Episode 64

Managing Perimenopause with Lara Briden


March 16th, 2021

1 hr 35 secs

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About this Episode

Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and bestselling author of the book Period Repair Manual - a practical guide for treating period problems with nutrition, supplements, and bioidentical hormones. This year, Lara has released her new book, The Hormone Repair Manual, which explains how to navigate the change of perimenopause and relieve symptoms with natural treatments. In this episode, she explains the ins and outs of ‘second puberty’ and her favourite nutrients to support this time of life, as well as a fascinating evolutionary perspective on menopause. Tune in for a host of clinical gems!


What motivated Lara to write The Hormone Repair Manual? (1:30)
The perimenopausal years, aka ‘second puberty’ (4:00)
Novel insights into nutrients for hormonal support (15:00)
The recalibration process (19:00)
Why you shouldn’t drink alcohol during perimenopause (25:30)
Debunking the controversy surrounding phytoestrogens (29:00)
The evolutionary take on menopause (33:00)
Nutrients for perimenopause and menopause (43:00)
Discussion regarding hormonal therapy (50:00)

*Useful Links and Resources *



Lara Briden on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/larabriden/

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