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Suffering from hot flashes? Night sweats? Anxiety? Are you annoyed at everyone around you? Having libido issues? Period issues? Gained unwanted weight? How about vaginal dryness, or should we say dryness EVERYWHERE?!? OR one of the other 65+ signs and symptoms of menopause. Then you're in the right place. Welcome to the Morphus for Menopause podcast. Morphus for Menopause is a weekly podcast hosted by Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Andrea Donsky and/or Randy Boyer, Best Selling Author. As the Founders of NaturallySavvy.com & the Naturally Savvy Podcast, Andrea and Randy have been educating people on making healthier choices for 20+ years. As 'Pausers themselves, Andrea & Randy are breaking the stigma of menopause & talking about everything and anything related to this third act. They'll be sharing their personal experiences as well as interviewing women's health experts. There's no need to suffer alone any longer. We've got each other.Join us in our private Facebook Group: @wearemorphus. NOTE: The Morphus for Menopause podcast doesn't offer any medical advice. We encourage you to check with your own doctor or health care professional if you have an issue or concern.

Morphus for Menopause: Menopause Reimagined Andrea Donsky and Randy Boyer

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Suffering from hot flashes? Night sweats? Anxiety? Are you annoyed at everyone around you? Having libido issues? Period issues? Gained unwanted weight? How about vaginal dryness, or should we say dryness EVERYWHERE?!? OR one of the other 65+ signs and symptoms of menopause. Then you're in the right place. Welcome to the Morphus for Menopause podcast. Morphus for Menopause is a weekly podcast hosted by Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Andrea Donsky and/or Randy Boyer, Best Selling Author. As the Founders of NaturallySavvy.com & the Naturally Savvy Podcast, Andrea and Randy have been educating people on making healthier choices for 20+ years. As 'Pausers themselves, Andrea & Randy are breaking the stigma of menopause & talking about everything and anything related to this third act. They'll be sharing their personal experiences as well as interviewing women's health experts. There's no need to suffer alone any longer. We've got each other.Join us in our private Facebook Group: @wearemorphus. NOTE: The Morphus for Menopause podcast doesn't offer any medical advice. We encourage you to check with your own doctor or health care professional if you have an issue or concern.

    Episode #46: How To Manage Your Menopause with an Integrative Medicine OBGYN

    Episode #46: How To Manage Your Menopause with an Integrative Medicine OBGYN

    In this interview, Andrea Donsky, co-founder of Morphus for menopause, interviews Dr. LaKeischa McMillan an Integrative Gynecologist and Female Hormone Expert. Dr. LaKeischa shares how integrative medicine is the right approach to helping women in menopause when it comes to balancing hormones and relieving symptoms. She also shares her opinion on hormone replacement therapy (HRT)and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and the right tools for perimenopause and menopause. 

    0:00 Introduction
    00:50 Dr. LaKeischa's story
    5:26 What is integrative medicine
    7:22 How Dr. LaKeischa can work with people
    8:41 Questions to ask your healthcare provider
    13:19 The most important laboratory work women should be given in perimenopause or menopause
    16:30 How much training does a doctor receive regarding perimenopause and menopause
    21:40 The Women's Health Initiative study
    23:32 Understanding synthetic hormones
    26:13  Dr. LaKeischa's thoughts on genetics and HRT and BHRT
    28:50 Dr. LaKeischa's opinion on how long women should be on HRT or BHRT
    30:45 Ingredients and supplements that mimic estrogen in the body
    34:02 Understanding estrogen, progesterone, uterine cancer, and supplements
    37:00 Tools for menopause
    39:43 Alternating nostril breathing
    42:31 Ways to bring down cortisol
    45:48 Final Thoughts

    To watch our interview about mediation, mindfulness, and conscious living, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtXZlTn_khU&t=14s

    To learn more about Dr. LaKeischa McMillan and how to work with her:
    https://www.instagram.com/drlakeischamd/
    https://www.housecallwithdrmac.com/blog/

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    Episode #45: Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) & Menopause: What You Need to Know

    Episode #45: Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) & Menopause: What You Need to Know

    In this episode, Andrea Donsky, co-founder of Morphus for Menopause, interviews Dr. Blanca Lizaola-Mayo a board-certified Internal Medicine physician and fellow at the Mayo Clinic. They discuss non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, what it is, how to prevent fatty liver, and why women in perimenopause and menopause are at an increased risk.

    00:00 Introduction
    00:30 What is a fatty liver
    00:57 Why is it called non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD)
    2:15 How would you know if you had a fatty liver
    3:29 Why are women in menopause more prone to fatty liver
    6:07 What are the causes of fatty liver and what can you do to prevent fatty liver
    9:22 Weight and NAFLD
    10:50 Fatty liver and liver enzymes
    11:40 Other diets like the keto diet and paleo diet and the liver
    12:30 Blood sugar and the liver
    14:25 Weight gain, good fat, bad fat, and fatty liver
    16:10 Advice for slightly elevated liver enzymes
    19:49 Research regarding weight and fatty liver
    21:44 Detoxing the liver
    22:53 Dr. Blanca’s experiences with her patients
    24:10 The difficult job of the liver organ
    24:53 The liver and regeneration
    26:20 Dr. Blanca’s last thoughts
    27:55 Hydration and the liver

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    Episode #44: What You Didn't Know About Your Pelvic Floor Health and Menopause

    Episode #44: What You Didn't Know About Your Pelvic Floor Health and Menopause

    In this interview, Andrea Donsky, co-founder of Morphus for menopause, interviews Dr. Christine Matheson, Naturopathic Doctor, and Claire Yorston, Registered Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist. They each share their expertise on how maintaining good pelvic floor health can help with pelvic pain, incontinence, urinary leakage, and sexual health in perimenopause and menopause.  

