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The PCOS Repair Podcast

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 season, 107 episodes, 1 day, 20 hours, 5 minutes
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Welcome to The PCOS Repair Podcast! I'm Ashlene Korcek, and each week I'll be sharing the latest findings on PCOS and how to make practical health changes to your lifestyle to repair your PCOS at the root cause.If you're struggling with PCOS, know that you're not alone. In fact, it's estimated that one in ten women have PCOS. But the good news is that there is a lot we can do to manage our symptoms and live healthy, happy lives.So whether you're looking for tips on nutrition, exercise, supplements, or mental health, you'll find it all here on The PCOS Repair Podcast. Ready to get started? Hit subscribe now
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Healing PCOS from the Inside Out: Addressing Root Causes

Welcome to this special replay compilation episode of the PCOS Repair Podcast! As I take a short break over the summer, I’m excited to bring you this collection of episodes designed to help you dive deeper into essential topics. Today's binge-worthy replay is titled "Healing PCOS from the Inside Out: Addressing Root Causes."In this episode, we explore the fundamental aspects of identifying and healing the root causes of PCOS. By understanding what drives your symptoms, you can create a personalized path to wellness and take control of your health journey. This compilation brings together key episodes that offer actionable advice and insights into managing PCOS at its core.Episodes Included:Episode #38: Finding Your Path to PCOS Health Discover how to tailor your approach to managing PCOS based on your unique symptoms and needs. Learn the importance of mindset and environmental factors in creating a successful health plan.Episode #49: The Power of ChoiceExplore the significant role of personal choice and mindset in overcoming the challenges of PCOS. Gain strategies for making empowered decisions to improve your health and well-being.Episode #55: How I Stopped Letting PCOS Run My LifeUnderstand how to integrate a PCOS-friendly lifestyle with everyday activities, events, and travel. Get practical tips for maintaining healthy habits while enjoying a full and vibrant life.Episode #68: Nurturing Your PCOS Health BubbleLearn how to establish an environment that supports your body’s healing and recovery.Dive into the steps for addressing primary root causes such as insulin resistance, stress, and inflammation.Episode #69: The PCOS Lifestyle EquationExplore how to shift from the healing phase to a long-term, sustainable lifestyle.Understand how to maintain your progress and live in a body that feels good and functions optimally.In this episode, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of how to heal PCOS from the inside out by focusing on root causes. We discuss the importance of identifying your unique path to health and the power of choice in managing your condition. You’ll also learn how to balance a PCOS-friendly lifestyle with real-life events, creating an environment that supports healing and recovery. Finally, we cover how to transition from the initial healing phase to a sustainable, long-term lifestyle that maintains your progress and enhances your overall well-being.Resources MentionedTake the PCOS Root Cause Quiz and discover the why behind your symptomsPCOS Advocate Checklist! Get the list of labs and considerations to assist you in getting better answers Get My PCOS Fertility Meal Guide Learn what the heck to eat to boost PCOS fertility. It’s not a one size fits all. Sample Meal Plan IncludedKeep LearningBe sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss any of the summer binge-worthy episodes. Subscribe on Apple or Subscribe on Spotify Talk with me over on Instagram @Nourishedtohealthy
7/9/20241 hour, 51 minutes, 26 seconds
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PCOS 101: Understanding the Basics

Welcome to another special replay compilation episode of the PCOS Repair Podcast! You will love this collection of episodes designed to help you understand and manage PCOS better. Today's binge-worthy replay is titled "Understanding PCOS: Causes, Symptoms, and Steps to Take Control."In this episode, we dig into the fundamentals of PCOS, the root causes, and practical steps to manage and reverse your symptoms. Whether you're newly diagnosed or have been managing PCOS for years, these selected episodes will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to take control of your PCOS journey.Episodes Included:Episode #1: What is PCOS and How to Reverse It?Gain a clear understanding of what PCOS is and what it is not. Learn about the common symptoms and why getting a proper diagnosis can sometimes be tricky. This episode sets the groundwork for understanding PCOS and introduces the concept of addressing the root causes of your symptoms.Episode #2: The Genetics of PCOSDiscover how genetics play a role in PCOS and why understanding the genetic factors can give you hope and direction in managing your condition. This episode explores recent scientific advances and explains how your environment interacts with your genes to manifest PCOS symptoms.Episode #3: Identifying the Root Causes of PCOSLearn about the various root causes of PCOS, such as the insulin effect, inflammation, hormone and nutrient disturbances, and stress response. This episode provides insight into how to determine your primary root cause and why addressing it can make a significant difference in managing your symptoms.Episode #4: Lifestyle Medicine for PCOSUnderstand why lifestyle medicine is crucial for managing PCOS. This episode discusses the importance of creating a supportive environment for your body through diet, sleep, mental health, relationships, and movement. Learn how to make sustainable changes that can help reverse your PCOS symptoms.In this compilation, you’ll learn about the importance of a comprehensive approach to PCOS, including understanding the role of genetics and the primary root causes of your symptoms. You’ll also discover practical steps to take control of your health through lifestyle medicine, emphasizing small, manageable changes that can have a significant impact. Happy listening!Resources MentionedTake the PCOS Root Cause Quiz and discover the why behind your symptoms.PCOS Advocate Checklist! Get the list of labs and considerations to assist you in getting better answers.Get My PCOS Fertility Meal Guide Learn what the heck to eat to boost PCOS fertility. It’s not a one size fits all. Sample Meal Plan Included.Keep Learning- Be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss any of the summer binge-worthy episodes. Subscribe on Apple or Subscribe on Spotify - Talk with me over on Instagram @NourishedtohealthyThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/106Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
6/25/202456 minutes, 56 seconds
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Working with Your Doctor: Maximizing Medical Support for PCOS

Welcome to this special replay compilation episode of the PCOS Repair Podcast! As I take a short break over the summer, I’m excited to bring you this collection of episodes designed to help you dive deeper into essential topics. Today's binge-worthy replay is titled "Working with Your Doctor: Maximizing Medical Support for PCOS."In this episode, we explore the role your healthcare provider plays in managing PCOS, and how to advocate for yourself and get support beyond traditional medicine. From Lab results, understanding the implications of birth control, and navigating the diagnosis process. These selected episodes will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to take control of your PCOS journey.Episodes Included:Episode #5: How Your Doctor Fits into Healing Your PCOS NaturallyExplore the integration of medical interventions and natural healing methods for PCOS.Understand the importance of balancing medical advice with your personal health goals.Episode #7: PCOS Symptoms vs LabsLearn about the significance of lab tests in diagnosing and managing PCOS.Discover the balance between paying attention to symptoms and interpreting lab results.Episode #18: PCOS & Birth ControlDive into the considerations around using hormonal birth control for managing PCOS symptoms.Understand the impact of birth control on your hormones and overall health.Episode #20: The PCOS Diagnosis DilemmaUncover the importance of a thorough PCOS diagnosis beyond just getting a label.Learn how to address the root causes of PCOS symptoms for better long-term health outcomes.In this episode, you’ll learn how to effectively communicate with your doctor and advocate for your health needs, ensuring that your voice is heard in your healthcare journey. We delve into the importance of a comprehensive PCOS diagnosis, explaining what it entails and why it’s crucial for long-term management. Balancing natural approaches with medical treatments is also discussed, offering insights on how to achieve optimal health through a combination of both strategies. Additionally, you will learn the role of lab tests in monitoring PCOS and related health risks, helping you understand their significance and how to interpret the results to better manage your condition.Resources Mentioned- Take the PCOS Root Cause Quiz and discover the why behind your symptoms.- PCOS Advocate Checklist! Get the list of labs and considerations to assist you in getting better answers. - Get My PCOS Fertility Meal Guide Learn what the heck to eat to boost PCOS fertility. It’s not a one size fits all,  Sample Meal Plan Included.Keep Learning- Be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss any of the summer binge-worthy episodes. Subscribe on Apple or Subscribe on Spotify - Talk with me over on Instagram @NourishedtohealthyHappy Listening!The full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/105
6/18/20241 hour, 30 minutes, 5 seconds
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A Quick Announcement

As we roll into summer, I have some exciting updates to share with you. We just recently passed our 100th episode Woohoo! While I take a short break to enjoy the summer with my kids, the podcast will feature compilation replay episodes every week. These episodes will focus on a variety of topics like fertility, weight loss, and insulin management, complete with resource guides to help you dive deeper.I have been getting many questions about certain topics and these compilations have been designed to go back and answer many of these questions. You can hear more details about this announcement … hit play now!Need help with your PCOS health?Are you ready to uncover the root cause of your health challenges? Let me guide you on your journey towards healing and well-being. Click here to learn more about how I can help you discover your PCGet on the waitlist: This summer the PCOS Root Cause Boot Camp returns! Get on the waitlist for early bird bonuses and savings. www.pcosrootcausebootcamp.comYou can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereLet’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
6/11/20243 minutes, 43 seconds
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Yoga for Optimized Fertility

Welcome back to the PCOS Repair podcast! Today, I am excited to re-share an incredibly insightful episode featuring Jennifer Edmunds, a yoga, and fertility teacher specializing in fertility and women's health. Jennifer shares her journey of fertility challenges and how yoga played a transformative role in her life, easing anxiety, relieving chronic insomnia, rebalancing her thyroid, and ultimately helping her conceive naturally.In this episode replay, Jennifer dives deep into the benefits of yoga for PCOS and fertility, and how simple it can be to get started—even if yoga feels a bit intimidating. This conversation is packed with practical tips and inspiring stories that you won't want to miss.Now, hit play and listen to this amazing episode featuring Jennifer Edmunds on the power of yoga for PCOS and fertility.Learn Even More in Jen’s Yoga Membership - **weekly live practices** to guide you through yoga, breathwork, and meditation.- **Regular fertility workshops** featuring industry specialists to answer all your questions.- **Hundreds of on-demand yoga practices online ** tailored to all stages of your cycle and fertility concerns.Studies have shown that those who practice mind/body techniques achieve pregnancies at 3 x the rate of those who don't. By joining Jennifer’s program, you’ll gain tools to confidently navigate your fertility journey, reduce stress, and improve your chances of a successful pregnancy. You can learn more on her website. I have included the link in the show notes When you use the link (which is an affiliate link) and the coupon code ASHLENE you will save 50% on your first month you can also go to www.yogaforpcos.com and enter the coupon code ASHLENE to get 50% off your first month as one of my valued listeners I am an affiliate for Jennifer's "In Your Element" Fertility Yoga Membership. If you choose to sign up through the link provided, I may earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Your support helps keep the podcast running and allows me to continue providing valuable content. Thank you!You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/103Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
6/4/202437 minutes, 36 seconds
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PCOS and Emotional Eating Awareness

In this episode, let’s dive deep into a topic often mentioned but rarely explored in depth: the complex relationship between emotional eating and PCOS. Understanding and managing emotional eating can play a significant role in improving PCOS symptoms and make PCOS health so much easier to achieve, this a crucial discussion. Identifying Emotional EatingEmotional eating is a common response to stress, anxiety, or even habitual cues that we might not be aware of. For those managing PCOS, discovering their emotional eating triggers is the first step towards healthier eating habits. We'll explore how emotional states can drive us to seek comfort in food, often leading us away from our dietary goals. Learn practical strategies for increasing awareness and transitioning towards mindful eating.The Impact of Emotional Health on PCOSEmotional well-being significantly affects PCOS by influencing hormonal balances, insulin sensitivity, and inflammation. Improving your emotional health can lead to better overall management of PCOS symptoms. We'll discuss the importance of creating an environment that supports both emotional well-being and nutritional health, offering tips that help integrate these practices into everyday life.I invite you to dive deeper into the topic of emotional eating and its impact on PCOS by tuning into today’s episode. Tune in, learn, and start transforming your relationship with food and emotions today.You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/102Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
5/28/202421 minutes, 34 seconds
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The PCOS Plate: A Closer Look at Nutrition's Role in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Today's episode is a review of a rare research article that looks at how different diets affect PCOS, it is titled 'The Pathophysiology and Nutritional Approaches in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, PCOS: A Comprehensive Review.' This episode isn't just a review; I will also get into how to use this information as you discover your best ways to eat to nourish. But this is a great starting point of the complex web of nutrition and its impacts on PCOS, focusing specifically on how our dietary choices can significantly influence this condition.Exploring Nutrional Impact on PCOS Root CausesWe'll explore how the four root causes of PCOS—insulin effects, inflammation, hormonal and nutritional disturbances, and stress responses—are influenced by nutrition, albeit differently. While today's focus is primarily on nutritional aspects, it's crucial to remember that other lifestyle factors like stress management, sleep quality, and exercise play substantial roles in managing PCOS effectively as well.Dietary Models and Their Effectiveness in PCOS ManagementThis article does a fantastic job illustrating that while no one-size-fits-all solution exists for PCOS, specific dietary models like the ketogenic and Mediterranean diets provide valuable insights into managing symptoms through food. The research highlights the importance of personalized nutrition plans tailored to individual needs, moving away from blanket dietary recommendations to a more customized approach.Join me as we unpack the nuances of this research, understand the intricate dance between our food choices and their hormonal impacts, and learn how to harness the power of nutrition to manage PCOS more effectively.You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/101Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
5/21/202418 minutes, 21 seconds
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Harper's Plant-Powered PCOS Health Transformation

Welcome back to another episode of the PCOS Repair Podcast. Today, I’m excited to share with you a truly inspiring journey. Today's story is about Harper, who addressed her PCOS with a plant-based diet. This story isn’t just about the diet itself, but the broader lesson on how each person must uniquely navigate their health challenges by understanding and catering to their body’s specific needs.In this discussion, we explore how Harper, despite facing an uphill battle with her PCOS symptoms, found substantial relief through a plant-based diet. This was surprising because I don’t typically advocate for a plant-based diet for PCOS due to the challenges in balancing macronutrients, particularly protein. However, Harper's experience underscores the importance of personalizing one's approach to health and nutrition.Harper had transitioned to a plant-based diet due to other health issues, primarily inflammatory disorders, and found significant improvements in her GI tract and skin health. However, she noticed her PCOS symptoms, like menstrual irregularity and abdominal weight gain, began to worsen. This paradoxical situation led her to explore more about PCOS and eventually to our work together.Through our collaboration, Harper discovered the critical balance of foods that worked for her body. Harper’s story is a powerful reminder of the uniqueness of each individual's journey with PCOS. It highlights that while certain diets or lifestyles are widely recommended, the key to managing PCOS effectively lies in understanding and responding to our own body’s cues. Whether it’s adjusting meal compositions, meal timings, or even the type of exercise, the small, personalized tweaks can make a significant difference.Happy Listening!You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/100Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
5/14/202419 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ask Ashlene Anything

In today's episode of the PCOS Repair Podcast, I’m answering listener’s, just like you, questions about managing PCOS, from supplements, to improving symptoms like and how to lower high testosterone levels. Thank you to everyone who has answered your questions— your curiosity and engagement truly shape our discussions here. Let's get started and tackle some of the most pressing queries from our community.PCOS Q&AI appreciate the courage to reach out with personal health questions. In this, I’m answering a selection of those queries, providing detailed insights into managing PCOS with a blend of medical knowledge and personal and 100’s of client experiences.Questions Asked and Answered1. Optimal Dosing for Inositol:You will learn the recommended ratio and dosages for Inositol, how it benefits PCOS symptoms, and the best times and ways to take this supplement.2. Managing High Testosterone in the Absence of Insulin ResistanceExploring how high testosterone can manifest without apparent insulin resistance or elevated LH levels, and what alternative pathways might contribute to this condition.3. Hair Loss SolutionsTips on combating hair loss associated with PCOS, including effective supplements and lifestyle changes that can help improve hair health.4. Alternatives to Progestin for PMS and Mood Evaluating non-hormonal options for managing PMS and mood fluctuations often exacerbated by PCOS.5. Can PCOS Be Cured?Addressing whether PCOS can ever "go away" and strategies to manage symptoms effectively throughout various life stages.6. Does Thin PCOS Have the Same Root Causes as Classic PCOS?Clarifying misconceptions around 'thin PCOS' and discussing how it compares to more recognized forms of the syndrome.Your questions help make the podcast more informative and relatable. Continue to participate by asking your questions in my DMs on Instagram @NourishedtoHealthy. And be sure to follow me and stay tuned as I address these topics and more.You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/99Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
5/7/202438 minutes, 10 seconds
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Navigating PCOS: Teen Edition

Let’s explore the complexities of managing PCOS among teenagers, a group that faces unique challenges due to their stage of physical and emotional development. This episode is important whether you are a teen, have a teen, were diagnosed as a teen, or believe you should have been diagnosed during your teenage years. This episode discusses how adolescence shapes our perspectives on food, health, and body image, and why understanding this early in life can make a significant difference in our long-term health.PCOS During Teenage YearsThe prevalence of PCOS in adolescent girls mirrors that of adult women, affecting an estimated 6-18% of teen girls. This episode addresses why early detection and management of PCOS during these formative years is crucial for physical and emotional health.Understanding PCOS in AdolescentsSince it is normal for teenagers to experience irregular menstrual cycles it can be difficult to diagnose PCOS from puberty.Then there is the impact of PCOS symptoms such as excessive hair growth, severe acne, and weight management issues that can be particularly challenging for teens, affecting their self-esteem and mental health. This episode will get into both of these factors and more!Strategies for Managing PCOS in TeensWhile the root causes and healing aren’t different for teens there are several unique strategies and considerations for managing PCOS symptoms and setting the teen up for a lifetime of better health. You will learn my recommended role for medical assistance and how to advocate for your needs, especially as a teen. Listen now for steps to take You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/98Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
4/30/202420 minutes, 38 seconds
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Nurturing a Positive Body Image with PCOS

In this episode, we discuss how living with PCOS can deeply affect body image and self-perception. We explore how the psychological impacts of PCOS often go unnoticed but play a critical role in overall health. With practical insights and heartfelt discussion, we tackle strategies for fostering a positive body image despite the challenges posed by PCOS. This is more than just a conversation about feeling good in your skin; it’s about recognizing and nurturing your body's needs compassionately while discovering gratitude for what your body is doing. Let’s dive in!Body Image and PCOSOur minds are often our toughest battlefields when it comes to PCOS. The condition doesn't just affect our hormonal balance; it can distort our self-image and daily experiences. In this episode, I will assist you to break down the barriers to self-love that many women face and discuss how to build a healthier relationship with our bodies. Spoiler alert!! You do not have to lie to yourself and pretend to like parts of yourself that you don’t! That’s not healthy either and that’s why I personally struggle with some of the body positivity language these days. Here you will gain the skills to appreciate, and work with your body towards whatever goals you have for yourself. The Impact of PCOS on Body ImagePCOS is more than just a list of symptoms; it's a condition that can alter how we see and feel about ourselves. We'll discuss how body image issues are compounded by PCOS and why tackling these feelings is crucial for both mental and physical health. Accepting your body and growing in body positivity is an important step toward healing your PCOS hormones. When you stop being at odds with your body, health can finally begin to grow.Practical Steps Towards Body AcceptanceIt’s one thing to talk about body positivity; it’s another to live it. I’ll provide actionable advice for improving body image, from adapting mindsets to embracing activities that boost self-esteem and promote a positive mental outlook. This isn’t a change that happens overnight. But it’s so worth your while as you also begin to create healthier door and movement habits.Embracing your body with PCOS is a journey of small steps and big breakthroughs. By focusing on what our bodies can do, rather than how they look, we can shift our perspective and start healing from the inside out.You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/97Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
4/23/202437 minutes, 17 seconds
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Sleep and Hormones: An Article Review of Melatonin's Impact on PCOS

This episode of the PCOS Repair podcast reviews a fascinating study on the effects of melatonin supplementation in women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). While the research landscape in PCOS has been expanding, this study offers insights into a novel area by investigating the impact of melatonin on hormonal, inflammatory, genetic, and oxidative stress parameters in PCOS. The link to the full article is included below but first, hit play now to listen to the review of this interesting research. Insights from the StudyIn this episode I review the findings and highlights from the study titled "Effects of Melatonin Supplementation on Hormonal, Inflammatory, Genetic, and Oxidative Stress Parameters in Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome." Participants in this study received either melatonin supplementation or a placebo over 12 weeks. The study monitored various parameters, including oxidative stress markers, hormone levels, inflammation, and gene expression.Key FindingsThe primary outcome of the study focused on changes in oxidative stress markers, particularly malondialdehyde levels. Secondary outcomes included alterations in testosterone levels, inflammatory markers, and gene expression related to inflammation. The findings of this study are significant and offer a new option to assist with PCOS health. Listen now to learn more. Natural Ways to Boost MelatoninThe research demonstrates some possible benefits of melatonin for PCOS hormone balance. While supplementation is helpful for some women, this episode also covers practical tips for naturally increasing melatonin levels. If you are ready to learn about a less discussed impactful hormone for PCOS then hit play and listen to the research about PCOS and melatonin now. You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/96Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
4/9/202420 minutes, 34 seconds
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Olivia's Hormone Harmony Story: Balancing PCOS with Mind-Body Connection

