There’s No Need To Live In Hormone Hell!

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I was asked this week to describe the typical woman that I specialise in helping. It actually stopped me in my tracks as I have never been asked this question before during my 30 year career.  Whilst I acknowledge each woman’s suffering, I usually place my focus firmly on the solution to help overcome their symptoms, rather than dwelling the horror of each individual situation.  When I really started thinking about the answer it hit me like a ton of bricks that millions of women are in a really bad place, often for much of their adult life.  And both the medical profession and the media practically ignore the fact, or at best glosses over it.  To say the very least it was a sobering exercise that left me feeling a mixture of emotions ranging from anger, disbelief, frustration and devastation. My audience is made up of mostly women.  To … Read More

The 4 different stages of menopause and how to tell when you are at which stage

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I’m often asked… ‘What are the different stages of menopause’ and ‘How do I know what stage of menopause I am at’? POSTMENOPAUSE: You postmenopausal years are all of those years after the menopause.  During this stage, menopausal symptoms, such as hot flushes, can ease for many women. However, as a result of a lower level of oestrogen, postmenopausal women are at increased risk for a number of health conditions, such as osteoporosis and heart disease. The experience of menopause is different for every woman, based on how her body uniquely adapts to her process of ageing. It’s important to remember that you’re not suddenly going to wake up one day and be symptom-free because you’ve got lots of things to address in your body like low levels of nutrients low levels of oestrogen and so on. So you need to learn how to meet your needs because there are … Read More

Help, I’m having hot flushes at 42! Am I menopausal?

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‘I’m only 42 and my PMS is getting worse, and i’m starting to get hot flushes. Could this be the beginning of the menopause?’ I hear this question so often and you’d be surprised to hear that research shows many more women are going through an early menopause these days than ever before. So do hot flushes at 42 mean menopause? Usually, the answer will be yes, but there are other conditions that could cause them. If you’re worried about the changes in your body and you think there could be a problem, do go and visit your local GP. Help, I’m having hot flushes at 42! Am I menopausal? However, if you are also experiencing anxiety,  aches and pains, difficulty in sleeping at night, and you’re feeling that your PMS is stretched out to more days than usual, then you might be going through perimenopause, which is the five … Read More