Understanding the stress-cortisol – menopause symptom connection.

“Are you writing a novel?” he enquired standing next to my table at the cafe. An elderly man in his 70’s whom I hadn’t met before. He had noticed my concentration and hands flying across the keyboard. I looked up. “No, but I used to in the past” I mentioned. “A few years ago I was […]

Re-address your stress by increasing beautiful B-vitamins and you’ll be helping to lose your menopause belly-fat too.

If you were to walk into my kitchen right now, you would see the steam rising out of my simmering pot of rice. You would also smell it’s nutty smell. For dinner tonight I’m going to mix some pesto through it and serve it with spinach wilted in cold-pressed olive oil (great for our joints) […]

How stress affects your sleep, anxiety, hot flushes and sore joints in menopause.

Life was already pretty overwhelming and exhausting for women going into menopause. Now, it just got a whole lot more complex. Changes to working environments, worry about family members, feeling financially stressed, trying to cope with additional mouths to feed at home all day as children go into lock-down as well, let alone our symptoms […]

New Research: Your belly-fat in post-menopause … and why you shouldn’t just blame your hormones.

Have you ever wondered why so many women put on belly-fat as they move through menopause into post-menopause? This so confused me at the time. My legs were getting thinner, but my belly was getting bigger. Dangerously bigger. I knew it wasn’t good for my heart health and it was sending me down the slippery […]

VIDEO: Meet Dr Wendy Sweet [PhD] from MyMT™.

Hi Everyone – how exciting – a new royal baby this week, and the start of a new life for the beautiful Royal couple, The Sussexes. It’s such an exciting and nervous time when there is a new baby. And how little we knew when many of us had our own children. Research wasn’t available […]

Working shifts and in menopause? Then let’s have a chat about your Vitamin D levels.

Anzac Day in New Zealand and Australia is an historical tribute to all who have fought for our freedom, but whilst I was listening to the services on the radio, I was a bit put-out. Not one mention of the wonderful nurses who worked tirelessly during each World War caring for soldiers and supporting the […]

Discover why your increased anxiety is not just about your changing hormones in menopause.

We’ve been talking about anxiety this week in my coaching groups and I asked the women on the MyMT programmes a question. It was this: ‘If I sat you down right now with a blank piece of paper and said to you, “What causes you to feel anxious?” what would you write down on the […]

VIDEO: Thank you Perth and Canberra! Loved visiting you. If you couldn’t come, then have a listen to my short video (7 mins) explaining some of what I talk about in my Masterclass on Menopause.

I’m so thankful to Taryn and Claire from FitRight Physios in Perth and Anita, from Curves in Canberra, for hosting me for my Masterclass on Menopause seminars in Australia this week. It’s been amazing to meet women and some of my clients as well. When women attend they are blown away when most hands go […]

VIDEO: Meet Wendy Sweet from MyMT & discover why menopause is the time for lifestyle change, not endless supplements and medications.

Most women joining me on the MyMT programmes are as frustrated as I felt too – sick of spending huge amounts of money on various supplements, hormone creams, weight loss diets, Dr’s visits, blood tests, Personal Trainers, HRT, other Health Specialists and whatever else we can think of. All because menopause symptoms are ruining how […]