Just as Juicy - Navigating your way through menopause

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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Latest blog posts

Just as Juicy interview – Anne Noonan

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,...

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Your heart health

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...

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Superfoods – beetroot

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...

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Managing your menopause at work

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...

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