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Balancing Hormones Naturally Something strange is happening to our hormones. Sperm count has decreased by 50% over the last 50 years, with a consequent decrease in fertility (at least 1 in 7 couples are infertile) Puberty onset has dropped to an average of 11 years old, compared with an average of 17 in Victorian girls and 13 in the 1970's One in 10 women between the ages of 11 and 60 suffer from endometriosis and there is evidence this is increasing, as is the incidence of fibroids Fibrocystic breast disease occurs in 25% of women at some point in their lives Two surveys by the Women's Nutritional Advisory Service in 1985 and 1996 show that the severity of PMS is increasing Age-standardised incidence rates of prostate cancer doubled between 1970 and 1990 and continue to increase testicular cancer is also increasing Breast cancer incidence rates have increased by more than 50% over the last twenty-five years So what is going on? Are you struggling with hot flushes, mood swings, depression, osteoporosis, infertility, breast or prostate disease, or simply want to protect yourself from developing these symptoms? Learn more about the factors affecting your hormonal health and how to protect yourself from the adverse effects of hormone imbalance at a Cooking for Health class on Balancing Hormones Naturally. We will explore what hormones are how they interact with each other and with mood-regulating chemicals in the body the rise in hormonal health problems hormone-disrupting chemicals what to eat and what to avoid in order to balance hormones naturally and how to cook with natural ingredients that support our hormone system. The class involves 100% hands-on practical cooking in a small, supervised group, combined with teaching of up-to-date information and research findings on the effects of diet on health. Clear, easy-to-follow presentations and handouts are provided with plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion. Through practical cooking, theory, discussions, individual and group work, participants learn how to create health and well being for mind and body.

Balancing Hormones Naturally Something strange is happening to our hormones. Sperm count has decreased by 50% over the last 50 years, with a consequent decrease in fertility (at least 1 in 7 couples are infertile) Puberty onset has dropped to an average of 11 years old, compared with an average of 17 in Victorian girls and 13 in the 1970's One in 10 women between the ages of 11 and 60 suffer from...

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