Metabolic Dysfunction and How to Prevent and Reverse with Dr. Mariza Snyder

Metabolic Dysfunction and How to Prevent and Reverse with Dr Mariza Snyder

We are talking all things metabolic dysfunction — how to prevent it, how to identify it, and how to reverse and repair it! This conversation came about on a party boat…and we were the only ones NOT partying lol. But I was telling her about my blood sugar debacle that is now resolved (yay!) but she brought up a LOT of great topics to consider around metabolic dysfunction. This talk will save A LOT of time and probably A LOT of money skirting around the system. Let’s dive in!

Women’s Metabolic System Is More Complicated Than Men’s

Not a surprise, but thanks to our hormone system, as women, our metabolic system is a bit more complicated — not only during our menstrual system, but in perimenopause and menopause. Usually when we are thinking of hormone replacement therapy we are thinking about sex hormones like estrogen and testosterone, both of which require a unique approach to you and your health history. However progesterone can be more “easily” played with. Our progesterone starts to tank in our 30s, thanks to the stressors of modern day society. If you’re feeling easily triggered and lacking resiliency, progesterone might be your answer…and this is especially true in perimenopause. If you’re going to add in progesterone, make sure it’s bioidentical and definitely NOT progestin.

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What About Estrogen Dominance?

As you advance through perimenopause, you might notice you have even HEAVIER periods. This is a no-brainer sign of estrogen dominance. About 95% of us will experience having estrogen dominance, and there are a few reasons why. As we head into perimenopause (even as early as 35 years old) due to nutrient deficiencies, stress, being on the pill for too long, toxins, the liver not working properly, insulin resistance, etc. our rise in progestogen levels won’t rise accurately. This means your are now estrogen dominant.

What Else Is To Blame For My Hot Flashes?

Newsflash: it’s NOT just estrogen that is causing our hot flashes! It is actually often times related to our blood sugar deregulation and insulin resistance. Yes, it can be a decline in estrogen causing hot flashes, but in the perimenopausal phase it’s often a blood sugar issue. A good question to explore is if the liver pathways open properly.

Top Tips for Metabolic Health:

  • Steady blood sugar between 70-110 mg/dL
  • Protein, Fat, Fiber balanced meals — super important!
  • Adequate omegas
  • Fermented foods
  • Antioxidant rich foods
  • Good, deep quality sleep
  • Move your body (7500 steps or more per day) PLUS resistance training
  • Master your stress

This and SOOO much more on this episode!

About Mariza Snyzer

Dr. Mariza Snyder is a functional practitioner, women’s hormone expert and the author of eight books: The newest book, The Essential Oils Menopause Solution, focuses on solutions for women in perimenopause and menopause and the #1 National Bestselling book, The Essential Oils Hormone Solution, focuses on balancing women’s hormones naturally. Other bestselling books are: The Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils and The DASH Diet Cookbook. For the past fifteen years, she has lectured at wellness centers, conferences, and corporations on hormone health, essential oils, nutrition, and detoxification. She has been featured on Dr. Oz, Oprah Magazine, Fox News Health, MindBodyGreen and many publications. Dr. Mariza is also the host of the top rated Essentially You Podcast, (with over 3 million downloads) designed to empower women to become the CEO of their health. Check out her website, for women’s hormone tips, including recipes and remedies.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why monitoring your menstrual cycle is the best biohack
  • What are the best ways to increase progesterone levels
  • Why stable blood sugar is critical
  • Where we should FOCUS as a priority for our health
  • Optimal Blood sugar range
  • 5 hacks to keep blood sugar healthy
  • How much fiber we need to eat in a day
  • Benefits of circadian 12 hour fast
  • Why to eat your final meal earlier