It is estimated that more than 1 in 10 women are afflicted with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), yet most people are uninformed about it and have no idea that such a condition exists.
Women with PCOS experience a combination of symptoms that can lead to serious conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and infertility. In fact, PCOS is a leading cause of infertility in women. There is no cure for PCOS; therefore it is a life-long condition, and people need to be informed about managing this syndrome and all the symptoms associated with it. Because PCOS affects so many women, chances are that everyone knows someone afflicted with it. Therefore, it is important to stay informed.
The purpose of this radio show is to inform people about PCOS and other diseases and conditions related to PCOS. The experts interviewed on this PCOS Challenge Blog Talk Radio show will give advice, support, and their insight to help women overcome PCOS.
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Surviving Infertility, PCOS & Divorce11/05/2016 Duration: 32min
In this episode of the PCOS Challenge radio show, fertility and divorce coach, Kristen Darcy, joins Sasha Ottey to discuss multiple aspects of divorce and how to survive the process and aftereffects intact. About Kristen Darcy In addition to being an author, Kristen Darcy offers coaching services to individuals facing a divorce and those challenged with infertility. She speaks at workshops and conferences around the country. She has been highlighted in national publications and broadcast media including NBC’s The Today Show, Woman’s World magazine, PBS’ Health Week and The Boston Globe. Kristen’s latest support offering is the Divorcing With Grace Downloadable MP3 program. Kristen is the author of Love & Infertility: Survival Strategies for Balancing Infertility, Marriage and Life the recipient of RESOLVE'S 2009 Hope Award for Best Book! and Girlfriend To Girlfriend: A Fertility Companion. About PCOS Challenge Our Mission: Raise public awareness about PCOS and help girls and women with the cond
Healthy Eating on the Go for PCOS23/03/2016 Duration: 33min
Many women with polycystic ovary syndrome find that their busy schedules make it difficult to eat healthfully. With nutrition being an essential part of PCOS management, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, Martha McKittrick, R.D., C.D.E joins Sasha Ottey on the PCOS Challenge radio show to give tips for healthy eating on the go. Martha McKittrick is a registered dietitian, certified dietitian-nutritionist and certified diabetes educator in New York City. She specializes in weight control, cardiovascular health, diabetes, sports nutrition, PCOS, GI issues including IBS, women’s health and preventive nutrition. She has worked at a major New York City Hospital for over 20 years as well as in private practice. Martha has appeared on numerous television, radio and webcast programs. She has written for publications and serves as a nutrition expert on sites including EveryDayHealth, About.com, and CafeMom. Martha also lectures on a regular and has been a spokesperson for several major companie
PCOS Confidence Grant - Answering Your Questions09/03/2016 Duration: 31min
PCOS Diva teamed up with PCOS Challenge to offer the PCOS Diva/PCOS Challenge Confidence Grant. Amy Medling, PCOS Diva founder, joins PCOS Challenge founder, Sasha Ottey, on the PCOS Challenge radio show to discuss the grant and answer your questions. The PCOS Diva/PCOS Challenge Confidence Grant was created to help women and girls struggling with hair and skin issues related to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. The grants are awarded in amounts up to $500 per individual to assist with the costs associated with dermatology treatments, laser hair removal or electrolysis. Payments are made directly to the provider performing the treatments. This grant was made possible through an endowment by PCOS Diva. Learn more and apply at PCOSChallenge.org/confidence.
PCOS and Cardiovascular Health - How to Protect Your Heart10/02/2016 Duration: 33min
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome constitute the largest group of women at risk for developing cardiovascular disease. Dr. Katherine Sherif, renowned PCOS expert joins Sasha Ottey on the PCOS Challenge radio show to discuss ways women and girls with PCOS can prevent and manage cardiovascular disease and improve their heart health. Dr. Sherif is the Director of Jefferson Women’s Primary Care and Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She is renowned worldwide for her expertise in the area of PCOS, insulin resistance, and is a top speaker and a writer in a number of areas including menopause, hormone replacement therapy, omega-3 fatty acids, and heart disease in women. She is author of Women’s Health in Clinical Practice: A Handbook for Primary Care and Hormone Therapy: A Clinical Handbook.
