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InViteⓇ Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Amanda Williams, MPH
As we get into the heart of this summer, we are already recognizing that this is one of the hottest summers on record. But what happens if you are already dealing with some other issues, such as hot flashes? Maybe you are a perimenopausal or menopausal woman and you are dealing with this along with the summer heat. Is there a connection between menopausal symptoms and the seasons? I want to talk all about that today.†
Does the weather impact hot flashes?
During menopause, women undergo really profound biochemical changes in all aspects of the body. For many women, one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause is hot flashes, as well as night sweats. A lot of women can experience sleep disturbances, mood disturbances and differences in energy. They may begin to gain weight or develop brain fog. For some women, this can last upwards of ten years.†
We also have to look at environmental factors that may exacerbate this. We can look at things such as seasonal changes and the weather. There have been studies looking at how monthly variations of hot flashes and night sweats, as well as trouble sleeping, can be impacted by the time of year.†
One study in the journal Menopause looked at how a lot of women have a greater likelihood of reporting symptoms of more frequent hot flashes and disrupted sleep during the summer in particular. Why is that? This is something that scientists are still trying to hone in on. It’s hard to know if weather plays a definitive role in menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, but we do know that many women going through menopause will find the summer months more challenging. This is because it’s already hot and humid and if you’re having hot flashes on top of that, it can be very uncomfortable.†
Nutrients that can help with menopausal symptoms
There are a lot of different things that we can be doing to support the body as it goes through menopause. Different plant-based phytoestrogens, for example, have been shown to be very beneficial. We can also look at including high levels of antioxidants and key vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin D and calcium. Sometimes taking Vitamin D3 every single day, along with a calcium supplementation, can help women fend off hot flashes and many other menopause symptoms.†
We can look at things that help the body with the proper breakdown of estrogen, such as indole-3-carbinol and DIM. For many women who experience hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms, adding these supplements into their routine can oftentimes help them feel much better.†
In this episode, Amanda Williams, MPH discusses how the heat of the summer may worsen hot flashes for perimenopausal and menopausal women. She explains why this may happen and offers recommendations for supplements that can help.†
- Statistics on menopause
- Research on factors that can impact hot flashes
- Symptoms commonly related to menopause
- The similarities between symptoms of menopause and symptoms of dehydration
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A variety of vitamins and nutrients – from supplements to skin care – are needed throughout the season. Summer is coming, and the products you need to revamp your healthy supply have arrived!
To Support Hydration
You’ve always been told to drink more fluids – in the summer when you’re sweating and by your doctor when you’re sick. But why is this so important to our health to stay hydrated? Approximately 60% of our bodies are made up of water. Water plays an essential role for the body and is critical to our survival.
As our body temperature goes up (due to summer heat exposure) a reaction occurs in the body as a defense mechanism. We know this reaction as sweating. Sweating occurs when the body is trying to cool itself down. The problem with this excess fluid loss is it can affect our normal bodily functions. Excessive loss of sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium or phosphorus can lead to muscle cramps, weakness, fatigue, dehydration, elevated internal temperature, and in severe cases even organ damage.
In order to maintain proper balance in the body, be sure to restore and replace your minerals – especially magnesium and potassium. A superior mineral, amino acid supplement can supply these minerals in forms that support alkalinity and energy production.
To Provide Moisture to Your Skin
It’s a common thought that moisturizers are only necessary during the cold, dry winter months – but that’s completely false! Sun exposure, heat and all of that chlorine and salt water from your pool and the beach can dry out your skin. Your skin may also become dehydrated as the temperatures go up, which can lead to dry, cracked, itchy skin.
Turn to superior moisturizers that provide powerful external antioxidant protection and hydration for your skin. Be sure to choose a moisturizer that is packed with powerful nutrients to support your skin’s texture, allowing your skin’s healthy radiance to surface. These powerful nutrients include Green tea, Shea Butter, Neem Oil and Vitamin A. Steer clear of products that contain alcohol, parabens, petroleum, colorants, fragrances and sulfates!
The Energy You’ve Been Searching For
Summer comes with BBQ’s, parties, and lots of last night’s out, which can lead to not-so-healthy choices like drinking alcohol and turning to unhealthy foods. All of these can lead to an unhealthy diet, lack of sleep and a complete lack of energy.
In order to boost your energy, turn to an important energy-releasing nutrient that is produced naturally in the human body – Ubiquinol. Ubiquinol is needed for energy and, in it’s active form, allows calories from food to be absorbed and utilized as energy throughout the body.
Ingredients like Rhodiola and L-Theanine can also provide your body with the energy you’ve been searching for!
Enjoy the summer! But don’t leave your healthy goals behind. Be sure to keep your body hydrated, your skin radiant and your every levels high this summer.