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Welcome to "An Amber a Day," your ultimate guide to functional nutrition approaches for managing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) with Amber Fischer,  leading functional nutritionist, Certified Nutrition Specialist, and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist. Join Amber as she delves deep into the root causes of PCOS, shedding light on the underlying systemic issues and empowering you to understand your condition better. With a focus on nutrition, lifestyle, mental health, and the holistic PCOS health journey, Amber offers realistic, honest, and vulnerable insights, infused with her signature sense of humor.*All the information expressed in An Amber a Day is for information purposes only. Always consult your doctor and nutritionist for any medical advice and before making any diet and lifestyle changes. 

An Amber a Day: The Functional PCOS Podcast Amber Fischer, MS, CNS, LDN

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 57 Ratings

Welcome to "An Amber a Day," your ultimate guide to functional nutrition approaches for managing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) with Amber Fischer,  leading functional nutritionist, Certified Nutrition Specialist, and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist. Join Amber as she delves deep into the root causes of PCOS, shedding light on the underlying systemic issues and empowering you to understand your condition better. With a focus on nutrition, lifestyle, mental health, and the holistic PCOS health journey, Amber offers realistic, honest, and vulnerable insights, infused with her signature sense of humor.*All the information expressed in An Amber a Day is for information purposes only. Always consult your doctor and nutritionist for any medical advice and before making any diet and lifestyle changes. 

    PCOS Decoded: 40 Top PCOS Questions Answered with Personal Insights and Professional Wisdom

    PCOS Decoded: 40 Top PCOS Questions Answered with Personal Insights and Professional Wisdom

    This episode features a fusion of personal insight and professional wisdom as I dive headfirst into 40 rapid-fire questions about PCOS, blending the curiosity of my Instagram community with the unpredictable inquiries from AI. We'll unearth the complexities of PCOS symptoms, their varied impacts on fertility, and the deeply personal journey through IVF, all while equipping you with practical strategies for managing this multifaceted condition through diet, lifestyle, and emotional support.

    Join me as we unpack the critical emotional aspects of PCOS management. It's not just about what you eat or how often you exercise; it's about the holistic journey through mental health challenges, the consideration of potential dietary triggers like gluten and dairy, and the mindful navigation of life's pleasures without compromising on PCOS-friendly choices. This conversation will also cast a light on the increased risks of diabetes and heart disease with PCOS and arm you with the tools needed to bolster both mental and hormonal health. From key supplements to the underrated power of consistent physical activity, find out how to create a balanced approach to living well with PCOS.

    As we wrap up our discussion, I'll share heart-to-heart the personal victories and hurdles on the road to managing PCOS, emphasizing the value of self-compassion and a tailored diet. We'll explore long-term medication management, the pros and cons of intermittent fasting, and the delicate balance of protein—all through the lens of a PCOS journey.   

    Mentioned in the episode: 

    Mediterranean PCOS https://amberfischernutrition.com/the-mediterranean-diet-how-to-do-it-how-to-modify-it-things-to-be-careful-of-and-more-episode-59/

    Shop PCOS favorites- RX bars, NAC, inositol, etc in my Wayward shop here: https://wayward.com/functionalpcos

    Supplement info:  www.amberfischernutrition.com/supplements

    Ideal day blog: https://amberfischernutrition
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    PCOS Facial Hair Freedom- https://amberfischer.thinkific.com/courses/pcos-facial-hair-freedom

    PCOS Foundations - https://amberfischer.thinkific.com/courses/pcos-foundations
    Functional PCOS- https://functional-pcos.teachable.com/p/functional-pcos
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    • 31 min
    Exercise in PCOS: What's Important, What's Not

    Exercise in PCOS: What's Important, What's Not

    Struggling to hit the gym with PCOS? You're not alone. The dance between exercise and PCOS is intricate, but I've discovered that movement is an essential rhythm in the music of a PCOS-friendly lifestyle. This episode is a deep dive into why those of us with insulin resistance can't afford to sit it out, and how the right kind of physical activity can be a powerful ally in regulating blood sugar and safeguarding our mental health. 

    We all know that one size rarely fits all, and that's especially true when it comes to PCOS and exercise. Some of us need to slow down and breathe a little deeper, while others need to find that sweet spot of consistency in their workouts. This episode unpacks the myths and truths about cardio and strength training, and why a sustainable and enjoyable fitness routine trumps a rigid regimen every time.  It's all about balance, rest, and not letting your exercise ambitions steal precious sleep.

     I’ll share why any exercise is better than none and how to move from inactivity to activity without sacrificing joy or health. 
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    PCOS Facial Hair Freedom- https://amberfischer.thinkific.com/courses/pcos-facial-hair-freedom

    PCOS Foundations - https://amberfischer.thinkific.com/courses/pcos-foundations
    Functional PCOS- https://functional-pcos.teachable.com/p/functional-pcos
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    • 42 min
    From Restrictive Diets to Food Freedom for PCOS with Mikaela Schifferle of Naked Wellness

    From Restrictive Diets to Food Freedom for PCOS with Mikaela Schifferle of Naked Wellness

    Have you ever felt trapped in a cycle of binge eating and dieting, unsure how to break free and find peace with food? Today we are joined by Mikaela Schifferle from KJ Wellness and the Naked Wellness Podcast on her remarkable story of triumph over a troubled relationship with food and body image. Together, we dissect the tangled web of nutrition, satisfaction, and the nuances of eating mindfully. Michaela's expertise shines as we navigate the importance of protein, healthy fats, and fibrous vegetables, particularly for those managing insulin resistance. Her approach? A nourishing balance of foods that don't just fuel the body but also gratify the soul.

