Hello, Hot Flash: Conversations about menopause, women’s health and mindset for midlife women.

Hello, Hot Flash: Conversations about menopause, women’s health and mindset for midlife women.

This show will deliver health & wellness tips for midlife women on how to navigate, survive, and thrive through perimenopause. If you are looking for menopause information from a menopause educator who has been through what you are facing, then you are in the right place. This podcast will provide valuable insights for midlife women who are perimenopausal or postmenopausal and for their husbands, sons, daughters, nephews, and nieces. Human Resource Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion officers can also learn how to support workplace employees who may be struggling with menopause. If you want to learn how to navigate menopause so you can sleep better, lose weight, have more energy, and regain the vibrancy you had in your youth, you are in the right place! This show will provide information to questions like: *Should I start hormone replacement therapy? *How will menopause affect my sex drive? *Should I have a pap test after menopause? *Should I have a mammogram after menopause? *Should I take supplements for perimenopause symptoms? *What foods should I eat during menopause? *What is the difference between perimenopause and menopause? *How old are you when menopause starts and stops? *How can I get a good night’s sleep? *How can I stop feeling overwhelmed? *How can I get my hair to grow? *How can I have more energy? *What type of exercise should I practice if I’m in perimenopause? *How does menopause impact my bone health? *Will being perimenopausal increase my risk for cancer? *Will menopause affect my heart?


June 20, 2024 23 mins

Are you feeling the constant financial juggle? From managing everyday expenses to planning for the future, it's a lot to handle. But what about the impact of menopause?

In today’s episode, I'm sharing my personal experience, revealing how menopause can unexpectedly strain your wallet. 

Yes, I'm talking about my own journey, where I ended up spending an extra $20,000 out of pocket due to menopause-related issues.

I'll uncover the hi...

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In today's episode, I discuss 8 common mistakes women often make during menopause and what you can do to help yourself. 

We'll uncover how dietary choices, self-care habits, and more may impact your menopause experience.

If you find yourself in one of these situations—struggling with weight, sleep issues, hot flashes, low libido, or stress—I'll share actionable tips to help you navigate through this time of life more smoothly.

I wa...

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Diet and physical activity are undoubtedly important for weight loss, but have you ever considered your mind's role in achieving your goals? 

In today's episode, I'll explore the psychological barriers that might be keeping you from reaching your desired weight.

From emotional eating triggers to deep-seated beliefs about food, we'll uncover how your mindset can impact your weight loss journey. 

Ready to take the next step on your w...

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Today's episode is all about taking action – perhaps even before you feel ready – so you can relieve your peri and post-menopausal symptoms. 

I'll discuss why taking action now is a BIG DEAL rather than waiting for the "perfect" moment. 

Learn practical strategies for managing weight and stress, and discover how small, consistent steps can significantly improve your well-being. 

Ready to take action? Join our free webinar, "Navigat...

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Are you struggling with weight loss during menopause? I know firsthand how frustrating it can be to deal with weight gain during perimenopause. That's why I'm excited to share some valuable insights with you in today’s episode!

Join me as I open up about my own journey and discuss practical strategies for tackling weight loss challenges during this transformative phase of life. We'll cover everything from understanding the root cau...

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Join me as I discuss gut health challenges during menopause and share my journey of overcoming gut dysbiosis.

I'll explore the importance of nurturing balanced gut health through probiotics and incorporating gut-friendly foods like plant-based yogurt, kefir, and kimchi into our diets. I'll also introduce a structured twelve-week plan aimed at improving gut health.

Additionally, I'm inviting you to a free webinar to delve deeper int...

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Celebrate with us on the 150th episode of Hello, Hot Flash! 

Join me as I reflect on our journey, share insights into perimenopause challenges, and highlight past episode expert discussions on pelvic floor therapy, hormone replacement therapy, and dispelling menopause myths. 

I’ll share practical tips to combat loneliness, manage symptoms, and get a sneak peek into some free events focusing on weight loss, better sleep, and stress ...

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Join me as I share my journey with adaptogens, highlighting their effectiveness in combating common issues like insomnia, hot flashes, stress, and brain fog during menopause.


But here's the question: How can we ensure we're harnessing the full potential of adaptogens? I'll guide you through the process of selecting high-quality adaptogens from reputable sources, ensuring purity and potency.


