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August 17, 2022

An Empowering Conversation with a Holistic OBGYN

with podcast guest

Dr. Nathan Riley

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Nathan Riley, MD, is a board-certified OBGYN and hospice and palliative care physician. Through his holistic OBGYN practice, Beloved Holistics, PCA, he serves women and their families who are dissatisfied with the conventional medical model. He also has a collaborator program for coaches and alternative health practitioners to provide easy, affordable access to an MD consultant on women’s health and primary care issues. He specializes in fertility, pelvic pain, home birth, and health optimization at all stages of life, from birth to death, working with nature rather than against Her. He is a staunch advocate for medical freedom and personal responsibility, and his podcast is called The Holistic OBGYN.

It’s so rare to meet a gynecologist speaking the same language as myself and others in the holistic women’s health space, and I’ve been really looking forward to this conversation. In this episode, we talk about why Nathan felt called to shift to holistic practice, the problems with the conventional medical model, shocking statistics on pregnancy and birth interventions, modern-day witch hunts, how you can become your best healthcare advocate, and so much more!

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Highlights

  • Nathan’s introduction to holistic healthcare
  • Why Tylenol triggered Nathan to shift his perspective on the “pill for every ill” approach
  • How Nathan’s mentors supported his exploration of the non-traditional
  • The piecemeal way allopathic medicine approaches treating the body
  • How medical school incentivizes quick-fix solutions
  • What it looks like to shift your focus from surviving to thriving
  • Shocking statistics on pregnancy and birth interventions
  • The history of the medical–industrial complex and systemic discrediting of alternative practitioners
  • Modern-day witch hunts
  • Understanding publication bias and why it happens
  • What informed consent really means
  • Nathan’s experience at the Austin screening of The Business of Birth Control
  • How hormonal birth control works by disrupting your endocrine system
  • Why we always need to investigate the upstream causes of our symptoms

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Esther Blum is an Integrative Dietitian and Menopause Expert who maintains a private practice where she helps women through menopause with nutrition, hormones, and self-advocacy.

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