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Aging with attitude

The word "menopause" is like a dirty little secret that scares the life out of people. Now, it’s time to talk more openly about it

February 16, 2018

By Maggie F. Francisco

Here’s a random observation. Over the years, many of us women have heard or used some euphemisms to call menstruation. There’s “the friend” or “the visitor.” Some may say it’s that “time of the month.” For others, it’s easier to just call it “Red” or “Flo.” There are just way too many code names for our period.

Yet another observation—seems like there’s not much code words for menopause (cue: Twilight Zone music). Actually, there’s not much talk about menopause in general. It’s been seen as a taboo topic that is embarrassing to discuss with anyone up to this day.

In a world where it’s all about trying to look younger, fitter, healthier these days, women barely talk about menopause because of the aging connotations. I know I haven’t even thought about it. I mean, why would I, right? That’s still too far into the future.

But that is all about to change.

Last February 6, integrated healthcare and life sciences company AJ Research and Pharma launched Meno Balance, its latest supplement for perimenopausal and menopausal women (under its health and wellness product line Vitraplus), held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Bonifacio Global City. The launch also saw Tessa Valdes, Keri Zamora, and chef Jac Laudico introduced as the “Women of Balance,” leading the way and talking about perimenopause and menopause.

Hosted by international DJ Mark Thompson and former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Say Alonzo, the Women of Balance shared their experiences on the effects of perimenopause and menopause, and how Meno Balance has helped them in their day-to-day living.

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