135: Understand Hormones via the DUTCH Test w/ Dr. Debbie Rice
Hormones are a topic we have talked a lot about on the Grace & Grit Podcast because let’s face it – hormones govern your body – and if they aren’t in their happy place…well…neither are you!
As I have crossed over the threshold of 40, I have become a lot more curious about the state of my own hormones. I feel amazing, but there are months when my PMS is simply out of control. My breasts hurt, I am reactive and I just feel like my body is not my own.
I have been hearing about the DUTCH Test for a few years now (DUTCH stands for Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones), which you can do in the comfort of your own home.
The Dutch Test is being used by more and more physicians to remedy hormonal challenges in patients and has been endorsed by well known medical experts like Kris Kessler, Dr. Joesph Mercola, Dr. Ben Lynch, Christiane Northrup, and Sara Gottfriend.
When I asked my awesome Naturopathic physician, Elizabeth Stegmaier, about it she encouraged me to have the testing done not just for my benefit but to be able to educate you the listeners about the value of this type of testing. Not only has Dr. Stegmaier personally been using the Dutch test for years with her own patients, but she just happens to be friends with the top clinical advisors to the product, one of which agreed to join me on the podcast today, Dr. Debbie Rice.
More about today’s guest:
Debbie Rice is a naturopathic doctor who maintains a part-time practice where she focuses care on pediatric health, hormone health, thyroid health, and adrenal health. She has had experience working with communities in need, both in the United States and internationally. Her training has been primarily in women’s health, pediatric care, hormone therapy and hormone function, as well as complimentary adjunct care. Dr. Rice utilizes multiple modalities including diet and lifestyle, botanical medicine, and conventional approaches that meet the patient where they are at in their health journey.
Learn more: The DUTCH Test
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