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Eileen's Menopause Blog

"I am happy to pass on my personal knowledge and experiences to help those who are still unsure of what is happening to them."

When I realised that I was slowly approaching ‘that age’ I decided I wanted to know as much as possible about the menopause, I wanted to know what physical and emotional changes were likely to occur and what could be done naturally to control or reduce them. I spent several years reading and researching as much material as I could.

This helped me tremendously going through the menopause as I could almost anticipate symptoms depending on how my life was going at the time. This also allowed me to make the necessary lifestyle and dietary changes to ward off the symptoms. So I am here today happy to pass on my personal knowledge and experiences to help those who are still unsure of what is happening to them.


A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays: Soya for menopause – why it helps & the right type to take

by Eileen, on 16 January 2017, A.Vogel's Menopause Mondays

In this week’s A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays it’s all about phytoestrogens (also known as plant oestrogens) such as fermented soya and how they can help ease low oestrogen symptoms, including hot flushes, anxiety, low mood, joint aches and pains and more. I explain what type of soya you need to take to feel the best benefits.



Video transcript:

Hello and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays. And I thought today that I would talk a little bit about phytoestrogens or plant oestrogens and how they can actually help you through the menopause. Continue reading >

A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays: How to relieve constipation during menopause

by Eileen, on 9 January 2017, A.Vogel's Menopause Mondays

In this week’s A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays it’s all about constipation and how falling oestrogen can cause this common digestive problem. Plus, I recommend simple ways to help relieve constipation.



Video transcript:

Hello, and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays. Today, I am going to talk about constipation. Now, I know over the last year I’ve talked about digestive problems on a regular basis, and we know that falling oestrogen can actually affect our digestive system. It basically just slows everything down. And unfortunately, one of the results of this slowing down is constipation. Continue reading >

A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays: 5 resolutions to help your menopause

by Eileen, on 2 January 2017, A.Vogel's Menopause Mondays

In this week’s A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays I take a look at 5 common new year resolutions we all make (and often break) and explain why keeping them could make a big difference to your menopause. Plus, there is 1 resolution I recommend you don’t make!



Video transcript:

Hello, and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays. And today, I’m going to talk about New Year’s resolutions.

Now, if you’re anything like me, I usually start on January the 1st, and by January the 5th, I have given up. I just find I can’t actually sustain whatever it is that I’ve planned to do. And you know, we make resolutions in order to improve our health, in order to improve our well-being.

They are actually quite important. And if we can do good things to help us during the menopause, then that can give us lots of different benefits. But it can be very difficult to fit New Year’s resolutions into our lives. We don’t often have the time. We don’t have the planning. And sometimes, we don’t actually have the focus just to be able to carry them through. Continue reading >

A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays: What to do if you have overindulged

by Eileen, on 26 December 2016, A.Vogel's Menopause Mondays

In this week’s A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays it’s all about overindulgence and how to get your body back on track after consuming too much food and alcohol. We are all guilty of it at this time of the year, but unfortunately overindulging can have a big impact on your menopause symptoms, so it’s important to know how to recover quickly and counteract any discomfort.


Video transcript:

Hello, and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays. I thought today, seeing as we’re just in the holiday season, that I would talk about overindulgence. Oh dear, if you’re anything like me, then you’ve probably overdone it already and are possibly suffering from the consequences. Now, I love food, and if anybody ever says to me, “You can never have a glass of wine again or a lovely cup of coffee or a piece of really gooey chocolate cake,” I would very, very seriously cry.

So, in these holiday times is when there’s going to be lots of food and drink and other temptations around us. It’s very difficult to say no. So, today what I’m going to talk about is how extra foods can actually affect our menopause symptoms, but what you can do to actually rectify it as soon as possible. Continue reading >

A.Vogel Menopause Mondays: What happens to your periods & what’s normal

by Eileen, on 19 December 2016, A.Vogel's Menopause Mondays

Worried about what’s happening to your periods? In this week’s A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays I take a look at a few different scenarios you might experience including missing periods, heavy periods, spotting, periods coming back and more. I explain what happens to your periods in the run up to the menopause, what’s normal and what you need to be aware of.


Video transcript:

Hello and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays. Today, I thought I would tell you about what happens to your periods in the run-up to the menopause. And I know over the last year I’ve talked about sort of single situations, but I thought I’d just talk about them all together today. The problem is that this is a very individual thing. Each one of you out there will have a completely different menopause. It will be your own, you know, it doesn’t fit any sort of standard pattern, if you like. And this is what can confuse an awful lot of women. And I get so many of you, you know, writing in and emailing in, worried about what’s happening, is it normal what’s happening? Should it be happening? What should I do? Should I actually go to the doctors? So I thought I would just shed a little bit of light on a number of different period scenarios, if you like. Continue reading >