Just as Juicy is a blog about menopause, written and curated by Mel Kettle.
Actually, that’s not quite right.
It’s really a blog about perimenopause.
Which is the time before menopause.
Because menopause is technically only one day.
This site is a place where women – and perhaps some curious men – can find answers to their menopause and perimenopause questions.
However, mainly I want it to be a place where we can come together to celebrate the changes our bodies are going through.
And because I love to cook, there will be plenty of menopause-friendly recipes here too.
Yes, menopause and perimenopause can be a time filled with uncertainly and perhaps some fear, and no doubt a lot of frustration and irritation, but I want you (and me) to remember that the female body is pretty incredible.
Please join me as we navigate our way through menopause together.
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I met Dr Carol Alvarado over twitter when she started commenting on my menopause tweets. We had a few conversations about the importance of menopause and oral health, and in particular, what dry mouth can mean for women going through menopause. Carol is a practising...read more
This is the first in a series of interviews I’ll be sharing with women (and maybe the occasional man!) who are supporting women going through menopause. I first met my friend Anne Noonan about ten years ago when she was a stylist. We then managed to lose touch,...read more
Readers who follow me on the socials will see that I’ve been complaining lately of not sleeping, having a zillion hot flushes and waking at 3am drenched in sweat. The never-ending Brisbane summer isn’t helping. And our recently almost-four-figures...read more
For many people Valentine’s Day is about chocolate and red roses. Oh, and about spending time with the one you love. But this year, please also take a serious look at your heart health. Heart disease kills an Australian woman every hour of every day. It’s...read more
Growing up in Australia meant one thing. Beetroot was a regular part of my childhood diet. And I hated it. Which was a shame, as the health benefits of beetroot are many. However as a child, all I knew was the beetroot that came in a tin. Evil and revolting stuff that...read more
In Australia approximately 25%* or the workforce, or nearly 3 million women, are estimated to be currently undergoing perimenopause or menopause. So how to manage menopause at work is a hot topic! One of the biggest challenges faced by women undergoing “the change” is...read more