Every woman will eventually go through menopause at a certain stage in their life, so why don’t we talk about it more openly…
Have you listened to our Fernwood Shine podcast yet? Last week we re-launched the podcast with Season 3, and our second episode of the season is another Women’s Health Week special.
Running from Monday 5 – Sunday 11 of September 2022, Women’s Health Week is the biggest week in Australia focusing on women’s health and wellbeing. Day 2 focuses on building education around menopause and managing this important transitional period of a woman’s life.
As women, we hear the word ‘menopause’ dropped into conversation more frequently as we age, which essentially means saying goodbye to our menstrual cycle – period. Often this topic of conversation can be met with feelings of shame or taboo, when in reality we should be educating our community and equipping women with the knowledge they need to go through a smooth transition.
So, we caught up with Naturopath and expert in this field at Jean Hailes, Sandra Villella (BAppSci (Naturopathy), MAppSci (Acupuncture)) to discuss ‘the menopause’, remove the stigma and normalise the topic in our everyday conversations. A wealth of knowledge, Sandra has been a naturopath for 28 years, and has been working with the Jean Hailes team since 1999.
On this podcast, Sandra talks about what menopause is, the average age women experience menopause and ways we can better manage our nutrition and wellbeing during this transitional time. Sandra also discusses how a woman’s nutritional needs can shift as she experiences perimenopause (leading up to menopause), menopause, and post-menopause, plus the implications of alcohol, recommendations for caffeine intake, and the benefits of plant oestrogens, called phytoestrogens.
This is an essential topic for women who want to better support their health at every age, so we can better support women’s health and wellbeing. Whether you’re a woman currently experiencing the menopause, are perimenopausal, post-menopausal, or are years away from your own transitional period, this episode of Fernwood Shine is a must-listen.
Join us as Sandra shares quick tips for better nutrition and wellness in the lead-up to, during, and after the menopause. We can’t wait for you to hear this episode!
Fernwood is honoured to again be an official partner of Jean Hailes’ Women’s Health Week in 2022.