Ageing Skin and Menopause

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Although ageing skin is not a disease or a medical condition that requires treatment. It is something that worries many women and can impact on their self-esteem and mental health.

 

Hormonal changes during menopause also affect your skin....

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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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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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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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Manganese

Sources

  • Brown Rice
  • Nuts: Pecans, Almonds
  • Legumes: pinto, beans, navy beans, peanuts
  • Fruit: Pineapples, grapes, berries, kiwi

Deficiency

  • Iron and manganese fight for absorption. If you have high iron stores, you will probably have low...
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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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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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Vitamin E

Sources:

  • Seeds: sunflower
  • Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts,
  • Green vegetables: spinach, broccoli
  • Fruit: kiwi, mango, tomato,

 

Deficiency:

Found in women on low-fat diets or those with digestion issues.

 

Uses:

  • Specific nutrient for hormonal...
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Vitamin C

Food sources:

* Tropical fruit like guava, pawpaw, pineapple, kiwi

* Greens like spinach, Brussel sprouts, and broccoli

* Capsicum, tomato and avocado

* All berries but strawberries are the highest

* Citrus fruit including oranges, lemons,...

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