We do not all experience our time in Hell Gorge in the same way. Not all of us have all of the symptoms. But we do know that the aches and pains, the insomnia, the itchy skin, the mood swings, the brain fog, the digestive issues, the burning mouth, the dry eyes, the rage, the loss of libido, the hot flushes, the night sweats and the epic wind are merely the result of our fluctuating hormones.
As estrogen starts to fluctuate and decrease, so does our capacity to absorb vitamin D, which is responsible for the absorption of calcium. Doctors often give women calcium in perimenopause and menopause for their bone health but do not mention that taking it together with vitamin D and vitamin K is necessary for the calcium to enter our bones.