What’s a girl to do? Five recent studies have shown that soy is worthless for treating the symptoms of menopause.
Now that HRT has been largely discredited, millions of women embarking on the menopause are on the lookout for natural alternatives. One of the favourites is so-called ‘natural’ progesterone,
* Eat the right foods. Eating foods rich in phytoestrogens can allieviate menopausal symptoms. All pulses, tofu and whole soy products (avoid soy protein isolates), nuts, flaxseed and other seeds, grains (rice, oats, wheat, barley, rye),
A 51-year-old woman came to see me with menopausal symptoms. Since then, she had suffered frequent migraine attacks with nausea and vomiting, and leg cramps; her contact lenses had begun to hurt her eyes.