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TPV Podcast, Episode 189, Women’s Health Q&A

Ep. 189, Women’s Health Q&A

On this episode of The Paleo View, Stacy and Sarah talk about women’s health and what the ranges of “normal” are for symptoms that are linked to your monthly cycle.

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 189, Women’s Health Q&A

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (1:18)
    • Stacy and Sarah’s Easter celebrations and activities
      • Matt and Stacy’s brunch spread
      • Egg filling and hiding
      • Leftover hardboiled eggs
    • Sarah’s husband’s work travels and turning them into family vacations
  • Women’s Health (12:35)
    • The things that women just kind of deal with that are annoying, not all of these things have to happen – often times when we change our diet and our lifestyle, these are the things that go away
    • The myth behind the Paleo diet being a “cure all”
  • Questions & Answers (17:32)
    • Leah – when I eat fermented foods, I get the feeling I am developing a yeast infection. Any suggestions?
      • Stacy thinks there might be an imbalance in the gut, and recommends looking into a diet to reset the bacteria in the gut
      • Sarah notes that studies show that probiotics can help fight candida
      • Candida likes high estrogen, high blood sugar, and high stress environments
      • The strains in fermented foods are known to help control candida growth
      • Facts about vaginitis (also known as a yeast infection)
        • Candida causes yeast infections about half of the time
        • Other culprits are bacterial infections, irritants, and allergies
        • So a yeast infection could also be caused by a food allergy
        • Sarah recommends getting tested for yeast sensitivities/allergies – these are common food sensitivities
        • There are a number of yeast free diets that you can utilize
        • Vaginitis can also be linked to STD’s, so it is worth getting tested
      • Stacy notes that menstruation products (or even condoms) can also cause irritations that are seen in the form of vaginitis
      • Be aware of what is your “normal” for symptoms that you experience around your monthly cycle, when consuming foods you are sensitive too, etc.
    • Jennie – why do I poop more, and experience gas, during my period?
      • Period poops are a real thing – the Buzzfeed article Stacy refers to
      • The situation is impacted by two things
      • First, you are probably eating less healthy food than you usually do as you are dealing with hormonal influenced cravings
      • And second, the hormone progesterone peeks during your period, which actually has an effect on how things move through your intestines
      • The high shift between progesterone and estrogen turning back on greatly impacts your bowels
      • The role prostaglandins play
  • Major props to Buzzfeed!
  • A special thank you to Stacy for her willingness to talk about poop!
  • And a thank you to the listeners – don’t forget to leave those reviews here please!
  • Stacy wished Sarah happy travels for her spring break vacation with her family
  • Outro (44:28)

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