Throughout life women will encounter various physical and emotional changes during which the body’s requirements for nutrition will shift in order to cope with their continuing developments. Although good dietary and life style practices are important throughout all stages of life, there are certain periods where it carries more importance.
Nutrition is the cornerstone of health and what you eat may have a fundamental effect on your health, a fact borne out by medical research and scientific evidence. Food is the body’s natural fuel and is necessary for energy, growth, repair and renewal.
Nutritional therapy is based on the premise that food is medicine and that many medical conditions can be alleviated by making the right diet and supplement choices. It can also assist in helping you to optimise your health even if you don’t have a specific illness. For women, food can affect specific aspects of our physiology, such as, hormonal health and balance which in turn impacts on our well-being causing symptoms like mood swings, weight problems and issues with menstruation.
There are many female health problems, and most can be triggered by mechanisms such as stress, hormone imbalance, poor gut health, nutritional deficiencies, toxins and many more. By moving towards optimum nutrition and health many women’s health conditions can be alleviated or in some cases eliminated. The main route to good health lies in diet, but there are other lifestyle factors such as environment that can impact on women’s health and these need to be addressed as part of any successful intervention.