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Episode 47 - Menopause Support on the Way!
Are you struggling with hot flashes, waking up in the middle of the night, and are your moods going up and down? Today we interview Cheryl Hunt who has a wonderful testimony of using oils to help during this time. She is from Indiana and is a health coach, loves a holistic approach to wellness, and is a certified hypnotherapist.
What was menopause like for you and how did you know you needed support?
- It is not comfortable
- Changes in menstrual cycle
- Mood swings
- For me it was intense!
I tried hormone replacement therapy and that was not right for me, so that is when I started with Young Living.
How did you use oils throughout the entire journey?
I used the medical model to try and get through my menopause symptoms and it was just not acceptable. Clary Sage essential oil came to the rescue! I did not know enough about oils yet to fully jump in, but my niece introduced me to them, and the more you know the better you do.
How did you use Clary Sage?
I use it topically and I diffuse it. I use it when my body seems off. The beauty of Young Living and research was that I began not only using oils for symptoms but to get things balanced out.
Entire Body Approach
The body system quiz was helpful for me, and I started thinking about my entire body. Part of it is sleep, sleep is huge! RutaVaLa essential oil is a big one to learn about. Lavender is always the go-to but sometimes you need a big boost. Panaway is helpful with aches and pains. Ortho Ease massage oil is an everyday usage for me. When you get these things, you feel better about everything.
I also looked at my diet.
Daily Supplement Regimen
I go through quite a regimen during this time period in my life.
- Ortho Ease first thing in the morning on whatever is complaining
- Mineral Essence this really started balancing things out, magnesium was the answer to that
- Itovi scanner really helps identify daily needs
- Probiotic Life 9
- Prenolone Plus Body Cream
- Progessence Plus
- Brain Power to get my thoughts in order
- Multigreens is awesome
Every part of my day is filled with something. Right now I am estrogen dominant so I am working with that to balance it out.
It is impossible to have a perfect diet, so it is wonderful to have these supplements to help support the areas we need them.
Tell us about Mineral Essence. How do you get beyond the taste and what difference do you notice in your body?
- Taking it with food
- Making capsules of it
If you feel good from it, you get over the need for it to smell or taste good. Capsules have been the easiest way for me to manage it. It is potent, and it is not unusual for any mineral to be like this. I do not like having restless legs at night so I am motivated!
Were restless legs part of your menopause?
I am not sure, I have researched that as we age we do not absorb nutrients as well as we used to. I want to age gracefully and improve how I feel.
What wellness activity do you do on a daily basis that you would not live without?
Sleep is restorative, sleep is healing. We underestimate what our body needs to do to destress. Homeostasis is so vital, and retraining our body to know how to heal. Sleep is a huge piece of that. Letting go and dealing with the stress. Stress is chronic for so many. We need to be conscious about it and intentional about it. Guard your sleep!
Jump in, do your research, essential oils help and they work!
Mineral Essence - Supplement
Mineral Essence is one of the most bioavailable forms of magnesium that you can find on the market today. A lack of magnesium leads to so many health issues. You may not know it, but if you experience any of the following you may be magnesium deficient:
- Joint discomfort
- Cardiovascular issues
- Respiratory issues
- Poor sleep
- Menstrual discomfort
- Poor concentration
- Muscle aches
- Blood pressure issue
Sugar and stress deplete the magnesium in your body. This is why it is so important to supplement magnesium, so your body is at optimal levels to keep everything else in check. Magnesium supplements are not the same, so make sure you take a good supplement.
Clary Sage Essential Oil
Clary Sage helps to balance female hormones and symptoms of menopause. There is significant research on clary sage, cortisol levels, and feelings of inadequacies or not feeling good enough. If you are feeling overstressed/overworked or you just do not matter, this may be a good go to.
This recipe may be helpful to you!
Products Featured on Today’s Broadcast
- Clary Sage
- Ortho Ease Massage Oil
- Stress Away
- Progessence Plus
- Brain Power
- Ylang Ylang
- Mineral Essence
- Life 9
- Prenolone Plus Body Cream
- Clear Vegetable Capsules
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