The Menopause Doctor: This Diet Delays Menopause! They're Lying To You About Menopause! Menopause Is Shrinking Your Brain! - Dr Lisa Mosconi

The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett

Thursday, 13 June 2024 - 2 hours 2 minutes

Meet the woman behind the scientific research revolution that could change the lives of 50% of the world’s population

Dr Lisa Mosconi is the associate professor of neurology and radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine and director of Women’s Brain Initiative and Alzheimer’s Prevention Program. She is also the author of the books, ‘The XX Brain’, ‘Brain Food’, and ‘The Menopause Brain’.

In this conversation Lisa and Steven discuss topics such as, how the menopause impacts the brain, the link between menopause and Alzheimer’s, why sex hormones are essential for brain health, and the truth about hormone therapy.

00:00 Intro

02:05 Why People Should Listen To This Conversation

04:10 What People Need To Know About Menopause And The Impact On The Brain

06:21 Who Is Lisa Misconi?

08:08 Why Hasn't There Been Research And Investment Into Menopause?

14:28 What Is Menopause And Signs

15:54 Menopause Stages Start Before You Think!

19:07 What's The Youngest Person With Menopause

22:35 Perimenopause Transition

29:54 Menopause Brain Scans

33:09 Some Women Have More Shocking Brain Scans Than Others

34:28 Behavioural Changes From Menopause

38:05 How Many Women Experience Brain Fog?

39:53 Menopause Rewires The Brain

41:11 Symptoms As A Result Of Brain Change

43:57 Isn't The Cure Simple?

51:50 What Age Should We Think About Treating/Preventing Symptoms

52:50 Going Deeper Into The Stages Of Menopause

58:34 Link Between Suicides And Menopause In Women

01:02:55 Brain Fog Over Time With Menopause

01:07:28 The Benefits Of Exercise

01:11:04 Link Between Exercise And Alzheimer's

01:14:11 Caffeine, Sleep And Menopause

01:18:08 Is Alcohol Bad For Menopause?

01:20:52 What Toxins Should We Be Aware Of?

01:22:40 Specific Foods That Help Stave Off The Menopause

01:25:42 Are Supplements Needed In Our Diet?

01:30:06 What Is The Evolutionary Reason For Menopause?

01:37:14 Does Menopause Make You Sad?

01:40:11 Surgical Menopause

01:45:17 Isn't It Just Ageing?

01:53:07 When Will I Go Through Menopause?

01:56:48 Last Guest Question

You can get in contact with Lisa’s team to discuss enrolling in her studies, here:

You can access the results from Lisa’s research on brain changes during the menopause, here:

You can access a time lapse video of changes to the menopause brain, here:

You purchase Lisa's most recent book, ‘The Menopause Brain: The New Science Empowering Women to Navigate Midlife with Knowledge and Confidence’, here: 

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