Kate Muir author of Everything You Need to Know About The Menopause (but were too afraid to ask)

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My guest for this episode is Kate Muir, author of “Everything You Need to Know About the Menopause (but were too afraid to ask)”

Kate is a writer, campaigner and documentary maker. She is the co-creator and producer of the revolutionary channel 4 documentary Sex, Myths and the Menopause and an activist for The Menopause Charity.

Join us in conversation as we discuss:-

  • The Revolution!! Why Menopause is a feminist issue.
  • Why many of us are forced to look at our lives in a cold, new light at this time and suddenly realise, what about me?
  • Kate’s relatable honesty about her Perimenopause crash and how she couldn't 'hold it up anymore.'
  • How being hormonally barren gave Kate clarity and led her to make some tough changes.
  • Menopause, HRT and Alzheimer’s - Kate’s story and her mum Ella’s story.
  • Mental health can be attributed to hormonal health
  • Kate asks with Menopause being a long term hormonal deficiency, “why wouldn’t you take HRT?” Is the natural route not to replace your natural hormones?
  • The protective benefits of Oestrogen for brain health and bone health
  • Two-thirds of Alzheimer's patients are women getting diagnosed around the age of 70, with the Alzheimers decay starting 20 years previously.
  • Why we should pay more attention to ‘brain fog’ especially those daughters of Alzheimer's
  • The Hormonal Glass Ceiling
  • Who's’ on HRT and not talking about it?
  • Is Menopause a new feminist party?
  • The economic privilege of Menopause.
  • Kate gives us an insight into her next C4 programme with Davina McCall out in May 2022.
  • The HRT window of opportunity
  • Taking HRT at 70
  • How lucky we are compared to our American sisters when it comes to Menopause awareness and the availability of HRT.

Kate's book choice - Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
You can follow Kate on IG and Twitter @menoscandal
Find out more about my Coaching and Education, how you can work with me and get your free Menopause Symptom tracker at www.themerrymenopause.com

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