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Strong By Design Podcast

Aug 19, 2020

Menopause can be a life-changing experience.

Most women believe this chapter in their lives will be a difficult one, filled with emotional challenges and physical changes they don’t want.

But it doesn’t have to be this way… it can be something better.

A time when you look in the mirror and love what you see. A time that makes you feel energized, and hormonally balanced.  This is what Dr. Carissa Alinat is helping many women to achieve with the Menopause Switch.

Dr. Carissa Alinat is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing Science. She has been practicing women’s health for over 33 years and she sits down with SBD host Tonya Fines to share her expertise in today’s special episode.


"Testosterone is an awesome hormone. Your ovaries produce it... It's thought of as a male hormone but it is for women too." -Carissa Alinat


Time Stamps

 0:25 – Get to know today’s special guest, Dr. Carissa Alinat

 4:55 – Menopause 101: Signs you might be in menopause

8:19 – Does genetics play a strong role in determining age of menopause?

12:34 – What does ‘life begins at 40’ really means?

14:44 – Dr. Carissa Alinat talks about her new book ‘The Menopause Switch’

20:00 – What are hormones, and what are the hormonal changes during menopause?

23:58 – Dr. Carissa Alinat discusses the benefits and risks of menopause hormone therapy

29:37 – Testosterone therapy in women: Is it right for you?

32:38 – Postmenopause: What to expect

34:23 – The positive side of menopause

36:45 – Connect with Dr. Carissa Alinat through her social media channels and official website



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