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Dr. Kate Henry
June 25, 2024

Hidden Impacts of Menopause: Gut Health, Methylation, and More

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In today's episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we explore the impact of menopause on the woman's body and the role of methylation with Dr. Bridget Briggs. You’ll hear us discuss:

  • The impact of menopause on the GI tract

  • Supporting methylation in menopause

  • Insulin resistance during menopause

  • The role of phosphatidylcholine in menopause

  • Personalized care for menopausal women

Dr. Briggs is a board-certified Family Medicine Physician specializing in functional medicine, bio-identical hormones, lipidology, women’s health, and detoxification. Since 2001, she has been dedicated to caring for patients of all ages in her private practice in Temecula, California. Motivated by her son's brain cancer diagnosis in 2005, Dr. Briggs pursued certification in Integrative Holistic Medicine. She now incorporates lifestyle medicine into her practice, enhancing the well-being of her patients.

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02:45 - The Connection Between Menopause and Your Gut

07:44 - How Estrogen Decline Triggers Inflammation, Bloating, and Weight Gain

11:11 - Hidden Menopause Symptoms: Insulin Resistance and Glucose Spikes

17:33 - How Genetics and Detoxification Influence Menopause and Fertility

24:05 - The Importance of Methylation

31:21 - Hormone Therapy and Inflammation Markers

37:16 - Is Your Doctor Making You Wait Too Long for Hormones?

42:06 - Dr. Briggs’ Must-Know Advice for Hormone Balance at Any Age

45:05 - Where Can You Find Dr. Bridget Briggs?

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