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December 4, 2019
In her New York Times bestselling book, Come As You Are, Dr. Emily Nagoski, says that the most important factor for women in creating and sustaining a fulfilling sex life, is not what you do in bed or how you do it, but how you feel about it. This means that things like stress, mood, trust, connection, and body image are not peripheral factors in a woman’s sexual wellbeing; they are central to it. Join me in this episode of Natural MD Radio as I talk with Dr. Nagoski about what we can do to cultivate sexual wellbeing in our lives and for the next generation. And catch the transcript and show notes at avivaromm.com/112
November 6, 2019
The use of herbs for the treatment of common pregnancy symptoms is very common. Studies and surveys estimate that up to 45% of women use an herbal therapy at some point during pregnancy. For better or worse, there are a lot of “experts” on the internet “wild-west” giving advice that may not always be accurate, so it’s important to get your information from reliable sources that you can trust. This episode, from a midwife-herbalist-MD will give you a glimpse into the potential benefits of herbs in pregnancy, and what's safe and what's not. For the accompanying article and episode links, go to avivaromm.com/111
September 25, 2019
Thalidomide, DES, the Dalkon Shield, Essure, Pelvic Mesh. The list of medical devices and treatments for women that have gone very wrong is extensive. Learn how big business has put profits over women's safety and health, and my top 5 recommendations for avoiding unnecessary, inappropriate, or possibly unsafe medical treatments. For an accompanying article and episode links, go to https://avivaromm.com/110
September 18, 2019
If you’ve been exploring women’s hormone wellness online, you’ve likely come across articles touting the miracles of seed cycling for regulating the menstrual cycle. In case you missed it, seed cycling is a protocol where you consume specific seed combinations during distinct phases of the menstrual cycle in order to balance female hormones. The excitement is understandable. The promise of a simple, food-based solution to heal your hormonal woes is certainly compelling. However, overall, the science on seeds does not support the claims that are being made - eating this or that seed at a certain time in your cycle doesn’t regulate your hormones. Have a listen to this latest episode of Natural MD Radio, or read the article at avivaromm.com/109
September 4, 2019
Loss. Abuse. Violence. Bullying. Workplace mistreatment. None of these are experiences we want to have. Yet few humans get through life without being touched by one or another, in some way. This is particularly so for women. For many of us, these experiences create trauma that seems to settle into our bones in ways that shape the fabric of our lives. In this episode my friend Dr. James Gordon, a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and a world-renowned expert in using mind body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma, shares his views on the trauma faced by women in the US, including the impact of sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and microaggressions against women, on physical pain, weight, mood, and self-sabotaging habits, and his wisdom and experience on how to reframe trauma into growth. We also talk about how we can address our concerns and fears as parents in light of school shootings and other random acts of violence we're exposed to in our world at this time. For show notes to avivaromm.com/108.
August 28, 2019
The idea that gut health is central to our total health goes back thousands of years, but it's been largely absent from modern medicine and science until very recently. In my practice as a medical doctor and herbalist, I see the gut as the epicenter of health. It's often one of the first areas of the body that I work on for helping my patients with many, many different types of conditions. What we know about the health of the newborn and the newborn's microbiome for example, how childhood and lifelong health can be altered by cesarean section or introduction of antibiotics to the mom in labor or at the time of the c-section, is eye-opening and just a tip of the iceberg on why the microbiome is something we should all know how to support and protect. Today I want to introduce you to one of the world's leading microbiome experts, Dr. Joseph Petrosino. Dr Petrosino is a Professor and Interim Chairman of the Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine where he's also the Director of the Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research. You can find the show notes at avivaromm.com/107
August 21, 2019
Can you relate to this? Do you suddenly find yourself catastrophizing when you’re on the verge of something great happening for you? Do you get stopped in your tracks by a fear just when life feels good and happy?  If you have "happiness anxiety," you know it’s a real thing and can be a serious impediment in your life, keeping you from taking chances on relationships, opportunities, growth – and even just freaking enjoying your life in a big way. I promise you, you’re not crazy, you’re not alone, and it’s something you can totally transform. How? Listen to this episode of Natural MD Radio and read the show notes at avivaromm.com/106
August 16, 2019
Strident debates about vaccinations have erupted in the public sphere which aren't helpful to parents trying to interpret lots of conflicting information about vaccine safety. In this episode of Natural MD Radio I share both my own story as I weighed whether to vaccinate my own four children in the late 1980s and early 1990s, as well as my experience as a healthcare provider, first as a homebirth midwife and then as a medical doctor. I also share links where you can find information about catch-up schedules, and some guidance on what to do - and avoid - if you are now choosing to implement vaccinations for any reason, including being able to send your kids to school in the absence of vaccine exemptions.
June 26, 2019
If you’ve been given an HPV diagnosis or have been told that you have ‘precancerous’ cervical changes or cervical dysplasia, there’s a good chance you’re freaking out. It’s a scary thing to hear, and often, the information isn’t delivered with the whole picture: namely that most HPV infections clear up on their own and most pre-cancerous lesions resolve spontaneously, with very little risk that they will progress to cancer. While appropriate conventional follow-up testing and treatment are absolutely essential with HPV and all cervical changes, and are part of a safe, healthy integrative approach, I'd like to share what's known about the natural approaches that have been researched with some promising results that women might want to use, not as a substitute, but while waiting to do follow-up testing for mild to moderate cervical changes.  To read a companion article to this episode, go to avivaromm.com/104.
