579: Hormone Replacement Options and Hormone Testing for Women in Midlife + Self Advocacy for Optimal Health with Esther Blum

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Hormones don’t get the credit they deserve.

Hormones are beautiful optimizers for our bodies and can be super beneficial in managing ALL kinds of disorders and diseases. 

Menopause expert and registered dietician Esther Blum joins me today to help YOU understand hormone replacement– so you’re empowered to advocate for yourself in perimenopause, menopause, and beyond. 

Hormones have played a big part in her healing journey– optimizing her well-being, promoting her brain function, enhancing her mood, and more.

In this podcast, we’ll dive into the benefits and doubts around hormone replacement therapy, and learn why hormones may be exactly what you need to live your best life– for the rest of your life!

If you really want to be a participant in your life– and NOT just watch it go by– then hormones are a VERY important piece. 

Don’t miss the podcast here! 

Esther Blum, MS, RD, CDN, CNS

Esther is an Integrative Dietitian and Menopause Expert who’s spent 27+ years helping thousands of women master menopause through nutrition, hormones, and self-advocacy. She’s a best-selling author with appearances on the Today Show, ABC-TV, and Good Day NY. She has earned her Bachelor AND Master of Science degrees in Clinical Nutrition, and she’s a Registered Dietitian, Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist, and Certified Nutrition Specialist. 


  1. Esther’s hormone replacement journey 
  2. Navigating changes in perimenopause and menopause
  3. The stress response and regulating your nervous system
  4. The importance of functional labs throughout menopause 
  5. Optimizing detox pathways through the liver and gut 
  6. Addressing the awareness around hormone replacement therapy
  7. The difference between birth control and menopause care 
  8. Is hormone replacement therapy safe for long-term use?
  9. Hormones after a hysterectomy 
  10. Hormone replacement in addition to lifestyle improvements 


14-Day Menopausal Metabolic Meal Plan with recipes

Esther’s Instagram

Esther’s Website 

Ester on TikTok!


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