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By Aviva Romm MD

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Natural MD Radio is your place to hear the whole truth on health and natural medicine for women and children, and get the tools you need to take back your health starting now. The focus of this show is women's health, fitness, beauty, natural living, and natural medicine for children. Dr. Romm dishes on everything from thyroid and hormone problems to the truth about antibiotics and vaccinations.

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156 Top 10 Herbs and Supplements for PCOS
30:30

Dealing with PCOS is no small matter. Symptoms like acne, hirsutism (hair growth in unwanted places like your chin, breasts, or lower belly), weight gain, alopecia (hair loss), irregular or skipped periods, and possibly even fertility problems are challenging — both physically and emotionally.

Unfortunately, most women tell me that they received nothing more than a brochure from their doctor and prescription for the Pill — no further questions asked, no further guidance given.

I’m here to tell you there’s a lot more we can do for PCOS. In my new book, Hormone Intelligence, I created a complete Advanced Protocol for PCOS, filled with diet and lifestyle changes that can help treat the underlying causes of PCOS. In this episode I share part of that protocol in the form of the top herbs and supplements for PCOS to address the underlying causes. For a companion article go to avivaromm.com/156

Jun 09, 2021
155 Body Literacy: The First Step Toward Hormone Intelligence
01:01:26

As many of you know, for the past 4 years I’ve been writing a new book. It's called Hormone Intelligence and I wanted to share with you an interview about my book, with talk show host, actor and filmmaker, Ricki Lake, and documentary producer, Abby Epstein, who created The Business of Being Born, and the forthcoming Business of Birth Control.

Jun 06, 2021
154 How Your Menstrual Cycle Works - For Women of All Ages
42:24

Menstrual cycles. We have about 400 of them in our lifetime. Yet most of us know so little about how this amazing process really works, and why they’re so important to pay attention to and know how to interpret. It’s led most of us to grow up pretty much in the dark about a fact of life that if you have a uterus, you’re going to experience for 35 to 40 or so years of your life. That right there's a good reason to know more about how your menstrual cycle works.

While hormones are a force of nature and we can't control it all, the more you know about your own hormones and cycles, the more you can live in harmony with - and even influence what’s happening below the surface. With this episode you have a roadmap to tell you when they’re getting back on track.

For an accompanying article, go to avivaromm.com/154

May 29, 2021
153 What Your Period Can Tell You About Your Health
32:14

Throughout history, the menstrual cycle has been shrouded in magic and mystery. In some ancient cultures, menstrual blood was imbued with magical powers, and menstruating women considered to have the ability to even see the future. In the middle-ages, a major religious and with it, cultural shift occurred. Menstruation and menstruating women were no longer treated with reverence. Menstruation was considered dirty; menstruating women dangerous, and menstrual blood toxic enough to make crops wither, leave men impotent, and lead to natural disasters.

Vestiges of these attitudes have persisted over centuries and have led to long-held cultural shame and ignorance about periods. As a result, most of us started out on our menstrual journeys more or less in the dark - not knowing what’s normal, what we should be concerned about, or how to get that information. And we have largely internalized that periods are gross and dirty.

Fortunately, it’s never too late to gain a deeper understanding of your body and menstrual cycles, and in this episode, I’m going to show you not just how to, but why it’s so important. And if you want an accompanying article, go to avivaromm.com/153

May 19, 2021
152 COVID-19 in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
51:46

Pregnancy is already a time of heightened concern and sense of responsibility – after all, we know that what we do has an impact on our own health – and our baby’s development, growth, and health. Certainly, for women around the globe, COVID-19 has added multiple new layers of concern, worry, and questions on so many aspects of healthcare and mothering: whether it’s safe to get pregnant during this time, where to have your baby (i.e., home vs. hospital), whether to get the vaccine, how much should you worry, should you be around friends and family while you’re pregnant, what about after baby is born?

Making such significant decisions – and one that neither midwives and medical doctors nor pregnant women have had to deal with before – is a tough position to be in, and I know it can be scary.

Compared to last year this time, we know a whole lot more about this virus, how to protect ourselves, and about how to navigate pandemic life while pregnant. So let’s take a close look at what we’ve learned so far about COVID-19 in relation to childbearing and breastfeeding. We'll also some of your questions about vaccines for pregnant and nursing mamas.

For an accompanying article, visit avivaromm.com/152

May 05, 2021
151 The PCOS Gut Connection
42:16

The PCOS gut connection is a surprising new approach to a complex condition that Despite the fact that 1 in 10 women experience PCOS, the medical model has little to offer beyond or instead of prescription medications - which can help but aren’t ‘answers.’

One significant root cause that research is revealing is the connection between the microbiome and PCOS. In fact, gut health may play a much bigger role in PCOS than was ever previously considered. Join me in this episode as we explore the PCOS Gut connection. And for a companion article go to avivaromm.com/151

Apr 28, 2021
150 High Estrogen: What It Means and What You Can Do
53:59

Do you have high estrogen levels? The term “estrogen dominance” gets tossed around a lot in the wellness and functional medicine worlds. It’s a common blanket explanation for many common – and even sometimes more serious – hormone-related issues. But what you’ve heard about estrogen dominance may not be entirely accurate, has some dubious historical underpinnings, and often oversimplifies what’s really going on.

Let’s unpack what’s meant by estrogen dominance, what’s really going on, and why it’s important to identify and understand. Then we’ll look at how to address estrogen-related issues to reverse common gynecologic symptoms from breast tenderness to menstrual migraine, heavy periods to hot flashes, and more – as well as protecting yourself against the risks of chronic excess estrogen exposure. For an accompanying article, go to avivaromm.com/150

Apr 21, 2021
150 High Estrogen: What It Means and What You Can Do

Do you have high estrogen levels? The term “estrogen dominance” gets tossed around a lot in the wellness and functional medicine worlds. It’s a common blanket explanation for many common – and even sometimes more serious – hormone-related issues. But what you’ve heard about estrogen dominance may not be entirely accurate, has some dubious historical underpinnings, and often oversimplifies what’s really going on.

Let’s unpack what’s meant by estrogen dominance, what’s really going on, and why it’s important to identify and understand. Then we’ll look at how to address estrogen-related issues to reverse common gynecologic symptoms from breast tenderness to menstrual migraine, heavy periods to hot flashes, and more – as well as protecting yourself against the risks of chronic excess estrogen exposure. For an accompanying article, go to avivaromm.com/150

Apr 21, 2021
149 Has COVID-19 Caused a Wave of Pandemic Period Problems?
31:00

Have you noticed a change in your menstrual cycle this past year or lately and wondered if it’s just you? In short, it’s not. From longer or shorter cycles, to more cramps and heavy bleeding to heightened PMS symptoms, a substantial number of women are reporting changes in their usual menstrual cycle patterns. And many are trying to understand and adapt, wondering what’s causing their cycles to suddenly take a turn for the irregular or more uncomfortable. .

Let’s dive into this unexpected side effect of pandemic life, what it means, and what we can do to keep – or to get – our menstrual cycles on track. For an accompanying article, go to avivaromm.com/149

Apr 16, 2021
148 The Fascinating Way Your Gut Impacts Your Estrogen Levels
47:39

At some point in your life, it's likely that you’ve noticed a connection between your digestive system and your hormones, probably in the form of annoying or uncomfortable premenstrual bloating, or the loose stools so many women experience like clockwork just before their period starts. But have you ever considered that acne, period pain, PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, or fibroids could be related to not just your hormones, but something going on in your gut?

In this episode we're going to focus on the important role of your microbiome on your hormone balance – particularly when it comes to estrogen. You can also read the accompanying article available at avivaromm.com/148.

Apr 14, 2021
147 The Birth Circle with Brandi Frazier
01:03:51

After being hospitalized due to postpartum complications, Brandi Frazier knew that something had to be done to help women. If she had not advocated for herself throughout her pregnancy and postpartum, she could have lost her life, a fate that has befallen to a shocking number of other African-American mothers. From these experiences she created Bee Empowered Mama, an organization that provides online resources, workshops and community to coach mamas to self advocate for themselves from the moment they find out they’re pregnant, and beyond. Join me for this inspired and inspiring conversation with Brandi.

Apr 12, 2021
146 Heavy Periods: Common Causes and What You Can Do
01:04:38

Heavy periods. At least 50% of women struggle with them enough to, well, absolutely skip wearing white pants during that time of the month, and for 1 in 6 women, they’re severe enough to significant impact quality of life – from disruptive, frequent trips to the bathroom to change pads or tampons, to serious at-work period accidents, to staying home from work social engagements, and basically living life for fear of public period accidents.

Maybe this is something you’ve heard is “just a normal” part of having a menstrual cycle. (Nope!) Perhaps, like so many women, you’ve even heard this from your doctor! (Wrong!) Blowing through pads or tampons each cycle, stressing about ‘period accidents,’ arranging your life around your period, or feeling dang tired each month – or all the time – is anything but normal – and it’s certainly not something you should just have to ‘deal with, ’ever!

In this episode, I’ll share the causes of heavy periods – along with what you can do to identify your underlying causes, lighten your flow, and take back your life if heavy periods have been getting your down. For a companion article, go to avivaromm.com/146

Mar 31, 2021
145 Top Herbs and Supplements for Endometriosis
26:29

Endometriosis. If you've been suffering with it silently, as so many women are, you know how much it can impact your life. In this podcast I share some of the science-backed herbs and supplements I use in my medical practice for helping my patients address the symptoms and associated underlying causes of endometriosis, including inflammation and immune dysregulation in endometrium-like tissue.

While studies on natural therapies and endometriosis are still in their infancy (as is the study of endometriosis in general!), these therapies provide you with options your physician is unlikely to be aware of, and which may provide relief and even endometriosis reversal that might allow you to reduce your need for medications and surgery.

For a companion article go to avivaromm.com/145

Mar 24, 2021
144 How to Treat Hormonal Acne from the Inside Out
45:04

While acne is something we tend to think of as making our teenager’s lives miserable – and for many young women it certainly does – it also plagues many women well into their adult lives. Moderate to severe acne can really take a toll on you emotionally and mentally. It causes women to skip school or work, pass on social occasions, cancel dates, and feel horribly self-conscious. And it can lead to depression. Even mild break outs and flare ups can be distressing in a culture that places so much value on women’s appearance.

