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How to Stay Healthy After the Menopause

May 10, 2018

Everyone tells you that once at least twelve months have passed since your last period and you’ve battled your way through hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain and other symptoms of the menopause, the worst is over.

You’ve reached the promised land of the post-menopause, and hormonal harmony will automatically return.

But this isn’t the whole truth.

Yes, your hormones will become more settled over time, but your body will be fundamentally different on the inside post-menopause compared to during your fertile years.

This is because your body isn’t producing as much oestrogen as before, so the protective effect this hormone has upon your heart, bones, skin, eyes, mood, immunity and overall resilience also diminishes.

You become more at risk of suffering certain conditions such vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence, weight gain, insomnia, and osteoporosis if you don’t take care of yourself during the peri-menopause, the menopausal transition and...

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Podcast #12: Why Your Financial Health Matters Too (with Tracy Lewis)

May 04, 2018

When you’re trying to heal your menopause symptoms and recapture your youthful, happy, and healthy self, you’ll think about making positive changes in several parts of your life.

Your hormone levels, your daily sleep habits, your food intake, your exercise habits and your stress levels all come under the microscope as you search for the right solution for you.

But there’s another part of our lives that we don’t often talk about when we think about the menopause, yet it affects every single one of our waking moments.

It’s money.

You see, your relationship with money,  your financial health, and how you control what you’re spending each month contributes enormously to your stress levels and therefore, how you feel during the menopause.

That’s why, this week we sit down for a chat with financial controller, Tracey Lewis to learn how you can plan and manage your finances so you’re the one in control, and not the other way around.


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This is How I Survive Menstrual Tiredness (It Works!)

Apr 27, 2018

Do you ever feel completely exhausted when your period is around the corner?

So you cancel exciting events with friends, say no to activities you’d normally love and hibernate at home, waiting until your period finally arrives.

All you want to do is curl up in bed, hide under the covers and sleep.

This kind of pre-menstrual fatigue is incredibly common for all women, but tends to get worse as the years go by. I’m noticing that my own pre-menstrual energy levels are really suffering as I get closer to the menopause!

And we often don’t listen to our bodies when this happens.

We try and push ourselves through it regardless, believing that we’re weak or lazy for feeling this way. We try to keep up the pace despite our bodies telling us to rest. We try to stay as productive as we want to, despite our brain feeling foggy and distracted. We just aren’t kind to ourselves at all.

So today I’d like to explain more about why you feel so tired at the end of...

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What Every Woman Needs to Know about Oestrogen Dominance

Apr 21, 2018

Have you noticed your PMT grow much worse over the past few years?

You’re feeling pretty low, you’re struggling with your energy levels, your libido has practically vanished, you’re piling a few extra pounds (especially onto your tummy) and you’re just not sleeping as you should.

So your first thoughts are likely to be, ‘OMG! It could be the menopause. Is it really time???

However, these uncomfortable, annoying and even debilitating symptoms might not be the menopause at all. Instead, they could be another hormonal issue which can occur as early as a woman’s 30s and continue right the way through the peri-menopause to the menopause and beyond.

It’s oestrogen dominance.

Today I’d like to walk you through what oestrogen dominance actually is, explain some of its many causes, and share the holistic ways you can start easing those symptoms and feeling great again.

What is oestrogen dominance?

Oestrogen dominance is a...

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Podcast: My Guest Appearance on the Rachel Holmes Show

Apr 13, 2018

Have you ever wished you could just sit down with me and have a good old chat?

You wish could just pick my brain about all things hormonal including your unexplained weight gain, that feeling that life isn’t supposed to be like this, your inability to think ‘properly’ these days, those infuriating sweats, or the acne or the excess hair growth?

If so, then you’ll love the podcast episode I have for you this week.

But this time, it’s not a new episode from the 3D Women Podcast. It’s my guest appearance on the fabulous podcast run by my good friend, Rachel Holmes.

We sat down together and spoke about a whole host of health, hormone, peri-menopause and menopause-related topics, including my own journey back to health and what made lead me to train as a women’s health coach.

Most importantly of all, I also shared many tips on how you can unravel your own hormonal web and what you can do to start healing your hormonal issues. Don’t miss...

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Self-Help Hormone Plan for Peri-Menopause and Menopause: A Step by Step Guide

Mar 30, 2018

Are you still struggling with your hormones?

