Empowering Women through Midlife Hormone Health with Maria Claps

In this Episode Jen shares  guest speaker expert Maria Claps of Women’s Midlife Hormone Health.  We dive into integrative approaches to feeling better in our body and feeling empowered in our questions and choice surrounding our menopausal years.  We cover the integrative testing and approaches and various therapy options. Let’s dive in!

Key Points  you will learn:

The role of Functional Nutrition in Hormone Health

The Physical and Hormonal Changes during peri-menopause

Integrative Options for Peri/Menopause Symptoms

Show Notes:

[1:45] About Maria

[8:00] About Functional Nutrition and Hormone Health

[11:11] The role of Protein and Carbs, and Cruciferous Veggies

[15:10] 3 Types of Estrogen

[18:25] The problem with caloric restriction

[20:00] Physical and Chemical Changes during peri-menopause

[21:51] Functional Medicine Testing approach: Dutch and GI Map

[29:50] Integrative Approaches to Hormonal Well being (Bio-identical, Injections, Pellets, Compounded and Synthetic)

[40:15 ] Empowering Questions to ask your practitioner

[42:50] Where to find Maria

[45:00] Maria’s daily routine


[4:10] “My mission is to To empower women around the peri-menopausal journey”

[24:24] “Going on the pill will rob you of your own hormones”

[26:59] “Sometimes we take all the measures we can but their may be an underlying pathogen.”

[37:25] “I educate other health coaches and nutritionists on this because its so important for them to have this knowledge”

[38:05] I”t’s not a one answer quick fix works for everyone, if you want to feel better, you have to invest the time in your life to improve the  quality of your life”

[39:23] “This is an invitation to be proactive in your health”

[49:00] “The body stops producing hormones but our need for them does not stop”


How to find Maria


Thrive over 45

For Health Coaches and Nutritionists

Instagram : @maria_c_welless

About Jen


More on becoming a holistic health coach

The Institute of Integrative Nutrition


This podcast is to educate, inside, and inform the listeners of various pathways to wholistic well being.  This information is not to replace the advise of your physician, specialist, medical doctor, therapist, nutritionist or dietician. Please refer to full Medical Disclaimer Here.