What are Phytoestrogens? Phytoestrogens, or plant oestrogens, are chemical compounds found in plants. They have a similar structure to human oestrogen, the main sex hormone in the female body. Phytoestrogens can also bind to the receptors that oestrogen normally does, making them useful for women with low oestrogen levels, such as women going through menopause. … Continue reading Menopause: Phytoestrogens
Fatigue, or lack of energy, is a symptom often experienced by women during peri-menopause and menopause. The cause of fatigue can be due to multiple factors. One cause is changes in hormone levels, such as oestrogen, progesterone, adrenal hormones, and thyroid hormones. These hormones all control energy in the body. Additionally, sleep disruptions, such as … Continue reading Energy Levels and the Menopause
Gaining weight is a common occurrence during menopause. On an average of women gain 1-2kg during the peri-menopausal period, or more than this if a woman is overweight or obese before menopause. This week's blog post focuses on managing weight gain in menopause. Why Do We Gain Weight? When a woman starts peri-menopause, progesterone levels … Continue reading Managing Weight Gain in Menopause
Food is not just about nutrition and fuel. It provides pleasure and enjoyment, balance, and also has social aspects such as eating out for celebrations and eating as a family. We all know which foods are better choices from an overall nutrition perspective. However, it is important to remember that some foods may not be … Continue reading Food & Mood: What is the best diet?
Do you plan your meals for the week ahead? Do you write your shopping list whilst you plan your meals? We've all had those days or weeks where life has been super busy and we've forgotten to think about what we will eat for dinner later! This more often results in a scramble after work … Continue reading Meal planning for beginners