Podcast Episode:

362: Menopause Unmasked w/ Dr. Mary Claire Haver

Menopause, a major hormonal transition for women, has not gotten the attention it deserves… until now. Enter Dr. Mary Claire Haver, a board-certified ob-gyn, a certified Culinary Medicine Specialist in medicine nutrition, a Menopause Society Certified Practicioner and the founder of Mary Claire Wellness, a private medical practice that focuses on women in midlife.

Dr. Haver has taken the internet by storm with her advice for women on how to navigate the path through hormonal change with power, purpose, and facts—information that is long overdue.

If you are a woman or know a woman, Dr. Haver’s latest book, The New Menopause, is one to read because while menopause is inevitable, suffering through it is not.

In this interview, Dr. Haver generously shares:

  • Why she was compelled to write this book,
  • How to advocate for the care you deserve,
  • The three different stages of the menopause transition,
  • The cost of hormonal decline and how you can better support your body through it
  • The truth about HRT,

… and so much more!

Have a listen, take it in, and if this lands for you, please share it far and wide so women can get the help that they need to make their second half the best half.


The New Menopause Book
The ‘Pause Life website

Menopause Unmasked w/ Dr. Mary Claire Haver

Guest Bio

Dr. Mary Claire Haver

Dr. Mary Claire Haver, MD, FACOG, CMP, is a board-certified Obstetrics and Gynecology specialist, a Certified Menopause Practitioner from The Menopause Society (formerly the North American Menopause Society (NAMS)), a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist, and a passionate entrepreneur and best-selling author with a focus on women’s health. Dr. Haver graduated from Louisiana State University Medical Center and completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB).

As her patient population grew older, Dr. Haver started receiving numerous complaints and concerns about weight gain during menopause. This inspired her to do a deep dive into the science of menopause, aging, and inflammation beyond what she was taught in school and residency, which led to the creation of The Galveston Diet online program and, in 2023, a national bestselling book.

The Mary Claire Wellness Clinic was born in 2021 after repeated requests for in-person appointments. The clinic is a unique practice dedicated to caring for menopausal patients. Dr. Haver integrates a patient’s medical history, symptomatology, nutrition, exercise, supplements, and possibly hormone therapy, or what she likes to call “The Menopause Toolkit.”

Dr. Haver has a large social media following of over 3 million, where she posts advice for menopausal women and learns a great deal from her followers and community. She aims to make menopause care easy and accessible for everyone.

Dr. Haver is leading the conversation about changing menopause healthcare. She founded The ‘Pause Life, a comprehensive approach to menopause education and support, using techniques that focus on overall lifestyle, helping women reach their best-feeling selves.

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