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Nourishing Women Podcast

Dec 18, 2020

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Today on the show we have an amazing dietitian who specializes in PCOS, Melissa Groves Azzaro (aka the Hormone Dietitian on Instagram).


Melissa’s mission is to help women live healthy and symptom-free lives using whole-foods nutrition and lifestyle changes to overcome hormone imbalances during the reproductive years so they can thrive through their whole lives. She uses a functional medicine approach to figure out the root causes of your symptoms, and together, we develop a personalized plan to get you feeling better and living your best life.


Melissa spent the first 15 years of my career working as a copywriter in New York City medical advertising—so, she understands the challenges of incorporating healthy habits into a busy lifestyle.


Melissa lives in Portsmouth with her husband and our 4 cats. She sees clients virtually from the comfort of your own home one-on-one and in group programs, and hundreds of women have taken her online, self-study PCOS course, The PCOS Root Cause Roadmap.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Melissa’s journey to become a RD, and what inspired her to specialize in hormones and PCOS
  • The main root causes of PCOS
  • Mistakes women make when it comes to PCOS nutrition and how to create a more balanced approach to PCOS management
  • Why Melissa doesn’t recommend eliminating foods for PCOS and how it’s not evidenced based to do so
  • Creative ways someone with insulin resistance PCOS can improve their blood sugar regulation that are outside of what you eat
  • Melissa shares about her new book, a Balanced Approach to PCOS!
  • How Melissa practices wellness without obsession


Learn more about Melissa:


This episode is brought to you by my holiday survival guide. This free e-book will help you enjoy and celebrate the holiday season, food included. Click here to grab yours! You can receive more support by heading to our Wellness Without Obsession Shop.


Thank you to Ned for sponsoring today’s episode! I am thrilled to have Ned as a new podcast sponsor. Ned produces the highest quality full spectrum CBD oil, extracted from organically grown hemp plants in Colorado. Learn about Ned with the episode they did here on the show! My favorite products from Ned are the body butter and CBD sleep blend.


If you want to check out Ned and try them out for yourself, Ned is offering 15% off AND free shipping to my listeners by using the link included here in the shownotes or you can use the code NOURISHINGWOMEN to receive the discount.


Thank you also to Primally Pure for being a podcast sponsor. I’m currently obsessed with the plumping face mask, beauty cream, and body butter. I’ve also been using the gua sha stone and body brush daily for circulation and lymphatic drainage support (hello, allergies). Don’t forget to use the code NOURISH for 10% off your first order.


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For every guest that comes on the show, we donate money to Loveland Foundation. The Loveland Foundation, a foundation that provides therapy and  healing to Black women and girls. We are honored to donate monthly to the Loveland Foundation, and you can learn more and donate yourself here.