It's time to put YOU first and take control of your perimenopause
Are you tired of feeling, well, tired? Your body is sluggish, your energy is low, and you feel overwhelmed by mood swings, anxiety, loss of confidence and lack of focus. Perhaps you describe yourself as a raging sweaty mess and can’t remember the last time, you had a decent night’s sleep?
You’re not alone! These are just a few of the many symptoms associated with your hormones, which can affect you at any stage of life, but particularly when you hit your 40s and enter into the topsy-turvy world of Peri-menopause.
The good news is, you don’t have to feel like this, and you don’t have to navigate this on your own. What you eat and how you take care of yourself can have a huge impact on your hormone health and overall wellbeing.
What is happening to your hormones in perimenopause?
During perimenopause your reproductive (or steroid) hormones become imbalanced and over time, they decline. The hormone progesterone falls steadily, and with that you may experience increased anxiety, insomnia, depression, vaginal dryness, low libido, and less frequent periods. Oestrogen on the other hand can become very erratic with regular highs and lows and a tendency to dominate over other hormones. This can be experienced as heavy and painful periods, worsened PMS, sore or tender breasts, hair loss, headaches and bloating.
You have over 50 different hormones in your body, and they are all interconnected, when one starts to get out of line, it can impact the others, which is why your perimenopausal symptoms can feel completely alien and often not related to your periods at all.
Other areas of your body are affected by these changes, such as your gut health, how you tolerate and digest food, and how you carry weight around your mid-riff. You may also experience brain health symptoms like memory loss, and brain fog, and if you are trying to keep on top of your demanding work life, you may find your ability to handle stress becomes harder. And your energy levels may suddenly not be what they used to be. All of this is the impact of the hormone system adjusting to what is going on inside you.
A 4-step system to hormone harmony
My approach to optimising your hormone health is based on a 4-step plan. By addressing these areas of your wellbeing we can have the greatest impact on hormones, and by supporting them in a natural and holistic way, we can bring balance and harmony back to your body and mind, to help you feel more energised, more focussed, and more like the real you.
Your food choices have a huge impact on your hormones, knowing what to eat and how to eat well can be empowering & life changing. I will show you the best foods for your hormones, energy & mood, along with foods to be avoided or limited to optimise your perimenopause journey.
We’ll explore your exposure to environmental pollutants & everyday products that can disrupt the function and health of your hormones. We’ll create a sustainable, long-term hormone health strategy that takes your underlying genetic make-up into account.
An essential part of feeling like the real you is having more energy & focus, consistently! I’ll show you how to appreciate, nurture & prioritise sleep and movement through simple, consistent & effective lifestyle changes you’ll fall in love with & want to keep on doing!
Anxiety and stress can majorly impact your hormones, and how you cope with your journey to menopause. I will show you ways to prioritise self-care, and connect with yourself through mindful & reflective practise to help you find clarity and calm in a crazy, demanding world.
Take your first steps to getting your hormones back into balance today!
Every woman will go through the menopause. We can’t – and wouldn’t want to – change that. But we can make it a more pleasant passage. By managing your environment, identifying your stress triggers, prioritising quality sleep, and eating healthier, you’ll be able to nourish your body and mind, and support your body through this important stage of life.
I will guide and support you to identify and address the areas of your health that are being impacted by your hormone changes, and I will empower you to feel bright and confident about the next great chapter in your life.
Book a free mini consultation with me, to find out how you can achieve hormone balance and inner harmony today.