1 hr 10 min

Your new menopause toolkit with Dr. Mary Claire Haver & Dr. Sarah Berry ZOE Science & Nutrition

    • Nutrition

The menopause transition can bring unexpected challenges — the effects can significantly impact daily life and long-term health.
Dr. Mary Claire Haver is a board-certified gynaecologist and a menopause specialist. She's helped thousands of women in perimenopause and menopause to realise their health goals. In today’s episode, she joins Jonathan and ZOE's Chief Scientist Dr. Sarah Berry to shed light on what to expect during these life stages.
Sarah and Mary Claire describe practical strategies for managing symptoms, critical conversations to have with healthcare providers, and how to advocate for yourself effectively in medical settings.
🌱 Try our new plant based wholefood supplement - Daily 30
*Naturally high in copper which contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism and the normal function of the immune system
Learn how your body responds to food 👉 zoe.com/podcast for 10% off
Follow ZOE on Instagram. 
Timecodes:
00:00 Introduction
01:33 Quickfire questions
05:53 There is a lack of menopause training in medical school
07:02 Most women are going into menopause blind
07:43 Why menopause symptoms vary
09:30 The hormonal ‘zone of chaos’
11:45 ZOE PREDICT data on menopause symptoms
13:36 How long do perimenopause symptoms last?
17:52 Perimenopause at age 35?
18:34 Why hormone tests are worthless
20:53 The risk of chronic disease after menopause
24:53 Why does menopause increase hunger?
28:39 Why medicine and research is male-dominated
32:34 How to talk to your doctor about menopaue
34:12 Pregnancy research - 10x more extensive than menopause research!
35:14 Mary Claire’s toolkit of strategies for menopause
36:34 What are the long-term health benefits of hormone replacement therapy?
38:36 Is HRT safe for most women?
42:47 Brand new ZOE study results: diet and menopause
49:16 Top 3 tips to help with symptoms
54:34 What is ‘frozen shoulder’ and how can you treat it?
📚 Mary Claire's book
The New Menopause

📚 Books from our ZOE Scientists

Every Body Should Know This by Dr Federica Amati

Food For Life by Prof. Tim Spector


Mentioned in today's episode


Menopause transition and cardiovascular disease risk: Implications for timing of early prevention: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association in Circulation



The controversial history of hormone replacement therapy in Medicina


Dr. Vonda Wright’s website


Have feedback or a topic you'd like us to cover? Let us know here
Episode transcripts are available here.

The menopause transition can bring unexpected challenges — the effects can significantly impact daily life and long-term health.
Dr. Mary Claire Haver is a board-certified gynaecologist and a menopause specialist. She's helped thousands of women in perimenopause and menopause to realise their health goals. In today’s episode, she joins Jonathan and ZOE's Chief Scientist Dr. Sarah Berry to shed light on what to expect during these life stages.
Sarah and Mary Claire describe practical strategies for managing symptoms, critical conversations to have with healthcare providers, and how to advocate for yourself effectively in medical settings.
🌱 Try our new plant based wholefood supplement - Daily 30
*Naturally high in copper which contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism and the normal function of the immune system
Learn how your body responds to food 👉 zoe.com/podcast for 10% off
Follow ZOE on Instagram. 
Timecodes:
00:00 Introduction
01:33 Quickfire questions
05:53 There is a lack of menopause training in medical school
07:02 Most women are going into menopause blind
07:43 Why menopause symptoms vary
09:30 The hormonal ‘zone of chaos’
11:45 ZOE PREDICT data on menopause symptoms
13:36 How long do perimenopause symptoms last?
17:52 Perimenopause at age 35?
18:34 Why hormone tests are worthless
20:53 The risk of chronic disease after menopause
24:53 Why does menopause increase hunger?
28:39 Why medicine and research is male-dominated
32:34 How to talk to your doctor about menopaue
34:12 Pregnancy research - 10x more extensive than menopause research!
35:14 Mary Claire’s toolkit of strategies for menopause
36:34 What are the long-term health benefits of hormone replacement therapy?
38:36 Is HRT safe for most women?
42:47 Brand new ZOE study results: diet and menopause
49:16 Top 3 tips to help with symptoms
54:34 What is ‘frozen shoulder’ and how can you treat it?
📚 Mary Claire's book
The New Menopause

📚 Books from our ZOE Scientists

Every Body Should Know This by Dr Federica Amati

Food For Life by Prof. Tim Spector


Mentioned in today's episode


Menopause transition and cardiovascular disease risk: Implications for timing of early prevention: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association in Circulation



The controversial history of hormone replacement therapy in Medicina


Dr. Vonda Wright’s website


Have feedback or a topic you'd like us to cover? Let us know here
Episode transcripts are available here.

1 hr 10 min