DO POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN NEED IRON SUPPLEMENTS?

First, some background information. Iron is an essential nutrient for both women and men.  It builds healthy red blood cells that, in turn, carry oxygen to all parts of the body. Muscles need iron as well in order to support muscle metabolism and healthy connective tissue. Before menopause, women need about 18 milligrams of iron eachContinue reading “DO POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN NEED IRON SUPPLEMENTS?”

MENOPAUSE, URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS AND CRANBERRIES

I ended up in the hospital emergency ward twice, not because of a urinary tract infection but because I was trying to prevent one.  An unfortunate byproduct of menopause is an increase in urinary tract infections (UTIs).  I had never experienced a UTI until I hit menopause and, as my age increased, so did the UTIs.  Continue reading “MENOPAUSE, URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS AND CRANBERRIES”

MENOPAUSE & VITAMIN D

As women approach menopause (which could be as early as in their 30s) levels of estrogen decline, leading to Vitamin D deficiency. This is very important to know as Vitamin D is a potent antioxidant that: promotes healthy skin alleviates symptoms of depression helps absorb calcium to build strong bones lowers blood pressure protects cellularContinue reading “MENOPAUSE & VITAMIN D”

DO YOU HAVE MENOPAUSE “PAUNCH”?

When a friend of mine (who is five years older than me) complained that she weighed the same but her waist was expanding, I was not very sympathetic.  I dismissed her complaint, smugly thinking that either her bathroom scale was off, she wasn’t exercising enough or she was not correctly counting calories. A few yearsContinue reading “DO YOU HAVE MENOPAUSE “PAUNCH”?”

MENOPAUSE HOT FLASHES IN THE GOLDEN YEARS?

Yes, ladies, there is a possibility that your sweaty nights could last until you shuffle off this mortal coil, along with other menopause symptoms such as insomnia, hot flashes and vaginal dryness. I first became aware of this little known fact (at least by me) when I was regularly transporting my client, 84 years ofContinue reading “MENOPAUSE HOT FLASHES IN THE GOLDEN YEARS?”