The knowledgable @themenopausesisters doing it again with this informative post on World Menopause Day 2021: Theme: Bone Health. ⬇️
🦴 Osteporosis is a condition that weakens bones. It can develop over several years and is sadly is often only diagnosed when we break a bone.
🦴 Bone mass is best by the age of 18-19 years old! It starts to fall by 0.5% a year from the age of 30.
🦴 We know that oestrogen protects our bones therefore it follows that as we enter the perimenopausal transition, and certainly post menopausally, without oestrogen our bones will begin to lose density.
Prevention is better than cure.
What can we do to help?
🏃🏽♀️ Regular weight bearing exercise. This helps to stimulate the growth of new bone formation. Try a gentle jog, stamping on the spot, skipping, yoga!
🏋🏽♀️ Resistance exercises. This helps by pulling on the tendons attached to our bones. This helps to boost bone strength. Weight training can begin at any age.
🥦 Healthy eating with calcium and vitamin D. Calcium is needed to maintain bone health. Adults need around 700 mg a day. Vimtain D helps us to absorb calcium. We need approximately 10 micrograms a day.
🚬 Quit smoking. Smoking actively reduces bone density.
🍷 Limit your alcohol intake.
☀️ GET SOME SUN! (I know, this is slightly harder to achieve at the moment). From March to approx September the position of the sun in the UK triggers the production of vitamin D (see post from yesterday). Vitamin D is a supplement we highly recommend during the autumn and winter months particularly in the UK
🔹If you are perimenopausal or menopausal please speak to your GP about your bone health. It's worth considering HRT here as this is an evidenced based safe treatment.
As always exercise carefully - particularly if you have been inactive for a while.
#getsomesun2 hours ago
Happy Birthday Luna! 🎂
Although this moment was far from the start of my journey to @Moon_Womens_Health is was an absolutely bombastic explosion of impetus and resolution - a moment of realisation about the power we hold in all of us 💥(something I didn't experience with Fionn's birth 3 years earlier).
This is a snapshot of the first minutes after Luna was born, at home, supported by Saskia from the Royal Free's Home Birth Team @millhillteammidwives midwives 🙌
Her birth gave me a window into what birth could and should be like in the majority of experiences. It should be empowering and exhilarating as your body leads you through a process that it was designed to do.
Yet my heart feels crushed by the birth stories I hear of disempowerment, women with anger or resignation in their voices as they re-tell their tales of not being listened to, not feeling involved in decision-making, not being given the information needed for informed choice, being treated with disrespect and without compassion... it shouldn't be like this...
This moment, on 18th October 2018, set me firmly on the path towards Moon (although I didn't know it at the time). A space to support women in their journey through life, at whatever stage they find themselves on.
We have the answers inside ourselves, sometimes we might need someone to give us a gentle nudge or to support us in finding the key, but they are there, waiting...
#womensupportingwomen #womenshealth #femalepower #trustyourbody #empowerment #lookinsideyourself #freethenipple7 hours ago
A self-portrait by Moon Acupuncture Wise Woman @sophieawebb (lifted from her Insta-feed).
A reminder that although we inhabit one body, we have multiple identities and definitions of ourselves.
Sophie's personal Insta-blurb ⬇️
Rewilding,🐛, drawing ✏️, painting 🖼, writing ✍️ Also stick pins in people - mostly acupuncture, sometimes voodoo ☠️ Never pop-socks ❎
If you'd like to find out more about Sophie and her treatments check out the LINK IN OUR BIO.
#acupuncture #nw5 #menopauseacupuncture #fertilityacupuncture #fiveelementacupuncture #tcmacupuncture #traditionalchinesemedicine1 day ago
Join @natashabailey.soulmission on 20th October for a World Wide Womb Blessing focusing on the Winter Crone/Wise Woman.
This is a women's circle where you will learn about harnessing the gifts and powers of your menstrual or moon (post menopausal) cycle to benefit you in daily life and for manifesting your goals.
To be in tune with your cycle, whether you have a womb or not/menstruating or not, is to be in tune with your true feminine power.
Each gathering focuses on a particular phase of your menstrual/Moon cycle. Each phase has particular gifts to harness and Natasha will teach you how to get to know your cycle.
This month's focus is on the Archetype of the Winter Crone/Wise Woman, The Gift of the Menstruation/Menopausal Phase of your cycle/new moon phase.
The Winter Crone is the ideal archetype for inner guidance, peace, divine inspiration. She assists you with knowing and becoming aware of your life purpose, your soul mission. To prepare for her coming Natasha will, in addition to the collective womb blessing, be transmitting a personal womb energiser to you, flooding your womb with her energy.
This event also includes - Healing The Mother Ancestors Lineage Meditation - a good opportunity to heal the mother line in your family.
Tickets are £33 - 11 places available - SEE LINK IN OUR BIO
#fullmoon #womenscircle #huntersmoon #wintercrone #wisewoman2 days ago