070: Dr. Felice Gersh on fasting, PCOS, and aging gracefully

Aug 05

Dr. Felice Gersh is double Board-Certified in OB/GYN and Integrative Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. This was followed by a four-year internship and residency in OB/GYN at Kaiser Hospital in Los Angeles. More recently she completed a 2-year fellowship program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

She specializes in all aspects of female health, with a particular focus on managing female hormonal dysfunctions.

In addition to her many national and international speaking engagements, she works full time as the Medical Director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine. She served many years as an Assistant Clinical Professor of OB/GYN at the Keck/USC School of Medicine and currently serves as a Consultative Faculty member with the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

Dr. Gersh has been awarded membership in the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha, named the outstanding volunteer faculty for the OB/GYN Department at USC-Keck School of Medicine, and identified as a Physician of Excellence for Orange County 16 years in a row.

She has recently completed her first book, PCOS SOS: a Gynecologist’s Lifeline to Naturally Restore Your Rhythms, Hormones, and Happiness, which is now available for purchase on Amazon.

In this episode, Dr. Felice Gersh talks about:

  • Fasting benefits
  • Groups of women who can benefit the most from fasting
  • Time-restricted eating for healing
  • Function of mitochondria
  • The liver’s role in metabolic health
  • Multifaceted approach to healing
  • Dangers of birth control
  • The Fast Mimicking Diet (FMD)
  • Autophagy and mitophagy for a longer lifespan
  • Prolon protocol
  • Why women should not be in a constant state of ketosis
  • Dr. Gersh’s nutritional recommendations
  • When women should not fast
  • What happens to our brains and bodies when we breastfeed
  • Exercise recommendations

Featured Guest

Dr. Felice Gersh


Integrative Medical Group of Irvine
Dr. Gersh’s Website
Dr. Gersh’s Book
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