A Woman’s Health Is In Her Own Hands

As she ages, a woman’s health is powerfully influenced by how well balanced are her hormones. These supplements may help.

{Check out the Apsen Institute’s segment on Women’s Health!}
A women's health is in her own hands

MAN, IS this a pitch to take a wild swing at, or what?  I’m not a woman, dontcha know.  So, I just ran to the Mayo Clinic (metaphorically speaking) to get a handle on women’s health issues.

The first thing I read is familiar:  Women-specific issues (gender-specific) like ovarian or breast cancer are not the top health risks for women.

No… just as for men, heart disease, lung cancer and strokes are at the top of the chronic disease heap.

The next thing I read at Mayo is their review about how to prevent health threats to women.  And, as commonly extolled regarding every chronic disease, Mayo says:

The biggest threats to women’s health are mostly preventable.”

Which would be just as true if you substituted “everyone’s” for “women’s”.  The pertinent question is how to prevent the preventable disease state, for a woman or that other gender?

The easy answer is bereft of specifics, but nonetheless true: Eat a healthy diet, get plenty of rest and exercise.  Who doesn’t know that!

But what we know is often not what we do.  So, what to do?

As with men, lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, sleep, etc.) are the most important things to do to improve “Women’s Health”.  But if you can’t or are unwilling to make the necessary changes, at least give yourself some help with “super foods” and supplements, these among them.

At minimum, be sure you’re taking a great multi-vitamin/mineral supplement, and from there dive into products that address specific concerns.

For women, that might include:

Thyroid Energy By combining iodine (from kelp) and tyrosine (the two integral aspects of the thyroid hormone), with selenium, zinc and copper (minerals that assist with thyroid hormone production), you get advanced nutritional support for your thyroid.

Menopause Support Contains 11 key ingredients such as black cohosh, soy, kava kava, wild yam, ginger and ginkgo, shown to support normal hormonal levels during menopause.

Progesterone Cream A natural skin cream with a unique liposome-mediated delivery system that carries the progesterone directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the metabolic processes.  The physiologically correct dose of progesterone is delivered into the body to help balance hormone levels in menopausal women.

Vitamin D3 Called the “sunshine vitamin” because your body will synthesize it in sunlight. This has been a check-in-the-box vitamin until recently.  Now, scientist are discovering that many of us are Vitamin D deficient, particularly African-Americans and Hispanics living in North America (who evolved in parts of the world with more sunlight).  What’s more, there’s a link between Vitamin D deficiency and cancer. And it’s great for bone health, too. Good insurance, I’d say!

 

Food is the ultimate medicine

Yes, you’ve heard that one before, and it’s true.  The point is that if your diet is poor, no supplement is going to make you healthy. Supplements can be great to “supplement” a nutritious diet, but they do not replace it.

For some diet tips, check out these two articles:

Diet 101, and

A Blueprint for Eating Right.

Hope some of this is useful to you.

 

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Supplement Disclaimer

Just as with the descriptive statements made at the various company sites that manufacture and/or sell the supplement products presented in this blog, none, or nearly none, of the potential benefits stated here have been evaluated by the FDA. Likewise none, or nearly none, of the products here can be represented to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Before engaging a supplement program, it always makes sense to get the advice of your health practitioner.

 

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Joe Garma
 

I help people live with more vitality and strength. I'm a big believer in sustainability, and am a bit nutty about optimizing my diet, supplements, hormones and exercise. To get exclusive Updates, tips and be on your way to a stronger, more youthful body, join my weekly Newsletter. You can also find me on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

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ACB - January 6, 2012

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Joseph Garma - January 7, 2012

Indeed.

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