Peri to Post Menopause Clinic

Book a Discovery Call

Booking a discovery call allows you to make sure from the outset that you are on the right path with your health. During the video call, our Clinical Director, Claire Snowdon-Darling will go through your health history and create the correct course of action for you. Claire will guide you on whether you need;

  • functional lab tests
  • a coaching session on diet and lifestyle
  • a food intolerance review
  • nutritional supplementation 
  • a session with our in-house nurse to discuss HRT options

This session de-mystifies what is happening with your health, and from this you will have a clear path of how to get your hormones back on track. If you proceed to have a 1:1 session or package of sessions, the £50 cost of this call will be deducted from the price.

Menopausal Symptoms

Life-affecting menopausal symptoms are now the norm for women in midlife. The last 3 decades of stress, poor diet and hormonal interventions have resulted in the natural transition of menopause becoming more difficult.  Unfortunately, peri and menopausal symptoms can be missed or misdiagnosed leading to unnecessary interventions and treatments. Symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog and confusion
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Irregular periods
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Reduced libido
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Sleep problems
  • Mood changes
  • Weight gain and slowed metabolism
  • Thinning hair and dry skin
  • Itchy scalp and skin
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How are Hormone Wellness different?

We are trained in the cutting-edge research around menopause. We know that putting more oestrogen into the body is not always the answer, especially in peri menopause when most symptoms can be caused by “oestrogen dominance” or a progesterone deficit. We review all aspects of your health including

  • whether contraceptive hormones are contributing to hormone imbalances
  • the stress in your life and how you are managing it 
  • how much exposure you have to oestrogen mimicking chemicals
  • how your diet and any food intolerances are impacting your hormones and gut
  • how you process and absorb your hormones
  • if any regular lifestyle choices are potentially contributing to hormone disturbances
  • order hormone or digestive lab tests to gain more information on where your health and to action these results with diet, supplements and recommendations

It is important to understand all the different aspects so we can get to the bottom of your menopausal symptoms.

Our approach to menopause

Biochemical

We analyse lab tests to understand the chemical imbalances in the body. We also work with food strategies, intolerances, targeted supplementation or bioidentical hormones and provide education around contraceptives and hormone replacements.

Emotional

Emotional coaching and other techniques to clear blocks and stress that can be contributing to symptoms.

Stress Identification

Our coaches are trained to spot stressors that can be affecting hormones and make recommendations on how to reduce their impact.

Whole Health Approach

Ensuring that your gut microbiome is working effectively is essential for good hormone health. Without a functioning gut we can experience immune issues, skin issues, and not respond well to HRT

What is the Triangle of Hormonal Health?

Our work focusses on the connection between blood sugar hormones, stress hormones and reproductive hormones. This dysfunctional interplay is often the underlying cause of inflammation, hormonal imbalances and many chronic conditions. Watch our video on the Triangle of Hormonal Health below to understand more.

The Pregnenolone Steal

The pregnenolone steal explains the relationship between stress and sex hormones and how this affects menopause. This is one of the most empowering explanations we can give to clients to explain how stress and diet can be contributing to hormone symptoms. Our adrenal glands make some progesterone and oestrogen/testosterone, this becomes important during menopause when the ovaries no longer do this job.

Pregnenolone is a precursor hormone that makes progesterone. The body will prioritise cortisol over progesterone during a periods of stress. For example, it is more important to run away from danger than prepare the womb for a baby. If this continues women end up with low levels of the calming hormone progesterone and menstrual cycle and hormone issues often follow. To learn more, check out our video on the pregnenolone steal.

Client Success Stories

When severe allergic food reactions suddenly happened to me during menopause and the doctors weren’t able to do anything, these women could. I went from living on antihistamines & carrying EpiPens to healing my gut and finding balance again. The work these women do is extraordinary.
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Juliette Lewis
I went for ongoing issues that turned out to be peri-menopause and the advice was amazing. If you are suffering with health issues that you can't get on top of, I highly recommend booking an appointment with this clinic.
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Michelle Curtis
I have been educated and guided in taking care of my health, predominantly hormones and digestion. This has undoubtedly changed my life.
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Lucy Ward

Oestrogen Dominance

Oestrogen dominance (or progesterone deficiency) is common, especially in peri-menopause, and can be due to 

  1. Hormonal birth control
  2. Impaired metabolism, detoxification or poor digestion
  3. High refined carbohydrate diet and blood sugar instability
  4. Xeno-oestrogens
  5. Stress

For more on this, watch this video.

We order lab tests if necessary and we work with a leading European distributor called Nordic Labs who provide DUTCH testing. If the test results indicate you need medical support, a prescription or HRT, we can book you in with one of our functional nurses for a consultation.

We can also use kinesiology muscle testing in our clinic to test a hair sample which can be a quick route to identifying imbalances, food intolerances and the best supplementation.

Frequently Asked Questions

The number of sessions varies on the person, their health history and how well they follow any changes recommended to their food and lifestyle. A six session programme is recommended as hormone rebalance can often take 6 months. Once optimum health has been attained, regular appointments keep the body balanced and prevent further ill health.

DUTCH is an acronym for “Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones”. It is a laboratory testing process that enables you and your coach to gain valuable insight into your hormones and to assess for imbalances.

DUTCH Complete™ is the flagship DUTCH Test. This is the standard test we recommend and gives a comprehensive assessment of

  • progesterone, oestrogens and testosterone
  • adrenal hormones 
  • organic acids
  • melatonin 
  • neuro-markers
  • gut-health indicators

The DUTCH Complete is valued at £259 and is included free with the 6 session package.

To review our range of DUTCH tests, click here.

We offer remote consultations via zoom so can work across the UK and internationally.

Appointments take 30 minutes. Prior to the first session, all new clients will be required to fill in a comprehensive medical history form and consent form.

All our sessions are on video call and within your session, your coach will review your health history form, analyse your food and nutrition, discuss your priorities, offer hormone education where necessary, offer food, lifestyle and supplement recommendations and coach you on areas in your life you are finding challenging. There is often homework for you to adopt and your coach will discuss further sessions with you.

We partner with the College of Functional Wellness to offer diplomas in hormone coaching. This 2 year training is delivered online and via zoom and is accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists. Click here to discover more.