The menopause transition or perimenopause means “around menopause”. These are the years leading up to menopause, and it’s the bookend to puberty – the other stage in our life when hormones are fluctuating.
Menopause literally means “end of monthly cycles” in Greek. It’s a moment in time when you haven’t had a period for 12 months, after which you are post-menopause. The average age is 51.
The thyroid hormone affects every cell and all the organs in your body by regulating the rate at which your body uses energy. Optimal thyroid health can make you feel better and function better.
It is very hard to imagine that more than half of the cells in our body belong to other species: the microbes that live in our nooks and crannies. We have evolved to live in harmony with them over millions of years yet we haven’t given them much thought up until now