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On November 23rd, 2022, I celebrated My MENOVERSARY!! My menopause anniversary. I couldn’t think of a better portmanteau. A new iteration of myself has been unfolding for twelve years. November 23rd, marked twelve months/one year since I had my last period. This means I was officially in MENOPAUSE (I’m now post-menopause), an experience that includes […]
The word menopause is oftentimes used loosely to refer to the entire menopause experience. But I’m sure by now you know that the entire process occurs in stages. Namely, perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause. Together they make the menopausal experience. Let’s take a look at each phase. Perimenopause Perimenopause is the time leading up to menopause […]
I think it’s safe to say that the most commonly talked about menopausal symptoms are hot flashes, night sweats, and low libido. But did you know there are some very unusual or weird and less talked about symptoms? Some of which people close to me and I have experienced. They will probably blow your mind, […]
Every great bodily transition comes with its own unique set of experiences. Think puberty and or pregnancy? They all have their pros and cons. Well, menopause is no different. Did you know there are thirty plus symptoms associated with perimenopause and menopause? Symptoms vary from none, mild or severe. And to be clear, perimenopause and […]
Many of you know I’m a gut-hormone axis believer and supporter. The presence of the estrobolome and its role in hormone health is among the most important lessons I’ve learned about the gut biome. My menopausal mantra is “gut care is menopause care.” Much like “gut care is skincare.” So I’m sharing a bit about the […]
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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