In today's episode, I, your host Ashlene, am excited to share the inspiring story of Olivia, a woman I had the privilege of working with last year. Olivia's journey highlights the transformative power of relinquishing the struggle to control her health and instead embracing a path of healing. Her experience resonates with many women who grapple with hormonal imbalances, experiencing a sense of chaos and frustration in their health journeys. Olivia's insights provide a fresh perspective on addressing the root cause of PCOS-related hormonal imbalances, offering valuable lessons for anyone navigating similar challenges.Olivia's Struggles:Olivia, 31 years old, grappled with a myriad of symptoms including acne, irregular periods, and mood swings, which greatly impacted her self-esteem and confidence. Despite trying various treatments such as Accutane and Spironolactone, Olivia found herself in a relentless battle against her symptoms, feeling disconnected from her body and trapped in a cycle of despair. Through her healing journey, Olivia began to see her body in a new light and embrace a new mindset toward creating the health she wanted.My hope in this episode is that Olivia's journey reminds you of the importance of approaching health with patience, understanding, and a willingness to listen to the body's signals. Through Olivia's experience, I encourage you to reflect on your mindset towards your health and explore new ways of nurturing your body towards harmony and well-being.You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/95Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
4/2/202415 minutes, 43 seconds
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PCOS and Menstrual Irregularities

The menstrual cycle is associated with many of the hormone imbalances of PCOS. This episode covers everything from irregularities to heavy bleeding and painful periods, understanding the intricacies of your cycle is key to finding your unique solutions. Are you ready to dive into how to decipher PCOS and its impact on your menstrual healthYour Monthly CycleBefore tackling PCOS-related irregularities, it's essential to grasp the fundamentals of a typical menstrual cycle. During this episode, you will gain a better understanding of how your reproductive hormones fluctuate throughout a normal cycle. With this knowledge, you will then learn how even slight imbalances in these hormones can lead to chaos in your cycle. Then we dive deeper into why and how these hormones are imbalanced. These root causes while yielding similar symptoms at the surface are not all the same, and each needs it’s unique approach to healing. Navigating Treatment and Self AdvocacyAddressing irregular periods goes much deeper than conventional treatments like birth control or medication-induced periods. It's crucial to look deeper into root causes and adopt holistic strategies encompassing lifestyle modifications, stress management, and nutritional interventions.Advocating for yourself in medical discussions empowers you to seek personalized solutions aligned with your holistic wellness journey. While interventions like Provera may be necessary for managing prolonged absence of periods, integrating lifestyle changes through a holistic approach often makes these quick-fix bandaid interventions unnecessary Your PCOS Journey to Regular Painfree PeriodsUnderstanding the intricate dynamics of your menstrual cycle lays the foundation for empowered decision-making and proactive management of PCOS. By embracing holistic healing and advocating for comprehensive care, you can navigate PCOS with confidence and reclaim control of your hormonal health. Remember, your journey to PCOS repair is unique, but you're not alone. You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/94Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
3/26/202421 minutes, 28 seconds
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Letting Go of Comparison on Your PCOS Journey

Being faced with PCOS can spark curiosity and lead us to seek out success stories for inspiration. However, this can also trigger comparisons that may hinder your progress.Comparison can diminish your joy, confidence, and focus, leading to doubts about your own journey. Social media often exacerbates these feelings, presenting curated success stories that may not reflect reality.Embracing Individual Paths to HealingRecognizing the uniqueness of your journey is crucial. Each person's body, needs, and circumstances are different, requiring a personalized approach to healing. Shifting your perspective to embrace your unique path empowers you to move forward with confidence. Letting go of comparison allows you to focus on what truly matters—your progress and well-being.Shifting Perspectives and Finding ConfidenceHaving self-compassion and grace allows you to navigate your journey with patience and understanding. It starts with discovering your PCOS differences and focusing on your individual needs while fostering a more supportive mindset. Acknowledging and celebrating every small win along the way is essential. Each step, regardless of its outcome, contributes to our growth and progress on your healing journey.Embracing our unique journey and seeking support when needed are vital steps in navigating PCOS. If you're seeking guidance on your healing journey, don't hesitate to reach out for support and explore available resources.You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/93Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
3/19/202419 minutes, 17 seconds
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Weight Management and Contraception For PCOS Women

This episode of the PCOS Repair podcast explores the relationship between contraceptives and weight gain, drawing insights from recent research. The historical myth that birth control doesn’t cause weight gain is about to be exposed. Traditional medical responses has denied a causal relationship, but recent research suggests otherwise, especially concerning progesterone-only contraceptives. Ready to learn the truth? Hit play now for the latest research on the topic. The Research: Birth Control Effect on Weight We review a recent research article titled "Weight Changes Among Women Using Intramuscular Depo Medroxyprogesterone Acetate, a Copper Intrauterine Device, or a Levonorgestrel Implant for Contraceptive Use." The study investigates the weight disparities associated with various contraceptive methods among women with PCOS.Research Findings and InsightsWhile all three groups experienced a weight increase, the magnitude varied significantly between the different birth control options. Individual responses varied within each group, highlighting the need for personalized counseling and decision-making however the trend was evident in which forms of birth control were more likely to have a negative impact on the woman’s weight. This research topic is so important because there isn’t a right choice for women when it comes to birth control. Whether to take it, times it might be a good choice or a counterproductive choice all boil down to such individual factors. This is why reliable accurate information is vital in order for women to have informed decision-making in their reproductive health. By sharing this research, I hope to empower you to make informed choices about your health, considering both the benefits and potential side effects of different contraceptive methods. Hit play now to learn what the current research is showing. You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at: https://nourishedtohealthy.com/92Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
3/12/202419 minutes, 34 seconds
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Emily Rebalanced her Hormones and Transformed her Fitness

This episode of the PCOS Repair podcast shares the inspiring story of Emily, who faced the challenges of PCOS head-on and embarked on a journey to reclaim her health and fitness. Listen now to be inspired by Emily's resilience and determination to overcome PCOS and thrive in healthEmily's Background:Emily's journey with PCOS began in her teens when she was diagnosed with the condition, primarily focusing on managing her acne rather than addressing the underlying hormonal imbalances. As a high school athlete and college student, Emily maintained her health through athletics. However, transitioning into adulthood and working night shifts as a nurse presented new challenges, leading to fatigue, weight gain, and decreased fitness.Starting Her Journey:A pivotal moment for Emily came during a hike with a friend, where she felt the impact of her declining health firsthand. Recognizing the need for change, Emily sought guidance and began working with Ashlene to address her PCOS root causes and hormonal imbalances.Throughout Emily's transformation journey, several key steps played a crucial role in her progress. A significant mindset shift, embracing a new strategy, and maintaining consistency despite the challenges posed by her fluctuating work schedule. Over time, Emily experienced improvements in her energy levels, mood, and fitness, allowing her to engage more fully in activities and feel more at ease with herself. Notably, Emily's menstrual cycle became more regular, indicating improved hormonal balance and overall health. Tune in now to gain inspiration and insight into how Emily learned what her body needed and how to provide it the holistic approach that finally helped her regain her health.You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/91Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
3/5/202421 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Hormone Domino Effect: Tracing Imbalances to Symptoms in PCOS

This episode dives into the intricate web of symptoms stemming from hormonal imbalances characteristic of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). She explores how these symptoms interact with environmental factors and genetics, either exacerbating or improving the condition. You will learn about the spiral, where genetics, lifestyle, environment, and resulting symptoms form a continuous cycle. This cycle, driven by genetic predispositions and environmental factors, can either lead to the worsening or improvement of PCOS symptoms, creating a complex reality that affects individual experiences with the condition.The Pyramid of Hormone Imbalance:This episode illustrates the interplay between various hormones and root causes and the hierarchy of the hormone pyramid. At the top are hormones like progesterone, testosterone, and estrogen, commonly associated with PCOS, while deeper levels represent factors such as inflammation, insulin, and cortisol. These root cause hormones are the reasons for imbalances further up the pyramid and in this episode you will learn how they interact at a deeper level.This episode highlights common pitfalls in PCOS management, such as relying on birth control or fad diets, which may mask symptoms without addressing underlying issues. By listening you will gain a better understanding of the domino effect of PCOS root causes and the significance of personalized approaches to healing. This episode provides actionable steps, including taking the PCOS root cause quiz and joining her email list for further resources and support.You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/90Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
2/27/202418 minutes, 35 seconds
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Building Resilience in the Face of PCOS Challenges

This episode dives into the significance of resilience in the context of PCOS struggles. Resilience is not just about bouncing back; it's about thriving through adversity. Join me as we explore the importance of resilience in overcoming the physical and emotional hurdles of PCOS and discover actionable steps to cultivate resilience in your journey toward PCOS health.Understanding Resilience:PCOS presents a labyrinth of challenges, from physical symptoms like irregular periods and acne to emotional tolls such as anxiety and depression. Yet, resilience offers a guiding light amidst the darkness. It's the ability to face dead ends and setbacks with determination, knowing that each obstacle is an opportunity for growth. Resilience empowers us to navigate the twists and turns of our PCOS journey with grace and fortitude.Building Self-awareness:Self-awareness is a crucial aspect of resilience. By understanding our thoughts, emotions, and triggers, we gain insight into our inner workings. Whether it's recognizing the impact of stress on our well-being or identifying patterns in our behavior, self-awareness empowers us to make informed choices and navigate challenges more effectively.By practicing self-compassion, building self-awareness, setting realistic goals, and seeking support, we nurture resilience as a guiding force in our journey toward PCOS health. Remember, healing takes time, but with resilience as our companion, we have the power to transform adversity into growth. Until next time, stay resilient and embrace the journey towards PCOS health.You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/89Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
2/20/202433 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Stress Hormones Story: Cortisol and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

In this episode, we review a fascinating research article shedding light on the interactions between cortisol, stress, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. From the adrenal glands to our coping mechanisms, we'll explore how environmental stressors intertwine with genetics to influence hormone dysregulation.The Stress Response Root CauseThe stress hormone cortisol and the metabolic factors such as insulin and body composition and a complicated relationship in the root causes. Discover these trigger hormonal imbalances, amplifying androgen production and exacerbating PCOS symptoms.While genetics play a role in PCOS, their impact on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis remains elusive. Yet, studies suggest a familial correlation in adrenal androgen excess. While intriguing scientifically, we focus on actionable strategies for holistic healing.Practical ApplicationsWhile medications may provide symptomatic relief, the cornerstone of effective PCOS management lies in lifestyle interventions. By integrating specific lifestyle interventions into daily routines, individuals with stress response root causes of PCOS can embark on a transformative journey towards hormonal harmony and vitality. Through informed choices and consistent efforts, they can cultivate a nurturing environment that fosters hormonal balance, resilience, and long-term wellness.By unraveling these complexities, we gain insight into personalized approaches to weight management and hormonal regulation, acknowledging that each woman's journey with PCOS is unique. Through targeted interventions and holistic lifestyle modifications, we aim to empower individuals to reclaim control over their hormonal health and well-being.You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/88Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
2/13/202423 minutes, 47 seconds
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Mia's IVF Success Through Root Cause Healing and Mindful Nutrition

After five years of navigating fertility struggles, ovulation tests, and numerous attempts, Mia's journey to motherhood took an unexpected turn. Join me on the PCOS Repair podcast as I have the honor of sharing Mia's raw and honest story, exploring the highs, and lows, of her IVF journey.PCOS and Starting a Family At 27, Mia received a PCOS diagnosis, setting the stage for a challenging fertility journey. Despite weight loss attempts and medications, initial rounds of Clomid and IUI proved unsuccessful. Mia faced disappointments and emotional turmoil, compounded by the physical toll of fertility treatments as she continued on to IVF.Mindset and Lifestyle TransformationNearly a decade later, at 36, Mia felt the urgency to start a family. This time, she sought a holistic approach, combining IVF with a focus on health and vitality. Her mindset shift from feeling helpless to actively participating in her fertility journey became a powerful tool for success.Mia's mindset transformation played a crucial role as she embraced a proactive and positive approach. Her commitment to optimizing nutrition, movement, and self-care became integral to preparing her body for IVF.Embracing The Unexpected After several rounds, it wasn't until the fourth IVF attempt that Mia received the call she had been eagerly awaiting. The news was positive – she was pregnant. A whirlwind of emotions accompanied the revelation, especially when she learned some additional unexpected news. Mia's story shares so much hope and inspiration for navigating PCOS and fertility challenges. And don’t forget to share your takeaways and connect with me on Instagram @Nourishedtohealthy.You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/87Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
2/6/202422 minutes, 58 seconds
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PCOS and Polycystic Ovaries: Exploring the Connection

Historically PCOS symptoms like infertility, facial hair, and weight issues were intertwined with small cystic structures on the ovaries. In this episode, you will understand the origin of the term "polycystic ovaries" and what impact they have on fertility and symptoms. Let's explore how hormonal imbalances shape the narrative, leading to the association between these cystic structures and PCOS symptoms.Cysts and PCOSContrary to common belief, the cystic-like lesions of PCOS are not true cysts but rather clusters of follicles that fail to fully mature. We explore the delicate hormonal dance of FSH (follicular stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone) ratios, shedding light on the science behind the polycystic ovarian appearance. Learn to distinguish between polycystic ovaries and isolated single cysts that might cause discomfort, understanding that the latter is unrelated to PCOS.Diagnosing PCOS: A Deeper Look:The diagnostic criteria for PCOS require two out of three factors: elevated androgens, polycystic ovaries, and irregular periods. Let’s talk about the significance of symptoms, and what if lab values fall within the normal range. The presence of root cause symptoms is a pivotal step for understanding your path to PCOS health. Gain insights into how doctors can assist you during the diagnostic process while realizing the limitations of conventional medical approaches in addressing the broader lifestyle and root causes of PCOS.By taking a proactive stance in your PCOS journey and embracing lifestyle adjustments, nutritional choices, and mindset habits that extend beyond conventional medical practices you can finally feel your body working with you instead of against you. By hitting play and tuning into this episode you will gain a better understanding of a holistic approach, the significance of ultrasound examinations, and so much more. You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/86Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
1/30/202414 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Power of Affirmations in PCOS Healing

Ever wondered how our thoughts influence our healing journey? In this episode of the PCOS Repair podcast, where we unravel the mystery behind the power of affirmations and their magical impact on PCOS health.The Power of ThoughtsExplore the profound influence our thoughts have on our PCOS health journey. Understand why affirmations are not just empty words but a secret weapon to combat negative thoughts and nurture a mindset that supports holistic well-being.Personalized Affirmations for Your PCOSDiscover the transformative potential of crafting personalized affirmations. From boosting fertility to becoming a team with your body, learn how specific and meaningful affirmations can bridge the gap between what you know and what you want to believe.Taking Action with AffirmationsReady to embark on your affirmation journey? Identify specific areas of struggle with PCOS—whether it's energy, weight management, or fertility. Learn how to start with one or two affirmations, strategically placing them in your daily life, and repeating them regularly for a mindset shift and actionable results.As you work on your affirmations, let them uplift your thoughts and attitude. Remember, you've got this! You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/85Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
1/23/202414 minutes, 9 seconds
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Sweet Science: Glycemic Index and PCOS Dietary Strategies

In today's episode, we will explore research on how our nutritional environment directly influences the genetics of PCOS. We'll discuss how these factors interact, either worsening the condition or, if we strategically use nutrition to support PCOS, potentially reversing its effects and balancing hormonal levels. Without further ado, let's delve into the topic. In this research review episode, we'll be looking at a study titled "Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load Estimates in the Dietary Approach of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome" by Mata, Pashu, et al offering valuable insights into the correlation between nutrition and PCOS. Let's dive in!The Latest Research: Glycemic Index and PCOSOur body's delicate balance of glucose and insulin is influenced by our dietary choices. High carbohydrate diets, especially rich in processed carbs and sugars, can lead to rapid spikes in blood sugar levels, triggering insulin resistance. We'll discuss what the research considers the significance of glycemic index and glycemic load in this context, focusing on the impact on insulin and androgen levels.Impact of Glycemic Index on PCOS This article shares how excess weight, particularly abdominal fat, plays a role in inflammation, oxidative stress, and insulin resistance, influencing the symptoms of PCOS and how this is related to the glycemic index of the foods consumed. This article also discusses how lowering glycemic index through dietary choices can contribute to reducing excess weight and improving body composition.Glycemic Index Strategies for ImprovementTo help you get started on understanding how foods affect your body, I will recommend tools and resources as well as discuss the limitations of lab tests for identifying and monitoring the insulin effect and metabolic health for women with PCOS. After listening to this episode you will have a much clearer picture of how insulin affects PCOS and how to practically assess this in your health and unique situation so that you can start making positive changes in your PCOS symptoms. Alright, let’s do this. Go ahead and hit play now. You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/84Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
1/16/202429 minutes, 30 seconds
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Sarah's Path to Fertility: How A Holistic Approach lead to PCOS Health

This is a special episode featuring the inspiring journey of Sarah, a remarkable individual who has overcome many PCOS challenges and carved her path to success and pregnancy. In this episode, we'll explore the learning and mindset shifts of Sarah's story, that lead her to finding her success path. I know you will be inspired and filled with hope as you listen, whether you are wanting more energy, to lose some weight or to optimize fertility. By sharing our stories, as Sarah has so graciously allowed me to do, we feel connected and not alone as we navigate creating PCOS Health.Controlled by PCOS: Navigating ChallengesSimilar to many women with PCOS, Sarah was diagnosed in her early 20’s but not provided with any direction as to how to improve her symptoms other an offered birth control. She followed all the mainstream health and weight loss advice but always felt that staying “healthy” was impossibly hard for her even though she was putting in a lot of effort consistently.The Turning Point: Discovering Inner StrengthHer motivation for learning how to heal and find better lasting health came from knowing she wanted to start a family soon and that beyond wanting to get pregnant she also wanted to finally stop constantly struggling with her weight and health. She wanted to know what her body needed and she wanted it to respond with the desired results when she put the effort in. In this episode I’ll share the moments that sparked a profound shift for her, leading Sarah to discover her inner strength and resilience. Learn how she harnessed challenges as opportunities for growth, setting the stage for a transformative chapter in her personal and professional life.The Triumph: Lessons Learned and Success AchievedSarah’s story is a happy, inspiring success story but it is a story that took many months so if you are currently in the fog of PCOS feeling like everything is a challenge I’m excited for you to listen to her story because the approach her story will walk you through is a repeatable path to achieving PCOS Health. Sarah's story is a testament to the power of perseverance. Be prepared to be inspired and motivated as we conclude this special episode with valuable takeaways from Sarah's extraordinary journey. Go ahead and hit play now!You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/83Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
1/9/202434 minutes, 11 seconds
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PCOS Progress: Staying Inspired Along the Way

The New Year's resolution hype is in full swing, and in this episode, I’m sharing strategies to keep the motivation blazing all year long. What do you want from 2024? Is this year you will regain your energy, lose unwanted weight, optimize your fertility, and feel better in your body? In this episode, you will discover practical tips to keep progressing towards your goals even when motivation comes and goes.Consistency, Discipline, and InspirationHave you ever wondered how to dodge the post-New-Year's-resolution slump and keep those health goals a priority all year long and finally see the results for all the effort put in? During this episode we'll dissect the fitness industry's New Year's frenzy, discussing the excitement and pitfalls. From setting clear health goals to making sustainable habit changes, I'll guide you through the process, emphasizing patience and celebrating the journey. Plus, we'll talk about the secret sauce of tracking progress – a game-changer for staying motivated. If you're ready to make 2024 your year for better health hit play for some practical tips and real talk about building lasting habits and self-motivation. It's not just about the destination; it's about enjoying every step of your PCOS health path.This episode shares the importance of setting specific, achievable goals, the power of visualizing success in the new year, and more importantly how to stay committed to them. Get ready for a dose of inspiration and practical advice to make 2024 your healthiest year yet!You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-82Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
1/2/202414 minutes, 38 seconds
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Embracing Authenticity: Your PCOS Journey to Fulfillment

