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Navigating Menopause: A Comprehensive Approach to Nutrition and Wellness

In this episode of What You’re Craving, Molly chats with Dr. Mary Claire Haver, a board-certified OB/GYN and Certified Culinary Medicine specialist. As the creator of the nutrition program, The Galveston Diet, and author of the book by the same name, Dr. Haver has made it her mission to help women navigate the challenges of aging with a comprehensive approach to nutrition and wellness. Beyond her professional accomplishments, Dr. Haver is also a wife, mother, and successful entrepreneur.

Dr. Haver’s journey began when she noticed her patients complaining about weight gain during menopause, despite following traditional weight loss advice of eating less and exercising more. As a physician, she quickly realized there were gaps in her training, specifically with regards to nutrition.

Motivated by her own and her patients’ struggles with weight gain during menopause, Dr. Haver delved into the world of nutrition, conducting her own research and pursuing certification in culinary medicine at Tulane University to better serve their needs. 

Molly and Dr. Haver discuss the importance of tailoring nutrition plans to the individual, focusing on non-scale measures such as muscle mass and subcutaneous fat. Dr. Haver also provides insights on how to manage chronic inflammation, how to incorporate micronutrients and supplements into one’s diet, and other issues specific to women experiencing menopause.

Dr. Haver’s unique approach to nutrition and wellness is rooted in a focus on serving others and helping her patients age optimally. Whether you’re looking for advice on managing menopause or seeking a more holistic approach to nutrition and wellness, you won’t want to miss this fascinating conversation with Dr. Mary Claire Haver.

Episode Quotes:

  • “Aging is normal, but suffering is not.”
  • “If you’re not maximizing your nutrition, almost nothing’s going to help you.”
  • “We don’t exercise to be skinny… We go to the gym to be strong.”

About Dr. Mary Claire Haver:

Mary Claire Haver, MD, is a board-certified OB/GYN and a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist. She developed her groundbreaking weight-loss protocol as an online subscriber program, through which she has helped nearly 75,000 women lose weight, burn fat, and get in shape permanently. Dr. Haver lives with her husband and two daughters in Galveston, Texas. Find all of her awesomeness at

Connect with Dr. Haver:



TikTok: @drmaryclaire

Instagram: @drmaryclaire

Facebook: Dr. Mary Claire

Youtube: Mary Claire Haver MD The Galveston Diet

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