May 8, 2019
Most women don't think about their cervix until they have to get a Pap smear. As if the pelvic exam wasn’t stressful enough, getting the news that you had abnormal Pap or positive HPV results, especially when accompanied by words like “cervical dysplasia,” “biopsy,” or “pre-cancerous,”  can spin you out with worry. I get it. We’re not given much intel on what all those test results and terms really mean. On top of it, HPV vaccine marketing has put the fear of cervical cancer out there in a big way - so hearing you have HPV can make you panic. In this episode I break it all down for you, explaining the most common abnormal results that show up on these tests, what they mean, and what next steps are recommended for you, at your specific age. Hopefully it will put these results into perspective, and help you breathe a little more easily. To read a companion article to this episode, go to avivaromm.com/103.
May 1, 2019
The Pap test, HPV screening, pelvic exams. As if hopping onto an exam table butt-naked wasn’t stressful enough, knowing what to do about these tests can be super confusing. I’m going to break it all down so you know what to say yes to, when and why, and when to say, “Thank you, but no!” To read a companion article to this episode, go to https://avivaromm.com/102
March 27, 2019
Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to https://avivaromm.com/101
March 13, 2019
Thousands of chemicals used in beauty products, a $70 billion a year industry, are governed by federal regulations that haven’t been updated in decades. The laws that govern the FDA's authority over the cosmetics industry are just two pages long and have not been updated since 1938, when they were first enacted.  Such meager tools leave federal officials nearly powerless to regulate the makeup, lotions, toothpastes, deodorants and other elixirs that often are applied to the most intimate parts of the human body. Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to https://avivaromm.com/100
March 6, 2019
If nobody ever told you what a healthy vagina is supposed to smell like, join the club. But knowing is incredibly important because what makes a vagina’s odor healthy – or not – has an impact on your overall health. Listen to this episode of Natural MD Radio to learn all about the deadly douche story that never should have happen, how to sort out healthy scents from problem-signaling odors, and what you can do to get your vaginal ecology in top form. Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to https://avivaromm.com/099
February 23, 2019
If you have decided it’s time to come off the pill, have no fear. Most women transition off it without much problem. You’re not doomed to a life of hormonal imbalances. With the targeted strategies I walk you through you can reset, your hormone balance so that you, too, have healthy, natural cycles. Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://avivaromm.com/098
February 16, 2019
At a time when the pace of medical advances can be breathtaking, the rate of maternal death in the United States remains stubbornly high at 14 for every 100,000 live births. The United States is one of only two developed countries whose maternal death rate actually worsened between 1990 and 2015. Unfortunately, African American women have the highest infant mortality rate of any group in the U.S. Why aren't we saving black mothers? Well, it's a matter of poor obstetric practices in the U.S. combined with overt racism. Women are more likely to be dismissed for pain than men. Our pain is often treated as stress or anxiety -- and black women fare worst. Did you know that black mothers die at three to four times the rate of white mothers? And did you know that black mothers are an astonishingly 243% more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes? In a national study of five medical complications that are the common causes for maternal death and injury, African American women in the United States are two to three times more likely to die than a white woman with the same condition. Today I am thrilled to be joined by a woman that is a student in my course on herbal medicine for women. She is making inroads to changing the culture of birth in the US -- both one mother at a time and on a larger organizational level. Aza Nedhari is a certified professional midwife, family counselor pursuing a PhD in organizational leadership, and the founding executor of Mamatoto's Village, a perinatal support organization in Washington D.C. She has more than 15 years of experience in youth development, reproductive and sexual health, and program development and curriculum design. Fiercely dedicated to women, Aza is doing something I have never seen before and her model has a real opportunity to create global systemic change. In addition to helping pregnant women identify and work through any needs they may have, teaching women what the mother's role is as a co-creator in the birth process, and tailoring their perinatal program to the mothers' needs, Mamatoto's Village also offers massages for pregnant women, helps these women learn how to grocery shop healthily, and offers overnights and regular checkups for post-partum women. "We walk that journey with her to have her be in a better place and position than when she walked through the door." - Aza Nedhari Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to https://avivaromm.com/097
December 15, 2018
Detoxification is something our bodies do naturally. Unfortunately, things are much different for us now than they were for our ancestors. While they were exposed to very few environmental toxins as little as 75 years ago, the same cannot be said for us today. We are simultaneously being overloaded by external toxins and undersupported by our diets because our diets are not balanced enough to keep our natural detox processes robust. Over the past few weeks of our series on detoxification, we have talked about the impact that too much detoxification can have on your health, as well as the differences between metabolic and psychologic detoxification and the dangers of fad detoxes. I want to wrap up this series discussing the very powerful role that some foods and supplements can play in our body's natural detoxification processes. I also want to share some of my favorite botanicals and herbs that I use with my patients to support their natural detoxification processes. Today I'm excited to dive into the steps of a 12-week detox program. Along the way, I'll share with you some of my absolute favorite botanicals and herbs to use to support the detoxification process while also showing you how to be intentional about limiting exposures to harmful toxins in your home, food, and household products. Listen in as I talk about the historical and scientific support behind these detoxifying herbs and the steps you can take to rid your home and your body of the harmful toxins that are getting in the way of your health. "The more we can return to simple and natural, the more we can use less." - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to https://avivaromm.com/096
December 8, 2018
