Sarah Berry Walks the Talk

Episode 7 – Lessons from Leaders with Dr Sarah Berry | Let’s Talk About Menopause

Next up in our Walk The Talk – Lessons from Leaders series, we talk with Dr Sarah Berry about the (peri)menopause. 

Sarah is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at King’s College London and Chief Scientist at ZOE. She’s also the Lead Scientist on the ZOE Menopause Advisory Board.

Sarah’s academic background is nutritional science but in this conversation we talk specifically about the important subject of menopause and how nutrition and lifestyle are so connected to the menopause.

More and more the menopause is becoming recognised as an important subject to be discussed in the workplace – helping to demystify and bust the stigma that surrounds it.

Dr Sarah is a great communicator, helping to make science and research as accessible as possible through her work with Zoe.

In this conversation she shares really interesting insight from her years of research and shares simple advice around those little lifestyle tweaks we can implement to help support and mitigate the symptoms of menopause. 

Listen to learn what Sarah has changed her mind on over the last 5 years – particularly how it’s not just what we eat that’s important, but how fast (or slow) and when we eat. 

In this conversation we hope to raise awareness and provide some practical solutions too for those who are struggling now or in the future and for those looking to support someone they know going through this period of their life.

There is still much mystery around the menopause – which affects more than 50% of the population (women and trans-gender men roughly between the ages of 45 and 55 – that said, it can begin earlier).

And with women over 50 now representing the fastest growing demographic in the UK workplace, that means that an increasing number of employees are going to be experiencing menopausal symptoms during their careers, which can be very distressing for them.

Not only will it impact those experiencing symptoms and this life change, but also those around them – their colleagues, friends and family, so this is an opportunity to continue to normalise the conversation, raising everyone’s awareness and understanding in this natural process of change for women and trans-gender men, so that those going through this life stage feel less lonely, more supported and understood in the workplace and beyond. 

Awareness is always the first step to getting the right support for you.

As always, we encourage you to listen while you walk and we do the talking.

We hope you find the conversation valuable. If so, please share with someone you think might be interested.

Find out more from Dr Sarah Berry and the team at Zoe

Dr Sarah shares lots of great research and actionable advice on her Instagram channel and via the Zoe podcast website too:

Within the conversation Dr Sarah mentions the supplement phytoestrogens. For more information about supplements and menopause, do check out this short episode on the Zoe podcast with Dr Sarah.

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