Wellness Wavelength: Thriving in the Modern Era of Women’s Health with Melissa Parra CNP (Ep. 163)

The state of modern health, specifically women’s health, is in a very unique place right now. So much information, disinformation, arguing, and camps forming within health, nutrition, and wellness that it’s very understandable to be confused. I wanted to bring on someone who I’ve been working with for years now to chat about some important topics around women’s health.

Melissa Parra is my nurse practitioner (I’ve mentioned her before on previous episodes) and is also a clinical herbalist and bio-identical hormone consultant. She is a member of the Navajo Tribe and serves on the board of directors for First Nations Clinic.

In today’s episode, we discuss HRT, women and weight gain, the rise of Alzheimer’s disease, and more!

Time Stamps:

  • (1:03) Melissa’s Bio
  • (2:20) Starting with HRT and Defining Terms
  • (5:08) Best Delivery Method
  • (19:40) Importance of Blood Flow
  • (24:40) Women and Weight Gain
  • (34:42) Mental Health and Testing
  • (50:00) The Rise of Alzheimer’s
  • (51:02) Environmental and Estrogenic Toxins
  • (57:00) Where to Find Melissa


Check Out Melissa’s Website: http://melissaparracnp.com

Phone number: 1-505-433-4349


My YouTube Channel: http://youtube.com/@carolcovinofitness


Finding Purpose in the Pause Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BZQKKZC8


Fit & Fierce Over 50: https://www.carolcovino.com/program/fit-fierce-program/

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