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PCOS Diva Podcast

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Podcast by Amy Medling

Podcast by Amy Medling


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Podcast by Amy Medling




183- Spotlight: PCOS Diva Success Story with Dr. Jennifer Mayes

Discussion with Dr. Jennifer Mayes about her fantastic healing success using the PCOS Diva Jumpstart program & Meal Plans. Jennifer is a Professor of English at a community college in Tennessee. She began her journey with PCOS at a very young age. Besides being an advocate for health and continuing to research and live with PCOS, she also has a YouTube channel, Magical Muses & Monthly Musings, dedicated to her love for makeup and skincare supportive of a PCOS-friendly lifestyle. She...


182- Global Spotlight: PCOS Club India

With Over 10 years of struggling to manage her PCOS and being dependent on pills and being disappointed with the phrase that “lifestyle change is the only solution that can help” - Nidhi Singh took control of her health. With PCOS and periods being a taboo subject in India, she felt a dire need to normalize the conversation about PCOS. She realized the lived experiences could truly help women and can be a powerful tool to find reliable resources and build a trusted community. PCOS Club India...

181 - The Surprising Connection Between Uric Acid and PCOS

I am honored to interview Dr. David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, a board-certified neurologist, Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and five-time New York Times bestselling author. He is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of nutritional influences in neurological disorders. His most recent book- Drop Acid – explores the fascinating correlation between high levels of uric acid & an increase, or even a possible cause, in PCOS symptoms. He explains that the elevation of uric...


180- 3 Steps to Heal Your Gut

Women with PCOS often struggle with gut issues like gas, bloating, constipation, indigestion, and acid reflux. And most doctors are not trained to help you get to the root cause of these symptoms. That’s why I am excited to share today’s podcast with you - all about gut health & how it is directly connected to PCOS! I spoke with Jillian Smith, a gut health dietitian with a special focus on functional medicine. She teaches that your gut symptoms are valid and they are 100% not normal. Through...


178- What you need to know about PCOS and Menopause (with Dr. Felice Gersh)

r. Felice Gersh is a double board-certified, ground-breaking thought leader in the field of PCOS. She returns to the PCOS Diva podcast to discuss taking control of your lifestyle before you enter Menopause. In general, women with PCOS need to be extra vigilant during the peri-menopause and menopause years because we have more insulin resistance, gut issues, and inflammation. If these issues are left unmanaged, during menopause they can contribute to heightened hot flashes, mood swings, sleep...


179- The Inflammatory Effects of Toxic Seed & Vegetable Oils

In today’s podcast, I talk with Dr. K and Ashley, founders of the Seed Oil Rebellion. They are on a mission to help spread awareness of seed oils, their effects on our health, and how to live a seed oil-free life. Seed oils, also known as vegetable oils or industrial seed oils, are highly processed oils extracted from seeds such as soybeans, corn, rapeseed, cottonseed, sunflower, and safflower seeds. After the seeds are harvested, they are then heated to extremely high temperatures that...


177- Oral Health as the Gateway to Total Inner Health

I find that poor dental health often accompanies PCOS. Over the years, I have struggled with inflamed gums even though I was vigilant with my oral care. In my quest to find the proper treatment for my teeth, I came across a product that has helped me and I am delighted to share it with you on today’s podcast. I speak with Trina Felber, the founder, and creator of Primal Life Organics, an all-natural dental care company that focuses on oral health as the gateway to internal health. Her...


176- Eliminate Processed Foods & Eat for Life

Interview with Dee McCaffrey, an organic chemist turned clinical nutritionist and internationally acclaimed author. She walks us through her method and explains how she was able to lose 100 pounds and keep it off for three decades by eliminating processed foods. Tune in to learn: How chemicals in processed food lead to addictions How to respect the natural design of your body What it means to be overfed and undernourished Deep exploration of natural cane sugar Which sugars are best for PCOS...


175- PCOS Mindset: From Struggle to Hope

One of the main pillars of being a PCOS Diva is learning how to think like a Diva which means changing your mindset around the way that you view your PCOS diagnosis. On today’s podcast, I talk with Ann Papayoti, author and mindset coach. She is dedicated to helping people rise above life’s painful and challenging moments so that they can live their best lives. She shows us how easy change can be once we embrace the gift within the challenge and set our course for a lighter heart, an...


174- Yoga & Cycle Tracking for Hormone Balance with April Tesson

In today’s podcast, I speak with April Tesson, the founder of The Period Yogi – an online yoga membership that helps women pair their yoga with the natural rhythms of their menstrual cycle. April weaves together a holistic, therapeutic approach to menstruation and the uniqueness of the female body to create customized movement practices that nourish the four distinct phases of your cycle. Instead of working against your body’s natural ebbs and flows, her classes support your changing needs...


173- Could Toxic Mold be a Problem for You?

My mission on the PCOS Diva podcast is to help you get to the root cause of your PCOS symptoms. I know this can often feel like a complicated hormonal puzzle to solve. Mold toxicity is one possible root cause you may not have thought about. I sat down with mold expert, Bridgit Danner and asked her to teach us how toxic mold affects our bodies. If you are struggling with chronic health issues that just won’t go away, tune in to explore this important topic. What you will learn: - Common...


172- Six Commonsense Steps to Radical Healing

Join me for this high-spirited conversation with Dani Williamson. She is a family nurse practitioner with a thriving functional medicine practice called Integrative Family Medicine located in Franklin, Tennessee. Dani is proof that there is vibrant health after a lifelong diagnosis is handed to you. She is the author of a brand-new book, Wild & Well: Dani's Six Commonsense Steps to Radical Healing. We cover a lot of ground together. First, we explore the connection between unprocessed...


170- The Link Between PCOS And Heart Disease

With PCOS, there's an increased risk of hypertension, high cholesterol, depression, anxiety, insulin resistance, diabetes, all things that can put us at risk for heart disease. So, I wanted to start a campaign to make people aware of these metabolic connections. Ashley Levinson is a well-known PCOS advocate. She joins the podcast to talk about her viral online campaign called #Heart4PCOS which educates women on the connection between PCOS and heart disease. She wants us to know that PCOS...


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:...