Menopause Reimagined with Andrea Donsky

Andrea Donsky, Nutritionist

✨Welcome to Menopause Reimagined.✨

I'm your host Andrea Donsky, a Multiple-Award Winning Nutritionist (18+ years), and I'm IN menopause. I'm a Menopause Educator, Menopause Researcher, and the Co-founder of www.wearemorphus.com, a company dedicated to helping you manage your menopausal symptoms.

The goal of this podcast is to empower you to take control of your perimenopause & menopause symptoms with nutrition, lifestyle, supplements and hormones (if that's what you choose to do) so you can thrive through this phase of your life.

No topic is off limits because I'm on a mission to banish the stigma of menopause by talking about it openly and honestly.

You're NOT crazy and you're NOT alone because we have each other. 💜

Follow me on TikTok (@andreadonsky) & Instagram (@andreadonsky & @wearemorphus).

Thanks for listening.

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Ep #95: Empowering Women in Perimenopause and Menopause to Overcome Sugar Addiction with Dr. Nicole Avena
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Ep #95: Empowering Women in Perimenopause and Menopause to Overcome Sugar Addiction with Dr. Nicole Avena
Andrea Donsky, nutritionist, Menopause Researcher, Menopause Educator, and co-founder of Morphus, interviews Dr. Nicole Avena about why we need to break up with sugar in perimenopause and menopause.Dr. Nicole Avena. She's an associate professor of neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and a visiting professor of health psychology at Princeton University. She has done groundbreaking work, developing models to characterize food addiction and the dangers of excess sugar intake. In addition to over a hundred peer-reviewed scholarly publications, Dr. Avena has written several popular books. Her latest book, Sugarless, covers the latest science on sugar addiction and how to overcome it.Berberine https://bit.ly/3K5jO1L1:40 Dr. Nicole Avena's research reveals how sugar addiction drives obesity and other health risks associated with overconsuming sugar7:52 Understanding the dangers of added sugars vs. the benefits of fruit sugars9:04 There are 280+ sneaky names for sugar on food labels. Dr. Avena explains the rise of sugar overload in the modern diet.12:28 Discussing the recommended daily sugar Intake and how to change our taste preferences towards less sugar21:56 How artificial sweeteners fuel the growing sugar addiction epidemic24:12 Healthy alternatives to added sugars for sweetening foods and drinks26:45 How addressing sugar addiction can be beneficial in perimenopause and menopause 29:42 How managing sugar addiction can improve mental health like anxiety and brain fog symptoms during perimenopause and menopauseBerberine https://bit.ly/3K5jO1LDoctor's Visits Survey https://forms.gle/w3cksHc6mt2v7GNu9Surveys https://wearemorphus.com/pages/research-surveysSugarless: A 7-Step Plan to Uncover Hidden Sugars, Curb Your Cravings, and Conquer Your Addiction by Dr. Nicole Avena https://amzn.to/3VSB4xSDr. Nicole Avena https://www.drnicoleavena.com/======🦋 SUBSCRIBE to our email list: https://bit.ly/3DJFkH0✅ Fill out our surveys & help further menopause RESEARCH: https://bit.ly/45eTlrr Join our Wearemorphus PRIVATE Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf====== FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:MORPHUS▸ TIKTOK | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2VMgiDK▸ Instagram | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/367EfWU▸ Facebook | /wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf▸ X | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/3RZt4qfANDREA DONSKY▸ instagram | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2T9HojG DISCLAIMER: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. This podcast contains affiliate links, (if you click on any of the product links,) Morphus will receive a small commission. Thank you so much for your support!
Ep #94: Hormone Disruptors in Perimenopause & Menopause with Amy Ziff
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Ep #94: Hormone Disruptors in Perimenopause & Menopause with Amy Ziff
In this episode, Andrea Donsky, nutritionist, Menopause Researcher, and Menopause Educator and co-founder of Morphus, interviews Amy Ziff, Founder of MadeSafe.org. Amy is a healthy living educator with a genetic predisposition to toxicity. She’s the mom of three teens who share the same trait and is determined to make the world a less toxic place.Morphus Fiberus https://bit.ly/3Q0wRFu00:47 Introduction to Amy Ziff and how she started her mission of making the world less toxic7:44 Toxic, toxins, and toxicants-what do they all mean, and why do the differences matter12:28 Examples of toxicants 6,500 and how you can rely on resources like Made Safe to help you remove them from your life20:19 What you need to know about endocrine disruptors (hormone-disrupting chemicals)25:22 Why avoiding chemicals, toxicants, and endocrine disruptors is so important as we enter perimenopause and menopause  28:10 How to prevent chemical anxiety and steps you can take to make the world less toxic32:09 What you need to know about fragrance and why it is so dangerousLink to Doctors Visits Survey https://forms.gle/w3cksHc6mt2v7GNu9All of our surveys https://wearemorphus.com/pages/research-surveys Made Safe https://madesafe.org/IG https://www.instagram.com/madesafehq/TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@madesafehqNaturally Savvy https://naturallysavvy.com/Pads on Fire https://youtu.be/4vwQpe3CCH4?si=rWqQh67G_Pk-xgYC Morphus Fiberus https://bit.ly/3Q0wRFu======🦋 SUBSCRIBE to our email list: https://bit.ly/3DJFkH0✅ Fill out our surveys & help further menopause RESEARCH: https://bit.ly/45eTlrr Join our Wearemorphus PRIVATE Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf====== FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:MORPHUS▸ TIKTOK | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2VMgiDK▸ Instagram | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/367EfWU▸ Facebook | /wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf▸ X | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/3RZt4qfANDREA DONSKY▸ instagram | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2T9HojG DISCLAIMER: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. This podcast contains affiliate links, (if you click on any of the product links,) Morphus will receive a small commission. Thank you so much for your support!
