How inflammation Affects Hormones & Healthy Cycles with Michelle Penicook : Episode 197

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How do our hormones contribute to the inflammation in our body? How does inflammation impact our hormones? Both inflammation and hormones can tell us so much about the state of our health and our cycle.

In this episode, I am joined by Michelle Penicook. She is an incredible expert when it comes to breaking down the root cause of inflammation, hormone imbalances, and other women’s health issues. Michelle has first-hand experience with chronic health problems and debilitating symptoms, which has been the fuel for her mission of discovering the “root cause” of women’s health issues.

In this conversation, Michelle talks about the relationship between our hormones and inflammation. She explains how the two impact each other, what the difference is between acute and chronic inflammation, how to identify if you have inflammation, ways to regulate inflammation, the impact that inflammation has on the cycle, and so much more.


Meet Our Podcast Guest:

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Michelle Penicook is an integrative and functional medicine dietitian who focuses on women’s health and hormones. Through her own health journey Michelle realised that the path to true hormonal harmony was to take a root cause approach to wellness. She now helps her clients find the root cause of their chronic hormonal symptoms through personalised nutrition, functional lab testing and targeted lifestyle change. She sees clients virtually and at her office in Hinsdale, IL.

How inflammation Affects Hormones and Healthy Cycles with Michelle Penicook _ Episode 197

In this episode we chat about:

      • What is the difference between acute and chronic inflammation? (9:59)
      • What hormones cause inflammation in the body? (11:35)
      • The common imbalances that Michelle sees (16:09)
      • Do our hormones affect inflammation or inflammation affect hormones? (27:52)
      • How to know if we have inflammation (31:18)
      • How to regulate and balance inflammation? (32:37)


Connect with our Guest: 

Instagram: @hormoneharmonyrd


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

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