In this episode I discuss what's known about the underlying causes of hormonal acne, and I share an integrative approach - what I call a total ecosystem approach - you can take to heal hormonal acne from the inside out, so you can feel at peace in your skin again, finally. For an companion article, go to avivaromm.com/144

Mar 17, 2021
143 Understanding Your Menstrual Cycles
42:16

I invite you into an entirely new way of understanding your cycles and hormones – as your inner-hormone GPS – and to learn to tap into your innate body wisdom. Knowing the language of your cycles is not only empowering and really interesting, your menstrual cycle is your 6th Vital Sign and can tell you a tremendous amount about your hormonal and overall health. Listen to this episode to explore women's hormones - the background music of our lives. An accompanying article can be found at avivaromm.com/143

Mar 10, 2021
142 The Low Down on the Top Prenatal Vitamins and Why You Need One
25:24

If you’re pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant any time in the next year, preparing your body for a healthy pregnancy and nourishing your growing baby are probably top of mind. Along with eating as well as you can to optimize your fertility and pregnancy health, this is the time many women consider whether or not they should be taking a prenatal vitamin and which one of the many options to choose. In fact, one of the most common questions I get is: do I need a prenatal vitamin? And if so, how do I know if I’m getting a good quality one?

In this episode I'll share why prenatal vitamins help optimize preconception and pregnancy and what exactly I recommend to the women I work with. Let’s clear the confusion so you can feel confident in the choice you make for your health and baby’s health. 

For an accompanying article, go to avivaromm.com/142

Feb 10, 2021
141 The Birth Circle: Facing and Healing Postpartum Anxiety with Gabby Bernstein
50:39

In today’s very special Birth Circle episode of Natural MD Radio I sit down with multi-time-NYT best-selling author, Oprah Super Soul Sunday guest, and dear friend Gabby Bernstein to talk about her experience with Postpartum anxiety.

After a 3 year journey to conception, followed by a beautiful birth - that I was very blessed to attend - Gabby found herself paralyzed with postpartum anxiety: not eating, not sleeping, afraid to socialize, afraid to leave her house, and in a constant state of fear and despair. In this episode, Gabby shares her experience of facing her postpartum anxiety and her decision to seek help and go on psychiatric medications to get her thru this very painful period of time.

For show notes, go to avivaromm.com/141

Jan 19, 2021
140 Soul and Soil: Farming While Black with Leah Penniman
48:40

Some of us find our path in life early, whether due to adversity, chance, or some fire in the soul. For me, food activism was my entry point into all the I now do as a midwife, herbalist, and MD, as well as a mom and a human. My guest today also got a fire in her soul that has also shaped her work early on in her life, and helped her to become the remarkable food activist she is today, Leah Penniman is a Black Kreyol farmer, author, mother, and food justice activist who has been tending the soil and organizing for an anti-racist food system for over 20 years. She currently serves as founding co-executive director of Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, New York, a people-of-color led project that works toward food and land justice. Join us for this important conversation about building a food system free of racism and other inequalities. Show notes at avivaromm.com/140

Dec 09, 2020
139 How and Why to Raise an Eco-Conscious Family
40:49

I’d love to share some common sense ideas with you on how you can raise your family as an eco-warrior in this podcast. It’s not as hard as you think, it doesn't have to be expensive, I know these options are not cheap, and can be hard to budget for, but what's really convincing, is that the results can be significant. We can’t simply wait for policy makers, industry leaders, or the government to change the course of our planetary catastrophe – and with it – our personal health and safety and that of the next generations. The change has to start with us, how we live, what we teach our children, and our own health depends on the many little choices we make each day. So let's get you started! You can read an accompanying article at avivaromm.com/139

Dec 02, 2020
138 How Being a Black-Woman-MD Made Home Birth the Best Choice
01:27:30

In this episode of the Birth Circle I get to sit down with new mama Dr. Jessica Clemons to talk about racial and reproductive justice, and how her experience as a black med student and black pregnant woman impacted her journey to bring her baby boy into this world at home this past April. Dr. Jess, MD, is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, from Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University NYU Langone Medical Center. While her work is primarily in providing direct clinical care, her mission is to reduce stigma associated with mental illness, particularly in the Black community. For an accompanying article and links, go to avivaromm.com/138

Oct 28, 2020
137 The Business of Birth Control
01:11:23

Join me for a dynamic conversation with Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake about their new documentary - The Business of Birth Control. Looking at the complex relationship of hormonal contraception to women’s health and liberation, their film features the stories of activists, doctors and scientists who are blowing the whistle on how hormonal birth control affects the mind and body. The film revisits the 1970’s Nelson Pill Hearings, where feminists disrupted the proceedings to demand informed consent and follows a courageous group of bereaved parents who are fighting to get warning labels on Yaz and NuvaRing fifty years later.

Oct 13, 2020
136 The Birth Circle: Finding Wisdom in Birth with Emily Baldoni
01:15:27

The Birth Circle is a place where we can reclaim the power of support, encouragement, and inspiration – as well as touching into our common sisterhood – through shared stories. The stories of transformation you'll find in this series are here to provide you with insight, inspiration, wisdom, and support.

In this episode. Emily Baldoni, actor, entrepreneur, @weareamma co-founder, and mama, shares her experiences with her two births - the first at home, the second a transfer to hospital - the tools that helped her ride the waves of each, and how birth and motherhood have transformed her - and are still - transforming her today.

Sep 23, 2020
134 [Updated] Magnesium for Women
11:15

Magnesium is the most abundant mineral in the body – and it has a role in hundreds of functions. However, many women in the US are low in this important mineral – and you might be feeling the impact. The good news is that increasing your dietary magnesium and taking a daily supplement can quickly reverse symptoms and optimize your mood, sleep, menstrual cycles, daily elimination, and more!

It's also one of the minerals I recommend the most frequently in my medical practice – from my teen to wisdom year patients, and I want to share with you how simple it is to use to reverse the common symptoms that are related to having low magnesium levels.

Have a listen to learn the basics about magnesium and 10 specific ways it can help you improve your health and alleviate common symptoms – and in a short amount of time.  To read an accompanying article, go to avivaromm.com/134

Aug 26, 2020
135 The Birth Circle: Miscarriage as a Portal with Jovan Sage
01:04:59

I am very excited to introduce you to a new series in the Natural MD Radio that is dedicated to reinvigorating this tradition and the power that comes from continuing to share our stories - welcome to the Birth Circle.

The Birth Circle is a place where we can reclaim the power of support, encouragement, and inspiration – as well as touching into our common sisterhood – through shared stories. These are real mamas telling their real stories - the intense, the beautiful, the painful, the scary, magical, and weird and everything in between - in order to illuminate, celebrate, and normalize the spectrum of experiences women have during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. The stories of transformation you'll find in this series are here to provide you with insight, inspiration, wisdom, and support.

The first Birth Circle episode is with full-spectrum doula, herbalist, and chef, Jovan Sage. I hope you will give it a listen, and tell me what you think.

Aug 19, 2020
133 The Optimal Fertility Diet
45:22

If it’s taking longer than you thought it would to get pregnant, or if you’ve been told you have a fertility problem, or even if you have a ton of friends who have faced fertility challenges, you might be freaking out a little – or chances are, even a lot.

But please don't lose hope or confidence in your body; there’s a lot you can do to supercharge your fertility – and the most powerful place to start is with the foods you eat. In fact, I recommend all women – even if not planning to conceive for a year or more – follow an optimal fertility diet, as not only does it improve likelihood of conception, but it improves overall health for you and baby during pregnancy and beyond.

Listen to this episode to learn about my optimal fertility diet - and go to avivaromm.com/133 for a companion article.

Aug 12, 2020
132 How Your Thyroid Affects Your Menstrual Cycle
35:27

In this episode I'm going to teach you all about how the function or dysfunction of your thyroid can be a factor in the function or disfunction of your periods, including whether they are regular, how long, heavy, whether you skip them, and whether you’re ovulating - and how PCOS, ovarian cysts, and more factor in. And of course, I’ll tell you what you can do with 5 steps to take control of your thyroid - and hormonal health - today.

For an accompanying article, go to avivaromm.com/132

Aug 06, 2020
131 Hormonal Headaches and Migraines: Why They Happen, What You Can Do
42:40

Women are too often told by doctors that our hormone-related symptoms are not significant; that they’re just “normal,” or that they are over-reacting – in other words, that it’s all in their heads. But hormonal headaches are not just ‘all in your head.’ Migraines are actually described in the medical literature as one of the most common, disabling gynecologic conditions, and menstruation as one of the most potent migraine triggers. In this episode I’m going to  break down what you need to know about hormonal headaches and migraines, including what causes them and how to prevent them from recurring. To read an accompanying article go to avivaromm.com/131

Jul 22, 2020
130 Group B Strep (GBS), Pregnancy, and Antibiotics in Labor
01:05:31

What do you do if testing shows you have Group B Strep (GBS) in pregnancy and are facing the decision about using antibiotics in labor  as preventative treatment. Many women are unsure which is the greater risk – take the chance on your baby developing a GBS infection if you don't do the antibiotics, or take an antibiotic that can impact your baby's microbiome.

This episode answers the numerous questions mommas have sent to me, explains what Group B Strep is, reviews the risks to baby if untreated, and will discuss the validity and safety of some of the common GBS testing “hacks” being used in pregnancy, as well as alternative methods of preventing/reducing GBS colonization to achieve a negative prenatal test. For the accompanying article go to avivaromm.com/130

Jul 15, 2020
129 Cannabis and Period Pain: Can It Really Help
28:25

If that time of the month and period pain gets you curled up in a ball, or stretched out on your sofa binge-watching Netflix hugged up with your best friend at the moment - your hot water bottle - listen to this episode. This may be an herbal medicine that you too will find fascinating, and perhaps one that brings you some relief when you need it. For an accompanying article and show notes go to avivaromm.com/129

Jul 01, 2020
128 Black Mothers Lives Matter with Midwife Shafia Monroe
01:01:32

My guest today, Shafia Monroe, has been “Birthing CHANGE” all her life. A renowned midwife, doula trainer, motivational speaker, and cultural competency trainer. Shafia, has been appropriately called  the “Queen Mother of the Midwife Movement” for her pioneer midwifery work. Besides her work as a home birth midwife for over 35 years, Shafia has devoted herself to improving birth outcomes in African-American communities, by training midwives and doulas - teaching traditional birth and postpartum practices using the legacy of the 20th century African American midwife. Join us for this inspired conversation with this fountain of grace and wisdom.

Show notes can be found at avivaromm.com/128

Jun 24, 2020
127 A Complete Guide to Empowered Miscarriage at Home
40:51

When you’re pregnant, there’s no shortage of happy chatter about becoming a mom, nor shortage of options for childbirth education classes. However, there’s very little that prepares us either emotionally or physically for something that remains a hushed topic, and yet which 1 in 4 women will experience: miscarriage.

