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My message for World Menopause Day

by | Oct 18, 2021 | Blog

My message for World Menopause Day is this:

  1. You have got this
    You have the wisdom, experience, strength and tools to navigate menopause, however it looks and feels for you.
  2. Talk about it
    Talk about what’s going on for you, with friends, family, colleagues, your GP or nurse. This is part of your social support, one of your most important tools. It’s also part of their education, and yours. The more we talk to each other, the more we share, the more we all learn.
  3. Ask for help when you need it
    If the people you ask can’t help you, ask them to help you find someone who can.
  4. Trust your instinct
    If you want HRT, get educated about what’s on offer and get the best medical support you can. If you don’t want, or can’t have, or feel you don’t need HRT, find out what else is on offer and get the best non-medical support you can. Actually, do that alongside HRT too.
  5. Rest when you need to
    Life can be exhausting. Menopause and perimenopause can be exhausting. You don’t have to push on through. If you can’t see a way to get any time out, ask for help in getting an extra day/hour/week/10 minutes to yourself once in a while.
  6. Move on a regular basis
    Exercise to keep moving and to keep strong. This could include walking, dancing, yoga, running, pilates… whatever you enjoy. Regular exercise helps keep inflammation down – which can flare up once oestrogen starts to decline – and can help reduce anxiety and depression as well as keep bones strong. Over-exercising may just exhaust you and depress your immune system, so make sure there’s balance here.
  7. Eat nourishing food
    Notice what kind of breakfast sustains you through the morning, what kind of lunches keep you fresh through the afternoon, how you feel if you include more vegetables, more protein, less protein, less white rice/pasta/bread and more whole grains, more water… Enjoy your food.

My next Menopause Nutrition online workshop is on Thursday 9th December.
Also check out my nutrition podcast: The Nutrition Brought to Life Podcast – weekly, bite-sized “chapters” based on my book Nutrition Brought to Life

Kirsten Chick – photo by HeardInLondon


Workshops and Courses:

Please visit the links below for more details

Online workshops:

What is an Anti-Inflammatory Diet?
Inflammation is a key feature of many illnesses and conditions, so an Anti-Inflammatory Diet is often recommended. But what is an Anti-Inflammatory Diet, and how can you put yours in place?
Available on demand at: kirsten-chick.cademy.co.uk

Nutrition for the Menopausal Mind
Learn a nourishing approach to help manage and regulate stress, anxiety, memory, concentration, brain fog and sleep.Understand why these can be a problem around perimenopause and menopause, and how nutrition can help.£6
Available on demand at: kirsten-chick.cademy.co.uk


Introduction to Integrative Oncology for Healthcare Professionals (online)
11 pre-recorded modules by 11 different Course Presenters
£99 (for a limited time only)
Book: yestolife-horizons.org

Other Events:

Yes to Life Annual Conference 2023: You & Your Cancer Team
I co-hosted and presented at both the online and in person events this year, alongside some wonderful professionals, who came together to bring you the best practical support possible.
Recordings of the key speaker sessions are available to buy now: www.yestolifeshop.org/annual-conference-2023

Your Life and Cancer conference
Kirsten was invited back to this year’s event, appearing in an interview with naturopathic oncologist Dr. Heidi Kussman and on two Q&A panels – download the recordings from both weekends here: www.yourlifeandcancer.com

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