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Really solid advice on vitamins and supplements.....

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MagicChicken Wed 11-Jan-17 05:52:11

....with general health, menopause, anti-ageing and weight loss support in mind?

I'm not sure whether I should post this in S&B or in Health so I'm going to do both, sorry! blush

I am going through the menopause now and also making a concerted effort to eat much more healthily, do more exercise, lose weight, give up or at least cut right down on the booze etc.

I have accumulated quite a stash of various pills, potions and supplements that I sometimes take and sometimes don't and I've got into a bit of a muddle about what is truly worthwhile taking and what isn't and what quantities you need to take in order for them to be remotely effective, what they are best absorbed with etc., etc.

EG. Turmeric. I have been taking turmeric capsules on and off for a few weeks and read on here the other day that the capsules are rubbish and turmeric is only effective when taken fresh in a milky warm drink. confused

Have looked on Amazon for a good no-nonsense bible of this this info but there are so many books it's a struggle to identify the well researched reliable ones from the woo and the batshit.

Can anyone recommend a really good all-encompassing book that covers the most important basics or a really good website to help me unravel it all please?


HmmmHashtag Wed 11-Jan-17 06:06:33

Not quite the answer you are looking for, but Dr Sara Gottfried is a good person to follow, she specialises in women's hormones. She has books on Amazon.

Gooseberryfools Wed 11-Jan-17 06:16:03

Tumeric needs to be taken with pepper I think

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