Mood swings. Hot flashes. Weight gain. These are just some of the most well-known and dreaded side effects of menopause. Unfortunately, most women think these symptoms are a “part of life” and “come with the territory,” when the truth is that women don’t need to suffer because of a hormone imbalance.
Menopause came to me early - after the tragedy of losing my child, I was further devastated with a diagnosis of premature ovarian failure. Without a doubt, my hormones were a mess, and on top of it all, my beautiful long, thick hair started falling out in clumps. Every day became worse. Maybe you can relate. As you approach menopause, your natural levels of hormones start to change. Around this time, you may notice that your hair has started to thin.
Do you feel distant from your spouse, partner or loved ones? Do you feel stressed, tired, lonely and disconnected from others and even yourself? Have your desires faded (whether that be desire for your partner, favorite activities, social gatherings or otherwise)?
As I neared age 50, I decided that I was going to feel and look the absolute best I ever had. Afterall, I am raising a young daughter and there is so much fun yet to be had! How about you? Would you like to feel younger again? Would you like to be the very best version of yourself?
You’re not quite sure how — or when — things went downhill. You used to have so much fun in bed, but suddenly your sex life just isn’t what it used to be. By 9 p.m. you’re more interested in going to sleep than in a steamy session with your man. Your libido, your energy, even your passion, are MIA.
Women have come to me during many times of their lives and especially in menopause, complaining, “I don’t feel like myself.” They’re experiencing all sorts of emotional changes - irritability, mood swings, anxiety, and depression.
Many of the clients I work with in my women’s hormone balancing programs come to me dealing with underlying conditions such as blood sugar issues and insulin resistance, diabetes, PCOS, as well as autoimmune and thyroid disease.