In other articles, I’ll walk you through the physical and emotional nuances of miscarriage: why they occur, how to heal physically and emotionally, how to prevent recurrent miscarriage, and much more. But today I want to focus in on what happens in an early pregnancy loss – a miscarriage before 13 weeks – and how to experience a miscarriage at home: why you might want to, the options for doing so safely, and when to seek urgent medical care.

For the accompanying article go to avivaromm.com/127

Apr 21, 2020
126 COVID-19 and Autoimmune Disease Risk: It Depends on the Condition
22:41

In this episode I address the overall risks of COVID-19 with various autoimmune conditions, as well as risks for those of you on immunosuppressive medications. This information is not meant to replace your doctor’s advice, and should merely serve as a starting point for a conversation with your health care provider, and to raise your personal health awareness. And I hope it provides you with a sense of support and reassurance. To read an accompanying article go to avivaromm.com/126.

Mar 21, 2020
125 COVID-19 Prevention: From Commonsense to Natural Remedies (& Avoiding Nonsense!)
58:59

While herbs are an important part of my life and work, this is really a time to be cautious about who you listen to and conservative about what you try. In this episode I urge everyone to follow the CDC precautions for the prevention of COVID-19, adding in the importance of eating well and getting enough rest. For those of you who want to try herbs and supplements to support your immunity, I discuss which herbs and supplement are safe and have enough evidence in supporting immunity that they seem worth a try. For a companion article, go to avivaromm.com/125.

Mar 18, 2020
124 COVID-19, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: What We Know is Reassuring
47:04

If you’re pregnant, naturally, you’re concerned about COVID-19 for your own health and your baby’s. Who wouldn’t be? While a thorough search of the medical literature and the CDC website for data on COVID-19 and pregnancy shows just how very little is known at this time about the impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes, the good news is that what we do know so far is generally reassuring about the risks to otherwise healthy pregnant women and their babies. For an accompanying article, visit avivaromm.com/124

Mar 18, 2020
123 Herbs and Supplements for Endometriosis - Encore Presentation
18:00

The only treatments doctors usually recommend for endometriosis include pain medications, hormonal therapies, and surgery. These treatments have big risks, and aren’t always effective. In this episode I share four supplements and herbs that have been scientifically shown to not only help relieve the pain associated with endometriosis, but actually to reduce lesions and cysts. These natural approaches can be used alone or in combination with conventional treatments. If you, or someone you know, has been suffering from endometriosis, tune in to learn how to take control of your health naturally!

To read the accompanying article go to http://www.avivaromm.com/123

Mar 04, 2020
122 Reinventing the Vibrator and Women’s Sexual Healing
01:01:25

Many women have never experienced an orgasm. Many women don't know what they like in sex or how to ask for it. And a lot of women are struggling with chronic pelvic pain and other issues from endometriosis and other conditions that can make traditional sex very uncomfortable. Many of those women think this means they can't experience sexual pleasure. For one company, vibrators and sex toys aren't just about the business of pleasure. It's about helping women find empowerment and getting beyond sexual shame. In this episode I speak with Alexandra Fine, CEO of Dame Products.The mission of this company is to design well engineered sex toys to heighten intimacy and to openly empower the sexual experiences of womankind. Their products are also regularly prescribed by doctors as a drug free affordable solution to low libido, arousal disorders, and sexual function issues for those recovering from abuse, cancer, and more. Go to avivaromm.com/122 for a transcript and the show notes.

Feb 26, 2020
121 Bold and Beautiful: Healing With and From Hormonal Hair Loss
59:19

Hair loss. It fills our hair brushes, our sink drains, and our nightmares. It also brings a lot of women to my medical practice.  Up to 50% of women will experience significant amount of hair loss in their life. In this episode we explore the common causes of hormonal hair loss and what you can do about it. For the accompanying article and show notes, go to avivaromm.com/121.

Feb 13, 2020
120 What New Moms Need to Know About Thyroid Problems - Encore Presentation
50:43

Being a new momma can feel over the top exhausting at times - a lot of the time, in fact. But being a new mom with a thyroid problem can feel like holding baby while pushing a piano up a hill. Over the top. And it’s not just a slow functioning thyroid that can be making this time in your life feel crazy. An overactive thyroid can be keeping you from getting sleep and can riddle you with anxiety. You should not have to suffer. Neither should any new mom you know.

Welcome to Natural MD Radio episode 120 - What New Moms Need to Know About Their Thyroid - to learn about a problem that’s affecting 1 in 12 new moms, and for which they are notoriously told by doctors and even well-meaning friends and family that “it’s just being a new mom” that has you feeling this way. It’s not, and there’s something you can do.

Read the companion article at avivaromm.com/120

Jan 25, 2020
119 Thyroid in Pregnancy: What You Need to Know - Encore Presentation
28:49

Healthy thyroid function is essential to the physical and emotional health of pregnant women and to new moms. It’s also critical for the health of the baby.

This is such an important topic that I’ve brought this popular podcast episode and blog back for an encore. I discuss the risks of undiagnosed thyroid problems for mom and baby, how thyroid function changes during pregnancy, and why it’s important for all pregnant women to get complete thyroid testing.

You’ll also learn how to advocate for yourself to get the testing that you need, and the steps to take once you have your results.

Read the companion article at avivaromm.com/119

Jan 22, 2020
118 Thyroid Testing: What You Need to Know - Encore Presentation
21:46

Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid problem and the autoimmune form, Hashimoto’s disease, is the most common form of all. We know that 28 million individuals in the US alone are affected, and it's suspected that about 50% more are affected, have symptoms, and remain undiagnosed.

Yet many doctors seem reluctant to do an adequate work-up of thyroid function. Some even refuse to give the tests that would help demystify whether you have hypothyroidism or another thyroid problem. This seems strange given how common thyroid problems are, and yet they are quite willing to freely prescribe antidepressants, when it's estimated that 15% of people on an antidepressant are depressed due to a hypothyroidism - which hasn't been diagnosed in them!

Sadly, so many women are left believing that their symptoms of depression, fatigue, joint aches, weakness, weight gain and more are all in their head! Perhaps this has even happened to you.

There are 6 key tests that can unlock the mystery of your thyroid function and are what your doctor should be looking at. In this encore presentation of Natural MD Radio I’m talking about what thyroid labs I run to diagnose patients and what labs you should ask for if you suspect you might have a thyroid problem

Show notes at avivaromm.com/118

Jan 18, 2020
117 Hashimoto's Diagnosis: Here's What to Do Next
24:45

While nobody wants to ever have a medical diagnosis, the diagnosis of hypothyroidism (or Hashimoto’s, the autoimmune form), which is now so common that 1 in 8 women can expect to receive a diagnosis in her lifetime, is readily ‘figureouttable” and with the right approach, generally very straightforward to manage and live with. Having Hashimoto’s doesn’t mean you’re not healthy, it’s definitely not a death sentence, nor does it automatically relegate you to a life of medications, frequent medical appointments, or ongoing testing. I’m going to walk you through the answers to the most common questions women have after getting a thyroid diagnosis - just as I do for patients in my practice.

To read the companion article, go to https://avivaromm.com/117

Jan 15, 2020
116 The Adrenal Thyroid Connection
01:01:58

Did you know that spending too much time stuck survival mode can impact your thyroid health? It does so through a profound adrenal-thyroid connection. And what is one of the main things that triggers survival mode? Chronic stress!

Because each of us is a living, breathing, complex whole organism, when any one aspect of our lives is affected, each of our internal ecosystems is impacted.. In this episode I focus on the very specific impact of stress on a gland that has enormous influence on our metabolism and weight, mood, and hormones: your thyroid. The important takeaway here is the while stressors may now be a chronic part of our lives, there are things you can do to rein it in so it doesn't wreak havoc on your health - or tank your thyroid. And there are things you can do to reverse it if it is already affecting you.

You can read the accompanying article at https://avivaromm.com/116

Jan 13, 2020
115 Overlooked & Ignored: Why Women Don’t Get a Thyroid Diagnosis
25:08

Happy New Year! …and happy Thyroid Awareness Month! Your thyroid — a little butterfly-shaped gland in your neck — is responsible for controlling your energy and metabolism. Thyroid disease affects an estimated 40 million Americans, and nearly 90% of these are women. Studies show that 1 in 8 women can expect to develop hypothyroidism in her lifetime. In this episode, I discuss how to recognize the symptoms of hypothyroidism, why hypothyroidism is a feminist issue, why the medical community is ignoring this epidemic, and what we can do to change the story.

“You are the expert on your own body.” - Aviva Romm

To read the article that accompanies this episode of Natural MD Radio and for the Show Notes, go to http://www.avivaromm.com/115

Jan 09, 2020
114 Pushing Back on Medical Authority with Jennifer Block
01:20:14

Join me for my conversation with journalist Jennifer Block, author of Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care and Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution. Jennifer recently found herself at the center of a social media storm over an article she wrote for Scientific American titled "Doctors Are Not Gods." We talk about why she wrote this article and the controversy it created, as well as the state of women's health in a medical system that is often closed to the alternatives women are seeking. For an excerpted transcript and show notes, go to avivaromm.com/114.

Dec 21, 2019
113 Headaches in Pregnancy: Is Tylenol Safe
19:14

Acetaminophen (Tylenol). Most people reach for it for everyday headaches like it’s no big deal. Acetaminophen has also long been considered generally safe for use during all stages of pregnancy, making it the first-choice pain and fever medication for pregnant women. Yet acetaminophen is not benign. Given the large number of pregnant women using the drug, even a small increase in risk of adverse outcomes in offspring can have important implications. Join me in this episode where I review the research on Tylenol in pregnancy and share my favorite effective and safe natural alternatives. For the accompanying article, go to avivaromm.com/113.

Dec 11, 2019
112 Come As You Are with Emily Nagoski
01:16:12

In her New York Times bestselling book, Come As You Are, Dr. Emily Nagoski, says that the most important factor for women in creating and sustaining a fulfilling sex life, is not what you do in bed or how you do it, but how you feel about it. This means that things like stress, mood, trust, connection, and body image are not peripheral factors in a woman’s sexual wellbeing; they are central to it. Join me in this episode of Natural MD Radio as I talk with Dr. Nagoski about what we can do to cultivate sexual wellbeing in our lives and for the next generation. And catch the transcript and show notes at avivaromm.com/112

Dec 04, 2019
111 Are Herbs Safe in Pregnancy - Encore Presentation
37:05

The use of herbs for the treatment of common pregnancy symptoms is very common. Studies and surveys estimate that up to 45% of women use an herbal therapy at some point during pregnancy. For better or worse, there are a lot of “experts” on the internet “wild-west” giving advice that may not always be accurate, so it’s important to get your information from reliable sources that you can trust. This episode, from a midwife-herbalist-MD will give you a glimpse into the potential benefits of herbs in pregnancy, and what's safe and what's not.

