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Menopause Check-up for Women Over 45

Starting at the age of 45, women need to get their menopause check-up. Just like a mammogram, pap exam, or colonoscopy leads to awareness and treatment, the M-check answers the health pains of menopause and assesses a woman’s risks for rising cholesterol, depression, and self-doubt when it comes to sexual satisfaction. And, with 75% of women in menopause struggling with hypertension, 30% with osteoporosis, and 10% with depression, the menopause check-up addresses that too.

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Making the Case for Integrated Menopause Care

With predominantly negative images surrounding menopause, it may come as a surprise to find out that it’s possible to feel AMAZING during this stage of life. Learn about Gennev Integrated Menopause Care - a team approach between you, a medical doctor, and a health coach. And uncover why ninety-four percent of patients report an improvement in their menopause symptoms as a result of working with Gennev providers.

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The Menopause Doctor Is In: Tips from Gennev Physicians

If you are among the many women who are taking the “grin-and-bear-it” approach to managing your menopause symptoms, you may be suffering needlessly. Menopause can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Learn 6 tips for managing symptoms as shared by Gennev physicians who are menopause specialists.

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How Dangerous Are Your Sleep Habits?

Sleep is a precious commodity. Between menopause and our 24/7 world, getting a good night’s sleep can be tough, and the health consequences of poor sleep keep piling up. That’s why it’s essential to find out if your sleep habits are jeopardizing your sleep in menopause—and your health—and take steps to fix them.

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Women's Guide to a Good Night's Sleep in Menopause

Sleep may seem more elusive during midlife and menopause than any other time of life - even after having a new baby. Ninety-six percent of women in midlife say that poor sleep is one of their top three symptoms of menopause. And many health problems can be attributed to a lack of sleep including weight gain, memory problems, decreased immunity, increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and even cancer. Learn how you can get a good night's sleep in eight steps.

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How to Boost Your Immunity in Menopause

Many of the changes women’s bodies go through in menopause can challenge the strength of their immune system. When we are not sleeping well or eating right, stressing more and working out less, we may be more susceptible to illness. But making some small tweaks to your daily routine can make all the difference in maximizing your health. Why not start right now? Add these six things to your daily checklist for boosting your immunity in menopause.

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Five Things to Know About Soy Foods and Menopause

If you are one of the many women who has searched online for natural alternatives for managing menopause symptoms, you may have landed on suggestions to include soy in your diet. Here, we take a deeper dive on soy, and offer five tips about what you should know about adding soy to your diet in midlife and menopause.

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How to Counteract Stress in Menopause: Resiliency

Feeling stressed? It may be time to build your resiliency. Midlife and menopause are prime time for increased stress in women. Menopause symptoms like mood swings, hot flashes, and sleepless nights add to your stress level and drain your resources to cope with it. While the idea of stress-free living is an illusion, it’s worth the effort to protect your health by reining in your stress. Learn how to roll with the stress by becoming more resilient.

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Low Libido in Midlife: Is it More Than Menopause?

Low libido in midlife is a fact of life for up to 87 percent of women as they get older. “We think we’re supposed to feel like we did when we were 20 rather than accepting changes as they occur" says Laurie Mintz, Ph.D. And changes in libido may be attributed to more than menopause. Learn what may contribute to low libido, the importance of responsive sexual desire in midlife, and how to get your sex life back on track.

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How to Build Satisfying Salads: 3 Heart Healthy Recipes

Healthy eating is an integral part of caring for your heart and body throughout the menopause journey. A few key components can help you build a healthy, balanced lunch that will keep you satisfied and well-fueled. Learn how to build a satisfying salad plate. Plus, be inspired with three of our team's favorite heart healthy recipes.

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Women’s Guide to Heart Health in Menopause and Beyond

When you’re worried about your health, your heart is probably not at the top of your list, but as you enter middle age and menopause, it should be. More women die from heart disease and stroke than all cancers combined. Learn why it spikes in midlife, along with what the controllable as well as uncontrollable risk factors are that contribute to heart disease in women. Take care of your heart with this heart health checklist for midlife and menopause.

