HRT - How to handle your situation and find relief from your symptoms naturally!
ps. when I say 4 years to write, I meant 4 months!
What does this online guide help you with?
This is the place to find solutions to understand and then relieve your menopause symptoms . You may have a jumble of symptoms and be worried as you're not sure whether what you're experiencing is normal or not, so the first thing I can tell you is that you are normal. These symptoms can feel very confusing but they do come down to the same underlying causes.
I've developed solutions to symptoms for my clients and now I want to help women everywhere who want to really understand what is going on with their health and hormones, energy and emotions and most importantly, what to do about it! They don't cost a bomb, you can do most of it at home, you already eat the food, and you may have to buy a few supplements, but that's about it, this really is something you can do at home, and start now.
I've created this online support guide for you, no matter what symptoms you have, or what stage you're at, just click the a button below that is the nearest to how you feel or know where you are below, and I'll take you to the next step.
Now I've spent the last year giving talks and expanding into workshops I have a lot of knowledge on how to help yourself at home to tackle symptoms, alleviate the most intense and understand why this is happening and what to do so that during these transitional years you can flourish.
This is what we cover in the 8 week guide to helping you understand and improve your menopause years:
Anxiety | Night Sweats | Quality Sleep | Hot Flushes | Brain Fog | Digestive Issues | Achy Joints
Low Moods & Mood swings | Vaginal Dryness | Belly Fat and why it happens | Irritability
Topics covered in this 8 week guide are:
Understanding your hormones
Why are your emotions all over the place
How to balance your energy levels
What to eat to reduce stubborn belly fat
Why liver toxicity causes so many symptoms
What kind of exercise will work for you
Coping mechanisms for anxiety
What supplements are brilliant for menopause
What therapies are the best for your symptoms
How essential oils will help with your moods and frame of mind
Plus access to ask me questions via my facebook group!
Introductory Price of just £10 to start making changes today!
Understanding your menopause starts here
HRT is completely your personal choice, I'm not here to tell you what to do, I'm here to give you as much unbiased advice about you managing your menopause to keep you as happy and as healthy as is possible!
If you've clicked on this page you're likely to fall into one of these categories:
I want to have a natural menopause
I can't have HRT
I'm thinking of coming off my HRT - how do I do this?
Help, there's a shortage, and my symptoms have come back with avengance - Click here
If you're one of the above options then consider yourself in the position of the perimenopause, unless you have already got to the stage of daily Hot flushes - then click here as you're well into the Menopause stage, follow this link so that you can check that this is you.
If you're getting ahead and preparing yourself then that is great and you carry on reading here. It doesn't matter what your views are on HRT, you should still learn about what changes you're going to go through and what you can alter in your lifestyle to really support the energy changes, physically and emotionalyl that are coming your way.
One of the main surprise facts that I tell women who are considering or are on HRT is that when you come off you will have menopausal symptoms, this can sometimes be met with a shocked silence?
The menopause is the change in your monthly cycle due to your changing hormone situation. Going on HRT puts this process in limbo, so when you come off HRT you will have the menopause, and this is something to be planned for.
I'm glad that if you were option 3 and you're thinking about coming off HRT that you're here, you can buy this online guide as it will give you advice and support that you're not likely to find else where at this time when you wish to withdraw from HRT. The main piece of advice I can give you is to ween yourself gradually, do not go cold turkey, that would have the same effect as having a hysterectomy, you would experience a lot of symptoms all at once.
If you are in the unfortunate position of not being able to renew your prescription take Red Clover for starters, its a phyto-estrogen that can start to replenish some of your missing estrogen, it's no where near as powerful, but one thing you learn in this 8 week guide is that every little thing helps, and all small things come together for a big change!
Why Can I help you?
First let me give you a little background, I'm Andrea Marsh, a Shiatsu and Chinese Medicine Practitioner and I hit the Perimenopause quite by surprise, and wondered why my brain just didn't work the way it used to (brain fog!), why I was now triple booking my diary when I'd always had this information in my head (loss of memory), why was I crying at anything on breakfast tele (depressed?) and getting really squirmy stomach every morning (anxiety). Looking back these things had been happening for about 4 years but growing in intensity. Luckily for me, I was at a networking event and the main speaker talked about her menopausal experience at work and why she had to quit her high level job in finance (I'd got utterly fed up with my job in computer software and planned a quick escape route); I found myself nodding along to her and wondering if, at 46 and 2 days, I was hitting the Menopause?!
