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Podcast by Amy Medling

Podcast by Amy Medling


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Podcast by Amy Medling




169- Overcome Anxiety with HeartMath - Dr. Mark Halpern

Anxiety is often a common state for women with PCOS. If your diet is good, you exercise, and you’re doing all the right things and still struggling with stress, you may need to go deeper. In today’s podcast, I speak with Dr. Mark Halpern. He is a chiropractor, author, lecturer, and certified HeartMath practitioner, and the author of a new book called Coherence Revolution. We talk about how HeartMath can help you overcome chronic stress and anxiety. If you are new to HeartMath, let’s start by...


169 - LizBarbour - 2021

I speak with my friend and neighbor, Liz Barbour, in today's podcast. She is a chef, a cooking instructor, the founder of The Creative Feast, and author of Beautifully Delicious: Cooking with Herbs and Edible Flowers. She is passionate about helping people overcome their kitchen fears by teaching them basic, essential cooking skills. If food preparation is overly complicated or involves exotic ingredients, people get overwhelmed and resort to unhealthy food choices. She has a ton of...


168- Children and Healthy Eating: Easy, Cost & Time Effective Solutions

In this episode, I talk with Dr. Madiha Saeed about how to raise healthy children. She's also known as the Holistic Mom, MD. She's a family physician and bestselling author. She has a brand-new book out called The Holistic RX for Kids, parenting healthy brains and bodies in a changing world. And she is a mom of four young boys, so she knows a thing or two about getting kids to eat healthy inside and outside of the home. We share practical and accessible tips to use immediately so children...


167- Transform Unconscious Wounds that Hold you Back [with Michelle Chalfant]

So often with PCOS, doctors don’t prescribe the inner work that is absolutely necessary for healing. Instead, you are given what you hope is a magic pill that will “fix” your symptoms. When that doesn’t work, you are left with a host of negative emotions that spiral out of control and it’s easy to get stuck in a victim mentality. In this episode, I talk with Michelle Chalfant about The Adult Chair, her transformational model of self-realization that blends simple psychology with grounded...


166- Transforming Adversity into Life Purpose

Are you ready to be inspired by the courageous story of my former client Nafsheen Luhar? I know this podcast will open your heart and help you rediscover hope that you, too, can have a happy ending. Like so many women with PCOS, Nafsheen experienced a traumatic childhood that led to weight issues, low self-esteem, self-harm, PCOS, and uterine cancer – her final wake-up call. But Nafsheen didn’t remain a victim for long. In her darkest despair, she found an inner power that led her out of...


165- The Revealing Connection Between PCOS and the Highly Sensitive Personality

I invited Courtney Marchesani to join me on this podcast to talk more about the highly sensitive person and to explore how it relates to PCOS. Courtney specializes in the often-hidden mental health and emotional struggles of Highly Sensitive People (HSP). HSP's were first written about by Dr. Elaine Aron in her book The Highly Sensitive Person. Often overwhelmed by the intensity and stimulation from the world, HSP's make up roughly 15 to 20% of the population. She won the Hay House 2017...


164- Expert Advice to Boost Libido & Recover from Burnout [Podcast with Dr. Renee Wellenstein]

Dr. Renee Wellenstein is a double board-certified Ob/Gyn with over 20 years of experience. When she found herself struggling with deep burnout and found no solutions in traditional treatment, she began searching for safe, reliable, and proven natural treatments. Now Dr. Renee empowers women to take control of their health, jumpstart energy, improve confidence, and re-ignite their libido using natural techniques that work. Listen in or read the transcript as we discuss her process as well as:...


163- The First Step to Fertility

Aimee Raupp proudly calls herself a fertility detective. She has helped thousands of women overcome their health and fertility challenges using a Chinese medicine approach for the past two decades. She works with you on every level: emotionally, mentally, physically, and nutritionally to help you thrive and get pregnant faster. In this podcast, we explore the often overlooked first step to fertility, emotional inflammation. Listen in as we discuss: - The difference between emotional...


162- PCOS Advocacy & Awareness Month 2021

September is PCOS Awareness Month. In honor of this transformative event, I spoke with Sasha Ottey, founder and executive director of PCOS Challenge which leads the way in furthering the causes of research funding, patient and doctor education, and community awareness. Listen in (or read the transcript below) as we discuss: - The PCOS Challenge backstory: Origin & Mission - Advocacy Day 2021: Celebrating legislation success stories - Patient-centered research studies: Get involved and make a...


161- Modernizing Blood Glucose Monitoring for PCOS [with Kara Collier]

Regulation of blood sugar levels is a critical factor in managing PCOS. I have long advocated for glucose monitoring, but new technology like continuous glucose monitoring is making it easier, faster, and more revealing. Kara Collier is a registered dietician, nutritionist, and founding partner of NutriSense where she's the director of nutrition. More than that, Kara is the leading authority on the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology. - 4 pillars of glucose regulation:...


