Be Well By Kelly
Be Well By Kelly
Dec 16, 2020
70. Women’s Hormones, PCOS, & Menopause - with Dr. Felice Gersh #WellnessWednesdays
Play • 1 hr 16 min

Dr. Felice Gersh is a board-certified OB-GYN and Integrative Medicine practitioner. She taught as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Keck USC School of Medicine for 12 years, and she is the founder and director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine. She dives deep into PCOS, menopause, and how the two have quite a lot in common. Every woman should understand how their bodies work so they can take ownership and control of the direction their health and their life goes.

You will learn about...

  • What PCOS is and the symptoms of it
  • Where your testosterone levels should be under normal circumstance
  • What causes the adrenal effects of PCOS
  • Supporting natural puberty
  • When menopause starts in women and what it means
  • Optimal ranges for estrogen and progesterone


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Well-Fed Women
Well-Fed Women
Noelle Tarr
Restriction Fatigue with Dieting, How to Stop Obsessing About Food and Your Weight, & Constipation in Kids
Here’s the notes for episode #312 of Well-Fed Women. Be sure to check back every Tuesday for a new episode, and head over to Apple Podcasts or Stitcherto subscribe! To leave a review for the podcast (HORRAY!), go to: In this episode, Noelle and Stefani discuss restriction fatigue with dieting, how to stop obsessing about food and your weight, and constipation in kids. Got a question you’d like us to answer? Email us at 10% of the funds we receive from our sponsors is donated directly to our partner charity, Thistle Farms, a place where women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution receive help and support through residential programs, therapy, education, and employment opportunities. Because we get paid per download, you are actively supporting Thistle Farms by downloading our podcast each week. *Topics!* [14:08] Restriction Fatigue with Dieting [28:20] How to Stop Obsessing About Food and Your Weight [45:02] Constipation in Kids *Links!* Noelle’s website: Stefani’s website: Buy our book Coconuts and Kettlebells Well-Fed Women Holistic Health Facebook Group Natural Calm Powder for Kids Natural Calm Gummies *BiOptimizers* If you are struggling with digestive problems such as gas, bloating, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain these are symptoms of an unhealthy gut. You could also have symptoms like skin problems, brain fog, depression, irritability, fatigue, and weight gain. If any of these boxes check off for you, you need to check out BiOptimizers P3-Om proteolytic probiotic! P3-OM has been shown to increase mental clarity and focus, improve sleep and recovery, boost your energy level, reduce bloating and gas within days, help with weight loss, help you gain more lean muscle, protect your body against bad bacteria and other pathogens. Go to ** and *use coupon code WELLFED10* for 10% off your order. *LMNT* This podcast is sponsored by LMNT! LMNT makes grab and go electrolyte replacement supplementation. You just take an LMNT recharge packet, mix it up with water, and sip! There’s absolutely no sugar, gluten, fillers, artificial ingredients, and it’s paleo friendly. LMNT’s co-founder is actually Robb Wolf, who we interviewed on episode #311, so you know the ingredients are solid and it’s been well researched and developed. To grab a* FREE sample pack* of LMNT, go to **, all you’ll have to do is pay for shipping. It’s so worth it, and you’ll get to test it out extensively! That’s Click “get yours” and then grab yourself some packets to have on hand!
