The Brand New Mindset You ll Want to get Through Menopause


Menopause Is Not A Quick Fix Phenomenon 189 | Menopause Taylor

Video taken from the channel: Menopause Taylor


Deborah Garlick | Myths and Facts on the Menopause | Boots UK

Video taken from the channel: Boots UK


The biggest mistake women in menopause make!

Video taken from the channel: Dr. Beth Westie


The Dr. Leaf Show S2 E12: Menopause and Mental Health

Video taken from the channel: Dr. Caroline Leaf


Your Greatest Enemies of Menopause 187 | Menopause Taylor

Video taken from the channel: Menopause Taylor


Hormones effect our vertigo and tinnitus: Menopause and Rites of Passage

Video taken from the channel: Joey Remenyi, Seeking Balance International


PRE-MENOPAUSE // Women: Here’s What To Expect During ‘The Change’ (Prelude)

Video taken from the channel: Criticalbench

The New Mindset You’ll Need to Get Through Menopause World Menopause Day means creating a new mental health mindset as part of your women’s health goal. Beth Battaglino, RN-C, CEO of HealthyWomen 17 Oct 2019 Menopause & Aging Well. Before the actual moment hits (usually around age 52), you have to go through a multi-year long phase called perimenopause.“This is when there is a gradual decline of ovarian function, or as I like to call it, the pooping out of the ovaries,” says Mary Jane Minkin, MD, clinical professor in the department of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at the Yale University School of. I got through it in a couple of hours.

In the very beginning, she states, “show me a 300-page book on menopause and I’ll show you 260 pages that have nothing you can use to relieve symptoms.” If you’re of the author’s mindset, you might appreciate her recommendation of using diet pills to keep your weight down, but that’s not how I would do it. There’s good news for women going through menopause, if you can wait three years or so. Researchers say they’ve discovered that an experimental class of drugs that blocks a key receptor in the.

After 12 months without a period, a woman can say she’s gone through menopause. In the years before menopause, women may experience skipped and unpredictable menstrual periods. This phase is called the midlife transition, perimenopause, or the change of life. Some women go through. Depression during menopause is not uncommon.

It has also been shown that changing those negative thoughts and attitudes can result in a reduction of symptoms. Even in the face of difficult symptoms, women consistently say that changing their outlook helps. The following tips can help you transform your menopause experience. Watch Your Thoughts.

Karen Robinson: To me, self-care means being honest with myself, dealing with the stresses in my life, creating new habits to get myself back to the person I was before menopause. You may be transitioning into menopause if you begin experiencing some or all of the following symptoms: Hot flashes (a sudden feeling of warmth that spreads over the body). Night sweats and/or cold flashes. Vaginal dryness; discomfort during sex. Menopause begins in the late 40s or early 50s for most women.

It usually lasts for a few years. During this time, at least two-thirds of women experience symptoms of menopause. The average age for menopause is 51, so that means many women start perimenopause in their early or mid-40s.

Some women reach menopause before age 51, which means that perimenopause starts even.

List of related literature:

For some women, this therapy is the ideal solution to their health issues associated with menopause.

“New Dimensions In Women's Health” by Linda Alexander, Judith LaRosa, Helaine Bader, Susan Garfield
from New Dimensions In Women’s Health
by Linda Alexander, Judith LaRosa, et. al.
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2009

But you can greatly influence your passage through menopause in a positive way, and lessen your symptoms by eating well, getting regular exercise and plenty of rest, using nutritional supplements and herbs to help regulate your hormones, and taking time for yourself.

“User's Guide to Nutritional Supplements” by Jack Challem
from User’s Guide to Nutritional Supplements
by Jack Challem
Basic Health Publications, Incorporated, 2003

But there’s nothing about menopause per se that will plummet you into hormonal hell, rageaholic behavior, and a feeling of being lost in a sexual desert.

“Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being” by Christiane Northrup, M.D.
from Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being
by Christiane Northrup, M.D.
Hay House, 2015

Menopause should be an opportunity for women to strive for a healthy, long life, and nurses can help to make this opportunity a reality.

“Maternity and Pediatric Nursing” by Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle
from Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
by Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009

Nowhere is this more true than with the changes associated with menopause.

“Maternity and Women's Health Care E-Book” by Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Shannon E. Perry, Mary Catherine Cashion, Kathryn Rhodes Alden
from Maternity and Women’s Health Care E-Book
by Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Shannon E. Perry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014

Menopause is not a complete change of life, however.

“Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Canadian Medical-surgical Nursing” by Rene A. Day, Pauline Paul, Beverly Williams
from Brunner & Suddarth’s Textbook of Canadian Medical-surgical Nursing
by Rene A. Day, Pauline Paul, Beverly Williams
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009

But there are other resources to enhance your experience and support your body through the changes of menopause.

“Enjoy!: The Gift of Sexual Pleasure for Women” by Joyce J. Penner, Clifford L. Penner
from Enjoy!: The Gift of Sexual Pleasure for Women
by Joyce J. Penner, Clifford L. Penner
Focus on the Family, 2017

But I think this is something else, that what I’m feeling is more than just menopause.”

“How Doctors Think” by Jerome Groopman
from How Doctors Think
by Jerome Groopman
HMH Books, 2008

And here’s another positive news flash about menopause: It’s not a disease, nor does it have to present life—altering changes.

“The Doctors Book of Home Remedies: Quick Fixes, Clever Techniques, and Uncommon Cures to Get You Feeling Better Fast” by Editors of Prevention
from The Doctors Book of Home Remedies: Quick Fixes, Clever Techniques, and Uncommon Cures to Get You Feeling Better Fast
by Editors of Prevention
Rodale Books, 2010

For some women, menopause may be liberating.

“Lewis's Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems” by Diane Brown, Helen Edwards, Lesley Seaton, Thomas Buckley
from Lewis’s Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems
by Diane Brown, Helen Edwards, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

Oktay Kutluk

Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world's foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world's first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients.

Mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +1 (877) 492-3666

Bibliography: oktay_bibliography

View all posts


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Dr. Beth It would have helped if you would have listed the type of foods. ie: protein & carbs. Which ones?
    Quinoa or meat? Veggie carbs or grains?

  • Hi Dr. Beth, have you tried the FDA approved transdermal HGH gel? You should check it out. Gonna leave the website here if you’re curious.

  • Thanks dear for the tips…I m 34 yr old lady..Had full hysterectomy due to doctor’s mistake..During delivery of my second child… Everything was smooth, suddenly he got a call in operation theater, it was a sort of bad news for him…n he was doing stitching n suddenly he shouted that uterus got busted n he removed my uterus along with my healthy ovaries..
    Now my baby is 8 months, want to loose my belly fat..I somehow managed to loose all the extra KGS..Now struggling to loose weight…n it is now very tough..My weight is 60 kg, height is 162 cm

  • Hello dr barbie i am taking estradiol pill of 2 mg on the alternate day i mean after skipping a day. It’s been a year now i had a hysterectomy i am feeling good at this dosage and at this method. My doc says i can carry this method of skipping is it right or wrong in your opinion

  • My best friend follows her mother (retired nurse) and older sister’s lead that menopause is just a phase to hack it out. So it’s something we don’t talk about. I support her choice even though my decision it to fully inform and educate myself on the facts. ��

  • I would love your opinion,, I am in menopause now for 4 years, I am 51 yrs old.. I started having hot flashes 2 years ago,, funny thing is I only have them in the spring thru late fall, nothing in late fall or thru winter… I feel them starting up and it is curious to me how it could be weather related? Any thoughts?

  • I’m a 69 yo retired (obsolete) �� RN. I cannot thank you enough for your clear assessment of “women kind”. You get it!
    Thank you for holding the mirror so hopefully we can see ourselves and our actions.

