The month of May is a wonderful opportunity to honour all the moms, mother figures and remarkable women in our lives, and we all do it differently. It’s a beautiful thing to do. However, it’s easy to forget to show appreciation to the most important woman in your life... You.
There can be no better way to celebrate the amazing things you do as a woman, than to focus on your health and well being. By living a healthy lifestyle at every stage of your life, you not only increase your ability to enjoy and get the most out of life, but also your ability to take care of the ones you love.
Medford shares some great tips and products to help support your overall wellness.
Where to start?
Women have unique health needs, and while it is greatly beneficial to focus on a healthy, active lifestyle with a balanced diet, supplementation often becomes necessary to optimally meet our individual, specific nutritional requirements.
Sometimes we need to support healthy hormone levels, balance our blood sugar, manage weight, boost bone health, improve our mood and concentration or even fight fatigue, and we cannot do it without help, which is why Medford has developed a range of formulations to support these requirements.
Medford is known for comprehensive, well-researched formulations of the highest quality. Developed by doctors and pharmacists on evidence-based clinical research, they contain synergistic blends of vitamins, minerals and nutraceuticals at optimal levels. Medford products have been recommended and trusted by healthcare practitioners for over twenty years.
What steps can you take to support your health?
- Maintain healthy lifestyle practices of diet, exercise, adequate sleep and reduce stress.
- Get routine health screenings and check-ups with your doctor.
- Use focused supplementation to assist in the prevention and reduction of health challenges.
The most common health issues seen in women today, include heart disease, cancer, depression, autoimmune disease and osteoporosis.
Obesity: An increasing threat to our health
Worldwide obesity has doubled since the 1980s and this is preventable. According to a statistical analysis published by Discovery Vitality, indications showed that more than 70% of females in South Africa would be classified as obese.
Obesity can have a devastating impact on health, driving many of the chronic disease processes women are susceptible to. The Covid pandemic has brought to light that obesity in particular, is a strong, independent risk factor for severe Covid symptoms.
GlucoScript by Medford, along with lifestyle adjustments, can assist in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, and in improving insulin sensitivity. This formula is beneficial, not only for the diabetic or pre-diabetic individual but also for those wanting to control sugar cravings or balance blood sugar levels for more stable energy, or needing support in weight management programs.
Individuals using chronic medication for diabetes must be aware that any lifestyle or supplemental modifications can positively alter their blood sugar and insulin levels, and therefore they should consult their medical practitioner about any dosage adjustments of their chronic medication.
The Hormone Rollercoaster Ride
Hormone fluctuations are part of a perfectly normal process, they vary throughout the monthly cycle and throughout our lives. When hormones are balanced, we tend to feel more vibrant and energetic. However, when this balance is out, it can lead to disruptions in coping with the demands of life as well as to many disease processes.
Accident prone? Work productivity decrease? Depression? Anxiety? Confusion? Anti-social behaviour? These are just some of the changes that may occur due to Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS).
FemiScript by Medford, was developed to assist in balancing female hormones and to reduce the symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome. The extensively researched Vitex agnus castus (Chaste Tree Berry Extract) has been shown to reduce many PMS symptoms and, when used for an extended period of time, may normalise menstrual cycle regularity and reduce hormone-related skin outbreaks.
As we age, there is also a natural decline in the hormone levels produced by the body. Menopause is a natural transition in a woman’s life and not a disease. However, it often leads to some uncomfortable symptoms.
Symptoms of menopause may include:
- Hot flushes and night sweats
- Mood changes, anxiety, depression, irritability
- Fatigue, reduced stamina
- Poor memory and concentration
- Loss of libido
- Weight gain
The most commonly prescribed treatment for menopause is oestrogen replacement therapy with synthetic oestrogen. There may, however, be significant associated risks for developing hormone-sensitive cancers, or an increased risk for blood clot formation. In recent years it has become clear that there is a strong need for a safer alternative to unopposed synthetic oestrogen treatments for menopause.
MenoScript is a combination of herbs and nutrients which addresses the various aspects of menopause in one formula, and not only provides relief from uncomfortable symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats but also provides protection against bone loss and the other effects of hormone decline after menopause.
Combined with a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and good nutrition, MenoScript will ensure that this important period of change in every woman’s life occurs gently and smoothly, without an unnecessary compromise in health.
Detox that packs a powerful punch!
Cruciferous vegetables contain a compound known as Sulforaphane. This remarkable compound has the ability to stimulate the liver detoxification system, which is extremely important in dealing with oestrogen dominance, a condition where there is an overload of oestrogen in the body. Oestrogen dominance can increase the risk for PMS, fibrocystic breasts, endometriosis, cellulite and hormone-sensitive cancers.
CellAssure+ by Medford provides an organic Broccoli Sprout supplement yielding a high therapeutic dose of Sulforaphane. There is 20 to 50 times more Sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts than in adult broccoli. CellAssure+ is standardised to ensure that on a daily basis, you can support detoxification of not only oestrogen but also other harmful carcinogens and toxins, not achievable otherwise, with even the healthiest diets.
Medford has a multitude of focused products to support you and your entire family as you continue on your health journey. For optimal results, we recommend working alongside a registered practitioner to support and guide you along the way.