The PCOS Revolution Podcast

The PCOS Revolution Podcast

By Farrar Duro, AP, FABORM
Living with PCOS doesn’t have to be a struggle! On The PCOS Revolution podcast we’ll discuss the tools that can transform your PCOS symptoms and change your life. You’ll learn the secrets of kicking PCOS to the curb as reproductive experts and fellow cysters share their wisdom so you can better understand how to break free of anxiety, depression, weight gain, fertility challenges and the dreaded hormonal ups and downs.

Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
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Grounding Yourself During Times of Struggle With Ash Johns
Welcome to Episode 9 of Season 8 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: Grounding Yourself During Times of Struggle With Ash Johns Today I have the honor of speaking with Ash Johns, a Conscious Business Strategist, Certified PsychoSpiritual Life Coach, and skilled Ancestral Healer living at the intersection of creativity, spirituality and business. After walking away from 10+ years in advertising and branding to run a eight-figure women’s retreat in Southeast Asia, Ash believes our greatest recurring trauma—both personally and collectively—is in how we’ve been taught to survive in this world, and that the key to thriving lies in returning to our roots. We're going deep today to give you the tools to ignite the healer within, and to reconnect with your purpose on this planet. Never has this message been needed to be heard more than now, and I encourage you to listen to this episode more than once to gain a bigger perspective on how to ground yourself when times get rough.  As an added bonus and to make this easier, Ash has recorded a special guided meditation for our listeners here: https://www.ashleyjohns.com/pcos-revolution-podcast-free-meditation You can learn more about Ash at ashleyjohns.com, @ashinspires on Instagram and Facebook I hope you enjoy listening and sharing this very special episode and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on our weekly Instagram Live's each Wednesday at https://www.instagram.com/flcompletewellness/ Help Us Spread The Word! If this episode has taught you just one thing, I would love if you could head on over to Apple Podcasts and SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW! And if you’re moved to, kindly leave us a rating and review. Doing so helps me get the word out about the podcast — and it’s easy! Thank you so much. Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
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June 9, 2020
TTC During A Pandemic: Special Episode With Dr. Kenneth Gelman
Deciding to try for a baby is a big decision — one that’s suddenly been made a whole lot more complex by the coronavirus pandemic. Many of our patients are grappling with whether or not this the time to try and get pregnant or would it be worthwhile to wait. During this webinar, Dr. Kenneth Gelman and I discuss the pro's and con's about trying to conceive during a global pandemic based on current research and answer your questions regarding what you can do now to prepare for a healthy pregnancy in the future.  To view the slides and watch the webinar replay click here. Discover More About the Supplements We Discuss Help Us Spread The Word! If this episode has taught you just one thing, I would love if you could head on over to Apple Podcasts and SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW! And if you’re moved to, kindly leave us a rating and review. Doing so helps me get the word out about the podcast — and it’s easy! Thank you so much. Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
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April 15, 2020
Navigating the Changing Stages of PCOS With Dr. Rashmi Kudesia
Welcome to Episode 7 of Season 8 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: Navigating the Changing Stages of PCOS With Dr. Rashmi Kudesia Today we’re speaking with Dr. Rashmi Kudesia of CCRM Fertility Houston on the changes that can happen with PCOS in different stages of our lives, and how different symptoms may take priority at different times in our lives. These challenges can manifest as irregular cycles as a teen, hirsutism or weight management later on, and ultimately infertility. We’ll also speak about the reassuring data on how we can mitigate the long-term health impacts of PCOS by holistic lifestyle management in the reproductive years. About our guest: Rashmi Kudesia, M.D., M.Sc., is a double board-certified reproductive endocrinologist & infertility (REI) specialist at CCRM Fertility Houston in Houston, Texas. She serves as the Site Director for CCRM Houston – Sugar Land and Director of Patient Education, as well as Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Kudesia completed her Baccalaureate degree in Biology & Medicine magna cum laude from Brown University, and her M.D. with honors from the Duke University School of Medicine, where she was selected into a clinical research training program co-sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Her OB/GYN residency training was at the New York Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, followed by REI fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center, alongside a Masters’ of Science degree in Clinical Research Methods. She subsequently served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, as well as the Research Rotational Director for the REI fellowship, and Medical Director of the Brooklyn office of the Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York. Dr. Kudesia has held many national leadership roles in organized medicine, including her current roles as Chair-Elect of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s (ASRM) Women’s Council, and the ASRM Young Physician Delegate to the American Medical Association. She has presented scientific research nationally and internationally, and received multiple awards and grants. She regularly publishes peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and enjoys teaching the Houston-area OB/GYN residents and medical students. She actively promotes women’s health advocacy through community work and social media. Her current areas of interest are access to fertility knowledge, counseling and care, polycystic ovary syndrome, and LGBT fertility. Episode Links: Dr. Kudesia’s Facebook Page CCRM Fertility Houston The PCOS Diva Podcast Help Us Spread The Word! If this episode has taught you just one thing, I would love if you could head on over to Apple Podcasts and SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW! And if you’re moved to, kindly leave us a rating and review. Doing so helps me get the word out about the podcast — and it’s easy! Thank you so much. Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
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March 12, 2020
Going Keto-Green To Flip the PCOS Perimenopausal Switch With Dr. Anna Cabeca
Welcome to Episode 6 of Season 8 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: Going Keto-Green To Flip the PCOS Perimenopausal Switch With Dr. Anna Cabeca Today I have with me Dr. Anna Cabeca, who's an expert in women's health and functional medicine. She's an Emory University trained and board-certified gynecologist and obstetrician and she's also certified in integrative medicine and anti-aging/regenerative medicine. She specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and their natural alternatives, and she also focuses on successful menopause and age management medicine. Dr. Cabeca's years of experience in her private practice, along with her own journey of transformation, has placed her as one of the most in-demand speakers regarding restorative health and women's health issues. In this episode, we discuss how hormone production dips as a woman ages, leading to increased visceral fat which is especially difficult for women with PCOS. By pairing keto-diet staples with foods that bring the body’s pH to a more alkaline level, you can shed belly fat more easily while balancing the hormones responsible for that bulkier midsection in the first place. And by fueling your brain with ketones—like rocket fuel instead of gasoline—you’ll make better decisions, including healthier choices for what to eat. See our episode page to grab her free ebooks at https://www.floridacompletewellness.com/podcasts and start implementing these strategies right away!
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February 18, 2020
Ultimate Pre- and Post-conception Care With Sarah Clark
Welcome to Episode 5 of Season 8 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: Ultimate Pre- and Post-conception Care With Sarah Clark Today, Sarah Clark, a good friend and repeat podcast guest is joining us once again. We’ll be chatting about everything pre-and post-conception care. This is something that is near and dear to my heart. She is a certified life coach as well as a health coach. Sarah is the author of Fabulously Fertile and few other books as well. Her coaching program drastically helps her clients live better lives. A lot of people go on the pill for acne or painful periods. When they come off the pill, a lot of times the issue is still there. The pill simply acted as a Band-Aid, and it some cases it can be worse when come coming off the pill. The problem hasn’t been fixed and now they are struggling with infertility. During this episode, we’ll dive deep into the food and nutrition part of things. Many people struggle with different symptoms, pains, illness, etc. The problem is we’ve outsourced our cooking to the food industry and that’s why we are sick. Learn more about Sarah, her practice and what you should be doing pre- and post-conception if you are pregnant or looking to become pregnant during this episode of the PCOS Revolution Podcast. Episode Spotlights: Sarah’s journey (2:02) Using the elimination diet to determine food sensitives (4:15) Leaky gut (6:45)Hormone and stool tests (13:05) Stressors on the body (15:15) Environmental toxins and EMFS (18:40) Asking for help (26:16) Minimizing blue light (27:19) Evaluating your options (32:05) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy, visit www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
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February 4, 2020
Hands-On Ways of Healing Your PCOS with Dr. Meaghan Kirshling
Welcome to Episode 4 of Season 8 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: Hands-On Ways of Healing Your PCOS with Dr. Meaghan Kirshling When it comes to structural treatments and how to treat PCOS, it can be hard to know where to turn and what to do. Sometimes people aren’t talking about the things out there that can help you. Today we will be diving into hands-on ways of healing your PCOS. This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am having a conversation with Dr. Meaghan Kirshling. Dr. Kirshling has an allopathic and alternative medicine background with an overall passion for health. She has her doctor of chiropractic from Northwestern’s health and science university as well as a bachelor’s degree in nursing and exercise science. She also has 3 Master’s degrees. Dr. Kirshling has served as an organ transplant nurse as well as served as a civilian with the Army as a chiropractor oversee. Today we will be talking about something that isn’t as commonly discussed with PCOS. The core of our reproductive health is based on the pelvic girdles. Most people’s pelvic floors aren’t as strong as they should be. We discuss ways in which to strengthen your pelvic floor during our conversation. We’ll also chat about the positive impact facia rolling can have with patients with PCOS. Learn techniques to help your PCOS that you can start applying right away during this episode of the PCOS Revolution Podcast. Episode Spotlights: Dr. Meaghan’s passion for health (1:55) Powerhouses for treatment (5:51) Microcurrent as a form of treatment (9:05) Uterine lift (11:28) Hip opener for PCOS (14:37) Hypopresives for reproductive issues (16:30) How dynamic facia is (18:46) Sacral oil rolling and castor oil (24:24) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy, visit www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
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January 28, 2020
Busting Through PCOS Diet Myths with Martha McKittrick
Welcome to Episode 3 of Season 8 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: Busting Through PCOS Diet Myths with Martha McKittrick There are a ton of diets as well as tons of advice flying around out there about what you should be eating when you have PCOS. Like most diets, that information is more often than not inaccurate, a myth or not based in facts. This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am having a conversation with Martha McKittrick. Martha is a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator. She is also a health and wellness coach with a private practice in New York City. With over 25 years of experience in nutrition, she specializes in weight management, PCOS, cardiovascular health and diabetes, just to name a few. She has had a special interest in nutrition since 2000, and is considered a pioneer in the field of PCOS. Martha helps health professionals and those struggling with PCOS. Martha is extremely passionate about helping people with PCOS and understands the lack of awareness out there. It has gotten better since 2000, yet since social media, it’s gotten more confusing. People can be paralyzed with all the information. Learn more about Martha, how she helps people struggling PCOS and the best way to feed yourself nutritionally when dealing with PCOS during this episode of the PCOS Revolution Podcast. Episode Spotlights: Importance of sleep for insulin resistance (3:58) Finding time to meal plan (4:47) Mindset and understanding every woman is unique (8:55) Anxiety, depression and eating disorders with PCOS (11:30) The plate method (16:30)Soy and PCOS (21:48) Eating a diet that is good for the gut (23:25) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy, visit www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
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January 21, 2020
Pregnancy and PCOS Q&A With Dr. Aviva Romm
Welcome to Episode 2 of Season 8 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: Pregnancy and PCOS Q&A with Dr. Aviva Rom Are you pregnant? Are you thinking about becoming pregnant? If so, this episode is for you. Our guest today shares great tips, tricks and insights into navigating a healthy pregnancy while having PCOS. This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am having a conversation with Dr. Aviva Rom. Dr. Aviva is a midwife and herbalist. She is board certified in family medicine with obstetrics who’s been bridging traditional medicine with good science for three decades. Her focus is on total health ecology. Dr. Aviva currently lives in western Massachusetts in the countryside. She had an early inspiration to become a physician. She went to college at age 15 to become an MD. She was then exposed to herbal medicine and became passionate. She actually found out her grandma was an herbalist. Additionally, she began to explore the role of diet and lifestyle as well as exposure on our health. Since then Dr. Aviva went vegetarian and vegan. She noticed weight that she gained resolved without having to ‘diet’ or exercise more. Allergies and sickness also subsided. Then she was exposed to midwifery. Functional medicine was not a popular thing when she discovered it. She had to navigate very few resources for these in order to study these topics.  Dr. Aviva recommends probiotics during pregnancy with PCOS. She also suggestions to take two tablespoons of flaxseed to help get rid of extra estrogen. It can also help with pregnancy constipation. During the episode we dive deeper into various things you can do while pregnant. We’ll chat about blood sugar balance in pregnancy as well. Episode Spotlights: How Dr. Aviva got started (1:44) Conception issues and PCOS (8:15) Supplements for women struggling with preconception problems (14:45) Vitamin D levels (16:52) Anovulatory cycles (18:55) Eating an iron-rich diet (23:50) Typical dose of NAC (29:45) Breastfeeding (38:38) Gaining weight with PCOS (42:14) Women with PCOS and sleep apnea (44:20) The importance of sleep (48:08) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy, visit www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
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January 14, 2020
Planning & Acheiving Your PCOS Goals With Maria Horstmann
Welcome to Episode 8 of Season 1 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: Planning and Achieving Your PCOS Goals With Maria Horstmann Movement is an essential part of our overall health, especially when addressing PCOS. Whether it is a few minutes a day, a couple hours a week or an hour a day, any bit of movement is important for our wellbeing and ability to function well. During this episode, we have an expert on movement who can help anyone get started or get them where they want to go. This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am having a conversation with Maria Horstmann. Maria is a Speaker, Health and Insulin Resistance Coach, Personal Trainer, and Corporate Wellness Consultant. She made the decision to trade in the corporate lifestyle to help busy professionals and go-getters set and reach their goals so they can do more, live more and expand their quality of life. Maria has an MBA from Emory and has completed trainings in Insulin Resistance and Nutritional Endocrinology. Maria enjoys helping other people but she also talks her walk. She is passionate about inspiring because she had to get unstuck, push past fears, press rest and redesign her life in order to reverse her own pre-diabetes and digestion challenges. During this episode of the PCOS Revolution Podcast, we’ll be discussing various topics that Maria is passionate about. From practicing fundamental movement to how to improve and facing stress in the workforce, we dive into it all. Learn more about Maria, how to get started and the importance of movement during this discussion. Episode Spotlights: Where do you start? (2:43) Practicing fundamental movements (6:00) Intention behind functional movement (8:25) Consistency is better than persistency (14:01) There is always room for improvement (17:10) Stress in the workforce (27:15) Mobile vision boards (34:18) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy, visit www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
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January 7, 2020
What’s Holding You Back From Losing Weight With Dr. Angela Tran
Welcome to Episode 10 of Season 7 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: What's Holding You Back From Losing Weight With Dr. Angela Tran Do you have PCOS and are struggling to lose weight? If the answer is yes, then this episode is for you. This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am having a conversation with Dr. Angela Tran. Dr. Tran is a board-certified internal medicine and bariatric physician. She has practiced in primary care since 2007. Dr. Tran recognized obesity as the root cause of many diseases diagnosed in her office. She understands the barriers that impact weight loss. Today we will talk about those barriers as they relate to women with PCOS. Weight loss is a huge struggle in women with PCOS. Because of this, Dr. Tran's practice is dedicated solely to weight management. Everyone has a unique body and a unique metabolism. There is not a one-sized fits all approach that will work. The key is mindset and setting yourself up to feel like you are winning the game. Dr. Tran claims the secret is health is a habit. It took a lifetime to develop the habits you currently have so it may takes some time to develop new ones. Dr. Tran helps her clients through the process of changing habits. Your health should no longer be negotiable. During this episode we cover a variety of topics from insulin resistance to food addiction. Sugar is the most addictive drug and it’s found everywhere. When it comes to weight loss it’s not as much about diet, numbers and knowledge about nutrition, it’s about support and behaviors.  Episode Spotlights: What inspired Dr. Tran to focus on weight management (1:27) The thing that holds many patients back (2:33) Changing mindset around weight (3:42) Insulin resistance and PCOS (6:07) Advice for someone with very little time (8:27) Dr. Tran’s success stories (9:48) Changing your life through food and weight loss (13:15) Is food addiction real? (14:49) Recommendation for looking at weight postpartum (18:28) Preparing for bariatric surgery (19:55) Emotional component to weight (20:44) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy, visit www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
