menopause: unmuted is a podcast series exploring first-hand experiences of this life stage. Honest, hopeful and life affirming, the podcast features women talking candidly about their menopause, and its impact on relationships, friends, family, and work.
For some women menopause can be tough, and for others it’s a time of liberation. Each episode shares deeply personal accounts of the different emotional and physical symptoms experienced. Often funny, always forthright, these women offer us inspiration and insight.
Leading women’s health expert Dr. Mary Jane Minkin hosts the podcast. Listening in, she provides an expert perspective, busting myths and offering evidence-based advice.
menopause: unmuted is designed to raise awareness, encourage communication, and share information. It is not designed to provide medical advice or promote or recommend any treatment option.
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An Intimate Menopause with Dr. Laurie Mintz
Sex psychologist Dr. Laurie Mintz joins the series host Dr. Mary Jane Minkin to discuss the joys and challenges of maintaining a healthy sex life during menopause.
A Strong Menopause with Susan Niebergall
Online strength coach Susan Niebergall sits down with series host Dr. Mary Jane Minkin to talk about fitness, particularly strength training, and how it helps support women in midlife.
A Nourishing Menopause with Dr. Jenn Salib Huber
Registered Dietitian Dr. Jenn Salib Huber joins series host Dr. Mary Jane Minkin to discuss the vital role that nutrition plays during menopause and dismantle common misconceptions around diet, supplements, bone health, and more.
Susan’s story is about quietly adjusting to a new phase of life and dealing with the impact of physical and emotional changes of menopause from day to day. Susan opens up about the impact of sleep disturbance on her mood, on her family, and her work life. “I wasn't always upset and always snappy, but the truth is, that when you're walking around and you're very uncomfortable physically all the time… you do get upset. And that was something that I really felt I had to deal with.”
Barbara shares a valuable lesson in speaking out about menopause. After a lonely, decade-long struggle with symptoms, an inadvertent joke with her doctor changed everything.
“I wish I had mentioned it sooner. I wish I had talked about it sooner. I wish I had in my annual check-ups...Why didn't I?”
Mary Beth's Story
Mary Beth’s story is one of reflection, relationships, and healthy bones. She talks about how her own diagnosis of osteopenia drove her to a new career and introduced the role of yoga and nutrition in helping protect her bone health for an active, and independent life. “I didn't necessarily have a lot of hot flashes or anything, but they just couldn't understand why I was so achy, that was my number one sort of symptom of something was changing.”