In this episode, Tayna Wylde, ND and Mary Wong speak with Dr. Fiona McCulloch, a Naturopathic doctor, best selling author and hormonal expert who has worked with thousands of people seeking better health over the past 16 years of her practice. This podcast is for both men and women, to learn more about the impact these vital hormones have on your health, for better or worse! Did you know women have testosterone, which is typically thought of as a male hormone, and that men have estrogen, which is typically thought of as a female hormone? Hormonal changes or imbalances can lead to moodiness, weight gain, changes in the menstrual cycle, libido fluctuations, and more.
What You’ll Learn
- What the main types of hormones are, and how they affect you
- Why insulin is one of the most misunderstood and forgotten hormones and why it gets confused with blood sugar
- For women, how hormones change based on our menstrual cycle
- The various phases of menstrual cycles
- The positive and negative impacts of exercise on the menstrual cycle
- Types of exercise that benefit your menstrual cycle
- Ovulation and mood boost, then the resulting mood crash
- Do these hormones give us different strengths based on the time of the cycle?
- What happens to our hormones at menopause
- Tips & ideas to embrace & survive the perimenopausal stage, as everyone’s phase is different
- The effect of a healthy diet and whole foods on menopause
- The differences between how hormones change between men and women
- Tips and ideas for MEN on how to navigate hormonal changes
- Birth control i.e the ‘pill’ is often the only option offered to manage hormones. What other options exist if a woman has problems with her cycles (heavy periods, pms, pcos)
Dr. Fiona McCulloch is a Naturopathic Doctor and founder of White Lotus Integrative Medicine in Toronto Canada, an urban wellness clinic serving thousands of women with hormonal conditions since 2001. Dr. Fiona’s book 8 Steps To Reverse Your PCOS offers her well-researched methods for the natural treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Fiona is also a medical advisor to and developed the nutrition methodology for the Open Source Health Project which analyzes molecular, genetic, metabolic and hormonal markers in women with PCOS. As a woman with PCOS herself, Dr. Fiona feels fortunate to serve as a guide, providing trusted information that empowers women to manage their own health.
Connect With Dr. Fiona
Book by Dr. Fiona
- Estrogen Storm by Jerilynn Prior
- The Queen’s Code by Alison Armstrong (if you are serious about having extraordinary relationships)