In this Weekly Wisdom, I’m focussing on cravings for chocolate! We’re all familiar with craving the sweet stuff and during menopause, these cravings are likely to increase. You may find that you’re thinking often about eating chocolate and other sweet foods and no matter how resolved you are to avoid them, you still end up bingeing. Craving food, particularly chocolate, is actually very common, and affects approximately three-quarters of all women to some degree, with 60 per cent feeling that chocolate is a problem for them, particularly in their pre-menstrual week or, in what feels like your premenstrual week, as you journey through the perimenopause. It’s also not uncommon to get into a routine of eating in excess of several bars of chocolate each day, sometimes whole packets of fun-size bars, or even a whole box of chocolate all in one sitting. Whilst a little of what you fancy does … Read More
What are nutritional deficiencies and why do they occur? At the Women’s Nutritional Advisory Service we undertook 5 studies looking at nutrient levels in women, focussing on how they affected our hormone function. We were stunned to find that between 50 – 80% of women had low levels of key nutrients, necessary for both normal brain chemistry and hormone function. There’s been much more research in the last few years showing that billions of women have nutritional deficiencies so is it any wonder that women are experiencing hormone problems as they make the transition through menopause. Perhaps because we often naturally put the needs of others before our own, many of us don’t make time to eat well or look after ourselves properly. Low levels of important nutrients at midlife could be the underlying cause of many of your debilitating symptoms. Some patients get misdiagnosed with mental illness or dementia … Read More
At the time of their menopause, most women don’t realise, that they are running on empty. Nutrient levels are often at an all-time low, making it difficult to experience joy or happiness. Instead, we feel somewhat removed from reality with a mood which is, at best, flat. And the worst thing is that we don’t know that we can do a U-turn and feel better again. So many women think it’s the end of life as they knew it. Some get deeply depressed and wonder if life is worth living. So if you’re feeling flat, here are a few things to consider: Stay informed about the latest innovations and technology for treating menopause symptoms. Learn tips and tricks on keeping your own symptoms at bay.
In my opinion, there’s so much conflicting information available about HRT, hot flushes, night sweats, sleep difficulties, irregular periods, vaginal dryness, fatigue, and everything else related to menopause – and for us women going through it, it can all be a little overwhelming and confusing. There are 5 tried and tested ways to help you manage your menopause better. And these are the things you need to do first! Stay informed about the latest innovations and technology for treating menopause symptoms. Learn tips and tricks on keeping your own symptoms at bay.
During this ‘Weekly Wisdom’ I’m focusing on how to beat bloating during the menopause. Bloating is one of the most frequently experienced menopause and perimenopause symptoms and is often caused by a change in oestrogen levels. Many women can gain weight and feel bloated around the time of the menopause. It can be hugely uncomfortable causing tightness in the abdominal area. However, there are a few things you can do to reduce bloating at the time of the perimenopause and menopause. 1. Consume magnesium rich foods You require nutrients to help your brain chemistry and allow your hormones to function. Magnesium is one of the most common deficiencies. Between 50 to 80% of women of childbearing age are in short supply of it and this gets progressively worse as you get older. You do not store magnesium in your body, so if you are deficient then you need to make … Read More