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.
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
#136 Why Eating More Protein Can Help With Midlife Weight Gain And Healthy Ageing
Are you eating enough protein?
If you're navigating the midlife or menopause journey, chances are you're not getting enough protein. And that's a bigger deal than you might think.
As levels of oestrogen and progesterone drop, you're not just dealing with symptoms like weight gain, fatigue, and mood swings. Your body also faces challenges in absorbing and holding onto protein.
The good news is that by upping your protein intake, you can tackle many of these issues head-on, reaping a range of health benefits in the process.
Contact us if you need any support with your hormones, health or nutrition needs; www.happyhormonesforlife.com/contact
#135 DNA Diet Testing; Could It Be The Key To More Effective Weight Loss?
Are you struggling to lose weight, despite doing all the right things? Firstly, don't beat yourself up. Midlife weight gain is very real, and it's not easy to shift. Our bodies are going through tough times.
As well as menopausal hormone changes, there are many factors that could be causing weight loss resistance, and why you may need to look beyond diet and lifestyle to identify what could be hindering your progress.
As you know we run hormone and gut health tests to identify areas of imbalance there, but in terms of weight loss, we are seeing the most success lately with DNA testing.
Find out more here; https://happyhormonesforlife.com/dna-diet/
Please contact us if you’d like more info on our testing and 1-1 support; www.happyhormonesforlife.com/contact
#134 Inflammaging; The Hidden Cause Of Disease And Ageing, And How to Control It
If you're interested in healthy ageing, one of the key areas that you'll have come across is the role of inflammation in how we age and the risk of disease.
The science is calling it 'inflammaging' and it's dangerous because it's hidden. You can't see inflammation at work. But it's there! And unfortunately menopause is something that makes it worse (as oestrogen has an anti-inflammatory role).
The great news is that there is a ton we can do to reduce and even prevent it.
If you need help with your hormones, health issues or want strategies to age well, contact us for more info on how we can help; www.happyhormonesforlife.com/contact
#133 The Power Of Mindset To Change How You Feel About Your Body & Health
When it comes to our improving our health (and losing weight), we naturally focus on the physical things we need to do (diet, exercise etc). But it's our mindset that will ultimately determine how successful we are.
I’ve known Caroline for many years, and you will seen her mindset videos if you’ve been through our 30 days to Happy Hormones programme. I’ve always known how important mindset is to achieving any goals, and especially creating sustainable health changes. But in this episode, we go a bit deeper and explore how and why women in particular can self sabotage when it comes to improving their health, particularly around weight loss.
Caroline gives us some of her top tips to flip some of those deep seated beliefs we have that can get in our way.
I got so much out of our conversation, I hope you find it helpful too.
Do contact us if you need help with your hormones or other health issues; 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.