Ep #93: What You Need to Know About Your Hormones in Perimenopause and Menopause with Dr. Carrie Jones
Mar 29 2024
Ep #93: What You Need to Know About Your Hormones in Perimenopause and Menopause with Dr. Carrie Jones
Andrea Donsky, nutritionist, Menopause Researcher, Menopause Educator, and co-founder of WeAreMorphus.com, interviews Dr. Carrie Jones, the Queen of Hormones. Dr. Jones is a naturopath focused on women's endocrinology and health. This podcast gives a great understanding of women's hormones, which aren't just limited to estrogen. Dr. Jones also talks about the importance of sleep and the interactions of our adrenals, ovaries, and HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis.The Cortisol-Calm Sleep Bundle https://bit.ly/47Qr6B1 Morphus Sleepus https://bit.ly/3Q1SQvW Morphus Magnesium https://bit.ly/43Agse2 Berberine https://bit.ly/3K5jO1L Omega 3-T https://bit.ly/3rpSFjC 1:44 Hormones 101: Hormones, glands, and the endocrine system.3:20 Adrenals fatigue or exhaustion and what you need to know in perimenopause and menopause10:54 Lifestyle and nutrition tips to help support your adrenal glands14:31 Fatigue and exhaustion in perimenopause and menopause16:43 Brain remodeling, hormones, and ADHD in perimenopause and Menopause  24:19 Thyroid health and perimenopause and menopause28:35 What to do when your health care practitioner or doctor doesn't give you a requisition for tests33:01 Final messages about healing and joyThe Cortisol-Calm Sleep Bundle https://bit.ly/47Qr6B1 Morphus Sleepus https://bit.ly/3Q1SQvW Morphus Magnesium https://bit.ly/43Agse2 Berberine https://bit.ly/3K5jO1L Omega 3-T https://bit.ly/3rpSFjC Visit Dr. Carrie Jones' website: https://www.drcarriejones.com/ Morphus Perimenopause and Menopause Research Surveys https://wearemorphus.com/pages/research-surveys More Podcasts:The Root Cause Medicine Podcast: Perimenopause and Menopause Symptoms: Unraveling the Chaos apple.co/43k2S09Menopause Reimagined Ep #79: Hormones in Perimenopause and Menopause with Dr. Carrie Jones, ND https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-79-hormones-in-perimenopause-and-menopause-with/id1541865659?i=1000627951434 Reading List:Rushing Woman's Syndrome: The Impact of a Never-Ending To-Do List and How to Stay Healthy in Today's Busy World by Dr Libby Weaver https://amzn.to/3VArU96 The Menopause Brain: New Science Empowers Women to Navigate the Pivotal Transition with Knowledge and Confidence by Lisa Mosconi, PhD https://amzn.to/3ITigan Menopause and Sleep Sleep Apnea https://wearemorphus.com/blogs/signs-and-symptoms/menopause-and-sleep-apneaTests for Hormone Levels:Dutch Test Email us at info@wearemorphus.comZRT, Genova, Dr's Data======🦋 SUBSCRIBE to our email list: https://bit.ly/3DJFkH0✅ Fill out our surveys & help further menopause RESEARCH: https://bit.ly/45eTlrr Join our Wearemorphus PRIVATE Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf====== FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:MORPHUS▸ TIKTOK | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2VMgiDK▸ Instagram | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/367EfWU▸ Facebook | /wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf▸ X | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/3RZt4qfANDREA DONSKY▸ instagram | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2T9HojG DISCLAIMER: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. This podcast contains affiliate links, (if you click on any of the product links,) Morphus will receive a small commission. Thank you so much for your support!
Ep #92: Body Image in Perimenopause and Menopause with Marci Warhaft
Mar 22 2024
Ep #92: Body Image in Perimenopause and Menopause with Marci Warhaft
Andrea Donsky, nutritionist, Menopause Researcher, and Menopause Educator, interviews Marci Warhaft, a body image expert and resiliency coach who survived a life-long eating disorder. Marci is the author of the book, "The Good Stripper, A Soccer Mom's Memoir of Lies, Loss, and Lap Dances." Her story is incredible. The conversation is raw and honest.0:00 Introductions0:40 In this podcast, we discuss a raw and often avoided topic: body image, diet culture, and eating disorders. Also covered are the fears and discomfort we are feeling in perimenopause and menopause around our weight.5:31 Marci and Andrea discuss the generational differences in how we access information about diet culture and body image today compared to when they were teens.7:55 Andrea speaks about her weight gain in perimenopause and how she shifted her mindset around weight and body image to a more positive frame of mind.10:23 Marci talks about blame and ways to shift our thinking to embrace the female body and its potential.15:22 The difference between a feeling and a fact is important to how we perceive ourselves.17:59 Marci's story, survival, and the importance of sharing her truth.27:36 Why the voice we talk to ourselves with can do more harm than good.30:57 The power of mantras and self-compassion.35:39 The impetus that set Marci on the path of disordered eating.Learn more about Marci Warhaft https://www.marciwarhaft.com/ Marci's Book: The Good Stripper, A Soccer Mom's Memoir of Lies, Loss, and Lap Dances https://amzn.to/3x65Rgw Listen to this podcast next: Perimenopause and Menopause: Be Your Own Advocate with Stephanie Shaw https://youtu.be/C3QKtDNJuZ0 ======🦋 SUBSCRIBE to our email list: https://bit.ly/3DJFkH0✅ Fill out our surveys & help further menopause RESEARCH: https://bit.ly/45eTlrr Join our Wearemorphus PRIVATE Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf====== FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:MORPHUS▸ TIKTOK | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2VMgiDK▸ Instagram | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/367EfWU▸ Facebook | /wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf▸ X | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/3RZt4qfANDREA DONSKY▸ instagram | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2T9HojG DISCLAIMER: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. This podcast contains affiliate links, (if you click on any of the product links,) Morphus will receive a small commission. Thank you so much for your support!
Ep #91: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in Perimenopause and Menopause with Bonnie Wisener
Mar 6 2024
Ep #91: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in Perimenopause and Menopause with Bonnie Wisener
In this podcast, Andrea Donsky, nutritionist, Menopause researcher, Menopause educator, and Co-founder of Wearemorphus.com, is speaking with Bonnie Wisener, a nutritionist and digestive health expert who specializes in helping women with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).Fiberus https://bit.ly/3Q0wRFuOmega 3-T https://bit.ly/3rpSFjCMagnesium https://bit.ly/43Agse20:00 Introduction0:55 What happens to our digestive system as we enter perimenopause and menopause?3:46 Defining Irritable Bowel Syndrome/IBS11:36 How do I know if I have it?21:19 What can you do if you are diagnosed with IBS?22:59 Discussing the FODMAP diet and how long to follow it.28:33 How Bonnie takes a hypoallergenic antiinflammatory nutrition and individualized approach to her clients.30:53 Other lifestyle and nutritional factors that can benefit IBS including the variety of foods eaten, movement, and sleep.48:05 The role of supplements.54:19 Important messages for IBS sufferers.Fiberus https://bit.ly/3Q0wRFuOmega 3-T https://bit.ly/3rpSFjCMagnesium https://bit.ly/43Agse2Submit your recipes for Andrea's Menopause Book, being released in the spring of 2025: https://forms.gle/18rV6FSV82ZZphgaABristol Stool Chart: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0572/5129/9508/files/MU_BristolStoolChart_031623.pdf?v=1694468330 Monash University FODMAP: https://www.monashfodmap.com/ Shift into Healthy Habits for Digestion Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shiftintohealthyhabits Follow Bonnie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shiftnutritionandwellness/ ======🦋 SUBSCRIBE to our email list: https://bit.ly/3DJFkH0✅ Fill out our surveys & help further menopause RESEARCH: https://bit.ly/45eTlrr Join our Wearemorphus PRIVATE Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf====== FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:MORPHUS▸ TIKTOK | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2VMgiDK▸ Instagram | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/367EfWU▸ Facebook | /wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf▸ X | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/3RZt4qfANDREA DONSKY▸ instagram | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2T9HojG DISCLAIMER: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. This podcast contains affiliate links, (if you click on any of the product links,) Morphus will receive a small commission. Thank you so much for your support!
