Chen Ben Asher – Functional Nutrition – Silicon Valley – Metabolism Solutions in Menopausal Women

Nowadays it is already proved that there is a connection between metabolism and menopause. Menopause itself is a natural occurrence, but it carries within various health issues that need to be fixed to feel and look healthy. There are ways how to shift metabolism in a way to regain energy and thus keep up with the normal lifestyle.

Metabolism itself if the body’s ability to create energy which is important to look and feel better. Just drinking energy drinks and coffee approach is set to fail. The problem in postmenopausal women is much deeper as there are more changes in the body. Most of it has to do with the changes of hormones (adrenals, thyroid, genital organs). Further, this influences the ability to maintain appropriate blood sugar, inflammation, stress management and much more. If the problem isn’t taken care of, insulin resistance might occur. Insulin itself is “a hormone secreted by pancreatic beta cells in the islets of Langerhans.”[1]

Insulin resistance happens when the body’s cells fail to recognize insulin. The result to that is glucose levels stay elevated, and the pancreas makes more insulin than needed. The most common problem is that people with insulin resistance also lose the ability to control appetite and thus are more prone to overeat.

Solutions might differ based on each case. But there are also some general guidelines that fit most of the cases. It is worth looking into the lifestyle and eating habits already before metabolism.

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For hormonal system

Eating high-quality protein and fat on a daily basis can help to keep away the stress of adrenals thus maintaining the ability to keep the blood sugar level stable and also metabolism. Important aspect also is having enough of sleep. The best time to do so is before 11 p.m. In most of the cases, there are profs that foods like grains (gluten) and gut-irritating foods are not good for the diet as “sugar and grains increase cortisol and cortisol increases belly fat.”[2] Additional fat not only decreases the self-esteem but is no good for the rest of the body.

For gastrointestinal system

If there are some problems with eating and consumption of nutrients, a person can experience fatigue, weight and mood imbalances. It is more prevailing in postmenopausal women. Highly important is to eat a high quality (organic) diet based on the personal nutritional needs. With age also the need for supplements increases as the body isn’t that active in the production of what is needed or there is an overproduction of some hormones etc.

For detoxification

The body takes in different toxins from the environment and food. These toxins go through the whole body and even get into fat cells. That is one of the reasons why weight is hard to get off even with dietary, lifestyle and exercise change. The right detox program might be highly important also for postmenopausal women. The most toxins come from chemicals and hormones that can be found in food. It is possible to consume a lot of chemicals by chemicals in skin care products. Water can help to flush them out. A great start is to consume 1/2 ounce per pound of body weight. Detoxification programs can also focus on nutrients, herbs, sulfur base amino acids and others.

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Postmenopausal period adds more stress to the body as it undergoes changes. Different factors can easily disrupt metabolism. Individual programs with special solutions can help women to feel good again. It includes not only stabilization of the body weight but overall hormone level and the body’s reactions to the outside influences. It is crucial to understand that it is not possible to fuel a metabolically damaged body by a simple consumption of more food and supplements. First, you get healthy to lose weight not lose weight to get healthy. Only in this way, it will be a long-lasting solution with the right care of the body. Trust specialists who know how to provide the best programs and solutions to feel the best way possible without doing, even more, damage to the body.




[1] Metabolic Syndrome and the Menopausal Woman. Accessed from: http://www.townsendletter.com/FebMarch2012/metabolic0212.htmlrel=”nofollow”

[2] Shift your metabolism. Accessed from: https://justinhealth.com/shift-your-metabolism-2/rel=”nofollow”

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