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In Play!


Hi there!


All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking .
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche     1844  –  1900

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day .
Henry David Thoreau     1817  –  1862

If you are in a bad mood go for a walk.
If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk .

Walking is man’s best medicine .
Hippocrates Of Kos     c. 460 BC  –  c. 370 BC


Solvitur Ambulando


According to research a great number of adults in the
western world spend around three quarters ( 3/4 ) of
their time during the day sitting.

Although sitting feels very good and comfortable, it
has short and long term hazardous effects on overall health.

It has been observed that women who spend more
than six ( 6 ) hours seated every day are in a forty
percent ( 40% ) higher risk to die earlier from any cause.
On the other hand, the ones who sit less than three ( 3 )
hours are healthier and live longer.

The worst situation has been seen among people
over the age of sixty years ( 60 ).
As people age and enter retirement tend to sit more,
an estimated ten ( 10 ) hours on a daily basis.

Physical activity is extremely beneficial to your health.
It affects the body and mind;   it improves the quality
of your life, it increases your lifespan and it is good fun.
You are physically and mentally fitter and more 
energetic;   and certainly you sleep better at night.

Physical activity is a miracle cure for almost everything,
with the added benefit of being free to you.
It is a vital part of a really healthy lifestyle.


Bronze Golfer


Egg In One’s Beer


Working out and being physically active every day
has numerous physical and mental health benefits.


Physical Health

1)       Strengthening the Cardiovascular System
2)       Preventing Osteoporosis
3)       Assisting and maintaining Weight Loss
4)       Preventing Hypertension
5)       Prevention of various Cancers
6)       Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes
7)       Enhancement of Muscular Fitness
8)       Enhancement of general Flexibility
9)       Reduction of high Cholesterol and Triglycerides
10)     Prevention of Stroke
11)     Benefiting Arthritis
12)     Boosting Circulation and removal of Toxins
13)     Boosting the Immune System


Mental Health

1)       Stress reduction
2)       Depression relief
3)       Anxiety alleviation
4)       Self-confidence boosting
5)       Creation of Feelings of Happiness
6)       Cognitive Decline prevention
7)       Brain Power boosting
8)       Memory sharpening
9)       Controlling various Addictions
10)     Increasing Relaxation
11)     Energy and Productivity enhancement
12)     Enhancing Creativity
13)     Aiding Quicker Thinking
14)     Facilitates Better Sleep



Travelling By Foot


Walking is the easiest and simplest way to become
more active, and experience all the above mentioned
health benefits.
On top of that it has the advantage of being completely
without charge.

Walking is the best form of moderate exercise.
It is absolutely natural, you do not need any specific
guidance to learn it, you do not need to have any
special skills and it has an extremely low risk of
any kind of injury.

Walking has always been an important achievement
for humans, as well as separating us from animals.
But nowadays, modern man is walking less and less 
as the time passes.

Walking is ideal for people of all ages and all fitness
levels, and it is generally recommended for its best
health benefits.

Here is how to do it best:

a)     Choose comfortable and supportive shoes,
or trainers.

b)     Wear loose clothing and in layers to be easy 
to remove if hot.

c)     Walk outdoors on the pavements or in nature
for at least thirty ( 30 ) minutes.

d)     When you walk, keep your head up, your neck
and shoulders relaxed, your back straight and swing
your arms freely.

e)     Walk smoothly and in a moderate pace.


A  l  s  o :


*     Make certain, you walk to the shops or walk to the
public transportation or to your work every day,
instead of driving.

*     Try to use the stairs instead of the elevator, at
home or at work.

*     If the weather does not allow, walk inside a
shopping center or similar.

*     When you are at home, try to be active by doing
various chores or moving up and down or just
standing, instead of sitting.


Two Pairs of Shoes


Bottom Line


Our body is built to be in motion in order to
perform well and serve us right.
Consequently, we need to keep it physically active
so that we can be healthy and long lasting.

Motivate and persuade yourself to take all the 
necessary time you need for regular exercise as 
part of your every day life.

Decide now and take charge of your own health.
Start a daily workout plan as of today, and enjoy
all the already established and confirmed health

Good luck !!







Hi there!


