Menopause is not a one-size-fits-all experience. We all have different needs and challenges during this season of life. Our special guest today emphasizes the importance of recognizing our unique circumstances and tailoring our approach to menopause accordingly. It’s about finding what works best for us and embracing our individual journey.
In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Catherine Staffieri, an incredible individual who understands the challenges we face and is dedicated to helping people navigate the challenges of menopause. She is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist currently working as a Nutrition Manager at Nutrisense. Together, we delve into the topic of blood sugar and its impact on women’s health during menopause and the importance of taking charge of our health before things go too far down the line. We discussed how we can prevent and navigate through menopause with grace and vitality.
Catherine emphasizes the importance of personalized nutrition and exercise, highlighting that what works for one person may not work for another and the value of working with a Nutritionist to decipher data and make necessary changes. We also discuss the use of Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) as a tool to gain a deeper understanding of blood sugar levels, and the significance of body composition, movement, and individual health factors in finding the best approach.
Tune in to learn more about optimizing your health and vitality during this transformative season of life!
[00:01:36] Blood sugar and CGMs.
[00:03:47] Glucose monitoring and understanding.
[00:05:29] Prevention is key for health.
[00:06:39] Nutrition in preventative medicine.
[00:09:35] CGM tracks health.
[00:11:58] Glucose response to stress.
[00:15:04] Wearing a CGM in a sports bra.
[00:16:18] Higher fasting glucose levels.
[00:19:44] Under eating and nourishment.
[00:20:27] Personalized nutrition is key.
[00:22:34] CGM and understanding our bodies.
[00:23:39] Real-time data empowers lifestyle changes.
[00:24:30] Hormone reader and data analysis.
“If you’re eating late at night, these kinds of things. That’s not healthy. That means that the glucoses are floating around in your system, looking for a place to go, looking for a place to go. No one’s using me. Nothing’s happening. That’s when we see that there’s something wrong here.” – Catherine Staffieri
“So, we’re here to help you take all of that data about your life and make your life better, like make you feel better, help you achieve your goals based on that data. And that’s really, I think, the most powerful part of having a CGM on and having someone to guide you through that process.” – Catherine Staffieri
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