Episode - A Comprehensive Chat About Hormones with Dr. Kristi Tompkins

EPISODE 129

A Comprehensive Chat About Hormones with Dr. Kristi Tompkins

As women’s hormone levels change during perimenopause and then post-menopause, it’s normal to experience various symptoms of the changes. What many don’t realize, however, is the amplifying impact chronic stress, unhealthy diets, and environmental toxins have on these symptoms.

That’s where personalized lifestyle medicine can make a significant impact. It’s empowering to recognize that we might be a part of the root cause and that what we’re doing in our lives might contribute to how we feel. You can make changes in your life to help your body and your hormones get back in balance and actually heal.

Today, I’m joined by Dr. Kristi Tompkins, a Naturopathic Doctor, Functional Medicine Practitioner, and Transformational Coach. Having treated a variety of clients over the last 15 years, her specialty is in helping women to become more aware, adapt and thrive during the perimenopausal and early menopausal years. Integrating a blend of Personalized Lifestyle Medicine, Brain-Based Coaching, and Mind-Body Healing, Dr. Kristi enjoys encouraging and empowering her clients to make better choices in their health and their lives.

In this conversation, Dr. Kristi and I discuss the significance of managing stress, the importance of individualized dietary plans, the interplay between hormones and thyroid health, why comprehensive testing is an integral part of getting to the root cause of your symptoms, considerations around hormone replacement, and more. Enjoy the episode!

 

During this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • Dr. Kristi’s background and how she developed an interest in helping women with their hormones
  • How environmental and lifestyle factors can influence perimenopause symptoms
  • The impact of chronic stress on overall health and hormonal balance
  • Recognizing that we have the power to help our bodies heal
  • Why it’s essential to address the root causes of your symptoms
  • The need for mind-body techniques for stress management and a positive, expansive way of living
  • How your diet can be a significant stressor on the body
  • Personalized approaches to diet and why Dr. Kristi likes the paleo diet as a general guide
  • The potential adverse effects of a vegan or vegetarian diet on hormone health
  • Dr. Kristi’s comprehensive testing approach including food allergy, comprehensive metabolic panel, and DNA testing
  • How Dr. Kristi creates personalized treatment plans and the importance of adapting to each person’s specific needs
  • The use of bioidentical hormones, tailored dosing, and an individualized approach to hormone therapy
  • How hormone changes in women can affect thyroid function
  • Choosing between different thyroid hormone replacement options

 

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