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Your Nutrition during the Menopause

As we continue to explore our hormones and how they may affect our weight, optimum and gut health let's place the spotlight on falling oestrogen levels that bring about the menopause.

Whether in the perimenopause or menopause we need to help ourselves with some of the possible long term health effects such as weight gain and poor bone and muscle health with the best nutrition.

During the menopause, muscle mass may reduce leading to a reduction in metabolic rate and therefore potential weight gain. To offset this we may need to adjust our diet and physical activity.

In addition from the age of about 35, we slowly lose calcium from our bones. Declining oestrogen during menopause increases the rate of loss, which can increase the risk of osteoporosis.

Taking HRT helps to maintain oestrogen levels and protect bone health. There are also lots of nutrients that help to keep bones healthy, so it’s important to have a balanced diet that includes good sources of calcium and vitamin D. In addition it is recommended that we all supplement with vitamin D (10mcg/day) during the winter which helps the calcium in our diet to be absorbed.

If you would like help achieving your optimum nutrition or ideal weight during the menopause please message me or contact me for a no-obligation chat to see if my nutrition services my help you.

Nina Thomas

Registered Associate Nutritionist

07958 765337

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