The Health Benefits of Coconut Oil and MCT's

For centuries people living in South East Asia and the Pacific Islands have been praising coconuts as a food source and both an internal and external medicine. They love coconuts so much they fondly called the Coconut tree, “The Tree of Life...

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The Importance of Dietary Fibre during Menopause

nutrition Apr 20, 2021

Are you consuming adequate fibre every day? It’s not very likely you are, looking at American studies, most women are getting just over half of what you need. That is around 15 grams instead of the daily recommendation of 25 grams daily....

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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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Omega 3 and Menopause

Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid that plays a major role in improving your menopausal transition and also your general health. (Essential means you must consume this ingredient in your diet, as your body can not manufacture it.)

 

 

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To soy or not to soy?

nutrition Jan 02, 2021

The decision to eat soy containing foods as a phytoestrogen source during the menopausal transition is a controversial one. You will find some sources that recommend it and others don't. Let's break this down.

 

Pro

Soy is a phytoestrogen...

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Why we should be eating lots of BROCCOLI

hormone nutrition Aug 13, 2020

In the menopausal transition your main form of estrogen changes from estradiol (produced by your ovaries) to estrone (produced by your adipose tissue and liver).

 

Estrone is broken down into several different metabolites, the main ones...

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Herbal Teas for Menopause

herbal medicine nutrition May 07, 2020

It's no secret that herbal teas have medicinal benefits. We have been using them centuries for all kinds of health complaints. Best of all they are cheap, readily available and easy to use.

These are my favourite ones to drink while you...

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Menopause Diet Checklist

nutrition Jun 10, 2019

 

  1. It's important to allow your digestive system time to rest and digest. Ideally, there would be a minimum of 12 hours without food every day. This can be easily obtained if you finish dinner before 7 pm and do not have breakfast before 7...
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Menopause Nutrition Basics - Part 3 - Drinks

nutrition Jun 10, 2019

 

Water

Consider the role of dehydration for a minute. A grape is well hydrated and looks plump, young and healthy, while a dehydrated raisin looks shriveled up and old. The difference is water. How much are you drinking every day? The...

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Menopause Nutrition Basics - Part 2 - Macronutrients

nutrition Jun 10, 2019

 “Let food be thy medicine”

— Hippocrates

 

Macronutrients: The building blocks of food

There are three main components of food: carbohydrates, protein, and fats.

 

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are any food that...

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