Health:Fitness & Nutrition
#44: Best Supplements for PCOS, Anti-inflammatory herbals for headaches, identifying PCOS symptoms, the fasting mimicking diet and more with Dr. Felice Gersh!
On this episode, Chantel talks with Felice Gersh M.D. a certified obstetrician and gynecologist specializing in hormonal management. She is a prolific writer on numerous topics relevant to women’s health, and she is currently writing her first book on PCOS, which is due to be released in the fall! Listen as Chantel and Dr. Gersh talk about everything PCOS and what you can do diagnosis and treat the issue.
Learn more about Dr. Gersh and her book here: http://www.felicelgershmd.com/
Video link: https://youtu.be/uMGD1LCNajE
CRW PODCAST QUESTIONS
Q – 0:00
Tell us about yourself, Dr Gersh. What should we know about you, what are you passionate about?
Q – 9:50
Balancing Estrogen, testosterone & more.
Q – 15:59
Please tell us about the Fasting documentary, how did you get involved with this project?
Q – 18:07
What kind of fasting patterns do you personally follow?
Q – 22:07
What have been the most exciting benefits you’ve personally experienced from fasting, and can you share stories of benefits you’ve seen for your patients?
Q – 24:06
I heard of a procedure to remove periods – is there such a thing?
Q – 27:24
Can you break down the Endocannabinoid System and specifically how it can effect the hormonal issues we deal with as women?
Q – 35:36
When I visited my gynecologist, she told me she “thought” that I had PCOS, but that there is no true way to tell. She knows that I am not trying to conceive at this time in my life, and brushed it off like it was something I shouldn’t be concerned with since I am not trying to get pregnant. I do want to have kids one day, and I am not comfortable with the fact that something could potentially be wrong. What can I do to be improving my health, so that when I am ready to have children, I can maximize my chances of conceiving?
-Jennifer in Little Rock
Q – 46:13
My Doctor prescribed me with Birth Control as a way to treat my PCOS, and said that I needed it in order to keep my period regular. I personally HATE birth control side effects, the weight gain, mood swings, etc. Also, I just don’t like taking medicine every day! But I have remained on it because my Dr told me to. Is it true that this is the best treatment for PCOS, or is there a more natural remedy that you recommend?
-Jordan in NC
I love your podcast and I am so excited that you are having a doctor on to talk about PCOS, because sometimes I feel alone in my struggle with it. What are some of the best natural supplements that a woman with PCOS should take? Are there certain foods that I should be sure to include in my diet, and certain foods that I should leave out?
-Nicole in Saratoga
Q – 54:05
One of my least favorite side effects of PCOS is the embarrassing hair on my face. When I went in for laser hair removal, they even told me that they told me that they wouldn’t even guarantee that it would work for someone that struggles with PCOS. I was so discouraged, I don’t want to deal with this beard forever! Do you have any recommendations for natural hair removal that are effective, or a way that I can curb my facial hair growth?
Q – 57:39
My sister struggles with PCOS, and had a really hard time conceiving. Sadly, she also had a miscarriage on one of her pregnancies. I was wondering if miscarriages can be related to PCOS, or if PCOS only affects your ability to conceive? I ask because my Doctor told me that it is common for PCOS to run in sisters and I am curious what my future will be like if I decide to have children?
-Ashley in Springfield
I struggle with PCOS which means that I don’t get a period consistently. Sometimes I go 3-4 months without a period, so when I do, the cramps are out of this world! I almost can’t function, they are so bad, extending to my legs and my back. Without being too gross, the flow is extremely heavy as well. What are some ways that I can help alleviate these symptoms of my out of the control periods?
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