Careers, Babies and Botox: Pressures On American Women To “Do It All”

September 4, 2013
Hosted by Meg Richichi

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Careers, Babies & Botox is about the trajectory of American women to “do it all”. Women today are expected to get an education, have children, a successful career, manage a household, while staying fit and looking youthful. In 2004, my guest Jennifer Wallace-a Holistic Nurse Practitioner spearheaded The Holistic Wellness Program at NYU Fertility Center to address the stress of Infertility & IVF. In 2008, she became a mom and returned to her home state of MA where she presently works in Aesthetic Dermatology. Jennifer believes, “We are bombarded with icons like Angelina Jolie, who have a full career, raise a big family and remain stunningly beautiful. This isn't a realistic existence for most women. Yet Jolie has become the standard marketed image of a truly “successful woman”. Jennifer has also seen the pressures to “doing it all” rob women of their self worth when the “goal” isn't achieved. Can having it all sometimes mean letting something go or being open to doing it differently

Food For Thought

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Women of all ages continue to travel at a velocity completely out of rhythm with who they are. The way a woman lives her life is directly linked to her health, vitality and how sexy she feels! A woman doesn’t wake up one day with PMS, fibroids, being 20 pounds overweight or lupus. These symptoms reflect lifestyle choices made over time.

What I’ve observed in working with women are escalating effects of daily stress, such as burnout, working long hours, skipping meals, low libido, insomnia, too much caffeine and too little time for themselves. My mission is to help women understand they aren't at the mercy of their hormones. Food for Thought will provide tools from myself and my leading expert guests to help you create smart choices.

Meg Richichi

Ultimately, what we bring forth into our world gives birth to who we are each day. How we nurture ourselves nurtures our overall hormonal wellness. I’m committed to demystifying hormonal issues and various ailments plaguing women in today’s fast paced world.

I've been an Integrative Women’s Health Practitioner for the last 18 years blending both Eastern and Western modalities in my NYC practice. My extensive studies include training in holistic-functional medicine with esteemed physicians a in the U.S., a leading hospital in Vietnam, herbalogy and shamanic healing practices in the Brazilian Rain Forest.

I’m a health detective that thinks outside the box of conventional medicine. I treat the whole person and seeing beyond the label of symptoms and disease. Women are not deficient in synthetic hormones or immune suppressant drugs but in vital nutrients and healthier life style choices.

I focus on stress related hormonal imbalances including infertility, autoimmune disorders, gut issues and pain syndromes. My integrative approach includes personalized programs in nutrition, detoxification and supplementation setting women back on a path of feeling whole and vibrant.

I also facilitate workshops and speak to a wide range of audiences that include NYC top hospitals, Infertility organizations and Equinox. I’ve also done magazine and radio interviews for Vogue, Real Simple, NPR, Refinery29, Well+Good and VitalJuice.

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