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What Works Better For Menopause Than HRT? You Will Be Shocked At What It Is!
All four groups received two tests: one at the start and one at the end of the 90-day testing period. The test used is called the Menopause Rating Scale. This scale measures the various types of menopausal issues including frequency and intensity of their symptoms. The scores for these test were then analyzed by a computer program that created statistical analysis for the results.
Researchers discovered that the groups who consumed the flax seed each day had fewer and less intense menopausal symptoms. The control group had an increase in their menopause symptoms by an average of 7 percent.
The group that used HRT drugs saw their menopausal symptoms decrease by about 10 percent.
But it is the quality of life scores that show the true advantage over taking HRT.
The groups that consumed flax seed saw their quality of life scores increase from 38.63 to 41.69.
The HRT group saw their quality of life scores go down from 37.29 to 34.65. The same was true of the control group, whose quality of life scores went down from 34.94 to 33.82.
One of the main advantages of using flax seeds over HRT is the lack of side effects that flax seeds cause. One large study, which involved more than 161,000 women and was conducted over a 15-year period, found that HRT therapy increased the risk of cardiovascular disease, significantly increased inflammation, as well as dramatic increases in breast cancer rates. Other less serious side effects included nausea, headaches, vaginal bleeding, and intestinal problems.
The side effects of flax seeds? None. That’s right; zip, nada, zilch.
Flax seeds not only reduce menopause symptoms but they increase the quality of life as well as other positive side effects. Flax seeds improve digestion, lower cholesterol levels, and improve cognitive function.
Flax seeds contain healthy probiotic fiber, which improves bowel movements and improves digestion. It also contains phytosterols, which reduce oxidative low density lipoproteins. These tiny seeds also have a type of omega-3 fatty acid called alpha linolenic acid or ALA. The body converts ALA into brain and heart healthy DHA. DHA protects the cell membranes from the damage caused by free radicals.
Flax seeds need to be ground in order to release their active compounds. You can store flax seeds in the freezer and remove about two tablespoons at a time. Grind them in your spice grinder or coffee grinder, then add them to your morning smoothie, salad, soup, oatmeal, or just about anything you desire. They have very little flavor but add a tiny bit of crunch.
There is no need to suffer from menopause symptoms. You also do not need to suffer from the serious side effects of hormone replacement therapy. Adding more flax seeds into your diet should give you the relief you are looking for and give you plenty of other health benefits.
If you are currently taking hormone replacement therapy, speak with your doctor about going off of these prescriptions and adding flax seeds to your diet.