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Natural MD Radio is your place to hear the whole truth on health and natural medicine for women and children, and get the tools you need to take back your health starting now. The focus of this show is women's health, fitness, beauty, natural living, and natural medicine for children. Dr. Romm dishe… read more

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152 COVID-19 in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

May 5th, 2021


Pregnancy is already a time of heightened concern and sense of responsibility – after all, we know that what we do has an impact on our own health – and our baby’s development, growth, and health. Certainly, for women …

151 The PCOS Gut Connection

April 28th, 2021


The PCOS gut connection is a surprising new approach to a complex condition that Despite the fact that 1 in 10 women experience PCOS, the medical model has little to offer beyond or instead of prescription medications - …

150 High Estrogen: What It Means and What You Can Do

April 21st, 2021


Do you have high estrogen levels? The term “estrogen dominance” gets tossed around a lot in the wellness and functional medicine worlds. It’s a common blanket explanation for many common – and even sometimes more …

149 Has COVID-19 Caused a Wave of Pandemic Period Problems?

April 16th, 2021


Have you noticed a change in your menstrual cycle this past year or lately and wondered if it’s just you? In short, it’s not. From longer or shorter cycles, to more cramps and heavy bleeding to heightened PMS symptoms, …

148 The Fascinating Way Your Gut Impacts Your Estrogen Levels

April 14th, 2021


At some point in your life, it's likely that you’ve noticed a connection between your digestive system and your hormones, probably in the form of …

147 The Birth Circle with Brandi Frazier

April 12th, 2021


After being hospitalized due to postpartum complications, Brandi Frazier knew that something had to be done to help women. If she had not advocated …

146 Heavy Periods: Common Causes and What You Can Do

March 31st, 2021


Heavy periods. At least 50% of women struggle with them enough to, well, absolutely skip wearing white pants during that time of the month, and for 1 …

145 Top Herbs and Supplements for Endometriosis

March 24th, 2021


Endometriosis. If you've been suffering with it silently, as so many women are, you know how much it can impact your life. In this podcast I share some of the science-backed herbs and supplements I use in my medical …

144 How to Treat Hormonal Acne from the Inside Out

March 17th, 2021


While acne is something we tend to think of as making our teenager’s lives miserable – and for many young women it certainly does – it also plagues …

143 Understanding Your Menstrual Cycles

March 10th, 2021


I invite you into an entirely new way of understanding your cycles and hormones – as your inner-hormone GPS – and to learn to tap into your innate body wisdom. Knowing the language of your cycles is not only empowering …

142 The Low Down on the Top Prenatal Vitamins and Why You Need One

February 10th, 2021


If you’re pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant any time in the next year, preparing your body for a healthy pregnancy and nourishing your growing baby are probably top of mind. Along with eating as well as you …

141 The Birth Circle: Facing and Healing Postpartum Anxiety with Gabby Bernstein

January 19th, 2021


In today’s very special Birth Circle episode of Natural MD Radio I sit down with multi-time-NYT best-selling author, Oprah Super Soul Sunday guest, …

140 Soul and Soil: Farming While Black with Leah Penniman

December 9th, 2020


Some of us find our path in life early, whether due to adversity, chance, or some fire in the soul. For me, food activism was my entry point into all …

139 How and Why to Raise an Eco-Conscious Family

December 2nd, 2020


I’d love to share some common sense ideas with you on how you can raise your family as an eco-warrior in this podcast. It’s not as hard as you think, it doesn't have to be expensive, I know these options are not cheap, …

138 How Being a Black-Woman-MD Made Home Birth the Best Choice

October 28th, 2020


In this episode of the Birth Circle I get to sit down with new mama Dr. Jessica Clemons to talk about racial and reproductive justice, and how her experience as a black med student and black pregnant woman impacted her …

137 The Business of Birth Control

October 13th, 2020


Join me for a dynamic conversation with Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake about their new documentary - The Business of Birth Control. Looking at the …

136 The Birth Circle: Finding Wisdom in Birth with Emily Baldoni

September 23rd, 2020


The Birth Circle is a place where we can reclaim the power of support, encouragement, and inspiration – as well as touching into our common sisterhood – through shared stories. The stories of transformation you'll find …

134 [Updated] Magnesium for Women

August 26th, 2020


Magnesium is the most abundant mineral in the body – and it has a role in hundreds of functions. However, many women in the US are low in this …

