Episode 62: How to have a happy menopause with Jackie Lynch

How to have a happy menopause

Jackie Lynch is a Registered Nutritional Therapist who’s written a very interesting book called The Happy Menopause. It’s specifically about how nutrition can help us flourish and I just love the title Happy Menopause.

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We talk about:

  • Why Jackie believes menopause is a transformational time in a woman’s life in a good way
  • Estrogen as the biddable, nurturing hormone
  • Why some women suffer badly in menopause and others don’t
  • The massive importance of diet and lifestyle in midlife and beyond
  • How the manner in which we lived when younger can impact our menopause experience
  • The impact of stress and the myth of having it all
  • How Rachel got her periods back after a diagnosis of early menopause
  • The importance of maintaining stable blood sugar levels
  • How the body produces stress hormones when blood sugar levels are not stable
  • How menopause may not be to blame for what’s happening to us
  • How our thoughts and beliefs can impact our experience of menopause
  • The importance of eating more protein with every meal and snack
  • Getting magnesium, calcium and iron from leafy green vegetables
  • How phytoestrogens mimic the actions of estrogen in the body
  • The wonder food that is flaxseed
  • The physiological stress we can put on our bodies through diet and lifestyle
  • Understanding whether HRT is right for you and how to balance that with diet and lifestyle
  • HRT is not a quick solution and still needs a good diet for the best support
  • How Rachel weaned herself off HRT at 51
  • How just small nutritional changes can make a huge difference
  • Jackie’s own midlife reinvention

And more!

Find out more about Jackie:

Jackie’s website

Jackie’s books: The Happy Menopause, VaVa Voom, and The Right Bite

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Listen to The Happy Menopause Podcast


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