TPS 49: Repairing Periods and Hormones with Lara Briden


Lara Briden

In this episode we chat with Lara Briden, the naturopathic Doctor who’s clocked up nearly 20 years experience in women’s health. Lara balances her time between Christchurch New Zealand, and Sydney Australia, where she runs a hormone clinic to treat PCOS, PMS, endometriosis and many other period related problems.

Lara has recently released her book ‘Period Repair Manual. Natural Treatment for better hormones and better Periods’ and will also be speaking on this topic at the Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand (AHSNZ) Symposium in Queenstown October.


We Chat About:

  • How does Lara balance her time between New Zealand and Australia
  • Why did Lara move to New Zealand?
  • Lara’s ‘Primal Shift’
  • The motivation and intention behind ‘The Period Repair Manual’
  • Why is there an epidemic of hormone dis-regulation with both men and women?
  • Male infertility; the hidden epidemic
  • The gut health / hormone link
  • Where to start with treatment options
  • Endometriosis as an autoimmune condition
  • It’s not normal to have period pain!
  • Red meat and endometriosis
  • The long term health implications of ‘the pill’
  • Progesterone vs progesterines
  • What to expect when coming off the pill
  • Alternative birth control methods
  • Does the copper IUD influence copper levels in the body?
  • Alcohol intake; is there a safe limit for women?
  • Why Lara supports AHSNZ
  • Lara’s latest passion project: ‘Menstruation Matters’




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4 Responses to TPS 49: Repairing Periods and Hormones with Lara Briden

  1. anne July 23, 2015 at 12:59 am #

    I really enjoyed this episode. This is something that I am just now starting to research and apply to my own life, so I appreciate all of the valuable information. And I just ordered Lara’s book the day before! How timely!

    • Jo Fitton July 24, 2015 at 8:03 pm #

      Thanks Anne! We are so glad you enjoyed the episode. Good luck with your health journey!

  2. Vyckie Bell August 5, 2016 at 9:02 pm #

    Thanks for writing this Jo, it’s been a real help. I’ve suffered for 12 years and in all that time I’ve had no luck with doctors etc.
    This video has inspired me to seek other methods and ways to combat my problems.
    Thanks again


  3. Gretchen Pearson November 16, 2016 at 2:14 am #

    Thank you so much for providing such amazing conversations and people to this podcast. I’ve listened to so many and really love the wide range of knowledge and perspective you both supply. This podcast in particuar really inspired me to take my female power back and love my body and my hormones. Thank you Jo, Crystal, and Lara. Love you all.

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