135 The Birth Circle: Miscarriage as a Portal with Jovan Sage

August 19th, 2020


I am very excited to introduce you to a new series in the Natural MD Radio that is dedicated to reinvigorating this tradition and the power that comes from continuing to share our stories - welcome to the Birth …

133 The Optimal Fertility Diet

August 12th, 2020


If it’s taking longer than you thought it would to get pregnant, or if you’ve been told you have a fertility problem, or even if you have a ton of …

132 How Your Thyroid Affects Your Menstrual Cycle

August 6th, 2020


In this episode I'm going to teach you all about how the function or dysfunction of your thyroid can be a factor in the function or disfunction of …

131 Hormonal Headaches and Migraines: Why They Happen, What You Can Do

July 22nd, 2020


Women are too often told by doctors that our hormone-related symptoms are not significant; that they’re just “normal,” or that they are over-reacting …

130 Group B Strep (GBS), Pregnancy, and Antibiotics in Labor

July 15th, 2020


What do you do if testing shows you have Group B Strep (GBS) in pregnancy and are facing the decision about using antibiotics in labor  as preventative treatment. Many women are unsure which is the greater risk – take …

129 Cannabis and Period Pain: Can It Really Help

July 1st, 2020


If that time of the month and period pain gets you curled up in a ball, or stretched out on your sofa binge-watching Netflix hugged up with your best friend at the moment - your hot water bottle - listen to this …

128 Black Mothers Lives Matter with Midwife Shafia Monroe

June 24th, 2020


My guest today, Shafia Monroe, has been “Birthing CHANGE” all her life. A renowned midwife, doula trainer, motivational speaker, and cultural …

127 A Complete Guide to Empowered Miscarriage at Home

April 21st, 2020


When you’re pregnant, there’s no shortage of happy chatter about becoming a mom, nor shortage of options for childbirth education classes. However, there’s very little that prepares us either emotionally or physically …

126 COVID-19 and Autoimmune Disease Risk: It Depends on the Condition

March 21st, 2020


In this episode I address the overall risks of COVID-19 with various autoimmune conditions, as well as risks for those of you on immunosuppressive medications. This information is not meant to replace your doctor’s …

125 COVID-19 Prevention: From Commonsense to Natural Remedies (& Avoiding Nonsense!)

March 18th, 2020


While herbs are an important part of my life and work, this is really a time to be cautious about who you listen to and conservative about what you …

124 COVID-19, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: What We Know is Reassuring

March 18th, 2020


If you’re pregnant, naturally, you’re concerned about COVID-19 for your own health and your baby’s. Who wouldn’t be? While a thorough search of the …

123 Herbs and Supplements for Endometriosis - Encore Presentation

March 4th, 2020


The only treatments doctors usually recommend for endometriosis include pain medications, hormonal therapies, and surgery. These treatments have big risks, and aren’t always effective. In this episode I share four …

122 Reinventing the Vibrator and Women’s Sexual Healing

February 26th, 2020


Many women have never experienced an orgasm. Many women don't know what they like in sex or how to ask for it. And a lot of women are struggling with chronic pelvic pain and other issues from endometriosis and other …

121 Bold and Beautiful: Healing With and From Hormonal Hair Loss

February 13th, 2020


Hair loss. It fills our hair brushes, our sink drains, and our nightmares. It also brings a lot of women to my medical practice.  Up to 50% of women will experience significant amount of hair loss in their life. In this …

120 What New Moms Need to Know About Thyroid Problems - Encore Presentation

January 25th, 2020


Being a new momma can feel over the top exhausting at times - a lot of the time, in fact. But being a new mom with a thyroid problem can feel like …

119 Thyroid in Pregnancy: What You Need to Know - Encore Presentation

January 22nd, 2020


Healthy thyroid function is essential to the physical and emotional health of pregnant women and to new moms. It’s also critical for the health of …

118 Thyroid Testing: What You Need to Know - Encore Presentation

January 18th, 2020


Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid problem and the autoimmune form, Hashimoto’s disease, is the most common form of all. We know that 28 million individuals in the US alone are affected, and it's suspected that …

117 Hashimoto's Diagnosis: Here's What to Do Next

January 15th, 2020


While nobody wants to ever have a medical diagnosis, the diagnosis of hypothyroidism (or Hashimoto’s, the autoimmune form), which is now so common that 1 in 8 women can expect to receive a diagnosis in her lifetime, is …

116 The Adrenal Thyroid Connection

January 13th, 2020


Did you know that spending too much time stuck survival mode can impact your thyroid health? It does so through a profound adrenal-thyroid connection. And what is one of the main things that triggers survival mode? …

