Health & Wellbeing Podcast #8
Laura Burton from Burton Health is back and this time we’re talking about menopause. We discuss the symptoms and stages of menopause, helpful foods and nutrients for soothing menopausal symptoms and reducing the conditions associated with this time.
Apologies the sound quality isn’t the best in this episode (especially at the start, it does get better after a few minutes!) but I wanted to share the video anyway and not let the quest for perfection get in the way of me delivering this information to you.
Laura is a clinical naturopath practicing in St Leonards and Dural. Her key areas of interest are female hormone disorders, digestive health, stress & adrenal fatigue. Through her clinical experience Laura has identified the prevalence of stress in our everyday lives and sees it as the most common cause or exacerbating factor of her patients health conditions. Laura believes that we need to get back to basics and work on our ability to release and manage stress in order to prevent and treat disease.
Last year Laura set herself the mission to reach beyond the walls of her clinics and send her de-stress message out to Australian and New Zealand households through the Burton Health Tea Club. Each month she sends love letters and tea packages to her members to inject joy and excitement into their days and to remind them to slow down, relax and reconnect while sipping on a cup of organic herbal tea.
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Menopause – Podcast #9
0:00 Intro, and what we’ve been getting up to
1:59 How Laura became interested in helping women with menopause
3:49 The common feeling of being alone in your symptoms when going through menopause
4:29 Symptoms of menopause
6:28 Understanding the different stages of menopause and knowing what stage you’re in: Pre/Peri-menopause, Post-menopause
7:44 Menstrual migraines in menopause
8:20 Surgically induced menopause
9:04 Chemically induced menopause
9:15 How long does menopause last for?
10:03 Is it menopause or PMS?
10:46 Hot flushes
12:56 Helpful foods and nutrients for menopause, as well as a few lifestyle tips
17:55 Bone health, osteoporosis and osteopenia. (Book mentioned was Strong Women, Strong Bones)
19:24 Weight gain in menopause
21:57 Inflammation often increased in menopausal women, leading to more aches and pains
26:00 Xeno-oestrogens, and is high or low oestrogen the problem?
28:56 Q1: Could the role of the liver be explained and what are the benefits of supporting liver function in menopause?
29:41 Oestrogen forms and metabolism
32:45 Keeping inflammation under control
33:30 Common retail menopause supplements: Red clover, Black cohosh, Wild Yam cream.
39:24 Our favourite menopause herbs