Diet: What foods do you eat now, and what did you have to give up?

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    Stasi

    Hello!

    Thanks so much for bringing this up. Many women experience changes in their digestion during menopause. Given the symptoms you described I would first recommend following up with your physician to rule out any conditions needing medical treatment. 

    That all being said, the hormone fluctuations during peri and post menopause can lead to changes in your gut microbime which may be triggering the symptoms you are experiencing. Tracking when you notice these symptoms is a good place to start. This can help you to notice trends and patterns as they relate to the food you are eating as well as stress, sleep, and physical activity which are additional factors that may impact your digestion. This may help you to identify triggers to what you are feeling and then allow you to make adjustments to your nutrition or other lifestyle behaviors. 

    Here are several Gennev resources that may provide additional support.

    Gut stuff: hormones, digestion, and why you really shouldn't stress over it

    Why fiber is fabulous for women in menopause

    5 herbs to ease digestion

    Menopause and your microbiome

    Working with one of Gennev's Registered Dietitian Health Coaches through our HealthFix program is also a great way to get personalized support with digestion. 

     

    Stasi Kasianchuk MS, RDN, CSSD, CSCS, EP-C
    Gennev Director of Health Coaching

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