offers safe and natural to solve more than 75 health problems forms. Menopause is no exception, so see what suggests it might help.
at its “good medicine” book Patrick Holford gives practical advice for those who value a natural, approach based on health nutrition. His advice is always sound and well-researched and every solution offered has been tested and can be used along with conventional medical treatments so it is suitable for everyone.
5-6 and orientation solutions for each condition is provided and how to make them work for you as well as the best and worst foods you can help or hinder recovery. If you are also confused about what would be the best supplements then he is an expert guide on what to take, when to take it, and how much really is optimal for health.
CONDITIONS OF THE TYPICAL MENOPAUSE
The everyday ailments are arranged alphabetically and here are some brief excerpts from his book on how to deal specifically with the common conditions that can affect women in menopause:
1 headaches and migraines
There are many reasons for this including muscle tension, dehydration, allergic reactions and sauces of blood sugar. Suggestions include:
* best foods are fresh fruits, vegetables, whole unrefined foods and water
* worst foods are sugar, caffeinated drinks, alcohol and food allergies, such as wheat and dairy products
* best supplements are 2 x high potency multivitamins and minerals, 1000 mg of vitamin C and 50 mg 2 x 5-HTP
* best foods are cherries or drink cherry concentrate, chicken or turkey, seafood, vegetables, nuts and seeds, dairy products, eggs
* worst foods are sugar, “white” refined foods, caffeinated drinks, alcohol
* best supplements are 2 x high potency multivitamin-mineral that provide at least 50 mg of B3, 20 mg of vitamin B6, 200 mg folic acid, 1000 mg of vitamin C and 10 mg zinc. More 100 mg of 5-HTP an hour before bedtime and 1 x 300 mg of magnesium and 1 x valerian 150-300mg. Note: If you are on SSRI antidepressants, it is not advisable to take large doses of 5-HTP
* best foods are beans and chickpeas, vegetables – especially broccoli, chia seeds, dairy products, sesame seeds and tahini, oats, fish oil , soy and milk, brazil nuts
* worst foods are caffeinated beverages, meat, sugar and carbonated, sugary drinks
* best supplements are 1 x complex mineral bone, with the least 400 mg calcium, 200 mg magnesium, boron 1mg, 40 mcg of vitamin K and vitamin D 10mcg Plus 2 x multivitamins and minerals, vitamins D 1000IU, 2 x 1000 mg of vitamin C
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* best foods are whole foods, oats and barley, vegetables, legumes, berries, cherries and plums, lean meat and fish, whole wheat pasta, brown rice, quinoa , oatcakes, pumpernickel
* worst foods are sugar and sugary drinks, refined carbohydrates (white bread, pasta, rice), fried potatoes and potatoes in excess, fried and fatty foods, bananas and grapes (these are high in sugar)
* best supplements are 2 x high potency multivitamin and mineral that provide 10 mg of zinc, 150 mg of magnesium, plus vitamin B complex, 2 x vitamin C 1000mg, omegas 2 x essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-six of fish oil derived b orate or evening primrose oil, 2 x 200 mcg of chromium, 3 x HCA, 2 x 5-HTP 50mg
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