Fortunately I discovered this blessing of a list from a researcher on Patient.info (a leading independent health platform, 20 years on). And now, I’m sharing it with YOU because… too many Doctor’s don’t even THINK to mention most of these. Which is a shame because…
This list can help so many women RELAX about a lot of what is going on with them. It can SAVE them from running to the doc for every little thing that crops up. And honestly, simply knowing other women are experiencing the same thing can help you feel like you’re not going NUTS! Anyway…
Hold onto your seat! Because I nearly fell off the chair when I read all these symptoms…
Change in Menstrual Cycle, Cycles may get closer together or farther apart, lighter and shorter in duration or much heavier, lasting longer than one has been accustomed to. Menses may seem to take forever to begin with dark spotting for days until you actually flow, or you might feel like you have your menses every two weeks.
Menstrual Flooding can come on with sudden onset and feel like you may hemorrhage to death. Or it can be a gradual build up just when you think your menses will end and you start gushing for days. Flooding commonly accompanies the woman with uterine fibroids as she transits into menopause.
Headaches, Migraines, especially before, during or at the end of your menses debilitate and radically interferes with normal functioning.
Decreased Motor Coordination, Clumsiness, almost begins to make the woman who experiences this feel like she is a bit spastic, certainly less than graceful during perhaps an already awkward period in her life.
Lethargy, a persistent feeling sluggishness physically and mentally, that seems to negate one’s ability to do much.
Physical Exhaustion, and Crushing Crashing Fatigue that can come on so suddenly and grip you into feeling like you will collapse unless you stop this instant.
Exacerbation of any Chronic Illness or Existing Condition transpires as hormones decline or deviate from their normal balance.
Insomnia, this includes a new or unusual pattern of either difficulty falling asleep, or dropping off to sleep for a few hours and then awakening with the inability to return to sleep.
Sleep Disturbances sometimes are from nightmares, night sweats, or just a vague sense of restlessness keeping you up or disrupting your precious revitalizing retreat from this realm of responsibilities.
Night Sweats often begin between a woman’s breasts, initially a night or two before her menses, waking her from sleep, later more profoundly disturbing with up to total body saturation, followed by damp or sweat drenched chills.
Interference With Dream Recall interrupts the sense of normal sleep, if you are someone accustomed to vivid or at least some detailed memory of your dreamtime.
Muscle Cramps can occur anywhere in the body from legs to back to neck, and sometimes reflects the need for more calcium, or simply that your progesterone levels are too low.
Low Backache often worsens before or during menses, but if your hormones remain at low levels, you can experience it on a regular basis.
GallBladder Symptoms of pain, spasms and discomfort felt in the right upper abdominal quadrant under the ribs, which may be accompanied by belching, bloating, and intolerance to certain foods reflect the increased liver load with declining hormones.
Frequent Urination, or sensations that mimic urinary infections is a disturbing symptom often unrelieved by actual urination. It is often experienced as the sensation of needing to urinate all the time, even immediately afterwards.
Urinary Incontinence, the uncontrollable and spontaneous loss of urine, or the Urge for Incontinence, can occur suddenly or feel continuous, and not only in response to coughing, sneezing, jumping or running.
Hypoglycemic Reactions happen when suddenly your blood sugar crashes and you must have food now.
Food Cravings, often for sweets or salty foods, but can include sour or pungent foods.
Increased Appetite, especially at night and after dinner contributes to that unusual and unwanted weight gain.
Dark Circles Under Eyes can also be caused by adrenal exhaustion and thyroid dysfunctions, but no amount of sleep seems to eliminate it.
Joint and Muscle Pain, Achy, Sore Joints, Muscles and Tendons, which sometimes develop into actual carpal tunnel syndrome, or give rise to the questioning of other disease possibilities.
Increased Tension in Muscles demonstrates itself in those hunched up shoulders as you work or talk about anything uncomfortable, along with promoting lower back pain and a stiff neck.
Increased Hair Loss or Thinning anywhere on body, including your head, armpits, pubic area.
