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Live Free with That PCOS Coach

Live Free with That PCOS Coach

By Letisha Bates
The station that sheds light on PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) giving people the platform to share their stories and knowledge on all things PCOS, fitness, and health.
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Episode 30- Body Image with Lauren Hawkey
It's no secret that many living with PCOS face struggles with body image. On this episode I chat with my friend, Lauren Hawkey, about body image and how we can improve it for our health.  Lauren Hawkey is a functional medicine practitioner with a focus on cultivating body acceptance, healing food fear and reclaiming self-worth. She has personally seen the profound impact poor body image and disordered eating patterns can have on women's health--hormones, gut health, mood, you name it!--and is passionate about helping women find peace with their bodies in order to heal. She has a Bachelor of Health Sciences, with a double major in Nutrition and Exercise Science, and a grounding in naturopathy and functional medicine. She is a self-professed nerd, fierce women's health advocate and creative soul whose mission is to show women that they can heal without extremes and without obsession. Links to share would just be IG @lauren.hawkey or email lauren.hawkey@gmail.com  For questions or if you'd like to share your PCOS story on the show, email Letisha at thatpcoscoach@gmail.com www.thatpcoscoach.com IG: @thatpcoscoach TikTok: @thatpcoscoach FB: @thatpcoscoach Twitter: @thatpcoscoach Pinterest: @thatpcoscoach For more PCOS resources click here: https://smart.bio/thatpcoscoach
46:55
May 5, 2021
Episode 29- 2021 PCOS Advocacy Day
On today's episode I am sharing all about PCOS Advocacy day presented by PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association!  THAT PCOS COACH: CRASH COURSE NOW AVAILABLE!  For questions or if you'd like to share your PCOS story on the show, email Letisha at thatpcoscoach@gmail.com www.thatpcoscoach.com IG: @thatpcoscoach TikTok: @thatpcoscoach FB: @thatpcoscoach Twitter: @thatpcoscoach Pinterest: @thatpcoscoach For more PCOS resources click here: https://smart.bio/thatpcoscoach
31:49
April 9, 2021
Episode 28- PCOS & Plant Based with Dr. Dylan Cutler
On today's episode we are talking all about Plant Based Nutrition and PCOS. I am joined by my friend Dr. Dylan Cutler who is an online holistic health educator, scientist, and consultant who empowers people with PCOS to achieve hormonal balance, regulate periods, enhance fertility, improve mood, and gain body confidence. She obtained her Ph.D. in obstetrics and gynecology specializing in lifestyle changes for PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). She is a PCOS fighter, ED survivor, vegan feminist who loves creating healthy recipes, photography, clean beauty, and fitness. Explore her ebook with 30 plant-based recipes here: http://phruitfuldish.com/ebooks/ Follow daily content on IG: instagram.com/dr.dylancutler Her website http://phruitfuldish.com For questions or if you'd like to share your PCOS story on the show, email Letisha at thatpcoscoach@gmail.com www.thatpcoscoach.com IG: @thatpcoscoach TikTok: @thatpcoscoach FB: @thatpcoscoach Twitter: @thatpcoscoach Pinterest: @thatpcoscoach For more PCOS resources click here: https://smart.bio/thatpcoscoach
52:29
March 7, 2021
Episode 27- Weight Bias and PCOS
On today’s episode of Live Free Radio the Podcast I am talking about weight bias & #PCOS This is a hot topic lately and very controversial. I do recommend checking out the weight bias resources in the PCOS Google Resource Drive that is listed in the link of my bio for more in-depth information including studies and science based articles. For this episode I wanted to share -What is weight bias -How are those with PCOS affected by it -What harm can be done from weight bias -Why weight loss is not the answer for PCOS -How you can talk to your provider for better care regardless of your body size Check out the PCOS Google Resource Drive on Weight Bias to learn more about what science says. If you’re interested in working with me at Nutrition Dynamic you can schedule a call with my teammates to learn more and simply request me as your coach https://calendly.com/healthguide/discovery Sign up for PCOS Advocacy Day here https://pcoschallenge.org/pcos-advocacy-day/ You can find me here: @thatpcoscoach on Instagram @thatpcoscoach on TikTok www.thatpcoscoach.com formerly www.livefreehealthcoaching.net thatpcoscoach@gmail.com
41:32
January 31, 2021
My Message to You
I’ll see you again in 2021! In the meantime come chat with on Instagram Live every Friday 9am CST for Coffee Chat with a Cyster. Have a safe and amazing rest of the year!