Did you know that we are facing a continuing growing cesarean section crisis? The overuse of cesarean sections, especially in the United States, is not new, but it has certainly continued to become more prevalent globally over the past 15 years. Women's ability to give birth is not greatly dependent on geography, and yet many women in low-income countries do not even have access to this method of birth when necessary. Wide variations in intervention statistics between regions tell us that something is very wrong. Joining me is Dr. Marleen Temmerman, a force in bringing the overuse and under-access of cesarean sections to the wider medical community. She is an obstetrician/gynecologist and a world leader in women's and children's health. Notably, Dr. Temmerman was the senior author on a series of focus articles in The Lancet medical journal for October 2018. She also has a strong record of diplomacy, advocacy, and clinical expertise. She also served as the director of the Department of Reproductive Health and Research for the WHO, as an elected senator for the Belgian parliament, and is the founding director of the International Centre of Reproductive Health at Ghent University, with offices in Kenya and Mozambique. "Who is contributing to the increase in cesarean sections? Basically, it is the gynecologists who hold the knife." - Dr. Marleen Temmerman Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to https://avivaromm.com/095
November 17, 2018
Today I talk with Joanna Kempner, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Rutgers, who is doing important work for gender politics and pain. In this episode of Natural MD Radio, we discuss the idea of a migraine personality, the historical concept of hysteria, and how this has all evolved to create a disparity in pain treatment for women -- especially women of color in the United States. We also talk about the societal factors that have led many women to feel guilty for speaking up about their pain, whether it be chronic pain caused by a condition like migraine or pain after childbirth, for example. We share the ways that the stigma of pain affects pain research and the implications that this has for the current and future treatment of women's pain. Listen to today's episode to learn why these disparities in pain treatment still exist and how we can combat them in our own lives. "If a drug worked well it would not create a situation in which it was exacerbating the very problem it was treating." - Joanna Kempner Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to https://avivaromm.com/094
October 27, 2018
Vitex earns a place in my Top 5 Favorite Herbs for Women and today, I want to tell you how this powerful herb can help with your hormones. Hormonal imbalances are one of the most common complaints I see in my practice, and include conditions like PMS (to which more than 150 symptoms have been attributed, and which affects millions of women, irregular menstrual cycles (menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, and amenorrhea, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS, fertility challenges, and menopausal symptoms. Robust scientific evidence now supports the traditional use of vitex for women's hormones - I'll walk you through what you need to know in this episode. "A lot of hormonal symptoms we chalk up as “normal” are actually signals that something is out of balance in the body – if you’re ready to regain your health, you might find a great ally in vitex!" Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to https://avivaromm.com/093
October 20, 2018
If you're freaking out at a little (or a lot) at the thought of pushing a small cantaloupe sized head out of your vagina and also want to do everything you can to avoid unnecessary medical interventions at your birth, including cesarean, you’re probably here because you’re doing your homework ahead of time to learn what to do to make this upcoming passage into motherhood as short, easy, empowering, and as safe as possible for yourself - and your baby. I'm here to help! Thirty-five years of practice initially as a home birth midwife, and then as an MD specializing in women’s health, including obstetrics, as well as being a momma of four, has shown me that labor and birth can be - yes - hard work - but beautiful,  powerful events in our lives. While there should be absolutely no judgment over what type of birth experience you prefer or ultimately require, it’s worthwhile considering what natural tools we have that can help us avoid the speed bumps that often lead to preventable birth interventions - the most common being not going into labor within a reasonable amount of time after your due date (this is hotly debated - most obstetricians think within a week after, however normal human gestation actually goes up to two weeks after, which most midwives support), having a long labor, or need for pain medication, which often becomes the case when labor is going long. "While there should be absolutely no judgment over what type of birth you prefer or require, it’s worth considering the natural tools that can help you avoid preventable birth interventions." - Aviva Romm. Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to avivaromm.com/092
October 13, 2018
You've heard me use the term 'food as medicine' in the past. Today, in the third episode in our series on detoxification, I'm going to talk about what that really means. While it's easy to think we need all kinds of supplements and fancy detoxes, food as medicine is not an abstract concept. Which foods are detoxification foods and how exactly do they help us? You'll learn about nutrients that are important to maintaining a healthy diet and healthy life, and how we can get them in our foods. "Food as medicine is not an abstract concept." - Aviva Romm. Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to avivaromm.com/091
September 29, 2018
I am sure that you have all heard about trendy detox programs, but did you know that detoxification is different than the term 'detox'? Last week I shared just the tip of the iceberg on the dangers of environmental toxins in our bodies and in our surroundings. In the second episode in our series on detoxification, today I dive into how detoxification really works. I talk about detoxification, why it's important, and how it's related to the toxins we are being exposed to on a regular basis. We are all detoxifying every single day. Our bodies do it naturally. It's not something we're supposed to do intentionally. But because we're both overexposed to environmental triggers and deficient in the nutrients needed to support detoxification, I explain why we need to make a more conscious effort to mind the detoxification processes. "The sheer volume of chemicals we're exposed to every day is so great that it threatens to overload our natural systems." - Dr. Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to https://avivaromm.com/090
September 15, 2018
Every day it seems there is a new fad detox or cleanse program promising to help us get healthier. But what led us to believe that these programs were needed? The burden to detoxify the body has been placed on women and our diets, yet biological systems are already in place to do just that. So is detoxification real? Listen in to today’s episode where I discuss the environmental factors that we should be worried about, the origins and effects of these toxic chemicals, and what you can do to protect yourself and your children in the future. "If we can't drink our water, if we can't breathe our air, if we can't trust our soil, that is a global crisis that affects us all." - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://avivaromm.com/089
September 8, 2018