An Integrative Approach to Wellness and Fertility in PCOS - PCOSChallenge.com26/08/2015 Duration: 31min
Join PCOS Challenge Executive Director, Sasha Ottey, as she speaks to Reproductive Endocrinologist, Dr. Maureen Kelly, Medical Director of Society Hill Reproductive medicine and The Wellnest in Philadelphia about ways to improve fertility and health in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) through lifestyle changes, supplements, medications and other options. *Join over 30,000 women with polycystic ovary syndrome in the fight against PCOS at PCOSChallenge.com.
Decoding Sugar Addiction in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome - PCOSChallenge01/04/2015 Duration: 34min
Many women with polycystic ovary syndrome struggle with eating disorders and report feeling intense cravings or even addiction to sugar. A new study out of Massachusetts Institute of Technology reports answers to decoding sugar addiction. Stephen Allsop and Edward Nieh, two of the study's authors from Harvard and MIT, join the PCOS Challenge radio show to speak about how what they learned from this study can lead to helping people with disordered eating. *Join other women in the fight against polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) at PCOSChallenge.com.
Answers for Lean Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome - PCOSChallenge.com25/03/2015 Duration: 36min
Much of the information about PCOS focuses on weight loss, but what if you are a lean woman with PCOS? Dr. Daniel Dumesic joins the PCOS Challenge radio show to speak about lean women with PCOS. Dr. Dumesic is Professor and Division Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Join other women in the fight against polycystic ovary syndrome at PCOSChallenge.com.
PCOS Heart Health: Recommendations for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease10/02/2015 Duration: 33min
Women with PCOS constitute, the largest group of women at risk for cardiovascular disease. Dr. Mark Perloe joins the PCOS Challenge radio show to speak about why women with PCOS are at such high risk for developing cardiovascular disease and recommend steps to improve heart health. Dr. Perloe is the Medical Director of Georgia Reproductive Specialists and a strong PCOS advocate. Join other women in the fight against polycystic ovary syndrome at PCOSChallenge.com.
How to Advocate for Yourself with PCOS - PCOSChallenge.com28/01/2015 Duration: 29min
Sonya Satveit is the creator of Hormone Soup and founder and CEO of Open Source Health. Sonya founded Hormone Soup an effort to raise consciousness around women's hormone issues and Open Source Health, a healthcare technology company that combine integrative care, women and technology for women to participate in their own health care. Sonya joins Sasha Ottey on the PCOS Challenge radio show to speak about how to advocate for yourself and to no longer be the passive and patient patient. Join other women in the fight against polycystic ovary syndrome at PCOSChallenge.com.
New Year, New You? Top Strategies for Achieving your PCOS Health Goals13/01/2015 Duration: 31min
Do you have a New Year's resolution to get healthier? How is it going? Do you need some help to create a plan or stick to your routine? Dr. Fiona, ND joins the PCOS Challenge radio show to speak about top strategies for achieving your PCOS health goals. Be sure to tune in to get strategies to stick to your plans and achieve your health goals. Join other women in the fight against polycystic ovary syndrome at PCOSChallenge.com.
Health Insurance for PCOS: Demystifying the Affordable Care Act -- PCOSChallenge08/10/2014 Duration: 33min
Peter Jundt is an independent insurance agent licensed in GA, SC, WI and MN. He is an expert in insurance and has studied the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) and its complexities. Peter joins Sasha Ottey on the PCOS Challenge Radio Show to speak about health insurance options for women with PCOS and to answer some of your questions about health insurance. Join other women in the fight against Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome at PCOSChallenge.com.
