Thrive In Perimenopause
Is perimenopause the end of your energy and vitality? HELL NO. You just have to know how to work with it. And that’s exactly what we’ll be doing in this 8 week comprehensive program.
NEXT PROGRAM BEGINS IN FEBRUARY 2022
Welcome To Your Second Puberty. We’re gonna make it SO much better than the first go-round.
You’ll learn everything you need to know about your changing cycle, including the most supportive foods, supplements, lifestyle approaches, and how to tackle your ever-important mindset.
You’ll learn directly from the experts in their respective fields so you can gather all the tips and tricks to making perimenopause a smoother process.
Nothing replaces support from other women going through the same thing! We’ll have a private group to cover all your questions and concerns.
What Does the Program Cover?
The gut is the seat of our hormonal health, which is why it is a cornerstone of smoother PM.
Did you know emotions directly impact your hormones? Learn how to process them quickly.
3 Stages of PM
There are 3 distinct phases of perimenopause, which we’ll cover in-depth so you know what to do, when.
Your liver health is even more important in perimenopause than any other time in life.
Along with our physical & emotional health, we are made up of energy. Get tools for your energy system.
I’ve invited guest experts from their respective fields to provide you a deeper dive into topics that matter most.
Without caring for your nervous system, you won’t find relief from perimenopause issues.
Mindset is key when it comes to thriving – not surviving – through perimenopause. We’ll tackle how!
Along with a private group FB page, I’ll answer your pressing questions Monday through Friday.
I know perimenopause, because I’m living it
Perimenopause isn’t easy, I totally get it.
You may not even realize you are in it yet, but you’ve noticed your sleep has gotten worse. Or you are generally more annoyed than you used to be.
Maybe you are already halfway through, dealing with missing periods and random brain fog.
Or you are deep in it, feeling the hot flashes and night sweats, dealing with vaginal dryness and no sex drive.
If you are over age 35, you are in perimenopause, simply because biologically, you hormones start declining at that age. If you haven’t gone 12 months without a period, you are still in PM and this program is the place you want to be.
I developed a large fibroid at age 39 (it was probably there for quite some time before I discovered it!), a common occurrence during peri. If you know my story, this led to a tragic surgical outcome, and a complete overhaul of my health, career, and well-being.
I’ve uncovered what supports your body to have an easier transition during perimenopause.
You can still have energy, focus, feel sexy in your body, and fulling embrace and enjoy your life in perimenopause. You just need to have the tools to do so!
If you are ready to feel better, improve your overall health, keep fibroids and ovarian cysts and fibrocystic breasts at bay, and understand when you might be ready for bioidentical hormonal support, this is the program for you.
What’s inside the Thrive in Perimenopause Program?
Week 1: Your Changing Cycle
Learn about the power of your menstrual cycle
What’s happening to your hormones in perimenopause and menopause? Our hormones are a beautiful symphony that are starting to play a slightly different tune. Most of us have never learned how our hormones work, so here’s your chance to understand your cycle before you start learning what is impacting it during the rest of the program.
Learn how estrogen, progesterone, FSH, and LH work together to make your cycle happen, and how these levels change throughout PM.
Learn how to track your cycle, a superpower that will tell you a lot about your overall health
Understand which foods and supplements support you most at different times of your cycle
Recognize when you've had an anovulatory cycle
"Cycle sync" your life
If you want your hormones to work properly, you absolutely have to Heal. Your. Gut. Week 2 focuses on how to specifically upregulate digestion and begin to heal leaky gut, which impacts millions of people around the world.
Determine your best dietary approach
Learn the foundations of good gut health
Understand why good gut health is essential to ease perimenopause symptoms
Have the opportunity for gut and food sensitivity testing
Why liver health is essential to an easy PM transition
When it comes to getting your hormones into a happy balance, nothing is more important than your liver! That’s because it has to metabolize those hormones to move them out of your body, otherwise they become toxic to you.
This week, we’ll cover all the basics –xenoestrogens and their impact on your hormones; and lifestyle shifts that support improved liver function (note: these are mostly some SWEET self-care rituals).
Best practices for reducing your liver's burden
Discover how to support your liver through food, herbs, and supplements
Learn how xenoestrogens impact your hormones, and how to get them out of your body
Unwrap sweet self-care rituals to help your liver
Sex hormones will not balance unless you support adrenals
Did you know your stress levels have a HUGE impact on your homornes?
Too much cortisol doesn’t place nice with progesterone – the happy hormone that helps balance estrogen – but too little cortisol is not good either. Plus, the hypothalamus and pituitary glands in your brain are really the ones running the show, and this is an often overlooked component.
Learn exactly how stress affects your hormones
Best practices for combating its powerful influence
Foods that support your adrenals
Best herbs for adrenal support
The #1 change you need to make for adrenal bliss!
