How to choose who to help you through your Menopause

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Menopause is a big transition and you’ve got so many different choices about how you want to deal with it. With this in mind, this week I’m talking about where you should go for help. The first line approach:  The first line approach is to change your diet by making sure its nutrient dense by adding naturally occurring oestrogen into your diet, taking supplements that are scientifically based and have been shown to be safe and effective, and doing some daily form of exercise and relaxation. These five tried and tested ways can get your symptoms completely under control without having to resort to drugs and hormones. I’m not here to preach about which option is best for you, but I believe the natural approach has worked best and is most beneficial for most of my patients. Make sure you feel happy about how you’re going to transition the menopause … Read More

Menopause Misery for Millions

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Millions of women are suffering menopause misery because simple steps are not being taken to alleviate common symptoms including panic attacks, palpitations, hot flashes, and extreme tiredness. My latest research, involving a survey of over 1000 women, shows a staggering 80 per cent of women report suffering moderate to severe menopausal symptoms, which can last between seven to 10 years, which is dramatically affecting the quality of their lives. This is far more than was previously thought. Although it was accepted that eight of ten women had some symptoms, only a quarter of these were believed to have severe symptoms. What we are seeing though is much worse with women reporting significant impact on their home lives and relationships. Not least, this is crippling women in the workplace, affecting their self-esteem and confidence, as well as their productivity. Our survey found that 84 per cent of respondents felt that their productivity … Read More

Women are actually grieving the loss of themselves at midlife

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Five weeks ago I began an inadvertent journey which has turned out to be a most sobering experience, filling me with anger, frustration and concern. It’s not that I’ve made a new discovery as I’ve been advising women with both PMS and menopause symptoms all over the world for over 25 years. It’s more that I have been reminded that women are being left to fend for themselves at midlife, or whenever peri-menopause or menopause hits following a hysterectomy. They feel isolated and very scared by invasive symptoms which keep them up much of the night dripping with sweat, suffering insomnia as a result, feeling angry, tearful, like they are going mad and a shadow of their former selves. Some have tried HRT for a number of years and then been taken off it by their doctors as it’s no longer regarded as a long term treatment. Others have been … Read More

End of year newsletter & my two new Facebook groups

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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