Cleanses, detoxes, and fasts have existed for centuries for various purposes and with varying degrees of scientific validity. It is more common than ever for people to be self-administering a detox, cleanse, or fast as a way to lose weight or regulate toxins. Some of these traditional healing practices can have merit, but when done to extremes they can cause health problems -- especially for women and their thyroid health. Are there safe detox programs? Listen in to today's episode to hear what a healthy detox program looks like, what health complications can be caused by entering into a fast under the wrong circumstances and how to know whether a cleanse is a good choice for you. “Too much of a good thing can become a problem.” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to https://avivaromm.com/088
September 1, 2018
Today I'm talking about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which affects over 5 million women in the U.S, and what natural approaches you can take to help. “You can reduce or eliminate any of the stresses that you don’t have to have. So stop saying yes to so many things - say no to things that you don’t have to take on.” - Aviva Romm. Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/087
August 25, 2018
What is vaginal seeding and why is the infant microbiome so important? Two modern medical practices, antibiotic use and cesarean section, carry consequences even when used appropriately. Both practices have been recognized as being overused in recent decades. Studies have demonstrated that babies born by cesarean have a greater lifetime risk of obesity, type one diabetes, asthma, and celiac disease. Joining me today is Doctor Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello. She is one of the most accomplished and respected microbiome researchers in the world and arguably the leading researcher on the infant microbiome, cesarean section, and the microbiome's impact on health. Dr. Dominguez-Bello’s landmark pilot study on the partial repopulation of the vaginal microbiome of babies born by cesarean led to the term vaginal seeding - now a self-help practice being used by some parents and midwives in the United States. We discuss the practice of vaginal seeding, the effects of cesarean section, consequences of antibiotic use, probiotics, and ongoing clinical trials at the forefront of infant microbiome research. “We have evidence that we can normalize the microbiota of babies that are born by c-section if they are exposed to vaginal bacteria, vaginal fluids.” - Dr. Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello. Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to https://avivaromm.com/086  
July 21, 2018
Have you ever been to the doctor to ask about symptoms of adrenal fatigue – like fatigue, anxiety, weight gain, cravings, hair loss, hormonal imbalances, thyroid symptoms – only to be told: “You’re fine, there’s nothing wrong with you?" The dominate medical model has a tendency to overlook women's symptoms and tell us that it's all in our heads, but I have news for you: Your symptoms are not just in your head. You’re not crazy. Something new that doctors don’t recognize yet is going on. In today’s episode of Natural MD Radio I discuss the controversial topic of adrenal fatigue and whether or not it is a real thing, and I bet you'll be surprised by what I have to say! Tune in to learn the science of what's really going on in your body, why the medical system isn’t keeping up, and what you can do to get the care you need to take back your health. “Doctors are taught, ’if we can’t measure it, then it’s not happening.’”-- Dr. Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/085
July 14, 2018
Even though you might not know it, Dr. Philip Landrigan’s work has directly impacted your life. Every time you are fueling your car or walking into your home and don’t have to worry that your child might be exposed to lead paint, it’s thanks to Dr. Landrigan. Dr. Landrigan was the first to document the effects of lead poising on American children, which led to the US government mandating the removal of lead from many products that we interact with on a daily basis. After “getting out the lead,” Dr. Landrigan turned his attention to cleaning up our food supply and bringing to light the risks that pesticides pose to the health of our children and families. So how can you protect your children from environmental toxins? Chemicals are everywhere in today’s world and it’s impossible to protect your child completely from the risks that they pose… but don’t panic! In today’s episode of Natural MD Radio, Dr. Landrigan and I discuss the 3 biggest hazards to your child’s health, and what you can do — starting today — to keep your family safe. “There’s no way that any parent can protect their child completely against chemicals — chemicals are just too ubiquitous in today’s world — my philosophy is to give parents actionable information.” - Dr. Philip Landrigan Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/084
June 23, 2018
Laila Ali is a world class athlete, fitness & wellness expert, TV host, cooking enthusiast, founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand, mother of two, and daughter of the late beloved global icon and humanitarian, Muhammad Ali. In today’s episode, we dive into Laila’s story of how she discovered women’s health as her passion after she retired from her career as a four-time undefeated boxing world champion. Tune in to hear Laila’s own journey to health, how she prioritizes self-care while working as a rockstar entrepreneur and mama, and her practical tips to start cooking and implementing healthy eating habits for you, and your whole family. “Don’t get bitter — get better.” - Laila Ali Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/083
June 16, 2018
There’s no doubt about it – antibiotics are a good thing. They save lives every day. But are they as safe as they are common? In today’s episode, we dive into the largest global public health threat facing the world today — antibiotic resistance. The overprescribing and inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics, and the overuse of antibiotics in the food industry, is creating resistant strains of bacteria that no longer respond to antibiotics that used to effectively treat certain infections. Tune in to learn why antibiotics get overprescribed, how you can get the tools and information you need in order to do your part to stop this trend, and my 8 go-to herbal antibiotic alternatives for common infections. “More is not better in the case of antibiotics.” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/082
June 9, 2018
Lealah Henderson is a new mom with an empowering birth story to share. I had the pleasure of being part of Lealah’s home birth team, and am thrilled that Lealah is so generous in sharing her beautiful story with my Natural MD Radio community! In today’s episode, we discuss why Lealah decided to have a home birth, how she assembled her dream birth team, and she shares a detailed account of the birth as it unfolded. Tune in to learn firsthand what home birth is like, and how family and community can make all the difference. Note that we do talk graphically about birth in this episode. “I knew that I could do this at home, and I knew I had the support that I needed to do this at home.” - Lealah Henderson Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/081
June 2, 2018
Did you know that only about 26% of women have taken a close look at their own lady parts? Do you know the difference between a vagina and a vulva? Today we are going to go (down) there! I start by talking about terminology, how to define your parts, and why words are important. Then, in the second half of the episode, I’ll walk you through how to get comfy and take a look for yourself. If you’re not ready for that step, don’t worry — you can still learn a lot about your body simply by tuning in! “When it comes to your lady parts — knowledge is power.” - Dr. Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/080
