The Rebel Podcast

145. The Galveston Diet: An Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Menopausal Women (& Everyone Else) with Dr. Mary Claire Haver (replay)

Did you know that 80% of women who are in their menopause stage experience night sweats, brain fog, and frustration with weight loss? Are you one of them?

In this week’s podcast episode, I was able to speak with Dr. Mary Claire Haver, founder, and creator of the Galveston Diet. We talk about the “perfect storm” during Menopause, The Galveston Diet, why you just can’t lose that stubborn belly fat, and much more!

Dr. Mary Claire Haver is a Board Certified OBGYN who has delivered thousands of babies, completed thousands of well-woman exams, counseled patients, taught residents, and done everything an academic professor and OBGYN could do. But as her patient population aged, she was overwhelmed with the number of complaints and concerns her patients had with weight gain while going through menopause.

For years, she told her patients to eat less and exercise more. It wasn’t until she, too, experienced the changes of menopause that she realized this advice doesn’t work. So she devised The Galveston Diet, the first and only nutrition program in the world created by a Female OBGYN designed for women in menopause. The goal is to help women reach their health and wellness goals through an anti-inflammatory approach to nutrition.

There are three core parts of The Galveston Diet:

  1. Intermittent fasting, building off of Mark Mattson’s research around intermittent fasting and neurodegenerative diseases.
  2. A common sense, anti-inflammatory approach to nutrition (something that’s surprisingly lacking in medical school, and thus many doctor’s offices).
  3. Fuel refocusing. There are too many people, especially in the United States, addicted to simple carbohydrates (i.e. added sugar, processed sugars).

Although this diet was created for women in menopause, it’s actually an effective anti-inflammatory diet for anyone — funny how that works! You can learn more about The Galveston Diet at

Download this Episode MP3.


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