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December 31, 2019
Improving Your Gut Health to Reverse Your PCOS Symptoms with Dr. Tom O’Bryan
Welcome to Episode 9 of Season 7 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: Improving Your Gut Health to Reverse Your PCOS Symptoms with Dr. Tom O'Bryan You have PCOS and you struggle with various symptoms but you don’t know what to do or you haven’t seen results in reducing those symptoms. Have no fear, Dr. Tom O’Bryan is here to help. This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am having a conversation with Dr. Tom O’Bryan. When it comes to getting healthy, it is Dr. Tom O’Bryan’s goal to make it easy to do the right thing. Today we are talking about gut health and how you can start reversing PCOS Symptoms.Dr. Tom O’Bryan is considered a Sherlock Homes for chronic disease. He is an internationally recognized speaker on topics such as food sensitivities, environmental toxins and the development of autoimmune diseases. He is the author of two books and founder of thedr.com. When people are diagnosed with a condition, whatever the diagnosis is, it’s likely they have fallen over a waterfall and landed in the pond below. Whatever the diagnosis is, it’s hard to stay afloat. You are still living the lifestyle that caused the problem to develop. We all need the life jacket to stay afloat. A healthy microbiome is the best defense you have against anything and everything. The first thing you have to do is put attention every day to building and protecting a healthy microbiome. We go in depth into various ways to create a healthy, diverse gut microbiome to start reversing symptoms and improving overall health. Learn more about gut health as well as a plethora of great tips to improve your life during this episode of the PCOS Revolution Podcast. Episode Spotlights: What interested you in functional medicine? (1:40) Changing the lifestyle that caused your diagnosis (3:15) Somethings you have control over and somethings you don’t (5:21) Modulation (7:30) Translation research (11:59) Creating a diverse balanced microbiome (14:00) How to create a healthy microbiome (17:05) Prebiotic foods (22:17) Fermented vegetables and good bacteria (23:01) Importance of drinking water (27:15) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy, visit www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
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December 24, 2019
What Your Cycle Says About Your Health With Lisa Hendrickson-Jack
Welcome to Episode 8 of Season 7 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: What Your Cycle Says About Your Health With Lisa Hendrickson-Jack Your cycle isn’t just about having babies, it’s so much more than that. It can be a key indicator of your overall health. This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am having a conversation with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack. She is a Certified Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner. She teaches women to monitor their periods for natural birth control, conception and overall help. Lisa is also an author and podcast host. Most women find fertility awareness for a specific purpose. Although, many start to realize how the cycle relates to overall health. The first day of your menstrual cycle is the first day of your period, but isn’t just your period. Not only does your menstrual cycle help detect pregnancy, it is also a sign of health. There are ways to improve your health without drugs. We will talk more about this in this episode. We’ll also talk about how to look at your period like a vital sign and pay attention to cycle fluctuations and irregularities.Learn more about Lisa, how she helps various women, a great deal of information about your cycle and overall health as well as so much more on this episode of the PCOS Revolution Podcast. Episode Spotlights: Why Lisa wanted to focus on the cycle and fertility health (1:47) Fertility awareness (3:05) Connection between your cycle and overall health (4:45) How Sarah works with women and their cycles (5:32) Why it’s important to know your cycle rhythm and get to know your body (7:48) What’s different in a PCOS menstrual cycle (10:15) What to look for in apps (13:08) Charting and how long you should do it (16:33) Using charting for birth control with PCOS (22:30) Challenges for women with long irregular cycles (25:30) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy, visit www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
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December 17, 2019
How to Track Your Cycles Like a Pro With Rob Milnes
Welcome to Episode 7 of Season 7 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: How to Track Your Cycles Like a Pro With Rob Milnes Today we are talking about everything related to fertility, tracking and ovulation. I am joined by the CEO of Fertility Focus, how will share his story and the tracking device that focusing on fertility monitoring. This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am having a conversation with Rob Milnes. Rob’s work in female heath care started in 1998. He has helped bring to market various products. Now he is focused on fertility. Rob and his wife struggled to conceive for numerous years. He went onto finance a business and complete the process to see it to launch to help with ovulation tracking. We chat about a very common topic, tracking ovulation and tracking your cycles with PCOS. This is a common topic I see all the time. It can be a source of frustration for many women and couples. During our conversation, Rob and I talk about different types of tests and trackers out there. We dive into the different resources available from fertility tracking apps and ovulation predictor strips. We also discuss specifically the differences compared to Rob’s tracker and how it is used. The only time it is not used is during menstruation. Learn more about this technology, features including live ovulation prediction, the process of use and who this product is a good fit for during this episode of The PCOS Revolution. Episode Spotlights: The original technology  (1:45) Live ovulation prediction (4:34) False positives (8:59) Using the software and the process (10:33) Issues with tests (15:09) Monitoring temperature vaginally vs orally (16:35) Using the sensor overnight (18:45) Fertility medication on outcome (20:54) Women tracking during early pregnancy (23:15) Maximum amount of days you can track (25:20) Who is this monitoring a good fit for (28:24) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy, visit www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
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December 10, 2019
Conquering PCOS Through Genetics & Fasting With Dr. Felice Gersh
Welcome to Episode 6 of Season 7 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: Conquering Your PCOS Through Genetics and Fasting With Dr. Felice Gersh Is PCOS linked to genetics? The answer is yes. Learn more about genetics and fasting and the role they play in PCOS during this important episode. This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am having a conversation with Dr. Felice Gersh. She is a double board-certified OBGYN and integrative medicine practitioner. Dr. Gersh completed her undergrad at Princeton University and her medical degree at the Southern California School of Medicine. She went on to complete her  residency as an OBGYN. Most recently she spent two years in a fellowship program in integrative medicine. Dr. Gersh specializes in all aspects of female health. She participates in many national and international speaking engagements. Additionally, she has published her first book "PCOS SOS". During this episode, Dr. Gersh and I talk about a variety of topics. She provides great insights and recommendations for living with PCOS. We talk about the environment and the impact it has on how genes are expressed. From BPA to clock genes and time restricted feeding, we cover a lot of ground.We also dive into a discussion around altered hormone reception disfunction, chronic inflammation, the impact inflammation has on insulin and so much more. Dr. Gersh highly encourages individuals to get outside to significantly help reduce stress. She also recommends getting a little sun every day and avoiding sunscreen if possible. A main topic of our discussion is eating and how to best fuel your body. It’s not about food deprivation, it’s about food timing. Dr. Gersh encourages individuals to eat all they want, just don’t eat all the time. If you’re going to skip a meal, skip dinner – don’t skip breakfast. If you’re looking to make changes, start by working with the rhythms of your life. Try to set a routine and do things such as going to bed, getting up, working out and eating at the same times each day. Episode Spotlights: Origin of genetic research (2:37) Survival advantage (5:05) How women with PCOS can use genetic information to their advantage (7:10) Altered gut microbiomes (11:04) Fasting and first steps (12:30) Estrogen impact on circadian rhythm (13:17) Dysregulated appetite and time restricted eating (16:42) Exercise is the miracle medicine (23:10) Sunlight and vitamin D importance (25:08) The body cannot multitask (30:42) Differences in male and female body and function (34:28) No matter what age you are, you need the appropriate care (42:05) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy, visit www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
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December 3, 2019
Improving Your Fertility With Compassion With Aimee Raupp
Welcome to Episode 3 of Season 7 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast:Improving Your Fertility With Compassion With Aimee Raupp This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am having a conversation with Aimee Raupp. Aimee is an acupuncturist and knows a lot about PCOS and the right ways to prep for pregnancy. She’s a renowned health and wellness expert and Author of Chill Out and Get Healthy, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant and Body Belief. She holds a Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental medicine as well as a Bachelor’s degree in biology. When first starting out, Aimee began a general practice. She realized most women have hormonal issues, and most conditions stem from a hormonal issue. Aimee has a passion for helping women address their symptoms and improve their lives and loves to see the lab numbers reflect this.Aimee believes everyone needs to prepare for pregnancy. Many of us prepare for marriage, buying a house and many other things yet we think we can just stop taking the pill and get pregnant. It’s actually not recommended that you get pregnant right after going off birth control pills. During this episode, we chat about emotional inflammation and its importance. It is just as critical as physical inflammation. We also talk about a holistic approach to treating a patient, high testosterone and pregnancy, how to go about preparing for pregnancy and undoing toxic damage. We also dive into the topic of trauma. If we can pass down trauma, we can pass down healing.Learn more about Aimee, her journey and how she helps her clients get healthier and feel better on this episode of the PCOS Revolution Podcast. Episode Spotlights: Why Aimee got into women’s health and working with fertility (1:37) Treating a patient holistically (4:02) Preparing for pregnancy (5:08) Changing the conversation around pregnancy (6:15) High testosterone and pregnancy (6:55) First step for someone over the age of 35 looking to get pregnant (8:08) Undoing toxic damage (10:05) Elimination diet (13:00) Impact of PCOS if not managed (15:07) Inflammation management (17:32) Where are you attacking yourself on an emotional level? (20:02) Unlearning patterns (20:38) Recommendations and resources (26:42) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy, visit www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
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November 26, 2019
Hope After Miscarriage: Melissa’s Story
Welcome to Episode 4 of Season 7 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: Hope After Miscarriage: Melissa’s Story Did you know miscarriage is almost twice as likely in women with PCOS? During this episode a special guest shares her experience with PCOS, an unfortunate miscarriage and how she developed a passion for helping others with PCOS. This week on The PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am having a conversation with Melissa Christie. She is an Australian mom and singing teacher and the founder of PCOS Pathways. She also wrote the book the PCOS Journal. She has dedicated her time to understanding the condition and her experience of it. Despite the healing journey Melissa has on, Melissa miscarried her first child. With the rates of miscarriage almost double in women with PCOS, Melissa set about healing her PCOS once and for all. What she found was a lack of resources and support. She decided she wanted to contribute to changing that. Melissa then began creating the PCOS Journal. Melissa found herself taking so many supplements, focusing on diet and moving her body. She didn’t know what was working and what wasn’t. She didn’t know what was impacting which symptoms. She craved clarity and she didn’t feel on top of everything. This motivated her to provide a resource that helped with that. Learn more about Melissa, her journey, her insight and knowledge during this episode of the PCOS Revolution podcast. Episode Spotlights: What drove Melissa to work with PCOS and write the journal (1:27) The power of telling your story (4:05) What worked for Melissa regarding pregnancy (4:30) Importance of early pregnancy care (6:48) Causes for miscarriage (7:32) Education around progesterone (10:02) Chinese medicine and PCOS (10:41) Remedies for symptoms (13:53) It’s not you, it’s your hormones (17:20) Being your own advocate (20:08) Thanks for listening!To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy, visit www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
21:58
November 19, 2019
The Cure for Dieting: All About Intuitive Eating With Stephanie Dodier
Welcome to Episode 2 of Season 7 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: The Cure for Dieting: All About Intuitive Eating With Stephanie Dodier What is your personal relationship with food? Is it positive? Is it negative? How might your personal relationship with food be impacting other areas of your life? This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am having a conversation with Stephanie Dodier. Stephanie is a nutritionist, emotional eating expert, founder of the Beyond the Food Academy and host of Beyond the Food Show. She helps women stop overeating and emotional eating, find food freedom and end food obsession. Today we are discussing how you relate to food.Diets come and go and ultimately they are not successful. Stephanie had her first diet at 12. That mentality and cycle continued until she was 38. Part of the issue was because of the weight cycling, the yoyo dieting. When Stephanie started in the world of natural health, food was presented as the solution to everything. She struggled with binge eating and disordered eating, becoming totally obsessed with food. She started to explore a new facet of relationship with food. From there she discovered the world of intuitive eating. Since then, she has helped and continues to help people mend their relationship with food, eater better and feel better without dieting. During this episode, Stephanie will share various tips about how to improve your relationship with food. It all starts with shifting to internal cues and listening to what your body is trying to tell you. Weight is not a disease – it’s a symptom of something else going on in the body. Anytime there is restriction of food, that will be received by your brain as a threat to your survival. When we impose rules, our brain goes into defense mode.While dieting is common, weight cycling is linked to higher inflammation in the body and weight gain. Diets have a 95 percent failure rate. We aren’t born dieting, we are born an intuitive eater. At a certain place we were led to believe our body wasn’t ideal and were given the tool of dieting. This feeds the fundamental notion that you are broken. We start getting out of our body and start following external cues. Your capacity as an intuitive eater never goes away, you just have to learn how to access it. Many women don’t even know there is an option to not be on a diet. To be successful, it’s  important  to start disconnecting from diet environments. Social media can be harmful as well. You can get inundated with external cues of eating, making it difficult to reconnect. Intuitive eating is a journey that fosters the ability to be in your body. Stephanie incorporates mindfulness in her teachings to help bring oneself back into the body. Episode Spotlights: What led Stephanie to work with food (1:05) Where someone should start (3:24) Roadblocks with diets long term (5:02) Going back to the most natural state with food (6:56) It’s about finding what’s right for you (11:33) Healing through neutrality (16:02)Getting back into the body (17:47)Intermittent fasting (21:26)Emotional eating (24:46)The power of being in your body (29:03)Symptom management vs diagnoses root causes (30:12) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy, visit www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
31:21
November 12, 2019
Getting Down to the Basics of PCOS Care with Dr. Carol Lourie
Welcome to Episode 2 of Season 7 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: Getting Down to the Basics of PCOS Care With Dr. Carol Lourie From integrative medicine to acupuncture and naturopathic practices, there are various ways to heal your PCOS naturally and we'll be discussing a few of our favorites on this episode. This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am having a conversation with Dr. Carol Lourie. She is a special guest with three decades worth of experience working with women dealing with hormonal imbalances. She uses integrative medicine, acupuncture and naturopathic practices to help women. Dr. Lourie worked in doctor’s office that received patients that standard medicine couldn’t help. This really opened her eyes to natural healing and what it could do for people. Carol has always been a champion for women and women’s health. Her fascination with chronic illness led to her concentration with PCOS.During this episode we discuss a variety of topics from menopause to gut repair. Menopause is only going to be as easy as your hormones are balanced. We’ll talk about different contributing factors to hormone imbalances.  We also discuss the liver and looking at how it is backed up, brain gut connections, what to look for in a probiotic and becoming a smart shopper. Carol has a lot of tips when it comes to vitamins. She has spent a great deal of time and energy researching how they are made. Carol recommends a healing smoothie as a meal replacement, using eco-friendly products and being aware of estrogen disrupters.When it comes to life changes such as menopause it’s all about having a strong emotional foundation. Your personal attitude about yourself and how you feel about yourself can be a really determining factor in how you progress through the different phases of life. Learn more from Dr. Carol Lourie during this episode of The PCOS Revolution. Episode Spotlights: How Dr. Carol Lourie became interested in naturopathic medicine (1:22) Her interest in women’s health and PCOS (3:02) Personal story related to overcoming challenges using natural medicine (4:23) What you’re looking for in a Dutch panel (6:58) Hormones and gut health (9:27) Ideas for someone wanting to replenish gut bacteria (12:41) Lifestyle recommendations for PCOS (17:15) Moving through stages of menopause (20:51) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy, visit www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
