Aspire Magazine: Inspiration for a Woman's Soul.(TM) Dec/Jan 2019 Aspire Magazine Final - Page 23

6 Iron Supplements Let’s talk about foods that will support you during this potent transition: 1 Eat More Carrots & Beets Your body is going through a lot and you need the tens of thousands of plant-based nutrients that only veggies can offer you. Eating carrots and beets together can help balance hormones, a sure way to stop many PMS and menopausal symptoms. Consider eating beets and carrots together 2-3 times per week for a month and see how you feel. 2 Try Flax Seeds & Meal They contain phytoestrogens (plant-based) and can help balance hormones. Beware: they can also trigger estrogen symptoms like cystic breasts so listen to your body. 3 Increase Your Intake of Leafy Green Vegetables Increase your intake of leafy green vegetables—collard greens, dandelion, and parsley are all high in bioavailable calcium. You get very little calcium from dairy due to the high phosphorus content, and it’s likely you can’t even digest it. Get it from your greens—your bones will thank you. Increase Your Intake of Fresh Vegetables Increase your intake of fresh vegetables and low sugar fruits like apples and berries. They are a great way to increase fiber, keep your calories low and your nutrient levels high. If you allow yourself to eat processed foods and you stop moving your body, then, of course, your metabolism will slow down— but that doesn’t have to happen. 5 Drink more spring water! 6 Take Omega 3 Fish Oils 7 Take Vitamin D3 8 Take Wild Yam Capsules Vaginal dryness and hot flashes will be worse if you’re dehydrated. As we age our skin needs more moisture and water is a sure way to help. Take Omega 3 fish oils from small fish like sardines which accumulate fewer heavy metals. If you eat wild salmon or sardines then occasionally get the kind in a can with bones and gobble them up, it will support your healthy calcium levels as well as adding necessary Omega 3s for your happy brain. Take Vitamin D3 with a healthy carrier oil such as MCT or olive oil; avoid soy, safflower and corn oils. Begin with 400IU/day and get tested with a comprehensive functional blood chemistry panel to see if you need a higher dose. Take wild yam capsules but don’t put the prescribed wild yam cream on your body. Your body knows how to utilize the food 23 Your need for iron decreases as you age. Get a comprehensive functional blood chemistry analysis with a full iron panel on it to appropriately assess your individual needs. 4