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Ep 78 - Step into Your Power: Giving You Agency in Cancer and Beyond
Episode 7827th December 2023 • The Menopause and Cancer Podcast • Dani Binnington
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We are thrilled to welcome back the incredible Dr. Annice Mukherjee. Our journey began with an episode featuring Annice discussing "Non-Hormonal Treatment Options" when we first launched, and now, we're eager for her to wrap up this year with us!

Dr. Mukherjee, a breast cancer survivor, endocrinologist, and menopause expert shares invaluable insights and empowers us with the knowledge we need to embrace our own power and agency! Her firsthand experience and expertise remind us of our resilience.

Self-care and stress management are often misconstrued as selfish acts, yet they are essential practices that nurture our overall well-being, particularly during times when stress levels soar. Understanding this is especially crucial when navigating menopause after cancer. Embracing self-care isn't a luxury but a well-documented approach supported by substantial evidence in lifestyle medicine. It illuminates how our daily habits — nutrition, exercise, stress management, sleep quality, and social connections — profoundly impact our health outcomes.

May this episode serve as the catalyst for you to step into your strength and approach 2024 with the conviction that YOU hold the power to significantly impact your own life and well-being.

Dr. Mukherjee can be found here https://www.instagram.com/the.hormone.doc/

Episode Highlights:

00:00 Introduction

09:28 Chronic stress can cause many health problems.

16:32 Regulate sleep for better health, hormone balance.

17:48 Avoid blue light, relax before sleep, sunlight.

24:37 Regain control over your well-being and recovery.

29:49 Nutrition and cancer: small changes are crucial.

32:15 Lifestyle medicine: 6 pillars for healthy living.

44:09 Self-care is not selfish, but necessary.

About Dani:

The Menopause and Cancer Podcast is hosted by Dani Binnington, menopause guide, patients advocate for people in menopause after a cancer diagnosis, and founder of the online platform Healthy Whole Me. 

There is lots of information out there about the menopause but hardly any if you have had a cancer diagnosis as well. Many people say to me they have no idea what their options are, who to ask for help, and that they feel really isolated in their experiences. 

I started this podcast because there was nothing out there when I was thrown into surgical menopause at the age of 39, which followed on from my cancer diagnosis aged 33.

Through the episodes, I want to create more awareness, share information from our fabulous guest experts, doctors and other specialists in the cancer and menopause field. 

And of course, I will share stories from the people in our community.

So that together we can work towards a better menopause experience. For all of us.

More educated, better informed and less alone.

Connect with us:

For more information and resources visit our website: www.menopauseandcancer.org

Or follow us on Instagram @menopause_and_cancer

Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/menopauseandcancerchathub

Mentioned in this episode:

https://move-with-menopause-and-cancer.raiselysite.com/

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