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Overactive Bladder, Incontinence and Menopause: Stop the Urge and Leaks

One part of your body that probably isn’t slowing down as you approach menopause is your bladder. You may be noticing an increase in the number of times you have to pee each day, and many of those trips to the bathroom may be pretty urgent. About one in five women ages 50 to 54 experience these unpleasant conditions. Learn more about what causes bladder problems in midlife, and how to manage both stress and urge incontinence.

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3 Indoor Walking Workouts for Bad Weather Days

Is bad weather threatening your workout? Don't let it dampen your plans. These three indoor walking and strength-training workouts will boost your mood, fight belly fat, give you more energy, and help ease your menopause symptoms. The change of pace will also challenge your body in new ways and add variety to your usual routine. And they can be done in the comfort of your home (or at the gym) no matter what the weather may be.

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Dr. Lisa Savage Answers the Top 10 Questions About Menopause

From weight gain and sleep disruption to the safety of HRT, as an obstetrician-gynecologist who specializes in menopause, Dr. Lisa Savage hears all sorts of questions related to the menopause journey. Here, she shares the top ten questions she is asked about menopause, along with her answers.

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Dr. Rebecca Dunsmoor Su Weighs in on Testosterone Therapy in Menopause

Gennev's menopause specialists get a lot of questions about testosterone levels in menopause and testosterone therapy. Women are (rightfully) confused as some providers tout it as the missing link, and others are giving them dire warnings. Learn more about testosterone therapy from Gennev's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Rebecca Dunsmoor Su.

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Joint Pain and Menopause: 11 Pain Stoppers

Aching fingers, tight hips, sore knees … menopause joint pain is one of the most common symptoms women have to face. Learn eleven things you can do to help manage the pain.

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Live Forward with Selene Yeager

While middle age and menopause mean changes in our bodies, aging doesn't mean participating in physical activity is over. In this podcast episode, Gennev CEO Jill Angelo talks with Selene Yeager about how menopausal women can continue to perform at a high level — or just be fit and feel good in their bodies.

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Are You Sabotaging Your Workouts?: 7 eating habits to avoid

When you increase your level of physical activity, it can affect your nutritional needs such as needing more nutrient-dense foods and more fluids. If you’re not meeting these new needs, it can affect the quality of your workouts. Likewise, what you are eating can either support or sabotage your workouts. Here are seven eating habits that may be sabotaging your workouts and how to fix them.

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How to Maximize Your Workout: Seven Walking Dos and Don'ts

The more consistently you walk, the more benefits you’ll reap. That’s why it’s so important to minimize your risk for injury and make walking as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Here are seven dos and don’ts that will help keep you on your feet and walking strong.

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How to Start Walking: 3 Steps to Success

Walking is easy for most of us right? But what about the simple act of making time for your walk? Learn from Michele Stanten, ACE-certified fitness instructor and Gennev walking coach, the three steps for how to make your walking practice more successful.

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Get Moving in Menopause: 50 Benefits of Walking

Going out for a walk is one of the easiest steps you can take to manage menopause symptoms and feel better—physically, mentally, and emotionally—right now! Learn 50 reasons to walk throughout midlife and menopause.

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Five Weird Things That May Happen in Menopause

There are at least 34 symptoms of menopause, and over the course of your journey, you may experience some strange symptoms that you are not aware of. If you do, it’s good to know you are not alone.

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Menopause Supplements: 10 Best Vitamins to Manage Symptoms

Do you know what nutrients are especially important for midlife women? Check out our list of ten of the best vitamins for menopause symptoms.

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Itchy Menopause Skin: 7 Remedies to Stop Scratching

Hormonal changes in midlife can reduce your skin's moisture, making it itchy and dry. Learn seven ways to nourish your itchy menopause skin.

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Menopause and Facial Hair: Oh, Pluck This…

The true sign of friendship may be letting your friend know when she’s sprouted an impressive new chin hair. Menopause facial hair can be coarser and darker. What to do? (If anything.)

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Feeling Zapped? Is it Menopause? The possible causes of electric shock sensations

Electric shock sensations or ESS isn’t one of the more common symptoms of perimenopause, but it can be scary when you feel a zing of electricity shooting through you.