Increase in Facial Hair especially under your chin, or along your jawline. It may be defined by generalized hair growth, or a specific and coarse single strand of hair that pokes out, even curls.
Unusual Hair Growth, around Nipples, between Breasts, down your back, places where your hair was finer, less coarse.
Acne, quite disturbing to any woman who dealt with this in adolescence and never thought it would recur.
Infertility causes grief in the woman who postponed pregnancy in her earlier years and now wishes to conceive, carry to term a healthy baby, and discovers she is unable to do so.
Loss of Breast Tissue begins with the decrease of progesterone production. Women often feel as though their breast have become empty sacs devoid of their normal fullness, with or without sagging.
Painful, or tender nipples have been described as this exquisite localized pain only in the nipples and suggests estrogen excess.
Cold Extremities feels quite strange especially in the presence of a hot flash, the combination of which is not impossible.
Being Accident Prone, bumping into things, not even realizing it until the bruise reveals itself later and then lacking the ability to recall the causative incident feels perplexing and a little scary at the prospect of something more damaging.
Hot flashes initially may be described as mild to severe flushes of heat waves, and for some women these evolve into intense outbreaks of sudden heat with sweating and turning bright red all over.
Loss of Sexual Energy, our Libido, can be marked by a gradual or sudden disinterest in sex, to the development of an actual aversion.
Painful Sex often described as if one’s vagina would tear open at the point of penetration along with feelings of abrasion during intercourse.
Vaginal Dryness, Irritation, sometimes accompanied by a consistent unusual discharge - typically odor free, negates a woman’s ability to be sexually active, or able to enjoy or be comfortable in her body.
Dizziness, feeling lightheaded and the loss of physical balance, and even a bit wobbling at times, requires pause in movement to prevent falling over or deepening into vertigo or feeling faint.
Ringing in the Ears, Tinnitus, can be experienced as a pulsing sensation, a whooshing sound, an almost musical or buzzing sound with a fuzzy sensation.
Abdominal Bloating comes on suddenly often after eating, or seems to be all the time, and can be visibly evident making you feel that you look like you are pregnant.
Weight Gain disturbs most women, particularly when it seems to happen over a couple of days, settles in the waist, buttocks and thighs, promoting a visceral thickening from the waist down, the classic middle-aged figure.
Fluid Retention, Edema, commonly with swelling in the legs and ankles, though not limited to this area and it is unrelieved by urination.
Palpitations or Heart Racing usually comes on suddenly, without warning or provocation, and dissipates spontaneously. The experience can be so wild and intense that a woman may become alarmed and wonder if she is having a heart attack.
Irregularities in your Heart Rate may feel more like your heart has just done a flip-flop or skipped a beat.
Constipation/Diarrhea, intermittent or alternating, results from declining hormone levels, which increase the demands on liver function and alters intestinal motility.
Tendency towards Candidiasis can increase, even if you have no prior known history ? and if you do, it may worsen.
Gastrointestinal Distress, Increased Flatulence, Unrelieved Gas pains, Indigestion, Nausea all can reflect intestinal changes due to hormonal imbalances.
Slow Digestion often goes along with the bloat ? what previously took four to five hours to digest, now seems to take all night. It seems worse in the evenings.
Lack of Appetite may be experienced as more of a lack of interest in food, going to the frig and standing there with the door open and staring blankly. Feeling completely uninspired, you busy yourself with something else and forget that you need to eat.
Changes in Body Odor especially disturbing when it seems to focus in the groin area, but can be anywhere on the body.
Puffy Eyes, not only from sleep disturbances, but also can accompany low progesterone.
Facial Pallor alternating with Facial Flushes is often intermittent with hot flashes.
Flare up of Arthritis worsens with low progesterone levels and increase sugar intake.
Loss of Bone Density, Osteoporosis, is not only an elderly woman?s disease, though it seems to develop over an extended period and is triggered by the decline in hormone production.
Dry Hair, Change in Skin Tone, Integrity, and Texture, becomes more wrinkled, and may begin the thinning process.
Changes in your Fingernails characterized by easy breakage, bending, cracking and getting softer.