115 Overlooked & Ignored: Why Women Don’t Get a Thyroid Diagnosis

January 9th, 2020


Happy New Year! …and happy Thyroid Awareness Month! Your thyroid — a little butterfly-shaped gland in your neck — is responsible for controlling your …

114 Pushing Back on Medical Authority with Jennifer Block

December 21st, 2019


Join me for my conversation with journalist Jennifer Block, author of Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care and …

113 Headaches in Pregnancy: Is Tylenol Safe

December 11th, 2019


Acetaminophen (Tylenol). Most people reach for it for everyday headaches like it’s no big deal. Acetaminophen has also long been considered generally …

112 Come As You Are with Emily Nagoski

December 4th, 2019


In her New York Times bestselling book, Come As You Are, Dr. Emily Nagoski, says that the most important factor for women in creating and sustaining …

111 Are Herbs Safe in Pregnancy - Encore Presentation

November 6th, 2019


The use of herbs for the treatment of common pregnancy symptoms is very common. Studies and surveys estimate that up to 45% of women use an herbal therapy at some point during pregnancy. For better or worse, there are a …

110 Protecting Yourself from the Dangerous Business of Women's Medical Devices

September 25th, 2019


Thalidomide, DES, the Dalkon Shield, Essure, Pelvic Mesh. The list of medical devices and treatments for women that have gone very wrong is extensive. Learn how big business has put profits over women's safety and …

109 Seed Cycling? Here's Why You Don't Need To

September 18th, 2019


If you’ve been exploring women’s hormone wellness online, you’ve likely come across articles touting the miracles of seed cycling for regulating the …

108 Transformation and Wholeness in Healing Trauma

September 4th, 2019


Loss. Abuse. Violence. Bullying. Workplace mistreatment. None of these are experiences we want to have. Yet few humans get through life without being …

107 Frontiers of Microbiome Research

August 28th, 2019


The idea that gut health is central to our total health goes back thousands of years, but it's been largely absent from modern medicine and science until very recently. In my practice as a medical doctor and herbalist, …

106 Four Ways to Bust Through Happiness Anxiety

August 21st, 2019


Can you relate to this? Do you suddenly find yourself catastrophizing when you’re on the verge of something great happening for you? Do you get stopped in your tracks by a fear just when life feels good and happy?  If …

105 Making Peace with the Changing Vaccination Landscape

August 16th, 2019


Strident debates about vaccinations have erupted in the public sphere which aren't helpful to parents trying to interpret lots of conflicting …

104 Natural Approaches to HPV and Cervical Health

June 26th, 2019


If you’ve been given an HPV diagnosis or have been told that you have ‘precancerous’ cervical changes or cervical dysplasia, there’s a good chance …

103 Abnormal Pap or Positive HPV? What the Results Really Mean and What to Do Next

May 8th, 2019


Most women don't think about their cervix until they have to get a Pap smear. As if the pelvic exam wasn’t stressful enough, getting the news that …

102 Everything You Need to Know About the Pap Test, HPV, and Pelvic Exams

May 1st, 2019


The Pap test, HPV screening, pelvic exams. As if hopping onto an exam table butt-naked wasn’t stressful enough, knowing what to do about these tests …

101 Beyond the Vaccinations Debate: What to Do If Your Child Gets the Measles

March 27th, 2019


Join Dr. Aviva Romm as she dishes up a weekly dose of the whole truth on health and medicine. To learn more about this episode of Natural MD Radio go …

100 Clean Beauty Matters with Tara Foley

March 13th, 2019


Thousands of chemicals used in beauty products, a $70 billion a year industry, are governed by federal regulations that haven’t been updated in …

99 What a Healthy Vagina Should Smell Like & The Dangerous Douche Story You Should Know

March 6th, 2019


If nobody ever told you what a healthy vagina is supposed to smell like, join the club. But knowing is incredibly important because what makes a …

98 The Post Birth Control Pill Hormone Reset

February 23rd, 2019


If you have decided it’s time to come off the pill, have no fear. Most women transition off it without much problem. You’re not doomed to a life of hormonal imbalances. With the targeted strategies I walk you through …

97 How These Women Are Saving Black Mothers Lives

February 16th, 2019


At a time when the pace of medical advances can be breathtaking, the rate of maternal death in the United States remains stubbornly high at 14 for every 100,000 live births. The United States is one of only two …

