Stress and Menopause Helped by Mindfulness Meditation, Yoga and Genistein

by Laura Ramirez on July 7, 2011

Stress and menopause go hand in hand with regard to dealing with symptoms like mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain and the like. How a woman treats herself during midlife transition may be the key to health and longevity later on in life. Although hormone treatment and diet can and do help, in a recent study, it was discovered that mindfulness meditation, body awareness and yoga decreased menopausal symptoms, anxiety, improved sleep quality and the ability to handle conflicts. According to the women who participated in the study, these benefits created a noticeable increase in quality of life.

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In addition to mindfulness meditation and gentle forms of yoga, the stress and menopause link was also helped by taking the isoflavone genistein, especially for the treatment of hot flashes. Women who took this supplement reported that their hot flashes were reduced by more than half. The women in the study noticed a difference after taking the supplement for at least 6 weeks. Although you can take a supplement, you can also get this isoflavone from eating whole soy foods. It should be noted that some women cannot tolerate soy.

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