March 31, 2018
Today I’m joined by Maya Dusenbery, a writer, the editor of Feministing.com, and the author of the new book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick, which explores how gender bias in the medical system is harming women. In this episode we discuss the unconscious biases against women that exist in medicine, where these biases come from historically, and how activism and spreading awareness can help shed light on the issue. It’s time for the medical system to start trusting women’s voices, and it’s going to take big change from health care providers — and brave action from patients — to make it happen. “Throughout medical history women’s activism has been very important in creating change.” - Maya Dusenbery Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/079
March 24, 2018
If you’ve been suffering from endometriosis, you know how much it can impact your life — and you might try anything to get relief from the pain. You also know that the only treatments doctors recommend include pain medications, hormonal therapies, and surgery. These treatments have big risks, and aren’t always effective. In this episode I share four supplements and herbs that have been scientifically shown to not only help relieve the pain associated with endometriosis, but actually to reduce lesions and cysts. These natural approaches can be used alone or in combination with conventional treatments. If you, or someone you know, has been suffering from endometriosis, tune in to learn how to take control of your health naturally! “So many women are going to medications or surgery first because they don’t know that there are other options.” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/078
March 17, 2018
For Dr. Frank Lipman health is more than just the absence of disease — it’s a total state of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellbeing. Dr. Lipman is a widely recognized trailblazer in functional and integrative medicine and the New York Times Bestselling Author of five books. In this episode of Natural MD Radio, Dr. Lipman joins us to talk about his new book How to Be Well. We discuss how millennials inspired Dr. Lipman to write this practical guide to health, why it’s about more than functional or integrative medicine, and how the key to transforming your health is in simple lifestyle changes taken at your own pace. “I’m a big believer in the extraordinary power of ordinary things.” - Dr. Frank Lipman Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/077
March 10, 2018
The current medical model has been statistically shown to dismiss and ignore women’s voices and create an environment in which we feel uncomfortable speaking up about our symptoms and health concerns. So how can we change this story? In today’s episode I share with you my top tips for learning to speak up and overcome the gender bias that’s inherent in medicine. These practical tips will help you feel more confident going into your next appointment, know when it’s time to make the tough call of breaking up with a provider who doesn’t support you, and cultivate your own version of Sasha Fierce as your go-to health care advocate. Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/076
February 3, 2018
Healthy thyroid function is essential to the physical and emotional health of pregnant women and to new moms. It’s also critical for the health of the baby. In this episode, Dr. Aviva discusses the risks of undiagnosed thyroid problems for mom and baby, how thyroid function changes during pregnancy, and why it’s important for all pregnant women to get complete thyroid testing. You’ll also learn how to advocate for yourself to get the testing that you need, and the steps to take once you have your results. “I don’t want you to experience unnecessary or repeated suffering from something that can be very simple checked, and very simply treated.” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to https://avivaromm.com/pregnancy-thyroid-guide/
January 27, 2018
Is worry keeping you up at night? Are you ready to reset — for less than two dollars? Listen in to learn how to get your sleep back on track, clear your cravings, balance your mood, and lose stubborn weight with this simple technique from Dr. Aviva Romm. “How many worry minutes do you need per day to feel ‘full’ from worrying?” -Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/074
January 20, 2018
Maybe you have a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s and are already on thyroid hormone replacement medication, but you’re still not feeling better – and your thyroid antibodies are still not coming down. Perhaps your doctor said it’s just something you have to live with – nothing can be done. But is there a natural solution? The answer is a resounding “Yes.” You actually can bring thyroid antibodies down, and you can do it naturally. In this episode, Dr. Aviva Romm shares the seven steps she uses in her practice to help her patients reduce and even normalize their thyroid antibodies.  “I take evidence based medicine very seriously — what I’m telling you is something that I would take myself, or tell my family member, or my best friend.” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/073
January 6, 2018
Happy New Year! …and happy Thyroid Awareness Month! Your thyroid — a little butterfly-shaped gland in your neck — is responsible for controlling your energy and metabolism. Thyroid disease affects an estimated 40 million Americans, and nearly 90% of these are women. Studies show that 1 in 8 women can expect to develop hypothyroidism in her lifetime. In this episode, I discuss how to recognize the symptoms of hypothyroidism, why hypothyroidism is a feminist issue, why the medical community is ignoring this epidemic, and what we can do to change the story. “You are the expert on your own body.” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/072
December 23, 2017
It would be so wonderful if winter was merry and bright for everyone, but for so many women it is a SAD time of year. SAD stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder — I like to call it the winter blues — and it’s what makes some of us want to curl up in bed and hibernate during the dark winter months. But how do you know if the underlying cause of your depression is SAD… or if it is your thyroid? In this episode, I’ll discuss the symptoms of SAD vs. low thyroid function, how to get your thyroid tested, and my top 7 tips for treating SAD naturally. “Happiness is our natural state as human beings.” - Dr. Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/071
December 16, 2017
Thirty percent of women between the ages of 20 and 50 have bacterial vaginosis (BV). The medical model thinks about BV - and our bodies - all wrong! So what’s a gal to do? In this episode, I share with you my 7 lifestyle tips to prevent bacterial vaginosis and the protocol that I use to treat bacterial vaginosis naturally. “Your optimal vaginal ecology depends on your optimal whole body ecology.” - Dr. Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/070
November 4, 2017
