As I sit here writing this, I'm eating my words. If you listen to early episodes of The Menopause Mindset Podcast you'll hear me say in the jingle 'yes you CAN have it all'.
My guest today strongly disagrees and I have to say, so do I now.
I think of that younger version of me with love. She was fresh into peri menopause and fresh into menopause education (with all the enthusiasm that brings) and truthfully she had no idea how menopause would hit her in years to come.
I believe in divine timing and I think this interview with Dr Lisa Petty, couldn't have come at a better time.
Dr Lisa Petty started her career as a holistic nutritionist and health researcher and quickly become recognised as a speaker, journalist and award winning author. She earned a PhD for her research on how midlife women experience self care in the face of social pressure to be perfect in every facet of their lives.
What's it like when you're told that your lab results are 'normal' but you feel far from it?
It might offer temporary relief but you go back into your life and before long, you feel awful again.
Your intuition is telling you that things are far from normal.
So what is really going on here?
My guest today is Ricky Brandon, founder of The Hormone Balance Centres in the USA. After years of searching, thousands of hours in training, research, and trial, and error, he has finally landed on the process and system that mixes traditional medicine with alternative medicine and helps people feel great again and live younger and longer with natural hormone replacement therapy.
In today's conversation we discuss:
Why UNDERSTANDING is power when it comes to your health.
Embracing symptoms rather than fearing them.
The restrictions that tight protocol creates for traditional doctors when dealing with hormones.
What if this time of year was THE most powerful time of year for menopause?
In today's episode I talk about a new book I'm reading which is helping me tap into my creative genius (and what that means for menopause).
I also talk about how much I'm loving the stillness and quietude that exists at the moment as a result of the hunkering down caused by winter and the change in people's economic circumstances. I
also briefly talk about a gorgeous yoga workshop retreat I went on and what I learnt from that.
It's a very paired back episode today but hopefully it will inspire you to go within and reflect on the stirrings of your own inner magic.
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Some of the hormone disruptors that we might not think about are electro magnetic frequencies, unresolved childhood trauma and our self sabotaging beliefs.
But they really are, maybe not directly, but they are all stressors and stressors play havoc with the orchestra that is our endocrine system.
My guest today is Melissa Ayres a homeopath, a Theta Healing Practitioner and a menopause coach.
In today's episode we discuss:
Homeopathy for menopause
What is homeopathy
The 5 key disruptors of hormones health.
Re-defining 'Pre Menstrual Tension'
Stress and the effects on menopause
The other role of progesterone
Electro Magnetic Frequencies and how they affect our wellbeing
Beliefs as vibration
Getting to the bottom of the beliefs that sabotage us
Theta Healing for menopause - clearing the ancestral wounds
Being ready to heal deeply
So if you're ready to change up your energy, this episode is for you.
Many people try and medicate menopause away with HRT and whilst, in many cases HRT really does help to get us back on track, there is a deeper message behind the menopause transition that often gets overlooked. In this episode I'm going to help you peel back some of the layers to enable you to gain a much deeper understanding of what menopause is trying to tell you, to enable you to emerge out the other side feeling reborn.
This is for anyone curious about taking a wider, more holistic view of menopause.
In this episode you will learn:
Black and white thinking around health, nutrition and weight loss is outdated, outmoded and redundant. If you think it's just a case of finding enough will power to stick to a diet, then, my friend, I'm afraid you're set up to fail.
My guest today has built up a credible reputation for helping thousands find a new relationship to food, their bodies and dieting.
In this conversation we talk about:
A time redefine ourselves and dieting.
Why we're sociologically conditioned for weight loss.
Re-writing the diet narrative.
Mindful weight loss / Mindful eating.
The human diet.
Understanding your motivations.
Our relationships to food.
SLOWING THE F**K DOWN
Black and white thinkings vs 'play in the grey'
Making people with desire & yearning.
Routine, routine, routine.
Progress over perfection.
But HOW do we accept a body we don't actually like.
So if you're ready to 'play in the grey', come join Tanja and me!
How do we become resilient to the challenges of menopause? Do we do nothing and let it overtake us or do we actively participate to become more adapted to this challenging phase of our lives?
The most helpful narrative I've come across is to be primed and ready for menopause as much as we can in order to avoid the massive pitfalls of ill health that can occur at this time.
My guest today is Beth Wright, a lawyer by day who moonlights as a Functional Medicine Practitioner and a Health Coach.... and frankly, SHE RIPPED!!
In this episode we chat about:
Holding down a job as a lawyer AND a health coach.
Muscle as a metabolic and endocrine organ.
Why generic programs are not a good idea especially during menopause.
The trainer client relationship.
What is a hormone reset and reboot.
Why we are programmed to function better in groups.
The reasons why intuitive eating sometimes goes out the...
Controlling how you decide to show up in the patriarchal world as a menopausal woman, is really up to you.
You do know that YOU get to decide don't you? In some countries, that choice is taken away, so if you DO have the choice, honour it and use it wisely.
Want to stick to bedroom activism instead? I'm right there with you.
Want to wear oversized prints, enormous earrings and red lipstick? Do it.
Want to have casual sex with someone younger? Try it.
What to just sleep all day this Sunday? Do it.
This life changing conversation with Kath Berry put some fire back in my belly and I did not expect this conversation to end up where it did!
Kath Berry is an Acupuncture Educator with over 25 years of clinical experience. She also has a Masters Degree in Drug and Alcohol Addiction Medicine and is now the co-author of a text book called Menopause: A Comprehensive Guide for Practitioners.
If you're curious about the place inside of us where the mind and body come together, then look no further than the fascinating subject of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome.
When we take a look at MCAS what we're REALLY looking at, is the junction between the immune system and the nervous system.
Fascinating though it is, symptoms of MCAS can be incredibly annoying and often difficult to make sense of, and to top it all off, at menopause we become a little more susceptible to our Mast Cells becoming agitated leading to this pick and mix of symptoms.
My guest today is Tracey Reed who is the co-founder of Histamine Haven along with Luka Symmons. She is a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant, an instructor at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and the recipient of the 2018 Clinical Excellence Award.
In this episode we discuss:
What is Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)?