Palpitations during menopause and the nutrients your heart needs as you age.

It had been a while since we had caught up. Friends since school days, I saw her again when I was visiting the North Island last week. Like many women, the catch-ups over the years became less frequent as ‘life’ got in the way, but when we do see each other, the conversation is easy, […]

New Research: Women’s heart health at mid-life and the role of stress.

“Stressors that are relevant to the life-experiences of mid-life women (age 40 – 65 yrs) include job stress, caregiving, marital quality and discrimination. The articles we reviewed support the hypothesis that life stress and stressful events that occur in mid-life can impact women’s later-life risk for Cardiovascular (CVD) events.” (Stewart, Kathawalla et al, 2018, p.13). […]

Your ageing arteries in menopause and the magic of magnesium.

Over 30 years ago in the early 1990’s, when I was a former ICU nurse, every now and again, there would be a call to go and help-out the busy nurses in the Coronary Care Unit.  At the time, I didn’t give a thought to how many of the patients lying in beds hooked up […]

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. […]

Why this popular tropical oil requires caution if you have high cholesterol in menopause.

“Growing up in Fiji, we never cooked with coconut oil” mentioned Losena in an email to me. After reading new evidence noting how we need to be cautious about all the marketing hype with coconut oil, I wanted to hear from her. Afterall, the marketing is based on the experience of Pacific Islanders using coconut […]

Protect your ageing heart and muscles with this powerful nutrient your body needs.

When my mid-life menopausal body hobbled along to various specialists with sore joints, aching muscles, sore heels, heart palpitations and feelings of fatigue, not one of them mentioned my new ‘heroine’ of menopause health – Vitamin C – and to be fair to these wonderful specialists, nor did I give this vital vitamin a thought […]

Discover the power of Garlic & Kyolic Garlic for your ageing blood vessels as you move through menopause.

I wish my late mother had added more garlic to her meals. Maybe then she would not have needed all the heart pills that were prescribed for her as she got older. On reflection the decline happened in her late 50’s and 60’s – yes, her post-menopause years. My greatest regret is that I hadn’t, […]

New Guidelines for your AGEING HEART in Menopause: Is it Meat or Beans for Dinner?

With lack of time our constant enemy as we juggle demands from work, family, ageing parents and everything else we have going on in our lives, if you are like me, then ‘what’s for dinner?’ gets relegated to grabbing some meat from the freezer, throwing on some vegies and potatoes and feeding the family similar meals most […]

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 […]