Did you know that only 20% of single women use condoms regularly, that U.S. rates of unplanned pregnancies are at 48%, and that 1 in 4 female college freshman get an STI during their fist year at school? My guest today, Meika Hollender, is on a mission to change this story. Meika is the co-founder of Sustain Natural, a new brand of sexual and reproductive wellness products, and the creator of #GetOnTop, a campaign aimed at getting women to take control of their sexual health. “Let’s create a new normal where buying condoms for women is a thing you feel empowered by.” - Meika Hollender Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/069
October 28, 2017
We’ve all heard about the pervasive problem of bullying in schools, but have you heard about food allergy bullying? Robyn O'Brien and I discuss how to recognize the symptoms of bullying in your kids, the unique dangers of food allergy bullying, and how parents can work together with their kids, other parents, and educators to keep kids with food allergies safe, and thriving. “Bullying can be as vicious as any kind of cancer… it can literally destroy a kid from the inside out.” - Robyn O'Brien Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/068
October 21, 2017
My guest today is Dr. Susan Blum, a medical doctor, a pioneer in functional medicine, and the founder and director of Blum Center for Health. In today’s episode, we take a deep dive into Dr. Blum’s upcoming book, Healing Arthritis: Your 3-Step Guide to Conquering Arthritis Naturally. “Arthritis is an epidemic that nobody is talking about.” - Dr. Susan Blum Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/067
October 14, 2017
Do you have menstrual cramps? Achy awful period pain? Or even mild but annoying monthly pain? In today’s episode, I’ll discuss the reasons behind your menstrual pain and give you the tools you need to make period pain a thing of the past. “In my practice, I always go to mind, body, food, and herbs first.” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/066
October 7, 2017
  Is music part of your wellness practice? Today’s guest, Taina Asili, is a New York based Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, and activist. We discuss music as an integral part of wellness, the importance of self-care in social justice work, and Taina’s tips for how to get involved in activism for beginners. “Music is an important part of my wellness practice.” - Taina Asili Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/065
September 23, 2017
Did you know that your vagina has its own ecosystem? In this episode, you’ll learn all about the exciting flora that make up your vaginal ecology, how to keep these friendly microbes happy, and how to prevent vaginal infections with natural methods. “The ecosystem of organisms that live in your yoni keep it — and you — healthy.” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/064
September 9, 2017
If you have kids, you’ve probably had experience with ear infections. Today I share prevention tips and home remedies to treat kid's ear infections the natural way, and also discuss how to know when antibiotics are necessary. “Ear infections do not have to be an inevitable part of childhood.” - Aviva Romm  Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/063
September 2, 2017
Mindy Green, national authority on botanicals, shares how and why she fell in love with plants, what aromatherapy can add to an herbal practice, and how to start integrating essential oils into your life in an educated and safe way!   “When used with skill and education, aromatherapy can add a lot to an herbal practice.” - Mindy Green   Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/062
August 26, 2017
The Pill is an easy to use and popularly prescribed method to prevent pregnancy, but do we know the true effects that it is having on our bodies, minds, and overall health? Today I give you the whole story on the side effects, risks, and dangers of The Pill, and an overview of my favorite alternative contraceptive methods. “When it comes to oral contraceptives, the truth is that we have not gotten the whole story.” - Dr. Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/061    
August 19, 2017
Welcome to a new season of Natural MD Radio! Today I share my 6 step migraine prevention method along with my favorite evidence based herbs and supplements for migraine prevention. “So much more of our health care is in our hands than we have been led to believe.” - Aviva Romm  Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/060  
May 3, 2017
If you have thyroid issues, times of stress can be hard. Today I'm talking to Dr. Izabella Wentz about tips to help you stay healthy in times of stress. "If I’m stressed usually sleep, meditation, and walks in nature are going to be the three things that get me back on track." - Dr. Izabella Wentz Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/059.
April 26, 2017
There’s no question that the c-section rate in our country is high. Dr. Neel Shah is connecting the dots between providers, hospitals, and moms to lower it. "In the information economy… there is a newfound opportunity to engage moms and women and patients and families in the conversations about how we improve internal health." - Dr. Neel Shah Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/058.
April 19, 2017
There’s a food allergy that tends to fly under the radar. Today I'm talking about histamine intolerance: the symptoms, the cause, and how you can heal. "Depending on the root cause of your histamine intolerance, it can actually be highly reduced or even reversed." - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/057.
April 5, 2017
I’ve been hearing a lot of patients talk about brain fog in my practice lately, so today I’m talking through ten things your brain fog could be telling you. “We need your sharp focus now, we need every woman able to contribute her best to the world.” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/056
March 29, 2017
We know food can heal the body, but today's guest, Dr. Terry Wahls, takes it to a whole new level. Learn how she designed her diet to recover from MS. "My preference is that people eat more probiotic foods that are not dairy or grain based, but are vegetable based." - Dr. Terry Wahls Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/055.
March 8, 2017
Burnout is an epidemic. But there's help! Giving yourself time to pause and replenish is so important, and using adaptogens can help. "The role of adaptogens is not to allow you to not hit the pause button - they are to help you heal when you have hit the pause button and to give you a little extra support during those times." - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/054.
March 1, 2017
For many women UTIs are a recurring problem. Listen in to learn about natural ways to both prevent and treat urinary tract infections. "By preventing bladder infections, you can prevent and break the urinary tract cycle infection which can also help to prevent kidney infections because those often arise as a result of an untreated bladder infection." - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/053.
February 22, 2017
If you’re curious about what MTHFR is, or if you have this genetic change and want to know more about managing it, this is episode is for you. “While having the MTHFR SNiP may in itself inherently increase some risks that do require you to supplement with methylfolate and possibly methylB12, it’s important to also remember that just having the gene doesn’t necessarily increase your risks over the next person who doesn’t have that gene.” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/052.