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Retaining Your Most Valuable Employees Through Menopause

In 2019, nearly 60 million working women in the U.S. were either approaching or in menopause. In their mid-40s and 50s, these are women in the prime of their careers.

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Menopause and Emotional Wellness: You Are Not Alone

What happens when women realize their stress, anxiety, and mood swings and in some cases may lead to rage and even panic? Connecting with other women in menopause who are experiencing the same emotions can help.

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Heart Palpitations in Menopause: Don’t Brush Off This Symptom

Banging, fluttering, racing, even skipping a beat – does your heart do any of these when you’re not exercising? We'll share how to help manage heart palpitations, and when it's best to see your doctor.

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Heavy Periods in Perimenopause: More Like an Exclamation Point!

In perimenopause, periods can get heavier, lighter, more or less frequent, so what’s “normal”? Learn more about heavy periods during menopause and when to talk with your doc.

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Menopause Fatigue: Why Am I So #$%@ing Tired?!

Menopause and fatigue. It’s more than tired. It’s worse than being exhausted. Find out what causes it and how you can manage it until it goes the heck away.

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Nausea and Menopause: It Doesn't Just Happen in Pregnancy

It may not be a common symptom, but for the women who experience nausea in menopause, it can be really disruptive. Find out what the possible triggers of menopausal nausea are and how to calm the upset.

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Menopause and Body Odor Changes: Get a Whiff of This

If you’re at or approaching menopause, you may have noticed increased sweating and body odor changes. Here's what's happening, why, and what to do about it.

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Cold Flashes During Menopause: Yes, That’s a Thing

You've heard of menopause hot flashes, but hormone change can also cause cold flashes. Read why some women get them and what to do when they strike.

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Belly Fat in Menopause: 5 Ways to Beat It

Menopause belly fat: even women who generally put on weight in the hips and thighs may notice an abdominal gain in midlife. Here's why and what to do about it.

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No Period, No Cramps, Right? Not Always During Perimenopause

While your period will likely be a no-show at times during perimenopause, cramps may still be making an appearance. And for some, the pain may intensify or last longer than normal.

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Menopause Stories: My Personal Experience With Perimenopause

We didn’t quite know where the women’s menopause stories would take us, but we knew that it takes voices coming together to create change. The kind of change for how women will experience this menopause transition.

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A Vital Link To Menopause Care: Meet Health Coach and Dietitian, Stasi Kasianchuk

Health Coaches are a vital link in connecting women with the care they need to take control of their menopause. Within 3 months, Gennev Health Coaches help their clients find symptom relief with natural solutions.

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Menopause Treatment Options: How to manage your symptoms

Don't struggle with menopause symptoms; find out your options for menopause treatment and talk with an expert to develop the right treatment plan for you.

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How To Find The Best Menopause Specialist Near You

Looking for a menopause specialist doctor near you? Just as pregnancy requires an expert, so does menopause. You need a doctor who understands the changes and how to treat them.

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Jill Angelo Uses the Gennev Health Menopause Checklist

How long has it been since your last mammogram? Is it time for a colonoscopy? Gennev CEO Jill Angelo has committed to taking her own advice and lining up needed (and overdue) menopause checklist health exams.

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Gennev's 2021 Women's Health Checklist

2021 has arrived. And whether you consider yourself a "healthy" person or not, January represents an opportunity for new behaviors...or reestablishing old best practices.

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Gennev's Best of 2020 menopause information

"Menopause is hard, but living is in the journey," says Gennev CEO Jill Angelo. "When women commit to caring for themselves, and seeking help, they become a force that no one can hold back." Are you ready to be a force?

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COVID vaccine safety with Gennev CMO Dr. Rebecca Dunsmoor-Su

Our telemedicine doctors and coaches have been getting a lot of questions about the COVID vaccine, so Gennev CEO Jill Angelo asked me to share my thoughts on the safety and efficacy of the vaccines which are rolling out this month.