Itchy, Crawly Skin with a strange sensation like insects crawling around under the skin, which is quite different from the normal dry skin feeling.
Muscle tone seems to slack and sag, and lose its previous response to normal exercise.
Pelvic Pain can be random and independent of cycles and may feel continuous for some women.
Dry, Itchy Eyes felt in the deep posterior aspect of the eye socket, as well as superficially.
Teeth Aching or the experience of a strange sensation in one’s teeth or gums, often accompanied by an increase in bleeding gums.
Change in the normal Tongue sensation, which can be accompanied by a feeling of burning in your tongue and roof of mouth, malodorous breath or change in breath odor, and/or a bad taste in your mouth.
Memory Loss or Lapses in time, makes one feel disoriented and less focused, especially when you go into another room to get something specific and seconds later cannot remember what you went to retrieve.
Feeling Faint for no known reason (this does not include standing up too quickly)
Tingling in Extremities not only feels weird and like your hands or feet are falling asleep, but if persistent can be a symptom of diabetes, B12, potassium or calcium deficiency, or a compromise in blood vessel flexibility.
Sensation of Electrical Stimulation, or Shock occurring in the tissue under the skin, and may signal you that a hot flash will begin.
Increase and worsening of Allergies occurs as hormones become imbalanced, so can our immune system.
I wish I'd found this list years ago! All others are just the 7 symptoms or the 12 symptoms. It's like 'HELLO' there are a lot more symptoms out there! And yet…
Listen, any (and all) of these symptoms can seem out of control on their own. Yet…
Stress aggravates EVERYTHING, doesn’t it? And the symptoms that come along with anxiety and panic attacks can feel just as frightening and could overlap. For instance, it’s not uncommon to experience overwhelming and debilitating depression.
So don’t let anxiety’s absence from this list make you FEEL like you’re falling apart. It should be on there!
Yet despite that oversight…
Because when you’re at your wits end, it would be nice to have some understanding and support…
Case in point, I was having a bit of a deep and meaningful talk with a friend recently, when she set down her coffee and leaned her elbows on the table…
“After giving so much to everyone else,” she said…
And doesn’t that summarize the story of women today?
We’re dedicated to our families and our careers. There are deadlines at work, grocery shopping and cooking for the family, driving the kids to sports, helping with homework and being a consciously engaged parent, paying the bills, doing the laundry, taking care of elderly or sick parents. It just goes on and on!
We’re aware we need to look after ourselves, but we just can’t find the TIME or ENERGY to do it. It’s no wonder so many women just plonk themselves on the sofa in front of the TV at the end of the day — often with a takeaway meal or a bottle of wine.
DID YOU KNOW: It’s easy to start relying on a couple glasses of wine as a sleep and stress aid. But alcohol is not the long term answer to getting better sleep. In fact, it can make your symptoms — and possibly even your weight gain — worse. While alcohol can make you sleepy, it also prevents you from reaching the deep, restorative stages of sleep. It dehydrates you too, suppresses the production of serotonin (an important sleep inducing hormone), and wakes you up in the middle of the night — usually to go pee.
It’s really GREAT if family and friends try to help and understand but I honestly don’t think anyone apart from fellow “sufferers” knows what it’s like FEELING like an alien in your own skin.
Which begs the question…
Never thought the day would come when I'd say: "I'd give ANYTHING to have regular periods again." But here I am…
Thing is though…
Menopause is NOT anywhere near as scary as it sounds (or that some others have made it out to be) ONCE you understand how to separate fact from fiction…
The terms peri-menopause and menopause get thrown around a lot, but despite the prevalence of these terms, you might not really understand what is happening to your body during this time of your life.
I’m going to keep it simple.
Menopause refers to the time when a woman has stopped menstruating for a consecutive 12 months. This happens because your ovaries have stopped producing eggs.
Peri-Menopause, then, is the transition time leading up to Menopause. It usually occurs over a 3 to 5 year period.
The average age of menopause is 51, but this can vary significantly. Most commonly it occurs between 48 and 55 years of age. You may start feeling symptoms from around age 43 onwards, even though you may still be menstruating.
