February 2, 2017
Have you ever felt tired, fuzzy, overly stressed or just felt like something wasn’t right with your health but you’re told that everything appears normal on your test results? You might start thinking your symptoms are all in your head or that you’re just getting older. Before you make these assumptions, I want you to watch today’s podcast because I think you’ll find some answers here.
Did you know that the answer to your health concerns may be in your hormones? Thyroid and adrenals are hormones that play a big role in the way you look and feel. And that’s exactly what we’re talking about today.
I’m excited to introduce my guest. I’m such a huge fan of her that I asked her to write the forward to my book. Thankfully, she said yes. And I’m thrilled to have her on my show today. My guest is Dr. Aviva Romm, MD. She is referred to as “the face of natural medicine in the 21st century by Prevention Magazine” and named one of the 100 Women to Watch in Wellness by Mind Body Green. Dr. Aviva has bridged the best of traditional medicine with good science for over three decades. Dr. Aviva is a midwife, herbalist, and Yale-trained MD, Board Certified in Family Medicine with Obstetrics, as well as a graduate of Dr. Weil's Integrative Medicine Residency (University of Arizona). Her focus is on the impact of stress on health, willpower, food cravings, weight, chronic disease, and hormone imbalance in women, and the prevention of chronic disease in children’s health, with an emphasis on reducing unnecessary antibiotic use. She is also an avid environmental health advocate, researching and publishing on the impact of toxins on fertility, pregnancy, women’s hormones, and chronic illness in women and children.
Dr. Aviva is one of the nation’s leaders in botanical medicine and is the author of 7 books on natural medicine, including the textbook Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health (Elsevier) and her latest book The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution (Harper One, January 2017). She is the author of the integrative medicine curriculum for the Yale Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residencies, and is on numerous scientific advisory and editorial boards, including Prevention Magazine. She lives and practices medicine in western Massachusetts and New York City and is a nationally sought speaker, author, and consultant.
In today’s interview we discuss the connection between symptoms you might be experiencing such as fatigue, belly fat, brain fog, sleeplessness and skin changes and your hormones, in particular your thyroid and adrenal hormones. Dr. Aviva shares how to know if you need adrenal and thyroid support and specific lifestyle, diet and natural treatments to regain balance and get your health back. She shares so much information in this podcast, so I want to remind you that we now transcribe the podcasts. So you can print out the transcript to read and use as a guide.