Manage those moods
What may start out as your most settled decade can become anything but if pre-menopause causes problems. You might be returning to work or taking on new responsibilities in your job, so you might need a confidence boost. You may also experience fatigue, weight gain and digestion problems.
» Calcium See your GP for a bone density test, then take a supplement. If your life is hectic, keep taking 800mg calcium and 400mg magnesium.
» Iron Heavy periods can be exhausting, so try taking a course of iron tonic such as Floradix. Take it for two weeks, starting a few days before your period.
» Kelp Taking 1000mg a day will feed your thyroid gland. Borderline low thyroid levels – which cause fatigue, weight gain and sluggish digestion – are often mistaken for pre-menopause symptoms.
» Phytoestrogens Also known as soy isoflavones, these aim to build up your oestrogen levels, encouraging symptomfree menopause.
» And to soothe you, The Australian Bush Flower Essence Five Corners may help in building up your self-esteem and confidence.