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Moving Through Menopause

Moving Through Menopause

By Phillipa Butler Menopause Physio

Menopause; a cause for celebration or is it a catastrophe? Did you know there are 34 known symptoms of menopause. I didn't! I created this podcast to share knowledge to support and empower all women to be the master of our own destiny as we navigate the menopause transition together.

Join me and my generous guests as we chat about all the things we can do to help ourselves, things I wish I'd known sooner and some new nuggets of information.

Find out more about Pilates and Yoga for Menopause at www.precizion.co.uk
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Menopause and Palpitations: A Cause for Concern?
Menopause and Palpitations: A Cause for Concern?
If your heart is beating 'ten to the dozen' or 'missing a beat' every now and again it could be just another symptom of the menopause. All three of us in this episode have experienced this unpleasant and sometimes worrying symptom for ourselves and since many menopause symptom checklists include palpitations (e.g. rapid, irregular, and/or exaggerated heartbeats) this should not come as a surprise. Research suggests palpitations are relatively common, up to 42% of peri-menopausal women and 54% of postmenopausal women report having palpitations. (I) Are women rushing to the doctors in droves? Probably not, we are shrugging our shoulders, saying 'that was a bit weird' and getting on with life. Although 44%–87% of women aged 40–59 years believed their palpitations required treatment there is currently no level 1 evidence to support managing menopause palpitations. (I) Why then if palpitations in peri- and post-menopausal women are common are they relatively understudied in comparison to hot flushes then normalised and/or trivialised like many other menopause symptoms. Historically these symptoms have mostly been attributed to anxiety and stress rather than cardiac causes. This may well  be the case but I for one am not impressed by the lack of curiosity about palpitations in peri and post menopausal women. My recommendation is "if in doubt get it checked out"! In this episode we explore the topic of palpitations and heart health for women around menopause, what is happening, when to be worried, and how we can best take care of ourselves if no fault is found.  If Moving more is on your to do list and you are looking for guidance drop me an email hi@precizion.co.uk My thanks to my guests: Dr Susan Baumgaertal: myMDadvocate Jackie Whur Clinical: Hypnotherapist Disclaimer: Please note that any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner if you have any specific health concerns. Reference I Carpenter JS, Sheng Y, Pike C, Elomba CD, Alwine JS, Chen CX, Tisdale JE. Correlates of palpitations during menopause: A scoping review. Womens Health (Lond). 2022 Jan-Dec;18:17455057221112267. doi: 10.1177/17455057221112267. PMID: 35833667; PMCID: PMC9289918.
26:37
November 25, 2022
The Menopause Collective Talk Premature Menopause
The Menopause Collective Talk Premature Menopause
In this episode me and members of the menopause collective uncover the physical and emotional ramifications of an early Menopause.  Is your body letting you down? Is the overburdened medical system equipped to deal with women equitably and effectively. Are you falling victim to the postcode lottery for healthcare? I do hope not! But if you are there is a solution listen on as we do our utmost to support and guide women to thrive up to through and beyond menopause whether it arrives on schedule or prematurely! Movement is medicine for menopause and I would love to introduce you to the many benefits. If you need guidance to move more reach out to me hi@precizion.co.uk or find me at Precizion.co.uk Thanks to my guests  Tamar Challis: Person centred counsellor, coach and mediator specialising in women’s mental health. Claire Ottewell: Aromatherapist and Medical Astrologer.
22:05
November 16, 2022
Menopause; Making a diagnosis
Menopause; Making a diagnosis
Join me and members of the Menopause Collective as we discuss the diagnosis of Menopause. How do we diagnose Menopause, is there a right way? We tackle testing; when is it appropriate? What about when I have a diagnosis of Menopause, then what?  Symptoms are our body's was of communicating and we can get better at hearing those messages. Sometimes we need additional support and to take action. Medication can support us but lifestyle medicine is powerful stuff and of all the things we could do moving more is top of my list.  Take some time to perform a lifestyle review and get in touch with your aspirations for yourself. Now decide your plan of attack, start small but dream big! Get in touch with me if you would like help to get more movement into your life. hi@precizion.co.uk Join us on Facebook in the private group Moving through Menopause  My thanks to my guests: Dr Susan Baumtaertel June Tranmer Disclaimer: Please note that any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner if you have any specific health concerns.
25:08
November 02, 2022
Make Heath a Habit with Intermittent Fasting and Movement Snacks
Make Heath a Habit with Intermittent Fasting and Movement Snacks
Join me and my special guest Dr. T. Dalton Combs; neuroscientist and author. In this episode we will unpick the causes and consequences of human behaviour. We talk all about how we can all hack healthy habits and live better lives.  I'm all ears as we talk movement snacks and Intermittent fasting. Movement and nutrition are the most important pillars of health (in my opinion) and contribute the lions share to living a long and healthy life.  You will come away with some great tips and information peppered with some giggles as always. So pop in the pods or listen in the car (my favourite). Join me to Move more https://www.precizion.co.uk My thanks to Dr Dalton Combs Phd Find out more about Intermittent Fasting at Temper.com  Why not Join the ZOE Intermittent fasting Study and help further scientific discovery today! Disclaimer: Please note that any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner if you have any specific health concerns.
35:27
October 24, 2022
Menopause: No more going it Alone!
Menopause: No more going it Alone!
Women are toughing it out, coping alone and putting up with 'stuff' more than ever around Menopause. Checkout this conversation as the Menopause Collective piece the puzzle together and discover how to strike a balance between coping and taking action to help ourselves. Enjoy our chat and let me know if you have any comments or suggestions for future topics of conversation.   Host: Phillipa Butler Physiotherapist, Pilates and Yoga Teacher Book a chat with Phillipa or join a class for free with the coupon code FIRSTFREE   Find out more: www.precizion.co.uk Guests: Tamar Challis: Person centred counsellor, coach and mediator specialising in women’s mental health.   Claire Ottewell: Aromatherapist and Medical Astrologer  Nicki Chamberlain: Health Coach  Jacquie Whur: Clinical Hypnotherapist   Disclaimer: Please note that any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner if you have any specific health concerns.
33:20
October 21, 2022
Talking Periods: A Beginning, Middle and End
Talking Periods: A Beginning, Middle and End
The episode I am talking with  Fiona Catchpowle the founder of Talking Periods. Why are we talking about periods when Peri-menopause ushers in the end of the monthly cycle? Menopause sits on the reproductive continuum that begins with Puberty and menstruation and ends with Menopause. Fiona asks "... why don't we talk about menopause? Is it because we don't talk about menstruation? and so she on a mission to equip women with the knowledge that helps us all travel along the 'hormonal highway' with more aplomb. Perhaps what we need to be asking is, HOW do we talk about periods? We will chew this over and discover more about the menstrual cycle and how it could shine a light on what is come approaching Menopause. Grab a cuppa and join us. You might be interested to explore Menstrual Health Made Easy This is a self-care series presented as a combination of 12 mini podcasts (each less than 5 mins) and 17 one page info-graphics, available via a digital learning platform. There you will learn the essential information in bite-size pieces; you can listen, learn and then take action! Coupon Code Save 50% if you sign up before the deadline. MH50 Join Phillipa to Move well, feel well, be well
33:30
September 29, 2022
Menopause and Relationships
Menopause and Relationships
Menopause and Relationships How can we sustain healthy relationships as we traverse Menopause? Abba said it the best “Knowing me, knowing you, Ah haa” Join me and members of the Menopause Collective as we gather to bash out this tricky topic and uncover tips to make all our Menopause experiences better. Try this: Get to know yourself better, Learn to express your needs , Be accountable when things to awry, and Remain open to receiving feedback. Feeling Heard How do we tackle a desire to feel understood? find your tribe and seek out supportive communities online or in your local area. Workplaces Menopause adds another layer of complexity when it comes to navigating relationships in the workplace. Although workplaces are becoming more aware of the menopause conversation this doesn’t mean things will improve overnight. We must overcome our own propensity to ‘put up and shut up’ and have pragmatic conversations if we are going to improve our lot. Enjoy our chat and let me know if you have any comments of suggestions for future topics of conversation. Host: Phillipa Butler Guests Tamar Challis: Person centred counsellor, coach and mediator specialising in women’s mental health as they move through life transitions such as menopause, divorce, retirement. Claire Ottewell: Aromatherapist and Medical Astrologer
20:30
September 29, 2022
Menopause: Feeling like a broken record?
Menopause: Feeling like a broken record?
Checkout this great conversation as I chat with Dr Susan Baumgaertel and hypnotherapist Jacquie Whur. Join us as we explore how to get what we need to deal with the challenges tossed at us by Menopause.  Do we need to have shared experiences to understand the challenges and frustrations that other people face? Is it really important that others understand what is happening to us? How can we be more comfortable in our own skin around menopause? How do we navigate that journey; which could be three months for some and eight years of hell for others? Or could we channel our inner Elsa and "let it go" as we adapt to our new reality and dare I suggest laugh it off? Why not Move more with Phillipa? If you would like to know more about my Movement programmes to Maximise Midlife please email hi@precizion.co.uk My thanks to: Susan Baumgaertel, MD FACP Jacquie Whur, Clinical Hypnotherapist Mind and Motivation Coach
35:06
September 25, 2022
Acupuncture and TCM for Menopause; Can it Help? You bet ya it can!
Acupuncture and TCM for Menopause; Can it Help? You bet ya it can!
Checkout this great conversation with Kath Berry BHSc, MSc, an acupuncture educator with over 25 years of clinical experience and co-author of an upcoming (18th October 2022) JCM publication “Menopause: A Comprehensive Guide for Practitioners”.   Kath is an advocate of women’s rights and she empowers women to reach their full potential. Together we unpick some of the complexities of Traditional Chinese and East Asian Medicine and reveal how these approaches can smooth our way through Menopause.    Kath is a font of knowledge and great fun to chat with. She has a knack of making the complicated simple and has done us a great service by bringing this extensive body of work together in one place. A must for any clinician's toolkit. I was thrilled to receive her ringing endorsement of my work sharing Movement to Maximise Midlife and Make Menopause Better.  Join me to move more TODAY at Precizion Ltd Find Phillipa https://www.instagram.com/precizion.uk/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/42810240/ https://www.facebook.com/precizionltd/ https://twitter.com/Phillipabutler Find Kath Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kathbberry/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KatherineBerryEducation LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kath-berry Disclaimer: Please note that any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner if you have any specific health concerns.
46:15
September 09, 2022
Female? Over 40? FACT: Menopause is only a matter of time but there's lots you can do!
Female? Over 40? FACT: Menopause is only a matter of time but there's lots you can do!
If you are 40 plus and female then Menopause is only a matter of time! Symptoms begin gradually and for some women will really affect their quality of life. Get the lowdown on the surprising symptoms of menopause when I was interviewed by Tammy Aghedo for her House of Tammy Talkshow.  My Advice? Don't put up with the pain and disruption Menopause can bring. Movement really is Medicine and there is not one symptom that being more active will not help! My expertise is in Pilates and Yoga and my Physiotherapy training puts me in a great position to help you move more, move well and make a change.  Tammy is an energetic and curious host and in her own words this conversation might just 'knock your cotton socks off!' Get your drinks and snacks, Press play and enjoy.  😀 Disclaimer: Please note that any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner if you have any specific health concerns.
35:51
August 29, 2022
Fatigue and Menopause; Exhausted, Brain Fog, Insomnia? It could be the Menopause!
Fatigue and Menopause; Exhausted, Brain Fog, Insomnia? It could be the Menopause!
