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Hosted by Dr. Michelle Gordon, the founder of The Menopause Movement, this podcast will teach and help you THRIVE through menopause and beyond.

In each episode, Dr. Michelle will encourage you to live your life to the fullest. For anyone who loves to live, The Menopause Movement is here for you. If you have ever felt like managing your menopause is like a full-time job, or like an alien beamed down and took up residence in your body, if you've ever gone from feeling like you can do anything and everything to depressed and stuck in a low mood, this podcast is for you! We will cover integrative medicine, nutrition, mindset training, and much, much more...

The Menopause Movement Podcas‪t‬ The Menopause Movement Podcast

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

Hosted by Dr. Michelle Gordon, the founder of The Menopause Movement, this podcast will teach and help you THRIVE through menopause and beyond.

In each episode, Dr. Michelle will encourage you to live your life to the fullest. For anyone who loves to live, The Menopause Movement is here for you. If you have ever felt like managing your menopause is like a full-time job, or like an alien beamed down and took up residence in your body, if you've ever gone from feeling like you can do anything and everything to depressed and stuck in a low mood, this podcast is for you! We will cover integrative medicine, nutrition, mindset training, and much, much more...

    Fat Is Not the Enemy with Dr. Cate Shanahan

    Fat Is Not the Enemy with Dr. Cate Shanahan

    Good nutrition involves good food.  Our health and well-being have a lot to do with what we eat, and contrary to what most medical institutions say, fat is not our enemy. 

    Science and sound research show that it is key to improving our metabolic health leading to a long and healthy life. 

    I am so excited to share this interview with Dr. Cate Shanahan. Her book, Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food, has been life-changing for me and my students. 

    When I applied a few simple tweaks based on her recommendations, I started to feel better and more healthy. 

    In this podcast episode, Dr. Cate Shanahan shares the dangers of seed oils and their history. We also talk about how saturated fat got labeled as ‘bad’. 

    We also talk about insulin resistance and the role that nutrition plays in migraines. 

    There is a lot to this episode you shouldn’t miss. Check it out today! 

    Discussion Points: 

    [0:00] Introduction and Offer 
    [4:56] Dr. Cate shares her story of deep nutrition and talks about her new book 
    [7:25] Lack of nutritional training in medical school
    [9:21] Seed oils 
    [14:38] Insulin resistance and the concept behind it 
    [16:52] How saturated fat got a bad name 
    [18:11] Deep nutrition and traditional food 
    [23:35] Burning your body fat, giving your body energy is key to control 
    [24:12] Migraine headaches with aura is an experience of energy deficit
    [25:11] Study about the good effects of avoiding seed oils and getting healthy fats
    [26:17] Getting proper education about nutrition 
    [28:05] How medical institutions are not open to understanding proper nutrition 
    [30:54] Dr. Cate shares a story about her uncle 
    [33:26] Vegetable oils and epigenetics 
    [37:12] What led Dr. Cate to do her research on what is a healthy diet 
    [40:35] The four pillars of the human diet 
    [45:22] How to take control of your life nutrition-wise 

    About the Guest:

    Dr. Cate Shanahan is the 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, her expertise is fixing the underlying problems that cause metabolic damage and inflammation, leading to autoimmunity, weight gain, diabetes, cancer, and accelerated aging processes. Her passion is helping people feel their best.

    Resources:
    Check my latest podcast or listen to the previous ones (https://www.menopausemovement.com/blog)  
    Connect with me on Instagram (@drmichellegordon)
    Follow me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/drmichellegordon) 
    Check out our course you can take in exchange for feedback and a video testimonial and avoid the application here: (https://www.menopausemovement.com/hormones)  
    Check out Dr. Cate Shanahan’s website (https://drcate.com/) 
    Follow Dr. Cate Shanahan on the following social media channels: 
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/drcateshanahan
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DoctorCate/ 

    Books mentioned in this episode:
    Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food by Catherine Shanahan, M.D. (Paid link: https://amzn.to/3ssyeOK) 
    The Fatburn Fix: Boost Energy, End Hunger, and Lose Weight by Using Body Fat for Fuel by Catherine Shanahan (Paid link: https://amzn.to/3w2EEX4) 
    The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet by Nina Teicholz (Paid link: https://amzn.to/3rskkKY) 

    For more podcast episodes, you may also visit my website. Tune in and subscribe to The Menopause Movement Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.

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    • 53 min
    Medically Managed Weight Loss

    Medically Managed Weight Loss

    Weight gain puts most menopausal women in a tight spot. The extra pounds would have been tolerable if shedding them were easy—but it's not. And so sometimes it can be easier to stay in MENO-Misery and feel like a loser when the hard work doesn't pay off. But what exactly is the culprit behind this?