[Encore] Unlock the Power of Balancing Your Blood Sugar in Menopause with Dr. Steven Masley
Feb 28 2024
[Encore] Unlock the Power of Balancing Your Blood Sugar in Menopause with Dr. Steven Masley
In this video, Andrea Donsky, nutritionist, menopause researcher and menopause educator, and co-founder of Morphus, interviews Dr. Steven Masley, a physician, nutritionist, trained chef, author, and the creator of the #1 health program for Public Television, 30 Days to a Younger Heart. He shares how high blood sugar is the #1 cause of weight gain, dementia and diabetes, insulin resistance, and the negative effects and specifically what diet and foods we should and should not eat to help balance our blood sugar.  Morphus Berberine - https://bit.ly/3K5jO1LMagnesium https://bit.ly/43Agse2Omega 3-T https://bit.ly/3rpSFjCA1C Blood Test - measures your average blood sugar levels 00:23 About Dr. Steven Masley1:15 Why it’s important to balance your blood sugar in perimenopause and menopause?2:00 Type 3 diabetes3:30 Insulin resistance and the negative effects4:53 Can you have both type 2 and type 3 diabetes?5:40 How do we know if our blood sugar is not balanced?7:09 Heart Disease and blood sugar7:40 What you can do to help balance your blood sugar9:57 How does Exercise control blood sugar?11:01 Other reasons why when we are in perimenopause and menopause our body can’t handle sugar?13:19 is a paleo or keto diet good options to help balance blood sugar?15:36 Do legumes (peas, beans, lentils) help balance blood sugar?17:29 Soy and blood sugar20:23 Blood sugar and white potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, beets, and corn23:52 The right oil24:30 Intermittent fasting and its effect on blood sugar27:07 What is the right way to intermittent fast?30:55 How to know if what we’re doing is working?31:57 Dr. Masley’s final thoughtsMorphus Berberine - https://bit.ly/3K5jO1LMagnesium https://bit.ly/43Agse2Omega 3-T https://bit.ly/3rpSFjC===== Are you in perimenopause or menopause? Join our Wearemorphus PRIVATE group here: https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf ======🛍️S H O P🇺🇲 Dr. Steven Masely Cookbooks and Books: https://amzn.to/2UKBeXp🇺🇲Zinc: https://amzn.to/2LIUAb2🇺🇲B Complex: https://amzn.to/36aLcX8🇨🇦Dr. Steven Masely Cookbooks and Books:https://amzn.to/3kJ715K🇨🇦 Magnesium: https://amzn.to/30Z0c8b🇨🇦Omega-3: https://amzn.to/38XRTPv🇨🇦Zinc: https://amzn.to/3dYf37M🇨🇦B Complex: https://amzn.to/34kyAxQ======🔔 S U B S C R I B E: https://bit.ly/2UTjmb0 ====== 🦋J O I N our email list: https://bit.ly/2y9bmwJ ====== // S O C I A L M O R P H U S ↙️ ▸ instagram | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/367EfWU ▸======🦋 SUBSCRIBE to our email list: https://bit.ly/3DJFkH0✅ Fill out our surveys & help further menopause RESEARCH: https://bit.ly/45eTlrr Join our Wearemorphus PRIVATE Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf====== FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:MORPHUS▸ TIKTOK | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2VMgiDK▸ Instagram | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/367EfWU▸ Facebook | /wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf▸ X | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/3RZt4qfANDREA DONSKY▸ instagram | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2T9HojG DISCLAIMER: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. This podcast contains affiliate links, (if you click on any of the product links,) Morphus will receive a small commission. Thank you so much for your support!
Ep #90: Perimenopause, Menopause and Relationships with Jennifer Spreng
Feb 9 2024
Ep #90: Perimenopause, Menopause and Relationships with Jennifer Spreng
How do perimenopause and menopause affect our relationships with friends, family, and in marriage? Learn from Jennifer Spreng, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, some of the holistic approaches and techniques she uses with her patients when she is interviewed by Andrea Donsky, Nutritionist, Menopause Educator, Researcher, and co-founder of We Are Morphus.Morphus Sleepus https://bit.ly/3Q1SQvW Morphus Omega 3-T https://bit.ly/3rpSFjC  Morphus Magnesium https://bit.ly/43Agse2 Morphus Fiberus https://bit.ly/3Q0wRFu  Show Notes:0:00 Introductions1:38 What Jennifer is hearing from her women patients in perimenopause and menopause3:55 How our relationships with family and friends, libido, and marriages may change during perimenopause and menopause  8:03 How she works with couples and families to find the issues they may be experiencing and the importance of communication12:30 Love languages and how it affects relationships17:30 Attachment theory in relationships28:08 How Jennifer uses a holistic approach to mental health in her patients in perimenopause and menopause  39:39 A discussion of HRT and how it can help with relationships and mental healthMorphus Sleepus https://bit.ly/3Q1SQvW Morphus Omega 3-T https://bit.ly/3rpSFjC Morphus Magnesium https://bit.ly/43Agse2 Morphus Fiberus https://bit.ly/3Q0wRFu Jennifer Spreng YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/@jenniferspreng Our Surveys https://wearemorphus.com/pages/research-surveys The Five Love Languages https://amzn.to/3SRLgEZ Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help YouFind - and Keep - Love https://amzn.to/49brmdW Andropause Podcast https://youtu.be/xgHuBtdIvd4?si=MRPvTFL0Wk4QpiTV Vagus Nerve Podcast https://youtu.be/rf3g_hxHNU4?si=SlrWCKYA-gm7Roup Menopause.org https://menopause.org/Wake Her Up https://marcellahill.com/IFM.org https://www.ifm.org/======🦋 SUBSCRIBE to our email list: https://bit.ly/3DJFkH0✅ Fill out our surveys & help further menopause RESEARCH: https://bit.ly/45eTlrr Join our Wearemorphus PRIVATE Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf====== FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:MORPHUS▸ TIKTOK | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2VMgiDK▸ Instagram | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/367EfWU▸ Facebook | /wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf▸ X | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/3RZt4qfANDREA DONSKY▸ instagram | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2T9HojG DISCLAIMER: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. This podcast contains affiliate links, (if you click on any of the product links,) Morphus will receive a small commission. Thank you so much for your support!
