Author: Saska Graville
Emma is a fully registered nutritional therapist with a particular interest in the menopause. As a health expert, she was expecting perimenopause in her 40s, but wasn't prepared for the anxiety and unbearable sense of emptiness. She shares how she felt like she was unravelling bit by bit, and how she got her sense of self back.
Despite a career in women’s magazines, the co-founder of MPowered Women was clueless about the perimenopause, and blindsided when symptoms hit. Thanks to HRT, Saska has her anxiety and daily feelings of doom under control, and is determined to break the taboos around menopause and help other women power through it.
How does an ex Vogue editor handle menopause? Ask Christa D’Souza. The 59-year old journalist and author, whose writing stretches from her battle with cancer to weight control and body issues, shares her experience of peri and post menopause life.
Suncare should be a priority in any skincare routine, but it’s especially important as you go into perimenopause. Reduced oestrogen levels mean less melatonin is being produced, which is what protects you from UV rays. Thankfully SPF has come a long way since the days of thick, greasy creams - here’s our pick of the best.
Journalist, TV and radio presenter and mental health campaigner Trisha is a whirlwind of energy and inspiration. Diagnosed with breast cancer at 50, she sees menopause - and all its ups and downs - as proof that she is still alive, and very much kicking.
Looking for proof that you can power through your menopause years? Meet BBC One’s Breakfast presenter and international triathlete Louise Minchin. This is a woman who is not letting hot flushes or anxiety slow her down. Hell, no. We want what she’s having.
Caryn Franklin MBE, is a broadcaster, author and co-creator of groundbreaking campaigns such as Fashion Targets Breast Cancer and the award winning All Walks Beyond the Catwalk. She shares the ‘black hole’ that was her menopause.
For Sunday Times journalist and author India Knight, the menopause has been surprisingly drama free and she’s embraced her 50s as the age of ditching high heels and not giving a fuck. We want what she’s having.
Fashion editor and freelance journalist Alyson Walsh is famous for her chic grey hair and effortless, ageless style. Having found herself unprepared for menopause, she says we all need to talk about it much more.
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