Join me and Dr Ron Eaker Ob/Gyn, author, speaker, and award-winning women’s health educator, as we unpick Menopause and Fatigue. Ron is an incredible source of knowledge and expertise with 30 plus years of experience guiding women through midlife and menopause. If you are struggling with hormonal issues, weight gain, low energy levels, and reduced libido listen on.  There's one thing we absolutely agree on; the importance of Physical activity! There's not one symptom of Menopause that doesn't respond to appropriate levels of Physical activity. Movement is medicine for the mind, body and soul and has a part to play in managing pesky menopause symptoms, including fatigue. He emphasises that education is key but we must take action to make the changes that will transform our experience of life. If the second half of your life is losing it's sheen, checkout this conversation to help you to feel like your old self or BETTER! Checkout my Moving through Menopause facebook group for support, tips and resources. Join me for a FREE Movement MOT and find out how I can help you to Move More and Feel Better. Find out more about Dr Ron Eaker. 
42:33
August 03, 2022
Menopause and Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) with the Menopause Collective
Menopause and Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) with the Menopause Collective
This episode we tackle UTI. An unpleasant experience many women will have that can be increased post menopause due to the decreasing levels of Oestrogen and As Oestrogen production falls in menopausal women, UTIs can occur more frequently. It may also be that the bladder is not fully emptying, which can also increase the chance of an infection in your bladder. This is a long one but packed with information, chat and suggestions to help you prevent and manage the dreaded UTI.  Check out how movement can help at https://www.precizion.co.uk. Join your first class for free with the coupon code FIRSTFREE  Catchup on all the episodes you have missed and like and subscribe to my channel to hear more from me and the Menopause Collective. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCudDlTqNQujy06Bk73nBdPA Join my free Moving through Menopause Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/menopausecollective/ Disclaimer: Please note that any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner if you have any specific health concerns.
45:03
July 11, 2022
Brain Heath, Mental Fitness and Menopause with the Menopause Collective
Brain Heath, Mental Fitness and Menopause with the Menopause Collective
Brain Health, Mental Fitness and Menopause Caring for your brain cells may not be top of your list of priorities around menopause but brain fog, memory loss, low mood and anxiety are all feature of perimenopause and can persist into Menopause. There are oestrogen receptors in the brain there is no denying that and declining levels of oestrogen around menopause definitely can contribute to the neurological signs and symptoms we experience. But to what extent are our lifestyle choices contributing or compounding this phenomenon? Alcohol, stress, and our western diet can all have detrimental effects on our overall health and the brain is no exception. Save a brain cell today It is worth knowing that brain cells do not regenerate to the same extent as other body cells and so caring for our brain cells is an important consideration for a healthy and fulfilling older age. Strategies to nourish the brain can include wholesome nutrition, increasing levels of activity and taking care of the thoughts we think. Join our conversation to gather some simple tips and hacks to boost your brain health from TODAY! 7 steps to better brain function 1. Moderate exercise such as Pilates and Yoga is a step in the right direction. Try this beginner session. 2. Soothe the brain with healthy fats in meals or snacks. 3. Curate your thoughts with some positive affirmations. 4. Transport yourself to a place of deep relaxation for a few minutes every day to reduce your stress and cortisol levels. 5. Try a blend of the essential oils in a diffuser. 6. Dry skin brushing stimulates the circulation and removal of toxins. 7. Cold water immersion has been demonstrated to challenge the nervous system and help to manage mood disturbances. Turn the shower cold at the end of a shower and rinsing your hair in cold water keeps it shiny and soft and can even help us have healthy hair follicles. Find a few minutes minutes every day to boost your brain with movement, food and the thoughts you think. Follow us on Facebook and join our Moving through Menopause Facebook group. Join me, Phillipa to try your hand at Pilates or Yoga and move more to think and feel better https://www.precizion.co.uk/onlineclasses/ Thanks to my contributors Claire Ottewell Jaquie Whur Tamar Challice June Tranmer
33:30
June 04, 2022
Menopause and Libido-All is not lost!
Menopause and Libido-All is not lost!
You can't help noticing that spring is a time of new life, accelerated growth and energy. But menopause might just be messing with your energy levels and your natural instincts for love making. Join us to get the lowdown on libido and get some ideas and suggestions to help fan the flames of your ardour.  Contributors: Phillipa Butler: Chartered Physiotherapist, Certified Pilates Teacher, Yoga and Meditation Teacher Tamar Challis: Person centred counsellor, coach and mediator specialising in women’s mental health as they move through life transitions such as menopause, divorce, retirement. Claire Ottewell: Aromatherapist and Medical Astrologer Disclaimer: Please note that any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner if you have any specific health concerns.
26:35
April 23, 2022
Natural Healing and Menopause with Dr Bruce Berkowsky
Natural Healing and Menopause with Dr Bruce Berkowsky
This episode I chat all things menopause and general health and wellness with Dr Bruce Berkowsky. I am the guinea pig as we demonstrate his natural Health Science System. This approach embraces naturopathy, herbology, nutrition, homoeopathy, and aromatherapy. He combines western medical approaches with the traditional eastern healing arts and offers individualised intuitive care to resolve physical and emotional disharmony.  Our first port of call is to examine what is occurring in a person's life to discover any excess or deficiency in the fundamentals before moving on to supplementation. We begin with food and learn a wonderful recipe for a healthful breakfast smoothie.  Moving on we talk all things thyroid and the link to other hormonal problems including menopause symptoms!  Did you ever wonder why digestion seems to be a problem in middle life? Wonder no more! We will discover how stomach acid declines as we age and what you can do to support your digestive processes and improve gut health.  Next, we hear an in-depth explanation of the benefits of hot and cold water hydrotherapy to help the dry skin of menopause. All from the comfort of your own shower!  Dr Bruce talks us through his vital Chi skin brushing technique to stimulate the circulation in the skin, remove the dead skin cells and vitalise the skin, to stimulate the flow of chi energy around the major meridians and stimulate lymphatic drainage. Remember the lymphatic system is your ‘sewer system’ that removes the toxins from your cells. The vital chi skin brushing technique is organised in a specific sequence to encourage drainage properly into the appropriate lymphatic nodes.  Finally, Dr Bruce tells us all we need to know to enjoy an ‘air bath’ before bed and enjoy a restful night’s sleep. Sign me up!! Contact Dr Bruce Berkowsky Your Host: Phillipa Butler Chartered Physiotherapist, Pilates and Yoga teacher Join Phillipa for Pilates or Yoga live online
49:37
April 10, 2022
Hair loss Headache? Help is at Hand!
Hair loss Headache? Help is at Hand!
This episode I chat all things hair-loss with Dr Ben Behnam Board Certified Dermatologist specialising in medical hair loss management. Dr Ben is a dedicated hair loss and hair restoration specialist working alongside his brother Dr Sean Benham Board Certified Hair Transplant Surgeon in their Hollywood practice. Together they founded HiHappyHead.com which focusses on providing customisable prescription grade topical solutions for men and women.   Did you know that even the most lustrous, voluminous hair could be affected by the hormonal fluctuations of the Menopause transition? Put this together with a genetic predisposition to female pattern baldness and ‘sprinkle on’ some of the stressors we encounter in mid-life, and you may find yourself shedding hair left, right and centre.   Dr Ben tells me that “some people are genetically predisposed to losing their hair, but it may be that there are other factors that accelerate that underlying tendency. “I have a lot of patients that come and see me in their 30s and they look amazing, and I know they’re going to keep their hair unless something drastic happens.” But when the Sh*t hits the fan help is on hand! Dr Ben says “I have some female patients that come in and honestly all we do is put them on protein, collagen and vitamins, I review them 4-5 months later and they tell me they’re much better even without using any prescription drugs”. It is lucky for us that things are a changing in hair restoration medicine. Only 7 years ago we were seeing 90% males that only 10% females in our practice but over the past five years the mix is changing. It could be that social media has helped to shift the taboo around female pattern hair loss. The great news is that people are talking about hair loss, there is less embarrassment and now we can have this conversation about treatment options.    Where do I begin?  Advice from a certified professional is a great starting point. Dr Ben says “patients don't know what they need but they know they have a problem and they come to me for advice. On the other hand, some patients come with ideas of what they want but perhaps that's not the right thing so I will always present all the options. Always begin with simple nutritional, supplementation, and general haircare advice if necessary, explore the options for medical hair loss treatment, injectables and hair transplantation where appropriate.   Join us to hear the full story!   My thanks to Dr Ben Behnam Visit hihappyhead.com for your hair restoration support. Host Phillipa Butler Physiotherapist, Pilates, Yoga teacher 
35:13
March 27, 2022
The Menopause Collective do Skin, Hair and Nails
The Menopause Collective do Skin, Hair and Nails
This episode members of the Menopause Collective chat all things skin, hair and Nails. From the hair on your head an in all those places that you'd really rather it didn't grow. We talk skin and how we can have a glowing complexion as we move into middle life. Drying out in the most inconvenience of places is definitely something that happens in menopause which is almost ironic when you can be dripping wet and hot flushing and simultaneously dry as the gobi desert.  A top to toe tour of essential oils, nourishment from within and how our thoughts can help or hinder our overall wellbeing. Join us for tips and giggles galore as we share stories and enjoy honest, frank conversation. Check us out in the flesh Contributors: Phillipa Butler Chartered Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates, Therapeutic Yoga teacher and Host Claire Ottewell Aromatherapist Jacquie Whur Clinical Hypnotherapist Disclaimer: Please note that any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner if you have any specific health concerns.
37:51
March 19, 2022
Crack the code for better sleep, health and wellness
Crack the code for better sleep, health and wellness
Dr. Rosenthal is available as a wellness or environmental consultant and performs concierge wellness services, uniquely versed in anti-aging/regenerative medicine, circadian rhythms, heliotherapy, chronotherapy, photobiomodulation and electromagnetic assessments to allow a holistic wellness approach down to the quantum level. Find out more  Menopause and Sleep I know only too well that the peri-menopausal decline of oestrogen contributes to disrupted sleep. Menopausal hot flushes and sweats (vasomotor symptoms) contribute to night-time waking as does anxiety and a depressed mood. Anxiety can lead to difficulty getting to sleep and depression contributes to non-restorative sleep and early morning waking. Sleep is essential for health and our sleep/wake cycle and is managed by the circadian clock in the brain. This is where my expertise expires and so I hand over to Dr. Joshua Rosenthal; a Board Certified Sleep Specialist. Dr Rosenthal is dedicated to holistic health and wellness and he translates some challenging biological science into accessible health interventions. Light and Hormones The eye connects to the brain clock and the Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal axis HPA, which controls all hormones. Light talks to the pituitary gland which talks to adrenals and influences the production and balance of all hormones including oestrogen, vitamin D and Melatonin. Melatonin is the hormone responsible for sleep signalling and it is made in the retina on exposure to natural light wavelengths which occur at sunrise. The blue light wavelengths suppress the production of melatonin as does mobile phone EMF radiation. So melatonin is made in the sun but the effects are activated at night for restful sleep. Blue light Hazard! Any light in the wavelength range 4-500nm equates to a blue light hazard. This blue light isn’t just responsible for suppressing melatonin but can create reactive oxygen species or free radicals which are responsible for raised levels of inflammation. Inflammation is the precursor for most diseases. Reducing blue light exposure can reduce inflammatory markers in the body. Checkout the 5 Easy Steps to reduce exposure to blue light Dr. Rosenthal is available as a wellness or environmental consultant and performs concierge wellness services, uniquely versed in anti-aging/regenerative medicine, circadian rhythms, heliotherapy, chronotherapy, photobiomodulation and electromagnetic assessments to allow a holistic wellness approach down to the quantum level. Find out more  Disclaimer: any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner before making any lifestyle changes.Disclaimer: any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner before making any lifestyle changes.
46:43
March 11, 2022
Women's experience of Menopause in India: So far and yet so near!
Women's experience of Menopause in India: So far and yet so near!