For the accompanying article and episode links, go to avivaromm.com/111

Nov 06, 2019
110 Protecting Yourself from the Dangerous Business of Women's Medical Devices
34:01

Thalidomide, DES, the Dalkon Shield, Essure, Pelvic Mesh. The list of medical devices and treatments for women that have gone very wrong is extensive. Learn how big business has put profits over women's safety and health, and my top 5 recommendations for avoiding unnecessary, inappropriate, or possibly unsafe medical treatments. For an accompanying article and episode links, go to https://avivaromm.com/110

Sep 25, 2019
109 Seed Cycling? Here's Why You Don't Need To
18:26

If you’ve been exploring women’s hormone wellness online, you’ve likely come across articles touting the miracles of seed cycling for regulating the menstrual cycle. In case you missed it, seed cycling is a protocol where you consume specific seed combinations during distinct phases of the menstrual cycle in order to balance female hormones. The excitement is understandable. The promise of a simple, food-based solution to heal your hormonal woes is certainly compelling. However, overall, the science on seeds does not support the claims that are being made - eating this or that seed at a certain time in your cycle doesn’t regulate your hormones. Have a listen to this latest episode of Natural MD Radio, or read the article at avivaromm.com/109

Sep 18, 2019
108 Transformation and Wholeness in Healing Trauma
01:05:44

Loss. Abuse. Violence. Bullying. Workplace mistreatment. None of these are experiences we want to have. Yet few humans get through life without being touched by one or another, in some way. This is particularly so for women.

For many of us, these experiences create trauma that seems to settle into our bones in ways that shape the fabric of our lives.

In this episode my friend Dr. James Gordon, a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and a world-renowned expert in using mind body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma, shares his views on the trauma faced by women in the US, including the impact of sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and microaggressions against women, on physical pain, weight, mood, and self-sabotaging habits, and his wisdom and experience on how to reframe trauma into growth. We also talk about how we can address our concerns and fears as parents in light of school shootings and other random acts of violence we're exposed to in our world at this time.

For show notes to avivaromm.com/108.

Sep 04, 2019
107 Frontiers of Microbiome Research
01:10:18

The idea that gut health is central to our total health goes back thousands of years, but it's been largely absent from modern medicine and science until very recently. In my practice as a medical doctor and herbalist, I see the gut as the epicenter of health. It's often one of the first areas of the body that I work on for helping my patients with many, many different types of conditions.

What we know about the health of the newborn and the newborn's microbiome for example, how childhood and lifelong health can be altered by cesarean section or introduction of antibiotics to the mom in labor or at the time of the c-section, is eye-opening and just a tip of the iceberg on why the microbiome is something we should all know how to support and protect.

Today I want to introduce you to one of the world's leading microbiome experts, Dr. Joseph Petrosino. Dr Petrosino is a Professor and Interim Chairman of the Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine where he's also the Director of the Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research.

You can find the show notes at avivaromm.com/107

Aug 28, 2019
106 Four Ways to Bust Through Happiness Anxiety
30:23

Can you relate to this? Do you suddenly find yourself catastrophizing when you’re on the verge of something great happening for you? Do you get stopped in your tracks by a fear just when life feels good and happy?  If you have "happiness anxiety," you know it’s a real thing and can be a serious impediment in your life, keeping you from taking chances on relationships, opportunities, growth – and even just freaking enjoying your life in a big way. I promise you, you’re not crazy, you’re not alone, and it’s something you can totally transform. How? Listen to this episode of Natural MD Radio and read the show notes at avivaromm.com/106

Aug 21, 2019
105 Making Peace with the Changing Vaccination Landscape
01:09:38

Strident debates about vaccinations have erupted in the public sphere which aren't helpful to parents trying to interpret lots of conflicting information about vaccine safety. In this episode of Natural MD Radio I share both my own story as I weighed whether to vaccinate my own four children in the late 1980s and early 1990s, as well as my experience as a healthcare provider, first as a homebirth midwife and then as a medical doctor. I also share links where you can find information about catch-up schedules, and some guidance on what to do - and avoid - if you are now choosing to implement vaccinations for any reason, including being able to send your kids to school in the absence of vaccine exemptions. You'll find the show notes and the links mentioned in this episode at avivaromm.com/105.

Aug 16, 2019
104 Natural Approaches to HPV and Cervical Health
56:04

If you’ve been given an HPV diagnosis or have been told that you have ‘precancerous’ cervical changes or cervical dysplasia, there’s a good chance you’re freaking out. It’s a scary thing to hear, and often, the information isn’t delivered with the whole picture: namely that most HPV infections clear up on their own and most pre-cancerous lesions resolve spontaneously, with very little risk that they will progress to cancer.

While appropriate conventional follow-up testing and treatment are absolutely essential with HPV and all cervical changes, and are part of a safe, healthy integrative approach, I'd like to share what's known about the natural approaches that have been researched with some promising results that women might want to use, not as a substitute, but while waiting to do follow-up testing for mild to moderate cervical changes. 

To read a companion article to this episode, go to avivaromm.com/104.

Jun 26, 2019
103 Abnormal Pap or Positive HPV? What the Results Really Mean and What to Do Next
30:46

Most women don't think about their cervix until they have to get a Pap smear. As if the pelvic exam wasn’t stressful enough, getting the news that you had abnormal Pap or positive HPV results, especially when accompanied by words like “cervical dysplasia,” “biopsy,” or “pre-cancerous,”  can spin you out with worry. I get it. We’re not given much intel on what all those test results and terms really mean. On top of it, HPV vaccine marketing has put the fear of cervical cancer out there in a big way - so hearing you have HPV can make you panic.

In this episode I break it all down for you, explaining the most common abnormal results that show up on these tests, what they mean, and what next steps are recommended for you, at your specific age. Hopefully it will put these results into perspective, and help you breathe a little more easily.

To read a companion article to this episode, go to avivaromm.com/103.

May 08, 2019
102 Everything You Need to Know About the Pap Test, HPV, and Pelvic Exams
49:51

The Pap test, HPV screening, pelvic exams. As if hopping onto an exam table butt-naked wasn’t stressful enough, knowing what to do about these tests can be super confusing. I’m going to break it all down so you know what to say yes to, when and why, and when to say, “Thank you, but no!” To read a companion article to this episode, go to https://avivaromm.com/102

May 01, 2019
101 Beyond the Vaccinations Debate: What to Do If Your Child Gets the Measles
01:10:01

Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to https://avivaromm.com/101

Mar 27, 2019
100 Clean Beauty Matters with Tara Foley
53:37

Thousands of chemicals used in beauty products, a $70 billion a year industry, are governed by federal regulations that haven’t been updated in decades. The laws that govern the FDA's authority over the cosmetics industry are just two pages long and have not been updated since 1938, when they were first enacted.  Such meager tools leave federal officials nearly powerless to regulate the makeup, lotions, toothpastes, deodorants and other elixirs that often are applied to the most intimate parts of the human body.

Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to https://avivaromm.com/100

Mar 13, 2019
99 What a Healthy Vagina Should Smell Like & The Dangerous Douche Story You Should Know
33:18

If nobody ever told you what a healthy vagina is supposed to smell like, join the club. But knowing is incredibly important because what makes a vagina’s odor healthy – or not – has an impact on your overall health. Listen to this episode of Natural MD Radio to learn all about the deadly douche story that never should have happen, how to sort out healthy scents from problem-signaling odors, and what you can do to get your vaginal ecology in top form.

Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to https://avivaromm.com/099

Mar 06, 2019
98 The Post Birth Control Pill Hormone Reset
54:31

If you have decided it’s time to come off the pill, have no fear. Most women transition off it without much problem. You’re not doomed to a life of hormonal imbalances. With the targeted strategies I walk you through you can reset, your hormone balance so that you, too, have healthy, natural cycles.

Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://avivaromm.com/098

Feb 23, 2019
97 How These Women Are Saving Black Mothers Lives
01:12:53

At a time when the pace of medical advances can be breathtaking, the rate of maternal death in the United States remains stubbornly high at 14 for every 100,000 live births. The United States is one of only two developed countries whose maternal death rate actually worsened between 1990 and 2015. Unfortunately, African American women have the highest infant mortality rate of any group in the U.S. Why aren't we saving black mothers? Well, it's a matter of poor obstetric practices in the U.S. combined with overt racism. Women are more likely to be dismissed for pain than men. Our pain is often treated as stress or anxiety -- and black women fare worst.

Did you know that black mothers die at three to four times the rate of white mothers? And did you know that black mothers are an astonishingly 243% more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes? In a national study of five medical complications that are the common causes for maternal death and injury, African American women in the United States are two to three times more likely to die than a white woman with the same condition.

Today I am thrilled to be joined by a woman that is a student in my course on herbal medicine for women. She is making inroads to changing the culture of birth in the US -- both one mother at a time and on a larger organizational level. Aza Nedhari is a certified professional midwife, family counselor pursuing a PhD in organizational leadership, and the founding executor of Mamatoto's Village, a perinatal support organization in Washington D.C. She has more than 15 years of experience in youth development, reproductive and sexual health, and program development and curriculum design.

Fiercely dedicated to women, Aza is doing something I have never seen before and her model has a real opportunity to create global systemic change. In addition to helping pregnant women identify and work through any needs they may have, teaching women what the mother's role is as a co-creator in the birth process, and tailoring their perinatal program to the mothers' needs, Mamatoto's Village also offers massages for pregnant women, helps these women learn how to grocery shop healthily, and offers overnights and regular checkups for post-partum women.

"We walk that journey with her to have her be in a better place and position than when she walked through the door." - Aza Nedhari

Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to https://avivaromm.com/097

Feb 16, 2019
96 Herbs for Detoxification - What Really Works
01:12:36

Detoxification is something our bodies do naturally. Unfortunately, things are much different for us now than they were for our ancestors. While they were exposed to very few environmental toxins as little as 75 years ago, the same cannot be said for us today. We are simultaneously being overloaded by external toxins and undersupported by our diets because our diets are not balanced enough to keep our natural detox processes robust.

Over the past few weeks of our series on detoxification, we have talked about the impact that too much detoxification can have on your health, as well as the differences between metabolic and psychologic detoxification and the dangers of fad detoxes. I want to wrap up this series discussing the very powerful role that some foods and supplements can play in our body's natural detoxification processes. I also want to share some of my favorite botanicals and herbs that I use with my patients to support their natural detoxification processes.

Today I'm excited to dive into the steps of a 12-week detox program. Along the way, I'll share with you some of my absolute favorite botanicals and herbs to use to support the detoxification process while also showing you how to be intentional about limiting exposures to harmful toxins in your home, food, and household products.

