There are many factors that can affect our health and well-being. What we eat and how we live our lives can be instrumental in feeling better and increasing our energy levels. Read on to find out how to achieve healthier diet and lifestyle choices for you.
Benefits of diet on health and wellness
Many of us consider a healthy diet and lifestyle to be the consumption of lots and fruit and vegetables alongside regular exercise. In actual fact, the types of food you eat can directly impact the resultant effects on your body. Evidence is pointing towards diets based on plant-derived products being healthier for us and improving our longevity too. Certain vegetables such as spinach, kale and beets may help to increase our lifespan, whilst plant oils are a better choice than animal fats/oils. Olive oil in particular has links with increasing the amount of good cholesterol in the body whilst simultaneously reducing bad cholesterol. Consuming meat products in smaller amounts can contribute towards a balanced diet.
Improving health conditions using diet
Certain foods may help improve certain health conditions. Tomatoes may help to prevent prostate problems, whilst celery may help reduce high blood pressure. Ladies may also find that fruits like blueberries and cranberries are great for treating cystitis problems too. The perimenopause and menopause can cause distressing symptoms affecting a woman’s day to day life. Research has revealed that diet and lifestyle can help in the relief of these symptoms. Women can therefore use a natural and holistic solution to treating what can be an all-encompassing problem.
Women’s Health through the perimenopause, menopause and beyond
Perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms are wide ranging and will differ from individual to individual. We discuss here those symptoms that have an association with treatment via diet and lifestyle. Coenzyme Q10 is found in the heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas, and is responsible for our cells energy and helping them to function normally. This enzyme is reported to be important in the treatment of menopause-related heart palpitations. Eating meats and seafoods could help due to the presence of naturally occurring Coenzyme Q10 in these foods.
A number of mood-related conditions are also attributed to the menopause. Reduced levels of serotonin in our brain could cause the onset of conditions such as anxiety and depression. Introducing vitamins B12 and B6 into our diet along with foods rich in the amino acid tryptophan can help to improve serotonin production. Changes to our lifestyle can also help here. A healthy dose of exercise such as swimming, yoga or even mindfulness could help ward off depression. However as with everything in life, too much of anything isn’t necessarily a good thing. With this in mind, we recommend avoiding excessive exercise to avoid any detrimental effects to your joints, which also suffer during the menopause phase.
Reflexology and diet and lifestyle
Adopting a more holistic approach to diet and lifestyle could be complemented by Reflexology. Reflexology is a treatment where gentle pressure is applied to specific reflex points on the body. A good option for anyone wanting to relax and reduce their stress levels whilst stimulating the body to heal itself. Furthermore, a particular type of Reflexology treatment (Hormonal Reflexology) can specifically benefit women going through the perimenopause/menopause. Find out more about Reflexology and the menopause by reading one of our earlier blogs on our website.
In order to maximise the effectiveness of Hormonal Reflexology, weekly sessions at the onset of perimenopause/menopause are recommended. Benefits of this therapy include helping to prepare the mind and body when undergoing the ‘change’, and giving feelings of wellness and allowing you to stay in control. Relaxation of the nervous system and hormone production will help you achieve menopause wellness.
These sessions aid in the control of Cortisol release, aiding in feelings of anxiety. Hormonal Reflexology can also help with the changing levels of oestrogen, allowing your ovaries, and in turn your body and brain to adapt. The pituitary gland is responsible for controlling body temperature. Hormonal Reflexology can help to calm this gland, thus having a knock on effect on night sweats and hot flushes (due to an unregulated control of body temperature). If lack of sleep/insomnia is your affliction, this treatment can help to relax your internal symptoms and improve melatonin release – the sleep hormone.
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