You don't need a Masters in Biology to talk about Menopause but it sure helps! Aishwarya Viswamitra is a final year Master’s student at the Indian Institute for Science Education and Research (IISER) in Mohali. She is studying 'lived' menopause experiences in India. She has a keen interest in understanding the social sciences of public health and so do I! Join us to find out about women's experiences of Menopause on another continent. So far and yet so near!  Disclaimer: Please note that any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner if you have any specific health concerns.
31:17
March 11, 2022
Plant the seeds of your dreams with the Menopause Collective
Plant the seeds of your dreams with the Menopause Collective
If you feel the need to turn over a new leaf or make a new start; now is the ideal time! If we consider the seasons and. in particular the agricultural calendar; February is marked by the ploughing of the soil to prepare it for the seed and it's the perfect time for doing any 'groundwork'.  Ask yourself what you need to do NOW to prepare to plant the seeds of your dreams this year? If you are not sure where to begin Phillipa and members of the collective are here to help!   Disclaimer: Please note that any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner if you have any specific health concerns.
28:03
February 27, 2022
Menopause, Movement and Me.
Menopause, Movement and Me.
Two exercise teachers from opposite ends of the globe chat all things menopause and movement. Join me and fellow fitness teacher Tracy Minnoch-Nuku, Founder of Sexy Ageing. We each have our own experiences of menopause with surprising similarities. We both love to move in our own ways and we are both on a mission to help women transitioning through menopause to find the information, support and inspiration they are seeking. We talk frankly about our own experiences; sharing is caring!  Contact Phillipa for more information about Pilates online hi@precizion.co.uk  Join Phillipa for Yoga and Pilates LIVE Online My Thanks to Tracy at Sexy Ageing Disclaimer: Please note that any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner if you have any specific health concerns.
38:46
February 20, 2022
Discover Aqua Yoga; a gimmick or could it be a godsend?
Discover Aqua Yoga; a gimmick or could it be a godsend?
For Yoga Teacher Christa Fairbrother living with arthritis, and teaching yoga are integrated.  She credits her yoga practice for her lack of pain and specifically aqua yoga because it’s kind to people's joints. It's easy for beginners to start and challenges advanced practitioners in new ways.  I'm all ears and can't wait to find out more,  and I'd love you to join us.  Find out more about Phillipa Find out about aqua yoga  Disclaimer: Please note that any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner if you have any specific health concerns.
36:16
February 12, 2022
Is your loving relationship growing or wilting?
Is your loving relationship growing or wilting?
Love changes over time, and these changes often manifest around 45-65. The ideal form of love involves three components: passion, intimacy, and commitment. Maintaining loving relationships is like getting fit!. Join me and Debbie Marielle Elzea Relationship Specialist, Psychotherapist and Intimacy Coach for Women for some top tips to strengthen or revive your loving relationships. Join Phillipa to get fit for Life  Contact Debbie debbielovecoach@gmail.com Disclaimer: Please note that any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner if you have any specific health concerns.
30:21
February 05, 2022
Dealing with Divorce
Dealing with Divorce
This episode I chat with Kelli Calabrese Certified Divorce Coach. Kelli was on a journey to heal from her own excruciating divorce and now Kelli is on a mission to help women going through any stages of separation and divorce move from fearful to fearless.     It is a fact that there is an increase in the number of people facing divorce in January, put this together with Menopause and it could be a recipe for devastation. Join us for some gentle support and tips to help us move towards a future  filled with joy, freedom and peace.  Contact Kelli Moving through Menopause with Phillipa Disclaimer: Please note that any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only. If you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances or have and specific health concerns you should consult your medical practitioner.
27:23
January 08, 2022
Memory with the Menopause Collective
Memory with the Menopause Collective
The Menopause Collective do Memory! Join us to hear how Movement and essential oils can make a world of difference if you are forgetting what you keep forgetting! Strength training boosts BDNF; fertiliser for the brain, a dry inhalation of rosemary oil can really focus the mind and remember to stay hydrated for better brain function! Giggles galore and informative too. It doesn't get better than this!  Find out how to Move More with Phillipa and join your first online class for FREE with the Coupon Code FIRSTFREE Episode Contributors: Your Host: Phillipa Butler Chartered Physiotherapist, Certified Pilates Teacher, Yoga Teacher and Meditation Teacher Claire Ottewell Aromatherapist Tamar Challis (BSc, BA, Dip, MNCS Accred, MInstLM) Disclaimer: Please note that any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner if you have any specific health concerns.
23:30
January 03, 2022
Hacking Chemo with Fasting and a Ketogenic diet
Hacking Chemo with Fasting and a Ketogenic diet
This episode I chat with Registered Dietician Martha Tettenborn as we unravel her story of Ovarian Cancer at age 58. We will find out how she coped with chemotherapy using her chemo fasting protocol and a ketogenic diet. She shares her experiences in her wonderfully written book; Hacking Chemo now available on Amazon  Martha Tettenborn RD is a Registered Dietitian and certified Primal Health Coach with over 30 years of experience working in many areas of nutrition. She currently works in long term care with a focus on nursing homes and gerontology. Her private health coach practice, The Cancer Doula, promotes a low-carb, whole-foods-based approach to disease prevention and cancer symptom management. When diagnosed with Stage 1 ovarian cancer, Martha began exploring the research of the disease and discovered the science of cancer metabolism. This led her to develop and use a protocol of ketogenic diet with targeted therapeutic fasting to significantly impact her response to chemotherapy. Inspired by her own journey, Martha wants to help others see cancer differently – as an experience that will give you strength, wisdom, and more love for your body and life than ever before. A featured speaker at the Low Carb Long Weekend Summit and on numerous podcasts, Martha shares her knowledge as a dietitian and experience as a cancer patient to inform others about the power of metabolic interventions to support conventional cancer treatment. Martha also instructs courses teaching the ketogenic approach to cancer treatment for the Nutrition Network and Udemy. A cancer survivor since 2018, Martha is an avid hiker, cyclist, live theatre backstage crew member and a wannabe world adventurer. She lives on the beautiful Bruce Peninsula in central Ontario, Canada with her husband Mike, a noisy cockatiel named Ziggy, and a flock of backyard chickens. Learn more at marthatettenborn.com. Disclaimer: Please note that any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner if you have any specific health concerns.
52:09
December 19, 2021
Do you want to build Muscle? Find out how with nutrition and Exercise!
Do you want to build Muscle? Find out how with nutrition and Exercise!
In this episode India's leading Nutrition Expert Ryan Fernando and Chartered Physiotherapist Phillipa Butler get together to guide Women to make the right choices to support Muscle and Bone up to, through and beyond Menopause. Building more muscle may not be a priority for you but if you knew that Muscle drives metabolism and gets busy burning calories when you are inactive you might just have a change of heart. Ryan says "As we evolve in life we realise that we have to adapt. Our choices of food contribute to longevity, performance and happiness." and he is on a mission to revolutionise the way we eat. When you combine nutrition and movement you get more bang for your bucks so settle down with a notepad and enjoy this entertaining and educational conversation. Muscles and bones are my business! As a Physiotherapist I have a particular interest in the long term consequences of declining oestrogen levels on muscle and bone. But did you know that we achieve the maximum bone mass in our late 20s. The thicker your bones are at around age 30, the longer it takes to develop low bone density or osteoporosis. However, there are some people who naturally have a lower bone density which is not as a result of bone loss. Initially the decline is minimal but accelerates significantly during the 5-8 years around menopause when we suffer a net bone loss of up to 10%. This loss is predominantly in the spongy or trabecular bone found at the common osteoporotic fracture sites, the wrist, the hip, and the spine. These areas have a relatively high trabecular bone to cortical bone ratio thus making them vulnerable to fracture. For many women the first time they become aware of a diagnosis of osteoporosis is after they suffer a fracture. Similarly we reach Peak muscle mass at around the age of 30. A woman's muscle mass decreases by  approximately 3–8% per decade after the age of 30 and this rate of decline is even higher after the age of 60 So what can we do? It is the interaction of the changing hormone levels, exercise levels and nutrition over our lifespan that strongly contributes positively or negatively to these processes and must not be overlooked. Resistance training will combat the effects of sarcopenia. Studies have found that both resistance training and aerobic exercise increase muscle protein synthesis and improve muscle function irrespective of age and may help counteract some of the effects of ageing. Reference On 2-3 days a week undertake activities or exercise to work muscles using weights or resistance bands. Build up to 3 sets of exercises with 8-12 repetitions of the maximum weight that can be lifted safely. Perform back muscle strengthening 2-3 days/week Or you could leave the hard work to me and Join me online for Bone Healthy Pilates and Yoga Classes. Ryan says; "I am the coach that advises no shortcuts. Join me to learn how to make better choices for a healthier, fitter YOU!" Connect with Ryan
01:21:14
December 12, 2021
The Menopause Collective Do Digestion!
The Menopause Collective Do Digestion!
This episode we go where others fear to tread and we are talking about the digestive issues that come to visit us during the approach to menopause. Symptoms that we might never have even thought of as having a connection with declining Oestrogen levels. Digestive system issues are definitely something that I can speak to from my own experience; blown up like a balloon, constipation, diarrhoea and nausea are some of the common digestive symptoms of the menopause. The collective are here to help! If your insides are rebelling and you don't know where to turn, join the Menopause Collective as we tackle all things digestive from our own unique perspectives. My own personal  specialty is movement  and you can check out some moves to improve the flow through your colon and see us in the flesh on my website. https://precizion.co.uk/the-menopause-collective-do-digestion/ Disclaimer: Please note that any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner if you have any specific health concerns. 
34:22
November 26, 2021
Menopause - Unleash a Brand New You!
Menopause - Unleash a Brand New You!
In celebration of World Menopause Day 'The Menopause Collective' are back on the case. This time we are taking no prisoners as we explore how to unleash a Brand New You!  Suggestions to help you ignite your energy, passion and purpose. How to approach this Crone/Goddess stage of life with optimism, view it as an opportunity to really find yourself. Approach each day with a positive mindset and choose to make this phase of life your best, healthiest and happiest years yet!! Disclaimer: Please note that any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner if you have any specific health concerns.
21:53
November 13, 2021
A Silent Retreat - Getting Away from it all!
A Silent Retreat - Getting Away from it all!
Getting away from it all has its advantages. A silent retreat may not be your idea of a great getaway, or perhaps your budget doesn't stretch to that. But what could you expect? This episode Phillipa chats with Sune Markowitz-Schulman about her experience of what she thought was going to be a silent retreat (More on that). How was it for her? "A wonderful opportunity to stop the clocks, turn off the technology and tune into what's going on inside!" The challenges of Covid restrictions coupled with an approaching older age makes us a little poignant and we reflect on how to live our best life after lockdown and what that looks like for us. How can we build a bit of mindfulness into our modern everyday existence? With mindful walking perhaps, making time for meditation and self reflection. Take action today to incorporate more mindfulness into each day and yield the many rewards: Mindfulness can help relieve stress, treat heart disease, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, , improve sleep, and alleviate gastrointestinal difficulties and improve mental health.  If putting more mindfulness into your movement practice is on the agenda? Join me to Move Mindfully Online Disclaimer any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances,  you should consult your medical practitioner before making any lifestyle changes.
27:43
November 07, 2021
The Menopause Collective do Sleep!
The Menopause Collective do Sleep!