Ep #89: Alcohol and Perimenopause and Menopause with Natalie MacLean
Jan 26 2024
Ep #89: Alcohol and Perimenopause and Menopause with Natalie MacLean
In this podcast, Andrea Donsky, Nutritionist, Researcher, Educator, and co-founder of Morphus, interviews Natalie MacLean, the world's best drinks journalist, who has won four James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards. She's the author of Red, White, and Drunk All Over and Unquenchable. Her new memoir, Wine Witch on Fire: Rising from the Ashes of Divorce, Defamation, and Drinking Too Much, is a national bestseller. It’s an inspiring interview with tips on managing alcohol consumption during perimenopause and menopause.Morphus Supplements for Perimenopause and Menopause https://bit.ly/3QpGyxl0:00 Introductions1:38 What inspired Natalie to write her book?3:21 Desires for alcohol and how we think it helps us cope with life events.4:41 When Natalie realized she was drinking too much and how it motivated her to change.6:30 Wine culture in our society.11:15 Guidelines for consuming alcohol and the difference by country.13:39 The pros and cons of consuming alcohol in perimenopause and menopause.16:23 Alcohol and how it affects sleep.20:15 Tips for changing habits and being more mindful around alcohol consumption29:15 More about Natalie’s Book.Morphus Supplements for Perimenopause and Menopause https://bit.ly/3QpGyxlWine Witch on Fire: Rising from the Ashes of Divorce, Defamation, and Drinking Too Much https://amzn.to/494bhGqResearch Surveys https://wearemorphus.com/pages/menopause-research======🦋 SUBSCRIBE to our email list: https://bit.ly/3DJFkH0✅ Fill out our surveys & help further menopause RESEARCH: https://bit.ly/45eTlrr Join our Wearemorphus PRIVATE Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf====== FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:MORPHUS▸ TIKTOK | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2VMgiDK▸ Instagram | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/367EfWU▸ Facebook | /wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf▸ X | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/3RZt4qfANDREA DONSKY▸ instagram | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2T9HojG DISCLAIMER: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. This podcast contains affiliate links, (if you click on any of the product links,) Morphus will receive a small commission. Thank you so much for your support!
Ep #88: Skincare in Perimenopause and Menopause with Susan Campbell
Dec 20 2023
Ep #88: Skincare in Perimenopause and Menopause with Susan Campbell
Is your skin changing in perimenopause and menopause? You're not alone. Andrea Donsky, nutritionist, menopause researcher, and educator, talks with Susan Campbell,  the founder and CEO of Phosis, a skincare company dedicated to nourishing women's skin during perimenopause and menopause. Susan provides many tips for better skin in perimenopause and menopause.Morphus Omega 3-T https://bit.ly/3rpSFjC0:23 Introductions and why Susan decided to found a skincare company for women in perimenopause and menopause.3:50 Skin changes in perimenopause and menopause.4:36 Nourishing our skin from the inside out.12:59 The ingredients to look for in perimenopause and menopause and ingredients for condition-specific skincare issues. 21:18 Skincare ingredients to always avoid.29:09 News about changes that are finally occurring in the labeling requirements for skincare.33:17 The importance of barrier function and avoiding over-cleansing.38:34 How to use different types of skincare products.44:28 Other areas of your body that need care, too, like your neck, chest, and hands.47:32 Retinols and their alternatives, specifically bakuchiol.49:49 How to exfoliate properly for dull skin.55:15 Do It Yourself facial tips.58:26 Susan's beekeeping hobby.1:03:02 Final thoughts on hydration and stress management.Morphus Omega 3-T https://bit.ly/3rpSFjCIf you'd like to be a guest on our podcast, please email questions@wearemorphus.comSusan's Skincare Company is launching in Spring 2024. Sign up for her list at  Phosis Skincare https://www.phosis.com/IG @phosis_skincare https://www.instagram.com/phosis.skincare/Watch the interview on YouTube https://youtu.be/LKWamR4AG2IOther videos mentioned in this podcast:Disease Prevention with the Right Foods- Part 1 https://youtu.be/HshqoTgQ4bM?si=O6otyuYO76feaRukPart 1: Hormone Disrupting Chemicals to Avoid in Menopause https://youtu.be/OG_r4S8ngy8?si=ZbzJW6n_0jr4HpS7 Part 2: Hormone Disrupting Chemicals to Avoid in Menopause https://youtu.be/WN99e-FffZc?si=k-2sahYiy6pgIeOqPart 3: Hormone Disrupting Chemicals to Avoid For Women's Health in Menopause https://youtu.be/kBfVO22R7j4?si=Kk9j8phunDkxpjMc======🦋 SUBSCRIBE to our email list: https://bit.ly/3DJFkH0✅ Fill out our surveys & help further menopause RESEARCH: https://bit.ly/45eTlrr Join our Wearemorphus PRIVATE Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf====== FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:MORPHUS▸ TIKTOK | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2VMgiDK▸ Instagram | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/367EfWU▸ Facebook | /wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf▸ X | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/3RZt4qfANDREA DONSKY▸ instagram | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2T9HojG DISCLAIMER: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. This podcast contains affiliate links, (if you click on any of the product links,) Morphus will receive a small commission. Thank you so much for your support!
Ep #87: Vaginal Treatments in Perimenopause and Menopause with Dr. Fay Weisberg
Dec 15 2023
Ep #87: Vaginal Treatments in Perimenopause and Menopause with Dr. Fay Weisberg
Andrea Donsky, Nutritionist, Menopause Research and Educator, and Co-founder of WeAreMorphus.com, interviews Dr. Fay Weisberg. Dr. Weisberg is a practicing gynecologist and reproductive endocrinologist who focuses on the management of infertility and offers cutting-edge technology for vaginal health in both the reproductive years and postmenopausally.Berberine for Blood Sugar Balance https://bit.ly/3K5jO1LDIM  for Natural Estrogen Balance https://bit.ly/46T2aIo1:16 Introductions and non-hormonal options for vaginal health3:55 What are some of the common issues women in perimenopause and menopause come to Dr. Weisberg about?4:36 Lichen sclerosus, what it is, and how to treat it (including creams, Mona Lisa Laser, PRP)8:25 Care and cleaning of the vaginal area-don't use soap!15:36 Benefits of the O shot24:40 How the treatments can help with UTIs31:17 Uterus prolapse31:55 Can earlier infertility or late pregnancies affect a woman's experience of perimenopause and menopause  37:05 Estrogen replacement39:19 The importance of using organic liners, pads, and tampons.Berberine for Blood Sugar Balance https://bit.ly/3K5jO1LDIM  for Natural Estrogen Balance https://bit.ly/46T2aIoPads on Fire Video https://youtu.be/4vwQpe3CCH4?si=yNBmspzGwoQTQRB_Sexual Health and Perimenopause and Menopause with Dr. James Simon https://youtu.be/i5dyMeAujuI?si=Y4hYY3gY-CvIW-RYLabel Lessons: Your Guide to a Healthy Shopping Cart https://naturallysavvy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Naturally-Savvy-Label-Lessons.pdfFemrenew-PRP, O-Shot, Lichen Sclerosus Vaginal Dryness Toronto https://femrenew.ca/======🦋 SUBSCRIBE to our email list: https://bit.ly/3DJFkH0✅ Fill out our surveys & help further menopause RESEARCH: https://bit.ly/45eTlrr Join our Wearemorphus PRIVATE Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf====== FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:MORPHUS▸ TIKTOK | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2VMgiDK▸ Instagram | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/367EfWU▸ Facebook | /wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf▸ X | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/3RZt4qfANDREA DONSKY▸ instagram | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2T9HojG DISCLAIMER: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. This podcast contains affiliate links, (if you click on any of the product links,) Morphus will receive a small commission. Thank you so much for your support!
