“If we can teach women to live a life that works with estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, then we can see symptoms and conditions change”
This episode is all about the hormonal lifestyle you need after 35.
In this podcast, The Hormonal Lifestyle You Need After 35, we cover:
The Importance of Aligning Lifestyle with Hormonal Balance
Hormones play a crucial role in the functioning of the female body, and their balance can be affected by various factors, such as diet, exercise, and stress. As a result, we tend to often face unique challenges as women when it comes to fasting and optimizing our health. One thing to keep in mind is that even though we are all women, our bodies and hormone levels are unique. Our genetics, microbiomes, and hormonal depletion levels are different. That’s why it’s so important to understand your hormones and what works best for YOU.
One way I explain more in-depth in this episode is understanding the personalities of our hormones. Take estrogen, estrogen is like the extrovert of the hormonal bunch. It wants to go out and have fun, verbally process everything, and go on adventures. During your menstrual cycle, estrogen is highest during days 1-10 and 16-19, which are known as your power phases.
It’s worth noting that many of us are exposed to synthetic estrogens in our daily lives, which can throw off the balance of good estrogens. This is where fasting can help by bringing estrogen metabolite back into balance, which is the protective estrogen. This can help with issues such as fertility and menopausal symptoms like hot flashes. Even if you don’t have a menstrual cycle, fasting can still be beneficial in balancing your hormones.
How Your Hormones Affect Your Hunger, Energy, and Motivation
Learning about the different hormones that regulate your menstrual cycle can be incredibly powerful in understanding how to live in harmony with your body. The three key hormones to pay attention to are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
During the first half of the cycle, when estrogen is dominant, we may feel more energized and focused. However, when our estrogen levels drop, we then experience symptoms such as headaches, mood swings, and fatigue. As progesterone begins to rise during the second half of the cycle, we can greatly benefit from slowing down and tuning into our intuition. When progesterone drops too quickly, we experience symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, and cravings for carbs. And during ovulation, when testosterone is at its peak, we experience increased libido and motivation, making it a great time to take on new challenges or pursue new goals.
By tuning into these natural rhythms and caring for our bodies accordingly, we can experience greater health and well-being throughout our menstrual cycle. This may involve adjusting our diet and exercise routines, practicing self-care and relaxation techniques, and simply listening to our bodies and responding to their needs. With time and attention, we can learn to live in harmony with our hormones and experience greater vitality and joy as a result.
Practices to Implement After 40
As we age, our bodies become more vulnerable to toxins and stressors in the modern world, which can lead to hormonal imbalances. I walk through five steps in the episode in more depth – one of the first things is incorporating different types of fasting into your routine. For example, a 24-hour fast can be beneficial for gut healing, while a 48-hour fast can help reset your dopamine system. And if you’re looking to lose weight, a 36-hour fast may be helpful.
Another key lifestyle change is to cycle high-carb and low-carb days based on your menstrual cycle or individual hunger patterns. Managing stress levels is another important factor in maintaining hormonal balance – this can involve prioritizing self-care and relaxation techniques, such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises. And if you’ve been listening here for a while, you know I talk a lot about detoxing. Detoxifying the body through sauna therapy can help eliminate toxins through sweat, while supporting liver function, helping improve your body’s natural detoxification processes.
