How Hormones Change Over 40

In today’s episode, Megan interviews Mara claps about understanding hormones when you are at 40.

This podcast cover:

  • What is happening in a woman’s 40s that causes hormones to change?
  • Why are so many 40s and 50s women in such a struggle with their health?
  • Average age of menopause
  • How does a woman know she is perimenopausal?
  • Is hormone testing valid for perimenopausal women? Menopausal women? 
  • What can be done to build health in the 40s and 50s

Maria Claps is a certified health coach, mother of 4 grown children, and women’s healthy aging advocate. After receiving substandard care in NYC, Maria enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in pursuit of a solution for her perimenopausal symptoms that began when she turned 40. Inspired by her training at IIN, Maria pursued 3 additional hormone-centric trainings: – Dr. Sara Gottfried’s training program for practitioners; – The Functional Diagnostic Nutrition program; and – The UK-based 3rd Age Woman Certification program with Burrell Education. More recently, Maria launched a 12-week online program called “Thrive Over 45” to educate women on hormone health and DUTCH lab testing, with a dash of sass and fun. Women in their 40s and 50s who feel like they are not getting the support they need from the medical community benefit from the supportive group setting. 

Thrive Over 45:

If you are interested in a program like our Healthy Hormones group that focuses on women over 45, you can check out Maria’s program Thrive Over 45 here –

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