LYL PODCAST EPISODE 137: What They Don’t Tell You About Supplements For Menopause (The Best of The Menopause Movement Podcast Episode 80)

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Once a year, I give myself the permission to just have whatever.

I’m not perfect.

I’m pretty good at my diet most days of the year, but once in a while, I’ll go off the rails.

Mexican food is my favorite, so on one of my birthdays, I had a burger with some cheese on it, french fries, and two milkshakes.

And the next day, I had shoulder pain that I never had.

Then I realized it’s probably because of the combination of sugar and dairy.

Usually if I eat crappy food, I don’t feel the effects for a couple of weeks, but I felt that one the next day, which made me think that I can’t out-supplement a bad diet.

I take supplements for my overall health, and I recommend you do too.

But how much can you really take, and more importantly how can you stay consistent especially if you’re like me who would get really tired of taking a lot of pills?

Dr. Sharzad Green and I discuss that and more in today’s episode of The Best of The Menopause Movement Podcast: Supplementation for Menopause Part 2.

During the podcast, we discuss how to pick the best supplements PLUS:

• Specific supplements for certain menopause symptoms
• The best supplement to combat inflammation and why it’s so important
• Why magnesium supplementation is important for menopausal women

And stay to the end to find out all about a supplement that has been proven in studies to help with weight loss!


• Check my latest podcast or listen to the previous ones (
• Connect with me on Instagram @drmichellegordon
• Follow me on Facebook
• Join The Menopause Movement private group on Facebook
• Find out more about FabuVag here
• Reach out to Dr. Green through email (
• Gaia Herbs Website
• Fullscript Website
• UltraFlora Control by Metagenics

What’s Discussed in This Episode:

[02:27] Choosing an excellent fish oil or omega fatty acids
[02:53] Focusing on EPA and DHA
[03:55] The importance of following the recommended dosage
[07:47] Upper limit of taking fish oil
[09:18] Checking the toxicity and verifying the given data
[12:58] Fish oil as an anti-inflammatory agent
[13:24] The advantages and drawbacks of vitamin D to the body
[15:13] What happens when you take too much vitamin D
[16:10] The benefits of vitamin D
[19:48] The form to take that fits your body or diet
[21:00] How to determine a good source of supplements
[23:09] Curcumin—an extract from turmeric—as a supplement
[28:49] Magnesium and its benefits
[29:15] Red cell magnesium
[30:08] Magnesium orotate vs. magnesium glycinate
[32:14] How magnesium helps lessen migraines
[35:08] Learning probiotics
[35:32] Criteria of a good probiotic
[36:19] Advantages of probiotics for the body
[37:02] Why your gut is related to the brain
[40:39] What’s good for vaginal health

About the Guest:

Sharzad Green is a well-acknowledged figure in the industry. With over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical and healthcare, she has helped more than 15,000 people overcome various health problems. She is passionate about women’s physical and mental health, integrative medicine, and finding the best solutions for the health issues faced by people every day. She is the creator of FabuVag, a vaginal moisturizer that helps erase the dryness women feel when undergoing menopause.

Dr. Michelle Gordon

Surgeon, TV Host, Author, Speaker.
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