26:41
November 5, 2019
How Toxins Impact PCOS With Sophia Ruan Gushee
Welcome to Episode 1 of Season 7 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: How Toxins Impact PCOS With Sophia Ruan Gushee Do you know what’s in the products you're using? Have you ever considered how many toxins linger in your everyday household items? Over 85,000 chemicals have been introduced into American commerce since World War II and less than one percent have been studied for safety. These products show up in our homes every day. During this episode we’ll be chatting about toxins and their impact, for everyone and specifically for those with PCOS. This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am having a conversation with Sophia Ruan Gushee. Sophia is a sought-after expert for panels, podcasts, radio shows and other mediums. Sophia has been featured on the most popular platforms, including the Dr. Oz Show, HEALTH magazine, Family magazine, MindBodyGreen, Today.com, and Well+Good. Additionally, Sophia hosts her own podcast, Practical Nontoxic Living. She has online detox workshops, including Home Detox 101 and EMF Detox. Overall Sophia aims to simplify nontoxic living for you. When Sophia became a mother, she started paying more attention to the chemicals in household products. She has done thorough research on toxins and specifically spent eight years researching and writing her book. One of the biggest hurdles is that people are slow to take action. For example, smoking research had been around for decades but it took the public a long time to accept the science. It’s hard to change. It’s hard to believe something so popular can be so harmful. During this episode Sophia will share 10 high impact changes you can make. Small changes like washing your hands before you eat can have a high impact. You’d be surprised how many people don’t wash their hands before eating, especially kids.Heavy metals are found in home dust. One source is the bottom of shoes. The bottoms of shoes can track in pesticides and heavy metals. Having a no shoes inside at home is another small change you can make. Sophia will also discuss minimizing plastics and canned foods, BPA exposure, eating whole foods, avoiding fragrances and utilizing essential oils. Episode Spotlights: What made Sophia want to focus on this topic (1:16) Research on BPA and potential affects (4:14) Impacts on future generations (6:32) Why hasn’t more been done? (8:02) Easiest place to start (10:32) Tips to detox your home (12:05) Essential oils and what to look for (21:13) Advice for changing environment (25:52) Fragrance elimination diet (27:31) Environmental pollution (28:29) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy, visit www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
29:18
October 29, 2019
Addressing PCOS in Teens with Dr. Jessica Drummond
Welcome to Episode 12 of Season 6 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: Addressing PCOS in Teens with Dr. Jessica Drummond  Do you have a teenager with PCOS? Maybe you need help knowing where to start or would like more information regarding PCOS and how to help your child. This episode dives into important information regarding birth control for teenagers, managing PCOS and parenting a child with PCOS.This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am having a conversation with Dr. Jessica Drummond. Jessica is a pelvic floor specialist with two decades of experience in women’s and pelvic health as a physical therapist and a functional nutritionist. Additionally she owns a private women’s clinic health and nutrition coaching practice. In this episode, Jessica and I talk about how she got involved in women’s health, important information parents of children with PCOS need to know and great ways to get started and help your child.  Episode Spotlights: How Dr. Drummond got started working with women’s health (1:13) Teenagers with PCOS taking birth control (4:50) Advice to parents on where to start (9:47) Starting the day with a strong, nutritious breakfast (12:00) Staying hydrated and getting outside (14:20) Taking ownership as a parent (18:10) Lack of understanding of the relationship between estrogen and insulin resistance (23:00) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy, go to www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
31:39
October 22, 2019
How to Recharge Your Libido With Dr. Keesha Ewers
Welcome to Episode 11 of Season 6 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: How to Recharge Your Libido With Dr. Keesha Ewers (Warning: The content of this podcast contains mature subject matter that may not be suitable for children.) You go through experiences in childhood so you can gain wisdom in adulthood. Most people who struggle with PCOS are a perfectionist or a recovering one. Each one of us is a unique puzzle that has to be solved. There is no once-size fits all approach. Learn more about discovering yourself, getting your mojo back and taking steps towards having your mojo back in this episode.This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am having a conversation with Dr. Keesha Ewers. Dr. Keesha is an integrative medicine expert, Doctor of Sexology, a psychotherapist, herbalist and she’s board certified in functional medicine and Ayurvedic medicine. She’s also the founder and medical director for integrative medicine health certification program. In this episode, Dr. Keesha and I discuss a variety of topics related to women’s health. Dr. Keesha’s shares her own experience, provides insight about the different types of low libido, gives tips for how to get your mojo back and gives perspective into sexual health.  Episode Spotlights: What drew Dr. Keesha to working in women’s health (1:13) Dr. Keesha’s childhood experience (4:45) Soul sickness and feeling alone (10:20) The impact of childhood messaging later in adulthood (11:30) Types of low libido (14:15) Where does someone start getting my mojo back? (16:34) Start watching your thoughts (20:24) Putting a stop to negative self-talk (24:02) What’s in your head goes to your bed (28:12) The layers of us (34:00) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy, go to www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
46:19
October 15, 2019
Discovering Your Best Self During the Four Seasons of Your Cycle
Welcome to Episode 10 of Season 6 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: Discovering Your Best Self During the Four Seasons of Your Cycle  The weather is finally changing here in sunny South Florida and I thought it would be the perfect time to bring up the "seasons" of our cycle that happen each month within our bodies. This episode is short and sweet, and was given as a Facebook Live earlier this year to my students in The PCOS Revolution 90-day Reset so I hope you enjoy it! We're going to discuss how to maximize your energy based on the four phases of your cycle, and how knowing where you are in your cycle can be beneficial to your work, sleep and exercise routine so let's dive in! Resources Mentioned In This Episode: WomanCode by Alisa Vitti The Red Tent by Anita Diamant  Blossom-Evergreen Herbs Help Us Spread The Word! If this episode has taught you just one thing, I would love if you could head on over to Apple Podcasts and SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW!  And if you’re moved to, kindly leave us a rating and review. Doing so helps me get the word out about the podcast — and it’s easy! Thank you so much. Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy, go to www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
16:15
October 8, 2019
Becoming Your Own Health Detective with Dr. Alison Goggin
Welcome to Episode 9 of Season 6 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: Becoming Your Own Health Detective with Dr. Alison Goggin As most of us know, getting to the root of your PCOS symptoms require a little detective work.  Functional medicine is simply looking at the body as a whole and addressing issues from a holistic perspective. During this episode, learn more about functional medicine and how it can help with PCOS and hormonal imbalances.This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am having a conversation with Dr. Alison Goggin. Dr. Goggin practices chiropractic and functional medicine along with applied kinesiology in St. Louis, Missouri. She utilizes different treatments to help women reach their goals in working with thyroid and hormonal issues.In this episode, Dr. Goggin and I talk about her approach to women’s health. We dive into functional medicine and balancing hormones. She shares insight about her own journey with hormonal issues as well as lifestyle recommendations for women with PCOS. Episode Spotlights:What inspired Dr. Goggin to start working with hormonal imbalances (0:50) How she addresses hormonal imbalances in her practice (2:40) Determining what is going on with someone’s body (3:25) Starting with blood work (4:15) How Dr. Goggin went about correcting her own hormonal issues (6:50) What is functional medicine? (9:20) Dr. Goggin’s favorite lifestyle recommendation for PCOS (15:20) One her personal habits that contribute to her success (18:37) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy,  go to ww.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
24:20
October 1, 2019
Evidence-Based Nutrition Strategies For PCOS With Hillary Wright
Welcome to Episode 8 of Season 6 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: Evidence-Based Nutrition Strategies For PCOS With Hillary Wright Nutrition is a key factor in fertility and getting pregnant with PCOS. There are many cases where individuals have benefited from focusing on diet. On today’s episode we explore fertility and PCOS as well as diet and weight loss. This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am joined by Hillary Wright. Hillary has over 30 years’ experience as a nutrition educator, writer and consultant. She is also a registered dietician with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a master’s degree from Boston University in health education. Additionally, Hillary is the author of two books.In this episode, Hillary and I discuss everything from how Hillary got started in the world of fertility and PCOS to nutrition related to pregnancy, recommended diet and various findings from Hillary. Hillary shares her diet recommendations and how adding healthful foods to your diet regardless of weight can be beneficial. Episode Spotlights: How Hillary began working with fertility and PCOS (1:22) Nutrition and trying to get pregnant with PCOS (5:05) What’s going on behind the scenes? (9:55) Cases where someone has benefited from starting with diet (12:02) Choosing reasonable 3-5% weight loss goals (14:21) Findings regarding screening (17:30) Does diet help reduce risk when pregnant? (21:34) Recommended plant-based diet (24:02) Whole grains and fertility outcomes (27:47) Adding healthful foods to your diet (29:55) Interpreting the science (34:00) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy,  go to www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
36:10
September 24, 2019
How to Boost Your Moods and Energy With Dr. Gretchen Kubacky
Welcome to Episode 7 of Season 6 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: How to Boost Your Moods and Energy With Dr. Gretchen Kubacky [To register for The Three Pearls to Overcoming Your PCOS Symptoms Naturally, go to https://www.thepcosrevolution.com/workshop] What feels right to you? With so much information out there, it can be overwhelming to manage PCOS and know what to do. During this episode, an expert shares insightful information related to having, managing and living with PCOS. There is no perfect way to do this PCOS thing. This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am having a conversation with Dr. Gretchen Kubacky. She is a health psychologist with private practice in Southern California. She is also a certified PCOS educator and frequent lecturer on women’s health. Dr. Kubacky founded PCOSwellness.com after struggling with PCOS herself and going through surgery every year for 20 years of her life. In this episode, Dr. Gretchen Kubacky and I discuss how she came to work with women with PCOS, her own experience with PCOS and how to manage PCOS. Many women face analysis paralysis based on the overwhelming amount of information. We’ll also break things down and talk about where to start and how to keep it simple. Episode Spotlights: Could you tell us about what brought you to work with women with PCOS (0:57) Women Gretchen has worked with and findings she has come across (2:37) Healing the mental part of it helps you heal the physical part of it (4:20) Incidents of depression with PCOS (4:30) Recommendations for someone just newly diagnosed with PCOS and where to start (5:52) There is no such thing as a specific specialty in PCOS (11:07) Developing assertive skills to be your best advocate (16:00) Gretchen’s personal experience (19:15)The gut-brain connection (23:12) The repercussions of over tracking (31:05) Enjoying your life and being relatively healthy (33:15) Learning what’s true for you (36:10) Help Us Spread The Word! If this episode has taught you just one thing, I would love if you could head on over to Apple Podcasts and SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW! And if you’re moved to, kindly leave us a rating and review. Doing so helps me get the word out about the podcast — and it’s easy! Thank you so much. To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy, visit www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
40:02
September 17, 2019
The Best Functional Medicine Approaches for PCOS with Dr. Dian Ginsberg MD
To join our FREE workshop, go to www.thepcosrevolution.com/workshop! Welcome to Episode 6 of Season 6 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: The Best Functional Medicine Approaches For PCOS With Dr. Dian Ginsberg, MD Sit back and hold on because this episode might just be the most crucial one for understanding your PCOS from a deeper perspective. What really is normal? When looking at your lab results, what ranges should you really be looking for? Learn more about understanding your lab results and how functional medicine can help with PCOS during this episode. T This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am having a conversation with Dr. Dian Ginsberg. Dr. Dian Ginsberg completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Bowman-Gray School of Medicine in North Carolina. Through Dr. Ginsberg’s extensive experience, she developed a special interest for functional medicine. This passion now encompasses a particular concentration on the understanding of genetics and methylation, optimal hormone balance and overall healthy aging. She lectures for the Functional Medicine University on PCOS.In this episode, Dr. Dian and I talk about everything from the benefits of sunshine and movement to optimal levels of vitamin D, normal lab result ranges, the impact over-exercising can have and using functional medicine. Episode Spotlights: How Dr. Ginsberg became interested in functional medicine (1:28) Optimal levels of vitamin D (4:54) Difference between OBGYN vs someone who practices functional medicine (6:22) Transitioning from relying on birth control pills (8:52) Normal ranges on lab results (13:00) Impact of over-exercising (15:25) Grounding in the morning (16:30) Benefits of getting tests done and gaining the knowledge (18:52) Using functional medicine testing (21:49) Example of someone who has benefited from functional medicine (25:35) Eating seasonally and rotating plants (29:30) Looking outside the box (31:45) To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy, go to www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
13:55
September 10, 2019
What Every Woman Must Know About The Pill With Dr. Jolene Brighten
Welcome to Episode 5 of Season 6 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: What Every Woman Must Know About The Pill With Dr. Jolene Brighten Birth control can be very helpful but is often misunderstand and over-prescribed for PCOS.  On top of that, many women with PCOS don’t have a full understanding of birth control, side effects and all that goes along with it. In this episode, we shed light on birth control and the impact it can have on your body. This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am having a conversation with Dr. Jolene Brighten. Dr. Brighten is a functional naturopathic medical doctor and nutritional biochemist with a focus on women’s endocrine health. She is recognized as a leading expert in post birth control syndrome and the long term side effects associated with hormonal contraceptives. Dr. Jolene Brighten is a speaker, women’s health advocate, author and medical advisor. In this episode, Dr. Brighten and I talk about her book and what inspired her book, birth control and the purposes for using it and tips for those on birth control experiencing symptoms. We dive into the difference between symptom management and root cause work, how birth control can impact mood and how to become educated and remove the fear many women have around birth control. Episode Spotlights: What inspired Dr. Brighten to write her book (0:58) There’s so much we don’t know about birth control (8:09) Understanding symptom management vs root cause work (13:00) What post birth control syndrome is (15:37) Tips for those on birth control experiencing symptoms (23:03) Fertility concerns after birth control (27:22) Birth control as symptom management (28:26 )Impact on moods (35:56)Access to birth control and having all the information (43:55) Fear of birth control & removing the fear (46:48) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy,  go to www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
56:09
September 3, 2019
Taking Charge of Your Hormones & Sugar Cravings With Dr. Mariza Snyder
