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With 30 years of natural medicine experience, Dr. Aviva Romm brings you the truth in health care you want to hear, with a voice and information you can trust. Tune in for the truth about health, health care and medicine - what you need to know to avoid unnecessary and potentially harmful treatments, when medical care is valuable, and what alternatives you can rely on. The focus of this show is women's health, fitness, beauty, natural living, and natural medicine for children. Dr. Romm dishes on everything from thyroid and hormone problems to the truth about antibiotics and vaccinations.

With 30 years of natural medicine experience, Dr. Aviva Romm brings you the truth in health care you want to hear, with a voice and information you can trust. Tune in for the truth about health, health care and medicine - what you need to know to avoid unnecessary and potentially harmful treatments, when medical care is valuable, and what alternatives you can rely on. The focus of this show is women's health, fitness, beauty, natural living, and natural medicine for children. Dr. Romm dishes on everything from thyroid and hormone problems to the truth about antibiotics and vaccinations.
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With 30 years of natural medicine experience, Dr. Aviva Romm brings you the truth in health care you want to hear, with a voice and information you can trust. Tune in for the truth about health, health care and medicine - what you need to know to avoid unnecessary and potentially harmful treatments, when medical care is valuable, and what alternatives you can rely on. The focus of this show is women's health, fitness, beauty, natural living, and natural medicine for children. Dr. Romm dishes on everything from thyroid and hormone problems to the truth about antibiotics and vaccinations.

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Episodes

111 Vaginal Steaming: The Thinking Woman's Guide

10/10/2019
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There are some traditional healing practices worth including in our daily health care, and some worth leaving behind. Vaginal steaming falls into the latter, and at the risk of being unpopular for taking on this popular trend, I'm going to call it out. Read more at avivaromm.com/111

Duration:00:32:18

110 Protecting Yourself from the Dangerous Business of Women's Medical Devices

9/25/2019
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Thalidomide, DES, the Dalkon Shield, Essure, Pelvic Mesh. The list of medical devices and treatments for women that have gone very wrong is extensive. Learn how big business has put profits over women's safety and health, and my top 5 recommendations for avoiding unnecessary, inappropriate, or possibly unsafe medical treatments. For an accompanying article and episode links, go to https://avivaromm.com/110

Duration:00:34:00

109 Seed Cycling? Here's Why You Don't Need To

9/18/2019
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If you’ve been exploring women’s hormone wellness online, you’ve likely come across articles touting the miracles of seed cycling for regulating the menstrual cycle. In case you missed it, seed cycling is a protocol where you consume specific seed combinations during distinct phases of the menstrual cycle in order to balance female hormones. The excitement is understandable. The promise of a simple, food-based solution to heal your hormonal woes is certainly compelling. However, overall, the...

Duration:00:18:25

108 Transformation and Wholeness in Healing Trauma

9/4/2019
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Loss. Abuse. Violence. Bullying. Workplace mistreatment. None of these are experiences we want to have. Yet few humans get through life without being touched by one or another, in some way. This is particularly so for women. For many of us, these experiences create trauma that seems to settle into our bones in ways that shape the fabric of our lives. In this episode my friend Dr. James Gordon, a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and a world-renowned expert in using mind body medicine to heal...

Duration:01:05:43

107 Frontiers of Microbiome Research

8/27/2019
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The idea that gut health is central to our total health goes back thousands of years, but it's been largely absent from modern medicine and science until very recently. In my practice as a medical doctor and herbalist, I see the gut as the epicenter of health. It's often one of the first areas of the body that I work on for helping my patients with many, many different types of conditions. What we know about the health of the newborn and the newborn's microbiome for example, how childhood...

Duration:01:10:17

106 Four Ways to Bust Through Happiness Anxiety

8/21/2019
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Can you relate to this? Do you suddenly find yourself catastrophizing when you’re on the verge of something great happening for you? Do you get stopped in your tracks by a fear just when life feels good and happy? If you have "happiness anxiety," you know it’s a real thing and can be a serious impediment in your life, keeping you from taking chances on relationships, opportunities, growth – and even just freaking enjoying your life in a big way. I promise you, you’re not crazy, you’re not...

Duration:00:30:22

105 Making Peace with the Changing Vaccination Landscape

8/16/2019
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Strident debates about vaccinations have erupted in the public sphere which aren't helpful to parents trying to interpret lots of conflicting information about vaccine safety. In this episode of Natural MD Radio I share both my own story as I weighed whether to vaccinate my own four children in the late 1980s and early 1990s, as well as my experience as a healthcare provider, first as a homebirth midwife and then as a medical doctor. I also share links where you can find information about...

Duration:01:09:37

104 Natural Approaches to HPV and Cervical Health

6/26/2019
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If you’ve been given an HPV diagnosis or have been told that you have ‘precancerous’ cervical changes or cervical dysplasia, there’s a good chance you’re freaking out. It’s a scary thing to hear, and often, the information isn’t delivered with the whole picture: namely that most HPV infections clear up on their own and most pre-cancerous lesions resolve spontaneously, with very little risk that they will progress to cancer. While appropriate conventional follow-up testing and treatment are...

