Menopause Supplements and Alternative Therapies for your hot flushes … what works, what doesn’t.

The emails arrive in my in-box every week – women wanting to know if I promote supplements for menopause – [no I don’t, because I’m not a Naturopath] – or asking why they are still getting hot flushes, anxiety and insomnia, even though they are taking a variety of menopause supplements. When I receive these […]

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 […]

Activate your ancient cooling mechanism to stop the sweat from peri- to post-menopause.

Your hot flushes are called ‘vasomotor symptoms’ or VMS to be precise.  As you move from peri-menopause to menopause and oestrogen levels change, your hot flushes are caused by a dysfunction in the regulation of your temperature mechanisms … but when you understand how our body regulates our temperature, then there are some powerful lifestyle […]

“Is it hot in here, or is it just me?”: Discover 10 reasons your hot flushes become worse during or after menopause.

Every day I get emails from women who are thinking about joining me on the MyMT programmes, because they feel over-whelmed with night sweats and hot flushes. Women in their 40’s right through to their 60’s.  I am astounded by how many are on HRT or Bio-identical hormones …. the same medical interventions that are […]

Why that Christmas alcohol is giving you hot flushes … especially if you’re in post-menopause.

She was flushed in the face – and it wasn’t because she was excited or had been exercising. The annual Christmas function was underway and the waiters were pouring the wine. As the glass emptied, she had beads of sweat appearing on her brow and her face was red. I had so much sympathy for […]

Feeling anxious? Hot flushes frustrating you? Then let’s talk about why you may not need HRT, which is in short supply in the UK.

There’s a national shortage of Hormone Replacement Therapy in the UK apparently. “HRT: UK faces shortage for menopausal women” shouted the headline on the 19th of August from the BBC news page. And according to the article, this is sending thousands of women into the very symptoms that menopause-related HRT is supposed to alleviate – […]

Confused about Carbs? Then discover the ‘cooling carbs’ we need to reduce our hot flushes in menopause.

“Never before has a generation of women been so confused about what to eat! When I take my ‘Masterclass on Menopause’ seminars around the world, I often ask those attending who is confused about their food choices at the moment. Invariably the entire room puts up their hand. I’m not surprised. Because even with my […]

“5 days in. Slept all night. No sweats. Feeling like a different person.” [Leanne]

night sweating

When I read some of the comments on the public Facebook page from women who don’t believe that they can master their menopause symptoms through lifestyle change and that they need to take endless medications and supplements, I resonate with them too. “What a load of s*%t having a programme to get through menopause” is […]

Learn why your menopause weight gain, bloating and hot flushes are connected.

By the time I reached menopause I was puzzled. I couldn’t understand why I felt so bloated all the time, the weight was going on by the day and despite exercising daily and eating well, my hot flushes were worse in the evening – just when I was about to cook dinner and do the […]