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EP171 The Truth About Periods And Pills | Lara Briden

Roll With The Punches

Not gonna lie, the day I learned about what I’d actually been doing to my body for nearly 20 years as I naively took the contraceptive pill, I was kind of pissed off.For too many years women (and girls) have been taking the contraceptive pill without so much as an actual clue about what it’s really doing to our bodies, to our hormones and the sometimes-detrimental effects on our physical and emotional health. Often unknowingly we are shutting down an entire system of our body for years and even decades at a time.In this episode I unpack that with the very best in the business, the much loved Lara Briden. Lara is a naturopathic doctor and bestselling author of the books Period Repair Manual and Hormone Repair Manual  and after this ep I guarantee you’re going to want to get your hands on a copy of those books ladies!LARA BRIDENWebsite:  www.larabriden.comTIFFANEE COOKLinktree: https://linktr.ee/rollwiththepunchesWebsite:  www.rollwiththepunches.com.auLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/tiffaneecook/Facebook: www.facebook.com/rollwiththepunchespodcastInstagram: www.instagram.com/rollwiththepunches_podcastInstagram: www.instagram.com/tiffaneeandco--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roll-withthepunches/message


8 Jul 2021

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How to Fix Period Problems and Hormone Imbalances Without the Pill with Lara Briden, ND

Well-Fed Women

Here are the notes for episode #327 of Well-Fed Women. Be sure to check back every Tuesday for a new episode, and head over to Apple Podcasts or Stitcher to subscribe!To leave a review for the podcast (HORRAY!), go to: https://coconutsandkettlebells.com/reviewIn this episode, Noelle and Dr. Lara Briden discuss how to fix period problems and hormone imbalances without the PillGot a question you’d like us to answer? Email us at wellfedwomen@gmail.com.10% of the funds we receive from our sponsors is donated directly to our partner charity, Thistle Farms, a place where women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution receive help and support through residential programs, therapy, education, and employment opportunities. Because we get paid per download, you are actively supporting Thistle Farms by downloading our podcast each week.Topics![04:54] How to Fix Period Problems and Hormone Imbalances Without the Pill with Lara Briden, NDLinks!Noelle’s website: https://coconutsandkettlebells.comStefani’s website: http://healthtoempower.comBuy our book Coconuts and KettlebellsWell-Fed Women Holistic Health Facebook GroupLMNTBlubloxLearn more about Lara Briden, NDFollow Lara on InstagramThe Period Repair ManualThe Hormone Repair ManualThe Crucial Difference Between Progesterone and ProgestinsThe PMS Solution: 3 Steps to Hormonal ResilienceTaurine: 5 Benefits for Women’s HealthResearch on Menstrual Cycle Regularity and Length across the Reproductive Lifespan LMNTThis podcast is sponsored by LMNT! LMNT makes grab and go electrolyte replacement supplementation. You just take an LMNT recharge packet, mix it up with water, and sip! There’s absolutely no sugar, gluten, fillers, artificial ingredients, and it’s paleo friendly.To grab a FREE sample pack of LMNT, go to drinkLMNT.com/wellfed, all you’ll have to do is pay for shipping. BLUbloxThe podcast is sponsored by BLUblox. BLUblox was created because they saw the need for a product that was exactly in line with the peer-reviewed academic literature. There are a lot of cheaply made lenses out there that don’t actually block all the blue and green light. Don’t waste your time on that, go to blublox.com/wellfed, and use the code WELLFED for 15% off.