Juan Ponce De Leon lived between 1474 and 1521.
He was a Spanish conquistador and the first governor
of Puerto Rico.

De Leon led an expedition in the year 1513 to La Florida
searching for the Fountain of Youth, because he wanted
to regain his youthfulness.

He was later told by the natives of the area, that what
he was looking for existed only in the waters of South
Beimeni in the Bahamas.

The Fountain’s water was supposed to be so powerful
that it could restore youth and longevity to anyone
who drank it ……


Der Jungbrunnen
Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1472 – 1553


Open And Shut


During our youth years we all want to be older, to
dress better and to be taken seriously by the others.
When we actually grow older, we all desperately
wish we were younger and remained younger,  for
the rest of our life.

But as the years go, at some point, we just realise
we have eventually become that older person,
we always wanted
to be when we were young.

Consequently, we now have to accept that there is
no point in fighting this very natural process, but
accept and celebrate all changes it is bringing with
it, either physical, mental or emotional.




The Fairy Stories


There are certain myths about growing older.
These myths should never be allowed to influence
your way of life in any way.
Take all necessary steps to avoid them at all costs.

a)     Mental and Physical downturn:
This is not necessarily a DNA destination;
but something that can be greatly reduced by
leading an active, healthy and creative lifestyle.

b)     Peace and Quiet:
Again this is not true for most people;   living a
miserable life is not what they want.
Instead many wish very much to develop relationships,
either of a romantic nature or various friendly

c)     Contribution Inability:
Today’s adults are very able to lead in business, support
various activities, assist in education or help with
charity and volunteer work.

d)     Youthful Appearance:
Although people’s external image changes over time,
they still want to look smart, attractive and important.

e)      Slow Down and Retire:
A great number of adults today, actually want to pursue
different and new projects, and develop special interests.



The Blessings


Growing older is the greatest and most fundamental
enemy for all humans.
Still, you should accept this course gracefully, because
according to several studies, it is bringing with it a good
number of benefits.


I.     Physical


a)    The immune system will be stronger due to having
through lots of epidemics during the years, and have
developed resistance to so many viruses.
As a consequence, you will be catching less colds and flu.

b)    The older you get the less allergy attacks you will
be suffering;   and whenever you do suffer an attack,
it will last for a much shorter time.

c)    Ageing establishes a more intelligent brain, due
to accumulated knowledge through the years.
You will be able to solve problems more efficiently
and take smarter financial decisions;   also you will
develop better understanding and wiser judgement.

d)    It is now established that older people have more
frequent, satisfactory and better quality sex.
So you will be enjoying yourself more.

e)    As you grow older you will be losing a number of
your sweat glands;   consequently, you will be sweating
much less than when you were younger.

f)    Older adults suffer less headaches and migraines.
If you happen to develop one, it will be much milder
and it will last for a shorter time, than the younger people.

g)    Ageing contributes to better sleep during the night;
therefore, you will be feeling less tired, sleepy and
drained during the day.



II.   Mental and Emotional


a)    You will be feeling grateful for all the experiences
have accumulated over time, and you will develop
the self-confidence you always wanted.

b)    You will view life from a different perspective.
Everything now will start falling into place for you,
and you will know what all the fuss was about all
the previous years.

c)    You will learn not to be influenced by other people’s
opinions and expectations, about how you look or how
you live your life or whatever else you do.

d)    You will become less emotional about various
and you will worry to a lesser degree about
most things in life.

e)    You will learn that it is absolutely useless to compare
yourself to other people, and your expectations about
your productivity will reduce.

f)    You will finally start appreciating yourself much more,
and you will, at last, know who you really are as a person.

g)    You will understand that you need to focus on yourself,
your desires and passions, your purpose and your goals,
in order to achieve a happier and healthier future life.

h)    You will certainly and definitely realise that each and
every day of your life must be lived to the fullest.

Ageing is inevitable.
Since it is something that we can not avoid, it is better
to embrace it, and feel good about it.

Keep on learning and discovering.
Change your beliefs and the way you think, and live in
the present.

Move on and look forward to new things happening
all the time.

Be cool !!!





Hi there!