Duration:00:56:03

103 Abnormal Pap or Positive HPV? What the Results Really Mean and What to Do Next

5/7/2019
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Most women don't think about their cervix until they have to get a Pap smear. As if the pelvic exam wasn’t stressful enough, getting the news that you had abnormal Pap or positive HPV results, especially when accompanied by words like “cervical dysplasia,” “biopsy,” or “pre-cancerous,” can spin you out with worry. I get it. We’re not given much intel on what all those test results and terms really mean. On top of it, HPV vaccine marketing has put the fear of cervical cancer out there in a...

Duration:00:30:45

102 Everything You Need to Know About the Pap Test, HPV, and Pelvic Exams

5/1/2019
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The Pap test, HPV screening, pelvic exams. As if hopping onto an exam table butt-naked wasn’t stressful enough, knowing what to do about these tests can be super confusing. I’m going to break it all down so you know what to say yes to, when and why, and when to say, “Thank you, but no!” To read a companion article to this episode, go to https://avivaromm.com/102

Duration:00:53:29

101 Beyond the Vaccinations Debate: What to Do If Your Child Gets the Measles

3/26/2019
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Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to https://avivaromm.com/101

Duration:01:10:00

100 Clean Beauty Matters with Tara Foley

3/12/2019
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Thousands of chemicals used in beauty products, a $70 billion a year industry, are governed by federal regulations that haven’t been updated in decades. The laws that govern the FDA's authority over the cosmetics industry are just two pages long and have not been updated since 1938, when they were first enacted. Such meager tools leave federal officials nearly powerless to regulate the makeup, lotions, toothpastes, deodorants and other elixirs that often are applied to the most intimate...

Duration:00:53:36

99 What a Healthy Vagina Should Smell Like & The Dangerous Douche Story You Should Know

3/5/2019
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If nobody ever told you what a healthy vagina is supposed to smell like, join the club. But knowing is incredibly important because what makes a vagina’s odor healthy – or not – has an impact on your overall health. Listen to this episode of Natural MD Radio to learn all about the deadly douche story that never should have happen, how to sort out healthy scents from problem-signaling odors, and what you can do to get your vaginal ecology in top form. Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a...

Duration:00:33:17

98 The Post Birth Control Pill Hormone Reset

2/22/2019
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If you have decided it’s time to come off the pill, have no fear. Most women transition off it without much problem. You’re not doomed to a life of hormonal imbalances. With the targeted strategies I walk you through you can reset, your hormone balance so that you, too, have healthy, natural cycles. Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://avivaromm.com/098

Duration:00:54:30

97 How These Women Are Saving Black Mothers Lives

2/15/2019
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At a time when the pace of medical advances can be breathtaking, the rate of maternal death in the United States remains stubbornly high at 14 for every 100,000 live births. The United States is one of only two developed countries whose maternal death rate actually worsened between 1990 and 2015. Unfortunately, African American women have the highest infant mortality rate of any group in the U.S. Why aren't we saving black mothers? Well, it's a matter of poor obstetric practices in the U.S....

Duration:01:12:52

96 Herbs for Detoxification - What Really Works

12/14/2018
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Detoxification is something our bodies do naturally. Unfortunately, things are much different for us now than they were for our ancestors. While they were exposed to very few environmental toxins as little as 75 years ago, the same cannot be said for us today. We are simultaneously being overloaded by external toxins and undersupported by our diets because our diets are not balanced enough to keep our natural detox processes robust. Over the past few weeks of our series on detoxification,...

Duration:01:12:35

95 Cesarean Section - How Many is too Many with Dr. Marleen Temmerman

12/7/2018
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Did you know that we are facing a continuing growing cesarean section crisis? The overuse of cesarean sections, especially in the United States, is not new, but it has certainly continued to become more prevalent globally over the past 15 years. Women's ability to give birth is not greatly dependent on geography, and yet many women in low-income countries do not even have access to this method of birth when necessary. Wide variations in intervention statistics between regions tell us that...

Duration:00:57:45

94 Do You Have A Migraine Personality with Joanna Kempner

11/16/2018
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Today I talk with Joanna Kempner, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Rutgers, who is doing important work for gender politics and pain. In this episode of Natural MD Radio, we discuss the idea of a migraine personality, the historical concept of hysteria, and how this has all evolved to create a disparity in pain treatment for women -- especially women of color in the United States. We also talk about the societal factors that have led many women to feel guilty for...

Duration:00:53:23

93 Five Ways Vitex Can Help Your Hormones

10/26/2018
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Vitex earns a place in my Top 5 Favorite Herbs for Women and today, I want to tell you how this powerful herb can help with your hormones. Hormonal imbalances are one of the most common complaints I see in my practice, and include conditions like PMS (to which more than 150 symptoms have been attributed, and which affects millions of women, irregular menstrual cycles (menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, and amenorrhea, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS, fertility challenges, and menopausal symptoms....

Duration:00:40:39

92 Herbs for Easier Labor and Birth

10/19/2018
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If you're freaking out at a little (or a lot) at the thought of pushing a small cantaloupe sized head out of your vagina and also want to do everything you can to avoid unnecessary medical interventions at your birth, including cesarean, you’re probably here because you’re doing your homework ahead of time to learn what to do to make this upcoming passage into motherhood as short, easy, empowering, and as safe as possible for yourself - and your baby. I'm here to help! Thirty-five years of...

Duration:00:36:49