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"Skincaring" as a mission with Kari Gran

We know what we put on our skin can affect us systemically; it's the way nicotine patches work. So we need to be thoughtful about the products we use on our skin, especially as we get older. Tune in to our talk with Kari Gran.

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Equality in women's health with Denise Pines

There's long been a gap in the quality of care men and women receive. That discrepancy in care is exponentially greater if the woman is Black or a woman of color; greater if she's poor, greater if she's a transgender woman.

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Menopause Fatigue Remedies: Fighting the exhaustion

Fatigue — real fatigue — is a common symptom of menopause. It makes work hard, exercise impossible, even thinking straight can feel like it takes all your resources. Fortunately, there are menopause fatigue remedies.

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Podcast interview with Aliza Sherman, the "Happy Face of Menopause"

Not knowing what you're jumping into can be terrifying, exhilarating, even dangerous. Aliza Sherman has jumped into many "not-knowing places" in her life, and she's learned some lessons she'd like to share.

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CBD Oil and Menopause with Aimée Shunney, ND

For women dealing with perimenopause and menopause symptoms on top of everything else, the stress can seem unmanageable. Don't worry. Here's a chat about CBD oil for menopause.

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Menopause and Mental Health: Can menopause affect your mental health?

Menopause and mental health is becoming more and more important especially with world health concerns, the economy, plus the common increase in anxiety and depression. Our health coach team shares their best advice for managing increased anxiety.

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Gut health for the holidays with Dr. Erika La Vella

In this conversation with Gennev's Director of Health Coaching, Stasi Kasianchuk, metabolic surgeon Dr. Erika La Vella talks about how to preserve your gut through the holiday season and stay healthier all year 'round.

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Life After 50 with David Harry Stewart of AGEIST

Culturally, we have this idea that life slows at 50. Nothing could be further from the truth, says David Harry Stewart of the AGEIST. People in the 50-plus age group are doing all sorts of amazing things.

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Thriving through Menopocalypse with Amanda Thebe

With so many symptoms, menopause can seem like the end of your world.. Athlete and women's health and fitness expert Amanda Thebe tells us how she learned to thrive, even during Menopocalypse.

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HRT risks and benefits for menopause: estrogen/breast cancer

Is there a connection between estrogen and breast cancer? Gennev CEO Jill Angelo talks with guests about hormones, cancer, HRT risks, and benefits.

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Menopause Type 5: In Transition

For the past four weeks, we’ve been defining some of the key stages of the perimenopause-to-menopause journey, helping women locate themselves on the path and take steps to take control of their health. This week is all about our Type 5s, or as we like to call them, our “Women of Mystery”!

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Dr. Anna Garrett: The gut-brain axis

Dr. Anna Garrett chats about the "Gut-Brain Axis" and how it affects your perception, cognition, nervous system, mood, pretty much everything. Doesn't it make sense to be sure your gut is getting exactly what it needs?

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Menopause Type 4: Post-menopause

It’s week four of Global Menopause Awareness Month, and we’re continuing our journey through the phases of the menopause transition with Gennev’s Menopause Types. Type 4s, that light you see actually IS the end of the tunnel, though at times you might still feel like you’re getting hit by the train.

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Common Hysterectomy Questions Answered

Rolonda Wright had abdominal pain that put her in the ER. If she'd known more about fibroids, things would have been different. She's making sure the rest of us know more. We have a Dr. answer her hysterectomy questions.

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Menopause Type 3: Early Menopause

October is Global Menopause Awareness Month! Considering how many women enter perimenopause without even knowing it, “awareness” seemed like a good idea to us at Gennev. This week, we’re focusing on Type 3.

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Sonsoles Gonzalez of Better Not Younger about menopause and your hair

As an executive in the haircare industry, Sonsoles Gonzalez, founder of Better Not Younger, noticed that products were always geared toward the "18-44 year old women" market. What happens when a woman turns 45?

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Menopause Type 2: Perimenopause

It's important for every woman to know what's happening in her body so she can respond appropriately. We believe no woman in menopause should be in the dark about the changes in her body.

