Mary Claire Haver, MD, is a board-certified OB/GYN and a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist. She developed her groundbreaking weight loss protocol as an online subscriber program, through which she has helped thousands of women lose weight, burn fat, and get in shape permanently. She is also the author of the best-selling book, The Galveston Diet, which we discuss on the show. If you are a woman in perimenopause or menopause, or a woman who wants to be prepared for menopause, this show is for you. Be sure to share this one with all of your friends. So much great information in this 30-minute interview! The more women understand, the better care they can receive/demand from their healthcare providers. Knowledge is power.

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1️⃣ How her own journey with menopause prompted her to dive into the research to create real solutions for her patients since the “calories in, calories out” doesn’t work for women in menopause.

2️⃣ How women have been told be afraid of hormone replacement therapy based on one study years ago despite more research showing it’s not true.

3️⃣ How women have been labeled by doctors and not taken seriously because they didn’t know they could help a woman with menopause and instead would often prescribe anti-depressants thinking it was all in her head.

4️⃣ The danger of visceral fat and how it differs from subcutaneous fat. And how to reduce belly fat (it is possible)

5️⃣ She recommends a diet that includes the proper amount of fiber, reducing inflammation, adequate protein, resistance training + cardio, good sleep, and stress reduction.

6️⃣ Possible causes of hair loss, and more.

7️⃣ How her diet/lifestyle program can be used for the entire family, and much more!



Book: The Galveston Diet

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Don Lemon reference in interview


Dr. Mary Claire Haver is a wife, mom, physician, and entrepreneur who has devoted her adult life to women’s health. As a Board Certified OBGYN in the Houston area, Dr. Haver has delivered thousands of babies, completed thousands of well-woman exams, counseled patients, taught residents, and did everything an academic professor and OBGYN could do.

As her patient population aged, Dr. Haver was overwhelmed with the number of complaints and concerns her patients had with weight gain while going through menopause. For years, she told her patients to eat less and exercise more. It wasn’t until she, too, experienced the changes of menopause and mid-life weight gain that she realized this advice doesn’t work and ultimately led to her creating and developing a new program, The Galveston Diet.

The Galveston Diet is a nutrition program created by a Female OBGYN, designed for women in menopause. The Galveston Diet helps women reach their health and wellness goals through an anti-inflammatory approach to nutrition. Dr. Haver believes in the power of nutrition to combat inflammation and highly recommends the unlimited benefits of intermittent fasting. As part of her ongoing research, she became certified in Culinary Medicine in 2019, which specializes in medical nutrition.

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