Women's Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE!

#95 - Invalidated AND Dismissed: The Reductive Compartmentalization of PCOS | Dr. Lana Butner (Albariño)

February 21, 2023 Dr. Laurena White
Women's Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE!
#95 - Invalidated AND Dismissed: The Reductive Compartmentalization of PCOS | Dr. Lana Butner (Albariño)
Women's Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE!
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Show Notes

Are you ready to say goodbye to acne, irregular periods, unwanted hair growth, and  fertility challenges and say hello to an absolute transformation in your health, wellness, and healing?

Then it's time to TRULY understand PCOS. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal disorder affecting at least 10% of women. If you’ve recently been diagnosed, please know that 1) you’re not alone and 2) you’ve come to the right place for all the information you need to help HEAL. The basis of HEALING is based on understanding the factors that are key in healing your own unique presentation.

First, regardless of the name, it’s important to know that the ‘cysts’ seen in PCOS are really not cysts at all. They are actually an increased number of follicles which in some cases can be quite normal and can be seen in women even without PCOS. The term ‘polycystic’ is therefore pretty misleading, and one of the main reasons why there is so much debate about changing the name ‘PCOS’ to something more accurate like Hyperandrogenic Persistent Ovulatory Dysfunction Syndrome. Repeat after me: PCOS cannot be diagnosed by ultrasound alone. If it has, it’s time to get a second opinion (and a new provider).

Also, THERE ARE MORE THAN 4 TYPES OF PCOS. Knowing how to prosper with PCOS is way more nuanced than the four reductive boxes that conventional medicine has invented. 

About Dr. Butner:
Dr. Lana Butner is a board certified naturopathic doctor (ND) and licensed acupuncturist (LAc) treating patients in the Greater New York Area, guiding them towards a healthy life, mind and body. Dr. Lana helps uncover root causes of health and wellness issues, and creates holistic, naturopathic health plans to treat a range of issues in gut health, skin conditions, women’s health, autoimmunity, the nervous system and more. She offers services including acupuncture, cupping, cleansing and detoxification and lab work, in addition to monthly wellness memberships, classes and talks, and health and wellness coaching. Dedicated to living the practices she preaches, Dr. Lana works alongside patients towards the goal of feeling great, with energy to spare and positive mindsets, to “be your best self every day.”  

Resources Mentioned:
PCOS Recipe Booklet

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