When does the program start?
The Program starts as soon as you join and is not based on any set start date. The sooner you join, the sooner you are on your way to better health and thriving in midlife. We have designed the Program with informative emails and reminders to keep you accountable on pace!
What do I get for this program?
- The DUTCH Complete test shipped to you
- The GIMAP Stool Analysis test shipped to you
- The Mastering Midlife Mayhem 8-Week Online Education Program designed to walk you through Midlife – its changes, priorities and important interventions
- Written transcripts of each video learning module along with numerous recipes, handouts and other resources
- Multiple Comprehensive Personal Nutrition and Lifestyle Assessments
- One 60-min 1:1 session to discuss test results along with your personal history and current concerns
- One Detailed Custom Protocol covering individualized nutrition, exercise, lifestyle modifications along with targeted supplements, hormone replacement therapy advice, and a prescribing referral, if desired
- 12 Live, Interactive Group Coaching Calls (2 per month for 6 months) for ongoing support; calls rotate between mornings and evenings in order to accommodate all time zones.
- Six Months of Membership in our Private, Client-only MMM Online Community Network
- HIPAA Protected Private Support, as needed, in a customized mobile app
- A pre-recorded video training on hair loss with alopecia expert Jill Grunewald
- A highly curated list of vetted BHRT prescribers.
- Discounted Access to an Online Exercise Program
Why an online course?
We truly believe that in order to give women agency over their health, they need education first. It is human nature that when we do not fully understand the “why” of something happening to us – such as midlife hormonal changes – we tend to react poorly to it. Telling a woman in midlife that she needs to stop scrolling on her phone at night to improve her sleep is often met with resistance and excuses. Thankfully, however, science has shown that when we simply understand the reason for something, we are far more likely to accept how to deal with it. So, when women learn in MMM that declining estrogen affects cognitive function and poor sleep in a state of hormonal deficiency increases Alzheimer’s risk, they are much more willing and invested in making changes to improve their sleep.
Will I like group coaching?
Our client work now includes an element of group coaching because we firmly believe in the power of combining community with individual support when it comes to women’s health. Too often we women suffer in the shadows during the transition to menopause and beyond, and only confide, if at all, to our closest friends, leaving us too often stuck to either figure it out alone or rely on a practitioner whose focus is only to suppress our symptoms rather than improve our health. By curating a client community of like-minded women to work with both as a group and individually, we create more impact for you.
How will I get personal attention in a group program?
You will get a DUTCH test and a GI-Map test shipped directly to your door at the 4 week mark. When you get the tests, you will do them and we get the results. After we look over your test results and your intake forms, we invite you to book your strategy session. It will be on Zoom with BOTH Maria and Kristin when our schedules permit! In addition to your private 1:1 session, you get our attention in our private Mighty Networks group daily. Other programs offer a group that is on Facebook. We don’t like that. At all. Our mission is to help you IMPROVE your health. Not worsen it by spending time on Facebook. If current events have taught us anything, it’s been that we need LESS time on social media, not more. Our community group is on a private network where you will not be targeted by large corporations wanting to sell you something, nor will you fall down the rabbit hole of political ads or spend precious time watching cat videos or doomscrolling for hours on end. We know you will love it.
I am so eager to do testing! Does it happen as soon as I enroll?
No, your tests are shipped to you after you have spent roughly four weeks in the program. There’s a very deliberate reason why we don’t send the tests to you until you are at the 4-week mark. As good as the tests are, they are just a part of the larger program. When you sign up, we want you to come in and start learning (via the video modules and group calls) right away. After you are half way through the education modules is when the tests magically arrive at your doorstep. Remember, this is an investment in the rest of your life. We want you not to need us when your time with us is complete. If we just did tests and told you what to do (and didn’t ask you to show up and learn alongside of us), we wouldn’t be empowering you to be your own best health expert.
Do you read bloodwork or other labs that I may have to share?
Yes, absolutely. Any additional test results that you have can be covered in our private 1:1 session.
Will I have more energy and sleep better with this program?
100%. Each day that we remove the key inflammatory triggers from your body your whole world will change. Your body will get the rest it needs, your energy will improve, your mood, your patience, your skin, bowels and overall outlook on life. We can’t improve one area of your body or life without other areas or systems jumping on board. That is the beauty of a truly holistic approach.
Will I lose weight?
There are no personal guarantees but chances are yes, your body will finally begin to shed the excess pounds of inflammation and protection is has been carrying around for so long. This whole program is focused on empowering your body and making it feel safe and supported. You will be cutting the crap and BS around everyone story you were told or believed about how your body functions. Once you learn the why, then apply the new meals, the new exercise, the new supplements and shift your perspective your body will let go of the pounds.
What is the cost of this program?
In our opinion, priceless! Because your unique needs may require customization for different labs or other concerns, we discuss fees during your free discovery call which you can book HERE.
Do you have a payment plan?
Yes! We offer the option to pay in two monthly installments, or a single discounted payment.
Can I get a portion of the program covered through Insurance or my benefits?
The short answer is “not likely.” While we have had some clients in the past who were able to get reimbursement for lab testing, we do not directly accept insurance nor does our work qualify for insurance coverage. That being said, we do accept HSA/FSA cards for payment.
Can you assure me that I will have the results I’m looking for when I finish this program?
Healing from any condition takes time. For that reason, we can’t assure you that you will be perfectly hormonally balanced in your time with us. For some it can take weeks, for others it can take months and for others, up to a year or more. But with this program, your journey will begin, and even if it takes longer than you’d like, you will have the information, guidance and support that you need to improve your health at your body’s natural pace.
