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Sep 25, 2023

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast.

Kristin Johnson is a functional nutritionist with advanced training in holistic nutrition and a specialty in peri-menopause and menopause health. She is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition, a certified DUTCH hormone test practitioner, and a graduate of the Nutritional Therapy Association’s Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program. She completed a professional mentorship with naturopathic endocrinologist Dr. Rebecca Provorse in 2020 and is half—along with her partner, Maria—of the health coaching business, Wise and Well.

Maria Claps is a functional health coach with a specialty in peri-menopause and menopause. She graduated from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2013 and then went on to study in a hormone program for practitioners with Dr Sara Gottfried in 2014. She completed the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Certification Program and, in 2017, completed the Menopause Method Program for Physicians with Dr David Rosensweet. She has been personally mentored by hormone scholar Dr Lindsey Berkson and naturopathic endocrinologist Dr Rebecca Provorse. She now mentors other health coaches and nutritionists to help them understand the unique and profound hormone changes of midlife.

In this conversation, Tro, Brian, Kristin, and Maria talk about how Kristin and Maria met and founded Wise and Well, why Kristin transitioned from being an attorney to working in nutrition, how Kristin and Maria approach treating menopausal and peri-menopausal women, the place and purpose of various hormones in women’s health, the effects of stress and spirituality on hormonal and metabolic health, and the deficiencies of the standard practice of medicine and coaching.

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