Menopause is not a process. Once it has been reached — in other words, once you have stopped menstruating for 12 consecutive months — you are considered post-menopausal.
Any woman who has had a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) or removal of the ovaries has also officially reached menopause.
As you move towards menopause, your ovaries produce less and less ‘functional’ eggs (ie. eggs that can be fertilized). Your ovaries also start to dramatically reduce their production of estrogen, a hormone that affects many parts of your body, including your blood vessels, heart, bones, breasts, uterus, urinary system, skin, and brain; and testosterone, a hormone that affects your sex drive and desire.
Progesterone, another female reproductive hormone, also drastically reduces leading up to menopause. There are some schools of thought in the natural medicine world that believe the symptoms of menopause may have more to do with this decrease than with the decrease in estrogen.
Either way, it is the fluctuations in these reproductive hormones during peri-menopause and menopause that are believed to cause the symptoms that we typically associate with this time of life.
I’m here to tell you that you don’t just suddenly hit menopause and — boom — you put on the pounds (…or kilos). There is a lot more to it than that.
I’ll admit it.
I USED to believe menopause loomed over your life like a monster which traps you in your 40’s and 50’s, and there’s no way out…
That I was DOOMED to be fat, old and maybe even ugly — after all, menopause apparently ruins your skin and hair as well.
It’s not a very healthy way to think about the whole thing, is it?
And yet it’s that line of thinking that gives many women a reason or an excuse to just give up, be overweight, unhealthy and afraid to ever leave the house.
“Menopause, it does all this nasty stuff to us. And we can’t do anything about it.
We’re helpless victims.”
Well, it will work that way if you believe it — but NOT because of menopause or hormones. Because of the way you think and feel.
Listen: as you get older it’s easy to wonder if the best part of your life is OVER.
It can FEEL like life has passed you by, and what you’re left with is nothing to write home about. You just can’t SEE how it’s going to get any better than it is right now. You’re “old and worn out”: a has been. You may also FEEL very LONELY if your kids have left home. After all those years of caring for them, you’re SUDDENLY alone and you don’t know what to do with yourself.
You can see how easy it is to end up with little self-worth, low self-esteem and no confidence or motivation to get out and do anything. It’s easy to end up feeling NEGATIVE about everything. I used to get irritated at myself because there were times I just couldn’t push past it. And that is a bad path to be trapped in.
These negative, unhelpful thoughts can be a real drag on your self-esteem and stress levels. If you don’t FEEL GOOD about yourself, you’re NOT going to be able to make the effort to change the areas of your life that you want to improve.
That’s why it’s CRITICAL to always remember:
It’s a lot like puberty and pregnancy. It isn’t really something to ‘fix’ —
Menopause is simply a transition — a time of change…
The mistake most women make is failing to guide this metamorphosis in the RIGHT direction…
You REALLY need to understand this point. Because…
This took YEARS to wrap my mind around.
But once I stopped fighting my body, or treating every symptom like it was something I had to 'fix', and started to work with my new “menopause body” in a few targeted ways instead… a lot of these actually went away, and I feel far more connected to my body and what it needs, than I did when I was younger.
So how DO you guide this transition in the RIGHT direction?
My own experience has taught me that three simple lifestyle changes can help to embrace your transformation and emerge as something even more beautiful than before:
FIRST, welcome with open arms the new version of yourself. When you look in the mirror, do not try to find your reflection from years past. See yourself for the beautiful woman you are today and build on that… Accepting yourself as you are isn't just psychological mumbo jumbo. It has a direct effect on your mental state, which affects your hormones and the shape of your body. So love yourself!
SECOND, slow down. When you were younger your body could handle stress, hustle and bustle in a different way. You could give, give, give of yourself and still manage to hold yourself together. But now it’s different… Your new body craves peace and regeneration. And in our frantic world you need some very specific strategies and techniques to help your body get the renewal it needs…
And THIRD, adapt to your new “Menopause Body” by making subtle shifts to your nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle habits. Forget the old fad diets you used to rely on. Once you understand how your new body uses food, burns fat, relies on sleep, and responds to stress you’ll be better positioned to reverse the body changes that you used to blame on menopause…
Look, you are a strong, resilient woman, and you give so much. But you deserve and need to make it a priority to look after yourself FIRST. And when you do that, everything else will fall nicely into place.
