Midlife Matters suiteAs we approach the potentially most dynamic phase of our lives, our bodies go through some changes which can affect our overall well-being. To help us navigate this exciting time, we have a selection of workshops that can be run face-to-face or online and one-to-one coaching:
- Menopause demystified - CPD accredited
- Male wellbeing - CPD accredited
- Supporting people during midlife - CPD accredited
- Midlife matters for everyone
- Thriving together at midlife
- Menopause Café facilitator training - CPD accredited
- The "menopause mind" - CPD accredited
- Embracing midlife
- Online courses
- Our partners
Midlife Matters resourcesBelow is a collection of free resources that might be of interest:
- Free monthly talks - details on this Ticket Tailor link
- Selected articles from Midlife Matters e-magazine
- Midlife Matters e-magazine
- Selected videos from talks with Professor Talaulikar and Professor Manyonda
- Lifestyle factors and the menopause - free leaflet
One-to-one coachingFor people who would prefer the personalised approach, we offer one-to-one coaching sessions.
The sessions are tailored to your specific needs and aspirations. Please Contact us to find out more.
Midlife Matters e-magazineWe prduce a free, quarterly e-magazine, Midlife Matters which is available to anyone who wishes to subscribe. It covers a mix of topics relevant to everyone and includes a regular column from our Clinical Partners, as well as Q&A around the menopause.
If you would like to subscribe, please Contact us.
Our Clinical Partners
The Menopause ClinicOur clinical partners are Professor Isaac Manyonda and Professor Vikram Talaulikar from the Menopause Clinic in London's Harley Street and Esher in Surrey.
We work with them to spread the word about the menopause and offer information and resources to help people navigate this natural phase of life. As part of this, they ensure that the courses and information we provide is the best. We also work with them to provide free talks for both women and GPs. They also write a regular column in Midlife Matters, our free e-magazine plus Q&A.
Click here to find out more about the Menopause Clinic in London and Esher.
The London General PracticeOur Clinical Partners for men's health are the London General Practice, led by Dr Paul Ettlinger. We collaborate with them to promote general health and male wellbeing.
LGP was founded by Dr Ettlinger, one of London's most respected and well-established private doctors. It is based on Harley Street and specialises in providing a comprehensive range of healthcare, including a focus on male health. The Practice also offers corporate support and provides 24/7 services. They are also regular contributors to our Midlife Matters e-magazine.
Click here to contact the The London General Practice to find out more.
Our partnersWe are pleased to partner with a number of great companies that offer services, products and information - including contributions to the freebies in the 'goody bags' people like so much! We do not gain financially in any way as a result of drawing these companies to people's attention. This includes our Clinical Partners, The Menopause Clinic and The London General Practice.
Organic intimacy products from YES YES CompanyIt is great to collaborate with companies who have Women's Health and wellbeing at the forefront of their business. One such company is The YES YES Company which has developed a range of organic intimacy products including non-hormonal, plant-based vaginal moisturisers, lubricants and gentle intimate washes. YES products have been designed to enhance, rather than compromise vaginal health and are especially helpful for the relief of menopausal dryness
We can spend much time examining products for our body and face to ensure they are the best for our skin, but I wonder how many women transfer that thought to their intimate areas? With the hormonal rollercoaster during menopause, a leading cause of vaginal dryness, selecting the correct products and looking after our intimate health is vital.
To get 15% off your first order, quote MENOYES15. Click here to contact the YES YES Company
Organyc cotton feminine care products from Pravera
During the peri-menopause women are still menstruating, some regularly, others sporadically. Ensuring the products we use in our intimate area is crucial to support our vaginal health.
Pravera, the company that distributes Organyc in the UK, helps women protect their intimate health with their range of organic products, including cotton feminine care and intimate wash.
Click here to find out more about Organyc cotton feminine care
Midlife wellbeing supplements by VitabioticsVitabiotics offers a range of supplements suitable for the midlife transition. These include:
Menopace is an advanced range of menopause supplements, designed by experts to provide effective nutritional support. Optimal nutrition is important during and after the menopause where levels of specific hormones can change. Menopace Original is an effective, tried and tested one-a-day supplement of 22 nutrients scientifically formulated for during and after this period of change.
Osteocare Original is the UK's no.1 bone health formula and has been scientifically developed on the basis of the very latest research to provide a rich source of calcium and co-factors including vitamin D which helps with the normal absorption of calcium by the body. As we get older, particularly around the time of the menopause, our bone density can decrease as a result of the natural reduction in our oestrogen levels. Calcium helps to reduce the loss of bone mineral in post-menopausal women (a beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of at least 1200mg calcium from all sources). Low bone mineral density is a risk factor for osteoporotic bone fractures (in women aged 50 years and older), so it is especially important to make sure we safeguard our intake of calcium during this time.
For information about other products, please visit: vitabiotics.com.
