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April 22, 2023

Women’s Health Issues That Are Normalized But Are Not Normal with Dr. Saru Bala

with podcast guest

Dr. Saru Bala


Dr. Saru Bala is a licensed naturopathic physician specializing in women’s hormonal health. Having been through her own fair share of hormonal and gut issues, she knew there were more options than what she was presented with, and having to figure it out on her own was exhausting. Dr. Saru wanted to be able to educate other women on their bodies, what’s normal, what isn’t, and really be an advocate for them to know there are plenty of other options if what they’re seeking now isn’t working for them, or if what they’re presented with isn’t the path they’re looking for.

In this episode, we talk about the difference between optimal health and the conventional definition, figuring out what’s normal for your cycle, how to think about functional testing, the importance of taking an active role in your health journey, the value of tracking your cycle, and so much more

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  • Figuring out what’s ‘normal’ when it comes to your period pain and cycle length
  • Why it’s so valuable to track your cycle
  • The importance of looking at the symptoms around your period as a whole
  • Striving for optimal health instead of simply the absence of disease
  • How to think about functional testing
  • Using different approaches for different stages of healing
  • Why you need to take an active role in your health journey
  • The problem with using hormonal birth control to mask symptoms
  • Why traditional and alternative approaches work best together


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Bonuses Include: The Fix Your Period Workbook to Use Alongside the Book
The Fix Your Period Toolkit includes a series of handouts on vaginal steaming, how to use CBD for your menstrual cycle problems, seed cycling, how to use castor oil packs to support your period and fertility, and how to live in harmony with your cycle!

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