Yes, getting the proper amount of calcium can help you build stronger bones and prevent osteoporosis. In my last blog post, I shared with you Part 1 in my series focused on Risk and Screening for Osteoporosis at midlife. Today’s focus will be on dietary changes you can take to maintain strong bones for a lifetime to prevent osteoporosis. You might be wondering why I am diving into this … [Read more...] about How Calcium can help prevent Osteoporosis
changes in women during menopause and perimenopause
For many people, the first sign of osteoporosis, a debilitating bone disease, is actually breaking their first bone! That’s because it happens far more often than many of us realize. After working hard to avoid going to a doctor’s offices during COVID over the past year, I’m finally catching up on some preventative health screenings. The other morning I went for a bone density scan and I started … [Read more...] about Strategies for Strong Bones at Midlife, Menopause and Beyond
From having a “gut” instinct to “feeling” something in your gut, our GI tract plays a critical role in the health and well-being of our entire body. Our gut – more specifically, the gut microbiome –is literally a second brain that plays a role in our moods, our immune system, our weight, and metabolism, and even influences the metabolism of hormones, such as estrogen. This lesson will focus on … [Read more...] about The Role of our Gut Microbiome in Menopause: From Weight to Wellness
So many of my clients tell me they want to add in foods and/or supplements as a way of helping to manage peri- or post- menopausal symptoms. How can we do this in a way that doesn’t jeopardize all the hard work of letting go of diets and embracing intuitive eating? Or trigger a relapse of eating disorder behaviors? This article will be the first in a series of conversations about gentle … [Read more...] about Gentle Nutrition can Help Manage Menopausal Symptoms
I wanted to share something that came up during my Holiday Survive and Thrive Challenge last week. During the lessons and conversations that happened during the Challenge, one question came up that I believe confuses many people. That question is..."What is Disordered Eating?" This is a term that can confuse many, so let's clear that up now. Disordered eating is different than an eating … [Read more...] about One question that confuses many…What is Disordered Eating?
How sad that, in our culture, a woman’s relationship with her body often causes insecurity, fear, self-doubt, shame, guilt, low self-esteem, and all too often, self-hatred. The statistics are downright shocking; more than 5-10 million girls and women and 1 million boys and men in the US are struggling with eating disorders - anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder (compulsive … [Read more...] about Disordered Eating, Body Image and Menopause