Healthista's answer to menopause; Menostart: Press play, not pause.
Dr Dawn Harper has been a practising NHS GP for over 30 years.
She is best known for co-presenting Channel 4’s, BAFTA award winning, Embarrassing Bodies, as well as Channel 4’s series Born Naughty.
An author of 12 books and member of the Royal College of Physicians, Dawn is a medical media personality of 12 years, with regular features on Countryfile, This Morning, Women’s Institute AGM and Women’s Hour on BBC Radio 4.
Her ability to simplify complex medical issues has made her an extremely sought-after medical commentator and expert.
- Introduction with Dr Dawn Harper
- Dawn’s Menopause Experience
- Introducing Dr Nitu Bajekal: OB-GYN
- Introducing Emma Bardwell: Nutrition
- Introducing Dal Banwait: Mental Health
- Introducing Samantha Evans: Sexual Wellness
- Introducing Svava Sigbertsdottir: Strength & Fitness
- A Final Word from Dr Dawn Harper
Dr Nitu Bajekal MD is a Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, with over 35 years of clinical experience.
She is also a keyhole surgeon with experience in laparoscopic procedures including robotics.
Her special interests include lifestyle medicine, PCOS, endometriosis, period problems, perimenopause, menopause, precancer, complex vulval problems and medical education.
Dr Bajekal is also a Fellow of the Royal College and recipient of the Indian President’s Gold medal.
She is one of the first board-certified Lifestyle Medicine Physicians in the UK.
- Menopause 101
- Menopause Signs & Symptoms
- Understanding Hormones
- What is HRT?
- Lifestyle & Diet Advice
- Menopause & Contraception
- A Final Word
Emma Bardwell is a registered nutritionist, author and writer.
Her evidence based, no-nonsense approach has made her one of the go-to names in women’s health and nutrition.
She set up her educational platform online and across social media with the express intention of helping women feel better during the menopause transition, but also has a special interest in PCOS, fertility and weight loss.
Emma combines leading edge research with a 360 degree focus on diet and lifestyle to help optimise wellbeing.
She regularly contributes to publications such as Red Magazine, Vogue, The Telegraph, Marie Claire, and is co-author of best selling book The Perimenopause Solution.
- Hydration is key
- Foods to eat more of
- The Importance of Oily Fish & Omegas
- The Impact of Digestive Function
- A Final Word
Dal Banwait, aka ‘The Happiologist,’ is a certified Positive Psychology Coach and fitness ambassador, helping people grow into happier, healthier versions of themselves.
Her coaching empowers others to cut through their own debilitating and limiting self-beliefs; holistically connecting their ‘why’ and ‘how.’
Dal has a particular interest in how the mind can control thoughts and emotions, and her coaching contains powerful strategies for harnessing these in daily life.
Dal has worked as a city professional for over 30 years and runs Positive Psychology & Wellbeing coaching in the corporate space.
She is also a frequent speaker and writer on a variety of wellbeing and mental health issues.
- Psychological Menopause Symptoms
- What is Positive Psychology?
- Reversing the Stigma
- Shifting your Mindset with Positive Psychology
- Menopause at Home
- Menopause at Work
- A Final Word
With a professional background in nursing, Samantha works with many healthcare professionals in the NHS and in private practices, to help them advise their patients about regaining sexual function and enjoying sexual intimacy and pleasure.
Featured on Davina McCall’s Sex, Myths and the Menopause on Channel 4, Samantha holds extensive knowledge about skin safe sex toys and irritant free sexual lubricants.
She enjoys creating informative, practical articles about sexual health and pleasure which endeavour to normalise sex, helping people to talk about it and discover ways to enjoy sex in whatever way they want to or can.
- Sex & the Menopause
- Vaginal Dryness – Do’s & Don’ts
- Vaginal Dryness – What to Avoid
- Masturbation & Sex Toys
- Communication is Key
- Embrace the Change
- A Final Word
Svava is a celebrity health coach, qualified personal trainer, yoga teacher and nutritionist, who also has a BA degree in Musical Theatre.
Svava has been passionate about sport all of her life, from cross-fit to pilates, kickboxing, yoga, football and ballet.
Through all her experience, Svava hadn’t come across the type of training that focused on both internal and external health and wellness.
This prompted Svava to combine her life long experience and education of sports and fitness, to create the The Viking Method.
The Viking Method has three components; think like a viking, eat like a viking and train like a viking.
- Osteoporosis & Muscle Weakness
- Balance Workout 1
- Balance Workout 2
- Plyo Workout 1
- Plyo Workout 2
- Strength Workout 1
- Strength Workout 2
- A Final Word
Maude Hirst is a professional actor turned meditation facilitator and the founder of the bespoke meditation company EnergyRise (meditation app), which specialises in making meditation accessible to all.
A leading wellness practitioner, Maude has combined her expertise in yoga, intuitive movement meditation and Theta Healing, to bring you a virtual members club for the mind, including retreats and private mentorships.
Maude teaches globally, with her classes delivering an empowering internal experience and encouraging people to re-connect with their intuition.
Her aim is to improve well-being for both physical and mental health.
- Audio Meditation to support Sleep
- Audio Meditation for Anxiety
- Audio Meditation on Acceptance and Self-love