If you're just starting menopause and don't want to resort to hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Christiane Northrup says there are a few things you can incorporate into your diet to help with your symptoms. Eat foods that are high in omega three fats and magnesium, as well as iodine, which balances estrogen. Dr. Northrup personally uses an herb called pueraria mirifica. "It's a miracle herb from Thailand that's been used for almost 700 years," Dr. Northrup explains. "Look for the kind that contains puresterol, which means it has been extracted correctly." This supplement has also been shown to have a great effect on bones, heart, female tissues, and even the brain, so Dr. Northrup recommends taking it even if you aren't going through menopause!
Mouth breathing is a stress response, which will signal to your body that there is an emergency. Stress hormones will result. A slow deep breath in and out through your nose will engage your “rest and restore” parasympathetic nervous system almost instantly.