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Feminine Roadmap
FR Ep #282 Thriving in Menopause with Angela Counsel

Feminine Roadmap

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 64:09


Today on Feminine Roadmap guest Angela Counsel drops some amazing insight on how to thrive in menopause. Angela is a naturopath and health coach who is passionate about showing women how they can thrive in their menopause years. She addresses health from a physical, mental and spiritual point of view to bring a holistic perspective to the change of life. As women we have been taught through media and cultural mindset what is “normal”, to fear menopause, to feel as if we are losing our womanhood, and many other things. Angela brings a healthier, more empowered mindset around what women have experienced through the millenia. Perimenopause and menopause are natural functions of the female experience that our bodies are naturally designed to go through. As women begin to question the stories we've been told about our own bodies change of life, then we can forge a new path. If you or someone you know is feeling that change coming or you're already in the midst of it, Angela has a message of hope for you. I encourage you to grab a cuppa something wonderful and a good friend to listen to this power packed conversation.

The Other Side of Weight Loss
Part 1 Q&A with Karen all things hormone replacement, thyroid, sex drive, weight loss and more!

The Other Side of Weight Loss

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 59:52 Very Popular


In this Q&A  Kesha Hi, Karen. I am 44 and peri menopausal. My periods are all over the place. I'll go 50+ days with no cycle and then start my cycle. Recently I had a full cycle for 7 days. It got lighter towards the end. Then 5 days later I started my cycle again and had another full period. I take progesterone cream every 14 days and also testosterone injections every 4 days. I do feel great but the fluctuations in my cycle are frustrating. I do know this is just part of peri. My doctor said I may want to take progesterone every day for a while until my cycle is regulated. What do you think about this? Will using BioIdentical HRT prevent menopause or is it to help ease the symptoms of menopause? I have a friend whose doctor is trying to use HRT to push her thru menopause quickly. Anonymous Hi, I was diagnosed a year ago with Endometrial hyperplasia (without atypia) which has been under control using natural micronized progesterone pills (200mg) daily. Throughout the several past few years I've been having simple cysts in my ovaries that appear and go away by themselves but last April a mammogram was done on both my breasts and since then I've been having pain in my left breast on the left side of my nipple. An ultrasound was done twice after the mammography to check the health of my breasts and to try to know the source of the pain but nothing was seen except “Fibroadenosis” in both breasts. I have done some research and found that vitamin E and iodine can help in treating Fibroadenosis but I don't want to self-medicate as I know that iodine could affect the thyroid gland. I would like to try both iodine and vitamin E in doses that are monitored by a specialist. Lpeeterson When in full menopause should we be using both progesterone and estradiol cream? Sandijo I'm wondering about BHRT testosterone for menopausal women (approx 50-60yr old). I feel like I don't hear as much from experts on Testosterone for women. What is the optimal blood lab? Will it convert down the path into estrogen? Can I take it every day of the month? Better to take DHEA instead and let it convert to testosterone?  Anonymous Okay my question is what do I eat to help with the immune system disease and inflammation to lose weight and yes I do have a leaky gut my cholesterol is high the other one is low my ferritin is high lupus is high Casey Hello! What causes weight fluctuations? I have hypothyroidism but am starting to think these weight fluctuations aren't thyroid related. I can be as much as 10 pounds heavier or lighter from day to day. I hate it! Jill Over heard that HRT won't work if you're over 10 years menopausal. Is that true? Courtenay Hi Karen! I have been dealing with hypothyroidism for over two years now, when first diagnosed my doc put me on 100mcg of Synthroid and reluctantly on 25 mcg of Cytomel. This seemed to work for me quite fast as I was able to lose about ten pounds without effort for the first time in my life! Fast forward one full year I gained that ten back and MORE over the span of two weeks this past January. Since the weight gain, I was able to find a provider to prescribe t3 only as I feel like I may have had a reverse t3 problem.. but as you know, I'm Canada they will not test. Since t3 only I feel better but still can't lose this stubborn weight I put on and it's really messing with me mentally. Any advice? Ps. I don't have insulin resistance.  Natalie I am 51 and have been without a period for 4 months. My estrogen is very low and I am having all the symptoms, the worst being anxiety, fog and flashes. I've been to my doctor to get his suggestions. I have also been listening to you for a while now and love your information and podcasts. I just started taking progesterone. I have activated protein C deficiency - a hereditary clotting disorder on my father's side and my mother had breast Ca at 36 (she is still alive and well) Is taking some form of estrogen out of the question for me? Thanks for your help and all you do to help women! I am fortunate to come across your podcast Natalie (Regina SK) Anonymous I need help with weight loss and sex drive!! Links discussed in the episode. Iodine challenge test Episode Testosterone replacement in Women Episode Beating Breast Cancer Episode How to Maintain and Keep Your Sex Drive Alive Do you have a question for our next Q&A? Please fill out this form. Are struggling with perimenopausal symptoms? Hot flashes, weight gain, weight loss resistance, low libido?  Check out the most comprehensive and affordable peri and post-menopause monthly course OnTrack. OnTrack is a group coaching program to help you balance your hormones, lose weight and sail through peri and post-menopause at a fraction of what it costs to work with me privately. Get started for only $1! Purchase your home Hormone Test Kits here.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram  

Menopause Natural Solutions
Brain fog, Fatigue and Cellular Health

Menopause Natural Solutions

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 10:44


Did you know the human body has over 37 trillion cells? Each of these cells has a membrane - the membrane has been nicknamed the brain of the cell as it controls a lot of what is happening for the cell. You need a healthy membrane if you want a healthy cell. Within your membrane, you have a phospholipid bilayer.  Think of the phospholipid bilayer as a channel. It holds the structure of the cell, provides storage of fuel but most importantly it provides a communication link and allows the passage of nutrients in and toxins out. Phospholipids have many health benefits. They help with mental focus, brain function, energy production, healthy aging, cellular health, detoxification, and more. 

The Bitch Fix: Health and Hormones for the Modern Woman

If you think ADD or ADHD is just an issue of hyper little boys--think again. Recent research is showing that just as many girls as boys suffer from ADHD . . . AND it's not necessarily something that just “goes away” when that girl grows up. The way girls present, together with inherent gender bias, means it can be easy to miss in girls, or dismissed as a girl just not “trying hard enough.” On today's episode, I'm unpacking the gender differences in ADHD, and sharing my personal journey as a touchstone.Want to connect with me or share your thoughts or questions? Find me on Instagram: @christine.maccarroll

THE PERIOD WHISPERER PODCAST - Perimenopause, Menopause, Weight Loss, Holistic Nutrition, Healthy Hormones, Gut Health, Stres

Ever feel like you are working out and it's not working? Or maybe even that your workouts are making you more tired, depleted, sugar hungry and frustrated? OR MAYYYBEEE you have NO idea where to start when it comes to fitness...wherever you are at sister, START HERE. On this episode of the pod you will learn the most important piece of the puzzle in order to get results from fitness in perimenopause and menopause!   Need Help?   Email me at briatheperiodwhisperer@gmail.com with any of the following subject lines to get info on that particular program: 10 Hormone Hacks Balance Your SSHE Blueprint Gut and Hormone Health Protocol Perfect Perimenopause Kickstarter   Warning...you are going to start feeling AMAZING in your body! 

Newson Health Menopause & Wellbeing Centre Playlist
164 - When ADHD collides with perimenopause with Margaret Reed Roberts

Newson Health Menopause & Wellbeing Centre Playlist

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 28:42


Margaret Reed Roberts is an experienced social worker and educator who noticed a change in how she felt in her late 40s. Along with more obvious symptoms of perimenopause, such as hot flushes and migraines, there came a deterioration in her cognition – she struggled to initiate, plan and complete daily tasks and the mental load became unmanageable. A friend suggested there may be more than perimenopause going on and questioned if Margaret was neurodivergent. In this honest and insightful conversation, Margaret shares of the ‘relief and grief' of being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult and the impact she now understands ADHD has on her daily activity, home life and relationships. Margaret's three tips for those who have ADHD or think they might have it: (provided after the conversation) Be informed. Knowledge is a game changer. You feel more confident when you understand and are better able to advocate for yourself. Challenge others where necessary, using your acquired knowledge and pass that information on. Don't be alone; join support groups, talk to empathetic friends and family. Tell your story. You and your story are valuable, not everyone will listen or care, but the more we talk, the more we break taboos and stigma. Follow Margaret on Facebook Twitter: @geordiereed

Dish On Ditching Diets
70: 4 Secrets to Peri-Menopause & Menopause Weight Loss

Dish On Ditching Diets

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 29:13


4 secrets to losing peri-menopause and menopausal weight, red flags to watch out for during weight loss and a dose of tough love! How Stress Makes You Fat: https://skinnyfitalicious.com/how-stress-makes-you-fat/ How Deb Lost The Menopausal Belly: https://skinnyfitalicious.com/losing-menopause-belly/ Free Weight Loss Class: https://skinnyfitalicious.com/weight-loss-coaching/ Free Consultation: https://skinnyfitalicious.com/hormonal-weight-loss-class/

Charting Toward Intimacy
82: NFP Through the Seasons: TTA (Trying to Avoid) In General

Charting Toward Intimacy

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 24:40


Welcome to our NFP through the seasons series! We'll go from Adolescence to Perimenopause and everything in between.This week's topic is NFP use when Trying to Avoid (TTA) in general. Jen and Logan of Surprised by Marriage join us this week. Check out their resources: https://surprisedbymarriage.com/I offer NFP/FA Mindset coaching and NFP Method Match coaching! Wondering what that is? Check out episode 62 or book a free 10 minute discovery call.If you are interested in booking a coaching session with me, click here for NFP/FA mindset coaching and click here for method match coaching.Reach out at instagram.com/chartingtowardintimacy/ or chartingtowardintimacy@gmail.com

