The Simple Life Sweet Potato Frittata Recipe
- 1 lb. mild Italian pork sausage (casings removed) can also be made with hot sausage
- 8 whisked pastured eggs
For women menopause is a life-changing event. It’s important to understand exactly what it is, how it occurs, and how this time of life is impacted by nutrition and exercise.
What is Menopause?
Menopause usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. It is characterized by an absence of menstrual cycles for twelve consecutive months, during which time a woman is considered to be in menopause. During this transition, a woman’s ovaries stop producing the hormone estrogen. This is significant because prior to menopause, 90 percent of a woman’s total estrogen is produced by the ovaries. Estrogen is crucial for maintaining physical and mental balance.
Researcher Louis Guillette of the University of Florida is internationally recognized for his work in comparative reproductive biology and developmental endocrinology. In the mid 1990’s Guillette told a congressional committee that the sperm counts of healthy American males have fallen around one percent per year since 1942.
He notes the same holds true for men in 20 other industrialized countries. In the U.S., over nine million men and women of reproductive age are affected by infertility.
Why is this happening? What is causing sperm counts to drop? Fertility clinics are becoming increasingly prevalent in today’s society, as more and more couples struggle to conceive. However, this was not always the case.