96 episodes

Host Dr. Minni Malhotra MD is an award-winning speaker and author. Crushing PCOS provides inspiring strategies and stories straight from real people who have overcome PCOS, alternative wellness providers, functional medicine specialists, and her own personal story. What was their journey and how did they master their health struggles? Hear from inspiring individuals and learn about their wins, failures, and habits. Plus, their secret tips and guidance. On Wednesday, tune in to Crushing PCOS to get answers to your biggest questions about the hormonal imbalances. Submit your question for Dr. Minni at drminni@anchorwellnesscenter.com

Crushing PCOS Dr. Minni Malhotra, MD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 15 Ratings

Host Dr. Minni Malhotra MD is an award-winning speaker and author. Crushing PCOS provides inspiring strategies and stories straight from real people who have overcome PCOS, alternative wellness providers, functional medicine specialists, and her own personal story. What was their journey and how did they master their health struggles? Hear from inspiring individuals and learn about their wins, failures, and habits. Plus, their secret tips and guidance. On Wednesday, tune in to Crushing PCOS to get answers to your biggest questions about the hormonal imbalances. Submit your question for Dr. Minni at drminni@anchorwellnesscenter.com

    EP 95: Depression in PCOS

    EP 95: Depression in PCOS

    Statistics show that 40% of women with PCOS experience depression, with this number particularly high in young girls. Today, Dr. Minni Malhotra explains why depression and stress are high-risk factors among patients with PCOS. Tuning in, you’ll hear what PCOS is and how it affects adolescents, the symptoms of PCOS that may cause depression and anxiety in patients, and how depression can lead to higher insulin resistance, compounding the issue. To learn more about how to treat PCOS and depression through lifestyle changes and other treatments, such as anti-androgen therapy and metformin treatment, don’t miss this episode!


    Key Points From This Episode:
    What PCOS is and how it affects adolescents. Statistics about the percentage of women with PCOS that experience depression. Symptoms of PCOS that may cause depression and anxiety in patients.How depression leads to higher insulin resistance. The benefits of lifestyle changes and standard metformin treatment to treat this condition.An example of one of Dr. Minni’s PCOS patients who prioritized her mental health to overcome her depression. Some of the things you can do to improve your lifestyle and mental health. The benefits of anti-androgen therapy. The COPE methodology and how it may help you overcome PCOS and depression.

    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
    “Increased risk of depressive disorders in women with polycystic ovary syndrome”
    Dr. Minni Malhotra Email
    Anchor Wellness Center
    The Institute of Functional Medicine 
    American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine 

    • 12 min
    EP 94: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Stress

    EP 94: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Stress

    Today on the show we’re talking about the relationship between polycystic ovarian syndrome and stress. While there is still a lot we don’t know about PCOS, there is an increasing body of evidence that demonstrates the important role that stress plays in PCOS manifestation. Tuning in you’ll hear an overview of the human biological stress response, the hormones involved, and how they can exacerbate PCOS when they are out of balance. Dr. Malhotra unpacks how stress causes these hormone imbalances and provides meaningful insights and practical advice on how to tackle stress in your life. Join us today to learn more about the relationship between PCOS and stress, along with actionable tips on what to do about it!


    Key Points From This Episode:
    Introducing today’s topic: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Stress.An overview of PCOS, its symptoms, risks, and the percentage of women affected by it.The relationship between obesity and PCOS.How abdominal fat distribution affects certain health markers.The increasing evidence that stress plays an important role in PCOS manifestation.The hormones that are integral to maintaining homeostasis and how they are affected by stress.Learn about the stress response and how it is regulated by two neuroendocrine axes.How stress hormone levels differ in women with PCOS, compared to those without PCOS.A reminder that further research needs to be done to fully understand the impact that stress has on PCOS patients.Advice on what to do to manage stress.How meditation can improve stress management, productivity, and sleep.An overview of how to implement a daily meditation practice.

    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
    Dr. Minni Malhotra Email
    Anchor Wellness Center
    The Institute of Functional Medicine

    • 13 min
    EP 93: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Aging

    EP 93: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Aging

    We age in a variety of ways, but as a society, we tend to focus mostly on how we age on the outside, rather than on the inside. For instance, we might use an array of skin products to treat our aging skin, but give little thought to the impact prescription medications have on how rapidly our organs age. Today on the Crushing PCOS podcast we dig into PCOS and aging. Tuning in you’ll learn the role that menopause and aging play in PCOS, and why consistent lifestyle changes should be the first method you use to treat PCOS. To discover the many lifestyle factors that influence symptoms of PCOS, and how they change as you age, make sure you tune in today!


