The Bitch Fix is a show for women who want to get off the hormone rollercoaster and find health, happiness, and healing using holistic strategies, nutrition, and mindset. Functional nutritionist Christine MacCarroll is all about real solutions for getting your mood, energy, and mojo back--that don't involve prescription drugs or running away from home. Find her at thebitchfix.com.
Ep 147 Underlying Reasons for Iron Deficiency Anemia and Why it Matters for ADHD and Mental Health
Could symptoms you’re pinning on a hormonal imbalance (fatigue, irritability, feeling cold, brain fog) actually be a need for iron? And if you’re low on iron, is it wise to just run out and grab a supplement? Diving into the world of IRON today, with a special focus on mental health, ADHD, anxiety, and depression related to the need for iron and underlying causes for the low iron to begin with.
BF Ep 146 3 Measurements That Matter More Than Weight
It's easy to focus on weight because most of us have been primed for the weight loss conversation since we were elementary students. But if we're thinking about the HEALTH implications of body composition, there are three numbers that matter a hell of a lot more than the number on the scale. On this episode, what the numbers are, why they matter, and how to measure them at home.
Ep 145 Estrogen Is a B*tch w/ Kate Vazquez
On this week’s episode, I interviewed the lovely Kate Vazquez, functional medicine physician’s assistant and author of “Estrogen Is a Bitch.” Kate and I talked about the common hormonal imbalance called estrogen dominance, the 3 primary patterns of estrogen dominance, and how hormones, the gut and the nervous system are all interconnected.
Find Kate at https://www.yourradianthealth.com/
and on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katevazquez_pa/
Her Masterclass is available HERE: https://infoa5148f.clickfunnels.com/g-h-ns-connection
Ep 144 Should Women Do Intermittent Fasting
For the last couple of years, intermittent fasting, or “IF” has been raging like wildfire all through popular culture. If you believe the hype, it’s the best thing since sliced bread for everything from weight loss to brain fog. But is this strategy right for EVERYONE? You might imagine I have thoughts. This week I unpack the hype.
Ep 143 Nutraceuticals, Pharmaceuticals and Aging Well with Dr. Anna Arabyan
On this episode, I interviewed Dr. Anna Arabyan, a faculty member at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and founder of NutrafemmeRx, a brand devoted to women’s hormone health and wellness. I was interested in talking to Dr. Anna because of her unique background in both biochemistry, with her doctor of pharmacy degree, and also using holistic strategies for managing her own diagnoses of PCOS and endometriosis.
We had an interesting and wide-ranging discussion touching on everything from the power of community to the shared responsibilities of pharmaceutical companies, doctors, and patients. Take a listen!
To connect with Dr. Anna, check out her IG: @nutrafemmerx and her website, https://www.nutrafemmerx.com/
Ep 142 ADHD in Women and Girls
If you think ADD or ADHD is just an issue of hyper little boys--think again. Recent research is showing that just as many girls as boys suffer from ADHD . . . AND it’s not necessarily something that just “goes away” when that girl grows up. The way girls present, together with inherent gender bias, means it can be easy to miss in girls, or dismissed as a girl just not “trying hard enough.” On today’s episode, I’m unpacking the gender differences in ADHD, and sharing my personal journey as a touchstone.
Want to connect with me or share your thoughts or questions? Find me on Instagram: @christine.maccarroll
Christine delivers information in a way that is easy to understand. I look forward to listening to her podcast week after week!
Learning Many Facts
I am starting this series from the beginning and am learning a lot I do not take things at face value and Christine provides information as to where you can verify or compare information she provides. I appreciate that. She has more of an interactive teacher's voice than someone reading from a script. She let's you know what she thinks and why that is her view. Some of the early episodes do have sound quality issues (static) but that is the only irritating part of listening to this podcast.
Christine is funny, smart and a wealth of knowledge. I’m so grateful for this podcast and all of the information she shares with all of us. At this point I’ve listen to every single podcast. Excited about the future ones she’s going to do.