Podcast: The Challenges Women Face With Physical Health

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podcast - the challenges women face with physical health

The female sex hormones, those tiny little messengers moving around our bodies, do so much more than just regulating the menstrual cycle. Receptors for estrogen, for example, are located throughout the body, so the hormones quite literally affect us head to toe.

They can determine things like our energy levels, emotional state, stress response, and gut and endocrine health. And it is a two-way street; the way we eat, move, and sleep can also affect our hormonal balance, certain habits tipping it off entirely.

Bloating, fatigue, blood sugar problems, mood swings. There are about 150 different signs of hormonal imbalance. In this episode, we take a deep dive into the role of the female hormones and how hormonal balance may tip off or be restored with nutrition, rest and exercise.

We tap into the power of getting to know yourself, your cycle, and going with your flow (pun not intended).

Joining us today is Charlotte Hunter, a registered and qualified Nutritional Therapist and Functional Medicine Practitioner for ten years. She helps men, women, and children eat well and be healthy in her daily life. Her firm belief is that food can be nutritious, delicious, and can support a number of health conditions and issues. Her main work focus is helping women navigate menopause. She knows how food can help balance out our hormones and make our conditions and challenges less impactful and more manageable.

Episode Questions:

  1. What are the key health challenges women join your clinic for?
  2. What role do hormones play in a woman’s or working adult’s life with a monthly cycle?
  3. How do the hormones change throughout the cycle? How do they affect sleep, eating, energy and stress patterns?
  4. What are some deviations/imbalances that can happen in the hormonal patterns? What are the signs of these?
  5. What is the link between these and health disorders women face, such as polycystic ovaries?
  6. What role does nutrition play in optimal hormonal function?
  7. What are the most prominent causes of blood sugar and insulin imbalances, and how do these manifest in our daily life?
  8. What is the one tip you would give women to support their health?
  9. Are there any myths around women’s health and women’s products you would like to address?


  1. A blueprint of what we can do on a monthly basis to work with our hormones and support them.