WELCOME! Thank you for joining me here. I’m Dr Wendy Sweet [PhD], Women’s Healthy Ageing Researcher and Founder of My Menopause Transformation. You are here with me because I want to share my Masterclass on Menopause webinar with you. When I was in my late-40’s and early 50’s, I was a university lecturer and completing my studies into the role of exercise on women’s healthy ageing. I had no idea that my curiosity about our health as we come through our mid-life years would lead me here to you … so I want you to be curious about these questions as you listen to my 40 minute webinar … because I became curious about them too.
- Have we got menopause management all wrong?
- Why is it that many women around the world DON’T get the symptoms and on-going health problems that can throw some of us into worsening health as we age?
These were the questions I became curious about as I undertook my doctoral studies on women’s healthy ageing. What I discovered astounded me. And it’s why I now understand that our symptoms are just being looked at by health specialists in isolation. The big picture of how our hormones balance themselves is not being factored in. Nor is our lifestyle or the changes that occur in our muscles, liver, pancreas and cardio-vascular system as we biologically age.
It’s why I have this Masterclass on Menopause for you. I want you to understand what’s really going on with our symptoms at this critical time of our lives. In my seminars that I take around the world, I often say that women in their 50s are the forgotten generation and that while we were promised we would get to 50 and feel fabulous, the opposite is often true. What’s worse, it seems that nobody wants to talk about what we really need to be doing to prevent or reverse our symptoms which can catapult us into our unhealthy ageing – and yes, our mothers’ generation have already discovered this too.
If menopause has blind-sided you as it did me, or you are confused about what is happening with your body and your health and fitness in your 50s and 60’s, then you aren’t alone. For decades menopause has not been talked about or has just been hidden in medicine and the perception that we need to take endless, expensive supplements, but as I discovered too, it’s time for this to change.
Millions of women experience poor sleep, hot flushes, night sweats, sore joints, high blood pressure, ever increasing weight, depression, anxiety or lack of energy. But there are also many who don’t.
Why is this? That’s what intrigued me and that is what this webinar is about. So hide yourself away, make a cup of tea and have a listen. It’s the information I wish I had when I first went into menopause.
This short webinar provides a fabulous insight into what is going on with our biology in menopause. I can’t wait to share my discoveries about menopause and why this is the essential gateway into good health as we age, with you too.