Episode 222: Why Your Heart and Brain Like Estrogen
with Dr. Felice Gersh, M.D.
Maintaining a healthy alignment with our bodies so often comes back to keeping things balanced and our hormones are no different.
Dr. Felice Gersh is dedicated to helping women navigate life in an optimal way, particularly when it comes to the roles hormones play in aging. She joins this conversation to discuss her philosophy on how women can approach supporting their hormonal systems in a variety of ways.
When dealing with hormone imbalances, Dr. Gersh doesn’t aim for “natural,” but rather an alignment with the body’s systems that optimizes physiology.
On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:
- Why we need to pay attention to the effects of hormones on women’s health
- The other roles sex hormones play in the body aside from reproduction
- How estrogen metabolites interact with and support the heart
- Why she reframes bio-identical hormones as human identical
- What the role of testosterone is in women’s bodies
Felice Gersh, M.D. is an 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 comprehensive women’s healthcare practice. She taught obstetrics and gynecology at Keck USC School of Medicine for 12 years as an Assistant Clinical Professor and now serves as an Affiliate Faculty Member at the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona School of Medicine. Felice is the bestselling author of PCOS SOS and has published several articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. She has also appeared in several films and documentary series, including The Real Skinny on Fat with Montel Williams and Fasting with Valter Longo, Ph.D.
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