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Menopodcast Season 4 Episode 11

Menopodcast - Menopause For The 21st Century

Release Date: 04/03/2019

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Menopodcast - Menopause For The 21st Century

We’re calling it done. This is our last episode of the podcast (at least until Sarah finally starts going through Menopause herself and can add anything new…) We’ve had laughs, we’ve read a lot of great books, we’ve learned a lot, we’ve interviewed smart, interesting women - and we’re both moving on to other projects. We appreciate all of you who’ve listened and we hope you all have the BEST possible Menopause - and beyond! Good Menopause To You!

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Menopodcast - Menopause For The 21st Century

Author Susan P. Mattern’s book is subtitled “The Science, History and Meaning of Menopause,” so you know we had to read it! It’s filled with fascinating concepts: about Menopause as an adaptation by Homo Sapiens to help keep our species thriving, and about the idea that Menopause is a Cultural Syndrome, only having been named by Western Doctors and scientists in the 1700s. Ultimately, we found the book a challenge to read - as laypeople, if you will. But cool ideas!

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Sometimes science decides to look at things we think are common sense and quantify them. OK, fine, science, have a good time. We could have already told you that having people in your life with whom you can talk about Menopause would be a good thing - both online and in person. And now you get it, too. What we didn’t already know was that it looks like it’ll help keep Dementia at bay, so that’s a bonus. We read two articles that kicked off this show - we’ll post the links on Facebook.

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This episode was inspired by an article we found on NextAvenue.org, which asks whether the stigma regarding talking about Menopause is lessening. Has it gone mainstream, they wonder, because Gywneth Paltrow talked about her own perimenopause, and Grace & Frankie had a sex-toys-for-older-ladies storyline? We say: Not yet it hasn’t. BUT there are good signs it could happen in our lifetime! The Brits seem to be leading the way (again) in this, and we thank them. Millennials, it’s up to you!

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In big news for the Menopause community, there’s a study published in the Lancet showing an increased risk of Breast Cancer from taking HRT. Could be double the risk previously thought. So, as always, it’s important to check with your medical professional to assess your personal risk. Plus it turns out the UK is experiencing a shortage of HRT! We asked our UK friend Rachel Lankester from Magnificent Midlife to give us her perspective.

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We open up our first episode back after our hiatus by catching up with each other: Sarah’s still growing out her grays - and Julia reveals a big secret! (Listen to find out what!) Then we discuss an article we saw in the Guardian. Turns out in the UK, they’re trying to enact legislation to protect menopausal women in the workplace. What a concept! We love it, but we wanted to hear from our friend from the UK Rachel Lankester from Magnificent Midlife, so she sent us audio.

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What a season! It was the season of Deep Dives into the topics that every woman in Menopause wants to know about: Hot Flashes, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Skincare, Heart & Brain Health, Nutrition and exercise, and of course: lady parts. Plus we had some great Guests - Darcey Steinke (Flash Count Diary), Ashley Koff RD (Better Nutrition Program), Dr. Michelle Gordon (Menopause Movement), Sarah Glicken (OsteoStrong), and Rachel Lankester (Magnificent Midlife). Stay tuned from Season 6!

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Today we dive in to skincare and hair care for the midlife woman. Turns out some of what we all experience - the wrinkles, the crepey skin, the spots - that’s just a product of aging, not due to menopause. Not much comfort, really, but oh well! What can we do? Turns out there are treatments that range from cheap and easy to expensive and complicated. From over the counter to prescription-level treatments, pick whatever works for you and your budget! Check out our faves at Menopodcast.com.

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Our guest this episode is Rachel Lankester, founder of Magnificent Midlife, an online community, membership, and podcast. Rachel experienced an early menopause at 41, which led to soul-searching and ultimately to creating Magnificent Midlife. Listen to the episode to hear her whole story. Her terrific podcast showcases midlife women - and we highly recommend it! Get her free download to help you find your purpose and passion here: https://magnificentmidlife.com/purpose/

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Our guest this episode is Dr. Michelle Gordon, founder of Menopause Movement and creator of the MenopauseWorkshop.com, among many other accomplishments. Menopause hit her out of the blue with embarrassing hot flashes, crippling self-doubt, stubborn belly fat, and raging moods. She tells us how she turned her life around, plus she wants to help 1 Million women to do the same thing. Get her free Menopause Blueprint download here. https://blueprint.drmichellegordon.com/sf/ce83bb81

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This episode marks the final chapter of What Would Virginia Woolf Do? (Affiliate link) by Nina Lorez Collins – and Sarah and Julia are very sad the book is done. It’s such a good read! We love the author’s style and voice – and have appreciated her honesty and willingness to share personal details from the beginning. Highly Recommend.

We also want to recommend the Facebook Group of the same name that Nina created even before she wrote the book. It’s a safe place to share and there’s an amazing engagement rate among members. Someone will post a question and within an hour there will be 150 responses! Check it out.

Heads up! Our next episode we will be answering your BURNING Questions on the air and live on Facebook. Send us your questions – via email at Menopodcast@gmail.com – or via FB Messenger – or post it right on our Facebook page.

Let us know what you think – and if you bought the book. (We hope so!)