Welcome to Episode 4 of Season 6 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: Taking Charge of Your Hormones & Sugar Cravings With Dr. Mariza Snyder The world full of toxins that we live impacts our health and hormones every single day. Hormones are simply chemical messengers. Many women face hormonal imbalances or struggles. Essential oils can be used for a variety of purposes, including balancing hormones. Learn more about managing hormones, essential oils and different ways to practice self-love. This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Mariza Snyder. Dr. Snyder is a functional practitioner as well as a national best-selling author. For the past 10 years, Dr. Snyder has lectured at wellness centers, conferences and corporations on essential oils, nutrition, health and detoxification. She has been featured in various publications. In this episode, Dr. Snyder and I dive into a variety of yummy topics related to self-care, women’s health and essential oils. Mariza was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and wanted to provide more options to women. During the episode we discuss topics such as how to advocate for yourself, using essential oils to balance hormones and how to get started. Episode Spotlights: What inspired Dr. Mariza Snyder to get into women’s health and essential oils (1:26) How she found out she had Hashimoto’s disease (4:36) Medical professionals downplaying hormonal issues (9:15) Where do you start? (10:17) Things you can do as a woman to reset hormones and metabolism (10:45) Radical self-care, self-love and nutrition (11:28) Making a joy list and having a morning routine (12:15) Examples of morning routines for self-care (13:16) Is it possible to heal your thyroid and Hashimoto’s? (18:45) TSH is never going to give you exactly what you need, requesting a full panel (22:13) Recommendations for experimenting with essential oils (24:21) Diving into Dr. Mariza’s book (30:04) What every woman in the world with PCOS should know (32:51) To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy,  go to www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
35:27
August 27, 2019
PCOS Period Q&A With Dr. Lara Briden
Welcome to Episode 3 of Season 6 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: PCOS Period Q&A with Dr. Lara Briden As we all know, it's extremely common to use the pill to "treat" PCOS. Although, it’s not the only way. On today’s episode, we explore PCOS, your periods and the pill. This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Lara Briden, a naturopathic doctor and period revolutionary who has been working in women’s health for almost 25 years. She’s leading the change to better periods and his the author of “The Period Repair Manual”. Her book is a manifesto of natural treatment to improve hormones and periods. In this episode, Dr. Lara Briden and I have insightful conversations regarding PCOS, your menstrual cycles and the effects that the pill can have on them. We explore the motivation Dr. Lara Briden had to explore women’s health and the work she does as well as various important topics related to PCOS. From defining PCOS to treatments, lack of research and birth control alternatives, we tackle a great deal of crucial information. Trust me, you don't want to miss this! Episode Spotlights: The spark that motivated Dr. Lara Briden to explore women’s health (1:04) The landscape of women’s health and the overdiagnosis of PCOS (2:31) Misdiagnosis of PCOS due to Ultra Sound (4:10) Functional types of PCOS (5:54) Defining PCOS (6:50) Difference between short-term states of PCOS and actual PCOS (8:30) Interference taking the pill can have on the maturation process (10:41) The women’s health narrative we live under currently (12:50) Treatments for PCOS (15:45) Lack of research into how menstrual cycles work (16:55) Alternatives to birth control (18:30)The fertility awareness method (21:37) Charting temperatures (24:36) Coming off birth control and symptoms to look for (28:00) Regular cycles are important for long-term health (34:28) To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy,  go to www.thepcosrevolution.com! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
35:48
August 20, 2019
How To Use CBD Oil to Help Overcome Hormonal Imbalances With Dr. Cade Copeland
Welcome to Episode 2 of Season 6 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: How To Use CBD Oil to Help Overcome Hormonal Imbalances With Dr. Cade Copeland CBD, or cannibidiol, has a number of medical and therapeutic properties. Nowadays, it has been widely used to address anxiety as well as chronic pain, poor sleep, depression, ADHD, and more. For today’s guest, CBD has been useful for patients who have PCOS and he tells us just how to know if it will work for you.This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Cade Copeland, a Chiropractor and Functional practitioner in Naples, FL for the last 10 years. He graduated from NWHSU in 2009 and has dedicated his life to working with families to address health issues through a multidisciplinary approach. Instead of focusing on what is wrong, Dr. Cade’s philosophy is to build upon what is right.In this episode, we speak about CBD, its uses, benefits, recommended dosages and its difference with THC. Before we dive deep into the conversation, we would like to remind everyone that CBD isn’t the cure. Manage your expectations and most importantly, do your research.  Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
42:07
August 13, 2019
A Journey Back from Missing Periods & Hashimoto’s
Welcome to Episode 1 of Season 6 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: A Journey Back from Missing Periods & Hashimoto's Hello again and welcome back to our new season! I hope you've been enjoying some sunshine and are ready to kick off an amazing Season 6 with me.Ever felt unheard at the doctor’s office? You’re not alone. Often times, doctors allot 10-15 minutes to diagnose each patient. And we all know that this is not sufficient. Which is why it's very important to learn how to navigate the conventional healthcare system to receive the care that you want and deserve. This week on PCOS Revolution Podcast, I am joined by Adrienne Nolan-Smith, holistic health speaker and wellness expert. In her personal and professional experience, Adrienne has seen how integrative health and wellness are key to preventing and reversing disease. When she was 11, Adrienne was diagnosed with Lyme disease. Her conventional doctor prescribed antibiotics, but they didn’t work and her mother was then told there were no other options. Two years and multiple integrative therapies later, Adrienne was Lyme-free. Over the years, other health issues came up and each time it became clear that conventional doctors had tools to treat her symptoms, but they never got to the root of the problems, nor did they really try to cure them. About Our Guest: Adrienne received her BA from Johns Hopkins University, her MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University, and is a board-certified patient advocate (BCPA). She lives in New York City, where she was born and raised. Adrienne gets WellBe with acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and eating (mostly!) clean, real food. This episode is all about Dr. Adrienne’s journey from illness to wellness. She shares some powerful messages one of which is to keep trying, but don’t beat yourself up. Listen and get some insights as you take your journey to wellness. Episode Spotlights: Meet Adrienne Nolan-Smith as a lyme disease and amenorrhea patient (2:04) Back then, nobody really advised that it wasn't okay to take antibiotics all the time (9:53) Adrienne's Journey to Healing: Chinese Herbs, Supplements, Food Restrictions and More! (12:28) Beating Chronic Lyme Disease (17:58)  Women with PCOS are prone to autoimmune diseases. Every woman with PCOS should have a thyroid, a full thyroid panel. (21:41) The Thyroid Gland, Naturopathic vs. Conventional Treatment (23:48) Theory on the Connection of Placenta and Autoimmune Diseases (26:33) If something is not working, keep going and find the solution somewhere. Don’t give up. (31:56) Every single organ in your body hears what you're saying to yourself in your head. (34:30) Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Get to know Adrienne Nolan-Smith – founder of a media and lifestyle brand called WellBe Check out and subscribe to Dr. Nolan-Smith’s The WellBe Podcast Polycystic Ovary Syndrome May Be an Autoimmune Disorder – A study published in Scientifica back in 2016 relating PCOS and Autoimmune diseases Some relevant articles by Adrienne Nolan-Smith: One Hashimoto's Patient's Toxic Reaction to Synthroid When A Toxic Drug Reaction to Synthroid is Misdiagnosed as Bipolar Thyroid Products/Supplements: Armour Thyroid Nature thyroid WP Thyroid Get your free guide "8 Tips for Better Portion Control" and take back your meal times once and for all Help Us Spread The Word! If this episode has taught you just one thing, I would love if you could head on over to Apple Podcasts and SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW! And if you’re moved to, kindly leave us a rating and review. Doing so helps me get the word out about the podcast — and it’s easy! Thank you so much.
36:37
August 6, 2019
8 Simple Ways to Conquer Your Cravings
Welcome to Episode 8 of Season 5 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: 8 Simple Ways to Conquer Your Cravings Hello and welcome back…I hope you’re having a fabulous start to your summer and wanted to let you know that we have reached the final episode of season 5! I’ll be taking a little break for some summertime R&R with my kids and hubby but I didn’t want to leave you hanging without talking about one of my biggest issues when it comes to PCOS...cravings! This week, I will be sharing some insights and strategies that I think you are going to find very helpful. The better we understand our cravings, the more equipped we are to deal with them without feeling guilty or deprived. You’ll discover why cravings aren’t really your fault, and what may be causing them. Do you ever notice how some foods make you crave more food? This is how processed food is designed – to keep us wanting more. This ties into the topic of portion control too – processed food can be addicting. Foods that are addictive can cause us to crave them. Think about when you’re stressed – what do you crave? Do you crave the same thing when you’re bored or hungry? Think about the different cravings you may have and how you can add in healthier options. Sometimes it’s a matter of not skipping meals, which makes it difficult to make healthy food choices.  As part of this episode, I share my 8 favorite ideas for conquering cravings.  So join me today as we discuss the 8 simple ways that I use to deal with those nasty cravings and don’t worry…I’ll be back to kick off an amazing season 6 in mid-August with some very special guests that I think you’re really going to love. Ok so let’s jump in… What have you noticed that triggers cravings for you? What do you usually crave the most in those instances? Let us know on Instagram and have a fantastic summer! Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for  “The PCOS Revolution!” And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy,  click here! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
14:45
June 4, 2019
Creating Your Own PCOS Mini-Retreat at Home
Welcome to Episode 7 of Season 5 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: Creating Your Own PCOS Mini-Retreat at Home On today's episode, I just wanted to share a little secret that has really helped me keep my PCOS symptoms in remission and has been a lifesaver when trying to balance having a full practice and being the mom and stepmom to four amazing preteens. So what do you think? Are you ready to plan your PCOS mini-retreat to give your brain, body and soul that much-needed rejuvenation? I hope you said “yes!” because this is an investment in your self-care that you won’t regret! If you’ve decided to go for it, pick a date and put it on your calendar in the next 48 hours, and when you do, head over to Instagram and DM me to let me know what your retreat will consist of! If you enjoyed listening to this episode, you have to check out The PCOS Revolution Academy 90 day Reset, where we go through all of these topics in an easy to follow, totally online, step by step process so you can stop giving PCOS the upper hand. Join me over at thepcosrevolution.com/ to find out more about how you can sign up and also get access to some very cool freebies that I’ve created for you.  I’d love to have you join me inside of the Academy. See ya there and have a wonderful week!  Links Mentioned In This Episode: www.thepcosrevolution.com www.floridacompletewellness.com www.instagram.com/flcompletewellness 15 Ways to Better Sleep Free Download Happy Retreat Planning! Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for  “The PCOS Revolution!”And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get.Please leave a review right now;) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy,  click here! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
26:03
May 28, 2019
Your Period As Your Report Card According to Chinese Medicine
Welcome to Episode 6 of Season 5 of the The PCOS Revolution Podcast:Your Period As Your Report Card According to Chinese Medicine This episode is a special Facebook Live session from our PCOS Revolution 90-Day Reset private Facebook group where we discuss how to address PCOS at the root each week. On today's episode we delve into the period through the eyes of a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner (warning: not for the squeamish!) and see what can be the most helpful for straightening out unpredictable cycles, clotty cycles and painful cramps naturally.  To learn more about how you can join The PCOS Revolution 90-Day Reset, click the link below or send us an email at info@floridacompletewellness.com...enjoy! LINKS: Blossom Herbs by Evergreen Herbs Florida Complete WellnessThe PCOS Revolution 90-Day ResetT Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Please leave a note in the comments section below! If you enjoyed this episode on answering your most burning questions about PCOS, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for The PCOS Revolution podcast!And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get.Please leave a review right now;)  Thanks for listening!To learn more about the PCOS Revolution Academy, go to www.thepcosrevolution.com. Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
25:55
May 14, 2019
Beyond Birth Control: Emilee’s Story
Welcome to Episode 5 of Season 5 of the The PCOS Revolution Podcast: Beyond Birth Control: Emilee's Story When Emilee was a teenager, she was given one option to treat her severely irregular cycles: birth control pills. Even though her mother and sister both were diagnosed with PCOS, she found it extremely hard to get clear answers on other options that could naturally support her PCOS symptoms. In this episode, Emilee shares how she went from having only 2 periods each year to having a 35-day cycle and ultimately achieving pregnancy naturally (after experiencing a pregnancy loss with fertility medications) using the strategies taught in The PCOS Revolution 90-Day Reset. "About a year ago I remember being so lost on my PCOS journey. I wanted so badly to find a way to conceive naturally, it’s always been a huge goal of mine. But without a regular cycle (period maybe twice a year) it seemed so far out of reach. Last summer I stumbled upon the PCOS Revolution podcast and immediately knew I needed to reach out to Dr. Duro for help. For years I had been trying to Google all of my answers and I was getting all sorts of suggestions. It felt so good to finally have someone “sit down” with me and go over my Dutch test and really see what was going on. But even after all of that I really couldn’t wrap my head around the idea that I could ever actually become pregnant. I had tried Clomid before, worked with fertility clinics all over the place, could this really work for me?I still cannot believe it.. here we are, 6 months into Blossoms, my vitamins and change in diet and we are 7 weeks pregnant." Today you'll learn: -Which herbs, supplements and testing were crucial in helping with finally syncing Emilee's cycle -How to distinguish a long cycle vs pregnancy according to BBT charting -The power of support to overcome the challenges of PCOS LINKS: -Blossom Herbs by Evergreen Herbs -DUTCH Test kit and consultation -Florida Complete Wellness -The PCOS Revolution 90-Day Reset (Enter code EARLY to receive $100 off until May 7th at midnight EST!) Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Please leave a note in the comments section below! If you enjoyed this episode on answering your most burning questions about PCOS, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for The PCOS Revolution podcast! And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the PCOS Revolution Academy, go to www.thepcosrevolution.com. Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
26:34
May 7, 2019
Overcoming Infertility & PCOS Naturally: Stephanie’s Story
Welcome to Episode 4 of Season 5 of the The PCOS Revolution Podcast: Overcoming Infertility & PCOS Naturally: Stephanie's Story After ten years of being on birth control and then undergoing several attempts at medicated fertility treatment, Stephanie shares her journey of what finally made the difference in taking control of her PCOS symptoms and ultimately conceiving naturally. In search of a deeper reason as to why her body wasn't working as it should, she sought guidance through listening to this podcast, educating herself about PCOS and joining our PCOS Revolution 90-Day Reset program.  In this episode, Stephanie shares what finally made the difference in getting her hormones, energy and fertility on track. Links Mentioned: -Woman Code by Alisa Vitti  -Fertility Friday podcast -The Smart Couple's Guide to Getting Pregnant, An Integrative Approach by Farrar Duro, AP, FABORM -Florida Complete Wellness  -The PCOS Revolution 90-Day Reset (Enter code EARLY to receive $100 off until May 7th at midnight EST at https://www.thepcosrevolution.com/join!) Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Please leave a note in the comments section below! If you enjoyed this episode on answering your most burning questions about PCOS, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for The PCOS Revolution podcast! And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the PCOS Revolution Academy, go to www.thepcosrevolution.com. Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
37:21
April 30, 2019
Live Fertility Q&A With Dr. Kenneth Gelman
Welcome to Episode 3 of Season 5 of the The PCOS Revolution Podcast: Live Fertility Q&A With Dr. Kenneth Gelman Welcome back to this week’s episode of The PCOS Revolution podcast! In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, I recently did a live Q&A with Dr. Kenneth Gelman of IVFMD. In this interview, we answer questions from our audience on Facebook and Instagram and I have to admit every time I do a live Q&A with him, I learn something new! So I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did and that it brings you a little light if you’re struggling with trying to conceive. Even if you’re not trying yet, I encourage you to listen to this episode or share it with a friend in need. Topics discussed: -How to address endometritis from a nutritional perspective -What to do about low progesterone -When to consider acupuncture during an IVF procedure -The best strategies to prepare for fertility treatment About Our Guest: Kenneth M. Gelman, M.D. F.A.C.E received his medical degree with honors, Alpha Omega Alpha, from New York Medical College, followed by residency at Albert Einstein College of medicine. He subsequently completed an Endocrinology fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr. Gelman has served as Chief of Medicine as well as Chief of Endocrinology at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. Dr. Gelman is a member of the American Society of Reproductive medicine, Polycystic Ovarian Society of America, American Society of Reproductive Immunology, National PCOS Society, RESOLVE and the National American Menopause Society. Dr. Gelman is accredited in the field of Gynecologic Ultrasound and First Trimester Obstetric Ultrasound by the American Society of Ultrasound in Medicine. Dr. Gelman has been voted for three years in a row by Miami Metro Magazine as one of the “Best Doctors” in South Florida and is a frequently sought after Medical News expert by several local Television Affiliates. In 2012, U.S. News and World Report Magazine voted Dr. Gelman as one of the top specialist in his field of Reproductive Medicine and practices at IVFMD in Cooper City, FL. Thanks for Tuning In!Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Please leave a note in the comments section below! If you enjoyed this episode on answering your most burning questions about PCOS, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for The PCOS Revolution podcast! And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the PCOS Revolution Academy, go to www.thepcosrevolution.com. Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
