What are some natural perimenopause treatment alternatives?


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Eating whole soy foods and integrating flaxseed into the diet are two effective means of combating the hormonal changes associated with perimenopause, according Dr. Weil. Supplementing the diet with dong quai, black cohash, vitamin E, B vitamins and evening primrose oil can also be effective in managing perimenopausal symptoms.

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As of 2014, isolated soy isoflavone supplements continue to be researched for their safety and efficacy, and therefore, it is recommended that natural food containing soy, such as tofu, edamame, milk and tempeh, are used, according to Dr. Weil. Supplementing with herbs and vitamins supports and maintains the hormones and decreases stress on the body.

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