Ep #86: Sexual Health and Perimenopause and Menopause with Dr. James Simon
Dec 8 2023
Ep #86: Sexual Health and Perimenopause and Menopause with Dr. James Simon
Andrea Donsky, Nutritionist, Research and Menopause Educator, and Co-Founder of We Are Morphus, interviews Dr. James Simon. He's a board-certified obstetrician, gynecologist, and reproductive endocrinologist. He answers many of the questions you may not have asked about your sexual health in perimenopause and menopause.DIM https://bit.ly/46T2aIoSleepus https://bit.ly/3Q1SQvWMagnesium https://bit.ly/43Agse2Omega 3-T https://bit.ly/3rpSFjCPycnogenol https://bit.ly/3Dh6m741:56 Dr. Simon talks about Women's Sexual Health, Libido, Perimenopause, and Menopause from a biological, psychological, and social perspective.5:53 Hormonal changes and their relationship to libido.9:17 How hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can affect libido. The differences between lubricants and moisturizers for the vagina.20:42 Discussing how the body reacts differently to moisturizer by holding onto the moisture but absorbing hormones that are applied vaginally. Dr. Simon talks about how each is applied and how frequently a woman might want to use each.23:42 The types of estradiol may be available, and what to ask your doctor for.27:36 News about Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators.29:01 How to know which solution would work best for you.30:53 Discussing urinary tract infections (UTIs) and the link to hormones.32:37 When to start using hormone therapy and its importance as we age.34:43 Discussing the use vaginal hormones and HRT together.36:16 Bacterial vaginosis, what is it, and how do you treat it.38:39 Discussion in douching, boric acid, and cleansing the vaginal area.43:51 Help for the loss of spontaneous desire.49:32 Tools to increase sensation.52:04 Discussing women who experience increased libido in perimenopause and menopause.DIM https://bit.ly/46T2aIoSleepus https://bit.ly/3Q1SQvWMagnesium https://bit.ly/43Agse2Omega 3-T https://bit.ly/3rpSFjCPycnogenol https://bit.ly/3Dh6m74Intim Medical Specialist https://intimmedicine.com/Link to Danielle's interview https://youtu.be/5-I0V9jp2BM======🦋 SUBSCRIBE to our email list: https://bit.ly/3DJFkH0✅ Fill out our surveys & help further menopause RESEARCH: https://bit.ly/45eTlrr Join our Wearemorphus PRIVATE Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf====== FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:MORPHUS▸ TIKTOK | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2VMgiDK▸ Instagram | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/367EfWU▸ Facebook | /wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf▸ X | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/3RZt4qfANDREA DONSKY▸ instagram | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2T9HojG DISCLAIMER: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. This podcast contains affiliate links, (if you click on any of the product links,) Morphus will receive a small commission. Thank you so much for your support!
Ep #85: Menopause and Thyroid Health with Danielle Meitiv
Nov 30 2023
Ep #85: Menopause and Thyroid Health with Danielle Meitiv
Andrea Donsky, Nutritionist, Menopause Researcher and Educator, and Co-founder of Morphus, interviews Danielle Meitiv. They talk about everything a woman in perimenopause and menopause needs to know about thyroid health.Danielle is a scientist, a health coach, and a mom with Hashimoto’s. After 20 years working on climate science and policy and nearly thirty years with Hashimoto’s, she decided to change careers and study functional medicine. Now, she uses her science training and passion to help other women with thyroid problems boost their energy & metabolism to lose weight and regain their lives.Thyroid Wellness Bundle https://wearemorphus.com/daniellemeitivBerberine https://bit.ly/3K5jO1LPycnogenol https://bit.ly/3Dh6m74Fiberus https://bit.ly/3Q0wRFuSleepus https://bit.ly/3Q1SQvW2:30 What can change with thyroid health during perimenopause and menopause  3:58 An explanation of what the thyroid does and the difference between normal and optimal ranges for thyroid hormones.6:26 The symptoms women can experience if they have low thyroid (i.e., Hypothyroid/Hashimoto's Thyroiditis)15:26 These are the tests to ask your healthcare practitioner for to evaluate thyroid function. A full panel of thyroid tests includes TSH, free T4, free T3, reverse T3,  thyroglobulin antibodies, and thyroid peroxidase antibodies.26:22 The standard vs. the optimal ranges for thyroid function and health.41:34 How hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism differ and the symptoms you may experience.53:35 Thyroid medication options and how you may need to try different kinds to achieve better thyroid function.1:02:16 The rise of thyroid resistance.1:04:09 How nutrition can affect thyroid function.1:18:43 Supplements for thyroid health, including ThymoQuin Black Seed Oil, Magnesium, Toco-E, and Omega 3-T from Morphus, are available in our Thyroid Wellness Bundle developed with Danielle's guidance.1:36:00 How thyroid health can affect our sleep in perimenopause and menopause. 1:38:06 How Morphus Sleepus works and can help stop the 3-4 AM wake-ups.Morphus Surveys https://bit.ly/45eTlrr Thyroid Wellness Bundle https://wearemorphus.com/daniellemeitivBerberine https://bit.ly/3K5jO1LPycnogenol https://bit.ly/3Dh6m74Fiberus https://bit.ly/3Q0wRFuSleepus https://bit.ly/3Q1SQvWPerimenopause and Menopause: Be Your Own Advocate with Stephanie Shaw https://youtu.be/C3QKtDNJuZ0?si=x6QyUsbeFYGAaCQ3Disease Prevention with the Right Foods- Part 1 https://youtu.be/HshqoTgQ4bM?si=FkVoZ5tXZgVSyZcD Lab testing https://bit.ly/3dz4pWW  Work with ======🦋 SUBSCRIBE to our email list: https://bit.ly/3DJFkH0✅ Fill out our surveys & help further menopause RESEARCH: https://bit.ly/45eTlrr Join our Wearemorphus PRIVATE Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf====== FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:MORPHUS▸ TIKTOK | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2VMgiDK▸ Instagram | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/367EfWU▸ Facebook | /wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf▸ X | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/3RZt4qfANDREA DONSKY▸ instagram | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2T9HojG DISCLAIMER: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. This podcast contains affiliate links, (if you click on any of the product links,) Morphus will receive a small commission. Thank you so much for your support!