    In this podcast episode, I talk with Dr. Avishkar Sabharwal. He shares with us his personal story about obesity and how he was able to conquer it. Dr. Sabharwal explains the cause of obesity and what role medication plays in managing this disease. He also gives practical recommendations for those who want to manage their weight and why you don’t have to starve or deprive yourself to lose those extra pounds. 

    Check out this episode today! 

    Discussion Points: 

    [0:00] Introduction and Offer 
    [3:25] What got Dr. Sabharwal into obesity medicine 
    [10:31] The cause of obesity 
    [12:03] What to do with obesity during menopause 
    [14:15] The role of medication in managing obesity 
    [15:16] Metabolic surgeries 
    [20:09] The fat gene
    [22:55] General recommendation for those who want to manage weight
    [24:09] Meal replacements, protein powders 
    [30:45] The role metabolism plays in weight loss
    [31:31] Eating what you want while losing weight 

    About the Guest:

    Dr. Avishkar Sabharwal, M.D., Dipl. ABOM, Dipl. ABLM has trained in Internal Medicine both in India and the US, and is board certified in Obesity Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. His focus area has always been lifestyle diseases, especially obesity. His experience in India made him profoundly interested in the effects of nutrition on health and disease. He researched metabolic syndrome, which is often the outcome of obesity, during his MD in India. Dr. Sabharwal is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association and also a member of the Lipid Association of India and has been a speaker at various webinars, highlighting the importance of recognizing obesity and metabolic syndrome in cardiovascular Health. He was also a member of the committee responsible for formulating the Lipid Association of India Expert Consensus Statement on Management of Dyslipidemia in Indians 2020: Part III. 

    Resources:
    Check my latest podcast or listen to the previous ones (https://www.menopausemovement.com/blog)  
    Connect with me on Instagram (@drmichellegordon)
    Follow me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/drmichellegordon) 
    Join in on the next beta group (https://www.menopausemovement.com/hormones)  
    Check out Dr. Avishkar Sabarwal’s website (https://decodingobesity.com/)
    Listen to Dr. Avishkar Sabarwal’s podcast Decoding Obesity (https://decodingobesity.com/listen/) 

    For more podcast episodes, you may also visit my website. Tune in and subscribe to The Menopause Movement Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.

    Thank you for tuning in! 

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    • 35 min
    Pivoting to Passion with Kim Walsh Phillips

    Pivoting to Passion with Kim Walsh Phillips

    Have you ever felt like you have a calling to do something greater and create an enormous impact with the things you are passionate about? Most of us will answer yes to these questions, but so few respond and take the first step--because exciting as it may seem, these two are always scary: change and the unknown. But how long will you wait and deny yourself the chance to a better and purpose-filled life?  

    In today’s podcast, I have a fantastic conversation with Kim Walsh Phillips. She is a living testimony that it’s possible to pivot towards what you’re passionate about and even profit from it. Kim shares what she feared if she took the leap and how she ultimately surrendered in the end. We also talk about how our passions are not an accident, what a zone of genius means, and the ultimate shortcut to success. 

    This conversation is worth listening to. Tune in today! 

    Discussion Points: 

    [0:00] Introduction and opportunity 
    [4:57] How to start a business 
    [6:35] Kim shares her story on how she pivoted to her passion 
    [10:38] The beauty of surrender 
    [12:37] Selling is love 
    [14:24] Big change requires big steps
    [14:43] Kim’s hindrance to surrender 
    [17:51] Journaling helps track your journey 
    [19:08] Kim shares the other thing she feared most if she pivoted 
    [20:15] Picture the positive more than the negative
    [22:26] Passion is not an accident 
    [23:32] Defining a zone of genius
    [25:27] Goal setting 
    [28:14] The purpose and power of social media 
    [31:28] The importance of career change 
    [34:40] Behavior change 
    [36:08] The ultimate shortcut to success
    [37:45] Whisper to do something new 
    [40:01] You’re created to thrive 

    About the Guest:

    Kim is the founder of Powerful Professionals, a business coaching and education company. She was recently named #475 in the Inc 5000 and is an MBA-free self-made millionaire. 

    Named “a must to read by those in business” by Forbes Magazine, she is the best-selling author of multiple books, including The Ultimate Guide to Instagram for Business and The No BS Guide To Direct Response Social Media Marketing. 

    She’s spoken worldwide and coached some of the biggest brands and thought leaders, having worked alongside Tony Robbins, Grant Cardone, Kevin O’Leary, Dr. Nido Quebin, Dan Kennedy, Bill Glazer, and Gary Vaynerchuk.  

    She resides just outside of Atlanta, GA, with her very tall husband and glitter-obsessed girls and is fueled by faith, love, laughter, and lots and lots (and lots) of coffee.