8 Jun 2021

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FFP 364 | Hormone Repair Manual | Managing Premenopause, Menopause & Beyond | Lara Briden, ND

Fertility Friday Radio | Fertility Awareness for Pregnancy and Hormone-free birth control

Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and author of the bestselling books Period Repair Manual and Hormone Repair Manual. She has more than 20 years’ experience in women’s health and currently has a consulting room in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she treats women with PCOS, PMS, endometriosis, perimenopause, and many other hormone- and period-related health problems. Today we talk all about menopause, and why the years leading up to menopause shouldn’t be “horrible.” Discover how to balance and manage your hormones during this normal and natural phase of life! Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Course. The most in-depth and comprehensive online fertility awareness self-study program available. Click here to join now! Topics discussed in today's episode: Why did Laura choose to write Hormone Repair Manual What is menopause and perimenopause Why Lara calls menopause the second puberty Permimenopause symptoms and how to feel better How does stress effect women as they get older Connect with Lara Briden: You can connect with Lisa on Facebook, Instagram and on her website. Resources mentioned: Period Repair Manual Hormone Repair Manual FFP 180 | Managing Painful Periods | Dysmenorrhea | Endometriosis | Dr. Lara Briden, ND FFP 086 | Hypothalamic Amenorrhea | Period Repair Manual | Healthy Hormones | Dr. Lara Briden FFP 007 | What the pill really does to your hormones | PCOS & Menstrual Irregularities | Dr Lara Briden The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility (Book) | Lisa Hendrickson-Jack Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Program Related podcasts & blog posts: FFP 363 | Menopause & The Essential Oil Solution | Dr. Mariza Snyder FFP 333 | The Wisdom of Menopause | Empowerment During Perimenopause and Beyond | Alexandra Pope FFP 280 | Hormones, Menopause, and Using the Keto Diet to Manage Symptoms | Dr. Anna Cabeca FFP 109 | The Reality of Aging & Fertility | IVF & Assisted Reproductive Technology | The Future of Fertility Treatments | Dr. Marjorie Dixon FFP 038 | Using Fertility Awareness to Navigate Through Perimenopause and Menopause | Lisa Leger Join the community! Find us in the Fertility Friday Facebook Group. Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast in Apple Podcasts! Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors: Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now! The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.


14 May 2021

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STNH 28: Lara Briden – The hormone rollercoaster of perimenopause

Straight Talking Natural Health

You may remember Lara Briden from Episode 21 of this podcast, when we had a very enlightening chat about PCOS and endometriosis. She is a naturopathic doctor, an educator, an author, and a women’s health activist. She literally wrote the book on how to have a healthy, stress free, pain free cycle – it’s called the Period Repair Manual and it’s loved by both practitioner and laypeople alike. And now she’s back with a new book called the Hormone Repair Manual – Every Woman’s Guide to Healthy Hormones After 40, which is all about perimenopause and menopause. Which I have to say, that as a woman who is about to have her 45th birthday, I find this more than a little timely. So just like last time, we are going to talk about what’s normal, what isn’t normal, how to address unwanted symptoms naturally, and how we can navigate this tricky time with grace and ease. If you’re a woman over 35 years old, this episode is a MUST. In this podcast we will cover: What a healthy perimenopause (and menopause) is supposed to look like. Why we may be entering into perimenopause MUCH earlier than we think (and what signs to look out for). Why more and more women are suffering from symptoms during perimenopause. Why our periods might get worse before disappearing altogether (and what to do about it). Why going from the contraceptive pill and the hormonal IUD straight into menopause could cause issues. Which foods and drinks could be making your symptoms worse. Natural remedies for perimenopausal symptoms (including Lara’s favourite herbs and a mind-blowing lightbulb moment about iodine!). Want to connect with Lara? Website: http://larabriden.com. Facebook: http://facebook.com/LaraBriden Instagram: http://instagram.com/larabriden Want more of Jules? Follow her on Facebook at http://facebook.com/julesgallowayhealth and Instagram at http://instagram.com/julesgallowayhealth. Visit her website at http://julesgalloway.com. Are you at risk of burnout? Take this quiz to find out: http://julesgalloway.com/health-check. The post STNH 28: Lara Briden – The hormone rollercoaster of perimenopause appeared first on The Wellness Couch.

