What is Sarcopenia?

muscle Aug 25, 2021

Have you noticed your body is starting to look different, maybe your composition has changed? Have you started to notice more fat in your muscle tissue, maybe you have noticed you are not as strong as you used to be? This could be the start of a...

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Electrolytes, Dehydration and Menopause

Water is the largest component of the human body, representing up to 70% of a healthy young woman, this percentage reduces with age, and a post-menopausal woman may be closer to 55% fluid. 

Independent of menopause, aging has important...

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The Health Benefits of Taurine

Let's consider the role of a non-essential amino acid called Taurine. It was coined a non-essential amino acid because your body can produce tiny amounts in your liver but your requirements change over your lifetime and the small amount...

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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 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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Cramps, Spasms and Muscle Health in Menopause

muscle Nov 07, 2019

Many women complain about muscle pain whether it be cramping, spasms, twitches, general tension or even muscular fatigue or weakness. If you’re not looking after your muscles, they won't look after you. 

 

If you are still...

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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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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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