“You’re just getting older.”
When it comes to menopause, women are getting dismissed by doctors, and their symptoms are ignored. With the subject being largely ignored in medical school and residency, it can be a struggle to find a practitioner who is both knowledgeable and willing to dig deeper and provide the care that’s needed.
Today I’m joined by my friend, Integrative Dietitian and Menopause Expert Esther Blum, to debunk menopause myths and discuss how you can go through menopause like a rockstar. Recognizing the gaslighting and lack of education surrounding menopause, Esther aims to help women with a comprehensive approach that considers mind and body.
In this episode, Esther and I talk about how she came to this work, her experience with alternative modalities like acupuncture, how to start dialing in your diet and lifestyle to improve your symptoms, what you need to know about testing, common menopause myths, the importance of self-advocacy, and more.
Menopause is not something to simply accept and endure. With an understanding of our bodies and hormones alongside the proper support, you can take control of our health and well-being. Esther has been a huge teacher for me, and I highly recommend checking out her book, See ya later, Ovulator!
About Esther Blum
Esther Blum is an Integrative Dietitian and Menopause Expert. In the past 27 years, she has helped thousands of women master menopause through nutrition, hormones, and self-advocacy.
Esther is the bestselling author of See ya later, Ovulator, Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat, Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous, Secrets of Gorgeous, and The Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous Project.
Known as Gwyneth Paltrow’s menopause mentor and by Forbes for helping women thrive through menopause, Esther was also voted Best Nutritionist by Manhattan Magazine. She has appeared on the Today Show, ABC-TV, and Good Day NY and is frequently quoted in goop, Well + Good, Forbes, Time Magazine, The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, In Style, Bazaar, Self, Fitness, Marie Claire, and Cosmo.
Esther received a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Simmons College in Boston and is a graduate of New York University, where she received her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition. Esther is credentialed as a registered dietitian, a certified dietitian-nutritionist and a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), the certification from the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS).
Esther lives in CT with her family where she can be seen cooking up a storm, going for long hikes with her family, and blasting 80’s music by the fire pit.
-Menopause isn’t given much thought in doctors’ training
-The persistent gaslighting and under-informing of women by medical professionals
-Esther’s tips for going through menopause like a rockstar
-The importance of eating enough protein and strategies for dialing in your nutrition
-How you can exercise smarter as a post-menopausal woman
-What you need to know about testing and supporting your detox pathways
-Why we all need a spiritual or stress management practice
-How Esther uses continuous glucose monitors with her patients
-Esther’s approach to helping women with insulin resistance
-Debunking menopause myths
-Overcoming the intimidation factor and finding ways to advocate for yourself
Connect with Esther Blum
Esther Blum’s Website | EstherBlum.com
Free Program | Overcome Your Sugar Cravings in 3 Days
Esther Blum on Instagram | @GorgeousEsther
Esther Blum’s Book | See ya later, Ovulator!: Mastering Menopause with Nutrition, Hormones, and Self-Advocacy
Mentioned In This Episode
The Institute for Functional Medicine Website | IFM.org
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