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Podcast by Amy Medling

Podcast by Amy Medling
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Podcast by Amy Medling

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94 - The Latest PCOS Research and Hot Topics

9/20/2018
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Dr. Fiona McCullouch is one of my go-to naturopathic doctors when it comes to PCOS. Not only is her fantastic book, 8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS, a “mini-encyclopedia” of PCOS, she is up-to-date on PCOS-related research. In this podcast episode, we discuss the latest PCOS news and topics including: The anti-müllerian hormone study- is there a PCOS cure? New research on the connections between mood, depression, and inflammation Hyperthermia and the science behind why exercise improves our...

Duration:00:34:56

93 - Let's Talk About Lean PCOS

9/14/2018
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Most women with PCOS are overweight, but it is not necessary to be overweight to have a PCOS diagnosis. Many of us have a version of the syndrome called Lean PCOS. We share all the other symptoms but are often overlooked when doctors are searching for the root of our symptoms. Listen in as lean cyster Dr. Laura Dimler Radziwon and I discuss our experiences with Lean PCOS and: Androgen excess, insulin balance, and acne The journey to find a diagnosis The importance of exercise beyond weight...

Duration:00:43:00

38 – PCOS & IVF- Your Questions Answered

1/14/2018
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March 23, 2016 “It’s helpful for people to come in and make sure they understand what’s going on, rather than making assumptions or going off of what their friend told them or what they read online. There’s a lot of misinformation out there, unfortunately.” – Dr. Rashmi Kudesia Fertility drives many women to their PCOS diagnosis. Then questions then swirl about the challenges of becoming pregnant, maintaining a healthy pregnancy and ensuring a healthy baby after delivery. Will lifestyle...

Duration:00:40:06

37- The Power of Perspective

1/14/2018
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March 23, 2016 “The idea that we have to experience ourselves and be treated as if we are ill and wrong rather than individuals with our inherited physiology with some common experiences related to that is what I want to change our minds about.” Nancy Dunne is a pioneer in holistic handling of PCOS and was instrumental in my own healing journey. Her positive spin on PCOS, focusing on the benefits of being a high androgen, inherently insulin resistant woman are life changing. In her view,...

Duration:00:48:57

36 – Answers About Ovasitol, Inositols and Male Fertility

1/14/2018
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March 5, 2016 You have a lot of questions about Ovasitol, inositols and male fertility. I invited Dr. Mark H. Ratner, an expert on all of these topics, to join the podcast and answer your most burning questions. Every woman considering getting pregnant will benefit from his clear explanations and sage advice. Listen in as we discuss: What are Ovaitol and inositols and how do they work? Why many doctors don’t understand the benefits of inositols for PCOS Can I take Ovasitol with metformin...

Duration:00:35:46

35- Managing PCOS From Teen Years to Menopause

1/14/2018
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March 5, 2016 Women diagnosed with PCOS are often told that they will suffer the symptoms their entire lives. Dr. Meaghan Kirschling and Health Coach Wendy Borhauer, founders of Beyond the Basics Health Academy, disagree. Diagnosis is just the first step toward balance and healing. Whether you are a teenager being told you will “grow out of it” or woman in menopause, there are actions you can take today to begin healing. Listen in as we discuss: Signs, symptoms and treatment of PCOS in...

Duration:00:39:57

34 – This Ain’t Your Mama’s Yoga

1/14/2018
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February 18, 2016 “A lot of women who follow this journey are in a lot of pain because of the inflammation. You can’t do a high-impact workout. You can’t do P90X. You can’t even think about Insanity. CrossFit? Don’t even look at the building as you’re driving by.” – Diamond Dallas Page I’m an early adopter of DDP Yoga. It is a strenuous cardio workout that doesn’t overtax my adrenals and leave me exhausted. At the end of a workout, I feel rejuvenated, strong and flexible– exactly the way...

Duration:00:42:24

33 – PCOS and Fertility Awareness- Taking Control

1/14/2018
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January 22, 2016 Fertility is one of the main concerns I hear about from women with PCOS. Not many women clearly understand their fertility cycles and even fewer feel like they have any control over them. Fertility expert Hannah Ransom visited the PCOS Diva podcast this week to share information with other women with PCOS that want to take more control of their fertility using fertility planning and awareness methods. Listen as we discuss: The difference between natural family planning and...

Duration:00:26:57

32 – PCOS & MTHFR: Screening and Next Steps

1/14/2018
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January 6, 2016 You likely won’t hear about the MTHFR genetic mutation in your doctor’s office, but 60% of the population has this condition. If you have the MTHFR mutation, it means that (among other things) your body cannot convert folic acid into folate that you need for a healthy baby and your own cell replication. Listen in as I speak with expert, Angela Heap about: what is MTHFR what tests can determine whether you have the MTHFR mutation the difference between folic acid and folate...

Duration:00:34:13

31 – The PCOS Pregnancy Secret: Being Fertility-Focused

1/14/2018
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December 30, 2015 The simple shift in focus from infertility to fertility can make all the difference when a woman with PCOS is trying to conceive, says Aimee Raupp, a well known author, acupuncturist, and herbalist. In her New York practice, Amy has treated countless women with PCOS who have found their fertility by embracing their physical and emotional health first. Listen as Aimee guides us through: the power of optimism and why it works how letting go of grief, fear and jealousy...