02:52
November 1, 2020
Episode 26- Gut Health with Jeff Black
There is a high prevalence of gut issues with those who have PCOS. On this episode we will be diving into the gut, how to support it, and reverse any issues you may have.  Jeff is a nationally recognized health and fitness coach, public speaker, podcast host for The Excellence Cartel, owner of Iron House Strength & Conditioning, bodybuilder, and Osteogenesis Imperfecta Advocate. He is also a roundtable expert on IntenseMuscle.com. Today, Jeff works collectively with some of the top coaches in the health and fitness space presenting to other coaches and individuals on health and fitness. He has a passion for leadership and serving others to help them be their own hero. He is recognized for his results, but above all else, the passion he has for the coach’s heart he holds dear. Jeff is available for in-person or online coaching and speaking engagement send him a message here.  You can follow Jeff on Instagram, YouTube, and on his website RelentlessForever.com.  Head over to Vita Chic to learn more about Myo D-Chiro Complex and use the code LIVEFREE20 to receive 20% off your oder. Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here: Instagram: @thatpcoscoach Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net TikTok: @thatpcoscoach *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
01:08:26
October 25, 2020
Episode 25- Jasmine's PCOS Story
Today I get to chat with a client of mine, Jasmine. I love Jasmine's PCOS Story as I feel it's so relatable. Tune in as she shares her victories and practical changes that may help you as well. Jasmine Johnson has been diagnosed with PCOS for six years. I spent a lot of time denying my condition while also trying various destructive habits to overcome the symptoms. Finally, after some life changing events, I decided to stop putting myself on the back burner and confront this head on. It hasn’t been easy but it has a worth while journey that has empowered me enough to want to share my story in hopes that someone will find light in a seemingly dark situation. You can find her on social on Instagram @jfizzle_23 and Snapchat  @j-fizzle23 Head over to Vita Chic to learn more about Myo D-Chiro Complex and use the code LIVEFREE25 to receive 25% off your oder. Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here: Instagram: @thatpcoscoach Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net TikTok: @thatpcoscoach *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
01:03:12
October 11, 2020
Episode 24- Ashley Levinson's PCOS Story
It's PCOS Awareness Month and I can't think of a better person to chat with than Ashley Levinson. She is the woman who paved the path for PCOS advocacy. Ashley Levinson has been a PCOS Awareness Advocate for over 21 years, serving her mission to bring more awareness to a syndrome that affects so many and is often dismissed. She has served as a director and advisor to many PCOS and Women’s Health Organizations, most recently, The PCOS Challenge Patient Advisoey Board. She has made multiple appearances including Discovery Health Mystery Diagnosis, Woman’s World, Fox News and Glamour Magazine. Her achievements include: WEGO Health Advicare Awards: Best of Twitter 2018 and 2016 Ricardo Azziz PCOS Challenge Advocacy Leadership Award. Patient education has always been a driving force for Ashley to utilize her skills as a nurse and a public health influencer to bring awareness to polycystic ovary syndrome. Links: Facebook https://facebook.com/pcosgurl Twitter https://twitter.com/pcosgurl Instagram http://instagram.com/pcosgurl Linkedin http://www.linkedin.com/in/atabeling PCOS Awareness Month Events https://pcosawarenessmonth.org Head over to Vita Chic to learn more about Myo D-Chiro Complex and use the code LIVEFREE25 to receive 25% off your oder.   Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here:   Instagram: @thatpcoscoach   Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com   Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net   TikTok: @thatpcoscoach   *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
34:54
September 6, 2020
Episode 23- CROSSOVER with EveryPCOSbody PCOS Advocacy
Happy World PCOS day! On this crossover episode I am chatting with my friend and PCOS Advocate Jeni Gutke from EverPCOSbody and we're discussing PCOS Advocacy to bring you the info on how you can get involved or maybe you're curious as to what an advocate is and does. Connect with Jeni here: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everypcosbody/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/everypcosbody Website: http://www.everypcosbody.info Blog: http://www.everypcosbody.info/blog Head over to ww.vitachicusa.com to learn more about Myo D-Chiro Complex and use the code LIVEFREE25 to receive 25% off your oder. Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here: Instagram: @thatpcoscoach  Facebook: Live Free Health Coaching  Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net TikTok: @thatpcoscoach *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
54:48
September 1, 2020
Episode 22- Vita Chic's New Myo D-Chiro Complex Formula
