Dec 13, 2021 • 19M

74 - Gut Health & Hormones With Wellness Coach Leslie Kasanoff

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Sarah Snyder-Castañeda
We don't talk enough about women with ADHD, especially the impact hormones have on mental health. Former journalist and current ADHD'er Sarah Snyder unpacks this topic through patient stories, expert interviews and personal narrative.

In this episode, I'm joined by wellness coach, Leslie Kasanoff, for a conversation about how our gut health can help our hormonal health.  Hormones & your gut

Leslie has over three decades working in the wellness space, both as a chiropractor and wellness coach. She works mostly with women who need help with their hormones. 

Through her work, Leslie has learned more about how gut health impacts hormonal health. She points out hormones aid digestion, impact moods, and energy levels. 

Dealing with brain fog

One of the most common complaints Leslie hears is about brain fog! Especially for people in peri-menopause or menopause. Leslie has found working on gut microbiology and a person's diet can improve brain fog. 

The role of exercise

Finding an exercise you love is another important element to improving brain fog. Leslie walks every morning and explains it helps set her up for the day

Eat your greens

One of the most important tips Leslie gives is making sure you're getting at least one serving of leafy greens in a day. An easy way of doing this is making a smoothie. Getting a good dose of nutrition helps our gut and our mood. 

Check out the full episode to learn more insights from Leslie on how we can improve our brain health. 

Leslie's Link

About The Adulting With ADHD Podcast

It’s not just you – we aren’t talking enough about ADHD and hormones. There are so many things I wish I had known about hormones and ADHD earlier. They play such a fundamental role in the human body, deeply impacting a person’s life at all of their life stages.

As a former journalist and current ADHD’er, I unpack this topic through patient stories, expert interviews, and personal narrative.

With new episodes biweekly on Wednesdays, The Adulting With ADHD Podcast covers a variety of ADHD hormone topics including puberty, menopause, perimenopause, PMS, PMDD, and more. Why aren’t we talking about this more? What do you do if you find yourself struggling with ADHD and hormones? We discuss this and much more.

Need basic info about ADHD and hormones? Get the free quick guide at

Show highlights

3:20 Brain fog & hormones

4:30 Gut microbiomes and what you eat

10:40 The role of exercise

13:30 Eating daily greens

Show edited by HK Productions