menopause

7 Awesome self-care activities for perimenopause and menopause

What comes to mind when you hear the word menopause, perimenopause and post-menopause? Old age, becoming old? Illness? Goddess time? Rebirth? Renew? Another female time? Hot flashes? Mood issues? What about self-care? What if you could use self-care or self-loving activities, to combat some of the most common perimenopause symptoms and develop a more loving […] Read more…

Mediterranean diet for perimenopausal weight loss

Can the Mediterranean diet be the answer to midlife weight gain and the dreaded midlife spread (AKA tummy fat)? It is for sure a strong contender and a very delicious one. The Mediterranean diet or way of eating has been touted as the healthiest diet in the world. Is it true or not? A lot […] Read more…

Aromatherapy for menopause and perimenopause

Can you smell something delightful to reduce or eliminate perimenopause and menopause symptoms? I am talking of essential oils and aromatherapy. I love essential oils. I started to study aromatherapy in the early 90s, almost 30 years ago. I have used aromatherapy for many conditions and I find it works really well for hormonal and […] Read more…

Can you have peri or menopause without bad symptoms?

The short answer is yes, many of us do. The next question is why some women experience a symptomless menopause and others (the majority) experience many symptoms during perimenopause and menopause. And what can you do if you are already experiencing some unpleasant symptoms? Can you improve? Yes, you can, and it is not difficult […] Read more…

Protecting your microbiome for women over 50

Imagine something in your body that can help you maintain your healthy weight, make you happier and keep you healthier. That is the role of the microbiome or good bacteria in our bodies. It is found all over the body, but especially in the digestive system (gut bacteria) and the mouth. During perimenopause and menopause […] Read more…