Three points up front:

Three points up front:

… First: Hormonal decline, also known as menopause transition or perimenopause (I like to say menopausing), is a mind and body experience starting around the age of 35, until you die. The hormonal shift as we move from regular periods to irregular, to no periods...
Menopause is a team sport

Menopause is a team sport

Menopause is not rocket science. Periods start, periods stop. There is no single moment when (peri)menopause neither starts nor finishes. Some people who menstruate will not feel an impact from the hormone waves. However, the majority of people who menstruate will...
The story of menopause starts with …

The story of menopause starts with …

… the story of menstruation The average age of starting your periods (menarche) in the UK is 12. The average at which they stop completely (aka menopause day), based on the typical hormone blueprint, is 51. That’s nearly 40 years of bleeding for 3-4 days, often...
What are hormones?

What are hormones?

What are hormones? As well as our birth to death hormonal blueprint, these powerful chemical messengers called hormones have mini blueprints throughout our lifetime. Some of which are repetitive, such as the female menstrual cycle called an infradian rhythm, and a 24...
What is Menopause?

What is Menopause?

Definitions: menopause /ˈmɛnəpɔːz/ noun the ceasing of menstruation. the period in a woman’s life (typically between the ages of 45 and 50) when menstruation ceases. late 19th century: from modern Latin menopausis also known as the menopause, menopause...