DUTCH Podcast: Summer School Edition

Episode 1

Published July 11, 2023

Get ready to shake up your summer with some fun and interesting episodes of the DUTCH Podcast—Summer School Edition. Host Jaclyn Smeaton, ND, will chat with DUTCH clinical educators about hormone topics such as estrogen detox, estrogen metabolism, cortisol curves, intermittent fasting, and more!  

Episode 2

Published July 18, 2023

Stress can be real or perceived, the body doesn’t recognize the difference! That’s why it’s so important to manage stress and evaluate cortisol when your patients present with chronic stress symptoms.  

On this episode of DUTCH Podcast: Summer School, we’re joined by Kaitlin Tyre, ND, a clinical educator here at DUTCH for some talk on cortisol curves. She and Jaclyn break down what cortisol curve patterns to look for in each DUTCH report and talk about stress management techniques that can help patients improve their stress response. 

Episode 3

Published July 25, 2023

It’s time for more cortisol curve talk with guest Kelly Ruef, ND. Join DUTCH Podcast host Jaclyn Smeaton, ND, as she and Kelly get to the bottom of flat cortisol curves. They highlight two distinct patterns to look for on the DUTCH Test and dive into nutritional and botanical support considerations to help get these kinds of patients healthy again. 

There’s so much packed into this episode. You’ll be glad you listened! 

Episode 4

Published August 1, 2023

Intermittent fasting can be a valuable tool for providers caring for patients with PCOS.

In this episode, Jaclyn Smeaton, ND, and Kelsey Hojara, RD, discuss the pros and pitfalls of intermittent fasting. They offer suggestions for when it may be beneficial for patients to implement fasting, and some cases for when to avoid it. 

If you’re thinking about recommending intermittent fasting but don’t know where to start, then this episode is for you! 

Episode 5

Published August 8, 2023

Our Summer School guest for this episode is Dr. Rebecca Clemson. She breaks down the topic of estrogen dominance and highlights some of its hallmark signs and symptoms.

Host Jaclyn Smeaton, ND, and Dr. Clemson discuss the DUTCH Test results of a 37-year-old female who’s experiencing symptoms akin to PMDD and demonstrate how estrogen dominance could be at play.  

Episode 6

Published August 15, 2023

Did you know that even when hormone levels may appear normal, inefficient estrogen metabolism could be a factor in symptoms related to estrogen dominance? Estrogen dominance is a risk factor for breast cancer, but the good news is it’s modifiable.

Learn how to help patients improve their estrogen metabolism in today’s episode of Summer School featuring Lindsey Szczepanski, NP. 

Episode 7

Published August 22, 2023

Nutritional markers are a great way to evaluate a patient’s nutritional status. Join us for a DUTCH Podcast Summer School episode all about the nutritional markers found on the organic acids (OATs) panel of the DUTCH Test.  

Host Jaclyn Smeaton, ND, interviews our guest Christina O’Brien, DC, on all things OATs. They talk about where each OATs marker comes from and how they earned their place on the DUTCH Test. Jaclyn and Christina also chat about the potential nutrient deficiencies associated with the various OATs markers, and suggestions for repleting deficient nutrients.  

Episode 8

Published August 29, 2023

In the final episode of Summer School, Dr. Smeaton talks all things PCOS with Brook Ahnemann, ND, a hormone expert and clinical educator at DUTCH. The PCOS diagnostic criteria seem to be a moving target; they’re constantly changing! Luckily, there are some DUTCH Test patterns you can look out for to support your patients with PCOS.  

Listen now and learn!