The DUTCH Test and Fertility

Aug 24, 2018

The DUTCH Test and Fertility
Today I’m welcoming Dr Carrie Jones to the podcast! We’re digging into hormone balance and fertility. Dr. Carrie Jones is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and educator on the topic of women’s health and hormones. She graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), School of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon where she also completed her 2-year residency in women’s health, hormones and endocrinology. Later she graduated from Grand Canyon University’s Master of Public Health program with a goal of doing more international education. She was adjunct faculty for many years at NUNM teaching gynecology and advanced endocrinology/fertility and has been the Medical Director for 2 large integrative clinics in Portland. She is the Medical Director for Precision Analytical, Inc, creators of the DUTCH hormone test. www.dutchtest.com If you have high FSH, low AMH or really any other infertility diagnosis - you will learn how to STOP focusing on the diagnosis and dig deeper to ask WHY! Our motto is test don't guess! These are the 3 tests we run for our 1:1 clients: Diet - we start with a food sensitivity test and then we recommend an elimination diet. Hormones - we run a DUTCH test - which looks at the hormone levels using urine - this helps us develop a targeted action plan. Stool - we look at the DNA of the stool - this test looks for parasites, worms, bacterial and fungal infections (the majority of women that we work with have a gut infection!) Today I'm excited to dig into the DUTCH test. If you are struggling to conceive or carry your baby to term, this episode is not to be missed.Seriously....infertility does not happen in a bubble...there are reasons and clues. My goal and mission is to educate and empower YOU! On this podcast you'll learn:
  • Why testing hormone levels using urine is preferred to blood. How the DUTCH test helps someone struggling with infertility.
  • How cortisol (stress hormone) impacts sex hormones. We discuss stressors such as food sensitivities, structural stress (eg.. pinched nerve or pain in body), environmental stress and gut infections and how these impact reproduction.
  • If you are struggling with Premature Ovarian Failure, Low Ovarian Reserve and low AMH and high FSH...typically the estrogens on the DUTCH are very low and in the menopausal range. We discuss how testing helps to figure out a treatment plan. Plus is supplementing with DHEA a good idea?
  • We discuss gut health (infections, leaky gut) and hormones. This connection is often missed by your conventional doctor. Plus we dig into thyroid dysfunction (hypothyroidism/Hashimoto's) and the link to low levels of metabolized cortisol.
I love Dr Carrie's approach and everything she is doing to educate and empower women! Check out her instagram for inspiration! Interested in the DUTCH test? Book your call below and we'll discuss how it can help you! Book your free Supercharge Your Fertility Discovery call. We’ll come up with a simple plan to help you move forward…towards your dream of having your baby. Listen here (be sure to HIT the subscribe button so you never miss an episode):