Women's Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE!

Women's Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE!

Welcome to the Women’s Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE! podcast, a weekly conversation with practitioners, providers, patients, and healers about complex reproductive medicine and women’s health challenges, the value of an integrative approach to these challenges, many of the women’s health topics you’re already thinking about but uncomfortable talking about, and my personable favorite. . . WINE! The host, Dr. Laurena White, is an integrative reproductive medicine and women’s health provider, licensed acupuncturist, clinical herbalist, and a former labor support doula in the Washington DC Metro area. Her goal is to bring women’s health-specific evidence and expertise to the forefront of daily health and wellness news through informative conversations.To learn more, visit the website at www.laurenawhite.com. As you enjoy the podcast, conversations, and wine time, please remember that this podcast is not designed to be a substitute for a bonafide relationship with a licensed or certified healthcare professional.


November 25, 2023 9 mins

Small Business Saturday is an annual event tha  encourages consumers to support locally owned businesses like ours

Small Business Saturday was introduced by American Express in 2010 as a way to promote small businesses in the wake of the Great Recession.

This annual event takes place each November nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

In 2011, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to support Small...

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that happens during a certain season of the year—most often fall and winter. There is no clear cause of SAD. Less sunlight and shorter days are thought to be linked to a chemical change in the brain and may be part of the cause of SAD.

Common symptoms of SAD include fatigue, even with too much sleep, and weight gain associated with overeating and carbohydrate cravin...

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Thyroiditis is when your thyroid gland becomes irritated. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common type of this health problem. It is an autoimmune disease. It occurs when your body makes antibodies that attack the cells in your thyroid. The thyroid then can't make enough of the thyroid hormone. Many people with this problem have an underactive thyroid gland. That's also known as hypothyroidism ("low thyroid&q...

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World Menopause Day is held each year on October 18th to raise awareness, break the stigma, and share support available for improving health and wellbeing for those experiencing menopause. The theme for this year is Cardiovascular Disease, which is the highest cause of mortality for women worldwide.

About Our Guest:
A highly accomplished Hollywood makeup artist and skincare expert with over 20 years of experience. Hele...

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Psychological health is a complex interaction of the mental, emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions of health. Possessing strength and resiliency in these dimensions can maintain your overall well-being and help you weather the storms of life.

In sum, psychologically healthy people possess emotional, mental, social, and spiritual resiliency. Resilient individuals have the ability to overcome challenges from minor disappointment...

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The vulva, quite often erroneously referred to as “vagina” or many other names, is the external part of the female genitalia. This complex organ is comprised of the mons pubis, labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, vestibule of the vagina, bulb of the vestibule and the Bartholin glands. The vulva is made up of mucous membranes, several glands, and highly innervated and sensitive skin and hair follicles. This makes it one of the mos...

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The West has colonized and popularized yoga to promote a “feel-good moment”. However the yoga you know today isn’t the yoga our ancestors were practicing.

Yoga is the practice of mental and spiritual disciplines which lead to self-control and self-discovery by purifying the mind, body and spirit, so as to discover the deeper spiritual essence which lies within every human being in the universe.

In essence, the goal of yoga...

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About our guest:
Amy Wilson is a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, a certified fitness professional, and a certified nutrition coach using the FASTer Way to Fat Loss platform, who is disrupting the diet industry and helping her clients take their health back.

Amy’s mission is to empower and equip her clients to take charge of their health and find balance in their lives. With over 30 years of experience, Amy speci...

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A healthy, active lifestyle can help you maintain weight and prevent health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma and high blood pressure. If you have a family, it's important to keep them healthy and happy, too.  However, raising your family isn't always easy. You are busy and so are your children.

There are some simple ways to create healthy habits and smart choices for your family early on:

  • Exercise/movement
  • ...
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As the horror story at the Yale Fertility clinic comes to light, documented in the newly premiered podcast, The Retrievals, a dozen women speak out about their traumatic experiences at the clinic, where pain meds were secretly swapped out for saline. As many as 200 women underwent invasive egg retrievals without proper pain management, where their outcry for help went minimized and refused more medication. 

This incident is a testam...

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As August comes to an end and National Breastfeeding Month comes to an end, it's important to reflect on our collect WHY.  This and all throughout the year, we will continue to help shine a light on why this work is so important and center the conversation on the babies and families who need our support. Please continue to celebrate mothers and lactating parents and work to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding and human...

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Postpartum psychosis is a rare disorder occurring in about one woman in a thousand following childbirth. It generally takes the form of mania, severe depression (with delusions, confusion, or stupor), or acute cycloid psychosis. It does not overlap completely with bipolar mood disorder, although there is evidence of a link between the two, especially as the majority of patients presenting with a severe postpartum psychiatric disord...

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With "new" recommended standards for blood pressure, your blood pressure is HIGH if it tops 130/80. The previous standard was 140/90. While you're trending in the wrong direction, you're definitely not in "unhealthy" territory... yet.

This lowered threshold for diagnosing high blood pressure from 140/90 now means that nearly half of the U.S. population will be considered as having high blood ...

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Is there a relationship between Hormone D and PCOS?
Low Hormone D levels exacerbate the symptoms of PCOS, including insulin resistance, ovulation, menstrual irregularities, fertility challenges, hyperandrogenism, obesity and elevate the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Is there a relationship between Hormone D and fertility challenges?
Supplementing with Hormone D has been shown to improve female fertility and preg...

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  • 2 medium mangoes (preferably half ripe)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2T Japanese brown rice vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 small chicken breast (about 4-1/2 ounces), diced
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  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 medium yellow oni...
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Sixty-plus years after the pill revolutionized  women's emancipation, there exists a complex relationship between hormonal birth control, liberation, and the actual burden of synthetic endocrine disruptors that result in disruptive women's health conditions. The pill comes with its own risks, has its own racist legacy, and has been employed with as a tool in the ongoing weaponization against communities of color.

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Uterine fibroids are a very common finding in women of reproductive age. The majority of fibroids do not change their size during pregnancy, but one-third may grow in the first trimester. Although the data are conflicting and most women with fibroids have uneventful pregnancies, the weight of evidence in the literature suggests that uterine fibroids are associated with an increased rate of spontaneous miscarriage, preterm labor, pl...

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Every July, individuals around the world raise awareness for uterine fibroids, which affect an estimated 26M women of reproductive age in the United States alone. The Eudaimonia Center is dedicated to raising awareness about the effects of uterine fibroids on women’s livelihoods and promoting a bonafide, whole-person approach to health, wellness, and healing with a uterine fibroid diagnosis. As an estrogen dominant condition, hormo...

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Uterine fibroids are usually found during a health evaluation with a primary care physician or gynecologist. They may ask about any relevant symptoms, take a medical history, and perform a physical exam to confirm a diagnosis. Patients may then be counseled about "watchful waiting", may be referred to a specialized provider for surgical intervention, or to another provider that addresses uterine fibroids by addressing the...

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