Cellulite

skin Mar 19, 2020

Cellulite describes the appearance of dimpling in the skin, it may look similar to the peel of an orange. It is caused by the protrusion of subcutaneous fat into the dermis. It is caused by a loss of flexibility of the connective tissue and muscle...

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Rosacea

skin Mar 11, 2020

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition. It can happen at any stage of life but it’s most common during the menopausal transition.

 

Common signs include

  • Flushing and easy blushing
  • Permanent redness
  • Red Pustules (puss-filled bumps)
  • ...
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Menopausal Acne

skin Mar 06, 2020

The skin changes in various ways during the menopausal transition and unfortunately incidents of menopausal acne are on the rise. Research is now finding that between 20-40% of menopausal women are struggling with acne. Acne does not reduce your...

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Ageing Skin and Menopause

skin Oct 22, 2019

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

bone eye hormone immune skin May 18, 2019

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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