    Turning the page to a chapter many of us can relate to, we probe the sensitive intersection of body image and health, casting a spotlight on the unique struggles my clients with PCOS face. This conversation is a candid exploration of the deep-seated beliefs that often tether self-worth to our physical form, and how shifting these perceptions can lead to a more compassionate self-narrative. The strategies we share are designed to rewire the core beliefs about self-worth and prioritize comprehensive self-care, helping to redefine what health truly means and how it feels to embrace yourself fully.

    Mentioned in the Episode:

    Books-

    When Food is Love: https://amzn.to/3IUgzJG

    Just Eat It: https://amzn.to/3x85xxU

    Connect with Mikaela here-

    KJ Wellness: https://kjwellness.com.au/

    @kjwellness on instagram: http://www.instagram.com/kjwellness

    Naked Wellness Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/naked-wellness/id1619248256
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    PCOS Facial Hair Freedom- https://amberfischer.thinkific.com/courses/pcos-facial-hair-freedom

    PCOS Foundations - https://amberfischer.thinkific.com/courses/pcos-foundations
    Functional PCOS- https://functional-pcos.teachable.com/p/functional-pcos
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    • 41 min
    Why PCOS Hormones are Not the Real Root: The Priority Pyramid- Season 4, episode 4

    Why PCOS Hormones are Not the Real Root: The Priority Pyramid- Season 4, episode 4

    Ever wonder why your body behaves the way it does, especially when it comes to complex conditions like PCOS? Today I'll explain a concept called the Priority Pyramid, something I came up with early in my journey to becoming a practitioner that has helped me really look deeper into hormone issues to find the root cause.  I also discuss some philosophical things and fun stuff happening in my life in the first 20 minutes or so.  
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    PCOS Facial Hair Freedom- https://amberfischer.thinkific.com/courses/pcos-facial-hair-freedom

    PCOS Foundations - https://amberfischer.thinkific.com/courses/pcos-foundations
    Functional PCOS- https://functional-pcos.teachable.com/p/functional-pcos
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    PCOS and the Emotional Landscape: A Candid Conversation on PCOS Mental Health, Depression, And the Stages of Grief

    PCOS and the Emotional Landscape: A Candid Conversation on PCOS Mental Health, Depression, And the Stages of Grief

    Navigating the intricacies of PCOS and mental health is a dance I've come to know all too well. In this episode, we'll go through the maze of emotions that accompany a chronic condition like PCOS, from grappling with the stages of grief post-diagnosis to the realities of mental health concerns with depression and anxiety when living with PCOS. I discuss my own path, marked by personal losses and triumphs, to illuminate the powerful link between our physical health and our mental well-being, and how the food we eat plays a critical role in this delicate balance.  We'll also discuss some strategies to help with our mental health in PCOS. 
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    PCOS Facial Hair Freedom- https://amberfischer.thinkific.com/courses/pcos-facial-hair-freedom

    PCOS Foundations - https://amberfischer.thinkific.com/courses/pcos-foundations
    Functional PCOS- https://functional-pcos.teachable.com/p/functional-pcos
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Mitochondria and Your PCOS- The True Root of Health with Dr. Kalea Wattles of Functional Fertility, Season 4 Episode 2

    The Mitochondria and Your PCOS- The True Root of Health with Dr. Kalea Wattles of Functional Fertility, Season 4 Episode 2

    This was a really good one, guys!  Today we are talking with my good friend Kalea about mitochondria and specifically how they impact PCOS.  Now, I know it sounds a bit science-forward but trust me, Dr. Wattles and I love the mitochondria for a reason.  Hope you love it as much as I did!

    Mentioned in the episode:

    Follow Dr. Wattles on ig @functionalfertility or visit her website www.drkaleawattles.com for more on her Functional Fertility Blueprint program!

    Try N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) mentioned in the episode here: https://s.thorne.com/NRI4c
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    PCOS Facial Hair Freedom- https://amberfischer.thinkific.com/courses/pcos-facial-hair-freedom

    PCOS Foundations - https://amberfischer.thinkific.com/courses/pcos-foundations
    Functional PCOS- https://functional-pcos.teachable.com/p/functional-pcos
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

sophierbb ,

Thank you Amber!!

the newest episode about the pyramid blew my mind. everything i’ve learned about PCOS just clicked. thank you for talking about this!

Aimee MB ,

Thank you!

Wow amber you’re doing amazing work! Really appreciate all the free content you put out. So informative and easy to listen to.

ScarlettFox ,

Like a support group

As someone who deals with pcos and will for life, having resources like this podcast of the instagram page she runs offer invaluable information and support!

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