Listen in as I talk about the historical and scientific support behind these detoxifying herbs and the steps you can take to rid your home and your body of the harmful toxins that are getting in the way of your health.

"The more we can return to simple and natural, the more we can use less." - Aviva Romm

Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to https://avivaromm.com/096

Dec 15, 2018
95 Cesarean Section - How Many is too Many with Dr. Marleen Temmerman
57:46

Did you know that we are facing a continuing growing cesarean section crisis? The overuse of cesarean sections, especially in the United States, is not new, but it has certainly continued to become more prevalent globally over the past 15 years. Women's ability to give birth is not greatly dependent on geography, and yet many women in low-income countries do not even have access to this method of birth when necessary. Wide variations in intervention statistics between regions tell us that something is very wrong.

Joining me is Dr. Marleen Temmerman, a force in bringing the overuse and under-access of cesarean sections to the wider medical community. She is an obstetrician/gynecologist and a world leader in women's and children's health.

Notably, Dr. Temmerman was the senior author on a series of focus articles in The Lancet medical journal for October 2018. She also has a strong record of diplomacy, advocacy, and clinical expertise. She also served as the director of the Department of Reproductive Health and Research for the WHO, as an elected senator for the Belgian parliament, and is the founding director of the International Centre of Reproductive Health at Ghent University, with offices in Kenya and Mozambique.

"Who is contributing to the increase in cesarean sections? Basically, it is the gynecologists who hold the knife." - Dr. Marleen Temmerman

Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to https://avivaromm.com/095

Dec 08, 2018
94 Do You Have A Migraine Personality with Joanna Kempner
53:24

Today I talk with Joanna Kempner, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Rutgers, who is doing important work for gender politics and pain. In this episode of Natural MD Radio, we discuss the idea of a migraine personality, the historical concept of hysteria, and how this has all evolved to create a disparity in pain treatment for women -- especially women of color in the United States.

We also talk about the societal factors that have led many women to feel guilty for speaking up about their pain, whether it be chronic pain caused by a condition like migraine or pain after childbirth, for example. We share the ways that the stigma of pain affects pain research and the implications that this has for the current and future treatment of women's pain.

Listen to today's episode to learn why these disparities in pain treatment still exist and how we can combat them in our own lives.

"If a drug worked well it would not create a situation in which it was exacerbating the very problem it was treating." - Joanna Kempner

Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to https://avivaromm.com/094

Nov 17, 2018
93 Five Ways Vitex Can Help Your Hormones
40:40

Vitex earns a place in my Top 5 Favorite Herbs for Women and today, I want to tell you how this powerful herb can help with your hormones. Hormonal imbalances are one of the most common complaints I see in my practice, and include conditions like PMS (to which more than 150 symptoms have been attributed, and which affects millions of women, irregular menstrual cycles (menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, and amenorrhea, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS, fertility challenges, and menopausal symptoms. Robust scientific evidence now supports the traditional use of vitex for women's hormones - I'll walk you through what you need to know in this episode.

"A lot of hormonal symptoms we chalk up as “normal” are actually signals that something is out of balance in the body – if you’re ready to regain your health, you might find a great ally in vitex!"

Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to https://avivaromm.com/093

Oct 27, 2018
92 Herbs for Easier Labor and Birth
36:50

If you're freaking out at a little (or a lot) at the thought of pushing a small cantaloupe sized head out of your vagina and also want to do everything you can to avoid unnecessary medical interventions at your birth, including cesarean, you’re probably here because you’re doing your homework ahead of time to learn what to do to make this upcoming passage into motherhood as short, easy, empowering, and as safe as possible for yourself - and your baby. I'm here to help!

Thirty-five years of practice initially as a home birth midwife, and then as an MD specializing in women’s health, including obstetrics, as well as being a momma of four, has shown me that labor and birth can be - yes - hard work - but beautiful,  powerful events in our lives. While there should be absolutely no judgment over what type of birth experience you prefer or ultimately require, it’s worthwhile considering what natural tools we have that can help us avoid the speed bumps that often lead to preventable birth interventions - the most common being not going into labor within a reasonable amount of time after your due date (this is hotly debated - most obstetricians think within a week after, however normal human gestation actually goes up to two weeks after, which most midwives support), having a long labor, or need for pain medication, which often becomes the case when labor is going long.

"While there should be absolutely no judgment over what type of birth you prefer or require, it’s worth considering the natural tools that can help you avoid preventable birth interventions." - Aviva Romm.

Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to avivaromm.com/092

Oct 20, 2018
91 Detoxification - Does It Matter What You Eat?
45:47

You've heard me use the term 'food as medicine' in the past. Today, in the third episode in our series on detoxification, I'm going to talk about what that really means. While it's easy to think we need all kinds of supplements and fancy detoxes, food as medicine is not an abstract concept. Which foods are detoxification foods and how exactly do they help us?

You'll learn about nutrients that are important to maintaining a healthy diet and healthy life, and how we can get them in our foods.

"Food as medicine is not an abstract concept." - Aviva Romm.

Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to avivaromm.com/091

Oct 13, 2018
90 How Detoxification Really Works
36:01

I am sure that you have all heard about trendy detox programs, but did you know that detoxification is different than the term 'detox'? Last week I shared just the tip of the iceberg on the dangers of environmental toxins in our bodies and in our surroundings. In the second episode in our series on detoxification, today I dive into how detoxification really works.

I talk about detoxification, why it's important, and how it's related to the toxins we are being exposed to on a regular basis. We are all detoxifying every single day. Our bodies do it naturally. It's not something we're supposed to do intentionally. But because we're both overexposed to environmental triggers and deficient in the nutrients needed to support detoxification, I explain why we need to make a more conscious effort to mind the detoxification processes.

"The sheer volume of chemicals we're exposed to every day is so great that it threatens to overload our natural systems." - Dr. Romm

Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to https://avivaromm.com/090

Sep 29, 2018
89 Detox Is It a Real Thing? Understanding Body Burden
56:16

Every day it seems there is a new fad detox or cleanse program promising to help us get healthier. But what led us to believe that these programs were needed? The burden to detoxify the body has been placed on women and our diets, yet biological systems are already in place to do just that. So is detoxification real?

Listen in to today’s episode where I discuss the environmental factors that we should be worried about, the origins and effects of these toxic chemicals, and what you can do to protect yourself and your children in the future.

"If we can't drink our water, if we can't breathe our air, if we can't trust our soil, that is a global crisis that affects us all." - Aviva Romm

Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://avivaromm.com/089

Sep 15, 2018
88 Can Cleanses and Detoxes Tank Your Thyroid?
35:16

Cleanses, detoxes, and fasts have existed for centuries for various purposes and with varying degrees of scientific validity. It is more common than ever for people to be self-administering a detox, cleanse, or fast as a way to lose weight or regulate toxins. Some of these traditional healing practices can have merit, but when done to extremes they can cause health problems -- especially for women and their thyroid health. Are there safe detox programs?

Listen in to today's episode to hear what a healthy detox program looks like, what health complications can be caused by entering into a fast under the wrong circumstances and how to know whether a cleanse is a good choice for you.

“Too much of a good thing can become a problem.” - Aviva Romm

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Sep 08, 2018
87 PCOS - The Hidden Metabolic Syndrome and What You Can Do About It (Archive)
38:33

Today I'm talking about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which affects over 5 million women in the U.S, and what natural approaches you can take to help.

“You can reduce or eliminate any of the stresses that you don’t have to have. So stop saying yes to so many things - say no to things that you don’t have to take on.” - Aviva Romm.

Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/087

Sep 01, 2018
86 Restoring Baby's Microbiome After Cesarean with Dr. Maria Dominguez-Bello
26:59

What is vaginal seeding and why is the infant microbiome so important? Two modern medical practices, antibiotic use and cesarean section, carry consequences even when used appropriately. Both practices have been recognized as being overused in recent decades. Studies have demonstrated that babies born by cesarean have a greater lifetime risk of obesity, type one diabetes, asthma, and celiac disease.

Joining me today is Doctor Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello. She is one of the most accomplished and respected microbiome researchers in the world and arguably the leading researcher on the infant microbiome, cesarean section, and the microbiome's impact on health. Dr. Dominguez-Bello’s landmark pilot study on the partial repopulation of the vaginal microbiome of babies born by cesarean led to the term vaginal seeding - now a self-help practice being used by some parents and midwives in the United States. We discuss the practice of vaginal seeding, the effects of cesarean section, consequences of antibiotic use, probiotics, and ongoing clinical trials at the forefront of infant microbiome research.

“We have evidence that we can normalize the microbiota of babies that are born by c-section if they are exposed to vaginal bacteria, vaginal fluids.” - Dr. Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello.

Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to https://avivaromm.com/086

 

Aug 25, 2018
85 Adrenal Fatigue - What's the Real Deal?
35:12

Have you ever been to the doctor to ask about symptoms of adrenal fatigue – like fatigue, anxiety, weight gain, cravings, hair loss, hormonal imbalances, thyroid symptoms – only to be told: “You’re fine, there’s nothing wrong with you?" The dominate medical model has a tendency to overlook women's symptoms and tell us that it's all in our heads, but I have news for you: Your symptoms are not just in your head. You’re not crazy. Something new that doctors don’t recognize yet is going on.

In today’s episode of Natural MD Radio I discuss the controversial topic of adrenal fatigue and whether or not it is a real thing, and I bet you'll be surprised by what I have to say! Tune in to learn the science of what's really going on in your body, why the medical system isn’t keeping up, and what you can do to get the care you need to take back your health.

“Doctors are taught, ’if we can’t measure it, then it’s not happening.’”-- Dr. Aviva Romm

Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/085

Jul 21, 2018
84 Enough Already - Protecting Kids from Environmental Toxins with Philip Landrigan
46:16

Even though you might not know it, Dr. Philip Landrigan’s work has directly impacted your life. Every time you are fueling your car or walking into your home and don’t have to worry that your child might be exposed to lead paint, it’s thanks to Dr. Landrigan. Dr. Landrigan was the first to document the effects of lead poising on American children, which led to the US government mandating the removal of lead from many products that we interact with on a daily basis. After “getting out the lead,” Dr. Landrigan turned his attention to cleaning up our food supply and bringing to light the risks that pesticides pose to the health of our children and families.

So how can you protect your children from environmental toxins? Chemicals are everywhere in today’s world and it’s impossible to protect your child completely from the risks that they pose… but don’t panic! In today’s episode of Natural MD Radio, Dr. Landrigan and I discuss the 3 biggest hazards to your child’s health, and what you can do — starting today — to keep your family safe.

