Women Age Group 18-45 Years of Age
This group is largely defined in journals as women of reproductive age. This is a time of life when women need certain nutrients to stay healthy and must think carefully about their dietary needs.
Women face many physical and emotional challenges during these years both emotionally and physically, and in order to meet these challenges and retain good health, women must ensure they feed their bodies with optimum levels of nutrients.
This supplement contains one of each of the following:
- Multi-vitamins and minerals
- GTF Chromium
- Zinc and copper
- EFA Complex
- Multi Antiox + Zinc + Q10
During their reproductive years, women need to consume enough nutrients to support their physical health and wellbeing and ensure they are able to produce enough energy. Good health isn’t only about the absence of bad health, but about having the nutritional foundations in place to cope well with the challenges of daily life, the physical demands of work and careers, pregnancy and childcare. As we head towards middle age, it is also important that our bodies have the nutritional support they need to remain healthy for the years ahead.
These are years when you can reap major rewards by following the principles of living and eating well. One of the most important things you can do for your body is drinking 2-3 litres of water a day. Nearly 60% of the total weight of our bodies is made up of water, and approximately two litres is lost each day through normal perspiration and kidney functioning. This underlines the importance of keeping ourselves well hydrated.
Water is also known to reduce feelings of fatigue and help you to feel more alert and awake, and is an important aid for healthy weight management. During pregnancy, the body needs even more water than usual. It is thought that drinking plenty of water is one of the best ways to avoid the risk of morning sickness.
Folic acid is an important nutrient for women in this age group, but it is thought that only one third of women get enough of it in their daily diet.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
We strongly recommend that before beginning this formula, you undertake our renowned Detox Formula. This will help to cleanse your body and get your gut ready to effectively absorb the beneficial nutrients contained in the Disease formula. It will also help to top up healthy flora in the intestinal tract, which is crucial for overall good health and wellbeing.
In today’s environment, we experience increasing levels of exposure to harmful toxins and substances from so many different sources in our day to day lives. To counteract this, we suggest that you pre-empt any nutritional program with one of these cleanse, and that you repeat this twice per year.
TABLE OF USEFUL SUPPLEMENTS TO AID NUTRITION
These are our suggestions for supplements and other dietary additions which can be useful for women’s health between the crucial ages of 18 and 45. This information is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment, and we suggest that you consult a suitably qualified practitioner for advice.
|Formula||Daily Intake||Initial Period||Ongoing Intake||Ongoing|
|Vitamins||Multi-vitamin – mineral||1 twice daily||2 weeks||1 daily||1 daily|
|Antioxidant plus coenzyme Q10||1 twice daily||4 weeks||1-2 daily for 3 months||1 daily|
|Minerals||Magnesium||1 twice daily||4 weeks||1-2 daily for 3 months||1 daily|
|Beneficial fats||Essential fatty acid complex||1 twice daily||2 weeks||1 daily||1 daily|
|Minerals||Zinc and copper||1 twice daily||4 weeks||1-2 daily for 3 months||1 daily|
|GTF Chromium + Anti-oxidants||1 daily||1 daily||1 daily||1 daily|
HELPFUL FOODS TO EAT
- Cereal grains, whole brown rice, oats and oatmeal, barley, buckwheat, rye
- Vegetables, sweet potato, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, iceberg lettuce, cucumber, beetroot, celery, parsnip, carrot, cucumber, turnip, miso, soya bean tofu
- Fruits, bananas, apples, grapes (including pips), plums, dried figs, apricots, bilberries, blueberries, raisins, dates, olives, avocado, freshly squeezed lemon juice diluted with still water
- Legumes, lentils, soybeans, haricot beans, black beans, butter beans, chickpeas, green peas, dried peas
- Herbs, spices and teas, sarsaparilla, dandelion, burdock, parsley, basil, ginger, turmeric, milk thistle, green tea, alfalfa, camomile, peppermint
- Nuts and seeds, sesame, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, macadamia nuts, pine nuts, coconuts, pistachios
- Fungi, Reishi mushrooms, caterpillar fungus
- Fish, prawns, tuna, haddock, anchovies, oysters, oily fish (but not mackerel)
- Dairy, three or four modest helpings of organic live yoghurt a week
- Meats ,lamb, organic chicken
- Other Foods, molasses
POTENTIALLY DAMAGING FOODS TO AVOID OR REDUCE
- Cereal grains, refined flour products and cereals
- Vegetables, excessive garlic
- Fruits, orange, grapefruit, orange juice, grapefruit juice
- Legumes, soya milk
- Nuts & Seeds, old Brazil nuts and excessive peanuts
- Fish, mackerel
- Poultry, battery chicken, hens’ eggs
- Meats, pork and pork products, salami, excessive red meat
- Dairy, cow’s milk, non-organic cheese, excessive dairy
- Fats, refined cooking oils, hydrogenated fats, fennel oil, trans-fatty acids
- Food Additives, artificial sweeteners, tartrazine, sulphates (preservative)
- Drinks, artificially sweetened drinks, excessive caffeinated or alcoholic drinks
- To Avoid, low fat foods, white sugar (sucrose), high additive processed foods, refined carbohydrates, artificial sweeteners, chocolate, pickled foods, barbequed foods, fried foods
- Avoiding or quitting smoking and maintaining a healthy weight are two of the most obvious steps we can take to protect our health.
