Dr. Sarah Baillie, N.D. and Host Wendy McCallum Talk Sleep & Stress in Midlife

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Sarah and I share a very exciting announcement (Women Talking Frankly: The Missing Conversation About Hormones, Burnout, and Midlife is officially open for registration!) and answer a couple of great questions from Bite-Sized Balance listeners around how to close the stress cycle when you get home from work (and it feels like you’re just starting your second job!) and practical steps women can take NOW to improve their sleep during midlife. This episode is jam-packed with useful information on topics we simply don’t talk about enough as women!

WTF Program Info: https://www.wendymccallum.com/wtf

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Dr. Sarah Baillie, N.D. Answers Listener Questions for the “Menowhisperer”

 

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Dr. Sarah Baillie’s back to answer some fantastic questions from Bite-Sized Balance listeners around how to manage hormonal shifts and some of the common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause better, including increased joint pain, breakthrough bleeding between periods, vaginal dryness and discomfort (“GSM”), and low mood and mood swings.

This episode is jam-packed with useful information on topics we simply don’t talk about enough as women!

FOR MORE INFO AND WAITLIST for the New Group Program WTF (Women Talking Frankly): The Missing Conversation About Hormones, Burnout & Midlife, go to www.wendymccallum.com/list

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Dr. Sarah Baillie, N.D.: The “Menoversary” Episode

 

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Dr. Sarah Baillie’s back to celebrate her “Menoversary” with me and we’re dishing – no holds barred - about our own personal experiences in perimenopause and now “official” menopause. It’s an honest and fun conversation, but there’s also a lot of learning to be had in this episode. Sarah and I discuss many of the tough parts of menopause that we don’t talk about enough – but also the really special gifts & wisdom that come with this midlife hormonal transition. Basically, we share all the stuff that’s happened that we wish someone had prepared us for. Also, I sing. You won’t want to miss this one.

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Dr. Jenn Salib-Huber, ND, RD - "What To Eat When You're Hormonal"

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Jenn Salib-Huber, Intuitive Eating Coach, R.D. & N.D., and I discuss what’s going on with our bodies and hormones during perimenopause and menopause and what we can do to our hormones and wellness through a “food-first” approach.

Specific topics include: “Meno Rage” (that out-of-body experience of wild anger that our hormones can trigger!), the “mid-life pleasure deficit” and how that can affect cravings, emotional eating and the importance of an experiment mindset & self-compassion, why soy does not cause breast cancer, the role of estrogen in weight gain and why we should celebrate it, and mindful and intuitive eating as the key to food freedom.

This is a conversation all women should hear!

MORE ABOUT JENN SALIB HUBER:

Jenn helps women navigate the physical and emotional changes that happen in perimenopause and menopause, including their search for food freedom and body confidence....

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April MacKinnon - Women & Connection

 

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Women need connection — even more so during these challenging times. Connection is not only critical to our happiness and life satisfaction, it is also key to mental wellness, longevity, brain health, stress management, freedom from alcohol, and burnout prevention. In this episode, my guest April MacKinnon and I share our personal stories and experience with connection and building community, discuss why it can be hard to make new connections as we age, and explore creative ways to nurture our own sense of community.

 

April MacKinnon is the owner of Anointment Natural Skin Care, a skincare company dedicated to supporting women in life transitions: pregnancy, postpartum, and menopause. April has always been interested in the link between wellness and nature. Trained as a civil engineer, her professional career involved providing clean drinking water in many small Atlantic Canada...

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Jessie Harrold - Why Women's Rituals & Self-Care Matter

Listen to this episode above! (There is no video of this podcast, the universe was not cooperating - it's definitely worth a listen, though - it was a GREAT conversation!)

 

Jessie Harrold is a coach, women's mentor and doula who has been supporting women through radical life transformations and other rites of passage for over a decade. She is also the author of Project Body Love: My Quest to Love My Body and the Surprising Truth I Found Instead.