Wise Women Conversations
Why Joints Ache in Peri-Menopause

Wise Women Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 34:00


One of the symptoms associated with menopause that is least discussed is joint and body pain. I had continual pain for approximately 2 years when I was in peri-menopause. Although I don't often use painkillers, there have been a few times when I needed to take Panadeine just to fall asleep. Since this generation of women leads more active lives than our mothers and grandmothers did, joint and body pain have not historically been a common symptom associated with Menopause. But there are several factors that need to be considered here. The drop in Oestrogen, diet and ordinary wear and tear all contribute to the pain. Any underlying inflammation will become visible when Oestrogen levels drop, and collagen levels decrease. Inflammation is most frequently brought on by our food, but there are other causes as well. Collagen is what keeps our skin appearing smooth and young, it also keeps our ligaments and tendons working properly. So, when collagen levels decline, we may become stiffer and less flexible. Meanwhile, our muscle tissue and joint membranes are protected in part by Oestrogen. It aids in the repair of our joints and contributes to the cell turnover process. The normal wear and strain on the joints are another factor that needs to be taken into account. Women who regularly exercise are more susceptible to joint wear and tear. Nonetheless, we must acknowledge that Menopause is a period of life that happens naturally and it not actually the problem. The issue stems from how we have, up to this point, handled our bodies. Most of us use excessive amounts of alcohol, consume diets heavy in inflammatory foods like sugar, and fail to get adequate sleep. But the good thing is we can get rid of this pain by making changes in our lifestyles. Listen to this episode to find out more. If, while listening to this podcast episode, you find that you now want to take better care and control of your life, why not join us on a FREE 5-day workshop called "The Secret to Thriving in Menopause" where I will share the exact steps you will take to thrive. Click HERE to register.

Grace & Grit Podcast:  Helping Women Everywhere Live Happier, Healthier and More Fit Lives

I am not the same person I was 10 years ago. I bet you aren't either. Life changes us. We learn, we grow and, with a willingness to keep fighting the good fight, we become more robust versions of our former selves. This podcast has been no different. I started this podcast 7 years ago because I was frustrated that “women's health” was being crammed into a tiny little conversation of diet and exercise. Today I continue this podcast because I don't just want to encourage women to think about health in a more expansive way, I want to encourage them to think about their life in a more expansive way. It was time for a reintroduction:) You can listen here: https://graceandgrit.com/podcast-293 **** It's time to make MIDLIFE Magic. Grab your Midlife Magic Quickstart Guide here https://graceandgrit.com/midlifemagic **** Are you loving the Grace & Grit Podcast? Leave a Review: http://bit.ly/GGPReview Ready to Rumble? Join me in the Rumble & Rise Arena at https://graceandgrit.com/readytorumble Looking for more Grace & Grit? Visit https://graceandgrit.com/

THE PERIOD WHISPERER PODCAST - Perimenopause, Menopause, Weight Loss, Holistic Nutrition, Healthy Hormones, Gut Health, Stres

On this episode of The Period Whisperer Podcast, we get to hear from  Physiotherapist and Pelvic Floor Health Specialist Leslie Richards...If you struggle with frequent urination, leaking, painful intercourse or anything to do with that part of your body, THIS is the episode for you! Join us to better understand what your body is telling you, the shocking impact of this key part of your female body and how to improve it asap.    Make sure to join us in the FREE Period Whisperer Community or for the next Gut and Hormone Health Protocol (links below) Or EMAIL me directly @ briatheperiodwhisperer@gmail.com with subject line COACHING HELP if you want to learn more about my 3 call coaching kickstarter to help you with a customized plan to get you back on track! FREE Period Whisperer Community   Gut & Hormone Health Protocol

The Hotflash Inc podcast
Earning a PhD in the LGBTQ+ experience of menopause

The Hotflash Inc podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 23:56


Ann Marie speaks to Rebecca Ann Simmons, a PhD researcher at the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds, whose research aims to uncover the multiplicity of experiences among LGBTQ+ people who are or have experienced menopause

Progress Your Health Podcast
How Do I Stop Weight Gain During Perimenopause? | PYHP 116

Progress Your Health Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 54:43


                      Megan’s Question: This was great information. I have been 130lbs until I turned 48. Now up to 157. Weight gain all in my stomach, legs, arms, boobs and butt. I have still been working out intensely with weights and cardio and no weight loss […] The post How Do I Stop Weight Gain During Perimenopause? | PYHP 116 appeared first on .

Colman Power
Perimenopause & Menopause with Fiona Staunton

Colman Power

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 29:15


In this weeks show I have great chat with Fiona Staunton about how foods can effect the body and in particular women health. This is a topic that clients ask me and I had to get the expect on and have a chat, great show tune in. Check out Fiona's Page and all links are below with here course that I highly recommenced My homepage https://www.fionasfoodforlife.ie/ The next menopause cooking course starting Sept 7th: https://www.fionasfoodforlife.ie/cooking-class/Fionas-6-week-menopause-cooking-programme-live-sessions-&-meal-plans-Sept-2022-p479287837 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/fionasfoodforlife/ Youtube with recipes https://www.youtube.com/fionasfoodforlifecookeatnourish Free planner to download https://mailchi.mp/fionasfoodforlife.ie/reduce-stress

The Menstruality Podcast
Perimenopause - What's Actually Going On? (Alexandra & Sjanie)

The Menstruality Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 61:28


In our 40s, many women and people with periods begin to experience a variety of health symptoms and challenges, as well as emotional and psychological shifts. Some call this perimenopause. At Red School we like to call it, the Quickening. In this episode - which is the fourth in our menopause summer series - we look at how the Quickening is slowly awakening new levels of power within us, and how to navigate this. Sjanie shares her personal experience of negotiating this transition over the past few years. We explore:How we receive a report card on the state of our health in our 40s, which is inviting us to up our self care and set ourselves up for a healthy post-menopause life. Why the power that is awakening in us in the Quickening requires deeper responsibility as well as deeper self care. How to handle your new, increased critical capacites (cynicism, discernment, judgement) wisely and cleanly, rather than use it to annihilate and destroy!You can pre-order your copy of Wise Power: Discover the Liberating Power of Menopause to awaken authority, purpose and belonging here: https://www.wisepowerbook.com---The Menstruality Podcast is hosted by Red School. We love hearing from you. To contact us, email: info@redschool.net---Social media:Red School: @redschool - https://www.instagram.com/red.school

Circling the Drain
Meet the Fibroids

Circling the Drain

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 54:22


Aileen Weintraub is an award-winning author, journalist, and editor, as well as the human home to three giant fibroid tumors. The discovery of these many years ago led to several months of forced bed rest during her pregnancy, but the silver lining (for us) was that the ordeal inspired her to write Knocked Down: A High-Risk Memoir. We devoured this book in about a week because it is hilarious, relatable, and compelling.  You should buy a copy right now, but first, listen to our chat with Aileen, learn how Ellie literally gaslit her son about her own rectal gas, and enjoy Julia's continuing angst over the lack of a perimenopausal pamphlet. (Seriously... somebody get her a pamphlet STAT!) ***CONTEST ALERT***To win a free copy of Knocked Down, leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Contest is open until 11PM on August 16th. Winner will be chosen at random.Aileen Weintraub WebsiteKnocked Down: A High-Risk MemoirAileen's twitterAileen's facebookAileen's InstaAileen's HuffPost EssayAileen's other articlesScience: What Can Your Farts Tell You About Your Health?A show that won't give you anxiety: The World According to Jeff GoldblumA place for excellent information and webinars: Let's Talk MenopauseGoods and Services:Julia's Wellness Coaching WebsiteErin's Faces Affiliate LinkPurely Elizabeth Affiliate LinkCheck out OUR websiteSupport the show

Happy Hormones Podcast
#117 The Health Benefits Of Time Restrictive Eating

Happy Hormones Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 9:02


I get a lot of questions from women about Intermittent Fasting and whether it's something we should be doing.There are lots of health benefits to fasting, but it's definitely not for everyone, and you know that I am not a fan of any kind of deprivation or calorie counting!Which is why I prefer a form of fasting that's easier to do, particularly when we have got hormones to think about. And that's something called Time Restricted Eating (or overnight fasting).Check out the blog at; https://happyhormonesforlife.com/time-restricted-eatingDo contact us if you need help with your hormones! xx

Everything is Fine
The Perimenopause Episode

Everything is Fine

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 59:01 Very Popular


You asked, we answered! Or actually we found experts who answered...Our guests today are Dr. Claudia Levine and nurse practitioner Kate Maclaughlin, founders of Menopause Jewelbox, an online resource that provides education, vetted resources, and support to those entering and in the middle of the menopause transition. We're talking all about the perimenopause: hot flashes and hormone therapy, sleeplessness and digestion, lesser-known symptoms and what to do about them. But mostly we're answering the many (many) listener questions we received on this topic!You can find Claudia and Kate at their site: menopausejewelbox.comThey're also on Instagram.Don't forget: We have a Patreon! Sign up for invites to special events, exclusive content, and bonus EIF episodes: patreon.com/everythingisfine Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast. We're also on Twitter @theeifpodcast and Facebook. you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age. You can find Jenn at Here Are Some Things. If you like the show, please rate or review it and don't forget to share it with your favorite 40+ friends. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Wellness Collective
The truth about Perimenopause with Nat Kringoudis

The Wellness Collective

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 30:27


Perimenopause begins at around 35 years of age when our hormone levels gradually begin to decline. Many women are experiencing more crazy hormone imbalance symptoms than ever before including heavy periods, mood swings, insomnia and more.  Perimenopause isn't supposed to be a horrible time. In this episode Nat talks about why so many women are having huge struggles with their hormone health in their 30's and 40's and what you can do to help support your hormones for calmer, happier days. In this episode you'll also hear about; What are the normal symptoms during perimenopauuse Why you are still very fertile during perimenopause and can still conceive How you can begin to use your unique symptoms as clues to guide you for the best treatment approach What hormone imbalances are common during perimenopause The most common hormone imbalance women are suddenly experiencing and how this contributes to perimenopause How to begin to regulate your hormones better due to external influences Reasons internally why you have excess hormones that disrupt your sex hormone balance The main reason why your symptoms are exponentially worse How to regulate hormones during perimenopause with 3 simple lifestyle additions This and much more.  Follow Nat for more on Instagram and check out her Mastering your Perimenopause Masterclass for additional, more detailed information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Charting Toward Intimacy
81 - NFP Through the Seasons: Newly Married and TTA

