This podcast is for you if you're struggling with 'unhappy' hormones! Whether you're pre, peri or post menopause, your hormones can be out of balance, and that can result in you feeling like you've lost control of how you look, feel, think and perform.
Your host is Nicki Williams, award-winning nutritionist, author, speaker and founder of Happy Hormones for Life. After failing to find any medical help for her hormone symptoms in her early 40's, she discovered she could turn things around through comprehensive testing, diet, lifestyle and supplements.
She and her team at Happy Hormones now help women all over the world to rebalance their hormones, reclaim their health and feel better than ever!
In this podcast, enjoy a mix of Quick Tip episodes with practical solutions, alongside interviews with experts on a variety of health topics.
Visit the website for lots of free resources to help you further; www.happyhormonesforlife.com or buy the book "Its Not You, It's Your Hormones" on Amazon.
#142 The Truth About Olive Oil And Why Quality Matters - with Sarah Vachon
I’ve always known olive oil is good for us, it’s a staple of the Mediterranean diet and well known for it’s health benefits. But I didn’t know quite how much these benefits depended on the quality of the oil and where it came from.
Until I met Sarah Vachon, olive oil sommelier and founder of Citizens of Soil. She explained to me the vital difference between olive oil and extra virgin olive oil, and how to buy and store your olive oil to maximise those health benefits.
I love the ethos of Sarah’s company, not only making the best and freshest olive oil available to us, but championing female growers all around Europe who use regenerative farming methods and produce the highest quality oils.
If you want to try their amazing olive oil, you can get 10% off your first purchase with code happyhormonesforlife at www.happyhormonesforlife.com/oliveoil
#141 Backed up? Common causes and natural solutions for constipation relief
While constipation may not be a topic that's openly discussed, it's surprisingly common. In fact, it's thought around 1 in 7 adults in the UK suffer from it.
Unfortunately, it's more common in women, and can get worse as we get older. That means if you're a midlife woman like me, it can be an uncomfortable and often frustrating thing to deal with.
But 'common' doesn't mean it's 'normal'. While occasional bouts (for me especially when I travel!) are nothing to worry about, chronic constipation is a different beast. It not only affects your day to day life, but can increase the risk of more serious gastrointestinal complications.
Luckily there are lots of natural ways we can tackle it.
You can read the blog here; www.happyhormonesforlife.com/constipation
Contact us if you need further help; www.happyhormonesforlife.com/contact
#140 Midlife Style Confidence; How To Feel Great In Your Clothes, With Helen Reynolds
When you're going through midlife changes, it can be really hard to feel good in your clothes. Finding things to wear that accommodate your changing body shape or help you deal with uncomfortable symptoms can be a challenge.
I don't know about you, but my wardrobe struggle is very real!
But my friend Helen Reynolds is here to help! She is a personal style consultant who totally gets these challenges.
I caught up with her to get her top tips and tricks to rediscover your style confidence, and start feeling great in your clothes.
If you'd like to watch the video (some of her tips were demo'd in action!), you can do that here; https://youtu.be/yHs1qVrGn-w
And you can find out more about Helen's free Wardrobe Reboot Challenge here; https://happyhormonesforlife.com/style
#139 Grey Area Drinking, with Sara Rusbatch
After developing what she describes as 'a dysfunctional relationship' with alcohol, Sarah Rusbatch made the decision to remove it from her life in early 2019 and has never looked back.
She's now an acredited 'Grey Area Drinking' coach, helping other women to enjoy the benefits of sobriety and improve their health.
Listen to discover what ‘grey area drinking’ is, and how to know if you’re in that category. Plus why women can be more vulnerable than men to the health effects of too much alcohol, and how to give it up in a society that can make that difficult.
Find out more about Sarah here; www.sarahrusbatch.com
If you need support with your health or hormones, do contact us at www.happyhormonesforlife.com/contact
#138 The Health Benefits of Testosterone for Women During and Post Menopause
We know testosterone is a steroid hormone that gives men their deep voices, facial hair, muscle strength and sex drive.
But did you know it plays a crucial role for women too? We only make about 5% of the levels men make, but it's a hormone that we need not only for our sex drive and muscles, but for bone and brain health as well as energy and mood.
And just like oestrogen and progesterone, testosterone levels decline during and post menopause, and this can result in a variety of health issues and symptoms if not addressed.
Do contact us for info on our testing and 1-1 services; www.happyhormonesforlife.com/contact
#137 Step Up Your Health: Why Women Over 40 Should Embrace Walking
Walking as a form of exercise is often snubbed by the fitness industry who try to persuade us to go big or go home!
But if you’re not able to do much cardio or weight training, walking on its own is hugely beneficial. Especially if you're navigating the world of menopausal hormones and feeling tired or stressed.
Few things have the power to restore quite like a brisk walk and a big deep gulp of fresh air. And the health benefits are many, from lowering your overall risk of chronic disease to helping you feel all is well with the world.
If you're needing help with your hormones or health, do contact us for more info on our testing and 1-1 support; www.happyhormonesforlife.com/contact
Love this pod!
So glad I found this podcast. It’s so helpful and informative!
I really enjoyed listening to this podcast and i like that there is a variety of short and long episodes. The short ones are a quick dose and sometimes i need just a little bit and not so much info being thrown at me so i appreciate the short episodes! As someone with PCOS it is helpful to hear more information on hormones.
I’m a big fan of educational podcasts such as this one. Nicky’s episode on thyroid knowledge was very informative and helped me become better aware of what to look for. Looking forward to more.