Archive | April 2018

Vitamin D Deficiency and Menopause – Help for Sleep, Bones and Heart

Menopause symptoms and insomnia can be helped by vitamin D

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ScienceDaily – A healthy diet is especially important during the menopause — a period in which the risk of suffering from health problems increases. For the current study, various programs have analyzed the diet of peri- and postmenopausal women in Spain, alongside the troubles that come with this transition. The results show that all of those groups studied have a deficient intake of vitamin D.

Marina Pollán, researcher at the Carlos III Institute of Health in Spain and one of the authors of the study explains that “biological and physiological changes in women caused by the menopause come with a greater risk of developing health problems in which diet plays an important role. These include diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer.”

Therefore, the analysis of dietary patterns during and after the menopause is of particular interest because of its health implications. However, in Spain there…

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Options for Insomnia – Sleeping Drugs, Antidepressants, Natural Remedies

Antidepressants as insomnia aids vs natural remedies

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The “Sleep in America” poll results that were recently released from the National Sleep Foundation found that more than half of all Americans (60%) said they experienced a sleep problem every night or almost every night.  This ranges from snoring, waking in the night, waking up too early, or feeling un-refreshed when getting up in the morning.  This overall increase in insomnia has been bringing people to their doctors, to stores, and to the Internet for solutions that may help them sleep better.

While most people would prefer to take a natural, non-addictive remedy without dangerous side-effects, there is a scarcity of effective natural options, as well as a lack of education and information available to people outside of their doctor’s office.  Often medical doctors recommend drugs, but surprisingly, not always the usual sleep medicines.

A ten-year study to discover which drugs are used to treat insomnia was published in…

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Study Shows Calcium and Vitamin D Keep Bones Strong; Improve Sleep

Calcium is good for night sweats, menopause symptoms and bones

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Foods rich in calciumAccording to the U.S. National Osteoporosis Foundation, women can lose up to 20% of their bone mass in the five to seven years after menopause, making them more susceptible to osteoporosis and fractures.

In a recent study from the British Medical Journal, it was confirmed that taking both calcium and vitamin D together on a daily basis significantly reduces the risk of bone fractures.

The research was based on a review of seven controlled trials comprising almost 70,000 people throughout the U.S. and Europe. These findings are important because this is one of the few studies to show that vitamin D alone does not reduce the risk of fracture.

John Robbins, a professor of internal medicine and co-author of the study says: “My earlier research in Sacramento included more than 1,000 healthy, postmenopausal women and concluded that taking calcium and vitamin D together helped them preserve bone health and prevent…

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Hummus Health Benefits and Recipes: for Menopause Symptoms

Greetings to you,

The chickpeas in hummus are a delicious food that can help lower cholesterol, help to protect cells from cancer, reduce menopause symptoms, and they’re also high in protein, fiber, calcium and iron.  The chart below gives some great, simple recipe ideas for making your own hummus.  Enjoy!

Best of health,

Jobee Knight
Nutrition Breakthroughs
Maker of the Effective Natural Insomnia Remedy Sleep Minerals II

Humus Recipes.

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Studies Confirm Natural Remedies for Hot Flashes and Insomnia in Menopause

Interesting…. studies are finding natural remedies for night sweats and hot flashes

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hot flashThe North American Menopause Society (NAMS) reports that an estimated 6,000 US women reach menopause each day, which translates to over 2 million women every year. The average age of natural menopause, which is the point of a woman’s last menstrual period, is 51.4. The Women’s Health Initiative study, which followed 16,608 women being given hormone replacement therapy (HRT), discovered a high risk of breast cancer, coronary heart disease and stroke from the use of these drugs. As a result, more and more women today are seeking the use of natural remedies for menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, migraine headaches, anxiety, fatigue, and insomnia.

Vitamin E is famous for it’s health benefits to glands and organs, however it may not be generally known that vitamin E is a proven remedy for hot flashes. Adelle Davis, the first nutritionist to base her recommendations on science-based studies, says: “During…

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Studies and Tips on Balancing Hormones Naturally

A Good Read on Hormone Disrupting Chemicals and Natural Remedies – Plus Help for Sleep

Natural Sleep Aids and Help for Insomnia

Hormone imbalanceHormones are magical chemical substances that act like messengers in the body. After being made in one part of the body, they travel to other areas where they help control how cells and organs do their work. For example, steroid  hormones are fat-soluble molecules made from cholesterol.

Among these are estrogen, testosterone and progesterone. Males and females make all three, but in different amounts. Ideal hormone balance occurs when the body has just the right amount of each hormone available to operate at peak health. Research studies are discovering factors that can create hormone imbalances, as well as offering solutions to balance hormones.

One chemical substance famous for disrupting hormone balance is Bisphenol A (BPA).   It is a chemical found in hard plastics and the coatings of food and drink cans which can behave in a similar way to estrogen and other hormones in the human body. It is also…

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