In this episode I get to speak with Samantha, the CEO of Vita Chic as she shares her PCOS story, her road to working in the supplementation industry, and she breaks down the *NEW* formula of Myo D-Chiro Complex. Head over to Vita Chic to learn more about Myo D-Chiro Complex and use the code LIVEFREE25 to receive 25% off your oder.   Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here:  Instagram: @thatpcoscoach Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net TikTok: @thatpcoscoach *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
57:59
August 23, 2020
Episode 21- Updates and PCOS Q&A
On today's episode I am sharing some news, updates, and Q&A from you. Head over to Vita Chic to learn more about Myo D-Chiro Complex and use the code LIVEFREE25 to receive 25% off your oder.   Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here:   Instagram: @thatpcoscoach   Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com   Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net   TikTok: @thatpcoscoach   *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
34:25
August 16, 2020
Episode 20- PCOS Hair Loss with Dr. Fiona McCulloch
On today's episode I have Dr. Fiona McCulloch sharing info and tips on what to do if you suffer from PCOS related hair loss.  Dr. Fiona McCulloch is a Naturopathic Doctor and founder of White Lotus Integrative Medicine in Toronto Canada, an urban wellness clinic serving thousands of women with hormonal conditions since 2001. Dr. Fiona's book 8 Steps To Reverse Your PCOS offers her well-researched methods for the natural treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Fiona is also a medical advisor to and developed the nutrition methodology for the OpenSourceHealth PCOS project which analyzes molecular, genetic, metabolic and hormonal markers in women with PCOS. As a woman with PCOS herself, Dr. Fiona feels fortunate to serve as a guide, providing trusted information that empowers women to manage their own health. You can find her here  https://www.whitelotusclinic.ca/ as well as Intagram: @drfionand Head over to Vita Chic to learn more about Myo D-Chiro Complex and use the code LIVEFREE25 to receive 25% off your oder.  Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here:  Instagram: @thatpcoscoach  Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com  Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net  TikTok: @thatpcoscoach  *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
26:03
August 9, 2020
Episode 19- PCOS, Over Exercising, and Metabolic Resistance with Vince Pitstick
On today's episode I chat with Vince Pitstick as he explains the risks of chronic dieting and over exercising for those with PCOS. Vince Pitstick has been in the health and wellness field for over 15 years. Beginning as a personal trainer, and competition/lifestyle nutrition coach near Chicago IL. He began a journey of blending performance nutrition programs and functional medicine sciences ten years ago working as a functional medicine consultant for Metagenics. Working as a Functional Medicine Consultant, he has helped hundreds of Physicians in the mid-west bring natural based programs to their office with the latest in natural technology and coaching to help their patients. Specializing in the areas of gut health, auto immunity, blood sugars, weight management, fibromyalgia, and pcos, Vince has helped develop programs that has transformed thousands of lives from the medical and fitness industries. In an endeavor to create a place where client centered, natural care was the priority of the practice, he opened Nutrition Dynamic in 2012. Developing a coaching institute to teaching dieticians, nutritionists, personal trainers, and health coaches how to be the best in the industry. Vince and his team of coaches are now one of the largest coaching companies in the United States. They cover all areas of nutrition, everything from top of the line sports performance programing to disease management programs across the U.S. The goal is to impact world health, one coach/one client at a time. Find Vince on Instagram at Vince_Pitstick and check out www.nutritiondynamic.com or email him at vince@nutritiondynamic.com Head over to Vita Chic to learn more about Myo D-Chiro Complex and use the code LIVEFREE25 to receive 25% off your oder. Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here: Instagram: @thatpcoscoach Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net TikTok: @thatpcoscoach *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
01:00:44
August 3, 2020
Episode18- Managing Insulin Resistance with Dafna Chazin, RD
On today's episode I get the pleasure of chatting with Dafna Chazin, RD a PCOS nutritionist who gives us all the info on managing insulin resistance with PCOS. Insulin resistance affects nearly every one diagnosed with PCOS making it a priority when it comes to your treatment and management. Dafna Chazin, RDN is a registered dietitian with a virtual practice specializing in PCOS and weight management. Over the past decade, Dafna has helped hundreds of women stop dieting, heal their relationship with food, and transform their health  using her science-based, no-nonsense approach. She is the host of the Down to Earth PCOS Nutrition podcast and the creator of Reset Your PCOS, a 6-week online program teaching nutrition for hormonal balance. Dafna is a wife and mom of 2 children. She is a native of Israel, currently residing in New Jersey, USA. You can find her here: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pcos.nutritionist.dafna/ Website: www.dafnachazin.com Podcast episode about sleep and stress: https://dafnachazin.com/pcos_basics_part_2/ Head over to Vita Chic to learn more about Myo D-Chiro Complex and use the code LIVEFREE25 to receive 25% off your oder.  Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here:  Instagram: @thatpcoscoach Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com  Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net  TikTok: @thatpcoscoach  *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
