Episode 34: Fasting to Reduce Menopause Symptoms (w/ Karen Finn)

Health coach Karen Finn joins me for a wide-ranging discussion about fasting and menopause. 

We jumped around a little bit, so check out the time stamps. The cadence is also a little slower at times, so you may want to turn up the speed.

Topics Addressed:

  • Overview (0:00)
  • Karen’s background / story (2:01)
  • Does fasting helps with menopause symptoms? (4:10)
  • How Karen discovered intermittent fasting (7:47)
  • What is menopause? (12:42)
  • Fitness challenges w/ menopause (15:37)
  • Karen’s experiences as a health coach (19:22)
  • How to approach fasting during/after menopause (23:40)
  • Fasting before vs after menopause (31:42)
  • Success stories (35:56)
  • Weight loss (42:59)
  • Final tips (44:11)
  • Where to connect w/ Karen (49:15)

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Ben Tanner, PA-C

Ben has been practicing as a physician assistant (PA, or PA-C, similar to a doctor) in emergency medicine, urgent care, and family practice since 2014. Since 2016, he has developed an avid interest in various forms of fasting, using it to improve his own health while helping friends, family, and patients do the same.