Free Radicals, Stress and Low Mood

Stress and depression cause increased production of free radicals, which are incomplete molecules like the pieces of a jigsaw that need to be fitted to another piece to become complete. Free radicals seek their missing part in the membranes and tissues of our body in an attempt to become complete (Yoshikawa and Naito, 2002). But…

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Menopause – Nutritional and Lifestyle Tips

Menopause is a daunting word we associate with hot flashes, mood swings and discomfort.  But we can adopt some nutritional and lifestyle adjustments to easily navigate this transition period. We need:  Serotonin, Phytoestrogens, Calcium,  Vitamins C and E,  Sleep and a few lifestyle adjustments. Let’s start with serotonin. Recent studies report that hot flashes can be…

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