Close up of a red dahlia to illustrate fibroids, polyps and adenomyosis

HRT and Me: Fibroids, Polyps and Adenomyosis

This week I’ve mostly been thinking about my uterus. Apparently, a transvaginal ultrasound will do that to a woman. Up until this point I have to admit to a lifetime of thinking about other body parts; I fret about my liver, worry about my heart, and am acutely aware of my digestive tract, but I’ve never […]

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HRT and Me: Progesterone Intolerance

Things have not been going well for me lately as far as my HRT is concerned. I’ve been experiencing problems with both my progesterone and testosterone treatment. Low Testosterone Levels Despite the fact that I’ve been applying Testim gel very day for over two years now, a recent blood test showed that my testosterone levels […]

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The Causes of Low Libido during Menopause

Sex is something we may laugh about, even brag about, but if it’s becoming a problem in our lives and our primary relationship, it’s usually the last thing we want to talk about. For many midlife women experiencing the “joys” of menopause one of the most distressing symptoms is the loss of libido. Unlike hot […]

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Testosterone Deficiency in Perimenopausal Women

Many women are unaware of the important role that testosterone plays in their sexual, physical and mental health and wellbeing. Testosterone is usually referred to as “the male sex hormone”. However, it is vital for female health and wellbeing, particularly during the perimenopause and after. Testosterone’s main function is to provide a sense of vitality […]

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2015 New Year’s Resolution – Be Organised

Happy New Year! May 2015 be filled with unexpected moments of joy, good health and that special happiness that comes from being organised. It’s the end of the first proper work week of 2015 and if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably found this week a bit of a struggle. After the dietary excesses and […]

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I’ve Been Rolfed – Part 1: The What, Why and How of Rolfing

Although Rolfing has been around since the 1960s not many people have heard of it. That is slowly starting to change, especially as Olympic athletes and celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow help spread the word. In the UK there are only 36 Certified Rolfers, so it is a therapy that is still small but growing. What […]

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I’ve Been Rolfed – Part 2: How Rolfing Changed My Life

In Part 1 of I’ve Been Rolfed I explained what Rolfing is and how it works and my reasons for deciding to try it. In Part 2 I look more closely at how my body changed and my physical awareness grew over the course of the treatment and what I ultimately gained from being Rolfed. […]

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From Hormone Hell to Feeling Well: A True Story

A few weeks ago I told a story at the In This Body conference in London. Called From Hormone Hell to Feeling Well, it is the story of how I first experienced menopause symptoms when I was thirty. I was misdiagnosed, told that my symptoms were “all in my head” and eventually referred to a […]

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