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Everything women’s health in under 15 minutes by an experienced naturopathic doctor and bestselling author of the books Period Repair Manual and Hormone Repair Manual. Simple explanations for topics such as PCOS, endometriosis, hormonal birth control, and more. Visit Lara’s forum to post a question for a future episode.

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Everything women’s health in under 15 minutes by an experienced naturopathic doctor and bestselling author of the books Period Repair Manual and Hormone Repair Manual. Simple explanations for topics such as PCOS, endometriosis, hormonal birth control, and more. Visit Lara’s forum to post a question for a future episode.

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English


Episodes

Ep11: Medications that cause weight gain

1/16/2023
Why do antihistamines cause weight gain? And how does hormonal birth control affect metabolism? In this episode, Lara looks at: Links: The histaminergic system as a target for the prevention of obesity and metabolic syndromeHigh H1-affinity antidepressants and risk of metabolic syndrome in bipolar disorderNatural treatment of menstrual migrainesWeight change among women using intramuscular depot medroxyprogesterone acetate, a copper intrauterine device, or a levonorgestrel implant for...

Duration:00:11:53

Ep10: Does your chronotype affect your ability to lose weight?

11/22/2022
Are you a morning person or an evening person? And could that affect your ability to lose weight? In this episode, Lara looks at chronotype, which is your individual disposition to be awake or asleep at certain times. And how that might affect your overall health and metabolism.

Duration:00:12:40

Ep09: Inositol for mood, sleep, and PCOS

9/29/2022
The supplement inositol is a superstar for treating polycystic ovary syndrome. It’s also been clinically trialled for weight loss, thyroid disease, anxiety, insomnia, and premenstrual mood symptoms. In this episode, Lara looks at: One thing Lara forgot to mention is that to get results with inositol, you need to commit to it for at least three months. And if it works, you’ll probably want to stay on it for years. Luckily, inositol can be quite inexpensive, especially if you choose straight...

Duration:00:10:13

Ep08: Help for post-pill acne, hair loss, and weight gain

7/11/2022
What do post-pill acne, hair loss, and weight gain all have in common? They can all be the result of a temporary surge in androgens when trying to come off certain types of hormonal birth control. In this episode, Lara discusses post-pill androgen symptoms including: Links: Ovulation is the main event of the menstrual cycleThe central role of ovulatory disturbances in the etiology of androgenic polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)—Evidence for treatment with cyclic progesteroneBeyond the...

Duration:00:11:56

Ep07: Top 6 natural treatments for premenstrual mood symptoms

6/1/2022
Are premenstrual mood symptoms caused by progesterone or helped by progesterone? And why do antihistamines give such relief? In this episode, Lara discusses premenstrual mood symptoms including: Links: Lara Briden's mailing listMagnesium in the gynecological practice: a literature review8 Ways magnesium rescues hormonesTaurine: 5 benefits for women's health

Duration:00:13:14

Ep06: The most common cause of weight gain

5/10/2022
There can be a strong hormonal component to abdominal weight gain. And in most people, that hormone is insulin. In this episode, Lara discusses insulin resistance including: Links: Online workshop: Metabolic health and vitality for women over 40Insulin resistance is a cellular antioxidant defense mechanismHigh-dose fructose can cause or worsen insulin resistance (but fruit is okay)

Duration:00:14:26

Ep05: A safer type of hormone therapy

4/5/2022
If you're going to take hormone therapy, it's safer to take hormones that are identical to human hormones. In other words, hormones that are body-identical or bioidentical. The concept of bioidentical used to be controversial but is now conventional and mainstream. In this episode, Lara discusses hormone therapy including: Links: The crucial difference between progesterone and progestinsCyclic progesterone therapy for PCOSThe central role of ovulatory disturbances in the etiology of...

Duration:00:12:39

Ep04: Endometriosis is a disease of immune dysfunction

3/20/2022
Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease that’s affected by hormones but is not caused by hormones. Instead, endometriosis is, at least in part, a disease of immune dysfunction. In this episode, Lara discusses some of the new endometriosis research including: Links to: Immune treatment for endometriosis Why I prescribe iodine for breast pain, ovarian cysts, and PMDD

Duration:00:12:03

Ep03: Why PCOS cannot be diagnosed by ultrasound

3/8/2022
Were you told you have polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS based on a pelvic ultrasound? That may or may not be an accurate diagnosis because PCOS cannot actually be diagnosed or ruled out with ultrasound. In this episode, Lara discusses PCOS including: Links to: PCOS cannot be diagnosed (or ruled out) by ultrasound4 types of PCOSDiagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Which Criteria to Use and When?Lara's forum where you can post

Duration:00:12:09

Ep02: Natural treatment of heavy periods

2/17/2022
In a normal period, you should not lose more than about 80 mL of menstrual fluid over all the days of the bleed. That’s equivalent to about five tablespoons spread over all the days of the bleed. In this episode, Lara discusses heavy periods including: Links to: heavy periodstesting for insulin resistance list of brand names of body-identical progesteroneManaging menorrhagia without surgeryLara's forum where you can post

Duration:00:10:46

Ep01: Why pill bleeds are not periods

2/2/2022
The pill is commonly prescribed to "regulate periods," but it can't actually do that because withdrawal bleeds from contraceptive drugs are not real menstrual cycles. In episode one of The Lara Briden Podcast, Dr Lara covers: Links to: cyclic progesterone therapy for PCOSLara's forum where you can post

Duration:00:12:09