Ep #84: Empower Your Journey: A Deep Dive into Mindset, Menopause, and Positive Change with Cara Bradley
Nov 16 2023
Ep #84: Empower Your Journey: A Deep Dive into Mindset, Menopause, and Positive Change with Cara Bradley
Cara Bradley. She's a menopause performance coach, entrepreneur, and author. She's passionate about empowering high-performing women to thrive through menopause by optimizing their lifestyle habits.Morphus Sleepus https://bit.ly/3Q1SQvW0:00 Introductions and supporting women2:22 Mindset, Menopause, and Mindset Shifts with tips to make a change in your life5:39 The different types of mindsets14:23 Shifting to growth mindsets18:15 Celebrating our successes and achievements as women in perimenopause and menopause21:14 The importance of comforting and positive self-talk and its effect on mindset 23:02 Understanding the changes we're going through in perimenopause and menopause  31:12 Be patient with yourself, be patient with trying new supplements-change does not happen overnight36:17 Last thoughtsLearn more about Cara Bradley: https://www.carabradley.net/Cara's Book: https://amzn.to/40Ba72gWorkplace Survey: https://wearemorphus.com/pages/menopause-researchSymptoms List https://wearemorphus.com/blogs/signs-and-symptomsMorphus Sleepus https://bit.ly/3Q1SQvW======🦋 SUBSCRIBE to our email list: https://bit.ly/3DJFkH0✅ Fill out our surveys & help further menopause RESEARCH: https://bit.ly/45eTlrr Join our Wearemorphus PRIVATE Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf====== FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:MORPHUS▸ TIKTOK | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2VMgiDK▸ Instagram | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/367EfWU▸ Facebook | /wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf▸ X | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/3RZt4qfANDREA DONSKY▸ instagram | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2T9HojG DISCLAIMER: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. This podcast contains affiliate links, (if you click on any of the product links,) Morphus will receive a small commission. Thank you so much for your support!
Ep #83: Weight Loss Peptides in Perimenopause and Menopause with Nathalie Niddam
Oct 27 2023
Ep #83: Weight Loss Peptides in Perimenopause and Menopause with Nathalie Niddam
In this podcast, Andrea Donsky, Nutritionist, Menopause Researcher and Educator, and Co-founder of WeareMorphus.com. Andrea talks with Nathalie Niddam about some popular weight loss peptides and what we need to remember with these formulas during perimenopause and menopause. Nathalie is a podcast host, longevity biohacker, holistic nutritionist, human potential, and epigenetic coach. Natalie is a self-proclaimed science geek with a passion for human health who focuses on longevity and health span in her work with clients.Morphus Supplements https://bit.ly/3QpGyxl Morphus Fiberus https://bit.ly/3Q0wRFu Morphus Berberine https://bit.ly/3K5jO1L 1:15 How Nathalie became a biohacker and how she came to discover peptides and peptide bio-regulators and their relationship to longevity4:37 An explanation of what peptides are, how they've been incorporated into weight loss drugs, and the side effects you might not be hearing about20:50 The difference between collagen peptides and other sources of protein21:21 Using amino acids and micronutrient powders26:17 Other types and examples of peptides that have health benefits and caveats to keep in mind49:53 Natural supplements as alternatives to some of the GLP drugs being used for weight loss, like Ozempic53:26 Weight loss is very complex58:30 The most significant danger of fat loss peptides59:49 A quick discussion on bio-regulatorshttps://www.natniddam.com/HCL Challenge https://wearemorphus.com/blogs/body/do-you-need-an-hcl-challenge Morphus Supplements https://bit.ly/3QpGyxl Morphus Fiberus https://bit.ly/3Q0wRFu Morphus Berberine https://bit.ly/3K5jO1L ======🦋 SUBSCRIBE to our email list: https://bit.ly/3DJFkH0✅ Fill out our surveys & help further menopause RESEARCH: https://bit.ly/45eTlrr Join our Wearemorphus PRIVATE Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf====== FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:MORPHUS▸ TIKTOK | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2VMgiDK▸ Instagram | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/367EfWU▸ Facebook | /wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf▸ X | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/3RZt4qfANDREA DONSKY▸ instagram | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2T9HojG DISCLAIMER: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. This podcast contains affiliate links, (if you click on any of the product links,) Morphus will receive a small commission. Thank you so much for your support!
Ep #82: Caring for You and Others in Perimenopause and Menopause with Myra Giberovitch, MSW, RSW
Oct 16 2023
Ep #82: Caring for You and Others in Perimenopause and Menopause with Myra Giberovitch, MSW, RSW
The Power of Menopause Event https://bit.ly/3OOuAMKSubscribe to the newsletter to be notified of recordings https://wearemorphus.com/pages/subscribe.Weekly mantras for US SMS subscribers (please provide a phone number when signing up on the Subscribe Page above)Surveys https://wearemorphus.com/pages/menopause-researchAndrea Donsky, Nutritionist, Menopause Educator and Researcher and Co-founder of Morphus, is joined by her mom, Myra Giberovitch. She's a licensed social worker, TEDx speaker, educator, author, trauma specialist, consultant, and adjunct professor. With 33 years of experience in social work practice and teaching, focused on helping people cope with and recover from adversity and challenges. Andrea and Myra discuss being part of the sandwich generation and the psychological impacts of perimenopause and menopause.  2:31 The psychological effects of perimenopause and menopause5:11 The dangers of toxic positivity and tips for coping in a healthier way7:37 Tips for coping when we are overwhelmed by symptoms of perimenopause and menopause and ways to find calm12:59 Ways to enhance self-esteem15:56 Tips on how to care for ourselves while being in a caregiver role23:52 How do you have difficult conversations with your parents as they age?29:34 How to practice self-care and be in touch with your needs32:43 Embracing joy in everyday momentsMyra's website https://myragiberovitch.com/======🦋 SUBSCRIBE to our email list: https://bit.ly/3DJFkH0✅ Fill out our surveys & help further menopause RESEARCH: https://bit.ly/45eTlrr Join our Wearemorphus PRIVATE Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf====== FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:MORPHUS▸ TIKTOK | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2VMgiDK▸ Instagram | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/367EfWU▸ Facebook | /wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf▸ X | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/3RZt4qfANDREA DONSKY▸ instagram | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2T9HojG DISCLAIMER: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. This podcast contains affiliate links, (if you click on any of the product links,) Morphus will receive a small commission. Thank you so much for your support!
