Managing menopause: women over 50 years

Menopause Menopause is the permanent end of the menstrual cycle and reproductively capability. Before menopause a women will enter into perimenopause for up to 4 years where oestrogen begins to decline, this is likely to occur during 45-47 years of age. Although, pre-menopause can begin in the late 30’s for some women. The Australian average … More Managing menopause: women over 50 years

Preconception care: male and female fertility

Fertility Fertility is a reflection of general health and wellbeing. Self-care during pre-conception is not only beneficial for both paternal and maternal fertility status but also for the long-term health of the baby. Lifestyle and nutrition factors play an essential part in the process and affect your chances of pregnancy which are as follows (Mumford, … More Preconception care: male and female fertility

A critical writing piece: is Vitamin D more important than we thought?

What is Vitamin D? Vitamins are required from our diet because our body cannot actually make them. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, requiring the presence of fat to dissolve. If using supplementations, excess amounts can be toxic as fat-soluble vitamins store within the body until they’re used (Higdon, 2000; Blahd, 2015). There are two … More A critical writing piece: is Vitamin D more important than we thought?

Mineral 101: Manganese

Manganese is a trace mineral that naturally occurs in body in small amounts. It helps to form strong bones by increasing mineral density, as well as connective tissues. It also helps to regulate sex hormones, blood sugar, calcium absorption, thyroid health, and to coagulate blood properly. It is a co-enzyme that helps metabolise fats and … More Mineral 101: Manganese

Vitamin 101: vitamin A

Vitamins are required by our body from our diet because the body cannot actually make them. Vitamin A is great for maintaining (and possibly bettering) vision, a healthy immune system, protection from free radicals, and the regulation of our cell growth and development including the maintenance of bones and soft tissue. There are actually two … More Vitamin 101: vitamin A