Women’s Hormones: What you need to know (plus, how to balance them)! with Melissa Groves Azzaro : Episode 80

by | Aug 5, 2020 | Cycle Signs + PMS, Food + Nutrition, Menstrual Cycle Tips, Well Woman Podcast | 0 comments

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Hormones can be very confusing. Not just because we have over 40 of them, which all do very different jobs and play key roles in many functions within our body but because they’re every shifting and changing. Our hormonal balance is forever changing with the rise and fall of hormones throughout our cycle, changes that often impact how we feel, what we crave, our thoughts and even our digestion.

I’m all about simplifying everything down and to do so for hormones I invited integrative dietitian Melissa to join me to break down our menstrual cycle hormones, the most common hormone imbalances and how they occur, and of course what we can do to rebalance them too.


Meet our Podcast Guest:

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Melissa Groves Azzaro, RDN, LD, is an integrative dietitian who helps busy women with hormone imbalances, PCOS, and fertility issues regain regular periods and get pregnant naturally. She uses a functional medicine approach to figure out the root causes of your symptoms, and helps you develop a personalised nutrition, supplement, and lifestyle plan to balance your hormones and optimise your fertility.

Women's Hormones: What you need to know (plus, how to balance them)! with Melissa Groves Azzaro


In this episode we chat about:

    • How Hormones work throughout your menstrual cycle
    • The most common hormone imbalances
    • What leads to hormone imbalances
    • Where Oestrogen dominance begins
    • Progesterone production
    • Cortisol and Insulin and they’re roles
    • Food choices for healthy hormones and a healthy cycle
    • Fibre is the key to excess hormone remove


Loved everything about Melissa? Melissa works virtually with clients one-on-one and in group programs, has a self-study course on PCOS called the PCOS Root Cause Roadmap, and her book, A Balanced Approach to PCOS is out later this year (2020). Discover more about her with over at her website, www.thehormonedietitian.com, her Facebook here, and her Instagram @the.hormone.dietitian here.


Thank you so much for tuning in to this episode of The Well Woman Podcast. I’m beyond honoured that you’re here and would be grateful if you could take 2 minutes to leave me a 5-star review in iTunes or on your podcast app, this way together we can inspire, connect and educate even more women.

Let’s connect? Take a screenshot of this episode and share it on Instagram tagging me in with @wellsome_jemalee and the hashtag #WellWomanPodcast – can’t wait to connect.

Until next time beautiful!
Get connected, listen to your body and remember; body confidence all begins with living in tune with your menstrual cycle.

Jema Lee Menstrual Cycle Coach & Educator

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A day time mermaid, full time human who lives in yoga tights who spends my days hanging out inside the Well Woman Academy. My mission? To guide women to discover their cycles, love their bodies and end patriarchal period tabooness.


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