After going through early menopause myself, I felt BLINDSIDED by the changes to my body…
I didn’t know what was really going on and wasn’t sure what to do about it…
Once I finally figured things out everything seemed overwhelming, and much of what I was told to try for my symptoms simply WASN’T working. Which left me no choice but to dig my heels in, and slog through the mounds of research and ‘noise’ hoping to find my own answers. Fortunately, my health and fitness background helped out BIG TIME. I know most women don’t have that to lean on…
So I KNOW how frustrated (and frightened) you might be right now. Which is why I want to help you benefit from these 3 simple lifestyle changes before things feel like they’re going to get any crazier…
I’ve met many women who want to do something about their symptoms but who don’t know where to start. I’ve also met many women who want to blame menopause for everything that’s wrong in their lives. And I can understand how easy it can be to get to that point if you aren’t well informed.
Which is why I took all of the best secrets I discovered to help managing the symptoms and effects that come with fluctuating hormones at this time of your life and put them into a one of a kind resource for you. I’ve packaged it neatly into a handy e-book called The Menopause Myth.
I don’t want you to feel overwhelmed, so I’ve included simple instructions and practical tips that you can put to use RIGHT AWAY, without turning your life upside down. You’ll discover things things like:
The simple (and dirt cheap) accessory that can work wonders for sleepless nights. I’ve used these for 10 years now and won’t be caught dead in bed without them (you might already have these in the house)…
Why you should go out and buy some sexy underwear right NOW (even if no one ever sees it) — page 68
Sometimes hunger (or a drop in blood sugar) can wake you during the night. Keep this simple bedside snack close, and eat two or three to help you fall gently back to sleep.
Why overweight women have more severe hot flashes than women who carry less body fat. And what to do about it. (page 106)
Discover which fats you should be including in your diet, and the ones to AVOID like the plague. (page 80)
PRO TIP: I suggest the first thing that every woman does — whether or not you’re considering Hormone Replacement Therapy — is to have your reproductive hormone blood levels tested. Estrogen, progesterone, FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone), DHEA and testosterone should all be checked, so you can get a clear picture of where you are currently. Have them checked on a regular basis (ie yearly). This way you can see what your hormones are up to, and take note of any general trends.
An interesting way to deal with anxiety (even if you’re afraid to leave the house). Page 49.
Can SUGAR make your menopause symptoms worse? Turn to Page 79 and find out once and for all…
Because it’s a stimulant, too much caffeine can give women trouble falling asleep. But it can be so hard to give up! Try the simple 3-step caffeine reduction plan on page 26 to wean your way down.
Questions about vitamin complexes and herbal remedies? Turn to page 53…
If there’s one thing I hear on a regular basis in my work as a Body Transformation Specialist, it’s fears about the dreaded “menopause belly.” But just calling it “menopause belly” doesn’t tell the whole story. So what is it REALLY, and why does it happen? Turn to page 73 to find out…
5 sneaky little ways sleep deprivation increases a woman’s chances of packing on some of the most stubborn body fat…
REMEMBER: protein is important to help you build, repair and recover lean muscle tissue. It also increases your metabolism, helps lower the insulin response in your body, and helps you feel full for longer too. Good sources of dietary protein include eggs, chicken, beef, lamb, turkey, kangaroo, fish, cottage cheese and whey protein. While nuts do contain some protein, they’re not considered a protein food as such. They should be counted as a fat. Yoghurt and milk also contain some protein, but these are generally considered carbohydrate foods. There are, however, some great high protein yogurts around, such as the Chobani brand of Greek yoghurt.
The best anti-aging exercise you can do right now (page 94)
Doing this one simple thing on page 48 can make a world of difference to your state of mind. Just make sure it doesn’t turn into what most women let it, because that can leave you feeling MORE stressed rather than less!
