Presenter: Felice Gersh, MD
Format: 3 modules (video presentations)
Menopause is the cessation of ovarian function. One of the primary jobs of the ovaries is to produce estrogen, and so when a woman transitions through menopause, she loses her estrogen and all of the hormonal rhythms that are foundational to female health. Being that estrogren is anti-inflammatory, and cardio- and neuro-protective, it is also essential to proper immune system functioning. It plays a critical role in the health of the gut microbiome. Virtually every cell in the female body has receptors for estrogen. Consequently, when a woman transitions through menopause, every organ and system in her body suffers.
- Understanding the Critical Role of Hormones
- Understanding the Critical Role of Circadian Rhythm and the Microbiome
- The ABCs of Hormone Therapy for Menopausal Brain Health
About Felice Gersh, MD
Felice Gersh, M.D. is a multi-award winning physician with dual board certifications in OB-GYN and Integrative Medicine. She is the founder and director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, a practice that provides comprehensive health care for women by combining the best evidence-based therapies from conventional, naturopathic, and holistic medicine. She taught obstetrics and gynecology at Keck USC School of Medicine for 12 years as an Assistant Clinical Professor, where she received the highly coveted Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award. She now serves as an Affiliate Faculty Member at the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, through the University of Arizona School of Medicine, where she lectures and regularly grades the case presentations written by the Fellowship students for their final exams. Felice Gersh, M.D. is the bestselling author of PCOS SOS and the PCOS SOS Fertility Fast Track, and she has published articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. She is a prolific lecturer and has been featured in several films and documentary series, including The Real Skinny on Fat with Montel Williams and Fasting with Valter Longo, Ph.D.
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