Episode 198: The Histamine Connection with Dr Meg Mill

Hormonal shifts, stress levels, and changes in digestive health that often occur at mid-life can exacerbate histamine intolerance, leading to a range of uncomfortable symptoms.

Free ebook: The Essential Guide to Histamine intolerance

Summit: Reversing Mast Cell Activation and Histamine Intolerance 

Previous podcast : 149 - Ending Headaches


Episode 197 - Natural Medicine with Natalie Hume

Natalie Hume - Experienced Naturopath, Digestive Health Specialist, ATMS Educator and Partnership Manager.

Natalie comes on the podcast today to discuss Natural Medicine Week.

20-26th May 2024



Episode 196: Preparing for Menopause

Menopause is a normal natural transition. Learn how to best prepare for an easier time.

This webinar will discuss

  • What is Menopause
  • What to Expect¬†
  • How to prepare - Testing - Nutrition - Lifestyle habits - Environmental concerns

If you prefer to watch this webinar, here is the YouTube link.

Episode 195: Understanding Menopause

Menopause is a normal and natural hormonal transition that is poorly understood and it can come as a shock to many women when it does arrive. Here is the replay of my Understanding Menopause Webinar. 

Episode 194: Hot Flushes and Seasonal Change

This is the first study to examine variations in menopausal symptoms with seasonal change. There will be summer peaks and winter troughs along the way but as a general rule things are likely to get worse the closer to the last menstrual bleed before they start getting better, unless you take action!

Article and references

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Episode 193: The Midlife Health Benefits of Beetroot

Beetroot has many health benefits to offer midlife women, including acting as a phytoestrogen, improving mood, and increasing memory. However, its most well-known benefit is linked with improved heart health.

Beetroot blog, recipe, and references

Episode 192: Vaginal Discharge - Candida and Bacterial Vaginosis

Vaginal discharge can be many things, it can be completely normal or an indication of an infection or inflammation. The 2 most common infections are Bacterial Vaginosis and Candida.

Vaginal Discharge article

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Episode 191: Ear Health during the Menopausal Transition

Learn about menopausal changes that can impact your ears producing dryness, itch, tinnitus, ear pressure, hearing changes, and more.

Ear health blog 

Episode 190: Optimising Low Iron Levels

Have you considered the role of hepcidin in regulating your low iron levels? Hepcidin is the master iron-regulating hormone.

Also, check out episode 179.

 Hepcidin blog 

Episode 189: Walking for Menopause Symptom Relief

Walking can have several positive effects on overall health, including potential benefits for the menopausal transition.  Read the benefits and see the references here.

Barefoot walking - Earthing

Would you like to discuss your health concerns with Jen? Book a Discovery Call

Episode 188: Glycine: A Powerful Amino Acid for Midlife Women's Health

Glycine, classified as a non-essential amino acid, holds significant importance for women navigating the challenges of midlife.

Discovery Call 

Episode 187: The Health Benefits of Coriander

Coriander / Cilantro is the most common culinary herb used worldwide. The good news for you is that it has some interesting health benefits that could be useful for this time of life.

Coriander blog post and recipes

Episode 186 Breaking up with sugar with Danielle Daem

Dani is a Sugar Freedom Expert and Somatic Embodiment Coach.

FREE Sugar Freedom Bootcamp 21 - 25th January 2024 

If you enjoyed this chat, you may like to listen to my interview with Dani. Mastering peri and post menopause naturally - Episode 101.

PODCAST Beyond sugar freedom

Episode 185: Guest Host Tanja Shaw

Tanja is a Functional Nutritionist, Kinesiologist and High performance coach. She combines diagnostic nutrition and brain science to help you stop emotional eating, regain energy and reach your healthy weight so you can live vibrantly. https://www.tanjashaw.com/

This episode originally aired on the Fit+Vibrant you podcast #312

If you enjoyed this chat, you may like to listen to my interview with Tanja Creating a Peaceful Relationship with Food - Episode 133.

Episode 184: Guest Host Bria Gadd aka The Period Whisperer

Bria aims to provide hormonal wellness education and tips for women interested in weight loss and energy gain. She loves to inspire women to become the CEO of their own body while helping them to achieve their goals with less hustle and more simplicity. https://www.briatheperiodwhisperer.com/

This originally aired as episode 49 on The Period Whisperer Podcast

If you enjoyed our chat, you might like to listen to my interview with Bria on Weight Release and Menopause - Episode 147

Episode 183 - Guest host Ann Marie McQueen

Ann Marie is a journalist and founder of Hotflash Inc, a platform to inform, entertain, and encourage women going through perimenopause, and menopause. She’s here reminding you that while nothing about this menopausal transition is easy, it is going somewhere good. She aims to give you the best information, in the most objective, balanced manner. https://www.hotflashinc.com/

This originally aired as Episode 75 on the HotFlashInc podcast https://thehotflashincpodcast.buzzsprout.com/

If you enjoyed our chat, you might like to listen to my interview with Ann Marie on Cognitive Health - Episode 128.

