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  • Women, Pregnancy and the Thyroid Connection

    Women, Pregnancy and the Thyroid Connection

    04/02/2015 Duração: 01h03min

    Today I invited the Hypothyroid Mom, Dana Trentini, to talk about the crucial connection between pregnancy and thyroid health. Join us as we discuss what every pregnant woman needs to know about hypothyroidism. In this episode, you will learn: How does the thyroid impact us in terms of getting and staying pregnant? What are the tests pregnant women should be insisting on getting from their doctors?What are "healthy" and recommended thyroid ranges we should see in pregnant women?Why are so many women experiencing postpartum thyroiditis and what can we do about it? Top tips from the Hypothyroid Mom to our pregnant and to-be pregnant listeners Dana Trentini reveals mind-blowing secrets that will redefine health for the millions of mothers worldwide suffering from hypothyroidism (and the millions more who don’t even know they have it yet). Her blog, Hypothyroid Mom, is all about rocking the world and encouraging hypothyroid moms everywhere to stand up and take charge of their health. You can subscribe for her fr

  • Thyroid QAs and Fellow Hashimoto-ers Spotlight

    Thyroid Q&As and Fellow Hashimoto-ers Spotlight

    21/01/2015 Duração: 01h04min

      It's been a while since I've done an interview with fellow Hashimoto-ers - what a great time to host another show like this!  Many people have a lot of fears around diet changes, they doubt that food can really matter, some are more interested in tweaking their medications alone and resist the power of detoxification, food, sleep and self-love.  My hope for this show is to give hope and inspire all of you to make the changes necessary to progress in your healing journeys - it can happen and it doesn't have to be that hard. Today I'll be interviewing a few thyroid thrivers about: The key changes they made that made the biggest differenceThe biggest fears and hesitations they had on this pathWhat will they be working on in the future?Their words of encouragement to the community

  • Taking Control of Your PCOS

    Taking Control of Your PCOS

    07/01/2015 Duração: 59min

      In today’s show we’ll be re-visiting the topic of PCOS. I invited Amy Medling, better known as the PCOS Diva, to join me discuss this important area in women’s hormonal health.  If you are a woman struggling with PCOS, there is good news! While there is no cure for PCOS, we can alleviate symptoms through a holistic approach of diet and lifestyle changes. By understanding why and how PCOS presents itself and finding its root cause, we can go a long way in healing our hormonal health. In today’s episode, you will learn: What are the main symptoms of PCOS?How do we get diagnosed with PCOS?Why is this condition so infamously under-diagnosed?How does nutrition play into managing PCOS?What lifestyle changes are recommended to help manage PCOS? Join us and learn. PCOSDiva.com is an online resource for women with PCOS which embraces a holistic approach to healing and thriving.  As the founder of PCOS Diva, Amy Medling, CHC has worked with thousands of women, teaching them how to make sustainable lifestyle chang

  • How Your Hormones Play a Role in Breast Cancer  What You Can Do About It

    How Your Hormones Play a Role in Breast Cancer & What You Can Do About It

    21/11/2014 Duração: 55min

    Are your food choices turning cancer off or on? Today I invited Dr. Nalini Chilkov to discuss how we can control the risk factors that cause breast cancer in the first place: one of the most critical risk factors is the food we eat. In today's episode, you will learn: What is the prognosis of breast cancer in America and around the world?Why do women develop breast cancer?How much do genetics play a role?Why is it that often times a seemingly "healthy" woman with a clean past medical history can develop breast cancer?Should we be concerned if we "just have a lump"?What screening technologies and methods are recommended? How does nutrition and chemicals in our own household contribute to breast health?What are the top 3-5 things we can do today to prevent breast cancer?What about women who have been diagnosed - what are their options? Dr. Nalini Chilkov, L.Ac.O.M.D. is the Founder of IntegrativeCancerAnswers.com and a leading edge authority on integrative cancer care, immune enhancement, optimal nutrition and

  • Transforming Your Menopausal Health

    Transforming Your Menopausal Health

    24/10/2014 Duração: 56min

    This week I invited Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP and co-founder of Women to Women, to join me talk about the hormonal changes that happen to women during menopause and the power of diet and lifestyle in helping us heal. Today you will learn: Are menopausal symptoms a given or can they be avoided?How can a woman have estrogen dominance and be low on estrogen?Is bioidentical hormone therapy safe?What alternative treatments are available for menopause symptoms?The important role of diet and sleep Marcelle Pick, MSN, OB/GYN NP, co-founded Women to Women in 1983 with a vision to change women’s health care. The clinic pioneered the combination of alternative and conventional medicine, using a holistic approach that not only treats illness but also helps women make life choices to prevent disease. Women to Women continues seeing thousands of women from around the world each year. Marcelle earned a B.S. in nursing and a B.A. in psychology from the University of New Hampshire and an M.S. in nursing from Boston College–Ha

