033 – Understanding Your PCOS with Elly Mclean

We warmly welcome back Elly McLean to the podcast this week, for episode 33 ‘Understanding Your PCOS’. In this episode we will be diving deep into Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. PCOS effects more than 1 in 10 women world wide and the diagnosis can leave women feeling confused and alone. That is why Elly and I are so excited to share this episode and help women to better understand their condition. We will be digging a little deeper, helping you to understand the drivers of your PCOS and how these can ultimately help lead you to a more specific treatment. We look at Insulin Resistant, Post Pill, Inflammatory and Adrenal PCOS, have you been misdiagnosed with PCOS? Why you should think twice before jumping back on the contraceptive pill, what questions to ask your doctor and much more! Have your pen and paper ready, you’re going to want to take notes! Connect with Elly on Instagram at @nutritionelly Happy listening!

Welcome back to The Steph Sanzaro Podcast, today I am joined by the wonderful Elly Mclean of Nutritionelly.

Elly joins us again this week for another episode, to delve deeper into PCOS diagnosis and sheds some light on how women can learn to better understand their condition.

There is a lot of confusion out there surrounding PCOS and a diagnosis can leave women feeling confused and alone, that’s why Elly and I believe that this conversation is such an important one to have and one we hope will help many women out there.

We head into more detail about the types and drivers of PCOS and how finding out which category you sit in, can ultimately help decide your treatment moving forward.

In this episode Elly and I discuss:

  • what is the criteria for PCOS?
  • understanding the 4 types of PCOS
  • insulin resistant PCOS
  • post pill PCOS
  • inflammatory PCOS
  • adrenal PCOS
  • getting the right testing
  • why you should think twice before jumping back on the contraceptive pill
  • why you should treat your period like your monthly report card
  • what to do if you are in the “post pill PCOS” category
  • do you have PCOS or Hypothalamic Amenorrhea?
  • what questions to ask your doctor

We hope this episode helps bring some awareness to PCOS and has given you some direction moving forward in helping you to better manage your PCOS diagnosis.

Thank you so much to Elly for joining us again on the podcast, if you would like to work with Elly you can find her website here and connect with her via Instagram here

It has been an absolute pleasure,

Happy listening

Steph xx

024 – Fear, Safety and Orgasm with Asti Maree

An important episode about rediscovering your sexual power. In this episode Asti Maree, a female sexual empowerment educator takes us through the unconscious blocks to our sensuality and ability to orgasm. She explains the importance of love, safety and belonging and takes us through the significance of boundaries and not letting your fear cock block you. This episode holds some serious gravity surrounding our conditioning, trauma and mindset. Keep your mind open friends, Asti has a lot to teach us all. Connect with her on instagram at @asti.maree

Welcome back to The Steph Sanzaro Podcast.

In today’s episode we are joined by the effervescent Asti Maree, an incredible female sexual empowerment educator.

After years on her own sexual empowerment journey, Asti has found her purpose in helping other women rediscover their own.

As adults there can be a lot of shame and disgust attached to sex, but what can be found hiding underneath tends to be our conditioning and our trauma; leading to sensuality issues as adults, even resulting in the inability to orgasm.

In today’s episode Asti shares with us:

  • Her own sexual empowerment journey 
  • The way other women resonate with her being a stripper and how it correlates with the relationship they have with their own sexuality 
  • Destroying a belief that love and desire cannot coexist 
  • Stepping back into your own sexual power
  • Thriving as individuals in a relationship and together
  • How our childhood trauma can effect our sensuality as adults 
  • The unconscious conditioning of shame, towards sex and pleasure 
  • We cannot be thriving if were ‘surviving’, flight or fight mechanisms
  • Love, safety and belonging; as the building blocks to orgasm
  • Getting out of your head and surrendering to pleasure 
  • How our conditioning can lead us to believe we’re not allowed to orgasm, or don’t deserve orgasm
  • How to stop fear from cock blocking us from achieving our greatest desires
  • Acknowledging your emotions to disarm their power
  • The importance of boundaries in sex and relationships
  • How knowing your worth can change your life

This episode is filled with so much goodness from the beautiful Asti.

There is so much psychology behind sex, that could easily never be brought to the surface for many of us; but with Asti’s help she is guiding other women to dig deep and to find their blocks to pleasure.

If the work Asti does intrigues you and you would like to find out a little bit more about your own unconscious conditioning towards sex, or how you too can achieve orgasm, follow the links I will list for you below!

Find her:




Become apart of her program by clicking here

Thank you all so much for sharing your time with Asti and I today and I hope you learnt something of value and interest to you today and perhaps something that you didn’t in fact know before listening to this conversation.

Like always, Asti and I love your feedback and thoughts and absolutely love to talk with you guys about what you have heard in these episodes!

If you would like to connect with either of us, please do not hesitate! Or if you would like to share Asti’s message with more people out there, then share a screen grab to your instagram story and get the word out there.

Happy listening my wonderful friends

Love Steph xx