Many of us are running around with hidden beliefs about our bodies and their ability to get better. We may feel doomed by our age to just have to put up with symptoms.
That’s not the case, and getting your mind on board as command central of your body is a game-changer. Not only with your hormones, but all the important aspects of your life!
Uncover hidden belief systems
Learn ways to "flip the switch" in your brain
Practice new beliefs around your hormones and health
Learn how to apply this to other areas of your life, too
Work with and not against your body’s energy systems
This week we’ll talk about how energy and trauma impacts your hormones, and you’ll learn quick and efficient ways to move overwhelming or stuck energy.
This is an area many practitioners and programs miss out on, but it is essential to getting your hormones back on track.
Understand how unprocessed trauma impacts hormones
Learn EFT from a guest expert
We'll overview other somatic systems, including AIT
This section includes scripts you can refer to anytime that you are feeling overwhelmed
Week 7: Movement & Body Love
Movement is necessary for good hormone health
Moving your body in ways that feels good to it is necessary for your hormones (and all your other body’s systems!) to work properly.
We’ll talk about the pros and cons of different exercise regimens based on your current health, and you’ll craft your own personalized movement plan.
We'll cover what exercises fit best depending on where you are in your cycle
Learn from a guest expert of how to get even more fit as you age
Follow a plan-of-action for bringing more movement into your life
Week 8: Bringing it all together
Learn how your gut impacts hormones, and how to heal it
During our final week together, we’ll bring together everything you’ve learned about yourself and your hormones from the entire program.
At this point, you’ve already made massive changes that have impacted your hormone health, but you’ll finalize a blueprint that will take you beyond this program to deeper and more powerful healing.
Cover any lingering questions from the program
Offer love and support to your fellow journeyers
Create a blueprint for after the program so that you can continue to succeed!
Weekly calls with Special Guests
Jaime is a gifted astrologer who will showcase the soulful side of perimenopause. We’ll talk natal charts, the importance of this changing time in our lives, and how to connect to your deeper wisdom as you become a new woman.
Emotional blocks & trauma can come up big time during perimenopause, and we need tools to support us when they seem to take over. Natalie is an expert in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), and she’ll guide us on how to utilize this important gift.
Tina is a latecomer to fitness, starting at age 42. And she’s living proof that it’s never too late to start working out and that includes during perimenopause! Tina will share with us ways to support your body through PM with movement and strength.
More guests announced soon
Thrive In Perimenopause also includes:
Christine Answers Your Questions Mon-Fri
Lessons in video and written forms
Lifetime access to program updates
This Program is for you if you want:
Less brain fog
Banish ovarian cysts
Increased sex drive
Diminish or prevent fibroids
Level out your weight
“Christine was an answer to my prayer. Beginning with our intake conversation, and throughout our work together, she has proven that she not only has a wealth of knowledge on how to build the foundation for a healthful lifestyle, but has the essential experience and training as a practitioner and coach to help me as an individual find the best steps to take, one by one, toward greater health. I trust in her knowledge, judgement, and recommendations. She has waded through all the research – foundational and newly emerging – so that she can provide the best information and recommendations to her clients.”
“I have a history of ulcerative colitis and years of stress, harsh medications and eventual surgery really put my hormone balance through the ringer. After my first visit with Christine I really felt heard. She has been so patient, kind and supportive in helping me sort out the ups and downs I feel throughout my monthly cycle. After just a few months I am sleeping better than I have in almost a decade! I am so very thankful to have found Christine.”
Christine has a gift to share. She is an incredibly knowledgeable functional health coach. I worked with her on balancing my hormones after major surgery as well as finding nutritional balance for my body. Within 2 months of following her recommendations, I have more energy, am sleeping through the night, no longer have joint aches and have no PMS symptoms.
I feel so in tune with what my body needs in order to feel its best. Her approach creates a beautiful blend of mind, body and soul practices. I am extremely grateful for this work. Thank you Christine!
On top of weekly videos and written content, Q&A sessions with guest experts, and group support, you’ll also get these special, free bonuses (please note, some bonuses are limited).
Tara Ghosh teaches you how to use Arvigo Massage on yourself. Arvigo helps both gut-related and hormonal issues.** (worth $199)
**this bonus is limited to the first 10 women who enroll
Ashley Kuper shows you acupressure points to help with perimenopause and beyond. (worth $199)
-Sample meals for particular hormone dysfunctions (worth $199)
-Lifetime access to program with free updates (worth $299)
-Fibroids 101 class with protocol bonus (worth $199)
-Bioidentical hormones: When it's time (worth $199)
-Assess your own DUTCH hormone lab test bonus (worth $199)
-15% off nutraceutical-grade supplements in my Fullscript dispensary
-Option to upgrade for functional hormone and lab testing
-Special gift for you to celebrate program completion
More kind words
She’s grounded in the science of hormones and is dedicated to constant research, while at the same time see’s that trauma underlies a lot of hormone health problems. I’m a huge fan of Christine’s work and highly recommend her as a practitioner.”
