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Welcome to The PCOS Oracle podcast hosted by PCOS cyster, online PCOS personal trainer and blogger, Despina Pavlou. In this podcast you will hear from leading experts in the field of female health and PCOS who will provide you with cutting-edge research, evidence-based information as well as practical tips on how to get to the root cause of your PCOS and treat it naturally. Each episode will provide you with new found knowledge, confidence and motivation to take back control from PCOS. For more information you can find Despina at www.pcosoracle.com or on social media including Instagram, Facebook, twitter and Pinterest @pcosoracle.
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The PCOS Oracle Podcast Despina Pavlou

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Welcome to The PCOS Oracle podcast hosted by PCOS cyster, online PCOS personal trainer and blogger, Despina Pavlou. In this podcast you will hear from leading experts in the field of female health and PCOS who will provide you with cutting-edge research, evidence-based information as well as practical tips on how to get to the root cause of your PCOS and treat it naturally. Each episode will provide you with new found knowledge, confidence and motivation to take back control from PCOS. For more information you can find Despina at www.pcosoracle.com or on social media including Instagram, Facebook, twitter and Pinterest @pcosoracle.
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https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial
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    #69 How To Lower Excess Estrogen and Improve Thyroid Function with Kourtney Simmang

    #69 How To Lower Excess Estrogen and Improve Thyroid Function with Kourtney Simmang

    In this episode I speak with Kourtney Simmang about how to lower excess estrogen and improve thyroid function.
    Kourtney shares her health journey in which she has healed herself from migraines, Epstein bar, PCOS, hypothyroidism, and more. She speaks about the causes of estrogen dominance, low progesterone and low thyroid.​
    She shares the diet and lifestyle habits that allowed her to overcome her health issues. We speak about the importance of mindset and Kourtney provides some great getting started tips. 
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    Check out Let's Get Checked today.
    Visit trylgc.com/pcos and use the code 'PCOS20' for 20% off.
    Your health should never take a backseat!
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    Worthy Womanhood Membership
    The PCOS Oracle Podcast selected as one of the Top 20 PCOS Podcast of 2020 
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    #68 What are the Ayurveda Doshas and How to Balance them with Irina Adriaensen

    #68 What are the Ayurveda Doshas and How to Balance them with Irina Adriaensen

    In episode 68 of the PCOS Oracle Podcast I speak with Irian Adriaensen about the Ayurveda different doshas and how to balance them.
    Find out
    the importance of a personalised diet to support hormonal health.
    Ayurveda provides a framework with the ayurvedic mind-body types (doshas).
    Ayurveda recognises that whatever your symptoms are, food can be healing.
    Ayurveda also recognises that everyone is different, and while one way of eating works for one person, that same food may not work for someone else.
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    Podcast Episode Sponsors
    Huge thank you to our sponsors,
    Mira
    Mira helps women track their actual hormone levels so they know exactly when their fertile and infertile days are.
    As a woman with PCOS who has previously suffered from irregular cycles, I know how difficult it can make tracking your cycles.
    Not only this, some PCOS women have constantly high luteinizing hormone (LH) levels that can be as much three times the normal range. This can in turn lead to false readings when using things like Ovulating Predictor Kits because they might not detect a surge in luteinizing hormone as levels are constantly high.
    But not with Mira.
    Mira is an Artificially Intelligent-driven fertility device that has been designed with irregular cycles and PCOS women in mind, so it is able to detect the surge in LH above your high baseline. This is because we are all unique and Mira gathers data about you and tailors it's predictions to you. Whereas OPKs are designed around what is 'average'.
    Mira will record your actual hormone levels each month and it's complex learning algorithm will predict your fertile days every cycle.
    The more data Mira gathers about you each month, the smarter it gets and the more accurate it will be at making predictions for your following cycle.
    So, Mira has successfully taken away the stress and guesswork involved in predicting your fertile and infertile days. To buy your very own Mira fertility tracker, go to miracare.com and use the code 'pcos25' at checkout to get $25 off your order.
    Let'sGetChecked
    I talk a lot about getting to the root cause of your PCOS on this podcast and hormonal testing is one of the most important ways of understanding your condition. Without testing your hormones, it is very difficult to know what type of PCOS you have.
    Now, many women do not get the PCOS testing they need, whether it is because they're healthcare provider is not very supportive or because they purely do not have the time to visit their doctor. That is why I am excited to announce a new partnership with Let'sGetChecked!
    LetsGetChecked provides you with easily accessible at home testing and professional medical consultations without ever having to leave your home.
    So the way it works is super simple, you choose a test kit online, Let'sGetChecked then delivers it to you in discreet packaging, with next day delivery.
    You then activate your test, collect your sample in the morning and return it using the prepaid shipping label provided.
    From there LetsGetChecked reviews your sample in their lab and shares your results with you, via your secure online account within 2 to 5 days. It is super quick, seamless and your results are confidential.
    Once your results are available, they will be reviewed by a physician. A nurse will then contact you for a consultation over-the-phone.
    Finally, in some cases, the physician will provide prescriptions for you to the pharmacy of your choosing.
    I believe everyone should have access to hormone testing and Let'sGetChecked makes that possible. It's never been this simple to stay on top of your hormonal health!
    Check out Let's Get Checked today.
    Visit trylgc.com/pcos and use the code 'PCOS20' for 20% off.
    Your health should never take a backseat!
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    Show Notes
    Forever Sunday Retreat
    The PCOS Oracle Podcast selected as one of the Top 20 PCOS Podcast of 2020 
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    Connect with:

    • 47 min
    #67 Meg Langston: Restoring Metabolic and Hormonal Health after Years of Disordered Eating, Dieting and Over-Exercising

    #67 Meg Langston: Restoring Metabolic and Hormonal Health after Years of Disordered Eating, Dieting and Over-Exercising

    In episode 67 of The PCOS Oracle Podcast, I speak to Meg Langston all about her health and healing journey. Meg openly shares her story and how she restored and continues to support her health and metabolism after years of disordered eating, dieting and over exercising.
    What we discuss in the interview
    Meg's story/journey
    Does seed cycling work
    PMS is common but not normal and what it means
    Nutritional habits Meg implemented and eliminated to help her restore hormonal and metabolic health
    Dairy-good or bad?
    Should you avoid gluten and soy to heal thyroid and metabolism
    Meg's current approach to exercise-shift in approach and mindset
    Delving deep into finding your identity regardless of appearance and exercise performance
    How to manage stress
    Meg's top tips to getting started on your healing journey
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    Podcast Episode Sponsors
    Huge thank you to our sponsors,
    Mira
    Mira helps women track their actual hormone levels so they know exactly when their fertile and infertile days are.
    As a woman with PCOS who has previously suffered from irregular cycles, I know how difficult it can make tracking your cycles.
    Not only this, some PCOS women have constantly high luteinizing hormone (LH) levels that can be as much three times the normal range. This can in turn lead to false readings when using things like Ovulating Predictor Kits because they might not detect a surge in luteinizing hormone as levels are constantly high.
    But not with Mira.
    Mira is an Artificially Intelligent-driven fertility device that has been designed with irregular cycles and PCOS women in mind, so it is able to detect the surge in LH above your high baseline. This is because we are all unique and Mira gathers data about you and tailors it's predictions to you. Whereas OPKs are designed around what is 'average'.
    Mira will record your actual hormone levels each month and it's complex learning algorithm will predict your fertile days every cycle.
    The more data Mira gathers about you each month, the smarter it gets and the more accurate it will be at making predictions for your following cycle.
    So, Mira has successfully taken away the stress and guesswork involved in predicting your fertile and infertile days. To buy your very own Mira fertility tracker, go to miracare.com and use the code 'pcos25' at checkout to get $25 off your order.
    Let'sGetChecked
    I talk a lot about getting to the root cause of your PCOS on this podcast and hormonal testing is one of the most important ways of understanding your condition. Without testing your hormones, it is very difficult to know what type of PCOS you have.
    Now, many women do not get the PCOS testing they need, whether it is because they're healthcare provider is not very supportive or because they purely do not have the time to visit their doctor. That is why I am excited to announce a new partnership with Let'sGetChecked!
    LetsGetChecked provides you with easily accessible at home testing and professional medical consultations without ever having to leave your home.
    So the way it works is super simple, you choose a test kit online, Let'sGetChecked then delivers it to you in discreet packaging, with next day delivery.
    You then activate your test, collect your sample in the morning and return it using the prepaid shipping label provided.
    From there LetsGetChecked reviews your sample in their lab and shares your results with you, via your secure online account within 2 to 5 days. It is super quick, seamless and your results are confidential.
    Once your results are available, they will be reviewed by a physician. A nurse will then contact you for a consultation over-the-phone.
    Finally, in some cases, the physician will provide prescriptions for you to the pharmacy of your choosing.
    I believe everyone should have access to hormone testing and Let'sGetChecked makes that possible. It's never been this simple to stay on top

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #66 The Truth About Iron-Why Does Anaemia Exist, Causes of Iron Overload and How To Balance Iron Intake | Loren De La Cruz

    #66 The Truth About Iron-Why Does Anaemia Exist, Causes of Iron Overload and How To Balance Iron Intake | Loren De La Cruz

