Category Archives: Menopause & Perimenopause

Methylation- energy for life and living

Methylation: energy for life and living!

Methylation is one of the body’s most important and commonest chemical processes, occurring many times a second in every cell and organ of the body. Methylation is a process that is vital for our health and wellbeing and can be simply summed by as the addition of a methyl group, or ‘CH3’, to many chemical compounds in the body. This article will explain what this means to you. Continue reading  ▶

Bone Health Nutrients

Supporting Good Bone Health Throughout Life

The correct nutrition to support good bone health is essential at all stages of life. In this article we cover the main vitamin and mineral nutrients that you will find most commonly referred to in respect of beneficial bone health. These nutrients are applicable from pregnancy through to old-age. Continue reading  ▶

The ‘Health of the Nation’ 2014

The ‘Health of the Nation’ 2014

The question perhaps to ask is “are we getting enough vitamins?” as the ‘Health of the Nation’ 2014 survey results are out. The survey is commissioned each year by the HFMA (Health Food Manufacturers’ Association), and more than 10,000 adults were asked a range of questions on nutrition, diet and health matters. Continue reading  ▶

Nutrigenomics: Where nutrition meets genetics

Why is Nutrigenomics such an exciting and emerging health topic? Because we all have slightly different genetic variations – and these can change the extent to which different foods or nutrients can be helpful or harmful to us as individuals. These gene variations change our susceptibility to different diseases and can make certain dietary changes dramatically more important for one person than another. Continue reading  ▶

Osteoporosis and Menopause

Menopause and Osteoporosis

Menopause is a time of change and an important change in nutritional requirements too. And for those women in ‘perimenopause’, the transitional stage prior to menopause when oestrogen levels start to fall, a focus on gradually adapting your diet to meet the needs of menopause is a good idea. Continue reading  ▶