Okay, receptors, Dr. Mindy here, and I am bringing you my second solo episode that I’ve ever done. And so many of you loved the first one. And there’s so much that I’ve learned, putting fast like a girl out into the world about Hormonal Health around women’s health. I’ve learned a ton from the guests I’ve had on in the last couple of months. So I wanted to create a pause moment in the resetter podcast where I can bring to you some of the insights that I’m seeing watching so many women implement the tools that I share here on this podcast that I share in the book, man, I’m not leaving you out of this conversation, please hang in there, as I’m going to talk about hormones in general, and how we can all start to bring hormones into the picture of health in everything we do. So this is a completely unique episode, I’m excited to be here with you guys. And let’s just dive in. So here’s where I want to start off with, you know, when you write a book, and I’ve said this before, so I’m gonna give you a little bit of a behind the scenes, when you write a book, it is one of the most soul sucking experiences for an author. Because you really get to sit with your thoughts. And like a podcast when I’m talking to you all here, you know, the thoughts come and then I speak the thoughts. Same thing with videos when I do it, you know, on like a YouTube video. But when you write a book, you’re it’s literally you and the computer and you are contemplating contemplating at the deepest level, what you think about the topic that you’re writing on. So with fast like a girl, I had spent over a decade really understanding the nuance of fasting and really understanding how to apply that to Hormonal Health for both men and women. And then I had been doing videos for so long, explaining all the nuggets that I had learned from applying fasting to hormones and how it was actually playing out in the application of millions of women’s lives. So I was really excited to get this book out into the world because I was already seen what was working in action through my YouTube channel. But what has really struck me since then, is that there’s some really common denominators that are emerging from fast like a girl hitting the world. And I think this is really important for us all to think about when it comes to women’s health when it comes to Hormonal Health. And when it comes to creating a new paradigm, a new healthcare paradigm that works for women. And I will even say works for men as well. But the women are the ones that are suffering the most at the hands of this health care system. So here is what I’ve discovered in listening to you all, in reading your reviews in watching the world take the principles of fast like a girl and run with it. And here’s what here’s what I want you all to know, first, women are so thirsty for this knowledge. So let me give you an example. If you have not heard the podcast interview that I did with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, it is called feel better live more than he interviewed me on his podcast. And it was hands down one of the best interviews I’ve ever had on Hormonal Health, ever. And it was almost a two hour interview, he was an phenomenal interviewer. And that conversation has been hitting so many of you that that it came out weeks ago, and I’m still getting messages on all of my social media about how
deeply women resonated with that conversation. So I want to start off by saying, if you have been thirsty for this knowledge, I want you to stay thirsty, stay hungry. Understand that we have just cracked open a conversation. We are just fast like a girl. That’s all it did. It started a conversation that we were all so desperate to have. And if you want to deepen that conversation, you can do that by continuing to talk to those in your life, about what you’ve learned from the principles of the book, what you’re learning in the application of the book, and what you learned from podcasts, like the one interviews like the one I did with Dr. Chatterjee. If you haven’t seen that podcast, I really record listened to it. And so on both YouTube and on his channel. We’ll put a link for it in here. But what I got and what was so amazing about Dr. Chatterjee was that he got what I was trying to do with fast like a girl and he got it from a male perspective. He got it as a husband. He got it As a father of girls, he got it as a, as a health professional that cares about women’s health. And he took the book, and he started to create a larger conversation around that. So this is what I’m seeing on so many different platforms is that you all are dying to have this conversation, you’re dying to understand hormones. So let’s make sure we keep talking about it. And what that might look like for you would be you walk into your doctor’s office, and they give you a diagnosis and you say, one of two things to your doctor, you might say, Where do my hormones fit into this diagnosis, and see what your doctor says? And then the second part of that conversation is you might ask, what lifestyle changes can I make to improve this situation? I think we’ve got to start to bring what we’re learning to our doctors, so that they understand what we need. I’ve had two other really interesting podcast interviews, since the book came out. One was on low carb, MD, and then one was on Mark hymens podcast, doctors pharmacy. And what I learned from both of those doctors was that doctors don’t have enough time to teach lifestyle, in their daily visit or in their visit with you. They they don’t have the time to give you all the tools to lifestyle. So many doctors are not leaving it out of the equation, because they don’t care. They have five minutes to tell you what your diagnosis is what what give it a fancy name and tell you the solution. And so we have to start demanding in those visits that we want to know lifestyle, Mark brought up an incredible