Gut Health in Perimenopause and Menopause

The 4 PS of the good gut health in Perimenopause and menopause!

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Are you having gut trouble during your Perimenopause and menopause?

What are the best steps to take? One option may be taking probiotics. And, well, there are some good quality products out there. Research is moving at pace to track down the most impactful strains. 

What’s great to know is that everyday foods can supply much of what we need if we approach our daily and weekly diet with the right mindset. There is growing interest and debate around understanding the gut microbiome in both Perimenopause and Menopause. Having just spent a year writing a book about Gut Health, what I have noticed is that even leading experts can disagree on some things! 

As the research continues, we know there are specific things we can do to support the health, diversity, and balance of our microbiome.

The 4 Ps to good gut health have particular relevance in menopause:

Probiotics mean eating good bacteria, think kimchi, kefir, live yoghurt, and kombucha.

Prebiotics fertilise your good gut bacteria think - chicory, oats, bananas, asparagus, onions, and garlic are some of the best gut bug feeders.

Phytonutrients – this is all about eating the whole food rainbow, accessing different nutrients to feed you and your gut bugs.

Phytoestrogens like soya, tofu, and flaxseed support your body as your oestrogen levels dip. 

To find out more about what you can do to support your gut take a spot on our intimate, small group coaching programme. We start Monday 25th October. Book your space today and get 50% discount: Wellness50.

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Cara Wheatley-McGrain

Coach| Speaker | Author | Psychologies Ambassador, The Mindful Gut UK

Cara Wheatley-McGrain is a coach, speaker, and Hay House author. 

Cara is an expert patient who has lived with IBD and IBS for
20 years. Following a hospitalization that resulted in her almost losing her colon, Cara resolved to develop a more mindful and empowered relationship with her gut. She has spent the last two decades cultivating an authentic whole-life approach to mindful, compassionate and intuitive gut care – and is now dedicated to sharing this powerful message of self-care and holistic healing with those who are experiencing both short- and long-term symptoms of incurable IBS and IBD.

Cara offers workshops to inspire people to learn to love and listen to their gut, and to raise awareness of the connection between good gut health and mental health. She has a particular passion for raising awareness of gut health and perimenopause and menopause. 

Cara's book on Gut Health, Well Being and Compassion will be published by Hay House in January 2022.