In this episode of The Rich Roll Podcast, The Plant Power Doctor Gemma Newman, MD joins Rich to talk about the relationship between diet and hormones, women’s health, aging, reproductive care, & more.. To read more about Gemma and peruse the full show notes, go here👉🏾
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00:02:19 Catching up with Gemma
00:03:35 Gemma’s Background as a Doctor and Going Plant-Based
00:18:30 Intro Topic: Hormone Health & Women’s Health
00:20:51 Hormones Affect Men Too
00:21:37 How Environmental Pollutants Affect Our Hormones
00:23:31 The Role Fiber Plays with Gut & Hormone Health
00:27:57 What are Phthalates? What is Endometriosis?
00:29:57 Periods Can Be More Painful Than Having a Heart Attack!
00:31:24 Testing and Treatment for Endometriosis
00:33:04 What are Fibroids?
00:39:08 What to Eat – A List of Food That are Anti-inflammatory
00:39:46 Soy: the Differences Between Estrogens and Phytoestrogens.
00:44:49 Plant-Exclusive Diet vs Plant-Predominant Diet
00:45:50 Only 8% of the Western Person’s Diet is Fruits and Veggies, about 50% is Processed Foods
00:46:16 Thoughts on the Carnivore Diet
00:48:23 Are Plants Toxic?
00:51:22 Menopause. What is it? What Can Women Do About it?
00:53:56 The “Grandmother Hypothesis”: Human Mammal Advantage
00:56:39 The Importance of a Supportive Society
00:59:31 Symptoms of Menopause
01:03:11 H.R.T. – Hormone Replacement Therapy
01:14:18 Foods for Menopause: Fiber, Nuts, Seeds, Iodine, Selenium, Zinc
01:15:50 Male Hormones – Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)?
01:18:56 Gradual Apparent Decline in Sperm Counts, Male Birth Defects… Due to Modern Exposure to Micro-Plastics?
01:20:21 What to Do: Vigorous Exercise. Eat Nuts, Seeds, Whole Grains. Drink Water from Glass
01:22:04 Saturated Fat Associated with Lower Sperm Counts in Men and Causing Heart Disease
01:23:30 The Divisive Oil Debate
01:28:00 What Are The Most Common ‘Blindspots’ When Trying to Make Lifestyle Decisions?
01:31:11 Living in Alignment with Your Values
01:33:29 Advice for Couples When One Partner Doesn’t Want to Go Plant-based
01:36:41 Going Plant-Based is Just Going to Complicate My Life, Right?
01:39:48 Take Action: One Plant-Based Meal a Week
01:40:20 Baby Steps. “There’s Always a Starting Point for Everybody”
01:41:45 Beware: Plant-Based Take Out, Meat Replacements,
01:45:53 Unhealthy Plant-Based Diets
01:47:43 Gemma’s Favorite Foods
01:49:07 Cafe Gratitude – Amazing Burritos!
01:50:05 Make the Change: Gemma’s Practical Advice / Words of Wisdom
01:55:02 Gemma’s Daily Mantra
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