Menopodcast - Menopause For The 21st Century
Menopause for the 21st Century. Two modern women chatting about The Change...This Is Not Your Mother’s Menopause!
info_outline Menopodcast Season 6 Episode 6 11/13/2019
Menopodcast Season 6 Episode 6 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!
info_outline Menopodcast Season 6 Episode 5 11/06/2019
Menopodcast Season 6 Episode 5 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!
info_outline Menopodcast Season 6 Episode 4 10/31/2019
Menopodcast Season 6 Episode 4 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.
info_outline Menopodcast Season 6 Episode 3 10/21/2019
Menopodcast Season 6 Episode 3 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!
info_outline Menopodcast Season 6 Episode 2 10/15/2019
Menopodcast Season 6 Episode 2 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.
info_outline Menopodcast Season 6 Episode 1 10/08/2019
Menopodcast Season 6 Episode 1 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.
info_outline Menopodcast Season 5 Episode 11 07/24/2019
Menopodcast Season 5 Episode 11 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!
info_outline Menopodcast Season 5 Episode 10 07/17/2019
Menopodcast Season 5 Episode 10 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.
info_outline Menopodcast Season 5 Episode 9 07/10/2019
Menopodcast Season 5 Episode 9 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/
info_outline Menopodcast Season 5 Episode 8 07/04/2019
Menopodcast Season 5 Episode 8 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
info_outline Menopodcast Season 5 Episode 7 06/26/2019
Menopodcast Season 5 Episode 7 Our guest this episode is Ashley Koff RD, an award-winning nutrition expert with over twenty years experience, and creator of The Better Nutrition Program. We asked her for some nutrition tips for us Menopausal women, as well as just some better nutrition tips for eating as we age. We wanted to know what top three changes we should make to our diets right now, how to combat midlife weight gain, what are the best supplements to take in midlife, and just what can we eat?
info_outline Menopodcast Season 5 Episode 6 06/18/2019
Menopodcast Season 5 Episode 6 Our guest this episode is Darcey Steinke, author of several books, including the just-released “Flash Count Diary: Menopause and the Vindication of Natural Life.” We talk with her about the things she learned while writing the book, including the fact that only a handful of animals go through menopause besides us - and one of them is killer whales, which we find fascinating! Steinke says, “I knew so much more going into both menstruation and pregnancy than I did going into menopause.” Ditto!
info_outline Menopodcast Season 5 Episode 5 06/12/2019
Menopodcast Season 5 Episode 5 “Use it or lose it” applies to so many parts of our bodies as we age. And midlife/menopause is a great time to take stock and get moving - in whatever way works for you. Dr. Northrup said, “You need to know that vigorous regular exercise is an absolute necessity if you intend to live well beyond midlife.” We talk about all of that PLUS we interview Sarah Glicken, owner of OsteoStrong in Los Angeles, about that modality and how it has helped strengthen bones and muscles.
info_outline Menopodcast Season 5 Episode 4 06/05/2019
Menopodcast Season 5 Episode 4 This episode talks about Lady Parts. The parts of a human body you only find on us ladies: the pelvic region, like the uterus, the ovaries, the vagina, the urethra (and yes, we know that men have urethras, too, but they are totally different), the Breasts, and our Sexual function and Sexuality. We’re talking about ways of keeping them healthy as you go through menopause. And YES, we will talk about Sex and Sexuality in this episode, so be warned.
info_outline Menopodcast Season 5 Episode 3 05/29/2019
Menopodcast Season 5 Episode 3 Menopause is an excellent time to take stock of your overall health, especially your heart and brain. Heart Disease is the number one killer of women. That fact made us pay attention! And many of us experience Menofog - or even just a feeling of losing our mental acuity as we get to a certain age. Luckily, the things that help make your heart healthier also help make your brain healthier - so you get a twofer in better health and longevity! Listen to the episode to learn more.
info_outline Menopodcast Season 5 Episode 2 05/22/2019
Menopodcast Season 5 Episode 2 Hormone Replacement Therapy gets a bad rap, but really, you have to do your own research. Turns out it’s really great for some people and not recommended for others. Menopause means your body isn’t making Estrogen anymore, but guess what? Estrogen has been doing good work inside our bodies for years, and when it goes away, big changes are sure to follow. In this episode, we talk about what’s working for us, and why it’s important to find a physician you trust to help you navigate the choices.