Nicole Jardim, Certified Women's Health Coach and Author of Fix Your Period
“Christine is smart, incredibly knowledgeable, kind, and trustworthy.
She is helping me get my hormones back on track (hurray for perimenopause), and after only a few weeks, I am already feeling better.
I highly recommend Christine for whatever health issue you are tackling.
She is phenomenal.“
“Christine Garvin is an heart center functional nutritionist who meets you were you are with no judgement. She is conscious of you as an individual and works collaboratively with you as a whole being.
She is not limited by just symptoms and these are the reasons I have chosen to work with her. She is helping me to heal from the inside out while I am in menopause and experiencing adrenal fatigue.
It helps me to go a few steps at a time on my journey of healing my gut microbiome, reducing inflammation, increasing hydration with electrolytes, deepening sleep, and undoing insulin resistance.
I really appreciate her approach with supplements and bioidentical hormones. I highly recommend this intuitive functional nutritionist.”
What will I gain from this program?
My goal is to give you all the most up-to-date information available in the changing landscape of perimenopause to empower you for not only right now in your life, but literally for the rest of your life.
The tenets that you learn in this program are, and will always be, the keys to health no matter what stage of life. Our current society and lifestyle does NOT support good hormone health, which is why so many women are suffering. I’m here to show you the ways you can greatly reduce or eliminate completely that suffering. I’m routing for this for all women!
Isn't it better to work with you 1-on-1?
Actually, no. There are several reasons for this: we are limited on time with 1-on-1 work. It’s impossible for me to cover everything with a client that I can in a program. Plus, clients don’t always retain all the information I teach them; a program has everything easily and systematically laid out so you can go back and access particular areas when you have a certain question.
Plus, working with me can be cost prohibitive. With this program, you’re getting all the goods from me, plus support from others going through the same thing, which helps you stay focused and invigorated to keep moving forward with your goals. And if you want to do some testing, there is an option to upgrade for an additional cost to work with one of the Functional Nutritionists who work alongside me.
Can I ask you specific questions about what is going on with me?
Yes! You will be able to ask questions in our Facebook group that I will answer Monday-Friday (the reason I won’t be answering on weekends is part of what I’ll be teaching you – boundaries around time and energy are ESSENTIAL during perimenopause, and beyond!). As I do with all my clients, I will have you sign a coaching contract at the beginning that states I am not a licensed practitioner and can’t diagnose or treat you, and that any information I give is not intended as a substitute for the advice of your physician or other healthcare professional.
Is there a payment plan available?
There sure is! You can choose to make 3 monthly payments of $399. Payment 1 will be billed when you purchase and then every 4-weeks for a total of 3 payments.
Is the content available immediately?
Nope. We’ll start together as a group the first week of October. Your Changing Cyle will be emailed to you on October 4th, access to the FB page will also happen that day, and we’ll have our introductory Zoom sesh on Thursday, Oct. 7th at 6pm EST.
Every Monday from there on out you’ll receive your packet for that week, and most calls will take place on Thursdays.
Do I have to be in the 35-50 age range to sign-up and benefit from this program?
These ages are a general guideline. Honestly, if you are 33 and having issues mentioned on this page, this program is going to be helpful for you. Also, not all women go into menopause by 50. So if you are still having your cycle, as irregular as it might be, you can be a part of this group!
I'm in menopause. Can I join this program?
This program is not for you in you are fully in menopause (defined as 12 months with no periods). I’m not trying to exclude you – it’s simply the information you need is very different than what is needed in perimenopause. I hope to have a program for you awesome menopausal women sometime next year!
I've tried a LOT of things to help my perimenopausal symptoms. Will this program work for me?
As with anything in life, health is all about what you put into it. If you follow the guidelines I’ll be teaching you, I have no doubt you will be much better at the end of 8 weeks than when you started. And you will continue to feel better and better, since it can take 3-6 months to see major changes when it comes to periods.
Reserve Your Spot in Thrive In Perimenopause Today!
Week 1, Your Changing Cycle
Week 4, Adrenal Support
Week 7, Movement & Body Love
Bonus: Acupressure points
Bonus: Lifetime access to program
Weekly Zoom calls with experts
Week 2, Gut Health
Week 5, Mindset & Focus
Week 8, Bringing it all together
Bonus: Fibroids 101 Class
Option to upgrade for functional testing
Week 3, Liver Love & Support
Week 6, Energy & Trauma
Bonus: Arvigo Massage (limited)
Bonus: Assess Your Own Dutch
Christine answers your questions