We don’t need to fix perimenopause, we need to fix our environment
Hearing the plethora of conversations regarding menopause, perimenopause (and some menstrual cycle health) tells me we are heading in the right direction. Frustratingly slowly, but moving forward we are!
Having fallen headfirst down the rabbit hole of women’s health, I’ve had the pleasure of watching these conversations grow. But with my own growth in understanding women’s health, I see how we are obsessed with trying to cure the pause when it’s our environment that needs a bloody good look at.
Symptoms are not the root cause of an issue, they are a by-product. Messages telling you it isn’t working. But for some reason, we’re stuck on trying to cure the menopause experience. We keep slapping plaster on top of plaster in a mission to heal what cannot be healed. Because it’s the environment and lifestyle of that individual that’s causing the kickback.
Women’s cycles have been ignored and quashed for time immemorial, and so to stay in the game we’ve had to work harder, shout louder and lose touch with our feminine intuition in a bid to survive. But life isn’t about surviving, is it? Not solely anyway. We actually deserve to enjoy it (SHOCK HORROR)! So many women I speak to are dumbfounded when they realise how much joy they don’t have in their lives because they’re too busy chasing a successful dream that’s making them miserable in the process (but isn’t that what you’re supposed to do?). And from this misery comes stress and tension and from long-term stress responses, we see an impact on our hormones through an exhausted endocrine system which eventually explodes in the form of perimenopause and menopause.
Deadlines, school runs, household chores, family duties – how many of these do you commit to? How much time do you commit to yourself? Is your health important? Because if you keep putting it on the backburner now, pandora’s box is going to open when that next evolutionary phase hits.
But it doesn’t have to if you make the right choices right now, fit for your skin.
Mitigate your stressors – people, toxic load, undernourishing foods, poor exercise choices and update your mindset as this will dictate your health outcomes. Choose love every single time, as love has now been scientifically proven to promote growth and long-term health whereas fear will take it away.
Learn to love yourself until you believe it so that others can believe it too. When that happens, you’ll start making the right choices that make you the greatest version of yourself.
You are the woman you were born to be. Don’t let anyone else make you think and feel otherwise.
Abi Adams is a female health educator, coach, public speaker and founder of Prøject Wøman: building the next generation of strong and healthy women – emotionally, physically and spiritually. If you would like to contact Abi on how to work with her on a 1:1 basis or in a group please contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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