The Model Health Show

Menopause is widely believed to be a hormonal and reproductive shift, but new science is affirming that the process of menopause also has extensive effects on a woman’s brain. As a women’s brain health expert and neuroscientist, Dr. Lisa Mosconi is on a mission to help women better understand menopause, its symptoms, and how to embrace life’s natural changes in a healthy and empowered way. 

On this episode of The Model Health Show, Dr. Lisa Mosconi returns to share the ways that menopause impacts cognitive health and mental well-being. She’s sharing the fascinating science from her new book, The Menopause Brain on how hormone shifts impact the cognitive function, which lifestyle factors can preserve and promote brain health, and the truth about hormone replacement therapy. 

You’re going to learn why women are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease and how women’s brains age differently than men’s. We’ll talk about cultural perceptions about menopause, the role mindset can play in regulating symptoms, and so much more. Dr. Lisa Mosconi is a true wealth of knowledge in this subject matter, and I know you’re going to find her insights valuable and empowering. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What percentage of Alzheimer’s disease patients are women. 
  • The truth about when brain changes occur in Alzheimer’s disease.
  • How menopause affects the brain. 
  • What the neuroendocrine system is. 
  • The major differences between a pre-menopause and post-menopause brain.
  • Why Alzheimer’s disease does not cause death but can lead to a shortened lifespan.
  • How Japanese culture perceives menopause. 
  • The interesting way metabolic health influences menopause symptoms.
  • Three major shifts women’s brains undergo. 
  • How pregnancy changes the brain. 
  • The benefits of menopause that are often overlooked. 
  • Why hormone replacement therapy must be individualized. 
  • How a full hysterectomy impacts the brain. 
  • The three different types of estrogen. 
  • How xenoestrogens influence dementia risk. 
  • Why women are more susceptible to pollutants and toxins. 
  • How the coral reef is like the blood brain barrier.
  • Three important nutrition tips for women. 

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