Dietary protein, menopause hot flushes and the Okinawan ratio.

It took me a long time to understand why my menopause HRT wasn’t working. My hot flushes were not only embarrassing and exhausting, but seemed to increase in intensity in the evening. After dinner was worst. Now I know why this is. I was following the high protein diet mantra that continues to dominate the […]

New Research: The tangled threesome – Circadian rhythm, body temperature and menopause hot flushes.

“But if you’re up in the early hours to talk to clients in the United States whilst you’re down here in New Zealand, it’s no wonder your hot flushes are worse” I said to Pam, before she left to go home. “Your circadian rhythm is all messed up and this affects your hot flushes and […]

Your hot flushes and changing IRON needs as you move from peri- to post-menopause.

Every week I think to myself, ‘what might you like to read about when it comes to better understanding your menopause transition’?  In pondering this, I often seek inspiration from women on my programme or some of you who who have emailed me with your questions as you come into the MyMT™ community via my symptoms […]

The role of liminoids from citrus to reduce your hot flushes during menopause.

The television presenter was bemoaning the fact that lemons were in short supply. She was worried about her gin and tonic. Which surprised me. As a middle-age woman, it shouldn’t have been the G and T she was concerned about. Instead she should have been concerned how the lack of lemons in her diet may […]

Why that Christmas alcohol is giving you hot flushes and a red face … 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 […]

Plant Phytoestrogens: Should you have them as you move through menopause?

Red clover used to grow in the paddocks where I grew up in the South Island of Aotearoa/ New Zealand. In summer the honey bees would hover enthusiastically around the beautiful purple-coloured flowers – how it got to be called ‘red’ is beyond me. The flowers are globe-like, can vary in colour from a very […]

Why your hot flushes become worse during or after menopause, despite HRT: My top 8 reasons.

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 […]

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 […]

Why that lockdown alcohol may be giving you hot flushes … especially if you’re in post-menopause.

She was laughing when she told me about how she and hubbie had gone through so much wine during lock-down. Every night they would pour themselves a glass or two or three of wine. They were working through the stocks in the cellar. But the dark rings under her eyes and the sweat on her […]