Maria Claps & Kristin Johnson | Practical Steps Women Can Take Before Perimenopause KKP: 287

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Today, I am blessed to have here with me Maria, an FDN practitioner, and Kristin, a Board-certified nutritionist, are plainspoken friends and practitioners who share a passion for women’s health, especially women’s health at midlife. As both are themselves menopausal, they’ve refined the art and science of thriving as a midlife woman based on both clinical and personal experience. They combine individualized nutrition and lifestyle changes tailored to midlife women’s needs with mindset coaching, lab testing and hormone replacement therapy education to help women thrive so that they can stop or prevent their health from spinning out of control.

In this episode, Maria and Kristin open up the show by revealing how they got involved in the health space. Maria and Kristin talk about their work with perimenopausal and menopausal women to create fundamental hormonal and whole health transformations. Plus, they give tips on how you can have a smooth transition to perimenopause and menopause and they provide practical advice on adjusting your lifestyle accordingly. Tune in as we chat about ditching oatmeal, avoiding veganism, and why we love the DUTCH test.

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[00:50] Why Maria and Kristin Got Involved In The Health Space

  • Maria needed to see a doctor because she was putting on some weight, she wasn't sleeping well, and her mood just tanked.
  • Unfortunately, Maria was not getting the answers that she was seeking from her doctor.
  • The doctor wanted to put Maria on hormone therapy right away. For sleep issues, the doctor prescribed clonazepam.
  • Overall, Maria’s doctor didn’t get to the causes of why she was experiencing certain symptoms.
  • For Kristin, she had hormone issues her entire life. The solution from doctors was always a birth control pill. However, Kristin didn't know enough to understand that this was hormonal dysfunction.
  • In Kristin’s thirties, she started to battle her weight, libido, and skin. Kristin’s doctor told her that nothing was wrong with her. Sadly, Kristin’s doctor would not check her hormones.
  • Eventually, Kristin pursued a nutrition program and became board-certified. She started a journey on changing her food, hormones, and lifestyle.

[09:25] How Making Lifestyle Changes Can Health Your Body

  • Less is more when it comes to training.
  • You may be overtraining.
  • When you reduce your training, your weight may start to melt off.
  • Sleep is a massive piece of your lifestyle.
  • If you haven’t already, it’s time to get serious about your sleep patterns.
  • Also, nourish your body and get monthly massages – it will make all the difference.

[12:45] Making A Smooth Transition To Perimenopause

  • When progesterone declines, it is never coming back.
  • Menopause is a full 12 months without a period.
  • The closer you get to menopause, there will be a lot of symptoms because your hormones are in flux.
  • Some women, even with good adrenal health, are going to suffer.
  • If you have low estrogen and low testosterone, you are fighting an uphill battle.

[16:20] Practical Steps You Can Take Before Hitting Perimenopause

  • First, dial in your nutrition. Women need to put down the smoothie and start eating bacon, eggs, and steak.
  • Next, address adrenal health. It’s time to learn how to live with your stress.
  • In your thirties and forties, taking care of YOU is really important.
  • Salt baths, massages, and wine will be essential self-care pieces.
  • If you don’t want to hit a brick wall in your late forties, then you need to deal with your self-care routine now.

[23:35] Oatmeal: Why It May Not Be As Healthy As You Think

  • Women don’t understand satiety. They mistake nutritional choices that fill them up as satiety.
  • Someone has oatmeal at 9 am, then they are snacking again at 11 am.
  • A nourishing meal should not be made out of kindling.
  • A meal should be something that will satisfy you for four or five hours.
  • Your first meal of the day should be protein-heavy.
  • Most of the time, oatmeal is a dessert.
  • Plus, women will feel full because they are bloated from eating oatmeal.

[27:30] The Importance of Eating Animal Protein vs. Plant-Based Protein

  • There is a massive difference between animal protein and plant protein. Primarily, the most significant difference is the carbohydrate load.
  • Meat will be mostly fat and protein. Whereas plant-based protein will be high in carbs.
  • Another difference is the amino acid quality.
  • A lot of people eating a plant-based diet are also on anti-anxiety medications.
  • Why are girls in their twenties and thirties on more medications than people in their fifties?

[32:55] Strong Stomach Acid Is One of Your Best Anti-Aging Tools

  • As we get older, we become more nutrient deficient.
  • If you don’t have stomach acid, you aren’t going to get the iron from meat.
  • A lot of Maria and Kristin’s clients are on hormone replacement therapy. However, if they don’t have strong stomach acid, they won’t benefit from their supplements.
  • Stomach acid is going to sanitize anything that we eat.

[39:55] Why The DUTCH Test Is The Best Diagnostic Tool In Functional Medicine

  • Maria loves the DUTCH test because of estrogen metabolism.
  • We want to see that the body is behaving with estrogen.
  • Urine is the only way you will see estrogen metabolism.
  • If you don’t have good estrogen metabolism, there are certain lifestyle tweaks you can make.
  • Also, Maria loves the DUTCH test because it is extremely empowering to women.
  • Kristin loves the adrenal piece. Too many women normalize what they are living with.
  • Learn more about DUTCH testing: https://dutchtest.com/

AND MUCH MORE!

Resources from this episode:

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Upgraded Formulas Hair Mineral Deficiency Analysis & Supplements: http://www.upgradedformulas.com Use BEN10 at checkout for 10% off your order.

Paleo Valley beef sticks, apple cider vinegar complex, organ meat complex & more. Use the coupon code KETOKAMP15 over at https://paleovalley.com/ to receive 15% off your entire order.

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