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Love & Guts

Apr 26, 2021

#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