42:35
April 23, 2019
Nourishing Your PCOS Symptoms With Nutrition
Welcome to Episode 2 of Season 5 of the The PCOS Revolution Podcast: Nourishing Your PCOS Symptoms with NutritionWith Special Guest Lisa Johnston, MS, RD, CDE In today's episode, we're going to get to the bottom of how to nourish yourself the right way with Lisa Johnston, MS, RD/LD, CDE. Lisa is a registered dietitian nutritionist who specializes in PCOS and diabetes and helps women improve their overall quality of life and hormonal health. She has been practicing since 2007 and owns a private nutrition practice called Nourish Nutrition & Diabetes in Oklahoma City. After years of seeing women struggle with cycles of overly restrictive eating, overindulgence, and guilt, Lisa's goal is to help women develop realistic and sustainable nutrition approaches. Using a whole food approach that promotes hunger control and prevents cravings, women are able to eat food they enjoy and still lose weight and gain control of PCOS. In this episode, you'll learn: -How to create a balanced PCOS-friendly meal that's kind to your blood sugar -Lisa's favorite smoothie tips -When to incorporate intermittent fasting and for how long -Why calorie counting could be wreaking your weight loss efforts -What's the easiest way to help balance blood sugar for vegetarians and vegans PCOS Links & Mentions From This Episode: Ovasitol myo-inositol powder Fooducate app The PCOS Revolution Academy 90-Day Reset  Florida Complete Wellness Nourish PCOS is on Facebook here:  https://www.facebook.com/nourishpcos/  A free PCOS meal plan is available at  https://www.nourishpcos.com/ Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Please leave a note in the comments section below! If you enjoyed this episode on answering your most burning questions about PCOS, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for The PCOS Revolution podcast!And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;)  Thanks for listening! To learn more about the PCOS Revolution Academy, go to www.thepcosrevolution.com. Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
32:03
April 16, 2019
Easing Stress & Anxiety With Mindfulness
Welcome to Episode 1 of Season 5 of the The PCOS Revolution podcast: Easing Stress & Anxiety With Mindfulness Hi everyone and welcome back to the first episode of Season 5 today! I’ve invited two very special guests on our show today to speak about how you can take control of your stress using a few simple techniques. Mindfulness and hypnosis have been successfully used to help reduce anxiety when faced with infertility, PCOS and endometriosis. I wanted to give you a few tips since this is something we ask our patients at Florida Complete Wellness to try both during their acupuncture treatments and at home when preparing for an upcoming medicated cycle or just trying to get their stress levels under control. Some of you might know Sara Clark who’s a guest we’ve had on my podcast twice already and along with hosting her own podcast Get Pregnant Naturally, She is the author of Fabulously Fertile – Supercharge your Fertility Naturally, The Fabulously Fertile Cookbook and Fertility Preparation Program. She is also the founder of her Signature Fertility Coaching Program, which includes functional lab testing and supports couples to make diet and lifestyle changes that dramatically improve the chances of a healthy pregnancy and baby! Amira Posner is a Professional Therapist who developed and now facilitates the Mind-Body Fertility Group and Fab Fertile Mindfulness Fertility Series. Now just a warning if you’re listening to this podcast in your car: Amira walks us through a special guided hypnosis session which you don’t want to do while driving or operating heavy machinery! I would suggest placing the podcast on hold towards the end and pressing play when you’re in a quiet spot you can really sink into for the next few minutes. So I really hope this episode leaves you more centered and grounded and if you’d like to explore Sarah and Amira’s Mindfulness Fertility Series, I would encourage you to connect with them in the links I’ve provided above. Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Please leave a note in the comments section below!If you enjoyed this episode on answering your most burning questions about PCOS, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for The PCOS Revolution podcast! And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;) Thanks for listening! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
34:51
April 9, 2019
BBT Charting For PCOS Revisited
Welcome to Episode 12 of Season 4 of the The PCOS Revolution podcast: BBT Charting for PCOS Revisited In this episode, I revisit BBT charting from Season 3 and talk about why it's so important for PCOS. I dive into the best ways of BBT (basal body temperature) charting to jumpstart your fertility and take charge of your cycle. As a result of going over this method with hundreds of fertility patients throughout the years to help them achieve "cycle sanity" and ultimately a healthy pregnancy, this episode goes deep into the how's and why's of BBT charting. About The Host: Farrar Duro is an expert in PCOS whose accomplishments include: – Currently practicing reproductive acupuncture, Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ and herbal medicine at Florida Complete Wellness in Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Becoming a board-certified acupuncture physician,  graduating from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine and performing her post-graduate training at Shandong University of TCM in Shandong, China – Author of “The Smart Couple’s Guide to Getting Pregnant, An Integrated Approach” – Becoming a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) in 2008 – Specializing in the treatment of PCOS, infertility and hormonal imbalances with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for over 15 years More Information: Learn more about how you can improve your results with PCOS with support from our clinic (for distance and local patients) by visiting us at www.floridacompletewellness.com. PCOS Links & Mentions From This Episode: The PCOS Revolution 30 Day Jumpstart Registration The PCOS Revolution 30 Day Jumpstart Facebook Group American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (www.aborm.org) Florida Complete Wellness Facebook page PCOS Revolution Podcast Facebook page Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Please leave a note in the comments section below! If you enjoyed this episode on answering your most burning questions about PCOS, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for The PCOS Revolution podcast!And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get.Please leave a review right now;) Thanks for listening! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
36:18
April 2, 2019
Soothing Your PCOS Symptoms with Essential Oils
Welcome to Episode 11 of Season 4 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast: Soothing Your PCOS Symptoms with Essential Oils Special Message: Our absolutely FREE PCOS Revolution 30-Day Jumpstart is back!! To register, go to www.freePCOScourse.com to get started! On today's episode, I speak to one of my longtime friends LaNae Muench about how to use essential oils to soothe PCOS symptoms such as: -hair loss -PMS -acne -mood swings -weight gain If you've ever wondered about how essential oils can help with all of the above (and more) tune in today for some Essential Oil 101 fun! Links: Doterra Metabolic Guide Florida Complete Wellness Essential Oil Recipes Mentioned:  -Hormonal and PMS Relief -Cool your Hot Mess -He’ll Never Know -Fertility Blend -Hair Stay There -Hair growth -Acne Relief Join me over at thepcosrevolution.com to find out more about how you can sign up for our next session and also get access to some very cool freebies that I’ve created for you.  See ya there and have a wonderful week! Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for The PCOS Revolution Podcast! And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the PCOS Revolution Academy, go to www.thepcosrevolution.com. Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
35:18
March 26, 2019
Understanding & Balancing Your Blood Sugar Naturally
Special Message: Our absolutely FREE PCOS Revolution 30-Day Jumpstart is back!! To register, go to www.freePCOScourse.com to get started! Well hello there and welcome back! For this week’s episode I decided to do a little something different and talk about the best natural strategies to help you get a handle on your insulin and glucose. Today’s episode comes straight out of my new PCOS Revolution 90-day Reset program, and I thought I’d give you a glimpse into one of my favorite lessons that we discuss in Week 6 of the program. Now I have to take a moment to brag a little about my new students and how proud I am of all of their progress and enthusiasm so far! I can’t tell you how rewarding it is to be able to work with women with PCOS from all over the world and also be able to see some of you in our office at Florida Complete Wellness in Fort Lauderdale, FL and within the new 90-Day Reset that are listening to this podcast each and every week! So I hope you find a little more clarity in taking charge of your PCOS symptoms by addressing one of the most important and difficult aspects of it…your glucose and insulin imbalances. We're going to talk about my favorite top 5 methods of balancing your blood sugar and insulin naturally and hopefully deepen your understanding of why 50% of women diagnosed with PCOS will also become diabetic by age 40 if our blood sugar is not addressed. This episode is so very important so make sure you take some time to jot down some notes to gain insight into the steps you can take today to started. If you enjoyed listening to this episode, you have to check out The PCOS Revolution Academy 90-Day Reset, where we go through all of these topics in an easy-to-follow, totally online, step-by-step process so you can stop giving PCOS the upper hand. Join me over at thepcosrevolution.com to find out more about how you can sign up for our next session and also get access to some very cool freebies that I’ve created for you.  I’d love to have you join me inside of the Academy. See ya there and have a wonderful week!  Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for The PCOS Revolution Podcast!And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get.Please leave a review right now;) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the PCOS Revolution Academy, go to www.thepcosrevolution.com. Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
24:11
March 19, 2019
Getting Pregnant Naturally with PCOS, Luisa’s Story
Welcome to Episode 9 of Season 4 of The PCOS Revolution podcast: Getting Pregnant Naturally with PCOS, Luisa's Story Special Message: Our absolutely FREE PCOS Revolution 30-Day Jumpstart is back!! To register, go to www.freePCOScourse.com to get started! Today I would like to share a story with you from one of my patients at Florida Complete Wellness named Luisa Dominguez. In this episode, Luisa speaks about how she overcame her irregular cycles, mood swings and anxiety caused by PCOS and became pregnant naturally using a powerful combination of acupuncture and specific Chinese herbal formulas. She also discusses how she implemented the lifestyle techniques that she already knew as a certified personal trainer to help overcome her PCOS. In today's episode, you'll discover: -How acupuncture, herbal medicine, exercise and diet all came together to help Luise achieve a healthy pregnancy naturally -Tips on exercising during pregnancy and what worked best for portion control -When to increase calories and the best strategies for exercising during pregnancy with PCOS -How having a doula and using hypnobirthing can be extremely helpful In this episode, Luisa shares how she was able to get pregnant with PCOS naturally and overcome her 60-70 day cycles, mood swings, anxiety and inflammation in just a few months using specific natural techniques. From a personal trainer perspective, she shares how  having the diagnosis of PCOS was a relief and how nutrition and exercise along with acupuncture helped her transform her cycle from 60-70 days to ultimately 28 days. We talk about a special herbal combination called Blossom for improving fertility naturally (even though she wasn’t crazy about taking so many capsules each day!) Also, Luisa's going to share how her pregnancy was ultimately transformed with the lifestyle techniques she put into place. Episode Links: Luisa's Facebook Page Hypnobirthing Florida Complete Wellness Blossom Evergreen herbal formulas Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for The PCOS Revolution Podcast! And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;) Thanks for listening! To learn more about the PCOS Revolution Academy, go to www.thepcosrevolution.com. Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
16:01
March 12, 2019
All About Hormones: DUTCH Testing In-Depth With Dr. Carrie Jones
Welcome to Episode 8 of Season 4 of The PCOS Revolution podcast:  All About Hormones: DUTCH Testing In-Depth With Dr. Carrie Jones Special Message: Our absolutely FREE PCOS Revolution 30-Day Jumpstart is back!! To register, go to www.freePCOScourse.com to get started! In today's episode, we get laser-focused on how to test hormones such as cortisol and testosterone along with so much more from the comfort of your own home with Dr. Carrie Jones, Medical Director of Precision Analytical, Inc. We'll also discuss the best methods to measure your hormones during a long menstrual cycle (over 35 days) and how to discuss the DUTCH (dried urine test for comprehensive hormones) with your provider. You'll also learn: -When to consider blood vs dried urine testing for PCOS -The best time to test your hormones with the DUTCH test and what teens can learn from it -What your cortisol says about the way you handle stress, weight gain and mood swings -The subtle warning signs your cortisol could be telling you about your thyroid  I promise you, you don't want to miss this! Links Mentioned: Precision Analytical (DUTCH Complete and Cycle-Mapping Info For Patients) Florida Complete Wellness About Our Guest: Carrie Jones, ND, MPH is a naturopathic doctor whose passion and expertise lies in the areas of hormonal, adrenal, and thyroid health. She recognizes that imbalance can occur at any age and believes it is important to look at the big picture such as the appropriate use of lab testing. Dr. Jones graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon then went on to complete her residency in women’s health, endocrinology and hormones. Later she graduated from Grand Canyon University’s Master of Public Health program with a goal of doing more international work and health empowerment. Dr. Jones is an adjunct professor at NUNM and regularly consults, lectures, and writes on the topic of hormones, thyroid, adrenals, digestive issues, autoimmune and more both nationally and internationally. As the Medical Director for Precision Analytical, Inc., her goals are to provide ongoing cutting edge integrative clinical education to the large network of providers paving the way of healthcare with functional medicine. For more information on ordering a DUTCH Complete hormone kit, go to www.floridacompletewellness.com. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for our “The PCOS Revolution!” And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;)  Thanks for listening! To learn more about the PCOS Revolution Academy, go to www.thepcosrevolution.com. Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
46:41
March 5, 2019
Cultivating the Right Mindset with The PCOS Diva Amy Medling
Welcome to Episode 7 of Season 4 of The PCOS Revolution podcast:  Cultivating the Right Mindset with The PCOS Diva Amy Medling Special Message: Our absolutely FREE PCOS Revolution 30-Day Jumpstart is back!! To register, go to www.freePCOScourse.com to get started! When faced with PCOS, there's one thing that's never really talked about enough...the things we might be telling ourselves everyday that just aren't true. Amy Medling joins us to discuss what might be sabotaging our efforts to take back control from our PCOS with the very strategies she discusses in her new book, Healing PCOS: A 21-Day Plan for Reclaiming Your Health and Life with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. About Our Guest: Amy Medling is a certified health coach, who specializes in working with women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS, who are frustrated and have lost all hope when the only solution their doctors offer is to lose weight, take a pill and live with their symptoms. In response, Amy founded PCOS Diva and developed a proven protocol of supplements, diet and lifestyle programs that offer women tools to help gain control of their PCOS and regain their fertility, femininity, health and happiness. Links from this episode: Amy's new book: Healing PCOS: A 21-Day Plan for Reclaiming Your Health and Life with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Amy's website: The PCOS Diva Florida Complete Wellness Books mentioned: The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles 100 Days to Brave: Devotions for Unlocking Your Most Courageous Self by Annie F. Downs Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for our “The PCOS Revolution!” And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;)  Thanks for listening! To learn more about the PCOS Revolution Academy, go to www.thepcosrevolution.com. Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
30:35
February 26, 2019
Confronting My Weakest Link: Meal Prep
Welcome to Episode 6 of Season 4 of The PCOS Revolution podcast: Confronting My Weakest Link: Meal Prep Special Message: Our absolutely FREE PCOS Revolution 30-Day Jumpstart is back!! To register, go to www.freePCOScourse.com to get started! It's time for some brutal honesty here...meal prep has never been a favorite pastime of mine! However, if done consistently it can lead to huge changes in your energy, weight, sleep and stress level. Here's what we discuss on today's show: -How to finally get strategies in place for meal prepping and menu planning each week -Ideas for meal delivery services such as Home Chef -Ways to incorporate lists and templates into your routine Links Mentioned: Home Chef The PCOS Revolution Academy My Instagram Page Happy Menu Planning! Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for  “The PCOS Revolution!” And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;)  Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy,  click here! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
23:26
February 19, 2019
Kitchen Therapy With Food Blogger Kate Kordsmeier
