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294: Feeling Great through Perimenopause; Optimizing Hormones, Food & Exercise - Selene Yeager

On Air with Ella - podcast episode 294

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Selene Yeager says No!, and she's here to tell us how to optimize our hormones, exercise and nutrition now for a better experience. She swears it doesn't have to be the "menopocalypse." :-)


Note: Selene & Ella are not medical practitioners. This is for informational and entertainment purposes only.

Hormone replacement therapy

Find a menopause practitioner:

Nutrition optimization for peri/menopause:

  • Adaptogens: ashwagandha, rhodiola and schizandra (great for brain fog!) - read more about adpatogens here

  • Why carbs and protein are so important, and why you should think twice about fasting

  • Creatine - Selene says 3g a day can be very helpful for some women

  • Where to find independent, objective supplement evaluations: or

Exercise / Movement for peri/menopause:

Mood & Libido

  • The "data desert" and why women feel left behind

  • Sexual health and menopause - get more information here

  • Anxiety and the correlation to peri-menopause

  • The power of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for mitigating peri/menopause symptoms

"Muscle is your 401K for menopause." - Selene Yeager


This refers to the time when women begin to make the natural transition to menopause. Your hormones start to change, and you'll see a variety of symptoms begin to appear. This can start as early as the mid-30's for some women and lasts until a woman experiences menopause.


Even though we generally call the entire process 'menopause', the term refers to a specific day when a woman has not had a period for 12-months.

Post Menopause

This refers to a women who has not had a period for 12-months. Although many of the symptoms associated with peri-menopause tend to abate, women need to be proactive about new health concerns like lower bone density and heart health.



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Selene Yeager is host of the Hit Play Not Pause podcast, content manager at Feisty Menopause, and a best-selling professional health and fitness writer, including the co-author of ROAR and Next Level with Dr. Stacy Sims.

She lives what she writes as an NASM certified personal trainer, Pn1 certified nutrition coach, off road racer, and former All-American Ironman triathlete.

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