Women's Supplements - Aged 18-45
See the table below for Eric Llewellyn's recommendations for women aged between 18 - 45yrs. This information is offered as an introduction to supplements, foods & substances known to help with women's health between the ages of 18-45. This information is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment & it is suggested that sound advice is taken by an appropriately qualified practitioner.
|Daily Intake||Initial Period||Ongoing Intake|
|FIRST CHOICE SUPPLEMENTS|
|Multivitamin-Mineral||1 twice daily||2 weeks||1 daily|
|Anti-Oxidant with Co-Q10||1 twice daily||4 weeks||1-2 for 3 months|
|Magnesium||1 twice daily||4 weeks||1-2 for 3 months|
|Essential Fatty Acid Complex||1 twice daily||2 weeks||1 daily|
|Women 18-45 First Choice Health Pack Contains all 4 of the above supplements!|
|Zinc and Copper||1 twice daily||4 weeks||1-2 for 3 months|
|GTF Chromium + Anti-oxidants||1 daily||1 daily||1 daily|
|Probiotic||1 month course - As required|
Women aged 18-45
This age group is often described in journals as the "women's reproductive age"and it is a period when it is important to recognise what women's vitamins and minerals are required.
An optimum dietary intake of nutrients is required to meet the challenges that women experience, both from the physical and the emotional perspectives.
In physical terms, the increased need may be considered as obtaining those nutrients that support physical wellbeing and energy production. Maintenance of good health is not merely the absence of poor or ill health. This is a time when positive nutritional foundations are required to cope adequately with daily life, building up physical resources for work, child care, pregnancy and career needs, and also preparing for "middle age".
This is a phase when following the principles of 'living well' really do repay dividends for a healthy life. Key dietary requirements include ensuring that adequate water is taken daily, and this is generally accepted to be between 2-3 litres a day.
Water contributes almost 60% of the total weight of the human body. The human body can lose over two litres of water each day through the normal function of the kidneys and perspiration.
Water is known to help reduce tiredness and fatigue. Increased water intake helps the process of weight loss in those who want or need to reduce weight. Two or three litres a day is the recommendation.
The daily requirement for water increases during pregnancy - it has been suggested that morning sickness occurs if inadequate water is consumed.
It is estimated that only one third of women get their daily needs of folic acid.
Women - Aged 18-45An optimum dietary intake of nutrients is required to meet the challenges that women experience, both from the physical & the emotional perspectives. This is a time when positive nutritional foundations are required to cope adequately with daily life, building up physical resources for work, child care, pregnancy & career needs, and also preparing for "middle age".
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- Cereal grains: whole brown rice, barley, rye, buckwheat, oats, oatmeal
- Vegetables: sweet potato, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, iceberg lettuce, cucumber, miso, soya bean tofu, beetroot, celery, parsnip, carrot, cucumber, turnip
- Fruits: freshly squeezed & diluted lemon juice, apples, dried figs, apricots, ripe bananas, avocado, blueberries, raisins, dates, olives
- Legumes: dried peas, soybeans, haricot beans, chick peas, butter beans, lentils, black beans, green peas
- Teas, Herbs & Spices: sarsaparilla, ginger, parsley, basil, green tea, turmeric, camomile, peppermint
- Nuts & Seeds: sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachio and pine nuts
- Fungi: Reishi mushrooms
- Fish: oily fish (except mackerel), tuna, haddock, anchovy, and prawns
- Dairy: three to four modest portions of organic live yoghurt per week
- Meats: organic chicken, lamb
- Additional Foods: molasses
- Cereal grains: refined cereals, refined flour products
- Vegetables: excess garlic
- Fruits: orange, orange juice, grapefruit & grapefruit juice
- Legumes: soya milk
- Teas, Herbs & Spices
- Nuts & Seeds: old Brazil nuts and high intake of peanuts
- Fish: mackerel
- Poultry: battery chicken, hens'eggs
- Meats: pork & pork products, reduce intake of proteins from red meat, salami
- Dairy: cow's milk, reducing dairy to a minimum, reduce non-organic cheese
- Fats: hydrogenated fats, refined cooking oils, fennel oil, trans-fatty acids, low fat foods
- Food Additives: tartrazine, artificial sweeteners, sulphates (preservative)
- Beverages: avoid excess caffeine & alcohol; avoid artificially sweetened drinks
- Avoid: low fat foods, refined carbohydrates, white sugar (sucrose), high additive processed foods, artificial sweeteners, chocolate, pickled foods
- Cooking methods: fried foods, barbequed foods
- As part of a healthy lifestyle, it is well understood that smoking is deleterious to good health.
