Declining estrogen levels during and after menopause increase the risk of gout. A type of arthritis, gout occurs when uric acid builds up and forms sharp crystals in joints, often in the big toe. Thankfully, there’s a natural fix to sidestep painful flares: tart cherries! They’re rich in nutrients that block crystal formation cutting gout risk by 35%. Drinking tart cherry juice works, but to limit sugar, I suggest a supplement. Take 2 tablets three times daily during an attack, and 1 tablet three times daily for maintenance. Try: Enzymatic Therapy End Pain (SwansonVitamins.com)
One of the easiest ways to foster joy and good health: tailoring your clothes to your unique needs. When deciding what to wear, consider the radiant energy of the colors in your closet. Each one has an effect on your body, and color therapy has been used for centuries in the treatment of disease and injury. Anxious? Pick a blue top, which promotes tranquility and calmness. Sad? Add a pop of yellow. The sunny color has been shown to boost cheer. Grieving? Choose pink, which can help heal sadness and loss.