  • How Good Bacteria Can Heal Us

    How Good Bacteria Can Heal Us

    08/10/2014 Duração: 01h14min

    Today Donna Gates, author and founder of The Body Ecology, and I will be discussing the importance of good bacteria and its crucial role it plays in healing our hormones. In this episode, you will learn: How the digestive bacterial microflora impacts the human bodyThe connection between the gut, brain function, hormonal balance and autoimmune conditionsWhen some bacteria are beneficial for one person and not for anotherIs there beneficial yeast and if yes, where is it found? Cultured foods and their impact on CandidaWhere we can find good bacteria in real food versus supplements Donna Gates, M.Ed., ABAAHP, is the international best-selling author of The Body Ecology Diet: Recovering Your Health and Rebuilding Your Immunity, The Body Ecology Guide to Growing Younger: Anti-Aging Wisdom for Every Generation. She is also on a mission to change the way the world eats. The Body Ecology Diet was the first of its kind—sugar-free, gluten-free, casein-free, and probiotic rich. In 1994, Donna introduced the natural swe

  • Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain  Candida: How Our Self-Care Impacts Our Hormones

    Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain & Candida: How Our Self-Care Impacts Our Hormones

    24/09/2014 Duração: 01h01min

    Today I invited Jessica Drummond, MPT, CCN, CHC, to talk about how our physical and emotional health impacts our hormones.  In this episode, you will learn: The top 3-5 leading causes of pelvic painHow the pain manifestsHow pelvic pain effects our sex lifeThe connection between candida or gluten sensitivity and pelvic painHow our emotions and intuition play a role in chronic pelvic painWhat a woman with pelvic pain can do today to see resultsWhat is Wurn technique?What is the best path for seeking treatment for complex pelvic pain? Join us. Jessica Drummond, MPT, CCN, CHC, the Founder and CEO of The Integrative Pelvic Health Institute, is passionate about caring for and empowering women who struggle with women’s health conditions such as endometriosis, PCOS, bladder pain, low libido, hormonal imbalances, weight gain, period pain, painful sex, and post-surgical, orthopedic, or pregnancy related pelvic conditions.  She is equally passionate about educating and supporting clinicians in confidently and safely u

  • Why am I not getting better? - Open QAs to Help Your Hormonal Rebalancing

    "Why am I not getting better?" - Open Q&As to Help Your Hormonal Rebalancing

    12/09/2014 Duração: 01h00s

    In this week's episode, I want to talk about something many people email me about: "I eat healthy, I've done so many changes so why am I not getting any better?" This week we will just be taking your questions. You can do two things: 1. Get coached during the call We will pick a few candidates to be coached on the call. You can remain anonymous, if you like - just let me know in advance. This is what I would need for you to email us before the show:  1. Share what are your three main challenges that you think are connected to your hormonal imbalance.  2. What have you done so far to help yourself? 3. What are your key questions that you want answered during the call? Please email them to [email protected] by September 10th evening.  2. Or, email us your question If you just want your question(s) to be answered, email them to [email protected] by September 10th noon and I will try to answer them during the call.  Magdalena. 

  • From Vegetarian to Omnivore: How to Get Support From Your Loved Ones

    From Vegetarian to Omnivore: How to Get Support From Your Loved Ones

    03/09/2014 Duração: 58min

    If your diet is making you feel bad or sick all the time, it's time to make some changes. For some that may mean eating meat again. Join Alexandra Jamieson and I as we discuss moving from vegetarian to omnivore and how to get support from your loved ones when making the changes. Today we will be talking about: Moving from being a vegetarian/vegan to becoming an omnivoreHealth benefits of being a vegetarian and an omnivore How do you choose your diet/protocol/approach to eating?How to get support from your loved ones? How to deal with critics and "naysayers"  Alexandra Jamieson CHHC, AADP, is a best-selling author, holistic nutrition and lifestyle coach, detox expert, professionally trained healthy gourmet chef, and “cravings whisperer.” She has been seen on Oprah, Martha Stewart Living, CNN, Fox News, USA Today and People Magazine. Alex was the co-star and co-creator of the Oscar-nominated documentary Super Size Me and the The Great American Detox Diet and offers remarkably sane – and tasty – advice on how t

