Going through menopause can be extremely challenging. It was particularly tough for Rebekah Brown – aged 46 – as she was ‘too young’ to have symptoms of menopause. “My doctor didn’t identify the early symptoms of perimenopause. I didn’t fit the profile. I was ‘too young’ and still having a regular cycle. I was advised to take ‘time out’ to address exhaustion and upweight my vitamin intake,” she says.
A former creative agency executive, Brown had to trawl the aisles of the local health food store, staring at a vast range of products and ingredients she knew nothing about.