124 episodes

Welcome to Menopause Mastery. This show is for women in the second season of life, the season of menopause, who are ready for more; health - vitality - passion - purpose!

Join host, Betty Murray (part geek, part magician, and your new medical bestie with a dash of sass), as she takes complex science and makes it easier to integrate into daily life. Nutrition, hormones, functional medicine, and a wellness lifestyle are only the tip of the conversation. Join the journey to uncover your deepest desires, harness your physical and mental health, and peel back the layers to know exactly what you want out of life.

Let’s make this season the best ever!

Menopause Mastery Betty Murray

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 34 Ratings

Welcome to Menopause Mastery. This show is for women in the second season of life, the season of menopause, who are ready for more; health - vitality - passion - purpose!

Join host, Betty Murray (part geek, part magician, and your new medical bestie with a dash of sass), as she takes complex science and makes it easier to integrate into daily life. Nutrition, hormones, functional medicine, and a wellness lifestyle are only the tip of the conversation. Join the journey to uncover your deepest desires, harness your physical and mental health, and peel back the layers to know exactly what you want out of life.

Let’s make this season the best ever!

    Is Your Depression and Anxiety Because of Menopause?

    Is Your Depression and Anxiety Because of Menopause?

    Menopause often feels like an emotional rollercoaster, with anxiety, depression, and mood swings taking center stage. Today, we'll delve into the hormonal changes that significantly impact mental health during perimenopause and menopause. You'll discover how the decline in estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone affects neurotransmitters, altering mood, motivation, pleasure, and sleep. I also highlight the psychosocial stressors and physical symptoms that can worsen these issues.
     
    Learn about hormone replacement therapy's crucial role in rebalancing hormones, alleviating symptoms, and enhancing overall mental well-being. We'll explore how this transformative phase can be managed effectively, offering hope and solutions for those struggling. Understanding the connection between hormone levels and neurotransmitters can empower you to make informed decisions about your health. Plus, I’ll share insights on navigating this journey with confidence and grace.
     
    Ready to take control of your menopause journey? Tune in to uncover practical strategies for improving mental health and finding balance. And don't miss out on my FREE E-book, "Mastering the Pause: The Guide to Menopause Mastery," designed to help you navigate these changes naturally and reclaim your vitality. Download your copy today at guide.hormoneshelp.com and start mastering the pause!
     
     
    Key Takeaways:
    [00:02:08] Anxiety and depression during menopause.
    [00:05:21] Impact of menopause on the economy.
    [00:08:02] Hormones influencing neurotransmitters.
    [00:13:34] Estrogen and dopamine relationship.
    [00:16:17] Impact of progesterone on GABA.
    [00:22:32] Menopausal therapy and hormone replacement.
    [00:26:06] Menopause and sexual desire.
    [00:29:30] Hormone replacement therapy shortage.
     
     
    Memorable Quotes:
    "The simple fact is the hormones declining are why we're experiencing these symptoms. They're not new and unique and exclusive of their own. The anxiety and depression are actually a symptom of the loss of hormones. And I'm going to go into why. So the problem is anxiety, depression. Solution is replace hormones and get them back on line." – Betty Murray
     
    "If you find that you are challenged with getting somebody to listen to you, drop them, fire them, find somebody who listens, and fight for your right to feel good. We shouldn't have to spend this next act feeling terrible at the same time." – Betty Murray
     
     
    Links Mentioned:
    FREE E-book "Mastering the Pause: The Guide to Menopause Mastery": https://guide.hormoneshelp.com/
     
     
    Connect with Betty Murray:
    Living Well Dallas Website: https://www.livingwelldallas.com/
    Hormone Reset Website: https://hormonereset.net/
    Betty Murray Website: https://www.bettymurray.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BettyAMurrayCN/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bettymurray_phd/
     

    • 30 min
    Does Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Cause Breast Cancer?

    Does Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Cause Breast Cancer?

    Breast cancer and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are topics that can stir up a whirlwind of emotions and confusion. I’m here to clear the air by diving into the latest research and revealing the truths behind bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. With insights from landmark studies like the Women's Health Initiative and recent Medicare research, we break down complex statistics to show what they really mean for you. You'll also learn about how lifestyle factors such as obesity, alcohol consumption, and environmental toxins play into the risk of breast cancer.
     
    I also share a compelling personal story about a woman navigating her menopausal journey and highlight the importance of having informed conversations with your healthcare provider. It's time to leave behind outdated fears and understand why dismissing hormone therapy isn't the answer. Discover how you can advocate for your health with confidence and make empowered decisions about your well-being. Tune in to understand why HRT might be a valuable option for managing menopausal symptoms.
     