Episode 182: Bowen Therapy for Menopause with Caroline Culleton

Today we discuss what is Bowen therapy and how it can be useful for women transitioning into menopause and beyond. 


Episode 181: Midlife Hashimoto's with Dr. Krista Coomb

Dr. Krista Coomb integrates the best of Chinese Medicine together with Functional Medicine. Her personal journey with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis led her to specialize in this area so she can lead by example and show other women the road forward.

https://www.drkristacoombs.com/ https://www.theeasyway.ca/

Episode 180: Interview Replay: Intuition, Stress and Meditation with Lane Kennedy

This episode originally aired in Dec 2019 as episode 31. Are you stressed, anxious, or not sleeping well? Would you like some more energy, happiness, and clarity? Have you considered meditation?

Lane Kennedy is a meditation teacher who helps women tame their minds, destress, and eliminate anxiety. https://lanekennedy.com/

Episode 179: Iron Deficiency Anemia in Peri-Menopause

Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency and Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeds are the main cause of iron deficiency in Peri-Menopause.

Iron Deficiency Anemia Article

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Episode 178: The Iron Curse with Dr. Christy Sutton

Dr. Christy Sutton is a Chiropractor interested in asking why health problems occur, the root causes, and the safest and most effective solutions. She is the author of The Iron Curse. This is our conversation about Hemochromatosis.

Dr. Christy Sutton

Episode 177: Iodine for Hormonal Health

Iodine helps to build your glandular tissue. If you don’t have enough iodine in your body you can’t produce enough hormones. 

Iodine for Hormonal Health 

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Episode 176: The Health Benefits of Garlic at Menopause

Garlic not only gives flavour to our food but also medicinal value to our meals. It is an easy and tasting addition to your plate that has a myriad of health benefits.

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Episode 175: Interview REPLAY Fit N Fabulous after 40 with Kim Barnes Jefferson

Kim is a health and fitness coach who helps women over 40 feel fit, comfortable, and confident in their bodies. This interview was originally published in 2019 as episode 29. facebook/kimbarnesjeffersoncoach


Fit girl magic podcast

Episode 174: Laughter as Medicine in Menopause

Laughter promotes mental, physical, and emotional health. Discussed are 13 health benefits particularly useful for women in the menopausal transition, 

Laughter Article

Episode 173: The Importance of Digestive Enzymes

As we age, many women will start to notice a change in their digestive ability. 

Article - Digestive Enzymes

Webinar - Functional Food for the Menopausal Transition

Chat with Jen - Discovery Call

Other podcast episodes on digestion: #124, #85, #76, #52, #9


Episode 172: Electrolytes and the Menopausal Transition

Electrolytes play a vital role in supporting women transitioning into menopause, offering numerous benefits during this significant life stage.

Electrolytes and the Menopausal Transition

Electrolytes, Dehydration, and Menopause

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Episode 171: Interview REPLAY EFT Tapping and Menopause with Khadine Aharon.

Originally published in September 2019 as episode 15.

Emotional Freedom Technique is an evidence-based tapping routine. It combines Western psychology with Eastern knowledge of the meridians. 

Khadine Aharon Facebook 


Episode 170: Palpitations and the Menopausal Transition

Women experiencing palpitations can actually feel their hearts beating. For some, it is just the awareness of their heart at work, for others it feels like their heart is pounding, racing, or skipping a beat.

Palpitations blog

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Episode 169: Iron Overload in Menopause

Most women will struggle with iron at some point during their lifetime and just like Goldilocks, you want it just right, not too low or too high. 

Iron Overload blog  

168: Interview REPLAY Acupuncture and Menopause with Laurie Stone

Licensed Acupuncturist Laurie Stone, is the creator of Menopause Made Easy, a self-paced program where she teaches you simple routines using acupressure to support healthy sleep, balanced temperature, and steady moods.

Menopause Made Easy

Three easy things to do right now to ease your menopause.


Episode 167: Lion's Mane - The Smart Mushroom for Menopause

Lion’s Mane is a culinary mushroom with a long history of use in traditional Asian medicine. If you are looking for ways to support your moods, and cognition during your menopausal transition this may be for you.

