It's Time for Women to Open a New Chapter for Their
Healthy Living Article by Jodey Brown
In today’s busy world, there are more demands than ever—marriage,
parenting, a career, caring for elderly parents, and more. And women,
who have a natural tendency to take care of others first and take care
of themselves last, tend to be the most affected by these daily
Carl Pickhardt, Ph.D., a psychologist and author of The Everything
Parent’s Guide to Positive Discipline, explains that “female
self-esteem is often built around adequacy of relationships,” and this
is why a woman is often at risk of letting other people’s needs
determine her limits, while her own needs are ignored. With this in
mind, it is more important than ever for a woman to make a conscious
effort to make her own health and well-being a priority.
Just as Dr. Pickhardt points out the differences between men and
women, the people at New Chapter are well aware of the unique
nutritional needs that women face. New Chapter is a premium natural
health company with a reputation for innovative and well-thought-out
products, including supplements for women at every stage of life, from
the childbearing years through the postmenopausal years.
What makes New Chapter’s products so exceptional? This Brattleboro,
Vermont-based company is committed to “delivering the wisdom of
Nature.” At New Chapter, they believe that Mother Nature got it right
and perfectly crafted the healing personality of whole plants and
herbs; while certain components, such as antioxidants and specific
vitamins and minerals, are tied to certain health benefits, there is
far more to any plant or herb than just one or two of their so-called
active ingredients. New Chapter’s whole food supplements are
formulated to reflect that.
A DAILY DOSE OF WHOLE FOOD NUTRITION
With all of the excellent formulas New Chapter offers, where does a
woman begin? A daily vitamin is one of the simplest, but most
important things a woman can do for her health. The body requires
about 40 vitamins and minerals each day to function optimally, and it
can be difficult to get all of these nutrients from food, especially
when a busy schedule gets in the way of careful meal planning. A daily
multivitamin supplement can help make up for deficiencies and help
decrease the risk of long-term deficiency which can lead to a host of
When New Chapter set out to create a line of multivitamins, they were
determined to create a whole new concept in nutrition. Interestingly
enough, what they came up with was one of the oldest concepts in human
nature: nourishing the body with wholesome, healthy, nutritionally
dense foods! The team searched until they found a process that would
create a daily supplement in the form of readily assimilated, cultured
food. Culturing “predigests” the nutrients, making them extremely
bioavailable and easier for the body to absorb.
is perhaps the single most complete daily supplement for women of all
ages. One dose delivers 25 different nutritive and energizing vitamins
and minerals cultured in organic soy. The whole food nutrients come
from organic plant sources; they have been carefully selected to
support a woman’s ongoing health. The cultured soy is a key nutrient
in every woman’s healthy diet. Cultured soy is an excellent source of
natural isoflavones, which studies have found to enhance overall
health and well-being, while reducing risk of heart disease, cancer,
and other ailments. Fermented or cultured soy agrees with almost
everyone, even people with soy sensitivities, making Every Woman an
excellent way to get the benefits of a diet rich in soy without any of
the tummy troubles. In fact, Every Woman is so easy to digest that it
can even be taken on an empty stomach.
Beyond the vitamins and minerals to fulfill the body’s daily needs,
New Chapter has added 20 stress-balancing and free-radical scavenging
herbs cultured for maximum effectiveness. These herbs help support a
woman’s energy and vitality and help to counteract the damaging and
aging effects that stress can have on the body.
Women can enjoy the benefits of
Every Woman by taking three tablets
each day. For women who prefer the convenience of a one-a-day multi,
New Chapter offers
Every Woman’s One Daily. One Daily is an excellent probiotic source of whole food nutrition that is formulated with the
same considerations as Every Woman, and can also be taken either with
food, or on an empty stomach.
EXCEPTIONAL NUTRITION FOR WOMEN WHO ARE EXPECTING
is no time when proper nutrition is more important than during
was developed in consultation with New Chapter’s Council of Midwives,
and it is formulated not only with the nutritional needs of the mother
and baby in mind, but also to help the expecting mother with issues
that commonly arise during pregnancy, including nausea, indigestion,
constipation, fatigue and stress.
Like Every Woman,
Perfect Prenatal is made of predigested nutrients
and it can be taken on an empty stomach, which is especially important
for women who suffer from nausea during the first trimester. New
Chapter also added fermented brown rice to the formula to further help
with nausea and digestion.