    Resources:
    Check my latest podcast or listen to the previous ones (https://www.menopausemovement.com/blog)  
    Connect with me on Instagram (@drmichellegordon)
    Follow me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/drmichellegordon) 
    Join in on the beta course (https://www.menopausemovement.com/hormones)  
    Visit Kim Walsh Phillips’ website (https://powerfulprofessionals.com/)   
    Check out the 10x Your Fans Challenge (https://xc971.isrefer.com/go/10x/drmg/) 

    Books mentioned in this episode:
    Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert (Paid link: https://amzn.to/30yC4t9) 

    For more podcast episodes, you may also visit my website. Tune in and subscribe to The Menopause Movement Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.

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    • 42 min
    Becoming Safely Embodied

    Becoming Safely Embodied

    We all want to grow and flourish, but more often than not, life happens and before we know it, we are living inside of setbacks.  These setbacks to achieving our goals sometimes occur due to unmet needs and a traumatic past. 

    That wounding can have a significant impact on us, and when those wounds go unaddressed, we may feel like life just wants to bring us down and even unsafe in our bodies. However, there is a solution, and it is not too late to live your best life yet! 

    In today’s podcast episode, I welcome back Deirdre Fay. We talk about what becoming safely embodied means. She explains how we can start listening to ourselves, understanding shame, and how we can feel alive all the time, especially for those who are going through therapy. We also discuss the seven foundational attachment needs and their importance, including some practical tips to help when we’re triggered. 

    Check out this episode today! 

    Discussion Points: 

    [0:00] Introduction and opportunity 
    [2:51] Deirdre Fay talks about her book 
    [3:08] What does it mean to become safely embodied?
    [6:17] What are emotions for? 
    [8:04] How to listen to yourself 
    [11:18] What causes difficulty in healing and recognizing trauma?
    [14:51] Reasons we experience shame 
    [15:39] 7 foundational attachment needs 
    [19:44] The lens we see and perceive the world with
    [21:19] Understanding triggers  
    [23:59] Practical tips to help when your parents trigger you 
    [28:06] The role of practice in success 
    [28:42] The soothing rhythm breath 
    [29:57] The 17-second cycle 
    [33:00] Working on triggers, trauma, pains between therapy
    [36:32] How to feel alive all the time (not just during therapy) 
    [41:32] Skills to do daily to get better faster 
    [43:40] Deirdre shares final takeaways 

    About the Guest:

    Deirdre Fay works with people who have crummy histories to develop an inner platform for success to get their needs met for life. With decades of experience as a psychotherapist and educator, Deirdre brings together modern neurobiology and ancient wisdom into a practice of what she calls “becoming safely embodied.” She also wrote the book Becoming Safely Embodied: A Guide to Organize Your Mind, Body and Heart to  Feel Secure in the World. 

    Deidre’s message resonates deeply with those who may look successful on the surface, but internally they may be plagued with shame, anxiety, distress, depression, and they’re wondering why they’re stuck in these repeating patterns. Experts in the field have described her practical methods as a  “radically positive approach to healing trauma” and a way for people to “get better faster.”

    Resources:
    Check my latest podcast or listen to the previous ones (https://www.menopausemovement.com/blog)  
    Connect with me on Instagram (@drmichellegordon)
    Follow me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/drmichellegordon) 
    Join in on the beta course (https://www.menopausemovement.com/hormones)  
    Visit Deirdre Fay’s website (https://dfay.com/) 
    Reach out to Deirdre Fay through email (dfay@dfay.com) 
    You can also follow Deirdre Fay on her social media channels:  

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/healingattachment 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dfaypics 
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dfay 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/defay

    Books mentioned in this episode:
    Becoming Safely Embodied: A Guide to Organize Your Mind, Body and Heart to Feel Secure in the World (Paid link: https://amzn.to/2O2Wzf4) 
    The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (Paid link: https://amzn.to/3c3TpQb) 

    For more podcast episodes, you may also visit my website. Tune in and subscribe to The Menopause Movement Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.

    Thank you for tuning in! 

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    • 46 min
    Supplements for Menopause - Part 3

    Supplements for Menopause - Part 3

    Health is wealth! Cliché as it may sound, we all know this to be a reality. Today we’re talking about the best supplements for menopause and how to get the most bang for your buck. 

    In this podcast episode, we continue our series on supplements with pharmacist Dr. Sharzard Green. She is a frequent guest and always drops the knowledge bombs we need to thrive. Today, we delve deep into the eight types of B vitamins and their functions. She also shares the supplements that most menopausal women look for and use and explains what it does to the body and how it helps women going through menopause. We also talk about DHEA and CoQ10. 

    This informative episode is something you shouldn’t miss. Tune in today! 