    In episode 66 I speak to Loren de la Cruz all about the mineral iron and whether it is something we should be supplementing with.
    Loren delves into some really interesting things about iron and really sheds some light on this mineral we are led to believe we need to supplement with for better health.
    Find out:
    What iron is and its purpose in the body. 
    How much iron we need
    If iron is as great as we thought
    What causes iron overload and what happens when you have too much iron, issues connected with it
    Hidden places you get iron from
    Supplements to stop taking as they either impact copper, contain iron or both
    Signs or tests to establish iron levels
    Why anaemia exists
    How to balance iron intake, ways to lower iron in the body
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    Podcast Episode Sponsors
    Huge thank you to our sponsors,
    Mira
    Mira helps women track their actual hormone levels so they know exactly when their fertile and infertile days are.
    As a woman with PCOS who has previously suffered from irregular cycles, I know how difficult it can make tracking your cycles.
    Not only this, some PCOS women have constantly high luteinizing hormone (LH) levels that can be as much three times the normal range. This can in turn lead to false readings when using things like Ovulating Predictor Kits because they might not detect a surge in luteinizing hormone as levels are constantly high.
    But not with Mira.
    Mira is an Artificially Intelligent-driven fertility device that has been designed with irregular cycles and PCOS women in mind, so it is able to detect the surge in LH above your high baseline. This is because we are all unique and Mira gathers data about you and tailors it's predictions to you. Whereas OPKs are designed around what is 'average'.
    Mira will record your actual hormone levels each month and it's complex learning algorithm will predict your fertile days every cycle.
    The more data Mira gathers about you each month, the smarter it gets and the more accurate it will be at making predictions for your following cycle.
    So, Mira has successfully taken away the stress and guesswork involved in predicting your fertile and infertile days. To buy your very own Mira fertility tracker, go to miracare.com and use the code 'pcos25' at checkout to get $25 off your order.
    Let'sGetChecked
    I talk a lot about getting to the root cause of your PCOS on this podcast and hormonal testing is one of the most important ways of understanding your condition. Without testing your hormones, it is very difficult to know what type of PCOS you have.
    Now, many women do not get the PCOS testing they need, whether it is because they're healthcare provider is not very supportive or because they purely do not have the time to visit their doctor. That is why I am excited to announce a new partnership with Let'sGetChecked!
    LetsGetChecked provides you with easily accessible at home testing and professional medical consultations without ever having to leave your home.
    So the way it works is super simple, you choose a test kit online, Let'sGetChecked then delivers it to you in discreet packaging, with next day delivery.
    You then activate your test, collect your sample in the morning and return it using the prepaid shipping label provided.
    From there LetsGetChecked reviews your sample in their lab and shares your results with you, via your secure online account within 2 to 5 days. It is super quick, seamless and your results are confidential.
    Once your results are available, they will be reviewed by a physician. A nurse will then contact you for a consultation over-the-phone.
    Finally, in some cases, the physician will provide prescriptions for you to the pharmacy of your choosing.
    I believe everyone should have access to hormone testing and Let'sGetChecked makes that possible. It's never been this simple to stay on top of your hormonal health!
    Check out Let's Get Checked today.
    Visit 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #65 The Importance of Listening to your Body and Finding Balance while on your Healing Journey with Esme Rose

    #65 The Importance of Listening to your Body and Finding Balance while on your Healing Journey with Esme Rose

    In episode 65 of The PCOS Oracle Podcast, I speak with Esme Rose about the importance of listening to your body and finding balance while on your healing journey.
    This episode is very raw and real. Esme and I cover tons of important topics like listening to your body, mental health, comparisons (social media vs reality). Esme speaks about how in order to heal, achieve hormone balance and sustainable weight loss, we need to unlearn a lot of the things we thought we knew about nutrition. It’s easy to get swayed by what everyone on social media is doing, but we really need to quiet down the noise and look within. We must unlock the answers to the questions of what we truly want, what are your goals, why are these important to you and how will you go about achieving them in a sustainable way.
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    Podcast Episode Sponsors
    Huge thank you to our sponsors,
    Mira
    Mira helps women track their actual hormone levels so they know exactly when their fertile and infertile days are.
    As a woman with PCOS who has previously suffered from irregular cycles, I know how difficult it can make tracking your cycles.
    Not only this, some PCOS women have constantly high luteinizing hormone (LH) levels that can be as much three times the normal range. This can in turn lead to false readings when using things like Ovulating Predictor Kits because they might not detect a surge in luteinizing hormone as levels are constantly high.
    But not with Mira.
    Mira is an Artificially Intelligent-driven fertility device that has been designed with irregular cycles and PCOS women in mind, so it is able to detect the surge in LH above your high baseline. This is because we are all unique and Mira gathers data about you and tailors it's predictions to you. Whereas OPKs are designed around what is 'average'.
    Mira will record your actual hormone levels each month and it's complex learning algorithm will predict your fertile days every cycle.
    The more data Mira gathers about you each month, the smarter it gets and the more accurate it will be at making predictions for your following cycle.
    So, Mira has successfully taken away the stress and guesswork involved in predicting your fertile and infertile days. To buy your very own Mira fertility tracker, go to miracare.com and use the code 'pcos25' at checkout to get $25 off your order.
    Let'sGetChecked
    I talk a lot about getting to the root cause of your PCOS on this podcast and hormonal testing is one of the most important ways of understanding your condition. Without testing your hormones, it is very difficult to know what type of PCOS you have.
    Now, many women do not get the PCOS testing they need, whether it is because they're healthcare provider is not very supportive or because they purely do not have the time to visit their doctor. That is why I am excited to announce a new partnership with Let'sGetChecked!
    LetsGetChecked provides you with easily accessible at home testing and professional medical consultations without ever having to leave your home.
    So the way it works is super simple, you choose a test kit online, Let'sGetChecked then delivers it to you in discreet packaging, with next day delivery.
    You then activate your test, collect your sample in the morning and return it using the prepaid shipping label provided.
    From there LetsGetChecked reviews your sample in their lab and shares your results with you, via your secure online account within 2 to 5 days. It is super quick, seamless and your results are confidential.
    Once your results are available, they will be reviewed by a physician. A nurse will then contact you for a consultation over-the-phone.
    Finally, in some cases, the physician will provide prescriptions for you to the pharmacy of your choosing.
    I believe everyone should have access to hormone testing and Let'sGetChecked makes that possible. It's never been this simple to stay on top of your

