October isn't just about falling leaves and trick or treat🎃; it's World Menopause Month! 🌸 And mark your calendars, October 18th is World Menopause Day! 🗓️ Mark your calendar for a special Healthy Happy Hour on that day!
So, let's get into something that many of us might not know about menopause: achy joints.
It may not be arthritis. Well, hold onto your teacups, because it could actually be a symptom of perimenopause and menopause! 😲
Achy Joints: More Than Meets the Eye
Ladies, one of the lesser-known effects of declining estrogen levels during perimenopause and menopause is achy joints. The presence of estrogen helps to lubricate the joints keeping their movement smooth and easy. With declining estrogen levels, some of the cartilage around joints begins to break down and inflammation of the joint ensues.Some mistake this for arthritis or other joint issues. I had a client who thought she had a rotator cuff syndrome flare-up, but it turned out to be miss menopause knocking at her door. For any new joint pains, see your primary Physician to rule out all other possibilities besides menopause.
The Natural Solution: FREEALITEA's Release & Relieve
Some of the symptoms of menopause are actually a inflammatory response. So what do we do? Reduce the inflammation. My absolute FAVE is FREEALITEA's Release & Relieve tea blend. With the goodness of turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon, this blend is your graceful companion through menopause. Turmeric is a POWERFUL anti-inflammatory root and therefore soothes inflammation. Additionally, turmeric is classified as a phytoestrogen. Phytoestrogens are plant derived compounds that are similar in structure to estrogen. That occur in foods such as turmeric, beans, soy, some vegetables, fruits, and other herbs. By consuming phytoestrogens, you can alleviate some of the menopausal symptoms as a result of lower estrogen levels.
The turmeric in Release & relieve plus the ginger warms you up, and cinnamon adds a dash of sweetness to your journey. Sip it daily and feel the relief wash over you. It's like a warm hug for your joints!
Though the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause can be annoying, it is a symbol of wisdom! We have been blessed to walk this earth for a good while and have the gray hairs,hot flashes, and achy joints as a symbol of our strength!
So, this World Menopause Month, let's celebrate this wisdom and strength. Embrace those achy joints as a sign of transformation and sip your way to grace with Release & Relieve.