Surviving The Transition From Perimenopause To Menopause with Maria Claps


For so long, it seemed like there was just this time of life women would suddenly hit – menopause – and everything went dark. There was really nothing you could do about it.

What a disservice to women! Not only is it not-as-simple as just hitting menopause (a little thing called perimenopause lasts much longer than menopause for many women), it’s also a lie that there’s nothing we can do to ease the transition. Plus, hitting menopause doesn’t mean your life has to be over – you can be just as a vital post-menopause as you are pre-menopause if you know the steps to take care of your body.

In this interview with Maria Claps, we cover it all:

  • What perimenopause is all about
  • How you know when you are transitioning into menopause
  • How certain foods and supplements can change the whole game
  • The biggest factor that impacts hormones, and
  • What the real deal is with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).

If you are over 40, you don’t want to miss this episode!

Maria Claps is a certified health coach, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner and mom to 4 grown boys. After receiving inadequate healthcare that did nothing to address her perimenopause problems, Maria enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in order to help herself. After that, Maria pursued several hormone-centric trainings including Dr. Sara Gottfried’s practitioner hormone training program, the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition program and she also has been mentored by hormone scholar and scientist Dr. Lindsey Berkson.

Maria helps women all over the world as a perimenopause and menopause mentor via her Thrive Over 45 program. She is a DUTCH hormone test expert. She also teaches health coaches and other wellness practitioners in a mentorship program called Midlife Hormone Mastery.

When she’s not working with clients, Maria can be found trekking through Italy, at farmer’s markets locally or in the kitchen creating recipes.

Find Maria at her website, on Instagram, or at her FB page.

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