SE5: EP 16 The Gut Microbiome and It's Role in Menopause

48m | May 16, 2023

Recent evidence-based research shows that one of the principal regulators of health and hormones is the Gut Microbiome. The impact of the gut microbiota on health has become a rapidly growing and exciting area of research which clearly shows that therapeutic interventions, food and lifestyle, can positively modulate its composition and alleviate menopausal symptoms and associated symptoms of inability to reach and maintain a healthy weight, digestive disorders, fatigue, metabolic syndrome, thyroid issues and mood fluctuations.

This week I am joined by Gut Health Practitioner and Nutritionist Natalie Woodman who has years of clinical experience and worked with hundreds of clients, transforming their health through the Menopausal years through interventions targeting their Microbiome.

Natalie wants to let women know that through simple daily changes to their food (not dieting – in fact the opposite) and lifestyle changes (which the busiest woman can implement) they CAN change the trajectory of their health and transform their lives.


We talked about the following:

  1. What is my Gut Microbiome and what role does it play in my health?
  2. What foods diminish my Microbiome? What foods enhance my Microbiome?
  3. What Lifestyle elements diminish my Microbiome? What Lifestyle elements enhance my Microbiome?
  4. What role does the Microbiome play in perimenopause and Menopausal symptoms?
  5. What simple shifts can I make to rebalance and replenish my microbiome to alleviate perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms?


For more information on Natalie, please visit her website on

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