Episode #204: Busting PCOS Myths with Dr. Lara Briden

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Stephanie interviews Dr. Lara Briden to bust common PCOS myths so those navigating the syndrome can receive the best care and treatment plan. Dr. Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and the author of the book Period Repair Manual, a guide to better periods using natural treatments such as diet, nutritional supplements, herbal medicine, and body-identical hormones. Dr. Lara has helped thousands of women find relief for period problems such as PCOS. During this episode they episode they discuss what doctors get wrong about PCOS, the different types of PCOS, how treatment differs depending on the type, and how PCOS impacts preconception, pregnancy, postpartum, and nursing.

Topics Discussed: 

  • What doctors get wrong about PCOS
  • Common PCOS myths
  • The 4 functional types of PCOS
  • Treatment approaches depending on the type
  • Lab tests and supplements for PCOS
  • How PCOS impacts preconception, pregnancy, postpartum and nursing

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This episode’s guest

Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and the period revolutionary—leading the change to better periods.

Informed by a strong science background and more than twenty years with patients, Lara is a passionate communicator about women’s health and alternatives to hormonal birth control.  Her book Period Repair Manual is a manifesto of natural treatment for better hormones and better periods and provides practical solutions using nutrition, supplements, and natural hormones.  Now in its second edition, the book has been an underground sensation and has worked to quietly change the lives of tens of thousands of women.

Lara has helped thousands of women find relief for period problems such as PCOS, PMS, endometriosis, and perimenopause and currently has consulting rooms in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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