[DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#479 – Period Pain is NOT Normal (and other Women’s Health Issues) with Dr. Saru Bala

Feb 19, 2023

Iheard something pretty profound recently – Something that shocked the shit out of me, if I’m honest. I was watching a TikTok video where a Naturopathic Doctor was discussing the three things related to hormones she intends to teach her daughter when she grows up. You know what number one was? She said, “I’m going to be sure she knows that painful periods are NOT NORMAL.” Wait, what!? As I began to scour this woman’s vids, I started to see a trend… many of the symptoms I experience around my period or even in my everyday life are actually totally treatable. In fact, this doc tends to see her patients dramatically (if not permanently) eradicate their symptoms in just 2-3 menstrual cycles. WHOA.

So, of course, I’m all perked up and listening. And, I’m thinking, I need to get this woman on the podcast! This is shit that every woman needs to know. You can see where I’m going with this. This week on the show, I’m dialing up Dr. Saru Bala who spills the details on all things woman’s hormone health. We talk about the importance of gut health (and what-the-hell that even means) on the female hormonal system, how to know if you have excessive bleeding during your cycle, and what discomfort is normal for your period… and what absolutely is not. As in… you shouldn’t have to call out sick to work. 

Oh, AND… If you’ve gotten aaaaaall the lab work done and it keeps coming back “normal,” yet you feel like shit, you won’t want to miss this episode. We discuss how blood work is only a fraction of what needs to be addressed, how stress factors into the equation, and Dr. Saru’s favorite 3-step process to lessen your stress instantly. Don’t miss this one, my friend!

This pod explores:

  • The absolute first place to start if you have a litany of symptoms, are overstressed, under-rested, and dying for solutions
  • Understanding gut health and how it is related to your hormones and periods
  • Dr. Saru’s favorite (FREE!) breathwork app to immediately improve your sleep hygiene
  • Understanding the effect of blood sugar on your mood
  • How to know if an alternative healing practitioner is the real deal




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Dr. Bala is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with a degree from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Prior to attending medical school, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology from the University of Texas at Austin. She has done extra training in the areas of women’s health and naturopathic endocrinology. Currently, her primary focus is on managing chronic hormonal issues such as PMS, period pain, heavy bleeding, fibroids, endometriosis, Hashimoto’s, fertility, and other women’s hormonal health concerns.

Connect with Dr. Bala on her website, TikTok, and Insta.  


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