This episode gives actionable tools for the often-overlooked struggles faced by many successful women who, despite excelling in various aspects of their lives, find themselves in a silent battle with their PCOS health. If you've ever wondered why you're a powerhouse in your career or other areas of your life but can't seem to gain control over your health and PCOS, you're not alone. We'll explore the disconnect between external accomplishments and internal well-being, unraveling the complex inverse between success and health.Unraveling the PCOS Struggles of Successful WomenToo often I hear women with PCOS say "Why am I not happy or proud of myself, and why can't I overcome these health issues with PCOS?" We'll explore the intricate challenges that arise when the pursuit of success inadvertently creates an environment where health takes a back seat, leading to a profound sense of helplessness and frustration.Why Being Successful Doesn't Guarantee HealthWhy do so many successful women struggle with their health when excelling in other areas of their lives? We'll get into the demanding factors, societal expectations, and the stress associated with maintaining a successful image that contributes to neglecting personal well-being. But fear not, we won't just identify the problem; I'll guide you through a compelling client story, sharing how a dedicated self-care practice transformed a successful woman's health journey. By the end of this episode, you'll gain insights into the complexities of success and health, and my favorite self challenge as a transformative step toward fostering a holistic approach to well-being. So hit play, join me in this exploration to excel in health and regain control over your PCOS.You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-81Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
12/18/202321 minutes, 14 seconds
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Identifying and Overcoming PCOS Sabotage Patterns

Ever feel like you're giving PCOS Health your all, but still struggle to make headway on your journey to better health? Well, you're not alone, and this episode dives into a sneaky culprit that might be throwing your efforts a curveball: self-sabotage. It's those tricky things we do, sometimes without even realizing it, that can sabotage our success. If you've found yourself facing roadblocks in your PCOS healing, I invite you to keep an open mind as we explore the nuances of self-sabotage and, more importantly, how to course-correct when it sneaks up on you. Ready to uncover the secrets to leveling up your PCOS game? Let's jump in!Playing the Long-GamePatience is the name of the game. We'll chat about the necessity of long-term, healthy lifestyle adjustments for significant changes in well-being. From energy levels to sleep quality, I'll guide you through the importance of persistence. Oh, and the challenges of weight loss? Let's unravel that mystery. We'll tackle how excess insulin can play a role in progress stalls and why slow, steady progress is the real deal.Navigating Self-SabotageNow, here's the juicy part – self-sabotage. We'll dive deep into understanding why you struggle and how to set realistic, achievable goals. Small steps, my friend, are your secret weapon against overwhelm. I'll share strategies to embrace those struggles, find alternative solutions, and sprinkle in a bit of self-compassion.By tuning in today, you'll discover the power of patience, and learn strategies to conquer self-sabotage. So, don't miss out on this chance to level up your PCOS game. Let's make this journey one of growth, understanding, and unstoppable progress. Ready to dive in? Let's go!You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-80Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
12/11/202319 minutes, 31 seconds
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The PCOS Journey: Progress, Not Perfection

Have you ever found yourself enthusiastically starting a new healthy habit, only to see it derailed by the unpredictable twists of life? In this episode, I'll be diving into the pursuit of perfection and its impact on our journey with PCOS. We'll explore how the mindset shift of releasing the expectation of perfection can lead to significant progress in our quest for better health.The Pressure of Perfection in the Age of Social MediaWe encounter subliminal messages and the prevalent pressure for perfection daily, especially on social media platforms like Instagram. We often see perfectly curated images of others' workouts, meal plans, and the daily routines of women that seem to have endless time on their hands. However, the reality is that life is inherently imperfect, and this pursuit of perfection can hinder our path to better health. I'll share personal anecdotes and examples to illustrate how being less rigid and more flexible in our health endeavors can lead to more sustainable and ultimately successful outcomes.Setting Realistic Goals for Sustainable ProgressI'll discuss the importance of setting realistic and achievable goals, emphasizing progress over perfection. I'll provide insights into my own health routine, highlighting the benefits of a flexible approach. Instead of meticulously planning every detail, I'll share how having a general list of health goals for the week allows for adaptability and a focus on building sustainable habits. We'll explore the concepts of 1-2 priorities, and finding a balance that works for your unique journey.Shifting Mindset: Progress over PerfectionUltimately, the episode will guide you in shifting your mindset from a pursuit of the perfect plan to a focus on progress and self-compassion. By sharing personal stories and practical examples, I'll demonstrate how embracing imperfections can lead to long-term success in managing PCOS. So, if you've ever felt overwhelmed by the pressure to be perfect on your health journey, tune in and discover a new perspective that can bring joy, sustainability, and positive changes to your life with PCOS.You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-79Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
12/4/202322 minutes, 21 seconds
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Healing Your Relationship with Food and PCOS

Ready for a deep dive into the world of cultivating a healthier relationship with food, while navigating the challenges of PCOS? In this episode, we’ll explore how to create a positive no bad foods approach to what you eat while still eating to nourish your hormones. If you've ever felt overwhelmed by the dos and don'ts of PCOS nutrition, this episode is for you. So, grab your earbuds and hit play!A Positive Relationship with PCOS NutritionFrom genetics to lifestyle every woman has a unique PCOS journey, every factor plays a role in your health goals. It's time to let go of the rigid rules and embrace the idea that there are no inherently "bad" foods. Instead, we'll focus on understanding what your body needs and how to nourish it for your well-being.Throughout the episode, we'll uncover the impact of restrictive mindsets and how they can create a negative cycle around food. No more feeling like you're constantly doing it right or wrong. We'll explore the concept of moving from "good or bad" foods to choices that align with your desired outcomes, breaking free from the limitations that may be hindering your progress.Revitalize Your Relationship with FoodI will also provide you with helpful strategies to handle emotional eating and the power of real food over processed alternatives. I invite you to hit play now to hear some inspiring stories of real women who transform their approach to ok and bad foods in order to break free from the cycle of feeling stuck to making significant progress in their PCOS journey.By the end of this episode, you'll not only gain insights into creating a sustainable and enjoyable eating pattern but also discover how a simple mindset shift can be a game-changer in your PCOS wellness journey. So, get ready to revitalize your relationship with food and step into a more empowered and capable version of yourself. Grab your earbuds and get ready to start enjoying food again!You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-78Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
11/27/202327 minutes, 19 seconds
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PCOS Holiday Wellness

Fostering hormone health and wellness during the holidays is possible and can even be fun! As you navigate this festive season, I have some fantastic insights to share so that you can feel great in your body, make confident health choices, and enjoy the holiday season. Whether you're gearing up for holiday parties, or family gatherings, or just want to make the most of this special time, this episode is packed with tips to keep you feeling fantastic. So, grab your earbuds, and let's jump into the holiday spirit together!Navigating the Holiday Health HurdlesPerhaps you can relate, no matter how "simple" I try to keep the holidays, my calendar always overflows with festive gatherings and events. I love the holiday season and enjoy the festivities even in the obligatory events. While I'm not suggesting overwhelming your schedule to the point of stress and burnout, I don't want you to skip embracing the holidays out of fear for your hormone health. That's why, in this episode, I'll share how I approach the holidays, allowing me to fully relish them while also caring for my hormones and feeling great.The season brings forth numerous temptations and hurdles. From delicious food and treats enticing us at every turn to the inevitable reduction in time for workouts and sleep. The struggle to maintain balance becomes all too real. Be sure to tune into this episode so that you can enjoy both the season and feel your best! Simplify Health for the HolidaysThe holidays are a short season and special time, so it's totally okay if you don't stick to your strictest health routine. You get to decide how you want your holidays to be and feel. It's all up to you! In this episode, I want to help you figure out how to take care of your health in different ways, depending on what feels right for you. The goal is to keep your energy up and feel awesome in your body during this festive time.In this episode, I share how to streamline your nutrition choices and strategically make your indulgences count, allowing yourself to savor those festive treats guilt-free while still nourishing your body with healthy choices in between. I will also cover how to incorporate movement into your holiday routine as a form of self-care. Whether it's a brisk walk adorned with festive lights or quick home workouts, even short bursts can make a significant impact on your well-being during this bustling seasonThrive Through the HolidaysBy tuning in, you'll not only gain valuable insights into the factors that can impact your health during the holidays but also learn actionable steps to foster hormone health and wellness. So, join me on this journey to make your holiday season vibrant, health-focused, and filled with joy. After all, it's time to embrace the holidays in a way that leaves you feeling energized, confident, and ready to fully savor the festive moments. Don't miss out on the keys to a healthier, happier holiday season in this episode!You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-77Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
11/20/202314 minutes, 25 seconds
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Bridging PCOS and Body Positivity

PCOS has a nasty ability to degrade our body positivity. But it also doesn’t work to hate ourselves healthy. This is why body acceptance and positivity are crucial on the journey to PCOS health. If you've been dealing with the challenges of irregular periods, fertility concerns, weight fluctuations, and low energy, it’s normal to become frustrated and negative about your body. That’s why in this episode we're going to explore how body positivity can be your guiding light on this path to better health.Embracing Body Positivity on the PCOS JourneyPolycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) often leaves us grappling not only with its physical challenges but also with a negative internal dialogue about our bodies.PCOS is often accompanied by harmful stereotypes and misconceptions that affect body image. I address these beliefs during this episode, providing insights on how to break free from their influence. We'll challenge these harmful beliefs and show you how to break free from their influence.Balancing Health and Self-LoveIt is possible to embrace where you are currently with your health and also want to create better health. It's not about choosing one over the other. We'll explore how it's not only possible but important to accept and even love your current body while you strive for better health. This balance is key to your well-being.By tuning in, you'll gain valuable insights into the world of body positivity and discover how it can transform your journey with PCOS. We'll explore how to embrace self-acceptance, reject harmful stereotypes, and find the perfect balance between health and self-love. This episode is your stepping stone toward a happier, healthier you, so don't miss out on this empowering discussion. Let's get started!You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-76Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
11/13/202325 minutes, 40 seconds
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PCOS Success Mindset: Turning Reasons into Results

In this episode, we'll explore how recognizing and reframing the reasons that often disguise themselves as excuses in our lives can have an incredible impact on our PCOS health. Join me as we dive into the vital skill and shed light on the psychology behind our excuses. By understanding how they can impact our personal development and progress we can break free from the limitations we've placed on ourselves and create better health.Understanding Excuses vs. ReasonsThere is a subtle but fundamental difference between excuses and reasons and how effortlessly we can unconsciously turn our excuses into reasons for why we're not taking the positive actions we know we need to. In this episode, you'll discover how these excuses often manifest in different areas of your life, including health, fitness, and personal growth, and learn why it's essential to identify and then transform them.Identifying Excuses Interfering With PCOS HealthThere are common excuses that women with PCOS may encounter when it comes to their health, weight management, fertility, and energy levels. These include reasons such as time or unpredictable schedules, bad knees or back pain, not liking certain foods, or something being too excessive for your budget. I will provide practical strategies for getting to the why behind these excuses parading as reasons and then how to transform these excuses into actions that result in the success you want! While this episode includes some tough love you will love how it allows you to embrace the journey needed for genuine PCOS improvement.Embracing Your PCOS Success MindsetBy the end of this episode, you'll be equipped with the tools and knowledge to start your own transformation recognizing the disguise of excuses and holding yourself accountable for the results you desire for your PCOS health. You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-75Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
11/6/202315 minutes, 25 seconds
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Redefining Stress and Success: Stress Management for PCOS

Stress is an inevitable part of life which is why I will not be telling you to reduce your stress in this episode. Instead, we will look at how stress impacts our hormones at a primal level and how to approach stress management in a way that helps our bodies find calm in the midst of real life. PCOS and the Impact of Stress Stress isn't just about emotional strain; it has a direct impact on our hormones and our overall health. In this episode, we'll unravel the intricate relationship between stress and PCOS. You'll discover how stress can be a silent saboteur, affecting your hormonal balance and making your PCOS journey more challenging.In this episode you will learn the science behind stress, breaking down how stress triggers hormonal imbalances, disrupts your menstrual cycle, and even exacerbates common PCOS symptoms like weight gain and fatigue. So, if you've ever questioned the connection between your stress levels and your PCOS, get ready for some eye-opening insights.Identifying Stressors and Cortisol ElevatorsYou may have a sneaking suspicion that stress is causing some of your PCOS troubles, but identifying those culprits is a crucial step. During this episode you’ll learn to dissect a myriad of factors that can elevate your cortisol levels – that's the stress hormone wreaking havoc on your body's harmony. From your daily routines to the pressures of modern life, you’ll discover the hidden stressors that you might not even be aware of.You'll be amazed at how seemingly innocent habits can send your cortisol levels skyrocketing, causing chaos within your body. This knowledge is power. Once you know what's causing the storm, you can start to calm it.Strategies for Effective Stress ManagementOnce you have a clear understanding of stress and PCOS and have uncovered the stressors in your life you will learn practical strategies to tackle these stressors head-on. We will explore mind-body techniques, exercise, nutrition, and hormonal support for a holistic approach to stress management.These actionable steps will help you find your peace, regain control over your hormone balance, and pave the way to a healthier, happier you. So, grab your notebook and take notes during this actionable episode of the PCOS Repair Podcast. You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-74Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
10/30/202334 minutes, 54 seconds
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Reclaiming Joy in Your PCOS Journey

If you've ever felt that PCOS is robbing your joy and keeping you from living life to the fullest, then this episode is a must listen. So, grab your favorite drink, settle into your comfy spot, and let's embark on this transformative journey together!Discovering How PCOS Impacts JoyPCOS can impact your day-to-day life and steal your enjoyment. brings a bunch of problems that can throw off your daily routine, like trouble with your periods, more anxiety, feeling tired all the time, and struggling with your weight. You might find yourself stuck in a never-ending cycle of dieting and dealing with a closet full of clothes that don't fit or make you feel good. And on top of that, there's the emotional rollercoaster of infertility, which can be incredibly overwhelming. It's important to talk about how these challenges affect your energy, focus, and feeling good in your own skin, making it hard to enjoy life to the fullest.The Power of Empowering KnowledgeThe incredible knowledge of the potential to reverse PCOS is like a treasure map that can lead you to reclaiming command over your journey towards better health. With this knowledge, you'll have the key to reclaiming your well-being. It's all about equipping you with the insights and guidance you need to approach PCOS management as a gift you give to yourself. We'll arm you with the invaluable tools of curiosity and a readiness to venture into uncharted territories on your path to recovery. Embracing PCOS as a challenge that can be overcome will pave the way for a healthier and happier you, ready to tackle each day with newfound vitality, joy and victory along the way.Reclaiming Joy on Your PCOS Health JourneyBut that's not all! We'll also discuss practical strategies for reclaiming your joy, no matter where you are on your PCOS health journey. You'll discover how mindset and self-talk can play a pivotal role in enhancing the joy you experience in your daily life. Plus, we'll share insights on how to take action right now, without waiting for a certain milestone to start enjoying your life fully.By tuning in to this episode, you'll gain invaluable insights into the world of PCOS and how it's impacting your daily life. You'll discover the power of knowledge, the importance of taking control of your health, and practical strategies to elevate your mindset and joy. So, don't miss this opportunity to unlock the path to a more vibrant, balanced, and joyful life. Your PCOS journey is about to take a turn for a more enjoyable life. You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-73Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
10/23/202322 minutes, 4 seconds
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Self-Belief: The Foundation of PCOS Wellness

The topic of this episode holds the key to transforming your life: nurturing your best self and boosting self-belief. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome eats away at our belief that we can have a positive impact on our health, fertility, and how we feel in our body. But self-belief is the cornerstone of positive change, especially if you're dealing with PCOS. So, grab your favorite drink, get comfy, and let's explore how to regain your belief in yourself for a happier, healthier life.Unlocking Self-BeliefSelf-belief is not just a positive affirmation; it's the driving force behind every choice you make. When you choose to embrace the challenges that PCOS presents with determination and resilience, you're actively strengthening your self-belief. On the other hand, allowing negativity to become a habit can erode your confidence and hinder your ability to make empowered choices.We explore how the power of your choices, especially in response to adversity, ripples through your life. Each choice is like a brick in the foundation of your self-belief, and this episode will help you understand how to build it stronger.Ten Ways to Nourish Your Best SelfWe will explore ten practical strategies to boost your self-belief and mindset. Throughout this section, we'll explore each of these strategies in depth. I'll provide you with practical examples and share personal anecdotes that illustrate their effectiveness. From surrounding yourself with positive influences to learning from your mistakes and embracing the power of gratitude, each strategy will be unpacked to help you understand how to implement them in your life.Transforming Negativity into PositivityLastly, we'll tackle the idea that it's okay to have negative feelings but emphasize how you can channel that negativity into positive actions. This segment will show you how to turn setbacks into opportunities for growth, ultimately strengthening your self-belief. By the end of this episode, you'll have a toolkit for nourishing your best self and a renewed sense of self-belief that can lead to a happier, healthier life.By tuning in today, you're taking a significant step towards embracing self-belief and unlocking your full potential, even in the face of PCOS. So, let's get started!You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-72Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
10/16/202322 minutes, 42 seconds
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Marketing Hype vs. Real PCOS Health Solutions

Deciphering truly healthy foods from those cleverly marketed as such can be a real challenge. We live in a time when “health” information is at our fingertips, but it's easy to get lost in the overwhelming abundance of dietary advice and food products competing for our attention and their contradicting claims. Let’s explore the pitfalls in food marketing and discover how to make informed choices that align with your PCOS goals. The Influence of Food MarketingThere are food marketing tactics that make products seem healthier than they truly are. I’m this episode you will learn how to recognize the buzzwords and trends that often lead us astray and understand the importance of going beyond the surface when evaluating food products. By the end of this segment, you'll have a clearer perspective on how to navigate the grocery aisles and make choices that genuinely support your health.Deciphering Nutrition LabelsNutrition labels are your allies in the quest for healthier eating, but they can be tricky to interpret. In this section, you’ll learn what you are looking to ensure the foods you buy are actually meeting the needs you have. Armed with this knowledge, you'll gain confidence in selecting foods that align with your PCOS goals.The Halo Effect in Food MarketingThe "halo effect" is a common marketing strategy that attaches a single healthy trend to a product, making it appear virtuous. We'll dissect this phenomenon and uncover how it can lead us to make choices based on limited information. By recognizing the halo effect, you'll be better equipped to see through marketing tactics and prioritize foods that genuinely nourish your body.Taking Control of Your NutritionAfter listening to this episode you will have actionable steps to confidently navigate your nutrition. Discover practical strategies for making conscious, informed food choices that support your PCOS journey.Don't let marketing hype and confusion dictate your dietary decisions; take charge of your nutrition and embark on a path to a more vibrant, balanced, and joyful life.You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-71Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
10/9/202326 minutes, 19 seconds
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Mastering Your PCOS Routine: Daily Success Strategies

This episode explores the critical role of planning in achieving success on your PCOS journey. Discover how intentional planning can be your secret weapon, helping you combat chaos, create a comprehensive health plan, and ultimately make it happen. Learn how intentional planning can eliminate resistance, making it easier to stick to your health goals. By intentionally creating habits and routines, you'll pave the way for a smoother and more successful PCOS journey.Combating ChaosLife can get hectic, but we've got you covered. Explore strategies to combat chaos and regain control over your daily routines. Discover how planning can help you stay on track, even when life throws curveballs. Say goodbye to overwhelming chaos and hello to a more balanced life.Overwhelm can be a roadblock on your PCOS health path. We'll discuss practical strategies to avoid feeling overwhelmed by the complexity of managing PCOS. By breaking down your plan into manageable steps and setting priorities, you'll navigate your PCOS journey with confidence.Creating a Comprehensive PlanNext, we'll dive into the art of creating a comprehensive health plan tailored to your PCOS needs. Identify your goals, outline actionable steps, and gain insights into crafting a plan that sets you up for success. Learn how planning can be your guiding light on your PCOS wellness journey.Make It HappenFinally, it's time to put your plan into action. This episode will guide you through the process of making it happen. Explore how to seamlessly integrate your daily success strategies into your life, even when motivation wanes. By the end of this episode, you'll be ready to take charge of your PCOS wellness journey through intentional planning.Tune in to gain valuable insights and actionable tips that will transform the way you approach your PCOS health goals. Don't miss out on this episode to make your PCOS journey smoother, more enjoyable, and ultimately successful.You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-70Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
10/2/202320 minutes, 42 seconds
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The PCOS Lifestyle Equation

