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Dr. Northrup recommends:

Exercise
  • Sustain at least 30 minutes of exercise at least five times a week.
  • Diversify your exercise routine to speed up your metabolism; working different muscles will allow you to burn more carbohydrates and body fat, protect your bones and your heart.
More Helpful Ideas
  • Yoga and meditation increases progesterone levels that will allow you to feel calmer and more centered in your life.
  • Use 1/4–1/2 teaspoons of 2% natural progesterone cream to reduce the occurrence of hot flashes and migraine headaches. You can pick this up at a natural food store or your doctor can prescribe it.
  • If you have an increased sex drive, find a creative outlet to channel your new energy into.
  • Try traditional Chinese acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

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