Alisa Vitti: Unlock your Hormonal Advantage-Optimize your Hormonal Health through Honoring your Female Biochemistry #61

20 August 2020

Alisa Vitti- Unlock your hormonal advantage Optimize your hormonal health through honouring your female biochemistry

Alisa Vitti (@alisa.vitti), a pioneer of female biohacking, and a women’s hormone and functional nutrition expert. She is the bestselling author of WomanCode, and her new book, In the FLOShe is the creator of the Cycle Syncing Method™— a diet, fitness, and lifestyle program that is based on women’s biological rhythms for optimal health, fitness, and productivity.

In episode 61 of the podcast, I had the honor of speaking with Alisa Vitti about how you can optimize your hormonal health through honoring your female biochemistry.

Alisa's website 'Flo Living' was one of the first websites I came across when I was first diagnosed with PCOS and looking to regain my cycle over 5 years ago. I learnt so much from her content, and I can say the information is eye opening.

In the interview, Alisa explains that the majority of things that are popular and trending in health and fitness aren't necessarily appropriate for women. Alisa stresses the fact that women have completely different physiologies than men and we therefore need to honor this so we can better optimize our metabolism, hormones and microbiome.

Find out

  • Alisa's PCOS story/journey [00:06:39]
  • Why Alisa created her new book 'In the Flo' [00:16:14]
  • The infradian rhythm and how it affects six key systems of a woman’s body [00:20:00]
  • Alisa's The Cycle Syncing Method [00:22:04]
  • The many myths surrounding the menstrual cycle [00:29:23]
  • Why doing the same workout throughout your cycle negatively impacts your hormones [00:33:24]
  • Why the keto diet and intermittent fasting is not optimal for women in their reproductive years [00:40:50]
  • Men vs. women’s hormone cycles [00:43:20]
  • How a female’s brain changes throughout the month and what it means [00:50:44]

Alisa is a wealth of knowledge and has empowered so many women with the information she provides.

I highly highly recommend buying her new book 'In the Flo'. It really opens your eyes to a lot of things you hear and are told. It teaches you how you can improve your productivity, happiness, and physical well-being by keeping your natural cycles in mind and working with them (rather than ignoring them).

Please enjoy!

Listen to the episode on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or on your favorite podcast platform.

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Mira helps women track their actual hormone levels so they know exactly when their fertile and infertile days are.

As a woman with PCOS who has previously suffered from irregular cycles, I know how difficult it can make tracking your cycles.

Not only this, some PCOS women have constantly high luteinizing hormone (LH) levels that can be as much three times the normal range. This can in turn lead to false readings when using things like Ovulation Predictor Kits because they might not detect a surge in luteinizing hormone as levels are constantly high.

But not with Mira.

Mira is an Artificially Intelligent-driven fertility device that has been designed with irregular cycles and PCOS women in mind, so it is able to detect the surge in LH above your high baseline. This is because we are all unique and Mira gathers data about you and tailors it's predictions to you. Whereas OPKs are designed around what is 'average'.

Mira will record your actual hormone levels each month and it's complex learning algorithm will predict your fertile days every cycle.

The more data Mira gathers about you each month, the smarter it gets and the more accurate it will be at making predictions for your following cycle.

So, Mira has successfully taken away the stress and guesswork involved in predicting your fertile and infertile days. To buy your very own Mira fertility tracker, go to and use the code 'pcos25' at checkout to get $25 off your order.


I talk a lot about getting to the root cause of your PCOS on this podcast and hormonal testing is one of the most important ways of understanding your condition. Without testing your hormones, it is very difficult to know what type of PCOS you have.

Now, many women do not get the PCOS testing they need, whether it is because they're healthcare provider is not very supportive or because they purely do not have the time to visit their doctor. That is why I am excited to announce a new partnership with Let'sGetChecked!

LetsGetChecked provides you with easily accessible at home testing and professional medical consultations without ever having to leave your home.

So the way it works is super simple, you choose a test kit online, Let'sGetChecked then delivers it to you in discreet packaging, with next day delivery.

You then activate your test, collect your sample in the morning and return it using the prepaid shipping label provided.

From there LetsGetChecked reviews your sample in their lab and shares your results with you, via your secure online account within 2 to 5 days. It is super quick, seamless and your results are confidential.

Once your results are available, they will be reviewed by a physician. A nurse will then contact you for a consultation over-the-phone.

Finally, in some cases, the physician will provide prescriptions for you to the pharmacy of your choosing.

I believe everyone should have access to hormone testing and Let'sGetChecked makes that possible. It's never been this simple to stay on top of your hormonal health!

Check out Let's Get Checked today.

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Your health should never take a backseat!


Hey there! I am Despina Pavlou, founder of PCOS Oracle and online coach. I want to share with you the diet and lifestyle changes I made to naturally reverse my PCOS and achieve hormonal balance. I believe using my holistic approach you too can take back control from PCOS.

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