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A nutritonal perspective on menopause

It’s an all too common story…  modern day women appear to get hit really hard by the ravages of Menopause – recently one female client told me she had been menopausal for 10 years!  In stark contrast in tribal society’s menopause passes with no symptoms, how can this be so?


NUTRITION!  When you start to look at the causes of menopausal symptoms it becomes quite clear why…nutrition being the key (although stress has it’s factor)!


Essentially menopausal symptoms are caused by hormonal imbalance – including the three main types of oestrogen (oestradiol, oestrone and oestriol) and progesterone.


There are many reasons why these hormones become imbalanced, certainly environmental oestrogens play a role.  But, essentially it is a deficiency in nutrients required to biotransform the oestrogen into weaker/stronger forms to balance the system.

Basic nutrients like iodine, B6, B12 and folate, Vitamin D and A together with antioxidants, all assist in maintaining this balance.


Another major factor during menopause is primary sex hormone production is switched from the ovaries to the adrenal glands.  The adrenal glands are capable of this job but require a lot of nutrition.  There is a cascade of hormone production in the adrenal glands that rely on nutrients to make hormones.   The following nutrients are required: Vitamin C, E (mixed tocopherols), B3 B5, B6 and synergistic relationships with other B vitamins. magnesium, calcium, zinc, manganese, selenium, molybdenum, chromium, copper and iodine.


Rebuilding adrenal function is a nutritional challenge one which should be primarily supported by food.  My Life Changing Programme is designed to help people rebuild their adrenals through the foods eaten.  Extra micronutrients should also be taken in the form of supplements to ensure maximal nutritional availability for hormone production and detoxification.


This Supplement should have high levels of B vitamins, minerals and antioxidants as found in BePure ONE.


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