Dr. Carrie Jones, our go-to hormone expert, joins us this week for a deep dive on hormone testing and women's health. She shares why it's better to look at hormones through urine testing, the dangers of xenoestrogens and endocrine disruptors, whether we should be eating soy, her opinion on the birth control pill and why infertility rate are skyrocketing.
Dr. Jones is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and educator on the topic of women's health and hormones. Dr. Jones graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon where she also completed a 2-year residency in women's health, hormones, and endocrinology. Later, she graduated from Grand Canyon University's Master of Public Health program. Recently, Dr. Jones became board certified through the American Board of Naturopathic Endocrinology. She was adjunct faculty for many years, teaching gynecology and advanced endocrinology/fertility. While in practice, Dr. Jones served as Medical Director for 2 large integrative clinics in Portland. She is currently the Medical Director for Precision Analytical Inc.
1:03 Welcome to the show!
2:48 Dr. Carrie Jones' Bio
3:45 Welcome Dr. Carrie!
4:38 Why are hormones so important?
6:28 Her passion for hormones & women's health
10:47 Why to test with urine vs blood
13:13 Cortisol saliva testing
14:37 Dr. Carrie’s favorite part of the DUTCH test
17:23 Cortisol Awakening Response
21:22 Tips to optimize your morning
26:03 Emunctory system in the body
28:23 Where does soy fit into the picture?
33:33 The “bathtub” detoxification analogy
36:26 COMT & Magnesium
37:37 DIM supplementation & cruciferous vegetables
39:40 Balancing estrogen pathways
42:47 Infertility rates are skyrocketing
45:55 Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
47:46 Lack of education on the Birth Control pill
50:25 Nutrients lost with medications
52:37 Where does genetic testing fit in?
56:23 Her final piece of advice
1:00:01 Thanks for joining us!
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