15 episodes

Everything women’s health in under 15 minutes by an experienced naturopathic doctor and bestselling author of the books Period Repair Manual, Hormone Repair Manual, and Metabolism Repair for Women. Simple explanations for topics such as PCOS, endometriosis, hormonal birth control, and more. For more, visit LaraBriden.com

Lara Briden's Podcast Lara Briden

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 67 Ratings

Everything women’s health in under 15 minutes by an experienced naturopathic doctor and bestselling author of the books Period Repair Manual, Hormone Repair Manual, and Metabolism Repair for Women. Simple explanations for topics such as PCOS, endometriosis, hormonal birth control, and more. For more, visit LaraBriden.com

    Hypoglycemia in young women: The science behind "hangry"

    Hypoglycemia in young women: The science behind "hangry"

    Symptoms of hypoglycemia or low blood sugar include light-headedness, headaches, and anxiety. Hypoglycemia can even feel like panic attacks. In this episode, Lara discusses:why young women are more prone to hypoglycemia,the importance of the autonomic nervous system and a "blunted glucagon response," and what you can do to feel better. Links:Prevalence of self-reported symptoms attributed to hypoglycaemia within a general female population of the UKHypoglycemic symptoms in the ...

    • 16 min
    Food addiction and other causes of abnormally high hunger

    Food addiction and other causes of abnormally high hunger

    Do you feel hungry all the time? Abnormally hungry? If so, it’s worth trying to figure out why. Potential drivers of abnormally high hunger include insulin resistance, gut and microbiome issues, low blood sugar, and food addiction—just to name a few.In this episode, Lara explores food addiction and some of the controversy around the term. She also discusses the next best steps on the road to recovery. Links: Lara's new book about metabolic healthPoll: Addiction to highly processed f...

    • 15 min
    What's the story with dairy and periods problems?

    What's the story with dairy and periods problems?

    For some women, stopping normal dairy products can relieve period symptoms. But why?In this episode, Lara discusses:the inflammatory effects of A1 casein how a mast cell histamine response can drive period problems such as premenstrual mood symptoms, heavy bleeding, and pain.Links:Successful mast-cell-targeted treatment of chronic dyspareunia, vaginitis, and dysfunctional uterine bleedingChildhood asthma, allergies and risk of premenstrual disorders in young adulthoodCasomorphins and gl...

    • 16 min
    How IBS and SIBO can affect periods and hormones

    How IBS and SIBO can affect periods and hormones

    Did you know that what’s happening in your gut can affect your periods and hormones? In this episode, Lara discusses:small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and its role in IBS,how SIBO can drive or worsen endometriosis, insulin resistance, premenstrual mood symptoms, and the fibromyalgia of perimenopause, plushow to treat SIBO. Links:The curious link between estrogen, mast cells, and histamineAltered intestinal permeability in patients with primary fibromyalgia and in patients...

    • 12 min
    Medications that cause weight gain

    Medications that cause weight gain

    Why do antihistamines cause weight gain? And how does hormonal birth control affect metabolism?In this episode, Lara looks at:how common medications affect metabolismwhy birth control that is *androgenic* is more likely to cause weight gain, andwhether natural progesterone is more likely to cause weight gain or weight loss.Links:The histaminergic system as a target for the prevention of obesity and metabolic syndromeHigh H1-affinity antidepressants and risk of metabolic syndrome in bipolar di...

    • 11 min
    Does your chronotype affect your ability to lose weight?

    Does your chronotype affect your ability to lose weight?

    Are you a morning person or an evening person? And could that affect your ability to lose weight?In this episode, Lara looks at chronotype, which is your individual disposition to be awake or asleep at certain times. And how that might affect your overall health and metabolism.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

The Cat in the Sky ,

Excitement to learn and a Question

Hi Dr. Briden,

I’m excited to start a journey of learning about my body and hormones! I was wondering what your thoughts are regarding getting on the pill for the benefit of being protected from certain types of cancers? Also how getting off the pill after a few months affects the body? Is it the same as if you were on it for years or are the effects a bit easier to manage? Thank you for sharing your expertise with us.

Best wishes,
A listener eager to learn😊

abbieb5290 ,

Invaluable

Invaluable information for the practitioner especially, but also patients! So bite sized and digestible. Right to the chase clinical pearls. I look forward to every single one! Thank you Dr Briden!

emilys2016 ,

Amazing podcast

I just recently read your period repair manual book and I saw you have a podcast! I am so grateful for all of the information on endometriosis which I have. It is a gnarly disease which can be very frustrating to navigate, your podcast is making it easier!

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