The Power of Nature for Menopause

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There’s something unusual about menopause, and it’s unusual because it’s rarely discussed; it’s our cultural perception of what menopause means (as opposed to what it is), which in turn, influences the way many women experience this transition and its aftermath.

Did you know that Japanese women report few or no symptoms of menopause? We’ve always considered this to be related to the food they eat, compared with the typical British diet and this assumption certainly isn’t without foundation, but it may not be the full story; the Japanese language doesn’t include direct translations for menopause or hot flushes. Could this be relevant? We think it could. We believe that the way we collectively think about, and relate to this event in women’s lives may play a role in how it is experienced.

In this two hour class then, we highlight the role of natural food in managing this natural transition, with samples of some of the foods that can be particularly supportive, but we will also bring some awareness to the images and terminology that surround ‘the change’ and perhaps exchange some discouraging perceptions of this phase of life for others which are more optimistic and life-enhancing. 

The class is run by both of us. Annette realised almost two decades ago when she completely overhauled her diet to (successfully) reverse endometriosis that what she was learning about food and hormone balance would likely be relevant for managing the menopause, and this has proven to be the case. Graham answers questions several times a week about foods and herbs that can be beneficial in dealing with the various symptoms of menopause. Both of us have experienced a significant life transition and understand the fear it can engender, but equally they know the excitement of living and working with new purpose.

The cost is £45 per person. A deposit of £15 will secure your booking. Please see our booking deposit information here. If you would like to have lunch with us as part of the class, then the total cost will be £60 per person. A payment button for the class with lunch can be found on The Power of Plant-based Food page.

For direct bank transfers our details are as follows:

Acc name: Derwenthorpe Wellgood

Number: 25298651

Sort Code: 05-09-94

Payments by cheque can be made payable to Derwenthorpe Wellgood, and sent to our address which will be provided on request.

If you are booking with us, we will want to have contact with you to ensure that you have as much information as you need, including specific location information and so that we can confirm that any booking payment made by you has been received. You can contact either of us by whichever means suits you best, or you can send an email to: