BY LOCAL AUTHOR KELLY NOLAN
Kelly Nolan, Pharmacist & Women’s Health Expert’s calling is to support women’s journey during menopause and even earlier.
Her book, “Restore Your Life: Powerful Life Strategies To Navigate Menopause”, is set to be released in early on Amazon. In it she shares a little science with a step-by-step guide, tools, resources, and real stories from her own clients’ experience. This interactive book sets the foundation of knowledge that marries personal journeys with science to educate and guide women’s transition through menopause.
Why did you decide to write this book?
For many reasons! First, I decided it was important to unleash my expertise with the goal of reaching a much broader audience of women desperately seeking answers. To let women, know not to give up! There are answers however the solutions need to be tailored to their unique chemistry. As a woman who has walked in their shoes once I discovered the secret to moving past my worst menopause symptoms, I had to share it with as many women as possible to let them know there is hope. They don’t have to accept menopause as part of aging! Nolan said the book is her gift to women, an interactive book full of resources and tools. Each chapter has a thread that leads us through the science with real case studies & women’s stories.
Why did you title the book the way you titled it?
To give women hope! “Restore Your Life” encourages women to “take control back “with confidence. Embracing Menopause as a celebratory stage where the goal is to achieve optimum health by finally putting our self-care first!
Tell me a bit about yourself and where you brought your practice from?
I am a pharmacist & women’s health expert of 25 plus years. In 1997 my career started down a very different, unexpected pathway. I started to learn more about the practice of Integrative teaches women the four pillars of health: nutrition, stress management, exercise or movement and hormone balance. Fast forward to 2007 & I am introduced to the Saliva Hormone Kit, the blueprint that maps out a women’s journey with the most accurate test of 5 hormone levels. Once I found the secret, my purpose became clear. To reach as many women as possible by sharing “my secret” and my expertise in the healing arts of women’s health.
Why is educating women about
their health so important to you? I know how frustrating it is for women to find the right answers! I too struggled! By the time women find me they are often “very unhappy looking in the mirror”, “uncomfortable in their own skin” & “their self-esteem has taken a hit”. There are very disappointed with lack of information and feel there is no hope for change. Most days they don’t feel like themselves, moody & irritable. Their body shape is changing and gaining weight differently, at times out of control. Of course, now their health is becoming a concern with the unwanted weight and the risk of diabetes. Overwhelmed with responsibilities at home and at work, I teach them the importance of self- care along with tailored solutions to balance their hormones. Hormone Balance is key to releasing unwanted weight, a very frustrating symptom of menopause.
What are your most asked questions by your female clients?
I think the most asked questions are #1 “Why is there no support provided during menopause by the medical community?”
My answer: because you are not in disease state! Menopause is a natural stage of life we all must go through. Your doctor prefer to avoid the side effects of medication. #2 “Why can’t I lose weight no matter what I try?” and my answer: Even a weight loss program needs to be unique to menopause! Old solutions wont work because your body chemistry has changed. Your hormones are out of balance and your metabolism has come to a halt. The goal is to find solutions that are specific to your chemistry, not to accept it as part of aging!
Why should women buy the book?
To find the answers they have been desperately seeking with tools and resources that can be implemented right away for selfcare.
What does the book promise? Hope! Answers!
Nolan’s practice is mostly on-line which is very efficient, intimate & far-reaching. She kept a part-time office in Orangeville at Headwaters Racquet Club to provide a nice hub for women in surrounding areas craving an in-person experience.