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Peri-menopause & Anxiety

Peri-menopause & Anxiety

Lowering levels of oestrogen and progesterone in menopause have a direct impact on our brain neurotransmitters which can bring on psychological symptoms. The following information will help you support your brain health. Protein Tryptophan is the precursor to serotonin our ‘feel good’ neurotransmitter.Women dealing with anxiety may benefit from including rich sources of tryptophan, such as eggs, turkey, fish, dairy, tofu, legumes, salmon, nuts, pumpkin and sesame seeds, into their diets. These protein rich foods also help satiety and regulate blood glucose (sugar) levels. Including at least three serves of oily fish (salmon, sardines, tuna, trout, anchovy, mackerel) a week will help to meet the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) recommended a daily intake of 250 mg per day of EPA and DHA, plus an additional 100 to 200 mg of DHA. By eating fish (rather than supplements) you will also consume vitamins A, D& B as well as some minerals.Vegan sources of Omega 3 ALA include flax, pumpkin, and chia seeds walnuts, as well as leafy green vegetables, soya beans, algae Blood Sugar Balance If you get the post-lunch energy slump and cravings for simple carbohydrates like crisps, bread, chocolate and caffeine it may be an indicator that your blood glucose (sugar) levels are erratic. Eating three nutritious low GI meals per day plus a protein-based snack or two may help stabilise your mood and keep blood glucose levels stable. Erratic meal times and skipping meals may trigger overeating and binge-eating which will make the blood sugar rollercoaster continue. Choosing low glycaemic index (GI) carbohydrates (www.glycemicindex.com)  Sugary processed foods and drinks are high GI foods. They are quickly absorbed,...
Anxiety in menopause

Anxiety in menopause

I’m hoping it’s becoming more well known that anxiety can be a symptom of menopause. Susannah Constantine, who shot to fame with the Trinny & Susannah TV show and known more recently for her new career as a writer and author, spoke openly and honestly about her anxiety. She wrote about it in her monthly column for Femail in the Daily Mail newspaper. Susannah came to me for diet, fitness and lifestyle advice and support when her anxiety got worse with the menopause. In her article I shared some tips for women to help them reduce their symptoms which I’ve shared below. Please do go and read the full article “It’s time for me to confess: my life’s been crippled by anxiety” here. What helps anxiety? No coffee after lunch and a magnesium soak. Tanith Lee, aka Mrs Menopause, is a nutritional therapist and fitness trainer who specialises in women’s health in mid-life. These are her top five tips for beating menopause anxiety. Magnesium is known as Mother Nature’s relaxant because of its calming properties for both body and mind. But many women in midlife tend to be magnesium depleted because their busy lives mean they often aren’t eating properly. This is an easy one to fix by eating more leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds, seafood, dark chocolate and wholegrains. There are also magnesium supplements available, including a spray for the skin. A good way to reduce anxiety is with an Epsom salts bath or foot bath. This has a doubly calming effect — while you’re absorbing magnesium in the salts through the skin, you’re also reaping the soothing...
My new sparkly FRESH website is coming soon…..

My new sparkly FRESH website is coming soon…..

OMG, OMG, OMG ….. i’ve just had a first glimpse at my new website!! I created Mrs Menopause blog back in 2011 when I was in the throes of early menopause. I created it as a platform to share my experience and stories and to reach out to other women going through the same thing. I had no idea that I would create a business from that little idea! My poor blog has limped along with minor changes and tweaks and it is looking a little jaded. I’ve given my own life, body and mindset a reboot over the last nine months and I wanted my website to reflect my growth. I cannot wait to share it with the world very soon. T...
Mid-life upgrade

Mid-life upgrade

The last nine months have been tranformational for me personally. After a pretty crap 2018 with my mental health, physical health and family traumas I knew I wanted 2019 to be different. I wanted my next decade in sobriety to be even bigger and better. That decision was taken back in September 2018. I knew for me to have a radically different year would take a radical step forward and a new mindset. I needed help. I found help. I invested in a coach.  For the last nine months I’ve been fully focused on me. Selfish? Maybe ….. but I needed to be to create big change. I wasn’t willing to ‘just get by’, ‘survive’ or ‘get through the days’ anymore. ★ I’ve said no to lots of people even when I knew they wouldn’t like it. ★ I stopped doing ‘stuff’ for the sake of it and because ‘they’ are. ★ I’ve turned down work because it no longer fits with who I am or what I do. ★ I’ve learnt to trust myself and learnt what self compassion and self love means to me. ★ I’ve learnt what I need when I need it. ★ I’ve called bull 💩 on my limiting beliefs and stories. ★ I’ve glimpsed my potential and I am excited about what that will bring. At the eve of a new year I didn’t set any resolutions because I already started them a few months back 😜 Yay to celebrating life and all the ups and downs and side ways… “To thine own self be true” My biggest discovery has to be the power of my...