43:37
July 26, 2020
Episode 17- The Good and the Bad of PCOS Advocacy
I am sharing this special, vulnerable episode early as it was a hard episode to publish personally. I was encouraged by my therapist to discuss the hardships that come along with PCOS advocacy and with great thought and hesitation I finally decided to 'lean into it'. This was by far the hardest conversation to share and I was afraid I would change my mind if I waited to publish it on the usual schedule. So here it is. The good and the bad. Head over to Vita Chic to learn more about Myo D-Chiro Complex and use the code LIVEFREE25 to receive 25% off your oder. Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here: Instagram: @thatpcoscoach Facebook: Live Free Health Coaching Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net TikTok: @thatpcoscoach *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
40:14
July 15, 2020
Episode 16- PCOS & Family Support
In this episode I am joined by my friend Ginny Silvestro of @my_pcos_body and we are chatting about how you can gain more support from your family, how PCOS affects those in your family, and tips on how to be proactive when considering if your children show signs of PCOS. Ginny has also joined Live Free Radio on episode 8 where she shares her PCOS story, so check it out as well. Head over to vitachicusa.com to learn more about Myo D-Chiro Complex and use the code LIVEFREE25 to receive 25% off your oder. Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here: Instagram: @thatpcoscoach Facebook: Live Free Health Coaching Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net TikTok: @thatpcoscoach *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
52:29
July 12, 2020
Episode 15- Shelby Eckard's PCOS Story
On this episode I am chatting with a dear friend of mine, Shelby Eckard or better known as the infamous PCOS Support Girl. Shelby is CPT, CFN, PCOS Advocate and fighter. We chat about Shelby's journey with PCOS as well as her advocacy work. Her passion for the PCOS community shines so bright and I am very excited to have her here on the podcast. You can connect with Shelby here: Instagram @PCOS_Support_Girl  Email shelby@coachshelby.com  Podcast Every PCOS Body Podcast  Facebook PCOS Support Girl  Twitter @pcossupportgirl Youtube PCOS Support Girl  Head over to vitachicusa.com to learn more about Myo D-Chiro Complex and use the code LIVEFREE25 to receive 25% off your oder. Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here: Instagram: @thatpcoscoach Facebook: Live Free Health Coaching Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net TikTok: @thatpcoscoach *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
55:27
July 5, 2020
Episode 14- PCOS Fertility & Nutrition with Caitlin Johnson, RD
On this episode I have the pleasure of chatting with Caitlin Johnson who is a Registered Dietitian that specializes in PCOS and Fertility. She shares her wisdom with us as well as answers some listener questions too. Caitlin Johnson is a registered dietitian who loves great food– and people even more! She started her own family naturally in spite of a PCOS diagnosis. Now she uses her experience, evidence-based nutrition, and expertise to guide other women with PCOS into healing and fertility. You can find her on Instagram @PCOSFERTILITYNUTRITION You can also find her here http://www.pcosfertilitynutrition.com/ and her course for PCOS Fertility https://pcos-pregnancy-prep.teachable.com/p/pcos-fertility-protocol-course Head over to vitachicusa.com to learn more about Myo D-Chiro Complex and use the code LIVEFREE25 to receive 25% off your oder. Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here: Instagram: @thatpcoscoach Facebook: Live Free Health Coaching Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net TikTok: @thatpcoscoach *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
01:05:34
June 28, 2020
Episode 13- Barbara's PCOS Story
Today I am chatting with Barbara who shares her PCOS story with us. I was first introduced to Barbara on TikTok and felt compelled by the way she was openly and courageously sharing her PCOS struggles with the world. This not only spreads awareness but comforts others along their journey.  To connect with Barbara you can find her here: TikTok: barbara_does_home Instagram: Barbara Does Home  Youtube: Barbara Does Home  Head over to vitachicusa.com to learn more about Myo D-Chiro Complex and use the code LIVEFREE25 to receive 25% off your oder. Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here: Instagram: @thatpcoscoach Facebook: Live Free Health Coaching Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net TikTok: @thatpcoscoach *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