Walking is man’s best medicine

Hippocrates  of Kos     460BC  –  377BC

The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise,
and of all the exercises walking is the best

Thomas Jefferson     1743  –  1826

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day

Henry David Thoreau     1817  –  1862

Everyday I walk myself into a state of well-being and
walk way from every illness

Soren Aabye Kierkegaard     1813  –  1855

Walking is cheap, fun, safe and acceptable exercise

Annie Edson Taylor     1838  –  1921


Forest path


On Foot


Walking is a weight bearing exercise, and one of the
most effective and perfect ways to maintain and
improve your health, fitness and overall well being.

Either you walk all day doing various tasks, or you
hike on hills, or you use a treadmill in the gym, or
you walk in nature, you will definitely reap all
health benefits and increase your activity levels.

In your middle years, that is between the ages of
forty five ( 45 ) and sixty five ( 65 ), you will need
to walk one and a half kilometre in fifteen ( 15 )
You will need to walk a total of three ( 3 ) kilometres
in half an hour.

Walking is low impact exercise, and  it does not
require special expensive equipment.
It can be done at any time convenient to you during
the day, and all the year round indoors or outdoors.

You do not need to be especially fit or of a certain
age, and it does not require any special training.
You can walk alone or with company, and it is fun
and very interesting.

On top of all the above, walking is absolutely free.


Walking shadow


Health Benefits


The following are the reasons why you should start
going for a walk right away:

1)       It reduces stress and encourages better sleep.
2)       It reduces the risk of certain cancers, including
bowel and breast cancers.
3)       It reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
4)       It reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes.
5)       It improves the blood circulation in the body.
6)       It boosts the immune system.
7)       It sharpens focus and concentration.
8)       It improves the mood and total well being.
9)       It fights chronic diseases.

10)     It improves balance and co-ordination.
11)     It encourages stronger bones.
12)     It increases muscle strength and endurance.
13)     It burns body fat and reduces total weight.
14)     It reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.
15)     It keeps the heart and lungs fit.
16)     It manages cholesterol and high blood pressure.
17)     It helps with joint pains.
18)     It controls various muscular pains.
19)     It reduces death risk.


Forest walk


Daily Grind


For best results walk a minimum of thirty ( 30 ) minutes
or more, at a moderate pace, every day preferably at the
same time.

To enjoy your walk, you will need the following:

a)     Buy shoes made specifically for walking, so that you
can feel more comfortable and better supported.

b)     Wear loose, comfortable and light clothes to suit
the weather at the time.

c)     Choose the right course wisely when you walk outdoors,
to have good visibility
and be safe during your walk.
If it is raining or it is very cold walk in a shopping mall.

d)     Always carry with you a mobile phone, just in case.

e)     Walk slowly for five ( 5 ) minutes to warm up, and
again another five ( 5 ) minutes at the end of your walk
to cool down. 

f)     Wear a pedometer to calculate your steps and distance.

g)     When you return home, stretch your calf and thigh
muscles holding for twenty ( 20 ) seconds each stretch. 

h)     Always drink enough liquids before and after your
walk routine.


Walking by the sea


The Right Way


To walk correctly,

1)     Walk tall, keeping your shoulders, neck and head up,
and looking forward.
2)     Keep your stomach in and your torso upright.
3)     Rotate your hips forward and backward without
4)     Use short and quick steps without overstriding.
5)     Lead with your heels and land smoothly.
6)     Keep your elbows at ninety ( 90 ) degrees, and swing
your arms close to your body, while keeping your hands

Note that, you will burn more calories if you walk when
the weather is either cold or humid and warm;
and less when the weather is nice and cool.

To add more steps to your work day,

*     Take always the stairs.
    Walk to the shops.
    Walk between sittings for a few minutes.
*     Take a fifteen ( 15 ) minutes walk after dinner.
    If you work, take a walking lunch break.

Walking is a lifestyle exercise.
It can be done any time, anywhere during your daily
routines;   and it is the simplest way to keep your body
and mind healthy.

Walking is a genuine, solid and very simple exercise
at the speed that suits you.
To collect all the health benefits, you only need a steady
and regular walking routine throughout your whole life.

Good luck!





Ground Zero!


Hi there!


