Category: Menopause

Top Tips for a Cool Menopause!

Top Tips for a Cool Menopause!

Feeling the heat?  Then read on . . .

Imagine you could go back to a time you were feeling great.  Your body, mind and spirit were under control.  Menopause wasn’t even on your horizon.

Wouldn’t that be great?  However, for many women, the reality is very different.

One year, you’re feeling great; getting on with your career, your family, your life, but then, quite suddenly it seems, you are plagued by hot flushes, insomnia, low mood, low energy, anxiety, uncontrolled weight gain, embarrassing memory lapses and more.  You feel dried up and fed up.  All you want is to get back to how you felt before.

At least 60% of women going through the menopause experience symptoms for around 5 years, and for around 40%, those symptoms are severe and life disrupting.

Women tell me they feel like they’re falling apart.  Everything starts going wrong and they are losing control.  The women I see want to avoid (or come off) HRT because of the health risks, but they don’t know what else they can do.

Fortunately, there is so much you can do!  I’ve put together my 5 top tips for sailing through the menopause with ease, but if you want to know more, come along to my WORKSHOP:

5 Hot Tips for a Cool Menopause

  1. Anxiety and stress can bring on a hot flush in a second. Breathing exercises are a great way to calm your life:  Find a quiet, peaceful spot, close your eyes, and breathe deeply, from below your ribs, relaxing your abdominal muscles.  Feel the tension leaving your body with every out breath. Try to do this for a couple of minutes, several times a day.
  2. Happiness, energy and better sleep will all be improved by exercise. It’s been proved many times.  Don’t set yourself unrealistic goals.  Even a 30 minute walk every day can make a big difference.  If you’re procrastinating, stop!  Just get out there for a walk, and see how much better you feel afterwards.
  3. What you wear can make a big difference to how you cope with hot flushes: Try to wear several thin layers of clothing.   It’s worth planning ahead.
  4. Know your trigger foods.  We all know it’s important to eat a healthy diet, but did you know that some foods directly trigger hot flushes.  Foods such as coffee, alcohol, spices and sugar.
  5. Supplementary vitamins, minerals, essential fats and herbs have all been proven to be beneficial. In fact, several published, placebo controlled studies have shown that herbs and /or nutritional supplements can be as effective as HRT.  But it’s important to choose high quality supplements, and to ensure your supplements are safe alongside any pharmaceutical medication you are taking.  It’s worth visiting a consultant who specialises in drug-free health.

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