From the wellness expert who brought you “sleep hacks: herbs for sleeplessness and anxiety” comes another video packed to the eyeballs with healthy herbal goodness.
This time, Jovanka is taking on another common menopausal symptom: digestive disruption.
As estrogen levels fall in midlife, cortisol levels rise, bumping up both your blood pressure and your blood sugar levels. The hormonal imbalance can slow digestion, causing gas, bloating, constipation, pain, and indigestion.
There are lifestyle changes you can make to help control the problem: eat slowly, drink plenty of water with your food, choose foods in menopause that help with digestion (are high in fiber), get enough sleep, and exercise regularly. But for many women, lifestyle changes don’t provide sufficient relief, and digestive symptoms – and the risk of embarrassment – really cramp their social and professional lives along with their stomachs.
So if bumping up your intake of leafy greens isn’t enough, Jovanka has some great suggestions of herbs that can help regulate your digestion and get your gut back on track.
Want more herbal relief? Check out Jovanka’s ebook, 12 Libido-Enhancing Herbs, for even more support of your healthy, fabulous life.
Jovanka is a featured expert at People Magazine, Entertainment Tonight, Whole Foods, Veria Living, Fox News LA, NPR and CBS Radio. She’s also a regular contributor in Spanish-language media outlets like Telemundo and is a contributing guest expert at The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, BlogHer and PositivelyPositive. Jovanka gave her first TEDx talk on “Rethinking Failure” in November 2013. Want more Jovanka (and who doesn’t, frankly)? Check out her creation: the Wellness Smackdown , an online wellness & learning community for healthy living, which was featured on the first season of ABC’s “My Diet Is Better Than Yours.” Jovanka also offers lectures, workshops and wellness coaching in both English and Spanish.