#142: Overcoming PCOS, Weight Gain, Hair Loss, and Acne with Fiona McCulloch

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What we’re talking about in this episode

  • The best ways to reverse insulin resistance naturally and safely
  • Practical tips to manage your acne and balance your insulin levels
  • Which tests you should ask for related to insulin resistance PCOS
  • Understanding the different types of hair loss and where you should focus your efforts
  • What are the risks of treating PCOS with the pill and other conventional medicine?

Episode Summary

Despite being a naturopathic doctor herself, Dr. Fiona McCulloch’s PCOS went undiagnosed for 15 years. Once she realized the root cause of her PCOS, Dr. Fiona felt compelled to share this information with the 1 in 5 women in the world who also suffer from this common endocrine- disrupting syndrome.

Dr. Fiona is all about viable, natural solutions for insulin resistance, weight gain, acne and hair loss to help women manage their symptoms while walking the path to healing. From understanding how to get properly diagnosed to learning how to reverse symptoms and prevent years of suffering, Dr. Fiona is the answer to many women’s prayers.

It can take the average woman 5-12 years to finally gain a PCOS diagnosis. But that’s not the end of the story. Even then, they may not fully understand their specific type of PCOS or how to best support their recovery journey. Dr. Fiona is here to assist you on your path to diagnosis and help you become aware of what you need to look out for when it comes to conventional medicine. 

By helping women in the discovery process, Dr. Fiona is determined to help you get to the root cause of your PCOS and find a treatment that works for your individual body. Instead of just accepting the symptoms of PCOS as your new normal, Dr. Fiona is your advocate for getting well and healing your hormone conditions one step at a time.

Has PCOS impacted your life or the life of someone that you love? Share your story with us in the comments below.


“I am really passionate about helping other women because the earlier that you can get started on treating PCOS, it’s so much better.” (10:13)

“I am not against medication for anyone who really needs it, but I also think it is really important to understand exactly what it is you are trying to achieve and if this medication is really going to help you with that.” (15:21)

“I love offering all of those different types of tips because I do find if you do all of these together it makes a huge difference.” (21:41)

“It’s not about missing a day here or there, it’s about what you do for a long time that really matters, that consistency 95% of the time, that is when you are really going to get results.” (32:29)

“When you know what type you have, you know what treatments are going to be the most effective for you.” (38:18)

Resources Mentioned

Take the 8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS Quiz Here

8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS, book by Dr. Fiona McCulloch

Dr. Fiona McCulloch ND Website

White Lotus Clinic Website

Follow Dr. Fiona on Instagram

Essentaily You episode #132: The Four Types of PCOS and How to Heal PCOS Naturally

Learn My Top 5 Oils for Creating Hormonal Synergy:


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