1. We may begin to experience symptoms as we go into our perimenopause, these are the first signs that we are entering “the years of change”.
  2. We may experience symptoms from a few months to over 10 years!
  3. Continuing to have typical menopausal symptoms when we are post menopause usually indicates that we have continued imbalances in hormones or need to address exercise, nutrition, stress and other lifestyle factors.
  4. The most common symptoms include hot flushes & night sweats, sleep disturbances, weight gain, brain fog, low mood, vaginal dryness, lower libido.
  5. We are led to believe that we will have a terrible time & suffer from every symptom going…. Ignore the scaremongers!!
  6. Apparently, there are 34 menopausal symptoms (if you look it up!) But some women are lucky enough to experience very few of them. Approximately 85% of women do have symptoms of varying severity.
  7. We can take control and lessen any symptoms that do come our way!
  8. Exploring alternative medicines, herbs, restorative activities & making lifestyle changes can all help reduce symptoms.
  9. Even if you take HRT it is really important to support it by living the healthiest life possible and implementing the plans in this program.
  10. You are never alone…don’t suffer in silence. Seek help if you need it.
  11. Always seek help and advice if your symptoms are affecting your everyday life and you are unable to cope.