Hormones and Immunity: A Hidden Connection in Perimenopause and Menopause



In this week’s episode of the Ageless and Awesome Podcast, I explore the fascinating connection between perimenopause, menopause, and our immune system. As a Naturopath and Clinical Nutritionist, I was surprised to learn just how much our hormones, particularly oestrogen, can impact our immunity. Listen in as I share the vital role oestrogen plays in our immune system, and how the fluctuating levels of oestrogen during perimenopause can weaken our immune defences, making us more susceptible to infections and even triggering autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.


But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with how to address this as I also outline how we can support our immune system and manage stress during this challenging time. From what to eat (and what not to!) to emphasising the importance of quality sleep and gut health, I provide practical tips and what immune-supporting supplements can help you prevent or bounce back faster from illness. So listen to this episode that will leave you feeling more empowered and informed about your immune system during perimenopause and menopause.


About Your Host: Susie Garden

I help women feeling stressed, flat and older than they’d like regain their youthful energy and glow using a proven method so their natural beauty and confidence shines through.