When it comes to our health as women, there’s one topic that we all probably have familiarity with: the birth control pill and exogenous hormones. Of all the things I talk about in my practice, this is the one where women are searching for the greatest level of honesty and clarity around the influence of the pill on their long-term health. The effects and implications for susceptible people can be devastating.
In this episode, we’re going to get into some of the problems with the pill, and some of the things you can do if you choose to stay on it. My expert and guest for today’s show, Dr. Ginger Nash, ND, is the perfect person to have this conversation with. She graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1998 and in her 20 years of clinical practice has worked with thousands of women on natural hormone balance without the use of hormone replacement. She’s also recently launched a new brand called Feminology: The Art and Science of Female Hormones, with her colleague, Dr. Tara Nayak. Together, they interweave the scientific knowledge behind natural medicine and the art of helping women heal.
[1:54] About my guest today, Dr. Ginger Nash.
[3:55] Welcoming Dr. Ginger Nash to the podcast.
[4:30] What brought Dr. Ginger Nash to the path of naturopathic medicine.
[8:16] About the new brand Dr. Ginger Nash is launching called Feminology.
[11:21] A case from a patient of Dr. Ginger Nash’s that developed PCOS from the use of synthetic hormones.
[13:21] Dr. Ginger Nash’s deeper concerns about the pill.
[15:10] Does the birth control pill affect everyone to varying degrees?
[17:13] Issues with taking the pill and why everyone should be tested before taking the pill.
[19:09] Shifting the narrative and embracing menstruation.
[19:58] Dr. Ginger Nash invites you to the Feminology Facebook page!
[25:29] The things Dr. Ginger Nash recommends for those taking the birth control pill or HRT.
[30:50] What is the lymphatic system? Why is it relevant to clearing, detoxification, and overall health as it pertains to hormones?
[34:48] Would Dr. Ginger Nash start with lymphatics on someone who is displaying a deficiency in progesterone (without it showing up on lab work?)
[36:19] The tests Dr. Ginger Nash conducts with women to understand where they are in regard to their overall health.
[41:26] What does Dr. Ginger Nash want her legacy to be?
[44:43] About the Impact Lives event in Toronto (from October 26th-27th).
[46:30] Dr. Ginger Nash’s KPIs.
[54:12] Where to find Dr. Ginger Nash online.
Mentioned in This Episode:
National College of Naturopathic Medicine
“The Lymphatic System: A Critical Factor in Female Hormonal Balance” (Dr. Ginger Nash’s NDNR article)
Impact LIVEs (event in Toronto) Oct. 26-27th (Coupon code: Entrepology20 for 20% off)
This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America, by Morgan Jerkins
Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward
More About Ginger Nash
Dr. Nash graduated from The National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1998 and in her 20 years of clinical practice has worked with thousands of women on natural hormonal balance without the use of hormone replacement. Complex homeopathy, herbal medicine, and nutrigenomics are the therapeutic cornerstones of her practice. Dr. Nash taught at the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine clinic for six years and has taught seminars for other healthcare professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada for over a dozen years. She is a sought-after speaker and has recently launched online health programs for women through her umbrella organization called “feminology: the art and science of female hormones” with her colleague Dr. Tara Nayak. These doctors interweave the scientific knowledge behind natural medicine and the art of helping women heal.
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“It brings a different level of understanding and empathy … to working with conditions and patients that have some of the same struggles that we’ve been through.”
— Dr. Ginger Nash
“My deeper concern about the pill is that it really throws off the entire balance of the endocrine system.” — Dr. Ginger Nash
“[The birth control pill] does prevent ovulation but what it does in addition to that is suppress the entire natural monthly rhythm that I believe is so essential for true women’s health.” — Dr. Ginger Nash
“The lymphatic system is really important for our immune health … and for detoxifying and elimination.” — Dr. Ginger Nash
“I would love to have [my legacy] be that I just helped women understand themselves better and be in touch with themselves more.” — Dr. Ginger Nash