53 min
The PCOS Nutritionist Podcast
The PCOS Nutritionist Podcast
Clare Goodwin
Sleeping Problems and PCOS: Insomnia, struggling to get to sleep, struggling to stay asleep and what you can do about it
Sleep is one of those universal foundations of our health. If you’re not prioritising that, it can really negate all of the work you're putting in in other aspects of your healthy lifestyle, like nutrition, exercise and supplementation. If we don’t have good sleep, all of the pillars of our health crumble.  With lockdowns happening (we’re currently in a short one to ensure we don’t have a massive resurgence of COVID), I find that’s not only a great time to learn more about your health but for me, it’s an opportunity for me to really hone in on my sleep. No early morning gym sessions, no post-work catch ups with friends, no packed social calendar, so no excuses when it comes to focusing on sleep.  But sleep isn’t as simple as just making sure you’re in bed for 8hrs. It’s hard to function when you feel like hot trash as it is, then add COVID lockdowns and it’s a recipe for stress! In this week’s episode of The PCOS Nutritionist Podcast, we’re once again diving into sleep but in this episode we’re covering all things insomnia, premenstrual insomnia, struggling to get to sleep and struggling to stay asleep. I see these quite a lot in the women I work with in The PCOS Protocol - wanting to improve their sleep but struggling to fall asleep and stay asleep. I know how you feel, my partner Scott is out like a light seconds after his head hits the pillow but I don’t have as much luck. So if you’re over lying in bed trying your hardest to get to sleep (and not having much luck) or you find yourself awake at 2am wide awake and you’re like “omg! Why is my body doing this!? I’m going to be so tired tomorrow!” then you need to listen to this. Because there’s nothing worse than lying in bed not being able to sleep - whether its when you’re heading to bed or in the middle of the night - knowing that you’re going to feel like absolute trash in the morning but you. just. can’t. sleep. So, regardless of your PCOS root cause, this one’s for you! You might even want to listen to this while you prep your dinner in advance of your wind-down routine! *This episode is for you if:* * You find your ability to sleep changes with your cycle * You struggle with insomnia * You’re struggling to get to sleep at night * You find yourself waking up in the middle of night * You often find yourself waking up around 2/3am many nights * You want some more information on what you can do for a better night’s sleep *Some things we cover in this episode:* * The interaction between your stress hormones and your sleep hormones * Using light too late into the evening - and not just blue light either * Insulin, blood glucose and sleep * PMS, PMDD and sleep * Tracking patterns of your cycle and your sleep * Why sleeping pills and alcohol aren’t the answer to insomnia. *Resources and References:* * Podcast Episode 36: Can lack of sleep have a negative effect on my PCOS symptoms? * Podcast Episode 55: How to know if you have to break up with caffeine (in my case, again) * Podcast Episode 65: What booze is really doing to your PCOS symptoms (and how to balance this over the festive season) * Podcast Episode 68: All about Progesterone: why it may be low, why it’s important and how to improve your levels with Dr. Samina Mitha * 70: Why you’re still waking up feeling like hot trash after a good nights’ sleep * Book: Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker *
53 min
The Love Food Podcast
The Love Food Podcast
Julie Duffy Dillon RDN
(237) I feel addicted to food while trying to recover with intuitive eating and making peace with food.
Do you describe yourself as a food addict? Frustrated with your food obsession? I have made this Love Food Podcast episode for you. Let's unravel what is going on, sift through what you need, and make new connections. Subscribe and leave a review here in just seconds. This episode of The Love Food Podcast is brought to you by my PCOS + Food Peace Course: Get 30% off using the coupon code ‘LOVE2021’ starting Valentine’s Day through the end of February. Grab details at Thank you for you supporting the Love Food Podcast! Dear Food, I know exactly when our journey began. I had an anonormally skinny ballerina body and had gained a few pounds over the summer. I knew what I had to do. My parents always did diets so I figured it was just a part of growing up. Little did I know that losing those few pounds would lead to a horrible relationship with you and an unhealthy amount of weight gain. I used to not think about you. When I was bored, you weren’t the first one I went to. You were fuel not an addiction. Never in a million years would I have thought I would be where I am now. I have drifted so far and our relationship is so weak. I hate you but love you at the same time. You control me and I cannot contain myself around you. I’m addicted. You control my thoughts and take up my whole life. The more I pull away, the more I am attracted to you. I’m not sure why I go to you. Maybe it’s my low self-esteem, or my body image issues, or my constant want and need to look like society’s beauty standards. I feel that you are an escape I have to run from my toxic thoughts about my body because no one else cares. I feel like I cannot even continue my daily life because of the hold you have on me. I hate myself because of you but I can’t stop going back to you. I’ve tried to limit you but our relationship seems to get worse and worse. You were enjoyable, now I dread you. I’m fearful of what you will do to me. I’m fearful of how far I will go with you. You used to be a natural instinct that didn’t matter to me, now I can’t go five minutes without wanting you or thinking about how you ruin me. I guess the truth is…you aren’t the problem. Its me. I abuse you. I hate myself so I become overwhelmed and run to you. I’m not sure why I go to you. It seems counterproductive, but I’m in hopes of finding out why you have such a hold on me. I am guilty after going to you. I am humiliated, even if no one else knows. All I want is a healthy relationship with you and my body so I can move on with my life. Sincerely, a girl who needs help Show Notes: * Julie Dillon RD blog * The PCOS + Food Peace Free Roadmap * The PCOS + Food Peace Course * Link to get latest Food Peace Syllabus. * 6 Keys To Food Peace * Healthy Bodies Curriculum by Kathy Kater LCSW * Submit your Dear Food letter here or * Julie on Instagram: * Find Eating Disorder Dietitians near you. Do you have a complicated relationship with food? I want to help! Send your Dear Food letter to Click here to leave me a review in iTunes and subscribe. This type of kindness helps the show continue!
