Vaginal dryness is a plague among women over age 50 but it doesn’t have to be. Moisturizers are being touted but even they don’t address the underlying problem of vaginal dryness. [Daily Mail UK Oct 3, 2016]
But there is an underlying cause – diminished estrogen production and lack of omega-6 GLA oils in the diet. Dryness in the skin, mouth, eyes, hair, vaginal tissue and (brittle) nails.
Remedies abound. Estrogen replacement should be considered. [WebMD]
Omega-6 GLA oils from borage, evening primrose or black currant seed address the dryness commonly experienced by women as they produce less estrogen. [Scandinavian Journal Rheumatology 2002] Supplemental vitamin A for natural production of lubricating mucin should also be considered.
Being overweight was also a concern since it affected women’s confidence being naked in front of their husbands. That is something that a no added-sugar/low carbohydrate (no bread, no pasta, no cereal) diet addresses. [European Review Medical Pharmacological Sciences July 2016]