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6 Oct 2021
SUBSCRIBE: Omny | iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Play | Youtube | Facebook | RSS |The effects of estrogen on the brain are so profound that when it drops, it can feel like all of it is suddenly gone instead of experiencing a slow decline. Then the brain has to readjust while we go through the changes. The sad thing for some however, is when they ask for help from a doctor they expect would have an answer… they would just be dismissed. But there's no reason why we should have to suffer through anything. There’s help available because your body matters. In today’s podcast, we’re going to talk about getting perimenopause help where I’m joined with founder and CEO of Mighty, Jeanne Chung. Tune in today and find that one small and easy thing that you can do to start choosing yourself.
6 Oct 2021
SUBSCRIBE: Omny | iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Play | Youtube | Facebook | RSS |The effects of estrogen on the brain are so profound that when it drops, it can feel like all of it is suddenly gone instead of experiencing a slow decline. Then the brain has to readjust while we go through the changes. The sad thing for some however, is when they ask for help from a doctor they expect would have an answer… they would just be dismissed. But there's no reason why we should have to suffer through anything. There’s help available because your body matters. In today’s podcast, we’re going to talk about getting perimenopause help where I’m joined with founder and CEO of Mighty, Jeanne Chung. Tune in today and find that one small and easy thing that you can do to start choosing yourself.
29 Sep 2021
SUBSCRIBE: Omny | iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Play | Youtube | Facebook | RSS |We've been talking about the MENO-Mate way of eating in the Menopause Movement to help women ease their symptoms through diet, and I say this to the women who come through our programs: Inflammation really starts with our food. Today we’re delving more into that and why our gut health has an important connection to skincare with Jennifer Fugo MS, LDN, CNS who is a clinical nutritionist empowering adults who've been failed by conventional medicine to beat chronic skin and unending gut challenges.
1 Sep 2021
SUBSCRIBE: Omny | iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Play | Youtube | Facebook | RSS |Because of the decline of hormones, we need to have stronger pelvic floors, so that we're not suffering from vaginal dryness. In menopause, we lose bone density (so all these things are happening simultaneously). To find relief, some women want that magical pill or the surgery...that we forget that the answers are already within us and we have to do the work. But if after childbirth, you find that you need to take steps to heal your pelvic floor because of pain, leaking, pressure or discomfort “down there…” you don’t have to be stuck in not knowing what to do to care for your sacred anatomy. There's stuff you and I can do. In today’s podcast episode I’m with a licensed physical therapist as well as an expert in integrated pelvic floor therapies, Isa Herrera where we talk about giving your lady parts the first aid and love that they need to be happy. Tune in today and discover how to trust yourself again as you learn more about finding pelvic pain relief!
25 Aug 2021
SUBSCRIBE: Omny | iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Play | Youtube | Facebook | RSS |I say this a lot: "Anything worth doing is worth sucking at it first.” and it’s true because you can't lose a hundred pounds overnight. For me in menopause, it took 5 years before I really understood what was going on: exercise is not a weight loss tool. In today’s episode I’ll be talking about that and MORE with Kinesiologist, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and Certified High Performance Coach, Tanja Shaw. Tune in to today’s podcast and discover how to create a body you love!
4 Aug 2021
SUBSCRIBE: Omny | iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Play | Youtube | Facebook | RSS |It's a long road to get to understanding that our worth comes from inside. Have you ever listened to that voice in your head that told you, “You suck.” or felt like you’re not good enough? I like to say that anything worth doing is worth sucking at it first. I talk more about that in today’s podcast with Hailima Yates who is the CEO and founder of Luv Mrk, a coaching company where she works with clients that embrace positive self-identity, inclusive and equitable work environment. Hailima shares how she struggled from negative self-image and low self-esteem which led her to substance abuse and suicidal ideation, and how she came out of that place to change her mindset, finally value herself, stop her self-sabotaging, and make choices where she now lives a life that she has chosen throughout her adulthood. Tune in to this episode and find the inspiration you need to start seeing the best in you!
23 Jun 2021
SUBSCRIBE: Omny | iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Play | Youtube | Facebook | RSS |Good news: Women like you want to maintain a happy weight and excellent health without counting calories, struggling with fatigue, pushing through hunger and feeling deprived of desserts. And I'm telling you I heard this over and over and it took me 15 years to really hear it: Exercise is not a weight loss tool. Exercise is like the icing on the cake. I talk more about that in today’s podcast episode with board certified holistic nutritionist and functional nutrition, and lifestyle practitioner, Amy White. Tune in to this episode today and know the most important aspects of diet while removing all the fluff!
