Women Age Group 45-65 Years of Age
This is an age when women go through many changes which can have a major impact on both their physical and mental resources. In the Western world, the average age at which women go through the menopause is at 51. During this time, the female body requires extra nutritional support to remain in optimum health.
Besides the menopause, women in this age range also need to carefully consider a range of other health factors, including digestive processes, the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, bone health and strength, and the immune system’s capability of responding to potentially harmful viruses and bacteria.
This supplement contains one of each of the following ingredients:
- GTF Chromium
- Zinc and Copper
- EFA Complex
- Multi Antiox + Zinc + Q10
- Multi-Vitamins and Minerals
- Bone and Joint Support
This is a time of many mental and physical changes, and it is crucial for women of this age to pay attention to their health and take steps to make sure they are fulfilling their dietary needs. By eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and raw salads, women can enjoy greater wellbeing. Potassium-rich foods are also important, as this mineral plays a role in balancing sodium levels, reducing its potentially less beneficial effects on heart and bone health, water retention and emotional mood.
In both women and men in this age group, levels of beneficial bacteria in the intestines begin to decline. These bacteria are crucial for the immune system, and make up almost 90% of the total flora in the digestive tract. They aid optimal processing and absorption of essential nutrients contained in the foods we eat. They also enable the production of several vital nutrients in the vitamin B group, alongside vitamin K, an antioxidant which is vital for healthy functioning of the immune system and liver. At this age, women need to think about maintaining their bone density, as the female body is unfortunately more prone to bone loss than the male body. For this reason, women need to do all they can to support their bone tissue.
Up to 75% of women experience the discomfort of hot flushes as they go through the menopause. At this age, there is also a loss in elasticity of the arteries and blood vessels, and you may be at more risk of developing varicose veins.
BEFORE YOU START
Before you undertake your new dietary plan, we recommend taking our carefully developed Detox Formula, which is designed to cleanse the body and help the gut to effectively absorb the nutrients in the disease formula supplement. It will also help to top up levels of healthy flora in the gut and enhance your general feelings of health and wellbeing.
These plans and supplements are particularly beneficial in the modern environment and we are increasingly exposed to potentially damaging toxins and substances from so many sources in our daily lives. For this reason, we highly recommend that before starting any new dietary or nutritional regime that you undergo a cleanse, and to repeat this process twice per year for optimal wellbeing.
TABLE OF HELPFUL NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS
We offer this information as a brief introduction to foods and supplements which are known to help support women’s health between the crucial ages of 45 and 65. This information is not intended as a replacement for professional medical advice or treatments, and we strongly suggest that you consult a suitably qualified practitioner for further advice.
SUGGESTIONS FOR SUPPLEMENTS
|Formula||Daily Intake||Initial Period||Ongoing Intake||Ongoing|
|Vitamins||Multivitamin – Mineral||1 twice daily||2 weeks||1 daily||1 daily|
|Minerals||Magnesium||1 twice daily||4 weeks||1-2 daily for 3 months||1 daily|
|Bone and joint support||1 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|
|Vitamins||Anti-Oxidant with Co-Q10||1 twice daily||4 weeks||1 daily||1 daily|
|Minerals||GTF chromium and anti-oxidants||1 daily||1 daily||1 daily||1 daily|
|Zinc and copper||1 twice daily||4 weeks||1-2 daily for 3 months||1 daily|
OUR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A HEALTHY DIET
FOODS TO ADD TO YOUR DIET
- Vegetables, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, celery, iceberg lettuce, cucumber, miso, soya bean tofu, beetroot, sweet potato, carrot, parsnip
- Fungi, caterpillar fungus, Reishi mushrooms
- Legumes, dried peas, soybeans, mung beans, haricot beans, chickpeas
- Fruits, olives, avocados, grapes (eat the pips too), plums, dried figs, apricots, apples, bananas, blueberries, raisins, dates
- Nuts and seeds, chestnuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, walnuts
- Cereal grains, oats, oatmeal, barley, whole brown rice
- Fish ,prawns, oily fish (except mackerel)
- Dairy, stick to three or four modest helpings of organic live yoghurt each week
- Teas, spices and herbs, sarsaparilla, milk thistle, peppermint, camomile, green tea, turmeric, basil, ginger, alfalfa
FOODS TO REDUCE OR AVOID
- Vegetables, excessive levels of garlic
- Fruits, oranges, grapefruits, orange and grapefruit juice
- Legumes, soya milk
- Nuts and seeds, old Brazil nuts, large amounts of peanuts
- Cereal grains, refined cereals and flour products
- Fish, mackerel
- Dairy, cow’s milk; reduce non-organic cheese and overall consumption of dairy products
- Fats, refined cooking oils, hydrogenated fats, fennel oil, trans-fatty acids, low fat foods
- Additives, tartrazine, sulphates (preservatives), artificial sweeteners
- Drinks ,avoid artificially sweetened drinks and cut down on caffeine and alcohol
- Foods to avoid, white sugar (sucrose), artificial sweeteners, chocolate, low fat foods, refined carbs, processed foods containing high levels of additives, pickled foods, fried foods, barbecued foods
- It is widely understood that smoking and being overweight are harmful to health.
