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Episode 20: A Woman’s Touch – Interview with Ellen Barnard

In Episode 20 of Let’s Talk Wellness Now, Dr. Deb invites, Ellen Barnard, Owner of A Woman’s Touch, sex education resource center and sexuality products shop, to speak about sex education, the journey that led her to A Woman’s Touch and the knowledge she’s acquired over her expansive career.   We’re all sexual… we all have…

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Episode 13: Endometriosis – Interview with Stefanie Ancona

Dr. Deb invites her close friend, current patient, and Endometriosis advocate, Stefanie Ancona, on Let’s Talk Wellness Now for a raw look into Stefanie’s life with Endometriosis. Stefanie opens up about her personal medical history, the ways she’s bravely battled Endometriosis, and the journey that led her to Dr. Deb’s office. Together they speak about…

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Episode 12: Compounding Hormones – Interview with Monica Zatarski

Dr. Deb invites compounding pharmacist and long-time friend, Monica Zatarski, PharmD, RPh from MD Custom Rx in Brookfield, Wisconsin to discuss compounding hormones. Dr. Deb and Monica discuss everything from compounded hormones vs synthetic hormones, dosing, traditional vs compounding pharmacies to Monica’s background and the right questions to ask your compounding pharmacist! The joke in…

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Episode 11: Thermogram vs Mammogram

Dr. Deb speaks on breast health, and the differences between thermograms, mammograms and breast MRI. She discusses options for those who choose not to have a mammogram, and those who would like a compliment to their mammogram. Topics covered are thermogram, mammogram, breast MRI, inflammation, congestion, preventative techniques to relieve toxins, specific breast diseases. …a…

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Episode 10: Are Hormones Safe?

Dr. Deb joins the debate on the safety of using hormones. She analyzes the differences between bio-identical hormones and conventional hormones, short-term vs long-term use and the importance of commitment when opting for hormone therapy. She discusses the impact of comfort-level, along with her personal experience with hormones. Are hormones safe to use? How long…

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Episode 8: Peptides

Dr. Deb discusses peptides, peptide therapy and details several specific peptides, alongside their use and benefits. She opens up about her personal experience with peptide therapy, including the role it played in her recovery from surgery. What are peptides? What are they used for? Who is a good candidate for peptide therapy? Why are they…

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Episode 7: Pelvic Organ Prolapse – Interview with Sherrie Palm

Dr. Deb invites long-time friend, Sherrie Palm, the President of APOPS (Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support) and award winning author, to speak about POP (pelvic organ prolapse) and the way hormones are impacted by it. Sherrie Palm opens up about her medical journey, including her personal diagnosis with pelvic organ prolapse, the origin and…

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Episode 6: Grief

Dr. Deb diverts from the theme of the season, to open up about the loss of her family’s dog, Harley. She discusses the role that grief and loss play in our lives. How does grief and loss impact our health? How should we grieve? How do we manage grief? How can we prepare for loss?…

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Episode 5: Sleep and Hormones

Dr. Deb speaks on insomnia and the relationship between sleep and hormones. Many people, as we age, suffer from insomnia. Whether it’s a difficulty falling asleep, or a difficulty staying asleep. I hear, every day, from women who don’t sleep, and how it’s a struggle for them to get to sleep and stay asleep. And…

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Episode 4: Vaginal Dryness

Dr. Deb speaks about vaginal health, vaginal dryness, menopause, pain during sex and estrogen levels, along with some prevention and treatment tips. A lot of women, as we age, start to develop issues with vaginal dryness. And it’s not a topic that we talk about real openly, and I think it’s a super important topic…

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