Challenging the Menopausal Status Quo with Cynthia Thurlow

Are you suffering from menopausal symptoms and think that's simply a part of aging? Cynthia Thurlow is a nurse practitioner, intermittent fasting and nutrition expert, and a two-time TEDx speaker. She is passionate about helping women find wellness through the healing power of nutrition and fasting. (https://cynthiathurlow.com/) She has a wealth of knowledge to help women combat the negative effects of menopause and it was a pleasure to have her on the podcast.


What you'll hear in this episode:


  • The topics she's currently interested in, including body and brain optimization (2:04)
  • Her thoughts on creatine monohydrate (5:48)
  • Small lifestyle changes can have a big impact (10:57)
  • The importance of weight training, especially for middle-aged women (14:03)
  • Challenging the "normal" aspects of aging (20:05)
  • Her definition of adequate protein intake and why it's so important (22:30)
  • The catastrophic effects of chronic undereating (25:08)
  • The benefits of tracking your macros and nutritional intake (28:17)
  • Being mindful of fat intake (31:41)
  • Her thoughts on exogenous hormones (34:52)
  • De-stigmatizing hormone replacement therapy (43:48)
  • The types of hormone replacement for postmenopausal women (45:58)
  • Establishing a good overall healthy baseline before adding hormones (49:05)
  • Navigating parenting teenagers and negotiating healthy nutrition options (51:16)
  • Trusting your children to make healthy choices in the real world based on how you've raised them (59:27)


Where to learn more from Cynthia:



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