Perfect Prenatal features a carefully selected blend of organic
fruits, vegetables, and superfood concentrates. Sprouted cruciferous
vegetables have been added to help eliminate toxins that could be
detrimental to the mother or the baby. There are also plenty of
high-Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) fruits, including
blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and prunes to help combat free
radicals; this is key because women are exposed to a lot of oxidative
stress during pregnancy due to high cell turnover. Carefully selected
herbs have been added to
Perfect Prenatal to address specific needs
unique to pregnancy. Of course, all herbs in
Perfect Prenatal are
“Class 1” herbs, meaning they are safe to take during pregnancy and
THE VERY BEST IN BONE HEALTH
Another key health concern for women is bone health. Twenty six
percent of woman aged 65 and older have osteoporosis, and by age 80,
the rate is 50 percent. Osteoporosis is responsible for 1.5 million
fractures every year. Even worse, fractures are often directly
responsible for loss of mobility and independence in otherwise healthy
The two most common steps women take for bone health are either
incorporating two to three daily servings of dairy into their diets or
taking a calcium supplement. What women are not aware of is that the
calcium in dairy is not very bioavailable, and only 20 to 45 percent
is absorbed into the body. Calcium supplements can be even less
effective; most are made from limestone, a popular source of calcium
carbonate. As you can imagine, the human digestive system is not
properly equipped to break down rocks, and limestone based calcium
supplements are even less bioavailable than dairy-derived calcium.
In keeping with their philosophy that nutrients are best obtained from
wholesome plant-based sources, New Chapter developed the first ever
plant-derived calcium supplement.
Bone Strength Take Care
utilizes a South American marine algae, Algas calcareas sp., also
known as Algae- Cal. This unique algae is naturally rich in calcium,
as well as other important bone-building nutrients including
magnesium, silica, and 70 other trace minerals. Best of all, it is 76
A five-year ongoing clinical study being conducted at the University
of Texas found that postmenopausal women who had been taking AlgaeCal
for six months showed a preliminary average increase in bone density
of 1.4 percent. These results are especially impressive considering
the average postmenopausal woman loses bone density at a rate of 1
percent annually. The most dramatic improvement was seen in a
64-year-old woman whose bone density was showing improvement at an
average rate of 10 percent annually!
Most women are aware that bone density can decrease rapidly after
menopause, but many are not aware that pregnancy can be a crucial time
for bone health too. Pregnancy-associated osteoporosis was first
reported over 50 years ago, and a recent study reported in the Journal
of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that it is not uncommon
for women’s bone density to fluctuate by 3 to 10 percent during
pregnancy and lactation.
Bone Strength Take Care is a safe and gentle
way for women to take care of their bones during this time.
BALANCED NUTRITION FOR A BALANCED LIFE
New Chapter is committed to offering naturally balanced supplements,
and women will appreciate one particular formula called
developed specifically for hormonal balance. While hormonal imbalance
is often associated with women going through menopause, women in all
stages of life can benefit from Estrotone’s hormone-balancing
Women experience mental, physical and emotional changes on a monthly
basis from the time they begin menstruating up until menopause. While
these changes are more pronounced in some women than in others,
Estrotone is a gentle and effective way to naturally regulate the
body’s balance of estrogen and progesterone, the two dominant female
hormones. A healthy hormonal balance is important for regular,
symptom-free menstrual cycles, and for an easy transition into
menopause. It also promotes long-term health of breast, uterine,
heart, and bone tissue.
So how does
Estrotone work to keep women in balance? This all-natural
formula is made up of several herbs known for their hormone-balancing
properties. Black cohosh is one of the most extensively used herbs for
treating a wide range of women’s health issues. For many years it was
thought that black cohosh’s properties came from plant estrogens;
however, a recent study at the University of Illinois at Chicago
discovered that black cohosh is not estrogenic in the least, and it
most likely works by targeting certain receptors in the brain. This is
important for women who have a history with breast cancer or who are
trying to minimize exposure to estrogens. Chaste tree is another key
Estrotone. This herb has been shown to be very effective
in minimizing PMS symptoms, including breast tenderness, bloating,
mood swings, breakouts and digestive issues. It is also used to help
regulate irregular cycles.
Other herbs that round out the formula include schizandra for
detoxification and balancing stress, ginger and rosemary for healthy
inflammation response, and evening primrose oil to ease PMS symptoms.
This ultra-concentrated formula is made from the very finest herbs and
is an excellent choice for any woman who is looking for a little
balance in her life.
Estrotone is not recommended for women who are
pregnant or breastfeeding.
SOMETHING FOR EVERY WOMAN
Taking care of their health should not be another stress factor for
women to add onto their already very full load. Thankfully, New
Chapter makes it easy by offering top-quality formulas that deliver
great results in a gentle and natural way. For more information about
New Chapter Organics, click here.
Note from Christine:
New Chapter also offers an Every Woman formula specifically designed
for women over 40, called
Every Woman II.
It delivers the same array of whole-food nutritional of vitamins and
minerals that Every Woman does, but focuses on the specific needs of
women over 40.
Every Woman II includes 20 stress-balancing and
free-radical scavenging herbs cultured for maximum effectiveness.
Herbs like vitex and hawthorn have been revered for enhancing a
woman’s vitality, while other free-radical scavenging herbs like
cinnamon, oregano, and rosemary provide key health benefits that
support and sustain. The addition of supercritical ginger and turmeric
extracts maximizes bioavailability and efficacy. Every Woman II is
also rich in the anti-aging benefits of fermented soy and organic
herbs and supports female energy.
In case any men are reading this article, New Chapter also offers
superior nutritional products for you too, including Every Man, Every
Man One Daily, Every Man II, Prostate 5LX. More information is
available on the following
New Chapter product lists page – click
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