In this episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with Jennifer Woodward, a functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner specializing in guiding women through perimenopause naturally.

Jennifer shared valuable insights into addressing hormone imbalances and provided practical solutions to navigate this phase with grace.

Here is some of what she shared with us:


Recognizing perimenopause symptoms

Recognizing perimenopause symptoms is crucial, and Jennifer emphasizes the value of paying attention to sleep disturbances, weight changes, anxiety, depression, and menstrual irregularities.


Managing fluctuating estrogen and progesterone levels

The conversation highlighted the importance of managing fluctuating estrogen and progesterone levels, recognizing perimenopause symptoms, and prioritizing stress management and self-care practices.


Proactive stress management

Jennifer advocates proactive stress management, urging women to prioritize self-care, deep breathing, and mindful practices to reduce chronic stress and support hormone balance.

Jennifer also shared her inspiring perspective on embracing the mindset of abundance and positivity, encouraging women to focus on nourishment, positivity, and repletion in their journey through perimenopause. A fantastic message for all of our HBS podcast listeners.


About Jennifer Woodward:

Jennifer Woodward holds a Master’s of Science in Integrative Nutrition and is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and a Board Certified Functional Wellness Coach.

Jennifer is the creator of the acclaimed FDN Business School and she loves getting to help new FDNs thrive professionally. She is also the former Executive Director of the Association of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Professionals where she was mentored by course creator Reed Davis. 

Jennifer was recently a quarter-long guest lecturer in graduate Endocrinology at Parker University and also completed a three-month long internship with Dr. Kyrin Dunston, getting hands-on training in women’s hormones. 

She loves to be active with her high school sweetheart husband and four kids.




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Hi, I'm Tara Thorne, FDN-P, RHN, FNC and women's health and hormone expert. After serving hundreds of women in my signature program, The Hormone Balance Solution, I bring to you, the HBS Podcast.

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