By Angela Gala
I’ve been attempting to convey a point (including the marketing material) that clearly explains how I may assist midlife women suffering and struggling with a problematic menopausal shift. Because marketing is a discipline that isn’t simple to master, it’s been challenging. So, I decided to share this fascinating chat with Martha*.
*We respect any personal information our users provide. Martha is not a natural person but just a relatable character. Any resemblance to actual persons, places, or events is purely coincidental.
So, Martha asked: “What steps do you take as a Health Coach to assist women during their menopausal transition?” — and added- “I understand that there are emotional issues and other circumstances like the empty-nesters who believe they have no purpose for living. But all of this is due to menopause being a hormone issue. When I’m told you help women going through menopause navigate it naturally, I’m guessing it’s a mindset thing, but this is a hormonal problem…to be honest.”
Adding some background
Before I get to my response, let me offer some background.
I’ve been a medical doctor for over thirty years and endured a challenging menopause shift. I found myself stranded with no alternative but to endure, take hormones, or have surgery to end my terrible periods. But I did not pick any of these.
I spent a long time researching, listening to my body, making notes on everything, and figuring out how to repair it. To summarize, I resolved all of my issues, which made me feel considerably better than I had at age 40.
My response to Martha (and I want to be clear that in this article, I go deeper than the simple chat conversation we had). And, of course, Martha will have the chance to read it and learn more.
- Menopause is a regular event in midlife (therefore, as menstruation is planned to happen in your life, so menopause is, and your body is prepared to deal with it).
- All of our critical functions are managed from a Center of Operations (CO- read our brain), and
- Everything from our lifestyle choices, physical and social environments, and mindset impacted every aspect of our physical health and experience.
The good news is that my program addresses ALL of them!
We’ve been taught to believe menopause is a deficiency problem; the solution is to supply hormones to correct it. Supplementing hormones has been found to provide short-term relief, particularly if you are experiencing very severe symptoms (after all, we keep our bodies in the state that evokes the reproductive stage, countering the CO command to reduce hormone production as a result of the reproductive process coming to an end).
However, too much hormone use can upset your body’s delicate balance and increase the risk of heart disease, cancer, and other illnesses that can impair your performance and life span. Are we giving too much hormone to our bodies with hormone replacement therapy? So, if you think about it, your body was told to produce less because the process they were meant to regulate is no longer accessible; Yes, indeed, you are giving too much hormone to your body.
Hormones are chemical messengers our bodies produce to regulate the activity of tissues and organs. They control the body’s growth, metabolism, sexual development, and function.
Our female hormones and the glands that secrete them are part of an incredibly sensitive glandular system known as the endocrine system.
Our ovaries and brain speak to one another about reproductive readiness. Still, we also have receptor cells all over our bodies to pick up hormones and tell various body parts how to support a possible future pregnancy.
Estrogen is a steroid hormone that appears in four different forms in our body at various stages of reproductive readiness or pregnancy.
Its most prevalent and powerful form is estradiol, converted from the weaker estrogen called estrone when we are between puberty and menopause. This occurs in our ovaries and influences various bodily processes. Other organs, glands, and tissues such as the liver, adrenals, bone, skin, and adipose fat produce a little estrone.
When our reproductive years pass, our ovaries stop working, and our body can no longer convert the weaker estrone into more potent estradiol. Consequently, our estrogen levels decline.
Like many chemical messengers, estrogen can enter all our cells. But only some cells have the correct receptors to ‘switch on the message and allow the cell to react (You can learn more about these topics at the Menopause Experts Training for Women).
Now, here is the exciting part of this conversation!!!
Our genes determine how each cell responds to each chemical messenger and how that cell functions.
And here is where my third paradigm makes more sense. Our individuality is created by 0.1 % of our genes that contain variations- and those variations occur due to environmental factors and lifestyle choices, affecting how our genes express themselves. DNA is the foundation, carrying all the information needed to build you. Those variations (substitution, deletion, insertion, copy) are the key to understanding why your cells are not responding appropriately to the CO command.
Most approaches to health and wellness today prescribe one-size-fits-all solutions. Menopause is not an exception, and there we have a quick fix that many women are ready to take on to deal with their symptoms…putting a patch on the wound. We all are vastly different in many ways. Each of us is unique, from height to energy levels to how much sleep we need at night. And I know we all desire to find better health, and while we know that’s a journey, we also know that we should have our own path to walk on.
What we do?
My work goes down to pinpointing what’s going on in your body due to the third paradigm. However, now is the right time to take the next step towards your personalized solution that will not only be tailored to your unique make-up but will also optimize how your body responds to natural events, such as menopause and aging, and help you make choices that could lead to a longer, healthier and wealthier next chapter of your life.
We can find the blueprint for creating your next chapter in your genes. The power of genetics is the most effective and science-backed way to provide such a unique personalization.
We develop your blueprint and craft a customized correction strategy specifically for you. In addition, we work together to refine your attitude through transformational coaching and positive intelligence (mental fitness).
Is this for everybody?
Now, as easy as it may sound, there is a count of effort and commitment on your side to achieve the success we guarantee in our program. Therefore, to qualify, certain conditions must be met:
- You must be willing to accept change and embrace a new life narrative.
- Be open to innovative ways of living and thinking healthy.
- And be ready to make the effort necessary to get there.
This program is NOT for those who want to maintain their current state and continue doing things the same way, those who seek a quick solution to their problems, or those who are unwilling to put in any work.
My question to you is, how much would it cost you if you did not take advantage of a program like this?
Please, contact me if you want to explore what my program offers. I’m here to support you!