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April 22, 2023

When Is The Right Time For Hormone Replacement Therapy?

with podcast guest

Jill Chmielewski


Jill Chmielewski is a Registered Nurse, Certified Health Coach, Advocate for Aging Women, and Mom of Four who is on a mission to change the way we approach menopause and aging. Jill believes that education is the key to helping women understand their bodies, manage their health, and advocate for themselves as they age. She created The Peri to Menopause Roadmap and The Beginner’s Guide to Hormone Replacement Therapy to help women navigate the wild ride from perimenopause through menopause and beyond and she recently launched Pausing Together, an online community for women to connect, learn, and open up discussions on the topics that affect “PAUSAL” women.

In this episode, we talk about the misconceptions around menopause, common symptoms of perimenopause, the right approach to hormone testing in perimenopause, when to consider hormone replacement therapy, how to find the right practitioner, and so much more!

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  • Recognizing menopause as a gradual transition instead of an abrupt event
  • The differences in addressing symptoms in your 30s versus your 40s
  • Understanding the hormone crash many of us experience
  • Finding stability despite fluctuating hormones
  • Testing your hormones at the right time in your cycle
  • What to look for when choosing a practitioner
  • Why Jill prefers the term “pausal”
  • How tracking your symptoms helps with treatment decisions
  • Can you test for perimenopause?
  • Common perimenopause symptoms
  • Why our diet becomes even more important heading into perimenopause
  • General supplement recommendations around perimenopause and menopause
  • Jill recommendations for preparing for perimenopause


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Dr Jolene Brighten

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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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