96 Herbs for Detoxification - What Really Works

December 15th, 2018


Detoxification is something our bodies do naturally. Unfortunately, things are much different for us now than they were for our ancestors. While they were exposed to very few environmental toxins as little as 75 years …

95 Cesarean Section - How Many is too Many with Dr. Marleen Temmerman

December 8th, 2018


Did you know that we are facing a continuing growing cesarean section crisis? The overuse of cesarean sections, especially in the United States, is not new, but it has certainly continued to become more prevalent …

94 Do You Have A Migraine Personality with Joanna Kempner

November 17th, 2018


Today I talk with Joanna Kempner, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Rutgers, who is doing important work for gender politics …

93 Five Ways Vitex Can Help Your Hormones

October 27th, 2018


Vitex earns a place in my Top 5 Favorite Herbs for Women and today, I want to tell you how this powerful herb can help with your hormones. Hormonal …

92 Herbs for Easier Labor and Birth

October 20th, 2018


If you're freaking out at a little (or a lot) at the thought of pushing a small cantaloupe sized head out of your vagina and also want to do everything you can to avoid unnecessary medical interventions at your birth, …

91 Detoxification - Does It Matter What You Eat?

October 13th, 2018


You've heard me use the term 'food as medicine' in the past. Today, in the third episode in our series on detoxification, I'm going to talk about what that really means. While it's easy to think we need all kinds of …

90 How Detoxification Really Works

September 29th, 2018


I am sure that you have all heard about trendy detox programs, but did you know that detoxification is different than the term 'detox'? Last week I shared just the tip of the iceberg on the dangers of environmental …

89 Detox Is It a Real Thing? Understanding Body Burden

September 15th, 2018


Every day it seems there is a new fad detox or cleanse program promising to help us get healthier. But what led us to believe that these programs were needed? The burden to detoxify the body has been placed on women and …

88 Can Cleanses and Detoxes Tank Your Thyroid?

September 8th, 2018


Cleanses, detoxes, and fasts have existed for centuries for various purposes and with varying degrees of scientific validity. It is more common than ever for people to be self-administering a detox, cleanse, or fast as …

87 PCOS - The Hidden Metabolic Syndrome and What You Can Do About It (Archive)

September 1st, 2018


Today I'm talking about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which affects over 5 million women in the U.S, and what natural approaches you can take to help.

86 Restoring Baby's Microbiome After Cesarean with Dr. Maria Dominguez-Bello

August 25th, 2018


What is vaginal seeding and why is the infant microbiome so important? Two modern medical practices, antibiotic use and cesarean section, carry consequences even when used appropriately. Both practices have been …

85 Adrenal Fatigue - What's the Real Deal?

July 21st, 2018


Have you ever been to the doctor to ask about symptoms of adrenal fatigue – like fatigue, anxiety, weight gain, cravings, hair loss, hormonal …

84 Enough Already - Protecting Kids from Environmental Toxins with Philip Landrigan

July 14th, 2018


Even though you might not know it, Dr. Philip Landrigan’s work has directly impacted your life. Every time you are fueling your car or walking into your home and don’t have to worry that your child might be exposed to …

83 Get Better with Laila Ali

June 23rd, 2018


Laila Ali is a world class athlete, fitness & wellness expert, TV host, cooking enthusiast, founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand, mother of two, and daughter of the late beloved global icon and humanitarian, …

82 Herbal Alternatives to Antibiotic Resistance

June 16th, 2018


There’s no doubt about it – antibiotics are a good thing. They save lives every day. But are they as safe as they are common? In today’s episode, we dive into the largest global public health threat facing the world …

81 Home Birth - A Family Affair

June 9th, 2018


Lealah Henderson is a new mom with an empowering birth story to share. I had the pleasure of being part of Lealah’s home birth team, and am thrilled …

80 Introducing Your Lady Parts

June 2nd, 2018


Did you know that only about 26% of women have taken a close look at their own lady parts? Do you know the difference between a vagina and a vulva? …

79 Trust Us When We Say We’re Sick

March 31st, 2018


Today I’m joined by Maya Dusenbery, a writer, the editor of, and the author of the new book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick, …

78 Herbs & Supplements for Endometriosis

March 24th, 2018


If you’ve been suffering from endometriosis, you know how much it can impact your life — and you might try anything to get relief from the pain. You also know that the only treatments doctors recommend include pain …

77 How to Be Well with Dr. Frank Lipman

March 17th, 2018


For Dr. Frank Lipman health is more than just the absence of disease — it’s a total state of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellbeing. Dr. Lipman is a widely recognized trailblazer in functional and …

