Menopause – A whole new beginning in life

Maryon StewartBlog, Menopause

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Our latest survey on 1100 women shows a staggering 96% are unprepared for menopause and well over two-thirds reporting it came as an almighty shock. Under 12% of them are even bothering to consult their doctor as they are not confident they will get constructive advice that includes anything other than drugs or hormones, and 71% said they have been desperately seeking solutions online. I feel intensely frustrated that women are largely left to their own devices to cope with hormonal issues throughout their lives; and this is particularly true for women approaching midlife and beyond. There is so much workable science published, I truly believe it’s bordering on criminal that women do not receive scientifically based information which will effectively address their multiple menopause symptoms including anything from very scary brain fog, melting hot flushes, seriously disturbed sleep due to nights sweats, aches and pains making them feel 90 … Read More

Feeling suicidal at midlife?

Maryon StewartBlog, Menopause, Menopause Symptoms

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Very sadly I routinely encounter women who are feeling suicidal at the time of their menopause.  They are at their wit’s end, past the point of seeing any positive future for themselves.  It breaks my heart to see them suffering needlessly, going without the help that could help them reclaim their wellbeing and put hope back in their hearts. Kate Spade, like so many other women in their fifties, was experiencing depression which has a devastating effect on self- esteem as well as relationships. The fact that such a talented and successful women would be in the mindset to hang herself makes me feel beyond angry when I know so well that women can so often overcome depression within a matter of a few months, without taking drugs or hormones, and get back to having fulfilling loving relationships.  But instead, she was left to suffer, getting to the darkest place … Read More

3 Ways To Beating Bloating During Menopause

Maryon StewartBlog

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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