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November 12, 2023

One Woman’s Journey Through Early Menopause

with podcast guest

Adele Johnston


Adele Johnston is on a mission to make menopause mainstream. 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 greater support to their people and clients. Adele’s journey, professional expertise, and mission to shed more light on what’s normal concerning perimenopause and menopause will undoubtedly inspire, educate, and empower you.

In this episode, Adele and I talk about her rocky journey with early perimenopause, the challenges she faced in getting diagnosed, challenges associated with hormone testing and hormone replacement therapy, why we need to have more open conversations about menopause, the need for self-care, and so much more. Be sure to check out part two of the interview next week, when we’ll dive into what it looks like to take a holistic approach to menopause. Enjoy the episode!


  • Adele’s menopause journey and the severe challenges she faced
  • The recognition that Adele’s hormones were out of balance
  • Advocating for yourself and understanding your body
  • Challenges with hormone testing
  • The limitations and outdated practices in prescribing testosterone for females
  • Breaking the stigma and making menopause mainstream through conversation
  • Adele’s diagnosis and the emotional journey of starting hormone replacement therapy
  • Different options and considerations for progesterone replacement
  • How Adele supports women and bridges the gap with conventional doctors
  • The stark lack of education on menopause in medical training and the need for better training
  • Why a holistic approach to menopause is essential
  • The impact of self-care on cellular age


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Stasha Washburn

Bloody Brilliant Business

Stasha Washburn, The Period Coach, is the founder of Period Coaching School, international speaker, author of The Revolution Will Be Bloody and Bloody Brilliant Business,

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