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May 31, 2022
190: The Secrets To Aging Beautifully And Accepting Menopause Gracefully with Dr. Michelle Thompson

Menopause is a natural component of aging, and it can potentially hasten the process, so what should we do to age gracefully? Dr. Michelle Thompsons educates us on how to embrace menopause positively and the importance of lif...


Menopause is a natural component of aging, and it can potentially hasten the process, so what should we do to age gracefully? Dr. Michelle Thompsons educates us on how to embrace menopause positively and the importance of lifestyle medicine in boosting our body in preventing the aging process. Stay tuned to learn what to do and what not to do on your journey to age happily!

Key takeaways to listen for

  • How to recognize the early signs of menopause
  • Menopause: Definition, stages, and symptoms
  • Why do women from lower socio-economic backgrounds face early menopause?
  • Best foods for women around menopause
  • Practical tips to help alleviate the symptoms of menopause
  • How yoga can help you manage menopause

Resources mentioned in this episode

About Dr. Michelle Thompson

Medical Director, UPMC Well-being and Lifestyle Medicine Center Dr. Michelle Thompson DO, AOBFP, ABOIM, DipABLM, FACLM triple board certified in lifestyle, integrative, and osteopathic family medicine incorporating culinary medicine and mind-body skills into her patient care along with teaching medical students, interns, residents, and attendings at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where she has been employed since 2006. She has served as Chair of Medicine and is currently Vice  Chief of Staff for UPMC Horizon and Jameson.

Dr. Thompson was featured in the New York Times for her work on physician burnout, the workshops she has created, and mind-body skills groups for physicians. She was featured in the recent documentary Going Om discussing the health benefits of sound therapy as a tool in healing.

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