Ep #81: Linking Inflammation, Pain, and Weight Management in Perimenopause and Menopause with Julie Daniluk
Oct 5 2023
Ep #81: Linking Inflammation, Pain, and Weight Management in Perimenopause and Menopause with Julie Daniluk
Register for the Power of Menopause happening in person in Markham, Ontario, on October 21, 2023. We'll have 13+ speakers to help you learn about how to handle all the changes in perimenopause and menopause. There will be exhibitors, a healthy lunch, and a goodie bag worth over $250 of products we love. Get your ticket at thepowerofmenopause.com.Morphus Omega 3T https://bit.ly/3rpSFjC Morphus Fiberus https://bit.ly/3Q0wRFu Andrea Donsky, Nutritionist, Menopause Educator, and Researcher, interviews Julie Daniluk. Julie is a Nutritionist, Speaker, and Author of four books, including Meals That Heal Inflammation, Slimming Meals That Heal, Hot Detox, and Becoming Sugar-Free. She is a TV show producer and TV expert guest who focuses on cutting out sugar and eating an anti-inflammatory diet.1:00 Introduction to Julie Daniluk2:45 What is inflammation, an anti-inflammatory diet, and why it is important in perimenopause and menopause5:21 The four "I's" of inflammation, including injury, infection, irritations, and imbalance9:02 Inflammation and memory loss, brain fog, and other cognitive issues in perimenopause and menopause 11:59 The impact of stress on inflammation and links to intergenerational trauma17:27 What can we do to stop inflammation?21:12 Omega 3 rich foods that help with inflammation22:55 Thoughts on chia and flax seeds24:34 Supplementing with Omega 3s28:27 The elephant in the room - metabolism and weight management 31:16 The thyroid connection33:30 Other foods and products to be mindful of that can lead to inflammation45:26 Ideas for meals and treatsMorphus Menopause Research Page https://wearemorphus.com/pages/menopause-research Unjunk Your Junk Food https://amzn.to/48DtMCi Morphus Omega 3T https://bit.ly/3rpSFjC Morphus Fiberus https://bit.ly/3Q0wRFu Julie's Books https://amzn.to/46gbeq9 Julie's Website:  Juliedaniluk.comSupport group thrivewithjulie.com Hotdetox.com ======🦋 SUBSCRIBE to our email list: https://bit.ly/3DJFkH0✅ Fill out our surveys & help further menopause RESEARCH: https://bit.ly/45eTlrr Join our Wearemorphus PRIVATE Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf====== FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:MORPHUS▸ TIKTOK | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2VMgiDK▸ Instagram | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/367EfWU▸ Facebook | /wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf▸ X | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/3RZt4qfANDREA DONSKY▸ instagram | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2T9HojG DISCLAIMER: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. This podcast contains affiliate links, (if you click on any of the product links,) Morphus will receive a small commission. Thank you so much for your support!
Ep #80: Perimenopause and Menopause: Be Your Own Advocate with Stephanie Shaw
Sep 20 2023
Ep #80: Perimenopause and Menopause: Be Your Own Advocate with Stephanie Shaw
Shop for Bestselling Morphus for Menopause Supplements:Berberine https://bit.ly/3K5jO1LDIM https://bit.ly/46T2aIoFiberus https://bit.ly/3Q0wRFuJoin Andrea Donsky, a nutritionist, menopause educator, menopause researcher, and co-founder of Wearemorphus with special guest Stephanie Shaw. Stephanie is a health and wellness speaker, course creator, and host of the Hello, Hot Flash podcast.  She also teaches executive midlife women how to manage their weight. Sleep better, have more energy, and slow the aging process.They focus on empowering yourself to get support from your doctors and healthcare providers and what questions you can ask on your next visit.1:26 Stephanie's Story6:12 Why do some Black and Hispanic women go into menopause earlier, and whether there is an impact on how we seek help11:24 Tips for how we can empower ourselves and be our own health advocates during perimenopause and menopause  19:47 How to handle the costs of health care providers not covered by insurance and why you'll likely come out ahead if you're able to focus on your health22:09 How medicine is changing and how much it still needs to change23:45 What Stephanie is doing for women in perimenopause and menopause with her podcasts and workplace initiatives26:21 Stephanie provides the questions you can ask your doctor to empower yourselfShop for Bestselling Morphus for Menopause Supplements:Berberine https://bit.ly/3K5jO1LDIM https://bit.ly/46T2aIoFiberus https://bit.ly/3Q0wRFuWomen in the Workplace SurveysEmployed https://bit.ly/42kWLqkUnemployed https://bit.ly/3pf8WqrListen to Andrea's interview on Stephanie's Podcast EP. 095 - The 100 Ways Perimenopause Can Present With Andrea Donsky https://www.podbean.com/ep/pb-7q2ik-1499ed9Website: https://HelloHotFlash.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanielynnshaw/ Facebook: https://facebook.com/groups/hellohotflashpodcast Instagram: https://instagram.com/hellohotflashpodcast Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/hellohotflashpodcast Take the quiz to determine which hormones may be out of balance and uncover the steps you can take to repair them. Https://hellohotflash.com/hormone-quiz======🦋 SUBSCRIBE to our email list: https://bit.ly/3DJFkH0✅ Fill out our surveys & help further menopause RESEARCH: https://bit.ly/45eTlrr Join our Wearemorphus PRIVATE Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf====== FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:MORPHUS▸ TIKTOK | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2VMgiDK▸ Instagram | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/367EfWU▸ Facebook | /wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf▸ X | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/3RZt4qfANDREA DONSKY▸ instagram | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2T9HojG DISCLAIMER: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. This podcast contains affiliate links, (if you click on any of the product links,) Morphus will receive a small commission. Thank you so much for your support!
Ep #79: Hormones in Perimenopause and Menopause with Dr. Carrie Jones, ND
Sep 15 2023
Ep #79: Hormones in Perimenopause and Menopause with Dr. Carrie Jones, ND
Dr. Carrie Jones is a naturopathic functional medicine health and hormone doctor. Andrea Donsky, Nutritionist, Menopause Researcher, and Menopause Educator, as well, as CoFounder of Morphus discusses how our hormones are key to understanding where we are on our perimenopause and menopause path.Morphus Supplements: https://bit.ly/3QpGyxl 0:23 Introducing Dr. Carrie Jones and how she became interested in women's hormones4:05 Where is Carrie in her perimenopause7:54 Carrie takes us through a hormone education11:02 Why do our periods sometimes come back before we have gone 365 days without one? There may be other health concerns that could gynecological like polyps or issues with our thyroid. Light spotting can be from vaginal dryness as well. Always see your healthcare practitioner in these cases.20:27 HRT and bleeding23:36 The difference between a cyst, fibroid, and polyps (PCOS)28:51 Late pregnancies and perimenopause32:12 Testing hormones including the types of tests commonly performed including the DUTCH Test. You really can't get tested for perimenopause however testing can give a picture of which hormones are going lower and how you can optimize your hormones.38:04 How the DUTCH test shows metabolites from your hormones from breaking down. Why it's important to test if you are on hormone therapy to understand how you metabolize hormones.43:55 The importance of detoxification in perimenopause and menopause and the impact of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)49:50 The beauty in this stage of our lives51:47 Discussions about HRT56:11 Final thoughtsMorphus Supplements: https://bit.ly/3QpGyxl Dutch Test Email us at info@wearemorphus.comDr. Debbie Rice Interview: https://youtu.be/ALNViMyTlzU Oura ring: https://bit.ly/3Zgt61c DNA Test: https://thednacompany.com/morphusDNA Videos with Dr. Mansoor Mohammed:Part 1: https://youtu.be/ri9YCspuuvc Part 2: https://youtu.be/8I-u5HIpWNQ Part 3: https://youtu.be/X-XsZAx61UY Full Video https://youtu.be/X-XsZAx61UY Leah Segedie's Videos about Endocrine Disruptors:Part 1: https://youtu.be/OG_r4S8ngy8 Part======🦋 SUBSCRIBE to our email list: https://bit.ly/3DJFkH0✅ Fill out our surveys & help further menopause RESEARCH: https://bit.ly/45eTlrr Join our Wearemorphus PRIVATE Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf====== FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:MORPHUS▸ TIKTOK | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2VMgiDK▸ Instagram | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/367EfWU▸ Facebook | /wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf▸ X | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/3RZt4qfANDREA DONSKY▸ instagram | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2T9HojG DISCLAIMER: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. This podcast contains affiliate links, (if you click on any of the product links,) Morphus will receive a small commission. Thank you so much for your support!
