Did you know that the uterus produces hormones that protect the heart? Uterine hormones can actually lower high blood pressure so be sure to protect your uterus to boost your heart health. Here are 5 steps to improve and protect uterine health:

Step #1 Eat 2-4 teaspoons of dark cherries daily or drink cherry juice to decrease cramping and inflammation during the menstrual cycle or peri-menopause. This can also be used to expedite recovery after hysterectomy or C-section.

Step #2 Check any medications you may be taking to see if they deplete essential vitamins or minerals from your body and talk to your health care provider about the best way for you to restore those nutrients through whole foods or supplementation.

Step #3 Along with eating plenty of whole foods and green vegetables like chard, spinach, kale, and beans, supplement with Magnesium daily to balance cycles, improve sleep, strengthen bones, boost immune system, balance blood sugar, relax uterus as well as nerves and muscles and reduce stress. Begin with small amounts and increase up to 400 mg daily.

Step #4 Mix 3 drops of Cleary Sage Essential Oil with a tablespoon or two of unscented organic lotion and apply to your abdomen below your navel to align uterine and ovarian function, decrease PMS as well as reduce symptoms during the menopause transition.

Step #5 Get plenty of probiotics to boost digestive and immune health and strengthen your body’s ability to assimilate nutrients that protect the uterus, your heart and bones. Eat fermented vegetables and other foods rich in healthy bacteria and take probiotics if needed to give yourself a step up to creating vibrant health.