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 […]

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 […]

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 […]