Why you need to improve your lung function as you move through menopause.

With the news just yesterday, that the United Kingdom is having a spike in Covid cases in the community and yes, even New Zealand is having its pockets of outbreaks too, I wanted to remind you about your lung health and why it matters as you move through menopause. As the pandemic continues to disrupt […]

“It’s funny what you said about not eating enough because I have more muscle. Over 8 weeks, I’ve increased my intake and I’ve lost 5kg and my thyroid is better. Thank you!” [Julie, NZ]

When I founded the New Zealand personal training industry in the early 1990’s, I never imagined that I would, one day, be guiding some of New Zealand’s leading Personal Trainers through menopause. Nor did I ever imagine that I would be advising exercise professionals to reduce their exercise and for those who are leaner and […]

Nutrition and Immune Function: Evidence for boosting lung health and immunity as you move through menopause and age.

Bergamot, Quercetin, Oleuropein … how many of you are getting these powerful and scientifically evidenced nutrients into your diet? Especially, as we continue to navigate the Covid-chaos that has changed our lives.  I have two ladies in the MyMT™ Community who were diagnosed positive for the Covid-19 virus. Thankfully they have recovered well and are […]

Hypertension and Menopause: Getting to the heart of the matter through lifestyle change.

The arrival of heart palpitations and high blood pressure as we approach our menopause transition is not only frightening, but also becomes frustrating when we get them checked out and we are told ‘everything seems normal’. Time and time again I hear this from women on the MyMT™ online programmes. It happened to me as well. […]

The goodness of grains for your heart health in menopause … especially if you exercise regularly.

The Goodness of Grains for your Heart Health in Menopause and as you Age. I never knew that oestrogen played an important role in the health of my heart. Did you? Which means that from our early-50’s on, as menopause progresses, our cardiac muscle changes in function as do our skeletal muscles too. And it […]

How the Mediterranean Diet reduces inflammation that can change our heart health during menopause.

When there’s so many different diets in the world today, it’s hard to determine which one is ‘best’. I still remember my confusion with understanding what and how to eat as I moved into my 50’s. But carrying an additional 15kg of weight that wasn’t shifting with the popular Keto and Paleo diets that abound […]

The connection between your symptoms in menopause and your ageing thyroid gland.

‘Thyroid problems predominantly affect women – their incidence is 5-20 times higher in women than in men’ states the article I’m reading about our ageing thyroid in menopause (Gietka-Czernel, 2017). With the number of women on my menopause programmes who mention on their screening forms that they are in thyroid medication or have had problems […]

“I used to suffer from chronic sinusitis, chest infections, back-aches and headaches, but not anymore. I have never in my 64 years, felt as good as I do now.” [Lyndie, UK]

September 11th, 2020 Dear Wendy,  Thank you so much for helping me to be Transformed. I am so pleased I started the Transform Me course in March this year. Two friends of mine, both recommended me to do the Transform Me course.  I was sceptical as I have done a number of diet courses and not […]

Sensational Spinach and it’s role in reducing your Hot Flushes in Menopause.

The Connection Between Your Hot Flushes and Folic Acid in Menopause.  You needed to hear the delight in my voice. A month away from my home in the North Island of New Zealand and the spinach, parsley and kale had flourished in the winter rain and cold. I planted it during lockdown back in May, but […]