International Women’s Day – Supporting Women In The Workplace

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Today is International Women’s Day, an event that commemorates the movement for women’s rights.  In my latest ‘Weekly Wisdom’ I want to talk about menopause in the workplace. In my Real Cost of Menopause survey, I found that 84% of the women interviewed, equal to about 8 million working women in the UK, believe their productivity at work is reduced because of their menopause symptoms.  75% feel that their productivity is reduced for over a week every month, which equates to a loss of 280 million work days per year. Yet, only 20% admitted to taking time off to deal with their symptoms. This means that day after day, millions of women are working through tension headaches, fatigue, depression, foggy memory, mood swings, and many other menopause symptoms without saying a word. In the past, menopause was not on the corporate agenda, now more companies are implementing menopause policies. I am … Read More

How to talk to your Boss

Maryon StewartBlog, Communicating about menopause, Menopause, Menopause Symptoms, Natural Menopause

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This was first published in the Daily Mail. Co-authored by Deborah Garlick founder of Henpicked As half the UK workforce is female, and 3.5 million of these women are aged 50 and over, it has become increasingly clear that employers need to pay more attention to occupational health issues for women. However, menopause is still often seen as taboo, which can mean there is a lack of support for women who find that menopausal symptoms are affecting them at work. Let’s face it, there may be an awkwardness, embarrassment and the fear you won’t be taken seriously. It can be hard enough talking to a GP about your symptoms or even friends and family. Many women find it particularly hard to talk to a line manager who is male, or younger than them, as they feel they won’t understand enough about menopause. First, take a deep breath and remind yourself … Read More

MAKING THE MIDLIFE SWITCH: Overcoming Menopause Symptoms Using the Natural Menopause Approach

Maryon StewartBlog, Menopause, Natural Menopause, Perimenopause, Postmenopause

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So many women feel alone and isolated when the dreaded midlife symptoms descend upon them. But that needn’t be the case. Millions of women experience these symptoms everyday in every walk of life, making them one of many ‘sisters’ suffering from the same symptoms simultaneously. By 2020 it is estimated that there will be 1 billion women going through the menopause across the world. Almost three-quarters of menopausal women report symptoms of hot flushes or night sweats and often experience these symptoms for a decade or longer unless they learn how to switch them off. The other day I wrote down on a piece of paper the word S.W.I.T.C.H. Since this is about midlife, I wanted each letter in this word to represent what can happen to you at this time of life. S: Stressed because many people feel stressed about the changes and symptoms they experience during menopause W: … Read More

Middle Sizzle: How to Get Your Mojo Back on Track!

Maryon StewartBlog, Menopause, Perimenopause, Postmenopause

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On Valentine’s Day… For some of us instead of visions of kisses, cuddles and hugs, we find ourselves cringing at the thought of just being touched. Does that sound familiar? In my recent survey on Women’s Attitudes at Menopause, a large portion of the women sampled were not even talking to their best friend about what’s going on below the waist. More than half of the women complained of vaginal dryness and half stated that they were unable to achieve an orgasim during sexual intercourse. Those who engaged in sex often found it uncomfortable and at times painful only making the effort to please their partner aka “mercy sex”. If this sounds like your situation, the good news is that you can take action to get your mojo back on track. Did you know that having sex regularly helps clear your brain, keeps your metabolic rate up – burning calories … Read More

4 Ways To Deal With Dry Skin During Menopause

Maryon StewartBlog, Menopause

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Today I’m focusing on giving you advice on managing dry skin during the menopause. Skin gets dry during the menopause because nutrients and oestrogen levels are falling. As your oestrogen levels fall so does your collagen, which is responsible for holding everything in place. When collagen levels fall you may start to see wrinkles, saggy bits and dryness. This can be difficult to combat if you are not using quality products. To find out my top four ways for combatting dry skin during menopause watch the video below. Here are my top four tips for combatting dry skin. If you would like to find out more about what is going on in your body as you go through the menopause,  join me at my next FREE Virtual Class Stay informed about the latest innovations and technology for treating menopause symptoms. Learn tips and tricks on keeping your own symptoms at … Read More

