20th February 2019
Lacey leaf

Spotlight on bone health in peri- and post-menopause

If you’re approaching the menopause, the chances are you’ve been thinking about managing hot flushes and mood swings but you may not have thought about your bone health. You only see fractures and hip replacements in really old people, right? The link between the menopause and osteoporosis was identified in the 1960s and we now know a great deal about its risk factors and treatment. And prevention is better than cure, right? What can you do pre- peri- and post-menopause to protect your bones? Spoiler alert, it’s not just about calcium! Bones are dynamic! When you think of a bone, you think of Dippy the Diplodocus in the Natural History Museum (OK maybe this is just me!). But we see […]
13th February 2019

5 key nutrients for a healthier menopause

Around 13 million women in the UK are either peri- or post-menopausal and yet this feels like the last taboo in terms of media coverage, employer acceptance or knowledge of healthcare professionals. According to a Nuffield Health Study, two thirds of women feel that there is a general lack of support and understanding of the condition among GPs. Now in my early 40s, I am experiencing a range of peri-menopausal symptoms from night sweats and anxiety to palpitations and brain fog. I know, right; fun times! I don’t really feel fully like a grown up and my ovaries are already failing me! My GP is pretty good but with my background, I know what questions to ask to get the […]