The Benefits of COQ10

Coenzyme Q10, which is known as COQ10 for short, is one of the strongest antioxidants in your body. It is a fat-soluble nutrient found in every single cell in your body, more specifically found in the mitochondria of all your cells. I think of...

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Turmeric - "The Golden Goddess"

This colourful spice has a long history of medicinal use. I love it’s nickname The Golden Goddess, for me, it is the perfect menopausal herb for the Goddess approaching her Golden Years, as it can help bring richness to her health and...

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The Most Important Dietary Change To Make In Menopause

I'm often asked what is the most important dietary change I should start with at this stage of life.

This is a tricky question but in most cases, it’s removing sugar from the diet.

 

Sugar is the perfect toxin, it sweet to taste and...

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Blood Sugar Imbalances, Diabetes and the Menopausal Transition

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With the reduction of estrogen, also comes an increased risk of blood sugar irregularities and Type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, 1 in 3 women post menopausally will develop type 2 diabetes. As estrogen supports the pathways that regulate insulin...

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The Importance of Exercise in your Menopausal Transition

Exercise is essential at every stage of life, and perimenopause/menopause is no exception. 

 

Here are a few ways exercise can help improve your menopausal transition and benefit your general wellbeing.

  • During our transition, we have a...
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Potassium

Sources:

  • Most fruit and vegetables - banana, potato, watermelon, tomato, sweet potato
  • Legumes - lentils, kidney beans,
  • Meats - chicken, salmon, beef, turkey

 

Deficiency:

  • Women who urinate often lose lots of potassium and this can start a...
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Manganese

Sources

  • Brown Rice
  • Nuts: Pecans, Almonds
  • Legumes: pinto, beans, navy beans, peanuts
  • Fruit: Pineapples, grapes, berries, kiwi

Deficiency

  • Iron and manganese fight for absorption. If you have high iron stores, you will probably have low...
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Magnesium

Sources:

  • Dark green leafy vegetables - spinach, broccoli
  • Legumes - black beans, kidney beans
  • Nuts and seeds - almonds, cashews
  • Avocado, banana
  • Meat - chicken and beef

 

Deficiency:

Common signs of low magnesium include eye twitches, leg...

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Copper

Sources:

  • Shellfish like oysters
  • Nuts such as cashews and almonds
  • Dark green leafy greens
  • Black pepper
  • Cocoa
  • Yeast
  • Copper cooking equipment

 

Deficiency:

Toxicity is more common than deficiency. Rarely do my prescriptions include copper. I...

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Chromium

Sources:

  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Vegetables: Broccoli, green beans
  • Herbs and spices: Garlic, Basil
  • Beef and Poultry
  • Fruit: apple, banana, grapes

 

Deficiency is very common.

 

Uses:

  • Enhances the action of insulin, helps to regulate blood...
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