Hormonal changes during perimenopause and menopause (particularly decreased estrogen) can lead to insomnia, making it tough to catch those much-needed Zzzs.
Symptoms of having difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, night sweats, or waking in the morning not feeling rested are common.But don't despair! With the right tools, tips, and tea (yes, tea!), you can turn those sleepless nights into dreamy escapes.
With continuous stress our minds and bodies respond with anxiety, excessive worry, fatigue, brain fog and issues with your sleep. Stress is a form of toxicity that we often self-medicate with comfort foods such as chips, cookies, cakes, candy, ice cream, and alcohol, leading to an even more toxic internal environment.
Not only can food be medicine, but also a source of happiness. I want to share with you 5 foods that are staples for my detox and destress FREEALITEA.
All parts of the dandelion can be used including the flower, stems, leaves, and root. That has medicinal benefits. You can cook the leaves up like you would collard greens. I was told stories that my Paw Paw used to make dandelion wine. The root can be used as well in teas and tonics like in Release Rise & Shine Tea.
The color green makes me think of spring and all of the wonderful possibilities and opportunities awaiting me. Ever noticed if you bring a small live plant into your office cubicle how it lifts the space? That same energy and intention can happen with us using green tea. Green tea has so many benefits to include improving your mood, memory, focus, and fat burning. Consume green food, green tea, surround yourself with green colors, plants, nature, jewelry like jade, a green agate, or emrald and fill your thoughts with love for yourself and others.