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The relationship between diet and the menopause: Dr Schembri's answers

The relationship between diet and the menopause: Dr Schembri's answers
April 08, 2021
Dr Gerlando Davide Schembri
The relationship between diet and the menopause: Dr Schembri's answers

We report the interesting interview on the relationship between diet and menopause given by Dr Gerlando Davide Schembri, Medical Nutritionist Expert in Nutrition in Pathological Conditions, of our multidisciplinary team of the Benessere in Menopausa project. 

Here are some of the interesting questions that were asked: 

What are the valuable foods to protect the cardiovascular system, reduce the risk of getting sick and ultimately extend life and improve its quality?
In order to rebalance the hormonal balance that is changing due to the menopause, we need to stock up on natural oestrogens, can we have some advice?
Let's talk about ageing: is it true that premature ageing does not depend solely on genetics? How does diet play a role in this?
When we talk about diet, almost everyone associates this word with 'punishment' or suffering! How can we be satisfied by eating properly?

Together we strongly believed in multidisciplinarity, so much so that we shared the Benessere in Menopausa project. 

A wonderful harmony was born between the figure of the Doctor and the Beauty Trainer, let's explain why the world of health must walk hand in hand with that of well-being and functional aesthetics? What are the advantages for women in embracing this multidisciplinary support? 

  1. Our aesthetic/medical wellness method "Benessere in Menopausa" is based on the link between diet and beauty, as we are convinced that the basis of healthy, radiant, moisturised and cellulite-free skin is a diet rich in vitamins, mineral salts and antioxidants. So what are the doctor's rules to follow every day as a natural anti-ageing shield?

  2. Together with my colleague and partner in the Benessere in Menopausa project, I usually educate women on how to take care of their beauty on a daily basis through specific massages, facial gymnastics and the right cosmetic plan. But what are the doctor's correct principles for a balanced diet, aimed at enhancing our skin and our health, through a sort of 'edible' beauty routine that allows us to slow down skin ageing?

  3. In the Benessere in Menopausa programme, we beauty trainers see food in a new light: it is no longer simply food to be eaten, but also a cosmetic, a medicine and a tool for feeling better. Feuerbach said: "we are what we eat", everything we put on the table promotes or slows down the ageing of our organism. How should we take in nutrients and what are the correct amounts, especially as we approach the menopause?

  4. Cellulite: exclusive to women, so much so that it is considered a secondary sexual characteristic, like breasts and the timbre of the voice. The debate is still open as to whether this sexual characteristic can be considered a disease or just an imperfection. One thing is certain: overweight is one of its fuses and the situation can be improved through a correct dietary choice, the use of supplements and cosmetics with draining and vasoprotective active ingredients, preferably of natural origin. While Marilena and I, as beauty trainers, can advise on cosmetics and functional beauty treatments, the doctor can do so from a nutritional and nutraceutical point of view.

  5. Let's talk about electrons, let's say they're a bit like socks and that it's always better not to have them mixed up! How many times have we heard about free radicals, but what are they? And how can we defuse the oxidative phenomena caused by them through our diet?

  6. We are what we eat, and diet affects the state of our skin. Let's dispel some old but still persistent myths.
    - Myth 1: Is eating fatty food bad for your skin?
    - Myth 2: Does chocolate give you pimples?
    - Myth 3: Do salami and cold cuts in general give you pimples?
    - Myth 4: Is eliminating gluten from your diet good for your skin?
    - Myth 5: Do spots on the nails correspond to a lack of calcium?

  7. The skin cannot only be pampered and protected by the use of quality cosmetic products, but it must be strengthened from within, through the active ingredients it carries within us. Let's listen to which of these Dr Schembri recommends to help delay the skin's ageing process, while maintaining its elasticity, softness and radiance for a long time (let's talk about the antioxidant power of food).

  8. Our skin also feeds on sugars, proteins and fibres.

  9. All of us are only 10% human, the other 90% microbes. Tens of billions of them live in our intestines alone. Genetically speaking, we are more microbes than Homo sapiens. This huge mass of microorganisms forms what scientists call a MICROBIOTA.

  10. What is nutraceutics? How crucial is the role of nutraceuticals when we enter the menopause?
The relationship between diet and the menopause: Dr Schembri's answers

Dr Gerlando Davide Schembri


Medical Nutritionist Expert in Nutrition in Pathological Conditions

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