STAY VIBRANT while your body undergoes this normal change!
We begin at a date TBA in the fall.
A 3-Month Virtual Educational Experience on perimenopause and menopause. Learn about this transition, embrace its gifts, remedy its challenges, nourish yourself, and strategize long-term for the prevention of common issues that affect women after menopause.
Be the Change: Nourishing Ourselves Through Menopause is a revolutionary and life-changing approach to women’s menopausal health. We take a holistic, positive, evidence-based, feminist and natural approach to perimenopause and menopause. The program is the intersection of the physiological changes of this transition and all things nutrition and lifestyle. We guide you in creating a foundation of health and wellness in your 40’s and 50’s to help you thrive now and to keep you vibrant long-term.
$164.85 cost for the course, broken up into 3 monthly payments of $54.95 each. ($27.45/month if you sign up in May!)
Please read below for more detail on this life-changing course. We hope to have you join us!
Christy Halvorson Ross, Little Green
Eliza Graham, Brookfield WellBeing
How is this program going to work? Be the Change: Nourishing Ourselves Through Menopause will run for 3 months. During that time, you will receive 2 educational and project-based emails per week, have access to anti-inflammatory recipes, have the opportunity to participate in group zoom sessions (optional) on various topics such as sleep, stress, and hot flashes, and be part of a community email discussion group.
We will cover topics including:
- Hot flashes, insomnia, weight gain, vaginal dryness and discomfort, sex drive
- Bone health, Heart health, Breast health
- Estrogen and Progesterone, your hormones and what is happening with them
- The many, many options for managing perimenopause including food, exercise, herbs, supplements, stress management and sleep.
We will be suggesting dietary changes (both eliminations and additions) as we go, and also encouraging you to try supportive herbs. Consistency will be key in seeing change, and you may want to have a blender on hand for a daily smoothie! You will have access to the Little Green Member’s Portal for the whole duration of your program, and a variety of resources. In the Member’s Portal, you can access all of our anti-inflammatory recipes, and you can use our meal planner and grocery list generator to plan out your meals.
The natural, lifestyle changes we will suggest will:
- assist your body in its adjustment to a new hormonal environment
- assist your emotional transition
- alleviate your symptoms due to lower levels of estrogen
- support your adrenal function. The adrenal cortex continues to produce estrogen precursors during menopause and it is therefore critical to ensure that your adrenals are not depleted.
- help prevent osteoporosis
- help prevent cardiovascular disease
For your handy dandy convenience, here is the syllabus and order of topics for Be the Change. Please note that you will receive 2 emails per week for 3 months.
Email #1: Let’s get started! Preliminary nutrients/vitamins.
Email #2: Reframing your menopausal journey.
Email #3: Anti-Inflammatory eating. Gluten + dairy.
Email #4: The deal with phytoestrogens.
Email #5: Gut health.
Email #6: Menstrual irregularities.
Email #7: Hot flashes and night sweats.
Email #8: Low glycemic eating and balancing hormones.
Email #9: Weight gain.
Email #10: Exercise.
Email #11: Reducing a trigger: Alcohol.
Email #12: Reducing a trigger: Caffeine.
Email #13: Antioxidants.
Email #14: Stress and our adrenals.
Email #15: Adaptogenic herbs to support adrenals. Maca. Reishi. Tulsi.
Email #16: Sleep.
Email #17: Mood.
Email #18: Memory and focus.
Email #19: The Vagina.
Email #20: Sex.
Email #21: Reaching menopause. Taking a moment.
Email #22: Long term health–Our bones.
Email #23: Long term health–Our hearts.
Email #24: Long term health–Our breasts.
Email #25: Should you consider Bioidentical Replacement Therapy?
Email #26: Looking Back, Looking Forward.
It’s important to note early on that not one solution works for everyone with perimenopause–or any health issue for that matter. Any of you who have worked with Little Green before know that bio-individuality is something we stand by: each of us has our own body and each of us has something that makes us tick. Each of us has our own food loves and sensitivities, and each of us is energized by a different kind of exercise. Some of us need more protein, some of us need more fiber, some of us thrive with grains, and some do not. Please take that into account throughout this program. While we are offering healthy solutions that work for many people, you may find that you need something different. We hope that implementing some of these practices into your daily life over the next few months begins to make a positive difference in your perimenopause journey!