HRT and Hormone health with Lara Briden and Nicky Keay

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This week on the podcast Mikki facilitates a discussion between Dr Nicky Keay and Dr Lara Briden about hormones, HRT and women’s health, after crowd sourcing questions from social media. It’s an in-depth and engaging discussion of current issues, beliefs around HRT and their recommendations.

Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and bestselling author of the books Period Repair Manual and Hormone Repair Manual — practical guides to treating period problems with nutrition, supplements, and bioidentical hormones. With a strong science background, Lara sits on several advisory boards and is the lead author of a 2020 paper published in a peer-reviewed medical journal. She has more than 20 years’ experience in women’s health and currently has consulting rooms in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she treats women with PCOS, PMS, endometriosis, perimenopause, and many other hormone- and period-related health problems.

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Lara's books The Period Repair Manual and the Hormone Repair Manual

Nicky Keay is a medical doctor with expertise in the field of exercise endocrinology. Graduating from Cambridge University, she is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Medicine, University College London. Nicky’s clinical and research endocrine work is particularly with exercisers, dancers and athletes, with a focus on relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) and with women experiencing perimenopause and menopause.

Nicky's website:
Nicky's book: Hormones, Health and Human Potential can be found at
Nicky's previous Mikkipedia episode on Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) and hormone health 

Lara’s previous appearance on Mikkipedia