French Riviera Firefly Podcast

French Riviera Firefly Podcast


The French Riviera Firefly interviews entrepreneurs living on and visiting the French Riviera and the Côte d’Azur. We talk business, marketing, tourist attractions, business books, Education, Health and lifestyle, hobbies and leisure here in the Alpes Maritimes. We also talk to inspiring local entrepreneurs and small businesses about how they started their careers in France, dealing with administration and what brought them here in the first place. Topical issues such as Brexit and what this means to expats will also be covered in 2017. Our online directory and magazine can be found on

Nutrition | Hormone Harmony | Menopause | Peri feat. Christine Kjeldbjerg

We get right into it in this podcast with important discussions around hormones, midlife, the menopause and this huge impactful phase in a woman’s life (and let’s be honest it impacts the whole family actually!) but it needs much more exposure and everyday discussion .


When life gives you lemons make lemonade said Elbert Hubbard in 1915, I bet he would be thrilled to hear we are still doing that even in a pandemic!

I kind of feel that is one of my mantras, I do try to find the silver linings in life which I know can come across as too positive but for me I guess it’s just my way of trying to rationalise events. I find them easier to deal with if I can find a reason even in the darkest of times.

And boy have we had some dark times in the last 12 months. So at the time of recording this in April 21, President Macron shut down the country again. Now I was supposed to be getting ready for 2 weeks of holiday camps across our 3 centres, the team were all lined up, programmes were in place, places booked and then boom, the news dropped.

Of course financially there is a huge impact and we could possibly have gone online but after 12 months of pivoting and responding to ever changing protocols it was time to shut up shop and give the time time to rest and recuperate.

And so my silver lining is a gloriously long , even if it’s imposed holiday.

I have books; fictional reads that have been on my list for a while like American Dirt , dog walks , yoga and pilates, some home projects and just some general check in and catch ups to do.

It was while I was reading a book called Making Work Human I had an idea to have a LoveFest a week of thanks and gratitude and as part of that I asked Christine Kjeldbjerg a previous guest from the Firefly from back in 2017, to come and chat with my team about all things nutrition – as I think we all need a boost after the last 12 months

We had a great moment with her over zoom where she gave us some great insight and implementable nuggets on how to tweak our own nutrition. It was a real treat.

The timing then seemed right for us check back in here on the firefly and hear what she has been doing since we last spoke.

At that point she already held a BSC in nutritional Therapy and was running a busy health and fitness coaching business, instructing Pilates and Xtend Barre.

She was a busy mum with teens in the same school my son went to.

Shortly after that episode she went on to complete a BSC in Personalised Nutrition and then like me some of the teens have been flying the nest.

For many that would be the moment to down shift but for Christine, who I feel is a lifelong learner and who is so passionate about nutrition, this “spare time” has been used to deep dive further into nutrition and in particular Hormone Harmony which is what we are going to talk about but also she is hugely involved in the community, a big supporter of Mimosa organising many events to raise essential funds for the cancer charities locally and also sharing her wisdom in the Riviera Insider magazine regularly.

We get right into it in this podcast with important discussions around hormones, midlife, the menopause and this huge impactful phase in a woman’s life (and let’s be honest it impacts the whole family actually!) but it needs much more exposure and everyday discussion .

Peri and menopause needs to be as easy to talk about as things like football are, which we didn’t go into this time but we did last time and you can find out why that is important to Christine on episode 24 all the way back in 2017.

Find the episode here:

So no off side rule this time, hormone’s and harmony, let’s get straight into it, let’s roll!

Contact Christine Kjeldbjerg

+ 33 633 27 37 67

Instagram: christinekjeldbjerg

Facebook: CK-Health

MSc Personalised Nutrition, BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy
Registered Nutritional Therapist CNHC, MBANT,

IFM Member,

AFNMB member

NLP Practitioner

Pilates specialist,

Xtend Barre & Hypervibe Instructor

Mentioned on the podcast

American Dirt – Jeanine Cummins

Making Work Human – Eric Mosley Derek Irvine


Mimosa Matters

Flax Seed


Drink Filtered water & Tea Kusmi WEB

34 symptoms of menopause

Read : Why We sleep Matthew Walker (See his video )

Read as a family : Me and my menopausal vagina Jane Lewis BOOK

Julia Edgely Clean Your Beauty Routine Instagram formake your own beauty products

Christine has been catching up on:



-The Undoing

-And some French news.

Other useful links for supplements

Choosing supplements :

And this one

Websites for supplements




Welcome to the Riviera Firefly podcast sponsored by KidooLand your childcare solution for safe summer fun, Playgroup Kindergarten and Forest school . The Riviera Firefly is working hard with locals to help restart the economy and promote local businesses. Please do your part and get our French Economy boosted #staylocal #buylocal #supportlocal #cotedazurfrance.

Listen to some of our other episodes :

We hope you enjoy our interviews with local business owners. Do please share and comment as this helps us in google. Here are a few more episodes you might enjoy.

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– Cote d’Azur Living
– Business Support Club
– Finding your way is a podcast for those going through some of life’s transitions and challenges as one reaches mid life ..


This episode was brought to you by KidooLand The Little English School on the French Riviera. Running classes and holiday camps for children age 0-16 years and workshops for grown ups too including Yoga, Pilates and conversation! In 2018 we expanded and opened The Loft a great addition to the annexe and in 2019 opened KidooVillage. 2020 saw the launch of the Academy as part of KidooLand online. Find us : Vallauris, Villeneuve Loubet Village and pop ups in Valbonne with and Online classes and courses

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