Navigating Menopause: Celebrity Style- Here We Go Again!

Season 3, Episode 122,   Apr 04, 12:00 AM

In 2009 I was invited to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show as a menopause expert to counter the other menopause “expert”, actress turned author Suzanne Somers.  
“Dr” Somers is not the only celebrity to help women navigate menopause.  Today, Gwyneth Paltrow, Selma Hayek, Naomi Watts, and others are also doling out advice, and in some cases selling products, to manage menopause symptoms. And now, Drew Barrymore has joined the ever-growing list of actresses who have jumped on the menopause money making bandwagon. But far more women are taking their advice than the advice of medical professionals. 
In this episode, I’m going to tell you why otherwise smart informed women continue to preferentially turn to celebrities and social media for help from everything from hot flashes to vaginal dryness. 

  • Drew Barrymore’s new miracle menopause pills
  • My experience on The Oprah Winfrey Show
  • The problem with most celebrity and social media menopause advice
  • The good thing about celebrities talking about menopause
  • Why hormone balancing is not a real thing
  • The truth about “anti-aging” hormone experts
  • Why most doctors know nothing about menopause.
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Lauren Streicher, MD is a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and the founding medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause. She is a certified menopause practitioner of the North American Menopause Society. 


Dr. Streicher is the medical correspondent for Chicago’s top-rated news program, the WGN Morning News, and has been seen on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, NPR, Dr. Radio, Nightline, Fox and Friends, The Steve Harvey Show, CBS This Morning, ABC News Now, NBCNightlyNews,20/20, and World News Tonight. She is an expert source for many magazines and serves on the medical advisory board of The Kinsey Institute, Self Magazine, and Prevention Magazine. She writes a regular column for The Ethel by AARP and Prevention Magazine. 

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Books by Lauren Streicher, MD

 Slip Sliding Away: Turning Back the Clock on Your Vagina-A gynecologist’s guide to eliminating post-menopause dryness and pain

Hot Flash Hell: A Gynecologist's Guide to Turning Down the Heat

Sex Rx- Hormones, Health, and Your Best Sex Ever

The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy