Women’s Health: Simple health steps for women in their 40s & 50s

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This is the 2nd in a 3 part series focusing on women’s health. The series is brought to by Life Choice Limited of Cochrane, AB. Life Choice Ltd is a leader in the manufacturing of high quality nutracuticals.

(Excerpts from WebMD)

Life may begin at 40 for many women, but so do plenty of things to consider for good health.

Revisit your contraceptive method.

The NHS advises you may need to change your contraception as you get older, or after having children. Is the pill still the right option?  Condoms give protection sexually transmitted infections if starting a new relationship after having a long-term partner.

Manage the menopause.

The transition into menopause may come quicker than expected. Talk to your doctor before menopausal symptoms begin and discuss what you think might be the best course of action for you. If you have moderate to severe menopausal symptoms and are at low risk of breast cancer and heart disease, short-term hormonal therapy (HRT) might be right for you.

 Life Choice’s® DMAE Restorative Cream

As the body’s largest organ, the skin reflects the health of what lies beneath, like a living, breathing mirror. So from its pristine condition at birth, the skin is subject to attacks from within and without, as the elements and insufficient dietary nutrients chip away at the vibrancy of youth.

Unfortunately, as most people tend to neglect their health to some degree, they must struggle to restore it, and it’s much easier to maintain health than to regain it. For even the healthiest of people, however, some lines and wrinkles are inevitable. The smiles and frowns and stresses of our lives etch themselves into our faces, reflecting both joy and sorrow.

Just like any living organ, the skin requires certain nutrients to maintain, restore, and repair itself, and its sponge-like ability to absorb and use elements which are applied topically means that these nutrients can be supplemented by smoothing over damaged skin. While there are thousands of brands of creams and preparations claiming to yield amazing results, only those which properly nourish the skin with the foods it needs are able to deliver lasting benefit, because their effects are achieved within the tissue. However, many millions of consumer dollars are wasted on cosmetic creams and lotions that only supply the illusion of healthy skin.  more

Keep an eye on your calcium.

As you’re moving into the menopause, it’s a critical time for women to preserve bone health and stave off osteoporosis. A healthy balanced diet with plenty of calcium can help, so can vitamin D from food and safe sun exposure in the summer.

Don’t forget key screening tests.

Make sure you attend regular mammograms for breast cancer and other health checks when you are invited. Spotting problems early means treatment can be more successful. Between screening appointments, look out for changes, such as breast lumps and moles getting bigger.

Watch your weight

Keep an eye on the scales. Nearly 6 in 10 women are overweight or obese. Being overweight or obese can lead to serious health conditions and shorten a woman’s lifespan.

5-a-day

Eat at least 5 portions a day of fruit and vegetables to help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.

Exercise more

The NHS recommends doing at least 150 minutes of exercise a week. Even a little more exercise can make a difference in helping to avoid heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.

Life Choice’s Laktokhan® Probiotic

Research froProbiotics & Digestionm the University of Toronto has recently revealed that the amount of probiotics present in probiotic yogurts is too low to experience the claimed benefits.

Certain clinical trials have found probiotics to be effective for a host of things, from stomach issues to cavity-causing bacteria. However, the probiotic content in yogurt can be up to 25 times below the minimum of effectiveness. This means that consumers would have to eat more yogurt to have even a chance of achieving the advertised benefits; more could mean 2 servings or 25 servings, depending on the yogurt. Kefir contained the highest dosage of probiotics and the greatest variety of probiotic strains compared to yogurt, but because the specific strain combinations have not been studied, determining the benefits is difficult. It should also be noted that the products used in the study were typical grocery store brands, not health food store brands.

The researchers concluded that probiotics are important for health, and probiotic products still have some value; however, they emphasized that a good probiotic product should have at least 10 billion bacteria per serving.

Our Laktokhan® probiotic contains 10 billion CFU (colony-forming units) of four human strains of “friendly” intestinal microflora: Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, and Bifidobacterium longum. These friendly bacteria help keep harmful bacteria from multiplying in our intestines. Antibiotics can kill off healthy bacteria and lead to weakened immunity and intestinal disorders. Laktokhan® restores the balance of good bacteria, thus helping to normalize digestive function and boost immunity. more

Drink in moderation

Regularly drinking more alcohol than safe recommended amounts puts a woman at a greater risk of health problems, such as cancer, stroke and heart attack. The NHS advises women should not regularly drink more than 2-3 units of alcohol a day.

Get a good night’s sleep

Every woman needs different amounts of sleep, but most healthy adults need around 7 to 9 hours a night. Not getting enough sleep at night affects things during the day, from performance at work, to relationships and general health. Seek medical advice if sleep is a problem.

Chill out

Don’t let stress get the better of you. Without being tackled, stress can be behind health problems, including high blood pressure, anxiety and depression.

 

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 Sources

 WebMd Medical Reference, Dr. Rob Hicks, June 21, 2017

 

 

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