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Anne Digby is a women’s health specialist and Naturopath. She is also Founder and Chairperson of Journey Nepal Australia, an organisation that is assisting women in Nepal with fertility and birthing centres, and opened its first Women’s Educational Centre and refuge in November 2014 in [...]
About half of all women (and a third of men) over 60 years of age will have a diagnosed osteoporotic fracture during their lifetime. Calcium is more effectively absorbed in the presence of oestrogen, so it’s more important after menopause to have adequate dietary calcium.
Did you know that ‘Menopause’ is a relatively new concept and the word was only coined in the latter half of the 19th Century? This is because, in past centuries, women were much less likely to live beyond the age of menopause.