Expert Advice


Ayurveda and the menopause

This month we talk to Ayurvedic expert, Niti Sheth. After graduating from university, Niti travelled to India and studied at the world renowned Vaidyagrama – an Ayurvedic healing village in South India. Here she learnt the basic concepts of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Nutrition under the guidance of Dr Ramdas. Back home in Australia, Niti joined

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Heart health during the menopause

This month we speak to Andrew Petrou, a practising Osteopath and registered Dietary Counsellor based in London. Andrew has over 10 years of experience working in the health and fitness industry, this month he shares some expert advice and understanding of the importance of heart health, especially during the menopause. The risk of heart disease

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5 simple steps to get 2020 off to a great start

This month, we speak to yoga experts Naomi and Angie. They specialise in beginner’s yoga, vinyasa flow, mother and baby, teen and family yoga and after training with Petra Coveney’s Menopause Yoga Teacher Training, they now also run monthly Menopause Yoga Workshops in Edinburgh and beyond. Here they are sharing their 5 simple positive steps

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How nutritional therapy can support Menopause

This month we speak with Nutritionist Catherine Richards, founder of Zest Natural Health. Catherine has a special interest in women’s health, particularly menopause, digestion and weight loss. Here Catherine shares expert advice on how nutritional therapy can help support menopause. As women go through peri-menopause, into menopause and post menopause there are many changes that

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All Change – Embracing The Transition Of Menopause

This month we invite Pamela Spence, medical herbalist, writer, educator and established industry expert on herbal medicine to share her advice on embracing menopause. Here Pamela covers both common and not so common symptoms, and explains how plant base dietary support, lifestyle and an understanding of what is happening to your body all have important

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6 Simple Steps for a Positive Menopause

This month we speak to Jo Mcewan and Ann Stephens, co-founders of, which is a website dedicated to embracing midlife, menopause and beyond, helping women to be the best that they can be. Menopause transition? Some of us sail through it, whilst for others the experience ranges from being mildly tricky to totally debilitating.

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Why menopause really does matter

This month we speak to Dr Heather Currie, founder and managing director of Menopause Matters Ltd., which provides information and support through its website and the quarterly magazine, Menopause Matters. Menopause Matters has been going since 2002 and it has just published the 57th issue of its print magazine. Available to buy by subscription

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The wellness retreats dedicated to helping menopausal women

This month we speak to Dee Gardner, Founder & CEO of Fountain Retreats, Europe’s only dedicated menopause wellness retreats for menopausal women. Dee’s passion for people’s wellbeing and in particular mental health, inspired her to create dedicated retreats for women experiencing Perimenopause and Menopause symptoms. And, this was spurred on as a result of the problems

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Menopause and moods

Kathy Abernethy is a Menopause Specialist Nurse, former chairman of the British Menopause Society, Author of ‘Menopause: The One Stop Guide’ and Director of Menopause Services Here Kathy reveals her top tips to help you through the ups and downs of menopause mood changes. “Am I going mad?” What is it about menopause that creates

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‘Managing’ the menopause

Katie Day is a Director of RDP International Ltd and runs workshops for women on the menopause (Menopause Demystified) and for companies on how to support women through this life transition as well as consultancy on workplace best practice. Here Katie shares some hidden truths about the menopause and how much of an impact it

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Men… Let’s Talk Menopause by Ruth Devlin

Ruth Devlin, menopause guru, founder of and author of the new book ‘Men… Let’s Talk Menopause’ is our guest blogger this month. Ruth is passionate about the topic of women’s health (being a qualified nurse), whether tackling menopausal issues or overall health and well-being, with the two often overlapping. She is a member of

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Educate, Embrace, Empower

Petra Coveney is our guest blogger this month. Petra is a member of the British Menopause Society, an experienced and fully qualified yoga teacher and the founder of MY Menopause Yoga, which supports women in their 40s and 50s who are going through menopause. She holds group workshops across the country, including Dr Louise Newson’s

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Skincare during the Menopause

Andrew Petrou is our skincare expert guest blogger this month. Andrew has over 10 years of experience in the beauty, health and fitness industry having worked all over the world with brands such as Skin Doctors, Clinique and Clarins. Andrew takes a fairly pragmatic and no-nonsense approach to grooming and skin care, advising “If it’s

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Manage menopause with nutrition

Help manage your menopause naturally with supplements

Emily Fawell is our guest blogger this month. She is a Registered Nutritional Therapist and runs events for women on the Natural Approach to Menopause. Here Emily gives her top tips on how nutrition alongside natural therapies can help during the menopausal transition. When you are suffering with menopausal symptoms it can seem like a

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The power of menopause

The power of the menopause

Katie Day is a Director of RDP International Ltd ( and runs workshops for women on the menopause (Menopause Demystified) and for companies on how to support women through this life transition as well as consultancy on workplace best practice. You may find yourself reacting to the above title. Menopause and power are rarely two

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