Show #355 – Leah Hechtman PhD: PCOS Through a Lifetime and How to Optimise for Type


About this show:

PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome) is a multi-faceted syndrome that has the potential to be very successfully managed as well as the potential to wreak havoc on brain development, toxin-burden, weight, fertility, and more if left unchecked. Depending on age and stage in life there are different effects and challenges, too. The more you know and the more proactive you are with a practitioner who can support you, the better life is. Period! Here’s what we cover in this mammoth exploration of PCOS (complete with many women’s health tangents along the way!) 

  • PCOS – Different types & criteria
  • Genetic and wider endocrine challenges that play into the PCOS types
  • Getting diagnosed and the niggles that should ensure you at least rule it out
  • The implication of PCOS at puberty, untreated, and what to do to mitigate the associated symptoms and risks. 
  • PCOS and fertility/miscarriage risk (and the good news!) 
  • PCOS and pregnancy – hot chips and toast have a logical reason but it’s not a free pass!
  • PCOS and perimenopause/menopause
  • And women’s health general tangents on pregnancy, hormone replacement therapy considerations and more…

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Connect with Leah Hechtman here: 

Instagram – @leahhechtman 

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Enjoy + I hope the show’s super helpful for you this week – share it far and wide to help as many women as possible who need it,

Your host and founder of the Low Tox Life

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Title show track, by LIOR.

Love the podcast music? You will hear excerpts from Lior’s track “Caught Up”  – go check it out on iTunes or Spotify if you want to hear the whole song or album, Scattered Reflections. Co-written with Cameron Deyell, it’s a great song and I love the reflective energy of it – perfect for the show, right? Enjoy. Lior is always touring, so do check out his website. It is wonderful to hear him sing live, trust me.

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About Leah Hechtman:

Dr. Leah Hechtman, PhD, is a renowned naturopathic clinician specializing in fertility, pregnancy, and comprehensive reproductive health. In addition to her clinical expertise, she is an engaged researcher, published author, and a dedicated educator.

Her extensive qualifications include advanced training in multiple disciplines. She is a revered university lecturer, a sought-after keynote speaker, and a regular voice in the media.

Committed to a collaborative approach, Dr. Hechtman works closely with each patient’s healthcare team, often involving general practitioners, specialists, and other healthcare professionals. She aims to inter-professionally bridge the gaps between different disciplines and theories, fostering a holistic and collaborative outcome in both clinical practice and research.

Fuelled by her unquenchable thirst for knowledge and her passion for the intersection of science and spirituality, Dr. Hechtman continuously seeks to deepen her understanding of medicine. This quest for knowledge informs her lectures, making them not only relevant but also immediately applicable and supportive.

Widely recognized for her expertise, Dr. Hechtman receives numerous referrals from fertility specialists and IVF clinics globally.

Instagram @leahhechtman

Facebook: @LeahHechtman

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