- Being aware of appropriate weight management is also well understood.
- Less well discussed in relation to good health, however, is the importance of our feelings and emotions. Lack of self-esteem is so often associated with poor eating and lifestyle habits. All of us have positive aspects to our life, and focusing on these will improve our well-being.
- It is important that attention is paid to the balance between acid-forming and alkali-forming foods. The optimum balance is around 60% alkali-forming and 40% acid-forming.
- Adopt a diet based on organic wholefoods, vegetables, fruits and grains.
- Raw foods such as salads and fruits should be about 20% of the daily food intake for optimum health benefits.
- There is benefit in eating in a specific order: fresh 'live' foods first such as salads to prepare the digestive system. Next follow cooked vegetables, then proteins. Anything starchy should be last. Eating in this order ensures food enters the digestive system in order of digestion time.
- Chew foods slowly and thoroughly, as this increases their nutritional benefits, particularly as we get older.
- Research has shown that reducing intake of dairy products in later life is beneficial.
- It is best to reduce red meat within the diet to occasional intake. As a general guide, the best meat sources are lamb, and with regard to poultry, properly-fed and organically-reared chicken.
- White fish are generally the better option. Coastal fish such as mackerel are best reduced, as they tend to contain more of the undesirable toxic pollutants.
- As the years progress it is sensible to reduce the total intake of refined sugars.
- Avoid dehydration - take plenty of fresh water. Good quality still mineral water from a glass container is the superior form; though a good tap filter is also satisfactory. During exercise, the body loses up to 3 litres and it is good to remember that muscles are composed of 70% to 75% water. Adequate water intake is known to help reduce the feeling of tiredness and fatigue. Increased intake of water can help to reduce weight.
- Foods cooked in aluminium cookware reduce water's ability to be used by the body.
- Avoid high intake of beverages containing caffeine, e.g. excess coffee, artificially sweetened fizzy (carbonated) and still drinks, and soft drinks high in sugars ending in '-ose' such as 'sucrose', 'glucose' and 'fructose'.
- Take exercise as much as possible out of doors in clean air. Prolonged exercise in air conditioning with artificial lighting should be no more than an hour at one time. Isotonic exercise has been found beneficial in reducing muscle weakness.
- Sunlight has a beneficial effect on the whole person, and is also known to alleviate the experience of fatigue that can also occur with extended periods of exposure to artificial lighting. Wearing sunglasses can reduce energy levels, as they block out some beneficial rays that can actually enhance energy.
- Avoid shampoos and soaps containing Sodium Lauryl Sulphate.
- A health review with a medical homeopath is also an additional positive health step.It is not commonly talked about, but adequate water and hydration help regulate weight.
- An adequate intake of magnesium and selenium as in the Multi-Vitamin & Mineral formula can help remove some waste materials from the body that are known to contribute to body odour.
- Full spectrum fluorescent lighting is known to help create a calming effect within children, whereas the more standard forms of fluorescent lighting do not help.
- Natural sunlight also helps prevent hyper-activity. However, over-exposure to sunlight can exacerbate it.
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Do not exceed stated dose or use with prescribed medication unless advise by a doctor or medical practitioner.
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