This post was originally published on 01/02/2018 and updated on 02/04/2020.
Today I'm focusing on nutritional deficiencies. You might have heard me talk about nutritional deficiencies before and not really understand what that means.
So what are nutritional deficiencies? Nutritional deficiencies happen when your body is getting an inadequate supply of essential nutrients (vitamins and minerals) in your diet.
What has happened to our nutrition levels
I want to explain that very often women who are going through the menopause have got low levels of important nutrients: the very same nutrients necessary for normal hormone function and to help prevent serious loss of bone density.
If you want to have a smooth transition through menopause, you need to get your nutrients back into optimum range. This is about eating better food. You need to make sure you're having wholesome food little and often and that you're consuming what I call nutrient dense food while having some snacks mid-morning and late afternoon.
I'm on a mission to help
You have to remember that you're on a mission to get your brain and the nervous system working properly. You can do this by having a constant supply of good nutrients going through your body. This will help get your hormones functioning as normally as possible at this life stage and help prevent future health issues.
I find that on my programme, when we get nutrients back into an optimum range, there is a normalising effect on the metabolism. In fact, it can improve both mental and physical symptoms of menopause. So it’s really important to make sure you’re filling up on really good nutrients, having a wholesome diet and really focusing on looking after yourself. Plus, right now, it’s really important to ensure you have good intake of specific nutrients needed to support immunity.
Having more energy
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If you want to know how to naturally deal with the early signs of menopause, join my free menopause Virtual Class. I will be explaining the changes that occur and how to overcome your symptoms without resorting to drugs or hormones.
Rene Rizzoli et al. The role of dietary protein and vitamin D in maintaining musculoskeletal health in postmenopausal women: a consensus statement from the European Society for Clinical and Economic aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO). Maturitas, 79 (1), 122-32 Sep 2014.
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