Finding it hard to make sense of everything you’ve learned about the peri-menopause, menopause and hormonal health, and harder still to put into practice in your own life?

I know... Hormones are incredibly complex and can be ridiculously confusing, especially if you’re trying to heal your menopause symptoms on your own.

Several of my clients have shared how they often feel overwhelmed with all the information that’s out there about hormonal health and holistic healing, especially if science wasn’t their favourite subject at high school. They don’t know how to make this information work for them.

So today, I’ve created a step-by-step guide to healing your hormones that will point you in the right direction (whilst keeping the science to a bare minimum).

I’ve broken it down into seven steps that take you through what you need to start doing to heal your menopausal and peri-menopausal symptoms, so...

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Podcast #11: Why Your Pelvic Floor Needs YOU (with Kathryn Peden)

Mar 24, 2018

Do you sometimes ‘leak’ just a tiny bit when you cough, laugh or exercise? Perhaps getting to the bathroom feels more urgent that it used to, or sex is simply far too uncomfortable to even consider?

If so, then your pelvic floor muscles are probably in need of some love.

What are pelvic floor muscles? 

Your pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles tucked inside your pelvis which support your internal organs; your bladder, your bowels and your uterus. Think of them like a stretchy hammock running from your tailbone to your pubic bone.

They’re a vital piece of our anatomy and we usually take them for granted. Until they fail.

But the pelvic floor is a bit of a taboo subject and so we often don’t look for help as quickly as we should.

We’re just too embarrassed to talk about ‘down there’, we don’t want to admit that we have what we think of as ‘old lady problems’ and we would rather avoid the whole matter (and continue...

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How to Lose Weight by Improving Your Gut Health

Mar 09, 2018

When it comes to losing weight, it’s often difficult to find something that works.

There are plenty of fad diets out there for the choosing and they can seem like a fun challenge at first when you’re all fired up and feeling motivated. You might even lose a bit of weight at the beginning.

But before too long, your weight loss stalls, you start craving other foods and you quit.

So what if I told you there was an alternative to these fad diets? What if I told you that we could switch the focus and instead of depriving our bodies, we could start nourishing ourselves from the inside and still lose weight.

Instead of focusing on diets, we need to start giving attention to one part of our bodies that we forget unless we have an issue- our gut.

You see, gut health is often the missing piece of the puzzle when it comes to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. You could follow any weight-loss diet in the world, but if you don’t have your gut health sorted first,...

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Podcast #10: Why Hormone Testing is Essential for Peri-Menopausal and Menopausal Women (with Maria Claps from Nourish & Flourish Health)

Mar 02, 2018

Have you ever wished you could pinpoint exactly what’s going on with your hormones?

Desperate to figure out why you’re feeling tired all the time, sleeping so poorly at night, and piling on the weight, so you could start doing something about it?

This week’s podcast guest, Maria Claps of Nourish and Flourish Health knows exactly how you’re feeling, because at the tender age of 42, she started noticing signs of the peri-menopause and was unsure of what to do.

Having grown up in a family that preferred the natural and holistic over mainstream medicine (and having brought her kids up with the same philosophy), she didn’t want to simply accept the HRT or other drugs offered.

She wanted to understand her hormones, to take control of her health and to make any necessary changes that might help her feel like her old self again.

I’m very happy to say that she succeeded, and now, like me, helps other women in the US to enjoy an empowered menopause and feel...

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5 Simple Ways to Stay Looking Younger for Longer

Feb 24, 2018

The most difficult things you’ll face at the menopause aren't any of those stereotypical menopausal symptoms like hot flushes, night sweats and putting on weight around the middle.

It’s the prospect of getting older.

Because we want to stay as young, gorgeous and energetic as we have always been. We don’t want to think about grey hair, wrinkles or any of that stuff.

We don’t want to get flabby, tired and unattractive- we want to glow with health and keep that sex appeal. Right, ladies?

You’ll be pleased to hear that you can keep ageing at bay and stay looking younger for longer with a few simple tricks which I’m here to tell you about today.

But first, let me explain a little about a hormonal friend of mine, Human Growth Hormone, or HGH for short.

What’s HGH?

I’ve spoken before about this hormone in my guest post ‘Take Control of the Ageing Process’ (on the Henpicked website), but let me quickly recap. Basically this...

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