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Welcome to the Women’s Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE! podcast, a weekly conversation with practitioners, providers, patients, and healers about complex reproductive medicine and women’s health challenges, the value of an integrative approach to these challenges, many of the women’s health topics you’re already thinking about but uncomfortable talking about, and my personable favorite. . . WINE! The host, Dr. Laurena White, is an integrative reproductive medicine and women’s health provider, licensed acupuncturist, clinical herbalist, and a former labor support doula in the Washington DC Metro area. Her goal is to bring women’s health-specific evidence and expertise to the forefront of daily health and wellness news through informative conversations.To learn more, visit the website at www.laurenawhite.com. As you enjoy the podcast, conversations, and wine time, please remember that this podcast is not designed to be a substitute for a bonafide relationship with a licensed or certified healthcare professional.

Women's Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE‪!‬ Dr. Laurena White

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Welcome to the Women’s Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE! podcast, a weekly conversation with practitioners, providers, patients, and healers about complex reproductive medicine and women’s health challenges, the value of an integrative approach to these challenges, many of the women’s health topics you’re already thinking about but uncomfortable talking about, and my personable favorite. . . WINE! The host, Dr. Laurena White, is an integrative reproductive medicine and women’s health provider, licensed acupuncturist, clinical herbalist, and a former labor support doula in the Washington DC Metro area. Her goal is to bring women’s health-specific evidence and expertise to the forefront of daily health and wellness news through informative conversations.To learn more, visit the website at www.laurenawhite.com. As you enjoy the podcast, conversations, and wine time, please remember that this podcast is not designed to be a substitute for a bonafide relationship with a licensed or certified healthcare professional.

    #138: Train Your Brain: Why Are You Eating If You're Not Hungry | Dr. Deb Butler (BROWN California Red Blend)

    #138: Train Your Brain: Why Are You Eating If You're Not Hungry | Dr. Deb Butler (BROWN California Red Blend)

    Weight gain and how we carry weight tend to be common concerns and challenges for women as we age. It can be even more frustrating to get a handle on with the ongoing debate in the medical community as to whether the weight some of us put on as our bodies age, is directly related to perimenopause and our fluctuating hormones or simply a byproduct of aging itself. Whatever the specific cause, it’s estimated that women gain an average of two to five pounds per year during our perimenopausal years. With perimenopause lasting up to 10 years, that could mean a significant weight gain for many of us. Mindful nutrition can help.

    About Our Guest:
    Dr. Butler is a Certified Master Weight Loss and Life Coach, and event taught at The Life Coach School for the amazing Brooke Castillo. Before that? She spent 30 years as a Board Certified Chiropractor, Nutritionist, and Acupuncturist. She is the host of the podcast THINNER Peace in Menopause and Beyond.

    She spend decades struggling with her weight and yo-yo dieting. She went on her last diet at the age of 50 and has been free of diet culture ever since. She read, researched, and created a program to help other women. If you have been battling your weight and relationship with food your whole life... and now menopause is making it harder than ever.

    Dr. Deb can teach you to change the way you think so that this is the very last time you have to lose weight.

    Resources Mentioned:
    Jumpstart Your Weight Loss in Menopause (Free Guide)

    Connect with Gina:
    Website
    Facebook
    Instagram
    YouTube

    The hashtag for the podcast is #nourishyourflourish. You can also find our practice on the following social media outlets:

    Facebook: The Eudaimonia Center
    Instagram: theeudaimoniacenter
    Twitter: eu_daimonism

    For more reproductive medicine and women's health information and other valuable resources, make sure to visit our website.

    Have a question, comment, guest suggestion, or want to share your story? Email us at info@laurenawhite.com.
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    #137: This Ain't No Ordinary Love: Preparing for a Safer Childbirth Experience | Gina Mundy (Right Bank Bordeaux)

    #137: This Ain't No Ordinary Love: Preparing for a Safer Childbirth Experience | Gina Mundy (Right Bank Bordeaux)

    EVIDENCE-BASED BIRTH PRACTICES MAKE BIRTH HEALTHIER AND SAFER FOR MOTHERS AND BABIES

    At The Eudaimonia Center, we know what makes birth safe for mothers and babies AND standard maternity care in the United States is not evidence-based and does not reflect this knowledge. Therefore, the health-care provider and place of birth will influence the care that Mom receives in powerful ways. The result is that birth is less safe for mothers and babies than it should be, causing harm where it could be avoided.