How a Healthy Pancreas can Help Women with PCOS - PCOSChallenge.com17/09/2014 Duration: 33min
Registered Nurse and Health Coach, Candice Rosen, joins Sasha Ottey on the PCOS Challenge radio show to speak about how to get relief from PCOS by improving the health of your pancreas. Candice is the creator of the Pancreatic Nutritional Program and the author of The Pancreatic Oath, a book for health conscious people searching for improved wellness and weight loss through diet and blood glucose regulation. Join PCOS Challenge and other women in the fight against Polycystic Ovary Syndrome at PCOSChallenge.com.
Real PCOS Stories: Martha20/08/2014 Duration: 28min
In this episode of the PCOS Challenge Radio Show, Martha shares her stories of her struggles with weight and other symptoms as well as her successes as a woman living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Martha is currently pregnant!
Managing Fertility Naturally -- PCOSChallenge.com13/08/2014 Duration: 32min
Carol Lourie, a Naturopath, Acupuncturist, Homeopath and expert in functional medicine with a passion to help people heal themselves naturally, joins the PCOS Challenge radio show to speak about natural approaches to fertility in women with PCOS. Join other women in the fight against Polycytic Ovarian Syndrome at PCOSChallenge.com.
PCOS in Girls and Adolescents: Early Intervention and Disease Prevention09/07/2014 Duration: 33min
Dr. M. Tracy Bekx is a pediatric endocrinologist who specializes in Adolescent Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Pediatric Diabetes Care and is co-founder of the Adolescent Multidisciplinary PCOS Clinic at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Dr. Bekx joins the PCOS Challenge radio show to speak about PCOS in girls and women: getting diagnosed, treated and managing your health to prevent other illnesses. Join other women and girls with PCOS at PCOSChallenge.com.
PCOS Research: How to Use What We Know to Improve Our Health25/06/2014 Duration: 32min
Dr. Ricardo Azziz, President of Georgia Regents University and CEO of Georgia Regents Health System is one of the biggest names in PCOS research. Dr. Azziz joins the PCOS Challenge radio show to speak about PCOS research over the past few decades, what we've learned about the condition and how to apply what we have learned to improve the health of women and girls with PCOS.
Stroke Awareness in Women: How at Risk Are You? - PCOSChallenge.com21/05/2014 Duration: 33min
May is Stroke Awareness Month, and Gregory Pokrywka MD, a Board-Certified Internist and Lipidologist from Baltimore/Towson, MD joins the PCOS Challenge radio show to speak about stroke risk factors and what it means for women with PCOS. Join other women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome at PCOSChallenge.com.
PCOS and Infertility Awareness -- PCOSChallenge.com24/04/2014 Duration: 35min
Dr. Shahab Minassian, former Co-Director of the nationally recognized Center for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome at Drexel, and a founding member of the Androgen Excess and PCOS Society joins the PCOS Challenge radio show to answer your questions about PCOS and infertility. Join other women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in the fight against PCOS at PCOSChallenge.com.
Diabetes Prevention Advice from Celebrity Chef, Charles Mattocks10/04/2014 Duration: 33min
Celebrity Chef & Worldwide Diabetes Advocate, Charles Mattocks, aka The Poor Chef, joins Sasha Ottey on the PCOS Challenge Radio Show to speak about the PCOS-Diabetes connection, and healthy cooking and lifestyle strategies to prevent and manage diabetes in women with PCOS. Listen to the show to get cooking and other lifestyle tips from The Poor Chef and join other women with polycystic ovarian syndrome in the fight against PCOS at PCOSChallenge.com.
Healthy Hormones for Fertility and Wellness - PCOSChallenge.com26/03/2014 Duration: 32min
Sonya Satveit is the creator of Hormone Soup, a blog she founded as an effort to raise consciousness around women's hormone issues. Sonya joins Sasha Ottey on the PCOS Challenge radio show to speak about healthy hormones for you health and fertility. Join other women with polycystic ovarian syndrome at PCOSChallenge.com.