These days knowing what and when to eat for health can be so confusing. The Internet is bulging with information from so many different sources. Information overload is overwhelming, Interesting new foods have popped up – spirulina, quinoa, charcoal, flax to name a few. What they can do for you is confusing, not to mention many of them taste horrid!
Bone Health During Menopause
What are you doing to make sure that you keep your bones healthy during menopause?
Have you added certain foods to your diet?
What about exercise routines?
Have you had any experiences with osteoporosis that you would like to share with us? Please join the conversation.
Yes, I thought so, nobody raises their hand. Lack of sleep makes you
moody and bitchy. And if you’ve followed my emails for any length of time, you know it also makes you fat.
What you may not know is all the OTHER less-well-known reasons you need to be sleeping 7-8 hours a night. Let’s take a look:
A topical blog this week, election fever is upon us, you can’t turn the TV on without hearing the various parties bickering and bitching towards each other. They have all published plausible(ish) manifestos to help you to decide who to vote for on Thursday. So, that gave me an idea.
I will also publish a manifesto, especially for my 40+ women!
We now need to look at busting the myth of fat. A study done recently shows the impact that fat has on insulin levels. In one group subjects had to fast for 84 hours (other than just a saline drip). During this time insulin levels dropped and fat breakdown increased evidenced by the amount of…
Carbs stimulate insulin production in order to keep blood sugars under control. Insulin blocks the production of lipase, needed to burn fat. Fats do not cause insulin to be released at all, this means that lipase can be produced, and fat burning can take place. Protein does cause the release of insulin, but also…
The hormone insulin makes us and keeps us fat. When you eat carbohydrate it is broken down in the stomach, and converted to sugars. The more refined (white) the carbs, the more simple the sugar, the quicker it gets into the blood stream. So the pancreas secretes insulin to sweep sugars and other nutrients out…
Certain fats are extremely good for you. We are so obsessed with low fat everything in this country that we are creating a massive imbalance in the system. Essential fats have huge benefits and eating them in a balanced fashion can promote optimal health and support hormones. Research suggests
eating essential fats can help in the prevention of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.