point to me, and he you know, he was like, This is why I don’t agree 100% with the health care system is because they never bring lifestyle modalities into the picture. And he even went on to say that he strongly isn’t in alignment with fast like a girl and what I taught him there, because we need to teach lifestyle different to women. So the all of this is incredibly encouraging. And I really want to point out that those of you that have started book studies with it, those of you that are just starting to understand what a hormonal life would lifestyle would look like, keep at it, keep sharing what you’re learning, keep the conversation going, I promise you FAFSA girl was just there to spark the conversation to start the foundational understanding. Now it’s our job to keep it going to keep learning to keep applying the principles. And I hope you all are hearing here on the resetter podcast, that I continue to bring it back to all those teachings and fast like a girl, every person I’m interviewing, I’m trying to bring those teachings back into those interviews, so that you start over time to see how to apply this to your life. So that’s been my my first takeaway is that women, men, doctors are so thirsty to understand how a lifestyle matches their hormonal balance. And that’s key. That’s amazing. And it’s it honestly, I’ve been in healthcare for over 25 years, this is the most hope that I’ve had in a really long time watching how the world has grabbed on too fast like a girl. People doctors want change. So let’s we got to keep the conversation going. So they understand what the change should look like. So that would be that one of the first things. The second thing that I saw since fast like a girl has come out is that all kinds of hormonal problems can be helped. When you just bring a woman back into eating and fasting for her met hormonal rhythm. Doesn’t matter if she’s 25 or 65. If you can teach a woman how to live a life that works with estrogen works with testosterone works with progesterone. Now you start to see a ton of symptoms change, and a ton of conditions change. This is what I saw clinically in my practice. This is what I saw on all my social media. And this is what I’m now seeing in the millions of women that have poured onto my platforms over the last couple of months and have shared their experience. So you know, a lot of the questions I get are well how do I fast like a girl around PCOS? How do I fast like a girl around thyroid health? How do I fast like a girl around infertility? And what I want you to know is that the principles of the book will work for all of those things. Here’s the challenge. You’ve got to find your rhythm with it and what is going to work best for you. So even though we’re all living in feminine bodies, There is a lot like your microbiome and my microbiome are completely different. And our genetics are obviously different, but they’re pretty, pretty similar, believe it or not. And our hormonal needs are absolutely the same, except we have different levels of hormonal depletion. So this conversation is a hard one to start, let me tell you, because it’s not as simple as me saying, You should do this, you shouldn’t do that. It’s really about you getting to understand your hormones and what where they’re at. So let me give you a couple of insights that might be helpful. First, is I always say, let’s start with the free path to get to know your hormones. The first thing you’ll hear me say a lot is how important it is that we know the personalities of these hormones. So let me just give you a nutshell, what are the personalities of the hormones. So estrogen is your extrovert, she is the one that wants to go out and party, she wants to verbally process every process everything, she has a lot of mental clarity, she wants always to go out on an adventure, she is absolutely the extrovert of the hormonal bunch. She also doesn’t get bothered by much. So she’s okay if you bring cortisol up. So if you want to go run a marathon, you want to do a longer fast, you want to you want to work extra hard, you want to skimp on sleep, estrogen is going to probably be okay. And for a cycling woman estrogen is coming in from day one to day 10. And day 16 To day 19. So those are your power moments. That’s why I called it the power phases in the book. Because those are the moments you get to power up on whatever tool you want. You also are more stress resilient during that time. Remember, this is an on that point. Remember, menopausal women, as we lose estrogen, we become less stress resilient, I can tell you as a 53 year old woman, I’m really watching my brain and how it’s reacting to stress differently with less estrogen in it. So if you find yourself being bothered by things understand that it could be a factor of estrogen, and that’s okay, that’s okay. We don’t as women, I can tell you, like, I think we can accomplish anything, I think we are so ridiculously powerful. And in that we’re also needing more more nurturing of ourselves, we need more recovery. We aren’t like on our A game every single month of our cycle, because our hormones have such dramatic differences and needs and they swing in such unique ways. So if we’re looking at the that progesterone and we’re looking at her personality, that’s her, she can handle a lot. Now, from a lifestyle perspective, what estrogen wants you to do is to keep carbs down, want you to keep insulin down. And this is why fasting and keto works so well to keep estrogen at its best. So a lot of the comments that I’m seeing on Amazon and the reviews that have just bring me to tears are the number of women that are getting pregnant using being able to overcome infertility using the fast like a girl cycle and the fasting cycle in there. And the reason for that is what I’m showing is a lifestyle that works best for estrogen. And once you bring estrogen back into balance, so much of your