2 Jun 2021
SUBSCRIBE: Omny | iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Play | Youtube | Facebook | RSS |Food is not just food. Ayurveda teaches this principle: no one part of us operates independently from one another. And Ayurvedic medicine uses unique practices that are all about finding balance in your body. It focuses on dietary improvements and simple habit changes for lasting improvement. In this episode, we welcome Ayurvedic doctor and co-founder of the International Institute of Ayurveda, Victor Briere as we learn about a new perspective to health and wellness.
19 May 2021
SUBSCRIBE: Omny | iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Play | Youtube | Facebook | RSS |Headaches are one of the top reasons why people visit the doctor. But what if your headache is caused by what you're eating? And what if what you're eating is endorsed by one of the biggest 'healthcare' organizations out there? And what if they're wrong?
5 May 2021
SUBSCRIBE: Omny | iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Play | Youtube | Facebook | RSS | In this episode, we welcome fitness trainer Marianna Kane. We talk about how women can overcome their fear of pain and get back into fitness. Marianne highlights the issue of perfectionism in the fitness industry and how you can overcome it. I found that her observations were a lot similar to my own experiences in weight loss. The advice she gives on how to enjoy fitness and love yourself while making progress is helpful to all of us. Change your mindset about your body and learn how to start exercising in this episode!
21 Apr 2021
SUBSCRIBE: Omny | iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Play | Youtube | Facebook | RSS | As women go through menopause, we experience many changes that can affect our hormones and our body. We talk about this in more detail in today’s podcast with Dr. Wendy Leigh White, a practicing naturopathic doctor and nutritionist. She shares what the non-diet approach is and why moving towards health is what she advises her clients. Dr. Wendy Leigh also gives tips on getting restful sleep or getting back to sleep when insomnia strikes. We discuss the emotions tied to food and homeostasis. We believe in living your best life possible, which means feeling good physically, mentally and emotionally. Our goal is for you to have all of these things so you can enjoy your life more fully—the natural way. Tune in to this podcast today because you deserve it!
14 Apr 2021
SUBSCRIBE: Omny | iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Play | Youtube | Facebook | RSS | One of the major causes of MENO-Misery is weight gain. We have surveyed tens of thousands of women about menopause and overwhelmingly, the biggest struggle is menopause weight. Making the decision to change is the first step. However, taking the action that keeps you going can sometimes be overwhelming and complicated. In fact, we can even quit before we start! I know I have! Willpower is unreliable and there’s a lot of confusing information about what we should eat and how much exercise we need. And many times our self-esteem and negative self-talk get in the way. That’s where this guest comes in. Greg Cormier is a behavior change specialist and transformation coach specializing in weight loss for women. Greg simplifies the weight loss journey, and makes it easy to stick with a program that leads to success, even for women who have tried everything or have never had success in the past. Many of those Greg works with see changes in their bodies in just a short time, without restrictive diets or counting calories. During this episode, we discuss how to stay motivated when trying to change our habits, the role community plays in success and why people are so drawn to challenges when it comes to creating successful change in their lives. Greg also shares real-life examples of women who have found success in a 28-day challenge that he facilitates. If you feel hopeless about managing your weight - this episode will give you a lifeline. Watch it and gain the inspiration you need to kickstart your weight loss journey now.
7 Apr 2021
SUBSCRIBE: Omny | iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Play | Youtube | Facebook | RSS | Good nutrition involves good food. Our health and well-being have a lot to do with what we eat, and contrary to what most medical institutions say, fat is not our enemy. Science and sound research show that it is key to improving our metabolic health leading to a long and healthy life. I am so excited to share this interview with Dr. Cate Shanahan. Her book, Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food, has been life-changing for me and my students. When I applied a few simple tweaks based on her recommendations, I started to feel better and more healthy. In this podcast episode, Dr. Cate Shanahan shares the dangers of seed oils and their history. We also talk about how saturated fat got labeled as ‘bad’. We also talk about insulin resistance and the role that nutrition plays in migraines. There is a lot to this episode you shouldn’t miss. Check it out today!
