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Natural Menopause Relief

Natural Menopause Relief

There are many benefits to getting older. We learn to start relying on how we feel about ourselves rather than being concerned about what others think of us, we learn to speak our truth, we are often more financially stable, and as we come to the completion of raising small children, we have time to chase some of our own dreams. Unfortunately, many of us find themselves distracted by hot flashes, insomnia, mood changes, a drop in energy, and struggles in their romantic relationships as they experience a drop in libido in culmination with everything else.

What is Menopause?

In technical terms, menopause is when we’ve been period-free for a full year, which happens for women globally at around 51 years of age; however, for the majority of women there are several years of symptoms before becoming post menopausal (peri-menopause).

Take note that as I continue through this article, I will use the word “menopause” to refer to the entire cycle from peri-menopause and beyond, and for women who are experiencing symptoms do to a hysterectomy, whether partial or complete.

Medication Come with Risks and Side-Effects

One of my goals is to help women avoid unnecessary and potentially risky medications. Menopause can be such a game changer that even women who previously chose nothing but natural remedies start considering prescribed hormonal medications to stop the symptoms, but I have found that even some of the most severe symptoms can be relieved by following the method that I will touch upon in this article.

Note: While there are times when I do suggest natural hormone therapies, I save them for the most severe cases, as even natural hormone replacement comes with some risks.

Meet Harvest Moon

1. Harvest Moon is a unique proprietary formulation that safely and effectively relieves many of the most common symptoms of menopause, including:

  • Hot Flashes
  • Night Sweats
  • Mood Swings
  • Low Energy
  • Weight Gain
  • Lack of Libido
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Joint Aches
  • Sleeplessness
  • Headaches
  • Stress
  • Relieves pain associated with menstruation (try Moon Time if you are pre-menopausal)
  • and more!

2. Helps Restore Your Hormonal Balance

As a woman’s body ages, the hypothalamus, a part of the brain that controls hormonal balance, loses its sensitivity to signals from the hormone-producing organs. As a result, the body experiences hormonal imbalance that manifests in physical and emotional symptoms of menopause. To help relieve menopause symptoms, Harvest Moon targets the root cause of menopause – hormonal imbalance*.

3. Unique and Safe

We use only the highest quality herbs that are certified organic, holistically wild crafted, and/or locally grown. Our herbs are tinctured in organic alcohol and fresh mountain water (free from harsh chemicals and fluoride treatments). This combination acts as a carrier, bringing the needed remedy straight to the blood stream to work fast and effectively. Tinctures are absorbed in the mouth and stomach and bypass the slower intestinal system which may or may not absorb the needed constituents of capsules. We hand make these wonderful herbal preparations in small batches. Tinctures are poured off into dark glass bottles creating a great product with an optimally long shelf life.

Shut Eye for a Good Night's Sleep

THT’s Shut Eye Tincture is a gentle, non-addictive sleep aid that does not lead to morning grogginess. All of the ingredients work well together to deliver a synergistic blend to your sleep deprive body, but the Valerian has been specifically shown to dramatically reduce hot flashes with regular use.

Ginseng for the Ladies

Men are already onto the benefits of ginseng, but it has a lot of benefits for women too! Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng) taken daily not only reduces hot flashes, but can boost your libido and lower high cholesterol! Take in the early part of the day as ginseng can be stimulating and interfere with sleep.

More Ways to Keep Your Cool

In addition to the above herbal options, I recommend the following dietary and lifestyle strategies to prevent and ease hot flashes:


  • Emphasize a plant-based diet rich in phytoestrogens including cupfuls of cooked green leafies like kale, collard greens, broccoli, and Napa cabbage daily, as well as legumes such as garbanzo beans and lentils.
  • Add Flax seed, 1 TBS fresh ground daily, to your daily diet
  • “Fatten up”: Ample good quality dietary fat, including olive oil, coconut oil, butter or ghee, and walnut oil, as well as fresh avocado is necessary for maintaining hormone synthesis. In fact, if you are underweight you have a higher risk of having hot flashes – and there is no connection between good quality dietary fat and a higher risk of high cholesterol – with olive oil it’s just the opposite!


  • Dress in layers so if you feel yourself heating up, you can cool down in a flash.
  • Keep the clothing layer closest to your skin breathable – 100% cotton is light and absorbent.
  • Carry a shirt change with you – if you do work up a major sweat, you don’t have to go throughout your day feeling clammy or sporting pit stains.

For Night Sweats

  • Wear cotton pajamas (or sleep in the buff) so you don’t have to change clothes at night. Keep an extra sheet next to the bed so you can quickly strip down the bed and toss a fresh sheet on with the least possible sleep disruption.
  • Sleep with the bedroom no warmer than 68 degrees F to keep cool under covers.
  • Keep a spray bottle with water and peppermint essential oil nearby and spritz the back of your neck and chest as needed.
  • Layer your bed covers so you can cool down and warm up easily

Menopause can be a trying time for all women. The recommendations in this article have helped literally thousands of women pass through menopause and hot flashes more easily. May you find relief from your symptoms, and confidence in the wiser you as you pass into another phase of life.

9th Oct 2018 THT Steph

APOTHECARY PIE - a Blog by The Herbal Toad