  • The Power of Essential Oils

    The Power of Essential Oils

    20/06/2014 Duração: 01h03min

    In this episode I invited Stacey Hall to discuss the healing powers of essential oils. Today, having brought herself back from a life-threatening illness, Stacey understands all too well the toll that dealing with stress takes in depleting one’s strength and diminishing one’s sense of personal power. Today you will learn: How to choose essential oilsHow to apply essential oils to conditions such as under active thyroid, digestive issues, candida, PMS, endometriosis, adrenal fatigue and parasitesWhat are the precautions including who should not be using essential oils Stacey Hall, CEO and Founder of The Hall Institute of Intuitive Wellness, is saving the lives of people stressed to the snapping point! She is an author, speaker and host of the two weekly internet radio shows AromaWellness in the Palm of Your Hand! and The Chi-To-Be Experience. Stacey is a Licensed Spiritual Healer, a Certfied Natural Therapies Coach, a Certified Aromatherapy Coach and a CARE-Certified Raindrop Technique Specialist. Listeners a

  • The Paleo Approach - On Reversing Autoimmunity  Hormonal Imbalances

    The Paleo Approach - On Reversing Autoimmunity & Hormonal Imbalances

    04/06/2014 Duração: 01h19min

    Today I invited Sarah Ballantyne, also know as The Paleo Mom, to discuss the power of natural nutrition and lifestyle in preventing and healing autoimmune conditions. What you will learn from today's episode: What are the major dietary and lifestyle contributors to an autoimmune disease?What are the cornerstones of the Paleo Approach?Practical tips to going and staying paleoIs paleo for everyone? How paleo can help reverse an autoimmune diseaseHow going paleo can help rebalance hormones Join us and learn. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD, is the blogger behind www.ThePaleoMom.com and author of the newly released book The Paleo Approach - Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body.  

  • Brain Fog Matters: The Hormone Connection

    Brain Fog Matters: The Hormone Connection

    23/05/2014 Duração: 01h00s

    Having trouble concentrating? Your hormones could be the common donominator. Fortunately, there are many positive steps we can take in order to repair and rebuild our fuzzy brains.  Today I invited Dr. Lauren Noel, ND, to join me discuss brain health. Join us and learn as we explore nutritional and lifestyle changes to healing and improving brain fog. In this episode you will learn: The connection between the gut and the brain function Top 5 foods that support a good brain functionAmino acids and the brain Which hormones and NTs impact the brain and why Dr. Lauren Noel is a licensed naturopathic doctor and expert in natural medicine.  She received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon.  Since 2010, Dr. Noel has treated over 5,000 patients using natural therapies.  Her areas of expertise are digestive disorders, thyroid & hormone imbalances, and autoimmune disease.  She has been a frequent guest/lecturer on health radio shows and medical conf

  • Birth Control Methods for Hormonal Balance

    Birth Control Methods for Hormonal Balance

    07/05/2014 Duração: 44min

    Join Jessica Griger and I as we discuss natural birth control methods that support our hormonal health. Jessica is the CEO of Valley Electronic and a Lady-Comp user, a natural birth control and family planning device. Today you will learn:  What is a text-book menstrual cycle of a woman?Every woman has an individual cycle - what is it?What are the key problems with BCPs?What are some of the alternatives to prevent pregnancy? When a woman is truly tuned into her body - what does it look like?How can Lady-Comp help women who are trying to get pregnant? Jessica Griger enjoys educating women on the realities of the female cycle while developing what she calls the “Lady-Comp family.” A graduate of Salisbury University with a BS in Biology, she has been a Lady-Comp user since receiving her first device as a wedding gift in 2002. Jessica started the US distributor’s office, Valley Electronics LLC, with Natalie Rechberg in 2010 to better serve the growing number of local Lady-Comp users and helping them learn about 

  • Our Digestion - A Surprising Root Cause of Hormonal Imbalances in Women

    Our Digestion - A Surprising Root Cause of Hormonal Imbalances in Women

    18/04/2014 Duração: 01h19min

    Join Dr. Carri Drzyzga and I as we discuss how having a healthy digestion plays a surprising role in hormonal health.  Fixing the gut is often the first - and most important - step Dr. Carri takes with her patients. In today’s episode you will learn: What are the root causes of hormonal imbalancesWhat are some of the impactful natural treatments for hormonal imbalancesThe three biggest factors that impact your hormonal healthHow your gut and liver can sabotage your hormonal healthHow to restore the health of your gut We will take your questions at the end of this episode. Dr. Carri Drzyzga (Driz’ ga) is known internationally as The Functional Medicine Doc. She helps find and fix the root cause of health problems with natural treatments so patients can feel normal again. Dr. Carri has been in private practice since 1996. She has dual degrees in Chiropractic and Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Carri has additional training in Functional Medicine and The Kalish Method, and is a Certified Gluten Practitioner. Alway

