Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz (@askdrsuzanne) joins me on Passion Struck to discuss why she is passionate about demystifying menopause and teaching women how to flourish as they age, optimize their health, the truth about hormones, how to deal with hot flashes, and so much more.
Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, MD, is deeply connected to her work as an OB-GYN. She is an enthusiastic science nerd with a profound respect for holistic health and life. She earned degrees from the Southern California School of Medicine and California College of Ayurveda and completed a residency at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is the author of the newly released Menopause Bootcamp: Optimize Your Health, Empower Yourself, and Flourish as You Age (Harper Wave October 11, 2022).
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In This Episode, Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz And I Discuss Her Book Menopause Bootcamp
In our discussion about Menopause Bootcamp, Suzane identifies the drawbacks of medical institutions, namely that the entire medical system has a poor history of neglecting, shunning, and exploiting women. She then demystifies menopause, explores at great length the many physical challenges women experience, and offers a wide array of therapies.
- The importance of finding what really gives you joy in life
- Difference between perimenopause and menopause
- What is Ayurveda? How is it used?
- Why is the number one killer of women still heart disease
- Hormone Replacement Therapy advice
- Is it best to take hormone pellets, injection, or topically?
- What can you do about hot flashes?
- Why is it essential to give yourself some grace
- How can partners help someone going through menopause
- What is menopause’s impact on intimacy?
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More From My Interview With Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz On Demystifying Menopause
During the Passion Struck podcast interview, I asked Suzanne her thoughts about all the exciting changes in medicine.
Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz explains, “I love seeing the changes that we are experiencing right now. Because we are talking about things and we are asking for changes. And one of the things that I have really noticed in medicine is that medicine, by its very nature, is very conservative, meaning that they’re going to do what seems the safest to do first.
I’m really boiling it down here and simplifying it. But what I’ve noticed is when you look at changes, and when we talk about menopause or women’s health in general, I’ve noticed that many of those changes have been grassroots changes. They come from the grassroots, they come from people like your viewers and your listeners demanding changes saying, I have this question, and it’s not being answered.
You need to give me the answer. You need to partner with me on the answer. I saw it in labor and delivery and obstetrics in terms of bringing in more family-centered and physiologic birth practices that didn’t come from the medical community. No, no, no, no, no. That came from the community members saying, we do not have a positive experience here in your hospital. This is Cedar Sinai Medical Center. This is not a small hospital. I think it was just ranked number two in the nation by US News and World Report and number one in the state of California.
This is a massive medical institution with affiliation with UCLA and all sorts of scientific endeavors, tons of training programs, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Do you think that we have aromatherapy and birthing balls to aid in more physiologic birth because the medical community decided to study that? No. That’s not how that happened. So that’s okay.
This is why I’ve devoted a lot of my time to educating the public because I just feel like that’s where I’m better and better at translating and being a bridge. I have tons of respect for the academic medical community, but they move at a pace that doesn’t work for me; personally, it’s too slow for me.
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About Today’s Guest, Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz’s passion stems from a personal place: The start of her career coincided with the birth of her first child. Though she wanted a natural birth, her own wishes were ignored during delivery. That dehumanizing disregard lit a fire in her to create a safe space for women at her practice to be heard. Twenty years later—as she enters menopause—she uplifts women worldwide by bringing her popular Menopause Bootcamp to the masses.
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