Love is an extremely strong and very effective disorder
affecting our nervous system.
It is a chemical means developed through our evolution
to benefit and promote our species to survive and prosper.

It helps us develop and maintain relationships;
it encourages us to defend and protect ourselves physically
and mentally;
it makes us want very deeply to support our offspring.

In the modern world, the most heroic struggle in one’s
life is to love themselves;   and it really is an awfully
difficult and terribly exhausting thing to do.

Most people neglect their own needs, health and
happiness, because they have been taught to do so
since they were children;
and certainly because loving others is easier than loving

And yet, self love is the foundation of the most important
relationship you will ever have  —  the relationship with



Bull’s – Eye


Self love is not a state of just feeling good by having a lot
of money, and buying and doing everything we want,
or being narcissistic.

Self love means to accept yourself exactly as you are and
what you are.
It means to know your own qualities and how significant you
are;   to know your purpose and your limits.

Self love means to always look after and be kind to yourself.
It means to really know that you do deserve your love, your
respect, admiration, and appreciation at all times.

Loving yourself is a number of actions that provide you
with confidence, determination and belief in yourself;
you will enjoy peace of mind;   you will demonstrate better
judgement;   and you will savour overall happiness.

You will be able to make the right decisions, and you will
exhibit more love towards other people.
You will be mentally stronger and balanced, and your life
will become simpler.

Certainly it must be emphasized that, self love is not
something temporary and
short-lived    but a continuous
and growing
course of actions.



End In View


The following routines will help you build self love:

a)     Reduce and finally eliminate all negative beliefs
about yourself, either they are routed from your past
or they are self-inflicted.

b)     Stop thinking that you must be perfect in everything
you do in order to be happy.
Perfection does not exist;   nothing in life is perfect.

c)     Focus only on your positive qualities and values,
each and every day.

d)     Be truthful, honest, realistic and sensible.

e)     Do all the things that make you feel good.
Be creative and develop hobbies.

f)     Never compare yourself to other people.
You are a unique person, so compare only to yourself.

g)     Establish healthy, explicit and precise limits to
all your actions and steps.

h)     Always give priority to yourself, because you
have earned it and you deserve to be first.

i)     Find your purpose, meaning and direction in life.
Only then you will be happy and fulfilled.



j)     Take full responsibility for your own health and
Watch your diet, exercise, sleep, rest, relaxation, fun
and relationships.

k)     Surround yourself only with people who love you
and make you feel good, and eliminate all others.

l)     Take risks, examine various opportunities coming
your way, and celebrate your wins at the end.

m)    Every day feel grateful about something in your
life, even if it is something very small, no matter what
else is happening around you.

n)     Be very aware and wise about your own thoughts,
feelings and desires, to be able to keep things under control.

o)     Forgive yourself whenever you make any mistakes,
and try to learn from them.

p)     Envisage yourself being empowered, inspired,
motivated and encouraged.

By practising the above mentioned actions of self love,
you will learn to cherish, honour, respect, accept
and really care for yourself.

Self love is a continuous and steady passage.
Self love is something you can choose and adopt.

Select correctly and enjoy the benefits and rewards.




Hi there!


Ila was a happily married woman in her mid
forties.   She has always been an attractive and
very fit person, exercising on a regular basis
and looking after her body well.

Lately though, she had been feeling distressed
and concerned;   because she discovered a good
amount of cellulite on her upper thighs.

It looks horrible and disgusting , she kept
complaining to her husband almost every day.
Your legs look very good to me;
I can’t see the imperfections you are complaining
about    and even if I could, I wouln’t care less ,
he replied with a big smile, and continued.

I believe you must know that most men don’t
see cellulite as a problem;   they only see a
beautiful woman with  a great derriere and
lovely legs.
So try to feel comfortable with your body shape,
and know that I love you en masse;   and I will
continue doing so even if you develop more
cellulite tomorrow he said and kissed her softly.


Bright Grey Skies


Mattress Phenomenon


Cellulite is one of the biggest common concerns
for most women.
It usually appears after puberty, and it affects people
of all ages, sizes and sex.
Being female and overweight though, puts you at a
higher risk of developing it.

