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Oct. 25, 2022

The State of Menopause - What Is Going On?

The State of Menopause - What Is Going On?

My guest this week is Ann Marie McQueen who is not only going through perimenopause herself, she brings 25 years of award-winning journalism experience to her coverage, with recognition for excellence in health and feature writing from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.

Hotflash Inc has been a newsletter I have subscribed to over the last 12 months and I love how Ann Marie covers the latest clinical studies, treatments, products, guidance and more via the Hotflash Inc weekly research letter, podcast and across social media to a 20k+ global perimenoposse that is growing fast.

Hotflash Inc subscribers include some of the top CEOs, doctors and practitioners in the space, alongside curious, open-minded women seeking to connect the dots and find their own solutions.

In our frank conversation we talk about the following:

  • Menopause differences around the world and what Ann Marie has observed across N. America, the UK, Australia, the Middle East where she lives, India and more
  • Different narratives around menopause and how they impact discussion and treatment;
  • Why do Ann Marie and I have a problem with the deficiency/disease narrative that has gained ground in the UK and is spreading to other countries?
  • Why do we always talk about estrogen and often leave progesterone and testosterone out of the conversation?
  • Ann Marie touch on some of the newest areas of research; and her own tips and tricks from covering health and wellness, and going through perimenopause for so long.

Top takeaways

1) it's okay to take your time and decide what's right for you - and change it if you need to

2) recognizing the differences in and impact of the way we talk about and approach menopause (deficiency versus transition)

3) there is growing body research, supplements, hormone therapy and startups behind these serving perimenopausal and menopausal women

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