The Truth about Bioidentical Hormones, Xenoestrogens, Perimenopause and Belly Fat with Karen Martel

In this episode, we venture into the intricate realm of female hormones with Karen Martel. 

Karen, a Certified Hormone Specialist, transformational nutrition coach, and the host of "The Hormone Solution Podcast," guides us through the complexities of hormonal imbalances and xenoestrogens, shedding light on their significant impact on overall health.

From the challenges of weight loss to the nuances of menopause, we delve into effective healing strategies encompassing diet, exercise, and stress management, offering a comprehensive approach to hormonal health.

We talk about: 

10:20 - Hormonal dysfunction in women: age and symptoms

15:00 - Taking a holistic approach to hormonal dysfunction

23:00 - Alcohol’s effects on your body

31:40 - Eliminating xenoestrogens for hormonal balance

35:00 - Importance of estradiol and health problems from DIM usage

44:50 - Understanding perimenopause and menopause

49:20 - Being proactive for a healthier menopause with bioidentical hormones

53:25 - The relationship between belly fat and women's hormones

56:20 - Estrone and estradiol: the role of fat tissue

59:30 - Prioritize nutrient-dense foods, avoid stress

Questions answered in this podcast:

  • What are some common symptoms of hormonal imbalances in women?
  • What are some foundational lifestyle changes that can help balance hormones?
  • What role does stress play in hormonal imbalances, and how can it be managed?
  • What is the importance of a holistic approach to hormonal balance?
  • Why is it important to address hormonal symptoms and not suffer unnecessarily?
  • What are some potential causes of belly fat and how can it be addressed?
  • How can saunas support hormonal health?
  • What is the importance of estradiol and progesterone in overall health?
  • What is perimenopause and when does it typically start?
  • What are xenoestrogens and why should you eliminate them from your lifestyle?
  • How can stress interfere with hormonal health and fertility?


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