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #64 Ovulation Tips for PCOS with Caitlin Johnson

    #64 Ovulation Tips for PCOS with Caitlin Johnson

    In episode 64 of the podcast I speak with Caitlin all about to support ovulation with PCOS.
    Ovulation is such an important part of our menstrual cycle, it is something we are often unaware of when growing up. We are told about our period, but not really about ovulation and the whole 28 day cycle. So it was really great having Caitlin on the podcast talking about the importance of ovulating regardless of whether you are looking to conceive or not and how to improve the frequency of ovulation.
    Anovulation or a lack of ovulation is a common symptom of PCOS, because of the importance of ovulating, Caitlin provides tons of great information on how to find out if you are ovulating and tips on how to kick start ovulation.
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    Podcast Episode Sponsors
    Huge thank you to our sponsors,
    Pollie
    Pollie, the go to marketplace for women looking to find a virtual hormone health specialist.
    Finding a hormone specialist can take hours and even days of research. Not only that, it’s hard to know if a provider will be a good fit for you. That’s why Jane and Sabrina created Pollie.
    Pollie is dedicated to making the world of hormonal health personalised and accessible.
    So if you are looking to balance your hormones, treat your PCOS, endometriosis or improve fertility, Pollie has you covered. It’s so easy to get started online.
    Pollie’s 2 minute online quiz automatically matches you to providers in Pollie’s network, that best match your preferences. Such as budget, communication style, treatment methods and more. So you can check all the boxes you need and see who matches up.
    Right now you, my listeners, can save $10 on your first Pollie appointment using the code ‘PCOS Oracle’. Visit pollie.co or @pollie.co on Instagram today and find the right specialist for you.
    Mira
    Mira helps women track their actual hormone levels so they know exactly when their fertile and infertile days are.
    As a woman with PCOS who has previously suffered from irregular cycles, I know how difficult it can make tracking your cycles.
    Not only this, some PCOS women have constantly high luteinizing hormone (LH) levels that can be as much three times the normal range. This can in turn lead to false readings when using things like Ovulating Predictor Kits because they might not detect a surge in luteinizing hormone as levels are constantly high.
    But not with Mira.
    Mira is an Artificially Intelligent-driven fertility device that has been designed with irregular cycles and PCOS women in mind, so it is able to detect the surge in LH above your high baseline. This is because we are all unique and Mira gathers data about you and tailors it's predictions to you. Whereas OPKs are designed around what is 'average'.
    Mira will record your actual hormone levels each month and it's complex learning algorithm will predict your fertile days every cycle.
    The more data Mira gathers about you each month, the smarter it gets and the more accurate it will be at making predictions for your following cycle.
    So, Mira has successfully taken away the stress and guesswork involved in predicting your fertile and infertile days. To buy your very own Mira fertility tracker, go to miracare.com and use the code 'pcos25' at checkout to get $25 off your order.
    Let'sGetChecked
    I talk a lot about getting to the root cause of your PCOS on this podcast and hormonal testing is one of the most important ways of understanding your condition. Without testing your hormones, it is very difficult to know what type of PCOS you have.
    Now, many women do not get the PCOS testing they need, whether it is because they're healthcare provider is not very supportive or because they purely do not have the time to visit their doctor. That is why I am excited to announce a new partnership with Let'sGetChecked!
    LetsGetChecked provides you with easily accessible at home testing and professional medical consul

    • 1 hr 23 min

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