Episode 166 - Sunshine Therapy for a Healthier Menopausal Transition

Many menopausal symptoms may be improved by sunshine therapy. The list includes reduced hot flushes, prevention of early menopause, improved sleep, reducing your stress response, more energy, better bones, happier moods, and more.

Read the article and see the references

Episode 165: Vitamin D and Your Menopausal Transition

Vitamin D is a part of the fat-soluble vitamin family. Vitamin D receptors are found on every cell in your body and it is involved in over 200 bodily processes!

Vitamin D articleVitamin A article

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Episode 164: Interview REPLAY Cognitive Health with Ann Marie McQueen

Cognitive health is complicated and multifactorial. As a general rule, there is no magic pill that can protect your brain, instead, there are several modifiable factors that can enhance your brain's ability to function now and in the future.

Ann Marie McQueen- hotflashinc

Books mentioned in this chat

Episode 163: Midlife Fatigue

Fatigue can happen at any stage of life but it is a common issue in midlife with changing hormonal levels and the increased demands of life.

Natural Medicine Week

Midlife Fatigue Online Workshop

Wednesday 24th May, 6.30pm AEST

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Episode 162: The Health Benefits of Reading

Don't you just love a good book? Learn about how book reading loves you back and promotes health and longevity.

Blog post 

Natural Medicine Week - Midlife Fatigue

Download a FREE chapter from my book - From Invisible to Invincible

Episode 161: Menopausal Skin

Skin changes with the menopausal transition are multifactorial and estrogen isn’t the only culprit when it comes to the appearance of your skin. Other hormones, dietary and lifestyle factors could also be at the root of the problem.

Menopausal Skin article

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Episode 160: The Health Benefits of Rosemary

Rosemary is often thought of as a culinary food and a symbol of respect. But it can also be used as a functional food with many different health benefits that are appealing for this stage of life.

 Rosemary article

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Episode 159: The Health Benefits of Social Support during your Menopausal Transition

One of the best ways to support yourself during this time is to build a community of like-minded women. Women who understand what you are going through. Women who can help you feel less invisible. Women who can help you become seen, heard, and understood. Social Support

Menopause Makeover Program

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Episode 158: Hyaluronic Acid and Menopause

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally produced “moisture magnet” that can do wonders for women in their menopausal transition. As it can help provide extra hydration or lubrication throughout their body.

Menopause Makeover 

Episode 157: How to optimise your Immune Function

Unfortunately, as your hormones drop you are more prone to *Viral infections and viral reactivation of previous infections *Bacterial and other microbial infections *Auto-immune conditions *Increased inflammation.  Luckily there are many things you can do to protect your immune system and give it a helping hand, no matter what stage of life you are in.

Optimise immune function

Episode 156: Hormonal Nausea

Nausea can occur at times of hormonal change and may play up during peri-menopause.

Hormonal nausea

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Episode 155: Oral Health and your Menopausal Transition

Have you ever considered the impact of your menopausal transition on your dental health? The 3 main areas of concern include bone loss, lower production of saliva, and thinning of the oral mucosa.

Oral Health and your Menopausal Transition 

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Episode 154: Is Vitamin A good for the Menopausal Transition?

Even though it may not be the first vitamin most women think of in regard to menopause, it is one I highly value and often recommend.

One of the key reasons I love Vitamin A is its ability to restore health to your mucus membranes. Think about all the areas of your body that could potentially become dry.

Vitamin A article

Episode 153: The Health Benefits of Ginger in Menopause

Ginger may not be the first culinary herb you think of to help ease your menopausal symptoms, but maybe it should be due to its ability to reduce acute symptoms such as nausea and hot flushes as well as chronic issues like painful arthritis and bone loss.

Ginger article

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Episode 152: Fibrocystic breast changes with peri-menopause

Breasts are often thought of as a symbol of femininity and pleasure, but this isn’t the case for all women. For some, their breasts are a source of pain and discomfort. No woman should have to endure this especially when there are so many different dietary and lifestyle changes that may offer relief.

Fibrocystic breast changes

Healthy Homes for Healthy Hormones

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Episode 151: Discovering the path back to happiness at midlife

Midlife can be a troubling time for most of us, but there are things we can do to brighten our day and help us rediscover our smile.

Other episodes mentioned: 132 - Breathwork for Menopause, 95 - The Health Benefits of Earthing, 115- Music and Menopause.

Healthy Homes for Healthy Hormones 

Episode 150: The Great Cholesterol Myth with Dr. Jonny Bowden

JONNY BOWDEN, PHD, CNS, is a board-certified nutritionist, best-selling author, and nationally known expert on weight loss, heart health and anti-aging.

The Great Cholesterol Myth



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