Happiness. Stop and think about it for a moment. Are you happy?
It seems like a fairly inane question, doesn’t it?
But have you thought about it lately?
The reason I bring it up is that the lowering of estrogen levels during the meno years doesn’t just have an impact on us physically it can also have quite a significant effect on our moods and/or emotions, and therefore our happiness.
This is the reason why you’ll often hear anxiety, depression or irritability listed as common symptoms of perimenopause (the lead up to menopause) and menopause. Continue reading Got The Blues? Here’s Some Sage Advice For Happiness
Joint pain is one of the common issues women face as they move through mid-life.
Some have even used the term ‘menopause arthritis’ to describe this symptom because it can be very unpleasant making even simple movements unbearable.
The reason for this is that the hormone estrogen plays an important role in maintaining joint and bone health. It acts as an anti-inflammatory, minimising swelling in the joints. As you enter peri-menopause, from age 35 onwards, your estrogen levels decline, and eventually the obvious menopausal symptoms start to be experienced – hot flushes, night sweats, sleeplessness, and weight gain – and the development of swollen and painful joints is another very common symptom. Continue reading The Ins and Outs of Midlife Joint Pain
There’s an old saying ‘you can’t pick your relatives’ – you know that one right?
It’s soooo true, but let’s not go there.
The good news is that we can (and do) pick our girlfriends.
Of course, that’s not news; it’s simply a no-brainer.
But did you know that science has shown that having great girlfriends is good for your health? Continue reading Did You Know? Your Girlfriends Are Good For Your Health
When it comes to the meno years regular readers know we’re all about natural solutions here at Meno-Me®, and one of the most powerful ways of handling the symptoms of the meno years (aside from EstroG-100™
of course!! 😊) is removing some of the foods you eat from your diet as they can exacerbate your symptoms.
Yep, it’s true. Some ladies can get away with the odd splurge but for the comfort of most of us, it’s best to say bye-bye. Personally, I’ve struggled with this one. Particularly with wine, coffee and curry because I know that the minute I have them a hot flush will ensue.
Actually, to be honest, that doesn’t happen anymore as the effects of EstroG-100™ have kicked in for me – yay! However, it used to be a regular occurrence. Continue reading 5 Foods To Kick To The Kerb During The Meno Years
Have you gained weight recently?
Or have you yo-yoed on the scales for years?
It’s a dilemma for many Meno-She’s. That’s why we created our Weight & Wellness programme. It’s designed to hold your hand as you go through a weight loss transition with guidance, education and nutritional balance. It’s also why we’ve written this post so you can get a handle on how you’ll feel on days 1-21 of a weight loss plan. Continue reading What To Expect On Days 1-21 Of A Weight Loss Journey
Shake It Off®. It’s Meno-Me®‘s nutritional powder for wellbeing, weight management and satiety which our scientist, Peter Lehrke, spent close to two years perfecting in his lab.
It’s full of nutrients, some special ingredients (see below) and soy protein, which is brilliant for women at our time of life.
So far, so good but if you’re anything like me you want to know more. More about the ingredients. More about their benefits. That why I put together this guide for you.
Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Shake It Off®
Six foods to help balance your hormones? Does it sound too good to be true? Well, you know the meno years are all about our hormones, but did you know the food you eat can have a significant effect on how much they swing?
As our fertility declines so do our estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels, which can lead to the things that drive us batty like hot flushes, weight gain, moodiness, bladder weakness, itchy, dry skin and so much more. However, the foods we choose to eat can help balance them a little bit.
More: 34 most common symptoms. Continue reading Six Foods To Help Balance Your Hormones
Icy cold smoothie? It sounds good right? It is 🍹.
Like all of our recipes this recipe is yummylicious as well as hormone loving and waistline pleasing. Plus it’s ridiculously easy, so easy I feel like I’m telling you to suck eggs a bit. But hey, sometimes we just need a bit of inspiration to change it up.
Continue reading Delicious Icy Cold Blackberry Smoothie 🍹
Pizza. I don’t know about you, but I’m totally addicted. In fact, when I was in Italy last year, I had it for dinner just about every night!
However, now that I’m back to ‘real life’ my body functions better when I don’t eat too many carbs. Have you heard me mention before that the body doesn’t do so well with carbohydrates during the meno years? I’m proof positive. Continue reading Oh-So-Nutritious and Delicious Cauliflower Crust Pizza
We asked our biochemist for the lowdown on anxiety and why it’s such a prevalent ‘thing’ during the meno years.
The Psychological Symptoms of Menopause
The main physical symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes, sweats, irregular periods and weight gain are generally well known and Continue reading Let’s Talk About Anxiety