Were you a happy energetic person and suddenly feeling exhausted?
Do you have sudden episodes of rage, like you could murder someone out of nowhere?
At any time during the day, you could have a nap or a cry?
Did you lose your libido, feeling dryness or incontinence?
Do you have brain fog, memory lacks or joint pain?
Is your body getting fat around your back and belly?
IF YOU ARE IN YOUR 40s MOST LIKELY THESE ARE SIGNS OF PERIMENOPAUSE, AND IT IS VERY NORMAL.
I know it sucks but there are lots of things that you can do about it:
The unbalance of estrogen, progesterone and sometimes even testosterone are the things that you can’t control just yourself. But you can address and find help.
Find a good GP ideally specialized in Menopause, a naturopath, or an acupuncturist that you trust. They can help you with Hormone Therapy if you are legible for that or natural forms of therapy.
There are a lot of options out there and the best thing is to get informed.
There are 2 OTHER HORMONES THAT PLAY A BIG ROLE ON OUR MIDLIFE WELLBEING AND YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT JUST WITH LIFESTYLE CHOICES:
CORTISOL AND INSULIN
Cortisol is the hormone that you release under stress- it is our Flight Fight or Freeze response.
What you can do: Adopt new habits, change your lifestyle opt-in for less stress in your life Exercise Yoga Meditation Breathing techniques Walk-in nature and limit your caffeine intake that puts your body in stress mode.
Insulin is the hormone that breaks down carbohydrates.
What you can do :
Limit the consumption of those triggers:
Bread, pasta, cakes, pastry, quiches, etc Sugar Alcohol
Those two hormones in excess: Cortisol and Insulin can be one of the factors that you are having difficulty losing weight.
YOU DON’T NEED TO BE MISERABLE WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT YOUR 50, THERE ARE PLENTY OF THINGS TO DO TO SUPPORT YOUR HEALTH AND NAVIGATE WITH JOY THROUGH THE SECOND STAGE OF LIFE.
I created Women's Wellness package to help women over 40 step in and take care of their well-being. Please reach out for more details if you think that you could benefit from this.