  • Thank you, starting my HRT tomorrow Tuesday, March 10, 2020 I turned 57 on 7 March I’ve been wanting to go on online therapy for quite some time and the doctor kept saying no no no no no is going to cause cancer I did have a heart attack one year ago come late March this year he goes you had a heart attack it causes heart attacks obviously his misinformed. Thank goodness I went out to dinner because my backs been killing me for like two months and she put me on hormone treatments Estrogen and Progesterone…. YAY ♥️

  • Dr Taylor I’ve been trying to watch your videos in order but it’s taking me a long time. I have a quick question that I hope you can answer for me. I’m taking oral progesterone 5 mg a day for two weeks at beginning of cycle to lessen heavy bleeding. Is it possible that it’s causing depressive symptoms? I know you can’t offer medical advice but just wondering if neg mood changes can be side effect. I hope I can afford a consultation with you sometime in the future!

  • I feel empowered and so much more knowledgeable because of you. I’ve been on estrogen for almost 3 months now at the dosage I feel comfortable with to help with my short and long term health goals. I have not had ANY hot flashes since starting, and I was having at least 20/day before. I was nervous to talk to my doctor about it but she was so supportive and fortunately provided the same recommendations for me (who no longer has a uterus). You definitely fit into my friend camp! Thank you ��

  • Once again your advice is bang on. I’ve followed you since the beginning and have made my decision on how to manage my menopause my way by being educated by you. Thx Dr. Taylor!!

  • So many great things to be learned from your videos….even things I didn’t plan! I loved the part about “telling you what to do would substitute my own judgement for yours” this is a great phrase to remember for many aspects of life. Love it!

  • Hello Dr. Barbie! This is a very important video! Thanks again! It’s Ioanna Tzanoudaki from Greece! I had an one to one consultation with you with my twin sister if you can remember. I desiced having all the knowledge from you to begin with having Mirena and also the estrogen patches (Dermestril 50) which I change every four days (began 34 days ago).I am writting to you because I tried to book an one to one consultation with you and unfortunatelly (for me) the next available is end of March. My problem is that for the last 30 days now I have a little bleeding every day and because I had an appointment with my gynecologist yesterday, he told me that if it doesnt stop after 20-25 days he will have to advise me to quit!!! But the only person I trust is you not my gynecologist. He can’t even propose to make a change or something else. If you could advise me I would be very happy, or maybe make a consultation earlier than the end of March. Thank you so much in advance!!!

  • Apple cider vinegar and/or plain yellow mustard have helped me with muscle cramps. Is weight training helpful for bone strength? I’ve heard a lot of confusing things about calcium absorption. And… when do bone density issues start?

  • I so appreciate all you do to educate and prepare women. I currently have the bioTe Estrogen and Testosterone implants and I am a month out from needing new inserts. I have revisited the video episodes on the different forms of Estrogen and prevention of the long term diseases and I’m considering a different form of therapy that is FDA approved and not so costly.
    My question is:
    Are there any under the skin pellets that are FDA approved?

  • I’ve just started menopause and am completely overwhelmed by what’s happening in my mind and body. I wasn’t prepared in any way for the things I’m dealing with. I’m 46 and I suppose I had been under the mistaken belief that I’m a little too young for menopause yet so hadn’t looked into it until the symptoms arose earlier this year. I’d heard about the hot flashes and mood swings of course, but I’ve never heard anyone mention it’s like a second puberty! Without going into too much detail: I’m so terribly sad, and my hormones are raging!!…all just totally out of character for me. I feel quite vulnerable putting this out there (virtually) anonymously on a YouTube comment, but I desperately need to express it. Thanks for opening up a healthy dialogue, Dr Leaf. Bless you x

  • Thank you, Dr Barbie. As always fantastic information. In the past I never really discussed my menopausal info/knowledge with anyone. These days, however, I find myself spewing my knowledge of what I have learned from you to anyone. They get a kick out of the vagina wrinkles thing. I tell them that you say that’s the only place you should have wrinkles.