info_outline Menopodcast Season 5 Episode 1 05/09/2019
Menopodcast Season 5 Episode 1 Hot Flashes are like the stereotypical punchline of Menopause, and while they are not life-threatening, they are still very disruptive - and can negatively impact your quality of life. In this episode, we talk about what they are, why they happen to us, and what you can TRY to do about them. We quote from a couple of our favorite books on the subject - and let you know what works for us. As always, consult your own medical professional before trying anything we talk about on the show.
info_outline Menopodcast Season 5 Preview 05/01/2019
Menopodcast Season 5 Preview This season, each episode will be a deep dive into one of the Menopause topics we’ve learned about on our journey: Hot Flashes, Heart Health, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Diet & Fitness, Sex, Reinventing Your Life in Midlife, and many more issues like that, one episode at a time. We’ll synthesize what we’ve read and learned in the previous 4 seasons, plus we’ll interview experts and - hopefully - hear from you, our listeners, as well. Stay tuned for Season 5!
info_outline Menopodcast Trailer 04/27/2019
Menopodcast Trailer Menopodcast - a show about real life with Menopause in the 21st Century. Meet the hosts: Sarah Auerswald and Julia Frey, friends for 40 years! This trailer outlines the segments in each episode like “Bible Study” where we discuss a chapter of that season’s book and “How Hot Was Your Flash?” where we share any recent hot flashes we’ve had or hot flash stories from our listeners. You’ll also hear about some of the guests we’ve interviewed on the show.
info_outline Menopodcast Season 4 Episode 11 04/03/2019
Menopodcast Season 4 Episode 11 This episode marks the final chapter of “What Would Virginia Woolf Do?” (Affiliate link) by Nina Lorez Collins – We love the author’s style and voice and have appreciated her honesty and willingness to share personal details from the beginning.
info_outline Menopodcast Season 4 Episode 10 03/27/2019
Menopodcast Season 4 Episode 10 Our interview with Anne Kreamer, author of “Going Gray" - We loved speaking with her! Anne gave us some wisdom about clarity and the notion of what really matters, and that for her, the superficial things, like hair color, just really doesn't matter.
info_outline Menopodcast Season 4 Episode 7 03/06/2019
Menopodcast Season 4 Episode 7 “What Would Virginia Woolf Do?” by Nina Lorez Collins “Emotions”. Emotions and women in midlife and what we can do about them. Discuss depression, which turns out affects women more than men. Talk to your doctor about treatments. You should feel empowered to do whatever feels right to you in order to feel better. Take the right medication, prioritize self-care, eliminate clutter and spark more joy, set better boundaries, seek mindfulness – whatever works for you.
info_outline Menopodcast Season 4 Episode 4 02/15/2019
Menopodcast Season 4 Episode 4 We're thrilled to have Nina Lorez Collins as our guest-the author of "What Would Virginia Woolf Do?" We absolutely love this book. We'd finished 3 chapters by the time we talked to Nina, enough to have fallen for her writing style - hard. Ms. Collins told us the story of how the group came to be, how she got her book written in a very short time, and we even talked a bit about the infamous Orgy Tent story in Chapter 2. (Buy the book to find out more!)
info_outline Menopodcast Season 4 Episode 3 02/13/2019
Menopodcast Season 4 Episode 3 This chapter is all about our changing bodies, and it’s another frank and honest bit of writing. Her book, What Would Virginia Woolf Do? is our Bible for Season 4. Ms. Collins talks about her own nutrition and exercise plans and gave Sarah a real wake-up call about getting her butt in gear to blow past the excuses to work out again. She mentions the things we already know – eating cleaner and more exercise are the keys to being more fit (DUH) – but somehow we periodically forget!
info_outline Menopodcast Season 4 Episode 2 02/06/2019
Menopodcast Season 4 Episode 2 This chapter is all about SEX. Her book, What Would Virginia Woolf Do? (affiliate link) is our Bible for Season 4 and she is slated to be a guest on the show coming up! She talks about her own sexual journey from pre-puberty to mature adulthood, and it's full of fascinating stories and anecdotes.