    Don't forget to grab your FREE E-book, "Mastering the Pause: The Guide to Menopause Mastery." It's a roadmap designed to help you navigate perimenopause with natural, powerful strategies tailored specifically to reclaim your balance and vitality. Download it now at guide.hormoneshelp.com.
     
     
    Key Takeaways:
     
    [00:00] Recent research shifts understanding of menopausal symptoms.
    [04:49] Bias in women's health study affects findings.
    [08:34] Understanding hormone replacement therapy and its risks.
    [11:43] Hormone therapy risks and benefits in detail.
    [14:53] Misconceptions about hormone replacement and breast cancer.
    [18:46] Long-term hormone replacement reduces mortality and cancer risk.
    [23:32] Polluted environment, shift work, and hair dye.
    [25:39] Observational studies fail to control for variables.
    [28:25] Hormone replacement not linked to causing breast cancer.
    [32:57] Choose a healthcare practitioner who stays updated.
    [37:52] Women's complex health history demands more attention.
    [38:35] Fight patriarchy, empower women's health with science.
     
     
    Memorable Quotes:
     
    "They are terrified that they're going to do something that increases their risk of breast cancer when not having hormones increases your risk of basically all-cause mortality, whether it's cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, dementia, stroke, thrombotic risk, colon cancer, lung cancer, and oh, by the way, it actually increases your risk of breast cancer too." – Betty Murray
     
    "The idea that hormone replacement causes breast cancer does not have conclusive evidence, and observational studies do not prove that."– Betty Murray
     
     
    Links Mentioned:
     
    FREE E-book "Mastering the Pause: The Guide to Menopause Mastery": https://guide.hormoneshelp.com/
     
     
    Connect with Betty Murray:
     
    Living Well Dallas Website: https://www.livingwelldallas.com/
     
    Hormone Reset Website: https://hormonereset.net/
     
    Betty Murray Website: https://www.bettymurray.com/
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BettyAMurrayCN/
     
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bettymurray_phd/

    • 40 min
    How to Bust the Plateau: Fat Loss Strategies in Menopause

    How to Bust the Plateau: Fat Loss Strategies in Menopause

    In today’s episode learn about the importance of protein intake for women in pre-menopause and menopause. We are going to explore the concept of your body's need for proteins, and how it helps you to operate efficiently. We’ll discuss how you can break through fat loss plateaus and I’ll share specific strategies to help you navigate this challenge during menopause- and beyond!
     
    Learn More about estrogen dominance and its impact on weight gain and overall health in a free ebook available at ed.hormoneshelp.com
     
    Key takeaways:
    [00:01:32] Fat loss plateau strategies.
    [00:05:15] Visceral fat and health risks.
    [00:10:57] Anabolic resistance.
    [00:13:18] Anabolic resistance in menopausal women.
    [00:16:39] Importance of muscle for health.
    [00:19:52] Protein leverage effect.
    [00:23:59-00:24:10] High-protein diet benefits.
    [00:26:28] Importance of muscle mass.
    [00:33:00] Bodybuilding and calorie restriction.
    [00:35:29] Building muscle with whole foods.
    [00:37:24] Stress management and mindfulness.
    [00:41:08] Focus on building more muscle.
     
    Memorable quotes:
    04:33 - "The first thing you need to know is your hormonal changes that are happening right now, even if you have adrenal problems, even if you have thyroid problems, are going to increase some very important things."
    16:29 - "I agree with Gabrielle Lyon, that muscle and holding on to muscle is one of the most vital things that we have to do."
     
    42:22 - "Your weight is indicative of a problem. It is a symptom of the problem. It is not the problem."



    Links Mentioned:
     
    FREE E-Book “Mastering The Pause: The Guide to Menopause Mastery”: https://guide.hormoneshelp.com/
     
    Contact Betty Murray: https://www.bettymurray.com/contact-us/
     
     
     
    Connect with Betty Murray:
     
    Living Well Dallas Website: https://www.livingwelldallas.com/
     
    Hormone Reset Website: https://hormonereset.net/
     
    Betty Murray Website: https://www.bettymurray.com/
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BettyAMurrayCN/
     
