The Upside to Menopause


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There are plenty of menopause stories around. Most, rather than celebrate the end of a woman’s monthly cycles, demonize menopause with tales of hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, vaginal dryness, thinning hair, sleep disturbances, mood swings and more. But menopause is not something to fear. There are things to celebrate about it.

The Upside to Menopause Menopause is not something to fear. In fact, there are things to celebrate about it: no more pregnancy worries, no more hormonal headaches, no more bleeding—and more! Beth Battaglino, RN-C, CEO of HealthyWomen. After having our babies and heading into our early 40s, we notice that our bodies are changing and that we are going down the long, hot-flash-ridden path to the “change of life,” or menopause.

The Upside of Menopause. Most women dread menopause. And that’s not just about dreading the unknown. After all, we’ve all heard about hot flashes and vaginal dryness, the need for HRT, the loss of libido. Other than not having to deal with a nasty mess every month and maybe saving some money on sanitary products like tampons and pads, what could possibly be positive about.

Establish a meditation mantra practiceto ground your day and create mental calm. Eat a mostly plant based dietto create intelligent and vibrant cells. Menopause: Menopause is the point when a woman no longer has menstrual periods. At this stage, the ovaries have stopped releasing eggs and producing most of their estrogen. Menopause is diagnosed when a woman has gone without a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months.

Oestrogen keeps your heart healthy, it bolsters your bones, and it affects your mind in all manner of ways. It can cause serotonin to surge, which decreases depression, and increases buzzy feel-good endorphins, hence why when oestrogen levels plummet after ovulation and pre-period you can feel lousy. Hi!

I will be 53 this week and think I am finally FINALLY way to menopause. No period for three months! My first hot flash hit me at 38. 15 years is enough. However, many of the symptoms I had in my 40s may have been due to an underlying autoimmune condition that wasn’t diagnosed until I was 50 (Hashimoto’s Disease).

The upside is that you can do something about it. The first thing I want you to do is to whip a tape measure around your waist across your belly button. Your goal is to be well below 35 inches.

The misconceptions held by most women are so incorrect that they’re completely opposite the truth. They’re upside-down. I love to test this phenomenon by asking women very simple questions about menopause to see how they’ll answer.

And, upside-down bingo! They’re wrong every time. The problem is that they’re absolutely sure they’re right.

List of related literature:

(See Chapter 4 for more information about menopause.)

“Maternity and Pediatric Nursing” by Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle
from Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
by Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009

There are some wonderful books on the subject: The Wisdom of Menopause by Christiane Northrup, M.D., has multiple suggestions on how to handle the brain and the body in menopause.

“Heal Your Mind” by Mona Lisa Schulz, M.D./Ph.D., Louise Hay
from Heal Your Mind
by Mona Lisa Schulz, M.D./Ph.D., Louise Hay
Hay House, 2016

Like many of the other “female problems,” menopause has developed its own mythology.

“Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: The body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches” by Jeanne Mager Stellman, International Labour Organisation, International Labour Office
from Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: The body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches
by Jeanne Mager Stellman, International Labour Organisation, International Labour Office
International Labour Office, 1998

Naturally occurring menopause due to aging is not the only kind; if the ovaries are surgically removed, or their function is impaired by radiation therapy or chemotherapy in a woman who is still menstruating, an early and sudden menopause results.

“Women's Herbs, Women's Health” by Christopher Hobbs, Kathi Keville
from Women’s Herbs, Women’s Health
by Christopher Hobbs, Kathi Keville
Book Publishing Company, 2007

Perhaps the most common of the symptoms associated with estrogen loss—affecting approximately 75 percent of women having a natural menopause and 90 percent of those having a surgical menopause—are hot flashes.

“The New Harvard Guide to Women's Health” by Karen J. Carlson, Stephanie A. Eisenstat, Stephanie A. Eisenstat, M.D., Terra Diane Ziporyn, Alvin & Nancy Baird Library Fund, Harvard University. Press
from The New Harvard Guide to Women’s Health
by Karen J. Carlson, Stephanie A. Eisenstat, et. al.
Harvard University Press, 2004

I have not so far said anything about my own experience of menopause, but here, at the end of my book, is perhaps the place for it.

“The Slow Moon Climbs: The Science, History, and Meaning of Menopause” by Susan Mattern
from The Slow Moon Climbs: The Science, History, and Meaning of Menopause
by Susan Mattern
Princeton University Press, 2019

The best stories come from women who take menopause as an opportunity to embrace the changing needs of their bodies.

“Linda Page's Healthy Healing: A Guide To Self-Healing For Everyone” by Linda Page
from Linda Page’s Healthy Healing: A Guide To Self-Healing For Everyone
by Linda Page
Healthy Healing Publications, 2004

Menopause is when a woman’s menstrual periods permanently end.

“Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You” by Walt Larimore, Phillip Bishop
from Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You
by Walt Larimore, Phillip Bishop
Harvest House Publishers, 2019

Unless you have specific, extenuating circumstances (only about 6% of American women do), a natural menopause may be the best way.

