What foods would be help ease Peri/Menopause symptoms? NO soy and flax is not my friend (kills my tummy). Berries? How about sesame seeds? Would love to hear n=1
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on March 22, 2012
at 04:13 PM
Here's my n=1: I'm 49 and no perimenopausal symptoms now after 17 months Primal, regular 26-29 day cycles.
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on March 22, 2012
at 04:06 PM
Hi, TA. :)
Here is a whole list of thread about perimenopause and menopause:
A few things which helped me:
No grains, sugars, sweets of any kind.
No legumes, nightshades, nuts/seeds/their oils, or sweet fruits.
Eliminating FODMAPs, oxalates, and most salicylates.
Avoiding high histamine foods.
Eating very low carb.
No packaged foods, or things made by others.
No additives/preservatives/mystery ingredients.
Protecting my rest and quiet.
Taking ooodles of supplements: magnesium, CLO, EPO, Vit D3, L-Carnitine, Inositol, Chromium GTF, minerals, extra zinc, etc.
Yoga and Callanetics help me very, very, very much.
That's a quick list, but perhaps it will help with a few things. :)
I wish you much patience, good humor, and joy in finding things you like. :)