30:57
June 21, 2020
Episode 12- Sara Caroline's PCOS Story
On today's episode I am chatting with my client, Sara Caroline, as she shares her PCOS story. Sara talks about her struggles that are not commonly spoken of such as what it's like to have food aversions as she has high functioning Asperger's syndrome as well as her fertility journey being a couple in the LGBTQIA+ community.  You can connect with Sara on Instagram @saracarolinehairstylist   Head over to vitachicusa.com to learn more about Myo D-Chiro Complex and use the code LIVEFREE20 to receive 20% off your oder.  Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here:  Instagram: @thatpcoscoach   Facebook: Live Free Health Coaching   Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com  Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net  TikTok: @thatpcoscoach  *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
52:00
June 14, 2020
Episode 11- Savannah Pierce's PCOS Story
Today I am chatting with Savannah Pierce who is a PCOS fighter from Chicago. You can connect with Savannah on Instagram @savannah.e.pierce  Head over to vitachicusa.com to learn more about Myo D-Chiro Complex and use the code LIVEFREE20 to receive 20% off your oder.  Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here:  Instagram: @thatpcoscoach  Facebook: Live Free Health Coaching  Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com  Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net  TikTok: @thatpcoscoach  *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
31:24
June 7, 2020
Episode 10- Tina Miano's PCOS Story
On today's episode I am chatting with my friend Tina whom I met at PCOS Advocacy day. Her story really compelled me as she shared her battles with PCOS and how it affects her body as well as her career.  Kristina is a registered nurse & a graduate of Cedar Crest College School of Nursing in Allentown, Pennsylvania where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Throughout her collegiate career she was the nursing program tutor, a Dean’s List recipient, & earned a Student Leadership award. A born & raised New Yorker who currently resides in New Jersey, Kristina has a deep passion for advocating & educating. She has traveled abroad doing public health missionary nursing. Throughout pageants Kristina’s platform was Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, she has done public speaking with specific regard to PCOS in hopes to raise awareness, educate & fight for women’s health. Diagnosed at 17 years old, with symptoms from the age of 12 now, 23 years old, she holds PCOS near & dear to her. Despite having a multitude of various health conditions she has not let any of it stop her from pursuing her goals. Kristina hopes to one day have a scholarship foundation for those struggling not only with PCOS but, with what has impacted her significantly; Androgenic Alopecia. In the future, Kristina hopes to further her academic career & pursue her Doctorate in Nursing Practice. She hopes to continue to be a voice for others & encourage women to fight. She is eager for there to be a greater understanding, increased research, more support & funding about all women’s health problems. You can follow and connect with her on Instagram at @tinaa.mianoo  Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here: Instagram: @thatpcoscoach Facebook: Live Free Health Coaching Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net TikTok: @thatpcoscoach *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
35:46
May 31, 2020
Episode 9- Cannabis Health with Jasyra Santiago
On this episode I'm chatting with my friend Jasyra all about cannabis and how it can help improve our health and symptoms. Jasyra Santiago Hines is a wife, registered nurse, reiki healer, podcaster, personal trainer, fitness instructor, nutrition coach, author, cannabis consultant, speaker and social media influencer. She was born and raised in North Philadelphia. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Nursing from Neumann University (2010) and pursued a graduate degree from LaSalle University for studies in Anesthesia. In 2014 her love & passion for fitness, nutrition, natural remedies and women empowerment really grew through social media. In 2016, she decided to become her own boss, eliminated 72K of her student loan debt and started to help women look good naked and manage their anxiety and depression naturally as the founder and CEO of LoveFit LLC. Today, Jasyra lives a life by design leading women to do the same. IG: https://www.instagram.com/fit4arn/ Website: https://www.lovefitbyjasyra.com/ Youtube: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCfIaCSjJejSqRt1Uzrk9vQg FB: https://m.facebook.com/Fit4aRN/ Podcast: She Hustles: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/she-hustles/id1466183071 Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here: Instagram: @thatpcoscoach Facebook: Live Free Health Coaching Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net TikTok: @thatpcoscoach *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
36:52
May 24, 2020
Episode 8- Ginny Silvestro's PCOS Story
