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I am a naturopath and nutritionist who specialises in women's health, hormone balancing and fertility support.
What was the study asking? This cross sectional study looked at the association of diet with menopausal symptoms. What did they find? They found that women who ate a proinflammatory diet (high intake of energy, fat and saturated fats and low intake of carbohydrates, proteins, fibre and vitamin C) had more severe menopausal symptoms. Conversely, […]
For women that breastfeed, breastmilk supply and composition is influenced by many factors including: Age Body composition (either underweight or overweight) Natural daily variations Stage of lactation Daily energy intake (specifically if undereating) Dietary macronutrients (how much protein, fat and carbohydrates are being consumed daily) Hydration levels (influenced by daily amount of water and diuretic […]
What was the study asking? What is the evidence regarding the association between iron levels and antenatal and postpartum depression? What did they find? Antenatal and postpartum anaemia are very common, and iron deficiency is the most common cause. Postpartum anaemia is associated with postpartum depression, fatigue and impaired concentration. What is the take-home message? […]