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The Me in Menopause is doing 12 days of mid-life inspiration, celebration, motivation, retrospection and resolutions…. along with some glorious FOOD (of course!). So stay tuned if you want to shake things up a bit for the new year, spark a new and more FABULOUS YOU in 2017, or are looking for a catalyst to fire you up and into the best mid-life you’ve had so far!
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It’s been touted as the world’s healthiest food. Certainly, the benefits of broccoli in your weekly food intake are numerous. But what if I highlighted the benefits specific to menopause…. to menopause symptoms, and to the aging process that speeds up right about now…. as well as to disease prevention (another topic that hots up for discussion as we move into our 50s and beyond).
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I remember the 6 months or more of diagnosis only too well. Everything else must be ruled out before a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be given. That means a lot of tests, a lot of specialists and a lot of prodding around! In the early days it’s easy to get caught up in the ‘why’…. Why did this happen to me? What caused this? What have I been doing wrong? Soon you are way too exhausted to bother about the ‘why’ and focus is only on survival…. How do I get better?
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Whether you have decided to limit or restrict it completely, going dairy-free has its pros and cons. For some of us it becomes an obvious choice because our bodies just decide to stop tolerating it in mid-life…. or perhaps we never noticed previously how much of an adverse effect it was having on us. One things for sure, it is hard to give it up completely. Sometimes only cheese will do!
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I remember as a child going to ‘the honey house’ with Mum (a house on the outskirts of Christchurch that sold honey from the garage) to buy a huge jar of fresh honey for on our toast in the mornings. The aroma, the creaminess, the golden colour…. little did we know that we had some pretty special honeys in New Zealand, with some pretty amazing health benefits too.
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