I was so honored and excited to have the opportunity to record my first interview with such a sweet, knowledgeable and insightful guest. Dr. Angele Besner, ND in Vancouver, BC shares insights into how she helps women in her practice with hormone balancing, especially with symptoms of menopause. You may be surprised the number 1 thing she recommends! We delve into topics of stress, life, transformation during menopause, thyroid and adrenal health as well as what exactly causes menopausal hot flashes and how they are affected by what we do in our 20’s and 30’s. Such an honest and open conversation about topics so important to women and every age.
Here’s a summary of what we talked about!
2:30 – Reclaim what it means to be feminine. You can be feminine AND powerful.
3:00 – Menopause is the prime time for transformation.
4:25 – The Shift from the motherly, nurturing role to self-actualization (Guilt = Struggle)
7:00 – Women need to get clear on what drives you and what brings you meaning.
8:03 – The power of Mindfulness
9:10 – Adrenal Health: Effects of physical, psychological and emotional stress
9:20 – Thyroid Health: Lifestyle, symptoms and tests available.
9:45 – Lifestyle changes: what we eat, how much we sleep. Big recommendation – GET OUTSIDE during the day = natural sleep cycle!
12:05 – What about Coffee & Wine??
13:00 – What can we do in our 20’s & 30’s
14:40 – What would you tell women in their 20’s & 30’s to take care when they feel invincible?
16:45 – Permission to slow down… “But I’ve never had a problem with that before!”
18:30 – 5 minutes of Mindfulness is better than no minutes
18:55 – Does mindfulness help with hormone balancing?
20:00 – What are the signs of Adrenal fatigue?
23:00 – Juice fasts?
26:00 – BioIdentical hormones for hot flashes.
26:45 – The drop in progesterones, estrogen spikes and lows, blood vessels at skin surface & erratic estrogen = hot flashes!
27:45 – How does Adrenal Fatigue affect hot flashes?
29:00 – An amazing story about a woman who made life changes and completely changed her menopause symptoms as well as totally increased energy levels and joy!
To learn more about Dr. Angele Besner and her treatments, please visit: http://www.drangelebesner.com/
Please share any insights or thoughts, I’d love to hear from you!