The M Word: Everything You Need to Know About the Menopause
Dr Philippa Kaye
Tuesday 04 July 2023 20:00–21:00 BST
With modern treatments and evidence-based knowledge, women shouldn’t have to suffer or “just about” manage the menopause. In this MyNutriBookClub, we’ll read and review the updated edition of the book, ‘The M Word: Everything You Need to Know About the Menopause’ authored by leading GP, Dr Philippa Kaye.
‘The M Word’ is a complete one-stop guide that covers everything from understanding symptoms to managing relationships to which treatments really work. Discussing HRT as well as self-help and lifestyle tips.
This fully updated edition of the bestselling book includes new sections on:
- Menopause and cancer
- Menopause, strength and weight
- Menopause and the brain
- Less common menopause symptoms
- An expanded section on HRT including discussion of the shortages
We’ll be hosting a live, interactive session on 4th July 2023, 8-9PM to discuss the book and highlight key learnings for practice, followed by a live Q&A with the author, Dr Philippa Kaye.
“I’ll be recommending this book to my patients – an eminently sensible and evidence-based guide for everyone to understand the menopause.”
Purchase your copy of the book ahead of the live session and join our MyNutriBookClub community group on LinkedIn to get involved in book discussions and share your progress with others.
Gain understanding of
- The key nutrients required for healthy brain development
- The population levels of deficiency/insufficiency of these nutrients
- The link between in utero/childhood malnutrition and the cycle of poverty
Be aware of
- HRT – risks vs benefits
- Prescribable non hormonal treatments
- Other treatments
Be able to
- Signpost to useful information
- Feel confident about discussing the menopause
- recognise where the menopause may be causing symptoms
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Dr Philippa Kaye
Dr Philippa Kaye is a GP with a particular interest in women, children’s and sexual health. She is also a well-known media GP, writing in the national press and appearing on television. She has written multiple books on topics ranging from pregnancy and fertility to child health and child development, and she has a weekly column in Woman magazine as well as contributing to other magazines and newspapers.
Registered Associate Nutritionist
Holly is a Registered Associate Nutritionist with a Masters in Human Nutrition from the University of Sheffield. After graduating, Holly started her career at the British Nutrition Foundation as their Nutrition Intern. Following this, Holly joined Quorn Foods at their Health and Nutrition Communications Officer where she gained valuable insight into the food industry and was able to develop her skills in healthcare professional marketing. Now at Benecol, Holly is the Science Communications and Nutrition Manager responsible for all global scientific messaging and key partnerships that further strengthen the science of plant stanols and cholesterol-lowering functional foods.
In 2020, Holly set up the Health & Nutrition Book Club which gained significant interest amongst fellow healthcare professionals and led to Holly gaining a nomination for the Caroline Walker Trust’s Nutritionist of the Year 2020.
Corrine Toyn is a Registered Dietitian and founder of Chickpea Marketing, a freelance marketing and nutrition consultancy on a mission to drive the growth of health-focused food and drink brands.
Corrine aims to use her dietetic expertise to understand the nutritional challenges of target audiences and create tailored marketing solutions that demonstrate brand value whilst nourishing with purpose.
Starting her career as Dietitian at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Corrine has since worked in the food and drink industry for 5 years across communications, trends and marketing, previously working for companies such as Abbott, M&S and Raisio Group (Benecol).
Corrine is passionate about raising the profile of dietitians and nutritionists in the food and drink industry and has recently been appointed Chair of the BDA Industry Specialist Group launching this year. Corrine hopes the group will provide a source of peer support and networking for dietitians wanting to pursue industry related roles.
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