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  • Water Retention and the Menopause
    December 3, 2020

    Water Retention and the Menopause

    Being hot and bothered is one thing, but are you are starting to experience puffiness? Feeling swollen and tender? The menopause may be impacting on your day-to-day fluid balance. Here's why, along with some advice for combatting it.
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  • Looking after yourself once the menopause ends…
    July 19, 2020

    Looking after yourself once the menopause ends…

    The menopause can be full of ups and downs and once your periods have stopped and your symptoms have settled down, you may find that you have a renewed sense of self. This is the dawn of your autumn years and it’s time to approach your life slightly differently!
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  • How to Send Menopausal Symptoms packing!
    January 2, 2020

    How to Send Menopausal Symptoms packing!

    Your menopause could last for years so if you were burying your head in the sand in 2019 then now is the time to face facts about your hormonal transition. The start of a new year brings the opportunity to wipe the slate clean, get clued up and put into action five easy nutrition and lifestyle menopause busting tips so that you can sail through 2020 without a flush in sight!
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  • Does The Menopause Affect Friendships?
    November 7, 2019

    Does The Menopause Affect Friendships?

    Have your friendships suddenly become a bit fraught or you’ve noticed it’s getting much harder to be around the people you care about the most? These are both tell-tale signs that your menopause could be affecting your relationships. Read on to discover how to avoid doing irreparable damage to your closest, oldest and most cherished friendships…

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  • Are you getting enough B-vitamins?
    November 1, 2019

    Are you getting enough B-vitamins?

    When it comes to the menopause and feeling fatigued it could be worth you while considering what your B-vitamin status is. This group of vitamins can be easily depleted by stress and a busy lifestyle and are essential for supporting energy, mind and mood…
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  • Are Your Hormones Messing With Your Sleep?
    August 9, 2019

    Are Your Hormones Messing With Your Sleep?

    Sleep is vital, yet many of us crave more of it. Even just one night of disturbed sleep may impact on your ability to cope with stress, leaving you feeling lethargic, groggy, irritable and unable to think straight. However, many menopausal women experience sleep problems night after night, which may impact on their well-being and vitality. The body tends to repair cells during deep sleep, so quality as well as quantity of sleep is important.

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  • Menopausal Blues
    May 22, 2019

    Menopausal Blues

    Have you got a case of the mid-life blues? It’s not unusual to start noticing a change in your mood and periods in the time leading up to the menopause. Some common symptoms that may be experienced throughout the perimenopause are low energy, low mood, anxiety and even depression. Let’s take a more detailed look into some of the factors that may trip up your mood.


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  • Menopause & Joint Pain
    May 22, 2019

    Menopause & Joint Pain

    Could changing hormones affect your joints? The menopause is a natural part of ageing and it marks the end of a woman’s fertility. As the menstrual cycle begins to shut down levels of female hormones such as oestrogen and progesterone start to fall and eventually reach a level that is no longer capable of activating a monthly cycle.

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