Our partners know that menopause
doesn’t have to suck!
We have been so fortunate to discover experts, options and information that we want to share with everyone. Here you will find a list of resources that we’ve mentioned in our podcast or through our own journey to shine light on the topic of peri/menopause.
Brant Arts I.D.A. Pharmacy is home to two of Ontario’s leading experts in women’s health. Carolyn Whiskin and Kerry Roberts are both NAMS (North American Menopause Society) Certified Menopause Practitioners. Together, they have met with hundreds of women all over the province to help them through their transitional years. You can take our word for it! Have a listen to our episode with Carolyn Whiskin for more information on why you should seek the help of a menopause practitioner and tune in to hear Kerry Roberts tell you why you can’t seem to stay asleep.
The Institute for Hormonal Health has created a program that integrates the evidence-based science of both Western medicine and naturopathic medicine, and anchored them on a foundation of nutritional science. This integrative approach enables the IHH team to treat the root causes of a hormonal issue, and not just the symptoms. You can listen to our podcast with Dr. Kristy Prouse to learn more.
Canadian Menopause Society is a multidisciplinary group of family physicians, specialists and healthcare professionals who are interested in menopausal and postmenopausal health. Their mission is to advance the health of women at and beyond the menopause transition through education initiatives and knowledge transfer. They are also a hub of knowledge of menopause related issues and can link you to menopause clinics and practitioners across Canada.
Emsella Chair - incontinence and other pelvic floor disorders
The Emsella Chair is a novel high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology for the treatment of SUI, in addition to other pelvic floor related disorders. This is important because in North America women are taught to believe urinal incontinence is normal. It may be common, but we can assure you, it is not ‘normal’.
This treatment is the equivalent of 11,200 perfect Kegels in 28 minutes! The best part is you do it with your pants on. Does it hurt? Not at all. Feels a bit weird at first but in a ‘tee hee’ kind of way. You can see Ramona give it a go on our Instagram. We talk to Dr. Kristy Prouse about the Emsella chair and other treatments in this podcast episode.
For millennia, psychedelics have been used by Indigenous and other cultures for spiritual and healing purposes. They were studied by researchers within psychiatry from the late 19th century until the mid 20th century, when psychedelics became highly regulated, stigmatized, and became, for the most part, illegal to use or study in any context.
A growing body of evidence from clinical research trials is showing that evidence-based, psychedelic-assisted therapies have the potential to improve the lives of millions of people who live with the impacts of complex trauma and other clinical conditions, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and substance use disorders.
In this episode we talk to Irie Selkirk about the benefits and risks of psychedelic therapy and how it can be used to help treat peri/menopause symptoms.
We have both tried and been successful using cannabis to help treat some of our menopause symptoms. Many women find that cannabis can help with
with hot flushes, sleep disturbance, mood changes and vaginal dryness and pain. There are several ways you can ingest it and it’s worth exploring for a great sleep. Kim Lam joins us in this episode to talk about how cannabis can be used to treat some of those pesky peri/menopause symptoms.
Femme Pharma - non-hormonal and non-prescription help for menopause
FemmePharma is a partner for women who want to feel their best. They use pharmaceutical-grade ingredients, strict product manufacturing (GMP) standards, and a commitment to personal service to provide women with relief from the symptoms of menopause through products they can have confidence in. Their solutions are created by women for women. They are the highest quality available without a prescription.
Gerianne DiPiano, CEO and founder of FemmePharma joins us in this episode to share not only information on these products but the need for women to understand and treat their bodies before menopause. We preach that – a lot!
Note: FemmePharma is a US based company so please check for availability and shipping to Canada.