  • So happy I found your videos, I’m making the mistakes you’re talking about. Really looking forward to seeing all your videos and learning. I just find that you talk very fast, I can see you are energetic and enthusiastic but sometimes I find that I’ve missed something important since you’re rushing it.
    Best of luck and thank you for your commitment to informing us.

  • I had to go off the 2 in 1 patch. back on estrogen patch and prometrium pills separate again. One size sure doesn’t fit all. I had 3 periods in a month or so. Went for that biopsy and nothing was wrong thank God. I have been on and off would be near 5 years. Took a break about 2 years. I went back on to stay in the opportunity window you talk about Barbie. Now I am reminded of the breast cancer increase. I am almost 60. Now I am back to be scared again about taking it. This was your latest video so commented here. What are the chances I could get it. How long should I stay on it? Said that 1 and 7 women can get it. I also hear those mamograms aren’t safe to get either. Also your breast density chances and harder to find it. I can’t afford 200 dollars an hour. I was going to make an appointment with you.

  • You’re a super star! I’ve learned so much and you are making such a difference. What a gift you are to the world of women and those that love them! I’m perimenopausal and binge watching these videos at a rapid rate! I skipped forward to this one just because the title grabbed my eye and it just happened to be exactly what I needed to hear. #rulebreaker #Illwatchtherestinorder!

  • For anyone else out there who loves to read comments like me:): The amount of free education I have seen these videos share is remarkable to me. They synthesize and present vast amounts of education, experience. I have gotten hooked on binge watching these videos; truly formative stuff, check out all the videos if you haven’t already. I’m gathering all my ducks before asking for an appointment.

  • Dr. Taylor, you are so right about questioning why people turning to celebrities for guidance on anything other than acting. Ugh. Unless they can prove how they have credence, there’s no reason to believe, follow, or change your beliefs because a “celebrity” says so. Yes, you are so right that education is the best source of information so we can each come to the best course of action for ourselves!

  • I’m just hearing about Pueraria Mirifica has anyone tried this?? I’d like to know more….. maybe Menopause Taylor do a review or discuss in an upcoming video??

  • It’s a permanent state?
    So it’s new illness isn’t it?
    So need to realy change everything.
    So the names peri menopause symptoms

    And menopause cant be different.?

    Doctor has to help and individualise therapy.

    Ve been reading for few months now. Thankyou for your lovely video.
    I feel so confident in visiting m doctor now.

  • My dr put me on estradiol.05 every other day and I’m still getting hot flashes I’m 70yrs old and I had always taken estradiol than my dr retired and new. Young dr would not put me on it. Well I begged her for it n she finally relented she had me sign form releasing her of responsibility and she gave it to me to take it every other day, do you think my hot flashes will will stop with my.05 every other day, I had a complete hysterectomy when I was younger, I was miserable without my estrogen.

  • WOW, WOW, WOW, how I liked to hear this! So wisely! Thank you 1000 times from Stockholm!
    (And You have learned the Swedish word smörgåsbord!)

  • It would be confusing if it were not for you and this education! Thank you Dr. Barbie! Last night my hubby and I were looking at our subscriptions on youtube and nobody had any new videos. He said lets watch Barbie! I told him her videos come out on Tuesday he was disappointed!:) You are making an impact to so many people! I agree about the celebrities! I don’t get it! Women do act like I am on heroin when I tell them I am on HRT! Only my husband is supportive! But women treat each other that way in general. I always had more guy friends partially because of that. Also because I was a dancer. In general also in modern culture people act like an enemy if you disagree with them you are a “hater” Thats just self love.I cant imagine being friends with a bunch of robots who agree with me. Glad you are so rational!

