Episode 171: Is Burnout Inevitable in Perimenopause? A conversation with Cristina Tahoces of Thrive Nutrition

In this episode, Dr. Lisa talks with holistic nutritionist Cristina Tahoces about burnout and perimenopause. Women in perimenopause are more likely to experience professional and personal burnout, especially when experiencing hormone fluctuations and symptoms like fatigue, brain fog and sleep deprivation.

Dr. Lisa previously talked with Cristina about love led nourishment in Episode 92

Cristina Tahoces is a holistic nutritionist and owner of Thrive Nutrition Practice, a global online wellness business focused on building physical and mental health resilience to stress through a nutritional approach she calls “love-led nourishment”. A former corporate banker, Cristina turned to nutrition to help herself heal from chronic allergies & adrenal fatigue. Over the years, she has helped clients with high stress profiles improve sleep, immunity & energy levels, relieve irritable bowel symptoms and reverse high blood pressure – all through her in-depth knowledge about how to use food therapeutically.  In 2017, she shared her nutritional strategy “Sleep Love Poop” on the TEDx stage as part of the TED Women’s Global Conference. She uses the themes of Sleep Love Poop to help her clients both in private consultation and through her group programs, which she runs several times a year.

In today’s episode, we cover:

  • How burnout is possible even when you love your job
  • Why you need to listen to the signals your body is giving you, especially when you eat
  • The similarities between symptoms of perimenopause and symptoms of burnout
  • Why the likelihood of experiencing burnout increases when you are in perimenopause
  • Important strategies you can use to prevent burnout
  • Why it’s important for you to get blood work done through a medical or naturopathic doctor
  • The importance of pooping every day and “clear pee, clear mind”

Today’s Mama Must-Have:

Dr. Lisa is a big fan of the Insight timer app for meditation and for break in the day.

Cristina loves her Air Pods to listen to her music, podcasts, audiobooks while making dinner.

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 https://www.hypnobirthingcalgary.com/register

Sign up for Dr. Lisa’s free webinar: “How to Thrive in Perimenopause and Beyond” (on Mar 29th or Apr 3rd) here


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.