What we eat and how we take care of ourselves can help support our bodies through peri menopause and beyond… As the two major players progesterone and oestrogen begin to make their rocky decline the ups and downs can see otherwise well women feeling anxious, sweaty and exhausted. Although not always a quick fix it can be helpful to note that our diet and lifestyle choices can make positive changes In improving these symptoms. Foods are a wonderful place to start when it comes to supporting womens bodies around this time. Naturopathy is founded on the key principles of food as medicine, supporting women through diet and lifestyle can be very helpful for many women. Where the symptoms of menopause are interfering with a woman’s quality of life and confidence there are many wonderful additions in herbal medicine and nutritional supplementation that can make a significant impact.
Eating foods that help to support and balance your hormones can be a good starting place. The recipe attached is a fantastic example of this. This delicious salad is full of protein, fibre, antioxidants, calcium, zinc, iodine and healthy fats as well as sulforaphane and important chemical found naturally in the broccoli that helps with detoxification. The tahini and sesame seeds in general are an excellent source of calcium which is particularly important around this time.
This delicious salad is full of protein, fibre, antioxidants, calcium, zinc, and healthy fats as well as sulforaphane and important chemical found naturally in the broccoli that helps with detoxification. The health benefits of broccoli are so far reaching its great to find different ways to incorporate it into your everyday meals.
Written by Georgia Borowski, our in-house Naturopath.
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