Gennev: Let's talk about menopause

Gennev: Let's talk about menopause

Gennev is the first-of-its kind online clinic for women in midlife and menopause. If you're ready to take back control of your health through and beyond the menopause transition, join us at Gennev.com.... Show More

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June 22, 2020 61 min

Stress is — no joke — a killer.

The toll it takes on our bodies and psyches is enormous. When stressed we don't sleep well, eat well, exercise well, or play well with others. Stress causes or contributes to headaches, stomach upset, fatigue, muscle pain, anxiety and depression, and a host of issues that can really erode your quality of life.

Adaptogens are herbs and mushrooms that help your body deal with stress. As the name im...

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June 15, 2020 50 min

Acupuncture and hot flashes; magnesium and mood; is HRT dangerous; will testosterone pellets revive my libido?

Like so many things we don't talk about, the truths about menopause can be a bit hazy. That's not OK when women's health, quality of life, and futures are at stake. 

From the beginning, the team at Gennev have made it part of our mission to supply the best, evidence-based information and solutions that are out ...

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When we talked with Amy Schmidt of Fearlessly Facing Fifty about confidence and creativity in midlife, we knew we had to ask her back. Her enthusiasm is irresistible. 

Amy's mission is to change the narrative around midlife and inspire the women in it. Midlife is not a crisis, she says; it's an opportunity! 

And her new book Cannonball is already inspiring women. Even prior to release, it was #1 in its category on Amazon.

E...

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June 8, 2020 47 min

Midlife can feel like a time when we have to drastically reduce or give up so many things we love: sugar, wine, coffee, carbs, sweaters that don't button down the front, good sleep.

For some women, quitting smoking just feels like one sacrifice too many.

To you we say: add something else back, but please...get rid of cigarettes.

May 31 was World No Tobacco Day, according to the World Health Organization. Part of the Tobacco Fre...

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Sexuality in menopause is tricky. Libido may be less robust than in previous years, or missing altogether.

Vaginal dryness or atrophy can make penetrative sex painful.

Weight gain, digestive issues, hair loss, and dry skin can leave us feeling distinctly unsexy and give our self-esteem a gut punch.

Add to that the challenges of a verrrrrrry long stretch of "us time," and romance, intimacy, and sex become about as interestin...

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During the COVID quarantine, many are looking for ways to maintain social and community connection. 

Menopause can also be isolating, as women choose to stay home rather than face the possible embarrassment of a hot flash, flooding period, or other disruptive, hard-to-hide menopause symptom.

At Gennev, we don't believe menopause symptoms should be considered embarrassing, ever. We also know that loneliness can be unhealthy. 

So...

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Gennev Director of Coaching Stasi Kasianchuk talks with Elizabeth Jones, Aliza Tuttle and Ashley Relf, the three women behind It's On Us, Corvallis, an organization linking restaurants, crowd sourced funds, and hungry people. 

Hear how IOU Corvallis is helping people get nutritious meals, helping restaurants stay active and reach new audiences, and helping build and maintain a thriving community, even in a time of self-isolatio...

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May 21, 2020 59 min

Historically, it's been tough to start a business that caters specifically to women. Investors have often been a little reluctant to invest in a business focused on menopause, for example.

But that's changing, with female entrepreneurs leading the charge, forming partnerships to support one another and the women they serve. 

In this podcast, Health Coach Stasi Kasianchuk talks with CEO of Handful Active Wear Jennifer Fergus...

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As we age, our nutritional needs change. Meeting those needs when life is so busy and the world is full of pre-packaged, quick, easy foods can be a real challenge.

To make sure women get all the nutrients they need, Gennev asked Naturopathic Physician Dr. Wendy Ellis to create the ideal daily supplement pack for women in midlife & menopause — a pack that promotes good health and helps manage menopause symptoms.

Learn more about...