32 min
Divine Living
Divine Living
Gina DeVee
Marshawn Evans Daniels on Embracing Disruption and Reinventing Yourself
In today's episode, you’re going to be reminded of your greatness, importance, and the fact that the best is yet to come in your life. My guest is Marshawn Evans Daniels, an extraordinary woman and my immediate soul sister. This is the woman who has really done the work of personal development and who has an incredible depth of wisdom. Marshawn is a reinvention strategist and first-generation millionaire, who mentors women around the world to live bolder and believe bigger. She has had so much success in her life and we’ll get into all that in the show. Marshawn has also been through some challenging times and I was so honored that she decided to share her trials and lessons with us today. She is a deeply spiritual and wise woman and I must warn you - you will listen to this episode again and again. Relax and get ready for some serious transformation, inspiration, and truth coming your way. Key points discussed * Introducing Marshawn and the topic (00:00) * Marshawn’s story that inspired her to write her book (07:02) * How disruption helped Marshawn reinvent herself (15:44) * What it means to heal and mature in your faith (26:45) * Why it’s important not to rush into mentoring (33:14) * Lessons for life coaches and the importance of connection (37:55) * Money is there to helps u live out our divine assignment (47:09) * The story of Queen Esther and how it applies to us (52:59) * Marshawn’s work as a reinvention strategist and where to find her (57:29) * A prayer from Marshawn’s book to help us step into our identity (01:01:09) Additional resources Queen, wasn’t this conversation such a blessing? Marshawn is just such a delight. Learn more about her here and make sure to get her page-turner Believe Bigger! We’d also love to know your takeaways, please screenshot the episode and tag us on Instagram! My handle is @ginadevee and you can Marshawn at @marshawnevans. And if you haven’t already, subscribe to the Divine Living podcast, share your reviews, and tune in every week to get one step closer to your Queenhood! ⭐ Get FREE meditations, workbooks, and Q&As with me
1 hr 4 min
Rise Together Podcast
Rise Together Podcast
Three Percent Chance
133: Change Challenges Confidence
Today's episode is an excerpt from Dave's coaching at GrowthDay. Are you ready for a change in your life? Do you feel like you know exactly what your next steps are, but your lack of confidence is holding you back? Dave is here to help! Remember, you have to make peace with your past in order to properly prepare yourself for the future you say you want. That’s right, Dave is doing monthly coaching on an incredible new platform called GrowthDay ( On the first Tuesday of each month, Dave does live coaching in an incredible community of like-minded people interested in growth. But what’s even better, is that in a MasterClass kind of way, access to Dave’s coaching also affords access to 10 other extraordinary coaches like Brendon Burchard, Mel Robbins, Jamie Kern Lima, Prince EA, David Bach, Jenna Kutcher and more, all for less than $1 a day. You get a library of incredible content, unlimited access to replays of live coaching (every Tuesday and Thursday from all of the incredible teachers), PDF homework to make the lessons actionable and a private community to connect and network. And, I’m going to grab someone each month for one-on-one coaching to try and take your game to the next level. Check it out today! -- Dave's first-ever book, Get Out Of Your Own Way, is OUT NOW! This book is for everyone, and we mean EVERYONE: women who loved Girl Wash Your Face, men who did or didn't read Girl Wash Your Face, personal development skeptics, personal development devotees, anyone and everyone who has a life and knows it could maybe get a little better if they could just get out of their own dang way! LET'S GOOOOOO! -> Your Fave's Faves is available now! The latest podcast from the Three Percent Chance network features hilarious interviews with actors, musicians, athletes, influencers, gamers and more, sharing their five favorite things in any category they want! Hosted by author Rachel Hollis, Your Fave's Faves brings you stories from your favorite celebrities you WON'T hear anywhere else. Subscribe now to be the first to listen on Wednesday the 18th! -> Ever wanted to go on a run with me? Now you can - anywhere, anytime! Download the RISE App today and access a full library of content that's always growing featuring workouts with me, Dave, as well as a diverse roster of coaches to fit any workout journey. The RISE App is for everybody and every body, so get started today: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
36 min
Going Beyond the Food: Diet Culture, Intuitive Eating, Body Acceptance, Mindset and Anti-Diet Podcast
Going Beyond the Food: Diet Culture, Intuitive Eating, Body Acceptance, Mindset and Anti-Diet Podcast
Stephanie Dodier Clinical Nutritionist CNP
276-Coping with Weight Gain
