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Menopause, weight gain, and metabolic health.
Table of Contents
- Menopause Symptoms Occur For a Reason! (It’s not declining estrogen.)
- The real secret to easing menopause symptoms is not really a secret.
- If there was only ONE thing you could change what change would I suggest you make?
Menopause Symptoms Occur For a Reason! (It’s not declining estrogen.)
Is menopause making you fat, tired, or depressed? Are you losing hair? Is your skin mysteriously itchy?
Menopause can affect multiple organs in your body in ways that make you feel unwell. Yes, our estrogen and progesterone levels are declining and that has consequences, for sure. But feeling miserable is not supposed to be part of the program.
Join the FREE Menopause Shift Summit to Learn From Experts Who Can Help YOU
My friend Andrea Donsky invited me to participate in her Menopause Shift Summit going live on June 21 and running through June 23. Her goal is to introduce women like you who are suffering from perimenopause or menopause to the experts who can help! You can register to attend live for free. My presentation airs on June 21, and there are 40 other speakers you can learn from during the summit.
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Why do so many people gain weight during menopause? Do menopause and weight gain always go hand in hand?
When I was living in Hawaii, I noticed a particular group of patients breezed through menopause. They said things like, one day I didn’t get my period when I was supposed to, and I never got it again. Poof. Gone. DidNo weight gain. No hot flashes. No mood swings. No problem.
Who were these lucky women?
They were folks who grew up eating a traditional diet and who still continued to follow that diet. Most were born on Kauai but followed culinary traditions from the Philippines, where most of my patients were from. But these masters of misery-free menopause came from all over Asia. Incidentally, they did not eat as much soy as some say that folks from Asia eat. So soy was not the magical bean that cures all menopause problems.
The real secret to easing menopause symptoms is not really a secret.
What they did was follow a traditional diet. Their food kept them healthy. And their metabolism stayed healthy, too. When you have a healthy metabolism, you don’t experience severe menopause symptoms. Simple. So now you know the trick! Have a healthy metabolism.
That’s where I can help. Most of us in the US have damaged our metabolic health. Our definition of a healthy diet is far from healthy. After studying global cuisine and traditional foods for several years while doing research for my first book, Deep Nutrition, I discovered that here in the US the typical dietitian-recommended meals fall short of delivering the nutrients our bodies need.
All cultures around the world have developed and perfected a long list of traditional ingredients and delicious dishes. Those families who took pride in these traditions and passed them on, like the dozens I met during my time on Kauai, were among the healthiest I’ve ever seen.
But it’s not just women on Kauai who can benefit from these strategies. Nor is it only women from Asia, either. All women can benefit from the same set of nutritional strategies that optimize human metabolism, especially as they go through menopause. Remember, nature makes things simple! What’s good for humans living on an island, is generally also good for humans living on all continents across the globe.
In doing the research for my book Deep Nutrition I found that traditional diets are loaded with nutrients missing from a so-called healthy American diet. They are also free of toxic seed oils, as well as very low in refined sugars and processed starchy foods. If you want to take a peek at the principles of a traditional diet, this page will get you started.
I’ve been studying the principles of traditional diets for decades. During that time I’ve also studied how seed oils affect our health and our metabolism. I can tell you with confidence that improving your nutrition while avoiding seed oils will improve your health and your metabolism. It will also make menopause a breeze–or at least leaps and bounds better than it would be otherwise.
Bottom line: you can cut down the severity of menopause symptoms, or prevent them altogether, completely naturally.
And you don’t need to follow a special kind of diet during menopause. Because nature likes to make it simple! That means what’s good for you at one stage of life is pretty much the same as good for you at all the others. (With the exception being infancy.)
If there was only ONE thing you could change what change would I suggest you make?
It would be to cut out the industrial seed oils that damage our metabolism. Going through menopause with a damaged metabolism is a setup for miserable symptoms and even serious health complications. Cutting out seed oils is the number one thing you can do to fix your metabolism.
My June 21 presentation at the Menopause Shift Summit introduces you to the devastation that seed oils wreak on your metabolic health.
I hope you can join me and meet the hundreds of other women who are all struggling their way through menopause and would love to meet you, too!
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Hello Dr. Cate,
I wonder if there is any information about situations where menopause (or a form of it) is happening due to injury or illness? Asherman’s specifically is what I’m searching for information on- or how best to manage health with Asherman’s?
Hello Dr. Cate,
I’m currently reading Deep Nutrition and I’m so excited to start the Human Diet. I do have a question about one ingredient that my kids love…oats. Are oats an ok ingredient? I typically mix a small amount with yogurt and a pinch of honey as overnight oats for them, but now I’m not sure if that’s ok. Also, my husband bakes our own pizza dough. Does that make it any better than store bought or do you have a suggestion of how to make a better dough? Any advice would be amazing!
Oats are fine! In the FATBURN Fix I go into more details about carbs, the good, the bad, how much, how to make sure you don’t get addicted, and more. Also home made pizza dough is fantastically delicious and actually a fair bit more healthy.