76 What's Sasha Fierce Got to Do With It?

March 10th, 2018


The current medical model has been statistically shown to dismiss and ignore women’s voices and create an environment in which we feel uncomfortable speaking up about our symptoms and health concerns. So how can we …

75 A Pregnant Mom’s Guide to Thyroid Health

February 3rd, 2018


Healthy thyroid function is essential to the physical and emotional health of pregnant women and to new moms. It’s also critical for the health of the baby. In this episode, Dr. Aviva discusses the risks of undiagnosed …

74 Worry Watchers

January 27th, 2018


Is worry keeping you up at night? Are you ready to reset — for less than two dollars? Listen in to learn how to get your sleep back on track, clear …

73 Reducing Thyroid Antibodies Naturally

January 20th, 2018


Maybe you have a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s and are already on thyroid hormone replacement medication, but you’re still not feeling better – and your thyroid antibodies are still not coming down. Perhaps your doctor said …

72 Hypothyroidism - Have You Been Dismissed or Misunderstood?

January 6th, 2018


Happy New Year! …and happy Thyroid Awareness Month! Your thyroid — a little butterfly-shaped gland in your neck — is responsible for controlling your …

71 Say Goodbye to those Winter Blues - Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder

December 23rd, 2017


It would be so wonderful if winter was merry and bright for everyone, but for so many women it is a SAD time of year. SAD stands for Seasonal …

70 Bacterial Vaginosis - What’s a Gal to Do?

December 16th, 2017


Thirty percent of women between the ages of 20 and 50 have bacterial vaginosis (BV). The medical model thinks about BV - and our bodies - all wrong! So what’s a gal to do? In this episode, I share with you my 7 …

69 Why Condoms Are a Women’s Issue

November 4th, 2017


Did you know that only 20% of single women use condoms regularly, that U.S. rates of unplanned pregnancies are at 48%, and that 1 in 4 female college …

68 No Appetite for Bullying

October 28th, 2017


We’ve all heard about the pervasive problem of bullying in schools, but have you heard about food allergy bullying?

Robyn O'Brien and I discuss how …

67 Healing Arthritis Naturally

October 21st, 2017


My guest today is Dr. Susan Blum, a medical doctor, a pioneer in functional medicine, and the founder and director of Blum Center for Health. In today’s episode, we take a deep dive into Dr. Blum’s upcoming book, …

66 Healing Menstrual Pain Naturally

October 14th, 2017


Do you have menstrual cramps? Achy awful period pain? Or even mild but annoying monthly pain? In today’s episode, I’ll discuss the reasons behind …

65 Taina Asili - Music of Resistance & Resilience

October 7th, 2017



Is music part of your wellness practice? Today’s guest, Taina Asili, is a New York based Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, and activist. We discuss music as an integral part of wellness, the importance of self-care in …

64 Vaginal Ecology - What You Need to Know

September 23rd, 2017


Did you know that your vagina has its own ecosystem? In this episode, you’ll learn all about the exciting flora that make up your vaginal ecology, …

63 Natural Remedies for Kids' Ear Infections

September 9th, 2017


If you have kids, you’ve probably had experience with ear infections. Today I share prevention tips and home remedies to treat kid's ear infections the natural way, and also discuss how to know when antibiotics are …

62 Mindy Green - The Healing Power of Plants

September 2nd, 2017


Mindy Green, national authority on botanicals, shares how and why she fell in love with plants, what aromatherapy can add to an herbal practice, and how to start integrating essential oils into your life in an educated …

61 The Pill - What You Need to Know That Your Doctor Probably Didn't Tell You

August 26th, 2017


The Pill is an easy to use and popularly prescribed method to prevent pregnancy, but do we know the true effects that it is having on our bodies, …

60 Herbs and Supplements for Migraine Prevention

August 19th, 2017


Welcome to a new season of Natural MD Radio! Today I share my 6 step migraine prevention method along with my favorite evidence based herbs and supplements for migraine prevention.

“So much more of our health care is in …

59 Supporting Your Thyroid Under Stress

May 3rd, 2017


If you have thyroid issues, times of stress can be hard. Today I'm talking to Dr. Izabella Wentz about tips to help you stay healthy in times of stress.

"If I’m stressed usually sleep, meditation, and walks in nature …

58 Meet The OB Speaking Out on the US Cesarean Section Rate

April 26th, 2017


There’s no question that the c-section rate in our country is high. Dr. Neel Shah is connecting the dots between providers, hospitals, and moms to lower it.