Sleep keeps us healthy and functioning well. Menopause messes with our sleep of that there is no doubt. Perhaps you are waking more often or just not waking refreshed when the alarm goes off.  A lack of sleep compounds poor memory and fatigue symptoms also associated with Menopause.  Worse still it can compromise our immune system and drive down our mood. Most adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. So If a better nights sleep is on your agenda, join me and ' the crew' to hear our top tips for a satisfying sleep experience. This episodes contributors are: Phillipa Butler: Chartered Physiotherapist, Certified Pilates Teacher, Yoga and Meditation Teacher Tamar Challis: Person centred counsellor, coach and mediator specialising in women’s mental health as they move through life transitions such as menopause, divorce, retirement. Nikki Chamberlain: Health and Wellness Coach Claire Ottewell: Aromatherapist and Medical Astrologer. Want to get ahead of the crowd? Receive my weekly newsletter delivered to your inbox and gain access to sound health information and advice to help you take your health into your own hands. https://precizion.co.uk/#signup Disclaimer: Please note that any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner if you have any specific health concerns.
23:33
October 28, 2021
Intermittent Fasting for Menopause Weight Gain
Intermittent Fasting for Menopause Weight Gain
This episode I had the pleasure of chatting with Laurie Lewis, Intermittent Fasting Coach and Author. Menopause dealt Laurie a crushing blow -- brain fog, lack of balance, memory loss, and the sudden gain of 50 pounds of stubborn hormonal fat. She tried everything she knew to feel better, and the methods that worked in the past made no difference. After four years of struggle, Laurie stumbled upon Intermittent Fasting and started fasting that very same day. The menopausal fog lifted in less than one week, she had more energy and felt more “like herself.” She lost 51 pounds in 15 months and has kept it off for years! Listen to our conversation and discover the secret to "feel like yourself" again. Grab a cup of black tea or black coffee and make some time to learn all you need to know to begin Intermittent Fasting and achieve Menopause symptom relief. Laurie says ”Fasting is not hard or scary and It’s not a diet! It’s a pattern of eating; you can eat the foods you love and love you back in your eating window. An eating window makes all the things that matter to you better.” Laurie’s advice is to try it for a month, don’t get on the scale and see how you feel… In her own words it’s not a diet… it’s a quiet! Now, at 57-years old, Laurie has turned her personal success into the premier thriving Intermittent Fasting coaching business. As a certified health coach (Institute for Integrative Nutrition) she combines her knowledge of nutrition with deep research and practice of Time Restricted Eating. Laurie guides her clients with a dream come true -- eat the foods you love and enjoy the rest of your life feeling vibrantly well. Laurie's Book Celebrating Your Vibrant Future: Intermittent Fasting for Women 44 to Forever (Unbelievable Freedom Workbooks, 2020) is available for purchase on Amazon.co.uk  WEB: WWW.FASTFORWARDWELLNESS.COM EMAIL: LAURIE@FASTFORWARDWELLNESS.COM LINKEDIN: WWW.LINKEDIN.COM/IN/LAURELEWISNYC FACEBOOK: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/LAURIELEWISNYC Disclaimer: Please note that any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner if you have any specific health concerns.
37:23
October 24, 2021
Menopause in the Workplace
Menopause in the Workplace
I had the pleasure of re-entering the workplace at the peak of my peri-menopause. I found myself struggling with fatigue, brain fog and my poor memory. The problem was that I didn't realise what was going on, I thought I was 'past it' and that I couldn't cope. Unfortunately for the National Health Service I am no longer there. This episode I am chatting with  Dyna Vink live from Ottawa the Capital of Canada. She has a similar story to tell of a career in tech which became untenable. A victim of redundancy she became yet another casualty of the Menopause Lottery. But their loss is our gain and now Dyna is a Certified Health and Nutrition Coach and founder at "Holistic Nutrition Lifestyle". We explore together some simple strategies that might just help women to remain productive in the workplace despite symptoms of Peri-menopause. And in a week when ASOS are offering staff flexible working and paid leave during Menopause, we are definitely on topic! I hope you enjoy our conversation. Lifestyle medicine Dyna and I are keen to help women navigate the symptoms of peri-menopause using lifestyle approaches. For Women over 40, there is still a a gap in understanding and a lack of good information to help women understand how peri-menopause changes our bodies. We are still keeping quiet about peri-menopause, and worse still doctors seem poorly equipped to help. It falls to us to do our own research and figure out what Is happening to us. We both  and I agree that there are several simple changes we can make to create a holistic lifestyle, recapture our vitality, and get back to doing the things we love. Dyna Vink Dyna has developed a program to guide us through the myths, mysteries, and science of peri-menopause called The Holistic Health Blueprint for Ladies Over 40. It is an 8-week program to reach a healthier, fitter, and happier you. You can also get your free copy of "The Women's Guide to Menopause in the Workplace" Here Find Dyna on facebook and on her website. Disclaimer: Please note that any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner if you have any specific health concerns.
40:10
October 16, 2021
My name is... and I have Osteoporosis
My name is... and I have Osteoporosis
This episode I had the pleasure of chatting with my Sister-in-Law and registered Nurse Judith Harris. Judith contacted me saying she was enjoying my podcasts and that she would love to share her story if it might help other people. I jumped at the chance to catch up with her and I am grateful to her for her frank retelling of her story. It all began with a hysterectomy at 50, followed by breast cancer treatment during the Covid 19 pandemic, and her most recent health blow which is a diagnosis of osteoporosis. We chat about the importance of exercise for bones and whether we are getting enough of the right advice on diagnosis. Exercise is not just good for bones and we reveal some research hot off the press to support exercise for Menopausal night sweats. Who Knew? ME!! Despite the hand she has been dealt Judith is ever the optimist and we enjoy an upbeat conversation with some unexpected twists and turns, some stories and some giggles! Osteoporosis is a health condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It develops slowly over several years and is often only diagnosed when a fall or sudden impact causes a bone to break (fracture). The most common injuries in people with osteoporosis are: broken wrist broken hip and  broken spinal bones (vertebrae) https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/osteoporosis/ Prevention is better than cure! Unfortunately the first time many people discover they have osteoporosis is AFTER they suffer a fracture. There are medications you can take and Judith is receiving the recommended drug treatment. I am interested in all the lifestyle measures that can be used alongside the drug therapies to improve the condition of her bones and guard against fractures in the future.  Build Bone with Exercise!  I couldn't help myself and I may have got up on my soapbox (apologies Judith!) to have a bit of a rant! In my defence I am passionate to share the news that we can take action to strengthen muscles and bones with appropriate nutrition and exercise. Checkout my blog all about Pilates for Bone Health to learn more!  Exercise and hot flushes On the very day we were recording this chat Judith spotted an article in the Daily Mail and she let's us know that researchers from Smith College in Massachusetts reported ''sedentary lifestyles may be putting women  at greater risk of hot flushes during the night. They handed Menopausal women struggling with night sweats some tough-love advice: stop sitting around! Need I say more... If you are interested in finding about more about Movement as Medicine book your free 20 minutes consultation with me and join your first class for free! Author Phillipa Butler Chartered Physiotherapist, Movement Maestro and Podcaster. Precizion.co.uk
31:28
October 09, 2021
Your healthiest Years Yet Summit
Your healthiest Years Yet Summit
Join Phillipa and Brianna Wilkerson holistic health coach and podcaster as we explore what you can expect from this years Healthiest Years Yet Summit. There will be over 30 contributors and beginning Monday 18th of October you can access a series of pre-recorded health webinars for free. Listen up to find out more.  Sign up here!  What can you expect from this 5- day educational party? This is what you’re going to walk away with: eat nutritiously and plans meals mindfully for energy, mental health, metabolic health, and increased vitality as you get older eat well and invest in your health on a budget step into your most confident and healthiest self overcome unsupportive habits and behavioural patterns move and exercise through menopause and your mid-life years safely, effectively, and enjoyably optimise your sleep, minimise stress and declutter your house and life to create more ease, peace and space in your mental and physical spaces use essential oils to balance your hormones and the side effects of peri menopause and menopause find your food freedom, stop over giving and give yourself grace to figure out what works for you and your version of health intermittent fasting to boost your vitality, metabolism & prevent Type 2 Diabetes embrace body love and dress your body confidently at any size reduce your risk of breast cancer and increase your energy each day walk in your worth and stop looking to diets or the scale for your value transform your gut health and reverse toxic burden and use clean beauty and household products to support your health create simple routines and habits that support your goals, your unique body, lifestyle, and help you have your healthiest years yet There will be prizes of all kinds, including: Health strategy, clarity, and intensive coaching sessions Branding photoshoot styling Guidebooks and self-guided online courses and programs Fitness plans and classes Essential oils for your hormone and everyday health Declutter your mind and home environment resources Wellness workshops, tools and so much more …...AND including a chance to win a 60 Minute free Session with me! If you are ready to: Learn from 32 experts Address 7 critical areas of health Get FREE access to the most important tips around transforming your mind, body and health PLUS free resources and prizes ……..this is for you! Want in? Cool! Just sign up Here! We can’t wait to see you there! Disclaimer: Please note that any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner if you have any specific health concerns.
17:56
October 03, 2021
Menopause and Chinese Medicine
Menopause and Chinese Medicine
This Episode Dr Shiroko Sokitch MD was generous enough to give up her time to chat about Menopause and Chinese Medicine. It is very clear that Shiroko Sokitch MD is a doctor who really cares about her patients and here we chat about the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and some therapeutic applications. Watch the Video Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM can be characterised as holistic with an emphasis on the integrity of the human body and the close relationship between a human and their social and natural environment. TCM focuses on health maintenance and in the treatment of disease the emphasis is on enhancing the body’s resistance to diseases. Ai-Ping at al,(2004) Chinese medicine is a perfect example of integrated medicine, with a whole systems approach and increasingly Western Medicine is taking an interest in TCM.  Two concepts that are unique and fundamental to Chinese medicine are Qi which is usually translated as "vital energy". And yin and yang which describe the relative qualities of all things which exist in harmony. Yin is the feminine, cool, night-time and Yang is the masculine, heat and daytime. These two concepts form what we might call the "roots" of Chinese medicine. *Read more about the attributes of yin and yang in this article. TCM and Menopause In Chinese Medicine all organs have a function and the kidneys are the organ of menopause. The kidneys hold the Jing or life essence and the secret to staying balanced and preserving the Jing essence is 'right living'. Not too much of any one thing, sex, food, stress and work for example. Jing is acquired from birth and some lifestyle choices can deplete the Jing, According to TCM Premature menopause may be attributable to poor lifestyle, chronic infections or traumatic childhood events etc. all of which can damage the life essence. The kidneys rule energy, big transitions of life, regulate hearing, the brain chemistry, the power of will and the emotions of fear and anxiety. This certainly goes a long way to describe my experiences of menopause!  Menopause is a time where energy is shifting, Yin energy begins to drop and normally as night time approaches yin energy should be rising and yang should be declining, however the yin deficiency leaves us with more of the yang energy and thus the nighttime hot flashes.  Menopause and Meaning The physical energy shifts from the uterus to the heart bringing with it an emotional time. We begin to consider our own mortality and contemplate how we can be true to our hearts it's a time of review and reflection; who do I want to be what do I want the rest of my life to look like? This is definitely something that I have felt through my transition and according to Doctor Shiroko LOVE might just be our saviour. Dr Shiroko Sokitch MD trained in general surgery, and working as an Emergency room Doctor for 10 years while attending acupuncture school, gave Dr. Shiroko a broad range of medical experience. Her new book – Healing When It Seems Impossible – 7 Keys to Defy the Odds a book about her unique and comprehensive healing approach is available on Amazon. She is the owner of Heart to Heart Medical Center in Santa Rosa, California, since 1993, Dr. Shiroko is an expert at using many modalities to bring your body to balance and wholeness. Her specialty is Healing When It Seems Impossible. She brings hope and healing to difficult health conditions by blending Chinese and Western medicine with a deep spiritual and emotional healing approach.
32:45
September 24, 2021
Menopause and Anxiety: The Menopause collective are here to help!
Menopause and Anxiety: The Menopause collective are here to help!
