Menopause refers to the time when over 12 months has passed after the final menstrual period. It is a time of, often dramatic, hormonal changes, including a sharp decline in oestrogen levels. Perimenopause is the transition period into menopause, where women start to experience some menopausal symptoms.
There are many symptoms of menopause and peri-menopause and include:
The hormonal shifts that occur at this time can cause the body to use energy differently, potentially leading to weight gain. Further to this, the decline in oestrogen can cause a loss of bone density and increase the risk of bone fracture.
Many of the common symptoms and experiences that occur during perimenopause and menopause can be alleviated with proper support. Belinda understands this multi-faceted and layered stage of life often coincides with various personal changes. By combining up-to-date medical testing with evidence-based naturopathic treatment, Belinda will prescribe individualised dietary modifications, lifestyle recommendations and specific supplementations to support you to thrive during this transition period.
Belinda has also teamed up with Lee Holmes from Supercharged Food to create a 6-week online course to support women during menopause and peri-menopause. Learn more about the Flourish and Nourish Through Menopause online program and join our community here.