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  PHYTOMONE PHILOSOPHY

 The Pytomone Lifestyle Philosophy is about maintaining health and beauty during times of hormonal change.
It is our aim to provide women with knowledgeable advice about skin health and lifestyle choices to ensure life is lived to the fullest.

 

Healthy Eating

Eating the right foods during times of hormonal change can have a profound effect on the quality of your life, helping to minimise many symptoms such as low moods, fatigue, weight gain and the health of your body’s collagen supply.

 

*Aim for approximately 1600 calories per day, depending on lifestyle.
*The body can only utilise around 500-600 calories per meal, anything more is stored as fat.
*Use smaller plates to ensure correct portion size and prevent overeating.

A Balanced Diet Helps Balance Hormones
It is important to include food from all food groups to obtain the nutrients your body requires as hormones begin to decline. So, no more fad diets, low carb diets or no fat diets.

Carbohydrates are your body’s main source of energy. Just remember to stay away from refined carbohydrates found in white foods like bread, pasta, potatoes and cakes. They have limited nutritional value and will interfere with hormonal balance. Instead chose wholegrain breads, brown rice and whole wheat pasta.

Proteins are essential for manufacture of hormones, healthy bones and collagen health.
Plant proteins found in soya beans, chickpeas, flaxseeds and green leafy vegetables also benefit from rich sources of phytoestrogens, which can bind to oestrogen receptors throughout the body, helping to balance hormone regulation.

Fat is essential for survival and plays a major role in the functioning of the body and skin health. The important thing is to distinguish the good fats from the bad ones.
Eat foods rich in omegas, such as avocados, nuts, seeds, oily fish and eggs. Avoid saturated fats and trans fats found in fried foods, baked goods, biscuits, cakes and full fat dairy.

Fibre is technically a carbohydrate, the difference is you can’t digest it. It comes from the part of the plant that is resistant to the body’s digestive enzymes.  Fibre absorbs water and will help you feel full after eating. It also stimulates your intestine walls to aid your digestive system.

 

Reduce sugars
Refined sugars are the enemy, but also be careful of natural sugars found in fruits and fruit juices, although balanced by the fibre, vitamins, enzymes and other healthy properties, too much can cause numerous health problems, including liver damage and insulin resistance.
Sugar is equally as damaging to the skin, where it causes collagen and elastin to breakdown, resulting in sagging and wrinkles.

 

 

 

Exercise – What our changing body requires

As we enter the second spring of life, we need to pay particular attention to our health.
As hormones begin to fluctuate and decline you are more at risk of developing osteoporosis, heart disease, high blood pressure, weight gain, loss of muscle mass and loss of balance.

 

The benefits of regular exercise are now more important than ever and you need to commit to at least 20 minutes of exercise every day, alternating  with  aerobic, muscle strengthening, stretching and balancing exercises. Include things such as brisk walking, swimming, water aerobics, stair climbing, tennis, weight training, pilates, yoga and tai chi into your exercise regimes.

We are all living longer than ever without the influence of hormones, so we need to make sure we take good care of our health and well-being in order to live life to the fullest.

 

Beauty

If you have been browsing through our site, you will now probably be aware of the dramatic effect loss of oestrogen has on skin ageing.  From your mid-thirties onward, you can expect to see a dramatic decline in skin health due to loss of collagen production.

To keep skin looking healthy and radiant, we strongly recommend you upgrade your skin care regime to incorporate our phytoestrogen rich products, which will address the main cause of deteriorating skin health.

Only by replacing loss oestrogen will you be able to achieve that radiant, youthful glow once more.

Our Advice for beautiful looking skin:

 

 

Soothe the soul

Transiting through a time of hormonal fluctuations and decline can have a huge impact on both your physical and mental health, bringing with it a whole array of symptoms, such as fatigue, depression, headaches, hot flushes, anxiety, stress, aching joints, sleep problems and mood swings, to name but a few…
Which is why, it is very important during this often tumultuous time, to take time out for yourself and remember how wonderful life is.


Follow our tips to ensure you stay looking and feeling great.