Presenter: Dr Elisabeth Philipps PhD BSc(Hons) BSc Nut. Med.
The menopause is a natural part of a women’s life when she stops having periods. This usually happens between 45 and 55 years old and is a gradual process that happens over months or years. Changing hormone levels contribute to a number of different symptoms, in particular affecting neurological function including mood changes, memory problems, sleep issues and hot flashes.
There are a number of options to women for managing this change in their lives but a functional medicine approach of diet and lifestyle changes can greatly support the changes occurring in the brain-endocrine axis, including supporting blood sugar levels that feed into hypothalamic and brain function as a whole.
Join Dr Elisabeth Philipps as she discusses the latest research into the impact of menopausal hormonal changes in the brain and how this can be positively impacted through a functional medicine approach. Topics covered include:
- How oestrogen and progesterone affect brain function through menopause
- The role of glucose, hypothalamic function, oestrogen and hot flashes, mood changes and memory problems
- Managing menopausal brain fog and blood lipids through the diet and specific nutrient support to reduce the risk of stroke and cognitive decline
- Managing depression, anxiety and the menopause through lifestyle and diet
- Resetting the post-menopausal brain using essential nutritional supplements and lifestyle factors to balance the brain-endocrine axis as it enters this new phase of life