MyMT Accredited International Qualification in Menopause Health
We have an exciting new page for our Menopause Packages. Check it out using this link
University of Canterbury NZ Certified
Nutrition and Wellbeing
Learn to create healthy habits with the foundation of Menopause; Your sleep and hydration. We also delve into our Endocrine System, what hormones are playing up and how we can support these.
Hormones in our gut which do everything from tell us when we are hungry to when we are full. Not only this but also how we digest food, unfortunately aging means organs like our liver and gall bladder slow down and therefore their abilities. Can't 'stomach' alcohol like you used too? is your stool now different in form?
This chart can help you understand why you need more hydration and fiber.
Types 1 -2 indicate you may need more hydration as things are a little 'dry' (and more besides) also keep an eye on types 5-7, these have a lot of fluid in them, that fluid is being drained form your body so you WILL need to replenish it.
Likewise, types 5-7 indicate lack of fiber in your diet or lack of nutrient uptake from fiber. eating more fruit and vege each day is a great start.
The beauty of Natural Modalities is that they have been in use for thousands of years; therefore prove themselves by this very fact. The modalities work holistically with your body to bring about Homeostasis - Balance. The word holistic means, WHOLE.
IE: Hot flushes are a rise in your body temperature. Instead of just simply cooling our body temperature, Reflexology for example, holistically works with your hormones involved - the endocrine gland that secretes that hormone and the cause and effect of the entire endocrine system in relation to your HOT FLUSH. Therefore getting to the route cause.
Think of it like coming across a road closure, you can see there has been a traffic accident and traffic is being redirected. (Your body is externally being cooled down with a cold compress).
What you can't see however is the reason for the accident. (Hormone levels changing, creating excess heat in your body).
The cause of the accident was a pot hole, the driver swerved to miss the pot hole and ran off the road.
(Your Hypothalamus (the pothole) stimulates your Pituitary Gland (swerving the car) which in turn stimulates the Thyroid which is our thermo-regulator (running off the road). Traffic is redirected (our body temperature rises and we have a hot flush). by the arrival of police and ambulance (cold compress).
So 'seeing' behind the scenes of the accident (hot flush) allows the entire picture to unfold, and therefore that 'pot hole' (endocrine imbalance) can be filled in; saving other traffic from the same fate.
Perimenopause is the lead in faze to menopause.
Many women do not realize they are in this phase because many symptoms are small and gradual changes.
Symptoms can start in your 30's or you may not experience these if you go into surgical menopause. (Menopause due to surgery ie: Hysterectomy)
Pause Retreat 2023 saw us relaxing and learning in the southern hemisphere's first town of light, REEFTON. We were scheduled to go to the Baton Homestead up under Kahurangi National Park, however 3 bouts of COVID had us reschedule 3 times. Yip its still out there.
We are as yet to pop up dates for 2024, hoping to get something finalized late in the year.
As you know I have been using this COVID season to research even further into our Menopause health and am currently focusing on nutrition.
So super excited to have a complete new involved section of the retreat dedicated to this!
For an over view on what happened at Pause Retreat 2023 check out details including prices at Pause Retreat 2023 (pauseretreat-menopause.com)
Pause Retreat content includes:
NUTRITION & YOGA
NATURAL THERAPIES & MOVEMENT
Check out our Pause Retreat webpage for full details
See you there
Any questions, or to pop your name on our waitlist
please call / text Liz on 021 644 402