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A. Vogel: Herbal & Natural Remedies for Menopause

Posted Nov 14 2012 12:30am
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Like me, I know many of you are always on the hunt for alternatives to synthetic drugs and hormones as you make your way through the years of  perimenopause  into menopause.

In light of that, I thought you might find this site of some interest, especially if you prefer naturopathic remedies for perimenopause symptoms.

The website is A.Vogel , a UK health site based on the work of Alfred Vogel, a Swiss naturopathic pioneer, which provides herbal and healthcare products in addition to interactive online help for a variety of health issues, including perimenopause and menopause.

Live chat help is available on A. Vogel’s   menopause  page with menopause health expert, Eileen Durward.  Eileen has worked in the health industry for over 20 years in healthcare retailing and as a vegan caterer.  She has worked as a lecturer in A. Vogel’s education center and has been helping women with their menopause issues for over 15 years.

Eileen hosts 40 to 50 live chats per day on the site, so if you’re looking for real-time interaction and help for your perimenopause and menopause symptoms, you can join in on the conversation!

A. Vogel also offers a free ‘Menopause Pack’ which contains more helpful information and free samples of their products if you prefer to “try before you buy.”

In addition to the live chat, there are plenty of pages of content and articles devoted to particular menopause symptoms such as the dreaded  hot flushes  (or as we say here in the States, hot flashes) what causes them, and more importantly, what you can do about them.

A. Vogel also distinguishes between  perimenopause  and menopause on their site.  A not so small distinction in my view, and one which is not often made at other women’s health sites much to my bewilderment.

This distinction is important because though the terms perimenopause and menopause are often used interchangeably, in reality they are two entirely different experiences with entirely different symptoms.

Kudos to A. Vogel for recognizing this!

On A. Vogel’s  front page  you can find links which allow you to search for other conditions which you may be interested in researching such as:

Fibromyalgia (a diagnosis I received recently and you can read about here) anxiety, bloating, insomnia, and digestion problems, all symptoms which are commonly experienced by women in perimenopause.

You can also search for specific products sold by A. Vogel, and there is a “Health Check” section with questionnaires related to specific health conditions.

All in all, A. Vogel is a great site to add to your list of perimenopause and menopause resources ladies. And if you happen to join any of the live chat sessions please be sure to come back and let me know. I would love to hear how it went for you!

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