Women's Wellness: Be Your Best at Any Age

Women's Wellness: Be Your Best at Any Age

Between demands from family, work and social engagements, many women have long to-do lists, and their health is rarely at the top. But good health matters most, and women do face specific challenges, ranging from breast health to menopause. Fortunately, a balanced lifestyle and targeted nutrition can make a difference. Here are some tips, just for the ladies:

  1. Prioritize breast health

    Keep that mammogram appointment, no matter what—and if your doctor requests a follow-up, be sure to follow through. In addition, ensure you're getting breast-healthy nutrients that help support estrogen balance, including phytoestrogens, flaxseed lignans, cruciferous vegetable extracts, calcium d-Glucarate and vitamin D.

  2. Manage the changes of menopause

    Menopause affects all women differently, and for some, the discomforts that accompany this natural change of life can be overwhelming. A healthy diet and regular exercise can keep menopause in check, as can targeted nutrition. Siberian rhubarb addresses some of the more common menopausal discomforts, including hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, sleep disturbances, exhaustion, vaginal dryness and more.

  3. Support bone health

    Women are strong—there is no doubt about that! But, bone strength starts to decline with age. Nourish yourself with calcium and vitamins D and K2 to ensure your bone cells stay strong and healthy throughout your life.

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Women's Health Information & Research

What nutrients does a woman need daily?

Women may need more iron, calcium and folate than men. Women should take 400 mcg of folate daily and 400-800 mcg if they become pregnant. Women should get between 1,000-1,200 mg of calcium daily. Adequate vitamin D and K2 supplementation should accompany calcium. Finally, pre-menopausal women lose iron during their monthly cycle. However, iron should not be supplemented unless confirmed by a doctor, as it is highly oxidizing to the body.

How can a woman keep her body healthy?

A healthy diet, regular exercise and maintaining youthful hormone levels are three important contributors to maintaining physical health. As women age, the hormones estradiol, progesterone, DHEA and testosterone decrease. This is particularly true after menopause and can result in weight gain, general fatigue and hot flashes and other complaints.

What are the top health tips for women?

Get regular check-ups and monitor your blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure. Keeping these markers in an optimal range supports continued health and helps maintain healthy cardiovascular function. Women should also have regular colonoscopies, well-woman exams and mammograms as appropriate for their age group. A bone density scan is also important and should be done regularly.

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