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A few weeks ago on Instagram, I shared that the liver, adrenals, and nervous system are three areas to consistently support during perimenopause and menopause, and wanted to follow up with a bit more information.

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I began experiencing perimenopause at thirty-eight, and between then and fifty, I had roughly five hot flashes. Nothing intense. Then the beginning month of my 50th birthday, they started to rain on my body, day and night. I was like, WTF?

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A poem by Prof Lee Tzu Pheng Sip your TeaNice and SlowNo one Ever knowswhen it’s Time to Go,There’ll be no Timeto enjoy the Glow,So sip your TeaNice and Slow. Life is too Short butfeels pretty Long,There’s too Much to do, so much going Wrong,And Most of the Time You Struggle to be Strong,Before it’s […]

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I know the magic of diaphragmatic breathing. But sometimes, I get complacent. Today I was reminded of how magical and powerful it is for the body. As you may know, I’m in the perimenopausal/menopausal stage of my life, which has caused an uptick in headaches due to hormonal fluctuations.

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After a two-year hiatus, I made my way back to the sauna, and boy, did it feel good. If you’ve ever considered using the sauna, starting slow is best. Beginners should begin with a sitting time of 10 to 15 minutes and gradually work their way up to 20 to 30 or perhaps 40 minutes. […]

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And just like that, I’ve changed gears and have officially left the fourth gear and shifted into the fifth gear. If you know anything about changing gears in manual cars, fifth gear allows for the fastest speed using the least power. 

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Did your parents, teachers, or health care providers prepare you for perimenopause? If you’re lucky to have had preparation from parents, etc., congratulations. You are a part of the minority. If you didn’t? I’m with you. We’re in the majority. You would think that such an important transition/right of passage, accompanied by so many physical […]

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Our bodies are more powerful than we can imagine. Have you ever heard of EPIGENETICS? It is the study of how the environment and behaviors influence gene expression without changing the DNA sequence.

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Dan Beuttner coined the term “Blue Zones,” which refers to the lifestyle of the world’s longest living communities; centenarians. They are among the oldest and healthiest people in the world, living with little to no chronic health issues. He is also the author of the book, Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People […]

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I'm Dixie. 50+ Biology and health educator, qigong practitioner, beauty and wellness founder, empty nester, and all round life lover.