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Author: Alyssa Chavez

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Do you want to learn how to manage endo naturally, but feel confused and overwhelmed by all of the conflicting information out there? Join Functional Nutrition professional Alyssa Chavez as she breaks down exactly what you need to know in bite sized pieces each week. If you want to learn how to ditch the endo belly, get to the bottom of your digestive distress, and kick your pain and fatigue to the curb, this is for you. 

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Welcome back to the Endo Belly Girl Podcast! Today I dive into understanding supplements with my friend and mentor Kate Mahoney, a functional practitioner dietary supplement expert. Kate and I share a passion for bioindividuality, and educating people that not all supplements are created equally. In this episode, you’ll hear:-Quality is crucial because many supplement nutrients originate from sources like corn, soy, and grains, and are often genetically modified. Since these...
In today’s episode, I delve into the holistic approach to the endometriosis healing journey. Endometriosis is a full-body disease, and healing endo goes beyond just our diet. It is about healing the mind, body, and the spirit. In this episode, you’ll hear:-Ways to heal the physical body are looking at your diet and nutrients, pelvic floor physical therapy, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, and most importantly movement.-Movement doesn’t have to be hard core exercise, it can ...
Welcome back to the Endo Belly Girl Podcast! In this week’s episode, I discuss “the endometriosis diet.” Contrary to popular belief, there isn't one specific diet to follow. There is no one diet because everyone is bio-individual, meaning we all have different bodies and we do not process foods the exact same way. In this episode, you’ll hear:-Why there isn’t a singular diet for endometriosis, and why there is so much confusion out there.-The key is your unique b...
This week is our final episode of the infertility awareness series. I am excited to talk with Deidre Bloomquist. She is a functional nutritionist, and her specialty is reversing infertility through restoring health by reducing toxicity. In today’s episode we dive into how toxicity impacts the body and fertility. In today’s episode, you’ll hear:-Endocrine disruptors like phthalates and fragrances impact hormones, which affects fertility.-Toxins are everywhere, especially in p...
In today’s episode, we continue our Infertility Awareness series by diving into the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine with Allison Locke, an Acupuncturist and integrative health practitioner. Allison, who is also an endo warrior, offers valuable insights into how TCM can provide an alternative approach to addressing infertility and endometriosis.In this episode, you’ll hear: -Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine values balance and living in accordance with nature, and i...
Today’s episode is the second of this month-long series about infertility awareness. I'm thrilled to have Jessica Sorensen, a reproductive and perinatal therapist, joining us to delve into the mental health aspect of this journey. Jessica, having endometriosis herself, brings firsthand insight into what this journey entails. Both Jessica and I strongly believe in taking care of our whole selves through mind, body, and spirit. In this episode, you’ll hear:-How infertility can be ph...
Welcome back to the Endo Belly Girl Podcast! This month, in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, we're diving deep into a series of discussions about infertility and our personal journeys with it. If this topic hits close to home and feels overwhelming for you, it's totally okay to take a breather and join us again in May when I'll be covering different topics.For the first episode in this series, I wanted to open up about my own fertility journey. My hope is that sharing my story wi...
Welcome back to the Endo Belly Girl Podcast! In today’s episode I talk with my dear friend, Lindsay Little, about my favorite topic: gut health. Lindsay is a holistic nutritionist who helps women with embarrassing digestive issues. We're total nerds when it comes to gut health, and I thought it'd be super beneficial to bring Lindsay on board to get another expert perspective.In this episode, you’ll hear:-The difference between what is common with digestion, and what is normal; just beca...
In today’s episode I'm thrilled to be joined by Crystal Felice, a former Pharmacist who's now a functional practitioner. Today, we're delving into a crucial topic: birth control. So many of us are introduced to the pill at a young age as a solution to our hormonal issues, and we aren’t told what it is actually doing to our bodies. We both feel very passionate that we should be educated about the medication we use daily.In this episode, you’ll hear:-Birth control isn't a hormone re...
In this week’s episode, I'm delving into an exciting addition to my nutrition practice: functional blood chemistry. Functional testing is a powerful tool for uncovering potential imbalances in the body, especially when it comes to understanding symptoms like those associated with endometriosis. By combining functional blood chemistry with dietary interventions, I can pinpoint specific issues and tailor my approach to each client's needs. This testing provides a deeper understanding of th...
