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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.

Empowering Midlife Wellness with Dr. Susan Dr. Susan Hardwick-Smith

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 24 Ratings

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.

    Struggling With Your Daily Protein Intake? WATCH THIS 💪 | Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly!

    Struggling With Your Daily Protein Intake? WATCH THIS 💪 | Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly!

    Many of us struggle with getting enough protein in our diet- especially healthy proteins that don’t elevate our cholesterol. Today I’m going to share some of my favorite high-protein foods and snacks, and show you how easy it is to get your ideal amount of daily protein. Adequate protein is critical for weight maintenance and gaining muscle especially as we age, and I’ll show you how I do it in a way that’s easy and not time-consuming!

    • 17 min
    How to Turn Erectile Dysfunction into an Opportunity to Reconnect | Empowering Midlife Wellness

    How to Turn Erectile Dysfunction into an Opportunity to Reconnect | Empowering Midlife Wellness

    Erectile dysfunction or ED is incredibly common, affecting more than 70% of men by the time they reach age 70-yet we rarely talk about it. This week I’ll be exploring ways that (at the same time is seeking treatment) we can use this as an opportunity to learn how to spice up our sex life and communicate better than ever. I’ll be reflecting on my book “Sexually Woke” and the way the sexually woke women approached “problems” such as ED in a different way that leads to the growth and renewed connection.

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    • 26 min
    How To Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease | Empowering Midlife Wellness

    How To Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease | Empowering Midlife Wellness

    Only 50% of women know that heart disease is the number one killer of women. Did you know that one in three of us will die from heart disease?- Even though it is almost always preventable! Today, I’ll share the most important things you can do to reduce your risk of heart disease and add years to your life!

    • 28 min
    What is DIM and Do I Need to Take It?

    What is DIM and Do I Need to Take It?

    I get so many questions about the food supplement DIM, what it does in relation to our hormones and if we really need to take it. Is it sham or science? Today I’ll go through everything you need to know about the science behind this mysterious plant extract, and why growing evidence supports it being beneficial in several common settings including perimenopause, and in combination with testosterone supplementation.

    • 16 min
    Why Our Weight Loss Program Really Works + RESULTS 💪 | Empowering Midlife Wellness

    Why Our Weight Loss Program Really Works + RESULTS 💪 | Empowering Midlife Wellness

    This week I’m touching base again on the holistic medical weight loss program. We introduced this program back in January and I'm back to update you on the fantastic success that we’ve seen over the past five months. I will review the six pillars of success that make up this unique program and the results that our patients have achieved so far! Even if you don’t live in Houston and you can’t join us in person, I’ll share the secrets of how and why a holistic weight-loss program works. These are things that each of us can do with the right mindset!

    • 25 min
    10 Reflections Upon Turning 55 🎂

    10 Reflections Upon Turning 55 🎂

    Today is my 55th birthday! And in the spirit of empowering midlife wellness, I’m reflecting on what I’ve learned so far, and how I might use those lessons to make the second half of life even better!

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Movie-lover42 ,

Overall helpful info

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.

Mary_& ,

Life changing

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!

AJinMN ,

I can’t listen anymore

I have listened for many weeks so this isn’t a one and review. What annoyed me first was how she raises her voice at so many of her sentences, like a question. I decided, I’ll keep listening because I’m in peri menopause and I want to learn from different doctors/people. I quit listening when she was complaining about “getting fat”. I thought it could be a good episode, but when she kept saying women “get fat” or “I thought I’d wake up at 200lbs”. I am not an “everyone can be healthy at any size” type of woman because obesity or over dieting will catch up to any person eventually, but a doctor talking like that I can’t tolerate. We all have fat, some people have more than others, but a thin person complaining about “getting fat” with a small increase in weight is terrible.

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