“There’s no way that any parent can protect their child completely against chemicals — chemicals are just too ubiquitous in today’s world — my philosophy is to give parents actionable information.” - Dr. Philip Landrigan

Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/084

Jul 14, 2018
83 Get Better with Laila Ali
47:47

Laila Ali is a world class athlete, fitness & wellness expert, TV host, cooking enthusiast, founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand, mother of two, and daughter of the late beloved global icon and humanitarian, Muhammad Ali. In today’s episode, we dive into Laila’s story of how she discovered women’s health as her passion after she retired from her career as a four-time undefeated boxing world champion. Tune in to hear Laila’s own journey to health, how she prioritizes self-care while working as a rockstar entrepreneur and mama, and her practical tips to start cooking and implementing healthy eating habits for you, and your whole family.

“Don’t get bitter — get better.” - Laila Ali

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Jun 23, 2018
82 Herbal Alternatives to Antibiotic Resistance
43:17

There’s no doubt about it – antibiotics are a good thing. They save lives every day. But are they as safe as they are common? In today’s episode, we dive into the largest global public health threat facing the world today — antibiotic resistance. The overprescribing and inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics, and the overuse of antibiotics in the food industry, is creating resistant strains of bacteria that no longer respond to antibiotics that used to effectively treat certain infections. Tune in to learn why antibiotics get overprescribed, how you can get the tools and information you need in order to do your part to stop this trend, and my 8 go-to herbal antibiotic alternatives for common infections.

“More is not better in the case of antibiotics.” - Aviva Romm

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Jun 16, 2018
81 Home Birth - A Family Affair
42:02

Lealah Henderson is a new mom with an empowering birth story to share. I had the pleasure of being part of Lealah’s home birth team, and am thrilled that Lealah is so generous in sharing her beautiful story with my Natural MD Radio community! In today’s episode, we discuss why Lealah decided to have a home birth, how she assembled her dream birth team, and she shares a detailed account of the birth as it unfolded. Tune in to learn firsthand what home birth is like, and how family and community can make all the difference. Note that we do talk graphically about birth in this episode.

“I knew that I could do this at home, and I knew I had the support that I needed to do this at home.” - Lealah Henderson

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Jun 09, 2018
80 Introducing Your Lady Parts
38:57

Did you know that only about 26% of women have taken a close look at their own lady parts? Do you know the difference between a vagina and a vulva? Today we are going to go (down) there! I start by talking about terminology, how to define your parts, and why words are important. Then, in the second half of the episode, I’ll walk you through how to get comfy and take a look for yourself. If you’re not ready for that step, don’t worry — you can still learn a lot about your body simply by tuning in!

“When it comes to your lady parts — knowledge is power.” - Dr. Aviva Romm

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Jun 02, 2018
79 Trust Us When We Say We’re Sick
56:23

Today I’m joined by Maya Dusenbery, a writer, the editor of Feministing.com, and the author of the new book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick, which explores how gender bias in the medical system is harming women. In this episode we discuss the unconscious biases against women that exist in medicine, where these biases come from historically, and how activism and spreading awareness can help shed light on the issue. It’s time for the medical system to start trusting women’s voices, and it’s going to take big change from health care providers — and brave action from patients — to make it happen.

“Throughout medical history women’s activism has been very important in creating change.” - Maya Dusenbery

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Mar 31, 2018
78 Herbs & Supplements for Endometriosis
15:59

If you’ve been suffering from endometriosis, you know how much it can impact your life — and you might try anything to get relief from the pain. You also know that the only treatments doctors recommend include pain medications, hormonal therapies, and surgery. These treatments have big risks, and aren’t always effective. In this episode I share four supplements and herbs that have been scientifically shown to not only help relieve the pain associated with endometriosis, but actually to reduce lesions and cysts. These natural approaches can be used alone or in combination with conventional treatments. If you, or someone you know, has been suffering from endometriosis, tune in to learn how to take control of your health naturally!

“So many women are going to medications or surgery first because they don’t know that there are other options.” - Aviva Romm

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Mar 24, 2018
77 How to Be Well with Dr. Frank Lipman
51:49

For Dr. Frank Lipman health is more than just the absence of disease — it’s a total state of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellbeing. Dr. Lipman is a widely recognized trailblazer in functional and integrative medicine and the New York Times Bestselling Author of five books. In this episode of Natural MD Radio, Dr. Lipman joins us to talk about his new book How to Be Well. We discuss how millennials inspired Dr. Lipman to write this practical guide to health, why it’s about more than functional or integrative medicine, and how the key to transforming your health is in simple lifestyle changes taken at your own pace.

“I’m a big believer in the extraordinary power of ordinary things.” - Dr. Frank Lipman

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Mar 17, 2018
76 What's Sasha Fierce Got to Do With It?
33:45

The current medical model has been statistically shown to dismiss and ignore women’s voices and create an environment in which we feel uncomfortable speaking up about our symptoms and health concerns. So how can we change this story? In today’s episode I share with you my top tips for learning to speak up and overcome the gender bias that’s inherent in medicine. These practical tips will help you feel more confident going into your next appointment, know when it’s time to make the tough call of breaking up with a provider who doesn’t support you, and cultivate your own version of Sasha Fierce as your go-to health care advocate.

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Mar 10, 2018
75 A Pregnant Mom’s Guide to Thyroid Health
27:58

Healthy thyroid function is essential to the physical and emotional health of pregnant women and to new moms. It’s also critical for the health of the baby. In this episode, Dr. Aviva discusses the risks of undiagnosed thyroid problems for mom and baby, how thyroid function changes during pregnancy, and why it’s important for all pregnant women to get complete thyroid testing. You’ll also learn how to advocate for yourself to get the testing that you need, and the steps to take once you have your results.

“I don’t want you to experience unnecessary or repeated suffering from something that can be very simple checked, and very simply treated.” - Aviva Romm

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Feb 03, 2018
74 Worry Watchers
13:44

Is worry keeping you up at night? Are you ready to reset — for less than two dollars? Listen in to learn how to get your sleep back on track, clear your cravings, balance your mood, and lose stubborn weight with this simple technique from Dr. Aviva Romm.

“How many worry minutes do you need per day to feel ‘full’ from worrying?” -Aviva Romm

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Jan 27, 2018
73 Reducing Thyroid Antibodies Naturally
45:09

Maybe you have a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s and are already on thyroid hormone replacement medication, but you’re still not feeling better – and your thyroid antibodies are still not coming down. Perhaps your doctor said it’s just something you have to live with – nothing can be done. But is there a natural solution?

The answer is a resounding “Yes.” You actually can bring thyroid antibodies down, and you can do it naturally. In this episode, Dr. Aviva Romm shares the seven steps she uses in her practice to help her patients reduce and even normalize their thyroid antibodies. 

“I take evidence based medicine very seriously — what I’m telling you is something that I would take myself, or tell my family member, or my best friend.” - Aviva Romm

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Jan 20, 2018
72 Hypothyroidism - Have You Been Dismissed or Misunderstood?
21:07

Happy New Year! …and happy Thyroid Awareness Month! Your thyroid — a little butterfly-shaped gland in your neck — is responsible for controlling your energy and metabolism. Thyroid disease affects an estimated 40 million Americans, and nearly 90% of these are women. Studies show that 1 in 8 women can expect to develop hypothyroidism in her lifetime. In this episode, I discuss how to recognize the symptoms of hypothyroidism, why hypothyroidism is a feminist issue, why the medical community is ignoring this epidemic, and what we can do to change the story.

“You are the expert on your own body.” - Aviva Romm

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Jan 06, 2018
71 Say Goodbye to those Winter Blues - Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder
33:51

It would be so wonderful if winter was merry and bright for everyone, but for so many women it is a SAD time of year. SAD stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder — I like to call it the winter blues — and it’s what makes some of us want to curl up in bed and hibernate during the dark winter months. But how do you know if the underlying cause of your depression is SAD… or if it is your thyroid? In this episode, I’ll discuss the symptoms of SAD vs. low thyroid function, how to get your thyroid tested, and my top 7 tips for treating SAD naturally.

“Happiness is our natural state as human beings.” - Dr. Aviva Romm

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Dec 23, 2017
70 Bacterial Vaginosis - What’s a Gal to Do?
49:20

Thirty percent of women between the ages of 20 and 50 have bacterial vaginosis (BV). The medical model thinks about BV - and our bodies - all wrong! So what’s a gal to do? In this episode, I share with you my 7 lifestyle tips to prevent bacterial vaginosis and the protocol that I use to treat bacterial vaginosis naturally.

“Your optimal vaginal ecology depends on your optimal whole body ecology.” - Dr. Aviva Romm

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Dec 16, 2017
69 Why Condoms Are a Women’s Issue
40:11

Did you know that only 20% of single women use condoms regularly, that U.S. rates of unplanned pregnancies are at 48%, and that 1 in 4 female college freshman get an STI during their fist year at school? My guest today, Meika Hollender, is on a mission to change this story. Meika is the co-founder of Sustain Natural, a new brand of sexual and reproductive wellness products, and the creator of #GetOnTop, a campaign aimed at getting women to take control of their sexual health.

“Let’s create a new normal where buying condoms for women is a thing you feel empowered by.” - Meika Hollender

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Nov 04, 2017
68 No Appetite for Bullying
48:56

We’ve all heard about the pervasive problem of bullying in schools, but have you heard about food allergy bullying?

Robyn O'Brien and I discuss how to recognize the symptoms of bullying in your kids, the unique dangers of food allergy bullying, and how parents can work together with their kids, other parents, and educators to keep kids with food allergies safe, and thriving.

“Bullying can be as vicious as any kind of cancer… it can literally destroy a kid from the inside out.” - Robyn O'Brien

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Oct 28, 2017
67 Healing Arthritis Naturally
47:57

My guest today is Dr. Susan Blum, a medical doctor, a pioneer in functional medicine, and the founder and director of Blum Center for Health. In today’s episode, we take a deep dive into Dr. Blum’s upcoming book, Healing Arthritis: Your 3-Step Guide to Conquering Arthritis Naturally.

“Arthritis is an epidemic that nobody is talking about.” - Dr. Susan Blum

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Oct 21, 2017
66 Healing Menstrual Pain Naturally
57:38

Do you have menstrual cramps? Achy awful period pain? Or even mild but annoying monthly pain? In today’s episode, I’ll discuss the reasons behind your menstrual pain and give you the tools you need to make period pain a thing of the past.

“In my practice, I always go to mind, body, food, and herbs first.” - Aviva Romm

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Oct 14, 2017
65 Taina Asili - Music of Resistance & Resilience
53:37

 

Is music part of your wellness practice? Today’s guest, Taina Asili, is a New York based Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, and activist. We discuss music as an integral part of wellness, the importance of self-care in social justice work, and Taina’s tips for how to get involved in activism for beginners.

