Naturewise CEO DavidPaul Doyle discusses how nutritional deficiencies can affect women and how to best address them through the food we eat.
As a strong advocate of dietary supplements and nutritional therapies, DavidPaul Doyle knows firsthand what it feels like to be in top physical form. Naturewise’s founder and CEO is also an avid student of health, nutrition, and fitness. He feels for those who battle with their weight and those who try incredibly hard to keep up a healthy lifestyle but still feel unwell.
As such, DavidPaul Doyle Naturewise has shared some of his insight into the possible issues that women may face as they age and how he believes certain nutritional deficiencies can affect our quality of life as we get older.
Doyle has reviewed some of the more common deficiencies women might experience as they grow older. He feels these are some critical areas where women can positively impact their health – and their lives.
“Oestrogen naturally decreases as we age,” says Doyle. “Many women experience problems such as menstrual irregularities, weight gain, and mood swings.”
Doyle believes that proper amounts of estrogen can be contingent on a woman’s diet and nutritional choices for this reason. In addition, lifestyle factors like smoking, stress, lack of sleep, and alcohol consumption can also affect our estrogen levels.
“Oestrogen production is made possible through specific vitamins or nutrients,” explains Doyle. “These include zinc, choline found in soybeans, magnesium, calcium, and folate.”
Doyle recommends women consider taking a good quality multivitamin or a supplement to address these deficiencies.
“The benefits of a good quality multivitamin are so numerous,” says Doyle. “They can be found in pharmacies and health food stores.”
However, there is no shortage of skepticism about the practice of taking daily supplements – especially for women who do not feel as though they need them.
“There are a lot of people out there who might say ‘I eat healthily, I exercise, and I don’t need to take supplements,’ but this is simply not true,” cautions Doyle. “Everyone should be taking at least one supplement.”
Doyle also reminds those skeptical about vitamin intake that supplements can compare to the level of nutrients found in whole foods.
“A multivitamin, for example, offers all the nutrients that should be part of a healthy diet,” says Doyle. “They are made to mimic what you would get from eating certain foods.”
Doyle explains how to tell if your vitamin brand will deliver the ‘bang for your buck’…
– Look for vitamins that contain liposomes. Liposomes are fat-soluble, and the vitamin will be more easily absorbed;
– Check to see if your supplement contains any unnecessary ingredients like sugar and cornstarch; and
– Look at the recommended daily doses of certain nutrients. Make sure you’re getting what you want with your supplement.
“I recommend that everyone should be taking at least one supplement,” Doyle reiterates. “People who are most active, athletes and bodybuilders – these people all take supplements.”
“Pregnant women need specific vitamins for their developing baby,” he adds. “Women who are nursing another child need to be sure they’re getting enough of these nutrients as well.”
“As a healthcare practitioner, I see all types of women,” says Doyle. “But most importantly, I listen to what their bodies are telling them. If they’re not feeling good or if they have a condition that won’t go away with traditional treatments, dietary supplements can help.”
“I hope this information will help women be more proactive in their healthcare.”
So, if you’re feeling under the weather – don’t ignore it. If your habits are not giving you the desired results, consider taking a daily multivitamin or look into other ways to improve your health and quality of life.