This week I chat with naturopath and nutritionist, Stacey Curcio, about a subject that most of us shy away from, and that’s perimenopause.
If you know someone who is about to go through perimenopause, or you are about to go through it yourself, Stacey has really helpful advice for re-framing how we think about the whole process.
“I don’t think you’re losing your mind but your mind is changing”
So much has been discovered in just the last 10 years, especially around the importance of appropriate nutrition and exercise during perimenopause.
Up until this week I’m embarrassed to say that I’d never even heard of the ‘peri’ prefix to ‘perimenopause’. Stacey blew my mind when she described the process of going through perimenopause as somewhat akin to going through puberty backwards…(I thought it was bad enough forwards).
Some of my take aways are:
Just like going through puberty, there can be a lot of confusion going through perimenopause
The importance of good communication
There can be some serious health impacts if nutrition is not adequate
Strength-based training is essential
Some coping mechanisms that might have worked in the past may now exacerbate things (so booking a massage for your partner could be infinitely more helpful than offering her a glass of wine).
It’s a window of opportunity to re-evaluate your life load, how you’re spending your time, and looking after yourself.
To find out more about Stacey:
Her website: www.cultivatingwellness.com.au
Book an Appointment with Stacey: https://cultivatingwellness.com.au/book-an-appointment/
Find her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/staceycurcioND
Here are some other resources for more info on perimenopause that Stacey recommends:
Menstrual tracking Apps – Clue, Woman Log, femble
I hope you find it helpful.