Welcome to Episode 5 of Season 4 of The PCOS Revolution podcast: Kitchen Therapy With Food Blogger Kate Kordsmeier Special Message: Our absolutely FREE PCOS Revolution 30-Day Jumpstart is back!! To register, go to www.freePCOScourse.com to get started! In this episode, you’ll discover: How Kate healed her IBS, thyroid and PCOS symptoms with whole food recipes and simple lifestyle changes What being an international food writer taught her about moderation in living with PCOS Her 4-year plan for prepping for pregnancy after coming off birth control Kate's favorite chemical-free skin product recommendations To learn more about the PCOS Revolution Academy and register for our upcoming webinar, visit www.thepcosrevolution.com! About Our Guest: Kate Kordsmeier, new mom and the founder of Root + Revel, was a full-time freelance food and travel writer and recipe developer who's work appeared in over 125 magazines, newspapers and websites, including USA Today, EatingWell, Cooking Light, Travel + Leisure, Shape, FITNESS, Women’s Health, The Washington Post, Clean Eating, Vegetarian Times, Wine Enthusiast, SELF and Real Simple. In October 2015, after being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Leaky Gut Syndrome (IBS), and hypothyroidism, and subsequently healing her symptoms naturally, she created Root + Revel. Though she's a food writer and a food lover who believes strongly that life is not worth living without fried chicken, cheese and wine, she's also seen firsthand the power of nutrition and how much the food we eat affects the way we feel. After her diagnosis, she was blown away by the rapid transformation she saw in her own body from simple, natural and holistic lifestyle changes. Kate's Links from This Episode:  WomanCode by Alisa Viti Anti-Inflammatory Diet My Current Green Beauty Routine My Current Green Cleaning Routine Beautycounter True Botanicals Leahlanie Skincare Natural Mama + Baby Content  Clean Cuisine: An 8-Week Anti-Inflammatory Diet that Will Change the Way You Age, Look & Feel by Ivy Larson Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for our “The PCOS Revolution!” And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;)  Thanks for listening! To learn more about the brand new PCOS Revolution Academy,  click here! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
35:12
February 12, 2019
How To Focus On What Matters With PCOS Fertility Nutritionist Marta Montenegro
Welcome to Episode 4 of Season 4 of The PCOS Revolution podcast:  How To Focus On What Matters With PCOS Fertility Nutritionist Marta Montenegro Special Message: Our absolutely FREE PCOS Revolution 30-Day Jumpstart is back!! To register, go to www.freePCOScourse.com to get started! In this episode, you’ll discover: -Why weight and BMI are not the only important measurements when it comes to PCOS -The most accurate way to measure food sensitivities from a fertility nutritionist point of view -The one thing that's more important than how much you exercise and what you eat when it comes to taking control of your PCOS symptoms About Our Guest: Marta Montenegro, MF, MS, CSCS, SFN, NSCA-CPT and Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition candidate at UNINI MX, serves as Fertility-Nutrition Specialist. Montenegro offers one-on-one consultations to help women receive the optimal nutrition and wellness benefits they need for a safe and successful pregnancy. She works closely with IVFMD’s fertility doctors to customize individual nutritional programs, including dietary plans and supplementation. Since 2008, Montenegro has held the position of adjunct professor in Sciences at Florida International University, where she created two courses that combined both exercise rehabilitation and nutrition for special populations. As a Specialist in Fitness Nutrition (SFN), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Montenegro founded and operated a successful private health-wellness center in her home country of Venezuela. The center focused on preventive health services with a focus on women’s health, pregnancy, and wellness, and included nutritional guidelines, supplementation, exercise activity, and overall medical services. Montenegro is a frequent contributor to both local and national media, including CNN, CNN en Español, NBC, ABC, CBS, and Univision. Her stories on the latest in nutrition, fitness, exercise science, and supplementation have appeared in national consumer magazines and websites, such as AOL en Español and Fox News Latino. She is the author of the popular Spanish-language book, “Olvidese de la Dieta: Ejercitese y Aprenda a comer” (“Forget Dieting! Exercise and Learn How to Eat”). She earned a Masters in Science and Physiology with a specialization in cardiac rehabilitation, magna cum laude, from Florida International University, and a Masters in Finance, magna cum laude, from Instituto de Estudios Superiores en Administracion (IESA) in Venezuela. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for our “The PCOS Revolution!” And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;)  Thanks for listening! To learn more about the PCOS Revolution Academy and register for our upcoming webinar, click here! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
37:41
February 5, 2019
Exercise 101 With The PCOS Personal Trainer Erika Volk
Welcome to Episode 3 of Season 4 of The PCOS Revolution podcast. In this episode, you’ll discover: -What exercise strategies work best for PCOS if you're just starting out or want a concrete plan -How to get the most out of your home workouts -The tremendous benefits of exercise for insulin resistance To learn more about the PCOS Revolution Academy and register for our upcoming webinar, visit www.thepcosrevolution.com! About Our Guest: Erika Volk, The PCOS Personal Trainer, guides women living with PCOS toward a lifestyle that gets their symptoms under control so that they have the time, energy, and confidence to thrive. She is a certified personal trainer, nutrition coach, and creator of the PCOS Fit Studio workout videos.  Erika was diagnosed with PCOS in 2005 and has been coaching women with PCOS since 2010. Through her personal experience and work with clients, she has discovered that exercise is a fantastic, PCOS-fighting tool.   --->>Download Erika's Quick 10-Minute Workout Plan Here
35:52
January 29, 2019
Behind the Scenes of Our Top 3 Episodes of 2018
Hello and welcome back to season 4 episode 2 of the PCOS Revolution podcast! I’m so glad to get back to our weekly schedule now that the holiday madness has calmed down a bit so if you’re subscribed to our podcast you’ll see a new episode now every Tuesday morning in your podcast feed. As get into January, I thought it might be time for some reflection on some our past episodes. Now if you haven’t had a chance to listen to them yet, not to worry…today I’ve put together a special list after polling our team for their most favorite episodes and I’ve included them here in our show notes for you to listen to at your convenience...so today’s episode is short and sweet. But before we begin I just want to let you in on something that I’ve been secretly working on for several years now and it’s finally time to let you know. It’s probably no surprise to you treating PCOS at the root takes time and effort. Even when working with our acupuncture patients one-on-one, there just isn’t enough time to really sit down every week and make sure we’re on the right track with diet, supplements, herbs and self care, not mention discussing all that’s involved with hormone testing and BBT or temperature charting. Now I’ve been searching for a way to fill in this gap and help as many women with PCOS as I can, so I developed The PCOS Revolution Academy which is a 100% completely online program that goes deeper into PCOS than any program I’ve seen. I want to invite you to become a founding member at www.thepcosrevolution.com where I will be holding your hand every step of the way, month after month helping you get your PCOS symptoms under control once and for all. Each month we’re going to cover different topics through our live Q& A sessions inside of our private community to discuss issues like: -Improving your fertility and regulating your cycle naturally using the powerful combination of the right supplements and time-tested Chinese herbal medicine strategies along with specific acupressure points -The perfect strategies for getting rid of fatigue and upping your libido along with learning precisely the right amount of portions and how to eliminate cravings at their source -Getting your exercise and meal planning  in place so that you could incorporate it easily into your daily routine? And most importantly feeling confident that for the rest of your life (even during pregnancy and beyond), you had a plan that you could rely on! I’m so looking forward to getting to know you and I want to make it easy for you to join so here is a special savings for you as one of my listeners…just use the code PODCAST to receive 20% off your first month! Once again, go to www.thepcosrevolution.com and sign up now today to get the special founding member rate as a listener of my podcast. I can’t wait to get started with you! Ok so let’s get back to the show! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
14:09
January 22, 2019
The 5 Biggest Mistakes Most Women Make When Trying to Overcome PCOS
Welcome to Episode 1 of Season 4 of The PCOS Revolution podcast.  In this episode, you’ll discover: The Five Biggest Mistakes Most Women Make When Trying to Overcome Their PCOS Symptoms Over the past two decades, I’ve worked with hundreds of women in my clinic with PCOS  who wanted to overcome their symptoms of weight gain, acne, mood swings and irregular cycles naturally with diet and lifestyle changes, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. As a licensed acupuncturist with a specialty in Oriental Reproductive Medicine who has also overcome most of my PCOS symptoms using these very methods, I wanted to make you aware of some of the most common roadblocks that may come up for you along your PCOS journey so I wanted to talk about the 5 biggest mistakes I’ve seen over the years…. 1. Not Asking Enough Questions 2. Believing That Birth Control Will Cure Your PCOS 3. Blaming Yourself and Believing You'll Never Get Pregnant if You Have PCOS 4. Following Diet Plans That Fail 5. Not Seeking The Right Help I’ve made some of these mistakes myself. Now, just a warning…I’m going to be throwing a lot of information your way so I’ve created a little cheatsheet for you to download.  Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for our “The PCOS Revolution!” And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Thanks for listening! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
23:03
January 15, 2019
Over One Hundred Pounds Lost: Joesee’s Story
To kick off 2019 the right way, we speak our own licensed massage therapist Joesee Jacobs of Florida Complete Wellness to discuss how she managed to lose 130 pounds following her PCOS diagnosis. Growing up, Joesee struggled with her weight which only became worse after she started taking birth control pills.  In this episode, Joesee talks about what really caused the pounds to start melting off when she became laser-focused on it. In this episode, you'll discover: -How Joesee overcame her big challenges with weight gain due to insulin imbalance and which strategies were the most helpful -The one question to ask to find out if the current way you're eating is going to work for you -How Chinese herbal medicine was instrumental in relieving Joesee's cysts and helped her avoid surgery as a teenager If you'd like to join Joesee and myself in our private Facebook group for our FREE PCOS Revolution Jumpstart, it's not too late to sign up! You can still join here;) Wishing you abundant health & happiness in the coming year To join our free PCOS Revolution jumpstart, go to www.freepcoscourse.com. OUR FAVORITE SUPPLEMENT LINKS with practitioner discount provided: -Ovasitol Myo-inositol powder -Melatonin (Theratonin) -CoQ10, Vitamin D3 and Omega 3 Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for our “The PCOS Revolution!” And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;)  Thanks for listening! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
24:38
January 1, 2019
PCOS, Infertility & Supplements-Your Questions Answered
Welcome to Episode 11 of Season 3 of The PCOS Revolution podcast. In the final part of our three-part series with Farrar Duro, AP, FABORM, we dive into the Q & A from our Unexplained Infertility and Recurrent Miscarriage webinar to discuss: -How to find out the right dosage of Vitamin D3 prior to conceiving -Our top 6 PCOS supplements to enhance fertility, improve insulin resistance and lower testosterone -Why diets don't work and what the REAL focus should be on -When is exercise not recommended  LINKS with practitioner discount provided: -Ovasitol Myo-inositol powder -Melatonin (Theratonin) -CoQ10, Vitamin D3 and Omega 3 Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for our “The PCOS Revolution!” And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;)  Thanks for listening! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice. To join our free PCOS Revolution jumpstart, go to www.freepcoscourse.com.
20:48
December 18, 2018
Solving Unexplained Infertility (Part 2)
In the second part of our three-part series, we examine what can be done to affect egg quality, what male partners can do and an often-overlooked simple reason why you might be miscarrying. About Our Guest:  Dr. Ellen Wood is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in the subspecialty of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Wood is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and a distinguished fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is a Voluntary Assistant Professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine and Florida International University School of Medicine. She has served as a Clinical Board Examiner for the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists since 2011. She also holds a Preceptor role at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, in addition to being the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Site Director for the OBGYN Residency Program at Community Health of South Florida. Before joining IVFMD, Dr. Wood served as an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and as the director of Academic Services at MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA. Her major research interests include in vitro fertilization, congenital uterine anomalies, and advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgical techniques. She has published numerous articles, co-authored multiple book chapters, and has presented her research at both national and international meetings. About the Host: Farrar Duro, Doctor Oriental Medicine practices reproductive acupuncture at Florida Complete Wellness in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and became a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine in 2008. After overcoming her own struggles with PCOS and endometriosis using a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and other natural methods, she has felt tremendous joy in sharing her methods with other women . Farrar has since specialized in the treatment of PCOS, infertility and hormonal imbalances with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for over 15 years and has a passion for women’s health and wellness. This path led her to pursue advanced pregnancy training in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ and publication of her first book, The Smart Couple’s Guide to Getting Pregnant, An Integrated Approach in 2015. A board-certified acupuncture physician, Farrar graduated from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine and performed her post-graduate training at Shandong University of TCM in Shandong, China. To learn more about PCOS and infertility, you can also listen to her weekly podcast, The PCOS Revolution, on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. Visit your website at www.floridacompletewellness.com Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
35:34
December 4, 2018
Four Steps to Solving Unexplained Infertility & Recurrent Miscarriage with Dr. Ellen Wood
The emotional response to hearing, "There is no apparent reason for the repeated pregnancy losses or infertility" can be difficult, maddening and frustrating. Approximately 1 in 5 couples will experience unexplained infertility, and another 2% will experience recurrent pregnancy loss - or implantation failures despite completing a full infertility work-up.  In this three-part series with Dr. Ellen Wood, you'll learn how to put together the missing pieces of unexplained infertility and repeated pregnancy loss, to uncover the vital answers on the path leading to parenthood. With over four decades of combined reproductive medicine experience, Dr. Ellen Wood, reproductive endocrinologist of #IVFMD and Dr. Farrar Celada Duro, reproductive acupuncturist, will share: • The key questions to ask a R.E. and/or reproductive acupuncturist BEFORE starting a medicated cycle • The 3 myths surrounding recurrent pregnancy loss and how to address them • The reasons why the current fertility plan might not be the most effective, and the warning signs to look for that could indicate more problems down the road • The four-step strategy to start implementing now to get on the road to starting or growing a family About Our Guest:  Dr. Ellen Wood is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in the subspecialty of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Wood is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and a distinguished fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is a Voluntary Assistant Professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine and Florida International University School of Medicine. She has served as a Clinical Board Examiner for the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists since 2011. She also holds a Preceptor role at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, in addition to being the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Site Director for the OBGYN Residency Program at Community Health of South Florida. Before joining IVFMD, Dr. Wood served as an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and as the director of Academic Services at MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA. Her major research interests include in vitro fertilization, congenital uterine anomalies, and advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgical techniques. She has published numerous articles, co-authored multiple book chapters, and has presented her research at both national and international meetings. About the Host: Farrar Duro, Doctor Oriental Medicine practices reproductive acupuncture at Florida Complete Wellness in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and became a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine in 2008. After overcoming her own struggles with PCOS and endometriosis using a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and other natural methods, she has felt tremendous joy in sharing her methods with other women . Farrar has since specialized in the treatment of PCOS, infertility and hormonal imbalances with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for over 15 years and has a passion for women’s health and wellness. This path led her to pursue advanced pregnancy training in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ and publication of her first book, The Smart Couple’s Guide to Getting Pregnant, An Integrated Approach in 2015. A board-certified acupuncture physician, Farrar graduated from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine and performed her post-graduate training at Shandong University of TCM in Shandong, China. To learn more about PCOS and infertility, you can also listen to her weekly podcast, The PCOS Revolution, on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. Visit your website at www.floridacompletewellness.