    The World Health Organization identifies four care practices that promote, support, and protect normal birth. Lamaze International identifies two additional practices. Together, these six practices are supported by research, including systematic reviews from The Cochrane Library and the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (2007). Written for women and their families, the Lamaze Healthy Birth Practice papers describe the importance of each of the six practices for a healthy, safe birth and provide a synopsis of the evidence that supports each practice. Every pregnant woman needs to know that these six evidence-based birth practices make birth healthier and safer for mothers and babies.
    Healthy Birth Practice #1: Let Labor Begin on Its OwnHealthy Birth Practice #2: Walk, Move Around, and Change Positions Throughout LaborHealthy Birth Practice #3: Bring a Loved One, Friend, or Doula for Continuous SupportHealthy Birth Practice #4: Avoid Interventions That Are Not Medically NecessaryHealthy Birth Practice #5: Avoid Giving Birth on the Back, and Follow the Body's Urges to PushHealthy Birth Practice #6: Keep Mother and Baby Together – It's Best for Mother, Baby, and BreastfeedingBirth is intended to happen simply... without worry or trouble.
    About Our Guest:
    Gina Mundy is an attorney specializing in childbirth cases. For over 20 years, her focus has been investigating and analyzing mistakes that arise during labor and delivery. She has spent countless hours meticulously scrutinizing childbirth cases, conducting interviews with delivery teams, and thoroughly examining medical records to gain an in-depth understanding of every decision made during labor and delivery. Throughout her career, Gina has traveled nationwide, engaging with healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses, and midwives to explore all aspects of labor and delivery. These interactions have provided her with invaluable insights, enabling her to appreciate the diverse perspectives prevalent in different regions of the country.

    Resources Mentioned:
    A Parent's Guide to a Safter Childbirth

    Connect with Gina:
    Website
    Facebook
    Instagram
    LinkedIn

    The hashtag for the podcast is #nourishyourflourish. You can also find our practice on the following social media outlets:

    Facebook: The Eudaimonia Center
    Instagram: theeudaimoniacenter
    Twitter: eu_daimonism

    For more reproductive medicine and women's health information and other valuable resources, make sure to visit our website.

    Have a question, comment, guest suggestion, or want to share your story? Email us at info@laurenawhite.com
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    #136 - Hormone Health: Because They Control Just About Everything | Ana G. Herrera (Cockburn's Special Reserve Port)

    #136 - Hormone Health: Because They Control Just About Everything | Ana G. Herrera (Cockburn's Special Reserve Port)

    The term ‘hormonal’ has become synonymous with ‘moody'. While hormones do affect mood, they do much more in the body than that.

    We tend to think of certain times in life, such as puberty, pregnancy, and the transition to menopause as hormone-fueled, but the truth is that our hormones influence the health of our bodies and minds every single day.
    So what exactly are hormones? Hormones are special chemicals that travel through the bloodstream. They carry messages from the glands where they are produced to cells in different parts of the body. These chemical messages help to manage cellular processes that control appetite, growth, stress, blood sugar, sleep cycles, sex drive, and sexual function, to name a few. 

    The endocrine system is a complex web of interactions. Hormones interact with each other and with many other systems of the body, including the immune system, in ways that we don’t yet understand.
    About Our Guest:
    Ana G. Herrera spent 17 years in the corporate world, leading well known beauty brands. Her life took an unexpected turn when she was diagnosed with Stage IV Endometriosis in her mid 20s. This condition brought unimaginable pain into her life, leading to five surgeries, infertility, surgical menopause, and numerous other challenging consequences. Frustrated by the lack of specific research, clear information, and natural products that she could apply into my daily life, Ana decided to embark on a new path. She began talking to hundreds of women and discovered that many shared a common thirst for knowledge and trustworthy products, yet they didn't know where to begin. It was this realization that led her to leave a successful corporate career behind and dive headfirst into the most challenging endeavor of her life—creating a company from scratch.
    Ana's vision is to empower others with the knowledge and products necessary to take charge of their hormones, rather than allowing hormones to dictate their lives. With a steadfast belief in authenticity and solidarity, Ana strives to create a powerful movement that transcends societal stigmas and empowers individuals to live their lives to the fullest.

    Resources Mentioned:
    Hormone University
    Glow products
    The Business of Birth Control
    Environmental Working Group - Personal Care Products
    Dirty Dozen

    Connect with Ana:
    Facebook
    Instagram
    Website
    LinkedIn
    Twitter

    The hashtag for the podcast is #nourishyourflourish. You can also find our practice on the following social media outlets:

    Facebook: The Eudaimonia Center
    Instagram: theeudaimoniacenter
    Twitter: eu_daimonism

    For more reproductive medicine and women's health information and other valuable resources, make sure to visit our website.