  • It’s unfortunate that the challenge lies in finding a professional that is as well-educated and/or willing to work with you. Not everyone is able to handle a doctor who is certain that the information you present them is wrong. So frustrating! But I’m so grateful for all the teaching you provide, Dr. Taylor. Free or not, it’s priceless! I’m an RN with 37 years of experience, 12 in OB, and I learn so much from you that I never learned in school or on the job. Thank you so much! ��

  • Wonderful wonderful teaching on menopause!! Thank you both for a wealth of important and useful information! Both of your voices are so soothing. I’m currently 10 months without a period �������� I’m praying to reach that magical 12 months!

  • Thank you Dr. Taylor. I got on HRT 3 days after our consultation. Wow, I am sleeping. Will be scheduling a follow up after my Dexa scan. You’re the best!

  • Hi, started perimenopause at age 38, gone through many of the signs, especially weight again, been exercise and intermittent fasting, doesn’t seems to be able to get rid of the tummy fat tho. Would like to know if there’s any advice. Thank you

  • This is so true. My doctor told me I was all dried up! I was in tears. Even his nurses treated me like every symptom I was having was in my head. Just get a hysterectomy is what he encouraged. So ignorant!
    Well I made it through the other side! I found my own way to handle it. You are the best! You have helped me so much!! I thank you Barbie ❤️

  • Hi Dr. I have watched all your videos (at least once), purchased your book, asked questions and consulted with my female doctor. She was astounded by what I knew I told her it was Menopause University. I also take as many opportunities as possible to tell other women that they need to know this education! I’ve now made decisions in my life to manage my menopause my way ��thankyou ��

  • You are so very right about education being the answer for the choices you make. It is always interesting to me when I hear women say they can’t take estrogen or progesterone but they have no real reason how they came to this decision.Thank you so much for really explaining the many options we really do have. Thanks

  • Hello Dr Taylor. I am wondering your take and the why behind these website and IG and Facebook “health hormone coaches” that have no medical credentials but offer programs that will help manage menopause by purchasing a DUTCH test from them, they give results and tell you what to tell the medical practitioner as far as treatment. First what’s up with the Dutch test, they say it’s the only way to test hormones and 2nd how can they offer these things without any medical credentials? Thank you

  • Aww! Such a blessing you are Dr. Taylor!��
    You are so right! I have seen during my menopause years such negativity in the groups you described. It’s sad when women do this to eachother. Luckily I am surrounded by pretty positive and encouraging sweet ladies, including yourself. I know my worst enemy, and it’s my specialist who I truly put my faith in only to end up with rejection, insinuating I was crazy, and most of all not caring at all for me! I am appalled by the physicians who push women out their doors with no options, no sympathy, no help what’s so ever and blame their menopause on themselves. I have never in my entire life been treated un such a horrible manner. With all of your education you have been a beacon of light and hope for all of us women going through this time in our lives. I am still struggling with my menopause, but have gotten some positive people in my corner. I am still working on what HRT is going to work the best for me. There should be a charm school for doctors to attend on how to treat their menopause patients!!!! And I dont say that lightly! Truly it needs to happen. Too many women leave a doctors office just feeling defeated, and hopeless. I pray this changes soon! Much love to all you ladies!!! Stay strong! You are all beautiful inside and out!
    Thank you Dr. Taylor! We love you!��������

  • I am so grateful for your channel. No one I know is willing to talk about menopause, it’s like we are not good enough when we reach menopause, not even my doctor wants to open up and help me. ( I have all the symptoms from migraine to aching joints). Is it ever going to end,?

  • I’m going to be going to my Obgyn next month for HT and I just noticed that she’s a DO. I’m so not into osteopathic medical practices. I’m afraid that she will suggest supplements and diet products. I’m wanting pharmaceutical products. I’m a fan of another YouTube influencer and that’s how I found out about you. I think you are awesome! Thank you for all of the great educational videos. I binge watched the entire series over the weekend. Now this influencer is using a patch and an IUD. She did have a consultation with you and I am not sure if you gave her that advice or not. I’m 51 have been post menopausal for 3 years and I am afraid that like her I will end up with the wrong dosage of estrogen and progestin for 2 years before she found out the ideal treatment. Any advice? Should I look for an MD instead?