I'd never given it a second thought, it was something I was going to 'fly through' in my 50s or 60s.... or something. I never realised this started happening in our 40s. Also based on my mum's age of going on HRT (44) and that I've not had children, statistically (very roughly!) I could transition a bit younger. As a therapist I have chosen to have a natural menopause, I've learnt a lot about energy, which I go into in this guide and that I do feel that I need the energy to go through this transition and that now in my late 40s this is the right time for me.
Luckily, as I'm a therapist, a researcher and qualified in Chinese medicine which teaches us to look for patterns and I really wanted to know more. In fact I felt relieved, and then empowered, I wasn't depressed, there was a chemical change going on in my body I could learn about, and most importantly, do something about!
That first day I found out there were '34 symptoms of the menopause' so I looked them up, and I could tick 25 of them as happening over the last 4 years, so that was quite a blow, but hey, look on the bright side I could now tell I wasn't depressed there was a hormonal change going on in my body, it had these effects and it was natural - I was totally relieved!
In fact, I was elated, there was a physical reason for why I was feeling as I was, why my brain wasn't functioning at the level it had ( I was worried I slipped into the use it or lose it category) and why I was finding marmite or my glasses in the fridge!
I felt empowered that there was a reason, and a weight lifted but I looked at these jumbled up 34 symptoms and thought 'there must be a pattern to how they present, they can't all just randomly appear, there must be some sort of order to the way the body transitions through the menopause years.
Chinese Medicine teaches us to look for patterns, so I set to researching this, and I came up with a pattern. Not only that, a couple of months later at a talk with a GP Hormonal specialist I found that my 'pattern' was overlaid by her graphs of Progesterone and Estrogen decline; I really felt I had something here.
Meanwhile I started working with women who had symptoms, and tried to target my therapy, Shiatsu at alleviating symptoms. I really didn't know if I could, but I had the theory of it with the Chinese Medicine so I thought I'd have a go.
How did I relieve my night sweats?
I worked on my own symptoms first, I altered my eating habits to reduce my own night sweats, and then I started to help clients.
My first trial client had no energy and awful night sweats. We altered her eating habits as well as using shiatsu and client had less night sweats, better sleep and more energy! We were both thrilled, and I felt I had something I really should investigate further
A year later I was able to put up a website, with my success stories in helping women alleviate symptoms with therapy and understanding. The more I learnt the more women I could help and I came to understand that with altering eating habits, taking supplements, learn lifestyle hacks, gaining knowledge and respecting energy and physical changes within I could help women make changes for the better with knowledge.
I started doing regular talks, and the more I did, the more information women wanted. Then I came to a point where a lot of women wanted information to make changes for themselves, from home; even a 30 minute phone call was enough to change how women were tackling their symptoms; I was empowering women, and they were feeling better for it. The bottom line is that it's about education, understanding and feeling back in control of your body, and this is where this guide was born. One day in discussion with a 'menopause comedienne' we hit on this idea and here it is. A true guide to what is going on within you, what you can expect AND what you can do about it.
Now, a couple of years on I've helped dozens of women in 1-2-1 treatments and 100's of women through talks. I know that these changes work, it's why I'm now ready to put these steps into a guide for you!
"I have subscribed to your online guide and I'm reading with great interest. Lots I didn't know.
I started to get fed up of everyone else's opinion on menopause so it's both refreshing and empowering to understand the 'science' behind hormonal changes and how to address them in a pragmatic way." Sharon
"I have signed up for your guide after attending one of your talks. I am hoping it will make as big a difference as my arms have relieving the itchy skin, through lemon in hot water, magnesium and your cream." Fiona
"If you have the opportunity to attend one of Andrea’s talks then don’t miss it. She is knowledgeable, interesting and above all shares loads of practical advice that you can implement immediately." Janet