PCOS is a health condition that requires healing, but what about after healing has occurred how do you continue to maintain the health you have created? This episode is about the transition from healing to maintaining and doing it by creating a lifestyle that works for you and your body. The PCOS Lifestyle EquationPCOS is a metabolic and endocrine-based disorder influenced by both genetics and our environment. The fascinating aspect is that we can reverse PCOS by tailoring our lifestyle to work harmoniously with our bodies. Understanding this foundation sets the stage for our journey toward optimal well-being and symptom relief.Root Cause Health If you've been diagnosed with PCOS or suspect you might have it, the first crucial step is to uncover the root cause behind your symptoms and we discussed this earlier in this 4-part series. Next comes the healing phase, which we discussed in part 3 of this series. But what happens after you have recovered your period, lost the weight you wanted to, or gotten pregnant?  Does this mean you have cured your PCOS and you don’t have to continue caring for your PCOS?  Creating a Sustainable LifestyleAn essential aspect of the PCOS Lifestyle Equation is crafting a sustainable lifestyle that aligns with your body's needs and your life's aspirations. We'll explore how to strike a balance that nourishes your well-being, allows you to enjoy life, and supports your journey to optimal health and vitality.There you have it, my dear listener! The PCOS Lifestyle Equation holds the keys to transforming your relationship with PCOS and unlocking your path to a more vibrant, balanced, and joyful life. By tuning in, you'll gain profound knowledge and practical techniques to embrace a new mindset, regain control over your hormone balance, and experience the incredible ripple effects of improved well-being, weight management, and enhanced fertility. You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-69Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
9/25/202321 minutes, 27 seconds
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Nurturing Your PCOS Health Bubble

This episode continues the four-part series about discovering, understanding and healing PCOS at the root cause. The healing starts by nurturing your PCOS health bubble, which is exactly what this episode will dive into. The best way to manage your PCOS symptoms is by healing your root cause(s), you won't want to miss this valuable discussion!The PCOS Health BubbleLet's start by exploring the concept of the PCOS Health Bubble, which encompasses the environment surrounding us daily. From nutrition and exercise to sleep, relationships, work, stress, hobbies, and more – all these elements contribute to our well-being and hormonal balance. Just like PCOS is a combination of our genetics and environment, nurturing a healthy bubble becomes essential for our overall health and PCOS management.Balancing Your HabitsUnderstanding that PCOS is not a one-size-fits-all condition, I'll guide you through the significance of balanced habits. Each person's root cause may point to specific aspects of their health bubble, but it's crucial not to overlook any area. We'll discuss the importance of taking baby steps to improve different aspects of your daily life, gradually creating a well-rounded and balanced health bubble.Personalized Approach for Hormonal HarmonyTo provide you with a practical perspective, we'll delve into personalized examples of how your habits might change based on your PCOS root cause. By considering your individual factors, we'll explore ways to nurture your PCOS Health Bubble and set you on a path toward slow, steady, and long-term progress.By tuning in to this episode, you'll gain valuable insights into creating a nurturing PCOS Health Bubble, which can significantly impact your journey to feeling better in your body, losing weight, improving fertility, and having more energy. Embrace the power of balanced habits and start making small changes to various aspects of your life. Remember, every step counts, and you've got this! You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-68Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
9/18/202325 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Road to PCOS Health: Why Uncovering Your PCOS Root Cause is Essential

The best way to reverse your PCOS symptoms is by creating a lifestyle environment that works with your hormones allowing your body to thrive.In order to create that environment that works with your body the first step is to discover your PCOS root cause by learning to listen to your body. Your body’s language is your symptoms. Symptoms of health show what’s working and the bothersome symptoms show where your body is struggling.Understanding Your Unique PCOS Root CauseYou’ll learn the significance of uncovering your individual PCOS root cause. We'll explore how healing PCOS is about creating an environment that aligns with your genetics, allowing your body to function optimally and making you feel amazing within. By avoiding the common mistake of basing your PCOS management solely on others' experiences https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-67or single symptoms, you can embark on a more personalized and effective path to health.The Power of Your PCOS Root CauseWith so many potential aspects to improve in your PCOS management, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Don't worry; I'll share the secret to focus and efficiency. By knowing your PCOS root cause, you can prioritize your efforts and concentrate on the areas that will yield the most significant benefits for your body and mind. Embrace this streamlined approach and watch as positive changes in one area lead to improvements in others, creating a transformative upward spiral.By tuning in to this episode, you'll know how to get started discovering your PCOS Root Cause and how to avoid the common detours. And be sure to tune in next week for the episode about the healing phase of the PCOS health journey.You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-67Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
9/11/202319 minutes, 8 seconds
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Cracking the PCOS Code: Understanding the Why Behind Your Symptoms

This episode explores the seemingly mysterious causes of PCOS symptoms. Whether you know you have PCOS or just suspect it, this episode is packed with valuable insights to help you feel better in your body, improve fertility, boost energy, and take charge of your health journey. So, let's jump right in!The Collection of Symptoms of PCOSWe'll start by exploring what makes PCOS a syndrome – a collection of symptoms with various underlying causes. Together, we'll work our way backward from the various PCOS symptoms that you may have, the androgenetic hormones responsible, and then all the way to the root causes of these hormone imbalances. Understanding these root causes will empower you to gain a clearer picture of what's going on in your body and how to address it effectively.Discovering Your Personal Root CauseLearn how to identify your specific root cause and why symptoms play a pivotal role in this process. Forget about relying solely on lab results; we'll discuss how understanding your symptoms can be even more crucial in crafting a tailored plan for your unique situation. Taking Action for PCOS HealthOnce you've unraveled your root cause, it's time to take action! During this four-part series, I will outline everything from understanding PCOS to discovering your root causes and how these root causes affect your hormones. Then we will move on to what the healing journey looks like and how to create a lifestyle that is sustainable so that you can live in a body that functions the way you want. Embracing these insights will pave the way for better health, improved weight management, enhanced fertility, and a more energized you.You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-66Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
9/4/202322 minutes, 35 seconds
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Decoding Labels: Navigating the Confusion of Healthy Choices for PCOS

In this episode, we’ll be diving into the often confusing job of understanding nutrition labels. If you've ever felt confused by food labels when trying to make healthy choices, this episode will help. I'll guide you through the ins and outs of decoding labels and making choices that can work wonders for your hormone health.It doesn’t have to be hard or complicated. Understanding what to look for when scanning food labels can be quick and easy as you compare options at the store. We'll explore the key elements to consider on food labels, including calories, macros, and ingredients. And how to use these to find foods that will nourish your body and promote hormonal balance.We'll talk about the sneaky culprits lurking in our foods. You'll learn to spot them on ingredient lists, and I'll explain why they can affect your insulin levels, a vital factor in managing PCOS. Armed with this knowledge, you'll be better equipped to make healthier choices and avoid those hidden pitfalls. Lastly, I'll show you the importance of reading food labels carefully, beyond just calories and macros. Uncovering hidden additives and preservatives can be a game-changer in your PCOS journey. Armed with this knowledge, you'll be able to make more informed decisions about what you put on your plate.Happy listening!You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-65Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
8/28/202320 minutes, 33 seconds
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Snack Hacks: Making Nutritious Choices for PCOS While on the Move

Making nutritious choices in between meals and while on the move can make or break a PCOS healthy lifestyle endeavor. That’s why in this episode we will go through not only how to use snacks for better hormonal health but also what are great snack options as well as which ones you’ll want to skip.If you're looking to heal your PCOS root cause(s) in order to feel better in your body, manage your weight, boost fertility, and increase energy levels, this episode is for you! Let’s explore some essential insights and practical snack hacks that will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle even with a busy schedule. By tuning in to this episode, you'll learn the role of meals and snacks, how to not be caught unprepared when the need for a healthy snack arises. Click play now and let’s get started!You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-64Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
8/21/202319 minutes, 15 seconds
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Leveraging Continuous Glucose Monitoring for Improved PCOS Wellness

Ever wonder if you are eating too much or too little carbohydrates, and how they are affecting your glucose? In this episode, I am excited to share about one of my more recent favorite tools for PCOS hormone health. This essential topic that can provide personalized answers to feel better in your body, improve fertility, manage weight, and boost energy levels. Join me as we dive into the world of Continuous Glucose Monitoring for Improved PCOS Wellness.It’s always important to consider the uniqueness of each individual when healing PCOS. PCOS is a complex condition, and understanding its root cause, which varies for each woman based on genetics and environment, is crucial for personalized paths to health.Glucose and insulin play a big role in root cause metabolic health, even for women with stress response or inflammation as their primary root cause. What foods and lifestyle factors are having a positive or negative impact on our health? This is something that a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) can shed light on. In this episode, you will learn how a CGM can assist you on your PCOS health journey, and how easy it is to get started. How long and what to monitor and more. Are you ready for some practical knowledge and actionable steps to enhance your PCOS wellness? Hit play and listen now!You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-63Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
8/11/202322 minutes, 24 seconds
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Sweet Truth: Identifying PCOS-Friendly Sweeteners and Avoiding the Harmful Ones

This episode is about unraveling the sweet truth about identifying PCOS-friendly sweeteners and avoiding harmful ones. If you've ever wondered how your sweet tooth affects your hormonal balance, this episode is tailor-made for you. So, let's jump right in and explore the vast world of sweeteners and their impact on PCOS!There are many types of sweeteners, processed ones, natural ones, ones that will spike your blood sugar like crazy, and other non-caloric ones, some inflammatory while others seem to be better options to indulge your sweet tooth while nourishing your hormonesYou can see the full list of sweeteners that are often hidden on nutrition labels to be on the lookout for on the episode page hereBy the end of this episode, you'll be equipped with valuable insights and practical tips to make better sweetener choices, leading to improved well-being, weight management, and enhanced fertility. So, grab your headphones, and hit play!You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-62Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
8/4/202328 minutes, 37 seconds
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Fasting for PCOS: Is it For You and How to Get Started with Deena Thompson

In this episode, special guest Deena Thompson and I discuss the benefits of fasting for metabolic and hormone health. There is a lot of information today about fasting and a lot of it contradicts each other making it confusing if fasting would be beneficial for PCOS and more specifically for you. With the abundance of information available today, it's no wonder that the concept of fasting can be quite confusing. We’ll discuss what fasting actually entails, shedding light on its various forms and practices. Join us as we simplify the protocols in our discussion of the many benefits of fasting.Deena ThompsonDeena's passion for nutrition and functional medicine comes from her own personal struggle with chronic digestive issues, mysterious autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue, and other perplexing illnesses. After years of stumping all her doctors and getting no answers, Deena spent years studying books, listening to podcasts, attending workshops, and applying what she was learning to her own life. Despite all of this, she still wasn't feeling better. She was frustrated and felt defeated, but continued searching and learning. Eventually, she found an amazing functional medicine doctor who identified the root causes of her symptoms and over the course of several years, helped her get back on her feet. With her newfound vitality, good health, and abundant energy, she felt compelled to help others. She went back to school and earned a Master's Degree in Nutrition and Functional Medicine from The University of Bridgeport. Afterward, she completed a year-long fellowship at a functional medicine clinic in California helping people with dementia. This is where Deena learned about the incredible power of fasting for reversing disease and designed her own signature fasting method.Today, she helps her clients gain back their energy, resolve digestive issues, eliminate sugar cravings, and reverse inflammatory conditions using a practical and holistic approach. Insulin, POCS, and Fasting Deena shares the incredible effects of fasting on metabolic and hormone health. With a myriad of claims and conflicting information out there, we'll cut through the noise to highlight the scientifically-backed advantages of incorporating fasting into your lifestyle. From weight management to improved insulin sensitivity and how it can impact hormone health for women with PCOS. Fasting for WomenMany common fasting practices work great for men but due to the biological differences and hormonal fluctuations during a women’s cycle protocols need to be approached differently for women. We discuss how a woman’s body responds differently to fasting but can still receive amazing benefits when her fasting protocols work with her body. Listen now to learn more about fasting and if it might be a good option for you to explore further, the common mistakes women make when starting or continuing fasting in their lifestyles and so much more. The full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-61
7/29/202355 minutes, 26 seconds
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Nourishing Affordably: Budget-Friendly Nutrition Tips

Hey friend! I have been getting so many messages and questions about eating healthy within a budget! And I totally get it! This past year my grocery trips, of the same items that I’ve always bought, have doubled in cost. Starting a new way of eating feels daunting enough without concern for affordability. That is why in this episode I will share how I approach eating healthy while minding the budget. What to BuySay goodbye to expensive "health" foods, my friend, because I’m about to unlock the secrets of keeping it simple and delicious. I'll guide you through prioritizing your purchases, understanding how certain foods were produced, and making informed choices. I'll debunk the myth that you need to splurge on pricey health foods to nourish your PCOS. I'll show you how to keep it simple by focusing on more healthy and less expensive options to create balanced meals that satisfy both your body and your budget. Where to ShopNext, we'll embark on a shopping expedition together, revealing the budget-friendly items to look for as well as some personal favorites like Costco, and Trader Joe's, plus others and what stores to avoid so you don’t break the bank. Make sure to follow me on IG for even more savvy shopping tips straight from my trips!Save Time and MoneyLastly, we'll tackle the secret weapon for saving money, and time, and reducing waste, with some simple meal planning and batch cooking even if you don’t like leftovers. I'll share practical tips to simplify your process, so you can prep once and enjoy many meals throughout the week. By the end of this episode, my friend, you'll be armed with practical, budget-friendly nutrition.  So, let's get ready to revolutionize the way you approach nourishment on a budget, one delicious and empowering step at a time!You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-60Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
7/21/202324 minutes, 43 seconds
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Combatting PCOS Fatigue: Secrets for Thriving with Energy

In this episode, we are talking about all things PCOS and fatigue—something that hits close to home for many of us. If you're looking for answers to feel better in your body, shed those unwanted pounds, boost your energy levels, and improve your fertility. Well, my friend, this episode is for you. I'll uncover the secrets for combating PCOS fatigue and thriving with energy. Get ready to reclaim your vitality, because I've got some game-changing insights coming your way.How PCOS Causes Fatigue We'll explore the different causes of fatigue that can be related to PCOS. You see, there's more to it than just feeling tired. We'll delve into the role of glucose spikes and crashes, nutrient deficiencies, cortisol dysregulation, and poor sleep. Understanding these factors will give you the foundation to tackle your fatigue head-on and reclaim your energy levels.Practical Strategies to EnergizeOnce you know the causes of PCOS fatigue, it's time to implement some practical strategies. These strategies are the secret sauce to unlocking your energy potential and thriving with PCOS. and they are bite-size actionable things you can start today. By the end of this episode, you'll have a whole arsenal of tools to combat PCOS fatigue. You'll learn how to fine-tune your lifestyle, make dietary adjustments, and prioritize self-care. You'll feel empowered and equipped to take charge of your energy levels, fuel your body with the right nutrients, and cultivate a balanced, joyful life. So, grab a cozy spot, get comfortable. Are you ready to reclaim your energy and thrive with PCOS?You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-59Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
7/14/202323 minutes, 19 seconds
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Protein & PCOS: The Benefits and How To Get Enough

This episode explores the numerous benefits of protein for improving PCOS. You'll learn how incorporating protein into your diet can help you control your appetite, reduce cravings, and support better body composition, including stronger muscles and easier fat burning. Understanding these benefits will empower you to make informed choices about your nutrition and overall health.What are excellent sources of protein that you can easily include in your PCOS-friendly diet. And what is the recommended amount of protein you should consume daily. By understanding the right quantity for your body, you can ensure you're meeting your nutritional requirements and supporting your PCOS management effectively.Additionally, we'll explore the importance of when to eat protein during your day for maximal impact. And how this can positively impact your blood sugar control, which is especially crucial for PCOS hormone health. I'll provide you with some practical ideas and examples to inspire your meal choices.Whether you're aiming to enhance your body composition, maintain a healthy weight, or improve hormonal balance for better fertility, incorporating protein can make a significant difference. Listen now to gain valuable knowledge on the benefits of protein for PCOS management and learn practical strategies to ensure you're getting enough protein in your diet. You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-58Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
7/10/202321 minutes, 33 seconds
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How to Navigate Stopping Birth Control For PCOS with Destiny Nolan

During the episode, special guest Destiny Nolan and I explore how to heal your hormones after stopping hormonal birth control and achieve easy, healthy, ovulatory cycles. We’ll discuss the importance of nourishing your body to support hormonal balance and facilitate a smooth transition off birth control. You'll gain insights into the specific nutrients and lifestyle practices that can enhance your fertility, improve your energy levels, and help you feel better in your own body. Destiny NolanDestiny Nolan is a registered dietitian specializing in women's hormone health. She helps women balance their hormones, fix their periods, and prepare for pregnancy using a holistic approach. As someone that struggled with hormone imbalance for 5+ years, she understands how confusing, frustrating, and defeating it can be to deal with hormone symptoms & feel like birth control is the only answer. Because this isn't true. Her goal is to help women understand their bodies & heal their hormones naturally!Stopping Birth Control During this episode, we'll address the challenges that can arise after stopping hormonal birth control and explore strategies to heal your hormones. You'll learn practical tips for optimizing your menstrual cycle and promoting regular ovulation. By implementing these techniques, you'll be able to regain control over your hormones and take steps toward achieving the easy, healthy cycles you desire. If you're ready to embark on a journey of hormonal healing and fertility enhancement, join us in this episode where we'll discuss nourishing your body, facilitating a smooth transition off hormonal birth control, and healing your hormones for easy, healthy, ovulatory cycles. Get ready to take charge of your fertility and feel empowered in your health!You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ep-57Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
6/30/202330 minutes, 37 seconds
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PCOS Ask Me Anything Volume 2

Ready for an "Ask Me Anything" session? I’ll do my best to address some of the burning questions you've been asking in my Instagram DMs. We'll cover a range of topics relevant to your journey with PCOS, shedding light on important aspects that can help you feel better in your body, lose weight, improve fertility, and boost your energy levels. So, grab a drink, settle in, and let's dive into this engaging conversation together!Do I have to give up my favorite foods forever to manage PCOS? Many of us struggle with the idea of giving up our beloved treats and routines, using it as an excuse to avoid making necessary changes. In this episode, I'll provide practical guidance on finding a balance that works for you. We'll explore strategies to reduce things that aren’t serving your hormones while finding a balance to enjoy the things you love.Are other health problems, such as thyroid issues, causing or completely separate from PCOS? It's not uncommon to experience multiple health challenges simultaneously, and understanding the connections between different conditions is crucial. I'll delve into the relationship between PCOS and other health issues like thyroid problems, offering insights into how they may interact and affect each other.I've been doing everything “right” for three months, but I still have symptoms?It can be disheartening when you're putting in the effort but not seeing the desired results. I'll address this frustration and help you troubleshoot potential reasons behind persistent symptoms. We'll explore factors that might be influencing your progress and discuss strategies to overcome plateaus, ensuring that you're on the right track to achieving your goals.By tuning in to this episode, you'll gain valuable insights into navigating challenges and finding sustainable solutions on your PCOS journey. Whether it's about enjoying your favorite foods, understanding the relationship between PCOS and other health conditions, or addressing persistent symptoms, this episode has got you covered. So, join me, and let's empower ourselves with knowledge and actionable strategies to thrive with PCOS!You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ama-2Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
6/23/202321 minutes, 13 seconds
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How I Stopped Letting PCOS Run My Life

Let's take a step back and remind ourselves that PCOS is not an isolated struggle. In this episode, we'll explore how PCOS is not a life sentence and that with lifestyle adjustments, habit changes, and some trial and error, you can significantly alleviate your symptoms and regain control over your life.Your PCOS is UniqueTo achieve a healthy balance, it's essential to dive into the unique factors influencing your PCOS journey. We'll discuss the distinct root causes and lifestyle elements that contribute to your symptoms. By understanding these individual factors, you can tailor your approach to find what works best for your body, empowering you to thrive without PCOS ruling your life.How To Discover What Your Body NeedsThe health and wellness space, particularly on social media, can be overwhelming, with conflicting messages bombarding us daily. In this episode, I invite you to quiet the noise and focus on what your body truly needs. We'll explore self-assessment techniques to gauge your current health priorities and identify areas where you may need to recommit or make adjustments. Remember, perfection isn't the goal – it's about living in a body that feels good, energized, and free from PCOS symptoms.What Does a PCOS Health Path Look Like Longterm We'll also delve into the concept of a healthy balance and how it relates to your PCOS health. When disruptions occur, we may need to go all-in to rebalance our hormones. As our bodies gradually find equilibrium, we can transition to a more sustainable, balanced, and healthy lifestyle in moderation – the key to long-term well-being.So, join me on this enlightening episode as we navigate the complexities of PCOS and discover the power within us to live vibrant lives. Together, we'll unravel the mysteries, debunk the myths, and pave the way for a future where PCOS no longer holds us back. Get ready to embrace a renewed commitment to your health, and let's embark on this transformative journey to thriving with PCOS. Stay tuned for an episode that will leave you feeling empowered, inspired, and equipped with practical tools to live your best life – symptom-free and full of vitality.You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/run-my-lifeLet’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
6/19/202322 minutes, 40 seconds
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Male Fertility Health With Becca Romero