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10 May 2021

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Four phases of Perimenopause with Dr. Lara Briden

The Simplicity Sessions

Welcome back to The Simplicity Sessions, I'm delighted that you’ve joined us today. My name is Jenn Pike, your host, registered holistic nutritionist, medical exercise specialist, the best-selling author of the Simplicity Project, and the creator of the women's revolutionary health program, The Hormone Project. This is a conversation with Dr. Lara Briden, naturopathic doctor, women’s health activist, and best-selling author of Period Repair Manual and Hormone Repair Manual which provides practical solutions for period and hormone problems. Lara is also lead author of a 2020 medicinal journal peer-reviewed paper which we will link in the show notes. Her newest book, Hormone Repair Manual delves into Perimenopause, how to prepare your body and how to understand the changes that you're going to go through. Lara is currently consulting in Christchurch, New Zealand, working to provide solutions for conditions such as PCOS, PMS, Endometriosis, and Perimenopause. You can find links to Dr. Lara Briden’s multi-platform publishings, as well as social / websites below in the ‘Connect with us’ section of the show notes. You will also find below-linked info about our partners and recommended products to try. If you have a question for me and my team, send it on over to hello@jennpike.com or via Instagram at @jennpike and I'll do my best to share helpful insights, thoughts and advice. Here are the main topics of today’s episode: Introducing our guest, Dr. Lara Briden Jenn’s seasonal recommendations What is Perimenopause? and the emotional terrain Puberty perceptions - ‘Age is but a number’ Four phases of perimenopause Natural cycles, contraceptives and hormone therapy Hormonal vs copper IUD How we can support ourselves through each phase Recommendations Connect with us - Thank you for joining us today. If you could do me the honor of hitting the subscribe button, leaving a review and sharing this podcast with a friend or on social media tagging me when you do @thesimplicityproject on Facebook, @jennpike on Instagram, @simplicityjenn on Twitter, I would be forever grateful. To connect with Dr. Lara Briden and find direct links to read her books, Period Repair Manual and Hormone Repair Manual, as well as her peer-reviewed paper, go to her website https://larabriden.com. To follow Lara - Instagram @larabriden and Twitter @LaraBriden You can connect to this episode on iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher by searching The Simplicity Sessions, or visiting www.jennpike.com/podcast. Join our growing community via Facebook The Simplicity Sessions Community. Online work with Jenn: Register for my signature program The Hormone Project and work with me 1:1 to support your health, hormones, and more via the following link www.jennpike.com/thehormoneproject. Sign up for The Synced Program to learn how to tune your body to the lunar cycle and acquire a multidisciplinary approach to balance your body in less than 30 minutes a day! Interested in registering for the upcoming Audacious Women program? Send us a message via our website at https://jennpike.com/contact/ To learn more about the products mentioned in this episode, visit the link I’ve shared on my Instagram @jennpike. There you can discover where you can purchase these products and how you can start to make them part of your everyday simplicity approach. Learn more about the products I recommend and some of our amazing partners Saint Francis Herb Farm Sinafect for acute sinusitis and nasal allergies. And while Sinafect® is recommended for allergy-related acute sinusitis, Oréganum Plus plays a key role in treating chronic sinusitis. You can use the code JENNPIKE15 at check out and save 15% off your order. 