The SDHC Health & Wellbeing Podcast


Episode 03 - Embracing the Second Spring: Navigating Menopause with Expert Katie Day 

In our latest episode of The Health and Wellbeing podcast, Dr Nick Harvey. sits down with our very own Dr Miriam Malak, Clinical Director at SDHC, to explore the intricate world of sleep. Dr Malak shares her professional journey and personal experiences with insomnia, offering valuable insights into the importance of sleep and practical techniques to improve it.

Dr Malak discusses the impact of sleep on overall health, emphasising the significance of sleep hygiene, cognitive behavioural therapy, and lifestyle changes. The conversation also delves into the challenges of balancing professional and personal life, and the importance of self-care.
Whether you're struggling with sleep issues or simply looking to enhance your sleep quality, this episode provides a wealth of information and actionable advice to help you achieve restful nights and better health.

Embracing the Second Spring: Navigating Menopause


Topics & Discussion Points

Episode 03 - Embracing the Second Spring: Navigating Menopause

  • 00:00:00 Introduction to Health and Wellbeing Podcast
  • 00:00:55 Expert Introduction: Katie Day and Menopause Discussion
  • 00:03:09 Importance of Work-Life Balance and Well-being
  • 00:07:19 Motivation Behind Becoming an Expert on Menopause
  • 00:09:30 Importance of Non-Medical Perspective on Menopause
  • 00:14:18 Common Menopause Symptoms: Hot Flashes, Brain Fog, Emotional Changes
  • 00:16:34 Personal Experience with Menopause Symptoms
  • 00:19:08 Importance of Patience and Consistency in Menopause Treatment
  • 00:20:13 Lesser-Known Menopause Symptoms: Itchy Skin and Dry Eyes
  • 00:22:44 Defining Menopause and Perimenopause
  • 00:23:57 Highlighting Lesser-Known Menopause Symptoms
  • 00:25:37 Impact of Menopause on Vaginal Health: Vaginal Atrophy
  • 00:27:03 Understanding the Impact of Hormone Changes on Menopause Symptoms
  • 00:27:17 The Impact of Estrogen on Women’s Health
  • 00:28:46 Cultural Variations in Menopausal Experience
  • 00:29:37 Coping Strategies for Perimenopausal Symptoms
  • 00:29:48 Understanding the Menopausal Transition
  • 00:30:35 Embracing Life Beyond Menopause
  • 00:30:51 Embracing the Energy of Postmenopause
  • 00:32:07 The Menopause as a Second Spring
  • 00:33:11 Finding Meaning and Purpose Post-Menopause
  • 00:34:17 The Wisdom of Killer Whales and Menopause
  • 00:34:42 Lifestyle Modifications for Menopausal Women
  • 00:36:22 Nutrition as Medicine for Menopausal Women
  • 00:37:28 Lifestyle Factors Impacting Menopausal Symptoms
  • 00:38:12 Non-Medical Alternatives for Menopausal Symptoms
  • 00:38:49 Exploring Complementary Therapies for Menopause
  • 00:42:52 The Importance of Balanced Nutrition
  • 00:46:04 Monitoring Bone Density in Menopausal Women
  • 00:46:57 The Surprising Benefits of Prunes for Bones
  • 00:50:18 Owning Your Identity Post-Menopause
  • 00:52:46 Continuing HRT into Older Age
  • 00:53:47 The Right Exercise for Post-Menopausal Women

Published: Jul 10, 2024