Is your liver keeping you awake at night now you’re in menopause?

When you’re plodding the hallway at 2am feeling exhausted and despairing and you know you’ve got a busy day ahead of you, I bet you haven’t given your liver a thought have you? However, you need to. Your liver has its own circadian clock and if your liver is a bit unhealthy (and whose isn’t […]

Sleep All Night: The connection between menopause and your sleepless nights.

It comes up on you suddenly doesn’t it? For years, you’ve slept all night – exhausted with all that you had to get done in your day, your head would hit the pillow and you’d sleep until your alarm went off in the morning. Now that you’re going through menopause, I bet you can only […]

The powerful connection between your sleep and weight management in menopause.

If you added up all the nights in the week that you lie awake between 2-4am, how many would that be? Is it 5 or more? I’m asking you this, because when I’ve presented my Masterclass on Menopause seminars over the years, this is the question that women groan at the most. And asking that […]

Learn about ‘Inflammaging’ & why long summer evenings may make your menopause symptoms worse.

The evenings are rather long in Scotland at the moment. It is light until 10pm and for women in menopause who aren’t sleeping that’s not a good thing at all. I told the women this at my Edinburgh seminar. When I asked who wasn’t sleeping all night, over 150 women put up their hands …

New Research: Why your diet in menopause affects your sleep.

The first studies to examine the sleep-inducing effects of a specific food date back to the 1970s. I think many of us remember the malted milk drink, Horlicks. Using time-lapse cinematography, a group of researchers recorded sleep movements after the consumption of 350 mL of warm water by a group of subjects, compared to another […]

“What I wished for in my 50’s, was to sleep all night and understand how to lose the weight that exercise and dieting wasn’t shifting.” [Wendy, N.Z.]

I said that statement above to my husband this morning – “You know all I wished for in my early 50’s was to sleep all night and lose the weight that exercise and dieting wasn’t shifting.”  We were out walking to the local produce shop during Week 6 of lock-down here in New Zealand and […]

Still putting on weight in menopause despite all that exercise? Then let me explain why …

For over 30 years I’ve seen the numbers of new members visiting the gym swell in the New Year. With promises of weight loss and improved fitness, Personal Trainers and Group Exercise Instructors would implore those attending to sweat hard for their weight management. When I used to be that young Personal Trainer too and […]

“I’m in my 70’s and I didn’t know that my 20 years of not sleeping was impacting on my weight.” [Iris, Australia]

VIDEO – “You don’t need to go” said Iris to herself every night for a week – “You only think you need to.” And so began Iris turning around 25 years of not sleeping. I nearly didn’t allow her onto the programme, because I didn’t think that she was in ‘my target demographic’, but then […]

Not sleeping? Then be careful about how hard you work-out to prevent cardiac problems in menopause.

They were sitting in the front row of the seminar on Tuesday night. I was in Melbourne taking my last seminar for a few weeks. I saw them all look at each other after my comment – “The ladies on my programme know that I don’t want them to do too much high intensity exercise […]