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Working out has gotten trickier lately, and not just because we're all trying to exercise at home with less space and equipment than we're used to.   As our bodies change over time, it is normal for our exercise routine to need adjustment as well. In this podcast, Gennev Director of Health Coaching Stasi Kasianchuk talks with Robin Jones, owner of the barre3 studio in Corvallis, Oregon, about how to move safely and effect...
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We're all looking for ways to optimize our health and especially our immunity — things we tend to take for granted when we're feeling good and there isn't a pandemic going on.

The basic ways we strengthen our immune response are the same, whether we're worried about COVID-19 or the flu or staying healthier through menopause: wash hands often, don't touch your face, eat well, sleep well, exercise.

However, we liv...

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Midlife and (peri)menopause can shake our confidence: changes in our body, the fear of bursting into tears or rage, unpredictable cycles, and the list goes on.

It really doesn't have to be that way.

Amy Schmidt of Fearlessly Facing Fifty says we all have a kernel of confidence within us, and if we can tap into it and match it with our new creativity, power, independence, and hard-earned experience, we are genuinely a force to b...

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With the "stay home" orders and recommendations flying around, most of us have had our normal lives pretty thoroughly disrupted.

And that means our patterns and habits are disrupted as well. We can't hit the gym or the spin class or the pool. We're making lunches at home rather than grabbing a bite out. Even our sacred coffee routines are different!

But some things you can continue to do or even do better, and hydra...

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When most of us think of grief, we think of losing a loved one or the end of a relationship. Does it make sense to have a sense of grief in the coronavirus crisis, even if you haven't lost anyone?

According to psychiatrist Dr. Swapna Vaidya, yes. Grief is caused by loss, and many of us have lost at the very least a sense of security and our predictable routines. Others may have lost jobs, opportunities, and of course, loved one...

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Wearing a face mask (except the N95s, please leave those for medical professionals) helps protect other people from you. Even if you have no symptoms, you could be carrying and spreading the COVID 19 virus, so it's important to keep the moisture from coughs, sneezes — perhaps even breaths — contained. So please, do wear a mask if you're out and about among people.

Protecting others is awesome. Protecting yourself and those ...

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Nutrition plays a critical role in supporting our immune system. Now more than ever it's time to prioritize your nutrition to keep you healthy and well. This doesn't need to take excessive amounts of time or advanced culinary skills. Listen to the podcast to learn easy ways to prepare and eat meals to support your immune health.

In this podcast, you'll hear Gennev's Director of Coaching Stasi Kasianchuk, RND, talkin...

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April 1, 2020 51 min

How do sleep (or a lack of it) and stress (an abundance of it) affect your immune system?

A lot, it turns out, and while that's always important, it's particularly important during this time of COVID 19. 

To help people be well during this pandemic, Gennev is offering a series of weekly webinars on issues of women's health and how they're impacted by the isolation. 

What are the risk factors for contracting COVID 19...

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Pelvic health is so important for women, especially as we age.

In this podcast, Gennev Health Coach Stasi Kasianchuk talks with Doctor of Physical Therapy and pelvic specialist Meagan Peeters-Gebler about how to strengthen and maintain the muscles of the pelvic floor.

Find Dr. Peeters-Gebler at Orthopedic Spine Therapy.

Gennev is a first-of-its-kind online clinic for women in midlife and menopause. Learn how to improve health and w...

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Our recent podcast on COVID 19 was so popular, we decided to do a deeper dive into the particular risks women face and how we can best protect ourselves and those we care about.

In this webinar/podcast, Gennev CEO Jill Angelo talks to Dr. Rebecca Dunsmoor-Su, Chief Medical Officer and director of the Gennev Telemedicine program, Coaches Lauren Leedy and Stasi Kasianchuk of the Gennev HealthFix program, and Dr. Swapna Vaidya, psychi...

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March 11, 2020 27 min

Gennev's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Rebecca Dunsmoor-Su and Menopause Coach Stasi Kasianchuk discuss why women in menopause and midlife need to take especially good care of themselves during this time of elevated risk. They also share great tips on how to support your immune system now and always.

Learn more about Gennev, menopause, and how to protect your health with Gennev HealthFix and Telemedicine at gennev.com.

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