Ep #78: Why You Should Take Tocotrienols in Perimenopause and Menopause with Dr. Barrie Tan - Part 2
Sep 12 2023
Ep #78: Why You Should Take Tocotrienols in Perimenopause and Menopause with Dr. Barrie Tan - Part 2
Andrea Donsky, nutritionist, Menopause Educator, Menopause Researcher, and the Co-founder of Morphus.com, and Dr. Barrie Tan continue their conversation about tocotrienols and their benefits for overall health especially in perimenopause and menopause. You can watch their first interview here (https://youtu.be/r4sT4khechI).Dr. Barrie Tan is a Ph.D. in chemistry and biochemistry who's an expert on tocotrienols, a potent form of Vitamin E.Buy Morphus Toco-E tocotrienols here: https://bit.ly/44TxFAtTimestamps:0:21 Introductions and a discussion of carotenes, antioxidants, and polyphenols in relationship to annatto and tocotrienols.5:45 Explanation of cells and how fat protects cells from oxidative stress or damage.8:51 The difference between tocopherol and tocotrienol and why tocotrienols are better.11:22 The different types of supplements of vitamin E that you might see at the store and what the studies in the 1990s say about cardiovascular or anti-cancer benefits of tocopherols.14:12 How Barrie persisted in his research and the many studies he has participated in on cholesterol, prediabetes, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, fatty liver, and inflammation. In particular, people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) had a surprising benefit and were able to lose weight in the range of 10-15 pounds in 3-12 months.20:55 Hypercholesterolemia, cholesterol, and tocotrienols and how C-reactive protein relates to changes in LDL composition.28:54 Triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia) and Syndrome X or Metabolic Syndrome and how tocotrienls help manage triglycerides.34:44 Dosing of tocotrienols35:00 Cancer studies and tocotrienols41:19 Ongoing studies relating to obesity and overweight individuals.43:40 Chemotherapy, tamoxifen, and tocotrienols46:17 How tocotrienols can act as an insurance policy52:04 Tocotrienols for IBD and Crhons54:38 Tocotrienols and menopausal women and bone health59:09 How estrogen acts as an antioxidant and the estrogenic properties of tocotrienols.1:03:48 Brain health and tocotrienols1:07:10 Heart disease and tocotrienols1:13:35 Hair growth and tocotrienols1:15:06 Hot flashes and tocotrienols_____Buy Morphus Toco-E here: https://bit.ly/44TxFAtNote: Always take tocotrienols with a meal for best absorption.Barrie Tan's First Interview with Andrea: https://youtu.be/r4sT4khechIWatch this video https://youtu.be/OmY0KoFqkJ0Dr. Jonny Bowden's The Truth About Cholesterol Interview with Andrea: htt======🦋 SUBSCRIBE to our email list: https://bit.ly/3DJFkH0✅ Fill out our surveys & help further menopause RESEARCH: https://bit.ly/45eTlrr Join our Wearemorphus PRIVATE Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf====== FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:MORPHUS▸ TIKTOK | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2VMgiDK▸ Instagram | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/367EfWU▸ Facebook | /wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf▸ X | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/3RZt4qfANDREA DONSKY▸ instagram | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2T9HojG DISCLAIMER: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. This podcast contains affiliate links, (if you click on any of the product links,) Morphus will receive a small commission. Thank you so much for your support!
Ep #77: Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Risk & Benefits with Dr. JoAnn Manson
Sep 7 2023
Ep #77: Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Risk & Benefits with Dr. JoAnn Manson
Join Andrea Donsky, nutritionist, Menopause Educator, Menopause researcher, and Co-founder of wearemorphus.com, and Dr. JoAnn Manson as they re-examine the results of the Women's Health Initiative Study.Timestamps:0:21 Andrea outlines the many accomplishments of Dr. JoAnn Manson.2:18 Andrea and Dr. Manson discuss how the WHI Study focused on post-menopausal women's health and the purpose of the three trials. Two trials focused on hormone therapy and preventing chronic diseases such as heart attacks, strokes, cognitive decline, and related outcomes not the effectiveness of hormone therapy. Another study focused on calcium and vitamin D and the relationship to reducing fractures. The third study was the low-fat diet and whether it correlated to lower breast and colorectal cancer incidences.7:47 How the results of one of the studies became the focus and controversial.13:45 Discussing how hormone therapy has evolved and changed since the study 20 years ago.18:51 Information on how the medical education system short-changes women in perimenopause and menopause.23:50 The importance of behavioral and lifestyle changes that can be made to improve long-term health outcomes that was studied in the Nurse's Health Study.26:05 Hormone therapy and the nuances of the findings of therapy in early menopause vs. studying women in their 60s, 70s, and 80s.30:14 The current thinking about the best candidates for hormone therapy.34:05 If Dr. Manson could redo the WHI study what would she do differently?39:46 Next steps women can take in finding a practitioner.JoAnn E. Manson, MD, MPH, DrPH, MACP, is a Professor of Medicine and the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health at Harvard Medical School, Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Chief of the Division of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Dr. Manson is a physician epidemiologist, endocrinologist, and Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI of several research studies, including the Women’s Health Initiative Clinical Center In Boston, the cardiovascular component of the Nurses’ Health Study, the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL) and the COSMOS trial. Buy Morphus Supplements https://bit.ly/3QpGyxl Find a clinician:Marcella's directory: www.wakeherup.coMenopause.org======🦋 SUBSCRIBE to our email list: https://bit.ly/3DJFkH0✅ Fill out our surveys & help further menopause RESEARCH: https://bit.ly/45eTlrr Join our Wearemorphus PRIVATE Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf====== FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:MORPHUS▸ TIKTOK | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2VMgiDK▸ Instagram | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/367EfWU▸ Facebook | /wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/2MsxBBf▸ X | @wearemorphus | https://bit.ly/3RZt4qfANDREA DONSKY▸ instagram | @andreadonsky | https://bit.ly/2T9HojG DISCLAIMER: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. This podcast contains affiliate links, (if you click on any of the product links,) Morphus will receive a small commission. Thank you so much for your support!