hormone hormonal system will work. And we live in a time where we have so many synthetic estrogens out there. And so the toxic estrogens are are throwing off the good estrogens. And your cells can’t use synthetic estrogens, they’re called estrogen mimickers. But they’re of no use to your cells. So when you fast like a girl, you you bring what we call the two Oh H estrogen metabolite you start to bring that back into balance and that’s the protective estrogen. That’s why we are seeing women being able to get pregnant once they start to learn when to go keto and when to go longer fast, but we’re also seeing it in the menopausal women. You know, with the menopausal women. If you’ve had hot flashes, that’s estrogen on a wild ride and you you often are dealing with the estrogen disruptors that are out there. So fasting like a girl even if you don’t have a cycle, during the 30 day fasting reset is really helping to overcome hot flashes. And if you’ve heard me on any of my podcasts lately, or I’ve been ranting about this in my reset Academy, the article that came out in the New York Times about a month ago, her asking us all to relook at HRT for women, as eye opening as it was didn’t have all the right information in it. This is a menopausal Woman’s Journey is is not as simple as a discussion of HRT or no HRT it taking bioidenticals doing HRT is a personal preference, but you’re still going to have to work on your lifestyle and I’ll talk about the lifestyle here in a moment that That menopausal woman should have. And you’re still going to need to mind what estrogen wants. And even if you’re bringing her in from an exogenous source, you’re still going to have to work on your liver. And you can do that because the liver breaks down estrogen, you can do that by, you know, minimizing your alcohol intake, eating more bitter foods, looking at certain medications, like acetaminophen, which is Tylenol that’s super destructive to the liver, dealing with with anger, resentment and anger, which is also an emotion held in the liver, you’re still going to have to love on that liver, for her to be able to break down the exogenous estrogen that comes in from a source like bio identical or HRT. And then we also know you have the whole microbiome of your gut, we still need to make sure that we’re minding the strobe alone, which was the set of bacteria that break estrogen down. So you’re still going to have to do the three P’s that I talked about in the book, the poly phenol, and the probiotic and the prebiotic foods so that you can take the estrogen that you’re getting from the outside and actually be able to use it. So that’s what estrogen wants, the lifestyle she wants you to live is more vegetables, easy, easier on the liver, more bitter foods, less glucose, less insulin, more fasting. That’s estrogen. Now progesterone, I’ve mentioned is completely on the opposite end of the spectrum. She is she’s not that way. She wants you to bring glucose up. This is why you’re more hungry the week before your period. This is why even in menopause, you know, I’m six months into my menopausal transition. And I can tell you that there are some days that I’m like, Wow, am I hungry? And I translate that into okay, I must need more progesterone, let me eat more carbs. Let me fast last, how can I bring my glucose up. So that is progesterone, its personality is she wants to calm you, she actually wants you to go more inner. We’re really intuitive. If you have a cycle, we’re very intuitive that week before our period. So that’s progesterone she she’s makes us want to go within which is actually a beautiful thing if you stop and you think about it, because when we actually bleed there, we’re not just shedding blood, but you’re you’re shedding old cells, you’re shedding toxins, you can even shed a thought patterns that no longer serve you. So I would love to see a world where the week before our cycle, we actually go within and we say okay, when my cycle starts again, what am I what do I want to let go of. And if we really got in touch with that bringing the glucose up, nurturing ourselves slowing our life down, then I don’t think we would have PMDD there wouldn’t even be that diagnosis of this pre menstrual disorder. Pre menstrual disorder means you just lived out of alignment with your hormones, and you’re suffering because of it. But to live in alignment with progesterone means you’re going to need to fast laughs You’re going to need to exercise less, you’re going to need to bring glucose up, you’re going to need to go within and nurture yourself and get ready for what you’re want to let go of when you start to bleed. And progesterone does that by making you crave carbs, she wants higher carb content, she she wants you to not be fasting she wants you to slow down. So pushing through your workouts during this time pushing through life during this time is is going to create a hormonal mess for you. My postmenopausal women, again, you’re going to notice this when anxiety goes up, you’re going to notice this when hunger goes up when carb cravings go up. That’s progesterone knocking on the door saying, hey, I need a little support here. How can you help me? Now testosterone we get the most out and I’ve been having a lot of fun talking about this out in the in the world, we get the most amount of testosterone at ovulation. So there’s a reason for that. And it’s not just libido it’s not just reproduce, which, at the core of a female body, whether you like it or not, we our bodies are made to reproduce. And so testosterone comes in from day 10 To day 15 to not only increase our libido so you’ll probably notice that your sex drive goes up during that time. But our motivation and will also for new projects will go up. And our our desire to make changes in our life often will go up. And so it’s an incredible time during ovulation to start a new creative project to do something that is going