Mastering Menopause - Experience, Education and Empowerment

Amanda Hazen, co-founder of Creek Retreat, spoke at an event for the Women’s Network at Serenbe, focusing on a critical women’s health topic - Mastering Menopause. During her talk, Amanda shared how she mastered menopause, a journey she defined as Experience to Education to Empowerment. In the discussion, she highlighted the challenges she faced and the steps she took to educate herself on the most effective tools and resources available. Her story is one of transformation, underscoring the importance of self-discovery, self-advocacy and personal power, inspiring women to embrace autonomy and confidence in managing this significant life transition.

The following post recaps the highlights of her presentation, as well as the resources and modalities she uses at Creek Retreat’s wellness space.

Mastering Menopause 101:

  • Exercise Regularly - To maintain physical and mental health, Engage in moderate activities like weight lifting (3 sets, up to 5 reps), walking, yoga, or Pilates.
  • Eat a Clean, Balanced Diet - Focus on nutrient-dense foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, including plenty of fruits, vegetables, proteins, and healthy fats.
  • Hydrate - Drink plenty of clean water throughout the day to stay hydrated, aiding digestion, nutrient absorption, and temperature regulation. Proper hydration also improves energy levels, skin health, physical performance, and cognitive function.
  • Supplements/Nutrients - The reality is that with environmental factors, some foods may not yield full nutritional benefits. There are wonderful supplements out there, but know your sources.
  • Gut Health - Managing your gut microbiome and keeping it in balance can help hormones, and positively affect weight, libido, and mood.
  • Sleep Hygiene - Sleep is not a luxury, it’s essential! Maintain a regular sleep schedule, create a relaxing bedtime routine, and ensure a comfortable sleep environment.
  • Environmental - Reduce EMF exposure by getting outside, preferably early each morning, and look in the direction of the sun to reset your circadian rhythm.
  • Aesthetics - The use of treatments like red light therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HbOT), cold exposure/cryotherapy, and medications like Methylene Blue can all help combat dry skin, reduction in collagen production, and your tissue’s ability to carry oxygen.

Menopause Resources

Amanda shared a variety of menopause resources, including books, podcasts, and online links, to facilitate your exploration of the topic. These tools can help you gain deeper insights and support throughout your menopause journey.



Online Resources

Wellness Modalities for Menopause

At Creek Retreat, we offer a variety of cutting-edge, science-backed treatments and supplements designed to optimize your health and well-being. During her talk, Amanda shared that she uses these treatments and supplements to manage menopause symptoms and enhance overall health. To learn more about each treatment, explore the links provided or visit Creek Retreat at Serenbe to experience our offerings and purchase supplements and other wellness products. 

  • BioCharger Sessions: 2-3 times weekly to boost energy, balance hormones and reduce stress. Her favorite BioCharger recipe is “Hormonal Balance.”
  • Red Light and Infrared Therapy: 20-30 minutes, 3-5 times weekly for skin health, increased energy, and mood enhancement.
  • Cryotherapy: 3-minute sessions, 2-3 times weekly, to reduce inflammation and managing weight by boosting metabolism.
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HbOT): 60-min. 2-3 times weekly sessions for cognitive function, oxygenation, and tissue repair.
  • Nootropics & Supplements: Nootropics, a class of supplements, can enhance memory, mood, energy, and sleep quality during menopause, aiding cognitive and emotional well-being. Incorporate Vitamin D with K, Glutathione, Omega-3, Magnesium, and B Vitamins into your diet.
  • Methylene Blue: can enhance mitochondrial function and ATP production, potentially alleviating energy deficits and cognitive decline during menopause. Synergistic benefits can be found when combined with HbOT, Red Light, and Cryo.

Conclusion - Innate Wisdom

Amanda ended her talk by emphasizing the importance of trusting your innate wisdom during the menopause journey. She shared her personal experience of the value of listening to her instincts and acknowledging doubts as part of the process. Trusting in your inner guidance empowers you to make the best decisions for your unique experience. Amanda also highlighted the need for compassion towards yourself and others, recognizing that while menopause is a shared experience among women, it is ultimately an individual journey. By embracing your personal wisdom, you can navigate menopause with greater confidence and self-assurance.

At Creek Retreat, we are here to support you in your journey toward optimal health.

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