Olive Oil and prevention of chronic inflammation. New research for women in menopause.

It’s been almost 50 years since researchers first started studying the Greek diet and studying Greeks living on the island of Crete. Low rates of heart disease and other conditions arising from inflammatory changes with age, led epidemiological researchers to the island. ‘Olive oil is the foremost source of fat in the Mediterranean Diet and […]

The growing movement of slow-jogging and why it’s good for you in menopause – but you must restore your joints first.

We all know that a little exercise or activity makes a big difference to how we feel but in a world where there is so much choice around the type of exercise that is promoted to mid-life women, I believe that simple aerobic exercise is being forgotten. I know myself that fitness messages have become […]

Keep your plantar ligament pliable in post-menopause.

If you are going to run, jog or jump, or even just walk up those hills as you get older, you need to love your feet – especially your plantar fascia which forms the ARCH of your foot. The plantar fascia is known as the ‘spring ligament’ for a reason. It is a strong ligament […]

“Working full time on our high country station and dealing with menopause, I felt wrecked. Now I’m sleeping and full of energy.” [Sally, NZ]

“My how 12 weeks goes by so quickly! Back at the beginning of June I was feeling terrible! Exhausted, struggling to sleep, night sweats … you name it, I had it! I have a physically demanding day job, owning and working full time on our high country station and autumn is always frantic, mustering, crutching […]

“Don’t look back, you’re not going that way now that you’re in menopause.” [Dr Wendy Sweet, MyMT™]

Don’t Look Back – You’re Not Going That Way Now … As I sit here writing this today, Auckland in New Zealand, is back ‘on alert’ with a return to our Alert Level 3 pandemic plan. Melbourne is the same as are many other cities or countries around the world. Hi to you all! Some […]

Why you need to boost your aerobic exercise during menopause and beyond.

The image above is Kaye. Previously living in Cairns, Australia, she now lives in New Zealand and this photo was taken when she ran her very first marathon. Amazing! 16kgs down and slow jogging her way around the 42km course. I still remember her email to me when she first joined the MyMT™ weight loss […]

How do we feel healthy again during and after menopause? Discover my top-5 strategies.

Why is it that our health changes so much as we arrive in our menopause transition?  It’s a question I asked myself when my weight had reached an all-time high, my joints were sore, my energy levels were at rock-bottom and my cholesterol and blood pressure were increasing too. Don’t even mention my mood-swings, worsening […]

Why water intake matters to your hot flushes and aching muscles in menopause

When you walk through the small alpine village of Le Chable in Switzerland, you pass a number of ancient water troughs. Today, whilst out walking in this beautiful village, I filled up my water bottle from this water trough in the photo – yes the water is safe to drink and some of the best […]

Let’s go nuts about walnuts: A shout-out to the Prince of Wales and his organic walnuts for helping mid-life women towards their healthy ageing.

As you drive from Portsmouth to Reading in the United Kingdom, as I did this week as I traveled to my various lectures in the UK, you pass one of Prince Charles’ farms. You also drive past the odd Waitrose supermarkets that stock the Duchy brand of foods – these foods are sourced from the […]