February 15, 2017
Your period is an amazing cycle. At least, that's what today's guest Alisa Vitti believes. Learn about her book and her new period tracking app, My Flo. "The whole purpose of the cycle is to create continuous change, not just in your body so you can potentially be a vessel for conception, but also to create forward momentum in your life." - Alisa Vitti Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/051.
February 1, 2017
Amanda Steinberg, creator of Worth FM and author of new book Worth It, is here to help women reconnect to money and take control of their personal finances. "My mission is for every woman who has anywhere between $10,000 and millions of dollars to her name, and anywhere in between, is to understand how that money is being directed and influenced." - Amanda Steinberg Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/XX.
January 25, 2017
What if we looked deeper than just a disease what was really causing the symptoms? Today I’m sharing the six things that Hashimoto’s is trying to tell us. "I want us to look underneath at what’s really going on." - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/049
January 18, 2017
One of the biggest health mistakes women make is skipping meals in order to lose weight. Why? Because skipping meals can have the opposite effect! "When you’re eating too few calories for your body, you kick in this ancient survival mechanism and instead of losing weight, you gain weight." - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/048
January 11, 2017
There's an infection that I’ve been seeing more in my practice: Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). Today I'm talking about the link between EBV and Hashimoto's. "Times of stress, fatigue, and going through major life changes, even for example big hormonal changes like perimenopause, can cause us to be particularly susceptible to new infection, reactivation of the virus, and then getting symptomatic." - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/047.
January 4, 2017
In honor of Thyroid Awareness Month, I'm talking about thyroid basics: what your thyroid does, what are symptoms of a thyroid problem, and more. "As many as 15-30% of women who are being treated for depression may actually have Hashimoto’s or hypothyroidism." - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/046.
December 16, 2016
Do you feel like if something good happens to you, something bad will follow suit? This fear is learned, and today I'm talking about how to unlearn it.  “So many wonderful and good things happen to us without something bad happening. And even if something bad has happened in your life, it doesn’t mean it’s ever going to happen again.” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/045.
November 25, 2016
Having the flu is so miserable, the aches, the fevers, and the overall discomfort. Today I'm talking about natural ways to prevent and treat the flu. “The effectiveness of the flu vaccine ranges from as low as 24%, as it was a couple of years back, to a maximum of 60-70%.” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/040.
November 16, 2016
With the use of antibiotics and the large number of cesarean sections, your baby's microbiome may need some help. Here are some things you can do. “From the time of birth the microbiome influences the development of our immune system, and when it’s disrupted we run the risk of all manner of inflammatory and allergic conditions.” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/043
October 26, 2016
Ever wondered who is behind the health articles in the New York Times? The answer is Anahad O'Connor. Listen in as he and Aviva discuss food and health. “It’s pretty clear that we have a broken food system.” - Anahad O'Connor Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/042.
October 18, 2016
What does it take to live a good life? Today Aviva talks to Jonathan Fields about his new book and the community he has built around living a good life. “If you say yes to everybody else, if you don’t know how to say no to the things that matter less, then it means that they things that really do matter to you, you have no time to do in a way that gives you meaning.” - Jonathan Fields Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/041.
October 12, 2016
Sometimes a doctor's opinion can feel like the final say, but it isn't. Today Aviva talks to colleague Celeste Fine about being your own advocate. “What just happened is that doctor sat in that room and connected the dots between those exams and his interpretation of those exams, and he was telling a narrative that made sense for him.” - Celeste Fine Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to www.avivaromm.com/040
September 21, 2016
Amy Myers is a doctor practicing functional medicine, focusing on thyroid disease. Today Aviva is talking to her about her practice and treatments. “I made the best decision I could at the time that I had with the information I had, and that’s all you can do.” - Amy Myers Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/039
September 7, 2016
When your child goes back to school, you have to be ready for the colds and coughs. Today I’m sharing my top 7 immune boosters for kids. "I want you to be able to spend more time with your kids being healthy this autumn and winter and a lot less time in the doctor’s office." - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/038
August 31, 2016
Amie Valpone, author of the book Eating Clean, has been on a major health journey. Learn how she took back her life Using integrative functional medicine.  "I found it really uplifting and empowering to know that I was behind this and I was helping myself feel better." - Amie Valpone Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/037.
August 24, 2016
In a new series called Natural MD Library, Dr. Aviva Romm talks about the incredible digestive benefits of bitters as herbal and botanical medicine. "I use herbal medicine as an extension of food." - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/036
August 17, 2016
How do you know whether you have a problem with your adrenals, thyroid, or both? Today I'm talking about the symptoms and crossover between the two. “I’m always addressing, ‘How do I help this woman to heal and nourish her stress in her life and how do we rebalance and re-support those adrenals.’” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/035.
August 10, 2016
Today I’m talking to Pilar Gerasimo about a different kind of rhythm. Hacking this biological rhythm can transform your energy, sleep, and life. “One of the fundamental root causes of imbalances, conditions, and diseases are systems out of rhythm and out of balance.” - Pilar Gerasimo Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/034.
August 3, 2016
My guest today is a fermentationist and founder of Guts and Glory, Summer Bock, whose goal is to help us all be stronger and more energetic through food. “I think of a healing journey as a staircase: you take one step at a time, and not every step looks the same.” - Summer Bock Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/030.
July 27, 2016
Danielle DuBoise and Whitney Tingle are the founders of Sakara Life and they've created a way for you to access a fresh, healthy lifestyle full of vitality. “Food should play a part in your wellness routine and be thought of as your medicine.” - Danielle DuBoise  Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/032
July 20, 2016
Supplements and their efficacy can be a controversial topic. Today I'm talking to Dr. Tieraona Low Dog about the role of supplements and how to use them. “In a nation where people already aren’t eating enough fruits and vegetables, it’s really discouraging that many of our produce and grains are actually less nutritious than they were 30 years ago.” - Tieraona Low Dog Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/031.
