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November 16, 2023

Insulin Resistance, Weight Gain and Exercise in Perimenopause & Menopause

with podcast guest

Adele Johnston


Adele Johnston is on a mission to make menopause mainstream, and she’s back today for part two of our discussion about the journey into perimenopause and menopause. A world-leading and highly sought-after menopause expert, Adele is committed to breaking down female health taboos, helping women navigate their menopause experience with vibrancy and positivity, and training workplaces to offer more support to their people and clients.

In this episode, we talk about why it seems like we’re putting on more weight once we hit perimenopause, how to navigate weight management healthily and sustainably, the types of exercises that can help maintain fitness levels and energy, how we can reframe negative feelings around perimenopause and menopause, and so much more. Enjoy the episode!


  • Adele’s experience with early perimenopause and hormone replacement therapy
  • Differentiating between premature ovarian insufficiency and early perimenopause
  • The impact of environmental factors on overall health and our hormonal profiles
  • How stress and lifestyle choices influence health and aging
  • Challenges with weight changes and body image during perimenopause and menopause
  • Hormonal changes over your menstrual cycle and changes during perimenopause
  • Navigating weight management in a healthy and sustainable way
  • The lack of education and awareness about our health and menstrual lifecycles
  • Exercise and movement during perimenopause and menopause
  • Reframing negative feelings and finding joy


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Dr Jolene Brighten

Is This Normal

Dr. Jolene Brighten is a hormone expert, nutrition scientist, and thought leader in women’s medicine. She is board certified in naturopathic endocrinology and trained in

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