Should you STOP! DOING THE PLANK IF YOU’RE OVER 50?

By Amanda Thebe and Kim Schlag This was the provocative headline a social media page, with a significant influential presence posted last week.  STOP! DOING THE PLANK IF YOU’RE OVER 50! She later updated the post to add some context, stating “the plank exercise puts pressure on the bladder, which may already be weakened without the influence of oestrogen. To … Read More

Benefits of Using Lubricants During Menopause

On the podcast this week, I chat with Nicky Gaylor, marketing director of Sylk vaginal lubricant.  Today on the show we are discussing vaginas (again!), women’s sexual health and why we should be changing the conversation around using lubricants. The stats are staggering, in menopause 80% of women will get vaginal atrophy (VA) with only a third will consider discussing … Read More

Vaginal Atrophy in Menopause. Let’s Get The Conversation Started!

It’s no secret that I have struggled with vaginal atrophy during the roughest part of perimenopause.  I decided to be upfront and honest about it from the beginning, even if it did mean putting my vagina on the frontline.  My story is very common amongst the women in my Menopausing So Hard and without exception, every single one of us … Read More

Lean Body Mass Can Help Reduce Your Menopause Symptoms.

Whilst working out at the gym, Dr Rosanne Woods would notice that her friends who were the quintessential “cardio-bunnies”, were the women who were complaining about their severe menopause symptoms, most specifically hot flashes and night sweats. These fall under the umbrella of vasomotor symptoms. Vasomotor symptoms affect up to 80% of women during menopause, and whilst the exact reason … Read More

Be The Little Engine That Could!

Did you check-in with yourself today before your workout? It’s sometimes referred to as  bio-feedback, but that’s just a fancy schmancy way of asking yourself if you feel ready for your workout. You might have a schedule that you’re determined to stick to but your body is telling you something different. Is today one of those days where you should … Read More

New Podcast: Virginia Rodriguez – From Brain Health To Holiday Eating Strategies

A Christmas Eve special podcast release with my friend Virginia Rodriguez who is a  Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who has a passion is to help men and women become healthier and happier through pure food and awesome lifestyle choices. We have a great discussion on the show today that covers so many topics including brain health, taking care of the things … Read More

Hot Flashes Be Gone!

I was recently asked to review some clothing by an innovative new brand, Become™ based out of the UK.  You may recall my interview with Lindsey Robins, Head of Marketing for the company earlier this year, where we spoke about the company’s provactive campaign #HotWomenOnly which got some women hot under the collar and flushed in the cheeks!  The company is … Read More

Can Your Cosmetics Lead To Early Menopause?

I have been doing so much research this past year while writing my book, The Menopocalypse,  and some of it is just too interesting not to share. One of the studies I looked at questioned if the high levels of chemicals, specifically phthalates , can be harmful to our endocrine (hormonal) system.   Let’s look at the daily habits of … Read More

I’m so excited I might burst! and a round-up of my weekly news.

Do you ever get that feeling that things are finally falling into place? After months of displacement, upheaval, not to mention hurricanes and snow in Texas, I am starting to feel quite settled in my new home. As for Fit n’ Chips, well big things are happening and I am very excited to share my news with you, but first … Read More