Are Phytoestrogens Good or Bad for You?

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Welcome to my Weekly Wisdom, this post is something a little different because I want to share my opinion on whether phytoestrogens are good or bad for you. Phytoestrogens are plant-derived compounds found in a wide variety of foods, most notably soy, that help us to cope with menopause. I’m inundated with people asking me if it is safe to take them.  I want to set the record straight because there are tens of thousands of medical papers on these substances. Watch me discussing my thoughts about phytoestrogens in the video below: Asian communities around the world have been consuming naturally occurring oestrogen as part of their diet for centuries and research shows that oestrogen dependent cancers are about a half of what we experience in the Western World. I always recommend things that are scientifically based and if I’m not sure of something I contact a Professor or Academic … Read More

Three top tips to heal bladder symptoms

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Millions of women suffer with secret bladder problems every year, too embarrassed to share their weakness with anyone.  The menopause magnifies the problems which can be scary and depressing.  But the good news is that many bladder problems can be corrected through self-help measures if we have the information and tools at our fingertips. More than 50 percent of women will develop a Urinary infection during their lifetime.  These become more problematic and persistent at the time of the menopause when our tissues become vulnerable as they thin due to falling levels of oestrogen.  Once again, we can restore the balance in our body when we know how. As we age our bladder sometimes fails to empty fully allowing the bugs to stagnate.  We, therefore, need to give it a bit of help whilst relaxing in a sitting position on the toilet.   With your legs apart, which may not be … Read More

Muddled messages magnifying menopause mayhem

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Numerous medical publications from around the world containing conflicting findings relating to menopause have entered the public arena this week causing ever increasing confusion about treatment options and long-term health prospects. With muddled messages in the news, it’s understandable that women, as well as their health care providers, are feeling utterly bewildered.   No one seems to be interpreting the science providing clear understanding what the research really means to a woman going through the menopause. The United States Preventive Services Task Force, in their latest draft recommendations, have given HRT a D Notice which means they are voting against the use of HRT as a treatment for women going through the menopause.   Imagine how many other experts are leaping up and down accusing them of misconstruing the research. HRT might be a small term but it certainly is a huge subject surrounded by uncertainty and even fear about long-term health … Read More