How is this program going to work? Sage+Sisters: Sage Menopause Strategies will run for 12-weeks. During that time, you will receive 2 educational and project-based emails per week and have access to delicious anti-inflammatory recipes. You will have the opportunity to participate in an online Discussion Forum and in group zoom sessions (on topics such as sleep, stress, and hot flashes.) The course will cover topics including:
- Hot flashes, insomnia, weight gain, vaginal dryness and discomfort, sex drive
- Bone health, Heart health, Breast health
- Estrogen and Progesterone, your hormones and what is happening with them
- The many, many options for managing menopausal transition with food, exercise, herbs, supplements, stress management and sleep.
We will suggest dietary changes (both additions and eliminations) as we go, and also encourage you to try supportive herbs. Consistency will be key in seeing change, and you may want to have a blender on hand for a daily smoothie!
These natural, lifestyle changes can:
- Assist your body in its adjustment to a new hormonal environment
- Assist your emotional transition
- Alleviate your symptoms
- Support your adrenals, which continue to produce estrogen precursors during menopause
- Help prevent osteoporosis
- Help prevent cardiovascular disease
For your handy dandy convenience, here is the syllabus and order of topics for Sage+Sisters. Please note that you will receive 2 emails per week for 12-weeks.
#1: Let’s get started! Preliminary nutrients/vitamins.
#2: Reframing your menopausal journey.
#3: Anti-Inflammatory eating. Gluten + dairy.
#4: The deal with phytoestrogens.
#5: Gut health.
#6: Menstrual changes.
#7: Hot flashes and night sweats.
#8: Sugar, Carbs and Hormones
#9: Weight gain.
#11: Foods That Trigger Hot Flashes: Alcohol.
#12: Foods That Trigger Hot Flashes: Caffeine.
#15: Adaptogenic herbs to support adrenals. Maca. Reishi. Tulsi.
#16: 3.5 Billion Ways.
#19: Memory and focus.
#20: The Vagina.
#22: Reaching menopause. Taking a moment.
#23: Long term health–Our bones.
#24: Long term health–Our hearts.
#25: Long term health–Our breasts.
#26: Should you consider Hormone Therapy?
#27: Looking Back, Looking Forward.
We hope that implementing some of these practices into your daily life over the next few months makes a positive difference in your journey! And, It’s important to note that no one solution works for everyone with perimenopause and menopause. Each of us has our own food loves and sensitivities. Please take that into account throughout this program. While we are offering evidence-based, healthy solutions that work for many people, you may find that you need something different.