Rediscovering Intimacy and Pleasure with Emily Nagoski
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by Aviva Romm
2w ago
Subscribe Now I’m so excited to share an encore interview with the brilliant, hilarious, and incredibly insightful Emily Nagoski, author of Come As You Are, Come Together, and Burnout (co-written with her sister). Emily is a renowned sex educator who brings a blend of scientific rigor and relatable storytelling to the conversation about women's sexual health and pleasure. Get ready for a foxy  (you’ll have to listen to hear why this is literally true!)conversation full of laughter, wisdom, and relatable experiences. Today we talk about her latest book: Come ..read more
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Seeing Life Through an Herbalist’s Lens with Olivia Amitrano
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by Aviva Romm
3w ago
Subscribe Now In this fresh and delightful episode of “On Health,” I sit down with Olivia Amitrano,  herbalist, host of the popular What’s the Juice podcast, and founder of Organic Olivia, a successful botanical medicines company. Olivia opens up about her transformative journey through herbalism, personal growth, and the essential practice of honest self-reflection on the relationships in our lives and our relationship to ourselves.  We dive deep into Olivia’s: First encounters with plants and how this sparked her enduring passion for herbal medicine. Insights on the art ..read more
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Breaking the Taboo Around Pregnancy Loss with Chelsea Leyland
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by Tracy Romm
1M ago
Subscribe Now Trigger Warning: This episode contains sensitive topics related to pregnancy loss and fertility challenges. Listener discretion is advised. In this deeply personal and powerful episode of “On Health,” I sit down with Chelsea Leyland, a globetrotting DJ, mother, epilepsy and endometriosis activist, documentary filmmaker, and menstrual health entrepreneur. Chelsea shares her journey through endometriosis, pregnancy loss, and becoming a mother and the importance of breaking the silence around these common issues so we can get the support we need – and so we can support ea ..read more
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Ending Obstetric Fistula: A Journey of Hope and Resilience with Bonnie Ruder
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by Aviva Romm
1M ago
Subscribe Now I think one of the most important things about fistula is that it is completely preventable and treatable. So this is a solvable problem. We used to have this problem here in the US and now we don't.  – Bonnie Ruder In this powerful new On Health episode, I’m joined by Bonnie Ruder, co-founder and Executive Director of Terrewode Women's Fund. Bonnie is a dedicated medical anthropologist and licensed home birth midwife with over 20 years of experience. She works tirelessly to end obstetric fistula and other childbirth injuries in Uganda. Her work combines a deep ..read more
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Why Metabolic Health Matters and How to Improve it with Casey Means
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by Aviva Romm
2M ago
Subscribe Now “What if your body had a greater ability to heal than you were ever led to believe?” – This question not only challenges conventional health beliefs but also underpins the empowering message that infuse today's discussion. Welcome to this – literally – energy packed new episode of “On Health,” where I’m joined by Dr. Casey Means, a Stanford-trained physician and the author of “Good Energy.” Once on the path to becoming an ENT surgeon, Dr. Means experienced a personal health revelation that steered her towards a deep dive into metabolic health, ultimately leading to her ..read more
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Adaptogens for Healing Burnout: Which Work Best?
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by Aviva Romm
2M ago
Search this Article The Impact of Burnout on Our Health Adaptogens: The Herbal Pause Button for Your Nervous System How to Pick the Right Adaptogens for You: Soothe, Calm, Nourish and Repair Choosing the Right Adaptogen(s) for You Calming/Soothing Adaptogens Nourishing/Replenishing Adaptogens Subscribe Now Adaptogens are an amazing class of herbs that are specifically helpful for both preventing and reversing the damage we experience from ongoing stress. They are particularly important for healing burnout, but it’s important to know which help – and which are too stimulating ..read more
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Demystifying Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in Menopause with Sharon Malone
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by Aviva Romm
3M ago
Subscribe Now The journey through perimenopause and menopause is universally shared by women, yet also deeply personal. In the landscape of women’s health, particularly around the pivotal stages of perimenopause and menopause, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) emerges as a significant topic of discussion, often mired in confusion, controversy – and even hot debate. Drawing from the expert insights of Dr. Sharon Malone, OB-GYN and vocal advocate for menopause awareness, this podcast sheds light on HRT, demystifying its application, benefits, and risks. Dr. Malone’s approach, grounded ..read more
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The Wisdom of the Menopause Brain with Lisa Mosconi
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by Aviva Romm
3M ago
Subscribe Now As women, we're taught to anticipate the physical signs of menopause—the hot flashes, the weight gain. But what about the changes that aren't as easily seen, those happening within our brains and the symptoms that are far less acknowledged – the brain fog, memory lapses, shifts in focus, and sleepless nights? My On Health Guest, Dr. Lisa Mosconi, PhD, one of the world's leading neuroscientists, is the pioneering director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Weill Cornell Medicine. Her global reputation is built on groundbreaking research in Alzheimer's prevention ..read more
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Lisa Damour on the Emotional Lives of Teenagers
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by Tracy Romm
4M ago
Subscribe Now The teen years are a trope and a meme in our culture. We’re inevitably warned the minute we have a baby and admire her cute little face at a family gathering, in a restaurant, waiting in the checkout at the grocery: Just wait until she’s – or he’s –  a teen. And it’s no wonder – the teen years – which we all remember too – are fraught with big changes: big hormonal shifts, changes in our neurobiology, changes in how we see our place in the world, changes in how we see our parents. It’s complicated.  And it’s become more complicated – for both teens and their ..read more
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Stress in Pregnancy: How Much Should You Stress About It?
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by Aviva Romm
4M ago
Search This Article What is Stress How Common Is Stress in Pregnancy A Challenging Topic to Study What About Stress and Your Baby How Stress Impacts the Fetus Stress at Work The Impact on Pregnant Mothers’ Health How You Can Reduce Prenatal Stress What Practitioners Can Do Subscribe Now Hi Dr. Aviva: I am so worried about hurting my baby…. I keep reading how bad it is to be stressed in pregnancy – that it could cause my baby to be born premature. But I am under a lot of stress – I have a full-time job, have to help care for my parents, and well – money is tight. What sh ..read more
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