Women specifically, feel unattractive and ugly.
They try their best to hide it with clothes, and they do
everything they can to eliminate it altogether.
Men on the other hand, seem to ignore this problem

Cellulite is a type of fat deposits below the skin, and
is mostly noticed on the buttocks, thighs and knees,
as well as stomach, abdomen and arms.
It makes the skin look lumpy, bumpy, dented and dimpled
like the surface of the orange peel.

Cellulite appears on the skin in three stages:
*   In stage one, it is still invisible with the naked eye.
*   In stage two, the skin is paler in appearance, it feels
cooler to the touch, and it shows reduced flexibility.
*   In stage three, the skin is heavily bumpy and lumpy.


Grey Skies


Can of Worms


About eighty five percent ( 85% ) of females have cellulite,
and almost all women have some kind of it, hiding in
their bodies.
The following factors are blamed for the development of
this unsightly problem:

a)     Lifestyle habits like,
smoking, being sedentary, suffering from chronic stress,
drinking alcohol every day, standing for many hours.

b)     Various hormonal issues.

c)     Genetic predisposition and slow metabolism.

d)     Poor diet and nutrition habits.

e)     Wearing very tight clothes on a regular basis that
restrict the blood flow.

f)     Age, muscle loss and hardening of the connective
tissues also contribute to the problem.

g)     Accumulation of various toxins in the body like,
pollutants, chemicals, preservatives, medicines.

There are many cellulite reducing products and
treatments, that either they do not work at all or they
may produce some temporary results;   on top of
being very expensive and dangerous or toxic.
But also there are plenty of natural ways to reduce
cellulite, and improve your skin and shape.


Blue skies with clouds


Prime Movers


Here are some natural cures for your cellulite problem:

a)     Follow a clean alkaline diet, full of vegetables, green
leaves and fruits, on a daily basis.

b)     Include fatty  fish, nuts and avocado with your meals
every day, for their omega 3 content.

c)     Hydrate by drinking plenty of liquids during the day
like, pure water with a bit of lemon, coconut water
or herbal teas.

d)     Eat only pure sea salt or himalyan salt.

e)     Eat high fibre foods to include whole grains and legumes. 

f)     Exercise by combining cardio workout and weight
training, to tone all your problem areas.
Also, stand up and walk around the room during the day.
Other exercises to adopt if you are not going to a gym are:
Jogging, Riding a bike, Swimming, Dancing and Walking.

g)     Dry brush your problem areas with a soft natural
fibre brush daily for a few minutes, then moisturise using
coconut oil.
This will help remove toxins and tighten your skin.

h)     Massage your problem areas with a combination of
rosemary and sage essential oils mixed into some coconut
oil, for five ( 5 ) to ten ( 10 ) minutes every day.

i)     Massage your problem areas with a coffee scrub:
mix ground coffee with some brown sugar and some
coconut oil to a paste consistency.
Do this three ( 3 ) times a week.

j)     Wear loose underwear and clothes to assist your
blood and lymph circulation, which are absolutely
essential to get rid of your cellulite.


To Sum Up

You must know that only actual exercise and the right diet

will remove the unattractive fat deposits from your body.

Everything else including the expensive cellulite creams
on the market, will mainly help with the overall appearace
of your skin, and make it look softer and tighter.

Always remember that you do need to give yourself plenty
of time to be able to see any improvement.
During this time, you should be following a very healthful
and nutritious diet, you should be reducing your stress
levels, and certainly you should avoid smoking.

Although you may be feeling very embarassed, and basically
hate it, you must accept your body as it is, and try to improve
it gradually.

Good Luck !!



Jelly – Belly !


Hi there!


Cat and Chez met at their gym this afternoon, since
they were both taking the six o’clock aerobics class.
They warmed up in the jogging machines for a
while, then entered the room waiting for their
trainer to start the class.

It was an extremely enjoyable routine for fifty
uninterrupted minutes, after which they went
next door to the cafe for a drink and a chat.

I’m still very concerned about this bulge in my
abdomen;    I’ve already limited my calories, and
as you know,  I’m exercising every day.
But to no avail  —  it still persists ,
Cat said feeling distressed.

I don’t feel good in my body or in my clothes;
and I don’t know what to wear, especially in the
summer, to cover up this growth in front of me
she continued almost in tears.

