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House Call Highlight: Acne, Weight Gain, Facial Hair, Hair Loss, Infertility: Is PCOS The Cause? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

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House Call Highlight: House Call Highlight: Acne, Weight Gain, Facial Hair, Hair Loss, Infertility: Is PCOS The Cause? | This episode is sponsored by HigherDOSE and Rupa Health
PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, affects between 5 to 10 percent of all women. PCOS symptoms include irregular or heavy periods, acne, facial hair, scalp hair loss, increased belly fat, and increased levels of testosterone. It is also strongly correlated with infertility. While conventional medicine typically views PCOS as a gynecological issue, it is actually commonly driven by things such as diet, environmental toxins, genetics, and more.
In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating patients with PCOS. They delve into topics including the relationship between PCOS and insulin resistance, gut health, and much more.
Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing, she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the Functional Medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well.
This episode is sponsored by HigherDOSE and Rupa Health.
The Infrared Sauna Blanket from HigherDOSE gives you all the benefits of infrared in an easy-to-use, portable blanket at a much lower cost than a stand-alone sauna. HigherDOSE is offering my community an exclusive discount of $75 off, with promo code FARMACY75 at higherdose.com. 
Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com. 
In this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:

The continuum of symptoms that can occur with PCOS
The role that insulin and insulin resistance plays in PCOS
How conventional medicine treats PCOS
Common drivers of PCOS, including diet, environmental toxins, genetics, and more
The hormone/gut microbiome connection
The Functional Medicine approach to treating and testing for PCOS
How dairy affects hormones and can cause acne and digestion problems
PCOS and infertility
Additional Resources
The Fertility Diet: Groundbreaking Research Reveals Natural Ways to Boost Ovulation and Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant
https://www.amazon.com/Fertility-Diet-Groundbreaking-Research-Ovulation/dp/0071627103
A Simple Diet Experiment That May Solve Most Of Your Health Issues with Lisa Dreher
https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/08/22/podcast-hc24/
Clara’s Case Study: Overcoming Infertility
https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/09/05/claras-case-study-overcoming-infertility/
Why Most Everything We Were Told About Dairy Is Wrong
https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/08/19/podcast-ep131/


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House Call Highlight: House Call Highlight: Acne, Weight Gain, Facial Hair, Hair Loss, Infertility: Is PCOS The Cause? | This episode is sponsored by HigherDOSE and Rupa Health
PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, affects between 5 to 10 percent of all women. PCOS symptoms include irregular or heavy periods, acne, facial hair, scalp hair loss, increased belly fat, and increased levels of testosterone. It is also strongly correlated with infertility. While conventional medicine typically views PCOS as a gynecological issue, it is actually commonly driven by things such as diet, environmental toxins, genetics, and more.
In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating patients with PCOS. They delve into topics including the relationship between PCOS and insulin resistance, gut health, and much more.
Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing, she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the Functional Medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well.
This episode is sponsored by HigherDOSE and Rupa Health.
The Infrared Sauna Blanket from HigherDOSE gives you all the benefits of infrared in an easy-to-use, portable blanket at a much lower cost than a stand-alone sauna. HigherDOSE is offering my community an exclusive discount of $75 off, with promo code FARMACY75 at higherdose.com. 
Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com. 
In this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:

The continuum of symptoms that can occur with PCOS
The role that insulin and insulin resistance plays in PCOS
How conventional medicine treats PCOS
Common drivers of PCOS, including diet, environmental toxins, genetics, and more
The hormone/gut microbiome connection
The Functional Medicine approach to treating and testing for PCOS
How dairy affects hormones and can cause acne and digestion problems
PCOS and infertility
Additional Resources
The Fertility Diet: Groundbreaking Research Reveals Natural Ways to Boost Ovulation and Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant
https://www.amazon.com/Fertility-Diet-Groundbreaking-Research-Ovulation/dp/0071627103
A Simple Diet Experiment That May Solve Most Of Your Health Issues with Lisa Dreher
https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/08/22/podcast-hc24/
Clara’s Case Study: Overcoming Infertility
https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/09/05/claras-case-study-overcoming-infertility/
Why Most Everything We Were Told About Dairy Is Wrong
https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/08/19/podcast-ep131/


See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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