#009 The Truths about Perimenopause and Menopause with Ellen Dolgen
May 9, 2017
This episode is AWESOME! And important for women, of course, but also for the men who love them to better understand the phases and stages women progress through and how to better support them during those stages. To call Ellen Dolgen a women’s advocate seems too small. She’s made it her mission to empower women to be their own health advocate and not only better survive, but thrive in these stages of life.
Debi and Ellen focus in on the topics of menopause and perimenopause, the periods of transition to and process of losing fertility that literally half of the population will go through eventually, if (as Ellen says) they’re “lucky enough to go through the aging process”. For something that half the population experiences and that will affect them for decades of their lives, it’s a topic that society at large and even women specifically, don’t talk about enough.
Ellen and Debi particularly focus on the connection between “diet” or more accurately, nutrition and the perimenopause/menopause cycle. Ellen outlines her personal philosophy of food through the aging process.
Until a woman has been without a period for 12 consecutive months, she can still conceive. THAT’s where surprise babies come from!
The 6-10 years of transition before menopause is called perimenopause and can start in your late 30’s
lack of energy, exhaustion, hair loss, migraines, heart palpations, weight gain, aches and pains are all just some of the lesser known symptoms of menopause that can begin to affect women in this transitional period
I love the world of food and beverage, everything about it, it’s soo damn sexy! Every time we eat and drink it ignites us sensually…the look, texture, taste, smell, sound all in a unique combination, encapsulating a moment in time. The act of sharing a meal with friends, chatting, eating, and drinking together is so forking perfect. It is a feeling that echoes a sense that All Is Good! Very, Very good!