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I am probably 2 years from Menopause. My Mom was 50 at onset and I am 48. I'm starting to see the disruption in what was a very regular menstrual cycle (my gyno has ruled out other reasons) and sleep cycle. So I'm very interested in lifestyle tips.
Does anyone have tips to offer?
Womenshealth.gov offers these recommendations to help minimize menopausal symptoms:
I have schooled myself to look for hidden sugar, and now comes this news about hidden lactose...
Lactose is an enzyme that is typically found in milk and other dairy foods. It's also added to many non-dairy products, which is bad news for people who can't digest the enzyme properly. The condition is known as lactose intolerance.
The American College of Gastroenterology says foods that may be harboring lactose include:
Baked goods, including breads and processed breakfast…Continue
The American Council on Exercise has debunked some common myths about exercise. Which surprises you the most? For me, it's the muscle weighs more than fat, fiction. I hear that all the time! Don't you?
Myth #1: Stretching before exercise reduces the risk of injury. – False
The scientific literature of the past decade fails to support stretching before exercise as a successful strategy for injury prevention. However, research does support stretching at other times,…
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Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) tested rats on the Barnes maze both before and after feeding them a diet of fructose in their water. Some of the rats also received omega-3s in their mix. After six weeks, the rats who were not ingesting omega-3s as part of the diet showed significant memory loss and impaired abilities.…