My mother has been having a hard time with hot flashes and emotional changes due to menopause. She has also recently started on a lower-carb diet and seems to be seeing positive changes. She is aware that I have been following a primal diet for a few months but is not completely convinced yet. Does any one know, in general or from personal experience, if going Primal could help with her menopause symptoms?
asked byHRow (190)
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on May 10, 2012
at 01:18 AM
Menopause is complicated. I'll be more than willing to testify that I've had positive results re: hot flashes and mood swings by adopting a more-or-less Paleo diet, but it's not been a cure-all. Giving up dairy has helped some, but again - it's not been a cure-all. I will tell you that ever since moving to Ohio from Texas, I've suffered from Seasonal Affective Disorder, and giving up all the NADs has helped tremendously with that. So I suppose what I'm saying is that going Paleo won't hurt - it may even help a great deal. But it might not "cure" everything.
on March 28, 2012
at 09:10 PM
I have been Primal for 4 months with no changes as far as my hot flashes but it may be too soon to tell. I can say that it has totally eliminated all indigestion, no heartburn, no reflux and my stomach ulcers give me no pain. My blood sugar is stable which helps my emotions stay stable. I am so grateful for it all.
on May 10, 2012
at 12:30 AM
I would say that a paleo diet would, and that a primal diet would not. Primal would likely exacerbate it with all the exogenous hormones from dairy products. Asian women do not experience the dramatic menopause symptoms of Western women. I would guess it has something do with their diet and the conspicuous lack of dairy products.