Galveston Diet Team

Menopause: What to Know, What to Ask & What to Do

Mary Claire Haver, M.D.

Women pursue more definitive science and knowledge about their changing bodies and minds.

Galveston Diet Team

In this Episode of The Human Upgrade™...

… board-certified OB/GYN and “menopause warrior” Mary Claire Haver, M.D., joins the show to give women a toolkit to manage what comes before, during and after menopause.

  • She explains the science of women’s hormones, physiology and brain during the menopausal transition.
  • She breaks down the studies, risks, and age timing of Hormone Replacement Therapy.
  • She gives you information you can use to both help yourself and ask for help from medical professionals.
  • She arms you with actions that work based on what is happening to your biology and brain chemistry during the years leading up to and after menopause.

“When I talk about the menopausal toolkit, HRT is just one small part of what I counsel patients about,” Dr. Haver says. “We talk about nutrition, we talk about exercise, we talk about stress reduction, we talk about sleep, we talk about possible other pharmaceuticals. And of course, we talk about supplementation. It’s like a tackle box and everything is important.”

“Hormone therapy is not for everyone. But every woman deserves the conversation about her individual risks, benefits, potential health goals.”

Mary Claire Haver, M.D.

Although Dr. Haver’s career included taking care of women at all life stages, she didn’t expect to experience the shocks of her own menopause. The weight gain, the brain fog, and the many other symptoms patients had brought up for years were happening to her.

Her shock continued when she learned how little research is done and how little the medical community prepares women for the menopausal phase of life. So, she went looking for answers and took action along the way.

  • She researched and developed a menopause-focused lifestyle plan she could share with other women.
  • She became a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist.
  • She changed the entire focus of her medical practice to menopause, emphasizing total health and longevity.
  • She channeled the power of social media to provide menopause education and reaches more than 2 million on her TikTok channel alone.
  • She wrote a book based on science and to help women manage hormonal changes: “The Galveston Diet: The Doctor-Developed, Patient-Proven Plan to Burn Fat and Tame Your Hormonal Symptoms.”

“The Galveston Diet” lays out three specific action areas: intermittent fasting, anti-inflammatory nutrition, and fuel refocus. You’ll find out how estrogen, insulin, leptin, ghrelin and cortisol act during menopause. Dr. Haver also introduces some novel peptides that prompt your search for food and trigger cravings. You’ll learn how to deal with those, too.

Menopause is having a moment. (As Lizzo would say, “It’s About Damn Time.”) From investor-backed start-ups in a $6B market to celebrity-led wellness brands to demands for more science—women, and women medical professionals, are changing mid-life menopause dynamics.

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