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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: Dryness during menopause

by Eileen, on 5 December 2016, A.Vogel's Menopause Mondays

In this week’s A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays I take a look at why dryness is such a common symptom during the menopause, how it affects many areas of the body and what you can do to help yourself.


Video transcript:

Hello and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays. And today, I’m going to talk about the symptom of dryness in the menopause.

Now, this can cause all sorts of health issues, and it can affect lots of different areas of the body. And we know that falling oestrogen can actually dry out the mucous membranes in the body. And the mucous membranes are basically anywhere where there’s any moistness presence. So we know the vagina is one area, the mouth is another area as well. But they’re all different situations in the body, some more well-known than others. So I thought I would just go through them all today. Continue reading >

A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays: The ten golden rules of menopause

by Eileen, on 28 November 2016, A.Vogel's Menopause Mondays

This week to celebrate the year anniversary of A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays I decided to focus on the top ten tips (or what I like to call my ten golden rules) I regularly recommend to menopausal women to help them throughout the menopause.

Video transcript:

Hello, and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays. I can’t believe it. I have been doing these video blogs for a whole year. And when I first started this time last year, I was sure that I would only have enough subjects maybe for two to three months. But here we are, we’re still going, and I’ve still got a long list of subjects that I would love to talk about. And you know what? It’s all down to you lovely ladies out there. You’re the ones that have been sending in fascinating and puzzling questions, and I’ve had to go away and do a little bit of research, or I’ve seen a question and I thought, “I would love to talk about that.” So please, keep these questions coming in.

My Ten Golden Rules

For today, what I thought I would do, rather than talk about one particular thing is to give you some golden rules. Very often when I’m talking about a subject, I will give you tips or I will give you suggestions of things that you can do to actually look after yourself. So I thought I would put them all together. So today is the ten golden rules of the menopause. Continue reading >

A.Vogel Menopause Mondays: How to deal with extra stress during the festive season

by Eileen, on 21 November 2016, A.Vogel's Menopause Mondays

In this week’s A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays I take a look at how to deal with extra stress during the festive season.

Parties, dinners, extra shopping, even money worries – it’s never ending at this time of year! Stress can have a huge impact on your menopause symptoms, making them worse or even bringing on new ones. So, this year get ready for the festive season with my simple stress relieving tips.


Video transcript:

Hello and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays. I can’t believe it’s nearly the end of November and we’re now on the run-up to the festive season. And I know, for most people, it’s a time of joy and happiness and family get togethers but it can also be very stressful and if you’re going through the menopause and you’re already feeling stressed, if you’re already anxious, if you’re already fatigued, then this added pressure can make a huge difference to your symptoms, to your well being and how you actually feel about yourselves. Continue reading >

A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays: How Sage & Agnus castus can help you

by Eileen, on 14 November 2016, A.Vogel's Menopause Mondays

In this week’s A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays I continue to look at popular supplements and herbs which can help you during the menopause. This time I take a look at Sage and Agnus castus and explain how these two herbs can help ease some of the most common symptoms of the menopause and peri-menopause.

 

Video transcript:

Hello, and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays.

Now for those of you that have been watching for a little while, you know that nearly every week, I will make recommendations of certain herbs or supplements that we know can be very beneficial in the menopause. So I thought that just every now and again, I would actually go into more detail in either a herb or a supplement, just to give you a better idea of how exactly it may be able to help you through the menopause.

Today, I’m going to talk about sage, and I’m going to talk about Agnus castus. Now I love herbs, because they’re very simple, but they can do such a lot. And very often, they can work quite quickly. And it’s really interesting, if you look closely at herbs, some of them have what’s called a signature, and this means that it can actually give a clue as to what it can be helpful for. Continue reading >

A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays: Are you breathing properly?

by Eileen, on 7 November 2016, A.Vogel's Menopause Mondays

In this week’s A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays I take a look at breathing and explain why not breathing properly can have a big impact on menopause symptoms.

Watch or read to find out how to know if you are breathing correctly, what symptoms you may experience if you are breathing the wrong way and learn a simple breathing exercise which can help to ease some of your menopause symptoms.

Video transcript:

Hello, and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays. Now, I’m going to ask a little bit of a silly question. Are you breathing properly? And I’m sure a lot of people will be going, “I have no idea.” Well, to be honest, it’s not actually that much of a silly question. I quite often do a little bit of research. I look through books and magazine and papers to see if I can find some interesting subjects. And I was actually reading about breathing and about what can happen if you don’t breathe properly, and the more I read the more I realised that some of the symptoms of poor breathing could actually be menopause symptoms. Continue reading >