Marcelle Pick

“If you have adrenal issues, you don’t have an immune system that works. Your hormones are terrible, and your thyroid doesn’t work as well. You can’t think.”

Guest Bio:

Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN, NP, is passionate about transforming the way women experience healthcare through an integrative approach. She co-founded the world renowned Women to Women Clinic in 1983 with the vision to not only treat illness, but also help support her patients in pro-actively making healthier choices to prevent disease. She has successfully treated thousands of individuals through her unique approach to wellness.

In 2001, Marcelle created with a goal to be able to reach, inspire, and educate even more women worldwide – her website offers informative articles on women’s health issues and at-home solutions to some of the most troublesome symptoms they experience today.

Marcelle discovered Functional Medicine early on in her career and was honored to be among the first to be certified as a Functional Medicine Practitioner. In addition, she holds a BS in Nursing from the University of New Hampshire School of Nursing, a BA in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire, and her MS in Nursing from Boston College-Harvard Medical School. She is certified as an OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner and a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and is a member of the American Nurses Association and the American Nurse Practitioner Association.

Marcelle is currently a faculty member of The Institute of Functional Medicine and has served as a Medical Advisor to Healthy Living Magazine, writes a weekly newsletter for, and lectures on a variety of topics including weight loss resistance, infertility, stress & illness, and adrenal dysfunction. She is the author of The Core Balance DietIs It Me or My Adrenals? and Is It Me or My Hormones?. She has appeared on Dr. Oz, FOX, and ABC and has been featured in Glamour Magazine, ELLE Magazine and Women’s World Magazine. Marcelle’s PBS show, Is It Me or My Hormones? is a favorite among viewers.

Episode Summary:

It is a myth that we lose our sex drive as we get older. Why live in sexual pain and work burnout when you can revitalize yourself and live a version that is authentic, healthy, and full of life! Dr. Marcelle unpacks why so many of us are completely gassed out, what we can do about it, and how we can get back in touch with our sensual selves.

Title: Adrenal Fatigue, High Cortisol Levels, and the Epstein-Barr Virus. Enough is enough! — Dr. Marcelle Pick

Subtitle: You deserve to live a life filled with energy and sexual prosperity!

Key Takeaways:

  • How did Dr. Marcelle get into this career field?
  • Companies see 80-hour workweeks as “full-time” now.
  • If you have adrenal issues, you don’t have an immune system that works.
  • The good news is, you can do something about it! But it first goes with getting into the root cause.
  • It’s important to experiment with your body and what feels right to you.
  • Love yourself and be gentle on this journey.
  • What’s the difference between adrenal fatigue or something like the Epstein-Barr virus?
  • What is cortisol?
  • We don’t really realize how much we overextend ourselves.
  • Remember, if you can’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of anybody around you.
  • There is no one-size-fits-all diet out there. Each person is different.
  • We need to embrace our sexuality. So many couples still have a fear of talking about sex despite being married 20-30 years.
  • When you get older, do you lose your sex drive? NO!
  • At 70 years old, what is Dr. Marcelle’s secret?

Resources for a Younger Lifestyle:

Dr. Robyn Benson’s Free Youthful Aging eGuide

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“If you have adrenal issues, you don’t have an immune system that works. Your hormones are terrible, and your thyroid doesn’t work as well. You can’t think.”

“It’s not being selfish to do self-care. It’s really about honoring yourself.”

“Men’s testosterone levels have gone down 50% in the last 20-30 years. That’s huge. It’s going to affect their sex drive.”

“We have been sexual beings from the beginning time, but our culture is very much puritanical about talking about it.”