The fact that spellcheck still doesn’t know how to spell perimenopause kind of says it all.
I sat down with Wile Women founders Gwendolyn Floyd (CEO) and Julie Kucinski (CMO) and founding partners Judy Greer (yes, from Arrested Development!) and Corey Scholibo to discuss the wide-ranging lack of knowledge and utter confusion around perimenopause, menopause, and women’s health. Not even gynecologists seem to have a firm grasp on this transitional time of a woman’s life.
Wile Women makes products to support women’s health after 40ish. Using plant medicine supported by clinical studies, the brand demystifies and embraces hormonal health. Products support and regulate the big three: estrogen, progesterone, and cortisol, with tinctures, supplements, and drinks.
Instead of using single ingredients to tackle symptoms, the brand “looks at women and formulations holistically because that’s how our bodies and nature really work.” That’s why, for example, their Drinking Your Feelings, Un-Anger, and Tranq Drank products contain a blend of ingredients that work together to combat unwanted symptoms.
In this interview, we discuss the flawed Women’s Health Initiative study of 2002, which, incredibly, 20 years later, is still scaring us away from hormone treatments. We also discuss naturopathy, medical gaslighting, and so much more. I learned so much from this conversation, and I hope you will too!
Audio editing by Sofija Jovanov.