Jennifer Moore

Jennifer is a former magazine beauty and wellbeing editor, current wellness advocate and an International Certified Holistic Health Coach. She's worked with Next, Notebook:, Women's Health, Fitness Life and more, and co-authored In The Pink: a guide to breasts, cancer and living well with naturopath Lani Lopez. Passionate about women's health especially in life after 40, Jennifer is a firm believer in combining both ancient and modern wisdom along with food from Mother Nature. She has experienced severe anxiety, muscle pain and hot flushes through perimenopause, but has managed to turn it around via some of the knowledge she shares. "Let's start the conversation and let the rest of the sisterhood know because together we're better," she says.

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6 Steps To Restful Sleep For More Energy & Less Weight Gain

Sleep often becomes something of a holy grail once you enter perimenopause. And if you can’t find a way to navigate sleep issues it may travel with you through the menopause transition into post-menopause. For some women, sleeplessness only becomes an issue once they’ve transitioned through menopause. Since sleep disorders can increase with age, this in …

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Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric & Pineapple Smoothie To Soothe and Satisfy

Our recipes can be enjoyed by anyone but most especially women in pre-, peri- and post-menopause. That’s why they contain PPFF or Protein, Phytoestrogens, (healthy) Fat and Fibre. They’re also anti-inflammatory and based on the Mediterranean Diet. Why PPFF? As a result of PPFF, your body works more efficiently. PPFF helps to keep your blood …

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PPFF Edamame & Spinach Soba Noodle Salad. What The Heck Is PPFF?

Our recipes follow PPFF guidelines for women in pre-, peri- and post-menopause. To clarify, this stands for Protein, Phytoestrogens, (Healthy) Fat and Fibre. In addition, they’re anti-inflammatory and guided by the Mediterranean Diet. Why do we follow PPFF? As a result of PPFF, your body works beautifully to keep your blood sugar balanced, your hunger …

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7 Reasons Strength Training Is Vital For Women In Midlife

Strength training. You’ve probably heard lots of advice about the benefits for women in midlife and it’s for good reason. Prevention is always better than cure, particularly in peri- and post-menopause. This exercise – aka resistance training – can make a big difference to your body size, bone health and balance. Of course, exercise also …

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Women Like Us Share Their Personal Story Of Menopause: Juliet

Welcome to ‘real stories’ where Juliet is sharing her personal story of menopause. Australian-based Juliet is 51 and we’ve been supporting her for about 18 months or so. She’s delighted to share her story with you but not her photograph. We understand that it can be difficult putting yourself out there for some people which …

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Yes, It’s True. Dizziness At Perimenopause Is Common

Dizziness? Vertigo? Disequilibrium? I know, that last one is an unfamiliar word, right? Break it up and it becomes dis-equilibrium. Equilibrium’s more familiar to many and means a state of balance. Disequilibrium is the opposite – unbalanced – and is a close relation of dizziness and vertigo. The three go hand in hand for our …

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Menopausal Weight Gain and The Link Between Insulin & Belly Fat

Menopausal weight gain is often to do with hormone shifts but not only the ones you might expect. Of course, when it comes to perimenopause and post-menopause estrogen and progesterone get a lot of press. As well they should. Because menopause is the end of your fertile years and these two hormones are major players …

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How Would You Like To Win A Lavender Or Gardeners Treat From Scullys?

We’ve collaborated with Scullys for Easter! Scullys offer beautiful bath, body and home products made almost exclusively with New Zealand ingredients. And at the heart of Scullys are principles of integrity and a responsibility to nature and the environment. As a result, Scullys uses recyclable packaging and their products aren’t tested on animals. How it …

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4 Ways To Prepare Your Body For Perimenopause Before It Begins

It seems like everybody is talking about menopause these days. And that’s a gooooood thing! But menopause itself comes after a transitional time known as perimenopause or peri (as many are calling it now). What’s more, peri can sneak up on the unsuspecting! What Is Perimenopause? Perimenopause generally starts when you’re in your 40s, but …

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Behind closed doors: How to still have sex through menopause

Are you wondering where your sex drive has gone? Has your libido left the building? According to a study by the Journal of Women’s Health, this is completely normal during menopause. Especially if you struggle with body image, vaginal dryness, fatigue and night sweats. It’s not surprising that the thought of sexual discomfort doesn’t appeal. …

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What’s The Connection Between Self Esteem and Hair Thinning At Menopause?

