Our guest this week is Robyn Srigley, a holistic nutritionist and women’s holistic health coach. She works with women with hormonal dysfunctions.
Robyn studied at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition,and decided to change her diet. After some months she was constantly moody and this affected her relationships. During one lecture she learnt about the effects of the birth control pill and decided to stop using it. Her moodiness got worse, she missed her periods for 3-4 months at a time, and had acne breakouts. A year later she was diagnosed with PCOS.
During puberty, Robyn had a lot of acne on her face and in high school a doctor put her on accutane, a popular drug for people with deep painful acne. It worked and her acne went away but 6 months later it came back. She was put on antibiotics and lots of topical treatments and chemicals but none of them helped. She went back to using accutane, but six months later when she stopped using it the acne came back. She later learnt that the acne was connected to PCOS after she was diagnosed with the problem.
Through her journey with PCOS, she decided to use her knowledge and experience to help other women going through similar problems.
In this episode Robyn talks about the hormones involved in PCOS and hormonal imbalances, the relationship between insulin levels with acne and PCOS, Chinese face mapping, symptoms of PCOS, product suggestions and her recommendations on how to balance hormones.
We put all of Robyn's information together in a handy sheet, print-able for you. You can get a copy by using the button below:
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Bridgit Danner, Founder of Women's Wellness Collaborative