“Music is an important part of my wellness practice.” - Taina Asili

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Oct 07, 2017
64 Vaginal Ecology - What You Need to Know
45:48

Did you know that your vagina has its own ecosystem? In this episode, you’ll learn all about the exciting flora that make up your vaginal ecology, how to keep these friendly microbes happy, and how to prevent vaginal infections with natural methods.

“The ecosystem of organisms that live in your yoni keep it — and you — healthy.” - Aviva Romm

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Sep 23, 2017
63 Natural Remedies for Kids' Ear Infections
01:02:07

If you have kids, you’ve probably had experience with ear infections. Today I share prevention tips and home remedies to treat kid's ear infections the natural way, and also discuss how to know when antibiotics are necessary.

“Ear infections do not have to be an inevitable part of childhood.” - Aviva Romm 

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Sep 09, 2017
62 Mindy Green - The Healing Power of Plants
01:08:59

Mindy Green, national authority on botanicals, shares how and why she fell in love with plants, what aromatherapy can add to an herbal practice, and how to start integrating essential oils into your life in an educated and safe way!

 

“When used with skill and education, aromatherapy can add a lot to an herbal practice.” - Mindy Green

 

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Sep 02, 2017
61 The Pill - What You Need to Know That Your Doctor Probably Didn't Tell You
43:55

The Pill is an easy to use and popularly prescribed method to prevent pregnancy, but do we know the true effects that it is having on our bodies, minds, and overall health? Today I give you the whole story on the side effects, risks, and dangers of The Pill, and an overview of my favorite alternative contraceptive methods.

“When it comes to oral contraceptives, the truth is that we have not gotten the whole story.” - Dr. Aviva Romm

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Aug 26, 2017
60 Herbs and Supplements for Migraine Prevention
42:33

Welcome to a new season of Natural MD Radio! Today I share my 6 step migraine prevention method along with my favorite evidence based herbs and supplements for migraine prevention.

“So much more of our health care is in our hands than we have been led to believe.” - Aviva Romm 

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Aug 19, 2017
59 Supporting Your Thyroid Under Stress
46:39

If you have thyroid issues, times of stress can be hard. Today I'm talking to Dr. Izabella Wentz about tips to help you stay healthy in times of stress.

"If I’m stressed usually sleep, meditation, and walks in nature are going to be the three things that get me back on track." - Dr. Izabella Wentz

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May 03, 2017
58 Meet The OB Speaking Out on the US Cesarean Section Rate
59:51

There’s no question that the c-section rate in our country is high. Dr. Neel Shah is connecting the dots between providers, hospitals, and moms to lower it.

"In the information economy… there is a newfound opportunity to engage moms and women and patients and families in the conversations about how we improve internal health." - Dr. Neel Shah

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Apr 26, 2017
57 Could You Have Histamine Intolerance?
34:00

There’s a food allergy that tends to fly under the radar. Today I'm talking about histamine intolerance: the symptoms, the cause, and how you can heal.

"Depending on the root cause of your histamine intolerance, it can actually be highly reduced or even reversed." - Aviva Romm

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Apr 19, 2017
56 10 Things Your Brain Fog Could Be Telling You
42:04

I’ve been hearing a lot of patients talk about brain fog in my practice lately, so today I’m talking through ten things your brain fog could be telling you.

“We need your sharp focus now, we need every woman able to contribute her best to the world.” - Aviva Romm

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Apr 05, 2017
55 Terry Wahls - Eating for Life
33:29

We know food can heal the body, but today's guest, Dr. Terry Wahls, takes it to a whole new level. Learn how she designed her diet to recover from MS.

"My preference is that people eat more probiotic foods that are not dairy or grain based, but are vegetable based." - Dr. Terry Wahls

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Mar 29, 2017
54 Adaptogens & Burnout - A Good Combination?
49:46

Burnout is an epidemic. But there's help! Giving yourself time to pause and replenish is so important, and using adaptogens can help.

"The role of adaptogens is not to allow you to not hit the pause button - they are to help you heal when you have hit the pause button and to give you a little extra support during those times." - Aviva Romm

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Mar 08, 2017
53 UTI - The Natural Approach
42:10

For many women UTIs are a recurring problem. Listen in to learn about natural ways to both prevent and treat urinary tract infections.

"By preventing bladder infections, you can prevent and break the urinary tract cycle infection which can also help to prevent kidney infections because those often arise as a result of an untreated bladder infection." - Aviva Romm

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Mar 01, 2017
52 WTF is MTHFR?
25:19

If you’re curious about what MTHFR is, or if you have this genetic change and want to know more about managing it, this is episode is for you.

“While having the MTHFR SNiP may in itself inherently increase some risks that do require you to supplement with methylfolate and possibly methylB12, it’s important to also remember that just having the gene doesn’t necessarily increase your risks over the next person who doesn’t have that gene.” - Aviva Romm

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Feb 22, 2017
51 FLO Living with Alisa Vitti
58:17

Your period is an amazing cycle. At least, that's what today's guest Alisa Vitti believes. Learn about her book and her new period tracking app, My Flo.

"The whole purpose of the cycle is to create continuous change, not just in your body so you can potentially be a vessel for conception, but also to create forward momentum in your life." - Alisa Vitti

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Feb 15, 2017
50 Money Matters with Amanda Steinberg
43:29

Amanda Steinberg, creator of Worth FM and author of new book Worth It, is here to help women reconnect to money and take control of their personal finances.

"My mission is for every woman who has anywhere between $10,000 and millions of dollars to her name, and anywhere in between, is to understand how that money is being directed and influenced." - Amanda Steinberg

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Feb 01, 2017
49 Hashimoto’s - What Is It Trying to Tell You?
36:44

What if we looked deeper than just a disease what was really causing the symptoms? Today I’m sharing the six things that Hashimoto’s is trying to tell us.

"I want us to look underneath at what’s really going on." - Aviva Romm

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Jan 25, 2017
48 How Skipping Meals Can Help You Gain Weight
32:55

One of the biggest health mistakes women make is skipping meals in order to lose weight. Why? Because skipping meals can have the opposite effect!

"When you’re eating too few calories for your body, you kick in this ancient survival mechanism and instead of losing weight, you gain weight." - Aviva Romm

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Jan 18, 2017
47 Epstein-Barr Virus: A Stealth Infection
39:32

There's an infection that I’ve been seeing more in my practice: Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). Today I'm talking about the link between EBV and Hashimoto's.

"Times of stress, fatigue, and going through major life changes, even for example big hormonal changes like perimenopause, can cause us to be particularly susceptible to new infection, reactivation of the virus, and then getting symptomatic." - Aviva Romm

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Jan 11, 2017
46 Why You Should Know About Your Thyroid
25:28

In honor of Thyroid Awareness Month, I'm talking about thyroid basics: what your thyroid does, what are symptoms of a thyroid problem, and more.

"As many as 15-30% of women who are being treated for depression may actually have Hashimoto’s or hypothyroidism." - Aviva Romm

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Jan 04, 2017
45 From Fear to Freedom
35:08

Do you feel like if something good happens to you, something bad will follow suit? This fear is learned, and today I'm talking about how to unlearn it. 

“So many wonderful and good things happen to us without something bad happening. And even if something bad has happened in your life, it doesn’t mean it’s ever going to happen again.” - Aviva Romm

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Dec 16, 2016
44 The Flu: Everything You Want To Know
51:12

Having the flu is so miserable, the aches, the fevers, and the overall discomfort. Today I'm talking about natural ways to prevent and treat the flu.

“The effectiveness of the flu vaccine ranges from as low as 24%, as it was a couple of years back, to a maximum of 60-70%.” - Aviva Romm

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Nov 25, 2016
43 Baby’s Microbiome - Right From the Start
29:08

With the use of antibiotics and the large number of cesarean sections, your baby's microbiome may need some help. Here are some things you can do.

“From the time of birth the microbiome influences the development of our immune system, and when it’s disrupted we run the risk of all manner of inflammatory and allergic conditions.” - Aviva Romm

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Nov 16, 2016
42 Sleeping With Big Soda
30:56

Ever wondered who is behind the health articles in the New York Times? The answer is Anahad O'Connor. Listen in as he and Aviva discuss food and health.

“It’s pretty clear that we have a broken food system.” - Anahad O'Connor

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Oct 26, 2016
41 Jonathan Fields - Living a Good Life
51:56

What does it take to live a good life? Today Aviva talks to Jonathan Fields about his new book and the community he has built around living a good life.

“If you say yes to everybody else, if you don’t know how to say no to the things that matter less, then it means that they things that really do matter to you, you have no time to do in a way that gives you meaning.” - Jonathan Fields

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Oct 18, 2016
40 Celeste Fine - Advocating for Yourself and Your Babies
01:01:18

Sometimes a doctor's opinion can feel like the final say, but it isn't. Today Aviva talks to colleague Celeste Fine about being your own advocate.

“What just happened is that doctor sat in that room and connected the dots between those exams and his interpretation of those exams, and he was telling a narrative that made sense for him.” - Celeste Fine

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Oct 12, 2016
39 Amy Myers - The Thyroid Connection
48:17

Amy Myers is a doctor practicing functional medicine, focusing on thyroid disease. Today Aviva is talking to her about her practice and treatments.

“I made the best decision I could at the time that I had with the information I had, and that’s all you can do.” - Amy Myers

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Sep 21, 2016
38 Back to School Immune Boosters
20:12

When your child goes back to school, you have to be ready for the colds and coughs. Today I’m sharing my top 7 immune boosters for kids.

"I want you to be able to spend more time with your kids being healthy this autumn and winter and a lot less time in the doctor’s office." - Aviva Romm

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Sep 07, 2016
37 Eating Clean with Amie Valpone
36:31

Amie Valpone, author of the book Eating Clean, has been on a major health journey. Learn how she took back her life Using integrative functional medicine. 

"I found it really uplifting and empowering to know that I was behind this and I was helping myself feel better." - Amie Valpone

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Aug 31, 2016
36 Herbs for Digestion: The Bitters
24:12

In a new series called Natural MD Library, Dr. Aviva Romm talks about the incredible digestive benefits of bitters as herbal and botanical medicine.

"I use herbal medicine as an extension of food." - Aviva Romm

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Aug 24, 2016
35 Is it Your Adrenals, Thyroid, or Both?
48:07

How do you know whether you have a problem with your adrenals, thyroid, or both? Today I'm talking about the symptoms and crossover between the two.

“I’m always addressing, ‘How do I help this woman to heal and nourish her stress in her life and how do we rebalance and re-support those adrenals.’” - Aviva Romm

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Aug 17, 2016
34 Pilar Gerasimo - Why You Need to Unplug Every 90 Minutes
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Today I’m talking to Pilar Gerasimo about a different kind of rhythm. Hacking this biological rhythm can transform your energy, sleep, and life.