to move your health your life forward in a new direction change will do really well you want to change change at that time. Because you have all those hormones there to protect you and assist you through that change. And that’s really what testosterone does. Now testosterone doesn’t really, there’s not like testosterone controls your hunger or Dr. Carrie Jones. And I’ve debated this over and over again, she strongly believes that there’s no such thing as eating for testosterone. Although we know you need zinc. And there are foods that are high in zinc, like oysters, I always think that it’s so interesting that we used to think, you know, we call oysters an aphrodisiac, but then we break that down. why? It’s because it’s got one of the highest amounts of zinc in it. And so that is actually fueling testosterone, which is fueling libido. So we’re going to like the root cause of what testosterone needs. So testosterone also really thrives with fasting. So but if during ovulation, because you have those other hormones there, I want to make sure that you’re not fasting longer than 15 hours. So but a 15 hour fast will help up regulate testosterone. The other thing about testosterone and I talked a little bit about it in this book, I talked about it a lot in the menopause reset, which will be coming back out a revised version I’ll talk about that in a minute will be coming out in June, is that if you’re under a tremendous amount of stress, you over utilize your body’s requirement for a steroid called DHEA. And DHEA, you need to make cortisol, progesterone and testosterone. So if you’re always stressed out, always asking your body to make cortisol, what will end up happening is you won’t have a left enough leftover for progesterone and testosterone. So a lot of you will do well, supplementing with DHEA. So you can build back up the reserves of those other two hormones. And really a Dutch test is the best way to know your DHEA numbers. That’s where I would start because if you don’t need DHEA then it can actually overstimulate your androgen system. So there’s a fine balance there. But stress is a big part when it comes to both progesterone and testosterone, whereas estrogen is very resilient and forgiving. So those are the personalities for the menopausal women or the women that are younger that don’t have a cycle, then you know, what do you do? When I when you hear me say get to know the personalities? Those are the ones I just told you, so that you can start to read where you are in your your hormonal needs. And this is what I do, you know, at 53 and six months without a cycle. I’m every day, you know, is anxiety up.
Okay, I need to work on progesterone. Do I need more motivation? And libido? Okay, what do I need to do for to get testosterone up? Is my brain not handling stress very well? Am I Am I really acutely agitated easily is my cognition down, then I need to look at estrogen. And so every day I’m doing this evaluation. So I hope that helps. Let me know if that nuance to what I wrote in fast like a girl helps you because I know a lot of the postmenopausal women asked me questions once the book came out. And I’ve got more menopausal books coming from you, for you women. So sit tight, and but I wanted to elaborate on that conversation. So you all had it. Okay. The next thing I want to talk about is what do you do after you’ve got the concepts of fast like a girl. And this is where the menopause reset really comes into play. That book was one that I wrote to talk about the lifestyle change that should happen after 40. Now I realized that a lot of you listening might be in your 30s, maybe even in your 20s. But I want you to listen to these five steps that I want you to implement after 40 the steps that need to change because what we’re starting to see is because the modern world is so filled with toxins so filled with stressors that perimenopause they believe is now happening at 35. So when we start to see dramatic hormonal imbalances specifically in the direction of depletion, so like PCOS is too much estrogen or too much testosterone, perimenopause, infertility, these are not enough of certain hormones. So when we start to see that there’s these dramatic depletion and change in hormones, our lifestyle has to change and here are the five steps I want you to think about. First, I just talked about it fasting, we need to learn how to pull out the different fasting lights. There’s the six different facet layout and fast like a girl, practice them all I continue to say they’re like a Swiss swiss army knife. And some days you pull out the big knife. Sometimes you pull out the tweezers, sometimes you pull out the corkscrew. You get to decide which of those six you’re gonna pull out according to what you’re trying to heal. Are you did you just go on antibiotics? Okay, well then you’re gonna need to work on healing the gut a little more 24 hours. Are you worried about your toxic load? Do you feel like your your your brain is aging quickly? Let’s go into a toughie G and start to clean up some of the neurons in the brain and get rid of some of the senescent cells, the rogue cells, the zombie cells that are that no longer serve you. If you are not happy, you’re having some mental health issues. How about we throw a 48 hour fast and so we can start to reset the dopamine system. If you’re stuck with weight loss, why you throw a 36 hour fast in so we can unstick your weight. So when you go to build your fasting lifestyle, some of the longer fasts, you’re not going to use them all the time, you’re going to throw them out as healing tools to reset certain parts of your body. So the first step when we look at what lifestyle needs to change is that women need to step in and look at how to use those different length fasts according to their therapeutic value. Okay, second one, is we need to cycle carbs. And again, this is I’ve already said this, this is a