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bettymurray_phd/

    • 43 min
    How to Get Lean & Lose Body Fat When You Are Over 40

    How to Get Lean & Lose Body Fat When You Are Over 40

    Chasing fitness goals in your 40s and beyond? Joe Hoye, owner of Hoye Fit, shares his journey from training young men to empowering women in perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause. He reveals the vital role of strength training, clears up misconceptions about protein intake, and explains how different exercises can reshape your body composition.
    Joe also highlights the upcoming Midlife Makeover Summit in July, a five-day online event that promises to revolutionize your approach to nutrition, exercise, mindset, health, and menopause. With an aim to reach over 2 million people, Joe offers a sneak peek into what you can expect from the summit, making it a can't-miss event for anyone looking to improve their health in midlife.
    Tune in to our engaging conversation to gain practical tips for achieving your fitness goals in midlife and get inspired by the Midlife Makeover Summit. Don't miss this opportunity to transform your health and well-being! And, if you're feeling off, your hormones might be out of whack—take my FREE Quiz to discover your personalized hormone imbalance and start feeling like yourself again. Visit https://bit.ly/3wNJOec to take the hormone quiz now.

     
    Key Takeaways:
    [00:02:21] A young man helping women.
    [00:03:34] The power of reverse psychology.
    [00:08:35] Women's athletics and fitness.
    [00:12:48] Diet misconceptions and weight loss.
    [00:15:04] Weight loss and self-worth.
    [00:19:26] Success in fitness journey.
    [00:22:27] Weight training benefits for women.
    [00:23:54] Overtraining and hormonal imbalance.
    [00:28:41] Protein intake importance.
    [00:30:30] Importance of carbs in diet.
    [00:33:02] Summit announcement.

     
    Memorable Quotes:
    "Success, in my eyes, looks like a few very simple things done every day for a long period of time. And so it's going to look like—giving your body the calories it actually needs, when you go to the gym, being there with intent and focus, not just dilly-dallying and lifting the five-pound dumbbells, but challenging yourself for that one hour a day, three days a week, prioritizing your sleep just like you told your kids to, and then doing that over and over again." – Joe Hoye
    "People should train bulk because different rep ranges are going to serve different purposes. Two things we do know is that as women enter midlife, their bone density is decreasing and their muscle mass is going away. And so lifting heavy with low reps is certainly going to tell your bones to stay strong. That's going to help you stay functional and safe as you age." – Joe Hoye
     
    Links Mentioned:
    FREE Hormone Quiz: https://bit.ly/3wNJOec
    Midlife Makeover Summit: https://hoyefit.com/pages/midlifemakeoverregistration
    Enter to win 6 months of free fitness coaching! HoyeFit x Menopause Mastery: https://hoyefit.com/blogs/news/mmscholarship
     
    Connect with Joe Hoye:
    Website: https://hoyefit.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hoyefit/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hoyefit/
     
    Connect with Betty Murray:
    Living Well Dallas Website: https://www.livingwelldallas.com/
    Hormone Reset Website: https://hormonereset.net/
    Betty Murray Website: https://www.bettymurray.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BettyAMurrayCN/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bettymurray_phd/

    • 33 min
    What's the Number One Risk to Your Health?

    What's the Number One Risk to Your Health?

    Did you know that cardiovascular disease is actually the leading cause of death for women in the United States? It's a serious issue that we need to address, especially considering the statistics that show women are more likely to die from a heart attack than men.
    Today, we’re unpacking why women are more susceptible to fatal heart attacks than men and what we can do about it. You'll learn about the crucial role of the endothelial glycocalyx, a protective lining in our blood vessels, and how nitric oxide is vital for maintaining healthy, wide-open arteries. This episode is packed with practical tips on diet, exercise, and two game-changing products that can help improve blood vessel function.
    Ready to take your heart health seriously? Tune in to uncover strategies to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and boost your overall well-being. Plus, don’t miss out on my FREE Hormone Quiz to find out if hormonal imbalances are affecting your health. Visit this link to take the quiz and get a personalized report to start feeling like yourself again.
     
    Key Takeaways:
    [00:01:14] Cardiovascular disease in women.
    [00:06:30] Cardiovascular health in women.
    [00:08:07] The endothelial glycocalyx role.
    [00:11:21] The protective effect of menopause.
    [00:14:34] Antioxidant-rich diet essentials.
    [00:18:36] Omega-3 Fatty Acids Importance.
    [00:23:14] Cardiovascular fitness and training.
    [00:26:15] Artrosulfur HP and its benefits.
    [00:29:14] Women's higher lifetime risk.
    [00:31:53] Creating the most exceptional life.
     
