When was the last time you woke up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, eager to face the day with an abundance of energy? When did you last sleep soundly through the night not waking up at 4 a.m. to the glowing light of your alarm clock? When were you last comfortable in your body, not dreading some hot flash from Hell in the middle of a meeting?
If you are like many women, the navigation through mid-life is anything but smooth. The transition often starts with a niggling discontent; perhaps you want to leave your marriage, or take a trip away from your children or parents. Or it may show up as free-floating anxiety about your job that lately seems too much to handle. Many women don’t recognize or talk about the psychic turmoil of early menopause – the crying jags, or the heart palpitations, the relentless stress. A lot of women chalk it up to being tired and believe it will yield to a head-on assault, a new exercise or diet regime.
You may find yourself waking early worrying about things you have no control over but you cannot seem to shut your brain off and get back to sleep. Perhaps it’s worse and you’re waking up five times a night feeling like a furnace is raging in your body. Waking bleary-eyed the next day you guzzle coffee and while dressing you notice your clothes are fitting just a little snugger, just a little more uncomfortable each day. You drag yourself to work and curse not getting to the gym again but you know the fatigue won’t permit it. You’re stuck in a rut and you wonder why your body is betraying you?
You probably don’t talk about the other alarming symptoms – the unwanted hair growth, the low sex drive, the buzzing head pressure, the depression. Fed up you might take a trip to your doctor with an intuition that something is wrong. You leave 30 minutes later with what you already knew. You’ve hit menopause. It’s a natural part of life. Every woman goes through it. Get used to it. Your doctor may have offered antidepressants, or perhaps you received the sensational advice to exercise more and eat less. You leave disheartened, feeling helpless, frustrated, and alone.
Now let’s go back to the original question. Who would you be and what would you do without your symptoms? If you had your energy back? If you slept soundly and made it through an entire day without a single hot flash, or anxiety? If you didn’t crave carbohydrates or feel guilty about everything you put in your mouth?
When we suffer from symptoms, we are unable to concentrate on anything else. Our symptoms become who we are. Imagine if you had someone to guide you through your mid-life transformation and help you relieve your symptoms. It can happen and it will prepare you for the next best part of your life. There are simple nutritional solutions to the symptoms many women suffer in mid-life but these solutions are not always easy to put into practice. Of course, we know we should eat properly but there are so many choices of food nowadays and who has the time? What if there is a family to feed or we need to eat on the run? I can help you put it all together. Get your life back, rejuvenate, revitalize. Then who would you be, and what would you do?