On today's episode I am chatting with my friend Ginny Silvestro who is a fierce PCOS advocate, CPT and Fitness Nutrition Specialist, as well B.S. in Physical Education, and M.S. in Health. Ginny shares her story of being diagnosed with PCOS, insulin resistance, depression, and the journey she's had since then is truly compelling. You can find her here Website: https://bodyenhancingfitness.com Email: coachginny@bodyenhancingfitness.com Instagram: @ginnybefit Twitter: @ginnybefit Facebook: @ginnybefit and @bodyenhancingfitness Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here: Instagram: @thatpcoscoach Facebook: Live Free Health Coaching Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net TikTok: @thatpcoscoach *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
35:46
May 17, 2020
Episode 7- The Gluten Myth & PCOS with Martha McKittrick, RD
On today's episode we are debunking the myth "If you have PCOS you must go gluten free" Martha McKittrick. Martha is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Wellcoach® Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She has specialized in PCOS for the past 20 years and is a true pioneer in this community. Martha wrote 2 of the first nutrition articles on PCOS published in peer-reviewed journals in 2000 and 2002. And then went on to lecture on Diet and PCOS at the PCOSA conferences in NYC, San Diego, Philadelphia and Rye, NY.  She is on the Health Advisory Board of the PCOS Challenge, and is passionate about spreading awareness of PCOS. You can find Martha McKittrick here: Website: https://www.marthamckittricknutrition.com Instagram: @the.pcos.dietitian Facebook: Martha McKittrick Nutrition Pinterest: Martha McKittrick Nutrition  Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here: Instagram: @thatpcoscoach Facebook: Live Free Health Coaching Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net TikTok: @thatpcoscoach *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
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May 10, 2020
Episode 6- Despina Pavlou's PCOS Story
Today's episode we get to hear from Despina Pavlov also known as PCOS Oracle as she shares her PCOS story with us. Despina Pavlou is an online coach and Certified Personal Trainer. After being diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 18, she was forced to learn about PCOS and how to overcome it. With a change in her diet and lifestyle, she was able to treat her PCOS and live a healthy, happy and confident life again. She is on a mission to raise awareness about PCOS and also put an end to low calorie and restrictive diets. She believes in the importance of good nutrition and exercise in cultivating a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Instagram @pcosoracle Pinterest @pcosoracle Facebook @pcosoracle Twitter @pcosoracle YouTube Channel Podcast Apple Podcast Spotify Overcast Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here: Instagram: @thatpcoscoach Facebook: Live Free Health Coaching  Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net TikTok: @thatpcoscoach *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
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May 3, 2020
Episode 5- PCOS & Fertility with Dr. Allison Rodgers
PCOS is the leading cause of infertility and we are closing out National Infertility Awareness Week. On this episode Dr. Allison Rodgers joins us to talk about all things PCOS and fertility. Dr. Allison Rodgers is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and has been practicing medicine since 2004. She completed her residency at Case Western Reserve-Metrohealth Medical Center/Cleveland Clinic, followed by fellowship at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Rodgers’ personal experiences with both secondary infertility and pregnancy loss have given her a unique insight into reproductive medicine, and she is well-known for her compassionate and individualized patient care. She has published many original research articles in top medical journals. Find her here: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.allison.rodgers/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FertilityCentersofIllinois Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/FCIonline Website: https://fcionline.com/our-center/meet-our-doctors/dr-allison-k-rodgers/ Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here: Instagram: @thatpcoscoach Facebook: Live Free Health Coaching /or Letisha Garcia Bates Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net TikTok: @thatpcoscoach *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
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April 26, 2020
Episode 4- Stress and the PCOS Body with Kristen DeAngelis, RD