fast cycle girl, I show you how to cycle high carb and low carb according to your menstrual cycle. If you’re in your Peri menopausal years, get to you know, get to that ebb and flow. If you have a regular cycle. If you don’t have a regular cycle, you’re going 60 days, 120 days, then you may need to just read the personalities like one day, you’re not hungry, okay, great, you can fast a little longer next day you are starving, and it’s nine o’clock in the morning. That’s not time to to push through the fast let’s go into more high carb for progesterone. So that’s how I use that. And again, if you’re, if you’re needing more help with this, this is a lot of what we do in the reset Academy is teach have conversations like this, so that we can teach women how to ebb and flow with their carb load. So that’s really, step number two, I want to throw one other thing that I that I if I could go back in and write a little bit more in the fast and fast girl, here’s what I would say is we do need to look at thyroid. And the thing about the thyroid is that it needs enough calories. And I don’t talk about calories a lot because I want to break apart this calorie obsession that we’ve had as women. But what that means for you is when you go low carb, I want to make sure you’re still getting enough calories, you should be getting over, like somewhere around 1200 to 1500 calories every single day for thyroid health. So those of you who have been fasting, maybe saw your thyroid have an adverse reaction when you’re eating, make sure you’re having enough calories, and especially on those low carb days. So that’s that’s number two lifestyle change. First is you’re gonna vary your fast, figure out those six, what works best for you. The second is you’re going to work on cycling high carb, low carb and understanding what that rhythm looks like for you. Third one is your microbiome. We don’t talk about this enough, the microbiome controls almost every aspect of our health. So I want to use the example of serotonin. So something that happens to women after 40 is that as estrogen goes down, estrogen is a precursor to dopamine and serotonin. So when you start to lose estrogen, you lose a key fuel source for serotonin. What that means for you is that you might be fine that you’re just not as happy as you used to be. You’re not You’re not you don’t have the joy that you used to have. So if you also have been on birth control for decades, you’ve been on multiple rounds of antibiotics, you’ve used steroids a time or two, your microbiome might be decimated, it is not does not have the diversity that it needs to have. So you’re not having the hormonal stimulation of serotonin. And your microbiome isn’t in a place to make serotonin. So therefore, you’re ending up in a depressed state, nothing is making you happy. So the third change that needs to happen for women over 40 Is that we’ve got to start to bring in the polyphenol, the probiotic and the prebiotic foods. I spoke of it in the menopause reset. I also speak a bit and fast like a girl, really leaning into the fibery foods that are going to help promote the growth of your digestive system. So make sure you’re eating enough vegetables bottom line, and specifically ones that are feeding those microbes but also looking at some of the fermented foods. I saw a lot of comments from you all that as you brought fermented foods back into your life, you started to lose weight. Well, that makes sense because you heal your gut and you have a neuronal connection from the gut or nervous system connection from the gut to the liver. And so as the gut health improves, liver health improves. And what we know from that is the liver is your fat burning or Again, it’s what’s going to help you make ketones. It helps you make cholesterol, the good cholesterol. So you can’t look at the liver without looking at repairing the gut. So make sure that you’re doing that. That’s the third step. The fourth step step of that women should look at after 40 is really making sure that their toxic loads are at a minimal. So this is where, look at your beauty products, look at your household cleaners. Stop wearing your favorite perfume that
might be high and phalates. Move to essential oils. If there ever was a time to address toxins, it’s after 40. I mean, you can do it before I highly recommend it, especially women that are trying to get pregnant, you remember that you’re gonna pass on your toxic load to your child. So I always think detox is important anytime. But especially I want to make sure that we are bringing our toxic load down as we move into the perimenopause and menopause, yours. Understanding how to detox is critically important. If there ever was a time to detox, it would be in your 40s. So and if you need more information on detox, let me know I’m working to bring more experts on. I can do more videos and detox. So just leave me a comment, or a review. With this podcast. I do read my reviews. So if you want to learn something more, put it in those comments. Okay, so number four is detox. And the fifth lifestyle change that we need to consider after 40 is what Libby Weaver calls the rushing woman syndrome. So this is the overscheduled overwhelmed nervous system, you as you age, it becomes more and more important that you learn how to go into times of fight or flight where their stress and how to go into times where you relax. If you if you’re sitting on the couch, and your brain is saying, screaming at you saying Get up, get up, get up. You’re not in a balanced nervous system. If you’re having trouble sleeping, you’re not in a balanced nervous system. So learning how to go in and out of these two states is massively important in the menopause reset, which will come back out it’s a revised edition will come back out in June, I have a whole chapter not only on rushing woman syndrome, but I added a new chapter. So if those of you that have read