June 8, 2016
It's important to heal a leaky gut because the problem can affect your immune system, mood, and more. Today I'm telling you how to do it. “We know that what goes on in your gut doesn’t just stay in your gut.” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to www.avivaromm.com/030.
June 1, 2016
You’ve probably heard the term leaky gut, but do you know exactly what it is and whether you have it? Do you know why it’s so important to treat it? “Inflammation in the intestinal lining can affect your entire immune system and even your mood.” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/029.
May 25, 2016
It's time to change the reputation of grains and carbohydrates. Listen in to hear Dr. Alan Christianson talk about how these foods can be good for you. “Grains have gotten a bad rap, but the data is strong that they are health promoting.” - Dr. Alan Christianson Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/028.
May 18, 2016
Does your baby suffer from colic? Today, I'm talking all about how you and your baby can survive colic, from causes, to techniques, to herbs you can use. “The fact of the matter is that however much your baby is crying, if it’s excessive, it’s one of the most distressing problems that you can have in an otherwise healthy mom and healthy baby.” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/027.
April 27, 2016
My hope is to give you an overview of herb safety during pregnancy with practical advice on when to be cautious and what are allies that we can turn to. “We know that about 90% of pregnant women who go in for prenatal care will come out with a pharmaceutical recommendation, a prescription, at some point during the pregnancy.” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to www.avivaromm.com/026.
April 20, 2016
Thirty years ago I used Dr. Leo Galland's book to raise my kids allergy-free. Today we're talking about his new book, The Allergy Solution. “One of the things that isn’t really understood about allergies is that allergic reactions are actually protective responses.” - Dr. Leo Galland Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/025.
April 6, 2016
Medical gender bias is killing women. The medical field doesn't take our concerns seriously, which is why it's time for us to speak up. "We’ve learned somewhere along the line that voicing our real needs, expressing our dissatisfactions, our discomfort, our pain, is whining." - Aviva Rom Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/024.
March 30, 2016
It takes new moms a lot of effort to get a diagnosis of hypothyroidism. Learn what's normal, when to get tested, and how to pursue treatment postpartum. “When your thyroid is not working properly, it has an impact on pretty much every system in your body.” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/023.
March 23, 2016
If you have Hashimoto's this is the episode for you. Izabella Wentz is a pharmacist with Hashimoto’s, and she is targeting the root causes of the disease. “I really encourage people to make sure that they take charge of their own health and that they become an educated consumer.” - Izabella Wentz Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/022.
March 16, 2016
Depression has so much to do with inflammation, so today I’m talking about turmeric, an herb that can decrease inflammation and help with your depression. “One of the effects of turmeric is that it contains chemicals in it that prevent or fight inflammation once it takes hold.” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to www.avivaromm.com/021.
March 14, 2016
This episode of Natural MD Radio is even more controversial than usual. In this conversation Dr. Brogan and I explore many of the risks and questionable studies that surround the use of antidepressant medications. Dr. Brogan is against prescribing them; I prefer alternatives but do know that many women find them to be beneficial and some even describe them as having saved or transformed their lives. I want everyone who listens to feel honored and supported. There isn’t one right answer, and it’s important to be comfortable with what’s best for you. That said, this doesn’t diminish the fact that these medications are grossly overprescribed and their risks underemphasized. Also, your doctor may have told you that once on these meds, you’ll always need them. This isn’t true. So if you are choosing to use them, it’s important to have the facts and make that choice wisely. “We are living in discord with the millions of years of evolution that have set us up to adapt well to our environment.” Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/020.
March 9, 2016
Tired of too many detoxes? Today Dr. Deanna Minich talks about her new book, Whole Detox, taking into account the whole human instead of just the physical. “To me, a toxin is anything that stands in the way of our growth and healing.” - Dr. Deanna Minich Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to www.avivaromm.com/19.
March 2, 2016
Today I'm talking about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which that affects over 5 million women in the U.S., and what natural approaches you can take to help. “You can reduce or eliminate any of the stresses that you don’t have to have. So stop saying yes to so many things - say no to things that you don’t have to take on.” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/18.
February 24, 2016
Today I'm talking about detoxing before pregnancy, why it’s important, whether it’s important for you, and how to do it safely. “From conception on, babies are getting a lot more than our genes.” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/17.
February 17, 2016
Today I'm talking about one of my favorite safe and natural remedies, magnesium, which can be used to treat so many difference problems. “What you’ll notice is that you need to take magnesium for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to get the maximum benefits.” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/16.  
February 15, 2016
Today I'm talking to Dr. Larry Rosen about the epidemic of overmedication of our children for behavioral issues and what we can do about it.  “Something like over 3/4 of kids report moderate or severe stress in the past school year.” - Dr. Larry Rosen Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/15.
February 10, 2016
Today I’m talking all about fever in kids: what you need to know, the safety and risks of medications, and gentle alternatives you might consider using. “Fever is at the top of the list of the three conditions parents are most afraid of their kids getting.” - Aviva Romm Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/14.
February 8, 2016
Today I'm talking to Terri Cole, a psychotherapist and coach, whose upcoming course Real Love gives you the tools to attract and create love in your life. “When you look at the things that are alluding you, they are stemming from an unresolved original injury. If you can connect the dots backwards in your life, you will find what that is.” - Terri Cole Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go to http://www.avivaromm.com/13.
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