9 action steps to improve your bone health today

bone Oct 17, 2021

Did you realise 1 in 2 women aged over 50 is impacted with low bone quality or quantity leading to bone fracture?

Let’s first look at why this happens. In your body, you have 2 main types of bone remodeling cells, osteoBlast which Builds...

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Vitamin B12 and Menopause

Vitamin B12 is an essential micronutrient that is needed for more bodily processes than you probably realised.

Many of its deficiency signs match those of the menopausal transition so it’s important to determine if your symptoms are...

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Mycotherapy for Menopause

Mycotherapy is the use of medicinal mushrooms to improve your health, it plays a key role in Traditional Chinese Medicine but many functional practitioners like myself also use these mushrooms.

It is a factor to consider when looking at the...

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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 importance of collagen during and after the menopausal transition

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Collagen is a family of structural proteins. It is found in your skin, bones, tendons, muscles, cartilage, hair, nails, teeth, intestinal lining, blood vessels, and even the cornea of your eye!

 

Collagen is derived from the Greek word...

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Bone Health in Menopause and Beyond

bone Sep 17, 2019

 Preventing osteoporosis should be a priority for all women. 

90% of your peak bone mass is acquired by 18 years of age in females and continues to increase until the age of 30. Women start to lose about 1% a year until menopause and...

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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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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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Zinc

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Sources:

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

 

Deficiency:

Vegetarians are often deficient as the...

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Silica

Sources

  • Banana
  • Spinach and green beans
  • Seafood
  • Root vegetables
  • Nuts

 

Deficiency

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

 

Uses

  • To strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis
  • For healthy hair, skin and...
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