The Perfect Stool: Understanding and Healing the Gut Microbiome, Episode 116 Show Notes

Navigating Bloating in Perimenopause: Insights with Lara Frendjian

Navigating Bloating in Perimenopause: Insights with Lara Frendjian

Struggling with bloating during perimenopause? Join nutritionist Lara Frendjian as she shares her journey of battling bloating, weight gain and mood swings in her 40s. Discover Lara’s diet and lifestyle focused approach to addressing hormonal imbalances, managing stress, and balancing minerals. Explore her insights on hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA), lifestyle modifications for cortisol balance and advice for improving sleep and nail health.

Lindsey Parsons, your host, helps clients solve gut issues and reverse autoimmune disease naturally. Take her quiz to see which stool or functional medicine test will help you find out what’s wrong. She’s a Certified Health Coach at High Desert Health in Tucson, Arizona. She coaches clients locally and nationwide. You can also follow Lindsey on Facebook, Tiktok, X, Instagram or Pinterest or reach her via email at to set up a free 30-minute Gut Healing Breakthrough Session.

Set up a free, 30-minute Gut Healing Breakthrough Session with Lindsey to discuss your gut health issues and hear about my 3- and 5-appointment gut health coaching programs. Set up an individual, 1-hour consultation here.

Listen to Episode 116 or go to podcast player at the bottom of this page.

Links Mentioned in the Show

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis in Lindsey’s Rupa Health Lab Store* or via Lindsey through Trace Elements/Vykon Customs (email Lindsey)

Lifeblud Vitamin K

Guest’s Links

Lara Frenjian’s Web Site (Nutrition Her Way)

Lara’s Thursday Trainings

The Triple M Method

Lara’s Facebook

Lara’s Instagram

Lindsey’s Links


Tributyrin-Max – Postbiotic Butyrate/Tributyrin Supplement from The Perfect Stool – 60, 750 mg capsules of tributyrin for gut health, slowing motility and firming up stool. Highest dose tributyrin capsules currently available. 15% off with discount code INTRO15 and free shipping with 1-3 bottles. Also available on Amazon; 15% off with discount code TMINTRO15. 

Free, 30-minute Gut Healing Breakthrough Session

Individual Consultation with Lindsey

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Lindsey’s Rupa Health Lab Shop*

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Bulk Supplements*



Quiz: Which Gut Health Test Should I Choose?

Schedule a Free, 30-minute Gut Healing Breakthrough Session with Lindsey

Schedule an Individual Consultation with Lindsey

GI Issues Supplement Plan on Fullscript*

Lindsey’s Gut Healing Facebook Group

Gut Health Tests and Recommended Supplements

Gut Health Coaching with Lindsey

Autoimmune Disease Reversal Coaching with Lindsey

Health Coaching with Lindsey (for weight loss, etc.)

Lindsey Parsons’ web site: High Desert Health and

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