  • Can I take HRT while my hormone are going up and down. 51 yrs no uterus but told still not in menopause but gaining weight is so annoying

  • Well I want to thank you for giving your time to teach us how to look after ourselves. It is like the song SOMETIMES IT’S HARD TO BE A WOMAN and yes it is but with your help it’s not too hard. We have to take charge and be in control but knowing what to do is half the battle ��

  • I had my hormones tested and I have excess progesterone, how do you decrease excess progesterone from the body due to applying alittle to much progesterone cream. I was on the cream, now I’m taking a low dose pill. The symptom I’m having due to the excess is hunger pangs. ��

  • There is nothing that is right for everyone! Thats true in life in general! So many people get into trouble in life by copying others! I didn’t know I needed a menopause education until I did! I thought menopause just meant my period would stop! Menopause has been pretty devastating for me with a parathyroid tumor, Osteoporosis (never once had a hot flash) and dealing with the stress of having to deal with doctors who are against HRT. I now have a menopause specialist. But all of my other doctors hassle me or try to anyway about HRT. Now I have a fibroid 10 CM and my doctors are all freaking out except for the menopause specialist. He is trying different things to help me. Without this education I would be freaking out too! I have enough problems so being armed with this education helps me to make informed decisions and to keep calm when my doctors are hysterical. Thank you for this education!

  • Thank you for addressing this subject, as ever, voraciously yet eloquently. I have just sent this to my two daughters in their 20’s and asked them to listen not just for their future menopause choices, but also to listen substituting the word menopause for any subject they so wish. I fantastic lesson in life to understand that (informed) choices are yours and your alone. If friends do not accept you have the right to make your own choices, which may be different, radical or minute from their own, then they are simply not friends. Knowledge is power…….you make the facts so accessible Barbie, thank you for all your hard work, and educating us in such a professional yet fun way������

  • Good morning Barbie! I went to my hormone replacement dr yesterday & felt so much more knowledgable & prepared & less terrified…due to you & your book! My dr recommended testosterone pellet first (due to libido being non existent & causing issues & testosterone being low & estrogen & progesterone almost non-existent). I’m 5 yrs post menopausal & she said wait 2 weeks to see how much it raises my estrogen & if it’s not enough, to eliminate all the symptoms & prevent disease, she said we’ll add estrogen & progesterone. I wasn’t prepared for that…I thought I’d probably get all 3. What do you think about this protocol? I was thrilled to hear her say I’d have to be on replacement for the rest of my life.

  • Is Wild Yam actually helpful to anyone? I am anti-big pharma and doctors and hear that there are good natural options. Im just tired of being tired and after being slim my whole life, now I feel like a “busted can of biscuits”, even keto isnt working��. I dont even feel like myself anymore and I cant afford a specialist. Dr. Berg explained fixing a menopausal metabolism is NOT a quick fix too. A year or more. So thats very true. God bless.

  • Dear Dr.Taylor a quick CIAO to let you know I am still following your lessons and liking them a lot. We are in the middle of cove-19 as I write from Italy. I would have some questions on your latest videos, however I am overwhelmed with rules and news and homeschooling and smart working…so I will write them down and ask them later. I hope I will get the chance to be post menopausal and I send you my gratitude and love, to you and to the community!

  • I am post menopausal and have always been active, exercised by weight training and other things like (HIIT, Group fitness and Zumba) My body in the past year or so has drastically changed with additional weight in my midsection! It is so frustrating to not know what to do. You say up the protein and still eat some carbs early in the day. There are other people giving advice/information about this who say try to eliminate ALL carbs even the healthy ones like oats and sweet potato.
    Also I hear eliminate a lot of the strenuous exercise and walk-walk-walk.. I just want to do what will put me in the right direction!!! Help!!