Discover my top recommendations, incl...

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In today's episode, we will talk about a little gland in our brain that plays a big role in regulating our body's functions. It's called the hypothalamus, and it's responsible for many systems of our bodies.

Our guest, Deborah Maragopoulos, is an expert in this area and will help us understand why the hypothalamus is so important, especially during menopause. She'll share practical tips on how we can support our h...

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In today's solo episode, let's talk about how the demands of caregiving can often leave individuals with little time for themselves.

Join me as we delve into how the weight of caregiving responsibilities, including the care of aging parents, support for adult children, and perhaps even grandchildren, intersects with the physiological changes of menopause.

I'll shine a light on the profound impact of this dual role on the waistline ...

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Have you ever wondered about the possibility of reversing the aging process? Join us for an interesting conversation with Dr. Prudence Hall, the founder of the Hall Center. We will delve into the world of regenerative medicine and learn how Dr. Hall transitioned from a conventional gynecological surgeon to a holistic pioneer. 

You will also learn why she believes that traditional menopause treatments are often ineffective and lac...

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In today's solo episode, I'll delve into a common struggle for many women: overcoming discouragement during perimenopause.


It's a phase where you may find yourself feeling drained and irritable, wondering why you're experiencing phantom smells and foggy thinking. These challenges can be disheartening as you navigate perimenopause.


Join me as I explore how stress and hormonal shifts, like cortisol, can impact our mood, making it...

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Are you interested in learning how to manage pelvic floor issues that can arise as we age? Join us for an insightful conversation with Dr. Riana Taktikos, a pelvic floor physical therapist, where we uncover the not-so-talked-about challenges many women face during menopause. 

From sudden urges to leakages, prolapse, painful intercourse, constipation, and other related challenges, we'll explore how pelvic floor the...

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Welcome to today's solo episode, where I'll be discussing a common challenge faced by many women during menopause: the emergence of fine lines and wrinkles. As we age, it's natural for our skin to undergo changes. But what causes these signs of aging to appear?

Join me as we explore the science behind menopause-related skin changes and learn practical strategies to tackle fine lines and wrinkles. I'll explore how hormonal shifts, h...

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Dr. Doug Lucas, a dual board-certified physician and orthopedic surgeon specializing in holistic medicine, reveals some fascinating aspects of women’s health as it relates to testosterone. With his expertise in hormone and bone health optimization for women in midlife and beyond, he will share insights on how understanding and optimizing testosterone levels can unlock better health outcomes for women. 


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In today's episode, we're diving into the land of dreams... or lack thereof! Yep, you guessed it - it's all about sleep!

But let me pose this question: Are your sleep habits rock-solid? If not, brace yourself because I'm about to uncover the truth about perimenopause and its subtle effects on our sleep patterns. 

Grab your comfiest PJs and join me as I share some personal insights on conquering the sleep struggle during perimenopau...

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re you going through menopause and struggling with the symptoms that come with it? Did you know that managing sugar intake can help alleviate menopausal symptoms? In this episode, we will discuss everything you need to know about the crucial link between sugar consumption and menopause.


Joining us in this discussion is Julie Daniluk, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and a highly sought-after anti-inflammatory expert and speak...

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Welcome to today's episode, where we will discuss something that every man should know about: the menstrual cycle. Whether you're a husband, boyfriend, or friend, understanding this natural process can help you be a better partner and support your loved one through the ups and downs of hormonal changes.

 I’ll be discussing the different phases of the menstrual cycle and what your partner or friend may be experiencing during each on...

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Are you struggling to balance personal growth with professional success in the face of rapid change as a midlife female leader? In today’s episode, we shine a spotlight on Mel Ross's transformative strategies tailored specifically for women like you.


Mel specializes in guiding midlife leaders through the unique challenges and opportunities of this pivotal stage in their careers and lives. Join us as we delve into Mel's holistic a...

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In this episode, I share how my faith guides me through menopause. It's a time of growth and healing, and I use scripture to help. Through my upcoming limited series, Christian Women And Menopause, I offer support rooted in God's word, emphasizing the importance of faith, prayer, and community. I invite women to find comfort in knowing God is with them during this transition.



00:00:17 Faith-Based Menopause Healing Str...

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