From hot flashes to mood swings, most women experience a range of symptoms when going through menopause. Luckily, there are natural ways to reduce menopause symptoms – and chiropractic care is one of them What is Menopause? By definition menopause is one year without a menstrual period. Most North American women will experience menopause at around the age of 50. During this time, the ovaries begin to limit estrogen production, forcing the adrenal glands to take over. Those with balanced hormones will likely go through menopause with ease. However, those with hormonal imbalances are likely to experience symptoms like: • Irregular periods • Hot flashes • Night sweats • Problems sleeping • Mood changes • Weight gain and slowed metabolism • Thinning of hair and dry skin As we have said time and time again, symptoms are your body’s way of letting you know that something is wrong. A hormone imbalance is often the cause of issues during menopause. Many women turn to estrogen replacement therapy but this has many risks including: breast cancer, heart disease and stroke. What can you do if you suffer from menopause symptoms? 5 Ways to Reduce Annoying Menopause Symptoms Naturally! 1. Take a Supplement! Read more…
5 Ways to Reduce Menopause Symptoms Naturally!
Should You Be Taking A B-Complex Vitamin?
There are a few supplements that I believe everyone should be taking and a B complex is one of them. What is a B complex? A B complex comprises of 8 B vitamins: B1 (Thiamine Pyrophosphate), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic acid), B6 (Pyrodoxal Phosphate/Pyrodoxine), B7 (Biotin /Vit H), B9 (Cyanocobalamin), and B12 (Cobalamin). Chances are if you are taking a multi-vitamin you are getting a mix of B vitamins, however, here are a few reasons why it is worth adding a B complex to your diet: Vitamin B1 enhances circulation, meaning it can aid in cardiovascular disease prevention. It is also essential for carbohydrate metabolism and has a positive effect on nerve cell function and cognitive thinking (ie. calms the nervous system). Vitamin B2 is good for red blood cell formation, antibody production, cellular respiration and cell growth. Along with vitamin A, it also maintains mucous membranes. Vitamin B2 is very important during pregnancy for the development of the fetus. Most importantly, it helps with the conversion of tryptophan to niacin and serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter which plays a role in regulating sleep and moods, sexual desire and function, and in controlling impulses in the brain. A severe Read more…
Vitamin D – Why Your Body Needs It!
By Dr Gabrielle Pomerleau Vitamin D is vital for the health of our bones and teeth. It plays an important role in the absorption of calcium in the intestine and limits calcium elimination by the kidneys. It also has an important role of absorption of other minerals like phosphate, magnesium and iron. Vitamin D – Sunshine Vitamin Vitamin D is frequently named the sunshine vitamin. The reason behind this name is not that the sunlight contains Vitamin D; actually, the vitamin precursor is in the human body under the skin ready to be activated by UVB in the sunshine. Being exposed to sunlight helps creates a chain reaction resulting in the formation of Vitamin D. Sunlight Limitations There is multiple factors affecting this natural production of Vitamin D by your body. First of all the amount of UVB varies during the day. It is at its greatest when the sun is at it’s zenith around 12pm to 1 am. The latitude where you live also has an impact on the level of UVB, the further north you live the less UVB you get, especially during the winter months. The amount of skin exposed will determine the amount of time needed Read more…
5 Simple Ways to Beat the Winter Blues
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Help Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety and depression help from Sante Chiropractic Wellness Centre. Think chiropractor when looking for help with mental health issues.