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S7 E7 – How You Can Reduce Your Risk Of Dementia with Susan Saunders

Welcome to the 100th episode of Beauty is a Bitch!  It would seem dementia is on the rise, and that is a scary realization. The truth is, women have a greater risk of developing dementia during their lifetime. In fact, around twice as many women have Alzheimer’s disease – the most common type of dementia – compared to men. The main reason for this greater risk is because women live longer than men, and old age is the biggest risk factor for this disease. However, other factors also play a role.

Some of these risks can be mitigated, which begs the question, “What can we do for better brain health?”

Health coach Susan Saunders, specializes in helping women over 50 reduce dementia risk and optimize brain health through science-backed habits. She is the author of three books on healthy aging and longevity, with her most recent being The Power Decade: How to Thrive After Menopause.

Susan holds a high-level qualification as a dementia prevention coach under the guidance of neuroscientist Dr. Dale Bredesen, author of The End of Alzheimer’s. She was among the first in the UK to qualify as a coach in his program. Susan has successfully coached hundreds of people globally, helping them build habits scientifically proven to reduce dementia risk.

Please join Lauren and Susan as they dig deep into: the single most important thing we can do to look after our brains as we age; the six pillars of better brain health; why Susan started on this journey to better brain health; why we need to emphasize healthy habits to reduce our dementia risk; why more women than men get dementia; what happens to our brains during menopause; and what a coaching session looks like.

Show Notes

Book: The Power Decade: how to thrive after menopause

Website: Susan Saunders Health

Instagram: @susansuandershealth

Susan’s 12 tips for better brain health every day

S7 E6 – Talking About Poop and Digestive Issues When You Travel with Dr. Raj

Midlife women are finally beginning to talk about everything, so why not poop? After all, eveybody poops. But as we get older it gets harder to to eliminate, especially when we travel. Why? Well we are going to discuss the digestive issues that could be causing the problem and what to do about it.

Dr. Roshini Raj is a distinguished alumna of Harvard College and NYU School of Medicine. She holds dual roles as a board-certified gastroenterologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Beyond her thriving medical practice, she has carved a successful path as a television personality and medical journalist.

In 2015, Dr. Raj ventured into skincare entrepreneurship, founding TULA Skincare, a line rooted in probiotics and available at prominent retailers like Ulta Beauty, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom,, Amazon and QVC.

She serves as a trusted contributor on renowned programs such as TODAY, Inside Edition, Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray, CNN and Fox News. She has also made notable appearances on The Talk, The View, Live with Kelly and Michael, AC360, CNN Tonight, The Doctors, NBC News and more. Additionally, she contributes as the medical editor for Health Magazine and is a sought-after source for national publications like Cosmopolitan, Glamour, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Raj is also an accomplished author, known for her books “What the Yuck? The Freaky and Fabulous Truth About Your Body” (Oxmoor House, 2010) and “Gut Renovation: Unlock the Age-Defying Power of the Microbiome to Remodel Your Health from the Inside Out.”

Join Lauren and Dr. Raj as the discuss: the common stomach aliments that happen when traveling; what’s causing them; 5 tips to alleviate travel digestive issues; how jet lag affects your gut; what is YayDay and how it helps; and so much more.

Show Notes:


Instagram: @drroshiniraj

Book: What the Yuck?: The Freaky and Fabulous Truth About Your Body

Book: Gut Renovation: Unlock the Age-Defying Power of the Microbiome to Remodel Your Health from the Inside Out