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

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

How to correct your nutritional deficiencies

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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

How to Stay Positive When Going Through Menopause

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In this week’s ‘Weekly Wisdom’ I want to talk about staying positive during the menopause. When many women start to get the early symptoms of menopause they tend to perceive menopause as the beginning of the end. But that is not true at all and very often our mindset dictates how our journey progresses so if we think it’s going to be doom and gloom the chances are it will be. To find out more what is really going on in your body during the menopause,  join me at my next free MasterClass. Stay informed about the latest innovations and technology for treating menopause symptoms. Learn tips and tricks on keeping your own symptoms at bay.

4 Ways To Curb Your Chocolate Cravings During Menopause

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Did you know, three-quarters of women say they crave chocolate particularly before their period and it gets worse as they enter the menopause! If you’re having trouble controlling yourself when it comes to chocolate, I want to tell you about 4 ways to curb your chocolate cravings during menopause. Peaks and dips in your blood sugar levels can lead to cravings.  If you want to get back in the driving seat, you need to make sure you’re eating wholesome food little and often to keep your blood glucose levels on an even keel. During the menopause, it’s essential to make sure that your levels of nutrients like magnesium, B vitamins, and the trace mineral chromium are all at good levels.  When they’re low it’s very easy for your blood glucose levels to be all over the place.  If you aren’t getting enough of these essential minerals and vitamins I recommend … Read More

6 Stress Busting Tips For Coping With Menopause

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Stress is something that affects all of us in our lives particularly women.  Surveys show 73% of women suffer stress. It’s especially common at the time of the menopause when you’re clinging on by your fingernails for so many other reasons. With this in mind, in this week’s ‘Weekly Wisdom’, I want to tell you 6 ways that you can bust through the stress you’re feeling. If you would like to find out more about what’s going on in your body as you hit the menopause feel free to join my free menopause Masterclass. I will be explaining the changes that occur and how to overcome your symptoms without resorting to drugs or hormones Stay informed about the latest innovations and technology for treating menopause symptoms. Learn tips and tricks on keeping your own symptoms at bay.

Physical and emotional padding during menopause

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My heart goes out to women like Yasmin Le Bon who says that her menopause has left her with a layer of padding all over her body and affected her memory.   Women are often taken by surprise, and not in a good way, by the often-debilitating symptoms of menopause.   Fat around the middle, brain fog, mood swings, aching to the point of feeling old prematurely, and experiencing uncharacteristic anxiety, as well as the hot flushes and night sweats are hard to live with; but it must be particularly devastating for a woman who was once the highest paid supermodel in the world. There is an overwhelming consensus among many women that menopause signals the end of life as they knew it.  Often feeling like an alien has taken possession of their mind and body, as well as feeling switched off below the waist resulting in zero libido. It seems … Read More

How To Boost Nutrients During Menopause

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Today I’m focusing on nutritional deficiencies. You might have heard me talk about nutritional deficiencies before and not really understand what that means. So what are nutritional deficiencies? Nutritional deficiencies happen when your body is getting an inadequate supply of essential nutrients (vitamins and minerals) in your diet. I want to explain that very often women who are going through the menopause have got low levels of important nutrients, and these are necessary for normal hormone function. If you want to have a smooth transition through menopause, you need to get your nutrients back into optimum range. This is about eating better food. You need to make sure you’re having wholesome food little and often and that you’re consuming what I call nutrient dense food while having some snacks mid-morning and late afternoon. You have to remember that you’re on a mission to get your brain and the nervous system … Read More

6 Tips For Coping With Menopausal Symptoms In The Workplace

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This week, menopause at work has been in the headlines with experts saying employers need to do more to “normalise conversations” about the menopause in the workplace. The comments came after a BBC survey found 70% of respondents did not tell their bosses they were experiencing symptoms. Some firms have brought in menopause-specific policies but experts said for many it was still a taboo subject. There’s no denying that menopause is tough, and for many women at midlife, they have to handle their difficult symptoms while working a full-time job. With this in mind, this week’s ‘Weekly Wisdom’ is about how to cope with menopausal symptoms 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 was reduced because of menopause. Meanwhile, 75% feel that their productivity … Read More

Top Tips for the Holiday – Putting Sex Back on the Menu

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It’s holiday time and your husband or partner is unlikely to put up with just a cuddle. Your mind is willing but you remember the pain you felt last time you had sex. Stay informed about the latest innovations and technology for treating menopause symptoms. Learn tips and tricks on keeping your own symptoms at bay.