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Food for thought: How to eat well for the menopause

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  • DURATION 45 mins
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.8 out of 5 Average rating

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022

Event Description

The menopause can be an exciting time in a woman’s life, a chance to reap the rewards of the experience and wisdom she’s accumulated over the years, the opportunity to write a new chapter. But it can also be complicated, where the terrain we once understood needs to be approached in a different way.

Food is high on that list. Suddenly things that we’ve always been able to eat are problematic – we put on weight, we bloat up, we feel lethargic. Likewise, eating well feels more complicated than ever before. We’re bombarded with so many mixed messages about what good looks like, eating a balanced, nutritional diet can feel overwhelming.

The answer? Understanding how the menopause transition changes our bodies and why we need to approach things differently. Not only can the right foods and nutrients help us lighten up, but they can also do wonders for our sleep, energy and mood.

So join us at 7.30pm on Thursday 25th May for a brilliant conversation with Dr Clare and the award-winning dietician Nigel Denby when we’ll be discussing the secret to eating well in the menopause.

In our free My Menopause Centre & Rest Less webinar we’ll:

  • Discuss why and how our bodies change during the menopause transition and why certain foods affect us in new ways
  • Explain why our weight loss toolkit from our 20s, 30s and 40s no longer works and what to do now
  • Reveal the power of the right foods and supplements to ease symptoms and put us back on an even keel
  • Share the foods that every perimenopausal and menopausal woman should be eating for a healthy heart, strong bones and good cognitive function
  • Shine a light on the small lifestyle changes we can all make to eat smarter

There will be time for your questions too.

Meet the Panellists:

Dr Clare Spencer (MA MB BChir (Cantab) DM MRCOG MRCGP)

Dr Clare is a registered menopause specialist and GP. She qualified from Cambridge University and holds Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Royal College of General Practitioners. She is the Clinical Director of Menopause Centre and an NHS GP Partner in Leeds, where she also leads a large NHS menopause clinic.

Nigel Denby BSc Registered Dietitian

Nigel Denby BSc RD is an award-winning Registered Dietitian and founder of the 40,00 strong menopause support community , with special clinical interests in:

  • Menopause and Women's Hormonal Health
  • Lifelong weight management
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Cholesterol management & lowering

He has 20 years’ experience – helping people to eat better, feel better and change their lives through practical and realistic advice. Nigel has a unique ability to translate the science of nutrition & health into practical real-life solutions for conditions that can blight your life.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)

Meet the Host, Helen

Helen co-founded My Menopause Centre with her good friend, Dr Clare Spencer. She is on a mission to raise awareness of menopause and help empower women with the knowledge they need to embrace this new chapter and thrive. Helen is particularly passionate about supporting women in the workplace and helping employers understand the benefits of having a positive menopause policy. Helen has held Chief Marketing Officer roles in a range of sectors with Boots, the BBC, DFS and Countrywide. She has also worked in broadcast and telecoms regulation at Ofcom and in the mobile technology sector with Motorola.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!

More Information

What if I can’t make the event?

If a recording’s available for the event, you can still register for it and we will send you an email with a link to a recording shortly after it ends.

Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?

Your camera and microphone does not need to be on for you to enjoy the event. The choice about whether to do this is completely yours.

How do I watch the live event?

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