Episode 161: How to Navigate Perimenopause with Shirley Weir

Women's health advocate, Shirley Weir, is joining Dr. Risk to empower women in their natural health journey of menopause.  Her book “MOKITA: How To Navigate Perimenopause With Confidence & Ease” sets the record straight on perimenopause, menopause and the myths surrounding these issues. With up-to-date information, case studies and relatable human experiences, any woman can feel empowered and confident in her ability to navigate perimenopause, menopause & beyond.

Topics Covered In this Episode:

  • What inspired you to write this book?
  • What does Mokita mean?
  • Why is it taboo to talk about menopause?
  • What are menopause and perimenopause?
  • How old are women when they go through menopause?
  • What happens in menopause?
  • What symptoms can women expect in menopause?
  • What was your own experience?
  • What happens to hormones?
  • What are adrenal glands?
  • What do they have to do with menopause?
  • What is burn out?
  • What myths are out there about menopause?
  • How can we navigate a relationship while we are going through the changes of menopause?
  • Can’t we just take hormones for menopause and be done with it?
  • How do know our hormone therapy is safe?
  • How can we talk to our doctors about menopause?
  • What questions should we ask?
  • When should we seek medical advice about menopause?
  • Who should we have on our team to help us with menopause?
  • Do our roles in life change in menopause?
  • How can we deal with the emotions of the transition?
  • How does cannabis help?
  • How is diet important in menopause?
  • How can we protect ourselves against problems with bone density?
  • What last advice do you have for women of any age to prepare for menopause?