- Less well known is that feelings, emotions and self-esteem are equally important for wellbeing. When we feel bad about ourselves we become more prone to poor eating and other harmful habits. By focusing on the positive aspects of our lives, we can enjoy better physical and mental wellbeing.
- Base your diet on a foundation of fruits, vegetables, organic whole foods and healthy grains. About 20% of your daily food intake should be raw foods like fruit and salad.
- It is advisable to reduce your intake of refined sugars to a minimum.
- Chew food slowly and carefully to aid optimum absorption of nutrients.
- It can be helpful to eat foods in the specific order that they will be digested. First should be fresh live foods, then cooked vegetables, then proteins, then starchy foods.
- Striking a suitable balance between acid and alkali-forming foods will benefit health. The best balance to aim for is around 80% alkali-forming and 20% acid-forming.
- Pineapples contain an enzyme called Bromelain, which can have great health benefits for women in the 45-65 age group. However, the pineapple must be ripe. Eat the entire fruit including the stalk, as this is where most of the Bromelain is contained.
- Research has shown that in later life, it is beneficial to reduce your intake of dairy products and red meat. In general, if you are going to eat meat the best choices are lamb and organically-raised chicken.
- Choose white fish as opposed to coastal fish such as mackerel, as they are more likely to contain toxic pollutants.
- Drinking plenty of water can reduce fatigue and help with your weight management efforts. During exercise, the body can lose as much as 3 litres of water, and as the muscles are made up of 70% to 75% water it is important that it is replenished. Make sure to drink plenty of water, preferably still mineral water from a glass bottle. A tap filter can also produce high quality drinking water.
- Avoid drinking large volumes of beverages containing caffeine, such as excess coffee, artificially sweetened drinks, and soft drinks containing harmful sugars ending in “ose”, such as glucose, sucrose and fructose.
- If possible, avoid using aluminium cookware as food cooked in these vessels may reduce water’s ability to be used by the body.
- Only drink alcohol in moderation as it can make your negative symptoms worse. Spirits, beers and lagers are not beneficial to health and consumption should be kept to a minimum, but high quality organic wines can have health benefits as long as you stick to no more than one glass a day. Spirits should be completely avoided for at least four months after undergoing any kind of dietary reform.
- When exercising, do it as much as possible outdoors in the clean air. Exercise in conditions with air conditioning and artificial lighting should be undertaken for no more than an hour at a time. Isotonic exercise can be helpful for reducing muscle weakness.
- Sunlight can bring health benefits to the entire person, and alleviates the feelings of tiredness and fatigue that can happen after prolonged exposure to artificial lighting. Avoid wearing sunglasses for too long, as they block out some of the sun’s rays that can actually boost your energy levels. Men should try to avoid wearing pink tinted sunglasses.
- Try to avoid purchasing shampoos and soaps which are made with Sodium Lauryl Sulphate.
- Antiperspirants can contain aluminium, which is absorbed into the body through the skin. This metal is known to produce toxic side effects and should be avoided when possible.
- When purchasing cosmetics, try to choose products that are not filled with chemicals. As the saying goes, if you can’t eat an ingredient safely, it may not be safe to put on your skin.
EXTRA HELP AND SUPPORT
- It is always advisable to go for regular dental check ups and eye tests, particularly as we age.
- The elasticity and general condition of the skin tend to decline as we age, so it is prudent to consider your nutrition and dietary intake more closely as you get older.
- As we age, several of the vitamin B complex groups begin to decline as our digestive systems begin to manufacture less and less of them. For many women, levels of Vitamin D also go into decline.
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