Food & Nutrition


Recipe: Linda Kearns HRT Cake

HRT Cake? HRT or menopause cake is something I’d never heard of until recently. But, it seems, back in the ‘90s, a woman called Linda Kearns created a cake to

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green smoothie in glass with vegetables

Recipe: Green Goddess Nectar

A long, cool and icy drink is on our wishlist – something that doesn’t cause hormonal chaos and is waistline-friendly. Enter our Green Goddess Nectar Smoothie. It ticks all of

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green pesto

Recipe: Waistline Loving Broccoli Pesto

Introducing a delicious broccoli pesto recipe This broccoli presto recipe is good for the waistline, great for hormone balancing and menopause, and even better – it’s delicious. One of my

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seed mix for menopause

Seed Cycling For Hormone Balance

Seed cycling or seed rotation. Have you heard of them? Seed cycling and its sister, seed rotation, are becoming a couple of buzzwords in hormone talking circles lately. Why? Because

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Hair loss

Are You Losing Your Hair?

Hair loss. It can be one of the distressing things about the menopause journey. Even if it doesn’t shed it often loses its lustrous, glossy volume. We’re sorry to be the

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Tomatoes and Menopause

Did You Know? Tomatoes May Reduce Meno Signs. Yes, it’s true. Science says so, therefore it must be true right? Lycopene You’ve probably heard that tomatoes contain a substance called

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lemon and coconut balls

Recipe: Lemon & Coconut Bliss Balls

These lemon and coconut balls are OMG delicious. The piquant taste of lemon combined with the sweetness of dates and nuttiness of almonds, pumpkin seeds and coconut. Mmmmmm. Because they

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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.


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.