The Menopause Collective return and this episode we are tackling the many moods of Menopause with a focus on Anxiety!  Anxiety is when you are continually worried or tense. It appears to affect almost twice as many women as men and is a common symptom of the menopause. In general, anxiety is characterised by a constant sense of worry over normal everyday events, much greater than the situation deserves. Although you may realise this, it can be difficult to shake off the feeling so that you are not constantly on edge and irritable. Part of the explanation lies with the fact that oestrogen plays an important role in moderating the chemical activities in your brain. When the level of oestrogen is high you feel well. As Oestrogen levels drop, a number of symptoms such as low mood and anxiety can set in. We have heard it all before, but a healthy lifestyle can have a significant impact on how you feel. The great news is YOU ARE NOT ALONE. In this episode The Menopause Collective share some stories of Menopause and some strategies and tips to help you thrive up to, through and beyond Menopause. This episodes contributors are: Phillipa Butler: Chartered Physiotherapist, Certified Pilates Teacher, Yoga and Meditation Teacher Tamar Challis: Person centred counsellor, coach and mediator specialising in women’s mental health as they move through life transitions such as menopause, divorce, retirement. Nikki Chamberlain: Health and Wellness Coach Claire Ottewell: Aromatherapist and Medical Astrologer. Disclaimer: any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances,  you should consult your medical practitioner before making any lifestyle changes.
27:30
September 19, 2021
Mindfulness and Menopause Symptoms
Mindfulness and Menopause Symptoms
A Mindful Menopause: How can mindfulness possibly help manage menopause symptoms! It's all about my hormones right? Well yes... and no... In this episode Phillipa and Sune knock this hot topic back and forth.    There are many variables which contribute to our experience of Menopause. Just when I thought it was gone for good one of my unpleasant symptoms of menopause made a reappearance! Breast pain was always something which plagued me for a few days each month. During peri-menopause it was more or less constant to varying degrees. I hadn't felt it for 18months and wham bam it returned to me a couple of weeks ago.  I did a bit of soul searching and the only thing I could think of that had changed was an increase in my stress levels. So time to get back on track with lifestyle interventions to manage my stress:   1. Mindful Movement Practices; Pilates and Yoga for me  2. Breathwork and Meditation   3. Rest and relaxation  4. Eat well  5. Slow down and be kind to myself   How to keep this going through the summer holiday season can be a challenge so we share some ideas for how this can be a possibility that enhances your vacation time.   Join me for your online movement opportunities, you could even take me on holiday with you!  Disclaimer: any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances,  you should consult your medical practitioner before making any lifestyle changes.
24:48
September 18, 2021
Mindful Eating; Test yourself join us as we try mindfully eating chocolate!!
Mindful Eating; Test yourself join us as we try mindfully eating chocolate!!
If mindless eating, eating with the TV, eating when travelling or working is your nemesis you might be interested to try this mindful eating exercise. Not least because it involves chocolate!! Regular mindfulness practice has been shown to be beneficial in gut health and as little as 10 minutes each day has been shown to have benefits for physical and mental health. Join me and Suné Markowitz-Shulman as we demonstrate a mindful eating exercise. Being mindful is about being aware of the present, what is happening now, rather than worrying about what has gone on in the past or what could happen in the future. Mindfulness helps you change the way you think and importantly how you respond to situations, with the benefit of becoming calmer and kinder to yourself. Pay attention and notice any emotions that are provoked in anticipation of eating. Experience the sensations of sight, smell, touch, sound and finally taste your food and a whole new world of food could emerge. Eating slowly, chewing well and appreciating the smell and flavour of each mouthful, will improve your eating experience, your digestion and can be a great way to alleviate stress   Nutrition is a 'pillar of health' and crucial for overall health and wellness. Read more about the Pillars of Health here.  Disclaimer: any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances,  you should consult your medical practitioner before making any lifestyle changes.
28:34
September 11, 2021
Menopause messing with your mind? The Menopause Collective can help!
Menopause messing with your mind? The Menopause Collective can help!
Menopause messes with your mind, I can attest to that!  So this episode I have the menopause collective on the case. Stories and strategies to capably cope with shifting roles and responsibilities, workplace challenges, the empty nest and ways to embrace our creativity and thrive up to, through and beyond menopause.   Imagine Menopause on your terms! Join Phillipa Butler; Chartered Physiotherapist, Shirley Ward; Nutritionist, Jacquie Whur; Hypnotherapist, June Tranmer Acupuncturist and Nikki Chamberlain; Health coach as we tackle tackle the common symptom of menopause from lots of different angles!    Did you ever wonder that putting your hand to your head in desperate moments might be an instinctive reaction to soothe yourself by activating Acupuncture points on the forehead that can calm us down.  Or that our eyes are not just a window to the soul but that the calming effects of Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) could be harnessed just by going on a walk in nature.   Menopause is on the agenda more now than ever before in workplaces which is a step in the right direction, but real acknowledgement and adjustments are required to allow women to continue to thrive and grow in and out of work. For women who  experience a premature menopause or sudden onset after surgery or cancer treatment for instance, retirement is a long way in the future and timely adjustments even more pertinent.   If you are feeling a bit adrift, be reassured the best is yet to come and making a plan is the first step.  Why not grab some A3 paper, some magazines and a glue stick and build a vision board to really bring that future to life and make your plans a reality.   If moving more is on your agenda join Phillipa for MindfulMovement for Midlife Online.  Disclaimer: any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances,  you should consult your medical practitioner before making any lifestyle changes.
34:12
August 29, 2021
Phillipa and the Menopause Collective tackle the Aches and Pains of Menopause
Phillipa and the Menopause Collective tackle the Aches and Pains of Menopause
Imagine Menopause on your terms! Join Phillipa Butler; Chartered Physiotherapist, Shirley Ward; Nutritionist, Jacquie Whur; Hypnotherapist, June Tranmer; Acupuncturist and Nikki Chamberlain; Health coach as we tackle the troubling topic of Joint and Muscle aches and pains.    How do we tackle this common symptom of menopause; from lots of different angles that's how! Consider the body as a whole, eat to reduce inflammation, manage how you think of pain, move to nourish joints and create resilience in tissues and finally have a plan to secure your success.   Disclaimer: any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances,  you should consult your medical practitioner before making any lifestyle changes.
33:41
August 28, 2021
Menopause and Money Management
Menopause and Money Management
This episode Phillipa and Elizabeth Webb Chartered Financial Planner as we chat about our finances in mid-life. Menopause is a time of change but also a time for reflection and planning for the future. Children are flying the nest and  roles and responsibilities are shifting. Elizabeth is busy helping women understand their finances and get on with their lives through financial planning.  Money and health are undoubtedly intertwined and can be a huge source of stress and conflict. Don't let a lack of planning or a lack of knowledge be a barrier to a financially secure worry free later life. Elizabeth keeps is simple for my benefit! as we tackle topics including the rainy day fund, investments and planning for retirement!!  Elizabeth can be contacted here linkedin.com/in/elizabethwebb2020 Disclaimer: any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances,  you should consult your a financial advisor for tailored advice. 
29:50
August 12, 2021
A menu for 'The Change'
A menu for 'The Change'
This episode I jet ‘virtually’ across the pond and chat with Physician Susan J. Baumgaertel, MD FACP all about her plans to empower us all to thrive through and beyond menopause with her ‘menopause menu’.  A long career devoted to the service of others culminating in running her hugely successful 'menu for change' weight management programme. We chatted all about factors contributing to weight gain in menopause and why we should shift our focus to wellness rather than weight.  But isn't weight loss tied to being healthy? How does body image contribute to our desire for that ideal number on the scale? What about mental health, stress and sleep? It's really not as simple as a few extra pounds around the middle and so it calls for a co-ordinated, cohesive plan.   Surely ageing is inevitable? Well there will be more candles on the cake for sure, but there is much we can do to live better for longer! So let's challenge the status quo and advocate for wellness at any age? It's resounding YES from me and Susan.
34:22
August 05, 2021
Mindful Eating; what's all the fuss about?
Mindful Eating; what's all the fuss about?
Thinking about food has never been a problem for me! But being mindful around food means slowing things down and Immersing yourself in the experiences around food even down to shopping for, preparing and finally really enjoying our food. Its not about losing weight per se but becoming more mindful around food can help us to navigate food cravings, know when to stop eating or spot emotional eating. So join Suné Markowitz-Shulman and Phillipa Butler as we navigate the ‘ins and outs’ of mindfulness and learn some mindfulness strategies which may just come in handy in everyday life. Disclaimer: any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances,  you should consult your medical practitioner before making any lifestyle changes.
25:35
July 29, 2021
Let's up level intimacy after the next is empty!
Let's up level intimacy after the next is empty!
This episode I am chatting to award winning relationship coach Ceza Ouzounian. Ceza works with those seeking to regain confidence and control over their body, have a deeper understanding of themselves and learn how to shift their energy to have the relationship they desire. Ceza knows exactly what is required to have a relationship that is full of support, passion and love and she has helped many women achieve their desired relationship. She shares the valuable lessons from her own journey and what she has learned from working with clients to help us achieve a relationship full of love, support & everything we desire. We chat about why working on yourself is so important in a relationship, how our beliefs and past experiences, and resistances in general, can affect our relationships. I am especially keen to get a handle on how we rekindle romance after the kids leave the nest and coping with intimacy alongside the body image challenges midlife can throw our way. We share some suggestions on where to begin and simple self help strategies.  If you want guidance to incorporate more movement into your life why not join me Online to Move More and Feel Better! Disclaimer: any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances,  you should consult your medical practitioner before making any lifestyle changes.
24:05
July 23, 2021
Get a handle on Hot Flushes and optimise Oral Health using movement and natural approaches.
Get a handle on Hot Flushes and optimise Oral Health using movement and natural approaches.
The Hot Flush is a well documented symptom of hormonal fluctuations but did you know that a dry mouth, burning mouth and gum problems are also challenges associated with this time of life. Join Phillipa and Aromatherapist Claire Ottewell to discover tips and hacks to cool you down in heated moments, protect your oral health and thrive through the menopause transition.  As a lifetime exerciser I know that the benefits of regular exercise are many and varied. But did you know that ''exercise that improves fitness reduces self-reported hot flushes. These improvements are most likely as a result of improved temperature regulation and due to improvements in circulation In the skin but also the brain.  If jumping around is not your style then meditation may be more up your street and luckily for you in a new small study published in Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society, a mindfulness-based stress reduction program resulted in a decreased frequency of hot flushes by an average of 39%. If trying meditation is on your to do list my mindful movement is the perfect opportunity to turn down the dial on stress and 'chill out'.  Oral Health Hormonal fluctuations affect more than our reproductive organs but did you know that they have a strong influence on the oral cavity aka mouth.  reduced saliva production result in a dry mouth and which has many negative health ramifications. But fear not there is much we can do to lubricate the mucosa in the mouth, not least of all that old chestnut hydration.  But if H2O is not hitting the spot there are age old remedies on hand. I opt for natural alternatives wherever possible and plants always seem like a great place to start. So enjoy Claires suggestions for oils and herbs to help us deal with heated moments and improve our oral health. Mouth breathing is a significant cause of dry mouth sometimes habitual and definitely not helped by nasal congestion so try the clearing exercise I describe as outlined in my latest book recommendation Breath by James Nestor.   Join me Online to Move More and Feel Better! 
35:04
July 16, 2021
To HT or Not to HRT? that is the question!
To HT or Not to HRT? that is the question!
Join me as I discuss. this 'hot potato' with practice nurse and friend Sorina Evans. Sorina has recently completed additional training outlining the latest guidance for prescribing nurses in the NHS. So if you are curious about HRT, the benefits and you need help deciding whether it's for you. This informative discussion could be just the ticket! We cover the flawed research which scared medical professional and women into avoiding HRT, the indications for HRT and the known health protective properties of HRT. Disclaimer: any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances,  you should consult your medical practitioner before making any lifestyle changes.
