EP 50: Healing Through Mind Mastery
Crushing PCOS
by Dr. Minni Malhotra, MD
1y ago
The mind-body connection is a cornerstone of a healthy life, but so many of us have ‘monkey minds’ and feel like we can’t control our thoughts. In today’s episode, Dr. Malhotra discusses mind mastery, the fourth pillar of her COPE healing protocol. We hear about the detrimental effects of negative thinking, identifying with our bodies, and techniques to quiet our minds. Remember, is it normal to think! You are never going to stop your mind from wandering. You can, however, change how you relate to your thoughts. Tune in to hear more!  Key Points From This Episode: The fourth pillar of D ..read more
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EP 99: PCOS and Liver Disease
Crushing PCOS
by Dr. Minni Malhotra, MD
1y ago
What is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and how is it connected to PCOS? This is the 100th episode, and Dr. Malhotra is explaining why you need to gain knowledge and actively change your lifestyle to meet normal, good-level liver functions. Dr. Malhotra looks at global studies done on the connection between PCOS and NAFLD, how genetics play a role in a female's likelihood of having NAFLD, and why we need to keep an eye on our liver functions. Dr. Malhotra explains the different components of the liver, the importance of preventing lifestyle-related diseases, and why she uses the COPE ..read more
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EP 98: Gut Microbiome and Assimilation in PCOS
Crushing PCOS
by Dr. Minni Malhotra, MD
1y ago
Continuing in our series on digestion, today we discuss gut microbiome and assimilation in PCOS. We take a look at why women with PCOS don’t absorb the nutrients that they really need and suffer from poor gut health. In this episode, you’ll hear about how the inflammation, insulin resistance, fat accumulation, and hyperandrogenemia in PCOS is associated with endotoxemia and what studies say about the relationship between the two. We also break down Five R Principle to explain how to go about addressing this condition. To better understand how the hormonal changes associated with PCOS actually ..read more
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EP 97: Digestion and PCOS with Dr. Malhotra
Crushing PCOS
by Dr. Minni Malhotra, MD
1y ago
Many women across the globe are affected by PCOS and similarly, some are plagued by chronic intestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The overlap of these two disorders can be up to and above 42%. Today on the podcast, we’ll talk about digestion and PCOS, a complex and multi-factor condition. As listeners tune in, they’ll learn about the link between the two conditions, how hormones play a role in their interaction, how to get diagnosed and treated, and much more. So don’t miss out on this insightful conversation.  Key Points From This Episode: Introduction to the top ..read more
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EP 96: Thyroid Disease and PCOS with Dr. Malhotra
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by Dr. Minni Malhotra, MD
1y ago
Today’s topic is an important one, and one not always fully understood. The relationship between Thyroid Disease and PCOS. Both are caused by endocrine dysfunction, and as their prevalence increases so does their mutual association. An illustration of this relationship between thyroid dysfunction and PCOS requires answers to two questions. What happens to the ovaries in thyroid disease, and what happens to the thyroid in PCOS? Don’t miss out on this information-packed episode, so tune in now! Key Points From This Episode: Introduction to the topic of today’s episode. A comparison of the two ..read more
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EP 95: Depression in PCOS
Crushing PCOS
by Dr. Minni Malhotra, MD
1y ago
Statistics show that 40% of women with PCOS experience depression, with this number particularly high in young girls. Today, Dr. Minni Malhotra explains why depression and stress are high-risk factors among patients with PCOS. Tuning in, you’ll hear what PCOS is and how it affects adolescents, the symptoms of PCOS that may cause depression and anxiety in patients, and how depression can lead to higher insulin resistance, compounding the issue. To learn more about how to treat PCOS and depression through lifestyle changes and other treatments, such as anti-androgen therapy and metformin treatme ..read more
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EP 94: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Stress
Crushing PCOS
by Dr. Minni Malhotra, MD
1y ago
Today on the show we’re talking about the relationship between polycystic ovarian syndrome and stress. While there is still a lot we don’t know about PCOS, there is an increasing body of evidence that demonstrates the important role that stress plays in PCOS manifestation. Tuning in you’ll hear an overview of the human biological stress response, the hormones involved, and how they can exacerbate PCOS when they are out of balance. Dr. Malhotra unpacks how stress causes these hormone imbalances and provides meaningful insights and practical advice on how to tackle stress in your life. Join us t ..read more
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EP 93: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Aging
Crushing PCOS
by Dr. Minni Malhotra, MD
1y ago
We age in a variety of ways, but as a society, we tend to focus mostly on how we age on the outside, rather than on the inside. For instance, we might use an array of skin products to treat our aging skin, but give little thought to the impact prescription medications have on how rapidly our organs age. Today on the Crushing PCOS podcast we dig into PCOS and aging. Tuning in you’ll learn the role that menopause and aging play in PCOS, and why consistent lifestyle changes should be the first method you use to treat PCOS. To discover the many lifestyle factors that influence symptoms of PCOS, an ..read more
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EP 92: Eating Disorders in PCOS Sufferers
Crushing PCOS
by Dr. Minni Malhotra, MD
1y ago
Welcome to a new episode of Crushing PCOS, where we discuss integrative and natural approaches to solving all your PCOS issues. Today, we are discussing eating disorders and PCOS. We discuss why eating disorders appear to be higher in people with PCOS than in the general population, the most common types of eating disorders associated with PCOS, and the link between needing to exercise and diet and PCOS. Dr. Minni gives us advice on healthy ways to change our lifestyle, from how to manage our diets in a healthy way to keeping food journals, seeking out therapy, trying to improve our sleep, and ..read more
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EP 91: How To Balance Hormones Naturally
Crushing PCOS
by Dr. Minni Malhotra, MD
2y ago
Hormone imbalance is a common complaint amongst women; especially during menopause, menstruation, and most commonly, among women with PCOS. In today’s episode of Crushing PCOS, we discuss how you can balance your hormones naturally. Tuning in you’ll hear what the symptoms of imbalanced hormones are, why a healthy lifestyle is essential to balance your hormones, and what your daily diet should include. We also discuss the benefits of exercise, mindfulness, and sleep before breaking down the five key nutrients that should be included in your daily diet to balance your hormones. Finally, we look ..read more
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