Supporting my older body/mind

Going back to when I was 55 (now 74), I had learnt my body’s needs change every year. I mean, being a woman I’ve always known hormonal stuff changed my thinking and body shape. I did think after menopause I could just chill out, not worry about that anymore. Yes, it was nice BUT ….. it also put me into new territory! My body also said “Beaudie! Pressure is off!” I began to notice I had to work harder to keep weight off and hair on my legs and underarms was thinning out. That’s not a bad thing hey? But, the hairs remaining were longer than they had ever been! I mean, really?? I should mention the pubic hair was behaving the same – AND going grey! Being a herbalist, I had to put my thinking cap on and come up with a plan. I can’t stop the ageing process however I could maybe slow down the deterioration a bit! Well, I was going to give it a go! I’ve always taken supplements and herbal concoctions to help with whatever the current state of body and mind was. I decided that seeing as I was not losing blood every month, I did not need extra iron so I found a multivitamin mineral supplement to suit older females. I also decided to take a Vitamin B Complex and Vitamin E. Being a herbalist, I also included a good green herb such as Stinging Nettles every day.

I also had a Valerian tincture handy for those days when I was a bit temperamental. I just took a swig of it randomly. The tincture worked quite fast when I swirled it around my mouth before swallowing. It takes a shortcut via the epithelium tissue in the mouth instead of going via the stomach.

I found this blend of things worked well giving me extra energy and gave me a general lift. However I had to make changes over the next 20 years till now. See – I do acknowledge the changes that happen as we get older. I just need to be aware of what’s happening physiologically and act on it.

I love taking charge! Cheers!!

Author: Halle McQueen

I am a herbalist by trade and have a Ba in Complimentary Medicine. My passion is plant medicine -- that is what took me to the Amazon jungles in Peru in 2006.

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