Hot & Heavy Menopausal Women - New Therapies Offering Relief

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As a woman enters and goes through menopause, maintaining body weight becomes difficult; shedding pounds often feels hopeless. Relief from one or more of the unpleasant effects of menopause is no longer exclusive to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), but found in alternative, naturopathic avenues such as hypnotic relaxation therapy and dietary supplements.

Short-term effects of yoghurt containing a novel fat emulsion on energy and macronutrient intakes in non-obese subjects

As a woman enters and goes through menopause, maintaining body weight becomes difficult; shedding pounds often feels hopeless. One study's findings indicate that women gain an average of 12-15 pounds during menopause while other life-stage research heralds even more alarming horrors, such as hot flashes, insomnia, night sweats, the shift from a pear-shaped body configuration to an apple-shaped body, a 5% decrease in metabolic rate per decade, and the very common menopausal symptom of bloating. Relief from one or more of the unpleasant effects of menopause is no longer exclusive to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), but found in alternative, naturopathic avenues such as hypnotic relaxation therapy and dietary supplements.

Completed in September, a Baylor University study found that hypnotic relaxation therapy reduced hot flashes in menopausal women by 68%. In addition to fewer and less severe hot flashes, the therapy was shown to decrease anxiety, depression, and insomnia that often accompanies menopause.

While hypnotic relaxation therapy is clinically shown to help alleviate the aggravating thermostat irregularities of menopause, there are also over the counter dietary supplements that may help with effectively managing daily caloric intake through appetite suppression. A study published in the International Journal of Obesity* showed one such dietary supplement, Slim Shots, helped users eat up to 30% less than their placebo group counterparts.

Menopausal relief, once considered available only through hormone replacement therapy, is now available through a variety of tools. Women are no longer relegated to being "hot and heavy" or accepting a one-size-fits-all HRT treatment during this life stage. Exploring the therapy or combination therapies right for you is as easy as talking with your doctor.

For more information on the appetite suppressant and portion controller, Slim Shots, visit http://www.slimshots.com.

References:

  • "Short-term effects of yoghurt containing a novel fat emulsion on energy and macronutrient intakes in non-obese subjects ," International Journal of Obesity, AA Burns1, MBE Livingstone1*, RW Welch1, A Dunne2, PJ Robson1, L Lindmark3, CA Reid4, UÂ Mullaney1 and IR Rowland1; The International Journal of Obesity, 2007.

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