Everything women’s health in under 15 minutes by an experienced naturopathic doctor and bestselling author of the books Period Repair Manual and Hormone Repair Manual. Simple explanations for topics such as PCOS, endometriosis, hormonal birth control, and more. Visit Lara’s forum to post a question for a future episode.
Why do antihistamines cause weight gain? And how does hormonal birth control affect metabolism?
In this episode, Lara looks at:
Are you a morning person or an evening person? And could that affect your ability to lose weight?
In this episode, Lara looks at chronotype, which is your individual disposition to be awake or asleep at certain times. And how that might affect your overall health and metabolism.
The supplement inositol is a superstar for treating polycystic ovary syndrome. It’s also been clinically trialled for weight loss, thyroid disease, anxiety, insomnia, and premenstrual mood symptoms.
In this episode, Lara looks at:
One thing Lara forgot to mention is that to get results with inositol, y...
What do post-pill acne, hair loss, and weight gain all have in common? They can all be the result of a temporary surge in androgens when trying to come off certain types of hormonal birth control.
In this episode, Lara discusses post-pill androgen symptoms including:
Are premenstrual mood symptoms caused by progesterone or helped by progesterone? And why do antihistamines give such relief?
In this episode, Lara discusses premenstrual mood symptoms including:
There can be a strong hormonal component to abdominal weight gain. And in most people, that hormone is insulin.
In this episode, Lara discusses insulin resistance including:
If you're going to take hormone therapy, it's safer to take hormones that are identical to human hormones. In other words, hormones that are body-identical or bioidentical. The concept of bioidentical used to be controversial but is now conventional and mainstream.
In this episode, Lara discusses hormone therapy including:
Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease that’s affected by hormones but is not caused by hormones. Instead, endometriosis is, at least in part, a disease of immune dysfunction.
In this episode, Lara discusses some of the new endometriosis research including:
Were you told you have polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS based on a pelvic ultrasound? That may or may not be an accurate diagnosis because PCOS cannot actually be diagnosed or ruled out with ultrasound.
In this episode, Lara discusses PCOS including:
In a normal period, you should not lose more than about 80 mL of menstrual fluid over all the days of the bleed. That’s equivalent to about five tablespoons spread over all the days of the bleed. In this episode, Lara discusses heavy periods including:
The pill is commonly prescribed to "regulate periods," but it can't actually do that because withdrawal bleeds from contraceptive drugs are not real menstrual cycles.
In episode one of The Lara Briden Podcast, Dr Lara covers:
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