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Menopause, Perimenopause, and MHT:
Myths and Misconceptions

Presented by Tori Hudson, ND
Live Date: Wednesday, July 31st at 12:00 PM PT

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and the recording and slides will be emailed after the event.

In this webinar: 

Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) is having a new moment in its long history of use and research. The last 22 years since the publication of the first paper from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) created what seemed like a permanent dark mark on the use of hormones to lessen menopausal symptoms. Researchers and clinicians who have kept up to date with research in the last 22 years and longer have realized its benefits and select risks and didn’t agree with the across-the-board dark mark against it. In fact, they understood and prescribed appropriately for its benefits when it was not contraindicated or when it posed more than comfortable risks.

Now, we see the opposite problem, in which uninformed clinicians, patients, and consumers think MHT is the right choice for all perimenopausal and menopausal women at any time and at any age. It does not have benefits for all, and MHT should be used with caution and even contraindicated in many. It’s crucial to understand in whom the benefits exceed the risks and who really needs those benefits. 

This webinar will examine myths and misconceptions in perimenopausal/menopausal patient presentation, evaluation, and management.


Dr. Tori Hudson, Naturopathic Physician, graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in 1984 and has served the college in several capacities, including: Medical Director, Associate Academic Dean, and Academic Dean. She is currently a clinical adjunct professor at NUNM, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr Hudson has been in practice for more than 36 years, is the medical director of her clinic, “A Woman’s Time” in Portland, Oregon, co-owner and director of product research and education for VITANICA and the program director for the Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine. She is also the founder and co-director of NERC (Naturopathic Education and Research Consortium), a non-profit organization for accredited naturopathic residencies.

Dr. Hudson has been appointed as a faculty member of the Fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

Dr. Hudson was awarded the 1990 President’s award from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for her research in women’s health, the 1999 prestigious Naturopathic Physician of the Year award, the 2003 NUNM Alumni Pioneer Award, the 2009 Natural Products Association Pioneer Award, and in 2012 was inducted into the NUNM Hall of Fame. In 2016, she was the recipient of the annual Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physician’s “Living Legends” award.

In 2021, she received the 2020 American Botanical Council’s prestigious Fredi Kronenberg Excellence in Research and Education in Botanicals in Women’s Health Award for 2020.

She is a nationally recognized author (Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, second edition, McGraw Hill 2008), speaker, educator, researcher, and clinician. Dr. Hudson serves on several editorial boards, advisory panels and as a consultant to the natural products industry. She also writes monthly columns and freelance articles for several publications.