How To Go Through Menopause Like A Rock Star with Esther Blum – The Fed and Fearless Podcast Episode 165

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Are you dreading menopause? Many women do. But today’s guest has not only embraced this stage of life, she also makes it a lot of fun! In this episode, you’ll hear how to approach menopause with enthusiasm.



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About Esther Blum

Esther is the bestselling author of Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat, Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous, Secrets of Gorgeous, and The Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous Project.

She currently maintains a busy virtual practice where she helps women balance hormones, lose stubborn body fat, and treat the root cause of health struggles. Her new (5th) book, See Ya Later, Ovulator!, was released on October 4th.

Esther received a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Simmons College in Boston and is a graduate of New York University, where she received her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition. Esther is credentialed as a registered dietitian, a certified dietitian-nutritionist, and a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), with certification from the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS).

She is also a member of the American Dietetic Association, Dietitians in Functional Medicine, Nutritionists in Complementary Care, and the Connecticut Dietetic Association.


How Practitioners Can Approach Menopause with Their Clients

The sad state of affairs is that there are currently few options presented to women as they approach and go through menopause. Commonly, all they are offered is birth control or just a sympathetic shrug. 

Esther explains how there’s so much more that practitioners can do. She describes the many tests and treatments that can truly help. With more knowledge about what’s changing in your body, you can enter this stage of life without dread. In fact, it can even be something to look forward to.


What Can Be Done to Make Menopause a Better Experience

Unlike conventional practitioners, Esther sees a huge value in hormone treatments for menopause. She points out the shortfalls of some studies that lean away from hormones and discusses the benefits she and others have seen. 

There are also many lifestyles and diet interventions that will help, especially when it comes to weight management. Esther explains how optimizing protein and carbohydrate intake, exercise, and an indomitable attitude will prepare you to go through menopause like a rockstar.

What can you do now to help make menopause a better experience for you or your clients? Leave a comment below! 


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  • Why menopause is seldom discussed by dietitians and other providers [8:00]
  • What practitioners can do to change the landscape surrounding menopausal care [20:00]
  • Managing weight gain during menopause with diet [27:15]
  • Advice for aspiring book writers [35:20]



“You don’t have to wait until you hit a full year of not having a period before bringing hormones in. You can actually bring them in during perimenopause, and you should.” [10:54]

“Do not sit and wait for the medical system to change. The way it’s going to change is from us; that’s how everything changes.” [19:55]

“You got to make nutrition fun and sexy and accessible for everybody. It shouldn’t be a dry bland diet.” [45:38]



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