healing, feminine love, Paula