Menopause Talk – Sussex

Let’s talk about the menopause 🙂 I’m hosting an event for women who want to know more about the menopause. There is still so much fear and confusion around menopause even with the wealth of information available. Many women are still struggling and don’t have access to someone who understands them and can empathise with what they are experiencing. Someone who can reassure them that they CAN feel BETTER, have more energy and be free of the symptoms. Most women don’t know where to begin their journey. What to try first or feel a ‘failure’ because they have to use HRT. Tanith will give a talk about the basics of menopause and how you can either prepare for the change or how to support yourself whilst going through it. Then the floor will open for questions, sharing and discussion. This is POWERFUL as so many women feel alone and like they are the only one experiencing hormonal hell. If you feel confused, overwhelmed or even a little fearful of what the menopause is then this is the talk for you. Peri-menopause – the good, the bad and the ugly Monday 29th April 7.30- 9.30pm Cafe Rouge – Haywards Heath (upstairs function room) £15 To book your ticket click this...

2018 was a fairly shitty year for me. I hit the wall (again!) The beginning of the year was average 😉I’d decided to come of HRT at the end of 2017 to see how my mind and body would react. It sure reacted! The wheels slowly fell off. My mental health dived (that’s how the menopause seems to get me). I felt exhausted, depressed and full of anxiety (which isnt something I normally experience) It seems even though I am technically eight years post menopause age 46 my body still wants ‘dem hormones! I had a conversation with my great GP and decided to go back on HRT July last year and it definitely ‘took the edge of’ my symptoms. BUT I still wasn’t feeling great, I had an underlying feeling of depression and apathy. I knew I needed help! I reached out to a coach who has helped me in the past. We talked about my options and how she could support me back to ‘me’. It was a huge investment, the most amount of money I have ever spent on myself…. but deep down I knew I had to do something radically different to get me back on track. We started the deep work, it was tough, painful and I learnt a lot about myself that was uncomforatble. But I felt so loved and supported by my coach that it felt do-able. I wanted to give up! My brain wanted me to stay stuck in the uncomfortable comfort of depression. I had to fight! Then in August my seventeen year old son was falsely accused of some...

Pause. Be still Just for a minute Find some space Just for a moment stop resisting, fighting, yearning for what was… The ‘change’, the menopause transition, the terrifying steps towards your ‘autumn years’ cannot be slowed down or stopped. Yes you can fight it! And you do.. As your body sends you messages that you are unwilling to listen to, you push harder, do more, ignore the signs, mask the messages, quieten your inner voice. Yes you can take the supplements, change your diet, exercise more, take HRT, try the herbs suggested by your neighbour, read the books, watch the videos…. Nothing wrong with that….but are you just trying to fix yourself because you feel broken? I know you are desperate to feel better. I’ve been  there too The emotional rollercoaster, the anxiety, depression, the aches and pains, the greying hairs, looser skin, tighter jeans and laughter lines.  You feel untethered, lost and confused. Who am I?  So you read more, listen more….you just want to feel better, to feel like you used to. You hate menopause! You feel your body is failing you. It’s just not fair damn it!  You want someone, something to fix you. But sister you can only heal yourself. But you’re too tired, exhausted, wrung out….you can barely function let alone heal yourself right? Pause Listen She is whispering to you. Who is she? The inner you, your wisdom, your soul, your essence, your intuition. You feel stuck, you feel fear! The voice is terrifying, what she wants feels daunting and impossibly selfish. How can you possibly want more for yourself? To grow, evolve, blossom...

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Your forties are a time of change, I’m sure I read once that’s when the fun starts. The body changes and you cannot stop it. I want to help you accept it and embrace it…..cellulite, flabby bits and all!

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