Magnesium is a crucial mineral for sleep. And you might not be getting enough of it in your diet. On page 29 I reveal which type I use (how much and why) and which types to absolutely AVOID if you want to steer clear of diarrhoea and other nasty side effects.
How being lazy can actually pay off…
Hormone Replacement Therapy can be really helpful in the right situations. It was right for me, but might NOT be for you. So how do you know if you’re a good candidate or not? I discuss some critical things you should consider (alongside your doctor) on page 110.
GIVE IT A TRY: We tend to get the odd niggling injury as we get older. It’s just a natural part of aging. My own particular issues revolve around the neck and shoulder area, mainly due to sitting a lot over the years, and to the poor posture that results. I’ve had to significantly adjust my workouts over the years to incorporate lots of warm up and stretching time. My chiropractor recommended yoga, which really didn’t turn me on. But given that almost every time I exercised I’d finish up by exacerbating my neck or shoulder issues, I decided to give it a try. I have to admit that I’m completely hooked! I share a few getting started tips on page 98…
Why eating the RIGHT carbs at night can not only help you fall effortlessly to sleep but also… positively affect your mood and social behaviour, appetite and digestion, memory, and sexual desire and function…
Not all women will experience hot flashes. But it is still the most common symptom of menopause. The following 4 factors increase your risk of experiencing them (page 106)
We tend to take shallow breaths when we’re stressed, and we hold our stress in places like the jaw, which can cause headaches. If you notice yourself holding your breath or breathing very shallowly, then I want you to stop and perform this simple exercise on page 49…
The key differences between the types of hormones your doctor might offer you (page 112)
There are many different types of diet that can be considered “good” but which may NOT be effective for a menopausal woman who is suffering multiple symptoms. So what DOES a menopause-appropriate diet look like? Turn to page 74 and discover the sensible plan I’ve devised for women like us…
Safer than a sleeping pill: take 10-15 minutes before bed, lie in a quiet spot, and simply close your eyes and try the 3 minute meditation on page 31. (you can thank me later)
And much much more! (this short list just scratches the surface; too much to list here without keeping you scrolling forever)
TAKE A BREAK: If you’re taking part in an intense exercise program and you’re suffering from stress, I suggest you ease off for a bit and give yourself a break. It doesn’t have to be forever. Just let your body recover. It will do you good, and it may even help you lose weight. Many people think that when weight loss stalls they need to do more. And sometimes this is true. But if you are under chronic mental or physical stress, added intense exercise will only cause your body to hold tightly onto its fat reserves.
I start each chapter by sharing some of the symptoms and effects of menopause, and telling you why they happen and what they mean for you.
I know all this new information can be overwhelming to digest, so I’ve created a list of practical tips that simplifies the information in each chapter, and boils it down to a few easy to remember tips.
I’ve also created a simple “Challenge” for each chapter that you can put into practice right away. If you join me in taking these challenges, I think you’ll be surprised at how soon you start feeling a difference.
Each Challenge lasts for 21 days. You may have heard that it takes 21 days to create a new habit or to change an old one. By the time you finish each of these Challenges, those new habits will have become second nature. Then it’s time to move on to your next Challenge of choice.
I don’t want this to be overwhelming for you, so I want you to work on one, or at most, on two problems at a time.
Choose your biggest issue and start there. If you’re really struggling with your sleep, for example, start with the 21 Day Sleep Restore Challenge. When you start sleeping better, other things will start falling into place, and everything will become much easier to manage.
After decades of yo-yo dieting, disordered eating patterns and a very negative body image, I made a totally life changing body transformation way back in 2001.
Thanks to that incredibly positive experience, and to my new found self-esteem and passion, I wanted nothing more than to be able to pass my knowledge onto others. I wanted other women to find belief from within too, and to feel the power and self-confidence that I did.
Since 2003, I have been helping thousands of ladies achieve health, fitness, a svelte new body and a better life through online nutrition and fitness coaching.
In my role as a Personal Trainer and Body Transformation Specialist, I’ve appeared on national and international television, and I’ve been a regular writer for popular women’s magazines like Oxygen and Women’s Health & Fitness. I’ve also put my knowledge to the test over the past 10 years by competing in natural figure events at the State and National level.