“One of the fundamental root causes of imbalances, conditions, and diseases are systems out of rhythm and out of balance.” - Pilar Gerasimo

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Aug 10, 2016
33 The Fermentationist on Natural MD Radio
49:08

My guest today is a fermentationist and founder of Guts and Glory, Summer Bock, whose goal is to help us all be stronger and more energetic through food.

“I think of a healing journey as a staircase: you take one step at a time, and not every step looks the same.” - Summer Bock

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Aug 03, 2016
32 Sakara Life - Delivering a Healthy Lifestyle
34:18

Danielle DuBoise and Whitney Tingle are the founders of Sakara Life and they've created a way for you to access a fresh, healthy lifestyle full of vitality.

“Food should play a part in your wellness routine and be thought of as your medicine.” - Danielle DuBoise

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Jul 27, 2016
31 Fortify Your Life with Tieraona Low Dog
01:05:06

Supplements and their efficacy can be a controversial topic. Today I'm talking to Dr. Tieraona Low Dog about the role of supplements and how to use them.

“In a nation where people already aren’t eating enough fruits and vegetables, it’s really discouraging that many of our produce and grains are actually less nutritious than they were 30 years ago.” - Tieraona Low Dog

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Jul 20, 2016
30 How to Heal Leaky Gut
34:40

It's important to heal a leaky gut because the problem can affect your immune system, mood, and more. Today I'm telling you how to do it.

“We know that what goes on in your gut doesn’t just stay in your gut.” - Aviva Romm

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Jun 08, 2016
29 What is Leaky Gut?
10:24

You’ve probably heard the term leaky gut, but do you know exactly what it is and whether you have it? Do you know why it’s so important to treat it?

“Inflammation in the intestinal lining can affect your entire immune system and even your mood.” - Aviva Romm

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Jun 01, 2016
28 Dr. Alan Christianson - Going with the Grain
32:21

It's time to change the reputation of grains and carbohydrates. Listen in to hear Dr. Alan Christianson talk about how these foods can be good for you.

“Grains have gotten a bad rap, but the data is strong that they are health promoting.” - Dr. Alan Christianson

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May 25, 2016
27 The Colic Survival Guide
28:34

Does your baby suffer from colic? Today, I'm talking all about how you and your baby can survive colic, from causes, to techniques, to herbs you can use.

“The fact of the matter is that however much your baby is crying, if it’s excessive, it’s one of the most distressing problems that you can have in an otherwise healthy mom and healthy baby.” - Aviva Romm

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May 18, 2016
26 Are Herbs Safe in Pregnancy?
37:05

My hope is to give you an overview of herb safety during pregnancy with practical advice on when to be cautious and what are allies that we can turn to.

“We know that about 90% of pregnant women who go in for prenatal care will come out with a pharmaceutical recommendation, a prescription, at some point during the pregnancy.” - Aviva Romm

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Apr 27, 2016
25 The Allergy Solution with Leo & Jonathan Galland
34:55

Thirty years ago I used Dr. Leo Galland's book to raise my kids allergy-free. Today we're talking about his new book, The Allergy Solution.

“One of the things that isn’t really understood about allergies is that allergic reactions are actually protective responses.” - Dr. Leo Galland

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Apr 20, 2016
24 How Medical Gender Bias is Killing Women and How to Save Your Own Life
20:24

Medical gender bias is killing women. The medical field doesn't take our concerns seriously, which is why it's time for us to speak up.

"We’ve learned somewhere along the line that voicing our real needs, expressing our dissatisfactions, our discomfort, our pain, is whining." - Aviva Rom

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Apr 06, 2016
23 What New Moms Need to Know About Their Thyroid
49:40

It takes new moms a lot of effort to get a diagnosis of hypothyroidism. Learn what's normal, when to get tested, and how to pursue treatment postpartum.

“When your thyroid is not working properly, it has an impact on pretty much every system in your body.” - Aviva Romm

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Mar 30, 2016
22 Healing my Hashimoto’s with Izabella Wentz
44:46

If you have Hashimoto's this is the episode for you. Izabella Wentz is a pharmacist with Hashimoto’s, and she is targeting the root causes of the disease.

“I really encourage people to make sure that they take charge of their own health and that they become an educated consumer.” - Izabella Wentz

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Mar 23, 2016
21 Turmeric for Depression
14:05

Depression has so much to do with inflammation, so today I’m talking about turmeric, an herb that can decrease inflammation and help with your depression.

“One of the effects of turmeric is that it contains chemicals in it that prevent or fight inflammation once it takes hold.” - Aviva Romm

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Mar 16, 2016
19 Deanna Minich - Whole Detox
41:31

Tired of too many detoxes? Today Dr. Deanna Minich talks about her new book, Whole Detox, taking into account the whole human instead of just the physical.

“To me, a toxin is anything that stands in the way of our growth and healing.” - Dr. Deanna Minich

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Mar 09, 2016
18 PCOS: The Hidden Metabolic Syndrome and What You Can Do About It
38:33

Today I'm talking about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which that affects over 5 million women in the U.S., and what natural approaches you can take to help.

“You can reduce or eliminate any of the stresses that you don’t have to have. So stop saying yes to so many things - say no to things that you don’t have to take on.” - Aviva Romm

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Mar 02, 2016
17 Detoxing Before Pregnancy
01:06:01

Today I'm talking about detoxing before pregnancy, why it’s important, whether it’s important for you, and how to do it safely.

“From conception on, babies are getting a lot more than our genes.” - Aviva Romm

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Feb 24, 2016
16 Magnesium for Women
28:01

Today I'm talking about one of my favorite safe and natural remedies, magnesium, which can be used to treat so many difference problems.

“What you’ll notice is that you need to take magnesium for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to get the maximum benefits.” - Aviva Romm

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Feb 17, 2016
15 Larry Rosen - Anxiety in Our Kids: A Holistic Approach
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Today I'm talking to Dr. Larry Rosen about the epidemic of overmedication of our children for behavioral issues and what we can do about it. 

“Something like over 3/4 of kids report moderate or severe stress in the past school year.” - Dr. Larry Rosen

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Feb 15, 2016
14 Who’s Afraid of Fever in Kids?
48:14

Today I’m talking all about fever in kids: what you need to know, the safety and risks of medications, and gentle alternatives you might consider using.

“Fever is at the top of the list of the three conditions parents are most afraid of their kids getting.” - Aviva Romm

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Feb 10, 2016
13 Terri Cole - How Not to Marry Your Dad (or Mom): From Limiting Love Blueprint to Real Love
39:27

Today I'm talking to Terri Cole, a psychotherapist and coach, whose upcoming course Real Love gives you the tools to attract and create love in your life.

“When you look at the things that are alluding you, they are stemming from an unresolved original injury. If you can connect the dots backwards in your life, you will find what that is.” - Terri Cole

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Feb 08, 2016
12 Breast Tenderness - What You Can Do Naturally
44:12

Today I’m talking about what may be causing your breast tenderness and teaching you seven natural treatments to help you kiss breast tenderness goodbye. 

“Good bras are expensive, but they can save you years of breast, back, and neck pain and even headaches.” - Aviva Romm

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Feb 03, 2016
11 Alexandra Jamieson - Embracing Your Cravings
41:55

Today I'm talking to  Alexandra Jamieson, whose work guides people to embrace their cravings, make peace with food, and reclaim their bodies.

"We put so much pressure on ourselves to be perfect that any deviation from what we’ve been doing is so challenging." - Alexandra Jamieson

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Feb 01, 2016
10 Robyn O’Brien - How One Momma is Tackling Children’s Food Allergies
56:38

Today I’m lucky to have my friend and colleague Robyn O’Brien talking with me about food, food allergies, and her own journey as a food activist mom.

“Most bodies don’t see food as foreign and don’t see it as something that’s going to cause harm, but somebody with food allergies, their system does.” - Robyn O'Brien

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Jan 27, 2016
09 Elaine De Santos - Feeding Kids Gluten Free and Healthy on a Budget
49:16

Today I'm talking to Elaine De Santos a family health revolutionary and a certified transformational nutrition coach.

"What I didn’t know was those choices that I was making - reheating those boxes, going through those drive throughs, and waiting for delivery - I didn’t know that I was making this problem worse for my family." - Elaine De Santos

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Jan 25, 2016
08 Adaptogens - Herbs for Energy, Vitality, & Immunity
51:42

On today's show I’m talking about adaptogens, a whole group of herbs that can help us heal our chronic energy and stress problems.

"Adaptogens help your body and your mind to cope more effectively with the demands of everyday life." - Aviva Romm

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Jan 20, 2016
07 Kellyann Petrucci - The Bone Broth Diet
33:46

Today I’m talking to Kellyann Petrucci about her Bone Broth Diet, the three steps to make this diet work long term, and the success stories she’s seen.

“What we want is these healthy proteins, these healthy fats, and then we want your fibrous vegetables.” - Kellyann Petrucci

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Jan 18, 2016
06 What Thyroid Labs Should You Ask For?
20:26

Today I’m talking about what thyroid labs I run to diagnose patients and what labs you should ask for if you suspect you might have a thyroid problem. 

"So many women are left believing that their symptoms of depression, fatigue, joint aches, weakness, weight gain, and more are all in their head." - Aviva Romm

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Jan 15, 2016
04 Hypothyroid Mom Dana Trentini - Uncovering Your Thyroid Problem
41:47

Today I'm talking to Dana Trentini, aka Hypothyroid Mom, about what she learned during her journey, how to pick the best doctor, and more.

"Please be good to yourself. Get all the help that you can and don’t feel bad to ask for it." - Dana Trentini

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Jan 11, 2016
03 The Gut Thyroid Connection
26:40

Today I'm talking about and explaining the relationship between the gut and thyroid, and how you can help heal both with food, exercise, and supplements.

"The gut is the home to 70% of the body’s immune tissue." - Aviva Romm

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Jan 08, 2016
02 Welcome to Natural MD Radio with Aviva Romm
42:36

Welcome to Natural MD Radio with Aviva Romm, a show about helping you make informed choices so you can take back your health.

"We all have within us the ability to be the CEO of our own health." - Aviva Romm

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Jan 06, 2016
01 Gabrielle Bernstein - Making Resolutions that Stick
37:58

Listen in as I talk to creator of the Spirit Junkie Movement Gabrielle Bernstein about resolutions and habits, and how to make them really stick.

"I’ve been on a very steadfast practice of turning inward and looking for my peace and self worth and happiness from my internal condition, not from the outside world." - Gabby Bernstein

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Jan 04, 2016