PCOS Part 1: Physiology and History

featuring Felice Gersh, MD

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Season 3: Episode 14

Published December 12, 2023

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects between 10-20% of reproductive-aged women. While this can be a very difficult diagnosis for women these days, there are evolutionary benefits that may have led to its proliferation.  

Host Jaclyn Smeaton, ND, unpacks the physiology and human history of PCOS with guest Dr. Felice Gersh, MD, in this groundbreaking episode of the DUTCH Podcast. They dive into the possible causes of PCOS and the various “types” of PCOS that are affecting female patients today. In fact, there is so much to uncover about PCOS that we had to split it into two episodes! Check back next week to hear part two of this interview. 


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About our speaker

Felice Gersh, MD, is a globally recognized expert on women’s hormones, gut microbiome, and circadian rhythm. She was one of the first dual board-certified integrative gynecologists in the United States. Dr. Gersh is passionate about helping patients on their journey to optimal health. She currently serves as an affiliate faculty member at the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona School of Medicine. Dr. Gersh is a born educator and has been a featured guest on many podcasts, webinars, and medical documentaries. 

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Show Notes

Become a DUTCH provider and profoundly change your patients’ lives through comprehensive hormone testing. 

Visit Dr. Felice Gersh’s website https://integrativemgi.com/ 

Read the DUTCH Blog to learn more about hormone health. 

The Role of Adrenals in PCOS  

Metabolic Factors in PCOS  

Improving Treatment Plans for PCOS and Pregnancy