David and Stephen Flynn
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David and Stephen Flynn

The Happy Pear Podcast

It is astonishing to think how badly educated we all are about such an important topic; how much misinformation is out there and how understudied women’s health really is. 

Episode 8 – Dr. Louise Newson

“Menopause is a huge cause of osteoporosis, dementia and heart disease… and the most common cause of death in women is… dementia and heart disease!”

Since our episode with Dr Shahzadi Harper on perimenopause we realised we needed to find out more, especially about the questions around hormone replacement therapy (HRT). So, we decided to dig deeper and talk to “the leading menopause specialist,” according to The Telegraph, Dr Louise Newson.

Dr Louise Newson is Founder of Balance App, the world’s biggest repository of evidence-based and medically approved menopause information.  

Dr Newson is a trailblazer when it comes to empowering women in making informed decisions to benefit their health and wellness. Author of Sunday Times No.1 bestseller, ‘Preparing for the Perimenopause and the Menopause,’ Dr Newson is also Founder of The Menopause Charity and not-for-profit Newson Health Research & Education.

A highly insightful conversation that has opened many questions and made us reflect on our current health system and wonder what can be trusted?

Have a listen and let us know your thoughts on social media!

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Big love,

Dave and Steve

To find out more about Dr Louise Newson check out her instagram @menopause_doctor , her charity The Menopause Charity and her APP The Balance APP

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