    Have a question, comment, guest suggestion, or want to share your story? Email us at info@laurenawhite.com.
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    #135 - NOURISH YOUR FLOURISH NUGGEST | Uh-Ohzempic!

    #135 - NOURISH YOUR FLOURISH NUGGEST | Uh-Ohzempic!

    Why is Ozempic so problematic?

    The borage and seemingly unending coverage of this drug is putting more people at risk for eating disorders, and likely triggering those in recovery back into the eating disorder. It’s hard to ignore information about Ozempic because it’s so popular right now, and that’s really difficult for those in eating disorder and disordered eating recovery, and/or have a history of an eating disorder. This is because one of the foundational parts of recovery is moving toward, and eventually accepting and creating peace with one’s body. Additionally, for many people weight gain does and needs to happen in recovery from eating disorders after years of being weight suppressed and dieting, not matter what size body someone is in.
    Ozempic not only encourages exactly what individuals are trying to move away from in eating disorder recovery, but it also proposes a “quick fix” to body image concerns and continues to promote the message that “thinner is better at any cost”. There is currently no screening for eating disorders when prescribing this medication and seeing that the majority of individuals with eating disorder exist in larger bodies, there is cause for great concern.
    I believe that this drug is dangerous to take off-label due to its lack of long-term research and the harm that it can cause to those in eating disorder/disordered eating recovery. This is not an attack on individuals who choose to take Ozempic. The reasons that would lead to someone taking Ozempic are often complex and what matters most is that you be as informed as possible before taking a medication like this.

    Those that take Ozempic off-label for weight loss are at increased risk for:
    Low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia Malnutrition related to undereating (“Ozempic face”)Hormone disruptionLoss of menstrual cycleExplosive diarrhea Bone loss Developing an eating disorder Other side effects including:Gastrointestinal issues such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, constipationPancreatitis Development of thyroid cancerSupport the show

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    #134 - NOURISH YOUR FLOURISH NUGGET | 8 Simple Habits: "21/90"

    #134 - NOURISH YOUR FLOURISH NUGGET | 8 Simple Habits: "21/90"

    Build a habit and make it a permanent lifestyle change.
    The 21/90 rule states that it takes 21 days to make a habit and 90 days to make it a permanent lifestyle change.
    Is there a new lifestyle change you would like to make? Commit to your goal for 21 days and it will become a habit. Commit to your goal for 90 days and it will become a part of your lifestyle. Are you ready to make some positive changes? Here are some tips to help you keep your momentum.
    Set your goal: Decide what you want to accomplish or change. This could be a personal or professional goal. Write it down in your planner or keep it on your laptop. Make sure it is visible to you so you can remain present and focused on your goal. Don’t be afraid of starting from the beginning, everyone must pass GO!
    Make a plan: Plan out the steps you intend to take to reach your goal. If your goal is being more active, you might decide to try three new activities this week or plan on calling your friend who often goes running. Setting out times and dates are helpful ways to set yourself up for success and will help you to build habits. Making plans with people who share your goal is a sure way to stay motivated.

    Focus: Keep it focused, you can’t do EVERYTHING. Focus on building one small habit at a time, the rest will follow.
    Commit: You need to stay committed to your goal if you want to build a habit and eventually change your lifestyle. The 21/90 rule only works if you consistently stick to your plan, the days must be consecutive. If you think you’ll have trouble committing, set boundaries. For example, if you need to take a day off make sure you don’t miss two in a row.
    Repeat: Rinse and repeat! The 21/90 rule can be used again and again to achieve your goals, build habits and change your lifestyle. Start small but think big.

    Remember: 21 days to build a habit / 90 days to make it a permanent lifestyle change

    Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible – Tony Robbins.
    Ready to set these goals and create a habit? Make an an appointment with us, so we can start making life... better... TOGETHER.
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    #133 - NOURISH YOUR FLOURISH NUGGET | Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: The Value of a Healthy Immune System

    #133 - NOURISH YOUR FLOURISH NUGGET | Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: The Value of a Healthy Immune System

    The main cause of cervical cancer is persistent infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV), an extremely common family of viruses that are transmitted through sexual contact. 

    Cervical cancer is one of the most PREVENTABLE and treatable forms of cancer. However, in 2020, an estimated 604,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer worldwide and about 342,000 women died from the disease; most of these cases and deaths (~90% for both) occurred in low- and middle-income countries.

    HPV infections often go away without treatment within a few months, and about 90% clear on their own within two years. However, some individuals may have long-term symptoms or develop cervical cancer. 

    To help you fight HPV and stay healthy, you can take steps to build your immune system by quitting smoking, decreasing your stress levels, and altering your diet. 
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