In this episode, we'll dive into the crucial topic of male fertility because, after all, starting a family is a team sport! Just because you have PCOS doesn’t mean the dad-to-be can't optimize his fertility too. Joining me to cover this important topic is special guest Becca Romero. What to expect and provide valuable insights on male reproductive health.Becca Romero Becca Romero is a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Specialist and founder of the online fertility nutrition clinic, Little Life Nutrition. Becca specializes in fertility and helps couples who are experiencing fertility challenges using the power of nutrition and lifestyle changes. While practicing at her local clinic in Chicago, Becca started to notice how after making positive diet and lifestyle changes her clients who were struggling to conceive were able to get a positive pregnancy test. Working with women to improve fertility quickly became a passion of hers and her practice, Little Life Nutrition was born. Her goal is to help couples improve their fertility by improving their overall health so they can create the family they have always dreamed of.We'll explore the lifestyle factors that can negatively impact sperm count and quality. From environmental toxins to poor diet and habits like smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, we'll uncover the culprits that may be affecting your fertility. By understanding these factors you can optimize your reproductive health.But it's not all bad news! We'll also share lifestyle factors that have been shown to improve sperm count and quality. From adopting a healthy diet and exercise routine to managing stress and getting enough sleep, you'll discover actionable steps your partner can take to enhance fertility. Whether it's incorporating specific nutrients into your diet or practicing stress reduction techniques, you will learn strategies to boost your chances of conception.By tuning in to this episode, you'll not only gain a deeper understanding of the importance of male fertility but also learn how to take proactive steps towards optimizing your reproductive health as a couple. Whether you're on a journey to conceive or simply want to educate yourself about male fertility, this episode will equip you with valuable knowledge and practical advice. You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/male-fertility-healthLet’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
6/9/202354 minutes, 26 seconds
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How to Jump Back On the PCOS Health Path

In this episode, we'll discuss the key elements of creating a sustainable and enjoyable healthy lifestyle. We'll delve into why we often get off track with our health goals and explore strategies to get back on track and stay there. The goal is to not just shed a few pounds but to focus on long-term metabolic health and create a life you want and a body you enjoy living in.One important aspect we'll explore is the power of habits over motivation. We'll discuss the importance of building healthy habits that will keep you progressing toward your goals, even when motivation is lacking. We'll also learn the value of jumping right in and not waiting for the "perfect" day to start taking action toward your health. Immediate action and a promise to yourself can make all the difference.Additionally, we'll uncover the concept of a "win day" that you can keep in your back pocket. This is a day when you prioritize your health with simple, doable actions that still contribute to your overall well-being. I'll provide practical examples of win-day activities and how they can help you regain momentum after a setback.Life can take us in many directions, and it's important to be open to fully living our lives without fear of sabotaging our health efforts. We'll discuss strategies to navigate life's ups and downs while staying committed to your health path. By the end of this episode, you'll have the tools and insights to create lasting health, build sustainable habits, and overcome obstacles on your journey to optimal well-being.If you're ready to take control of your health and discover how to create a lifestyle that supports your goals, this episode is a must-listen. Join me as we explore the keys to staying on track and achieving a vibrant, balanced, and fulfilling life.You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/jump-back-onLet’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
6/2/202318 minutes, 58 seconds
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PCOS and Stress

In this episode, I'll be delving into the fascinating world of stress management and its profound impact on your hormones. I’ll guide you through essential insights and practical skills that will help you navigate the challenges of stress, allowing you to cultivate a more enjoyable and present life. So, grab your favorite beverage, find a cozy spot, and let's dive into this transformative exploration together!Understanding the Importance of Stress ManagementDiscover the vital role stress management plays in your quest for hormone balance and improved wellness. Uncover the significance of cortisol, the root cause hormone that can disrupt your hormonal equilibrium, and learn how decreasing cortisol response can positively impact your overall health.Identifying Stressors and Cortisol ElevatorsExplore a comprehensive range of factors that elevate cortisol levels and contribute to hormonal imbalances. We'll delve into the impact of circadian rhythm, sleep quality, unwinding practices, caffeine consumption, rushing, stressful situations, living without margin, unresolved fears, anxiety, and the societal pressure to stay busy. By recognizing these stressors, you'll gain valuable insights into areas of your life that may be sabotaging your hormonal harmony.Strategies for Effective Stress ManagementEquip yourself with practical skills and powerful strategies to manage stress effectively. Discover the importance of time management, setting boundaries, and practicing self-care to reduce rushing and exposure to stressful situations. Explore mind-body techniques, exercise, nutrition, and hormonal support to establish a holistic approach to stress management. Providing you with a toolkit for your personal stress management journey.By tuning in to this episode, you'll gain profound knowledge and practical techniques to transform your relationship with stress and reclaim control over your hormone balance. You'll learn how stress impacts your body, how to identify stressors in your life, and actionable strategies to effectively manage stress and reduce cortisol levels. By implementing these stress management skills, you'll experience the ripple effects of improved well-being, weight management, and even enhanced fertility. So, don't miss out on this opportunity to embrace a new mindset and unlock the path to a more vibrant, balanced, and joyful life. You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/stressLet’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
5/26/202326 minutes, 30 seconds
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Eating Simple EQUALS Eating Better

In this episode, we will explore the reality of eating healthy every day and discuss the benefits of simplicity in achieving better nutrition. We'll dive into the importance of setting goals, creating a meal plan, and finding a balance that works for you. Join us as we discover how to develop a healthy eating autopilot method that seamlessly fits into your lifestyle.Embracing Simplicity:Contrary to popular belief, maintaining a varied diet isn't necessary for good health. Instead, focus on simplicity. Find a few breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack options that you enjoy and that meet your nutritional needs. Keeping your meals simple and similar can help you establish a sustainable routine and simplify your grocery shopping and meal preparation.Fit Into Your Lifestyle:To create a sustainable healthy eating routine, it's essential to consider your unique circumstances and preferences. Do you work outside the home and need a packed lunch? Do you have time for breakfast at home or require quick on-the-go options? Assess your snacking habits and determine how much time you can dedicate to cooking dinner. Tailor your meal choices and plan accordingly to fit seamlessly into your daily life.Developing Repeatable Meals and Meal Plans:Building a repertoire of tried and true meals can simplify your healthy eating journey. Experiment with different recipes and find a selection of dishes that you enjoy and find satisfying. Once you have identified your go-to meals, create meal plans that are easy to repeat and adjust based on your preferences and schedule. This will save you time and effort in the long run.By adopting a simple and sustainable approach to eating, you can improve your overall health and well-being. By setting goals, planning meals, and finding foods that suit your lifestyle, you can develop a healthy eating autopilot method that works for you. Join me in this episode as we explore how to do just that!You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/eating-simpleLet’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
5/19/202314 minutes, 18 seconds
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Yoga for Fertility With Jennifer Edmonds

During this episode, we’ll explore the benefits of yoga for fertility and hormonal balance. Our special guest, Jennifer Edmonds, shares her expertise and how yoga played an important role in her fertility journey. She also provides tips on how to get started with yoga and how to make the most of your yoga sessions. Don't miss out on this empowering and informative episode! Jennifer EdmondsJennifer is a Yoga, Pilates + Meditation teacher who specializes in fertility & women’s health. During a long & difficult fertility journey of her own, Jennifer eventually found the practice of Fertility Yoga. This practice was able to ease her anxiety while TTC, relieve chronic insomnia, re-balance a thyroid condition…and eventually it helped her to fall pregnant naturally. She now runs an online business helping women all over the world to overcome fertility challenges & find their way to motherhood.The Connection Between Yoga and Fertility Yoga can support fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to reproductive organs, and balancing hormones. Jen will share some of the specific yoga poses and breathing techniques that can be helpful for boosting fertility.Yoga for Hormone Health Practicing yoga can support hormone health and balance, including reducing symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and supporting the menstrual cycle. We'll also discuss how yoga can be helpful for women going through menopause. Yoga for Emotional Well-Being During Fertility StrugglesFertility struggles come with emotional ups and downs. Yoga can support your emotional well-being during these ups and downs of fertility struggles. During this episode, we’ll explore how yoga can help reduce stress and anxiety and promote relaxation and mindfulness. Jennifer shares some specific yoga techniques and mindfulness practices that you will love!Ready for Fertility Inspiration?In this podcast episode, we explored how yoga can support fertility and hormone health. We discussed the benefits of yoga for reducing stress, increasing blood flow to reproductive organs, and balancing hormones. We also explored how yoga can support emotional well-being during fertility struggles. We hope this episode has been informative and helpful for you on your journey toward optimal health and fertility. Thank you for tuning in to this episode. We hope that you found this episode informative and helpful. Don’t be shy, connect with Jennifer Edmonds to learn more about her work and resources. Until next time, keep practicing yoga and nurturing your fertility and hormonal health!The full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/fertility-yoga
5/12/202335 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Power of Choice

While we don’t have a choice in many of life’s circumstances, such as having PCOS. We do have choices in how we respond to every situation. For me, the magic happened when I realized I had a choice! That my “reasons” are just excuses and that I can redesign how I approach everything in order to achieve and become who I want to be. In this episode, we will explore how to recognize the reasons that are holding you back and how to explore new ways of approaching these roadblocks.My friend, I want you to live your best life and I want you to achieve the goals and dreams that you have for your life.We all have limited time, energy, and money but when we look at our priorities, goals, and dreams, we don’t have to let our reasons stand in our way anymore.We can create a new reality for ourselves and think outside the box about how we can overcome these hurdles because we all have them.Go ahead and listen now You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/choiceLet’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
5/5/202325 minutes, 8 seconds
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Creating a Positive Fertility Mindset with Rosanna Milsom

When you're going through infertility therapy, the emotional rollercoaster can take a serious toll on your mental health. If you are trying to get pregnant with polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS, this episode is here to support you. Guest Rosie Milsom shares how she shifted her mindset and found contentment and peace while still living a full life on her journey to motherhood.This shift has taken her from all encompassed in all things infertility and IVF to a place of contentment, happiness, and peace while still living a full life where infertility doesn't define her. BioRosie Milsom is a certified life and self-love coach from Staffordshire. Her main focus is supporting women to help increase their sense of self-worth so that they can heal their relationship with themselves, understand their true purpose, and create a life that excites and fulfills them.As someone who has experienced a long journey with infertility, Rosie knows how these conditions can take over your life and affect your view of your body, your identity, and your overall sense of self-worth. After trying for children for many years and after many unsuccessful medical treatments, she eventually turned to the world of personal development and spirituality in a search for answers in the mind rather than the body.It was here that I learned about the power of mindset, and she uses this in her coaching. Aside from all this, she is also a wedding celebrant, a trustee of a local youth music charity, a board member of a dance theatre company, a singer, and a keen Harry Potter fan. She lives in Stafford with her husband Andy and beloved dog, Jax.The full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/fertility-mindset Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
4/28/202343 minutes, 32 seconds
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Hormone Functional Lab Testing with Rachel Hoeppner

Laboratory tests allow medical practitioners to evaluate what might be the cause of symptoms or health problems that you are experiencing. But knowing when and what to test matters or you won’t get an accurate answer. This episode discusses functional lab testing for hormones and helping women better understand what's going on in their bodies! While doctors use lab tests to determine if your body has something wrong with it. But what if all your labs return normal but you still have symptoms? This is where functional lab testing comes in, so go ahead and listen now. Special Guest Rachel HoeppnerRachel Hoeppner is a Holistic Nutritionist, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and Women’s Health, Hormone, and Fertility Specialist. She became passionate about and dedicated herself to holistic health as a result of her own journey to healing chronic hormone, gut, and thyroid dysfunction naturally. Her mission is to help women heal their hormones so they can achieve their health goals to look and feel their absolute best!She specializes in addressing stubborn weight loss, chronic fatigue, hormone imbalances (including symptoms related to periods, PMS, PCOS, or Endo), thyroid dysfunction, autoimmune symptoms, fertility, pregnancy and postpartum care, food sensitivities, and digestive issues. She decided to dedicate her practice to the specialty of women’s health, hormones, and fertility after her realization that women are underserved, written off, or not listened to more often than men in our current healthcare system.Through 1:1 and group coaching, functional lab testing, Masterclasses, and free challenges, Rach is able to further her mission of educating women on the science of how their bodies work, how to easily and effectively care for the specific needs women have, and how to cultivate life long, sustainable wellness!The full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/functional-testingLet’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
4/21/202357 minutes, 36 seconds
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Healthy Hormones and The Benefits of Running with Angie Brown

Running yields so many benefits for PCOS and healthy hormones! Actually getting out there and doing it, though, can feel a bit daunting. I love this episode with Guest Angie Brown because she makes getting started so easy and doable that it can actually be fun! Meet Special Guest Dr. Angie Brown DPTDr. Angie Brown, DPT is a mom, wife, entrepreneur, coach, and physical therapist that is the founder of the Real Life Runners Training Academy and Real Life Runners podcast that she hosts alongside her husband, Kevin Brown. She loves helping runners to run faster and longer without injury so they can have more energy, be strong, healthy, and fit, and have more freedom in their lives. She holds her doctorate in physical therapy, specializing in runner-specific strength and conditioning, mobility, and injury prevention for runners, and also holds a certification in nutrition to help her clients integrate healthy eating to complement their training and overall health goals. She has a passion for health, wellness, food, fitness, and helping to educate people on the importance of healthy lifestyle changes, in order to live an active, vibrant life, both now and as we get older.The full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/runningLet’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
4/14/202341 minutes, 55 seconds
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PCOS Period Repair

If you are experiencing irregular or absent periods, or are struggling to pinpoint ovulation (your fertile window) each month. Then this episode is a perfect place for you to get started. You will finally have a clear picture of how a normal cycle should function as well as the different ways that it can go wrong. Understanding the different ways your cycle might be dysfunctional is the first step in starting the repair process. In this episode, I walk you through the steps needed to repair your cycle in the unique way your body needs. During this episode, you will learn exactly how a healthy cycle works and the different types of dysfunctional cycles in need of repair. Common problems associated with PCOS cycles include:ANOVULATORY CYCLEAn anovulatory cycle is when a woman skips ovulation during that cycle. During ovulation, the ovary releases an egg, and without ovulation, it isn’t possible to get pregnant.LONG FOLLICULAR PHASEThe follicular phase is often the longest part of your menstrual cycle. It’s also the most variable phase. It begins on the first day of your period and ends when you ovulate.The average length of the follicular phase is 16 days. But it can last anywhere from 11 to 27 days depending on your cycle.SHORT FOLLICULAR PHASEHaving a short follicular phase could impact your likelihood of conceiving. It may be a sign that your ovaries are aging and you’re getting closer to menopause.SHORT LUTEAL PHASE OR LUTEAL PHASE DEFECT? Low progesterone levels are a common cause of Luteal Phase Defect or Luteal Phase Insufficiency.  Good progesterone levels are crucial to support implantation, and that's why low levels or too little time for the levels to rise can be the cause of infertility or recurrent early miscarriage.CAN YOUR LUTEAL PHASE BE TOO LONG?Long luteal phases (longer than 14 days) may be due to a hormone imbalance, such as seen in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). And usually indicates that while you might have had a small increase in LH you didn’t ovulate that month. So you are ready to understand your cycle better and how to repair your cycle for better health, easier periods and better fertility listen to this episode now. And don’t forget to grab your Free copy of the PCOS Period Repair Manual as a companion to this episodeYou can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereThe full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/period-repairLet’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
4/7/202329 minutes, 30 seconds
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Creating Healthy Habits With Gaylene Gomez

It’s not a secret that eating better and exercising along with many other lifestyle adjustments provide amazing benefits for your PCOS but how do you actually go about creating these habits so that they become your new effortless normal? I am excited to have Gaylene Gomez here with me today to talk all about creating habits so that your PCOS health journey can be easier and more enjoyable.Gaylene GomezMy name is Gaylene Gomez, and with over 20 years of experience in the health and wellness industry, I’ve worked with hundreds of women to help them create a strong foundation for their health.I started out thinking I could survive on popcorn and iced tea, but after many health struggles like low energy, headaches, and serious tummy troubles I realized things needed to change. It wasn’t until I started working on my own four pillars like nourishing my body did things turn around for me. Now, as a Holistic Nutrition and Health Coach, I won’t make you deprive yourself, in fact, I’ll help you include MORE of what you love.I’m here to help you have more energy and lose unwanted weight by nourishing your body with the power of food and simple lifestyle changes so you can feel strong, healthy, sexy, and vibrant. We will use holistic approaches to prioritize your 4 pillars of health and create healthy habits so you can create balance and feel supported by a strong foundation.If you are ready to start creating amazing habits in small, manageable baby steps, you will love this episode. Listen now.The full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/healthy-habitsLet’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
3/31/202334 minutes, 20 seconds
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PCOS Ask Me Anything Volume 1

In this episode, I am answering recent PCOS questions I’ve been asked repeatedly. Chances are if these are questions you may have too! We have some great topics to dive into todayMiscarriages and PCOS PCOS does have a small increased risk of miscarriage during the first trimester but during this episode, you learn what you can do to reduce that risk Is Metformin Worth ItThere appear to be both short-term and long-term benefits of taking metformin. During this episode, we’ll explore the benefits and how to handle the side effects.How Strict With Lifestyle is Necessary to Heal Hormone Imbalances?Everyone is different but in this episode, I share the degree that I ramp up my health focus when ready to conceive as well as how to find your sweet spot for how strict you need to be to get over the hump to improve hormone balance How is a PCOS Diagnosis Different From a Root CauseThis is such an important distinction because one is just a label while the other helps you learn what your body needsHigh LH and How to Pinpoint Ovulation PCOS often leads to elevated LH levels which makes predicting ovulation difficult. During this episode, you will learn the best ways to track your cycle and ovulation as well as how to balance LH levels naturally So many great topics get covered in this episode! Go ahead and listen now You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereLet’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?The full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/ama-1
3/24/202317 minutes, 5 seconds
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A PCOS Hormone Storm

If you have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS, you can probably relate to your symptoms taking a dive for the worse and no matter what you do nothing seems to help. This episode will discuss what is going on and how to break that downward spiral when chaos hits your hormones.PCOS is a complex syndrome with many contributing hormone systems at play. These include your reproductive hormones, stress hormones, nutrition hormones, thyroid hormones as well as others. All of these are affected by your lifestyle but they also impact your lifestyle. For example, what you eat affects your insulin system which in turn might be turning on the overproduction of certain androgens. But in reverse, these disturbances can lead to energy slumps, poor sleep, anxiety, and increased stress which will make it even more difficult to manage your PCOS. This is what I call a hormone storm and it can literally feel like your hormones are in tornado mode. The good news is that this is not as hard to calm down as you might think and that is what this episode is all about! So if you are ready to calm your hormone storm go ahead and listen now. You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereLet’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?The full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/hormone-storm
3/17/202320 minutes, 29 seconds
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How Smart Women Self-Sabotage PCOS Health

Do you know what you need to be doing for your health, but as you get started, you keep having to start over again and again? You're getting tripped up, not because you don't know enough, but because you're getting in your own way somehow.? In this episode, we are going to explore all the ways that we, as smart women, who know enough to get started are sabotaging ourselves and getting in our own way on our journey to PCOS Health.If you keep having false starts and want to know why it can feel so hard you will love this episode. What is going on there? What are you doing so that you can't gain traction and momentum? Have you ever felt that way? I know I did when I was early on in my PCOS journey. I felt that if I could just get a boost, if I could just take a break and only focus on my health, maybe then I could gain some momentum and it wouldn’t be so hard. Can you relate? Then listen to this episode now. You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereLet’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?The full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/self-sabotage
3/10/202314 minutes, 23 seconds
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Get Healthy Today, Not Discouraged!

