Okay . . . so yesterday we discovered that "estrogen" DOMINANCE in "menopause" is the reason we have a "MENOPAUSE FROM HELL".
So today . . . let's continue to learn more.
Now . . . we spoke last week about the enzyme called "diamine oxidase" (DAO) being so very important for controlling "histamine" levels in the body.
Well . . . this isn't any different . . .
As I said yesterday . . . when levels of "progestogen" and "estrogen" decrease during "menopause" . . . causing "progestogen" to drop even LOWER than "estrogen" . . . this now allows "estrogen" to become DOMANANT over "progestogen" . . . even though both levels are "low" causing "menopause" . . .
This "estrogen dominance" now causes another problem . . . it can actually "reduce" the "histamine-degrading" enzyme called DAO that we need to keep our "histamine" levels in check.
And as we now know from last week's Health tips . . . if we don't have enough DAO in the body . . . we will have "high" levels of "histamine" causing "histamine intolerance".
Did you get all that???
Well . . . guess what???
This is a "BIGGIE" . . .
When we're given "SYNTHETIC" hormones like "estrogen" in traditional hormone replacement therapy for "menopause" . . . these "synthetics" are very hard on "MAST CELLS" causing them to make "TOO MUCH" histamine . . . and now our "histamine intolerance" can become even "WORSE".
And many times . . . we now develop allergies and asthma that we didn't have before hormone replacement therapy.
Okay . . . now, if we're going through "menopause" . . . and we want to make life a little easier and a lot more comfortable . . .
We need to stay away from "HIGH histamine" food such as . . .
Aged cheese like swiss, cheddar and parmesan
Alcohol like wine, champagne, beer, whiskey and brandy
Coffee of any kind
Cured meats like bacon, salami, pepperoni, luncheon meats and hot dogs
Fermented foods like sauerkraut, vinegar, soy sauce, kefir, yogurt and kombucha
Fish and seafood
Food additives like carrageenan, colorings dyes, sodium benzoate, MSG and guar gum
Leftovers older than 48 hours
Peanuts and cashews
Processed and packaged foods
Because all of these elements . . . will INCREASE "histamine" . . . making your "menopausal symptoms" like hot flashes, weight gain, mood changes, chills, sleeping issues, night sweats, headaches, anxiety, dry skin, thinning hair, vaginal dryness, itchy skin, hives, bladder irritation or even urgency to urinate . . . even WORSE!
And this goes for those of you that are in "Peri-menopause", "TRUE-menopause" or "POST-Menopause" ALSO . . .
Because as we now know . . . the average length of time we're in "PERI-menopause" is about 4 years . . . then when we have gone more than "12 months" WITHOUT having period . . . we are no longer in "peri-menopause" . . . we're now in "TRUE-menopause" . . . and after that point . . . we are now in "POST-menopause".
Now . . . the "POST-menopause" stage . . . lasts for the "REST OF OUR LIFE" . . . with some "post-menopausal" women starting to notice their symptoms lessen or even disappear during this time.
But . . . many of us will continue with our "symptoms" for anywhere from 5 to 10 years after our period "STOPS".
So I can't say this enough ladies . . . NO MATTER WHAT STAGE OF "MENOPAUSE" YOU'RE IN . . .WE MUCH CONTROL OUR "HISTAMINE" LEVELS TO "BREEZE" THROUGHT HIS TIME IN OUR LIFE.
Because the way I see it . . .
4 years of "peri-menopause" symptoms 1 years of "true-menopause" symptoms
And a possible 10 years of "post-menopause" symptoms
I just WAY TOO MUCH suffering for you and your partner.
And tomorrow, we'll talk about what foods we SHOULD eat "more" of to help this cause.
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