The gut-fertility connection is a topic I’m commonly asked about.

Perhaps it’s because A Gutsy Girl was born out of the conversation topics regarding infertility and digestive disease or perhaps it’s because it’s a common connection.

Either way, I brought a guest on the show today to talk through it all.

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Gut-Fertility Connection {Episode 44 with Cory Ruth}

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Gut-Fertility Connection {Episode 44 with Cory Ruth} #pcos #guthealth #infertility


  1. GI Map
  2. turmeric supplement (My favorite from Paleovalley. When you use this link you’ll automatically save 15%. PLUS, when you order 3 bottles or more you’ll receive FREE shipping and handling!)
  3. You cannot diet harder.
  4. Gut Healing for Beginners (Use code PODCAST at checkout to save 20% off this life-changing course.)
  5. NutriSense (Analyze in real-time how your blood glucose levels respond to food, exercise, stress, and sleep with NutriSense. Clicking HERE will give you an automatic $30 off your device.)
  6. Minimalist approach to supplements
  7. Androgen Blocker (from Cory’s supplement line)
  8. Cortisol Calmer (from Cory’s supplement line)
  9. Find Cory on the A Gutsy Girl Master Spreadsheet within tab, “Practitioner Referrals.” (Access this spreadsheet for free HERE.)

Women with PCOS deserve better. – Cory Ruth

Don’t Miss These Thoughts

  1. Who is Cory Ruth, and what does she do?
  2. After becoming a dietitian, what made Cory want to focus on PCOS and infertility?
  3. What are some PCOS symptoms?
  4. How is one diagnosed with PCOS?
  5. Cory’s bio states, “Conquer your PCOS, lose weight, & beat infertility.” What is the PCOS and infertility connection? 
  6. PCOS is the leading cause of infertility.
  7. Of the patients Cory works with, does she find it common for them to have gut issues, too? And if so, why does she think that is?
  8. Do a lot of women Cory works with with have gut and infertility issues? And if so, how does she help them unpack it all? i.e deal with the gut and then infertility or vice versa, all at the same time, etc?
  9. What are some other reasons for infertility besides PCOS?
  10. Work on blood sugar management. – Cory
  11. In her opinion, why does Cory believe that infertility is on the rise?
  12. Are there some foods that Cory thinks are great for both the gut and infertility?
  13. When it comes to infertility and the gut, what is something Cory thinks most people get wrong?
  14. Cory’s 3 convictions around gut health and gut healing.

Foods that are good for both the gut + fertility

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  1. anti-inflammatory foods
    1. omega-3 fatty acids (EPA + DHA); salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring
    2. turmeric
    3. olive oil
    4. tomatoes
    5. avocado
    6. berries
    7. broccoli
    8. green tea
  2. protein
  3. healthy fats, nuts, seeds
  4. beans, legumes, lentils

More from A Gutsy Girl

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Wrap Up

Time to wrap this up. As always, a huge goal for this show is to connect with even more people. Feel free to send an email to our team at We want to hear questions, comments, show ideas, etc.

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Cory Ruth Bio

Cory Ruth is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and women’s health expert.

She is the founder and principal of The Women’s Dietitian and Instagram account @thewomensdietitian, a private practice and digital platform for women seeking nutrition support for hormone balance, PCOS, fertility, and weight management.

She specializes in PCOS and nutrition therapy for infertility and assisted reproductive technology.

Cory is also the creator of the successful online programs Get Pregnant with PCOS and The PCOS Boss Academy– It is through these programs that she is able to help countless women on their journeys to weight loss and fertility with PCOS. Recently,

Cory has launched a PCOS supplement and protein powder line called Vita-PCOS to further support women with PCOS symptom management.

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