Your Lifestyle for a Vital Menopause and Healthy Ageing
A healthy diet and lifestyle may reduce your symptoms of menopause. It will also lower your risk for many health problems associated with ageing. We will work together to optimise your diet so that the foods your are eating are making you feel and look younger. We can design a food plan that will provide you with the vital ingredients you need.
Exercise can improve many of the common emotional and physical symptoms of menopause. This includes hot flushes, mood disturbances and insomnia. Taking up a new activity such as gardening, dance classes, cycling or walking may be the key for you. Exercise protects you against the diseases associated with ageing while improving general health and well-being.
Meditation, massage and yoga may help reduce stress which will aggravate the symptoms of menopause. Healthy Eating Habits Eating a balanced and nutritious diet helps to maintain healthy body weight, fend off disease, and cope better with the symptoms of menopause. Foods and beverages such as coffee, alcohol and spicy foods may trigger hot flushes in some women.
Several herbs may be used to reduce the discomfort associated with menopause. Research has been carried out in Germany on the herb Black Cohosh which has shown a significant reduction in hot flushes. Other herbs have been used traditionally to alleviate symptoms such as poor sleep and anxiety. The herb Lavender has been shown to relieve stress, anxiety and flattened mood. Shatavari is used traditionally as a rejuvenating sexual tonic.
To support bone health during and after menopause increase weight bearing exercise and where needed supplement with vitamin D and minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Due to declining oestrogen levels the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures significantly increases. A woman can lose up to 10% of her bone mass in the first five years after menopause.
To maximise the health of your cells consume large amounts of vegetables and fruit. Fruit and vegetables contain anti-oxidants that will prevent damage to your cells. As a general guide, the more colourful the vegetable or fruit, the more beneficial it will be.
Together we can investigate your current diet and lifestyle and identify small changes to maximise your health. Where symptoms are disruptive I will recommend a herbal and nutritional protocol to manage this time of transition.
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