dkjgray, You're welcome. I think you'll be happy with the Biotin. It was my neighbour who specialized in nutrition & supplements in women, who told me about this, and YES, it's great for brittle nails & hair. I am going to start eating JELLO (the wiggly stuff) as well, the geletin is also good for nails.Calcium & Vit D are good.
I also take Omega 3 (fish oil), as well as Vit.A & E, you might want to read up on those. Each morning I have 1pkg of Emergen-C which has major anti-oxidants, Vit C & many B vitamins. Some of these you can just eat the 'foods' that have the Vitamin in it, others you might want to double up with supplements. I too am on mediation for anxiety & I have puffers for my asthma.
I have to start walking again, 20mins. a day, cause I know that exercise plays a huge role in our weight ~ not exercising as much also contributed to me gaining while my metabolism slowed down. Sometimes it's such a 'fight' to get out and walk, especially with the heat we've been having. Maybe one day there'll be 'one pill' for women over 50!! LOL!!View Thread
The same happened to me when I was about 52, I'm 61 now. I was always a size 6 or 8 (5'4"), slim/athletic build, and went through menopause at 43 & was on hrt. I recall suddenly feeling like I'd been puffed up with air ~ my waist/breasts/frame. I had a hysterectomy 7 years ago, yet still had a slim waist. That's gone. I have the same eating habits as you do, and (unless it's brutally hot) walk at least 4/5 times a week for 30mins, and do strengthening exercises at home. Some of the weight I put on, was due to stress, and then my metabolism slowing down without exercising as much. I started to take Biotin a few months ago (as well eat the foods with it). 2,000 mcgs every other day, which increases my metabolism (& energy), it's amazing! I feel so much better taking it & together with healthy eating & exercise (i could do more), have lost some weight. Thanks for this thread.View Thread
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