For too long, too many women have suffered in silence thinking the menopause is something that has to be endured without support, something that shouldn’t be talked about at work or at home…and something their GP can’t help them with. So what better time than World Menopause Day on Friday, October 18th to open up the conversation about ways to manage menopausal symptoms.
I was amazed last year when the results of a survey I carried out (Changing the Conversation on Menopause) revealed that fewer than 12 % of women even consider going to their GP for help or advice about menopause. What’s more only 2% consult their practice nurse.
A more recent survey, What Women Want at Menopause, performed earlier this year, revealed some of the reasons. It seems that women are becoming ever more reluctant to visit the doctor for fear they will not receive the right advice or treatment, as choices of medication for menopause are limited.
This lack of awareness saddens me as, in my experience, women don’t need to take drugs or hormones to control menopause symptoms and future-proof their health. There are natural solutions available.
These involve making changes to diet, exercise, and lifestyle, which as well as helping to alleviate hot flushes, night sweats, dry vagina, joint aches and pains, foggy brain and other symptoms in a matter of months, may also help protect against longer term threats to health. These include heart disease and osteoporosis, as well as dementia.
What women need is robust science-based information to help them understand their options and make the right choices as to how best to survive and thrive at this time of life, for like pregnancy, menopause has a beginning and an end. And this is where I can help.
The natural menopause programmes developed by me and my team of doctors and nutritionists at the Women’s Nutritional Advisory Service have been helping women all over the world manage their menopause symptoms naturally for more than 27 years.
The Six-Week Menopause Solution provides women with an understanding of how changes to diet, exercise, relaxation, complementary therapies, and supplements can reduce menopause symptoms. The programme is available on line and includes access to video lessons community support and actionable steps for reducing symptoms plus live support from me and my team.
The 14-Day Natural Menopause Empowerment Programme is a kick-start course for women who want to take control of menopause symptoms. The self-help programme takes women on a step-by-step journey to recovery via videos and written materials containing advice about how to control troublesome symptoms. As my gift to you on World Menopause Day, use wmd2019 today, 18 October, as the coupon code at checkout and get my programme for FREE.
My team and I also offer virtual classes if you want to discuss your symptoms and get advice on how best to manage your menopause.
And the best news? More than nine out of ten women who follow my programmes report being symptom-free within five months. How’s that for a result?
Here’s what Danielle Chamberlin, a Celebrant, has to say after completing my six-week course:
“I couldn't function on a daily basis at all. I was in a lot of pain, my joints were aching, I wasn't sleeping, lots of brain fog. I just couldn't function at work. You know you go into work and you pretend because you just get there and you think, ‘well this is like wading through mud’. In the afternoons, especially, all I wanted to do was to crash. I'd love to have just gone to bed and slept for the afternoon. Hot flushing, anxious… and when you go to meetings and have to run out because you're bleeding heavily - it was just horrendous.
“Now that I've done the programme, I can see clearly, I can feel bright. I can get up in the mornings. You ask my husband, I'm up at 6:30 every day, and I'm at it. I'm doing things, because I'm now able to function.”
Below is a video I produced last year for World Menopause Day that can provide some helpful tips for coping with menopause.