Menopause: Why are you gaining weight?

Warm and cooked foods during Menopause. TCM Dr. Lauren Curtain explains and…

Warm and cooked foods during Menopause.

TCM Dr. Lauren Curtain explains and answers one question she is asked a lot in clinic and online, “I’m going through Menopause, why am I gaining weight?”

Weight gain is one of the classic and typical symptoms when women are going through the menopausal transition. There are a few reasons for this, one would be due to metabolism change, because of the hormones. If you think about it, our bodies have gone through 30 odd years of ovulating, having a period and having consistent exposure to all of the hormones involved in the menstrual cycle – and then it all stops. That alone takes a big toll on the body, and it will take a while for the body to re-establish homeostasis, hence, it impacts one’s weight.

Something we really want to focus on during this time is our Digestive Health. Watch the video and learn how it is important to nourish your body with warm and cooked foods during menopause (or in any phase).

Yours in digestive health,
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