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If you’ve landed here I’m guessing you’re already well aware of how a woman’s body begins to change around the age of 40. On the other hand, if you’re not up with the play on that yet you’re in the right place!
Peri/Menopause Can Creep Up
For many women the first signs of perimenopause creep up, we might feel a little different but we don’t realise ‘the change’ may be beginning. Over the next couple of years, things start to shift even more serving up mood swings, hot flushes, weight gain, low libido and rage we’re not sure how to handle.
Most GPs get very little training on the subject so if you front up to them for understanding more often than not they don’t quite know what to do other than advise us to ride it out, prescribe HRT (if it’s not contraindicated) or antidepressants. With that said, peri/menopause isn’t a medical malady it’s a natural life transition.
You Can Help Yourself
The good news is there’s a lot you can do naturally and safely by working with Mother Nature, but you need to understand what you’re dealing with first. And that’s where we come in. We’re dedicated to providing you with tools and aids to help you through.
Only 20% of Women Experience Few Symptoms
If you’re having a tough time with the meno years and some of your friends don’t have a clue what you’re on about you should know:
- 20 per cent of women sail through the menopausal transition.
- 20 per cent are highly symptomatic.
- Approximately 60 per cent experience moderate symptoms.
- (these stats are averages.)
This journey hasn’t and isn’t a walk in the park for me. That’s why I’m part of Team MenoMe – we’re in the business of helping to minimise the signs safely and naturally as well as educating as many women as possible about peri/menopause – plus I would love to help you avoid making the same mistakes I did by not realising what was going on.
As a former magazine health and beauty editor and a science nerd and researcher, I began to dive deep into the peri/menopausal transition all women go through because the reality is that even if we try and resist or deny it Mother Nature will win. Arming ourselves with knowledge is our best bet for getting back on an even keel if we’ve swung off course.
It’s A Complicated Soup
The main sex hormones involved in the menopause transition are estrogen, progesterone and testosterone however insulin and cortisol have a huge role to play as do androgens. All of these affect each other so it’s important to understand it’s not just about one hormone. It’s a complicated soup.
Around the age of 35 our progesterone drops by about 75%. Estrogen levels in the ovaries begin to decline a little later and they fluctuate. A lot. Testosterone also decreases. During this dance sometimes we can become estrogen dominant.
Some Of The Signs Can Include:
Tip: they usually start slowly at first.
- Your period may become less regular, shorter, longer or heavier.
- Your waistline thickens.
- You gain weight you can’t shift even with your tried and true methods.
- You can’t handle caffeine, sugar, refined carbohydrates or and alcohol like you used to.
- You may find yourself craving refined carbohydrates and added sugars.
- You have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep.
- Mood swings become commonplace.
- Hormonal headaches aren’t uncommon.
- Aches and pains become the norm.
- Your libido leaves the building.
A Personal Story
I didn’t realise any of this was happening to me and it’s not easy to share my story. I don’t tell it to you because it’s ‘my story’ I share it because it seems to be some of your stories too and I firmly believe nobody can understand an experience if they haven’t walked in your shoes. We’re all unique individuals however some of you may relate to some of these:
- I left my relationship.
- I cried. All the time.
- I was too tired to do my daily run.
- I was having dizzy spells.
- I couldn’t handle being in crowds of people (a huge part of my job!).
- I didn’t want to see anyone.
- I began to experience chronic pain.
- I had panic attacks and anxiety.
My life as I knew it stopped. I spent two years in and out of hospital undergoing CT scans, procedures and seeing specialists but there were few answers. This was in the beginning before I started taking 40+ which – thankfully!!! – minimises a lot of these signs. I still get fluctuations at times though. That’s normal ladies, but the 40+ or 55+ should balance you out again.
Hitting The Science Books
The upshot of all this was I began to study the why’s. I studied nutrition and the power of food, looked at several different modalities such as Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, the raw food movement, veganism, mindfulness, meditation, functional medicine.
Then I dove deeper into the endocrine system and sex hormones and specifically what happens during peri/menopause. For me, it was important to understand what was happening to other women as well as myself so I could perhaps make a difference.
I’m still going with my learning – I’m not sure when I’ll stop but it’s something you can benefit from. Not many people want to talk about the meno years. We talk about them all the time here at MenoMe of course. And we’ll continue to do so because we believe women need to be heard, they also need to be empowered and have a safe place to get advice.
The synopsis of this story is that you can take control. You will need to be committed, and you will need to make some life changes but hey, you’ve done it before and you can do it again.
Nothing changes if nothing changes.
Taking Control With Mother Nature
1. Our first recommendation is to take either 40+ or 55+ because it’s been shown in extensive testing to help with 10 of the main symptoms of peri/menopause.
2. Next detox your hormones.
Modern life can mean our systems don’t function as well as they could. For example, a healthy liver is key for processing excess estrogen and removing it from the body. If the liver isn’t healthy this won’t happen as it’s designed to and the estrogen may get reabsorbed again and exacerbate peri/menopause signs.
Another thing that can occur is that the decline of estrogen in your ovaries sees the brain fighting to try raise them again and increase your estrogen stores which is why you might get an increase in belly fat (there’s a whole lot of other stuff going on with the hormone dance in this case but this is a simplistic look at it).
There’s plenty of other things that can happen during the transition too and we cover some of them in the 21-Day Hormone Detox.
Our aim is to get your hormones and body back into balance. In technical terms, this is known as homeostasis. One way we do this is with 40+ and 55+. Another way is to offer you pearls of nutrition and lifestyle wisdom.
Win, Win, Win
One more way – as our gift to you – is the opportunity to win the 21-Day Hormone Detox for Happy Hormones, Happy Weight & A Happy Life programme valued at $297 from Youology.
This is a programme I’ve developed in conjunction with some other specialists and a chef after my own peri/menopause experiences and my years studying the science of changing hormones. It’s not a diet. They don’t work at this time of life. It’s a lifestyle change. A good one . You can check it out here.
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