Episode #330: Mastering Peri-Menopause with Dr. Jessica Shepherd

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Steph interviews Dr. Jessica Shepherd, a nationally known women’s health expert and board-certified OBGYN, about perimenopause. As a menopause expert, Dr. Shepherd offers education and tools that allow women to find solutions and, feel seen and heard as they enter menopause.  In this interview, they discuss, what perimenopause is and when it starts, common misconceptions about perimenopause, and nutrition and lifestyle changes to support this transition. They also dive into lab testing and how to advocate for yourself to get the care you deserve. You’ll leave this interview feeling confident and equipped to feel your best during perimenopause.

Topics Discussed:

    • Weight gain in perimenopause – is it inevitable?
    • Common misconceptions about perimenopause
    • The best advice for those in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s
    • How to advocate for yourself when you see your doctor
    • Physical symptoms that indicate hormonal problems

Show Notes:

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This episode’s guest

Dr. Jessica Shepherd is a nationally known women’s health expert and board certified OBGYN. She is the former Chief Medical Officer at Verywell Health, she impacts the health of millions of women through the trustworthy and dynamic information she shares. As a menopause expert, her impact through education on multiple media platforms and social media has allowed women to find themselves seen and heard.  In Dallas, she is the founder and CEO of Sanctum Med + Wellness  that incorporates the entire scope of wellness through wellness practitioners and Eastern modalities.

Dr. Shepherd is an engaging and well known media personality seen regularly as an expert on Good Morning America, The Today Show,  CNN, MSNBC and CBS News.  Her ability to capture millions on TV only ignites her mission to reach even more women as they navigate their journey in health and wellness.

Recently featured on the cover of D Magazine for October for Best Docs 2023, the titled article “how to (meno)pause” has inspired many women.

She is on the Advisory Board for Women’s Health Magazine, WHOOP, and contributes to Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Forbes, and more.

As a health care expert, she strives to educate people on their bodies and how to address their physical, sexual, emotional health in addition to the incorporation of wellness and has expanded her reach to keynote talks and brand collaborations.  Her national appeal has allowed her to work on women’s health issues with celebrities including Sheryl Crow, Halle Berry, Ciara, Brooke Burke, Erin Andrews and more.

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