"In the information economy… there is a newfound opportunity …

57 Could You Have Histamine Intolerance?

April 19th, 2017


There’s a food allergy that tends to fly under the radar. Today I'm talking about histamine intolerance: the symptoms, the cause, and how you can …

56 10 Things Your Brain Fog Could Be Telling You

April 5th, 2017


I’ve been hearing a lot of patients talk about brain fog in my practice lately, so today I’m talking through ten things your brain fog could be …

55 Terry Wahls - Eating for Life

March 29th, 2017


We know food can heal the body, but today's guest, Dr. Terry Wahls, takes it to a whole new level. Learn how she designed her diet to recover from MS.

54 Adaptogens & Burnout - A Good Combination?

March 8th, 2017


Burnout is an epidemic. But there's help! Giving yourself time to pause and replenish is so important, and using adaptogens can help.

"The role of …

53 UTI - The Natural Approach

March 1st, 2017


For many women UTIs are a recurring problem. Listen in to learn about natural ways to both prevent and treat urinary tract infections.

"By preventing bladder infections, you can prevent and break the urinary tract cycle …

52 WTF is MTHFR?

February 22nd, 2017


If you’re curious about what MTHFR is, or if you have this genetic change and want to know more about managing it, this is episode is for you.

“While having the MTHFR SNiP may in itself inherently increase some risks …

51 FLO Living with Alisa Vitti

February 15th, 2017


Your period is an amazing cycle. At least, that's what today's guest Alisa Vitti believes. Learn about her book and her new period tracking app, My …

50 Money Matters with Amanda Steinberg

February 1st, 2017


Amanda Steinberg, creator of Worth FM and author of new book Worth It, is here to help women reconnect to money and take control of their personal …

49 Hashimoto’s - What Is It Trying to Tell You?

January 25th, 2017


What if we looked deeper than just a disease what was really causing the symptoms? Today I’m sharing the six things that Hashimoto’s is trying to tell us.

"I want us to look underneath at what’s really going on." - …

48 How Skipping Meals Can Help You Gain Weight

January 18th, 2017


One of the biggest health mistakes women make is skipping meals in order to lose weight. Why? Because skipping meals can have the opposite effect!

"When you’re eating too few calories for your body, you kick in this …

47 Epstein-Barr Virus: A Stealth Infection

January 11th, 2017


There's an infection that I’ve been seeing more in my practice: Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). Today I'm talking about the link between EBV and Hashimoto's.

"Times of stress, fatigue, and going through major life changes, …

46 Why You Should Know About Your Thyroid

January 4th, 2017


In honor of Thyroid Awareness Month, I'm talking about thyroid basics: what your thyroid does, what are symptoms of a thyroid problem, and more.

"As many as 15-30% of women who are being treated for depression may …

45 From Fear to Freedom

December 16th, 2016


Do you feel like if something good happens to you, something bad will follow suit? This fear is learned, and today I'm talking about how to unlearn …

44 The Flu: Everything You Want To Know

November 25th, 2016


Having the flu is so miserable, the aches, the fevers, and the overall discomfort. Today I'm talking about natural ways to prevent and treat the flu.

“The effectiveness of the flu vaccine ranges from as low as 24%, as …

43 Baby’s Microbiome - Right From the Start

November 16th, 2016


With the use of antibiotics and the large number of cesarean sections, your baby's microbiome may need some help. Here are some things you can do.

“From the time of birth the microbiome influences the development of our …

42 Sleeping With Big Soda

October 26th, 2016


Ever wondered who is behind the health articles in the New York Times? The answer is Anahad O'Connor. Listen in as he and Aviva discuss food and health.

“It’s pretty clear that we have a broken food system.” - Anahad …

41 Jonathan Fields - Living a Good Life

October 18th, 2016


What does it take to live a good life? Today Aviva talks to Jonathan Fields about his new book and the community he has built around living a good life.

“If you say yes to everybody else, if you don’t know how to say no …

40 Celeste Fine - Advocating for Yourself and Your Babies

October 12th, 2016


Sometimes a doctor's opinion can feel like the final say, but it isn't. Today Aviva talks to colleague Celeste Fine about being your own advocate.

39 Amy Myers - The Thyroid Connection

September 21st, 2016


Amy Myers is a doctor practicing functional medicine, focusing on thyroid disease. Today Aviva is talking to her about her practice and treatments.