    Key Points From This Episode:
    Introducing today’s topic: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Aging.An overview of the risks and co-morbidities associated with PCOS.Why the signs and symptoms of PCOS improve with age.The research that still needs to be done regarding PCOS treatment and medication.Why lifestyle modifications should be the first method used to manage PCOS.The impact that exercise has on managing PCOS.Why low carb diets can help women with PCOS.An overview of why high-quality sleep decreases cardiovascular risk, insulin resistance, cardiovascular risk, and weight gain.Why lifestyle management isn’t prescribed more often by conventional physicians.Why lifestyle changes need to be accompanied by accountability and knowledgeable oversight.Learn about Dr. Minni Malhotra's COPE method.

    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
    Dr. Minni Malhotra Email
    Anchor Wellness Center
    The Institute of Functional Medicine

    • 10 min
    EP 92: Eating Disorders in PCOS Sufferers

    EP 92: Eating Disorders in PCOS Sufferers

    Welcome to a new episode of Crushing PCOS, where we discuss integrative and natural approaches to solving all your PCOS issues. Today, we are discussing eating disorders and PCOS. We discuss why eating disorders appear to be higher in people with PCOS than in the general population, the most common types of eating disorders associated with PCOS, and the link between needing to exercise and diet and PCOS. Dr. Minni gives us advice on healthy ways to change our lifestyle, from how to manage our diets in a healthy way to keeping food journals, seeking out therapy, trying to improve our sleep, and much more! Plus, we learn about the COPE methodology and are comforted with kind words about how to be gentle with ourselves on this journey. We hope you will join us. 


    Key Points From This Episode:
    A welcome to the episode!Opening the dialogue about eating disorders in PCOS.The high prevalence of eating disorders in people with PCOS.Discussing Bulimia Nervosa, binge eating disorder, and night eating disorder.The link between PCOS and eating disorders.Why PCOS sufferers are advised to diet and lose weight.Common approaches to losing weight.Insulin resistance within PCOS sufferers.Advice on what to do, relating to your diet, to manage PCOS.Challenges of PCOS and eating disorders.The risk of eating disorders for PCOS sufferers.Coping with your eating disorder and using COPE methodology and behavior changes.

    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
    Gretchen Kubacky
    The PCOS Mood Cure
    Dr. Minni Malhotra Email
    Anchor Wellness Center
    The Institute of Functional Medicine

    • 11 min
    EP 91: How To Balance Hormones Naturally

    EP 91: How To Balance Hormones Naturally

    Hormone imbalance is a common complaint amongst women; especially during menopause, menstruation, and most commonly, among women with PCOS. In today’s episode of Crushing PCOS, we discuss how you can balance your hormones naturally. Tuning in you’ll hear what the symptoms of imbalanced hormones are, why a healthy lifestyle is essential to balance your hormones, and what your daily diet should include. We also discuss the benefits of exercise, mindfulness, and sleep before breaking down the five key nutrients that should be included in your daily diet to balance your hormones. Finally, we look into how hormone replacement therapy can help fluctuating hormones and why enhanced mind mastery is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Join us to crush your PCOS today!


    Key Points From This Episode:
    When women are most likely to experience hormone issues and fluctuations.Symptoms of imbalanced hormones.Why a healthy lifestyle and diet are essential to have balanced hormones. A breakdown of what your daily diet should include. The hormonal benefits of exercise.The importance of mindfulness.Why sleep is essential to balance your hormones.Five key nutrients that need to be incorporated into your life to help balance your hormones. One: magnesium. Two: vitamin B. Three: probiotics. Four: liver-enhancing nutrients. Five: vitamin D.How hormone replacement therapy can help balance your hormones. The importance of enhanced mind mastery. 

    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
    The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
    Dr. Minni Malhotra Email
    Anchor Wellness Center
    The Institute of Functional Medicine

    • 13 min
    EP 90: The Connection Between Chronic Inflammation and PCOS with Dr. Minni Malhotra

    EP 90: The Connection Between Chronic Inflammation and PCOS with Dr. Minni Malhotra

    Welcome back to another episode of Crushing PCOS, a show about healing from polycystic ovarian syndrome through integrative and natural approaches. In today’s episode, Dr. Malhotra talks everything inflammation when it comes to polycystic ovarian syndrome and provides listeners with some simple methods for preventing and overcoming chronic inflammation. You’ll learn what inflammation is, the effects that inflammation has on the body, and the differences between acute and chronic inflammation, as well as why inflammation can agitate PCOS and much more! Tune in today to find out how to live a long, healthy life by preventing inflammation!


    Key Points From This Episode:
    What inflammation is and how it affects your body.An outline of the common causes of chronic inflammation.The differences between acute and chronic inflammation.Why it is essential for those with PCOS to prevent chronic inflammation.Some of the causes of inflammation in relation to PCOS.Ways to determine if you have inflammation problems.Basics steps to reduce the possibility of inflammation. Dr. Malhotra’s approach to lifestyle changes and habits.

    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
    Dr. Minni Malhotra Email
    Anchor Wellness Center
    The Institute of Functional Medicine
    A4M

    • 14 min

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Excellent and informative data coming from a real doctor, great guidance and tips for reversing PCOS. Looking forward to listening to the rest of the Podcasts and hopefully visiting this doctor soon!!

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