Metabolic Health in Midlife Women
Midlife women are facing fundamental physiological changes during this time of life. Providing options to ease the impact of these changes and try to prevent or manage disease consequences is a key part of working with this population of women. Issues that may surface in women or worsen during the 40’s and 50’s include thyroid function, adrenal regulation, perimenopause and menopause symptoms, insulin resistance, and weight gain.
One class of botanicals that may play a role in treating these issues and alleviating symptoms are adaptogens such as rhodiola, schisandra, and ashwagandha. Botanical adaptogens are herbal preparations that increase attention and endurance in fatigue, and reduce stress-induced impairments and disorders related to the neuro-endocrine and immune systems. Said simply, adaptogens elicit a state of raised resistance to stress.
The webinar and white paper below include important botanical research as well as traditional clinical herbal medicine concepts in addressing thyroid function, adrenal regulation, and issues related to metabolic syndrome in mid-life women.
Webinar - Botanical Strategies to Support Metabolic Issues in Midlife Women
Download webinar Recorded October 25, 2011. Presented by Dr. Tori Hudson, ND.