Weight gain is a very sensitive, vulnerable and emotional topic for most women. The ability and willingness to openly talk about weight gain is different for each one of us. It’s estimated that by the time most women hit their 45th birthday, statistically speaking, we’ve tried 61 diets, plans, programs, detoxes, cleanses, meal plans, regime, an eating system. In an unending battle to shrink our body and, hopefully, change our life. I want to recognize that simply tuning in to listen to this episode for someone is a huge step… if this is you, I see you and welcome you. For others who have taken the journey beyond the food and unlearn diet culture, this is a much easier and light topic… I see you too, my sister, and cheer you on. Coping with weight gain Weight gain is a difficult topic, a complicated topic and a very nuanced topic. By no means this one episode is a complete resource for the normalization of weight in women. This episode is meant only to be an introduction to the topic of coping with weight gain. I’ll be speaking about one aspect that I think, as women, we must first understand and integrate in order to release the fear of weight gain. What you’ll learn listening to this episode: * Why you are not alone: recent statistics review * How patriarchy position weight gain to keep women feeling insecure * Why diet culture is so powerful, particularly for women * How to release the fear of weight gain and claim back your power Mentioned in the show: Podcast Roadmap Conquer & Thrive
27 min
Fertility Friday Radio | Fertility Awareness for Pregnancy and Hormone-free birth control
Fertility Friday Radio | Fertility Awareness for Pregnancy and Hormone-free birth control
Lisa | Fertility Friday
FFP 352 | Decoding the Male Influencer Space | Intermittent Fasting, Fad Diets & Your Menstrual Cycle | Lisa | Fertility Friday
Women are not small men! Today I dive into the important topic: Decoding the MALE health influencer space! From intermittent fasting to magical “diets,” I’m diving into the controversy and sharing why your menstrual cycle should be your guide to navigating what’s right for YOU! I also get into why, from a professional standpoint, the menstrual cycle can be an integral part of helping your clients navigate this space. Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program! We start the first week of March! For details and to apply now Click here to register now! Topics discussed in today's episode: * What inspired Lisa for decoding the male influencer space * How men and women are different in their hormonal profiles * How we use the menstrual cycle as the great equalizer * Diet trends in today’s world and how they differ for men and women * What is intermittent fasting * How intermittent fasting can disrupt the menstrual cycle * What works best for women of reproductive age who want their cycles and hormones balanced * Signs that Intermittent Fasting may not be best for your body * Lisa’s belief there isn’t one type of diet for everyone for every point of their life * What women of reproductive age need may be different than the male influencer in the health space you are following * How looking at your chart will show if the diet you are following is working for you or not * How supplements are like diets and that no supplement will be made for every individual * How the cycle and charting over time can be useful from a practitioner perspective Connect with Lisa: You can connect with Lisa on Facebook, Twitter, and on her website. Resources mentioned: * Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship (FAMM) Class of 2021 * The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility (Book) | Lisa Hendrickson-Jack * Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook * Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Program Related podcasts & blog posts: * FFP 301 | Gut Health, Digestion, and Your Fertility | Dr. Haylee Nye, ND, and Kristin Cornett * FFP 281 | Intermittent Fasting, Keto Diets, and Why Women Should Approach it Differently | Shawn Mynar * FFP 280 | Hormones, Menopause, and Using the Keto Diet to Manage Symptoms | Dr. Anna Cabeca * FFP 221 | 10 Ways I Reduced My Sugar and Carbohydrate Consumption | Lisa | Fertility Friday * FFP 188 | Real Food For Pregnancy | Optimizing vegetarian & vegan diets for pregnancy | Lily Nichols * FFP 155 | The Impact of Under-Eating on Your Fertility & Your Cycles | Lily Nichols * [On-Air Client Session] FFP 115 | Fertility Awareness Reality Series | Overcoming Fertility Challenges | Infertility | Vegetarian Diet & Fertility | Aarathi & Lisa * FFP 108 | Cervical Mucus & Hormonal Health | Fertility Awareness Method Cycle Charting | Diet, Gut Health & Fertility | Vicki Braun * FFP 072 | The Connection Between Eating Disorders, PCOS, & Fertility | Angela Grassi * FFP 066 | Gut Health and Fertility | Preconception Nutrition | GAPS Diet | Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride * FFP 051 | The Impact of Sugar Consumption on Fertility and Health | Creating a Healthy Relationship with Food | Angelique Panagos * FFP 049 | Improving Fertility Naturally by Optimizing Your Diet, Lifestyle, and Environment | Eleni Roumeliotou * FFP 028 | Carbohydrate Restriction for Weight Loss | Insulin Sensitivity and PCOS | Franziska Spritzler Join the community! Find us in the Fertility Friday Facebook Group. Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast in Apple Podcasts! Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors: Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now! The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.
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