A little-known symptom of menopause, heart palpitations take many women by surprise. While they are often harmless, palpitations can overstimulate the heart, causing it to work harder. An easy fix: magnesium. I recommend taking 1,000 mg. daily, making sure to get a form that contains magnesium taurinate, which targets heart health and palpitations. Bonus: Magnesium taurinate has also been shown to dial back migraines! Note: Check with a doctor before supplementing for heart health.
An easy way to ward off fatigue that tends to set in during the fall and winter: Season your favorite savory dishes with seaweed flakes instead of table salt. This low-sodium pick provides salty flavor and plenty of thyroid-nourishing iodine, which helps increase energy within 30 minutes. Another plus: It boasts appetite-suppressing soluble fiber to thwart cravings, and it’s terrific on poultry, vegetables, salad or even popcorn. Tip: To preserve its beneficial enzymes, add the flakes after cooking. One to try: Maine Coast Dulse Granules (SeaVeg.com).