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How to eliminate bloating during perimenopause

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 December 2015, Digestion, Menopause, Women's Health

Whatever you call it—farting, flatulence or gas—bloating is the accumulation of gas in the small intestine. This digestive disorder is particularly common during PMS and perimenopause.

So what’s the link? And more importantly, how can you get rid of it?

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Are period symptoms a good predictor for menopause?

by Sonia Chartier, on 3 December 2015, Menopause, Women's Health
predictor of menopause

Not precisely, but it’s always fun to guesstimate! Certain factors do influence the age at which menopause begins, but it’s not always the ones you’d expect. At the risk of disappointing many of you, it’s true that certain links between PMS and perimenopausal symptoms have been proved scientifically, but only with respect to some symptoms.

What you can control is your diet and lifestyle, and there are natural ways to prepare for the transition to make it less of a bumpy ride.

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Is it already your perimenopause?

by Sonia Chartier, on 5 October 2015, Menopause, Women's Health

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Perimenopause is the period—and associated bodily changes—leading up menopause (prefix “peri” = around). It can start as early as a woman’s late 30s or as late as her 50s.

This process varies in duration, lasting anywhere between 2 to 10 years. A common sign of perimenopause is irregular periods due to the hormonal fluctuation occurring. As your ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone, levels gradually decrease over this time, in theory; in reality, it’s more like rollercoaster of ups and downs…

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His prostate + Her menopause = Sleep problems?

by Sonia Chartier, on 19 February 2015, Men's Health, Menopause, Stress and sleep, Women's Health

Why would so many women benefit from getting their men Prostate 1 to reduce the symptoms of prostate enlargement?

Not just because they care for their men’s health and want them to be happier and healthier, but also because a healthier prostate gland for the husband means fewer night time trips to the loo and therefore less interruption of their own night’s sleep!

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Menopause and weight gain

by Sonia Chartier, on 6 October 2014, Menopause, Women's Health
weight gain

After 40, many of us watch our bodies put on extra weight. Indeed, on average, our bodies gain a pound a year when we are in our 40s.  When women go through menopause, the physical and hormonal changes can exacerbate this weight gain.

Many women go on extreme diets to fight this. However, these are often ineffective, because diet is not the only culprit behind weight gain during menopause.  The weight gained during menopause is also more apparent: instead of being distributed throughout the body, it is held in the belly area, and once it settles in, it is difficult to lose.

Why the weight gain?

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