Nutrition for Managing Stress & Boosting Resilience – The Happy Menopause Podcast
In this episode, we hear from expert nutritional therapist and host of The Happy Menopause podcast, Jackie Lynch, as she explores a nutritional approach to managing stress. It’s been a bruising few months in lockdown and everyone has faced different challenges, which can’t have been easy. Whatever’s been going on with you, the chances are that your stress levels have been going through the roof at times and the combination of stress and menopause is an explosive one. That’s why it seems to be a good time to focus on relieving stress and supporting resilience, and Jackie will take you through her favourite nutritional strategies to help you keep calm and carry on.
Some new research has revealed that women have been bearing the emotional brunt of the turmoil around Covid-19. It was absolutely no surprise to hear that women were more likely to be delivering essential front-line services in low-paid insecure roles; more likely to be leading on child care and home schooling, more likely to be caring for elderly relatives; more likely to have contacted someone lonely or vulnerable; more likely to have checked on family and friends and delivered supplies to someone who is self-isolating; more likely to have their employment impacted; more likely to have their employment impacted; more likely to be uncomfortable with the lifting of lockdown.
And this is the main problem for women: we’re hardwired to nurture, so at a time like this the pressure really is on and women are going into overdrive to check their family is safe and well, support those around them, keep everything and everyone in the household on an even keel, perform at work and as per usual put themselves at the very bottom of the list of priorities. Add that to the pressures of the menopause and you’ve got a toxic combination of challenges that could be having a very negative impact on you.
As lockdown starts to ease and we emerge blinking into this new world, you’re probably feeling a bit shattered by the experience which is why this episode focuses exclusively on food and discusses nutritional strategies to reduce stress and support resilience in today’s podcast. Jackie draws on all her clinical experience to provide you with a range of practical tools to empower you to .
Tune in to find out about the power of protein, why vitamin C is crucial and discover the nutrient that is every menopausal woman’s best friend. Jackie will also take you through a range of stress-busting ideas for meals and snacks so you have plenty of practical takeaways to add to your daily routine, so that you feel better equipped to cope with the pressures of daily life.
If you’d like to find out more about Jackie and the work that she does, then please explore her website.
You can book in with her at her WellWellWell Nutrition Clinic (or arrange a video consultation) to receive specialist nutritional advice and coaching through her personalised nutrition programmes.
Pre-order Jackie’s new book, The Happy Menopause: Smart Nutrition to Help You Flourish.
Find out about her other books: The Right Bite: Smart Food Choices for Eating on the Go and Va Va Voom: The 10-Day Energy Diet.
Check out the various nutrition workshops and webinars that Jackie hosts for wellbeing in the workplace.
Enjoy Jackie’s interviews with a range of experts on her The Happy Menopause podcast.
Useful Products & Resources
Listen to Dr Louise Wiseman discussing The Importance of Self-Care for a Healthy, Happy Menopause.
Check out the inspirational Camilla Dallerup, in Transformation& New Beginnings: How to Reinvent Yourself in Midlife.
Pick up some calming techniques with Becks Armstrong in Dealing With Anxiety, Overwhelm & Brain Fog.
Reduce stress levels by improving your sleep with practical advice from circadian neuroscientist, Professor Russell Foster.