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Managing Menopause with Dr Gemma Newman

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In Episode #189 I sit down with Gemma Newman, MD, to talk about all things Menopause.

Specifically we cover:

  • What is menopause
  • The three stages of menopause
  • Why does menopause occur
  • The common symptoms of menopause
  • Associated conditions such as bone mineral density loss and cardiovascular disease
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • The benefits and risks of HRT
  • Reducing symptoms such as hot flashes with diet
  • Importance of healthy fats, fibre and protein
  • Supplement recommendations
  • Iron and iodine needs during menopause
  • Skin and hair health
  • Lifestyle changes that can help with menopause symptoms
  • Dealing with weight gain during menopause
  • and much more



10 year study looking at HRT cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mortality.

David Katz paper on number of women who may have died prematurely by avoiding HRT

Progesterone HRT and breast cancer risk meta-analysis

Neal Barnard Study using a plant-based diet for managing vasomotor symptomsSoy and hot flushes meta-analysis

UK Women’s Cohort Study – Vegetarian women reached menopause 0.8 of a year earlier than non-vegetarian women

Plant based diets are associated with reduced symptoms and greater SHBG levelswhich helps regulate hormonal fluctuations

Vegan diets and vasomoter symptomsStudy from Australia, researchers found that women who ate diets higher in veg and fruit were 20% less likely to have hot flushes and night sweats.

Double blind placebo controlled RCT showed lactobacilli supplement reduced Bone loss in PM women.

Vitamin K2 supplementation for post menopausal women with low BMD

Natural supplements to consider:

  • ​​Red Clover
  • Black cohosh
  • Sage
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Agnus Castus
  • Evening Primrose oil
  • St John’s Wort

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