Menopause – Natural Remedies

Menopause – Natural Remedies

The Natural Woman – Hormonal Balanced Diet


The Natural Woman Workshop

Ancient Eastern disciplines state that our good health and wellbeing come from the inside.  As a teacher of Oriental Medicine, my passion to educate women on hormonal balance has always been at the top of my list.

The distress and discomfort I see so many women suffering from as they go through menopause is completely avoidable.

I created and teach a 3 day mini-break called ‘The Natural Woman’.  This is a natural approach to beauty, hormonal balance and weight loss.

Morning Chiball/Yoga with Marlene

Morning Chiball/Yoga with Marlene

It is a simple and easy to follow programme that allows you to sail through menopause just as the women of the Orient do.  This is also a very powerful workshop for younger women who suffer with PMS. 
Women have unique health issues to manage. Hormonal imbalance can contribute to weight gain, unstable mood or a stressful temperament. They are a powerful force in both our physical and emotional life but they can be influenced by diet, exercise and state of mind. You can learn the secrets of “Happy Hormones” by adopting my format below.

5 in 1 Mighty Bowl of Goodness

5 in 1 Mighty Bowl of Goodness

This very effective ‘eating plan’ will have you back in balance in no time and will relieve you from many of the symptoms that women from around the world consult me on.  If you would like to book a personal consultation please email me and I will forward you the details on how to proceed.

Thank you so much for changing my life and my health. ‘The Natural Woman Course’ answered so many questions for me and has put me on a path to regaining my health.  I loved the cooking classes, the morning Chiball/yoga sessions and all the wonderful spa treatments.  I have now lost 2 stones, my blood pressure and cholesterol are back to normal and the hormonal problems I had have gone. Your work is truly blessed as are you and I wish you huge success in getting your work out into the world to the masses who need it.
Camilla Christianson- Sweden

Marlene Watson-Tara

The Natural Woman

Marlene’s Hormone Balancing Food Plan

• Eat at least 3 meals a day plus 2 snacks and chew well
• Focus on Portion size, not calories
• Maintain a constant blood sugar level
• Eat natural foods rich in phytoestrogens
• Include good sources of vegetable protein; beans,tofu, tempeh, seitan
• Drink filtered water, kukicha tea, sencha green tea or herbal teas,
• Eat a wide selection of cooked and raw foods
• Lightly cooked fresh vegetables
• Dark green leafy vegetables
• Sprouted seeds such as alfalfa, lentils and mung beans
• Pressed salads and pickles
• Colourful fruits and vegetables in season
• Almonds, walnuts, sunflower and pumpkin and sesame seeds
• Seaweeds
• Shitake and maitake mushrooms
• Miso, shoyu, tamari
• Wholegrains, short grain brown rice, millet, quinoa,etc.,
• Soba & udon noodles
• Naturally sweetened desserts (occasionally)using barley malt or rice syrup
• Go organic

My suggestion to you all regarding soya would be to use it as a fermented product as in miso, tempeh, tamari and shoyu (natural soya sauce). Avoid soya milk, soya yoghurt, soya cheese and many of the other processed soya products that are everywhere. Soya beans are hard to digest hence the reason why it is best to use them when fermented. The only way I use processed soya beans are in tofu. I occasionally use soya milk in puddings as it has a thicker consistency than rice milk. In cereals however I use rice or almond milk. You will find more information on the subject of soya in my book or read my blog on soya.

Eat Hormone Friendly by eliminating the following foods from your diet.

• Refined carbohydrates
• Processed foods
• Alcohol and caffeine
• Non-organic fruits and vegetables
• MSG soy sauces
• All commercial seasonings
• Coffee (try grain based)
• Sugar laden drinks and juices
• All Meat (including fish)
• Dairy and eggs
• Sugar

Recipes for all of the above, medicinal teas and home remedies are explained in my book Macrobiotics for all Seasons – over 200 delicious recipes and many more available on my website

In good health



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  2. marlene – this article is great as usual – but when it says eat lots of foods rich in phytoestrogens it doesnt mention where soya (milk, yogurt etc) sits in that advice? I went back to hot flushes when i went on hols and couldnt get my almond milk as easily, and had too much soya milk? Cut it out and within a month they’d gone again?

    • That’s because soya milk and yoghurts etc., are not in my hormone balanced eating plan ….. soya beans are best used as fermented products i.e. miso, tempeh, shoyu , and only small amounts of tofu (processed soya beans) I don’t advocate soya milk, soya cheese, soya yoghurts etc., they are hard to digest ..and as you know the old western marketing has made soya everything now….

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