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Updated: Mar 2, 2023

Between the ages of 45-55 women usually go through the menopause – with the average age of a UK woman experiencing the menopause at 51 years. The menopause is usually confirmed 12 months after the last menstrual period.

The menopause is really a transitional journey – which occurs over several stages.

Symptoms may appear months or years before the menopause occurs. This pre menopausal stage is often known as the peri menopause.

The peri menopause is often thought of as a time where women struggle immensely with a host of problems but this is not necessarily true.

It is a natural part of every woman’s life cycle and a transitional phase where the woman’s body adjusts both biologically and physically to an inactive ovarian function – this may include a variety of symptoms which may come and go as the body adapts.

You can prepare for the transitions of the perimenopause and menopause by giving your body a good diet containing good quality protein and plenty of nutrient dense fruit and vegetables.

It’s also really important to include good quality oils in your diet – avocados, oily fish and nuts are good sources for these oils.

A targeted approach to diet and lifestyle, together with support from key nutrients give a good foundation to support and ease this transition.

Embrace this time in your life – don’t resist it and help your body to adapt to the changes of the menopause.

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