Have you ever gotten tired of all of the don'ts when it comes to creating Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) health?I know I have and it's something that comes up still on occasion when the convenient option is not ideal for my hormone health. It’s also easy and normal to get angry at yourself when you don’t follow your plan perfectly.This is why in this episode, we're going to talk about a minus that shifts. That's going to make creating your PCOS-healthy lifestyle so much more fun and easy as you learn what works for you. Do You Want To Feel Frustrated And Angry?I didn’t think so! This is why in this episode, I go through the mindset shifts to have fun learning what works for you. No more trying to fit a square peg in a round hole approaches to PCOS health. We also cover how to stick with it without needing to be perfect. This means you don’t have to be angry when life happens and things don’t go quite as planned.Our Thoughts Have PowerBy creating these different ways of talking to ourselves, thinking about and approaching our PCOS health, and discovering what is or isn't working, we create an outlet of positivity and curiosity, and we release the pressure that we have to have it all figured out today that we are moving in the right direction. We are learning and discovering and trying new things, but we don't have to never have the things that we used to enjoy.Building Health Momentum While Enjoying the JourneyDuring this episode, we will explore how to keep the big picture in mind so that you can avoid getting caught up in one “solution” that isn’t actually working for you. We also will take a practical approach to make adjustments when life happens while still building momentum to create the health you want. So if you are ready to have more fun and enjoy creating health on your PCOS journey go ahead and listen to this episode now.You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereLet’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?The full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/get-healthy
3/3/202316 minutes, 42 seconds
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How to Build a Strong PCOS Support Team

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a complex disorder that requires a multifaceted approach to care. Navigating how to get answers and assistance with your symptoms and what to do about them isn’t straightforward. Who understands what is going on with your body and can answer your questionsIn this episode, we'll discuss how to find and work with your ideal support team. We'll also talk about what your body needs to stay healthy and vibrant with PCOS.So if you are ready to stop guessing and get the help you need go ahead and listen to this episode now. You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereLet’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?The full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/pcos-support-team
2/24/202326 minutes, 43 seconds
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Finding Your Path to PCOS Health

PCOS is a unique conditionPCOS is not a black-and-white condition. It arises from certain genes leaving us more sensitive to our environment. Not every woman that has PCOS symptoms has the same gene involvement or the same sensitivities to her environment. This creates a unique situation for each woman.  A Unique Path to PCOS HealthThe path to health can’t be a cookie-cutter approach because everyone has a unique situation and they desire various outcomes. Plus we are all at different places of understanding and implementing what our bodies need. Then add to all these individual situations that we all have a different environments. Our schedule, our support system, our other health conditions, our tastes, fitness, hobbies, and things that we enjoy are all unique to us. How to Discover your path to PCOS HealingIt all starts by discovering your root cause. And perhaps even the root of your root cause. Then learning to assess where your body is struggling with its environment and what is working so that you can address your root cause in a manner that will support your body in its current environment. During this episode, I will go through the different areas of our environment that play a role in PCOS health and give examples of how to incorporate them into your path to PCOS health. So if you are ready to learn how to create your unique path to PCOS Health go ahead and listen to this episode now. You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereLet’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?The full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/path-to-health
2/17/202323 minutes, 33 seconds
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How to Avoid the PCOS Supplement Trap

How to choose a supplement for PCOS that will help YOU with your current root cause. There are hundreds of options which is why this episode discusses the important topic of choosing supplements and avoiding the supplement trap.The PCOS Supplement TrapHow do supplements fit into natural healing for PCOS health? Supplements aren’t a magic bullet but that doesn’t mean that can’t help. So here is how to approach supplements:Steps to Select the Best Supplements For You First, we need to look at your current health struggles and desires. Then what the root causes of those struggles are. Finally, we can determine how to create an environment that cares for your body.  Only then can we determine what supplement (s) you might find beneficial.This process is discussed in great detail during this episode.Important Supplements to Include If you do an internet search for the best PCOS supplement you will get answers such as inositol, berberine, fish oil, vitamin D, and n-Acetylcysteine. But these skip right past the fundamental supplements of health. During this episode, you will learn all about the first supplements to consider so go ahead and listen now. So if you want to learn what to consider when selecting a supplement go ahead and listen to this episode now. Get Your PCOS Supplement GuideYou can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereLet’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?The full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/trap
2/10/202320 minutes, 34 seconds
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Do You Have a PCOS Type?

On the surface, the difference between a root cause or a type might seem trivial.But when it comes to the practical application of addressing a PCOS type or a PCOS root cause there is a big difference. That is what we will be discussing in this episode so go ahead and listen now. Mistakes Of The PCOS Type ModelPCOS types lead to focusing on bigger more advanced symptoms rather than being more fluid and responsive to your body’s needs before it is severely affected. Thinking you have one type can lead to hitting your head against the same wall when your body’s needs have changed. We are living and therefore constantly changing. As our bodies change and our environments change, so do our primary root causes of symptoms.Understanding the root causes of PCOS allows you to listen to your body and address each need. After all, you are unique and don’t fit into a perfect type kind of box So if you are ready to go past just a PCOS type then go ahead and listen to this episode now. You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereLet’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?The full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/PCOS-type
2/3/202324 minutes, 12 seconds
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Everything You Need To Know About Dairy And PCOS

A common recommendation for better PCOS health is to stop eating dairy. Many PCOS “experts” recommend against consuming dairy products. But is it realistic, necessary, or even beneficial for most women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome? In this episode, we will explore some of the most up-to-date research and practical real-life strategies when it comes to dairy and PCOS. Hit play to listen now. Dairy and PCOS Root Causes Perhaps you’ve heard that you should avoid dairy if you have PCOS. But is this true? And why? That is what we will be discussing in this episode. There are two main concerns regarding dairy First, the inflammatory effects of dairy and this is key, FOR SOME WOMEN. Not all women find dairy to be inflammatory  Dairy can be broken down into various components that we will discuss in this episode. Which are potentially problematic, how to avoid them and how to know what works for you. Getting Enough Protein Personally, I have two issues with avoiding dairy. First, it is a good source of protein and it is hard enough to get enough protein in the day. Dairy protein is found in:CheeseYogurt Protein Powders Protein bars EtcThe plant-based alternatives don’t provide as much protein and less of it is absorbed by the body. In this episode, we explore choosing good options for protein regardless of if dairy is a good fit for you so be sure to take special note of that section.Milk, Yogurt, Cheese, or Dairy Alternatives???Then we have all the dairy alternatives. Are they actually good nourishment or are they just alternatives for individuals who have sensitivities? Plus how to choose the best options. Listen to the full episode to make this decision for yourself, then check out the episode page for some brands and considerations I use when choosing what to buy.Creating a lifestyle not just a dietUltimately I always want to come back to the reminder that this is a lifestyle and whatever you choose that is right for you is unique to your body and what you want out of life The point of this conversation is to shed light on the information out there and the products that fit those recommendations. But at the end of the day feeling better in your body is the goal and only you can determine what is and isn’t working. For this episode, I collected all the latest and up-to-date information in regard to dairy and PCOS. Listen now so you can decide what the best options will be for you as you create a lifestyle of PCOS health.So if you are ready to discover if dairy is or isn’t a good option for your PCOS hormones go ahead and listen to this episode now. You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereLet’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?The full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage at:https://nourishedtohealthy.com/dairy
1/27/202331 minutes, 12 seconds
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How to Stop the PCOS Infertility Cycle of Insanity

While infertility treatments can be just the modern medical miracle a couple needs to grow their family they can also take an enormous emotional, physical and financial toll as well. This episode is all about some considerations of when and what infertility treatments for PCOS and how to avoid the PCOS infertility cycle of insanityPCOS InfertilityPolycystic Ovarian Syndrome is the number one cause of infertility among women. But the good news is that it can be reversed and better fertility can be achieved. PCOS is a hormone imbalance rooted in a combination of genetics and environment. Basically, if your hormones aren’t balanced then your genetics aren’t thriving in their current environment. Learning to care for your body the way it needs not only will boost fertility, making infertility treatments unnecessary for many, but it will also lead to easier weight management, less long-term health risks, and feeling so much better day to day. Why Your Doctor Recommends Infertility Treatments Medical care is about providing diagnostics and treatments. Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of lifestyles or preventative care included in medicine. If you have been diagnosed with PCOS and are struggling to get pregnant the only option your doctor has to offer is to start infertility treatments.What to Do Before Infertility Treatments While infertility treatments are a modern miracle they introduce their own hardships on the body. With PCOS the body is already struggling to regulate its hormones. Attempting to force a period of ovulation doesn’t help it regain health. For this reason, I highly recommend starting with a lifestyle approach that cares for your body at the root cause before adding in fertility treatments if needed. When to Consider Infertility TreatmentsThere are many times to consider infertility medications and procedures and they can be done while creating a caring environment for your body. That is why this episode is a must-listen!What If I Have Already Begun Infertility Treatments?No problem! Do you need to pause infertility treatments? That depends. Some women are already feeling as if they are deep in the infertility cycle of insanity and just want a break to reset. That is definitely an option and you should discuss it with your doctor. For others just adding in lifestyle adjustments to care for their root cause can make a tremendous impact on how well your body will respond to the treatments you are currently going through. So my friend, go ahead and listen to all the angles to consider as you navigate your fertility journey. I would love to hear more about your story over on my Instagram channel. It’s a safe place to purge any pent-up emotions or to ask for good vibes as you continue your journey! You can find me @nourishedtohealthy where I look forward to hearing from you!If you are ready to make your infertility journey easier be sure to listen to this episode now. You can take the quiz to discover your root cause hereLet’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?The full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage.
1/20/202315 minutes, 25 seconds
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Finding Your PCOS Power

PCOS has a way of making women feel stuck and powerless against the health struggles of fertility, weight, energy, and just good in their bodies. I’ve felt this way too, which is why in today's episode let’s explore my 7-step process to take my power back and create the health I desire! The PCOS Reality The genetics of PCOS leave us sensitive to our environment. I talk about how to understand your root cause a lot here on the podcast and how to start listening to and caring for your body BUT it all starts with this 7-step mindset shift in how we think about and approach our PCOS healing and long-term health. Finding Your PCOS PowerThe thoughts we think give or take away our power. PCOS is a real bugger because it really does make everything feel impossible. I want to take a moment to acknowledge that. I’ve felt that way and definitely still have my moments where I feel like PCOS is limiting me which is why I know this episode is so important and I am excited to share my process of taking my power back. Using Your Power to Heal So what is the practical application and appearance of this mindset shift for reversing PCOS?Glad you asked! When we get stuck in frustration, and PCOS makes that too easy, we tend to stop taking action toward the things we want.  Leaving us even more stuck and frustrated. However, we recognize this pattern and approach what’s not working for us with the curiosity of what will work. It's a whole lot easier and more fun to take action toward the things we want.Go listen to this episode and learn how to use this mindset shift to create a nourishing environment bubble for my hormones to create the health I want.Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?The full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage.
1/13/202316 minutes, 33 seconds
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PCOS and Acne

Welcome back to the PCOS repair podcast! In this episode, I’m talking about PCOS and acne. I will cover questions such as how you can balance your hormones for clearer skin as well as what products and medication I recommend to assist you in treating acne.Why do women with PCOS break out with acne like teenagers ….  let me rephrase that worse than teenagers! The deep cystic acne that we see with PCOS is just horrendous it’s painful it’s unsightly and it’s not quick to heal. These lesions can last weeks leaving scars and pigmentation behind that are very difficult to cover with makeup. All in all, it is very very very frustrating!If you want clearer skin or even if you just wish to a regimen for more glowing skin go ahead and hit play now!A full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpageTake the PCOS Root cause quiz to learn what your body needs to heal 
1/6/202317 minutes, 7 seconds
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Restrictive Diets and Hormone Health

“What diet is the best for PCOS?”, this is a question that I get asked all the time and it is an important question to be asking.In this episode we are going to go through the pros and cons of different diets dietary recommendations and what to watch out for that can make your PCOS significantly worse.What Are Restrictive DietsSo first let’s lay a little groundwork about what is a restrictive diet? You may have heard recommendations to reduce or eliminate dairy, sugar, gluten or carbs if you have PCOS. These are examples of restrictive diets Then there are fad diets such as the keto diet, the Atkins diet, Weight Watchers, Slim fast or any of those types of protocols where you order some meal replacement and follow exactly what they’re having you eat. These could also include the South Beach diet And then a new one I’ve been hearing a lot about and seeing a lot about in certain health circles is Octavia. Then there is calorie restriction and macro counting. While many people see short term success and there are some basic good principles behind these methods, they come up short for most in terms of hormone balance and longterm success. Lifestyle vs dietSince PCOS can’t be cured, your genes are what they are and will alway respond to your environment in the same way, it’s important to create a lifestyle that works for your genes as well as for YOU! For this reason a quick fix diet isn’t the best approach to PCOS health. The best way to approach eating for PCOS Throughout this episode I given little pointers but it begins with the mindset that this is a lifestyle and not a dietI find that there a few phases as you approach eating to nourish your PCOS. Hit it hard at the beginning focusing on what your current primary root cause needs in regards to nourishment and then as your hormones begin to balance you will build momentum and it will get easier. Then you can find more balance in how strict you are with your PCOS nourishment. During this episode I discuss these phases in more detail so be sure to listen. Alright my friend, if you are ready to start reversing your PCOS by nourishing your body without having to follow a restrictive diet listen to this episode now. A full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpageTake the PCOS Root cause quiz to learn what your body needs to heal 
12/30/202227 minutes, 24 seconds
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Reset Your PCOS Hormones

Have you ever just wanted to hit the reset button on your hormones? I know I have! I have had times when I wanted to do all the right things but the cravings and feeling like crap always tripped me up.In today's episode, I will walk you through the reset I use to get past the cravings, and jumpstart or give a boost to my health. Setting Your Intentions for Your ResetDetoxing your PCOS with a 7-day reset isn’t meant to be just another quick-fix crash diet. It is meant to do some rapid repair at the root cause level by reducing inflammation and improving blood sugar balance. But what happens after 7 days? This is why setting your intentions is so important! Are you trying to repair your cycle so that you have regular periods, want to lose a few pounds, or optimize your fertility? How will you continue creating a lifestyle of health that works for you? Listen to this episode because I walk you through how you can create this vision without having to live in constant detox mode but still building momentum in your health. A Reset is Like Ripping off The Band-AidMaybe you are like me and find moderation difficult. Ultimately moderation and balance is the key to enjoying a healthy life BUT getting started and changing how I eat is impossible for me when I try moderation. This is why I love the PCOS Detox!!! I just spend commit to 7 days and boom I am over the hard part and can slowly add moderation back in without my craving controlling me. How to Get Started with Your PCOS ResetNow it’s your turn! You can do this and you will be so excited when you experience how simple it can really be to nourish your PCOS and start feeling better! This method has been so impactful in my life that about 2 years ago I created a program complete with PCOS Nutrition educational videos, meal plans, food guides, and everything you need to not just reset your hormones but to build momentum in your health with over 30 days of meal plans that guide you through the detox as well as reintroducing and listening to your body as you learn what works for you. You can get my detox method right hereOr you can create your own. Either way, I really hope you give this method a try because it is truly a game-changer!So if you are ready to hit the reset button for your PCOS hormones go ahead and listen to this episode now.The full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage.Let’s continue the conversation on Instagram! What did you find helpful in this episode and what follow-up questions do you have?
12/23/202221 minutes, 34 seconds
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Type Two Diabetes and PCOS

Type two diabetes has become such a common disease. Earlier this year in January 2022 statistics indicated that 37.3 million Americans—about 1 in 10—have diabetes. While this disease is common in what often appear to be otherwise healthy individuals I want to take a closer look at what diabetes is in this episode. PCOS puts women at high risk of type two diabetes in fact many women that I meet have already been diagnosed with pre-diabetic or diabetes even in their 20s and 30s.So what is diabetes and how does it impact the body? Well my friend that is exactly what this episode is about Welcome back to the PCOS repair podcast where today we’re going to dive a little deeper into the insulin effect root cause of PCOS and type two diabetes as well as how you can decrease your risk of developing it. PCOS, Insulin, and DiabetesInsulin can be confusing, so let’s start with insulin and the spectrum of healthy to the diseased state of type two diabetes.The spectrum has four stages:Healthy insulin receptors that are responsive to insulin and easily allow blood sugar to enter your body’s cells. AND insulin levels are routinely at an appropriately low number.The body has higher than normal levels of insulin circulating the body on a continual basis due to diet and lifestyle or the beginnings of insulin resistance.Insulin resistance and Prediabetes: This is the point where your lab values are beginning to be or clearly elevated but haven’t quite reached the diabetic level.Then comes the official diagnosis of Type Two Diabetes: over time this creates blood vessel complications leading to a risk of heart disease, stroke, heart attack, vision decline, and even blindness, kidney failure or nerve damage, and more. You can see that though common this disease of type two diabetes isn’t something you want to have. Reduce The Risk of Type Two DiabetesWhile type two diabetes is something that every human is at risk of developing if they don’t follow lifestyle measures to prevent it, women with PCOS are at a higher risk of developing type two diabetes and at an earlier age. That is why this episode is important to me! I know most of you are already aware of this increased risk of type two diabetes and some of you have already been diagnosed with it. This episode is not about creating fear instead, it's about bringing something scary into the light and discussing what we can do to improve our health and PCOS symptoms no matter where we are currently on that spectrum of insulin and diabetes. So if you are ready to reduce your risk of type two diabetes go ahead and listen to this episode now. A full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage.
10/31/202221 minutes, 10 seconds
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Self-Care For PCOS

I always thought that self-care was a bubble bath, a massage, or a pedicure. You know the things that everyone lists as self-care. But over the last several years of my PCOS healing journey, I have discovered an entirely new meaning and list of self-care and some incredible benefits of it for my PCOS root cause. Listen now so you can start weaving self-care into your day to improve your PCOS hormones too.  How Self-Care Benefits PCOS Root Cause Healing It’s easy to neglect taking care of ourselves because we’re busy and overwhelmed by everything we need to get done. Even a small rest feels like a luxury. Taking time to eat lunch, exercise, and hang out with friends just feels like slacking.This mindset backfires so BIG! Because self-care actually helps you make progress faster for a few reasons:Self-care prevents “overload burnout”: We’ve all been there: you push yourself to the point that you can’t take anymore so you just give up. Selfcare helps you avoid getting to that point.Self-care reduces the negative effects of stress: A small amount of stress can serve a purpose, but after a while, it just breaks down your mind and body. Taking care of yourself means keeping your stress from taking over so you can function at full capacity.Self-care helps us refocus: When I was stuck on a complicated math problem in school, my teacher would suggest walking away and coming back—taking a break, basically. Breaks are the epitome of self-care, and studies show they’re great for helping you perform better.Sometimes I treat self-care as a reward. I’m so hungry I can barely think, but I’ll force myself to finish a batch of work before I eat lunch. What I’m really doing is making my job more difficult by allowing myself to run on fumes.In other words, self-care is not a reward. It’s part of the process. Sometimes we get so used to “rewarding ourselves” with lunch or even a trip to the bathroom, that we forget exactly what it means to take care of ourselves.The Self-Care Frame Of MindAlso, sometimes eating junk feels like self-care. I often “treat” myself with a handful of Oreos. Nothing wrong with the occasional indulgence, but in contrast, I think of healthy food as the enemy, so I don’t eat as much of it as I “should”. This really involves changing the way you think about eating well entirely, but you can start by experimenting with healthy foods you might actually like, and not trying to force yourself to eat stuff you hate just because it’s healthy.There are so many ways of practicing self-care and I think that if you listen to this episode you’ll begin to think outside the box about all the ways you can practice self-care even in your current daily schedule.So if you are ready to incorporate some fun and easy ways to practice self-care go ahead and listen to this episode now. A full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage.
10/21/202220 minutes, 10 seconds
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PCOS and Laser Hair Removal

PCOS is known for causing elevated androgens in particular testosterone. This can frequently lead to something called hirsutism, which is where you have excess hair growth primarily on the face, neck, upper lip, and chin. But it can include the full body. Women with PCOS often find that they have thick long coarse hairs on their chest, tummy, and toes as well as hairier legs and underarms. It can be very frustrating to keep these areas trimmed, waxed, shaved or otherwise manicured. In this episode, we’re gonna talk all about laser hair removal but I will also touch on the other options for removing unwanted hair from the body. So that you can have smooth, stubble-free skin wherever you want it. Considering Laser hair removalThere are so many ways to remove hair from the body and we discuss this as well during this episode. Each body area that you want to remove hair from doesn’t necessarily need laser treatment so I outline the options as well as the pros, cons and myths about various hair removal techniques. This episode has you covered as you select the best options for you and the various hair dilemmas you have. Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?For the most part, yes. The FDA has approved certain lasers to render permanent reduction of hair to areas treated.  Laser hair removal uses a laser to deliver treatment to the desired area in almost 1-inch square increments. That can cover over 20 hairs at a time most of those hair follicles will be destroyed permanently.In contrast electrolysis, It is the only FDA-approved permanent hair removal treatment. Because electrolysis permanently destroys the growth cells in the hair follicles, the hair will not grow backHowever, you are a living person and your body can create new hair follicles or current hair follicles can thicken and darken just the way they did before due to unbalanced hormones.Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?The more contrast between the hair you want treatment and your skin tone the better your laser hair removal treatment results will be. For example, the best candidate has very fair skin and very dark thick hair. But newer lasers offer great options for even very dark skin tones. If you aren’t sure if you have PCOS but think you might due to the excess hair I strongly encourage getting a full workup and addressing your root causes prior to getting laser treatment.  Hair growth is quite responsive to lifestyle changes as women who followed my recommendations not only had great laser results but more importantly they were longer lasting. If you are ready to get rid of unwanted hair go ahead and listen to this episode now. A full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage.Take the PCOS Root cause quiz to learn what your body needs to heal 
10/14/202233 minutes, 20 seconds
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PCOS and Period Problems

