Ep. 255 Navigating Women's Midlife Health with Kristin Johnson & Maria Claps

I am delighted to connect with Maria Claps again and have Kristin Johnson joining us today! Maria is an FDN practitioner, and Kristin is NTP Board-Certified in Holistic Nutrition. They are plainspoken friends and practitioners who share a passion for women's health- especially women's health at midlife.  Maria was one of the very first guests on the podcast, in Episode 12, back in 2018!  In this episode, we dive into Kristin and Maria’s backgrounds and talk about the work they are doing to empower women in perimenopause and beyond and change the cultural narrative around aging for women, secrecy, and shame. We get into some of the changes that occur in middle age, including changes in metabolic homeostasis in our metabolism, muscle, immune function, and brain health. We discuss the need for changes in nutrition, strength training, and Zone 2 training, the role of HRT, common mistakes that get made in navigating HRT and supplementation, and the importance of testing.  I hope you will enjoy listening to our empowering discussion as much as I did recording it! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN Kristin and Maria share the experiences that led them to find their calling. Why the traditional narrative around aging for women has to change. Changes that occur in women’s bodies in their late thirties and early forties as a result of changes in the metabolic homeostasis in their metabolism. Why over-exercising and over-restricting can make things worse for women in their late thirties and early forties. The importance of prioritizing and optimizing sleep, and eating enough in perimenopause- especially protein. How women in their late thirties and early forties benefit from a keto diet. The importance of finding and consuming the foods that work best for our bodies. The importance and benefits of strength training for women. The benefits of scheduling Zone 2 cardio workout sessions twice a week for women. The role of hormone replacement therapy. The benefits of a moderate amount of testosterone. Bio Maria, an FDN practitioner, and Kristin, an NTP Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition, are plainspoken friends and practitioners who share a passion for women's health, especially women's health at midlife. As both are themselves menopausal, they've refined the art and science of thriving as a midlife woman based on both clinical and personal experience. They combine individualized nutrition and lifestyle changes tailored to midlife women's needs with mindset coaching, lab testing, and hormone replacement therapy education to help women thrive so that they can stop or prevent their health from spinning out of control. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow • Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn • Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Kristin Johnson and Maria Claps On their Wise and Well website  Wise and Well on Instagram Insta-links for the Wise and Well Community content on Instagram: https://wiseandwell.me/insta-links/  Episode 12: There’s No Shame in Healthy Aging with Maria Claps Books mentioned:  The XX Brain by Lisa Mosconi

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Welcome to the Everyday Wellness podcast with Cynthia Thurlow! Cynthia Thurlow is a nurse practitioner, author of the best selling book Intermittent Fasting Transformation: IF45,2x TEDx speaker, with her second talk having more than 10 million views, and the host of Everyday WellnessPodcast. With over 20 years experience in health and wellness, Cynthia is a globally recognized expert in intermittent fasting and women’s health, and has been featured on ABC, FOX5, KTLA, CW, Medium, Entrepreneur, and The Megyn Kelly Show. Her mission is to educate women on the benefits of intermittent fasting and overall holistic health and wellness, so they feel empowered to live their most optimal lives. Her goal with Everyday Wellness is to help her listeners make simple changes to their everyday lives that will result in improved overall wellness and long term health.