  • Would estradiol be a vegan friendly form of estrogen? I am trying to find something bio identical that is plant based from a pharmaceutical company. Thank you for all your wonderful information.

  • Thank you for this video. I am learning and absorbing information in a way that is empowering. I have a long way to go, but I feel like I have a useful tool and helpful resources now, thanks to you.

  • This education is priceless!
    After watching so many of Menopause Barbie videos, I quickly realized she knew what she was talking about. Furthermore, Where else can you go to find someone (an MD, no less) who has done ALL the research for you. She is THE leading authority on menopause and so much more. That is why I quickly booked an appointment with her. Although the news I heard was not what I was hoping for, she set me on an unstoppable path. Dr Taylor is my inspiration to be and do better for myself.

  • I can NOT believe this video doesn’t have MORE views!!! FANTASTIC info! I have watched over 50 videos on perimenopause, hormones, etc and this information is just so Valuable and said in the way most woman need to hear it.
    * The Title should include “Metabolism” and “FOOD or Eating ” or “Hormones “, and I KNOW more woman would VIEW THIS!

  • Thank you so much and I’m so happy I found your video. Wish someone had told me this 6 years ago when I went plant based thinking it would help peri then menopause.(Very bad idea because plants do not have the nutrition we need.)In the last year I finally figured out how incredibly important fat is, we just can’t cope with out it. Doing much better now!

  • I’m laughing so hard because it’s true. It’s just not going to happen like that lol.
    I’m going to give your protein, fat and carb idea a shot. Fingers crossed it helps.

  • Thank You Dr. Leaf for this great message, Your absolutely right about needing to talk about this subject more openly and not feeling embarrassed about talking about it. Be blessed and Thank You for all Your hard work and dedication in sharing Your wisdom with Us.

  • Thanks Dr Taylor. I feel you were speaking to me directly. Once I get all my blood work, etc I will gift myself a one on one. Thank you.

  • I’m new to this journey, but I’ve learned so much that when I can get in with a gyno who knows menopause well we can be on the same page. It’s clear that it’s another stage of life that needs special accommodations to manage….
    Almost caught up with the videos. I started watching the week I had my TAH BSO May 11th.
    Now that I have moved and am somewhat settled, I can pick up where I left off in the book. Kinda had to pack my life up to move….

  • Two of my friends told me to just “Tough it out” and cope/deal with it by doing nothing or taking supplements….ya know, after 8 weeks if hot flashes, insomnia and night sweats I asked the gyno oncologist for estrogen and told her the symptoms were often…she had no issue. I’ve hit a referral request for a NAMS gynecologist. I hope she accepts me….

  • Well i have a question..What about woman like my age at 44 try to gain muscle i already have some But still gain fat in my abdominal área

  • How apt that today I attended a referral to the menopause clinic here in the UK which is part of our NHS (National Health System) at Kings College, London. I’m a few videos behind in my education but have watched over the last year or so. I’ve been taking HRT where the oestrogen is bio-identical but the progesterone not (it has served me well for 3 years to stop the total brain fog I was experiencing in order to do my job). However, I wanted to be fully bio-identical without a bleed. My General Practitioner (2 different ones actually) previously looked mind boggled when I enquired about other options on the NHS saying I wanted to be all bio-identical. You are right! GPs do not have sufficient training in menopause to know much about it so I was referred to the menopause clinic. The Consultant who saw me today was exactly as you say in this video Dr Taylor. He was quite amazed and delighted about the knowledge I have, enough to know what I want to try and to challenge and enquire of him in a way he is obviously not used to. I told him about your videos and he’s intrigued and has written your name down to look up your videos for himself. I feel proud of myself that I’m interested enough in my own body and self to invest the time in receiving your amazing gift of this education. Thank you so much! I’ve recommended your videos to other women and I’m amazed that people are not that interested, or have formed an opinion and are sticking to it or are not willing to commit the time. For me, this is the same as developing my knowledge around nutrition and doing yoga or gym work to stay in shape! Thank you so much!!