    Discussion Points: 

    [0:00] Introduction and Opportunity 
    [3:28] The eight types of B vitamins 
    [16:41] Supplements that menopausal women usually look for and use 
    [33:43] Where to get reliable supplements 
    [34:47] DHEA 
    [39:18] CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10)  

    About the Guest:

    Sharzad Green is a well-acknowledged figure in the industry. With over 20 years of pharmaceutical and healthcare experience, she has helped more than 15,000 people overcome various health problems. She is passionate about women's physical and mental health, integrative medicine, and finding the best solutions for people’s health issues every day. She is the creator of FabuVag, a vaginal moisturizer that helps erase the feeling of dryness that most women feel when undergoing menopause. 

    Resources:
    Check my latest podcast or listen to the previous ones (https://www.menopausemovement.com/blog)  
    Connect with me on Instagram (@drmichellegordon)
    Follow me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/drmichellegordon) 
    Join in on the next beta group (https://www.menopausemovement.com/hormones)  
    Listen to the previous podcasts with Dr. Green
    Episode 13: Hormone Consultations: What Do Your Hormones Tell You About Your Body? 
    Episode 31: Hormones After Menopause with Dr. Sharzad Green
    Episode 36: Supplementation to Ease Menopause Symptoms With Dr. Sharzad Green
    Episode 39: Ways To Boost Your Immune System During This Pandemic With Dr. Sharzad Green
    Episode 80: Supplements for Menopause - Part 2 
    Episode 84: Adrenal Fatigue 
    Full script (https://us.fullscript.com/welcome/drsgreenrx) 
    Visit Dr. Green’s website (https://www.fabuvag.com/)  
    Reach out to Dr. Green through email (drsgreenrx@outlook.com) 

    For more podcast episodes, you may also visit my website. Tune in and subscribe to The Menopause Movement Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.

    Thank you for tuning in! 

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    • 44 min
    I Deserve It! Tammy's MENO-Mate Journey

    I Deserve It! Tammy's MENO-Mate Journey

    Many menopausal women may feel like no one understands them, and they have to tread this phase of life alone, confused, and always in want of feeling better. The physical symptoms can be quite debilitating, and the emotional turmoil within doesn’t help either. But, it doesn’t have to be that way, not ever, because you deserve better. You deserve to be in a community, to feel good, and to reclaim the opportunity that this new phase offers. 

    In this week’s podcast episode, I talk to one of our MENO-Mates, Tammy LeMesurier. Tammy shares what made her join The Menopause Movement and how being in a community helped her. She also talks about the intangible improvements in her life upon entering the program, encouraging other women to invest in themselves, for they deserve better.  

    Tune in to this episode today. 

    Discussion Points: 

    [0:00] How Tammy got in as a MENO-Mate
    [1:35] The MENO-Mate way of eating
    [3:56] Tammy’s biggest skepticism about joining
    [7:13] The community aspect of The Menopause Movement 
    [9:27] Tammy’s ‘aha’ moment 
    [11:14] Other changes Tammy noticed in her life because of joining 
    [14:31] Self-acceptance is Tammy’s biggest change 
    [15:34] Toxic positivity 
    [16:02] Dealing with grief 
    [18:23] Tammy testifies that life got better 
    [20:19] Tammy encourages those who are on the fence 
    [23:11] Suffering reduced, energy increased
    [25:03] Tammy’s work as a death doula 
    [29:17] Death is a difficult conversation
    [29:47] Preparedness helps with grief 
    [31:40] Why Tammy loves the The Menopause Movement
    [35:39] Visualization 
    [38:21] Chronic pain
    [41:47] Being okay with where you are right now 

    About the Guest:

    Tammy LeMesurier is a regional executive chef and a nutritionist. She is a mother to two, and after the deaths of her grandson and her best friend, she became a death doula. She helps people deal with death, prepare for it, and ease conversations around it. Tammy is one of our MENO-Mates who has seen significant improvement in her life after joining the MENO System. 

    Resources:
    Check my latest podcast or listen to the previous ones (https://www.menopausemovement.com/blog)  
    Connect with me on Instagram (@drmichellegordon)
    Follow me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/drmichellegordon) 
    Join in on the next beta group (https://www.menopausemovement.com/hormones)  
    Visit Tammy’s Facebook page to inquire about her services (https://www.facebook.com/goodchewsnutrition/) 

    For more podcast episodes, you may also visit my website. Tune in and subscribe to The Menopause Movement Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.

    Thank you for tuning in! 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 44 min

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Breathe of Fresh Air

How Dr Michelle Gordon approaches the topic of menopause is really a breathe of fresh air. This is a great podcast for women who are going through challenging times (or not) and in midlife. It's often a time when women feel isolated and Dr Gordon brings together an amazingly supportive community.

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