Oct 12, 2020
Brandy Buskow joins us today as we are digging into DUTCH 101 and what it means for fertility.
You may have been told that your hormones are imbalanced and that your only option is IUI/IVF.
Or that you have poor egg health, low AMH, diminished ovarian reserve, premature ovarian insufficiency and that there is nothing that can be done to optimize your fertility – so donor eggs are your only answer.
But do you know WHY there is an imbalance?
When we address the stressors in your body such as food sensitivity, gut infections, environmental toxin exposure, mental emotional stress, thyroid imbalance, blood sugar imbalance the body begins to heal. Because if your body is under attack it wants to survive not procreate.
As part of our Fab Fertile Method we include functional testing (i.e. food sensitivity, hormone, stool and hair) so that we can develop a customized protocol to help prepare your body for a baby.
When we myopically look at our egg health, hormones or focus entirely on our infertility diagnosis, we miss crucial healing opportunities.
The DUTCH test is one of our favourite functional tests. It looks at your hormones using urine and provides an extensive profile of sex and adrenal hormones, melatonin along with their metabolites.
I'm excited to welcome Brandy Buskow back to the podcast.
Brandy is part of my team here at Fab Fertile. She is our Clinical Advisor and an integral part of our Couples Coaching program - which uses functional lab testing, diet and lifestyle changes to dramatically improve conception. If you are struggling with infertility...your body is desperately trying to tell you something...focusing on your health will either help you get pregnant naturally or if you do need to go to the fertility clinic it will improve your chances of success.
She is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Certified Transformational Health Coach and EFT Practitioner.
In this episode you'll learn:
1) What it means when your melatonin is low and the connection to gut health. Why continuing to supplement without correcting the root cause doesn’t work.
2) What your cortisol (stress hormone) means for fertility and steps you can take right now. Especially important if you have been under chronic stress.
3) We discuss estrogen dominance (PMS, anxiety, anger, bloating etc.) how the DUTCH test helps to give us clues for healing.
4) We dig into low estrogen (which may be the case for low AMH, high FSH, low ovarian reserve…BUT may not be the case for all women with this diagnosis). How the DUTCH test goes deeper and shows us what is actually happening with estrogen levels. Why supplementing with DHEA for low ovarian reserve may not be the best option.
06:25- BRANDY'S BIO
08:10- WHAT IS THE DUTCH TEST?
10:15- WHY WE USE TESTING AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT BEFORE
11:30- GOING THROUGH AN EXAMPLE OF
15:20- MEASURING PROGESTERONE
16:20- MEASURING TESTOSTERONE
19:40- LEAKY GUT & FOOD SENSITIVITIES
20:45- MEASURING CORTISOL
25:50- LOOKING AT A REAL LIFE EXAMPLE OF CORTISOL
28:00- TAKING THE TIME TO ALLOW YOUR BODY TO HEAL
30:34- MEASURING DHEA
35:00- HOW TESTERONE BREAKS DOWN (PAGE THREE OF THE
37:25- HOW ESTROGEN BREAKS DOWN (PAGE THREE OF THE DUTCH)
47:52- MEASURING MELATONIN (PAGE 5)
55:50- CORTISOL VS.CORTISONE
56:50- HOW TO WORK WITH US AND TAKE YOUR OWN TEST
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