Charting Toward Intimacy

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 28:44


Welcome to our NFP through the seasons series! We'll go from Adolescence to Perimenopause and everything in between.Our second topic is NFP use when you're newly married and TTA (Trying to Avoid)I offer NFP/FA Mindset coaching and NFP Method Match coaching! Wondering what that is? Check out episode 62 or book a free 10 minute discovery call.If you are interested in booking a coaching session with me, click here for NFP/FA mindset coaching and click here for method match coaching.Reach out at instagram.com/chartingtowardintimacy/ or chartingtowardintimacy@gmail.com

Project Relationship
76 What does perimenopause do to our relationships? with guest Maraya Brown

Project Relationship

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 67:11


Have you ever asked your partners how they experience living in their bodies? Have you ever asked yourself what might be unique about your experience of your body? Life promises us all just one thing: change. One of the changes that DEFINITELY deserves more attention is perimenopause! We could have a million conversations about this, and still be surprised every time because there is so much we just don't talk about when it comes to the intricacies of being embodied beings. In this episode we are have the amazing Maraya Brown, a Yale and functional medicine trained nurse midwife, about how being in a body, particularly a body with changing levels of estrogen, affects our experience of the world and others' experience of us. You can find her work at https://www.marayabrown.com/ Are you ready to open your relationship happily? Find out at www.JoliQuiz.com Interested in working with Joli directly? Click here to apply for individual coaching. You can see the transcript on Joli's blog, a word from Joli

Grace & Grit Podcast:  Helping Women Everywhere Live Happier, Healthier and More Fit Lives

The time, energy, and other precious resources lost to NOT making decisions in your life can be massive and I don't know anyone who can afford to lose these types of resources. Learning to make decisions faster and with more confidence can quite literally change your life. That's the conversation we are having on this week's episode of the Grace & Grit podcast. You can listen here: https://graceandgrit.com/podcast-292/ **** Looking for more support? Join me in the Rumble & Rise arena at https://graceandgrit.com/readytorumble **** Are you loving the Grace & Grit Podcast? Leave a Review: http://bit.ly/GGPReview Looking for more Grace & Grit? Visit https://graceandgrit.com/

The Hotflash Inc podcast
Irene Ndagire is changing menopause in Uganda

The Hotflash Inc podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 27:17


Ann Marie speaks to Irene Ndagire, a physiotherapist based in Kampala, Uganda who runs the Women's Health Foundation and recently launched Menopause Uganda.

Wellness By Design
Outsmarting Menopause for Smart Women

Wellness By Design

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 35:58


Link to the Becoming Pain-Free summit: https://painfree.byhealthmeans.com/?idev_id=26750 The smart woman's guide to menopause. Join me and my guest, Dr. Jessica Drummond, to learn more about how you can get control over your symptoms so you can feel more comfortable. In this episode you'll learn: ⏰ 6:49 Perimenopause and menopause symptoms and conventional ⏰ 9:54 Symptoms are exacerbated by disruption of the autonomic nervous system  ⏰ 14:32 Conventional treatments for the uncomfortable symptoms of perimenopause ⏰ 18:25 How to shift out of the ‘freeze' state of the nervous system  ⏰ 25:46 How to increase libido ⏰ 28:33 The ONE thing you can do today to upgrade your health Listen to Wellness By Design on the go with these apps: Apple Podcasts Spotify iHeart Radio Subscribe, rate and review! Check out Dr. Jessica's Bio: Dr. Jessica Drummond is the CEO of The Integrative Women's Health Institute and author of Outsmart Endometriosis. She holds licenses in physical therapy and clinical nutrition and is a board certified health coach. She has 20 years of experience working with women with chronic pelvic pain, facilitates educational programs for women's health professionals in more than 60 countries globally, and leads virtual wellness programs for people with endometriosis. Dr. Drummond lives and works with her husband and daughters between Houston, Texas, and Fairfield, Connecticut. Connect with Dr. Jessica Drummond: Website: https://integrativewomenshealthinstitute.myshopify.com/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IntegrativePelvicHealth  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/integrativewomenshealth/ ***** Hi there! I am Jane Hogan, the Wellness Engineer, and the host of Wellness By Design. I spent 30 years designing foundations for buildings until the pain and inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis led me to hang up my hard hat and follow my heart. Now I blend my backgrounds in science and spirituality to teach people how to tap into the power of their mind, body and soul. I help them release pain naturally so they can become the most wonderful fine version of themselves.  Wellness By Design is a show dedicated to helping people achieve wellness not by reacting to the world around them but by intentionally designing a life based on what their own body needs. In this show we explore practices, methods and science that contribute to releasing pain and inflammation naturally. Learn more at https://janehoganhealth.com Would you like to learn how to release pain by creating more peace and calm?  Download my free guided meditation audio bundle here: https://janehoganhealth.com/audiobundle  Connect with Jane:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JaneHoganHealth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/janehoganhealth Janehoganhealthcoach thewellnessengineer  Bewonderfulfine DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this podcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition before undertaking any diet, exercise, supplement, health program, or other procedure discussed in this podcast.

Modern Medicine Movement
092: HORMONES and MORE with Dr. Stacy ND!

Modern Medicine Movement

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 65:47


Dr. Stacy Barczak Baker is a Naturopathic Doctor whom practices functional medicine and loves to get to the root cause of illness and treat not just symptoms of disease, but the cause of them.  In this podcast we discuss all things HORMONES with an emphasis on the woman's cycle, the natural balance of estrogen and progesterone and testosterone as well as what occurs in PERIMENOPAUSE and MENOPAUSE and even PMS and what CAN be done NATURALLY to help optimize this HORMONAL BALANCE.  We discuss food and other behaviors and how they can affect hormonal balance and the many things that CAN be done NATURALLY to optimize hormones in WOMEN and MEN.  (The root causes of many of these hormonal issues is the same).  For more on Dr. Stacy please FOLLOW her on Instagram at @dr.stacy.nd and look for her at her Vibe Wellness website.ENJOY and PLEASE SHARE this episode with anyone, WOMEN or MEN whom could benefit from HORMONE BALANCE.**For LIVE Zooms with Dr. Hemingway and Personal Q+A➡️https://thomashemingway.podia.com/thomas-hemingway-communityFREE NEWSLETTER: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/619eb66f117f2e0a9bdc5993DEEP DIVE Health Optimization COURSES➡️ https://thomashemingway.podia.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Stay in touch:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drthomashemingway/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012549966214DISCLAIMER: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1r3fz8KZE6dVhJHo4V9DHGayU-zmPHtAs31JhokQgJKA/edit?usp=sharing

Movement Logic: Strong Opinions, Loosely Held
Episode 8: A Perimenopause Perspective with Trina Altman, PMA, E_RYT 500

Movement Logic: Strong Opinions, Loosely Held

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 69:36


Welcome to Episode 8 of the Movement Logic podcast! In this episode, Laurel is joined by her friend and colleague Trina Altman. Together, Laurel and Trina discuss Trina's experience with perimenopause. Trina shares her personal story along with tons of resources for women going through this change of life.What is perimenopause?Doctors have a tendency to minimize women's sufferingBrain fog and hot flashesChallenges women face when navigating the medical systemFinding a doctor that spends more time with you AND is evidence-based AND is current on the researchThe Women's Health Initiative and fear they created around estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) and hormone replacement therapy (HRT).Weight gain and perimenopauseScope-appropriate advice for movement teachers working with perimenopausal and menopausal studentsGuest Bio:Trina received her training through STOTT Pilates® and is an E-RYT 500. She created Yoga Deconstructed® and Pilates Deconstructed® to show teachers how to take an interdisciplinary approach to foster an embodied understanding of yoga and Pilates in relation to modern movement science.Trina has presented at Momentum Fest, the International Association of Yoga Therapy Conference, and Kripalu. She also created and taught a Pilates continuing-education course for physical therapists and was part of the faculty for the Brain Longevity conference at UCLA. She was the co-creator of Equinox's signature program Best Stretch Ever, which utilizes the mobility stick to improve functional range of motion, body awareness, and total body strength.Trina was a finalist in the Next Pilates Anytime Instructor Competition in 2017. Her work has been published in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, and Pilates Style magazine and her classes have been featured on Yoga International and Yoga Anytime. She is also the author of Yoga Deconstructed®: Movement science principles for teaching, which shows yoga teachers how to integrate modern movement science into their classes and is published by Handspring Publishing.Reference links:North American Menopause Society DoctorsIf there are no doctors local to you, this website is all telemedicine North American Society Menopause Doctors: https://gennev.com/Research on HRT and the risk of breast cancer Estrogen Matters Menopause ManifestoDr. Heather Hirsch podcast on breast cancer and HRTJoin Trina's email list and get free somatics sequences to use in your personal practice and teaching  Sign up here for the Movement Logic Newsletter for course discounts and sales!Watch the video of this conversation at: www.movementlogictutorials.com/podcast

Learn True Health with Ashley James
482 Dr. Wendie Trubow Self-Healing From Mold, Heavy Metals, Environmental Toxins, Thyroid, Perimenopause, Hormone Fatigue, Whole Body Detox From A Functional Medicine Gynecologist

Learn True Health with Ashley James

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 126:37 Very Popular


Check out more articles, science, benefits and studes on heat and full-spectrum light therapy using Sunlighten Saunas and light devises: LearnTrueHealth.com/sunlightensauna Dr. Wendie's gift to you: www.fivejourneys.com/promo

Essentially You: Empowering You On Your Health & Wellness Journey With Safe, Natural & Effective Solutions
389: Are Birth Control Pills the Best Remedy for Perimenopause Symptoms?

