An Amber a Day: The Functional PCOS Podcast

An Amber a Day: The Functional PCOS Podcast

Welcome to "An Amber a Day," your ultimate guide to functional nutrition approaches for managing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) with Amber Fischer, leading functional nutritionist, Certified Nutrition Specialist, and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist. Join Amber as she delves deep into the root causes of PCOS, shedding light on the underlying systemic issues and empowering you to understand your condition better. With a focus on nutrition, lifestyle, mental health, and the holistic PCOS health journey, Amber offers realistic, honest, and vulnerable insights, infused with her signature sense of humor. *All the information expressed in An Amber a Day is for information purposes only. Always consult your doctor and nutritionist for any medical advice and before making any diet and lifestyle changes.

Episodes

May 28, 2024 46 mins

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In this episode, I'm answering your top PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) weight loss questions (about 20 of them) to help explain with more context all the reasons PCOS impacts our weight and what kind of diet helps the most for PCOS weight loss. 

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Rhodiola - https://s.thorne.com/mVyrH
Berberine ...

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about PCOS Adrenal Health, Cortisol and PCOS, and the PCOS-adrenal connection. 

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NAC: https://s.thorne.com/NRI4c
Inositol: https://s.thorne.com/esr0F
Probiotic: https://s.thorne.com/RaN5D
Rhodiola: https://s.thorne.com/mVyrH
Theanine: https://s.thorne.com/ABrxm

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Struggling with self-care isn't just a personal challenge; it's a universal conundrum that can leave us feeling like we're neglecting our own needs. As I peel back the layers of mental barriers that keep us from indulging in self-care, you'll find new perspectives that may just be the breakthrough you've been looking for. 

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In today's episode, we're exploring the intricate connections between pelvic floor health and PCOS- from the adrenal and nervous system/stress hormone connections, to sexual health to medical trauma, posture, and pain. 

You might think the pelvic floor health has little to do with your health or your PCOS- this podcast may change your mind.  I'll s...

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This episode features a fusion of personal insight and professional wisdom as I dive headfirst into 40 rapid-fire questions about PCOS, blending the curiosity of my Instagram community with the unpredictable inquiries from AI. We'll unearth the complexities of PCOS symptoms, their varied impacts on fertility, and the deeply personal journey through IVF, all while equi...

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Struggling to hit the gym with PCOS? You're not alone. The dance between exercise and PCOS is intricate, but I've discovered that movement is an essential rhythm in the music of a PCOS-friendly lifestyle. This episode is a deep dive into why those of us with insulin resistance can't afford to sit it out, and how the right kind of physical activity can be a p...

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Have you ever felt trapped in a cycle of binge eating and dieting, unsure how to break free and find peace with food? Today we are joined by Mikaela Schifferle from KJ Wellness and the Naked Wellness Podcast on her remarkable story of triumph over a troubled relationship with food and body image. Together, we dissect the tangled web of nutrition, satisfaction, and the nuan...

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Ever wonder why your body behaves the way it does, especially when it comes to complex conditions like PCOS? Today I'll explain a concept called the Priority Pyramid, something I came up with early in my journey to becoming a practitioner that has helped me really look deeper into hormone issues to find the root cause.  I also discuss some philosophical things and fun...

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Navigating the intricacies of PCOS and mental health is a dance I've come to know all too well. In this episode, we'll go through the maze of emotions that accompany a chronic condition like PCOS, from grappling with the stages of grief post-diagnosis to the realities of mental health concerns with depression and anxiety when living with PCOS. I discuss my own pa...

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This was a really good one, guys!  Today we are talking with my good friend Kalea about mitochondria and specifically how they impact PCOS.  Now, I know it sounds a bit science-forward but trust me, Dr. Wattles and I love the mitochondria for a reason.  Hope you love it as much as I did!

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GLP-1's like Ozempic and Monjauro are everywhere these days and being used frequently for PCOS- both for insulin related concerns and weight loss.  My opinions and concerns about these medications have been met with real life experience helping many clients use them effectively over the last couple of years and today I'm sharing insights gleaned from this.  
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Life can often feel like a tightrope walk, the delicate balance between health, self-care, and responsibilities teetering on the edge of overwhelming. When I was first diagnosed with PCOS, the lack of information and guidance pulled me into a spiral of health burnout. This podcast brings you along my personal journey, as I grappled with my diagnosis, found balance, learnt ...

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We've hit a milestone of 50,000 downloads, and we're thrilled to celebrate this achievement with you! We've been on an incredible journey together, and as a token of our gratitude for your support, we're diving straight into the heart of the latest PCOS research to talk about major changes and studies that have happened in the last couple of years . Fea...

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Do you really understand what your body is saying when it comes to hunger and satiety? It's more complex than you might think, especially if you're managing PCOS. We're breaking down leptin resistance, a hormone intricately linked to our satiety signals. If you've ever wondered why you still feel hungry even after eating a satisfying meal, leptin resist...

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What if the secret to unlocking your full potential in work and life is as simple as time management and self-care? Join us on a journey as we explore these vital topics with Renee Claire of Renee Claire Consulting. Renee shares her wisdom on preserving energy, setting boundaries, and incorporating self-care into our busy lives. She brings to light the importance of offloa...

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Today we're covering a highly requested topic: weight loss in PCOS!  Specifically, I'm going to cover why it actually is harder to lose weight and what can be done. 

Today's discussion focuses on the interrelationship between PCOS, insulin resistance, and weight loss. You'll learn how insulin, a hormone that cues your body to store fat, can bec...

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Today we are talking about a few PCOS opinions I've seen recently that have made me really roll my eyes- 

Does PCOS only stem from genetics?  Will PCOS keep getting worse and worse forever because it's a chronic health condition?  Is PCOS your fault?

Find my professional opinions on this and more during this week's episode.

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Today starts our new Q&A Series where I'll answer your PCOS questions and give you some practical advice and tips for how to move forward. 

Today, we're covering questions about how to manage PCOS eating when we have high DHEA, insulin resistance, hectic jobs and trouble making time for healthy eating and self-care, endometriosis and PCOS and lots m...

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You've likely heard the two conflicting sides of the gluten and dairy free debate for PCOS.  Each side is pretty entrenched and seems very certain!  Some people will tell you that going gluten and dairy free is totally unneccesary and even harmful, while others will tell you it absolutely changed their life!

What's the real truth about this issue?  Today...

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Today I chat with friend, group program co-host, and fellow PCOS expert Hannah Muehl about some of the most common PCOS questions and misconceptions we get as PCOS nutritionists.

We will answer the following:

What’s one question you get all the time for PCOS?
What do you think makes PCOS so complex?
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