    Dr. Christine Matheson, ND - Blog: https://www.christinemathesonnd.com/blog/tag/self-care
    Claire Yorston, PT, MSCPT - Blog: https://www.christinemathesonnd.com/blog/pelvic-health-jaw-tension-connection
    Pelvic floor physiotherapists in Canada- https://pelvichealthsolutions.ca/
    Find a pelvic floor physiotherapist provider in the US: https://bit.ly/3ciQJ2D
    Arvigo Massage Practitioners: https://www.arvigotherapy.com/

    00:00 Introduction
    2:56 Why and how your pelvic floor changes
    3:40 The basics of your pelvis
    4:30 The 5 functions of the pelvis
    5:45 What happens to our pelvis as we age
    9:05 The purpose of a pelvic floor assessment and what information is discussed
    12:42 How to choose the right pelvic floor physiotherapist
    13:50 The jaw and pelvic floor connection
    15:50 Pelvic Floor health and hysterectomies, Arvigo massage
    21:29 Sexual health and your pelvic floor
    23:02 Hormonal changes and your pelvic health
    26:08 The core function of the pelvic floor
    29:29 Should we be doing kegel exercises
    31:45 Self-care at home
    33:40 Vaginal, rectal and uterine prolapse
    36:40 Arvigo massage practitioners
    38:12 Training our bladder to avoid leaks


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    Episode #43: Hysterectomies: Facts, Tips and Menopause

    Episode #43: Hysterectomies: Facts, Tips and Menopause

    In this interview, Andrea Donsky, co-founder of Morphus for menopause, interviews Dr. Teresa Irwin, M.D. and Board Certified Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon (FPMRS) AKA, the Vaginacologist. DR. Irwin shares everything you need to know about hysterectomies with and without ovary removal, how to prepare for one, and how what to expect after. 

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    0:00 Introduction 
    00:31 What is a hysterectomy and what are the different types
    1:29 Partial or full hysterectomies and why
    4:20 If the ovaries are removed, what are the drawbacks
    6:05 Hyst, the word connection
    6:58 Reason people want a hysterectomy
    8:06 Other side effects from a hysterectomy
    13:05 Having children and hysterectomies
    14:07 Fallopian tubes and hysterectomies
    15:30 Ovary removal
    17:25 Tips to prepare for a hysterectomy
    24:22 Tips when your ovaries will be removed
    29:50 HRT and BHRT and ovary removal
    35:09 Uti’s and hysterectomies
    38:17 Bladder infections and perimenopause and menopause
    39:00 Dr. Irwin’s final tips

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    • 41 min
    Episode #42: Disease Prevention with the Right Foods - Part 2

    Episode #42: Disease Prevention with the Right Foods - Part 2

    In this podcast, Andrea Donsky, co-founder of Morphus for menopause, interviews Dr. Cate Shanahan, a leading authority on nutrition and human metabolism. A board-certified Family Physician with over 20 years of clinical experience, and NY Times bestselling author of The FatBurn Fix, Deep Nutrition and Food Rules. Cate continues the conversation and explains how food affects blood sugar, the sugar fix we can and should remove from our diet, how the fruit dilemma is fruit a problem when it comes to blood sugar, and which are the good and bad oils we need to be aware of and why. 

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    00:00 Insulin resistance and blood sugar
    6:13 Keto diet and the paleo diet - what Cate think's about them
    8:12 Food Intolerances, can they be eliminated?
    10:30 How to eliminate sugar cravings 
    16:22 Cate thoughts on alternative sugars like stevia, monk fruit, and erythritol
    18:40 Artificial chemical sweeteners
    22:32 Should we eat fruit? 
    28:24 What are the good oils and what are the bad oils 
    33:30 Peanut oil
    40:05 Cate’s final thoughts 

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    • 42 min
    Episode #41: Disease Prevention with the Right Foods - Part 1

    Episode #41: Disease Prevention with the Right Foods - Part 1

    In this podcast, Andrea Donsky, co-founder of Morphus for Menopause, interviews Dr. Cate Shanahan, a leading authority on nutrition and human metabolism. A board-certified Family Physician with over 20 years of clinical experience and NY Times bestselling author of The FatBurn Fix, Deep Nutrition, and Food Rules. Cate explains how our diet tells our genes what to do, how this is the key to preventing many diseases, and the connection between seed oils and inflammation. 

    00:00 Introduction and about Cate
    5:05 The human diet
    11:50 Eliminate disease with food
    17:00 Seed oils and inflammation
    23:47 How long does it take to see improvement after eliminating seed oils

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Awesome podcast

As a menopause specialist myself, I love this podcast. Jammed packed with valuable content in an easy to understand format. Congratulations Andrea and Randy.

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