Essentially You: Empowering You On Your Health & Wellness Journey With Safe, Natural & Effective Solutions

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 22:04


SO MANY women have come to me asking if they should start taking birth control pills to alleviate their symptoms during perimenopause.  It's complicated! The pill CAN lessen some of your perimenopause symptoms by shutting off your hormones, BUT like other medications, they are only a band-aid and come packed with problematic side effects…  They ALSO fail miserably at getting to the root cause of our most disruptive symptoms.  Tune in to today's podcast for to find out what birth control pills do to your hormones, health, and ovulatory cycle, PLUS things you can do to naturally alleviate your perimenopause symptoms AND LEARN:  The difference between having a natural cycle vs. birth control pill cycle What is progesterone and what are its top benefits  Why detoxing your liver is essential to balancing your hormones  Which lifestyle habits are your BEST friend  How to address key nutrient deficiencies with specific supplements  Mentioned in this episode: Overcome Estrogen Dominance At Any Age – LIVE Online Class (July 26, 2022)  Live Support Blend – The Detoxifier 14-Day Detox Kit – The Gut-Resetter Hormone Balance – The Hormone-Balancer Essentially Whole Store – Your Home for All-Things Healthy  Related Resources: How Estrogen Dominance Affects PMS During Perimenopause Progesterone and Progestins: What Are They and Are They Different? Podcast #338: Got Excess Estrogen? How to Test and Detoxify Too Much Estrogen Podcast Episode 315: 10 Surprising Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance  How Estrogen Dominance Affects PMS During Perimenopause

Newson Health Menopause & Wellbeing Centre Playlist
162 - Divorce, perimenopause and menopause with Farhana Shahzady

Newson Health Menopause & Wellbeing Centre Playlist

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 31:09


Farhana is an accredited family law specialist and mediator working with Family Law Partners in London. During her 20-year career, Farhana often noticed an unspoken element at play when helping women through divorce, but it wasn't until she identified perimenopause within her peer group and those close to her that she appreciated the extent of the problem and was able to professionally decipher the impact of menopause on relationship breakdown. Farhana launched the Family Law Menopause Project to see whether any other colleagues in family law were factoring in this important element  and to raise awareness of perimenopause and menopause when it comes to family cases dealing with divorce, splitting the assets, children issues or domestic abuse. Farhana's tips for family lawyers: Listen, enquire, and communicate. Look for cues and don't be afraid to ask questions If you think a client is experiencing peri/menopausal symptoms affecting their relationships and wellbeing, invite them to see their doctor Factor the menopause into your cases. Pick a family process that suits the client, for example arbitration or mediation, and be sympathetic. Visit Farhana's family law practice at www.familylawpartners.co.uk Follow Farhana on Twitter at @ShahzadyLaw @LawMenopause or lawmenopause on Instagram

THE PERIOD WHISPERER PODCAST - Perimenopause, Menopause, Weight Loss, Holistic Nutrition, Healthy Hormones, Gut Health, Stres

Ever wonder what your Thyroid is, why it matters, how it impacts your ability to lose weight and why suddenly everyone starts talking about it in perimenopause? Join me and women's health nutritionist, Hannah Mullen, as she shares everything you need to know including top tips for nourishing your thyroid in perimenopause!   KEY LINKS: https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ hannahmullenhealth.com   Make sure to join us in the FREE Period Whisperer Community or for the next Gut and Hormone Health Protocol (links below) Or EMAIL me directly @ briatheperiodwhisperer@gmail.com with subject line COACHING HELP if you want to learn more about my 3 call coaching kickstarter to help you with a customized plan to get you back on track! FREE Period Whisperer Community   Gut & Hormone Health Protocol   Need some quick fix tools? Here are my favs!   

Shes a 10 Times 5
S4 EP11 Hormones, Moods and Sex-- WTH is Going ON?! Featuring DR Diana Hoppe and Special Guest Host Shannon Blas

Shes a 10 Times 5

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 54:02


Hormones.  Mood Swings.  Sex.  Join us as we talk about how woman go through sometimes significant changes during their “transition” years.  We feature guest Dr. Diana Hoppe, a highly acclaimed OB/GYN, speaker, founder of the “Amazing Over 40” brand, and author of “Healthy Sex Drive, Healthy You.”  With special host Shannon Blas joining us in Studio 50, Dr. Hoppe discusses all the considerations woman should make as they head into perimenopause and full- blown menopause, and what we can do to better adjust and live our best lives after 40.  This episode is full of great information and facts, and honest recommendations for all woman to absorb.  Dr. Hoppe is engaging, sincere and passionate about partnering and helping woman through their transition years, and a whole lot fun to listen to!  Buckle up and get ready to hear the real deal!

Charting Toward Intimacy
80 - NFP Through the Seasons: Charting as a Single Woman

Charting Toward Intimacy

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 23:08


Welcome to our NFP through the seasons series! We'll go from Adolescence to Perimenopause and everything in between.Our second topic is charting as a single woman with Taryn DeLongFind her on InstagramI offer NFP/FA Mindset coaching and NFP Method Match coaching! Wondering what that is? Check out episode 62 or book a free 10 minute discovery call.If you are interested in booking a coaching session with me, click here for NFP/FA mindset coaching and click here for method match coaching.Reach out at instagram.com/chartingtowardintimacy/ or chartingtowardintimacy@gmail.com

Dish On Ditching Diets
69: Losing 25 Pounds: Rose's Transformation

Dish On Ditching Diets

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 33:10


Most women are great at trying different diets, but not sticking with them long term or doing diets that are not sustainable. My client Rose used to be this way. She shares with you how she learned to lose weight sustainably by focusing on her mindset while eating normal foods. Free Weight Loss Class: https://skinnyfitalicious.com/hormonal-weight-loss-class/ Free Weight Loss Consult: https://skinnyfitalicious.com/weight-loss-coaching/

The Other Side of Weight Loss
How to Optimize Your Journey Through Perimenopause & Beyond with Dr. Tabatha Barber

The Other Side of Weight Loss

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 55:46 Very Popular


Dr. Tabatha Barber is triple board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, menopause, and functional medicine. She has the unique situation of being licensed to practice medicine in over half the country, so you now have the ability to work with a functional physician virtually. She is the host of The Functional Gynecologist Podcast; where she shares her wisdom and knowledge with women everywhere to reclaim their health. She is also a keynote speaker, mentor, wife, mom, and grandma! By incorporating functional medicine into her women's health practice, she is able to provide women with the tools they need to optimize their health and happiness, which, in turn, allows those women to pursue their purpose in life. In this episode; why gynecologists and endocrinologists don't understand perimenopause and menopause. why Dr. Tabatha decided to leave mainstream medicine and become a functional gynecologist synthetic hormones versus bioidentical the dangers of birth control pills finding the right research to prove hormones are safe and why you have to be careful looking at some of the studies. why women are choosing to stay on their HRT for life and are they safe? side effects of losing your hormones the impact of stress on hormones as you age the impact of gut health on your estrogen metabolism how to optimize your body for HRT and more! https://www.drtabatha.com/ Are struggling with perimenopausal symptoms? Hot flashes, weight gain, weight loss resistance, low libido?  Check out the most comprehensive and affordable peri and post-menopause monthly course OnTrack. OnTrack is a group coaching program to help you balance your hormones, lose weight and sail through peri and post-menopause at a fraction of what it costs to work with me privately.   Purchase your home Hormone Test Kits here.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram

Grace & Grit Podcast:  Helping Women Everywhere Live Happier, Healthier and More Fit Lives

Making a commitment to show up for yourself in a new way can feel exciting at first, but as the weeks pass by and novelty starts to fade, staying faithful to your commitment can start to feel hard. And… A lot of that hardness is self-induced. Which is great news because it means you have a lot of control over the difficulty you face with any commitment that you make. Your commitments need commitments:) This is a practice I teach my students to ensure that they stay the course with more consistency and ease. In this episode, I break this concept down for you and share some of the commitments I encourage my own community members to make in dedication to their own process. Have a listen. If it helps, please consider sharing it and/or leaving a review! You can listen here: https://graceandgrit.com/podcast-291/ **** Looking for more support? Join me in the Rumble & Rise arena at https://graceandgrit.com/readytorumble **** Are you loving the Grace & Grit Podcast? Leave a Review: http://bit.ly/GGPReview Looking for more Grace & Grit? Visit https://graceandgrit.com/  

The Hotflash Inc podcast
What we talk about when we are talking about menopause

The Hotflash Inc podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 19:05


Ann Marie is back with another solo episode, talking about all the individual conversations and lovely moments she had with people out of the Menopause Shift Summit.

Menopause Natural Solutions
Cognitive Health with Ann Marie McQueen

Menopause Natural Solutions

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 56:17


Cognitive health is complicated and multifactorial. As a general rule, there is no magic pill that can protect your brain, instead, there are several modifiable factors that can enhance your brain's ability to function now and in the future.   My guest: Ann Marie McQueen is not only going through perimenopause herself, she brings 25 years of award-winning journalism experience to her coverage, with recognition for excellence in health and feature writing from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada and the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario. She covers the latest clinical studies, treatments, products, guidance and more via the Hotflash Inc weekly research letter, podcast and across social media join a 20k+ global perimenoposse that is growing fast. Hotflash Inc subscribers include some of the top CEOs, doctors and practitioners in the space, alongside curious, open-minded women seeking to connect the dots and find their own solutions.  