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GoodJuju makes all-natural, plastic-free home & body products that are good for you, and good for the planet. Use code JENNPIKE at check out and save 10% off your first order Quotes “Perimenopause is what I call in my book, Second puberty as it's a time of transition...It's temporary, It's not about aging. It's actually just a hormonal event that we're hardwired to do.” “I look at these transitionary years - perimenopause into menopause as being some of the wisest that we could be living with the most wisdom of our bodies and really like how much we can gain from that.” “The test for premature or primary ovarian insufficiency is a high FSH reading on a couple of, at least a month apart, two readings over 40. “Having your uterus removed, doesn't bring menopause. There's no periods, obviously, because there's no uterus, but there's still all this PMS or definitely women still go through the normal high estrogen phases of perimenopause, even if they don't have a uterus, which I think is an important part of the conversation because a lot of women have this surgery and are not actually told that that is the case.” “ Phase One ...The assessment for perimenopause is to have three out of nine symptoms (listed in my book) because there is no blood test or otherwise that can diagnose perimenopause.” “Phase Two is when you start to get irregularity, more than usual in your cycle” “Phase Three is when women start to have their first big gaps, like they might go at least 60 days without having a period that's phase three and each phase can last a few years.” “Phase Four is when you've had what you think might be your final period.” “The first two phases are a time of basically high fluctuating estrogen and very little progesterone or relatively little progesterone. And then phase three and four, the phase of more lower estrogen and also lower progesterone and a shift to insulin resistance” “...the official guidance, and I think this is accurate is if you've been more than a year without a period, and then you do get some bleeding, you should check with your doctor” “ How we actually can be supporting and setting our bodies up for moving through these different phases and the transition feeling more supportive, as opposed to like somebody just pulled the rug out from underneath us, which I think is what happens unfortunately, to so many women. And so you talk in the book about insulin resistance, about supporting our nervous system, our relationship to our circadian rhythm and, too light and dark,and really taking care of ourselves, food wise and with supplements.” “So in the later phases of perimenopause when estrogen starts to go down in phase three and four, we, most of us shift to reduced insulin sensitivity, because estrogen in particular enhances insulin sensitivities. It’s just part of the process.” “ Now is the time actually, especially in the later phases of perimenopause, now is the time. If you have any capacity to do it, you know, to carve out some more space for movement, for sleep, for rest, because if you do it now, then you improve your chances of having vital health into your fifties, sixties, and seventies” “Reducing, removing the alcohol is really important” “The circadian rhythm part of the brain, which is a part of the brain in the hypothalamus is affected very much by menopause and perimenopause. Which is one of the reasons sleep disturbance is common in perimenopause.” “I would say the combination of magnesium tarring, bright light in the morning and no alcohol for 50% of those women, that's all they have to do. They don't even have to go as far as progesterone or estrogen or anything like that. So the results can be quite dramatic actually. With just a few simple interventions and lifestyle being the base and the foundation of that” “Dementia starts around the time of our last period. And it's really to do with this rewiring of the brain. It's an energy crisis of the brain when estrogen drops, our brain energy drops by 25%, which sounds bad, it doesn't feel great. So the different ways to mitigate that, I think estrogen can mitigate that to some extent, estrogen therapy. Also other ways would be to not have insulin resistance, like to identify it and reverse it. I really can't emphasize enough now is the time to do that. And it's for brain health, long-term potentially plus for all the other things, but that's, for me, that's a big motivator.” “ What can happen with perimenopause is actually about the recalibration of the immune system and the loss of progesterone and how that increases our risk of auto-immune disease, similar to postpartum flare of autoimmune thyroid disease.” “ We want to make sure that we are actually feeding and nourishing and supporting our bodies.” “Magnesium and taurine is my baseline. That's part of what I call the basic action plan for the rewiring of the brain. Beyond that, of course, it's going to be other things looking at B vitamins, especially B12, in which B12 deficiency is not uncommon and really needs to be identified. I talk about zinc and its benefits for particularly the hippocampus and the stress response system.”

