Both your dietary habits and the health of your microbiome play a huge role in your hormonal health. It’s the intestinal microbiome that helps us process all our hormones and can greatly affect whether said hormones are going to contribute to overall hormone balance or acts in ways that your body is not happy with. This is why we want to look at how the liver and gut are metabolizing hormones. How the body is both using or discarding them. When you are working on balancing your hormones it’s essential to understand what diet is best for you and how you can support the intestinal tract to properly metabolize your hormones. When you have issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bowel overgrowth (SIBO), histamine intolerance and food sensitivities it impacts the body’s ability to stay in hormonal balance and often times this must be corrected first, or alongside, before hormones work their magic!
One of the cool things about feminology is learning from the combined wisdom of two doctors with over 25 years of combined clinical experience. Dr. Nayak has been studying genetics and the microbiome since her undergraduate work and Dr. Nash has been studying medicine since her graduate work in the history of medicine. Each doctor brings a unique set of knowledge to this community and the area of biggest overlap is their individualized approach to nutrition. There is truly no one-size-fits-all diet and these docs have spent many years determining what works best for any individual woman’s genetics, epigenetics, metabolic and hormonal type. Feel free to start here digging into our approach with this short video and check out podcasts on other pages of the site that are relevant here and here.
Feminology on Genomic Medicine: what is it and what does it mean for our health?
This 20-minute video covers:
*A tiny bit of background how Dr. Tara Nayak and Dr. Ginger Nash met–through a shared mentor, Dr. Peter D’Adamo
*What is epigenetics and why is it meaningful for one’s health?
*How epigenetics and genetics interact so that your genetic inheritance can be optimized for good health!
*Why you cannot look at one or two genes in isolation (like MTHFR) but rather gene-to-gene interactions are super critical in most disease states
*The role of nutrition in regulating gene function
*The genetic analysis software that both doctors use in practice, Opus23, the most comprehensive and powerful tool in the market.
Podcast Interview – Dr. Ginger Nash on Green Healing Wellness: Essentials of Healthy Living: July 8, 2012