  • Thank you for teaching us in such an informative and fun way, I have managed to get though all the videos and have your book. At 55 this year and 7 years since periods completely stopped,( Physically I did ok Mentally not so good). I have always ate quite healthy and have been researching a plant based diet for a good few years. 6 months ago I went completely plant based. A few months later I got bloods and Hormone levels done. The results were fabulous, Everything is in the normal range and my hormones are flowing normal. I am not promoting this life style but just to say thank you for all the education to find what is right for ma.:D

  • Thanks somuch for this info. My mother is of the belief that menopause is short term. I was raised believing this, until I learned from you that it is for the rest of your life. She is now 91 and has many problems that I think couldbe helped by taking a SERM. But, my sister who just turned 61 doesn’t believe so, and she doesn’t take estrogen either. I tried to educate her after I learned from your videos! I even shared some of your videos with her, but she closes her mind to them. Well, I do not want to wind up like my 91 year old mom, and have the problems that she has, of forgetfulness, osteoporosis, heart failure, wrinkling, etc. Therefore, I thank you for giving me so much education on this.

  • Hi Beth! Thank you SOOOOO much for addressing this issue (perimenopause can start in your 30’s for some! Wish someone would have told me, I thought that I was losing my mind, I was miserable). I am now post menopause, yes the struggle remains, uuugh! Wanted to sign up, the page has been shut down. HELP!!!! lol

  • @Menopause Taylor: I just found your channel and I am so grateful. I am 40 and I thought I was going crazy. I have had two pregnancies, have all my reproductive organs and have had a very regular period since I was 11. I was like clockwork, lol. That is, until January. Well, my last period was January 1st of this year (2020) and today is March 6th and I haven’t had one since. I had my tubes tied at 26 but I know pregnancy is still possibly although not likely. Ive taken multiple pregnancy tests and even one where they drew my blood. They are all negative. I have new insurance and couldnt get an appointment with a new doctor until March 27. I had no symptoms of peri menopause that I noticed. Then in January after my last period, I began having a constant headache along skin dryness and vaginal dryness, insomnia and panic attacks or maybe just anxiety ( not sure bc ive never had either until now.) The only difference in my cycles before all this was that they were a couple of days longer than before but nothing major and then, now all of the sudden NOTHING. Could it be peri menopause or post menopause already? Thank you for all of the information you share with us!! Bless you beautiful lady!! ��

  • So I am assuming that intermittent fasting is bad when you are in menopause? I have been doing (IF) for a week and lost weight, whereas before I lost nothing over several months! Please help!

  • Such a great episode, Dr. Leaf! Thank you to both you and Dr. Lillian -the mindset is key, for sure! I am in the middle of maybe my 2nd or 3rd year(??) of this new season and over the last 5-6 months I’ve definitely been more proactive in embracing this season in a positive way -God has designed us with these seasons, and He is a good God, so I’m looking at it that way. The negatives can definitely be lessened by our choices -I have seen that in my own life. I’d love to see more in-depth conversations like this -God bless you both!

  • I am angry and outraged…..yesterday I saw my GYN, armed with all the education and information I have learned from you, Dr Taylor. She straight out said, “You’re too late for HRT. I can prescribe Paxil or Effexor for your symptoms, but at 4 years post-menopause it’s too late.” She went on to cite the WHI report and how the other benefits of HRT have not been proven to be benefits at all. When she saw my obvious angry face and frustration she suggested I go to my PCP to get hormones. Unbelievable. I have another appointment with another doctor, but meanwhile I am suffering from pretty bad symptoms. I already had to wait 4 weeks for yesterday’s appointment and now must wait another 3 for the next doctor.

  • Wonderful video!!! You are so right, I am so empowered since I have met you and watched all your Videos!!! Grateful is a understatement!!!