Duration:00:44:25

30 – The Good News About PCOS and Menopause

1/14/2018
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December 16, 2015 PCOS Diva Menopause “Now is a great time; every day is great time to make a lifestyle improvement and know that there is a payoff that comes with that, regardless of having the PCOS diagnosis.” -Dr. Rashmi Kudesia Menopause is increasingly on my mind. As I enjoy my mid-forties, menopause is looming in my immediate future. I have a lot of questions, starting with, “How will menopause affect me, as a woman with PCOS?” Dr. Rashmi Kudesia, a nationally respected reproductive...

Duration:00:38:23

29 – The PCOS and Inflammation Link- the Latest Research

1/14/2018
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November 25, 2015 Millions of women around the world struggle with PCOS. That number would make you think that PCOS research would be popular and well funded. For many reasons, this is not the case. The good news is that research physician Dr. Frank González and many who share his passion are undertaking research right now that will change the lives of women with PCOS. Dr. Gonzalez is studying the link between PCOS and inflammation. We know that inflammation is the underpinning of most...

Duration:00:40:23

28 – Break the PCOS-Stress Cycle

1/14/2018
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November 21, 2015 “(Management of) stress is just as important as diet and exercise in the management of PCOS. It’s a piece that has to be addressed because, unless you do, you can’t get the hormones in check.” – Dr. Shawna Darou Stress hormones inter-play with the hormones we most often hear associated with PCOS. Progesterone, testosterone, estrogen, and thyroid hormones either bring your body balance or wreak havoc on your health. For women with PCOS, they often worsen symptoms like...

Duration:00:33:40

27 – Emotional Eating and How to Cope

1/14/2018
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November 17, 2015 Are you a stress eater? A reward eater? A comfort eater? You’re not crazy. You’re not lazy. This is not about will power. There’s a reason why this destructive eating behavior is going on. Women with PCOS are often told, “You need to lose weight and go on a low carb, ketogenic or paleo diet.” For a lot of us, the thoughts of going on a strict food plan leads to a sense of denial and a cycle of stress/emotional eating. Dr. Melissa McCreery is a well-known psychologist and...

Duration:00:37:37

26 – “The Most critical Factor” of PCOS

1/14/2018
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October 28, 2015 “The most critical factor in all of the issues facing women with PCOS is systematic inflammation and its origin which is probably in the gut,” explains Dr. Felice Gersh in our most recent interview. Dr. Gersh is a doctor of integrated medicine and a renowned expert on PCOS. Our conversation was wide ranging as she clearly explained the origin of many of our toughest symptoms. The gut-brain-hormone link can be a delicate balancing act, but once we get it worked out, Dr....

Duration:00:46:29

25 – What French Women Know (and You Should Too)

1/14/2018
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French women are well known for their easy elegance and style. What is their secret to making fabulous look simple? Jamie Cat Callan has made a life’s study out of answering just that question. I was inspired to interview her and learn more about the nuances behind French women’s “joie de vivre” after reading her latest book, “Bonjour Happiness.” The book is a serious, but light hearted guide to capturing the essence of living well. The philosophy fits very well with the PCOS Diva mantra, “A...

Duration:00:29:29

24 – Gluten-free – It Doesn’t Hurt To Try

1/14/2018
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August 27, 2015 Interview with Dr. Tom O’Bryan, who is an internationally recognized expert on Celiac Disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Inflammation due to gluten sensitivity is a central concern to women with PCOS, so I was thrilled to interview him for our latest podcast

Duration:00:41:13

22- Got PCOS? What You Need to Know About Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroid

1/14/2018
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August 17, 2015 Does any of this sound familiar: chronic fatigue, apathy, depression, brain fog, memory lapse, mood swings, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, OCD, panic attacks, weight gain, hair loss, low body temperature, or joint pain? You may have a thyroid disorder. As a woman with PCOS, your likelihood of having Hashimoto’s Disease is 3 times greater than other women. Many of us suffer from this or some other type of thyroid disorder. With this in mind, I had the pleasure of...

Duration:00:41:13

23 – Heat Up Your Metabolism

1/14/2018
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July 25, 2015 So, what’s your type? Dr. Philip Goglia, nutritionist to pro and semi-pro athletes, stars like Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Ryan Gosling and even a PCOS Diva, can tell you. He specializes in metabolic nutrition and divides the population in to 3 types of metabolisms. I was inspired to interview him after reading his book, “Turn up the Heat – Unlock the Fat Burning Power of Your Metabolism.” His message of eating to your metabolic type spoke to me, and I think you will benefit...

Duration:00:38:52

21 – Knowledge Is Power: Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Empower Women

1/14/2018
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June 30, 2015 PCOS Diva has a fundamental purpose of empowering and educating women about their health and fertility. That is why I am thrilled to get behind a Kickstarter campaign to turn Holly Grigg Spall’s book, Sweetening the Pill: or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control into a documentary. Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein plan to make this thought-provoking book into a documentary. The goal is to empower and educate women so they can make an informed choice about their fertility and...

Duration:00:30:57