Dr. Susan Hardwick-Smith is dedicated to empowering women in midlife to feel fully alive – sexually, relationally, and spiritually. An award-winning gynecologist and best-selling author of Sexually Woke, Dr. Susan believes that a woman can experience her most fulfilling life and truest self at 40, 50, and beyond.
Join Dr. Susan and her guests as they dive into the secrets of reawakening your sex life, spirituality, relationships, and how to live the second half of life as an open field of possibility in which to play, explore, and finally be your true self.
Do All Diseases Start in the Gut? | Empowering Midlife Wellness
In recent years, medicine has seen an incredible increase in understanding of the importance of a healthy gut for prevention of countless diseases, and less than optimal well-being. Today I’m talking with functional medicine doctor Nashat Latib about the importance of a healthy gut biome, as well as how to test for and treat gut dysbiosis, including leaky gut syndrome and SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.) This is incredibly important information to understand, since it affects almost all of us in ways that we may not expect, including seemingly unrelated conditions like depression, brain fog, weight gain, diabetes and hormonal imbalance… to name just a few!
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Being Grateful With a Less Than Perfect Thanksgiving | Empowering Midlife Wellness
Many of us struggle with comparing Thanksgivings of the past, missing family members who are no longer here or otherwise wishing things to be different. Meanwhile, is there a way to find happiness in whatever situation we find ourselves, as “imperfect” as it may seem? Today I’m chatting with conscious life coach Meg Ellis about dedicating a day to gratitude, no matter what our situation.
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Fact & Fiction on Peptides | Empowering Midlife Wellness
Peptide science is on the cutting edge of anti-aging and longevity medicine, and today I will share some basic information about what peptides are, as well as digging into one particular popular combination called Ipamorelin/CJC-1295. Is this really the fountain of youth that some people claim or just another hoax? I’ll share what the science says about this popular peptide combination, as well as my own experience with using it for the past 30 days!
How to Stop Repeating Destructive Behaviors | Internal Family Systems | Empowering Midlife Wellness
All of us know the feeling of having harmful patterns of behavior that seem to repeat over and over again, seemingly out of our control. Perhaps especially in midlife when transition is almost characteristic of every part of our lives, learning how to break these destructive habits is more important than ever. In doing so, we can finally live a life that is peaceful and within our control, and move towards living as the best version of ourselves. Today I’m talking about an incredibly helpful psychological model called “Internal family systems” that can dramatically and quite quickly transform your life and free yourself from repetitive harmful behaviors.
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Testosterone Replacement Is For Men Too! | Empowering Midlife Wellness
So frequently when our female patients start feeling better with hormone balance their male partners tell me they need some of what she has! Today I’m talking about options for testosterone replacement for men, including the pros and cons of different delivery methods. I’ll also be getting into details about how hormone pellets are delivered in male patients, including the risks and of course the many benefits!
Happy World Menopause Day! | Empowering Midlife Wellness
Today I’m celebrating by reviewing some basics but often misunderstood facts about menopause, and giving you my four most important tips for not just surviving, but thriving in midlife and beyond!
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I read a one-star review and I couldn’t believe anyone would rate this show that low. Most of the episodes are interesting and have great information about relevant topics to my age group. Susan talks not like your doctor but like your friend who is telling you what is available to you as we go through life changes and are worried about what is happening to our bodies like getting fat and hair falling out and other glamorous features of mid-age. I look forward to every episode, and I share some with my friends.
This podcast was life-changing. I have been struggling with the typical menopause junk. Severe night sweats and hot flashes (at least 20x a day), mood swings and depression. My OB/GYN would not prescribe any form of estradiol. At one of my lowest points I was desperate and asked a new nurse practitioner for any type of relief. She casually recommended a compounding pharmacy that specializes in bio identical hormone replacement therapy. Thank you for all this information. Living in a rural area it is difficult to find a provider who is open to this type of HRT. I am taking your book to my next appointment!