Easing into menopause: How to prepare your body early for a graceful transition with Dana LaVoie

Herbal Womb Wisdom

Oct 4 2022 • 1 hr 21 mins

Most of us think of the menopausal transition as something that happens later in life.

...in our 40's or 50's. After our childbearing years are completely over. As our fertility wanes.

And while that's partly true, there's another part of the story.

The reality is that our bodies are always changing, from the time of menarche (first period) all the way through menopause (12 months after our last period).

And instead of looking at these times as defined phases, acupuncturist Dana LaVoie speaks about the gradual shift of hormones that begins as early as our twenties and continues into our forties and fifties until they stabilize post-menopause.

And there is SO much we can do along the way, no matter how young we are, to support a gentle transition.

Listen to today's episode to learn:

  • how to know if you're approaching the menopausal transition
  • why you might want to start preparing your body (and mind) for the menopausal transition as early as your 20's
  • how traditional Chinese medicine differs from common conventional medical in treating peri-menopause
  • ways that herbs, foods, and lifestyle can support the menopausal transition no matter how old you are
  • basics on the traditional art + practice of incorporating tonic herbs into your life


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DISCLAIMER: This podcast is for educational purposes only, I am not providing any medical advice, I am not a medical practitioner, I’m an herbalist and in the US, there is no path to licensure for herbalists, so my role is as an herbal educator. Please do your own research and consult your healthcare provider for any personal health concerns.