October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so I figure we should chat about it. Breasts, boobs, boobys, knockers, peepers. Whatever you call them, let’s chat about our ‘ladies’ and breast health awareness.
Breast health is so important and being preventative in any way will help us to lessen our chances of any breast disease including cancer.
This blog post is to remind you of the things to do for preventative health. Hopefully most of them you are already aware of and practice daily.
The one thing I love about summer is being able to sit on our back deck, enjoying the sun while also enjoying a refreshing summer beverage.
Now Christine and I have been known to enjoy the occasional glass of wine or two, but if the right summer cocktail comes along, who are we to say no 😉
And did you know you can enjoy a summer cocktail with health benefits..Beverages with benefits, we call them. What could you add to your drink to give you some health benefit…Kombucha, our favourite probiotic drink.
What is Kombucha?
Kombucha, for those who have never had it, is a fermented drink made from black or green tea with the help of a ‘scoby’ (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast)..Sounds yummy doesn’t it??!! I won’t get into the full science behind fermentation but it is a natural process that yields healthy bacteria beneficial to our gut health.
Once the fermentation process begins, you can add natural and fruit flavorings to enhance this drink. The fermentation process will make this drink ‘fizzy’. So for those who like the carbonated drinks, this a great healthier alternative.
Benefits of Kombucha
With kombucha, (or ‘buch’ as some call it), being fermented it is full of natural bacteria which is so helpful for our digestive systems.
It is known that a healthy gut is very beneficial to a healthier you!
Kombucha also has antioxidants which come from the black or green tea as well as some B vitamins.
Now kombucha may not be for everyone but I have incorporated this fizzy drink into some summertime fun that might just change your mind.
Ladies, I know how much we love to talk about menopause and bone health and all the wonderful changes our bodies go through (tongue in cheek!). Weight gain, insomnia, hormonal acne, hot flashes (check out my post on Hormone Hell) and the thought of bone mineral loss.
Peri- menopause starts in our 40’s (maybe earlier for some) and it is a fact that our estrogen levels begin to naturally decline as we leave those childbearing years. Menopause and bone health becomes very important as with the decrease of estrogen, our bodies compensate by pulling minerals from our bones. Great! Not only are we cold then hot, can’t sleep, gain weight but now we have to think about keeping our bones healthy so they don’t become frail and break.