Why am I having hot flushes? Part 1 Estrogen and Estrogen Receptors

Part 1

The exact mechanism is unknown, but what we do know is, that there is a part in your brain called the hypothalamus, that is responsible for temperature regulation, sex drive, sleep, moods, and memory. This area contains many estrogen...

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hormone nutrition May 22, 2019

Menopause SUPERFOOD - Phytoestrogens


Phytoestrogens are compounds found in plants that have an estrogen-like effect in the body. They have a similar shape to oestradiol and have the ability to bind to and activate estrogen receptors. They...

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Heart Health

heart May 21, 2019

The current leading cause of death for women is heart disease. Most heart disease is lifestyle-related. Now is the best time to start reducing your cardiovascular risk factors as lifestyle diseases are preventable and often reversible.



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Thyroid health


Your thyroid gland regulates the body's metabolic rate as well as cardiovascular risk, digestive function, muscle control, brain development, mood, bone turnover, and longevity. What an important organ!


Unfortunately, your thyroid...

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Mindfulness Exercises

sleep stress May 20, 2019

Here are 31 mindfulness exercises to help reduce stress and increase your sense of calm. You don’t have to do them all. Pick 1 or 2 different activities to try each week. Repeat the ones that work best for you. Every little activity helps,...

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bone eye hormone immune skin May 18, 2019


  • Seafood especially oysters
  • Meat and poultry
  • Nuts - cashews, almonds
  • Legumes - chickpeas and kidney beans - although these contain phytates that may prevent zinc absorption



Vegetarians are often deficient as the...

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  • Natural sea salt, e.g., Celtic sea salt is a superfood. It contains 43 trace minerals including sodium in the correct ratio. Table salt or iodised salt are not good options as they have been processed and the other nutrients have been...
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  • Banana
  • Spinach and green beans
  • Seafood
  • Root vegetables
  • Nuts



  • Deficiency is likely if you have had your stomach removed (gastrectomy)



  • To strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis
  • For healthy hair, skin and...
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  • Most fruit and vegetables - banana, potato, watermelon, tomato, sweet potato
  • Legumes - lentils, kidney beans,
  • Meats - chicken, salmon, beef, turkey



  • Women who urinate often lose lots of potassium and this can start a...
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  • Brazil nuts, cashews
  • Seafood, meats, poultry
  • Garlic
  • Asparagus
  • Eggs



The selenium content of food depends on whether the crop was grown in selenium-rich or poor soil and whether the animal meats were fed rich or poor...

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