The Positive Thread
202: 3 secrets to feeling confident in your clothes without losing any weight

The Positive Thread

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 24:24


Fed up with yo-yo dieting? Heal your relationship to body and food with the 10 tools of Intuitive Eating. Ditch the scale for good.Want to explore working together? BOOK A CALL TO LEARN MORE: https://calendly.com/heathermcc/chatwithheatherFollow me on Instagram: @heathermcconochieVisit me at: www.heathermcconochie.com

Wings Of...Inspired Business
Manage PMS and Menopause Naturally: Female Health Expert and Entrepreneur Maryon Stewart with Vital Advice for Female Founders

Wings Of...Inspired Business

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 42:14


Maryon Stewart, author of Manage Your Menopause Naturally, is a world-renowned healthcare expert and entrepreneur, helping tens of thousands of women around the world overcome PMS and menopause symptoms without using drugs or hormones. Awarded the British Empire Medal and recognized as one of the 50 most inspirational women by the UK's Daily Mail, Maryon soon launches an AI-driven app and a PBS show. Today Maryon shares her journey and how she helps women avoid period pains, mood swings, hot flashes and all the unnecessary symptoms of PMS and menopause. Download Podopolo and follow Wings of Inspired Business there to keep the conversation going in the episode comments section and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

Wine, Women & Weed Podcast
End of the season and a love letter from She at She2.0

Wine, Women & Weed Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 12:00


It's HOT! We are working and sweating and looking forward to a few weeks off to celebrate all the things we don't love about winter in Canada! There's also a BIG change coming for She2.0. We hope you'll stay tuned in to find out. We are so fortunate to have built this business together but sometimes things have to change. We often talk about the need to look after ourselves first. And Ramona is walking the walk on this. She has been so instrumental in the creation of this platform and community and this is not 'good bye'. It is 'see you soon'.  Tune in!

Circling the Drain
Mom Friends + Poop Friends = Best Friends

Circling the Drain

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 62:26


We didn't know it was possible to find a pair of women willing to discuss boobs and vaginas and poop in as vivid detail as we do, but the universe granted us Ashley Hearon Smith and Keri Sotaro, and we couldn't be happier. Co-hosts of the popular Momtourage podcast, these hilarious women are known to drop a plethora of f-bombs about parenting, thus making them the relatable mom group rejects you didn't know you needed. This episode covers the magical combo platter of postpartum AND perimenopausal hormones, the mental health issues associated with being a new mom, and the unique scent of a grandmother's vajayjay. How might one know what their Bubbe's nether regions smell like? You'll have to tune in to find out. Momtourage PodcastMomtourage InstaMomtourage facebookMomtourage YouTubeMomtourage TikTokAshley Hearon Smith websiteAshley's twitterAshley's InstaKeri Sotaro websiteKeri's InstaKeri's facebookInvisibilia Poop Friends episodeJulia's Wellness Coaching WebsiteErin's Faces Affiliate LinkPurely Elizabeth Affiliate LinkCheck out OUR websiteSupport the show

Health, Happiness & Human Kind
HHHK 390: Optimising Perimenopause with Elly McLean

Health, Happiness & Human Kind

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 58:45


In today's episode we are joined by Elly McLean to discuss perimenopause – onset, the relevant hormonal picture, symptoms, contributing factors, supporting strategies and so much more. This is a relevant conversation for all women, and especially those of us in our 30s and beyond. Let's be empowered with knowledge to truly understand our cycle and contribute to reframing the conversation and stigma associated with not only our menstrual cycles, but anything associated with the m word, menopause. Let's dive in. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/390 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.

The Ali Damron Show
Emily Foster, Registered Dietician on Digestive Issues During Perimenopause

The Ali Damron Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 49:14


Emily Foster, nutritionist and registered dietitian in the UK and Canada with a special interest in gut health for perimenopause, menopause and women's health. In this episode, we talk all things GI system including SIBO, gas, bloating, perimenopausal changes, heartburn, IBS, and constipation.   I also rapid fire asked her your burning questions about gluten, dairy, seed oils and more! https://agutsymenopause.com/ https://www.instagram.com/a_gutsy_menopause/   www.alidamron.com www.alidamron.com/consults www.instagram.com/alidamron www.facebook.com/groups/alidamron https://www.youtube.com/c/AliDamronWomensHormoneExpert  

Charting Toward Intimacy
79 - NFP Through the Seasons: Charting During Adolescence

Charting Toward Intimacy

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 29:02


Welcome to our NFP through the seasons series! We'll go from Adolescence to Perimenopause and everything in between. We are starting with Charting in Adolescence with Hanna CoxFind her on InstagramIntroducing your daughter to charting downloadI offer NFP/FA Mindset coaching and NFP Method Match coaching! Wondering what that is? Check out episode 62 or book a free 10 minute discovery call.If you are interested in booking a coaching session with me, click here for NFP/FA mindset coaching and click here for method match coaching.Reach out at instagram.com/chartingtowardintimacy/ or chartingtowardintimacy@gmail.com

The Midlife Feast
Just say no to Keto, especially in midlife.

The Midlife Feast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 30:45


This is it, the episode so many of you have requested! In this solo episode, I break down the science of keto, why it does more harm than good, and I end by sharing my own personal story with keto and why I'm so passionate about keeping keto out of the midlife and menopause conversations.P.S. There's also a disclaimer so be sure to listen to the beginning for the "ground rules". ;) Want to ditch dieting but can't imagine a life where you aren't afraid of carbs? I'd love to help! For information about how I help support women in all stages of midlife with non-diet health and hormone support visit https://linktr.ee/Jshuber and stay tuned for a BIG announcement coming in September 2022!

THE PERIOD WHISPERER PODCAST - Perimenopause, Menopause, Weight Loss, Holistic Nutrition, Healthy Hormones, Gut Health, Stres

Got Peri-Menopause problems but are too overwhelmed to know where to start??   Start here sister...THIS is the episode for you!   Make sure to join us in the FREE Period Whisperer Community or for the next Gut and Hormone Health Protocol (links below) Or EMAIL me directly @ briatheperiodwhisperer@gmail.com if you want to learn more about the upcoming Perfect Peri-menopause Program FREE Period Whisperer Community   Gut & Hormone Health Protocol   Need some quick fix tools? Here are my favs!

Grace & Grit Podcast:  Helping Women Everywhere Live Happier, Healthier and More Fit Lives
Episode 290: Introducing (or reintroducing) Strength Training To Your Life

Grace & Grit Podcast: Helping Women Everywhere Live Happier, Healthier and More Fit Lives

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 43:41


The benefits of strength training regularly are many, especially for the midlife woman. And there are a lot of reasons why you may have never built a practice of it or simply strayed from a practice you once had. In this episode, I remind you of why strength training is so valuable to the human body and how to establish (or reestablish) a practice of it so you can start reaping all those benefits. You can listen here: https://graceandgrit.com/podcast-290/ **** Looking for more support? Join me in the Rumble & Rise arena at https://graceandgrit.com/readytorumble **** Are you loving the Grace & Grit Podcast? Leave a Review: http://bit.ly/GGPReview Looking for more Grace & Grit? Visit https://graceandgrit.com/

The Root Cause Medicine Podcast
You Asked, We answered Q&A Session About Perimenopause and Menopause with Dr. Ashley Alexis

The Root Cause Medicine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 40:38 Very Popular


In today's episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Ashley Alexis, a Licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor and Founder of Golden Leaf Health Center. They discuss perimenopause and menopause. Dr. Ashley Alexis is a licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor. She graduated from Bastyr University San Diego, a 4-year accredited naturopathic medical school and a leader in science-based natural medicine and research. She is also the Founder of Golden Leaf Health Center, an integrative medical practice that offers natural therapies for hormonal imbalance.

Mouse and Weens
Eat Carbs & Relax! Ab Fat, Stress & More with Health & Perimenopause Coach Anna Araujo

Mouse and Weens

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 69:58


E132 - Ever wondered why you just can't lose your chubby belly? Having bad sleep lately? Extra moody? You need to hear what surprising things our guest and friend, Anna Araujo, a health and perimenopause coach, has to say. With her master's in nutrition and specialized sports and menopause research background, she has a sane plan - the FEMME Method - that even we can get on board with! We are seriously so excited to get started now that we know! Guys, please forward this episode to your loved ones. We really want to spread the knowledge. xo Links https://www.AnnaAraujo.com https://www.instagram.com/perimenopause_coach NAMS Physicians: https://www.menopause.org Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/VJ6KokN-URI Outline 00:00 - Intro & our news 02:20 - Anna's background & training 06:50 - Symptoms of perimenopause, definition 16:30 - Why won't my workout fix it? 19:45 - What if I hate exercise? 24:10 - Workbook & analysis 27:10 - Steps to combat symptoms 28:40 - Meditation: is it that important? 34:05 - Abdominal fat, cortisol, stress, exercise 37:24 - What should we eat? Nutrition, diets, saliva test, fat-burning pills 39:55 - Topical progesterone, birth control, hormones, mood medication 50:00 - What is Anna's program? What is FEMME? 51:20 - Cabbage soup diet, intermittent fasting 53:30 - Time, scheduling, managing family 55:10 - Groups, supplements, prescriptions, medical advice 56:50 - Carbs, Keto diet, serotonin, gut bacteria 1:01:20 - Where can we work with Anna? 1:02:10 - Body composition testing, BMI, fat test 1:05:00 - Conclusions, links 1:07:00 - Patron shoutout 1:07:50 - "Beautiful Girl" song by Julianne! 1:08:40 - Fool Me Twice: All About Diamonds podcast promo Thank you to our amazing patrons - our family!!! Join the fun, get free swag and bonus content, including episode 131, not released anywhere else! https://www.patreon.com/mouseandweens Credits: "Beautiful Girl" and "Mouse and Weens Theme" songs by Julianne Eggold https://www.julianneeggold.com Voice actor: Matt Thompson Promo: Fool Me Twice: All About Diamonds https://www.foolmetwicepod.com Our network: Podfix https://podfixnetwork.com Sponsor: Dream Dinners! Get your life back at dinner time. Quickly make homemade meals and have more quality time for you and your family! Please try this out. Dream Dinners is nationwide. It really has taken the stress out of dinner time! If within 25 miles of the Poway or San Marcos locations, choose pickup or delivery and MOUSEANDWEENS99 for $99 off your first order! Visit link on http://www.mouseandweens.com Thank you so much for watching and listening. Please follow & subscribe! We are on all the socials @mouseandweens everywhere!

