Ignite Your PowHER

Ignite Your PowHER

Learn about all things WOMEN's HEALTH, from periods, sexual health, PCOS, Menopause, gut health, weight loss, and much more, from a Duke-trained MD and my line-up of expert guests. I'm Dr. Jennifer Roelands, Dr. Jen, a board-certified and integrative medicine OB/GYN who is the SHEO of Well Woman MD, a virtual medicine practice that bridges the gap between conventional and alternative medicine. I am on a mission to revolutionize women's health and help women be their own advocates for their health. So you can learn, grow, and regain control of your health on your terms. So join me as I help you ignite your PowHER!

Episodes

February 9, 2023 45 mins

PCOS affects 1:10 women. But is it this common? 

That’s why I wanted to bring in a guest expert on PCOS, Dr. Lara Briden. Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and bestselling author of the books Period Repair Manual and Hormone Repair Manual — practical guides to treating period problems with nutrition, supplements, and bioidentical hormones.

Her podcast is here.  

Topics We Discuss: 
1. PCOS is a met...

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"It’s been 18 YEARS since I’ve had a real period and 10 YEARS since I had a “birth control period”.
This is the personal story of Kalle Lemone, co-owner Nourish, a cafe that serves organic, nutrient-dense food for healthy living.  She healed her body to get a real period and conceive a child.
The point is to share her experience and give you hope that you can heal your body. Find what works for you, what practitioner...

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November 2, 2022 22 mins

"By preventing and treating early bladder infections holistially, you can help to prevent multi-drug resistance and hopefully prevent kidney infections that arise from untreated blader infections" - Dr. Jen


We discuss: 

  • What are the symptoms of a bladder infection?
  • What natural remedies are out there to treat a mild bladder infection?
  • How to prevent recurrent bladder infections.
  • When to see your doctor

Great Resou...

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Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the current moment. If you’re suffering from the symptoms of a chronic illness, you might think that the last thing you want to do is focus on the moment. However, there are surprising benefits of mindfulness for chronic illness. The practice can help you in a wide variety of ways.

That is why I invited an expert in mindfulness and chronic disease.

Dr. Ni-Cheng L...

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This week, we’re diving into heart disease, a critical topic for all women especially PCOS women. 

Heart disease is a primary killer of both women and men. It affects many people each year. And modern medicine does not address prevention but instead treatment of disease. 

That’s why I wanted to bring in a guest expert on cardiovascular disease, Dr. Nicole Harkin. She founded Whole Heart Cardiology to provide patient-centered cardiac ...

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This week we’re diving into a common problem for fibroids.

A non-cancerous tumor in the uterus. Symptoms depend on the size and location of the fibroids. In most cases, it will be detected during a routine pelvic examination.

That’s why I wanted to bring in a guest expert on fibroids, Dr. Cheruba Prabakar. the fibroid doc. to talk about everything you need to know about fibroids. 

In this episode, I interview Dr. Cheruba Prabakar, an ...

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This week we’re diving into IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

 A chronic gastrointestinal disorder that affects the large intestine causing diarrhea, abdominal pain, cramps, bloating, and flatulence.

Very common (More than 3 million cases per year in the US)
There is no known cause for IBS, and it is generally considered a “functional disorder,” meaning it interferes with the body’s normal activities by influencing the s...

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PMS (premenstrual syndrome) affects most women, around 50%. While some symptoms are mild, most women experience a disruption in their work, home, and relationships due to these symptoms. But this does not have to happen. 

Symptoms that significantly impact a woman’s life quality include psychological symptoms (irritation, anxiety, and depressed mood) or physical symptoms (headaches, fluid retention, breast tenderness, abdominal pain...

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As a thyroid patient myself, I can attest to the importance of not only addressing thyroid hormone replacement but also addressing the immune system component of this disease.

In this episode I discuss:
1. What is Hashimoto's?
2. Symptoms of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
3. What is causing Hashimoto's?
4. Integrative Approach to Hashimoto's: Diet + Lifestyle +Medications
5. Best suppleme...

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This is not just for women in menopause, but women in their 20s and 30s need to know what they do now will affect how they go through menopause.
That’s why I wanted to bring in a guest expert who has known how to help women with hormonal imbalance live the life they dream of.

In this episode, I interview Dr. Felice Gersh, founder of the Integrative Medicine Center of Irvine.
Globally recognized women's healt...

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Health is not just about your physical health only, it's about wellness.
Worklife balance, boundaries, relationships. It all impacts our health especially if you have a chronic disease like hypertension or diabetes. There is a mind-body connection that needs to be addressed to heal. 

That’s why I wanted to bring in a guest expert who has knows how to help women with chronic illness feel better and live a vibrant ...

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Stress can significantly impact your ability to lose or maintain a healthy weight. Whether it's the result of high levels of the stress hormone cortisol, unhealthy stress-induced behaviors, or a combination of the two, the link between stress and weight gain is critical to understand.

THIS IS A 2 PART SERIES: PART 2 How Can I reduce my cortisol and belly fat: 4 steps
In this episode, I discuss the 4 step plan I us...

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Stress can significantly impact your ability to lose or maintain a healthy weight. Whether it's the result of high levels of the stress hormone cortisol, unhealthy stress-induced behaviors, or a combination of the two, the link between stress and weight gain is critical to understand.

THIS IS A @ PART SERIES: PART 1 How Stress Interferes with our Hormones
In this episode, I discuss:
1. Causes weight gain: Inf...

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This week we’re diving into a common problem for people with PCOS - what to eat with PCOS. Who do you listen to regarding what is the right food for a woman with PCOS?

With PCOS, it’s not as easy as calories in/calories out or hopping on the latest diet trend. There are many factors that contribute to what you should eat when you have pesky symptoms of PCOS. And the importance of finding a person to help you who is trained in PCOS. 

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This episode is brought to you by:
Well Woman MD: Integrative Women's Health And Fertility. Welcome to Well Woman MD, a modern integrative medicine practice that allows your doctor to be your partner.

  • Direct access to your doctor
  • A whole-body not symptom-based approach to medicine
  • A collaborative team of doctors and nutritionists that use comprehensive lab testing is not available in your standard Drs office.

For more...

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New Year 2022
6 Ways To Reset For Any Health Goal You Have.

This episode is brought to you by:
Well Woman MD: Integrative Women's Health And Fertility. Welcome to Well Woman MD, a modern integrative medicine practice that allows your doctor to be your partner.

  • Direct access to your doctor
  • A whole-body not symptom-based approach to medicine
  • A collaborative team of doctors and nutritionists that use comprehen...
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This episode is brought to you by:
Well Woman MD: Integrative Women's Health And Fertility. Welcome to Well Woman MD, a modern integrative medicine practice where we discover the root cause of your health concern.


Well Woman MD. Taking a holistic and integrative approach to your health and wellness.
Follow me on IG, @wellwomanmd

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5 Steps to Detox For Hormone Health
Discover how to detox your body from harmful toxins so that you feel better in your body.

Snag your FREE guide where I walk you through the 5 simple steps to detox for healthy hormones.

Join me as I chat with Dr. Robyn Tiger of Stree Free MD

In this episode we chat about:

  • Her journey of how she realized she had to do something about her deteriorating health. 
  • Why the c...
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