Episode 129: Menopause and nutrition with Karen Newby
Karen Newby is a nutritionist who’s been practicing nutritional therapy for over 10 years. Her area of specialism is women’s hormonal health, especially menopause. She’s the author of The Natural Menopause Method, a nutritional guide to perimenopause and beyond. This woman knows so much about nutrition and women’s hormones. This is a brilliant and empowering conversation.
We talk about:
- How we can best prepare ourselves for perimenopause
- The first signs of perimenopause that Karen sees and what can be done about those
- Good and bad estrogens
- What we can learn from other cultures in terms of food and hormones
- The importance of phytoestrogens
- Food as medicine
- How to stop sugar cravings and why they happen
- Why modern life can make menopause worse
- Why women may get heavier periods as they move into perimenopause
- The importance of maintaining blood sugar levels
- The role of the adrenal glands
- Why we need to get better at managing stress
- Why there is no easy fix when it comes to menopause
- The six easy shifts to make to support us in perimenopause
- Why we need to start putting ourselves first
Find more about Karen:
Karen’s website: karennewby.com
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Karen’s book: The Natural Menopause Method: a nutritional guide to perimenopause and beyond
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