December 16, 2022

Nutrition to Optimize Women's Hormones

Even though menopause is a natural transition in life that cannot be avoided, it can be embarrassing, scary, isolating, or frustrating navigating changes to women’s hormones.

The good news is you’re not alone! In the U.S., four women reach menopause every minute, 6,000 women reach menopause every day, and two million women reach menopause every year. Millions of women are going through perimenopause at any given time as well.

More good news: You may have more control over your body than you think during perimenopause and menopause. By understanding the menopause transition and the factors that affect it, you can identify strategies to help manage, or even prevent, unpleasant symptoms.

Optimizing Women’s Hormones is one of six nutrition and culinary programs available through Wellbeats’ partnership with food as medicine company Launch My Health. In this program, Launch My Health president and founder Brenda Navin outlines nutrition interventions that can help you achieve optimal hormonal health as you go through the menopause transition.

Optimizing Women’s Hormones is available through Wellbeats’ partnership with Launch My Health.

Factors Affecting Women’s Hormones and the Menopause Transition

Several factors can affect women’s hormones during the menopause transition. Things such as lifestyle, nutrition, genetics, health history, and smoking history can all have an impact. Note that you have control over some of these, but others are out of your control.

Nutrition choices are within your control. Both the foods you eat and the foods missing from your diet can affect your menopause transition. Implementing specific dietary choices can help you manage hot flashes, limit weight gain, regulate the emotional rollercoaster, and reduce toxins in your body.

Launch My Health president and founder Brenda Navin stands behind a kitchen counter.
Launch My Health president and founder Brenda Navin

Enroll in Optimizing Women’s Hormones Now

Optimizing Women’s Hormones is designed to help you feel as great as possible as you go through the menopause transition. You’ll discover ways to ditch your symptoms so you can feel like yourself.

In Optimizing Women’s Hormones, we cover what you can do to manage hot flashes, weight gain, and more. Plus, you will get a solid strategy on how to prevent osteoporosis and heart disease. This program focuses on the following:

  • Learning how to manage symptoms as you transition to menopause
  • Understanding the stages of menopause
  • Breaking down three main symptoms of menopause
  • Explaining how menopause increases your risk for two health conditions
  • Implementing nutrition strategies to help manage or prevent menopause symptoms and other conditions
  • Understanding how your body’s detoxification process relates to your hormones

All six of Launch My Health’s evidence-supported programs are built on the belief that food is at the core of health and wellbeing. Each program, including Optimizing Women’s Hormones, includes recipes, meal plans, and comprehensive workbooks. Already a Wellbeats member? Enroll in Optimizing Women’s Hormones now.

About Wellbeats, a LifeSpeak company

Wellbeats, a LifeSpeak company is a leading provider of on-demand virtual fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes for use in workplaces of all sizes, health plans, on college or university campuses, multi-family housing, the U.S. military, and fitness and health clubs. Based in St. Louis Park, MN, Wellbeats makes fitness accessible, affordable, and approachable for everyone. More than 1,000 classes and 35+ programs are available to help members stay on track and meet their goals. To learn more, visit or check out a sampling of the company’s fitness classes during a Facebook Live class, and follow Wellbeats on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Launch My Health

Based in St. Paul, MN, Launch My Health is a leader in on-demand, virtual nutrition and culinary education services for employers, health plans, and healthcare in a scalable, cost-effective way. Launch My Health uses a food as medicine approach to empower participants to transform their health in their own homes through comprehensive programs, live culinary classes, and private nutrition coaching with a dietitian. Combining the latest research, behavior change models, and outcomes data with the team’s fun and approachable style, Launch My Health programs produce real results. To learn more about how Launch My Health can help your organization, visit and follow on LinkedIn.