28:09
July 08, 2021
Menopause and Beauty: Eyebrows, facial hair, lip creases and much more...
Menopause and Beauty: Eyebrows, facial hair, lip creases and much more...
I really enjoyed catching up with my friend and ‘Independent Presenter for Younique’; Jennifer Aldridge Zucker. Jen has been on her own journey to menopause via breast cancer and is one of the most caring and entertaining women I know! Jen and I met in Colorado Springs and shared the Stage in the Velvet Hills Female Barbershop Competition Chorus. I joined the Chorus shortly after moving to Colorado Springs and it was my best decision. I have always been a singer and I have never felt more welcomed, cared for and appreciated than when I was in the company of those amazing women. I had the privilege of helping us warm up physically with some standing Pilates moves and Jen was front and centre with the most amazing stage presence.  It was around this time she began her journey with Younique and what a journey it has been. We chat about all things menopause and get some top tips on makeup and beauty for mature skin. Join us as we tackle some common beauty challenges particular to menopause including facial hair, eyebrows, lip creases and much more. Experience Pilates to combat the effects of menopause at www.precizion.co.uk or drop me an email at hi@precizion.co.uk if you have any questions. Happy listening 
37:02
July 02, 2021
Mindfulness for Stress Management
Mindfulness for Stress Management
Stressed? It' not new news that stress can cause health problems and have an impact on your emotions and mood.  How do we know we are stressed and what mindfulness strategies can we integrate into our lives to combat this silent killer. Mindfulness can help!! Join me and Sune as we share our suggestions for stress management using mindfulness strategies.  Mindfulness techniques include developing our intention to grow our awareness, something we return to again and again. Next pay attention to what is occurring in the present moment; observing thoughts, feelings, sensations as they arise and finally be kind to yourself. Non-judging is a difficult skill to master, but it is just that, a skill, and as we know ‘practice makes for improvement!’ So be curious, notice themes, and ask yourself would you say the things you say to yourself to your friend? If the answer is no, then we can work to reframe our thoughts which in turn will generate a shift in our biology and thus our experiences of stressful situations.  Mindful Movement is a specialty of mine and my Thursday morning session is a welcome interlude in any week. Join me for your free taster session https://Precizion.as.me/YogaMindfulMovement  Checkout the video of this podcast on Youtube If Moving more and stressing less is on your agenda join me online www.precizion.co.uk or drop me an email at hi@precizion.co.uk Disclaimer: any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances,  you should consult your medical practitioner before making any lifestyle changes.
26:48
June 25, 2021
Menopause and Relationships - Let’s get Physical!
Menopause and Relationships - Let’s get Physical!
Physical and psychological changes of menopause manifest a whole host of relationship challenges.  But the journey that begins in menopause doesn’t have to be miserable or lonely. Join me and Clinical Hypnotherapist Jacquie Whur as we investigate strategies that can smooth the way to fulfilling relationships at any age! Settle down with a cuppa or set out for a stroll and enjoy, packed with some top tips and some giggles as always. Manage Stress How on earth can our thoughts affect our intimate health?? Well stress plays a part in our hormonal balance, Yoga and meditation techniques have been shown to reduce cortisol levels, even just a few deeper breaths can trigger a reduction in the tone of the central nervous system. Movement nourishes and tones tissues generating resilience in tissues and increasing cellular activity as a consequence of increased circulation to the area. The power of the Mind Train your mind to look for the good and become your own cheerleader. Evidence is emerging to show that the "absence of positive thoughts can have more impact on our health than the presence of negative thoughts'. Perhaps we can build some gratitude practices into our lives and transform our are the conversations you have with yourself contributing to challenges in our intimate relationships and with intimacy. Learn to 'throw away' your negative thoughts and replace them with something more upbeat.  Keep it Simple Lifestyle practices can be our salvation but if it feels like you don't know where to begin but how about if all we have to do is do something 'just for this moment'!  We can choose from a menu of 'brief' evidence based lifestyle practices to prevent pain or problems.  Join our community at www.precizion.co.uk  Disclaimer any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner before making any lifestyle changes.
26:53
June 17, 2021
Non-Striving. Really??
Non-Striving. Really??
Join me and Sune as we investigate the Attitudes of Mindfulness; this week - Non-Striving. Really?? Non-striving is a radical practice that takes patience and non-judging to cultivate. How do we do it? Begin by becoming familiar with the way striving feels in the body and seeing how what you feel changes when you practice non-doing. Consider choosing one activity a day where you focus on the process, with no concern for outcome. Stay curious and be creative! Finally, remember what Laozi said, “Do non-doing, strive for non-striving, savor the flavourless, make much of little, repay enmity with virtue; plan for difficulty when it is still easy, do the great while it is still small.” (Disclaimer: any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner.)
26:00
June 14, 2021
Vaginal Health from within
Vaginal Health from within
Did you know that one of the easiest ways to promote health below the waist is with Food. Join me and Nutritionist Shirley Ward as we chat about what foods can help or hinder our health 'down below'. But we don’t stop there! Exercise can play it’s part and so settle down with a kombucha or grab your ear buds and take a stroll and catch up on this enthralling conversation. (Disclaimer: any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner.)
20:26
June 12, 2021
Mindfulness: Is there a downside?
Mindfulness: Is there a downside?
Mindfulness; Is there a downside? This episode Mindfulness Teacher Sune and I unpicking mindfulness - When is mindfulness helpful? Could it ever be harmful? Join us to find out the benefits and the limits of mindfulness. Grab your ear buds and take a stroll or settle down with a cup of herbal tea. (Disclaimer: any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner.)
28:51
June 06, 2021
Mindfulness having a wobble
Mindfulness having a wobble
Join me and Suné Markowitz-Shulman as we return to chat about mindfulness, the benefits and the challenges? What if you are having an off day? This is something I know a bit about! Emotional Intelligence is something us Brits are not so expert at but it may be a skill worth exploring. Settle down with a cuppa or grab your ear buds and take a stroll. (Disclaimer: any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner.) Resources: Professor Marc Brackett, the founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Marc has developed something called the ‘RULER’ approach to social and emotional learning...The ‘RULER’ approach sets out the five underlying skills of emotional intelligence and stands for Recognising, Understanding, Labelling, Expressing and Regulating emotions. Learn more here https://www.rulerapproach.org/
21:58
June 04, 2021
Natural Approaches to Vaginal Dryness
Natural Approaches to Vaginal Dryness
Aromatherapist Claire Ottewell and I discuss natural approaches to managing your intimate health. A tour of the pelvic floor from me and some frank and open conversation; all in the interests of health promotion of course. Settle down with a cuppa or pop in the ear buds and take a stroll.
45:50
May 28, 2021
Fertility and Movement.
Fertility and Movement.
This episode I chat with Christiana T Johnson; a certified fitness and nutrition coach. Fertility challenges are not just the domain of women and Christiana works with couples from conception to post delivery. Christiana and I are passionate about the health benefits of movement. We share our own experiences of health challenges and open the lid on this emotive and still somewhat taboo subject of miscarriage and fertility. Grab your ear buds or settle down with a cuppa and enjoy this engaging conversation.
31:32
May 19, 2021
A Mindful Morning
A Mindful Morning
Sune and I are chatting about how our morning routine can be more mindful. Are you going about your morning routine on autopilot? No time to take in the aroma of our morning coffee? Eating toast as you run out the door? Who cares and does it really matter? Join us to hear about how we can bring mindfulness into our lives. Grab a cuppa and take 5 or head out for a stroll and enjoy some me time on us.
19:57
May 18, 2021
Bloating? Indigestion? What is going on in there and what can we do to help ourselves?
Bloating? Indigestion? What is going on in there and what can we do to help ourselves?
Dicky tummy? Bloating? (nice word for farts) indigestion? and much more. What is going on in there and what can we do to help ourselves? Nutritionist Brittany Pearse and I chat about bacteria, the good, the bad and the ugly. We tackle gut health and does it change through menopause? how is this related to the health of the rest of the body? I learn more about probiotics and prebiotics and how they can be helpful. Grab your ear buds and take a stroll or settle down with a cup of fennel tea. (Disclaimer: any advice you provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner.)
32:37
May 08, 2021
Coaching, why bother?
Coaching, why bother?
Checkout this podcast where I chatted with health and wellness coach NIkki Chamberlain to find out the secrets to jumpstart your lifestyle rejuvenation. Some great suggestions and giggles. Join the girls to learn the tricks of the trade. Grab your ear buds and take a stroll or settle down with a cup of herbal tea. (Disclaimer: any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner.)
31:36
May 02, 2021
Dry January, February, March?
Dry January, February, March?
Alcohol getting the better of you? Think back to this time last year and If it wasn’t toilet rolls you were stockpiling then alcohol came a close second if the photos posted on facebook were anything to go by. Could you go a day a week a month a year without alcohol? I am a non-drinker and have been for most of my adult life for one reason or another. My guest Anne gilkes began to think she might have a problem with alcohol and sought advice from her GP who reassured her that the half to full bottle of wine she was consuming each night was ok. I am looking forward to chatting with Anne to hear how she is now helping other women in this same predicament. If you're thinking of reducing your alcohol intake then you can grab yourself a copy of Anne's free guide -"10 First Steps You Can Take in 15 mins to Break the Drinking Cycle" . Give yourself a boost with these quick ideas. Download from the link here: https://bit.ly/10FirstStepstoBreaktheDrinkingCycle Grab your ear buds and take a stroll or settle down with a cup of herbal tea. (Disclaimer: any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner.)
44:14
May 01, 2021
Breathe better to feel better! 
Here’s how...
Breathe better to feel better! Here’s how...
Join me and Physiotherapist Gwynn Wallace as we dig deeper into how we can breathe better to feel better. Dysfunctional breathing disorders create chronic changes in the breathing pattern and result in breathlessness and a whole host of other symptoms that can occur in the absence of lung or heart disease. These include sleep disturbance, fatigue, chest pain around the breastbone and throat tightness. Get the lowdown on how to breathe well for improved health with some introductory techniques and top tips. Grab your ear buds and take a stroll or settle down with a cup of herbal tea. (Disclaimer: any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner.)
41:15
April 28, 2021
Are you Singing or Croaking your way through midlife?
Are you Singing or Croaking your way through midlife?
I was keen to find out why my soprano voice has turned against me in middle age and to discover strategies to cajole it back to life. This conversation with opera singer and singing teacher Rebecca Reid will shed some light on how ageing affects how your voice sounds and how your vocal cords perform. So it stands to reason that your age can also influence your singing technique, ability, and performance. Our overall health has a bearing and the old adage use it or lose it rears its head again. Warning: This podcast contains some instances of terrible singing! (mine not Rebeccas) Grab your earbuds and make a start on your 10,000 steps or settle down with a cuppa and ‘hum a merry tune’ Disclaimer any advice we provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner before making any lifestyle changes.
35:29
April 23, 2021
Patience Is a Virtue
Patience Is a Virtue
Patience is a virtue. ....Patience is essential to daily life—and might be key to a happy one. Having patience means being able to wait calmly in the face of frustration or adversity. How can Mindfulness help us develop our ability to endure perhaps even thrive in the face of adversity? We discover some suggestions and share some stories. Grab a cuppa or take a stroll and enjoy this conversation with Mindfulness Teacher Sune Markowitz Schumann. Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
30:12
April 23, 2021
Move to Live...Live to Move: Move More With Your Family!
Move to Live...Live to Move: Move More With Your Family!