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Menopause in the media with Hot Flashes & Cool Topics

How do you discuss a “taboo” topic like menopause on a public forum like a podcast? With humor, insight, wisdom, and patience! Hear Gennev CEO Jill Angelo's interview with Hot Flashes & Cool Topics.

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Menopause Type 1: Pre-menopause

Sometimes it seems like the answer to every menopause question is, "It depends." Not particularly helpful. Gennev has designed the Menopause Journey Map to help women understand where they are in the transition, control symptoms, and be prepared.

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Aging in the time of Zoom

Have you ever spent this much of your workday staring at your own face? Thanks to the pandemic, we're all in streamed meetings, with our faces staring back at us. In a culture that values youth, what toll is that taking?

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Gennev creates new Menopause Systems to help women 40+ with sleep, energy, mood, and sexual wellness

So many women ask, *Why isn’t there a pill for menopause*? Based on a deep understanding of how menopause affects bodies, Gennev’s menopause systems are designed to tackle problems from multiple angles.

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Erica Mouch: Diet culture, body positivity, and menopause

At Gennev, we know the bodily changes that come with aging and hormone declines are natural, normal, and beautiful. So how do we embrace and celebrate the menopausal body?

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Dr. Barb De Pree: Natural Menopause Changes Around Sex

Times and attitudes towards women's menopause and sexuality are changing: there are more platforms now for women to get information and engage in conversation about natural changes happening in their bodies.

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Menopause and the microbiome: What you eat matters

Food affects our microbiome for good or ill, and our microbiome affects pretty much everything else. So how we can eat to protect beneficial gut flora, and what substances impact our gut?

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Environmental detox for menopause with Mary Purdy

Mary Purdy is an expert on helping us minimize our exposure to toxins in our environment and maximize our efficiency in ridding them from our bodies, homes, and workplaces.

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Grief and loss in the menopause transition

Many experience menopause as a time of grief and loss. We talked with grief and transition expert Kathleen Putnam about how to work through these feelings to embrace the new us.

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Financial health with Jenifer Sapel from Utor Wealth

Jenifer Sapel of Utor Wealth joined us to talk about how women can protect their financial health — and independence — as they age.

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How To Get Better Sleep During Menopause

Don't just dream of better sleep. CBD, a component of the hemp plant, is showing promising results for helping women rest easier. Learn more about how to get better sleep during menopause

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Coffee with Gennev's HealthFix coaches

All our HealthFix coaches are also Registered Dietitian Nutritionists with special training in menopause care. Learn more in this podcast with our coaching team: Director Stasi Kasianchuk and Coaches Jessica Gingrich and Katie Linville. 

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Welcome to the New Gennev!

Our VP of Technology Sarah Ramsay talks about the challenges of building a platform that easily connects women to menopause care, protects privacy, and is beautiful. Introducing the new Gennev!

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Menopause and UTIs with Uqora and Dr. Rebecca Dunsmoor-Su

As vaginal tissue and pH change, more frequent UTIs can become a real problem for many women in perimenopause and menopause. Check out our podcast with Uqora to learn more.

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Menopause and your microbiome: with Dr. Erika La Vella

How does menopause change, even disrupt, your gut microbiome, and what effects does that have on your health? We were so excited to invite back surgeon and gut expert Dr. Erika La Vella.

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Can Osteoporosis Kill You? - the benefits of posture, exercise, and balance

Can osteoporosis kill you? Weakened and fragile bones are far too common among post-menopausal women, and complications from hip fractures result in more deaths than breast cancer. Learn how to protect your bones.

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Wendy Ellis: adaptogens for and menopause stress management

In this webinar, Gennev's Director of Health Coaching Stasi Kasianchuk speaks with naturopathic physician Dr. Wendy Ellis on adaptogens for stress and the particular advantages they may have for women in menopause.

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Mediterranean Diet w/ Sheila Gomez of Malibu Beach Inn

The Mediterranean eating style is great for women in menopause. Check out this conversation between a Gennev Menopause Coach and a chef who specializes in Mediterranean cuisine.

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50,000 women take the Menopause Assessment to Discover Their Stage

With data from 50,000 women taking the Menopause Assessment, Gennev is able to map the menopause stages journey and help women understand their place in it — and how to have an easier trip through it.

