Weight Gain

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I’ve been doing quite a few sponsored posts lately – as I’m sure you all have noticed!  Most of them have been related to the physical symptoms of perimenopause such as urinary incontinenceurinary tract infectionsloss of libido, and products you can take or use to help with those specific symptoms. But, this post is going to be a little different and I think you guys will like it!

We live in such a medicalized culture in the West, that every life change or health event is defined in some way as a medical issue. I know you all know what I’m talking about.  Just turn on the television or the radio, and all you see or hear is some health issue that needs to be managed or treated medically – usually with some sort of new drug, pill or device.

I don’t know about you, but I find it simply overwhelming and exhausting sometimes.  If we believe every commercial or radio advertisement, our life is essentially nothing but a major medical catastrophe waiting to happen. And in case you haven’t noticed, perimenopause is a hot commodity!

I’m certainly not opposed to medicine or the many medical options of which we have to avail ourselves.  But, sometimes, I just want to take a quiet walk outside, or work in my garden, or just sit on my front porch and listen to the wind blowing through the trees.  That can be all the medicine I really need.  Can I get an Amen???

If it’s not possible for me to do those things, I’m always up for a nice book (non-medical!) and a big comfy chair. Sometimes I enjoy a glass of wine.  Other times I enjoy a cup of hot tea or even a glass of iced tea – being the good Southern girl that I am!  Doesn’t that sound absolutely scrumptious?  It sounds heavenly to me!  Which is why I think you’ll be interested in today’s sponsored post!

Tea with Me

Tea with Me  is a tea company out of Australia which provides medicinal teas formulated by nutritionists, physicians, and herbalists with the goal of addressing health and wellness issues for women.  It is a a company which was started by a woman, and which continues to look to women to inspire the products they develop, and how they position their brand. In other words: Tea with Me is all about women.

Tea with Me Offerings

Tea with Me offers a variety of different organic teas which range in price from $11.95 to $34.95.  They have a couple of best sellers which I would like to tell you about. But, before I get to them, let’s talk about Lady Elixir , one of their teas specifically formulated to manage perimenopause symptoms.

Lady Elixir

Lady Elixir Tea  is a blend of organic herbs which includes black cohosh, St. John’s wort, dong quai, liquorice, and red clover.  I’m sure many of you have heard of black cohosh.  Grown here in North America, it has been used to treat issues of infertility and to help regulate menstrual cycles. It has also been shown to relieve hot flashes and night sweats, and help manage mood swings perimenopause.

PrintI’ve never used black cohosh personally, but a lot of women swear by it.

If you are interested in reading a little more about it, I wrote a post on it a few years ago which you can read here. 

Dong quai has been used for centuries in oriental medicine to ease cramping and help regulate menstrual cycles.  It also promotes relaxation and soothes your nervous system as well.  And like black cohosh, dong quai also helps with hot flashes and night sweats!

Red Clover contains plant based estrogen called phytoestrogens, which mimic the effects of estrogen in the female body.  Phytoestrogens can be quite effective in helping to reduce hot flashes and night sweats as well. Lady Elixir also contains peppermint, lemon verbena, lavender, rose petals and hibiscus.

I don’t know about you,  but the lavender and rose petals is enough to make me want to try it!

Tea with Me Best Sellers

Two best sellers at Tea with Me are the the “Skinny Elixir” and the “Skin Elixir.” The “Skinny Elixir” not only helps with weight control, but also addresses bloating, gas, digestion issues, low energy levels and even brain fog!  Hello?

Here is what Tea with Me has to say about the Skinny Elixir at their site:  

Our Skinny Elixir assists with speeding up your metabolism and as stimulant qualities to help you feel full sooner after you begin eating, it slows your digestion so that your stomach stays full longer, it can help you eat less by curbing your appetite slightly along with reducing unnecessary cravings. 

Our customers are constantly telling us that they feel extremely less bloated and have less cravings, leaving them with a flatter stomach along and finally fitting into their skinny jeans again!

You won’t find any harmful ingredients such as laxatives in our tea, why? Because we care about you and wont give you anything that we don’t believe in! Laxitives have a purpose and losing weight is not what laxatives are medicinally used for. Doing this can lead to uncontrolled bowel issues and we’re sure you don’t want that.

Are you committed to losing weight? 

Weight management is more than just about losing fat. Proper weight management involves a healthy diet & exercise, we can help you here but you will need to work with us to get there!

The “Skinny Elixir” is recommended twice daily – once in the a.m. and once in the p.m.  It contains Yerba Mate, Green Tea, Ginseng, Ginkgo, and Liquorice.  It also contains caffeine.  So, if you’re anything like me and highly sensitive to caffeine interfering with your sleep, you may not want to drink it at night.

Another one of their best sellers is the “Skin Elixir” designed to address…..yes…..skin issues.  The “Skin Elixir” tea is formulated with medical grade skincare ingredients which assists with skin conditions such as acne, eczema & blemishes by detoxifying and cleansing the skin, reducing oxidative stress, and enhancing wound healing and digestion.

I know most of us who have reached middle age generally do not suffer with acne, at least not in a chronic way. However, we all are looking to maintain our skin as long as possible right? Reducing oxidative stress and detoxifying the skin is certainly one way to do that.

The ingredient list on the “Skin Elixir” is pretty impressive too:

  • Burdock
  • Dandelion
  • Licorice
  • Nettle
  • St Mary’s Thistle
  • Lemon
  • Peppermint
  • Red Clover
  • Fennel
  • Cleavers
  • Calendula
  • Echinecea.

And you know, ladies, I’m not suggesting if you drink this tea that all of your skin issues will magically disappear.  At our age we’ve learned a few things haven’t we?  There is no magic solution and these teas are not designed as the be-all-end-all for healthy skin.  Plenty of water, a good diet, exercise, and making sure you get enough sleep are all extremely important, if not your first line of defense in taking care of your skin.  So make sure you do all of those things too!

Other Offerings

Tea with Me also has an herbal collection of teas.  They also offers free shipping on all orders over $40.  Tea with Me is also offering The Perimenopause Blog readers a discount code which is good for the whole store.  So if you would like to try them be sure and use this code: lady15

On a final note, I would like to say that Tea with Me seems like a delightfully sweet company.  I love that they are inspired by women to reach out to women – though men can certainly drink the teas as well!

If you would like to read more about their teas you can find them here at: www.teawithme.com.au


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