31:32
November 20, 2018
Birth Control and Metformin: What Every Woman with PCOS Needs to Know
Birth Control and Metformin: What Every Woman with PCOS Needs to Know Welcome to Episode 8 of Season 3 of the The PCOS Revolution podcast. In this episode, we'll explore: -What effect does birth control and Metformin really have on our future fertility? -How does Metformin affect weight loss? -What are some of the alternatives if you decide to go the natural, non-medicated route? About The Host: Farrar Duro is an expert in PCOS whose accomplishments include: – Currently practicing reproductive acupuncture, Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ and herbal medicine at Florida Complete Wellness in Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Becoming a board-certified acupuncture physician, graduating from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine and performing her post-graduate training at Shandong University of TCM in Shandong, China – Author of “The Smart Couple’s Guide to Getting Pregnant, An Integrated Approach” – Becoming a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) in 2008 – Specializing in the treatment of PCOS, infertility and hormonal imbalances with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for over 15 years More Information Learn more about how you can improve your results with PCOS with support from our clinic (for distance and local patients) by visiting emailing us at fduro@floridacompletewellness.com or at www.floridacompletewellness.com. PCOS Links & Mentions From This Episode: -Effect of myo-inositol and melatonin versus myo-inositol, in a randomized controlled trial, for improving in vitro fertilization of patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome. -Nutritional effects of oral contraceptive use: a review. -[Does diet affect our mood? The significance of folic acid and homocysteine]. -Vitamin B12 deficiency, infertility and recurrent fetal loss. -Florida Complete Wellness Facebook page Supplements Mentioned: -Metabolic Xtra -O.N.E. multivitamin -Ovasitol Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Please leave a note in the comments section below! If you enjoyed this episode on answering your most burning questions about PCOS, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for our “The PCOS Revolution podcast!” And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;) Thanks for listening! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
29:48
November 6, 2018
How To Improve Your Gut and Transform Your Health with Vivien Allred
Episode: “How to Improve Your Gut and Transform Your Health with Vivien Allred” Welcome to Episode 7 of Season 3 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast. Today we chat with U.K. naturopathic nutritionist Vivien Allred about getting to the root of gut imbalances that can creep up and wreak havoc on your hormones.  In this episode, you’ll discover: -How gut health can influence PCOS symptoms and mood -Why going vegan might be more difficult than you think for women with PCOS -What triggers a gut imbalance and how to test for it About Vivien Vivien Allred (Dip CNM, mBANT, CNHC) is an expert in gut health and PCOS whose accomplishments include: Becoming a naturopathic nutritional therapist after struggling with many hormonal and digestive issues during early adulthood Primarily focusing on identifying and addressing the root causes of her clients symptoms and educating them about the healing properties of food   Working with women struggling with issues such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), menstrual issues, hair loss, acne, IBS and weight gain More Information Vivien shares weekly blog posts, newsletters and daily health education on her social media accounts and website. You can find her at www.vivanaturalhealth.co.uk On Facebook and Instagram: @vivanaturalhealth Email: enquires@vivanaturalhealth.co.uk About the Host: Farrar Duro, Doctor Oriental Medicine practices reproductive acupuncture at Florida Complete Wellness in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and became a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine in 2008. After overcoming her own struggles with PCOS and endometriosis using a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and other natural methods, she has felt tremendous joy in sharing her methods with other women. Farrar has since specialized in the treatment of PCOS, infertility and hormonal imbalances with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for over 15 years and has a passion for women’s health and wellness. This path led her to pursue advanced pregnancy training in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ and publication of her first book, The Smart Couple’s Guide to Getting Pregnant, An Integrated Approach in 2015. A board-certified acupuncture physician, Farrar graduated from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine and performed her post-graduate training at Shandong University of TCM in Shandong, China. To learn more about PCOS and infertility, you can also listen to her biweekly podcast, The PCOS Revolution, on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. Links: Click here to learn more about The PCOS Revolution Academy! Paleo for Women - Stefani Ruper http://paleoforwomen.com/ Lara Briden - https://www.larabriden.com/ Viva Natural Health blog www.vivanaturalhealth.co.uk Book Mentions: 8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS: A Proven Program to Reset Your Hormones, Repair Your Metabolism, and Restore Your Fertility by Dr. Fiona McCulloch Free PCOS guide: PCOS: Three diet & lifestyle mistakes to avoid Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for our “The PCOS Revolution!” And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;) Thanks for listening! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice
34:35
October 23, 2018
PCOS Fertility 101 with Fertility Coach Sarah Clark
Welcome to Episode 5 of Season 3 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast. Host Farrar Duro steps into the guest seat when fertility coach and author Sarah Clark of the Get Pregnant Naturally podcast interviews her today. In this episode, you'll discover: In this episode, you'll discover: -What your doctor looks for when diagnosing PCOS -How regulating your cycles could benefit your health as well as future fertility -The easiest way to spot insulin resistance that you might have overlooked -The five types of PCOS explained About Sarah Sarah Clark is an expert in uncovering hidden causes of infertility whose accomplishments include: - Being a certified life coach with accreditation from the International Coaches Federation and a health coach with training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition - Discovering when she was just 28 years old that she was already in premature ovarian failure (POF) - Accepted the diagnosis and had both her children through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and later discovered functional medicine to overcome her root causes of inflammation leading to her POF - The author of Fabulously Fertile-Supercharge your Fertility Naturally, Fabulously Fertile Cookbook and The Fertility Preparation Program More Information Learn more about how you can improve your results with uncovering hidden causes of infertility with Sarah's fertility coaching program, which includes functional lab testing, supports couples to make diet and lifestyle changes that dramatically improve the chances of a healthy pregnancy and baby at www.fabfertile.com. Book your Free Supercharge Your Fertility Discovery Call here: https://intakeq.com/booking/cZ7XW6 Download your free fertility yoga video. In this 20-minute intro video, we focus on a calming and peaceful practice to connect back to our heart. These simple yoga poses can help quiet negative thoughts and make you feel more in control. www.yogafreebie.com About the Host: Farrar Duro, Doctor Oriental Medicine practices reproductive acupuncture at Florida Complete Wellness in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and became a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine in 2008. After overcoming her own struggles with PCOS and endometriosis using a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and other natural methods, she has felt tremendous joy in sharing her methods with other women . Farrar has since specialized in the treatment of PCOS, infertility and hormonal imbalances with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for over 15 years and has a passion for women's health and wellness. This path led her to pursue advanced pregnancy training in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ and publication of her first book, The Smart Couple's Guide to Getting Pregnant, An Integrated Approach in 2015. A board-certified acupuncture physician, Farrar graduated from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine and performed her post-graduate training at Shandong University of TCM in Shandong, China. To learn more about PCOS and infertility, you can also listen to her weekly podcast, The PCOS Revolution, on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. Visit your website at www.floridacompletewellness.com Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for our "The PCOS Revolution!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;)  Thanks for listening! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended...
1:01:52
October 9, 2018
Creating Your Own Unique PCOS Preconception Plan
In this episode, we explore the new PCOS guidelines and how to incorporate them into a unique preconception plan. You'll discover what tests you should be asking for and when to get them, along with some key indicators to look for when charting your temps. About The Host Farrar Duro is an expert in PCOS whose accomplishments include: – Currently practicing reproductive acupuncture, Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ and herbal medicine at Florida Complete Wellness in Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Becoming a board-certified acupuncture physician, graduating from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine and performing her post-graduate training at Shandong University of TCM in Shandong, China – Author of “The Smart Couple’s Guide to Getting Pregnant, An Integrated Approach” – Becoming a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) in 2008 – Specializing in the treatment of PCOS, infertility and hormonal imbalances with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for over 15 years More Information Learn more about how you can improve your results with PCOS with support from our clinic (for distance and local patients) by visiting emailing us at info@floridacompletewellness.com or at www.floridacompletewellness.com. PCOS Links & Mentions From This Episode: International evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome 2018 Florida Complete Wellness Facebook page Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Please leave a note in the comments section below! If you enjoyed this episode on answering your most burning questions about PCOS, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for our “The PCOS Revolution podcast!” And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;) Thanks for listening! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
34:21
September 21, 2018
How to Sync Your Cycle and Boost Your Fertility IQ with BBT Charting
Episode: “How to Sync Your Cycle and Boost Your Fertility IQ with BBT Charting” Welcome to Episode 4 of Season 3 of the The PCOS Revolution podcast. In this episode, I dive into the best ways of BBT (basal body temperature) charting to jumpstart your fertility and take charge of your cycle. As a result of going over this method with hundreds of fertility patients throughout the years to help them achieve "cycle sanity" and ultimately a healthy pregnancy, this episode goes deep into the how's and why's of BBT charting. About The Host Farrar Duro is an expert in PCOS whose accomplishments include: – Currently practicing reproductive acupuncture, Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ and herbal medicine at Florida Complete Wellness in Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Becoming a board-certified acupuncture physician,  graduating from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine and performing her post-graduate training at Shandong University of TCM in Shandong, China – Author of “The Smart Couple’s Guide to Getting Pregnant, An Integrated Approach” – Becoming a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) in 2008 – Specializing in the treatment of PCOS, infertility and hormonal imbalances with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for over 15 years More Information Learn more about how you can improve your results with PCOS with support from our clinic (for distance and local patients) by visiting us at www.floridacompletewellness.com. PCOS Links & Mentions From This Episode: American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (www.aborm.org) Florida Complete Wellness Facebook page PCOS Revolution Podcast Facebook page Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Please leave a note in the comments section below! If you enjoyed this episode on answering your most burning questions about PCOS, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for our “The PCOS Revolution podcast!” And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;)  Thanks for listening! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
34:21
July 4, 2018
Kicking Those PCOS Blues to the Curb With Deborah Beaumont, APRN
Today we chat with Deborah Beaumont, holistic nurse and functional medicine practitioner about how to kick those PCOS blues to the curb. In today's episode, you'll discover: -A specific breathing method that can calm anxiety in 6 seconds flat -Alternatives to consider when faced with depression that just won't lift -How to get to the root of mood swings and PMS About Our Guest: Deborah Beaumont is an Advance Practice Nurse and Functional Medicine Practitioner who specializes in working with women recover their health after breast cancer.  Going through her own recovery Deborah found many aspects of healing were not addressed by conventional doctors.  She helps women address deficiencies that are often missed during and after cancer treatment and helps women correct hormonal and nutritional issues to resolve common symptoms such as chemo brain and exhaustion that are not well treated. Deborah works privately with clients and is enrolling for her group program Beyond Breast Cancer: Navigate the New Normal and Recover Your Health and Vitality Post Treatment.  Contact Deborah at radicalhealthRN@gmail.com for more information or to schedule a free integrative health consult. To hear more about women's health issues, hormone issues and breast cancer recovery tune into Deborah's weekly podcast Boobs Aren't Worth Dying For. Links:  Inositol Research on Depression and Anxiety: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/inositol Boobs Aren't Worth Dying For Podcast Florida Complete Wellness Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Please leave a note in the comments section below! If you enjoyed this episode with Deborah about ways to beat the PCOS blues, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for “The PCOS Revolution Podcast!” And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;) Thanks for listening! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
39:40
June 27, 2018
Fresh Approaches to Weight Loss With Dr. Iris Crawford
Dr. Iris Crawford of Naturkur Wellness is back to discuss her fresh approach to weight loss by focusing on stress, hormonal balance and adrenal fatigue in today's episode. In today's episode, you'll discover: -Why eating less can actually sabotage your metabolism -What supplement she recommends over any other to help cravings and stabilize blood sugar for women with PCOS -How to start finding a plan that allows you to eat more of the right foods based on your metabolic type About Our Guest:  Dr. Iris Crawford received a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health Sciences from Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA majoring in holistic nutrition and is a proud alumna of the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon, where she received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) degree. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians. ​After years of research and medical practice seeing hundreds of women successfully lose weight and get their energy back, she believes that high-achieving women aren’t getting the help they need to stay healthy and happy.  She believes that weight loss is not just about calories in and calories out and treating adrenal burnout and repairing the metabolism is often the missing link to successful and sustained weight loss. To find out more about working with Dr. Crawford go to https://naturkurwellness.com or email her at info@naturkurwellness.com. To schedule your free weight loss consult or check out Dr. Crawfords's new book, click here. Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Please leave a note in the comments section below! If you enjoyed this episode with Dr. Crawford about PCOS, nutrition and weight loss, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for our “The PCOS Revolution Podcast!” And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;) Thanks for listening! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
28:35
June 20, 2018
Expert PCOS Tips With Dr. Paul Magarelli
Episode: “Expert PCOS Tips With Dr. Paul Magarelli” Welcome to Episode 1, Season 3 of the The PCOS Revolution Podcast. In this episode, Dr. Paul C. Magarelli MD, PhD and I discuss the real story on insulin resistance and the truth behind exercise and weight loss for women with PCOS. (Spoiler Alert: His answers may surprise you!) So if you want to clarify the confusion over the carbs vs. fat diet war, discover what makes women with PCOS "perfect," and learn tips from a true fertility expert on how to really balance those tricky hormones, tune in now! In this episode, you’ll discover: Episode Title: “Expert PCOS Tips With Dr. Paul Magarelli” The studies about exercise and weight loss that no one ever mentions What to look for in the hunt for a fertility specialist who understands Western and Eastern Medicine perspectives Keto, low carb, low fat? Crucial information from Dr. Magarelli's own personal research what ratio is the best, especially if you’re confused about the latest “fad diets” (and the common sense strategies for dealing with them) Why the actions we take now with our health can affect the reproductive health of generations to come About Our Guest:  Dr. Paul Magarelli is an internationally-known expert in infertility and PCOS health and nutrition whose accomplishments include being: A board-certified REI who is the founder and Medical Director of HQA Fertility Centers A strong advocate of Traditional Chinese Medicine A frequent lecturer worldwide on topics that range from infertility to PCOS, Menopause, Andropause, and the treatment of Insulin Resistance On the cutting-edge of research helping women improve their fertility through evidence-based integrated treatments More Information Learn more about how you can contact Dr. Magarelli by visiting www.hqafertilitycenters.com. Links & Mentions From This Episode: Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health Florida Complete Wellness American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Please leave a note in the comments section below! If you enjoyed this episode with Dr. Magarelli about PCOS, nutrition and infertility, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for our “The PCOS Revolution Podcast!” And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;) Thanks for listening! Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.
44:42
June 12, 2018
Your Most Burning PCOS Questions Answered With Dr. Farrar Duro
For our final episode of the season, I answer emails from listeners around the world who are struggling with their own PCOS battles. About The Host Farrar Duro is an expert in PCOS whose accomplishments include: - Currently practicing reproductive acupuncture, Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ and herbal medicine at Florida Complete Wellness in Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Becoming a board-certified acupuncture physician,  graduating from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine and performing her post-graduate training at Shandong University of TCM in Shandong, China - Author of "The Smart Couple's Guide to Getting Pregnant, An Integrated Approach" - Becoming a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) in 2008 - Specializing in the treatment of PCOS, infertility and hormonal imbalances with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for over 15 years More Information Learn more about how you can improve your results with PCOS with support from our clinic (for distance and local patients) by visiting us at www.floridacompletewellness.com. PCOS Links & Mentions From This Episode: American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (www.aborm.org) Florida Complete Wellness Facebook page PCOS Revolution Podcast Facebook page Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please leave a note in the comments section below! If you enjoyed this episode on answering your most burning questions about PCOS, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for our "The PCOS Revolution podcast!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;)  Thanks for listening!
30:15
April 25, 2018
Uncovering Hidden Causes Of Infertility with Health Coach Sarah Clark
In this episode, Sarah Clark and I discuss what often-overlooked lab tests could be crucial to your success with overcoming infertility. So if you want to discover how to overcome diet and stress fertility bombs, get healthier while getting more fertile, and increase your chances of having a smoother pregnancy, tune in now! So if you want to discover how to avoid fertility diet and stress landmines, get healthier while getting more fertile, and increase your chances of having a smoother pregnancy, tune in now! In this episode, you'll discover: Episode Title: "Uncovering Hidden Causes Of Infertility With Fertility Coach Sarah Clark" - Why Sarah Clark's experience with premature ovarian failure made her want become a fertility and health coach - The big challenges in uncovering hidden causes of infertility and which often-overlooked lab tests could be crucial to your success with overcoming infertility - Specific examples that really help you learn how to get in the right mindset when faced with seemingly endless bad news when trying to conceive (and how to apply them to your situation right now) About Our Guest Sarah Clark is an expert in uncovering hidden causes of infertility whose accomplishments include: - Being a certified life coach with accreditation from the International Coaches Federation and a health coach with training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition - Discovering when she was just 28 years old that she was already in premature ovarian failure (POF) - Accepted the diagnosis and had both her children through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and later discovered functional medicine to overcome her root causes of inflammation leading to her POF - The author of Fabulously Fertile-Supercharge your Fertility Naturally, Fabulously Fertile Cookbook and The Fertility Preparation Program More Information Learn more about how you can improve your results with uncovering hidden causes of infertility with Sarah's fertility coaching program, which includes functional lab testing, supports couples to make diet and lifestyle changes that dramatically improve the chances of a healthy pregnancy and baby at www.fabfertile.com. Uncovering Hidden Causes Of Infertility Links & Mentions From This Episode: The Clarity Cleanse Writing the Mind Alive: The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice Get Pregnant Naturally: How to Solve Your Infertility Problems Using Functional Medicine (podcast) Florida Complete Wellness Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please leave a note in the comments section below! If you enjoyed this episode on which often-overlooked lab tests could be crucial to your success with overcoming infertility, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for our "The PCOS Revolution!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;)  Thanks for listening!
40:47
April 11, 2018
Real World Nutrition For PCOS: Tips From Expert Nutritionist Angela Grassi
If you want to have a clear plan on what to eat and what to avoid, alleviate fears around certain foods, and discover which supplements can also benefit fertility then let Farrar Duro, DOM, FABORM and PCOS nutrition expert Angela Grassi, MS, RDN, LDN show you how to incorporate supplements and nutrition effectively into your PCOS wellness strategy to lead to easier weight loss and pregnancies. In this episode, you'll discover: Episode Title: "Real World Nutrition For PCOS: Tips From Expert Nutritionist Angela Grassi" The big challenges with weight gain due to insulin imbalance and which key supplements are underestimated How to work with diet and medications to regulate insulin right now (and what to look for in a multivitamin) Keto, low carb, low fat? Crucial information from a best-selling nutritionist who struggled with PCOS herself, especially if you're confused about the latest "fad diets" (and the common sense strategies for dealing with them) About Our Guest:  Angela Grassi, MS, RDN, LDN is an internationally-known expert in PCOS health and nutrition whose accomplishments include: Co-author of "The PCOS Nutrition Center Cookbook: 100 Easy and Delicious Whole Food Recipes To Beat PCOS" Author of the bestselling book, "The PCOS Workbook: Your Guide to Complete Physical and Emotional Health" and "PCOS: The Dietitian’s Guide", now in its second edition, the most comprehensive evidence-based nutrition resource available for PCOS Named one of the Top 10 Incredible RDs Making a Difference by Today’s Dietitian Has dedicated her career to be on the leading-edge of helping women with PCOS improve their health and their lives through evidence-based nutrition More Information Learn more about how you can improve your results with nutrition and supplements for PCOS by visiting www.pcosnutrition.com Links & Mentions From This Episode: PCOS: The Dietitian's Guide The PCOS Workbook: Your Guide to Complete Physical and Emotional Health  The PCOS Nutrition Center Cookbook  Florida Complete Wellness Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please leave a note in the comments section below! If you enjoyed this episode on which supplements are underestimated in PCOS and how to work with diet and medications to regulate insulin, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for our "The PCOS Revolution Podcast!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;) Thanks for listening! Download this episode now to get started!
