- Adopting a nutritious diet: Focus on whole foods rich in calcium, fibre, and phytoestrogens to help with hormone balance and bone protection.
- Prioritising regular exercise: This aids in weight management, bone strengthening, mood enhancement, and sleep improvement.
- Opting for quality supplements: Consider quality supplements like Hormone Helper to provide specific nutrients and herbal support that may be lacking in your diet.
- Managing stress: Practice relaxation techniques like meditation, deep breathing, or yoga.
- Ensuring adequate sleep: Aim for seven to nine hours nightly to aid in recovery and hormonal balance.
- Limiting triggers: Reduce consumption of potential trigger foods or drinks like caffeine and alcohol.
- Engaging in hormonal therapies: Consult with healthcare professionals about potential hormone replacement therapies or menopause treatments.
Perimenopause and menopause are significant yet challenging natural phases women encounter, so with the proper knowledge and support, we can navigate them with resilience.
Zoe Daemar, the co-founder of women's health supplement brand Mister Jones, says the lack of awareness around these changes is mind-blowing.
"Just like puberty, it's a natural phase of life, but puberty isn't shrouded in the same veil of 'taboo', maybe because the topic is a little uncomfortable or it signifies entering the next stage of your life (which some are not quite ready to reach), but we need to open up the conversation more, for both ourselves and the next generation", Daemar explains.
Perimenopause is the body's gradual transition to menopause. While it typically starts in your 40s, this period can vary from person to person, and it's not uncommon to begin this change in your late 30s, although you may not realise it. As hormones fluctuate, whether over a few months or a few years, perimenopause eventually leads to menopause.
Menopause marks the end of an individual's menstrual cycle and the ability to become pregnant naturally. Typically occurring in your 40s or 50s and with symptoms lasting several years, you're considered to have officially entered menopause after 12 consecutive months since your last period.
Daemar believes a holistic approach to diet and lifestyle is fundamental during perimenopause and menopause. A key concern during this phase is bone health; post-menopausal individuals face an increased risk of osteoporosis. Symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats can also occur, and being aware of potential triggers like certain foods and beverages is crucial.
After hearing from the Mister Jones community, a targeted menopause supplement, Hormone Helper, was formulated to support the often uncomfortable symptoms of menopause. Daemer shares that Hormone Helper's conception began with Mister Jones's first product, The Perfect Pair. "We expected our customers to talk about feeling more energised, less stressed, and better rested. What we didn't expect was to hear that, for some, The Perfect Pair had seemingly offered relief from the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause", says Daemer.
These women "deserved targeted support formulated specifically to help them find comfort in perimenopause, menopause and beyond".
While every individual's experience with menopause is unique, as Daemer explains, "There's a few familiar threads that run through most. We've created Hormone Helper with tri-pillar support to address the main concerns during this time, including menopause support, bone health support and stress support".
Hormone Helper assists with alleviating night sweats, hot flushes, low libido and excessive sweating by including chaste berry, garden sage and Shatavari. The formula also incorporates vitamin K2, D, and calcium to assist with declining bone health and density. To support symptoms like stress, irritability, nervous tension, mild anxiety and emotional imbalances, Hormone Helper includes ashwagandha, Schisandra and activated vitamin B6.
Daemer is blown away by the feedback from customers taking Hormone Helper, who say they've noticed changes in their mood, they're sleeping better, and their hot flushes have drastically reduced.
Taking a holistic approach to supporting the body through perimenopause and menopause, Daemer offers the following advice to anyone going through these significant changes:
As well as targeting symptoms of perimenopause and menopause with Hormone Helper, Mister Jones's range of supplements includes The Perfect Pair for all-day energy and a better night's sleep, Daily Beauty Greens and Daily Beauty Berry for balance and energising, and a medley of naturopath-blended herbal teas to comfort the body. Daemer explains that the Daily Beauty powders range is well-placed to support those encountering menopause, as it helps to restore the often dysregulated gut microbiome due to the sudden change of hormones.
Importantly, Daemer's struggles with stress, fatigue and exhaustion led her to co-found Mister Jones. She's proud to offer the Mister Jones community high-quality formulas targeting common issues and strives to help women feel their best. Mister Jones provides a money-back guarantee and can set customers up with a naturopath consultation to guide their concerns.
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