4 tips to help you navigate menopause with ease.

There seems to be so much information out there about infancy, childhood, adolescence, pre and post pregnancy, and about every other stage of life but none to help you get through the other side of menopause. So thought I would touch on a few natural remedies that can help.

During the peri-menopausal stage, many women can experience many symptoms such as weight gain, hot flushes, night sweats, moodiness and sore joints. Many women just take this for granted that this is all just part of getting older think there is nothing you can do about it.

BUT the good news is that there is!! The number one thing you can do is to not just accept it and accept the 1, 2, 5, 10kg weight gain as normal. The best thing you can do is actually do look after your health and not just sit back and think oh i've gained 4kgs, eating that fruit cake everyday isn't going to matter.

Here are my 4 tip and tricks to help you navigate the menopause stage with ease.

1. Maintain adequate calcium intake - This will not only help you to preserve bone density, but will also help to reduce your risk of osteoporosis, fractures and many cardiac diseases. The required intake for calcium is 1,200mg/ day so if think you are struggling to hit that, you might need a calcium supplement or get in touch with a natural health care provider to make sure you are including enough calcium rich foods in your diet. They will be able to calculate your average calcium intake from your current daily intake to see if you are getting enough and let you know