womens wellness

EP 28: PCOS: The Devil Inside with Angela Grassi

“You have to trust your gut and be an advocate for yourself.” – Angela Grassi There is no one-size-fits-all approach for managing polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). It’s a very common, very misunderstood condition that often goes undiagnosed for years. Even after diagnosis, many women are quickly put on birth control pills that mask the symptoms …

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EP 18: The Pitfalls of Hormone Pellets: The Bad, The Worst, and The Ugly

I can’t bring myself emotionally, spiritually, psychologically, or physically to use hormone pellets with my patients. Hormone pellets are tiny pellets containing hormones and medications inserted under your skin and replaced every three to six months. They’ve been around for decades, but recently they’ve gained popularity, and they’re now being inserted by Nurse Practitioners, plastic …

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EP 14: A Tale Of Two Thyroids: Testing and Treatment of Hypo and Hyperthyroidism

Thyroid hormones are critical to our survival. Unfortunately, thyroid disease is very common, and women are around five to eight times more likely to be diagnosed with a thyroid condition than a man. In my practice, I see many women who have either been diagnosed with thyroid disease or who have subclinical thyroid disease, where …

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EP 4: Working It With The Betty Rocker: Essure, Exercise, and Energy

All too often, it’s women who bear the brunt of medical device failures. A major example is Essure, which came on the market in 2002 as a female sterilization device. It was sold to physicians and patients as a non-surgical, FDA-approved option that could be inserted without much downtime. Sounds good, right? That’s what many …

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