Is movement a daily habit for everyone in your household? Did you know that moving together strengthens family bonds? I was raised in a fit family and didn't always love it at the time, but looking back it was definitely a gift. Health and wellness Coach Nikki Chamberlain has similar experiences. We tackle why we should move to develop stronger family bonds, to tackle difficult conversations and move to model healthy behaviours, perhaps we can influence our genetic heritage to change the tide for future generation and much more besides. Grab your ear buds and take a stroll or settle down with a cup of herbal tea. (Disclaimer any advice you provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner.)
28:35
April 17, 2021
The Attitudes of Mindfulness: Acceptance
The Attitudes of Mindfulness: Acceptance
Mindfulness teacher Sune Markowitz-Shulman and I are on a mission to share some simple tools and techniques that can assist us in getting to know ourselves and adopt more mindful approaches to living. Join Sune and I as we tackle the attitudes of mindfulness. This week Acceptance. Are you having trouble accepting a situation? Covid 19 has surely set us all a whole set of new challenges and my teenage son is rocking my world just now. How can acceptance help us to get through?
31:57
April 12, 2021
Help for hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and headaches.
Help for hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and headaches.
Join us as we outline some natural approaches using essential oils, herbs and movement to manage symptoms pre, peri and post menopause. (Disclaimer any advice you provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner.)
38:45
April 09, 2021
How to improve sleep, fatigue, poor digestion, bloating, and muscle aches.
How to improve sleep, fatigue, poor digestion, bloating, and muscle aches.
Insomnia has been my nemesis through my menopause and I have studied all the tricks to help me combat it naturally. It is so important to prioritise sleep because sleep impacts mood and can make us more emotional. So if you are feeling fragile through perimenopause prioritise sleep. Grab a cuppa and enjoy some wisdom and wit as always. (Disclaimer any advice you provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner.)
48:02
April 09, 2021
Move to live! Move more in your day, your week, your life...
Move to live! Move more in your day, your week, your life...
Move to live! Move more in your day, your week, your life... There is a multi billion pound industry set up around the idea that movement is separate from your daily life. It doesn’t have to be! This week I sat down with Health and wellness coach Nikki Chamberlain; World Marathon Majors 6 Star medal winner for a chat. Why should we be moving more? What movement is best? How can we make movement a daily habit? The good news, it's never too late!! Grab your earbuds and head out for some air and enjoy some tips and some fun as always.
42:03
April 07, 2021
The attitudes of mindfulness: Non-judgement.
The attitudes of mindfulness: Non-judgement.
I am fascinated by the brain and the workings of the mind. My journey to know and understand myself is ongoing and I am highly aware of the ability of my brain to transport me to places I'd really rather not go! Mind management strategies are skills like any other and take practice. Mindfulness teacher Sune Markowitz-Shulman and I are on a mission to share some simple tools and techniques that can assist us in getting to know ourselves and adopt more mindful approaches to living. This episode we chat about Non-Judgement. We are all guilty of making snap judgements; judging someone based on their appearance (age, build, gender), performance or character etc. But we can also judge ourselves; often we are our own harshest critics and you may well be familiar with that automatic voice in our minds which tells us we are clumsy, stupid or weak for example. This judgement is usually based on events that are far away in our past which no longer serve us. We can use mindfulness techniques to quell the voice in our mind and to keep us grounded in the present moment, become less reactive and live more fully in the present moment. Grab your ear buds and take a stroll or settle down with a cup of tea or a glass of wine, your choice non judging. (Disclaimer any advice you provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner.)
30:57
April 05, 2021
Nutritional approaches to menopause management. Take back control naturally.
Nutritional approaches to menopause management. Take back control naturally.
This episode I am joined by Registered Nutritional Therapist Shirley Ward. Shirley is passionate about helping people to take back control of their health and to eat well through menopause. Join us to hear the ins and outs! Grab your ear buds and take a stroll or settle down with a cup of chamomile tea. (Disclaimer any advice you provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner.)
27:52
April 03, 2021
Is the easing of lockdown causing you anxiety?
Is the easing of lockdown causing you anxiety?
This episode I sat down with Health and wellness coach Nikki Chamberlain. We chat about some strategies to manage our stress and anxiety as lockdown is easing. If the roadmap to unlocking is a source of stress and anxiety for you then you are not alone. Grab your ear buds and take a stroll or settle down with a cup of herbal tea and join us as we unpick this topic, share some tips and a few giggles. (Disclaimer any advice you provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner.)
32:43
April 01, 2021
The Attitudes of Mindfulness: A Beginners Mind
The Attitudes of Mindfulness: A Beginners Mind
I am fascinated by the brain and the workings of the mind. My journey to know and understand myself is ongoing and I am highly aware of the ability of my brain to transport me to places I'd really rather not go! Mind management strategies are skills like any other and take practice. Mindfulness teacher Sune Markowitz-Shulman and I are on a mission to share some simple tools and techniques that can assist us in getting to know ourselves and adopt more mindful approaches to living. We kick off this episode with the beginner's mind, what it is and how when we approach things with a beginners mind it can shine a light of wonder on even the most mundane object, situations, experiences and bring us right into the present moment. Grab your ear buds and take a stroll or settle down with a cup of herbal tea. (Disclaimer any advice you provide in this podcast is for information only, and if you are unsure of its suitability for your specific circumstances, you should consult your medical practitioner.)
23:29
March 30, 2021
Breathing, is there a wrong way?
Breathing, is there a wrong way?
Breathing, is there a wrong way? This episode I enjoy conversation with fellow Physiotherapist Gwynn Wallace. Gwynn is a  seasoned dysfunctional breathing specialist Physiotherapist and passionate about nasal breathing. What is dysfunctional breathing, how should we breathe and why does it matter? Could it help us in our time of menopause? Gwynn talks about his experience of delivering a 2 week intensive post covid rehabilitation programme for military personnel and shares his insights and top tips. Tape closed your mouth and breath through your nostrils. All will become clear...
55:08
March 27, 2021
Beauty from within - self care special!
Beauty from within - self care special!
This episode I chatted with Julie Grint Coach and Reflexologist. We chatted about how facial reflexology can enhance our health and beauty, contribute to the wellbeing of our bodies and mind. Julie says we have hands and so we have no excuses! Settle down with a cuppa and learn some secrets of self care.
14:19
March 13, 2021
Clinical hypnosis and the menopause
Clinical hypnosis and the menopause
In this episode I chatted with Jacquie Whur clinical hypnotherapist about the metaphorical hats of our identity that we wear throughout our lives and how menopause can be a time when we realise we have misplaced a couple.  We explore the interplay between our thoughts and emotions and most importantly how to get your mojo back in mid-life.   Are you sitting comfortably? then grab your ear buds, close your eyes and journey with us into the workings of the mind.
20:56
March 06, 2021
Menopause and CBD
Menopause and CBD
This episode I chat with Nick Tulloch CEO of Voyager Life Limited. Nick gives me the lowdown on the potential health benefits of the hemp plant derived CBD or canabidiol and how a woman of a certain age may benefit. Importantly he reminds us that it is always important to discuss with your doctor before taking any supplement. I am not endorsing this or any product merely sharing a variety of wellness information. You be the judge. Grab a cuppa and settle down for this interesting conversation.
19:55
February 27, 2021
Wellness, Health and Fitness in a Pandemic - A Wake up Call!
Wellness, Health and Fitness in a Pandemic - A Wake up Call!
This episode my guest is Jeff Wellstead, The challenges of maintaining a healthy midlife are universal, Jeffs honesty and humour makes for an interesting conversation. Jeff' was an athlete in his youth but a sedentary work life and a busy family took their toll on his health. He gained a lot of weight and Type 2 diabetes came knocking. Jeff was well on his way back to health when Covid 19 came and threw a spanner in the works. Enter yours truly. Jeff shares his experiences of gastric bypass surgery and now he is keen to find his way back to a more physical future. How do we find our way back to thrive in middle and older age? Let me explain. Settle down with a cuppa or grab your ear buds and get in a few steps. This 40 minute conversation is the perfect dose of fun and information. Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
38:21
February 26, 2021
Create a life you love and deserve!
Create a life you love and deserve!
This epidsode I chatted to Patrizia Pisano a life coach and meditation leader. We chat about the beliefs that we adopt unknowingly and how survival strategies and shielding mechanisms can result in behaviours such as overachieving and perfectionism. By challenging self limiting beliefs and reprogramming your mindset it is possible to rewrite your life and step into your authentic self. Grab your earpods and take a stroll with us or take a notepad as we reveal some tips to unravel this puzzle in the mind.
26:34
February 16, 2021
Menopause, is it on your radar?
Menopause, is it on your radar?
This time I am talking with Sherilyn Ooi. Sheralin is a coach and trainer and younger (than me) woman and I am curious to discover what she knows about menopause. Should this be a conversation we are having sooner? Where do we get our information from and why are are mothers keeping this to themselves? Playing it down or misremembering? Some honesty and some giggles. Grab your ear buds and take a few steps with us or take a break from your screens and do let me know your thoughts. Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
27:43
February 10, 2021
Fitness, why bother?
Fitness, why bother?
This week the tables were turned and I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Graham Coath. Graham is passionate about wellness and we had a chat about fitness. What is fitness, Is it ever too late to get fit and how might we go about it . Graham is a hoot, so grab your Fitbit (other devices are available), pop in the earbuds and make a start on your 10,000 steps. Feel free to stand on 1 leg or hold a small child at arms length, whatever floats your boat. A giggle and some good common sense advice ensues. Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
36:22
February 05, 2021
Menopause and Intimate Health
Menopause and Intimate Health
This week I had the pleasure of chatting with Lavinia Winch the YES Ambassador. I get the lowdown on the signs and symptoms of Vaginal dryness and we discuss the many treatments available for us to moisturise and lubricate as we move through menopause. If you would like to have a look at some valuable resources put together by Lavinia, click this link: https://bit.ly/3nV5yuG Grab a mirror and settle down with a cuppa. All will become clear! Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
30:26
January 30, 2021
New Year, New You? Want to know the secrets that make your resolutions stick?
New Year, New You? Want to know the secrets that make your resolutions stick?
This episode I had the pleasure of chatting with Nikki Chamberlain, Integrative Health Coach and ultra distance runner. Midlife is a pivotal time on the wellness continuum, so why not grab the bull by the horns and get a grip on your health. Have a look at Nikki’s special offering: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10Mwm_6TY46PDT8xxxfMZ_TxNwfdAK9esPU-XCuBrBpM/edit We share top tips and a step by step approach to help anyone seeking to adopt new healthy habits and make them stick. Settle down and spend 30 minutes of your life with us and learn how to make changes that last a lifetime. Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
31:03
January 23, 2021
Menopause: Who am I now?
Menopause: Who am I now?
This episode I chatted with Tamar Challis, a qualified person centred counsellor and coach specialising in women’s mental health and managing life transitions such as divorce, menopause, redundancy and retirement. I have had my challenges in coming to terms with my current life state and creating my new identity has been a process. We talk through the mental health challenges of the empty nest, work and relationship changes and how exercise among other things can reconnect us with our bodies. Menopause presents us all with a variety of challenges but it can be an opportunity to reinvent yourself and the good news is you don’t have to go it alone or suffer in silence. Put yourself to the top of the list and settle down with a cuppa or grab your ear pods and get in some steps. Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
25:11
January 16, 2021
Complementary approaches to menopause management
Complementary approaches to menopause management
This week I chatted to Felicia Foster experienced Natural Health consultant and Homeopath. Whatever your belief system we are all individuals and there is not a one size fits all approach. We share some stories and offer some insights into complementary approaches to the management of menopause and beyond. Grab your earpods for company and take a stroll, or grab a cuppa and keep up the liquids. Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
34:35
January 09, 2021
Managing menopause with medical astrology and how to source remedies from your garden!
Managing menopause with medical astrology and how to source remedies from your garden!
