Initial Testing for Menopause

 

 

Women often have very similar symptoms during their menopausal transition but very different underlying causes. Testing is the best way to determine why you are feeling the way you are and what individual treatment strategies you...

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Treatment for Hot Flushes

Before you read this article, please read. 

Why am I having Hot Flushes: Part 1 

Why am I having Hot Flushes: Part 2

 

Treatment for Hot Flushes

"If menopausal symptoms were due solely to hormonal changes then the menopausal...

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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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Sodium

Sources:

  • 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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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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Selenium

Sources:

  • Brazil nuts, cashews
  • Seafood, meats, poultry
  • Garlic
  • Asparagus
  • Eggs

 

Deficiency:

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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Molybdenum

digestion mineral May 16, 2019

Sources

  • Legumes: lentils, peas, beans
  • Nuts: almonds, cashews, chestnuts
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Eggs

 

Deficiency

  • potentially linked with cancer

 

Uses

  • Reduces elevated copper levels for people with Wilson’s disease as...
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Iodine

Sources:

  • Seaweed- kelp, nori, kombu, and wakame
  • Seafood
  • Eggs
  • Salt - Iodised salt is not recommended. Natural salt contains 43 trace minerals and is a super food, iodised salt is highly-processed and has had 40 of the minerals removed imbalancing...
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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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