One of the not-so-often talked about side effects of menopause is hair thinning or hair loss. Is your hair thinning? Photo by Niklas Hamann @unsplash Have you looked at your hairbrush lately and noticed it seems full of hair? Even though you de-haired it not long ago? Or perhaps you habitually wear a ponytail and …

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7 Natural Ways To Manage Menopause Without HRT

If you’re approaching menopause and in pre-, perimenopause or post-menopause* you’re far from alone. In fact, the World Health Organization estimate: worldwide there will be 1.2 billion post-menopausal women by 2030 47 million women go through the menopause transition each year And while some women will sail through with nary a blip, about 80 percent will experience …

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How To Make A Hormone-Friendly Super Green Salad With Roast Veg

At MenoMe® we’re all about waistline- and hormone-friendly recipes during menopause because,  the truth is, food matters. A lot. This is because, as you head into perimenopause through to post-menopause your digestive processes change. Click here to read the how’s and why’s of digestion shifts. In addition, your sensitivity to insulin reduces as you lose …

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Gut Feelings: Why Bloating, Gas & Poop Problems Happen At Menopause

Gut Feelings Q: I’ve got diarrhoea, could this be due to menopause? A: Yes, it could be. If you’re in pre-*, peri- and post-menopause and you’ve got gut issues going on you’re not alone. In fact, it’s one of the common signs and symptoms and can include acid reflux, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea and gas. Two …

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7 Heart-Healthy Facts About Enzogenol & Post-Menopause You Need To Know

Enzogenol® is one of the ingredients we use in MenoMe® 55+ because it’s a wellness powerhouse. The evidence is in! From blood pressure to blood circulation science shows Enzogenol® is good for our hearts. Heart Health Fact 1 What Is Enzogenol® Enzogenol® is a pure and natural extract sourced from the bark of Pinus radiata …

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11 Incredibly Important Insights About The #1 Killer Of Women – Heart Disease

Heart disease is the biggest killer of women in the world and accounts for 35 percent of female deaths. That’s why it’s super important we talk about it here! Women in post-menopause are particularly vulnerable to heart disease. One very important reason for the formulation of 55+ (more on that later). Traditionally thought of as …

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11 Sensible Ways To Tackle Irritating Bladder Issues At Menopause

11 Sensible Ways To Tackle Irritating Bladder Issues At Menopause

Let’s talk about bladder issues. Yes, we’re going there! We know it’s difficult. But we also know that from perimenopause on our vagina’s begin to change and so do our bladders. Early Bladder Woes When you were in your teens and 20s did you experience “honeymoon cystitis” or recurrent bladder infections? Many of us certainly …

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7 Powerful Facts Everyone Should Know About Menopause

While the menopause conversation is opening up about menopause, decades of mystery have surrounded it. Consequently, lots of women have had more questions than answers! Not only that, historically there’s been a ton of confusing misinformation out there. And that impacts us all because every woman will go through menopause if we live long enough. …

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Why You Should Exercise Less and Eat More To Manage Your Weight At Menopause

Exercise less and eat more? Are you serious? Yes, we most definitely are. Indeed, we know that one of the biggest challenges for women entering perimenopause and moving through to post-menopause is weight gain. It’s a common complaint and the research in our own community confirms it. All too often we hear women saying they’ve …

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The Powerful Brain Changing Effects Of Exercise – And They’re Free!

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes What’s the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Professor Suzuki notes that exercise has the ability to change the brains anatomy, physiology and function. During her engaging TED talk (below) she discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood …

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Recipe: Delicious Icy Cold Blueberry Smoothie

Icy cold smoothie? It sounds good right now, doesn’t it? And it is. Like all of our recipes, this smoothie is delicious as well as hormone loving and waistline pleasing. Indeed, these things are prerequisites in our recipe library. Plus it’s ridiculously easy! And sometimes you simply need a touch of inspiration to change your …

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Discover 9 Amazing Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

As we all know one of the bugbears of the ‘meno’ years is weight gain. To be clear, in this context, the ‘meno‘ years means perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause. Indeed, it’s something to be aware of as early as premenopause so you can take control early. Debra Waterhouse explains it in her book Menopause Without …

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Post-menopause


This is the time when menstruation is well and truly over, the ovaries have stopped producing high levels of sex hormones and for many ladies, perimenopause symptoms subside.

Estrogen has protective qualities and the diminished levels mean organs such as your brain, heart and bones become more vulnerable. It’s also a key lubricant so your lips may become drier, your joints less supple and your vagina might be drier. In addition, your thyroid, digestion, insulin, cortisol and weight may alter.

At this juncture, a woman might experience an increase in the signs of reduced estrogen but she should have a decrease of perimenopause symptoms. That said, some women will experience symptoms like hot flushes for years or even the rest of their lives.

Perimenopause

Peri = ‘near’

Most females begin to experience the symptoms of perimenopause in their mid-forties. Your progesterone levels decline from your mid-30s but it’s generally from around 40 that the rest of your sex hormones begin to follow suit. 

Perimenopause is a different experience for every woman and some women may barely notice it. The first indicators are usually changes to the monthly cycle. This means that for some ladies, this can be accompanied by things like sore breasts, mood swings, weight gain around the belly, and fatigue as time goes on.

For those with symptoms it can be a challenging time physically, mentally and emotionally.

Importantly, perimenopause lasts – on average – four to 10 years. The transition is usually a gradual process and many women enter perimenopause without realising.