- Although not often discussed, our feelings and emotions are just as important for health. Poor eating and unhealthy lifestyle habits are well known to be side effects of low self esteem. Focusing on the positives in our lives will help improve our well-being.
- Adjust your diet so it is based on fruits, vegetables, grains and organic whole foods, with about 20% of your daily food being raw items such as fruit and salad.
- Consuming approximately 20% acid-forming and 80% alkali-forming foods will enable you to strike the right balance.
- Think not only about the foods you eat, but also the order in which you eat them. It can be beneficial to ensure food enters your system in order of digestion time. Eat fresh ’live’ foods like salads first, then cooked vegetables, then proteins, and finally any starchy foods.
- Chewing your food slowly and thoroughly can help to increase its nutritional benefits, especially as we get older.
- Try to avoid using aluminium cookware. Foods cooked in these vessels may reduce water’s ability to be absorbed and used by the body.
- In later life, research has shown it is a good idea to reduce intake of dairy products.
- Keep refined sugars to a minimum.
- It is advisable to make red meat an occasional food rather than an everyday one. In general, lamb and organic chicken are the healthiest meat choices.
- White fish is a better choice than coastal fish such as mackerel, as they tend to contain toxic pollutants.
- Drink plenty of water to replace the water that is naturally lost throughout the day. Remember that our muscles are made of 70% to 75% water and litres of water are lost during exercise, and it is crucial to replace this. Still mineral water in a glass bottle is the best choice, although you can also use a tap filter.
- Drinking plenty of water can help to reduce fatigue and help you feel more awake, as well as being a valuable part of any weight loss plan.
- Stick to a moderate alcohol intake, as too much may worsen negative symptoms. Spirits, beers and lagers are best avoided or kept to a minimum, although small amounts of high quality red or white organic wine can have health benefits. We suggest no more than one glass per day. Spirits should be completely avoided for at least four months after you undergo dietary reform.
- Drinking excessive amounts of coffee and other caffeinated drinks can be harmful to health. Similarly, it’s advisable to avoid artificially sweetened drinks and soft drinks containing refined sugars. As a guide, it is best to avoid drinks made with sugars ending in “ose” such as glucose and sucrose.
- When exercising, try to do it outside in clean air as often as possible. Periods of exercise in air conditioned environments with artificial lighting should be undertaken for no more than an hour at a time. Isotonic exercise can be helpful for reducing muscle weakness.
- Sunlight has many health benefits and exposure to it can help reduce the fatiguing effect of artificial lighting. Try not to wear sunglasses too often as they block out many of these beneficial rays and negate their energy enhancing effects. Men should avoid pink tinted glasses.
- Try to find shampoos and soaps which do not contain Sodium Lauryl Sulphate.
- Antiperspirants designed to reduce body odour often contain aluminium, which can cause undesirable toxic side effects when absorbed through the skin.
- When purchasing makeup and beauty products, look for items which are not made using a long list of chemicals. As a general guide, if you couldn’t safely eat a substance, it may not be advisable to put it on your skin.
- Regular massage can be a helpful addition to your regime, particularly for the back and legs.
- Consider undertaking a health review from a medical homeopath to take steps towards better health.
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