Listen up, because today’s episode is going to be all about hormones and how to take ownership of your own health (a topic on the minds of just a few of us moms!). I am here with Dr. Marra Francis, an OB-GYN who focuses on helping women with genetic risk for certain cancers. Dr. Marra also serves as the Executive Medical Director for EverlyWell, a company we will talk about in depth today.
In a nutshell, her mission is to educate enough physicians so that no more women have to suffer a fate with terminal cancer that could have been prevented simply by taking an accurate family history, and ordering the correct diagnostic test.
Episode Highlights With Dr. Marra of EverlyWell
- why Dr. Marra chose women’s health as her passion and focus
- her tips on running a house with six kids underfoot (I get it!)
- the ups and downs of women’s hormones (and why men don’t struggle like we do)
- what you can learn by tracking your cycle every month, and apps that help
- how EverlyWell helps connect patients to the best laboratory testing for them
- changes in the health space that are making it easier to take control of your health
- and more!
Resources We Mention
More From Wellness Mama
- 15: Hormones & How to Have a Healthy Baby
- 80: What Your Monthly Cycle Reveals About Your Hormones With Alisa Vitti
- 108: Why the Birth Control Pill Screws Up Hormones & What to Use Instead
- My Home Organization System & How I “Get It All Done”
- Why You Should Never Eat Vegetable Oil or Margarine
- 9 Tips to Help Balance Hormones Naturally
- Lab Tests You Can Order From Home (Without A Doctor)
Have you had trouble getting the right lab testing in your area? Could you use a service like EverlyWell? I’d also appreciate it if you would please take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well!
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