Menopause is not just a conversation about ovaries and oestrogen.
It’s also adrenals, thyroid and digestion, testosterone, insulin, cortisol, HGH and more.
If we only talked about ovaries and oestrogen, we’d be missing out HUGE pieces of the jigsaw puzzle.
The very same puzzle that brings you back to you, the real you underneath all the hormonal crap.
You’re still under there by the way.
Yeah, I’m well aware of how confusing and overwhelming it sounds, but don’t reach for that search engine just yet!
All the women I’ve helped so far (I lost count in the hundreds), all found their symptoms were improved by taking some action on a ‘base’ of:
- Drinking more water than anything else
Even if you end up drinking coffee later, let’s at least set the intention for more water.
- Taking practical steps to improve sleep quality
I know you don’t want to hear it, but the bedtime habits really do count!
- Appropriate exercise
Not all exercise is ‘right’ for every woman
- Eating for hormonal balance
Instead of fixating on calories or weight loss, the latter comes as a nice side-effect when we do the above
- Doing some ‘life laundry’ and addressing stress
Just start with the smaller piles that feel manageable, ok?
I’m not saying your problems aren’t bigger than this, I’m saying that if we’re really going to alleviate the layers of symptoms you might be experiencing, we need to start with the big rocks first.
It may be that along the way, we discover you need a little extra help with something. That might lead onto supporting you for digestive health, or hormonal therapy, or herbal supplements.
I’ve never met anyone who didn’t feel some improvement from fine-tuning their ‘base’ strategies, starting with the above.
Which starts to build the confidence and belief in yourself, that you have got what it takes to work on the rest.
I know that it seems a bit ‘far fetched’ for this to be true, and I know that nobody really wants to be doing it.
Drinking water and eating vegetables instead of hobnobs is BORING!
(if you don’t know how to make it enjoyable, that is)
Most people overlook the 5 points above. I’ve had clients tell me they didn’t think it would work for them, that my approach sounded too simple.
I get it.
But the low moods, sleep problems, hot flushes, belly fat, heavy periods, PMT, emotional outbursts, they really DID improve.
Take a quick scroll through this page to see what they said themselves.
Daily actions form the basis of survive or thrive. Sink or swim.
It’s the basis, not the everything. We have to start somewhere, and this is it.
Even with medication (which I’m not against btw), we can’t take a detour around the base habits.
If it sounds simple, surely that’s a reason to give a go, not a reason to dismiss it?
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