“Linda Page's Healthy Healing: A Guide to Self-healing for Everyone” by Linda G. Rector-Page
from Linda Page’s Healthy Healing: A Guide to Self-healing for Everyone
by Linda G. Rector-Page
Traditional Wisdom, 2000


“Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2020 E-Book: 5 Books in 1” by Fred F. Ferri
from Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2020 E-Book: 5 Books in 1
by Fred F. Ferri
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

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  • menopause is the normal thing but pre-menopause is not. i got menopause just at the age of 41 which was the cause of my depression, anxiety, loneliness then i switch to my doctor there i got help with the prescription of menopause care pack which was really helpful to deal with the symptoms

  • The older women used in the WHI study already had heart disease. The Researchers failed to do CIMT (‘carotid intima media’ testing) to screen the subjects beforehand. Contaminated research. And they used Premarin (16 types of horse estrogens) and MPA (the synthetic progestin) instead of Estradiol (Bioidentical Estrogen) and Progesterone (also Bioidentical). I just read a medical journal article noting that women, who have not had any HRT, have arteries that are so rigid (a heart and stroke risk), that when ER MDs give them emergency GTN, it fails to dilate the coronary artery and work. This is highly concerning. ��

  • Wow! this was so helpful and cleared up so much. My grandmother died of ovarian cancer, and with all my female issues that lead up to my hysterectomy, I always had a healthy fear of this for me. Now I know its more than just genetics at play.
    I do have a question that my husband who also watched this video would like to know? His father died of Alzheimer’s at age 69 granted alcohol played a role in his disease (we were told), he wonders if estrogen plays such a role in women and Alzheimers, what plays the biggest roll in men and Alzheimers?

  • Like the person before me said, taking hormone from a horse is not the best idea, why dont they do a clinical trial with bioidentical hormones?

  • Another very informative video! Yikes, watching Dr. Oz today and guest Dr. Mike Dow said that in post-menopausal women, if you experience panic attacks you have triple the risks of heart attack. I can believe that.

  • Pretty in pink again and I love the pretty jewelry! Alzheimers is so scary! I saw a neighbor die of it. Such a sweet man! I am afraid more of Alzheimers than breast cancer.I appreciate this education!

  • Besides, there are many articles that show the benefit of estrogen for cdv. What that doctor said, seems like it is better to be old (safer), than being young


  • I have recent vaginal bleeding. My LMP was 1year and a half ago. I am 51. Is it normal still. I dont take any hormonal medications. But I am only taking Ranitidine for my acid reflux. I am looking forward for your response.

  • THANK YOU for telling us Estrogen is not our enemy. That’s just about all i hear on the internet on alternative sites and that progesterone is the magic cure, just slather it on. I was wondering why natural progesterone made me feel fat and awful (i had quit my estrogen because i was not yet full menopause at 56 and was told i didn’t need estrogen until well into menopause) i need to think long and hard about what i’m going to do.

  • An enjoyable video. I am 56, normal menstruation and not yet showing any signs of even early menopause. I am unable to find anything on late onset menopause; any ideas for why this occurs would be welcome.

  • Thank you so much for all the effort and time you are putting in the videos to educate us. I’m 45 old and star with the signs of peri-menopause 4 years ago. I decided to go with my gynecologist and talk about my symptoms, she give me some premarine cream and some pills, call mono-linyah 0.25-35 mg-mcg tab, do you think that prevent me for the diseases of menopause.?

  • I had my last period September 2008 so I’m at almost 12 years past. I took Zoloft and Wellbutrin to combat ‘menopausal brain’ for a couple of years at that time, and then started inserting the estrogen tablets for vaginal dryness after that (off and on). I was operating under the assumption that taking estrogen was dangerous and no doctors tried to explain differently. It sounds like the tiny bit of localized estrogen I was (am) taking does not really countand I’ve now missed that window of opportunity to start taking it. Is that correct?

  • once more, diet can make a huge difference. I never had any premenopause symptoms just because i learned how milk is deleterious to human health and i had already qut milk. over 20 years ago, there was no milk in Chinese population, and women did not experience any pre-menopause syndrome. And other countries alike!

  • If estrogen was so dangerous, why does a womans body fall apart later in life without it? This has been going through my mind as I watch each of your videos.
    The truth about these misconceptions these past 2 videos is empowering.
    Estrogen becomes my bestie more and more each videos as well. ��

  • Men would definitely NOT stop taking testosterone no matter what risk factors you gave them… they will find a way to justify the benefits lol �� and do you know how many of them take ED meds and have heart issues??! ALL of them ����

  • Enjoy learning the truth about these misconceptions.
    Wine triggers my hot flashes so it does not matter how good wine is for me. Well all sugar does wether its dessert or wine or any type of alcohol.
    The biggest thing to fear is a heart attack not breast cancer.
    Why does it seem that hereditary anything means we are doomed to get the same thing? At least in the medical realm they seem to say if cancer is hereditary, runs in your family that you are likely to have it.
    I have found this to be a skeptical statement because the body was made to heal itself if you give it the right conditions.

  • Hearing this video is cute BUT LEARNING THE TRUTH HAS MADE ME furious at the Dr s( there’ve been many) that screwed up my life. I remember 1 gyn telling me to go home and take black cohosh and nothing else. I was do dry, no honeymoon could’ve occurred! Hence!I preferred to not marry and just be friends. Some Drs I hope cgettheir just reward for what they do to people’s lives��️They should’ve been fired. Such

  • So my question is this I’ve heard for years that if you have a breast lump or breast cancer is due to estrogen dominance is that true and if this would happen to a person a breast lump or breast cancer what is the best alternative treatment besides having your breasts excised
    And in a woman 67 and having had total abdominal hysterectomy many tears ago.

  • The pain and suffering of covid has been just horrific but being quarantined has brought some incredible precious gifts too, like binge watching YOU Dr Barbie Menopause. My menopause education continues on unabated (and so does the ocean of misinformation I am met with). Your fabulously smart and entertaining efforts are saving and improving lives RAAA:D!!!