I gave birth to my beautiful daughter Kyah 6 years ago, at the age 41, so I also appreciate and relate to the struggles women have when it comes to managing a family, relationships, a career and exercise.
After experiencing early menopause at age 44, my interest now lies in helping other women to deal with the symptoms and effects of menopause, particularly in relation to weight gain and self-worth.
Seeing my clients progress from tired, unhappy, overweight and often self-loathing people to strong, healthy, confident and beautiful women gives me tremendous satisfaction, and for that I am forever grateful.
“Like so many other women turning 50, I began to struggle with my body image.
I read about Sue Heintze after seeing a body transformation in a women’s fitness magazine and I promptly signed up as a client. That was back in 2007, and I continue to live by the principles Sue taught me then.
Sue has become a friend as well as a mentor and coach. I turned 60 this year, and feel confident, fit and am living a full life.
No small part of this is due to Sue, and I thank her for continuing to encourage us all to be the best that we can be.”
I don’t know what that price would be for you. All I know is there was a time not so long ago when I’d give almost anything to feel normal again. To have my life back. Even for a day.
I wish us women did not have to go through this. Life was going great for me until meno hit. I went from feeling so confident about most things to being uncomfortable having a normal conversation for fear I’ll fall apart for no good reason. It so crazy what hormones do!
Waking up… seeing the sun peeking through your bedroom window… and all you want to do is bury deeper in your bed and wish the day would go away because you simply have no energy for the daily battles you face.
That’s no way to live! I vowed not to put up with that for myself. And I certainly don’t want that for you. Which is why I’m making it as easy as possible for you to get started with The Menopause Myth handbook today for a single payment of only $19. Fair enough? I think so. That’s like, three days worth of lattes your body really doesn’t need anyway.
Listen, knowing what I know now, I would have paid TEN TIMES (at least) more than that just a few years ago. Especially if you count up all the wasted time, sleepless nights, and missed opportunities.
But I want really hit a homerun for you. I want to go one step further to give you even MORE value for your investment…
I know how important this information is to your body (and your sanity). And I know how hard it is to find out all on your own…
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It doesn’t seem fair…
On top of everything else you have to deal with when you hit your menopause years, most women also suffer from a slowdown of their Thyroid.
Did you know your Thyroid acts like a switch for your metabolism? And when it slows down, so does your fat burning.
This simple guide shows you how to jumpstart your Thyroid back into action which can help reverse middle-age weight gain more quickly.
Did you know one of the most common and dangerous habits menopausal women fall back on is “self medication” with alcohol?
Because the bottle appears to promise short term relief, many women use daily drinks in a way that actually makes their menopause symptoms worse in the long run.
This easy guide shows you exactly how to enjoy one of life’s simple pleasures without developing a dangerous habit or triggering uncomfortable symptoms.
Women who’ve never experienced hot flashes can never understand…
Midnight wrestling matches with sweat-soaked bedsheets. Embarrassing underarm stains. Smudged and running makeup.
It’s so frustrating to feel like you have zero control over the temperature of your body.
Which is why I compiled this ultimate guide to helping you get your hot flashes under control for good.
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Look, this ebook is NOT a medical book but I hope it gives you lots of practical tips, without leaving you feeling too overwhelmed in the process.
This book IS a bit of a self-love book.
How you feel about yourself has a great bearing on how you behave, the habits you form, and ultimately on your physical and mental health and wellbeing.
I sincerely hope this book will open your eyes to the possibilities for getting your health back on track and living a more fulfilling life.
There ARE many things that you can do to feel better, look better and be more at peace with yourself and your life.
If you tell yourself it’s hard, then it will be.
If you tell yourself you don’t have time, or that you’re too tired, or you can’t afford it, or you can’t get up early, and so on, then the menopause years will be a continual struggle.
And I’m sorry if that list of excuses describes you. Because it does not have to be that way.
Life tends to deliver what we tell ourselves and what we believe, so be mindful of your “inside story.”
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To your success,
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Body Transformation Expert
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