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The Hormone Solution Podcast with Karen Martel

Welcome to The Hormone Solution Podcast with Karen Martel – your personal invitation to a world of hormone health, sustainable weight loss, holistic well-being, and embracing life's stages with a big old dose of vitality and confidence.

Aug 12, 2023

Zora Benhamou is a gerontologist passionate about aging and menopause. She is on a mission to disrupt ageist stereotypes in social media and is host of the Hack My Age podcast focusing on biohacking for women going through the menopause transition.


Zora is a 52-year-old digital nomad, traveled to over 50 countries, lived in 8, and speaks 6 languages. She founded the website, the Hack My Age podcast, is the author of the Longevity Master Plan and cookbook Eating for Longevity, and creator of online programs for women in peri and post menopause. Her social media and podcast following reaches over 100,000 people and is growing quickly. She is also a member of the Gerontological Society of America and the Aging Society of America.


We all face the reality of aging, but we can approach it with curiosity and do it in a way that feels empowering. The way we approach aging can be fully informed and supported by the knowledge and tools learned from years of research across the world. Zora lives what she preaches and leads the charge in approaching aging in this insightful way.


In this episode:

       What gerontology is, and how it helps us to understand aging.

       How smaller communities support the social fabric.

       The biggest factors that affect the aging process.

       How unresolved trauma can accelerate aging.

       How racism affects the healthspan and lifespan of minorities.

       The effects of drugs and alcohol on your wellbeing.

       The myth of red wine being an excellent source of reservatrol.

       What “blue zones” are and what we can learn from them.

       Issues with the way in which alcohol is consumed in North America.

       Why nurturing your network is the greatest contributor to lifespan.

       Why fatigue is not a normal symptom of aging.

       What to think about first when trying to figure out why we feel so tired.

       How mitochondria and NAD provide our bodies with energy.

       Who to consult if you’re interested in supplements.

       Zora’s personal opinion on the best way to exercise.

       Tips on how to embrace aging with confidence.

       Ways to combat the aging process that are unlikely to truly make you happy.

       Why Zora began journaling and what she has been getting out of it.

       An exercise that Zora recommends for raising heart rate variability.

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Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.