Today, I'm thrilled to dive into one of my favorite topics: gut health! You might be thinking, how is this related to endometriosis? Well, gut health is crucial for both the progression and healing of endometriosis. Endo is not just a reproductive disease, but a full body disease. Understanding and addressing your gut health is fundamental to tackling endometriosis effectively.In today’s episode, you’ll hear:-How endometriosis is rooted in immune dysfunction-The gut-immune connect...
Welcome back to the Endo Belly Girl Podcast! I am thrilled to have Katie Edmonds on the show today. Katie is what you might call a powerhouse in the realm of endometriosis. She's not only a researcher and author but also an educator and nutritional therapist. Katie shares her own journey with endometriosis, a journey that's been marked by both challenges and profound learning experiences. She's here to shed light on what endo really is, beyond the misconceptions and myths that ofte...
In today’s episode I delve into the intricacies of the menstrual cycle. It's something that often gets overlooked in our education, but understanding it can empower us with valuable insights into our bodies. We're all familiar with the basics: a 28-day cycle, ovulation on day 14, followed by menstruation. But there's so much more to explore beyond these surface-level facts. To truly understand our bodies, we need to dig into what's happening during each phase of the cycle. It's ab...
Welcome back to the Endo Belly Girl Podcast, and Happy Valentine’s Day! In the spirit of this love-filled occasion, I thought it would be perfect to delve into the perspective of our loved ones who are right there with us on the endometriosis journey. In today’s episode, I sit down with my amazing and supportive husband, Jose Chavez. Together, we explore what it's like for a spouse to navigate the complexities of endometriosis and share invaluable insights from his unique viewpoint.In th...
In this week's episode of the Endo Belly Girl Podcast, we're thrilled to have Aditi Guha, a PCOS nutritionist, joining us. We'll be delving into the world of PCOS - what it is, how it affects your hormones and fertility, and most importantly, how to tackle it. Aditi's expertise lies in identifying the root causes of PCOS and helping women overcome its challenges. She's dedicated to teaching her clients how to understand and address their hormone imbalances effectively.Though Aditi speci...
Welcome back to The Endo Belly Girl Podcast, the sanctuary where we delve into all things endometriosis and how they affect our lives. In today's episode, I tackle a topic that has huge impacts on your hormones and endo: blood sugar. So grab your coziest blanket, pour yourself a soothing cup of tea, and let's unravel the complexities of blood sugar regulation and hormonal balance.In this episode, you'll learn about:- The Blood Sugar Roller Coaster: Learn how blood sugar spikes and crashe...
In today's episode, I sit down with the insightful herbalist and integrative health coach, Audrey Gerber, to explore the body's natural rhythms and the powerful role of herbs in supporting hormonal balance. Audrey brings to light her own journey and shares invaluable knowledge that could redefine your relationship with your well-being. Prepare to be inspired and enlightened as we peel back the layers of hormonal health with care, expertise, and a touch of nature's best.In this episode, y...
Welcome to The Endo Belly Girl Podcast! In today's episode, we're continuing our exploration of what your body might be telling you. We'll be diving into important indicators of your body's overall health, including vitamin and mineral needs, blood sugar regulation, and essential fatty acids.In this episode, you'll hear:- A comprehensive look at symptoms that may point toward vitamin and mineral deficiencies- The importance of essential fatty acids and how to identify signs of deficiency in y...
Today, I'm thrilled to have Dr. Emily Mason, a pelvic floor physical therapist, women's health coach, and yoga instructor on the show. Emily brings an abundance of knowledge and passion to our conversation that you won't want to miss, especially if you find yourself struggling with pelvic pain. So, grab a cup of tea, settle in, and prepare to be empowered with valuable insights into pelvic wellness and holistic health care from Emily.In this enriching episode, you'll hear:- Emily Mason's...
In today's episode, we're diving deep into the world of digestive symptoms and what they may reveal about your body's needs and imbalances. Get ready to unpack a wealth of information that can help you better understand your body's intuition and signals! This episode is a part 1 of 2, with part 2 focusing on symptoms of nutrient needs and blood sugar dysregulation. What You'll Hear in Today's Episode:- Discover the common symptoms of low stomach acid and the need for pancreatic enzy...
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