DiscoverLara Briden's Podcast
Lara Briden's Podcast
Claim Ownership

Lara Briden's Podcast

Author: Lara Briden

Subscribed: 219Played: 1,413
Share

Description

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

14 Episodes
Reverse
Do you feel hungry all the time? Abnormally hungry? If so, it’s worth trying to figure out why. Potential drivers of abnormally high hunger include insulin resistance, gut and microbiome issues, low blood sugar, and food addiction—just to name a few.In this episode, Lara explores food addiction and some of the controversy around the term. She also discusses the next best steps on the road to recovery. Links: Lara's new book about metabolic healthPoll: Addiction to highly processed f...
For some women, stopping normal dairy products can relieve period symptoms. But why?In this episode, Lara discusses:the inflammatory effects of A1 casein how a mast cell histamine response can drive period problems such as premenstrual mood symptoms, heavy bleeding, and pain.Links:Successful mast-cell-targeted treatment of chronic dyspareunia, vaginitis, and dysfunctional uterine bleedingChildhood asthma, allergies and risk of premenstrual disorders in young adulthoodCasomorphins and gl...
Did you know that what’s happening in your gut can affect your periods and hormones? In this episode, Lara discusses:small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and its role in IBS,how SIBO can drive or worsen endometriosis, insulin resistance, premenstrual mood symptoms, and the fibromyalgia of perimenopause, plushow to treat SIBO. Links:The curious link between estrogen, mast cells, and histamineAltered intestinal permeability in patients with primary fibromyalgia and in patients...
Why do antihistamines cause weight gain? And how does hormonal birth control affect metabolism?In this episode, Lara looks at:how common medications affect metabolismwhy birth control that is *androgenic* is more likely to cause weight gain, andwhether natural progesterone is more likely to cause weight gain or weight loss.Links:The histaminergic system as a target for the prevention of obesity and metabolic syndromeHigh H1-affinity antidepressants and risk of metabolic syndrome in bipolar di...
Are you a morning person or an evening person? And could that affect your ability to lose weight?In this episode, Lara looks at chronotype, which is your individual disposition to be awake or asleep at certain times. And how that might affect your overall health and metabolism.
The supplement inositol is a superstar for treating polycystic ovary syndrome. It’s also been clinically trialled for weight loss, thyroid disease, anxiety, insomnia, and premenstrual mood symptoms. In this episode, Lara looks at:"what is inositol?" and how to get it from dietmyo-inositol versus D-chiro-inositol, and why it's all a little confusing.One thing Lara forgot to mention is that to get results with inositol, you need to commit to it for at least three months. And if it wor...
What do post-pill acne, hair loss, and weight gain all have in common? They can all be the result of a temporary surge in androgens when trying to come off certain types of hormonal birth control.In this episode, Lara discusses post-pill androgen symptoms including:why pills like Yasmin are the hardest to come offhow androgens can cause weight gain, andnatural treatments such as zinc, berberine, and cyclic progesterone therapy.Links:Ovulation is the main event of the menstrual cycleThe centra...
Are premenstrual mood symptoms caused by progesterone or helped by progesterone? And why do antihistamines give such relief?In this episode, Lara discusses premenstrual mood symptoms including:the role of histamine and mast cell activationprogesterone sensitivity, andeffective natural treatments such as magnesium, iodine, and body-identical progesterone.Links:Lara Briden's mailing listMagnesium in the gynecological practice: a literature review8 Ways magnesium rescues hormones Taurine: 5...
There can be a strong hormonal component to abdominal weight gain. And in most people, that hormone is insulin. In this episode, Lara discusses insulin resistance including:why you could have insulin resistance even if your blood sugar is normalthe role of mitochondria, andall the ways to lower insulin and improve metabolism.Links:Online workshop: Metabolic health and vitality for women over 40Insulin resistance is a cellular antioxidant defense mechanismHigh-dose fructose can cause or w...
If you're going to take hormone therapy, it's safer to take hormones that are identical to human hormones. In other words, hormones that are body-identical or bioidentical. The concept of bioidentical used to be controversial but is now conventional and mainstream.In this episode, Lara discusses hormone therapy including:why the concept of bioidentical was controversial when it didn't need to beoral micronized progesterone for heavy periods, mood, sleep, and perimenopausal migraines, andsome ...
Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease that’s affected by hormones but is not caused by hormones. Instead, endometriosis is, at least in part, a disease of immune dysfunction. In this episode, Lara discusses some of the new endometriosis research including:the link with genes that increase the risk of autoimmune diseasethe role of a bacterial toxin called lipopolysaccharide or LPS, andnew targets for natural immune-modulating treatment.Links to:Blog post: Immune treatment for endometri...
Were you told you have polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS based on a pelvic ultrasound? That may or may not be an accurate diagnosis because PCOS cannot actually be diagnosed or ruled out with ultrasound.In this episode, Lara discusses PCOS including:why PCOS is an umbrella termthe difference between polycystic ovaries and ovarian cysts, andwhy some women with undereating and endometriosis are being mistakenly told they have PCOS.Links to:Blog post: PCOS cannot be diagnosed (or ruled out) by u...
In a normal period, you should not lose more than about 80 mL of menstrual fluid over all the days of the bleed. That’s equivalent to about five tablespoons spread over all the days of the bleed. In this episode, Lara discusses heavy periods including:the role of hormone imbalance, mast cell activation, and insulin resistance,simple period-lightening strategies such as iron, zinc, and a dairy-free diet, andusing body-identical progesterone to lighten periods. Links to:Blog post about hea...
The pill is commonly prescribed to "regulate periods," but it can't actually do that because withdrawal bleeds from contraceptive drugs are not real menstrual cycles. In episode one of The Lara Briden Podcast, Dr Lara covers:what is a real menstrual cyclewhy there's no medical reason to bleed monthly on the pill, and the difference between contraceptive drugs and real hormones. Links to:Blog post about cyclic progesterone therapy for PCOS.Lara's forum where you can post a comme...
Comments (2)

Mostafa hajimolahoseini

Hi Lara I am an immunologist from Iran. Thanks for valuble information that you publish generously.I have a question.Dose Melatonin have benefit effect for treatment of endomtriosis?

Mar 13th
Reply (1)