31 Mar 2021
SUBSCRIBE: Omny | iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Play | Youtube | Facebook | RSS | Weight gain puts most menopausal women in a tight spot. The extra pounds would have been tolerable if shedding them were easy—but it's not. And so sometimes it can be easier to stay in MENO-Misery and feel like a loser when the hard work doesn't pay off. But what exactly is the culprit behind this? In this podcast episode, I talk with Dr. Avishkar Sabharwal. He shares with us his personal story about obesity and how he was able to conquer it. Dr. Sabharwal explains the cause of obesity and what role medication plays in managing this disease. He also gives practical recommendations for those who want to manage their weight and why you don’t have to starve or deprive yourself to lose those extra pounds. Check out this episode today!
17 Mar 2021
SUBSCRIBE: Omny | iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Play | Youtube | Facebook | RSS | We all want to grow and flourish, but more often than not, life happens and before we know it, we are living inside of setbacks. These setbacks to achieving our goals sometimes occur due to unmet needs and a traumatic past. That wounding can have a significant impact on us, and when those wounds go unaddressed, we may feel like life just wants to bring us down and even unsafe in our bodies. However, there is a solution, and it is not too late to live your best life yet! In today’s podcast episode, I welcome back Deirdre Fay. We talk about what becoming safely embodied means. She explains how we can start listening to ourselves, understanding shame, and how we can feel alive all the time, especially for those who are going through therapy. We also discuss the seven foundational attachment needs and their importance, including some practical tips to help when we’re triggered. Check out this episode today!
10 Mar 2021
SUBSCRIBE: Omny | iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Play | Youtube | Facebook | RSS | Health is wealth! Cliché as it may sound, we all know this to be a reality. Today we’re talking about the best supplements for menopause and how to get the most bang for your buck. In this podcast episode, we continue our series on supplements with pharmacist Dr. Sharzard Green. She is a frequent guest and always drops the knowledge bombs we need to thrive. Today, we delve deep into the eight types of B vitamins and their functions. She also shares the supplements that most menopausal women look for and use and explains what it does to the body and how it helps women going through menopause. We also talk about DHEA and CoQ10. This informative episode is something you shouldn’t miss. Tune in today!
10 Feb 2021
SUBSCRIBE: Omny | iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Play | Youtube | Facebook | RSS | Headaches can be a fact of life during menopause. The pain can sometimes get quite debilitating and we search for a solution--any solution to relieve it. The problem with any quick fix is that while it can provide temporary relief, it rarely addresses the root cause of the suffering. However, when we truly take the time to tune in to our bodies, we may find that these kinds of pains are the body’s signal that it needs and wants something from us. This is a return visit to the podcast for my guest Dr. Michelle Veneziano. She was also a guest in our 79th episode The Healing Power of the Tongue. I highly suggest that you tune in to that episode first if you haven’t heard it yet as the things we discuss here are related to that one. We covered a lot of things in this podcast like the reason there is suffering and why it’s important to listen to our bodies when it is going through pain. It also gets even more interesting as we discuss the reason behind developing a spiritual practice to get our bodies into a rhythm. She also shares the role that magnesium and water play in headaches. Listen to this episode today!
26 Jan 2021
SUBSCRIBE: Omny | iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Play | Youtube | Facebook | RSS | You’ll never understand just how disruptive menopause is until you experience it yourself. It’s a totally different phase in life that sometimes you feel like there’s no getting out of it. Menopause, however, is not just about disruption but also a time of opportunity and reinvention. Experiencing the reward of reinvention, however, takes conscious work and effort—or even a series of trial and errors. The good thing is that you don’t have to go through all of it alone! Support and help is available.
19 Jan 2021
SUBSCRIBE: Omny | iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Play | Youtube | Facebook | RSS | Are you having a hard time sleeping? Are you experiencing sudden weight gain? Do you feel like you are always out of energy that you can’t seem to manage putting one foot after the other? You consulted many doctors and went through numerous therapies but you’re still not seeing any improvements to your well-being. While the above symptoms are similar to menopause there’s a need to dig deep and check whether you’re also experiencing adrenal fatigue due to continued chronic stress.
12 Jan 2021
SUBSCRIBE: Omny | iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Play | Youtube | Facebook | RSS | Menopause is downright disruptive. Many women experience joint pains, hot flashes, muscle cramps, and in some occasions, arthritis and even autoimmune disorders for the first time in midlife and menopause. While menopause is the privilege of a long life, there are some challenges. And knowing how to address these challenges in a holistic and healthy way will make it much smoother sailing.
Dr. Michelle Gordon
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​Michelle E. Gordon, D.O., FACOS, FACS
Board Certified General Surgeon | Founder, The Menopause Movement.

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