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Biohacking Menopause

by | Mar 18, 2024 | Moving Through Menopause Podcast

Menopause is a significant life transition that can bring about a myriad of changes and challenges for women. In a world where traditional medical approaches may fall short, exploring alternative methods such as biohacking can offer new perspectives on managing menopausal symptoms and optimising health.

In this episode of the ‘Moving Through Menopause’ podcast, I am joined by Leslie Kenny, founder of Oxford Healthspan and the Oxford Longevity Project.

Leslie’s journey began with a diagnosis of Rheumatoid arthritis and lupus at the age of 39. Confronted with a bleak prognosis and a box full of immune suppressants, Leslie’s determination to explore unconventional approaches to healing led her to a path of remission and renewed health. Through diligent research and lifestyle modifications focused on anti-inflammatory diets and intravenous immunoglobulin treatments, Leslie emerged from the shadows of autoimmune conditions and reclaimed her well-being.

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Chapters

00:00  Intro
01:30 Exploring Biohacking for Menopause and Midlife
02:14 Leslie’s Story: From Diagnosis to Remission
07:37 The Power of Diet and Lifestyle Changes
18:12 Understanding Spermidine and Its Benefits
33:11 The Oxford Longevity Project and Future Events
37:25 Wrapping Up and Thanks to Leslie Kenny

Biohacking Your Way Through Midlife and Menopause

Menopause is a significant life transition that can bring about a myriad of changes and challenges for women. In a world where traditional medical approaches may fall short, exploring alternative methods such as biohacking can offer new perspectives on managing menopausal symptoms and optimising health.

Biohacking is a term people use to describe ‘do-it-yourself health’. Biohacking involves making incremental changes to achieve a specific goal related to well-being. By optimising health through tailored dietary choices, supplementation, and lifestyle modifications, individuals can harness the power of biohacking to support their well-being through the tumultuous journey of menopause. If you are struggling with any or all of the symptoms associated with Menopause I strongly encourage you to tune in to your body’s changing needs and make the changes necessary to take charge of your health.

The Secret of Spermidine; A Life-giving Molecule

Leslie introduced me to spermidine, a natural polyamine necessary for cell rejuvenation. Spermidine is crucial in promoting cellular rejuvenation or autophagy and the ageing process. Try incorporating spermidine-rich foods to enhance cellular renewal and combat age-related decline.

Spermidine Rich foods include:

  • Mushrooms
  • Fermented foods
  • Mature cheese including Cheddar
  • Soya beans
  • Beef
  • Mangoes
  • Hazelnuts
  • Peas
  • Chicken Liver

Embracing Lifestyle Medicine and Holistic Wellness

Leslie and I agree that a holistic approach to health extends beyond conventional medical interventions and incorporates restful sleep, stress management, regular exercise, and sound dietary habits. By adopting healthy habits and making informed choices we can proactively address menopausal symptoms and nurture our overall well-being.

The Oxford Longevity Project: Bridging Science and Wellness

Leslie’s dedication to bridging the gap between scientific advancements and patient care is exemplified through the Oxford Longevity Project. The Smart Ageing Summit 2024 explores topics related to the diseases of ageing and how we can avoid them. Kickstart your healthspan journey by hearing from world-renowned longevity scientists and doctors in health and wellness. Join informative seminars, and interactive workshops to take control of your health journey.

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Your health is your business

By embracing biohacking principles, exploring the benefits of spermidine, and integrating lifestyle medicine practices, we can pave a path towards vitality, resilience, and holistic well-being.

Thanks to my guest

Leslie Kenny founder of Oxford Healthspan and co-founder of the Oxford Longevity Project

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Disclaimer: Please note that any information we provide in this podcast does not constitute medical guidance. You should consult your medical practitioner before making any changes that impact your health.

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