  • Reclaiming Your Desire: Finding Your Lost Libido

    Reclaiming Your Desire: Finding Your Lost Libido

    28/02/2014 Duração: 01h04min

    More than 40% of women report experiencing some form of sexual dysfunction at least once in their lifetime. In today’s show, I invited Dr. Robyn Kutka to discuss female libido with me. While libido can certainly be reclaimed, Dr. Kutka explains that a successful approach in doing so differs based on the individual, as female libido is a multi-causal and multi- dimensional concern. Today we will be talking about: The key causes of low libidoHow much emotional well being plays a role in low libido face-to-face with hormonal imbalancesWhich hormones are at play when it comes to low libidoHow to test for hormonal imbalancesNutritional and lifestyle changes that can help increase your libido I invite you to get curious about your lack of libido. Join us and learn. Dr. Kutka has spent the last decade educating women ages 18 – 80+ on the topics of sexual health and romance enhancement in their relationships and continues to advance her knowledge in the field, maintaining a membership with the International Societ

  • What Triggers Hashimotos Thyroiditis?

    What Triggers Hashimoto's Thyroiditis?

    20/09/2013 Duração: 01h23min

    I invited Dr. Izabella Wentz, the author of "Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause" to chat with me today. I have immense respect for the passion, accuracy and years of research she put into her book. She is also a Hashimoto's patient. You will hear us talk about: What is Hashimoto's Thyroiditis?What has Dr. Wentz's battle with Hashimoto's been like?What are the key underlying causes of this autoimmune condition?How can we address some of the causes of Hashimoto's?How does the thyroid impact other hormones?What is the big deal about birth control pills?How do sugar levels impact the thyroid and the immune system?What are the top things a woman with Hashi's or hormonal imbalances can do today to start feeling better?

  • PCOS - How To Get Diagnosed and Heal

    PCOS - How To Get Diagnosed and Heal

    04/09/2013 Duração: 01h12min

    In the upcoming show, we will be talking about PCOS. I invited  Dr Perloe and Sasha Ottey to join me to cover this important topic.  PCOS is the top hormone imbalance in women up to age 50. One in five (!) women have PCOS and 70% don't know it. For those who do, birth control pills seem the only solution- but, this is NOT the answer to the underlying causes of this condition.  How do you know if you have PCOS (even if your doctor never diagnosed you)?  It's really hard to lose weight (75% of women with PCOS are overweight) Rogue hair on your upper lip, chin, breasts, back, belly or arms. Chronic inflammation  Infertility or subinfertility (can't hold on to pregnancy)    We will be talking about:  What is PCOS? How is PCOS connected to infertilty?  How to get diagnosed? Why are there so many undiagnosed women? What kind of tests to ask your doctor for?  How do insulin resistance and sleep impact us?  What would help in managing PCOS, including fertility?    Sasha Ottey is founder PCOS Challenge

  • Sharing My Recent Health Battles And How I Overcame Them

    Sharing My Recent Health Battles And How I Overcame Them

    21/06/2013 Duração: 01h03min

    The next Thyroid Community Call will be very personal. I will be sharing how my persistent hair loss led to a shocking diagnosis of Estrogen Dominance, Adrenal Fatigue and Heavy Metal Toxicity. I will be talking about: What I did to reverse them over the past 5 months. What is Estrogen Dominance and Adrenal Fatigue. How do these conditions impact your thyroid.  What do YOU do to prevent or reverse them.    If you are suffering from that wired-tired feeling, exhaustion in the morning, PMS, painful periods, facial hair, fibroids, breast tenderness, insommnia or poor sleep, you would benefit greatly from this call.  In good health, Magdalena. 

  • Ask Me Anything - Open QAs

    Ask Me Anything - Open Q&As

    17/05/2013 Duração: 01h09min

    I decided to dedicate this whole hour to your questions. And I know you have many.  You can ask me anything, really, pertaining to healing your thyroid. It could be about: your diet  your supplements  your stress levels  your sugar levels  your lab work and results  your lifestyle choices. We are starting a new 8-week Circle on June 12th. Details here. 

  • Restore Your Liver to Restore Your Thyroid

    Restore Your Liver to Restore Your Thyroid

    19/04/2013 Duração: 01h17min

    The liver is one the very underestimated and unappreciated organs. Most people don't realize they have a problem with their liver and/or gallbladder till it's too late.  What you will learn from this episode: What does the liver do for us?  What are the early signs of a sluggish liver?  How is your liver responsible for your hormonal balance, skin, cholesterol levels and so much more.  Why is the liver so key in thyroid health?  What food supports and cleanses the liver?    The liver is the only organ that has the ability to self-regenerate. All we have to do is give it some support and loving. I invited Josie Lincoln, who is a detox expert, to join me on this call. Josie has worked with hundreds of people helping them restore their liver.  Join us. 

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