I recently had the privilege of interviewing my mentor, Dr. Felice L. Gersh, who is known for her extensive knowledge and willingness to share valuable insights on hormonal health.

In the first of this 2 part series, Dr. Gersh provides valuable insights into birth control and what we don't know about the long term effects of these contraceptives. We also discussed where the fear of Hormone Replacement Therapy stems from and how most of it is based on irrelevant data. 


Here are some more of the topics we hit on in this enlightening conversation:

1️⃣ Understanding Hormonal Health: Dr. Gersh emphasizes the need to grasp female biology and the crucial role hormones play in overall health beyond just fertility and menstruation. This episode provides essential knowledge to empower women to take control of their health and happiness.

2️⃣ Connection between Birth Control, inflammation and diseases associated with aging: Dr. Gersh shares insights on how Birth Control aka Endocrine Disruptors, can contribute to chronic low-grade inflammation, which could lead to a range of health conditions commonly associated with aging.

3️⃣ The power of estrogen: Dr. Gersh highlights the benefits of estrogen and its role in supporting optimal health. Estrogen, a vital hormone for women, goes beyond fertility and menstruation. It plays a crucial role in maintaining bone health and preventing osteoporosis, along with other benefits that support overall well-being.

As always, our aim is to provide you with essential knowledge and empower you to take control of your health and happiness. Don't miss this enlightening interview with Dr. Felice Gersh. Tune in and gain valuable insights into the world of hormones (bio and synthetic) and how they impact us in ALL stages of life. 


Felice L. Gersh, M.D.:

Felice Gersh, M.D. has degrees from Princeton University and University of Southern California School of Medicine and is fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona School of Medicine. She is a multi-award winning physician with dual board certifications in OB-GYN and Integrative Medicine.
She is the founder and director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, a practice that provides comprehensive health care for women by combining the best evidence-based therapies from conventional, naturopathic, and holistic medicine. She taught obstetrics and gynecology at Keck USC School of Medicine for 12 years as an Assistant Clinical Professor, where she received the highly coveted Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award.
She now serves as an Affiliate Faculty Member at the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, through the University of Arizona School  of Medicine, where she lectures and regularly grades the case presentations written by the Fellowship students for their final exams.
Felice Gersh, M.D. is the bestselling author of PCOS SOS and the PCOS SOS Fertility Fast Track, and Menopause: 50 Things You Need to Know. She has also had numerous scientific articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals.
She is a prolific lecturer nationally and internationally and has as well been featured in several films and documentary series, including The Real Skinny on Fat with Montel Williams and John, Fasting with Valter Longo, Ph.D., and The Business of Birth Control.


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The Hormone Balance Solution

Hi, I'm Tara Thorne, FDN-P, RHN, FNC and women's health and hormone expert. After serving hundreds of women in my signature program, The Hormone Balance Solution, I bring to you, the HBS Podcast.

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