PP Episode #145 – The Happy Balance: A Holistic Approach to Hormone Health with Megan Hallett

Have you ever wondered why some diets work amazingly well for others but do absolutely nothing for you? Practicing nutrition & holistic health coach, Megan Hallett, is here to explain why. Plus, she also talks about the book she just wrote with our very own Nicole Jardim!

Megan Hallett Period Party Podcast

Megan Hallett is a practicing nutrition and holistic health coach currently studying to be a nutritional therapist at London’s College of Naturalistic Medicine. She’s a huge wellness enthusiast, recipe developer, and voice behind the blog Plant-Based Londoner. Megan’s interest in hormone health came when she was diagnosed with PCOS as a teenager and was left frustrated to find doctors simply prescribed pills to mask the symptoms, rather than providing any information to enable her to tackle the root cause. Megan and Nicole also co-authored The Happy Balance: The Original Plant-Based Approach For Hormone Health, which will be released in May 2018.

In this episode, we talk about how Megan’s health journey led to her fascination with hormonal health, Megan and Nicole’s motivation to write The Happy Balance, what you can learn from the book, why every diet doesn’t work for everybody, how to take a healthy approach to starting a plant-based diet, and so much more!

Mentioned in this episode:
  • How Megan’s health journey led to her exploration of hormonal health
  • The problem with the medical profession’s persistent recommendation to use birth control pills to treat hormonal issues
  • How The Happy Balance goes beyond the recipes to teach women about hormonal health
  • Why Megan and Nicole decided to take a flexible plant-based approach in the book
  • How increasing our vegetable intake positively impacts our hormonal health
  • Why you shouldn’t become attached to specific dietary labels
  • The importance of recognizing that every diet doesn’t work for everybody
  • Why healthy fats and protein are essential for good hormonal health
  • Why being vegan doesn’t work well for everyone
  • How to take a healthy approach when starting a plant-based diet
  • The types of recipes included in The Happy Balance
  • Why it was important to Megan and Nicole for the book to be positive and accessible

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