These are all familiar symptoms for many people and can be associated with varying medical diagnosis. However, the truth is that many of the conditions can be traced back to poor gut health.
The digestive system is often referred to as ‘the body’s second brain’due to its close links with the nervous, endocrine and immune systems. Therefore the state of an individual’s gut has considerable bearing on a person’s overall
health and well being. Modern lifestyle coupled with poor diet can easily put the gut’s balance out of kilter, resulting in inefficient digestion and nutrient
absorption leading to a number of ailments which can have a detrimental effect on an individual’s quality of life. Food intolerances, ulcers, IBS and even heart disease have recently all been attributed to poor gut health.
An understanding of how different food groups interact with the gut will allow an individual to make informed decisions on their own nutrition so that, with time, a more favourable gut health can develop.
Be it for religious, moral or even perceived health reasons, many people choose to eat a vegetarian style diet. To successfully pursue this style of nutrition it is important that an individual has some knowledge of proteins and micronutrients, especially if an individual chooses to avoid fish, eggs and dairy. Undernourishment and micronutrient deficiencies can be a common problem. However, with simple education in ways of making complete proteins, avoidance of fatty acid imbalances and awareness of potential vitamin and mineral short falls these issues can be avoided.
A healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle at any time, but it is especially vital if you are pregnant or even trying for a baby.
Proper pregnancy nutrition is a vital factor in proper fetal development because the fetus is physically incapable of providing for itself, nor can it show any visible signs of malnourishment between monthly check-ups as a newborn can. That means that for the next nine months it’s going to be completely up to you to ensure that you are properly eating, taking in the vitamins and nutrients that are going to help you give birth to a healthy, happy baby while keeping yourself healthy at the same time.
As we get older our bodies inevitably age with us and our physical condition
starts to deteriorate. The nutrition through our lives has a lot to do with how dramatically our bodies deteriorate and good dietary habits established early in life are the best possible defence against issues such as malnutrition later in life – ‘Prevention is better than cure!’ That being said, it is never too late to make some changes and reap the benefits of a healthy diet.
Heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and digestive issues are just some of the common physical problems faced as the body ages, all of which can be significantly helped through proper nutrition. Furthermore, more and more evidence points to a reduction in the frequency and impacts of age related mental disorders when a more healthy and nutrient rich diet is followed.
For women, menopause raises a number of health issues. For one thing,
there are many women who suffer severe symptoms including hot flushes
and mood swings.
Weight gain can also be a significant problem for women going through menopause as in addition to dealing with a slowing metabolic rate, women can also find themselves gaining weight through comfort eating as a result of stress.
Significant health issues like osteoporosis and heart disease also stem from the sudden hormonal changes associated with this time in a woman’s life.
Simple and subtle changes to diet and lifestyle can minimise symptoms and risks to health, enabling a smoother transition into post-menopause.
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