Body Corporate Wellness News
August / September 2002
are always two sides to every story and when it comes to research
studies on various health topics it pays to weigh things up very
carefully before running with the first study you read or hear about.
This month we are devoting our newsletter to one key health issue
that is receiving a lot of publicity, the Hormone Replacement Therapy
Phase of Life
Menopause is a natural process that should not be treated as a
disease necessitating the need for drugs. Unfortunately though,
in today's modern society, we have placed great value on the allure
of everlasting youth, which has resulted in a general belief that
menopause is something to be dreaded. In many cultures, menopause
is seen as a positive event, bringing greater respect, divine
blessing and great wisdom.
Research across many cultures clearly shows that if the cultural
view of menopause is largely negative, symptoms are common. On
the other hand, if menopause is viewed in a positive light, symptoms
are far less frequent.
Many women today seek natural support for menopause not only
because of the risks associated with hormone replacement therapy
(HRT), but also because they recognise menopause as being a normal
part of their life cycle.
Why do so many women experience menopausal symptoms?
When assisting women through menopause with natural medicines,
we aim to correct whole body imbalances, rather than merely working
on treating symptoms. There maybe a variety of reasons why women
experience symptoms around menopause, and for effective and long
term results, it is necessary to locate and address these factors.
Some of the more common influences include adrenal fatigue, low
or high body fat, compromised liver function, and poor diet. Other
contributing factors are antibiotic use, excessive exercise, emotional
stress and smoking.
When our adrenals (our stress and enjoyment glands) are fatigued,
it leaves us tired, lethargic, less able to cope with stress,
and often results in loss of enjoyment in life's pleasures - including
sex. Many food choices and lifestyle practices place great stress
on the adrenal glands. These include stimulants such as coffee,
tea, caffeine containing drinks, cigarettes, alcohol, prescription
and recreational drugs, excessive sugars, as well as lack of sleep,
emotional stress, steroids, excessive exercise, continual work
stress including missing meals and poor management of stress.
we eat influences the way we feel and has a strong effect on
the general functioning of our bodies.
poor diet may lead to an increase in menopausal symptoms. Women
who become aware of this relationship prior to menopause and
who make changes to their diet to prepare for the transition,
find the time of menopause more comfortable.
general, a diet rich in wholesome foods improves the body's
ability to better handle these changes, with certain foods being
of considerable benefit throughout this period.
high in good quality protein and B vitamins may
help slow the onset of menopause by supporting the pituitary
gland, which regulates the ovaries and the female cycle. Good
sources of protein include; fish, soy products, light dairy
products such as acidophilus yoghurt and cottage cheese, eggs,
whole grains such as quinoa & amaranth, legumes, raw nuts
high in B vitamins include dark leafy green vegetables, whole
grains, and wheat germ and yeast (non-active rather than brewers
or bakers yeast)..
help maintain optimal adrenal function, foods containing high
levels of vitamins and minerals may be beneficial. These foods
include molasses, lecithin and kelp.
foods are also beneficial in slowing menopause as they bind to
oestrogen receptor sites, increasing circulating estrogen. These
increasing menopausal symptoms by reducing the availability of oestrogen:
Antibiotics substantially reduce the number of intestinal
bacteria required to convert oestrogen to a more active form
exercise reduces the levels of circulating oestrogen. (Moderate
exercise however, has been shown to significantly reduce flushing).
stress contributes to many illnesses and health problems,
and menopause is no exception. Stress places an extra load on
many body processes, influencing immune function, hormonal regulation,
biochemical interactions, digestion, cardiovascular performance
and nervous response.
compared with non-smokers, women who smoke are relatively
estrogen deficient, and usually have an earlier menopause.
commonly associated with Menopause include:
Hot flushes, vaginal dryness, bladder infections, emotional change,
fatigue, poor memory & bone loss.
There are many herbs, foods and food supplements that can support
women through this phase of their lives and reduce or eliminate
associated symptoms. A full consultation is advisable to obtain
a personalised plan for your needs. Call Karen Moffatt N.D., Dip.Med.Herb,
Iridologist on (09) 361 3964 or email email@example.com
for an appointment. We can also provide some products that research
has shown (as well as client results) to help with symptoms such
as hot flushes, stress and emotional changes.
"CIMICIFUGA" Compound - 50 tablets $29.48
Contains Black Cohosh, Hypericum, Wild Yam and Lavender
(Not to be taken with some medications - please consult a health
Remember our Mini Seminars run on-site at your place of work
can cover this topic to ensure your staff members are well informed
and make educated health decisions. If you would like to talk
to us about running some mini seminars on-site and / or would
like a list of our 25 Topics please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
CORPORATE ADVOCATE PROGRAMME
We have an Advocate Programme running that rewards our clients
for sending us referrals to other companies or individuals that
would benefit from our services. If you refer someone to us, who
books one of our services, you will receive a gift voucher of
your choice (value $120.00) from the following
off your next Mini Seminar
Wellness Coaching session and lifestyle report with Karen Beard
Iridology Report & Coaching session with Karen Moffatt
do you know who is running a conference this year?
This is a great referral for us as most conferences need to
break their technical programme with an outside speaker and what
better topic is there than "Achieving A Balance Between Working
Style and Lifestyle".
Email or call us
Karen Beard Karen@bodycorp.co.nz
Karen Moffatt Karen.Moffatt@bodycorp.co.nz
Most of our business comes from word of mouth so it is important
to us that you are happy with the service you receive from us.
If you have any feedback you can email us at email@example.com
or call us 09 361 3964
THE BODY CORPORATE LTD HAS RELOCATED
We have moved to larger premises and are now located at 84 College
Hill in Ponsonby. As you drive up College Hill you will find us
on the left hand side, 3 Villa's from the top. You will see the
signs hanging from the verandah (a very special thanks to Tony
from Speedy Signs Downtown office for being so speedy getting
them up!!). All our phone numbers and contacts remain the same.
Karen Beard and Karen Moffatt
to contact us
Beard 021-471 386
Karen Moffatt 021-843 860
Box 8225, Symonds Street, Auckland
84 College Hill, Ponsonby
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