Today I have an amazing guest, Kristen Deangelis, who is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Yoga Teacher and Health Coach practicing functional nutrition. Today we will be chatting all about stress and it's effects on the body. Kristen is the Professional Development Director at Nutrition Dynamic and works with clients one on one through Nutrition Dynamic and also within her private practice Kristen DeAngelis Wellness Kristen addresses root causes to get to solutions for hormone/thyroid imbalances, weight loss resistance, adrenal dysfunction, period problems, gut issues, food sensitivities and more.  Kristen’s mission is to educate her clients on how the body is uniquely connected and how to bring it back to balance to achieve our health goals! Connect with Kristen on social media @Kdwellness and @NutritionDynamic Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here: Instagram: @thatpcoscoach Facebook: Live Free Health Coaching /or Letisha Garcia Bates Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net TikTok: @thatpcoscoach *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
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April 19, 2020
Episode 3- Hormone Replacement Therapy with Ashley Bowman
Today I am chatting with Ashley Bowman. Ashley is a veteran, online coach, personal trainer, entrepreneur, competitive bodybuilder, and just so happens to be my bff. In today's episode she shares her story and discusses hormone replacement therapy as she tries to break the stigma behind HRT for women.  More about Ashley: •Has experienced her own fat to fit journey, losing 70lbs at one point. •Understands the mechanics behind making a lifestyle change. •Certified in Weight Loss, Personal Training, Sports Nutrition •Specializes in Macro-Counting & Nutrition •Competitive Bodybuilder, just shy of professional status (2nd at Pro Qualifier) in 2018 season •USAF Veteran •Offers - Personal Training, General Nutrition, Online Coaching, Competition Prep Find her here: smashley_724 Email: abowman724@gmail.com Website: https://ironhouse615.com/live/ Instagram:  If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here: Instagram: @thatpcoscoach Facebook: Live Free Health Coaching /or Letisha Garcia Bates Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net TikTok: @thatpcoscoach *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
43:36
April 12, 2020
Episode 2- Jeni Gutke's PCOS Story
Today I am chatting with my friend Jenifer Gutke as she shares her compelling PCOS Story. Jeni has beaten cancer, not once but twice, diabetes, and fights for her mental health daily. All of these struggles are in connection with her Polycystic Ovary Syndrome diagnosis. You won't be disappointed when you hear how inspiring her journey of resilience and perseverance is. Jeni is a fierce PCOS advocate, Co Host of EveryPCOSBody Podcast, the creator of the EveryPCOSBody App, and Co Producer of the upcoming PCOS: Finding Power in Disorder Film. You can find Jeni here:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everypcosbody/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/everypcosbody Website: http://www.everypcosbody.info Blog: http://www.everypcosbody.info/blog PCOS Movie: https://pcosmovie.weebly.com Head over to vitachicusa.com to learn more about Myo D-Chiro Complex and use the code LIVEFREE20 to receive 20% off your oder. Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here: Instagram: @thatpcoscoach  Facebook: Live Free Health Coaching  Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net TikTok: @thatpcoscoach *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
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April 5, 2020
*BONUS* Episode- What does Autism have to do with PCOS?
Today is April 2nd 2020 and it is World Autism Awareness Day!  Autism is a diagnosis near to my heart as my youngest son was diagnosed with autism just before the age of 2 years old. As I celebrate autism daily in our lives, today is a day where this community gets to really use our voices together. Having dealt with both diagnosis, I feel there are several similarities between autism and PCOS. This inspired me to share with you five things that both diagnosis have in common.  Do you have PCOS and also love someone with autism? Feel free to reach out to me. I'd love to connect with you. You can find me: Instagram: @bateslovesweights Facebook: Live Free Health Coaching /or Letisha Garcia Bates Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net TikTok: @bateslovesweights *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
10:44
April 2, 2020
Episode 1- My PCOS Story
Today I am sharing with you my PCOS story and the journey that ultimately led me to becoming a Registered Health Coach so that I can work with women who are like myself.  *Although I am a health coach I am not able to diagnose, treat, or cure any diseases or condition. The information you receive here on Live Free Radio is not intended to replace medical information. Always discuss any changes with your physician before changing any nutrition, starting a exercise regimen, supplementation, medication, and more*  Head over to vitachicusa.com to learn more about Myo D-Chiro Complex and use the code LIVEFREE20 to receive 20% off your oder. Do you have questions? Would you like to share your PCOS story on the show? If you'd like to reach out or share your PCOS story on the show, you can find me here: Instagram: @thatpcoscoach  Facebook: Live Free Health Coaching  Email: letisha@livefreehealthcoaching.com Website: www.livefreehealthcoaching.net TikTok: @thatpcoscoach *The information you hear on this podcast is not intended to replace medical advice. Always contact your physician before trying any physical activity, nutrition, or supplementation regimen.*
29:60
March 29, 2020