She2.0 Podcast

She2.0

Keeping your mind sharp, your body strong and your sex - hot! Tune in as experts join each episode to share their knowledge, tips and everything in between to guide you through perimenopause and beyond. Why? Because it doesn't have to suck! read less
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Ready to ring in 2024 with some good, clean fun?
04-01-2024
Ready to ring in 2024 with some good, clean fun?
If anyone loves their wine, it’s me! I don’t drink liquor or beer, but I am a huge sucker for a Californian Cab Sav. I love the flavour and I love the warm feeling I get in my belly after a few sips. It makes me feel calm, peaceful, and relaxed. Even when I don’t want a glass, I am easily swayed when others around me are enjoying a glass and I inevitably give in and succumb to a full-bodied, jammy glass of heaven.   I’m also post-menopausal and still suffer from hot flashes and weight gain. Alcohol is not my friend. However, we’ve all been so conditioned to drinking – just looking at old movies and tv shows. Booze is all around us. It makes it hard to cut it out when we feel so immersed. It has become a social lubricant and a reward at the end of a hard or challenging day. Sarah Kate, the ‘mocktologist’ behind Some Good Clean Fun dishes up the details on the benefits of going alcohol free and some great substitutes. Spoiler Alert: remember when non-alcoholic wines used to suck? Not anymore! Sarah also brings up some interesting facts that we should all know about cocktails and calories. All of this is just to provide you with a new perspective on our alcohol habits. It’s down to personal choice though. Some of us might want to cut back, some may want to cut it out all together and others are fine with things the way they are. I’m good with any and all decisions. I just want to provide you with all possible options. So tune in and let me know what you think!
What you need to know about Intermittent Fasting
05-10-2023
What you need to know about Intermittent Fasting
For many years I’ve struggled to find the best fitness routine, the best food choices, the best way to feel better. This journey began before I even realized I was in perimenopause.  As I entered post-menopause, I started to see what people were talking about. Things were changing. More to the point – things were getting tighter. Snug. Ugh.  I’ve explored so many ways to feel better and lose this stubborn weight but it’s still a challenge. I tried intermittent fasting, and it did work. However, I started to hear conflicting reports on whether it is healthy for women in peri/post menopause to try it. I was confused.  Intermittent Fasting as incorrectly been referred to as a diet. This isn’t accurate. Intermittent fasting is a dietary approach that involves cycling between periods of eating and fasting. During the fasting periods, individuals abstain from food intake for a specific duration, promoting various health benefits such as weight loss and improved metabolic health. In this episode we cover so many questions on the topic. What steps can you take to feel empowered about your health over age 50? How can we combat our expectation that we will only get sicker, heavier, and foggier forever? What is the root cause of most people’s challenges with their weight loss and health? What are your top 3 tips on how to get started with intermittent fasting TODAY? Does intermittent fasting wreck your metabolism or is it bad for women's hormones? I think you’ll want to hear the answers as well so tune in!
Can mushrooms help with menopause?
25-05-2023
Can mushrooms help with menopause?
It’s the final podcast of the season and what better way to end the season than a conversation about …. MUSHROOMS! Hold your horses though – we’re not talking about the woo-woo kind. I am talking to the founder of Micropause - Functional mushrooms, plant powered adaptogen perimenopause symptom relief gummies for all stages of your evolving midlife journey. Emily Wagner is a longtime authority in the health and wellness space - 30 years as a trainer, 15 years as Editor-in-Chief of Groomed LA, and a stint as Managing Editor of The Chalkboard Mag with a beat on the pulse of cutting-edge wellness trends. She has literally experimented with every supplement, powder, and potion on the market. As she was experiencing the distressing and often demoralizing symptoms of perimenopause, Emily was discouraged by the limited natural relief available beyond traditional hormone replacement therapy. Emily started researching the benefits of her beloved superfoods - functional mushrooms, apoptogenic roots, plants, and herbs – and was amazed to discover their potential to bolster overall well-being during the perimenopause and menopausal stage of life. And then ‘voila’! Emily found the relief she was looking for when she combined various supplements into her daily routine and couldn’t wait to share her discovery. But she knew that when it came to the delivery system, it was imperative to offer a simple, perfectly dosed, delicious alternative to yet another pill to swallow. Want to know more? You’ll have to tune in!
Girl Power - a good thing or a toxic thing?
30-03-2023
Girl Power - a good thing or a toxic thing?
The other week I scrolled through one of my favourite newsletters and came across an image of Kate and Meghan. I am so over the royal family and their war.  And just as I was about to carry on, the headline hit me. “The ugly truth about girl power’. Wow.  I always thought girl power was a good thing. So how does this relate to aging and menopause? As I read quite a few articles online about menopause and how the author/journalist felt about the experience, I expected to read words of support and encouragement in the comments section. You know – girl ‘power’. Not so. In fact, not at all!   I reached out to Monica, the author of the newsletter that caught my eye, and I wanted her take. Why do women do this to each other? Is it our fault or have we been positioned like this by society and the patriarch? This is a time when we should be supporting each other so what gives? MONICA CORCORAN HAREL is a journalist, screenwriter, and the founder of PRETTY RIPE,  If you haven’t heard of it, you’ll want to subscribe right away like I did. Pretty Ripe is a multi-media platform for women (proudly) over 40. Monica is a self-described I “midlife midwife,” easing women over 40 into middle age. As a journalist who’s written for The New York Times for over 20 years, Monice brings research and reporting to all her content.   She has been profiled in WWD and quoted in Time and InStyle. She also writes about beauty, fashion, midlife and the culture of modern women for The New York Times, New York Magazine, and The Hollywood Reporter. She has moderated programming for South by Southwest (SXSW), The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Soho House—and created award-winning content for companies like Estee Lauder and Morgan Stanley.   Monica’s first feature film about two middle-aged women who swap bodies with Gen Z influencers is set up at Netflix with Eva Longoria attached to star and direct. She is currently adapting her magazine essay “My Mom Has No Friends” into a sitcom for 20th Television and Mandy Moore. She lives in L.A. with her family and really loves being an “older woman.”