4 Smart Ways Women Can Take Charge of Their Health

Hint: Your diet and supplements can work wonders.

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You deserve to feel amazing. And if you don’t—whether your digestion is out of whack or you’re fatigued most days of the week—there are steps you can take to feel better. First things first: Take a look at your diet and all the ways it can impact your well-being.

1. Prioritize gut health.

The microbiome of your gut is full of trillions of bacteria and an imbalance of microbes can cause a whole host of health issues like bowel problems and weight changes.

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To keep your gut in check, you may also want to take a probiotic like Culturelle® Women’s Healthy Balance, which is specifically formulated by women for women. It helps to support digestive, immune and feminine health with a clinically proven blend of four lactobacilli found in a balanced female microbiome, plus Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG—the number one clinically studied probiotic strain in the world. Take one capsule daily. (It’s 100% vegetarian, non-GMO and contains no synthetic preservatives, yeast, wheat, gluten or soy!)

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2. Promote better energy.

Your to-do list is long and trying to get everything done while feeling sluggish will make each day feel like a chore. To improve overall energy levels, exercise and protect your sleep schedule, but also look to the foods on your plate. Insufficient iron and vitamin B12 can leave you feeling fatigued, so ensure you’re eating enough meat, fish, eggs, dark-green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds. You may also want to take iron and/or vitamin-B-complex supplements to improve your levels.

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 3. Regulate hormones.

Puberty, pregnancy and perimenopause are all parts of life that can affect your hormones. (Of course, stress can do a number on your hormones, too!) Though you may not be able to control your life stage, you can monitor the foods you eat to get enough protein (for the amino acids), healthy fats (like omega-3s) and fibre, plus lower your sugar intake. Especially if you’re going through perimenopause, you may want to take fish oil supplements, which contain omega-3 fatty acids that benefit low mood and heart health.

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 4. Strengthen bones.

Osteoporosis is more common in women than men, but it’s possible to reduce your risk. Weight-bearing aerobic activity and resistance training can help to strengthen bones, as can eating foods rich in calcium (or taking a calcium supplement). Vitamin D is also essential for healthy bones and is made in the skin following sun exposure and is found in oily fish, red meat, egg yolks and vitamin-D-fortified foods.

For 25 years, Culturelle® Probiotics have helped individuals, children and families better support their digestive, immune, feminine and pediatric health. For more information about Culturelle®’s lineup of probiotics, visit culturelleprobiotic.ca.††

† Based on the number of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG clinical studies, as of February 2023.
†† Culturelle® is a trademark of DSM.