Which Hormones Matter Most in Meno(pause)

Which hormones matter most for your health during and after menopause? I’m asked far too often about unique individual hormones. This week it was testosterone and DHEA. Both I wrote about in You Still Got It, Girl! Yet, you don’t want to just look at individual hormones without looking at the whole picture of your signs, symptoms, basically your subjective measures and your objective measures of muscle mass, bone density, strength changes, sleep number (to some extent) and even Heart Rate Variability.

I brought the hormone mistress (she doesn’t know I’m calling her that!) on this episode and we talk about something spontaneously that I hadn’t intended to ask but decided I needed to and that was about her concern for the vast array of information coming from Google and social media influencers who don’t necessarily stay in their scope and who are most concerned with the attention and followers than the accuracy of information. 

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My Guest:  

Dr. Sharon Stills is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor who helps perimenopausal and menopausal women to pause and evaluate life so they can live the second act of their story stronger, healthier, and sexier while aging backwards. Using her 20+ years of experience and extensive training and background in European Biological Medicine, pro-aging therapies, and Bio-identical Hormone Replacement, she has successfully helped thousands of women transition gently through the different stages of their lives with all natural methods. Dr. Stills is passionate about spreading the word about her signature RED Hot Sexy Meno(pause) Program – the philosophy she developed for you to Reinvent your Health, Explore your Spirit and Discover YOUR Sexy so that you, too, can create and live the life you desire and deserve! She founded and ran one of the largest and most successful naturopathic clinics in the country for a decade and is the host of The Science Of Self Healing podcast. 

She is an expert physician for Women’s Health Network and she was chosen to educate other physicians as the Co-Lead North American lecturer for the Paracelsus Academy in Switzerland. Patients work with Dr. Stills in a variety of ways: through telemedicine consults and her life-changing retreats for individuals or small groups in healing and rejuvenating locations around the world. Many patients fly out to see her or fly her in just to get the chance to work with her one on one.

Questions We Answer in This Episode:

  • What are the current biggest myths about menopause?

  • What do women need to know about this hormonal transition?

  • What do you think about the more open communication about menopause on social media? Are listeners winning or losing from the content you’re seeing? 

  • Which hormones matter most?

  • Is great sex still an option? (and could it be better?) 

For more information on which hormones and why they’re important…

More Tips for Walking Effectiveness and Comfort

How to prevent tightness in hip/low back? What would cause lower back pain while walking?
Lower back pain can be prevented with improvements in walking posture. Imagine a tall posture, leaning forward from the ankles. The biggest mistake is made leaning from the waist.
Your fascia – the layer of ligamentous tissue covering your muscles – essentially stiffens. Change the gait or stop and stretch periodically.
Find warmups at my Youtube channel.

Long strides or short?
Yes! Based on the previous response, you want to mix it up.

Best posture while walking up a hill? Saving our knees?
I’m not sure these are the same question or separate, so I may misinterpret in my response. You maintain the same forward angle from the ankle as when on a flat. Avoid bending forward from the waist or the neck.

Best walking routine to burn the most fat in a shorter period of time?
This one completely depends! If you want to burn fat you have to be in an optimal cortisol and insulin dance. I could tell you a routine that for someone would support fat burning but for you might encourage fat storage or adrenal fatigue.

For Osteoporosis – [This question is not quite clear but doing my best]
Walk, but don’t only walk. We are mobile during the day so more of the same load doesn’t overload bone enough to add more stimulus.

How to Make Walking More Beneficial with These Tips

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