Welcome back to the PCOS Repair Podcast to discuss all things period problems!Period problems might have been one of the very first things you noticed leading to your diagnosis of PCOS. Your period is also an amazing indicator of your PCOS health, which is why in this episode I am discussing all the period problems and how to begin repairing them naturally.So go ahead and have a listen!A Normal Cycle A normal cycle starts with a period. The first day of your period is considered day one of your cycle. Then at approximately the middle of your cycle, halfway before your next period, comes ovulation. This is when you can get pregnant as you body releases an egg. Ovulation Usually occurs around the 14th of your cycle with an average cycle lasting anywhere from 21 to 35 days.Now let’s look at various period problems, what’s going on and how to fix it.  Just as with any symptom we talk about here on the PCOS Repair Podcast it all starts with your current primary root cause. You can learn more about that by taking the PCOS Root Cause Quiz. No Periods Going at least 3 months without a period is referred to as amenorrhea This is common with PCOS, or thyroid problems. This can be due to hormone imbalance such as too much insulin present on a regular basis, FSH and LH ratio disturbance, testosterone, coming off of birth control, nutritional deficiencies, stress, sleep disturbances, and being overweight.  Very Heavy Periods What does this even mean …. It turns out I had heavy periods and just thought it was normal…. it's not like I’ve lived in other bodies to have a reference point.  In this episode, I will give you criteria as well as actionable ways to know if you might be having heavy Painful Periods Painful periods are a very common symptom of both PCOS and endometriosis. If you are experiencing pelvic pain during your period or between periods, it’s important to find the root cause. Listen now to learn the root causes of period pain and the steps to take to address it!Root cause Take the PCOS root cause quiz to help get a full picture of how your body is responding to its environment, and why and where it is struggling so that you can address the problem, head onAnd listen to this episode to get started repairing your PCOS period problems today!So if you are ready to get started repairing your period, go ahead and listen to this episode now. A full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage.Take the PCOS Root cause quiz to learn what your body needs to heal 
10/7/202213 minutes, 26 seconds
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PCOS and Depression

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to experience depression. Studies say that anywhere from 27 percent to around 50 percent of women with PCOS report being depressed, compared to around 19 percent of women without PCOS. That is more than double…. But does depression have to your reality and how can you break past these statistics so that you can live a life that you are excited to engage in? That is what today's episode is all about. Disclaimer Before we dive into this topic I want to give a disclaimer! Depression is a serious situation and one that I encourage you to seek help from your medical doctor as well as the therapist. And if you feel like your depression is at all putting you at risk call a crisis line and ask for assistance. I will add some resources in the show notes to offer a starting point for further support. This episode is meant to offer encouragement that it can get better and a holistic approach to health that you can implement alongside the support of your medical team. This episode is not meant to treat depression or to take the place of seeking medical help.PCOS & Depression: What’s the Connection?Here is what we do know about why depression and PCOS often occur together.Our mood and mental outlook are very complicated. They are a combination our what is happening in our lives and our skills at coping with it, Also our mindset and the thoughts that we keep rehearsing in our minds as well as our current chemical or hormonal state. What is the treatment for depression if you have PCOS?In addition to working with your medical team, you can take a holistic approach by caring for your PCOS-related hormones and root cause. If you would like to get started caring for your PCOS root cause the best place to start is to take the PCOS root cause quiz and then go back and listen to episodes 3 & 4 which I will link to in the show notes below. The PCOS and Depression CycleFor women with PCOS and depression, there may be a cycle of depression symptoms and PCOS symptoms. For example, depression can cause weight gain, which can make PCOS worse. This, in turn, can worsen depression.But you can also break this cycle by addressing the root causes of insulin, stress, inflammation, nutritional deficiencies, or hormone disturbances. And that starts by taking the PCOS root cause quizSo if you are ready to live a life that you are excited to engage in go ahead and listen to this episode now. A full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage. Take the PCOS Root cause quiz to learn what your body needs to heal
9/30/202210 minutes, 21 seconds
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Enjoying Being Active

Welcome back to the PCOS Repair Podcast where in this episode I will be covering not only how to get all the benefits of exercise but how to actually enjoy adding exercise to your daily routine. There Are So Many Benefits of Exercise For PCOS Less insulin resistant Lowers inflammation Improves moodReduces long term risks factors of heart disease and diabetes Helps manage stress StrongerBoosts confidence More energy And so much morewe know exercise is something that is good for us and we need to do ….. But all the enjoyment gets sucked out when it becomes a SHOULD Enjoying Exercise for PCOS HealthDuring this episode I’ll cover exactly what types of workouts and how to create a good program for yourself. But it all starts by not trying to be where someone else is at and doing the level of workout they are doing. Exercise is such an individual thing, and you will get so much more benefit by progressing at your own pace. There isn’t one best exercise for PCOS! And remember that anyone who tells you differently is trying to sell you their workout program. And remember to celebrate the win of showing up, doing your best and recognizing the progress you are making.So if you are ready to enjoy PCOS reversing workouts go ahead and listen to this episode now.  A full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage.Take the PCOS Root cause quiz to learn what your body needs to heal 
9/23/202212 minutes, 24 seconds
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PCOS & Hair loss

Why Does PCOS Cause Hair LossElevated m androgens are responsible for hair loss, primarily testosterone. Think of it kind of like male pattern hair loss where men will have a receding hairline and where they will have overall thinning and then maybe a little bit of hair loss around the temples or the crown of the head.When women have consistently elevated levels of testosterone it basically leads to a male pattern of hair loss.What causes high testosterone with PCOSSo of course that begs the question, what causes elevated androgens such as testosterone? Well, there are a couple of things. First, if you have high levels of insulin consistent consistently in your body it tells the ovaries to produce more testosteroneThis does not only occur with insulin resistance so even if your doctor has said that your insulin levels are fine this can just be because you are eating foods that spike insulin. Another way is that you have a high level of cortisol due to stress and that will also bump up the insulin levels in your body. How to Restore Hair NaturallyThe first step is to determine your current primary PCOS root cause. Now you heard me mention insulin so you may think that hair loss is only going to be a concern for people who have high insulin or an insulin effect type root cause but that isn’t actually always the case. The next step is to address the root causes of hormone imbalance so that you can reduce further hair loss and reduce the struggle of regrowing hair.Then you can consider medical natural therapies So if you are ready to take action to have thicker hair go ahead and listen as I go into more details about root causes and treatment options for thicker and healthier hair!So if you are ready to have as thick and lustrous hair as possible then go ahead and listen to this episode now. A full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage.Take the PCOS Root cause quiz to learn what your body needs to heal 
9/16/202220 minutes, 25 seconds
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PCOS and Eating Healthy On The Go

Planning to eat healthy is great but life gets busy and if you don’t have good on-the-go options it becomes difficult to reach your health goals and keep up with how you want to be eating to nourish your PCOS. In this episode, I talk about all of the ways to eat healthy on the go whether it’s something that you prep and take with you or something that you can buy out and about at restaurants or even a convenience store.On The Go Where?The first step that we discuss in the episode is having a realistic plan. During the episode, I walk you through what I do and it seriously only takes 5 minutes or less. When you know when you will be eating on the go and when you will be cooking you will also save a lot of money by not wasting food you don’t eat. What To Eat On The Go?So once you know what your week ahead or even just the next day looks like, how do you pick the best options to nourish your body even when you have a busy day and will be eating out of the home? Not only do we discuss this in the episode but I also put together a guide that gives you great options to order, buy or take with you so you can easily nourish your hormones and stay on top of your health goals.  So if you are ready to eat healthy on the go whether it’s something that you prep and take with you or something that you can buy out and about at restaurants or even convenience stores then go ahead and listen to this episode now. A full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage.Healthy on the Go: A Complete Guide to Nourishing Your PCOS Hormones When Eating Out of Your Home Take the PCOS Root cause quiz to learn what your body needs to heal 
9/9/202216 minutes, 1 second
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PCOS & Anxiety

Whether mild anxiety is making it hard to find peace or extreme anxiety and panic episodes associated with PCOS are debilitating to regular life this episode will help give you tools to create more peace and calm in your day today.During today's episode, I will share natural and lifestyle approaches that you can include with any recommendations from your doctor. Go have a listen. How are PCOS and anxiety linked Anxiety is a complex problem and some of the recommendations today can feel like over-simplifying it but they are meant to be a tool to use as a portion of anxiety management Anxiety has emotional, physical, and chemical components that can feed off each other and worsen the condition.During this episode, I discuss how to naturally lessen the impact of the emotional, physical as well as chemical contributing factors to increase the calm in your day-to-day. Lifestyle Practices to Promote Peace Anxiety is rooted in a feeling of helplessness. What we want or need is outside of your control. While many things are beyond our control, creating a path toward them seldom is what makes the tools discussed in this episode so powerful to combat anxiety and stress. So if you are ready to enjoy your day more, stop wasting energy by being anxious and the calm that you get when you feel empowered go ahead and listen to this episode now. A full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage.Take the PCOS Root cause quiz to learn what your body needs to heal 
9/2/202225 minutes, 19 seconds
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The PCOS Diagnosis Dilemma

Did anyone ever ask WHY your body was struggling when they gave you the PCOS Diagnosis?To discover your PCOS root cause we need to start by asking why! Why are you having period problems, infertility, and weight gain? Why?Doctors seek to label your collection of symptoms with a diagnosis. This leads them to medications and procedural options to address unwanted symptoms. The problem is those medications don't treat the root of the issue.Well, in this episode I discuss the difference between being labeled with a diagnosis and getting a full PCOS workup. Let's dive in so you can start discovering the root cause of your PCOS. The PCOS Diagnosis The first place to start with anything is to get clear what you are up against, then you can move on to the changing, improving, and healing. This is where getting diagnosed comes in. It also includes ruling out other possible causes of your symptoms. Then the next step, a very important and often missed step is to ask and discover why! That is exactly what will cover in this episode - how to uncover the why behind PCOS and not just get a diagnosis. I also cover what should be included in a full PCOS workup and how to get started reversing your PCOS naturally at the root cause. This episode's topic is so important, hope you enjoy it! Happy listening!A full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage Take the PCOS Root cause quiz to learn what your body needs to heal 
8/26/202215 minutes, 19 seconds
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Thin type PCOS

Thin type PCOS has created a great deal of confusion for women trying to discover their PCOS root cause. So in today's episode, I’m going to set the record straight and lay out how to go about determining your PCOS root cause when you do not have extra weight to lose. And a little tip….treating PCOS has very little to do with weight anyway. So click below to listen.PCOS AND WEIGHT Because medical research and doctors have kept weight at the center of PCOS cause and management there is a lot of misunderstanding about how PCOS and weight are related. Inflammation and insulin resistance can both be present even if we are at a healthy body weight. So when it comes to thin type PCOS, there's not really a lot of difference in how we go about determining our PCOS root cause. THE ROOT CAUSES OF THIN TYPE PCOSFirst, don’t get hung up on one previously preconceived notion of a PCOS type. It’s about discovering, listening, and interpreting your symptoms to know what our body needs. Your root cause is connected to your metabolic health and deep hormone health that then works its way up to the tippy top of the pyramid where your reproductive hormones, the typical PCOS-related hormones are. So when it comes to thin type PCOS, there's really not a great deal of difference when it comes to discovering your root cause.And don’t forget that just because you are thin, and just because your labs are normal doesn’t mean insulin is at the root of the issue. It accounts for over 70% of PCOS root causes and this statistic is ballpark the same for thin “type” PCOS.A full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage.Take the PCOS Root cause quiz to learn what your body needs to heal 
8/19/20228 minutes, 40 seconds
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PCOS & Birth Control

Hormonal birth control is the primary option offered by health care providers to assist women with PCOS symptoms. But there is a lot to consider when deciding whether to start or stop taking hormonal birth control. How to manage the symptoms. How to prevent pregnancy without having to use hormones and so much more. That my friend is why this episode will cover all things hormonal birth control and PCOS and how to ultimately create the lifestyle that works for you!  Hormonal Birth Control So there are many types and formulations of hormonal birth control that we will go over as well as how they may be helpful or detrimental for managing PCOS symptoms The PillThe Implant The RingThe IUD The PatchThe ShotRemember that the hormones these options attempt to replicate are only the tip of the iceberg for hormone balancing. This means they are Recovering from Hormonal Birth Control This usually takes a minimum of 3 months and that isn’t uncommon for women without PCOS as well. With PCOS however it can take six months or even up to a year or more depending on the degree of imbalance of your hormones. But the good news is that you can actually do a lot of the recovery even while on birth control. And we cover that in this episode. So go ahead and listen now!A full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage.Take the PCOS Root cause quiz to learn what your body needs to heal 
8/12/202228 minutes, 10 seconds
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My daughter has PCOS, Help me help her

The topic of this episode is how to support  a family member that may have PCOS or has been diagnosed with PCOSThis is a topic that I get asked about not infrequently and it falls into three categories of how we can help our daughters who are struggling with PCOS. As age creates a wide difference in approach to PCOS I’m including the timestamps for each category so that you can easily jump to the section that suits you. Young Daughter 3:11Teen 7:36Adult Daughter 18:00As a mom, we want to jump in and fix things for our kids and there are many resources that I can assist you in providing your daughter should she want them. But more than providing her with a list of resources I recommend creating a safe space for her to talk, feel what she is feeling, and not need to always be taking action to “improve”.I will link to those in the show notes below; a list of resources to share with your daughter so that she can learn how she can get started with a natural approach to managing PCOS. And lastly thank you for being here to listen to this episode. It shows how much you care for your daughter and just that support and caring will do wonders for her as she navigates through her PCOS journey. Happy Listening!A full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage.  Take the PCOS Root cause quiz to learn what your body needs to heal  Get started eating to nourish with the PCOS Fertility Meal Plan References Can a mother's polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)-related symptoms be used to predict the future clinical profile of PCOS in her adolescent daughter? A pilot studyMaternal polycystic ovarian syndrome and offspring growth: the Upstate KIDS Study
8/5/202225 minutes, 20 seconds
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PCOS During Pregnancy

For some women with PCOS pregnancy improves their symptoms and hormone balance and they find staying healthy easier than normal for them. I hope this is you!!!! This wasn’t the case for me but I still loved being pregnant with each of my pregnancies The interesting thing about infertility, the inability to get pregnant, and the desire to be pregnant consume us in a way that we forget to think about then what! Once you finally get your positive pregnancy test, or several tests just to make sure you aren’t dreaming a new wave of emotions will begin! Excitement, a surreal feeling, and some nervous anxiety and concern that everything will go smoothly and that your baby will be born healthy! The good news is that most of the same recommendations I make for getting pregnant hold true for during pregnancy but in this episode, I will walk you through some considerations for each trimester to optimize your PCOS pregnancy health.PreconceptionIn this phase, you are preparing your body and growing in health the best you can until you finally get your positive pregnancy test! Maybe you are working with an infertility specialist taking medications or undergoing procedures The goal here is to set yourself up for the best chance of success through nourishment, movement, mindset, and stress management. First and Second Trimester You are just finding out you are pregnant and it’s crazy how quickly we go from just wanting to get pregnant to wanting everything “right” so that we have a healthy baby. That is why in this section we cover everything from nutrition in the midst of cravings and food aversions, movement, supplements and so much more to help you have a healthy risk free pregnancy.  Third Trimester Your baby is almost ready to be born but the more weeks you can carry him or her the easier their first few weeks/months of life will be. As common complications such as gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced hypertension, and pre-eclampsia become more likely as you near the end of pregnancy so does the need for early delivery to keep mommy and baby healthy. Caring for your PCOS health with nutrition, movement, and lifestyle can be very helpful in slowing down or preventing these types of compilations. The Fourth Trimester (Post Partum) Once your bundle of joy is finally there, life and your PCOS health continue to evolve and change as you take on this new adventure of motherhood. During this time nutrition continues to play a key role in your health to produce adequate milk for your baby, to help you recover, balance your mood and emotions as well as maintain your energy levels. Why a natural approach is so important As we go through each of these phases leading into, during, and after pregnancy, you will see what an important role a natural approach to managing PCOS has for both you and your baby’s health.So do you have your listening ears ready? Click play and enjoy as you learn a few simple ways you can optimize your health throughout your pregnancy. A full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage.Take the PCOS Root cause quiz to learn what your body needs to heal Get started eating to nourish with the PCOS Fertility Meal Plan 
7/29/202232 minutes, 33 seconds
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PCOS & Ovulation

PCOS is the most common reason for women of reproductive age to not ovulate. The hormone imbalance of PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, leads to irregular cycles and not ovulating (anovulation). This makes it hard for women with PCOS to get pregnant. Ovulation problems and PCOS is what today’s episode is all about! So let’s get started Let’s start with…..What is Ovulation?Ovulation is the main event of your cycle. I know, maybe you are like me and thought the period was the main event of your monthly cycle but NOPE it’s ovulation.During the first part of your cycle FSH, Follicular Stimulating Hormone, rises to prepare a follicle into an egg, then LH, luteinizing hormone, spikes causing your body to ovulate….which  is when you release a mature egg that is ready for fertilization with sperm.  Signs and Symptoms of AnovulationCycles lasting longer than 35 days might be a sign that you are not ovulating.An irregular cycle or no menstrual cycle at all Absence of mid-cycle sore and tender breasts and possible cramping at time of ovulation.Lack of cervical mucus or no change in your cervical mucus throughout the monthAn irregular basal body temperature chart that doesn’t show a clear cycle patternNot getting pregnant after several months of trying to conceive.So How do you Know When you’re Ovulating?Unlike your period, ovulation is easy to miss. Very few women pay any attention to ovulation unless they are trying to get pregnant. In fact the first time you realize something isn’t quite right might have been when trying to conceiveIt’s completely natural to become more aware of your cycle when you want to get pregnant and this extra interest and attention to your monthly cycle is the first step to reversing your PCOS and also getting pregnant. Why am I Not OvulatingOk so you’ve determined that you are not ovulating each month or at all…..so why is this the case?There are several reasons for not ovulating. You might skip a month due to factors in your environment such as lack of sleep, stress or other short-term factors and this is of little concern. Consistently skipping ovulation is when it becomes a problem.There are reasons outside of PCOS that can cause anovulation but roughly 70% of cases are due to PCOS.The good news is that with a little assistance most women with PCOS get pregnant and have one or more children even without any fertility treatment and that is what this episode will learn more about. So go ahead, find a quiet space and listen now. A full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage. Tracking your Basal Body Temperature (BBT) Take the PCOS Root cause quiz to learn what your body needs to heal Get your FREE copy of the PCOS Fertility Meal guide
7/22/202217 minutes, 8 seconds
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Your PCOS Pantry

It’s one thing to know that eating better would improve your PCOS health. Most of us know more or less what to eat….the hard part is actually doing it and sticking with it! If that is as true for you as it is for me then you are going to love this episode as we talk about setting yourself up for success so that healthier eating happens without even thinking about it! Let’s start with How to grow a PCOS-friendly pantryAlong with this episode, I’m including a free download with all the pantry staples and weekly shopping considerations to make sure your house is filled with PCOS-friendly foods to help you when meal time rolls around. However, I do not suggest going out and buying all of those things all at onceWhat I do recommend is getting your meal plan for the week ready. If you would like some of my meal plans be sure to check out the PCOS detox, which I will link to in the show notes below. Then just buy the few new ingredients to include in your meal plan and slowly stock your pantry that wayAs you find new recipes that fit your tastes, and lifestyle and that you enjoy preparing you will know which ingredients you need to keep stocked and which ingredients you Don’t need.Your PCOS Pantry StaplesFirst, there are some very easy swaps to make that you can easily lessen the inflammatory foods you consume without even knowing the difference I'm going to go through this in some detail here but I also have a free gift for you: it's a download of my pantry list. And it also has my glycemic index chart so that you can start to compare food options and gain a better understanding of how what you are eating is affecting your body - I will link to this free guide in the show notes below!Salad dressings and marinades:I love primal kitchen. They have clean ingredient salad dressings, ketchup and other condiments as well as marinades and dips. I will include a link to their site in the show notes as well so you can check them outMinimally processed ingredients and foods I also stock lots of dry goods and ingredients in my pantry. This includes base ingredients for in recipes as well as some convenience items that are ready to grab on busy days.Stock the freezer I have the luxury of a second freezer in my garage but even if you don’t keep a few items such as hormones-free organic meat, frozen berries, and frozen veggies when you can’t get to the store right awayBuy Fresh each week Then each week I stop by at least one grocery store to refill my fridge with produce. This is where most of your nutrients are found above sure to get plenty of dark leafy greens for salads. Broccoli, zucchini, or asparagus as well as other veggies and fruits you enjoy! That way you can easily steam, grill, or roast some veggies to go with whatever else you are having A full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage.Your PCOS Pantry GuideKickstart Your PCOS Health with the Meal Plans in the PCOS DetoxTake the PCOS Root cause quiz Primal Kitchen
7/17/202215 minutes, 37 seconds
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PCOS & Risk Factors

