This week at Real Health, we discuss women’s health, not just aspects traditionally associated with the topic like reproductive health, but everything from sleep to mood to exercise.
I am very pleased that dr. Hazel Wallace, founder of The Food Medic and author of her latest (and third) book, The Female Factor, is back on the podcast.
In it appears Dr. Hazel dives deep into women’s health with this comprehensive guide that looks at every aspect of wellbeing for every stage of a woman’s life.
Hazel says that most of the clinical research to date has been done mostly on men, and while there are similarities to male physiology, women also show significant differences.
“There are really important differences that mean women aren’t treated as well as they could be. The fluctuating hormones are a difference… and if we don’t take those differences into account, we’re missing a big piece of the puzzle,” she explains.
When it comes to mood, these hormones can be blamed for a lot, but Hazel says there are other factors besides hormones that can affect how a woman feels.
“I think it’s very easy to assume that because it’s your time of the month, or you’re pregnant or you’re going through menopause, that must be why you’re feeling upset or angry or whatever .
In fact, a lot of research shows that the most important thing when it comes to determining your mood and mental health is your social support.”
We also discuss some of women’s nutritional needs and how important body fat is to overall health.
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