160- Is SIBO Causing Your Gut Issues?

Phoebe Lapine is a best-selling author and award-winning food and health writer. She's a SIBO expert, gluten-free chef, wellness expert, culinary instructor, and Hashimoto's advocate and speaker. In her new book, SIBO Made Simple, she shares recipes for healthy comfort food and insights about balanced lifestyle choices beyond what's on your plate. Through her own health journey, she was able to find the middle ground between health and hedonism. If you feel overwhelmed by kind of the...


159- PCOS and Hairloss: Managing the Physical and Emotional

If you struggle with PCOS, you may suffer from related hair loss. Beyond the physical symptom, hair loss often has a tremendous emotional component which impacts most areas of your life. This was true both for me and my podcast guest Y. I discovered Y over a decade ago when I was desperately seeking answers for my own hair loss. She was a pioneer in education and support for those dealing with hair loss then, and she remains a key figure through her work with her Women’s Hairloss Project. If...


158- Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine for Fertility

Dr. Heather Seay is a doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine who has been in practice for 12 years. She is also a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. In her practice at Eastern Bench Holistic Healthcare in Salt Lake City, she commonly works with women who have fertility issues. As more positive research about the benefits of acupuncture becomes available, more traditional doctors are integrating it into treatments for those with PCOS. Listen in as Dr. Seay and...


157- Manage PCOS Naturally with Dr. Aviva Romm

Dr. Aviva Romm, MD is a Yale School of Medicine trained, board-certified family physician, specializing in women's health and obstetrics, but what makes her unique is she’s a midwife and an herbalist as well. She's the author of eight books on natural medicine, and I love her brand-new book, Hormone Intelligence, the Complete Guide to Calming Hormone Chaos and Restoring Your Body's Natural Blueprint for Well-Being. Dr. Romm believes it's time for a paradigm shift in medical mistreatment of...


156- Natural Perimenopause & Menopause Solutions

Dr. Mariza Snyder has a plan for those of us in perimenopause or menopause to excel beyond the misinformation and expectations set by conventional wisdom. This is a time of life when women can be at their most powerful. Our life experience offers not only obligations, but opportunity and perspective to begin a whole new level of thriving like a PCOS Diva! Our body is ready to free up the energy it has spent on fertility for all new endeavors. Listen in or read the transcript as we discuss...


155- Hormone Repair- Menopause Edition

Dr. Lara Briden is a naturopath doctor, women’s health activist, and best-selling author of two books which I and countless others use as a foundation for natural management of hormones. She is a long-time friend of PCOS Diva and has contributed her uniquely accessible wisdom in many ways. Her new book, The Hormone Repair Manual, is for those of us born before 1984 though it’s food for thought for all of us. Dr. Briden’s advice can help us approach perimenopause/menopause or “second puberty”...


154- The Betty Body, a Geeky Goddess' Guide to Balanced Hormones, Intuitive Eating...

Dr. Stephanie Estima has a positive, straightforward, and holistic approach to healing PCOS that will resonate with you as a PCOS Diva. She is a Doctor of Chiropractic with a special interest in metabolism, body composition, functional neurology, and female physiology. She is also the host of a high-energy podcast called “Better With Dr. Stephanie” and author of a brand new book called “The Betty Body.” What’s a Betty? You’re going to love her answer. Tune in or read the transcript as we...


153- Connecting Your Emotions to Overall Health

At the heart of the PCOS Diva philosophy, we are striving for connection to our bodies rather than control over them. Today’s podcast guest Emily Francis and I agree that you must treat the physical body, the emotional body, the energy body, and the spiritual body together for true healing to occur. Healing PCOS is so much more than going on a low carb diet or beating yourself up at the gym. Listen in or read the transcript of my conversation with Emily as we discuss taking back your power...


152 - Naturally Resolve Your Estrogen Dominance

Do you have symptoms of estrogen dominance? A better question may be who doesn’t have symptoms of estrogen dominance. Does any of this sound familiar: fibroids, endometriosis, fibrocystic and lumpy breasts, mood swings, hot flashes, absent, irregular, or heavy periods, PMS, thyroid nodules, infertility and miscarriage, cellulite and hip fat, spider or varicose veins, hair loss, headaches or migraines. Getting to the root of your estrogen dominance can have a tremendous impact on your health....


DrAlyCohen - 2-2021

We are not certain why, but people with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) are found to have higher levels of BPA and other chemicals in their blood than those without PCOS, and it negatively impacts our hormones. We know there are unregulated man-made chemicals all around us, in our food, water, air, cosmetics, furniture, the list goes on. It can easily make you anxious and overwhelmed. We need practical advice on what to do and where to begin. Enter Dr. Aly Cohen. She is a board-certified...