Menopause – let’s talk about it! 

I am glad to see that there’s lots of talk about the perimenopause and the various symptoms. We see lots of women at the shop who have questions, sometimes they think they are going crazy. We can offer advice but sometimes it’s good talk to a Nutritional Therapist one-to-one.
Davina Dowling is a Nutritional Therapist who works at Natural Health Store in Wexford, she also sees clients privately. Her favourite area of health is women’s health. I asked her what her approach is when dealing with the perimenopause.
Davina has a personalised approach when working with women’s health concerns as no two women have the same experience when going through the menopause. She takes a detailed health and lifestyle history during a consultation including details of medication and supplements. She strongly believes that good nutrition is key but we might not be able to get all the nutrients from food.
Davina will ask about your gut health and if you have digestive symptoms like bloating or constipation. How you cope with stress and anxiety. What your sleep is like. She will consider any toxins you have been exposed to and how that impacts on your liver and lymphatic health. Toxins can include medication, contraception, household cleaners, body care, smoking, alcohol, and processed foods. All these areas are looked at and Davina can set up a tailored program for you.
There are many symptoms that you may experience. Hot flushes, night sweats, anxiety, depression, and irritability. Aches, pains, and joint problems. Sleep problems. Vaginal dryness and low libido. Weight gain and digestive issues. You may have one symptom or have every symptom known to be associated with the perimenopause. This is why it is so important to talk it because you can think you’re going crazy if you have so many changes happening at the same stage in your life.
As you know there are many supplements available and one of our favourite ones for pre and post menopause is Cleanmarine Menomin. It contains a great combination, Omega Oils from Krill, soya isoflavones, B vitamins, biotin and vitamin D. Many women feel better using it. They have more energy, fewer flushes, and improved vaginal dryness. MenoMin contains vitamin B6 which contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity, B12 to help the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, and biotin for the maintenance of normal hair and mucous membranes. It’s definitely worth taking a look at.
There is no need to take this journey all on your own, call into see us or talk to someone today. We can talk to you at the store and guide you through the wide variety of supplements and health advice available to you. You could check out in your local health store if there is anyone specialising in female health. They usually know who is doing what in town and can give you the names of practitioners they know and trust.

Natural Health Store,
Market Cross Shopping Centre
Phone: 056 7764538
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