    Memorable Quotes:
    "What if I were to tell you that breast cancer is not even close to the biggest risk women face in the aging process? It's actually cardiovascular disease." – Betty Murray
    "And we have a higher lifetime risk of developing vascular dementia compared to men. And again, this is because we have a slightly greater longevity than men, but vascular dementia and vascular concerns develop long before those last few years that we tend to outlive men." – Betty Murray
     
    Links Mentioned:
    FREE Hormone Quiz: https://bit.ly/3wNJOec
    Calroy Health Sciences Shop: https://shop.calroy.com/shop/
     
    Connect with Betty Murray:
    Living Well Dallas Website: https://www.livingwelldallas.com/
    Hormone Reset Website: https://hormonereset.net/
    Betty Murray Website: https://www.bettymurray.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BettyAMurrayCN/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bettymurray_phd/
     

    • 32 min
    How to Avoid Overuse & Acute Injury in the Fastest Growing Sport for Women Over 40

    How to Avoid Overuse & Acute Injury in the Fastest Growing Sport for Women Over 40

    In this episode, we dive into the exploding world of pickle-ball with Dr. Jennifer Engels, a former radiologist turned health guru. But along with its surge in popularity comes a spike in injuries, making injury prevention crucial for players.
    Dr. Engels shares practical tips on staying safe and enjoying pickle-ball to the fullest. Join us as we uncover common pickle-ball injuries and learn how to avoid them with expert advice from Dr. Engels.
    From warm-up routines to holistic health practices, we'll explore everything you need to know to play smart and stay injury-free. Tune in for a game-changing discussion on pickle-ball, wellness, and the joy of staying active.
    Also, don't miss out on my FREE E-book, “Mastering The Pause: The Guide to Menopause Mastery”! This is the FIRST and only research-driven guide that exposes the underlying triggers of hormonal symptoms and provides the guidance you need to restore balance and sail through this season of life. Download your copy at: https://bit.ly/3wr2i4q

     
    Key Takeaways:
    [00:01:20] Avoiding overuse injuries in pickle-ball.
    [00:06:52] Transition to functional medicine.
    [00:09:54] Pickle-ball as a new sport.
    [00:11:29] Recapturing Childhood Joy through Pickle-ball.
    [00:15:37] Potential pickle-ball injuries.
    [00:19:10] Maintaining agility with age.
    [00:22:45] Preparing for intense sports.
    [00:25:42] Myofascial release for injuries.
    [00:31:03] Hormone levels and exercise performance.
    [00:34:13] Finding joy in activities.
     
    Memorable Quotes:
    "Well, I would just say try to find something that brings you joy. It doesn't have to be pickle-ball. I would just look back at your childhood. If you loved dance or if you loved hiking or you loved whatever it was, gardening, I would just try to immerse yourself in things that bring you joy because that will release endorphins." – Jennifer Engels
    "Many individuals tend to avoid certain beneficial therapies, such as myofascial release or dry needling, due to the discomfort they experience during the session. However, the relief afterward can be significant, akin to releasing built-up tension and pressure that one may not have realized was impacting them deeply." – Jennifer Engels
     
    Links Mentioned:
    FREE E-book, “Mastering The Pause: The Guide to Menopause Mastery”!: https://bit.ly/3wr2i4q
    Free Gift:
    Free 15 - 20 minute instructional video by a local pickle-ball professional, created just for Betty Murray’s audience, with special tips on secrets to improve your game and crush the competition. Your favorite pregame smoothie and tips on preventing injury.
    Visit: https://www.wecarefrisco.com/pickle-ball
     
    Connect with Dr. Jennifer Engels:
    Website: https://www.wecarefrisco.com/pickleball
     
    Connect with Betty Murray:
    Living Well Dallas Website: https://www.livingwelldallas.com/
    Hormone Reset Website: https://hormonereset.net/
    Betty Murray Website: https://www.bettymurray.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BettyAMurrayCN/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bettymurray_phd/
     

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Mmjpolk ,

Vital for Women and Men

For 10 years I experienced menopause without having knowledge of this term and wish I had this information then. Trying to figure everything out now and our primary physicians, gynecologist and endocrinologist unfortunately either aren’t educated or prescribe one size fits HRT because insurance will not cover a personalized approach. We need to do better medical community!

MorganBeveridge ,

A must listen for midlife women

This is one of the best podcasts to listen to if you’re a midlife woman. Betty covers so many important topics we need to know about!

tracey1315 ,

Best podcast ever

I saw a functional medicine physician the week before I heard this podcast, and I was ecstatic to hear the mind-blowing information presented herein. I feel like it will give me my life back. I’ve been suffering with insomnia for 14 years and it’s been beyond brutal. Thank you so much and I am going to share this with every single woman I know and I probably will write a book on this topic as well (so that no one else has to suffer the way I have). Count me among the furious that are all suffering so that companies can make a profit by withholding with information from us.

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