Boosting a Woman’s Well-Being

Boosting a Woman’s Well-Being
It Starts With Sleep

Science now supports what every woman knows: While both genders may have trouble getting to sleep, women are the ones who tend to suffer insomnia’s negative effects.

Researchers studied data from 744 people, men and women, who had been treated for sleep difficulties. According to the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, women were much more likely than their male counterparts to feel tired and depressed all the time.

It’s tough to spend your life in an exhausted daze, especially when there are pressing work and family commitments to be met. Lifestyle changes help; in addition, natural medicine offers ways to aid the perpetually weary. (Of course, the first step should be a visit to your healthcare practitioner for a thorough checkup.) Other herbs and supplements address problems such as loss of libido, menstrual and menopausal issues, and yeast and urinary tract infections.

Natural “Boosters” for Women

Acidophilus – Helps maintain normal microbial balance in the vagina and digestive tract; may help reduce recurrence of bacterial vaginosis; may also help ease symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome

Cacao – Supplies antioxidants and magnesium, a mineral crucial to energy production; appears to heighten pleasurable feelings; has shown ant depressive effects

Cranberry – Long used to help defend against urinary tract infections; contains substances that may support healthy gut flora and promote better circulatory health

Dong Quai – called “the female ginseng” because Eastern medicine employs it for women’s health concerns; often used in menopausal symptom relief; has shown protective effects for the heart and liver

Maca – Acts as an adaptogen, a plant that helps the body deal with stress; traditionally used to increase energy, libido, mental clarity and overall well-being

Pau D’Arco – Traditionally used for infections and as an overall tonic; employed in Western herbalism to fight yeast infections

Valerian – Long used to help ease anxiety and promote sleep; has helped reduce discomforts associated with PMS and menopause in studies

This article is from Energy Times Magazine May/June 2018 issue. Please visit our website for more information on this and other great health topics. Remember this article is for information only. Do not make any changes in your diet or lifestyle without first consulting with your preventive health care provider. We always pray for your prosperity and health, 3 John 2, blessings, Donna

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