38 Back to School Immune Boosters

September 7th, 2016


When your child goes back to school, you have to be ready for the colds and coughs. Today I’m sharing my top 7 immune boosters for kids.

"I want you …

37 Eating Clean with Amie Valpone

August 31st, 2016


Amie Valpone, author of the book Eating Clean, has been on a major health journey. Learn how she took back her life Using integrative functional medicine. 

"I found it really uplifting and empowering to know that I was …

36 Herbs for Digestion: The Bitters

August 24th, 2016


In a new series called Natural MD Library, Dr. Aviva Romm talks about the incredible digestive benefits of bitters as herbal and botanical medicine.

"I use herbal medicine as an extension of food." - Aviva Romm

Join Dr. …

35 Is it Your Adrenals, Thyroid, or Both?

August 17th, 2016


How do you know whether you have a problem with your adrenals, thyroid, or both? Today I'm talking about the symptoms and crossover between the two.

“I’m always addressing, ‘How do I help this woman to heal and nourish …

34 Pilar Gerasimo - Why You Need to Unplug Every 90 Minutes

August 10th, 2016


Today I’m talking to Pilar Gerasimo about a different kind of rhythm. Hacking this biological rhythm can transform your energy, sleep, and life.

“One …

33 The Fermentationist on Natural MD Radio

August 3rd, 2016


My guest today is a fermentationist and founder of Guts and Glory, Summer Bock, whose goal is to help us all be stronger and more energetic through food.

“I think of a healing journey as a staircase: you take one step …

32 Sakara Life - Delivering a Healthy Lifestyle

July 27th, 2016


Danielle DuBoise and Whitney Tingle are the founders of Sakara Life and they've created a way for you to access a fresh, healthy lifestyle full of …

31 Fortify Your Life with Tieraona Low Dog

July 20th, 2016


Supplements and their efficacy can be a controversial topic. Today I'm talking to Dr. Tieraona Low Dog about the role of supplements and how to use …

30 How to Heal Leaky Gut

June 8th, 2016


It's important to heal a leaky gut because the problem can affect your immune system, mood, and more. Today I'm telling you how to do it.

“We know that what goes on in your gut doesn’t just stay in your gut.” - Aviva …

29 What is Leaky Gut?

June 1st, 2016


You’ve probably heard the term leaky gut, but do you know exactly what it is and whether you have it? Do you know why it’s so important to treat it?

“Inflammation in the intestinal lining can affect your entire immune …

28 Dr. Alan Christianson - Going with the Grain

May 25th, 2016


It's time to change the reputation of grains and carbohydrates. Listen in to hear Dr. Alan Christianson talk about how these foods can be good for you.

“Grains have gotten a bad rap, but the data is strong that they are …

27 The Colic Survival Guide

May 18th, 2016


Does your baby suffer from colic? Today, I'm talking all about how you and your baby can survive colic, from causes, to techniques, to herbs you can …

26 Are Herbs Safe in Pregnancy?

April 27th, 2016


My hope is to give you an overview of herb safety during pregnancy with practical advice on when to be cautious and what are allies that we can turn to.

“We know that about 90% of pregnant women who go in for …

25 The Allergy Solution with Leo & Jonathan Galland

April 20th, 2016


Thirty years ago I used Dr. Leo Galland's book to raise my kids allergy-free. Today we're talking about his new book, The Allergy Solution.

“One of …

24 How Medical Gender Bias is Killing Women and How to Save Your Own Life

April 6th, 2016


Medical gender bias is killing women. The medical field doesn't take our concerns seriously, which is why it's time for us to speak up.

"We’ve learned somewhere along the line that voicing our real needs, expressing our …

23 What New Moms Need to Know About Their Thyroid

March 30th, 2016


It takes new moms a lot of effort to get a diagnosis of hypothyroidism. Learn what's normal, when to get tested, and how to pursue treatment postpartum.

“When your thyroid is not working properly, it has an impact on …

22 Healing my Hashimoto’s with Izabella Wentz

March 23rd, 2016


If you have Hashimoto's this is the episode for you. Izabella Wentz is a pharmacist with Hashimoto’s, and she is targeting the root causes of the disease.

“I really encourage people to make sure that they take charge of …

21 Turmeric for Depression

March 16th, 2016


Depression has so much to do with inflammation, so today I’m talking about turmeric, an herb that can decrease inflammation and help with your depression.