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Menopause Myths & Facts with Dr. Lisa Savage

HRT? Testosterone pellets? What's safe and what's not? Like so many things we don't talk about, the truths about menopause can be a bit hazy. That's not OK when women's health, quality of life, and futures are at stake.

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Learning to Cannonball with Amy Schmidt

Like Gennev, Amy Schmidt is on a mission to change the narrative around midlife and the way women feel about it. Midlife is not a crisis, she says; it's an opportunity. Hear her conversation with Gennev CEO Jill Angelo.

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On Smoking During Menopause With Stasi Kasianchuk

For some women, quitting smoking during menopause just feels like a huge sacrifice. Here we'll break down how does smoking affects estrogen levels.

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COVID 19 sexual health in menopause w/ Dr Laurie Mintz

In this podcast, "sexpert" psychologist Dr. Laurie Mintz and Gennev's Chief Medical Officer OB/GYN Dr. Rebecca Dunsmoor-Su talk about how relationships and intimacy can survive and thrive in difficult times.

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Finding community in isolation, menopause, and COVID 19

Many women self-isolate during menopause, embarrassed by the changes in their bodies. Of course, the COVID 19 crisis only makes it worse. We talked with a psychiatrist about the dangers of too much me time and how to reconnect.

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It's On Us: Creating Community in COVID 19

How do you create community when everyone's isolating inside their home? Food is always a good way to bring people together, even when you need to keep them apart. Learn more.

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Age-related macular degeneration and menopause

Does menopause affect vision and the eyes? Can it speed macular degeneration (AMD) in women? If so, how? AND what can be done to improve or at least preserve our best possible vision and eye health when it comes to AMD?

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Interview with Handful Active Wear CEO Jennifer Ferguson

Historically, it's been tough to start a business that caters specifically to women. Learn from female founders Jennifer Ferguson of Handful and Jill Angelo of Gennev how female leaders are changing how to serve women.

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Stroke symptoms risk increase, and menopause

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and a significant cause of disability... plus, women account for about 60% of stroke events. Take a closer look at menopause and stroke symptoms, causes, and increased risk.

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Do hot flashes raise your body temperature?

Do hot flashes raise your temperature? Including "hotter"? What's the connection between body temperature and hot flashes? What happens? This and more in this post.

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Robin Jones Barre3: Workout for Michelle Obama's Generation

Robin Jones Barre3: Working out has gotten trickier lately, and not just because we're all trying to exercise at home with less space and equipment than we're used to.

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Introducing Gennev's Vitality pack for women

As we age, our nutritional needs change. But in a busy world full of pre-packaged food, getting the right balance of nutrients can be challenging. So Gennev created a women's vitality supplement.

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Menopause, schizophrenia, and treatment: What happens?

It's May, and it's Mental Health Awareness Month. Learn about schizophrenia, and also about what commonly happens in women who have schizophrenia as they enter perimenopause and menopause, plus the changes in treatment that may offer tremendous help.

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Supplement savvy with Dr. Wendy Ellis

To help women ensure they fill nutritional gaps, Gennev Director of Health Coaching Stasi Kasianchuk and Naturopathic Physician Wendy Ellis teamed up on a webinar all about how to supplement.

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Confidence, creativity, and menopause with Amy Schmidt

Menopause can shake our confidence, but Amy Schmidt says midlife women have confidence within them. If we can tap into it and match it with our new creativity, we are genuinely a force to be reckoned with.

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Mother's Day 2020: Give mom the gift of better health

What better gift could you give mom in this time of COVID 19 than the gift of better health? Gennev has some great ideas to strengthen mom's immunity and make her happy, even if you can't give her a hug right now.

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Stress, awareness, menopause, and COVID19

What is actually helpful to be aware of regarding your periods, perimenopause, menopause in order to stave off stress during COVID19? We cover that right here, right now. Click in.

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Hydration, socialization, and online Happy Hours in the COVID crisis

Hydration is so important during the menopause transition and after. When everyone is having online Happy Hour cocktails, how do you make sure you're indulging in healthy hydration and still having fun?