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August 18, 2021

Hormone Repair for Women Over 40

with podcast guest

Dr. Lara Briden


Dr. Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and author of the bestselling book, Period Repair Manual, and her newest book, Hormone Repair Manual, which is particularly helpful for women and menstruators in perimenopause.

Dr. Lara has a strong science background and more than twenty years with patients and works to provide solutions for conditions such as PCOS, PMS, endometriosis, and perimenopause. She is also a passionate communicator about alternatives to hormonal birth control.

In this episode we dig into important topics like what exactly is perimenopause, and when does it begin, along with what are the actual symptoms of this phase of the menstrual life cycle. We also delve into hormone replacement therapy do’s and don’ts as well as the stigma attached to aging female bodies in our society. I learned so much in this interview and I think you will too!


  • What is perimenopause?
  • Common symptoms of perimenopause
  • Symptom overlap between perimenopause and hormone imbalance
  • The four phases of perimenopause
  • Why perimenopause is an especially important time to take care of our brain and health
  • Similarities between perimenopause and other critical life stages
  • What you can do in the early stages of perimenopause
  • Why insulin resistance needs to be on your radar
  • Why menopause causes a shift to testosterone dominance
  • Extended benefits of monthly ovulatory cycles
  • The evolutionary advantage of menopause
  • Considerations for using hormone therapy
  • Social stigma around menopause and women getting older
  • How our modern lifestyle contributes to our symptoms
  • Should you use bio-identical hormones?
  • How supplements can help your symptoms


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Bonuses Include: The Fix Your Period Workbook to Use Alongside the Book
The Fix Your Period Toolkit includes a series of handouts on vaginal steaming, how to use CBD for your menstrual cycle problems, seed cycling, how to use castor oil packs to support your period and fertility, and how to live in harmony with your cycle!

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