Last Friday I welcomed 20 lovely ladies to Fresh Fitness in Brightlingsea, for my very first Nutrition for Menopause event. I was particularly excited as it was a SELL OUT!
Tea & Cake!
What better way to start an evening, than with menopause friendly muffins (my own recipe) and wonderful teas from Wild Women Tea Club. Perfect for settling us in for the evening ahead.
The menopause can be one of the most testing times in a woman’s life and it was clear how different each persons experience has been, both from a personal perspective and from services, such as from GP’s and nurses. It was fantastic how the attendees were able to offer local recommendations to one another for those they have found to be supportive of their needs.
Making it Personal
Weight gain, brain fog, hot flushes and night sweats were common symptoms discussed. Along with those they may not recognise as being connected to the menopause, such as stress incontinence and vaginal dryness. We discussed the importance of key vitamins, minerals and other nutrients and how to adjust their diet based around their own personal needs. This combined with lifestyle changes such as exercise, managing stress and other holistic therapies helped the participants to identify strategies they can employ to help themselves.
Making good health a priority through a balanced, varied diet, nourishing body and mind can help to make the menopause a more positive experience.
A Problem Shared
There was lots of laughter among the ladies as they made their own ‘menopausal woman’ enabling open discussion about their own circumstances. I know from some individual feedback that this was the highlight of the night for some “a pure relief of knowing that someone else understands” what they are going through. One lady talked of her struggles at work and another of trying to get her GP to recognise and acknowledge her symptoms. A problem shared, really is a problem halved. This combined with specific advice from the workshop has enabled these women to go away feeling empowered and that they have some constructive avenues to pursue.
At the end of the workshop, each of the ladies left with their own workbook, a Queen Bee Menopause Tea sample from Wild Women Tea Club and an exclusive discount just for them. I had such fun meeting all of the ladies and hosting this evening, I’m certainly looking forward to the next one!
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