The Hidden Hormone Epidemic: A conversation with Dr. Aviva Romm [Part 1]

Are you ready to talk about hormone health? This is the episode that Robin has literally been counting down the days to, with her special guest Dr. Aviva Romm!

Today they dive deep into all things hormone health that we experience in our everyday life, as well as through the various stages and seasons we move through. Robin also asks Dr. Romm the questions that you submitted by social media and email to have answered, and the information she shared was so fascinating to hear.

As you know, Robin has been on a journey this past year with her own hormonal health, sharing with you as much as possible along the way. Bringing Dr. Romm on the podcast today is a tremendous opportunity to get an expert perspective on these important topics, and hopefully it empowers you on your journey to advocate for your health and to feel your very best.  

You’re not going to want to miss Part 2 of this special conversation next time on the podcast. We’ll see you then!

Show highlights: what you can look forward to in this episode!

  • There is a hidden hormone epidemic that exists, with several levels to why it’s hidden and so often normalized in society. 
  • Dr. Romm made a big realization after starting college years ago, and she considered herself a “trojan horse” when she went back to Yale decades later to get her MD. 
  • Hormone health is a critical vital sign of our overall health in a variety of ways, every day and not just during certain times of the month. 
  • We’re getting better as moms at admitting when something is off, but historically women have just kept going and tried to push through burnout.
  • We often forget about the non-physical symptoms of burnout, but there are subtle signs to watch for and to be aware of.  
  • The right types of foods, including carbohydrates, healthy fats and quality proteins, are absolutely critical for supporting our nervous system. 
  • Smart devices can be our worst enemy at bed time. Dr. Romm shares how to approach a sleep routine in the most optimal way. 

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10 thoughts on “The Hidden Hormone Epidemic: A conversation with Dr. Aviva Romm [Part 1]”

  1. Cynthia Macsherry

    I just listened to this podcast and it was amazingly informative! I am going to share with my 30-something daughter. I think she could really use some of this information. I know I learned a lot. Looking forward t Part 2!

    1. Jen McManaman

      We’re so glad this resonated with you, Cynthia, and thank you for sharing with your daughter! Stay tuned for part 2!

  2. As a practitioner, I could not agree more! She explaind and teaches the interrelatedness of all of our hormones so well. And great info on how we can make changes in lifestyle to effect them. Thank you for hosting her and making her resources known.

    1. Jen McManaman

      That’s so great to hear, Pamela, and thanks for sharing your kind message! We look forward to sharing Part 2!

  3. Thank you both! This podcast was very informative & I plan to share with all my friends & family. Looking forward to part 2.

  4. Interesting facts of the biological women’ health. I have recently been experiencing mensural pain, when I never had it. It got so bad that I had to take some pain medications and lie down to let the pain pass. I too thought it was normal, I didn’t know it could be a symptom of a hormone imbalance. Now I feel more comfortable to let my doctor know, to see if there is more to that pain. Thanks for the education!!

    1. We’re sorry you’ve been experiencing menstrual pain, but glad this article resonated with you and that you feel comfortable discussing symptoms with your doctor. We hope if your symptoms continue that you’re able to find relief!

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