This week I spoke to experienced Wellbeing Practitioner Clare Ottewell. Claire offers a holistic, natural approach using a combination of Aromatherapy, Wild Medicinal Plants and Witchery for a Cleaner, Greener, Leaner Life. We talk all things herbal and learn how to free our inner goddess. So grab your ear pods and take a stroll or sit down with a cup of nettle tea, a favourite of the romans. Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
27:41
January 02, 2021
Aromatherapy for stress sleep, heated moments and PETS!!
Aromatherapy for stress sleep, heated moments and PETS!!
This week I chatted with Jan Alexander. Jan is a Doterra Wellness advocate and she workswith businesses and individuals, teaching the benefits of doTERRA therapeutic grade essential oils. She tells me a bout the oils and supplements and the benefits and how they can help and support us through the menopause and beyond. So grab your ear pods and take a stroll or sit down with a cuppa and enjoy hearing how beneficial a knees up with your extended family members could be, even over the airwaves! Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
32:06
December 11, 2020
A Mindful Menopause!
A Mindful Menopause!
A wonderful conversation this week with Sune Markowitz-Shulman about mindful approaches to wellness. Sune is a qualified nutritional therapist, mindfulness teacher and trained chef. We discuss how to nurture mind and body and explore skills and tools to promote optimal physical and mental wellbeing approaching menopause and beyond. So grab your ear pods and take a stroll or sit down with a cuppa and enjoy hearing how beneficial a knees up with your extended family members could be, even over the airwaves! Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
39:19
December 05, 2020
Acupuncture for menopause? Why not!
Acupuncture for menopause? Why not!
This week I chatted with Kinesiologist and TCM acupuncturist June Tranmer. June qualified as a Touch for Health instructor (basic Kinesiology) in 1987 and as an acupuncturist from the Northern College of Acupuncture in 1991. We chat about the many and varied approaches to management of menopause symptoms using methods such as acupuncture,, cupping, acupressure and food energetics (working with balancing your energy with the right foods for your individual needs). There is no one size fits all approach to management of menopause and I hope this conversation reflects that. So grab your ear pods and take a stroll or sit down with a cuppa and enjoy hearing how beneficial a knees up with your extended family members could be, even over the airwaves! Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
33:30
November 29, 2020
How intergenerational music and movement sessions can create life enhancing social interactions!
How intergenerational music and movement sessions can create life enhancing social interactions!
How would you like to experience a feeling of joy, being more active, be in the moment and let go? This week Specialist Physiotherapist Clare McCarroll joined me to discuss how intergenerational music and movement sessions can create life enhancing social interactions, fun, enjoyment and increased activity and movement. http://shortwork.org.uk/holistic-harmonies/ Times of transition can lead to social isolation and leave us feeling lonely. Not to mention the enforced isolation brought about by a global pandemic. Older people, those living alone, even young people, no one is immune. So grab your ear pods and take a stroll or sit down with a cuppa and enjoy hearing how beneficial a knees up with your extended family members could be, even over the airwaves! Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
26:42
November 22, 2020
What happens to our eyes as we age with Bansi Dhamecha
What happens to our eyes as we age with Bansi Dhamecha
This week I talked to Optometrist Bansi Dhamecha. Bansi is the Director of Optotor, passionate about eye health and a font of knowledge. You will enjoy this enlightening and entertaining conversation. If you ever wondered what is happening to our eyes as we age and even if you didn't! Some excellent advice and some fun as always. Grab your earpods and get some air, sit down with a cuppa and look away from your screens! Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
32:02
November 12, 2020
Non-hormonal management of menopause symptoms through nutrition and supplementation
Non-hormonal management of menopause symptoms through nutrition and supplementation
This week I chatted with Eileen Durward. Eileen has worked in the health industry for over 20 years, including work in vegan catering and health store retailing. For the past 15 years she has worked in the Education Department at A. Vogel, lecturing and playing a key role in running the Helpline. We discussed the non-hormonal management of menopause symptoms through nutrition and supplementation. Grab your ear-pods and take a stroll or settle down with a cuppa and enjoy this weeks conversation. Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast. https://www.facebook.com/EileenAVogelTalksMenopause/
43:18
October 30, 2020
Perimenopause Management
Perimenopause Management
This episode I catch up with Dr Joshi MS Obstetrician and gynaecologist, MRCOG, Fellow in Maternal medicine. We talk about peri menopause management through lifestyle measures and discuss some of the medical management available. Grab your earpods and take a stroll or enjoy a cuppa. Enjoy some stories delivered with a dose of common sense as always. Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
24:59
October 22, 2020
All about bones!
All about bones!
This Episode Helen Clare and I chat about Bones and the menopause. Helen and I enjoy a chat about our favourite topic and how exercise can help us to live well for longer. Helen is a menopause coach and she was interested to hear all about Bones and exercise which was just as well! Grab your earpods and take a stroll or enjoy a cuppa. Enjoy some stories delivered with a dose of common sense as always. Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
40:05
October 22, 2020
Menopause Management
Menopause Management
This episode I talk to Dr Joshi MS Obstetrician and gynaecologist, MRCOG, Fellow in Maternal medicine. We talk about menopause management including pelvic health and HRT. Grab your earpods and take a stroll or enjoy a cuppa. Enjoy some stories delivered with a dose of common sense as always. Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
32:29
October 11, 2020
Bullying and the Menopause
Bullying and the Menopause
Don't suffer in silence In this episode Phillipa chats with Dr Sairah Qureshi Phd. Sairah is a life and health coach with a specialism in non physical stress and bullying. We talked about bullying and its forms, some tips for dealing with bullying at work and how to look after ourselves if we find ourselves the victim of a bully. Grab your earpods and take a stroll or enjoy a cuppa. Enjoy some stories delivered with a dose of common sense as always.Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
20:57
October 07, 2020
Managing Pain
Managing Pain
This week I talk with Lou Morgan an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. In her current role Lou guides people who have chronic pain to manage symptoms and live life to the fullest. We shed some light on the workings of the brain and discuss lifestyle measures which can impact positively on the pain experience. Grab your ear-pods and take a stroll or settle down with a cuppa and enjoy this weeks conversation. Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
33:50
September 26, 2020
The workings of the mind and how thoughts, feelings and experiences can shape us.
The workings of the mind and how thoughts, feelings and experiences can shape us.
In this episode I chat to Danny Allman. He offers some insights into the workings of the mind and how thoughts, feelings and experiences can shape us. Are we a 'me' or is this an illusion, can we unlearn and let go of our stories and let life happen. Meditation, breath work and mindful practices support the body mind to grow and notice. We talk some more about my hormones and my story. Grab your earpods and take a stroll or settle down with a cuppa. Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
41:21
September 18, 2020
Nutrition - To diet or not to diet?
Nutrition - To diet or not to diet?
This week I spoke to Rebecca Heald (Nutrition coach) about weight gain during the menopause including: ✅ emotional eating - what it is and where it stems from ✅ diet culture - the way in which our body has been programmed to think the only way to achieve good health, well-being and social status is by making our bodies smaller – or what we call the “thin” ideal. Grab your ear pods and make a start on your 10,000 steps or Pour a cuppa and relax with us. Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
39:08
September 03, 2020
A Better Brain
A Better Brain
In this episode Phillipa talks to Susan Nightingale, Chartered Neurological Physiotherapist about the Brain. Reduced levels of Oestrogen can impact memory before or during menopause. It has a role in regulating a variety of brain chemicals, along with many functions of the nervous system. As your body’s oestrogen levels decrease this can cause occasional lapses in brain function, resulting in short-term memory issues. Susan is all to aware of what can go wrong in her work with stroke patients but there are lots of things we can all do to protect the brain and improve our brain function. So get your ear pods at the ready for another dose of wellness advice, wisdom and wit. Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast
40:29
August 23, 2020
Top tips to keep our hair healthy around and beyond the menopause.
Top tips to keep our hair healthy around and beyond the menopause.
Most women find that their hair loses volume and length around menopause. This is due to falling oestrogen levels. We may also find that hair breaks more easily as the hair is naturally more fragile. So what can we do? For this weeks podcast I talked to my hairdresser and we uncovered some top tips to keep our hair healthy around and beyond the menopause. My thanks to John Ingham (Belle Vous Hair and Beauty LN6 9YW) Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
25:25
August 09, 2020
Menopause, HRT and tips to manage weight around the middle.
Menopause, HRT and tips to manage weight around the middle.
This week Phillipa talks to Sorina Evans a Practice Nurse and friend. We talk about the menopause and HRT and some tips for managing weight gain around the middle. Grab your ear pods and make a start on your 10,000 steps or Pour a cuppa and relax with us. Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
27:31
August 02, 2020
Is Personal Coaching only for the rich and famous? Nicky Dewhirst-Vickers says NO!
Is Personal Coaching only for the rich and famous? Nicky Dewhirst-Vickers says NO!
In this Episode Phillipa talks to Nicky Dewhirst-Vickers about her role as a Professional Performance Coach. Are you at a crossroads? There’s no doubt menopause is a time of transition so if you ever wondered whether coaching is something you might benefit from? or maybe you just wondered what all the hype is about? Nikki sheds some light on what coaching is and how coaching can help anyone. As ever the conversation is informative but light hearted with something for everyone, grab a cuppa and enjoy X Nicky can be contacted at Nicky@optimal-best.co.uk
34:43
July 25, 2020
Simple tips for Better balance.
Simple tips for Better balance.
In this Episode I talk to Susan Nightingale, Chartered Physiotherapist and neuro-specialist about better balance. Learn about some simple tips and advice to help you improve your balance. Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
21:55
July 18, 2020
How simple breathing exercises help breathing disorders and manage anxiety.
How simple breathing exercises help breathing disorders and manage anxiety.
In this Episode I talk to Kate Parrott A Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist; a Cardiovascular and Respiratory Specialist. Kate has experience of helping people who have breathing pattern disorders (BPD) and is trained in the Buteyko breathing technique. Physiotherapy to help breathing disorders such as asthma, COPD, and BPD is often overlooked but Kate talks very eloquently about how simple breathing exercises can be hugely beneficial for people. Additional assistance available for those suffering from breathing pattern disorders is available at the following website: https://www.physiotherapyforbpd.org.uk/ Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
39:02
July 18, 2020
Pilates and Pelvic Floor health.
Pilates and Pelvic Floor health.
This episode I am talking to Cara Tatterton about the Pelvic Floor and Pilates.  If the thought of jumping on the trampoline sends chills down your spine perhaps your pelvic floor is in need of some attention. Many of my ladies report how pilates has helped their pelvic floor,  and this can indeed be the case when taught well. But abdominal strengthening exercises can equally put a strain on the pelvic floor as can resistance training and some Yoga and Pilates exercises. Join us to discover how to care for your pelvic floor with Pilates. NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/womens-health/what-are-pelvic-floor-exercises/ https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/squeezy/  Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
32:45
June 21, 2020
How to start making heathy changes in your life during lockdown and onwards.
How to start making heathy changes in your life during lockdown and onwards.
This week I talk to health promotion specialist and friend Joanne about making heathy changes in your life during lockdown and onwards. Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
28:06
June 13, 2020
How ladies of a certain age can use exercise to protect our bones at and after the menopause
How ladies of a certain age can use exercise to protect our bones at and after the menopause
Phillipa talks to Chartered Physiotherapist Susan Nightingale and discuss how ladies of a certain age can use exercise to protect our bones at and after the menopause.  Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
22:39
June 13, 2020
Menopause and Bone Healthy Pilates.
Menopause and Bone Healthy Pilates.
This week a conversation with Paediatric Nurse Julie Smith.  Julie is introducing more exercise into her life approaching the menopause and we discuss how to exercise safely, the importance of ideal posture and alignment and how to look after your joints. We chat about supplements,  nutrition and much more. Disclaimer- The content of this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Doctor or other healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard on this podcast.
33:48
June 06, 2020