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Heart Attacks signs in post menopause women

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Heart attacks and coronary heart disease kills twice as many women in the UK as breast cancer. The risk rises post menopause, but would you spot the signs of a heart attack. 2 years ago, my husband called me feeling unwell. He was fit, healthy, ran regularly, played squash and ate relatively clean. A few…

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Natural solution to coughs and colds in Menopause

It’s the time of year when many are coming down with the common cough or cold, and sore throats.  Even more so when you’re entering the Menopause and your Hormones are totally out of balance!  Often after the summer and back to work or school stress, combined with poor diet and change of temperature leads…

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Menopause at work ACAS

Today is World Menopause Day and I was pleased to speak with a member of Acas who shared some new guidance to help employers and managers to support their staff in the workplace. Acas has published new guidance to help employers and managers support staff who are affected by menopause symptoms at work.  You can…

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World Menopause Day 2019: Milton Keynes

World Menopause Day is on October the 18th, having been designated by The International Menopause Society in collaboration with the World Health Organization. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness on the menopause and support options for improving health and wellbeing.  The theme of World Menopause Day 2019 is Testosterone for Women in Midlife. The month…

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Menopause Meet-ups Milton Keynes

Join us for “Mochas & Menopause” or “Mocktails & Menopause Milton Keynes” to talk The M Word, breaking the taboo, increasing awareness, a safe place to share experiences and make friends. It’s time to talk about the “M” word! Yep, let’s break the Taboo. Our event is open to Women who are interested in chatting…

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BMJ Editorial: HRT Menopause and breast cancer risk:

At The Hormone Fairy we focus on Natural Menopause Support, with Nutrition, Homeopathic Remedies, Flower Essences, Lifestyle advice and other complementary therapies to help women get through the Menopause naturally.   However some of our Clients take Medication including HRT alongside their natural support, every woman is individual and must choose the option that is right…

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Homeopathy for Menopause

Every woman is different and makes the transition through the menopause in their own way.  Some breeze through with very few symptoms and others or most struggle with hot flashes, fatigue, anxiety, palpitations or other symptoms. Sadly modern medicine doesn’t allow women to listen to their bodies.  Instead of tuning in and acknowledging that their…

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Signs and Symptoms of Perimenopause

Let’s get real, if you’re not aware of what’s going on with your hormones and the perimenopause then it can leave you feeling like you’re going crazy and trapped inside a confused body! The Perimenopause can be a journey full of symptoms!  It’s commonly known that there are up to 40 symptoms or more, just…

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What’s Perimenopause

Don’t freak out, it’s not a disease, it’s the mirror image of puberty, the hormonal shift that all women naturally go through on their way to full menopause. Your body is shutting down your reproductive zone!  Naturally changing, but often causing a rollercoaster of emotion and body changes, every woman experiences this differently depending on…

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Emepelle skincare gets to the root cause of ageing caused by menopause

Many menopause symptoms are well-known but how it affects the skin isn’t.  As oestrogen levels decline, women can experience accelerated collagen loss and skin ageing.  In fact, clinical studies show that women can lose up to 30% of collagen during the first 5 years of menopause. Emepelle is the only skincare range available to actively…

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Menopause Support Group

Do you have questions about the Peri Menopause or Menopause? Your periods are all over the place, your sex drive is through the roof, or maybe your libido is no where to be seen!  You’re forgetful, full of anxiety at work.  You’re shouting one moment and then in tears the next.  And then there’s the…

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One Million Working Days a Year ‘Lost to Menopause’ Across Wales

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Here’s a great article and some interesting research by Health & Her. Women in Wales are being forced to take time off from work due to debilitating menopause symptoms, new research by a Welsh healthcare company has revealed. Around a fifth of working women in Wales in the core ‘menopause age’ – aged between 50…

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Why I recommend Dutch Test for Hormone Testing

Over the years working with my female clients, I’ve learnt that if your steroid hormones are out of balance, it can affect every other system in your body.  Testing your hormones (instead of guessing) is crucial to feeling better!  Whilst Lab tests won’t cure you, test results can show you data on where your body…

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9 Top Tips to help those Peri-menopause Mood Swings

In a recent survey 74% of women in their early 40s struggled with a low mood!  And 71% of women aged 41-55 found their low moods were linked to the Peri-menopause. Do you start the day feeling like Mary Poppins and end the day more like Cruella de Vil? Are you screaming at your partner…

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5 top tips to beat Cellulite

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Bikini Season is here, and a few women at the Menopause & Mocha Meet-up were talking about cellulite, and how they didn’t feel they could wear a Bikini now they were entering the Peri-menopause or post menopause phase of life. Here’s my 5 top foods to munch your way through to help target the dreaded…

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Denise van Outen: Golf has helped with perimenopausal anxiety

Denise van Outen says taking up golf has helped her deal with perimenopausal anxiety, and has “calmed” her and given her a confidence boost. Denise van Outen says golf has “really helped” her deal with perimenopausal anxiety. The 45-year-old actress believes the sport can be a great activity to help how women of a certain…

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Joint aches and muscle pain in Menopause

In my recent survey a high percentage of women had new symptoms of muscle aches and joint pain. It’s quite common in Peri-menopause and menopausal women, sometimes worse in the morning and improving throughout the day. Oestrogen has an important role in maintaining joint and bone health, it’s thought that it minimise the swelling around…

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Healthy Oestrogen Smoothie for Vagina Dryness and Painful Sex

It’s common for post menopausal ladies to suffer with vagina dryness and atrophy, which often leads to painful sex due to low oestrogen levels, also dry skin and joint pain! As our sex hormones naturally lower, our endocrine system and the adrenal glands take over some of the production of oestrogen and other sex hormones.…

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How hormones affect your energy and weight

Are willpower and self-control the real solution to low energy and high weight? Maybe not. It might actually be your (powerful) hormones. And we’re not just talking about sex hormones here; we’re talking about the hormones that directly affect your blood sugar, metabolism, and appetite. Things that actually control your energy and weight. Let’s go…

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Supplements for Perimenopause

My Mum went through the Menopause at 42, so I wasn’t surprised when I started to see symptoms of the Perimenopause in my late 30’s, especially as I was going through a period of stress in my life. As my ovaries started to go into decline, and my hormone levels naturally lowered I was seeing…

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Empower all the Women around You

Just before my 40th I started experiencing signs of early peri-menopause!  Night sweats, weight gain, rocky relationships, irregular periods…  I was shocked that I was having these symptoms so early, especially as I’m relatively healthy and fit being a Homeopath & Health Coach. When I started to talk to my girlfriends and clients about them,…

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Eating in Menopause

Hot Flushes, sweating, insomnia, anxiety, brain fog and fatigue… No wonder us women dread the Menopause!  Let’s not forget the long term consequences all linked to the menopause or reduced oestrogen levels, that can include a lack of libido, osteoporosis, heart disease, even dementia. Some women can sail through the peri-menopause with only the odd…

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What is Menopause?

It’s one day!  It’s the day when your menstrual periods have completed stopped for a total of 12 months. Really!  Yes, I was surprised to find that out too.  We learn so much about puberty, sex and pregnancy from our School education onwards, but when it comes to Menopause it’s still a bit of a…

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