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World Menopause Day 2017- The Truth About Changing Hormones

Nov 02, 2017

A few weeks back, on 18th October, we celebrated World Menopause Day 2017, so as you’d expect, there were several programmes on the TV which attempted to explore more about this normal time in a woman’s life.

We heard stories about what it’s really like to experience hot flushes, vaginal dryness, anxiety, insomnia, depression, and everything else that popular culture tells us to expect from the menopause. 

However, there was something that bothered me. I’ll be honest, it made me quite angry. Because all the media coverage talked about the menopause as if it was a traumatic, debilitating ‘condition’ or ‘illness’ that needed to be diagnosed and medicated.

The truth is actually very different.

Yes, the menopause can be a difficult time but it’s normal, natural and we can definitely take control and ease our symptoms, or even avoid them from happening in the first place.

For that reason, I decided to do a series of Facebook...

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Podcast #5: How to Have a Healthy Period

Oct 27, 2017

How to Have a Healthy Period

Do you ever wish that your periods weren't quite so painful? Or perhaps you'd do anything to ease your PMT, avoid those monthly migraines, stop the heavy bleeding or simply to know when your period will put in an appearance? 

If so, you're going to LOVE this weeks podcast.

I've got together with the hormone expert Rachel Eyre to learn more about 'that time of the month', find out what is normal and when to be worried, and most of all, what steps we can take to avoid feeling so rubbish every month. 

I loved talking to Rachel and I think you'll find what she has to say really useful. Don't miss it. 

PS. Don't miss the FREE stuff she's offering our podcast listeners. Find it here.   

Listen to the podcast to learn:

  • How to tell if your menstrual cycle is normal, or not and what you need to do about it
  • What your periods are telling you about your health, emotional state, hormones and stress
  • Why it’s NOT normal to have...
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8 Easy Ways You Can Boost Your Libido During the Menopause

Oct 27, 2017

Last week I was lucky enough to deliver a training workshop to a group of therapists in Nottingham to help them help more women facing hormonal issues (you might have seen the photos on Facebook or read about it in my newsletter).

Anyway, during the workshop, one participant brought up the topic of sex, and confessed that she doesn’t have a libido at all and she isn’t bothered about it.

Now there’s nothing too unusual in this- many women experience a reduced libido in their lives, especially during the menopausal years. But what she doesn’t realise is that she doesn’t have to just do her best to tolerate her low libido- she can actually lift it back to its previous levels and start enjoying her sex life once again.

I know that low libido is a problem that many of you ladies face too so I thought I’d address that here for you today. I’ll share with you some really easy steps you can take to boost your libido, enjoy your sex life more and...

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4 Vital Steps to Heal Your Fibroids Without Surgery

Oct 12, 2017

Over the last few weeks I’ve received several emails from women who are really suffering with their symptoms of fibroids and don’t know what to do. They feel absolutely awful with the pain, the bleeding and all the other discomfort so the only option that seems open to them is a hysterectomy.

They really don’t want to resort for surgery but they don’t feel they have much choice. So what if I was to share with you the following quote?  

“French doctors almost never perform a hysterectomy for fibroids”

You see, a hysterectomy is quite a major operation that can severely impact your sense of body image, sexuality and femininity and is often completely unnecessary. And the French doctors know that.

Additionally, whilst the risk of death is low with hysterectomies, the chances of complications are said to be around 30% so you’re absolutely right in being cautious.

So is there another option? Is there really another way to beat those fibroids...

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Podcast Episode #4: Understanding the Benefits of Colonics

Oct 07, 2017

Understand the Benefits of Colonics 

Most of us don't feel so comfortable talking about our digestive health and bathroom habits. But did you know that the quality of your poo and the health of your digestive system affects every aspect of your health?

This includes the obvious things like how easily you can go to the bathroom and whether you suffer with gas, constipation, IBS or diarrhea, and also more surprising issues like skin problems, allergies, lack of energy, hormonal imbalances and many other health problems. 

Your overall health depends on the health of your digestive system. 

Because our digestive health is so very important, we've got together this week with registered naturopathic hydrotherapist, Jane Bush to discover why colonic irrigation can transform our health, and hear some of her inspiring success stories of people who have gone for treatment and finally healed stubborn health issues after many years of struggle. 

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Adrenal Fatigue or The Menopause: Which One Are You Really Struggling With?

