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The podcast helping women receive unbiased, evidence-based and holistic advice and treatment for their perimenopause and menopause

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The podcast helping women receive unbiased, evidence-based and holistic advice and treatment for their perimenopause and menopause

    041 You Are Feeling Sleeeepy - Kathryn Pinkham & Dr Louise Newson

    041 You Are Feeling Sleeeepy - Kathryn Pinkham & Dr Louise Newson

    In this podcast, Dr Louise Newson is joined by Kathryn Pinkham, Founder of The Insomnia Clinic, the UK’s largest insomnia service. 
    Kathryn, along with her team at The Insomnia Clinic, help people who suffer with poor sleep and insomnia using NHS recommended techniques. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia is a structured programme which helps people to identify and change unhelpful behaviours and thoughts which maintain poor sleep. 
    In this podcast, Dr Newson and Kathryn discuss:

    Why sleep is important but how putting too much pressure on sleep can cause us to get even less 


    How sleep hygiene can make a sleep issue worse for poor sleepers 


    The cycle of insomnia and how to break it


    Tips to strengthen your sleep drive to fall asleep faster and wake less but also how to improve quality of sleep 


    The importance of managing anxiety in boosting energy levels 


    Techniques to manage anxiety 

     
    Kathryn Pinkham's Three Take Home Tips to Aid Sleep:
     Shorten your time in bed - go to bed later and get up earlier. Even if it's just by half an hour.
    Set your alarm and then turn it over. When you wake up in the night, resist the urge to look at the clock.
    Spend time managing your worries and anxieties instead of focusing on your lack of sleep. If you focus on lowering your stress levels then your sleep should improve too.
     https://www.instagram.com/theinsomniaclinic

    • 30 min
    040 Boosting Your Immunity - Emma Ellice-Flint & Dr Louise Newson

    040 Boosting Your Immunity - Emma Ellice-Flint & Dr Louise Newson

    In this week's podcast, Dr Newson is joined by Emma Ellice-Flint, a clinical nutritionist and former chef. Emma works alongside Dr Newson at her clinic, Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre and treats patients with all conditions, but digestive wellness and hormone balance are topics close to her heart. 
    In light of the outbreak of Coronavirus, Emma chats to Dr Newson about the different things we can do to help boost our immunity and keep our bodies healthy. Emma describes the certain foods, drinks and nutrients that are beneficial for our overall health as well as those that can strengthen our immune systems.
    Emma has also written this informative article explaining how we can all adopt immunity boosting changes and habits.
    Emma Ellice-Flint's Three Take Home Tips for Staying Healthy:
    Rice is a family favourite! For a healthier alternative, try swapping it out for brown rice instead
    Broccoli, cabbage, garlic and onions are prebiotic, immune boosting vegetables and are great if you can eat them everyday
    Wherever possible, try and keep up your exercise during this time - in any shape or form!
    Website: www.emmasnutrition.com
    Instagram: @emmas_nutrition 
    Facebook: @emmasnutrition 

    • 28 min
    039 Oestrogen Matters - Avrum Bluming & Dr Louise Newson

    039 Oestrogen Matters - Avrum Bluming & Dr Louise Newson

    Avrum Bluming was a clinical professor of medical oncology at the University of Southern California and spent four years as a senior investigator for the National Cancer Institute. For more than two decades he has been studying the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy administered to women with a history of breast cancer. He is also the co-author of the book “Oestrogen Matters”. 
    In this podcast, Dr Newson talks to Avrum about the numerous health benefits of oestrogen in women, including reducing future risk of heart disease, osteoporosis and dementia. It is a very sobering thought that as many women die from osteoporosis as breast cancer, yet so many women are denied oestrogen in HRT for the wrong reasons. Avrum's wife was diagnosed with breast cancer many years ago and he talks about treatments for breast cancer which can lead to an early menopause. 
     https://estrogenmatters.com 
    Avrum Bluming's Three Take Home Tips About HRT:
    If every woman in the US started HRT, the median life expectancy of women would extend by 3.3 years
    If you ever hear "If you must take hormones, then take the smallest dose possible for the shortest period of time" - there is no scientific support for this! Women can take HRT for as long as they need.
    Some of the benefits of HRT, particularly for your bones, last as long as you continue to take it. If you stop taking the hormones, bone degeneration occurs at an accelerated pace.

