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The menopause diet: Can certain foods tamp down unpleasant symptoms?

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Hot flushes, mood swings, night sweats, trouble sleeping – for many women, the menopause is torture. Adding insult to injury are the excess pounds they often put on out of nowhere. If you’re a woman in this phase of life, you needn’t throw up your hands and resign yourself to suffering though, since there are countermeasures you can take. One of them is following a balanced diet high in vitamins, advises Dr Irmgard Zierden, a gynaecologist and naturopath. And she says certain foods are able to gently, but effectively, alleviate menopausal symptoms. Zierden has even co-authored a book of recipe…

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