 

In this episode, Jessie and I discuss some of the transformative life experiences women go through (like motherhood, leadership, empty nesting, menopause and sobriety). We also talk about the importance of slowing down, listening to your body and heart and using what you learn to develop rituals of meaningful self-care. Tune in to hear Jessie's famous "pee example"!

 

Jessie shares her definition of “ritual” and explains how we can use ritual to “put a pin in our life map” and...

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Sarah Baillie, N.D. - Women’s Burnout & Adrenal Fatigue

 

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Sarah Baillie, N.D. (aka “The Meno Whisperer) and I discuss why women’s burnout is on the rise (including the role of the pandemic and the “third shift” many women are now working), how women get to burnout and the common (and not so common) symptoms. We also discuss the connection between hormonal shifts in peri-menopause and menopause and higher burnout rates during that life stage (as reflected in Sarah’s patients and my coaching practice). Sarah describes the “GAS” mechanism (see diagram below) created by chronic stress and how that eventually leads to exhaustion. Stay tuned for Part 2 of this conversation where Sarah and I provide lots of practical tips for managing cortisol and preventing burnout. (The online test for adrenal fatigue Sarah refers to during the episode can be found here: https://adrenalfatigue.org/take-the-adrenal-fatigue-questionnaire/ )

 

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Dr. Sarah Baillie, ND - aka The Meno Whisperer (She's Back) Pt 2 of 2

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Can you do Sarah and I a favour? If you're enjoying the podcast, we'd be so grateful if you'd take a minute to visit iTunes and give it a quick review - it really helps us spread the word! 

 

October is World Menopause Awareness Month and the "Meno Whisperer", Dr. Sarah Baillie, is BACK!

In Part 2 of this conversation, host Wendy McCallum and Sarah really dig into why awareness around perimenopause and menopause is so low for most women, and what the incredible (but rarely-discussed!) gifts in this life transition can be if we just open ourselves up to them. They also discuss the common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, the range of options available to women for better hormonal and symptom management, and the most important first step in taking back some power -- slowing down and getting aware of what they are experiencing (physically, mentally and emotionally) and what they are doing (or not doing)...

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Guest Dr. Sarah Baillie, ND - aka The Meno Whisperer (She's Back) Pt 1 of 2

 

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By the way, if you're enjoying the podcast, I'd be so grateful if you'd take a minute to visit iTunes and give it a quick review - it really helps us spread the word! 

 

October is World Menopause Awareness Month and the "Meno Whisperer", Dr. Sarah Baillie, is BACK!

Host Wendy McCallum and Sarah really dig into why awareness around perimenopause and menopause is so low for most women, and what the incredible (but rarely-discussed!) gifts in this life transition can be if we just open ourselves up to them. They also discuss the common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, the range of options available to women for better hormonal and symptom management, and the most important first step in taking back some power -- slowing down and getting aware of what they are experiencing (physically, mentally and emotionally) and what they are doing (or not doing) to take meaningful care of themselves as they go...

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Guest Dr. Jenn Salib-Huber, ND, RD - "Intuitive Eating"

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In the second episode of Bite-Sized Balance, host Wendy McCallum, Certified Burnout & Balance Coach, interviews Jenn Salib-Huber, Registered Dietitian, and Naturopathic Doctor. In Wendy's opinion, the commercial weight loss system is brilliantly designed to create a lifelong customer, but the cycle it perpetuates is destroying women's psyches. Did you know the failure rate for diets is a whopping 95%?

 

There's a better & kinder way to get healthy, and intuitive eating principles are key. As Jenn says, "nutrition needs to come from a place of self-care, not self-control". The conversation gets a bit spicy as Wendy & Jenn share their collective 26+ years of experience working with women, exploring their relationship with food and the lies we've been "fed" by the conventional weight loss industry.

 

In practice for more than 16 years, Jenn helps women navigate the physical and emotional...

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