I’m already so busy. How much time will this program require?
We made this program so that the information is presented in concise little chunks so you do not become overwhelmed. Each week we will release a new section that contains just 1 or 2 videos ranging in length from 8-20 minutes each, along with about 30 minutes of additional personal application work each week.
My life is really busy (like really busy), but I know I NEED THIS PROGRAM - so how am I going to find the time to fit this all in?
The education component of our program involves short, easily digestible learning videos (anywhere from 8-20 mins long), the live coaching calls are only once every two weeks and include both morning and evening options, and the 1:1 session is scheduled entirely at your convenience.
I don’t live in the USA. Can I still participate?
Absolutely, all you need is an internet connection for this program.
I’m on the go a lot, what do I need to participate in this program?
Whether it is the education program, the group coaching calls, your 1:1 session or simply getting your questions answered, all aspects of MMM Blueprint are accessible from anywhere with a wifi or mobile connection from your custom client portal.
When do the group calls take place?
We rotate our calls between Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings every two weeks in order to accommodate people from different time zones. The calls will be recorded and replays provided if you can’t attend live.
How much interaction do I get with you during the program?
We love interacting with people and you will have plenty of contact with us! In addition to the 12 live group calls (which take place on Zoom), we have a private client community hosted through Mighty Networks. This is a good place to ask questions and share break-throughs or challenges. As with all our group programs, the support, sisterhood, and ideas and that come out of being in a group is priceless.
Do I have to have Facebook to take part in the program?
NOPE! We do not utilize Facebook for any part of the MMM program or community. In fact, our online group engagement takes part entirely via an entirely closed, noise-free private network that you can access both via desktop or mobile app.
Do you address different eating philosophies in this course?
We are going to introduce and discuss foods that are good for you from a hormonal perspective. The course is not a vegetarian or vegan course. We will discuss animal protein and why it is helpful for many women with hormonal imbalances. You are welcome to join if you are vegetarian but please know we are not fans of that way of eating, especially for midlife women!
I feel like I have more complex problems and require more testing. Should I still do this program?
This program is where all of our clients start because it puts ALL of the foundational work into place. If you want more 1:1 time and/or testing, we have options for that as well.
I am under 40 years old but still would like to enroll. Will I benefit from it even though I am not in my 40s?
You will TOTALLY benefit from it because you will be prepared with knowledge and confidence to handle hormonal changes when they do come your way. Although the program is geared towards midlife women, the reality is that anyone can benefit from it.
I’m in my 20s (or 30s) and have premature/early menopause, will I benefit from this program?
This program is even more critical if you’ve gone into menopause before age 45. Premature menopause, also called premature ovarian failure, occurs when women are menopausal prior to age 40 and early menopause occurs when women are menopausal between the ages of 40-45. Losing your own hormone production at a young age is serious. This program will acquaint you with everything you need to know to be healthy.
I’m a dietitian or health coach myself. Can I join?
Absolutely! Several of our past clients have been in the health field themselves. We welcome you to join the program if you are interested in improving your health and hormone fluency.
I am on birth control (or have an IUD). Can I still take part in and benefit from the Program?
Yes, absolutely! While what you learn in the program may have you re-thinking your birth control choice, it is not an impediment to benefiting from the program. In fact, we believe the program give you all the resources you need to evaluate what effects birth control has on a midlife woman’s health.
I’m not menopausal yet. Is this program a good fit for me?
Absolutely—You will TOTALLY benefit from it because you will be prepared with knowledge and confidence to handle menopause when it happens for you. Most women are caught off guard when menopause comes. You won’t be after going through this program.
I’m several years post-menopausal, is this program a good fit for me?
Absolutely—You will TOTALLY benefit from it because there are many things you can do to improve your health and well being. You will especially want to focus on adrenal health and we will be teaching on that extensively.
I have no interest in hormone therapy, is this program a good fit for me?
Absolutely, this program covers nutrition, mindset, gut health, adrenal health, movement, self-care and hormone therapy. Even if you avoid the education we will be providing on hormone therapy, you will still derive a tremendous amount of benefit from participating in this program.
I am a cancer survivor. Would this program be a good fit for me?
Absolutely, it’s an excellent fit for you. This program covers nutrition, mindset, gut health, adrenal health, movement, self-care, and hormone therapy. We will also be covering the topic of estrogen metabolism and why that matters in preventing cancer recurrence.
I am interested in hormone therapy but don’t think my doctor will agree. Should I still join this program?
Yes, because we will be providing you with a list of vetted practitioners with whom you will be able to work at any time. Even if there’s no one in your area, many on our list work via telemedicine with no initial in-person visit required.
For how long do I have access to this program?
You have access to the program materials, live Zoom calls, and our private client community support group on Mighty Networks for six months from the Welcome Module. All of the guides and video transcripts are downloadable at your choosing during the program duration.
What happens after the program is complete?
You will be able to continue your 1:1 work with us as well as add additional testing, if you’d like. You can also choose to simply remain in our MMM Community which provides ongoing access to the group calls and private online membership platform for ongoing support.
What if I am unhappy with my purchase?
To demonstrate the value of MMM, we will provide a 100% refund within the first 2 days after the Welcome module is released to you, which gives you ample time to check it out and be comfortable with it. After two days from the date you receive the Welcome Module, no refunds will be issued. This is a generous refund policy as it is not tied to your date of purchase AND enables you to take an early look at the course. We also won’t ask you to submit worksheets or jump through hoops that prove that you’ve “done the work” like some refund policies stipulate.