Cool New Menopause Relief Stuff

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Menopause waylaid my daily life, bringing heat and chaos. But it has brought more gifts than difficulties overall. Our goddess group, new and deeper relationships, this blog with its expanded community of like-afflicted women, and a new found sense of self are among the positive changes accompanying the Change. It’s not sarcasm to say that the Big M has been one of the greatest gifts in my life. So far.

Sure, given the choice, I’d forego the hot flashes, chin hair, weight gain, and myriad other weirdnesses perpetrated on my unprepared, unsuspecting body, mind, and spirit. Still, if it meant that I wouldn’t have the gifts I’ve been showered with, well…I guess I’d choose to have the full meal deal all over again. I’m just sayin’…….

One of the unexpected pleasures of writing this blog (and contributing to great sites like Vibrant Nation, Jane Nation, Women’s Health Foundation, Wellsphere, and has been the influx of information about new, great products designed to ease the journey of the menopausal woman. Our voices have been raised and we’ve been answered, it seems.

In this blog post, I’ll spotlight a few of the latest products to catch my interest.  Some of the creators have indeed sent me a sample to try. I’m telling you this because apparently it has been mandated that bloggers/reporters disclose receipt of a sample, in case we are telling you about this just to get a free whatever. Like anyone would want to need these products……… There, you’ve been forewarned. And I promise not to B.S. about any of these. Enough said.

Aloe Cadabra is a natural personal lubricant, made as the name suggests, from 95% organic aloe. It’s a wonderful adjunct to intimacy for the menopausal woman (and I just love the name.) We’ll be sharing more about the importance of lubricants in a  blog post in the near future, where Theresa Venus shares an  personal experience important to all menopause goddesses. For now, visit Aloe Cadabra’s website ( to find out more about this great product.

Down is not a menopause goddess’s best friend. It can contribute to hot flashing, especially at night. (Watch out for those down pillows and comforters, ladies.) Still, what are we going to use for bedding, where we want as much comfort as possible?

Enter Lana Abrams, a menopause goddess who started a new line of comfortable bedding when she started to “heat up” at age 50. Her mulberry silk comforters and blankets are naturally wicking and cooling while they keep us warm.  Her company is called Mulberry West.

Mulberry silk is a natural fiber that contributes to temperature control, repels dust mites and bedbugs, repels mold and mildew, and lasts longer than down or synthetics. And it meets the luxury requirement, too. I don’t have one of these yet, but I am going to order one. There’s lots more information on her site: visit With sleep at a premium these days, we almost can’t afford not to have one.

Most of you know that I am a HUGE fan of anything that has no side effects and is a natural treatment for hot flashes and other manifestations of The Big M. Ladycare is a UK based company that has just begun offering its non-invasive, alternative therapy for menopause in the US.

Basically, it is a magnetic device worn in the pelvic area.  Clinical trials in the UK showed 33-67% of women reporting significant reduction  or complete relief from hot flashes and myriad other Big M symptoms using this device.

Magnetic therapies have long been used for pain relief and other maladies. So it’s no surprise that it might be useful in menopause treatment.

Ladycare sent me one of these to try and I’ve just begun wearing it. Like most natural remedies, it likely will take a few days to a couple weeks to reach full effect, so I will keep you all posted on my results. I will say this, it is really pretty. For whatever that’s worth. Find out more on their website:

All these products will be featured on the Menopause Marketplace, just as soon as my webmaster and I can upload the info. Let us know any experiences you have with these or other great “helps” so we may share with our sister goddesses.

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11 Responses to Cool New Menopause Relief Stuff

  1. rae March 31, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

    lynette, thanks for sharing all the info., i have been blessed and have not had to resort to all that stuff, however, i would like to know if any of you goddesses have had a hard time with taking vitamins!???!!! does anyone have any suggestions? i find i get nauseous when i take my old one day and can’t do it any more.

  2. Anne March 31, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

    I always take my supplements after breakfast. If I take them on an empty stomach, for sure I’ll get nauseated. Try it, rae

  3. Dale April 2, 2011 at 8:37 am #

    I live in the Caribbean and I was chatting with two British women at a meeting recently, who shared facts
    about the UK based Ladycare product that they both own, and how wonderful it really was for them.

    I have not started this chapter of my life yet, but at age 49 and many of my girlfriends talking about this faze, I may be close. So I’ve have been following your blog for about 8 months now, as knowledge is power I tell myself.
    My husband found your blog and passed the link on to me so thanks for sharing indeed.


  4. Lynette Sheppard April 2, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    Wow, D, so great that you are preparing now – so you won’t be as shocked as we were by the whole process. And definitely, set up your own Menopause Goddess group – out of everything, that was the most important remedy we found to get us through. And a big shout out to your husband and all the other men who read and pass on this blog for the women they care about. Thanks guys. We really appreciate it.

  5. Louise April 4, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

    Thanks for your inspiring blog. Yes, we are goddesses!

    I’ve been wearing a Ladycare magnet for several months and it’s helped a lot with my night sweats. I try and eat lots of soy products which is supposed to help too

  6. sarah July 11, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    Thanks for the great resource. May I only add a few natural treatments I saw on the internet: natural progesterone cream, soy, vitamin E and herbs like black cohosh, dong quai and promensil seem to ease the menopause symptoms.
    resource- natural menopause treatment

  7. Nancy Peardon January 28, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    Because you’re a HUGE fan of “no side effects natural treatment for hot flashes,” as am I, you might find this interesting… I’m Nancy Peardon, creator of Hot Flash Pillow, a new product I designed for myself last year to alleviate my hot flash discomfort and insomnia when I discovered there wasn’t anything else available on the market like it. I enjoy your blog and I’d be delighted to send you a Hot Flash Pillow for your review with my compliments. Hot Flash Pillow is available for $29.95 on our website, and if you check out the website you’ll find a video describing the product in detail. There’s also a science page which details why the product is so effective at relieving hot flashes and insomnia naturally. This new product, released last November, is also about to be featured next month on Spirited Woman Top 12 Valentine’s Day Pick List. Because it’s a natural no side effect product for women – Susun Weed’s elected to feature Hot Flash Pillow on Share the Talking Stick last November. The Hot Flash Pillow is now also available on If you’d be interested in doing a product review, just shoot me an email so we can make arrangements to get it to you.

  8. Bronnie June 24, 2014 at 3:15 am #

    Found this article today in the Daily Mail UK -

  9. LynetteSh June 28, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

    Thanks, Bronnie. I actually got to try the Lady Care magnet – and yes it does seem to work. Read more here:


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