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Episode 55: The Menopause Movement

 

The Menopause Movement

Every woman must go through menopause at some point in her life, and this is what we’re going to talk about in today’s podcast. Menopause can be a challenging experience for women when the body goes through a lot of hormonal changes and physical symptoms. But it may be managed if you arm yourself with the right information and take action. Bringing her expertise and experience to the table is Dr. Michelle Gordon of the Menopause Movement to discuss this in detail.

Dr. Michelle Gordon is a Board-certified general surgeon and after experiencing her symptoms of menopause, she did some research to find out how she could help herself and help others tackle these symptoms as well.

 

 

Key Takeaways:

Tune in to my conversation with Dr. Michelle Gordon and learn:

  • Hormonal changes the body goes through during menopause and how that impacts the physical and mental wellbeing
  • Dr. Michelle’s personal experience with menopause
  • What she found through her research that prompted her to start The Menopause Movement 
  • The science behind menopause and discovering the best ways to eat, move and think to support menopause
  • Some of the success stories of women inside the Menopause Movement
  • Why there is hope for women going through menopause to live a better and healthier life

 

Hormonal changes and symptoms the body undergoes during Menopause:

  • Ovaries start decreasing the production of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Forgetfulness
  • Weight gain especially belly fat
  • Hot flashes
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Mood swings

 

Quotes:

Dr. Michelle Gordon

“There’s no talk for menopause, it’s like another puberty for women because as we start to change, it’s such a huge disruption to our lives.”

“If you want a lasting change you wanna have the tools to be able to make it happen… Our minds are always gonna be the thing that holds us back from making the changes that we wanna make in our lives.”

“Building a healthy lifestyle comes from behavior change and behavior change is hard, because our brains are wired to do the same thing over and over again, that’s just how we evolve. That’s why it’s really nice to have somebody who can help coach you through the changes that you need to make.”

 

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