Lee was a professional woman, married but
childless, in her early forties.
For the last six months she had been experiencing
a number of unusual symptoms, which kept
her from sleeping during the night.
“ Suddenly I start feeling so hot that I really need
to cool down; so I get up in the middle of the night
and have a refreshing shower “, she said one day.
After considerable thinking, she decided to visit her
gyn and discuss with him her many annoying problems.
It was then that she learnt she was entering an
“ I don’t mind entering this new stage, and I really
don’t care about losing my fertility.
The only thing I want is to do whatever it takes
to feel good and keep my self image intact “,
Some years later and now approaching fifty, Lee
met her friends once again, who asked her about
her latest experiences.
“ I must admit that this is a very lengthy rough
journey; so I advise you to be understanding
Also I believe you need to discuss your feelings
with your spouse to avoid any misunderstandings.
Likewise, I suggest you take good care of yourself
in order to be able to enjoy this new stage of
your life “.
She told them feeling pleased with herself.
Pathway To Potentiality
Menopause is not a disease but a natural part
of the ageing process.
It is an unavoidable fact of life, and all females
will go through it eventually.
It usually occurs between the ages of forty ( 40 )
and sixty one ( 61 ).
As females age, their store of eggs is depleted,
and less estrogen is produced by the individual.
Consequently, the whole body starts behaving
very differently than before.
This whole process happens very gradually
over many years.
So here we have the four ( 4 ) natural stages of
a) Premenopause Stage:
This is the number of years during which the
female is fully fertile, and before any symptoms
of the second stage have started happening;
that means since menarche and before the age
of forty ( 40 ) years.
b) Perimenopause Stage:
This is the transition years leading to the next
During this stage hormonal changes start taking
place, and you will experience some menopausal
Typically it is starting after the age of
forty ( 40 ) years, and lasting from six ( 6 ) to
( 10 ) years, including the one ( 1 ) year after the
actual cessation of the female monthly cycles.
c) Menopause Stage:
During this stage hormones continue falling.
This stage signifies the permanent cessation of the
female monthly cycles, and marks the end of
her reproductive period.
It usually lasts one year ( 1 ).
The average age of natural menopause is the age
of fifty one ( 51 ) years old.
d) Postmenopause Stage:
This is the period starting one ( 1 ) year after the
physical cessation of the monthly cycles;
it lasts for several years and until the female
hormones drop completely, usually between
two ( 2 ) and ten ( 10 ) years.
Journey To Freedom
For all females, the menopause is a very personal
experience; and although it is an absolutely
natural change, it brings with it a good number
of symptoms, which for some individuals can
Here is a guide of all the usual symptoms of
menopause, for your consideration and peace
1) Hot Flashes
2) Night Sweats
3) Irregular Monthly Cycles
( Heavy, Missing, Scattered, Short, Painful, Changed )
4) Vaginal Dryness, Itching and Soreness
5) Lack of Energy and Overall Fatigue
6) Muscle Stiffness, Tension, Tiredness, Weakness and Pain
7) Back Pain
8) Joint Pain, Stiffness and Inflammation
9) Breast Pain, Tenderness and Enlargement
10) Headaches and Migraines
11) Indigestion, Bloating, Cramps, Acid Reflux,
Constipation and IBS
12) Insomnia and Other Sleep Disturbances
13) Incontinence and UTIs
14) Dry, Spotty, Itching and Irritated Skin
15) Brittle Nails
16) Tingling in the Extremities
18) Thinner Skin and Loss of Fat all over the Body
19) Shrinking and Drying of the Outer and Inner
Genitalia, and Painful Intercourse
20) Heart Palpitations
21) Dizziness and Nausea
22) Thinning Hair on the Head and Legs
23) Burning Mouth and Tongue
24) Taste Changes
25) Receding, Swollen, Bleeding Gums and Loose Teeth
26) Various Mouth Allergies
27) Fat Gain Around the Abdomen
28) Change of Posture ( Neck, Shoulders, Back )
29) Facial Hair Growth
30) Dry Eyes and Mouth
31) Dry Lungs, Breathlessness and Asthma
32) High Cholesterol
33) High Blood Pressure
34) Changing Body Odour
35) Fibrocystic Breast Disease
37) Restless Leg Syndrome
1) Loss of Focus and Concentration
2) Brain Fog
3) Poor Memory
4) Loss of Libido
5) Mood Swings
8) Panic Attacks
10) Feelings of Loss of Attractiveness
11) Feelings of Loneliness
12) Anger and Frustration
13) Loss of Temper
15) Absent Mindedness
16) Loss Of Confidence
Long Term Effects
Prolapse of the Abdominal Organs
During Menopause your body is going through
a lot of significant hormonal changes.