the menopause reset, I added a new chapter to it. And that chapter is on sleep. So and I put my favorite sleep pap hacks that give you a whole different perspective of sleep. So I’m really excited to add that back in. So those of you that have bought the menopause reset in the past, this one has new information. So I want to make sure that you get that as well. So those are the five lifestyle changes that really need to change after 40 We got to look at varying our fast and even starting fasting, we’ve got to look at carb cycling in and out. We’ve got to look at at feeding constantly and loving on our microbiome, which also includes our liver, we got to look at our toxic loads and studying the art of detoxing. And we’ve got to look look at how we start to manage stress, or what I call practicing parasympathetic, really working on those moments where our energy can be a little bit lower, we’re not constantly doing over and over again. And what I found when I put the menopause reset out a couple of years ago is that when women did that hot flashes went away. Women started losing weight, moods improved, it sleep improved, it was pretty dramatic. So between fast like a girl and the menopause reset, you’ve got two really good tools now for lifestyle around Hormonal Health. And I’ll let you in on a little secret. I have gone into contract on my next book with Hay House. And it will be on the lifestyle tools that women need to keep their moods and their brain in a happy place. As we move through the perimenopause and menopausal years, there’s more to this conversation when it comes to mental health that I want to have. And in the next book, we will have that. And then you literally will have a trilogy of books that women can use, specifically 35 and older to be able to bring a lifestyle together that is going to help her balance her hormones. So I can I’m in the process of writing that now. Lots of research going into it. I can’t wait to get it to you. It’ll come out October 2024. So we got a little bit of time. Stay tuned to the resetter podcast because I’m interviewing you’ll see that there’s a common theme here. There’s a lot more emphasis on mental health this season because of the research I’m doing for the next book. So if you’re into mindset and mental health, this is the season for you on the resetter podcast. So that that is the formula that what I want to do with this solo episode is really help you look at How do you take the information from fast like a girl? How do you take the information from the menopause reset? And how do you apply it to your life? I have said this before, that when I sit down to do a video, I sit down to write a book, my biggest fear is that we start to look at these teachings as pieces. And that all of a sudden, people will rush off and start, you know, thinking that the solution to estrogen is ketones, and they start to eat exogenous ketones, or they think that, Oh, if I need to bring in more collagen, I have to because I don’t have enough estrogen, then it’s the solution is collagen powder. These are all great solutions, but they have to have a formula to be able to sit in. And that’s what I’m here to teach you. I really want to bring this last concept home, which is I’m not giving you fish, I’m teaching you to fish. And when you start those of you I see so many of you that are listening to the podcast every week, I’ve heard from so many of you that can’t wait for Monday’s episode. And what I’m what I’m trying to do is link them all I’m trying to bring on experts that help you learn how to fish. And in the intros of each episode, I am explaining what I thought you the nuggets were that you are going to want to get out of that, that conversation and all of these episodes linked together. So with enough time, with enough rapid repetition, you’ll start to understand the formula for building a lifestyle that matches your hormonal needs. That is my mission. So I’m so excited to bring it all to you. I again, really appreciate the kind comments that I’ve received. Thank you to those of you that are sharing the book out in the world. I’m doing this podcast right now at the end of March. And the book came out December 27. And it’s still trending in the top 100 of, of books on on Amazon, which is crazy. It’s crazy. So you guys have thank you so much. The menopause reset, I’m so excited. If you haven’t read it, you can preorder it now. It has the new sleep chapter, I’m going back into the studio to read it, again, the whole book. So it will have an audio piece to it, it will be on ebook. And that will be out in June. So you can pre order it. Now. Once you already be great, I just want to mention that the pre orders matter to the bookstores, when they see a large amount of pre orders, they know to carry more of those books. So pre orders are really important. So if you are moved to preorder the menopause reset, I would appreciate that. So, okay, with that, you all you know that I’ve gotta say, I hope it helps because that’s the way I feel is that I’m here to provide you information that you might not be hearing. But I do want to end on this and that is you’re the hero, you are the hero of your own health story. So if you’re not feeling like your own hero, just keep learning keep listening to what I’m teaching you keep applying keep be willing, being willing to fail at your health endeavors and pick yourself back up again, be willing to do hard things week as as women can come together and talk about a hormonal lifestyle that serves us all. And in that we all win. So if this resonated with you, please share it with it with a friend create community. Go Go build community around you because that’s the highest level of oxytocin you can get and as you know, oxytocin balances all hormones out. So from the bottom of my heart, I love you all and thank you for coming back week after week and I hope you enjoyed this episode.