Sep 29, 2017

The menopause isn’t much fun, is it?

Hot flushes haunt you, you never seem to be able to sleep well at night, your moods are up and down like a yo yo, you lack energy, you can’t think straight, you’re starting to gain weight around the middle (eek, middle-aged spread!) and much to your disappointment, you’ve completely gone off sex.

So you found my website, read through my blog posts and articles, you listened to my podcast and you signed up for the newsletter. You enrolled in my online programmes and you put everything you’d learnt into action right away.

You were sure that you’d get results because you’d read the testimonials, you’d invested time and money and you were determined not to let this menopause thing beat you.

But still you suffer. Still you struggle to drag yourself out of bed in the morning and spend the day feeling drained, dash off to the bathrooms at work to cool down, do your best to hide your foggy thinking and...

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Podcast Episode #3: How to Get the Best from Your Relationships

Sep 22, 2017

How to Get the Best from Your Relationships

We all want harmonious and loving relationships, don't we? 

But relationships can be tricky at times, whether these are with your loved ones, your children, your extended family members or even your friends.

We've all got different personalities, emotions, wants, needs and even hormones to take into consideration, so every little bit of help and guidance really comes in useful. 

That's why this week, we're sitting down with relationship specialist Wendy Capwell to discuss a wide range of relationship issues including what it's like to be a woman in today's world, and how to get the best from all of your relationships (not just your romantic relationships). 

Listen to the podcast to learn: 

  • Expectations of your partner and how they shape your happiness
  • How to survive the teenage years with kids and keep your relationship with your partner strong
  • What to do when you find yourself in a relationship rut 
  • Sex...
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Please. Forget Dieting. Eat What’s Right for You

Sep 16, 2017

Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and thought:

Oh my goodness, I really HAVE to do something about [those horrible love handles/my thighs/my belly/any other body part]”?

You feel uncomfortable in your own skin, you feeling fat and frumpy and you want to lose some extra weight so you don’t have to feel self-conscious when you put on a swimsuit or fasten up your jeans.

So you do what anyone else in your position would do- you tell yourself sternly “RIGHT! I’m going on a strict diet!!!” and vow you’ll never let yourself eat a chocolate eclair for as long as you live.

Of course, after just a few days or a week or two, you decide that life without your mid-afternoon bar of chocolate isn’t worth living, that you don’t really care about that swimsuit, or even that you’ll just try to lose those extra pounds sometime in the future.

You completely give up on your diet and your hopes of losing those excess pounds,...

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Are your Negative Thoughts Affecting Your Menopause Experience?

Sep 01, 2017

“If you think the cause of your problem is “out there”, you'll try to solve it from the outside. Take the shortcut, solve it from within.”- Byron Katie

It’s not just those stereotypical perimenopause and menopause symptoms (like hot flushes, insomnia, weight gain, low sex drive and brain fog) that can make our lives incredibly difficult once we hit the menopausal years.

It’s also how we feel about the menopause.

It’s those words of self-doubt that spring out when you least expect it. Thoughts like ‘I’m not good enough’, ‘I’m just fat, ugly and frumpy now’, ‘It’s all downhill from here’, ‘I’ve lost my sex appeal’ and so on.

And whilst these thoughts, emotions and beliefs about ourselves can be uncomfortable at the time, they seem relatively harmless. So we just do our best to brush them aside or to bury them out of sight.

But did you know that by not addressing your...

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Podcast Episode #2: How to Overcome Menopause Brain Fog

Aug 25, 2017

How to Overcome Menopause Brain Fog

Do you feel like someone has just come and dropped a cloud of confusion into your brain?

Does it feel like your memory and thinking power has just upped and left you?

Worried that this might be the first signs of dementia?


Don’t panic!

Brain fog is one of the most common symptoms of the peri-menopause and menopause, and it doesn’t mean that you’re going to be a shadow of your former self forever.

In this week’s podcast episode, I’m going to take some time to address your biggest worries about brain fog as if we were sat face-to-face in a consultation.

Listen to the podcast to learn:

  • What brain fog really is (and why it’s not the same as Alzheimer’s disease)
  • The amazing connection between your gut and your brain power
  • Why boosting your stomach acid will help you think much more clearly
  • Exactly which foods you should be eating for better brain power
  • What you need to know about your blood sugar levels (and...
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