Nikki Hughes - Empower through fitnessNikki Hughes has 27 years experience in the Health and Fitness industry, including senior management, personal training, group exercise, coaching and mentoring. She is a health and wellness coach, specialising in strength and conditioning, metabolic training, peri- to post-menopause health & wellbeing and nutrition.
She helps women to improve strength, mobility and sleep, reduce stress levels and learn how to nourish their body, whilst enjoying all the other benefits that brings, such as weight loss, more energy, increased confidence and empowerment through menopause.
Her online programmes mean that she is able to help more and more women find accessible, achievable and sustainable ways to feel not just better, but to find the best version of themselves. She supports everyone with her expert knowledge and how to make simple changes which will be life changing.
Nikki’s qualifications include: Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach; Certified Precision Nutrition Coach; Sleep, stress and Recovery Coach; and Advanced Personal Trainer.
Nikki is offering a 10% discount on her coaching programme and other products she offers. Use code: EMPMLM10
For information about other products, please visit: Empower through health on Facebook.
Edible HealthThe human body is roughly 20% protein with around one third of this being collagen protein. Collagen gives structure, strength and flexibility to all of our cells, tissues and organs. Without it, we would literally fall apart!
However, in spite of its critical role, collagen production starts declining around age 20. Bones and muscles become weaker, joints can ache and skin starts to wrinkle and sag. We may even experience inflammation, pain and leaky gut. Then, as we move through middle age, our hormones change. For men, testosterone levels can decrease and for women, oestrogen and progesterone levels change. Studies have also shown that within a few years of menopause, collagen levels can half.
It's understandable to feel disheartened as we age. But there is good news, we promise! Taking collagen can not only help balance hormones but it can also improve skin elasticity, smooth wrinkles, reduce hair loss or thinning, strengthen bones and joints, prevent the loss of muscle mass and support the lining of the womb.
At Edible Health we believe that collagen is a staple, not a supplement. We have been the best-selling collagen on Amazon UK since 2017 and our mantra is 'People Before Profits'.
Edible Health is offering a 10% discount off your first online order quoting Code RDPFIRST10 when ordering from: www.ediblehealth.com.
HotTea MamaHotTea Mama is an award winning British tea company, that has been creating bespoke tea blends to naturally support women's wellness, since 2017.
The aim of HotTea Mama is to ensure that everyone can take on the realities of life, one sip at a time. Their Take a Pause menopause tea is perfect whether you are peri or post menopausal and is made with natural herbs that have been used for millennia to support women through this change.
All the teas are produced in the UK using finely sources natural ingredients. All the teas are gluten free and vegan friendly.
To get 15% off your first order, quote Code: MIDLIFE15 when ordering from: www.hotteamama.com.
Red Clover by PromensilPromensil are experts in menopause support, providing a range of natural red clover supplements for long-term management and a cooling spray for instant relief from hot flushes and night sweats. Red Clover isoflavones help balance female hormones by mimicking the action of oestrogen in the body, which, in turn, help support women during the menopause. Unlike other red clover supplements, Promensil is backed by over 15 years of scientific research and uses only a standardised patented extraction process to guarantee the purity and quantity of Red Clover isoflavones at the optimal levels (40-80mg).
In a survey carried out by PharmaCare on 501 women who had tried Promensil, 9 our of 10 agreed that Promensil works for them!
We are offering RDPI's Midlife Matters participants 50% off Promensil with code MIDLIFE50 at the checkout. Simply visit promensil.co.uk.
Grape Tree health foodsAt Grape Tree you can find a wide variety of health foods, vitamins and supplements at great value prices - including prunes which can support bone density in midlife. The range includes delicious snacks and mixes, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, baking and cooking ingredients plus, sugar free confectionery. You can also shop by diet for vegan and vegetarians, or if you have an intolerance then see the growing 'free from' range.
If you love to cook, then they have a fantastic herbs and spices range where you can stock up your spice rack, or your kitchen cupboards with handy stackable pots, many of which available at 3 for 2 prices.
For feel-good foods (use MM110 for 10% off your first order - exclusive to Midlife Matters!) click here: Grape Tree
TensCare - innovative pain relief and wellbeing productsTensCare offers an unrivalled package of exercisers for the improvement of our pelvic floor muscles to help with continence and relief from bladder weakness, as well as erectile dysfunction. These are part of their innovative pain relief and wellbeing range to improve the quality of life for people of all ages.
TensCare's first 25 years have been important ones, but what matters most now is what we do next. We are committed to a continuous research and development programme, which ensures that each and every TensCare product benefits from the most advanced digital technology available.
We have an exclusive code with TensCare for their website and telephone orders: MIDLIFE25. It will give you 25% OFF on all the Pelvic floor and Kegel Exercisers (Perfect PFE, Perfect PFE men, Iease, Itouch Sure, Sure Pro, Fleur, toning balls, Elise). Make sure you quote it when ordering anything.
Click here for more information and to contact TensCare