Can you beat high blood pressure with celery, red yeast rice (and other vegetables)?

It was her comment in her book that piqued my interest. “For women with mildly raised cholesterol and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, red yeast rice preparation may offer a solution” mentioned world renowned cardiologist, Dr Angela Maas. “Red yeast rice contains monocolin K, which is identical to the statin, lovastatin … however, many […]

Discover the goodness of grains for your heart health in menopause.

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 and muscles when I went into menopause. Did you? But from our early-50’s onwards, as menopause progresses, our cardiac muscle changes in structure and function as […]

It’s a ‘Red Alert for Women’s Heart Health in their Menopause Transition’ states the EuroHeart Project.

In 2010, leading cardiologists from five European countries attended a seminar in Belguim which resulted in an article published a year later called, ‘Red Alert for Women’s Heart: The Urgent Need for More Research and Knowledge on Cardiovascular Disease in Women.’ (Maas, van der Schouw et al., 2011). One of the main points that the […]

Discover why your stress levels cause progesterone to crash … and what to do about it.

“I’m responsible for the emotional well-being of 12,000 UK National Health Service staff and I’ve never been busier” mentioned Consultant Clinical Psychologist to the NHS in South Wales, Dr Clare Wright, when she emailed me during the worst of the UK’s pandemic. In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, she spent her time visiting the Emergency […]

“After a hysterectomy, my symptoms got worse, but this programme was a life-saver.”

I’m so thankful to Sherri in Victoria, Australia for sharing her story. It’s tough to have a hysterectomy and feel that now that you are in post-menopause, your symptoms will go away. But the uterus is full of oestrogen receptors that are removed and because of the powerful hormonal connection between our adrenal, thyroid and […]

Reverse ageing of your arteries with the right type of exercise in post-menopause.

“I can’t believe how much more energy I have now” mentioned Kate in an email to me with a photo of her beaming smile from the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. “We’ve been hiking, swimming and kayaking for the past two weeks – it’s unbelievable how little energy I had in the past before doing your […]

The best beverage in menopause – for more reasons than you think.

If you’re feeling hotter as you move through your menopause transition, then I’m not surprised – especially if you live in the Northern Hemisphere at the moment. Canada and parts of the US Pacific Northwest are sweltering and 2020 was announced as the warmest on record from the EU earth observation service. My heart goes […]

Have you got that dizzy feeling now that you’re in menopause?

It’s a long way from Nebraska to New Zealand, but the women from Nebraska who participated in one of the very first studies on menopause-related dizziness, just bought me a little bit closer to them. Because I now understand why I had to stop my beloved step-aerobic classes when I went into peri-menopause when the […]

The month of July is the MyMT™ POST-MENOPAUSE Transform Me weight loss sale

For the first time ever I have a promotion aimed at women in post menopause.  As part of my focus on the last of the Baby-boomer generation and the first of the Gen-X women, I’m adding in a brand new module on women’s heart health.  Heart health continues to be the number one health concern […]