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Menopause Monday – Sage Tea Experiment July 21, 2014

Filed under: Health,Nutrition — jax allen @ 7:30 am
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Well, it’s been a week since I began cutting down my coffee and swapping yo,Sage and lemon balm tea.

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I don’t know why I’ve wasted my money buying Mint tea bags? It’s so easy to make fresh tea from fresh herbs – you literally pour hot water onto herb leaves. No need for a strainer, bag or squeeze mechanism.

So, I now own 4 sage plants, 3 outside and one on my kitchen windowsill.
I’ve also invested in a glass tea pot – it has a fine sieve built into it- this makes it easy to see the brew in action. It also makes me feel that I’m having a truly clean drink.

How has the Sage tea worked for me? I do think the hot flashes ( I’ve been told they are Power Surges) have eased a lot. I’d gone from nothing to hourly flushes in just a week, quite a shock.

I do think that 3 or 4 cups a day has eased my symptoms a great deal. The surges are less frequent and less powerful!

I will continue with sage and try adding other fresh, soft herbs for variety.. I do like lemon balm, it’s a very fresh smell and taste. I’ve also noticed that my sweet tooth has gone.

Eat Clean. Train Hard. Feel Great.

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Menopause Monday – Fight Symptoms Naturally! July 14, 2014

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My favourites are Sage & Lemon Balm tea, restricting coffee, alcohol and nicotine goes well with a clean eating, healthy lifestyle.
I regularly use red beets in my diet – either chopped into salad or shredded in wraps and an essential ingredient to my daily veggie smoothies.

I’ve found smoothies the easiest way to get the 5 minimum and ideal 9 vegetables every day. I go for any dark green or red veg, then add a little fruit from thin skinned berries.

My research has led me towards raspberries, grapes and blueberries for fruits.

The vegetables I use are spinach, avocado, broccoli, kale and sweet bell peppers.

For nuts and seeds- to increase the Omega 3 content- I’ve been adding a mixture of linseed, sunflower seeds and goji berries. I quite like the crunch the seeds give.

I add a clean protein powder to one smoothie and have it as a snack, the other daily mix I have either after my high protein breakfast or mid morning.

Try it they’re delicious. Its too early to know if they help with menopause symptoms. But, I will let you know how I get on.

Now, I’m off to make sage and lemon balm tea!!

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Eat Clean. Live Well. Feel Great!