It’s cold outside so you’ve put on the winter covers, but although it’s lovely to snuggle into when you first get into bed by the early hours it’s a different story. You wake up at around 3am dripping with sweat and then you find it hard to get back to sleep. Stay informed about the latest innovations and technology for treating menopause symptoms. Learn tips and tricks on keeping your own symptoms at bay.
It’s cold outside so you’ve put on the winter covers, but although it’s lovely to snuggle into when you first get into bed by the early hours it’s a different story. You wake up at around 3am dripping with sweat and then you find it hard to get back to sleep. Make sure your bedroom is cool at night and keep a fan, wet wipes and a cold drink by your bed. Stay informed about the latest innovations and technology for treating menopause symptoms. Learn tips and tricks on keeping your own symptoms at bay.
I came to truly understand what the 19th Century Proverb ‘Home is where your heart is’ really means this week. It was a profound experience which I feel compelled to share. Following our wedding last year, my husband and I created our nest in an apartment on the beach in Hollywood, Florida. We have breath-taking views of the beach, the ocean, infinity pools to swim and exercise in and a gym that overlooks all of the above. Ever since we have been living the life of my dreams I pinch myself each day, feeling overwhelming grateful to have such an amazing husband and an enviable lifestyle. Fast forward a week, now, in my surreal existence, I am looking for an apartment in New York City, based at a hospital by my husband’s bedside, hearing stories from his roommate about his experience at 911; facing a long cold winter. I spend … Read More
This is in addition to research from The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), which found that over 56% of perimenopausal women are getting less than seven hours of sleep a night, and are at high risk of heart attack. What’s more, the changes in hormone levels during menopause said to be a double threat to our hearts, because menopause increases the amount of plaque build-up in the arteries, increasing blood pressure and the risk of a stroke. Meanwhile, 80% of women experience menopausal symptoms, including the physical – hot flushes, insomnia and weight gain, and the psychological and emotional, including mood changes, depression and anxiety. These revelations, coupled with the apparent positive news that HRT won’t kill you and merely increases your chances of getting cancer or having a stroke, is not how we best prepare 14 million women a year for entering what is just a natural phase of … Read More
This week’s ‘Weekly Wisdom’ is about whether or not being overweight makes menopause harder. And the answer is, YES, sadly, being overweight will only make your menopause harder than it should be. Research shows that if you are overweight as you go into menopause, you’re more likely to have more hot flushes, more night sweats, more urinary symptoms and more aches and pains. Given that in the UK, more than half of all women are overweight, then it follows that many will also find menopause difficult. I find that on my programme, when we get nutrients back into an optimum range, it has a normalising effect on the metabolism, and in fact, can not only result in improved menopause symptoms, but also stress free weight loss, so it’s really important to make sure you’re filling up on really good nutrients, having a wholesome diet and really focusing on looking after … Read More
There are times in our life that stop us in our tracks. Experiences that are forever imprinted on our minds. Some of them are due to joyful moments and others because of sad and tragic times. Today was one of those days for me and I wanted to share it with you in the hope that you will feel inspired. I’ve had bereaved families in Manchester on my mind this week, especially as I lost my youngest daughter tragically and unexpectedly. I know only too well the devastation and shock those parents are experiencing and the fact that their recent experience will change the course of their lives. It takes longer than forever to come to terms with these needless losses but I came to realise that, as unlikely as it seemed in the beginning, it is possible to still experience joy. When I’m in Florida I love to attend … Read More
I can hardly believe that it’s almost the end of another year. This one has flown and been packed full of events I will personally never forget. It’s ending on a very exciting note for me and I’m so pleased to be able to share it with you. Now that my work with the Angelus Foundation has come to an end, I am once again focussing on important women’s health issues. I am deeply concerned and saddened that, seven years on, women are still largely left to fend for themselves when it comes to PMS and Menopause unless they opt for drugs or hormones; neither of which are long term solutions in any scientific sense. Many women are left clinging on by their fingernails, feeling frightened and vulnerable, almost a shadow of their former selves. Some admit to feeling suicidal, others depressed, exhausted, anxious, panicked and utterly isolated with both … Read More