I know exactly what you mean;   it’s very difficult
to lose belly fat  —  I’ve been fighting against this 
upsetting problem myself for many years now
Chez replied in a sad tone.


Fat Flower


Hot Potato


Lower body fat is a considerable worry for most
Everybody wants to feel comfortable, attractive
and relaxed in their clothes.
Unfortunately, this abdominal fat is really stubborn,
and it will still stay there even if you diet and
exercise regularly.

This dangerous fat is connected with a number of
health problems, and it really is worse than just
being generally overweight.
So you do need to take all necessary steps to regulate
it and keep it under control.

Obviously it is not easy to eliminate this fat, so you must
be very willing, absolutely determined and completely
persistent to undertake solid permanent lifestyle changes.

A small amount of belly fat is good for you to protect
your lower internal organs.
But if it becomes a lot it is not healthy any more.

Apart from being overweight in general due to 
over-eating and muscle loss, the most common causes
of stubborn abdominal fat are the following:


Red Flower


a)     Adrenal Imbalance

When you are constantly stressed your adrenal glands 
keep on releasing excess cortisol and adrenaline,
causing serious hormonal imbalances in your body.
As a consequence, it starts accumulating surplus of 
fat in the abdominal area.

The Answer

Manage your stress levels by avoiding or minimising
all stressors in your life.
Also use meditation, deep breathing, herbs and nature
to reduce your cortisol levels.

b)     Oestrogen dominance

Excess oestrogen in your body encourages storage
of fat in the abdominal area.
Accumulation of this female hormone is encouraged
by eating conventionally raised meats and their
products as well as fish.
Also there is another contribution by the
toxins and poisons.

The Answer

The only thing you can do to avoid oestrogen
overload is to avoid all the above mentioned
harmful items in your everyday life.

c)     Menopause

During the climacteric years the female hormones
fluctuate a lot, and as a result the body stores
fat in the abdomen to balance these changes.

The answer

Manage your menopause status by reading detailed
advice in my earlier post Vicissitude!.

d)     Insulin Resistance

If you follow an unhealthy diet , eventually your
body will be unable to respond properly to insulin
The final result will be that the excess blood sugar
will be converted to fat and stored in your
abdominal area.

The answer

Eliminate all processed carbohydrates from your 
diet, and eat only pure whole foods.
Also eat healthy fats, vegetables, fruits, organic
meats and wild sea foods.


Fat White Flower


Cause Celebre


Here are some more tools for you to help you 
lose some abdominal fat:

1)     Exercise to build and maintain muscle tissue.
Adopt the simplest of the exercises, which is Walking.
Walk every day at a moderate pace for thirty ( 30 )
Keep on moving and standing the rest of day.

2)     Sleep for seven ( 7 ) hours every night, including
This will keep you relaxed and burn fat in the body.

3)     Boost and support your gastrointestinal microbiota
to help you digest and absorb your foods better.
Eat fibrous foods and take a high quality probiotic
supplement, every other day.

Believe in yourself.





Hi there!


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 ,
she thought.

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
and patient.
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.


Hat Lady


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.


Yellow Flower


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
be debilitating.

Here is a guide of all the usual symptoms of
menopause, for your consideration and peace
of mind.

Physical Symptoms

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
17)     Formication
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 )
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
36)     Tinnitus
37)     Restless Leg Syndrome

Psychological Symptoms

1)       Loss of Focus and Concentration
2)       Brain Fog
3)       Poor Memory
4)       Loss of Libido
5)       Mood Swings
6)       Irritability
7)       Anxiety
8)       Panic Attacks
9)       Depression
10)     Feelings of Loss of Attractiveness
11)     Feelings of Loneliness
12)     Anger and Frustration
13)     Loss of Temper
14)     Impatience
15)     Absent Mindedness
16)     Loss Of Confidence

Long Term Effects

Cardiovascular Diseases
Lung Function
Prolapse  of the Abdominal Organs


Feather Lady


Midlife Rebirth


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
and Swimming.

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
heart disease.

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
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
dangerous inflammation.


Dark Red Flower


Powerful Evolution


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
you comfortable.

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 !!