28:44
April 3, 2018
Defying the Odds and Overcoming Infertility After Meds Failed, Jessica’s Story
Today we discuss some deeply personal subjects with our patient Jessica, as she opens up about her battle with an eating disorder and what shocked her most about her doctor's reaction to her current pregnancy. Every women needs to hear her story who's thinking about becoming pregnant, especially when faced with abnormal cycles. More Information If you would like to learn more about how you can improve your hormonal balance, book your free consultation with Dr. Duro or Aracena via Skype or in-office by visiting www.floridacompletewellness.com Mentions and Links: Taking Charge of Your Fertility, 10th Anniversary Edition: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please leave a note in the comments section below! If you enjoyed this episode on how acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help with PCOS and infertility, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for our "The PCOS Revolution!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;)  Thanks for listening! To sign up for our FREE PCOS Revolution Jumpstart, go to www.freepcoscourse.com!
34:43
March 21, 2018
Like Mother, Like Daughter-Michelle’s Story
When Michelle's mom found out that her daughter had PCOS, she wasn't too surprised. Listen as Michelle Watson of the PCOS Awareness Association tells her story of self-discovery and the surprising gifts that being diagnosed with PCOS brought. In this episode, you'll discover: -What Michelle's secret is for maintaining her weight -How finding out about her mother's PCOS history made her treatment much easier Today we discuss what approach Michelle implements to keep her PCOS symptoms in check and what advice she gives others seeking support within the PCOS Awareness Association. Links:  PCOS Awareness Community Florida Complete Wellness PCOS Revolution  podcast The PCOS Cookbook by Angela Grassi More Information To learn more about how you can improve your results with PCOS, book your free consultation with Farrar Duro or Marilyn Aracena via Skype or in-office by visiting www.floridacompletewellness.com Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please leave a note in the comments section below! If you enjoyed this episode about overcoming PCOS, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for our "The PCOS Revolution!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now; Thanks for listening! To sign up for our FREE PCOS Revolution Jumpstart, go to www.freepcoscourse.com!
32:16
March 14, 2018
How To Start Reversing PCOS With Acupuncture And Chinese Herbal Medicine
In this episode, Dr. Marilyn Aracena and I discuss how acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help with PCOS and infertility. So if you want to get healthier, reverse hormonal imbalances, and find out what herbal formulas really work for PCOS and infertility so you can how to start reversing PCOS symptoms with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, tune in now! In this episode, you'll discover: Episode Title: "How To Start Reversing PCOS With Acupuncture And Chinese Herbal Medicine" How can a 5,000 year old system of treatment such as acupuncture and herbal medicine help PCOS? What supplements are best to address irregular cycles and PCOS symptoms? Today we discuss what role traditional Chinese medicine plays in the brain's influence on our cycles and weight with Dr. Marilyn Aracena, DAOM of Florida Complete Wellness. About Our Guest:  Dr. Marilyn Aracena is an expert in acupuncture and natural women's health whose accomplishments include: - Holds Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, - Master herbalist - Expertise in the treatment of male and female health, pain management, facial rejuvenation and detoxification - Practices at Florida Complete Wellness in Fort Lauderdale, FL More Information Learn more about how you can improve your results with acupuncture with book your free consultation with Dr. Aracena via Skype or in-office by visiting www.floridacompletewellness.com Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please leave a note in the comments section below! If you enjoyed this episode on how acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help with PCOS and infertility, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for our "The PCOS Revolution!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now;)  Thanks for listening! To sign up for our FREE PCOS Revolution Jumpstart, go to www.freepcoscourse.com!
23:25
March 7, 2018
The Truth About Reversing PCOS With Dr. Christiane Northrup
On today's episode, Dr. Christiane Northrup and Farrar Duro delve into the common misconceptions regarding women's health and PCOS. Welcome to Season 2, Episode 4 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast! On today's episode, Dr. Christiane Northrup and Farrar Duro delve into the common misconceptions regarding women's health and PCOS. Episode: "The TRUTH About Reversing PCOS With Dr. Christiane Northrup" In this episode, Dr. Christiane Northrup and I discuss what's missing in the typical treatment of PCOS and women's health and what to do about it. About Our Guest: Dr. Christiane Northrup is a visionary in women's health whose accomplishments include being: - A practicing board-certified OB/GYN physician for 25 years - An internationally respected writer and speaker - A three-time New York Times bestselling author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause and Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-being. - Leading authority in the field of women's health and wellness, which includes the unity of mind, body, emotions, and spirit - A "rebel, rockstar and authority on what can go right with the female body" More Information: Learn more about how you can regain control over your life with Dr. Christiane Northrup's new book "Dodging Energy Vampires" at www.drnorthrup.com. Links & Mentions From This Episode: Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom The Wisdom of Menopause Goddesses Never Age, The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-being Dodging Energy Vampires The Queen's Code Daring to Rest: Reclaim Your Power with Yoga Nidra Meditation The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains Florida Complete Wellness To sign up for our FREE PCOS Revolution Jumpstart, go to www.freepcoscourse.com! Thanks for Tuning In! Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please leave a note in the comments section below! If you enjoyed this episode on what's missing in the typical way of addressing PCOS and women's health, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for our "The PCOS Revolution!" And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get. Please leave a review right now!
46:13
February 28, 2018
Acupuncture, IVF and Herbs: Meghan’s Story
In this episode, Meghan Jacobs and I discuss using acupuncture and herbal medicine in conjunction with IVF. Meghan shares her frustrations and triumphs in overcoming her PCOS through acupuncture, diet, herbs and several rounds of IVF. She is currently pregnant and shares what worked and what drove her crazy about trying to conceive with PCOS. In this episode, you'll discover: - Specific tools for improving fertility all women with PCOS need to know about (so you can understand how to increase your IVF success rate with acupuncture and herbal medicine) - How Meghan learned to overcome her frustrations of not succeeding the first time and coping with loss - An in-depth peek into Meghan's strategy with improving her PCOS symptoms (and how it holds the key to success with using acupuncture and herbal medicine in conjunction with IVF) To hear her story, tune in now! About Our Guest: Along with being a patient at Florida Complete Wellness, Meghan Jacobs is also: - A Clinical Neuropsychologist - Struggled with Infertility For Years Due to PCOS - Overcame Her Infertility Using Acupuncture in Conjunction with IVF - Has a 5 Year Old Daughter and Is Currently Pregnant with Second Child More Information Learn more about how you can improve your results with improving PCOS with Dr. Duro's guide "The Smart Couple's Guide to Getting Pregnant, An Integrated Approach." Improving PCOS Links & Mentions From This Episode: Florida Complete Wellness To sign up for our FREE PCOS Revolution Jumpstart, go to www.freepcoscourse.com!
33:04
February 21, 2018
PCOS Coach Robin Lodal-Finding Strength With The Right Mindset
PCOS Coach Robin Lodal, mother of 6 foster kids, speaks about her highs and lows in coping with PCOS. You can check out Robin's Facebook page and find out more about her program at www.pcosacademy.com  Robin's Recommended book: The Champagne Diet Links: http://www.pcoschallenge.org/ https://www.pcosdietsupport.com/ Florida Complete Wellness To sign up for our FREE PCOS Revolution Jumpstart, go to www.freepcoscourse.com!
34:03
February 14, 2018
Overcoming A High-Risk Pregnancy and Depression
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 1 of The PCOS Revolution Podcast! Aaliyah Choi, board member of The PCOS Awareness Association, shares her deeply personal journey with overcoming a pregnancy complication that nearly took her life. For more information about the PCOS Awareness Association, go to http://www.pcosaa.org/ Books Mentioned: Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom (Revised Edition): Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing by Dr. Christiane Northrup, M.D. The PCOS Nutrition Center Cookbook: 100 Easy and Delicious Whole Food Recipes to Beat PCOS by Angela Grassi ,‎ MS ,‎ RDN and  Natalie Zaparzynski  PCOS Diet for the Newly Diagnosed: Your All-In-One Guide to Eliminating PCOS Symptoms with the Insulin Resistance Diet Links: Florida Complete Wellness  To sign up for our FREE PCOS Revolution Jumpstart, go to www.freepcoscourse.com!
29:27
February 7, 2018
This One’s For All of My Cysters
As season one of The PCOS Revolution podcast comes to an end, I share my thoughts and lessons learned from our past guests and ask for feedback from all of you on what you'd like to see on our next season in February.  To sign up for our FREE PCOS Revolution Jumpstart, go to www.freepcoscourse.com!
06:46
January 10, 2018
PCOS Mind Hacks with Therapist Susette Magana
We speak today with a therapist who is not only struggling with PCOS herself but undergoing fertility treatment as well. Learn some much-needed PCOS mind hacks from the expert on today's show. Susette Magana, M.A. is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with a private practice in Long Beach, California.  She has specialized training working with two groups: Christians from all backgrounds and people who have experienced betrayal, including infidelity or pornography addiction, in a relationship. Susette attended Azusa Pacific University for a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology.  Her training included working in community mental health, where she focused working with children and teens in the foster care system whose placements were in danger in communities in South and East Los Angeles. Susette is the creator, co-host, and hesitant producer of the podcast The Desire Line, which can be found on iTunes or your favorite Android Podcast App..   The Desire Line is a podcast that focuses on how people experience God, relationships and the world from the perspective of a therapist and a pastor. She currently lives in Long Beach, CA with her husband, Will and her pug, Omar. Links: Desire Line Podcast Susette Magana Florida Complete Wellness To sign up for our FREE PCOS Revolution Jumpstart, go to www.freepcoscourse.com!
29:09
January 3, 2018
Stop Exercise Sabotage With Personal Trainer Justin Seedman
Join Farrar Duro as she speaks with personal trainer Justin Seedman on the importance of the right mindset when starting an exercise program. Justin Seedman is an (ACE) American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer, Health Coach, and Behavior Change Specialist. After graduating from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, Justin began his career as a P.E. teacher for the Broward School District. Driven by a desire to combat childhood obesity, he also served youth by coaching wrestling, and track and field. After budget cuts led to an elimination of his position, Justin reinvented himself by becoming an ACE-certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach. In 2007, he founded JustinFit LLC, which evolved into South Florida’s premiere in-home personal training practice. He now leads a team of highly qualified and enthusiastic coaches who have successfully helped thousands of individuals create a healthy lifestyle change. In addition, Justin has also developed interactive corporate wellness programs for some of South Florida’s leading businesses and organizations. Through his unique motivational techniques and team building exercises, employers and employees can reach their optimal performance levels. He also gives back by helping nonprofits including Kids Can, and other philanthropic organizations. Additionally, Justin is a long time resident of Broward County. He currently resides in Pembroke Pines, Florida, with his wife Stacy, a first grade teacher, his 2 sons, and family dog, Benni. You can contact Justin by visiting justinfit.com  Links: Fooducate  You Ate App  Don't Sweat The Small Stuff (free audio book) Florida Complete Wellness Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.  To sign up for our FREE PCOS Revolution Jumpstart, go to www.freepcoscourse.com!
28:53
December 20, 2017
PCOS In-depth with Dr. Kenneth Gelman
Join Farrar Duro and Dr. Kenneth Gelman of IVFMD for this special Facebook Live edition of the PCOS Revolution as they discuss the root causes of PCOS and how to address them from a holistic perspective. Kenneth M. Gelman, M.D. F.A.C.E received his medical degree with honors, Alpha Omega Alpha, from New York Medical College, followed by residency at Albert Einstein College of medicine. He subsequently completed an Endocrinology fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr. Gelman has served as Chief of Medicine as well as Chief of Endocrinology at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. Dr. Gelman is a member of the American Society of Reproductive medicine, Polycystic Ovarian Society of America, American Society of Reproductive Immunology, National PCOS Society, RESOLVE and the National American Menopause Society. Dr. Gelman is accredited in the field of Gynecologic Ultrasound and First Trimester Obstetric Ultrasound by the American Society of Ultrasound in Medicine. Dr. Gelman has been voted for three years in a row by Miami Metro Magazine as one of the “Best Doctors” in South Florida and is a frequently sought after Medical News expert by several local Television Affiliates. In 2012, U.S. News and World Report Magazine voted Dr. Gelman as one of the top specialist in his field of Reproductive Medicine and practices at IVFMD in Cooper City, FL. Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice. Links:  To sign up for our FREE PCOS Revolution Jumpstart, go to www.freepcoscourse.com! https://www.floridacompletewellness.com Ways to Support Our Show:   -Spread the word to other "cysters" and review us in Stitcher and ITunes;)
50:05
December 14, 2017
Taming Emotional Eating
We talk with Deborah Beaumont, holistic nurse and functional medicine practitioner about how to address emotional eating with PCOS. Learn tips and tricks to overcome holiday temptation and stressful eating patterns in today's episode. About Our Guest: Deborah Beaumont is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and two time cancer survivor.  After experiencing frustrations and complications not well addressed by a strictly conventional medicine approach she began looking outside of traditional medicine to support her in reaching her health goals and became a Functional Medicine Practitioner.  Deborah not only specializes in working with women recovering from breast cancer but is passionate about supporting women who struggle with emotional eating and have a disordered relationship with food, eating and nutrition.  She feels that an integration of the emotional aspects of eating and nutrition is what's missing in most "diets" and weight loss attempts. As a certified functional medicine practitioner and is a holistic and integrative health uses mind-body practices to empower women to take charge of their health and recovery. To find out more about Deborah go to www.MindBodyNutritionRN.com Contact Deborah at radicalhealthRN@gmail.com for: -A complimentary 20 min health discovery consult -Receive a copy of the Holiday Survival Guide -Discuss what nutrition program (Ketogenic, low carb etc.) might be right for you Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice. Links:  https://freepcoscourse.com/ https://www.floridacompletewellness.com Ways to Support Our Show:   -Spread the word to other "cysters" and review us in Stitcher and ITunes;)   - To sign up for our FREE PCOS Revolution Jumpstart, go to www.freepcoscourse.com!
35:05
December 3, 2017
Reversing Weight Gain and Adrenal Fatigue
Dr. Iris Crawford of Naturkur Wellness speaks with Farrar about how to address weight gain with PCOS by focusing on hormonal balance and adrenal fatigue. About Our Guest: Dr. Iris Crawford received a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health Sciences from Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA majoring in holistic nutrition and is a proud alumna of the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon, where she received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) degree. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians. ​After years of research and medical practice seeing hundreds of women successfully lose weight and get their energy back, she believes that high-achieving women aren’t getting the help they need to stay healthy and happy.  She believes that weight loss is not just about calories in and calories out and treating adrenal burnout and repairing the metabolism is often the missing link to successful and sustained weight loss. To find out more about working with Dr. Crawford go to https://naturkurwellness.com or email her at info@naturkurwellness.com. Disclaimer: The information in this podcast is intended for general audience only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice. Links:  https://freepcoscourse.com/ https://www.floridacompletewellness.com Ways to Support Our Show:   Spread the word to other "cysters" and review us in Stitcher and ITunes;)   ​ Go to www.freepcoscourse.com to join our FREE PCOS Revolution Jumpstart!
25:31
December 3, 2017
Introduction
Living with PCOS doesn’t have to be a struggle! On The PCOS Revolution podcast we’ll discuss the tools that can transform your PCOS symptoms and change your life. You’ll learn the secrets of kicking PCOS to the curb as reproductive experts and others share their wisdom so you can better understand how to break free of anxiety, depression, weight gain, fertility challenges and the dreaded hormonal ups and downs.
14:31
December 3, 2017