In this episode, Dr. Lisa discusses the link between inflammation, hormone imbalance and weight gain with nutrition coach and author Jane Durst-Pulkys. Going into menopause doesn’t mean your metabolism has to slow down and supporting your hormones and metabolism doesn’t mean you have to go hungry!

Jane previously discussed the emotions and energetics behind perimenopause on Episode 118

Jane Durst-Pulkys is a Clinical and Holistic Nutritionist, Author, Educator, Life Coach, Confidence Coach and Weight Loss Coach who has helped thousands of clients lose over 50,000lbs! She consults with clients and teaches professionals from many regions of the world and from all walks of life. Jane is an authority on nutrition, fitness, leadership, personal development, and optimal performance. She is also a faculty member and advisor for the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto, Canada. With over 30 years of practical experience, Jane is always on the leading edge of exciting proactive approaches to personal health and enhanced nutrition.

In today’s episode, we cover:

  • What is inflammation and how you experience chronic inflammation as weight around the middle
  • How inflammation is related to conditions like arthritis, PMS and PCOS
  • The rules of Metabolic Balance
  • How your sugar and insulin spikes can impact your weight and energy
  • The importance of exercise and moving your body

You can connect with Jane at

Today’s Mama Must-Have:

Dr. Lisa loves drinking Traditionals Medicinals tulsi and ginger tea after dinner with a 5 minute meditation to unwind at the end of the day and support sleep

Jane is a big fan of drinking an electrolyte mix with water to replenish minerals after sweating from hot yoga.


What’s Else is Happening?

Dr. Toni’s next HypnoBirthing session for expecting parents looking to decrease fear and anxiety to support their natural instincts around labour and birth is next month. Join her at

Join Dr. Lisa’s new Facebook group Wild Woman Adventures Toronto if you want to get out in nature, connect with other women and push yourself out of your comfort zone. Activities include: sunrise/sunset SUP, tree-top trekking, a new moon workshop and more!

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Disclaimer: The information provided is not meant to replace treatment with a licensed health care practitioner. It is for informational purposes only. Consult with a Naturopathic Doctor or other licensed health care professional to determine which treatments are safe for you.