    • 35 min
    038 Research on Testosterone & Menopause - Lauren Redfern & Dr Louise Newson

    038 Research on Testosterone & Menopause - Lauren Redfern & Dr Louise Newson

    In this week's podcast, Dr Newson is joined by Lauren Redfern, a researcher who has been exploring the experiences of women using testosterone as part of their HRT treatment. Lauren has been spending time at Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre over the past year observing many different aspects of women’s care; from the moment they make contact with the team right through to their consultation. She is interested in hearing stories from women first hand about their treatment journey and is particularly interested in the gendered aspects of hormonal care. Lauren hopes that her work will provide insight into the realities facing women negotiating menopausal care in the UK today; something that she feels is currently vastly underrepresented in both social and public health research.  
    If you would like to know more about Lauren’s research you can visit her website www.laurenredfernwrites.com or follow her on Instagram @laurenredfernwrites where she posts about everything from the history of hormones to updates on her research.  
    Lauren's Top Three Facts about Testosterone and Menopause care:
    Time is an underestimated benefit in healthcare. Women need longer than 10 minutes to adequately explain their symptoms to a doctor.
    Menopause isn't just hot flushes and something to "get through" - the symptoms can have a massive impact on a woman's life.
    Testosterone is not just the male hormone, it is essential for re-balancing female systems, just as it is for men. 

    • 29 min
    037 Ageing Well, Menopause and Yoga - Claudia Brown & Dr Louise Newson

    037 Ageing Well, Menopause and Yoga - Claudia Brown & Dr Louise Newson

    In this episode, Dr Louise Newson is joined by yoga teacher, Claudia Brown who runs workshops at Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre.  Claudia is an Om Yoga magazine columnist and runs classes, workshops and retreats in the West Midlands. She also works with professional footballers, teaching yoga at Doncaster Rovers Football Club! Together, Dr Newson and Claudia discuss ageing well and the menopause, demystifying meditation, how yoga is more than physical postures and why everyone should give it a try. 
    Claudia's Top Three Tips for beginning your yoga journey:
    Just do it! Don't be afraid to start, ask for recommendations and try different classes to find the right teacher.
    Don't get caught up in buying the right outfit or equipment. You can practice yoga in just about anything!
    Don't talk yourself out of it because of your body size - it isn't relevant to your strength or how your body moves. You will always be among friends in a yoga studio.
    www.yogabyclaudia.com 
    Twitter – yogabyclaudia 
    Instgram – yogabyclaudia 
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/yogabyclaudiauk/ 
    To find out more about Claudia's yoga workshops at Newson Health, or to book your place, click here.

    • 30 min
    036 Sex and the Menopause - Samantha Evans & Dr Louise Newson

    036 Sex and the Menopause - Samantha Evans & Dr Louise Newson

    In this week's podcast, Dr Newson talks openly and candidly to Samantha Evans about sexual problems and the menopause. Sam Evans is a sexual health and pleasure expert, with a nursing background. She is also co-owner of the company www.jodivine.com
    Together, Sam and Dr Newson discuss the various ways in which libido and sexual difficulties can arise during the menopause. There are various treatments depending on the underlying cause and these are explored in detail in this episode. Too many women are not experiencing the right help and advice to improve their sexual relationships with their partner and clearly this needs to change. 
    Samantha Evans' Top Three Tips for sexual wellbeing during the menopause:
    Talk to your partner about your symptoms - communication is key!
    Invest in a good sexual lubricant and/or vaginal moisturiser. Don't forget to check the ingredients.
    Invest in a simple sex toy, maintain the intimacy with your partner and have fun!
     

    • 30 min

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