I was delighted to be invited to be interviewed for the Midlife A-Go-Go podcast by the very lovely Valerie Albarda. She’s as passionate as me about changing the narratives around menopause and midlife in general. And stopping menopause being a taboo subject and the crazy shame so many women feel about it.
I had great fun taking part and the day after it was published I got the following email:
[02:09] Buying into what society tells us.[02:39] Is our fertility tied to our value as women?
[03:40] We’re aging from the day we’re born.
[04:30] Reevaluating menopause and how we look at it.
[05:49] We’re not living our mother’s menopause.
[06:36] What Rachel thinks menopause is really trying to tell us.
[07:10] Hot flush (flash) triggers.
[09:18] Phytoestrogens and menopause.
[12:00] Rachel and HRT.
[14:20] Foods rich in amino acids and protein can help with mood swings.
[15:12] Don’t hate menopause; hate the symptoms.
[15:52] We are different post-menopause.
[18:01] The power of our mindset.
[23:04] Other things to try for symptoms.
[27:30] Let’s talk about vaginal dryness.
[31:51] Taking ownership.
[33:36] Weight lifting, metabolism, muscles and menopause.
[41:10] Show closing.