So your whole lifestyle and diet have to change
in order to fit the new standards;
because now the body is unable to heal and
repair in the same way as it did before.
Many women do feel that they need to review
the way they take care of themselves, so that
they can keep things under control during
this difficult transition.
The following advice will help you cope better:
L i f e s t y l e
a) Taking regular exercise will help relieve
stress, keep the body strong, reduce symptoms
and control the weight.
Choose from Cycling, Vigorous Walking, Yoga
b) Stop smoking, if you do, now; because
if you do not, you will be at a much higher risk
of developing osteoporosis and coronary
c) Avoid drinking completely; because if
you do not, not only your symptoms will be
exacerbated but also you will be increasing
your risk for breast cancer.
d) Use various relaxation techniques to calm
any anxieties you suffer in your mind, and avoid
all stressors in your life as much as possible.
e) Develop good sleep habits by adopting
healthy evening routines, and ensuring that
your bedroom is pleasant, dark, quiet and cool;
and your bed is very comfortable.
f) Love and laugh a lot, socialize and keep
your relationship strong, so that you can
feel happy in your life.
g) Spend enough time in nature either this
is mountain or sea in order to feel connected
with the Universe.
D i e t
” Let food be thy medicine and medicine be
thy food ”
a) Keep your body fully hydrated by drinking
plenty of liquids during the day, like herbal teas, pure
water and coconut water.
Doing so will detoxify your body, improve your
circulation and enhance your energy levels.
In addition, you will sleep better and reduce
your mood swings.
b) Eat plenty of vegetables, and especially all
green leafy ones, which not only will alkalize your
body but also they are loaded with much needed
vitamins and minerals.
c) Eat only organic and free range chicken,
turkey and eggs for full animal protein.
d) Eat only wild caught fish, like salmon, cod,
sole and swordfish.
e) Eat only healthy fats and oils, like organic
virgin coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil and organic
Also eat all nuts and seeds, their oils and butters.
f) Avoid all processed foods, sugar, soy products
and refined carbohydrates because they create
all kinds of imbalances in the body as well as
Menopause is an all natural development of
life, and it does not require medical treatment.
Together with the above mentioned advice
you can apply some alternatives, like massage,
reflexology and aromatherapy.
You can also use a vaginal moisturizer to keep
In addition, you can take the following supplements:
* Vitamin C 1000mg
* Vitamin E 400IU
* Vitamin B complex 50mg
* Omega 3 Fish Oil 1200mg – 2400mg
* Calcium/Magnesium/Vitamin D/Boron/Vitamin K/Zinc
all together preferably in one pill.
In the event that you are experiencing severe symptoms,
you should take HRT/ERT treatment for a few years,
preferably as a skin patch or gel.
Also note that you can use only a vaginal estrogen
cream/gel for as long as you wish.
Finally, it is totally natural to feel and notice that
your whole body is changing dramatically.
Try to ignore all changes because you have no choice
in this matter — they will happen anyway.
Take full responsibility of your health, and love
yourself and your ageing body.
Enjoy your life !!