Her Brilliant Health Radio
Menopause Tsunami: How to Ride the Hormone Waves Like a Badass

Her Brilliant Health Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 34:45


Ladies, it's time to take control of your hormones and ride the waves. In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Shelly Burns, a doctor of chiropractic, a gym owner, a fitness expert for 20 years, a life coach, and creator of The FIT Menopause Blueprint™ who shares her insights on how to manage menopause and keep your cool during the hormone tsunami.  So whether you're in the thick of menopause or just starting to feel the effects, this episode is for you.    You'll learn:  Four pillars of hormone health Lifestyle changes to make to manage your menopause symptoms The best foods to eat during menopause Working out during menopause Top mindset strategies to remove menopause roadblocks And so much more!    If you're struggling with menopause or know someone who is, this episode is a must-listen. Share it with a friend and let's get through this transition together!    (00:00): All energy is only borrowed. And one day you have to give it all back. That's a quote from the avatar movie. What does this have to do with perimenopause and menopause and riding the hormone waves like a badass? stay tuned. And you'll find out with my guest, Dr. Shelly Burns.   (00:20): So the big question is how do women over 40, like us, keep weight off, have great energy balance. Our hormones and our moods feel sexy and confident and master midlife. If you're like most of us, you are not getting the answers you need and remain confused and pretty hopeless to ever feel like yourself. Again. As an OB GYN, I had to discover for myself the truth about what creates a rock, solid metabolism, lasting weight loss, and supercharged energy. After 40 in order to lose a hundred pounds and fix my fatigue. Now I'm on a mission. This podcast is designed to share the natural tools you need for impactful results. And to give you clarity on the answers to your midlife metabolism challenges, join me for tangible natural strategies to crush the hormone imbalances you are facing and help you get unstuck from the sidelines of life. My name is Dr. Kyrin Dunston welcome to the hormone prescription podcast.   (01:13): Hey everybody. And welcome back to another episode of the hormone prescription podcast with Dr. Kyrin. I'm so grateful that you decided to join us today. You're gonna love my guest. She and I have been in the mastermind together for quite a bit of time. And we share a passion for women's health hormones, all things menopause and perimenopause, and she has helped so many women. She had an amazing summit around menopause recently that you might have attended. And she's got a lot of other great resources, and she's very inspirational. So you're gonna love her. I'm gonna tell you a little bit about her and then we'll get started. And we'll even dive into that quote that I shared with you from the avatar movie. I mean, I saw the movie, but I didn't remember this quote till Shelly brought it to my attention and I love it.   (02:02): And I'll tell you why in the episode. So Shelly Burns is a doctor of chiropractic. She's also a gym owner, CrossFit and a fitness expert, and she's been doing that for over 20 years. She's also a life coach and creator of the Fit, Menopause Blueprint. She has always been passionate about health, fitness, and wellness. And she's gonna tell you why she's particularly passionate about women's health and the perimenopause and menopause in the episode. And she strives to be a guide for women battling hormonal obstacles, which is like just about every one of us over 40. She feels no woman should be staring at themselves in the mirror wondering who is looking back at them. Has that happened to you or feeling alone in their struggles? I know that's happened to me. Women need to be helping women. So welcome Dr. Shelly Burns.   (02:56): Thank you, Dr. Kyrin for having me today.   (02:59): Really excited to have you and talk about hormones and menopause. Two of my favorite topics. And I know everybody is gonna be curious as to why are you so passionate about menopause and about hormones? How did that happen?   (03:18): Well, right now I'm 45 currently. And when I was 43, I've always been really in shape, taking care of my body. I race these international races. I travel. And then within, I'm gonna say three months, I gained 20 pounds. I started out with mild anxiety that grew to major anxiety and panic attacks within eight months and slowly over this period of time, I went from feeling like a badass to not even being able to look at myself in the mirror. I wasn't sleeping. I was exhausted day and night. I, even if I tried to take a nap during the day, I couldn't take a nap. So I would go to my, went to my primary doctor and, and he prescribed me an anti-anxiety med. And then two months later I was even more anxious and I was confused. Because I'm like, well, now I'm taking this stuff because cause I'm not a big, uh, prescription.   (04:11): I don't really like to take things if I can help it. So the fact that I couldn't control my anxiety really bothered me. So then I went back, he increased the dose. I started having major panic attacks. He increased the dose again and added something else. And finally, my relationship was not doing very well cause I could not even communicate what I was feeling or what I was going through. And I'm a big communicator. So the fact that I couldn't even pinpoint what was going on or why I was feeling so terrible, I decided to go to another doctor because I felt like I was maybe just going crazy. So she did a blood test and did all that stuff. Not, I didn't know what she was testing for. I was just like, yeah, sure. When she came back, she started asking me things like, well, do you sweat at night?   (04:53): And like wake up. I'm like, yeah, but you know, I sleep in bed with five dogs and a person. And she, I said, so it was either that or I kept thinking I had COVID, and she's like, no, no. How many times a week? And I said, well, at least two or three. And so she started asking those questions that I didn't really know what she was trying to ask. And she's like, well you're in perimenopause and this could be why the anxiety you're, you're increasing cortisol. You're you're not sleeping. You're having night sweats. And the weight gain was another big one. And then I started breaking out, which I still kind of have a problem with that, but that's kind of how it all started. My, because when she told me you're in peri menopause, I think my reaction was like, what? Like I'm not 50 I'm 43. And she goes, oh no, no. So I learned a lot just in that one sentence, like you're in per menopause, cuz I almost was appalled that she said I was in menopause, but that was just my, that was my education and ignorance at that point, I didn't, I've never had never heard of it. I knew what menopause was, but that was about it. That's kind of what started it.   (05:51): Yeah. You know, it's, you're not unique in that. I mean here I was OB GYN. My health was a show in my forties and it never occurred to me. This is the menopause transition. It never once occurred to me. So we have this kind of dialogue going on, that, oh no. Menopause is, you know, for women in their fifties when the period stops completely and everything else before it has nothing to do with it. I think we should change the whole transition to make it call it the menopause transition. And it starts really at 40 so that we can include our sisters in the forties. Cuz then they won't think, like you said, you thought you were crazy. I thought I was crazy too. And here I had the credentials to know I should've known better, but you know, we're not taught that. So we don't know what we're not taught. So you're very passionate about it. And you come from a fitness background, right?   (06:47): Yeah. I I've owned a gym for 20 years. Well one was in LA and then I moved to North Carolina and had another gym. But in that time, I became a personal trainer while I was in chiropractic school. So for about 20 years, I've done both. So really into doing the things we can to con you know, to help ourselves live longer. Um, I, I wanna be 80 and be able to be out doing what I wanna do. I don't wanna be, you know, stuck in a wheelchair on a cane. So I'm very passionate about just longevity through taking care of our bodies.   (07:19): Yes, absolutely. I love this quote that you shared with me before we started from the avatar movie. All energy is only borrowed and one day you have to give it back. What does that mean?   (07:32): From my perspective, cuz when I first read that or saw that it was, I loved it because I do feel like we are, we are in this temporary space, our bodies are in this temporary space and we, if, if your spiritual in any way, you know, our energy is coming from a higher power. And to me, it's just, that we're using it while we're here. It's not ours, but we're given this opportunity to live this life in our own, in our best way. And so to give it back means like, you appreciate what you have at the momentin the moment. Like I have another quote. I like to say at the end of my podcast, I am trying to enjoy every moment of every movement because in my head we're like, we're not guaranteed another movement. I've met people that are in wheelchairs and all sorts of situations that they didn't see coming. So I'm always like we have these bodies, like let's use 'em and enjoy 'em and, and have that freedom that we like to do, like go hiking or ride a bike or go swimming. It's just a powerful thing that we have that we should use this energy that we're given.   (08:30): Yeah. I love this concept because it, it really speaks to something that I talk with people about the fact that we kind of are this soul, this energy being, and we come to earth, but that every particle that physically makes up our body is given to us by the plants and animals and resources first that when we're in the womb that our mother consumes and transmutes that literally organize around the energy that we are and create our bodies. And then when we're born, we continue to take the external environment, you know, fruits, vegetables, animal proteins, into our body  and change it. So we're taking that energy from their bodies, plant bodies, animal bodies, and we're changing it into our flesh and blood. And then when we're done with it, we discard the body, and we're still the energy. And so I love, I know I saw avatar, but I don't remember this quote, but I love that you pulled this out.   (09:31): All energy is only borrowed. And one day you have to give it back. And I love the concept. Like, are we being good stewards of it? Because it's not just for us. It's given to us on loan and I don't know about you, but if a friend loans me a pair of shoes, I take better care of it than I do my own shoes. And so I love this concept of it's just ours to borrow, and we have to give it back. Okay. So let's dive into how we can be good stewards of this energy that is ours to use in this lifetime. I wanna talk a little bit, I know you have the new book coming out, menopause, tsunami, how to ride the hormone waves, like a bad. Who wants that? Y'all I know each one of you so what are some principles behind that? I think it gets to your four-step system, is that right?   (10:25): Yeah. So basically when I found out I was in para menopause, being a chiropractor and fitness and in the whole, the body, I really dove into research, which I know you and I have talked about this before. Like I really dove into the research and, and how to approach being in this period differently. Like why wasn't my workout six days a week, sometimes two days, why weren't they working anymore? Why wasn't my nutrition working anymore? I was doing the same thing I did in my thirties, but I could barely lose a pound. So I really like diving into life over 40. And like, what are the best workouts were the best nutrition, things like that. And I put together this thing called the fit menopause blueprint, which is where I developed the four pillars, which are fitness, nutrition, mindset, and self-care. So in the book I break down kind of my journey and how I found these four pillars.   (11:12): And then what I do within the four pillars. So like fitness, for example, uh, that pillar, I do own a CrossFit gym. Now I love the competitiveness of CrossFit, but I've also learned over time that I can't put that much stress on my body anymore and expect to get the results. So it was almost when I decreased the strain I was putting on my body and still got in really good workouts, like hit type workouts. I was getting, I started getting results. So I almost stopped doing what I was doing and looked at it differently. Even though I wasn't torturing my body. Like you do in CrossFit, I still was getting in workouts, but I wasn't taking my body to that high cortisol level where I wasn't gonna recover or get the effects and the benefits of the exercise. So that's like, that is, is the fitness when I go more in depth than there and talk about like exactly what the benefits of HIIT and things like that, and then nutrition and then self-care and mindset.    (12:05): Can we talk about a little more in depth about the fitness, cuz I think what you're mentioning, women listening are experiencing and they're like, wait a minute, wait a minute, Shelly, tell me more about that. Because you know, there are different groups of women who really are in my community and one of the groups is those are those women who do CrossFit and they're real fitness fanatics and they get into their forties. And then all of a sudden exactly what you said, I'm working out like crazy and I can't even lose a pound. So can you speak a little bit more in detail about what's happening, why that's happening and do we need to work out differently? So...   (12:50): What in my own journey and then my clients, cuz now I, now I help other people with this. I have found that I still do CrossFit, but I do two to three days a week of CrossFit. And what I stop doing is the really heavy lifting. So I like to lift, but I don't need to take my body to that extreme of really straining underneath really heavy weights. Some women can do that, but as I got older, I realized I can't do that. So with that two to three times a week of CrossFit, and then I do the other two to three times a week of HIIT. Now HIIT is the high intensity interval training, but a lot of women do hit wrong. You'll see boutique gyms where they're like HIIT workouts, and they're 45 minutes to an hour long, but hit workouts. If you do them correctly, you're not gonna last 45 minutes to an hour.   (13:33): HIIT workouts tend to be, I've seen all different stats, but seven minutes to like 20 minutes. But the idea is when you are doing that work period, let's say 45 seconds on and 15 seconds off that 45 seconds, you are supposed to be hitting 90% of your max capacity of what you have to give. So that 90%, you're not gonna be able to keep a 90% capacity over45-minuteute period. That's not gonna happen. So those people that are doing those hit long, long workouts are not quite doing hit. And that's why sometimes hit is not getting people the results that they want. You wanna do shorter workouts, shorter bursts, where you get that rest period. So you're getting the heart rate up down your body's getting recovery. You're not taking it to that threshold of extreme stress like you do in, in some workouts.   (14:19): So we do have to work out differently and from what, what I've changed and from, from what the lady, my clients changed, it's made a huge difference because I also had people in my gym that when they found out I was doing this over 40 fitness, they signed up even, they were already members at the gym. And one of their biggest things they said to me is I've been doing CrossFit with you now for a year, two years. And my body hasn't changed at all. Like I still have this, you know, a little bit of weight in my waist. And a lot of the women had maybe 10, 15 pounds of lose, not anything major like 50 pounds or a hundred pounds. So, they were frustrated cuz they've been doing it for so long. They were working out four or five days a week.   (14:54): They weren't getting any results. And I said, listen, how about we change it up a little bit. Let's do two to three days of CrossFit. I will write up two to three days of hit workouts, and we'll try to decrease the strain on your body. And all of a sudden, within four weeks they could tell they, their energy was higher. They were, were covering, up, they were sleeping better. So then I was like, okay, fitness, you know is on it, but it's not the whole thing. Cuz obviously nutrition is 90% of somebody's journey and health. So I do feel like with the hit workouts, people just are doing them wrong. Mm-hmm , it's been taken too far where in order to get the most benefits from hit workout, it's 90%. I mean, you're at a sprint for 30, 45 seconds. Mm-hmm you get that rest period to bring it down. So that is the fitness part. And it's just, we as women think we have to do six, seven days a week, cuz that's what we did before. But our, we are not in our thirties anymore and that's not going to get us the results. There might be a small handful of women that get results doing that. But I mean, ideally we're fighting against our own bodies when we do that.   (15:54): Got it. All right. So number one, we've gotta change our output with our fitness, but you just said nutrition is 90% of the results we're getting. So explain that to us, Shelly.   (16:05): So with nutrition and owning a gym, everybody likes to just think it's all about working out, but it does matter what we put in our bodies, and I'm not one that's of strict nutrition. I'm not a nutritionist, but I just have been doing nutrition challenges and have a lot of certs of nutrition. And in my chiropractic degree, we Studi a lot of pharmacology and nutrition and things like that too. So I always feel like we're fueling our bodies. So I'm one that I don't like to drink my calories. I like to eat them. So if I'm gonna have something, I prefer it to be something that I would enjoy eating. But with nutrition, it can be hard because you want to have, you want it to be part of your lifestyle. You wanna enjoy what you're eating. A lot of people go on vacation, and they have this thing where they feel like they're torturing themselves.   (16:48): So it's really this uncomfortable and unhealthy relationship with food because we should still be able to go out and have a good meal or, you know, have a drink here and there. And which is a lot of people I realized women's hold up as they're like, can I drink alcohol? And maybe it's just cuz we're all over 40 now. And we need to drink, drink more often. But yeah, a lot of, a lot of women struggle with even when they hear the word nutrition, they think they have to cut all a bunch of stuff out and starve themselves. But what I try to get women to do is just eat whole foods, try to stop eating the processed foods, you know, eat more fruits and vegetables, vegans, you know, they have to find their own source of protein because two, one of the most important things, which I'm sure you'll agree is we have to increase our protein in this time. That's the number one thing I learned in nutrition for women over 40 and impairing menopause, we have to increase our protein. We're decreasing muscle mass and bone density over time. We're fighting against that. So we have to fuel our bodies with what it needs to stay strong.   (17:44): Yes we are protein deficient y'all so you got to up your protein. So definitely we've got fitness changes we need to make in our regimens. We've got nutritional input changes. And then you talked about mindset. I know that's one of your favorite topics. Let's dive into that a bit. What, you know, I think people hear about mindset so often when they hear it, they kind of just tune out and go. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Stress management. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Mindset. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So what does that mean to you? How can you help them get it so that it really has impact for them?   (18:18): Yes. Mindset was one of those. I always say, I always said it was woo. Woo. I'm like, yeah. Okay. Whatever. Just like you said, but the more I started reading, I was reading a lot of women that were in their fifties and postmenopausal, and they were talking about looking back and how they were struggling at the time. But now that they're through it, they're trying to like to give the, the younger people hope like, listen, it's, it's a period of time, but they were like living life. They were like, this is the best, best they've ever felt and they're in their fifties. So it kind of made me think about it a little differently. I started like researching like, well, why are they feeling better? You know, what are they doing? And, and how are they, why do they think this is their best life at 50?   (18:58): So I really started diving into that. And then I came across a ton of limiting beliefs. Like I'm not good enough. I'm never gonna lose this weight. All those things that women struggle with, I could have the healthiest girl in the gym here. Who's everybody would want to be, if you put her in a lineup of 10 people, everybody would pick this girl to be, and she is so negative, but that's like what women do. Like we are so hard on ourselves and she's like perfect to everybody else. But then she's still has things bad to say about ourselves. So as women, it's a battle constantly with how we talk to ourselves. Um, how people maybe have talked to us in our past. So with mindset, I first try to get women to look at this period of life differently. Yeah. It's hard. We're struggling to get up during the day.   (19:40): Maybe you're, you're one that is really struggling at your job. You know, things like that, where we just are facing all this stress from the outside, which is increasing our cortisol, which we don't want. So it's about wrapping our head around like, yes, this is where we're at, but I know if I take care of myself, if I'm taking care of myself, there are good things going on inside my body. Even if I'm not quite benefiting from all of it, like we are, we still need to increase our muscle mass and bone density or, or try to keep what we have. So mindset is just important to embrace where you're at. Even if you're struggling, like you're having a bad day. Sometimes the best thing to do is go out and go for a walk, like getting that in nature and that freedom and just knowing and being appreciative of where you're at. Like we talked about, like we have these bodies, like why are we gonna waste them sitting around on a, on a couch or not really doing things we wanna do. Mm-hmm skydive and stuff when I'm 60. So I'm trying to like preserve as much as I can just so that I can live life. Like why retire and, and not be able to do much cuz you haven't taken   (20:40): Care. Wait, have you been skydiving?   (20:43): No, but it's on my bucket list.   (20:44): Is it on your bucket list? Okay. So let's dive into this and I agree with you, you know, I think mindset is everything. It's everything at every age. But particularly at midlife, if we buy into the BS that society says who we are over 50 or even over 40 as women we're doomed. Right? Cause we're basically told by society that we are old undesirable, sexless over the hill, like we're done. And I think nothing could be further from the truth. So what are your top strategies? Like you mentioned using your body, going for a walk, like what are your top strategies for people who are in that negativity? Like it's not possible for me, it's too late for me, all these negative beliefs that we have, I'll never lose the weight. I'll never right. So 75% of us at the age of 60 are overweight or oh obese. In my opinion, it's because we believe that that's what's normal quote, unquote normal because seven 75% of us have it. It's not what's possible. Right? We can be a healthy, we can be the best weight we've ever been. We can have the highest muscle mass we've ever had, but we have to make up before it can happen in our bodies. It has to happen in our minds. We have to make up our minds first. And so what are your top strategies for people to stop believing the BS and change their mindset and their beliefs.   (22:16): So I almost have to come at it from a different angle with clients in that I have to start getting them small wins from the beginning. So one of my top things I try to do first is increase somebody's energy, help them increase their energy so that they then have energy to a lot of 'em are like, I have no energy to do that. I have five kids and a husband and you know, whatever. So it's increased energy. So these small wins and then getting them to be like, I feel better. And then as a coach and as a trainer and as a professional, then it's trying to get them to almost embrace that on their own, like a life coach being a life coach too. Like you're trying to get them to figure out what is making them feel better. So I have to come at it like a different angle.   (22:59): But before we talk about that, you mentioned the whole, I was going to this therapist during this time. I didn't know I was in perimenopause and he was a man in his forties and he was said to me, cuz I was like, I'm really frustrated. Like I can't run. I'm not racing. Like I've gained weight. And he's like, well, you know, you just, you know, you're over 40 now. Sometimes you just have to accept where you're at. And he said multiple of these comments over a period of like a month. And then another time he said, I said, I have this anxiety. I just don't, it's getting worse. And he's like, well maybe you just need to learn to, to live with the anxiety. Cause that's not gonna go away. He said so many things like that, that it like in my brain, I, I don't have the ethics of that or the morality of that.   (23:39): Like I feel like there's gotta be something I can do. I'm not just gonna roll over. Which is what I felt like he was telling me to do. I'm like, no, I'm active. I see women in my races that are sixties and 65 and they're ripped and they're, they're in really good shape. I said, I can see myself doing that. And that's where I wanna be. So that alone is like, well, I just wanted to say that before cuz I was really fighting a, the, a therapist that was, I was going to for help. And that's what he was putting in my brain was that this is just, I just need to accept where I'm at. And if I never, if I would've listened to him, I never, would've gone to this other doctor. And then obviously I let that guy go. That therapist go, cuz he was, he almost was holding me back from where I thought I could be.   (24:19): Oh I think it's so true. And I wanna reiterate what you're saying, Shelly, to everybody listening, you know, medical professionals are some of the worst when it comes to negative mindset, beliefs about women over 40 and they will, we are be it's because what we're, it's what we're taught. We are taught that women it's normal for their age to be overweight, tired, have no sex drive, lose hair, just all the things and be anxious, right? And that it's only gonna get worse. You can only use medications to try to control it. And there's nothing else. And, and that's a bunch of BS. So I would reiterate that you cannot go to traditionally trained practitioners, not MDs deals, therapists, all of them. They're not trained in that. So if you go to the hardware store for milk, you're not gonna get it. So you need to go to a different store. So what are some practices you found personally that have been helpful beyond disbelieving your practitioner?   (25:23): Beyond my therapist. So as far as the mindset, which was probably the hardest for me, because for eight months I had been beating myself up, like I'm a trainer and I gained weight. So I had to get outta the mindset that everybody was looking at me like, how am I, how am I coaching and treating and training people. When I, when I'm unhealthy, I look unhealthy. But when I talk to people, they're like, it doesn't look like you gained that much. You gained some weight. But, but in my head I was so hard on myself. I mean, I would look in the mirror and be like, who the heck are you? Like? You know, I just didn't even like myself. So what I had to do with mindset wise is I spent a lot of time really trying to dive into why I believe these things as far as what other people thought of me, like it should have mattered, right?   (26:09): Like all these other people's opinions shouldn't shouldn't matter. But I had to be kinder to myself and more gentler I spent, I gave myself and this is where the self care comes in. I just spent more time with myself. I started doing things like I'm not a big pedicure manicure person, but I started like going and getting a pedicure or I would go for a 20-minute walk or I started just doing acupuncture and not a lot of people do that stuff cuz they're in pain. I would go just to help balance out my hormones naturally. Or I would do massage. Like I really started trying to take care of my body. And with that, and with the small changes, like we talked about strategies with the women, these small wins, I just had to give myself the small lens. I had to just start feeling better about myself and building up like the fitness, changing the fitness, the nutrition, different things like that to where I, I started believing that or reading about other people that were so happy in their fifties. And I thought, you know what? This is just a time period. And I'm not gonna let, I'm very stubborn. I'm like, I'm not gonna let this beat me. If somebody tells me I need to do this, I'm gonna do it. Just like that therapist was like, no, you're not ever gonna be able to run and stuff again. And I'm like,   (27:15): Yeah, I'm like,   (27:19): And every woman is different. A lot of women, if they have a lot of weight to lose, let's say 50 plus pounds, it's their mindset is gonna be different coming in. They need to be more nutrition geared. I feel like because for someone that's coming in with 10, 15 pounds, their nutrition just needs to be cleaned up a little bit. They're probably already eating pretty healthy. They're just not getting enough protein. Let's say, but for somebody has a lot more weight to lose it's they have a lot more depth to their, their pain points. They're they're struggling a lot more mentally. So each client I get, I look at differently and I really try to work that with that client individually. So that's kind of where I start. I just try to feel where they're at. And I wanna know those deep things that they're feeling that they won't tell anyone else.   (28:04): Cuz like all those things I was telling myself, I wasn't, I couldn't put a word on it to express to my partner what I was feeling and like we were not doing good. So it's just being able to talk to somebody too, the support in the community, which I know you have your own huge support and community system. And that during this time I feel like has been the most beneficial for a lot of my clients. They like knowing that somebody else is going through what they're going through. Maybe not the exact same, but that mm-hmm , we're all gonna get through this. We're just gonna go through some ups and downs or like my books has the waves, the hormonal waves, but it's not beating yourself up in the meantime, but enjoying that we still have these bodies that we are, we get the pleasure and you know, the time to take advantage of using. So let's use 'em   (28:44): Yeah. Let's use 'em until we lose 'em for sure. So what other things, anything else you'd like to share on your fit, menopause blueprint or your menopause tsunami? How to ride the hormone waves like a badass. I know you mentioned the four pillars. We talked a little bit about each one, any last words or most impactful things that you'd like to leave everyone with Shelly?   (29:08): Well, I mean the biggest thing for me is, is really slowing myself down to appreciate what I, what I do have. Like a lot of times we get so busy in our lives that we forget, we forget those things. We forget like how far we've come, even as a person or as a human being and all the hurt we've been through and the negativity and, and that we ultimately are in control of how we feel like we, you can, you can start talking better to yourself. But what I like to do is I just like to enjoy fitness. I, there is a way to enjoy it. If you find something that you like to do, it doesn't have to be torture all the time. Um, and then I really do try to find that 20 minutes a day of self care time, whether it be reading, I have a client who her family just refused to give her 20 minutes a day.   (29:51): Like she had kids. And so we came up with something where she was like, I want 20 minutes, you know, to her husband, I need you to take care of the kids. I'm gonna go in the bedroom and I just need 20 minutes and I'll come out when I'm done. Well at first they were like, Ugh. But they started realizing when, when she came out of the bathroom, how much better or out of the bath bathroom, out of the bedroom, how much better she was feeling like she was less stressed and more at peace. And so they started like, go take your 20 minutes. Like so just little things that can make a big impact. Something you gotta communicate to your loved ones too. Like they don't, maybe they don't realize like how draining, how much you have on you. And if you're holding it all in, you're gonna explode, which is not healthy at all. Cuz we already are fighting the mood swings and the irritability. So you don't wanna make that stuff worse.   (30:36): Yes, absolutely. Well, thank you so much for your passion about this premenopausal menopausal time of life and for the work that you do. I think that together we can really make this the best time of life. In my opinion, it should be the best time of your life. And if it's not, you are doing it wrong. So , you've gotta get some information and inspiration so that you can move past what society says this time of life should be for us into what is possible. So you've gotta get skills, knowledge, tools, support is always what I say. Three pronged approach. And Shelly, thank you for that, that you provide, you have a great download free download for everyone. The top 12 per menopause, menopause secrets revealed. We will have the link in the show notes. Do you wanna tell everybody a little bit about that?   (31:31): So the ebook is just a little bit more trying to educate women. So it was more geared towards some like me that has no clue coming to it. So it goes over like even what hormones are symptoms of, uh, perimenopause and menopause and even the stages of menopause. So it's more of an educational tool where I don't go in depth in the four pillars in that it's more of a, this is what's gonna happen to you. Every woman's gonna go through it, just set yourself up for, you know, being aware that it's coming or share it with someone who like my mom, I asked my mom why she didn't share, uh, why she didn't tell me this was coming. And she said, when she was younger, they just were told they were moody and cranky. Like there was no, there was no she's like, so I didn't even really know what perimenopause and she's been through it and still didn't even know how to explain it. So yeah. So the ebook is just, and then I have other things on my, my website that can be downloaded free habit, stacking guides and things like that. So that's just Shelly burns. Uh, Dr. Shelly burns.com.   (32:30): Okay. We will have that in the show notes too. Dr. Shelly burns.com. We will have the link to download the top 12 perimenopausal menopause secrets revealed. It's interesting. What you just mentioned. One of my colleagues just texted us, texted us in a group thread that we all belong to. That she's at a small business development seminar sitting next to a 40 something woman who said, do you remember that mandatory mother-daughter tea? We had to all go to in about fifth grade where they told us how our bodies were about to change and what to expect with a little tool kit to go. She says, we need to do the same thing for women approaching Perry menopause. What a brilliant idea we for sure do survival kit perimenopause, tee time or something like we'll have to come up with a catchy name, but anyway, thank you so much for joining me today, Shelly.   (33:15): I hope everyone will check out Shelly on Facebook, Instagram, check out our website and go download the guide. Thank you so much for joining me today, Shelly. Thank you Dr. Kyrin, and thank you all for joining me for another episode of the hormone prescription podcast with Dr. Kyrin. Hopefully you have gotten some knowledge, tools and inspiration that you can use to move towards what is possible for you at this time of life. Because like I said, if you're not thinking this is the best time of my life, you're doing it wrong. So join those of us who really are having the best times of our life and figure out what it is that you need. Get the knowledge, tools, and support that you need. Thanks for joining me. I'll see you next week until then peace, love and hormones. Y'all   (34:05): Thank you so much for listening. I know that incredible vitality occurs for women over 40. When we learn to speak hormone and balance these vital regulators to create the health and the life that we deserve. If you're enjoying this podcast, I'd love it. If you give me a review and subscribe, it really does help this podcast out so much. 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