PCOS is not just a fertility issue. It is a medical condition that comes with some long-term health risks. Yet healthcare providers only address it if a certain symptom is bothering you. Most women including me have been diagnosed, offered birth control, and told to return if and when they want help with fertility. What about monitoring for longer-term problems, what about reducing the risk of factors. Well that is exactly what this episode is about What are the risk factors that come with having PCOS? While PCOS often is thought of as a fertility or reproductive hormone disorder, those are only the tip of the iceberg. The real hormones that we can rebalance to reverse PCOS symptoms AND risk factors go deeper than that into our metabolic system. These deeper, root cause hormones can lead to all the common symptoms of PCOS but if not addressed and allowed to stay out of balance can lead to more problems as well. These other problems may take longer to develop but they are also more problematic to your health. These risk factors include: ~ Type two diabetes~ Heart Disease~ Cancer As well as other health disorders. How to address risk factors associated with PCOSThe good news is that with early diagnosis and appropriate lifestyle adjustments for PCOS you can avoid or significantly lessen any health risk in your future. Back in episode #2, I shared how PCOS makes us sensitive to our environment but when we create an environment that allows for health PCOS risk for long-term health risks decreases immensely That’s why in this episode I walk you through how risk factors to be aware of, how to work with your doctor to monitor your health, and how to head them off altogether. So go ahead and tune into this very important episode. A full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage.~ Get your FREE copy of the PCOS Fertility Meal Guide ~ Take the PCOS Root cause quiz to learn what your body needs to heal ~ Episode #10: Exercise for PCOS Hormone Balance
7/10/202217 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Best Supplements for PCOS

Supplements are often one of the first places women turn when they find out they have PCOS. You’ve searched google and read all about the nasty side effects of medications. The reports of taking supplements seem to be more pleasant. I get asked all the time…. are supplements really helpful, are the success stories real, and if they are helpful which ones should I take? In today’s episode, I am going to break down what supplements, when supplements might be helpful, and how to choose one.Do you need a PCOS Supplement?The short answer is no you do not. You cannot supplement your way past poor nourishment anyway. That said, a well-chosen supplement can support hormone balance and fertility repair. But there are a few important things to consider before starting a supplement. A supplement is still medicine and can have harmful side effects. Supplements can be a waste of money. The right supplements can assist to manage your PCOS. The role of a PCOS supplementPCOS is a syndrome, which means a collection of symptoms. These symptoms are caused by various hormones being out of balance. There are many causes of the hormone imbalance such as insulin resistance, inflammation, or other lifestyle factors.While a supplement can’t cure or even relieve all PCOS problems if chosen carefully it may help. Supplements can assist by restoring nutrients, improving blood sugar, reducing cravings, and helping you recover from birth control.In summary, don’t take a supplement in hopes it will work. Instead, take the time or get help to discover your root cause(s) and select the supplement(s) that are best suited to assist you. Below you will find a link to my complete guide to PCOS supplements to help you research further.And be sure to listen to this episode to learn more about choosing a PCOS supplement to support your current PCOS root cause. A full list of Resources & References Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage. Get your FREE copy of the Complete Guide to PCOS SupplementsGet your FREE copy of the PCOS Fertility Meal guideTake the PCOS Root cause quiz to learn what your body needs to heal 
7/1/202210 minutes, 1 second
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How to Lose Weight With PCOS

Let me guess, your doctor probably recommended weight loss, but didn’t offer any help on how to actually lose and keep off the weight? Your doctor is correct that women who lose weight see amazing improvements in their PCOS symptoms but there is a missing link that often keeps women with PCOS from being able to lose the weight. There is a secret and missing link between struggling to lose weight and long-term success which is exactly what we will be talking about in this episode!You shouldn’t need a medical degree to understand how your body works!  I have my master’s in Physician Assistant Sciences. I am licensed to diagnose and treat patients and I have treated many patients with PCOS and I also used to think weight loss was a mystery.  Since then I discovered the missing link and have assisted hundreds of women in following a lifestyle that helps them lose weight and reverse their PCOS. This is why I am so excited about this episode so let’s dive in! Unlike your doctor, I’m not going to tell you that you need to lose weight…. Weight loss isn’t the way to treat PCOS! I go into that in great detail during the episode. But if you want to lose weight I don’t want it to be a mystery for you. But make sure you are doing this for YOU because it is something you want. Otherwise, leave the shoulds behind and enjoy life on your terms The PCOS Weight Loss Formula The way to lose weight is math, right? Eat less calories than you burn and every time that adds up to a pound of fat then you will lose a pound right?WRONG! Weight loss all starts by understanding the body fat, PCOS, and hormone connection.These three things, your genetics, hormones, and body composition play off each other. And if you try to isolate just one such as body fat then while it might work in the short term you will ultimately gain the weight back and probably more. PCOS Weight Loss Starts with Your Root Cause. You can take the PCOS root cause quiz to learn more about your current primary root cause here. It is the best place to learn how to balance your hormones. You can find the full list of resources & references mentioned in this episode here.RESOURCES MENTIONED: Episode #3: PCOS Root CausesEpisode #4: PCOS Lifestyle MedicineTake the PCOS Root cause quiz to learn what your body needs to heal
6/24/202214 minutes, 35 seconds
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Exercise for PCOS Hormone Balance

Myths of Exercise for PCOSHave you heard any of the following?You should only do gentle workouts if you have PCOS Cardio isn’t a good idea if you have PCOS Walking and yoga are best for PCOS HIIT is ok for short workouts but don’t over do it The reason you aren’t losing weight is because you are working out too hard The reason you aren’t having regular ovulatory periods is because of your exercise program Sound familiar? Have you heard of any of these? These partial truths have been repeated and taken out of context until many people and even so-called experts believe them.So what is the truth about exercise and PCOS?There is certainly NOT one right way to reverse PCOS exercise is no exception to the ONE SIZE DOESN’T FIT ALL! That is why this episode is so important as I share how to approach exercise for PCOS whether you are just getting started or are an athlete.The benefits of exercise for PCOS go on and on but a few big ones are: Exercise reduces stressExercise helps balance blood sugarExercise reduces inflammationExercise improves mood and energy Well just like anything else…. we can always overuse a good thing. And over-exercising can lead to burnout and adrenal fatigue, something that I also discuss in the episode and how to listen to your body. That said, understanding your primary PCOS root cause is always very important. And can provide a lot of insight into what exercise routines could benefit your PCOS the most. You can take the PCOS root cause quiz to learn more about your current primary root cause. Where does that leave YOU? What practical action can you take to improve your PCOS hormone balance with exercise?While there may be cases of too much exercise the problem is feeling restricted and fearful. The concern of doing something wrong paralyzes us to take action. And without getting started we can’t discover what is or isn’t working for our bodies.So sadly these blanket statements that only apply to about 10% of women with PCOS who are currently in active burnout are being applied to 90+ % of women with PCOS who would greatly benefit from exercise but are left not sure what to do. so I encourage you to take the PCOS root cause quiz and start learning more about your PCOS root cause. And listen to this episode so that you can feel more confident in how to move your body to benefit your health and hormones. You can find all the resources mentioned in this episode here 
6/17/202222 minutes, 21 seconds
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PCOS and the Insulin Effect

Medical research has shown that Insulin resistance is a primary factor for over 70% of women with PCOS and yet most women I work with and talk to have been told by their doctor that their blood sugar is fine and that they are not insulin resistant. So what’s the deal with insulin and PCOS and is it something that you should be addressing in order to reverse your PCOS? Well, my friend that is what this episode is all about so hit play to listen now!The insulin effect Notice how I didn’t say insulin resistance. There is a big difference and it is really important to understand the importance of the insulin effect if you want to reverse your PCOS naturally. that I want you to understand. So what is insulin and how does it affect your PCOS hormones?When you eat something it is broken down and released into your body as glucose (that’s another name for blood sugar). So by choosing the foods you eat smartly and combining certain foods to lessen their insulin effect you can greatly improve your PCOS hormones. In this episode, you will learn about what foods worsen the insulin effect and your PCOS (spoiler alert….it’s not just sugar).  And more importantly, you will learn what foods will help to improve your insulin effect and assist you in reversing your PCOS…..and it doesn’t require you to never eat certain foods again. When you are armed with the food knowledge packed into this episode you will be able to make serious progress toward reversing your PCOS! Are you ready? Go ahead and listen to this episode where I not only share how insulin is working in your body but some simple actionable steps to use this information to heal your PCOS naturally! Happy listening! Resources Mentioned can be found on the Episode webpage:Reset Your Hormones with The PCOS DetoxGet your FREE copy of the PCOS Fertility Meal guideTake the PCOS Root cause quiz to learn what your body needs to healMedical Journal References for this Episode - see the podcast page for this episode here: Adipocyte Insulin Resistance in PCOS: Relationship With GLUT-4 Expression and Whole-Body Glucose Disposal and β-Cell FunctionAssociation of Insulin Resistance and Elevated Androgen Levels with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS): A Review of LiteratureThe Pathogenesis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): The Hypothesis of PCOS as Functional Ovarian Hyperandrogenism RevisitedThe role of miRNAs in polycystic ovary syndrome with insulin resistanceReview of Novel Potential Insulin Resistance Biomarkers in PCOS Patients—The Debate Is Still OpenTo Assess the Association between Glucose Metabolism and Ectopic Lipid Content in Different Clinical Classifications of PCOSAll Women With PCOS Should Be Treated For Insulin Resistance
6/10/202211 minutes, 37 seconds
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Getting Pregnant with PCOS

“How can I get pregnant with PCOS?” It’s the number one question I get asked and it’s exactly what we are talking about in this episode of the PCOS Repair Podcast!PCOS Fertility PCOS is the top cause of female infertility but the good news is that it is one of the most treatable causes of infertility. First How Does PCOS affect fertility?Hormone imbalance disturbs your cycles and ovulationLow progesterone can increase the risk of first-trimester miscarriageIncreases risk factors for a healthy pregnancy How to treat PCOS Infertility The perception is that infertility treatments with medications, IUI, or IVF are the solution to infertility. And while they can be the answer for some couples there are many considerations on when and how to proceed down the path towards these medical options. A Natural Approach to Getting Pregnant with PCOSCreating a healthy environment for your body addresses all 3 of the ways that PCOS can stop you from getting pregnant and carrying a healthy baby to term. This doesn’t have to exclude medical assistance but I recommend listening to this episode to help create a strategic plan for when and what steps you will take next. So are you ready to learn how to balance your hormones to optimize fertility? Then have a listen to episode #8 now to learn how to get pregnant when you have PCOS.Resources mentioned in this episode: Take the PCOS root cause quizStart Nourishing Your PCOS Fertility Today!References: Letrozole versus clomiphene citrate for ovulation induction in anovulatory women with polycystic ovarian syndrome: A randomized controlled trialOvulation induction in polycystic ovary syndrome
6/3/202222 minutes, 53 seconds
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PCOS Symptoms vs Labs

The goal is to remove the symptoms and hurdles that PCOS is causing in your life. But it’s easy to get caught up in searching for why, and when nothing seems to be helping to run all the same tests again because something must have been missed! In this episode we are talking about when lab tests are helpful and when we need to go beyond labs to get the answers we need to take the actions necessary to reverse PCOS.PCOS Labs So how does lab work assist with the management and healing of PCOS? What does lab work actually tell us? Back in episode #5 we discussed how medical treatment and your doctor can assist you on your PCOS journey even if you are taking a natural approach. This episode will help you take the next step to understanding how to collect and use the information that both your blood tests and your symptoms are giving you.To assist you in navigating, gathering this information and getting the assistance you need I have a checklist for you and you can get a copy here.What PCOS Symptoms Tell You?And that brings us to what do your symptoms tell you about your hormones and PCOS? They are a huge indicator of what’s going on at the root of your PCOS hormone imbalance. If you haven’t already you can learn more about PCOS root causes in episode #3. As you start to listen to your symptoms the PCOS root cause quiz will help you decipher the symptoms and what they mean here.And that's why I'm hereThe PCOS Repair podcast is here to help you learn more and more about your PCOS root causes and how to heal and reverse your PCOS naturally. So if you enjoyed today's episode, tap the subscribe button so that you get notified when the next episode is released. Next week is all about how to get pregnant when you have PCOS. 
5/27/202212 minutes, 18 seconds
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My PCOS Story

My PCOS Story PCOS is a subject that's very near and dear to my heart. It's something I've struggled with for over 10 years, and it's taken me time, and trial and error to get to a place where I feel like I have it under control. PCOS is a hormonal disorder that can cause irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, insulin resistance, and weight gain. For many women, PCOS is a lifelong battle. For me, it was definitely a journey. My journey started in my late 20s when I was trying to get pregnant and struggling with irregular cycles. It's been a long road, but now I am a mama to 3 and live in a body that is strong, healthy, and functions the way I want. PCOS is something that I will always have, but knowing that there is hope and that natural healing is possible has made all the difference. If you're struggling with PCOS, know that you're not alone and that there is hope.The Impact of PCOSToday's episode is what happened during a four month wait to see my infertility specialist and the amazing impact it had on my life. It's the reason that I'm here today with a mission to help women reverse their PCOS and live free of the symptoms.Healing The turning point of deciding to take action, no matter how imperfect, changed my life in more ways than just reversing my PCOS.Over the four-month wait to see my infertility specialist; I dropped about 8 pounds (about 5% of my body weight)I felt better My clothes fit bettermy energy was upThe relief of a break from trying to get pregnant felt lighter, I felt more relaxed and I felt cared for because I was caring for myself. Being able to experience that was huge. Listen now! One of my biggest joys from this journey is that now I get to watch hundreds of other women like you do the same thing! Ready to move past the symptoms and the parts of PCOS that are holding them back so that you can create your version of your best life? Meal guideRoot cause quizPCOS Friendly Recipes
5/20/202213 minutes, 21 seconds
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How Your Doctor Fits into Healing Your PCOS Naturally

Why Healing Your PCOS Naturally is importantLifestyle is the only way to treat PCOS in its entirety! It gets to the root cause. It balances all the hormones. It alleviates and lessens all of the symptoms. It's not picking and choosing one thing and not addressing other things. This is really important because when we start looking at medical approaches, this is not the case. When we look at creating an environment that is healing to your PCOS, that nourishes your body, allows your hormones to move back towards balance, boosts your fertility, helps you to manage your weight, and alleviate all the other symptoms. We aren't just covering up a symptom with a bandaid. You are setting yourselves up for less risk going forward. How Your Doctor Fits into a Natural ApproachThis is why I love the natural approach to PCOS, but it does not exclude medical assistance. My background as a medical provider has given me the opportunity to treat patients with all sorts of prescriptions and procedures, and I find medicine to be a modern miracle. There are so many amazing things that I can do for my patients, but it's so important to help people find a way to be doing their part at home to create health so that they can thrive. So how can your doctor fit into how you want to manage your PCOS? There is not a cookie cutter one-way to do that. You get to have a choice. You get to choose how much or how little you want medical intervention. Now I urge you to always seek your doctor's opinion or seek a second opinion if you aren't sure you agree with what your doctor wants to do. They have medical training, they are looking at your entire health, and so you want to always ask and understand your doctor's advice. In this episode, we're going to be talking about how to have those conversations with your doctor so that the way that you want to manage your PCOS is not pushed aside with the way that they normally address PCOS in their clinic. Are You Ready….To confidently choose the PCOS management plan that will work best for you? Then hit play and be ready to take some notes during today’s episode. Resources Mentioned in this Episode: ·       PCOS Advocate Checklist·       Episode #3·       Episode #4·       Meal guide·       Root cause quiz·       PCOS Friendly Recipes
5/13/202237 minutes, 35 seconds
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PCOS Lifestyle Medicine

If you're like most women with PCOS, you've probably tried a lot of different treatments, without much success. You might be taking medication to help with your symptoms, but it's not really addressing the root cause of the problem. That's where PCOS Lifestyle Medicine comes in.This episode of The Root Cause podcast focuses on addressing the underlying causes behind the hormone imbalance. It's a comprehensive, multifaceted approach that incorporates:Physical Mental Emotional Environmental factorsPCOS Lifestyle Medicine is all about finding the right balance for YOU. In this episode, I will help you to identify the lifestyle and dietary changes that will help you feel your best. ResourcesMeal guideRoot cause quizPCOS Friendly RecipesFor full list of Reference visit the episode page here 
5/6/202214 minutes, 27 seconds
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Why Do I Have PCOS?

What Causes PCOSIf you're like most women with Polycystic ovarian syndrome, you may be wondering why you have it. What caused your body to go off the balance in this way? A few years ago the answer was we don’t know what causes PCOS.Fortunately today we have more information about the genetics of PCOS. And more importantly how to manage your symptoms and reclaim your health. And it all starts by understanding the genetics of PCOS and that is exactly what this episode is all about To view all the episode content and resources go tohttps://nourishedtohealthy.com/episode-2-genetics-of-pcosEpigenetics Epigenetics is the study of how our environment can influence the expression of our genes. For example, epigenetic changes have been linked to various diseases, such as cancer and diabetes. Interestingly, recent research has shown that epigenetic changes may also play a role in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). These “PCOS” genes are sensitive to our environment meaning we can have a huge impact on them and reverse their appearance in our lives.PCOS is Not Your FaultYou are not to blame for your PCOS diagnosis, and you did not cause your PCOS. PCOS stems from the genetics you were born with, but the good news is that it is sensitive to your environment allowing you the opportunity to reverse your PCOS symptoms. With the right diet and lifestyle changes, you can heal your body and reverse PCOS. You Have the Power to Reverse PCOSThere is so much hope for women with PCOS, and you are not alone on this journey.While there is no cure for PCOS, it is possible to manage the symptoms and even reverse the condition. The first step is to understand what PCOS is and how it affects the body. The second step is to discover your primary PCOS root cause so that you can begin providing your unique body needs. The third is to remember this is a lifestyle and not a quick fix. You don’t have to ever be perfect at this and definitely don’t have to do it all overnight. So do you have your listening ears on? Good — now go listen to this episode so you can finally have a better understanding of what causes PCOS and feel more confident as you begin the journey to reverse your PCOS at the root cause. ResourcesMeal guideRoot cause quizPCOS Friendly RecipesFor full list of Reference visit the episode page here 
5/6/202215 minutes, 1 second
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PCOS Root Causes

The symptoms of PCOS are only the tip of the iceberg, the part we see and experience but they arise from various root causes found in your metabolic and endocrine hormones Be sure to listen to this episode where I will be outlining the root causes of PCOS and how to finally narrow in on what your body needs to make progress with your symptomsPCOS Root CausesThere are four primary root cause categories. As you listen you will see that we break some of these down further into subcategories but are the primary four: The insulin effectInflammationHormone and nutrition disturbancesStress response Once you get clear on which one is your current primary root cause then you can follow the care plan for each root cause. An Environment of HealthDon’t forget that as our environment changes so does how our genetics respond, allowing our PCOS root causes to heal leading to improvement of our symptoms. Learning what your current PCOS root cause is can be incredibly beneficial so I hope you have your listening ears ready, now go listen and learn all about your PCOS root cause. 
5/6/202218 minutes, 46 seconds
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What is PCOS

Finally understand PCOS so you can start reversing it With all the PCOS confusion out there, I started this podcast to help you understand what PCOS is and how to get your life back. In this first episode of “PCOS Repair” I am going to break down everything that has been confusing about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). By listening closely during these next few minutes you will learn where PCOS comes from. Who gets it? What are common symptoms? And most importantly what is the best way to manage it. PCOS is a syndrome. A syndrome is not a black and white diagnosis which is unfortunately why the process of getting diagnosed can be long and frustrating. So in this episode I will help you get past that to what is important to focus o  in order to relieve the frustration that so frequently accompanies the diagnosis of PCOS.By understanding What PCOS is AND is not you will finally be able to spend your energy on what does mater so that you can finally start reversing your PCOS symptoms and…..Boost fertility Shed unwanted body fatStop losing hairHave better mood and energy And ultimately live in a body and have a life you enjoy fully!In this short but packed episode we will cover what causes PCOS, and more importantly the best way of treating it Do you have your listening ears on? Good — because if you want to reverse your PCOS, you definitely want to listen closely.ResourcesMeal guideRoot cause quizPCOS Friendly RecipesFor full list of Reference visit the episode page here 
4/10/202213 minutes, 54 seconds