1hr 8mins

10 May 2021

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Dr Lara Briden | Perimenopause : Encouraging Healthy Hormones After 40

Love & Guts

#202 Lara Briden first worked as a researcher and evolutionary biologist at the University of Calgary.  She then went on to graduate as a naturopathic doctor from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). In her twenty plus years of practice Lara has learned that period problems respond incredibly well to nutrition and other natural treatments. Period problems can be fixed without the band-aid solution of hormonal birth control. Her mission is to bring that message to women everywhere. To empower women to have easy, symptomless periods and join the worldwide "period revolution." Lara’s books Period Repair Manual and Hormone Repair Manual provide practical solutions for period and hormone problems. Lara has also published the peer-reviewed paper The central role of ovulatory disturbances in the etiology of androgenic polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)—Evidence for treatment with cyclic progesterone. In this episode we cover Why Lara wrote the book The Hormone Repair Manual What perimenopause is and why Lara calls it our second puberty Why perimenopause is a critical window for health Why our brain reorganises during this time How ovulation impacts perimenopause and menopause What happens to our hormones and physiology during perimenopause Hormone therapy How metabolic flexibility helps And so much more

1hr 1min

26 Apr 2021

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73: Hormone repair for perimenopause and beyond with Lara Briden

Conversations for a Complete Life

If there's one thing that can make all the difference to your health and wellbeing in your 40s, it's understanding hormone repair in perimenopause. When I came across the book Hormone Repair Manual by Lara Briden, I immediately emailed an invitation to the podcast to her to talk about it, as the book is one of the best I've read so far on hormones in perimenopause.

1hr 7mins

21 Apr 2021

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EP 099: What Every Woman Needs To Know About Hormones Post-35 with Dr Lara Briden

Anxiety Reset Podcast

In this episode, Dr Lara Briden bestselling author, naturopathic doctor and women’s health pioneer is back to share her incredible research and wisdom about hormone's after 35 and perimenopause. She’s destigmatising this "second puberty", sharing how to manage this phase gracefully and how your hormones can impact your brain, anxiety and health overall. You won’t want to miss this! You can find Lara at @LaraBriden, find her books and her blog on https://www.larabriden.com/ or catch her on Episode 51. Join the waitlist for Reset Your Anxious Mind In 90 Days: https://forms.gle/toajcCWvZ7BYMnBW9 Loved this? Please share this episode and tag @georgiethenaturopath


14 Apr 2021

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Managing Perimenopause with Lara Briden

Metagenics Institute Podcast

Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and bestselling author of the book Period Repair Manual - a practical guide for treating period problems with nutrition, supplements, and bioidentical hormones. This year, Lara has released her new book, The Hormone Repair Manual, which explains how to navigate the change of perimenopause and relieve symptoms with natural treatments. In this episode, she explains the ins and outs of ‘second puberty’ and her favourite nutrients to support this time of life, as well as a fascinating evolutionary perspective on menopause. Tune in for a host of clinical gems! Highlights What motivated Lara to write The Hormone Repair Manual? (1:30) The perimenopausal years, aka ‘second puberty’ (4:00) Novel insights into nutrients for hormonal support (15:00) The recalibration process (19:00) Why you shouldn’t drink alcohol during perimenopause (25:30) Debunking the controversy surrounding phytoestrogens (29:00) The evolutionary take on menopause (33:00) Nutrients for perimenopause and menopause (43:00) Discussion regarding hormonal therapy (50:00) *Useful Links and Resources * https://www.larabriden.com/ https://www.larabriden.com/hormone-repair-manual/ Lara Briden on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/larabriden/ Metagenics on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/metagenics_anz/


15 Mar 2021

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PP #200: Hormone Repair for Women Over 40 with Dr. Lara Briden

The Period Party

Dr. Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and author of the bestselling book, Period Repair Manual, and her newest book, Hormone Repair Manual, which is particularly helpful for women and menstruators in perimenopause. Dr. Lara has a strong science background and more than twenty years with patients and works to provide solutions for conditions such as PCOS, PMS, endometriosis, and perimenopause. She is also a passionate communicator about alternatives to hormonal birth control. In this episode we dig into important topics like what exactly is perimenopause, and when does it begin, along with what are the actual symptoms of this phase of the menstrual life cycle. We also delve into hormone replacement therapy do’s and don’ts as well as the stigma attached to aging female bodies in our society. I learned so much in this interview and I think you will too! To learn more about Dr. Lara Briden, visit the show notes.


22 Feb 2021