New Year New You: Make the Menopause Journey – Part 4 Putting It All Together

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Now that you have chosen the natural menopause path,  be it self-help or a guided approach, you still may fall into old habits that can impede your process along the way. But don’t worry, this is normal – think of the process as creating new habits to replace old ones which will help future-proof your health for the years to come. Over the years I have heard from a substantial number of women before starting my programme that they have tried everything and nothing ever works. In most cases, they have tried a supplement or made a dietary change for a month or less and expecting some incredible results. I can guarantee if you do not give yourself adequate time or if you cherry pick (in most cases tweaking your diet or taking a random supplement), you will never achieve the results you so desperately want.  If you had, you … Read More

Reclaiming Your Brain at Menopause

Maryon StewartBlog, Menopause, Menopause Symptoms

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Feeling like you are losing your memory at midlife can be very scary, especially if you think it’s a permanent situation. Many women secretly wonder if these ‘senior moments’ are the beginning of dementia and are truly frightened, but in actuality it’s one of the most common symptoms associated with menopause. If you forget what you are saying mid-sentence or can’t remember what you went into a room for you will be pleased to know that research now shows that our brain has the ability to grown new brain cells and even increase in size all throughout our lives, improving cognitive function and memory. This is great news for those of us who have reached midlife and are starting to think that our brains are fading along with our memory. In addition to making our diet more nutrient dense and including foods that contain Mother Nature’s oestrogen, various forms of … Read More

New Year New You – How to Start Your Journey Through Menopause

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Once you have made the decision to manage your menopause symptoms using the natural approach, the next hurdle is how do you go about doing that. I hear this all the time from members in my Facebook Group – Making the Midlife Switch. The tendency is for women to advise one another, often giving random conflicting advice which isn’t science based, resulting in frustration and desperation with no end in sight. This week I’m focusing on choosing supplements that are likely to help you overcome your menopause symptoms. For finding the right supplements for your symptom set is key to a successful recovery journey. However, making choices about which supplements to take isn’t as simple as it seems. Research shows that many of the beautifully packaged supplements you see in the stores often do not work as they promise, and in some instances, these supplements don’t contain what they say … Read More

Choosing your Menopause Journey – New Year, New You

Maryon StewartBlog, Menopause, Menopause Symptoms, Natural Menopause, Newsletter

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Many women think that the menopause will just happen and it will be over in a relatively short amount of time, but for the majority of women that’s just wishful thinking.  You need to carefully consider your personal journey through menopause as there are options. And, remember to treat yourself as a priority as it isn’t something that comes naturally to most of us.  We are used to doing things for everyone else first! Unfortunately, menopause symptoms are not likely to magically disappear without help. Research shows they can last up to 10 years after menopause, in addition to perimenopause, those 5 years leading up to menopause when hormone levels are changing. The good news is once you understand what is going on in your body, you can make adjustments that will significantly reduce your symptoms. In addition, these changes will allow you to reclaim your wellbeing from menopause and … Read More

Say No to Menopause – New Year, New You

Maryon StewartBlog, Menopause, Menopause Symptoms, Perimenopause

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Wouldn’t you love to turn back your biological clock at midlife and reclaim your wellbeing? Menopause shouldn’t feel like the end of life as you knew it but, if you learn how to meet the needs of your body, it can be the beginning of a wonderful new chapter in your life.  You might be feeling sceptical right now, but hear me out as it’s possible to overcome even the most severe menopause symptoms, without having to resort to drugs or even hormones, and as a result feel better than you can remember. You are not alone. So many women are sick of feeling overwhelmed by their menopause symptoms. According to my latest survey 96% of women don’t feel prepared for menopause and over two-thirds feel shocked by their menopause symptoms. Under 12% of the women are asking their doctor for help with their menopause and over 71% are desperately … Read More