Summer Lovin’ for your Hands

As the heat turns up in the UK this summer, we are all reminded of the dangers of spending too much time in the sun. Two very topical issues this time of year, sun care and skin care are two … Continue reading


New Study Published on Menopause Symptoms

ID-100150733This month celebrates 25 years of NAMS – The North American Menopause Society. To celebrate, they have published a ‘Special Feature’ in the The Journal of The North American Menopause Society, which could help change the way that physicians and health care professionals treat menopause, for the better.

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), one of the largest internationally recognized professional communities addressing health issues during Menopause, has published a comprehensive study on Menopause and it’s symptoms, officially stating that menopause is a physiological health issue, and detailing all the areas where menopause can affect the average menopausal female.

This is fantastic news for menopausal women everywhere and a great step forward in finding specific and effective ways to treat the changes that Menopause brings. The paper is based on an earlier book published by NAMS in 2000, and is publicly available on the NAMS website for all to read.

Just some of the changes talked about in the study include: skin care, hair care, mood swings, increased risk of osteoporosis, and sleep disturbance – just to name a few!

The paper, which has been published in The Journal of The North American Menopause Society, will now be used as an official guide for medical and healthcare professionals everywhere for clinical recommendations to the care of their menopausal patients – a huge break through for Menopause and women everywhere.

The paper was published to celebrate 25th anniversary of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and we expect to see great things from the healthcare and medical community following the publication of this insightful feature.

For more information on how to address skin concerns during menopause, visit, where you will find advice and detailed information on the effects menopause can have on the skin, in additional to helpful tips on healthy nutrition through menopause. Plus, Stratum C products provide innovative skin care to improve skin health and give your skin a boost, when you need it most.


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Hyaluronic Acid: What is it? How can it help during menopause?

Hyaluronic Acid is known by many names – Hyaluron, Hyaluronan, ‘HA’ and Sodium Hyaluronate. It’s reputation for being ‘the anti-ageing miracle ingredient’ in recent years has made it a must have for beauty buff’s and skin care companies alike. It … Continue reading


Alternative Menopause Remedies can include coconut water and colour therapy… how far would you go to stop hot flushes?

Here at Stratum C, we are always researching menopause related subjects to find out the latest news and views on how to treat menopausal symptoms, so that we can share our wisdom with you other menopausal ladies. From bird poo facials to vegetable supplements, we have read about the many, sometimes slightly strange, ways we may be able to relieve the seemingly persistent side effects of menopause.

UnknownNew in today’s findings, some suggestions about how your in take of coconut water, or aloe vera juice (which I can imagine tastes interesting) may help to relieve hot flushes. This was just one suggestion in a list of several unusual ways to find relief from the menopause.

According to a recent article on an American news website (link below), these unusual practices could help to make you feel better. Tips include:

– painting your bedroom blue, as blue is a cool colour and is psychologically calming, therefore encouraging your brain to assume you are in a cooler, calmer environment.

– Japanese fruit – ‘Umeboshi’ – similar to the apricot, is supposed to be good for hot flushes, mood swings and headaches when eaten.

– adding antioxidants and herbal supplements into your diet, which you may say is not that unusual, but it is also not proven to actually make any difference specifically to menopausal symptoms as far as we know (though antioxidants are supposedly a good part of any normal diet).

– A triple daily dose of 4oz Aloe Vera juice mixed with water or fruit juice, or alternatively coconut water, is supposed to help with cooling the body and is apparently good for your liver, though it is also stated that the ‘dosage’ required depends on the person and it is not an exact science.

All these weird and wonderful remedies are worth a try if you are suffering with hot flushes and nothing else is doing the trick. Hot flushes seem to be the worst and least treatable symptom for many women going through ‘the change’. Aside from a recently FDA approved drug, there doesn’t seem to be much else we can do other than experiement with natural remedies and see if mother nature deals us an ace. If you prefer the natural way, then these alternative therapies may be for you, whilst others may wish to stick to the regimes they already have in place.

If you have any tips to share with other like minded ladies, please comment below or visit our forum. You can also find us on facebook by searching Stratumc. Just remember that before you make any big changes to the way you treat your symptoms, always talk it over with a health professional first.

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