Manage the menopause naturally without HRT

This article helps you identify some simple changes you can make almost immediately which will help you manage the menopause naturally. Hot flushes and night sweats are common symptoms. Eighty percent of menopausal women experience them. Many women feel embarrassed about hot flushes, but it’s not as obvious to everyone else as it may seem to you! Symptoms can be reduced by eating lots of plant foods, especially those rich in phytoestrogens, which help to rebalance your hormones naturally. Phytoestrogens are found in abundance in soya products, legumes, and in brassica vegetables, such as cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. They are also found in walnuts, berries, whole-grains, lentils, linseed, sesame seeds, yams, beans, rice, alfalfa, and fruits. Patrick Holford and Kate Neil, in their book, Balancing Hormones Naturally, say “Soya products and tofu are both excellent sources of isoflavones, which are powerful phytoestrogens”. They suggest consuming 5mg a day, “equivalent to 350ml of soya milk or a 350g serving of tofu”. Beneficial herbs that may help to balance hormones include agnus castus, ginseng, black cohosh, wild yam, dong quai, and liquorice root. Brittle bone disease becomes more common after menopause, so taking supplements designed for healthy bones can help reduce your risk of osteoporosis at this time of life. Magnesium, calcium, boron, and vitamin D are great nutrients for healthy bones. NHS guidelines suggest eatin...
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Chem. Commun., 2019, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C9CC02941A, CommunicationJinshuo Zou, Germanas Peleckis, Chong-Yong Lee, Gordon G. Wallace Ultrathin iron oxyhydroxide nanosheets were synthesised by multiple potential cyclings on thermally annealed iron foils, acting as an efficient oxygen evolution electrocatalyst. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Publication date: Available online 22 May 2019Source: Toxicology ReportsAuthor(s): María F. Kroker-Lobos, Christian S. Alvarez, Alvaro Rivera-Andrade, Joshua W. Smith, Patricia Egner, Olga Torres, Mariana Lazo, Neal D. Freedman, Eliseo Guallar, Barry I. Graubard, Katherine A. McGlynn, Manuel Ramírez-Zea, John D. GroopmanAbstractAflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is a known human hepatocarcinogen and a recent study reported elevated AFB1 levels, measured by serum albumin biomarkers, among Guatemalan adults. While AFB1 can contaminate a variety of foodstuffs, including maize, Guatemala’s main dietary staple, the relatio...
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ConclusionThere is a need to enhance a constant patient –HCP dialogue, and both groups need to make a conscious effort in that direction. This would help in increasing patients’ awareness of risks, having better treatment choice and acceptance, and reducing side-effects.
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Publication date: Available online 22 May 2019Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular DiseasesAuthor(s): Francesco Martino, Eliana Martino, Paolo Versacci, Tarcisio Niglio, Cristina Zanoni, Paolo Emilio PudduAbstractLifestyle habits including indoor and outdoor activities among community school children, adherence to the Mediterranean diet and awareness about total cholesterol blood levels represent determinant factors in cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention. The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between adherence to the Mediterranean diet, total cholesterol blood levels, body composition and ho...
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This study evaluated the effect of cottonseed extracts, anti-nutritional gossypol and endotoxin lipopolysaccharides (LPS) on HuR gene expression in mouse macrophages. Mouse RAW264.7 macrophages were treated with multiple concentrations of glanded and glandless cottonseed extracts, gossypol and LPS for 2–24 h. qPCR assay showed that cottonseed extracts and LPS had minor effect on HuR gene expression. However, gossypol increased HuR mRNA levels 16 fold in cells treated for 24 h. Immunoblotting confirmed that gossypol increased HuR protein in macrophages. These results showed that gossypol is a strong stimulator of ...
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Publication date: August 2019Source: Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 59Author(s): Nadège Adouard, Junji Fujimoto, Kaihei Oki, Takuya Akiyama, Yasmina Belaïnoussi, Christèle Tison, Lolita Maufoux, Rémi Brazeilles, Biliana Lesic-Arsic, Raphaël Moriez, Kenji Oishi, Sophie Legrain-RaspaudAbstractSince the viability throughout the human gastro-intestinal (GI) tract is a key metric to select new probiotics, we aimed to develop an evolutive and robust semi-dynamic model, named Gastro-Intestinal Digestive Simulator (GIDS), mimicking pH variations of the upper GI tract and based on the latest Info...
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Publication date: August 2019Source: Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 59Author(s): Bernadetta Lis, Beata OlasAbstractSince ancient times, dandelion (Taraxacum officinale L.) has been consumed in various forms as a valuable source of nutrients, minerals and vitamins which can also have beneficial effects on various complex diseases. It is described as a nontoxic herb with exceptional biological activity. The aim of this review is to present the multidirectional activity of various dandelion products whose dietary intake may help to prevent, or reduce the risk of, the development of a range of diseases, including cancer, ...
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Effects of a nutraceutical combination of monacolin, γ-oryzanol and γ-aminobutyric acid on lipid profile and C-reactive protein in mice. Arch Med Sci. 2019 May;15(3):792-796 Authors: Derosa G, Maffioli P, D'Angelo A, Russo R Abstract Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of two nutraceutical agents aimed to improve lipid profile in a sample of mice. Material and methods: Fifty mice were randomly divided into four groups. Control mice were fed a standard diet (SD), while the other three groups were fed with a high-fat diet (HFD) for 4 weeks. At the end of the r...
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This study compares the effects of rFSH only, rLH + rFSH, and HMG + rFSH administration on in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes for patients in three different yearly follow-up cycles. Material and methods: This retrospective, single-center cohort study was conducted from January 2001 to June 2016 at Istanbul Memorial Hospital, Artificial Reproductive Technology Center. From a total of 27,024 IVF cycles in women aged 18 to 45 years (17,536 rFSH only; 2147 rLH + rFSH; 7341 HMG + rFSH), the results of 2,147 cycles receiving a treatment of rLH + rFSH over the 3-year evaluation and 2,081 total cycles in which rLH + rFSH w...
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