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How Your Brain Changes Through Menopause with Dr. Lisa Mosconi

How Your Brain Changes Through Menopause with Dr. Lisa Mosconi

Update: 2024-06-12
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If you've ever wondered whether menopause affects your brain, you're in for a revelation. This week, I'm thrilled to welcome back Dr. Lisa Mosconi, an associate professor of neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medicine and the director of the Women's Brain Initiative. Dr. Mosconi has been pioneering groundbreaking research that images women’s brains before, during, and after menopause, uncovering the profound changes we experience and how we can support our brain health through it all.

Dr. Mosconi and I dive deep into the astonishing findings of her latest research, which is both enlightening and actionable. For the first time, we have solid scientific evidence that our brains do indeed change during menopause—and there are significant benefits to postmenopausal brains that you’ll definitely want to hear about. We discuss how hormone replacement therapy (HRT) impacts brain health and the exciting potential of new therapies that can stabilize brain function without increasing cancer risks.

We also explore the three major life phases that transform women's brains: puberty, pregnancy, and perimenopause. Dr. Mosconi explains how each stage involves a unique remodeling process that can impact our emotional and cognitive function. This information is empowering, providing you with the knowledge to better understand and manage these transitions.

For those of us navigating midlife and beyond, Dr. Mosconi shares practical strategies to protect and enhance our brain health. From diet and exercise to stress management and sleep hygiene, she offers clear, evidence-based advice that you can start implementing today. Whether you're in your 40s, 50s, or beyond, this episode is packed with insights that will help you thrive and embrace this powerful stage of life.

So join us as we uncover the incredible science behind the menopause brain, bust myths, and empower you with tools to ensure your brain remains sharp and vibrant for years to come. Don't miss out on this transformative conversation!

 

FULL show notes: https://www.jjvirgin.com/menopausebrain

Learn more about Dr. Lisa Mosconi: https://www.lisamosconi.com/

Buy Dr. Mosconi’s book, The Menopause Brain: https://themenopausebrain.com/

Follow Dr. Mosconi on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr_mosconi/?hl=en

Dr. Mosconi interview - The Link Between Menopause and Alzheimer’s with Dr. Lisa Mosconi https://jjvirgin.com/main-podcast/the-link-between-menopause-and-alzheimers-with-dr-lisa-mosconi-ep-423/

 

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How Your Brain Changes Through Menopause with Dr. Lisa Mosconi

How Your Brain Changes Through Menopause with Dr. Lisa Mosconi

JJ Virgin, Lisa Mosconi