Menopause. Interesting word. The dictionary defines it as “the ceasing of menstruation”. Pretty straightforward; nothing dire or life-threatening. But if you type it in to a word search on web, you come up with medical definitions that involve the words “disease”, “condition”, and “symptom”. I think one of the ways that our conventional medical system has failed us is that it has turned the natural processes of the body into things that needs to be fretted over and maybe even feared to feel menopause relief.
I went through menopause a long time ago. I am now 61-years ‘young’ and have absolutely no ill effects and a whole lot of benefits from this stage of life. Believe me, I do not miss the monthly hassles that went along with being in the baby-making mode. Neither do I have any of the “symptoms” of being menopausal except that I weigh ten pounds more than I did when I was a teenager. (There is a very good reason for weighing slightly more than you did in your teens when you go through menopause…I will get to this in later posts on this topic) I do see many clients however, who are miserable in their journey through their middle and later years and who exhibit many of the signs of an unhealthy menopause or peri-menopause.
There are many reasons for this state of affairs, but the most logical and obvious one is that our lifestyles have evolved to impede the natural process of “ceasing to menstruate”, which has negative affects on every metabolic and hormonal system in the body. I am going to give you Five Secrets to getting your middle-years back on track:
Whoa…this list is a lot easier said than done, right? These are large, over-riding principles that guide how you live your life, not just quick steps to feeling like your old self again. So for this post, let me give you one quick and easy “action step” for each of the Five Secrets to help you get started (well, maybe not easy…no change is easy):
Making small changes lead to bigger ones and can make a pronounced change in how you feel. In future posts, I will give you many ways that you can turn your MenoPause into MenoGo just as I have done. See you soon!
Kathy Westover November 22nd, 2014
Originally posted on June 21, 2012
I am on fire right now! I have just returned from the Institute of Functional Medicine‘s Annual Conference and International Symposium in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference title was “A New Era in Preventing, Managing, and Reversing Cardiovascular and Metabolic Dysfunction ”. The whole experience was amazing for me: meeting and dialoguing with many like-minded healthcare practitioners (most of them medical doctors and cardiologists), learning an astounding amount of information in three and a half days that will directly impact how I work with clients, and spending some much-needed down-time in a beautiful resort.
As soon as I sat down in the Pheonix airport to wait for my flight home, I began to plan how I would share all of this information with you. I will have to say that I got a taste of my own medicine at the conference; it truly was like “drinking from a fire hydrant”. I want to be able to provide you with the “health pearls” of wisdom that I learned so that you are able to use the information rather than drown in it. To this end, I decided to use my much neglected blog. My goal is to write short posts that will give you some of the information I learned in usable bits so that you can improve your health…one “pearl” at a time.
Kathy Westover June 12th, 2012
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