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Metabolic Health and Hormonal Changes During Perimenopause | Dr. Lara Briden

Metabolism Health and Menopause with Dr Lara Briden on Fempower Health

Metabolism Health Episode Summary

In this episode, we hear from Dr. Lara Briden, naturopathic doctor and celebrated author of “Period Repair Manual.” Dr. Briden joins Fempower Heath to discuss metabolic health in light of her newest book, "Metabolism Repair for Women." Known for her thorough and research-based approach to women's health, Lara shares her expertise on the often misunderstood topic of metabolic health—particularly its significance during the perimenopausal and menopausal stages of a woman’s life.


Discussed in this episode with Dr Lara Briden

  • The connection between metabolic health, general health, mental health, and women's hormones

  • Why metabolism health is not just about weight loss but about overall energy and well-being

  • How hormonal changes during perimenopause and menopause can lead to insulin resistance 

  • How hormonal birth control can have different metabolic effects

  • Ways to manage and improve metabolic health during perimenopause and menopause

  • The potential metabolic benefits of a low-carb diet and its role in reducing cravings for carbohydrates

"What's happening metabolically in the brain at menopause is potentially going to have long-term consequences."​​ -  Dr. Lara Briden

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Guest Bio

Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and the bestselling author of the books Period Repair Manual, Hormone Repair Manual, and Metabolism Repair for Women. She currently has consulting rooms in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she treats women with PCOS, PMS, endometriosis, perimenopause, and many other hormone- and period-related health problems


The information shared by Fempower Health is not medical advice but for informational purposes to enable you to have more effective conversations with your doctor.  Always talk to your doctor before making health-related decisions. Additionally, the views expressed by the Fempower Health podcast guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.


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