“One of the effects of turmeric is that it contains chemicals in …

19 Deanna Minich - Whole Detox

March 9th, 2016


Tired of too many detoxes? Today Dr. Deanna Minich talks about her new book, Whole Detox, taking into account the whole human instead of just the …

18 PCOS: The Hidden Metabolic Syndrome and What You Can Do About It

March 2nd, 2016


Today I'm talking about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which that affects over 5 million women in the U.S., and what natural approaches you can take to …

17 Detoxing Before Pregnancy

February 24th, 2016


Today I'm talking about detoxing before pregnancy, why it’s important, whether it’s important for you, and how to do it safely.

“From conception on, babies are getting a lot more than our genes.” - Aviva Romm

Join Dr. …

16 Magnesium for Women

February 17th, 2016


Today I'm talking about one of my favorite safe and natural remedies, magnesium, which can be used to treat so many difference problems.

“What you’ll notice is that you need to take magnesium for anywhere from a few …

15 Larry Rosen - Anxiety in Our Kids: A Holistic Approach

February 15th, 2016


Today I'm talking to Dr. Larry Rosen about the epidemic of overmedication of our children for behavioral issues and what we can do about it. 

“Something like over 3/4 of kids report moderate or severe stress in the past …

14 Who’s Afraid of Fever in Kids?

February 10th, 2016


Today I’m talking all about fever in kids: what you need to know, the safety and risks of medications, and gentle alternatives you might consider using.

“Fever is at the top of the list of the three conditions parents …

13 Terri Cole - How Not to Marry Your Dad (or Mom): From Limiting Love Blueprint to Real Love

February 8th, 2016


Today I'm talking to Terri Cole, a psychotherapist and coach, whose upcoming course Real Love gives you the tools to attract and create love in your …

12 Breast Tenderness - What You Can Do Naturally

February 3rd, 2016


Today I’m talking about what may be causing your breast tenderness and teaching you seven natural treatments to help you kiss breast tenderness goodbye. 

“Good bras are expensive, but they can save you years of breast, …

11 Alexandra Jamieson - Embracing Your Cravings

February 1st, 2016


Today I'm talking to  Alexandra Jamieson, whose work guides people to embrace their cravings, make peace with food, and reclaim their bodies.

"We put so much pressure on ourselves to be perfect that any deviation from …

10 Robyn O’Brien - How One Momma is Tackling Children’s Food Allergies

January 27th, 2016


Today I’m lucky to have my friend and colleague Robyn O’Brien talking with me about food, food allergies, and her own journey as a food activist mom.

09 Elaine De Santos - Feeding Kids Gluten Free and Healthy on a Budget

January 25th, 2016


Today I'm talking to Elaine De Santos a family health revolutionary and a certified transformational nutrition coach.

"What I didn’t know was those …

08 Adaptogens - Herbs for Energy, Vitality, & Immunity

January 20th, 2016


On today's show I’m talking about adaptogens, a whole group of herbs that can help us heal our chronic energy and stress problems.

"Adaptogens help …

07 Kellyann Petrucci - The Bone Broth Diet

January 18th, 2016


Today I’m talking to Kellyann Petrucci about her Bone Broth Diet, the three steps to make this diet work long term, and the success stories she’s seen.

“What we want is these healthy proteins, these healthy fats, and …

06 What Thyroid Labs Should You Ask For?

January 15th, 2016


Today I’m talking about what thyroid labs I run to diagnose patients and what labs you should ask for if you suspect you might have a thyroid …

04 Hypothyroid Mom Dana Trentini - Uncovering Your Thyroid Problem

January 11th, 2016


Today I'm talking to Dana Trentini, aka Hypothyroid Mom, about what she learned during her journey, how to pick the best doctor, and more.

"Please be good to yourself. Get all the help that you can and don’t feel bad to …

03 The Gut Thyroid Connection

January 8th, 2016


Today I'm talking about and explaining the relationship between the gut and thyroid, and how you can help heal both with food, exercise, and supplements.

"The gut is the home to 70% of the body’s immune tissue." - Aviva …

02 Welcome to Natural MD Radio with Aviva Romm

January 6th, 2016


Welcome to Natural MD Radio with Aviva Romm, a show about helping you make informed choices so you can take back your health.

"We all have within us the ability to be the CEO of our own health." - Aviva Romm

Join Dr. …

01 Gabrielle Bernstein - Making Resolutions that Stick

January 4th, 2016


Listen in as I talk to creator of the Spirit Junkie Movement Gabrielle Bernstein about resolutions and habits, and how to make them really stick.

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