50 year old Shoulder

joint Sep 24, 2020

Have you heard about the 50-year-old shoulder?

Shoulder complaints at this stage of life are so common they have been given this nickname. The most common issues are frozen shoulder and rotator cuff disease. So let's discuss what is happening...

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The importance of collagen during and after the menopausal transition

bone hair joint muscle oral skin Jul 30, 2020

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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Joint Health in Menopause

joint Oct 31, 2019

Osteoarthritis was once thought of as a disease of wear and tear alone. Today there is increasing evidence that estrogen influences the health of your joints and may be a contributing factor towards the development of osteoarthritis in at-risk...

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Iron

Anemia or low iron is common in menstruating women whereas iron overload is common in postmenopausal women. Please test before starting an iron supplement and retest again later.

 

 

Sources:

  • Meat - beef, lamb
  • Seafood - oysters, clams,...
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Vitamin K

Sources

  • Dark green leafy vegetables - spinach, broccoli, kale, lettuce
  • Other vegetables - carrot, pumpkin
  • Animal meat - poultry and swine
  • Fermented foods - natto
  • Nuts - pine nuts, cashews
  • Egg

 

Deficiency:

Generally, only found in women...

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