Expert Advice

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Menopause: Beyond Supplements

This month we speak to Caroline Keatinge, a registered nutritionist and menopause expert. For Menopause Awareness month, Caroline unpacks how transitioning through menopause is a balance of support, adapt, influence and self. When I look at how to support women through the menopausal transition – from early perimenopause to post menopause I was struck by

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Diet, Exercise and Mental Health during 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 diet, exercise, and mental health, during menopause. Diet A high-fat, low-fiber

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Hot Tips from Maryon Stewart

This month we talk to Maryon Stewart, a world-renowned healthcare expert who is referred to as the Pioneer of the Natural Menopause Movement. With falling levels of oestrogen, peri-menopause and menopause can be one of the most challenging times in a woman’s life. The side effects of menopause can be uncomfortable, but the good news is

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Menopause Pilates…Why is it important?

This month we talk to Dinah Siman – Pilates, yoga and meditation teacher. From her extensive studies and 20+ years teaching experience, Dinah is a strong advocate in helping women who are experiencing menopause. Menopause Pilates is a bespoke approach for perimenopausal and menopausal women. My fun, yet highly effective methodology fills the void that

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Thriving together at midlife

Thriving together at midlife This month we chat to Katie Day, a Director of RDP International Ltd ( and runs workshops for women on the menopause. What is midlife and when does it occur? The ‘Second Spring’ (as it is known in Asia) and ‘The age of renewal’ (as it has just been officially named

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Naturally Menopausal

This month we talk to Samantha Marcus, menopause professional, personal trainer and nutritional coach.  For most women heading into their ‘middle years’ can be a challenging time physically and emotionally. Hormones start to fluctuate, joints become stiff and achy plus there are obvious signs of weight gain around our abdomen called visceral fat. Generally we tend to

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Midlife Women Rock

This month we talk to Breeda Bermingham. A coach and menopause researcher since 2017 who also previously worked as midwife and public health nurse. 2017 was the year hot flushes and many other perimenopausal symptoms, fluid retention, weight gain, body odour, rage and anger arrived on my radar. Having worked as a midwife and public

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Menodelight – New Online Menopause Shop

This month we chat to Menodelight, an online shop that offers a range of natural menopause wellness products. Among their product lines is obviously Promensil.  The hand-selected products they have truly help to alleviate menopausal symptoms.  Products range from organic skincare to help with dry skin, to plant based menopausal supplements, and even products that

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Managing Menopause Naturally

This month we talk to Maryon Stewart, a world-renowned healthcare expert who is referred to as the Pioneer of the Natural Menopause Movement. I have been helping women worldwide manage their menopause symptoms naturally for almost thirty years. My science-based programme is very successful, and research shows that over 90% of women who follow the recommendations

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Nourishing Yourself Through Menopause

This month we talk to nutritionist Kirsten Chick who over the years has developed a way of applying the science of nutrition and health that encompasses the psychology of eating and how to approach nutrition in a stress-free way.  A self-care plan for menopause might include nutrition, exercise, meditation, herbal support, talking with friends and

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Menopause Nutrition

This month we talk to Menopause Nutritionist Shirly, who helps women struggling with menopause anxiety, low moods, depression, brain fog and disturbed sleep. I was around 48 years old when I went to see my GP about my low moods and depression, as I thought I was developing mental health problems. My GP only offered

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Hormone Testing

This month we talk with Nicki Williams, an award-winning nutritionist, author, speaker and founder of Happy Hormones for Life. Promensil proudly sponsors the Happy Hormones podcast. Listen Here. After failing to find any medical help for her health issues herself in her early 40’s, Nicki discovered that she could turn things around using diet, lifestyle

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A conversation about little leaks

This month we talk to Giggle Knickers, founders of new super-soft, light weight, washable cotton knickers with a hi-tech protective panel that gives you total security without the bulk or bother of disposable pads. The world has changed so much in the last 50 years. When we were younger, talking about body parts or the

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Hazel Mead and her taboo-tackling illustrations

This month we talk to Hazel Mead (AKA Taboo Tackler and Illustrator) about why she wants to break down the taboos in life, including the menopause. There was a lot I had growing up being ashamed of – periods, body fat, body hair, masturbation, to name a few. As a child I was carefree and

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This month we talk to Lorna Ive, Founder of A specialist in Women’s health and wellbeing. PeriMenoPost began as a result of my training with Digital Mums and of my own personal experience with being diagnosed at the age of 42 with early menopause. I’d previously had a light bulb moment that I wanted

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The Menopause, Digestion & Yoga

This month we talk to Libby Stevenson, a 200 hour Yoga Teacher certified in Pregnancy, Post Natal and Menopause Yoga and a member of the British Menopause Society. Have you noticed that as you age you tend to gain weight around your middle? Perhaps you noticed more bloating or constipation and changes to your digestion

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Menopause Café- How it helped my menopause journey

This month we talk to Helen Kemp from the Menopause Café, a biochemist by training. Helen describes herself as a reformed academic who left the lab in 2014 and now pursues her interest in women’s hormonal health, focusing on what she calls the Ticking Triad Timebomb©️ which is the intersection between menopause, trauma and mental

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Menopause and Osteoporosis

This month we speak to Andrew Petrou, a practising Osteopath and registered Dietary Counsellor based in London who has over 10 years of experience working in the health and fitness industry. With May being National Osteoporosis Month, Andrew is sharing some expert advice and understanding of osteoporosis, a common effect of the menopause. Osteoporosis is

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Beating Brain Fog with Breath Work

This month we talk to Anna Paskins, Yoga Alliance & Body Balance Instructor. Her teacher training commenced in 2018 where she undertook a course for teaching exercise to music, specifically for stretching, improving core stability and relaxation. In 2019, her passion for yoga continued and she visited South-East Asia to adopt and learn a more

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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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