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Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Mastery for Women's Health Professionals

Are you ready to uplevel your women's health practice? Welcome to the Fertility Friday Podcast! A podcast designed to empower you to use fertility awareness both personally and professionally. If you are a woman's health professional — and you’re not fully utilizing the menstrual cycle as a vital sign — it's time to change that right away! Through evidence-based literature reviews, engaging discussions, expert interviews, and compelling client stories, Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, FAE, HRHP covers everything from complex menstrual cycle chart interpretation and balancing hormones to overcoming fertility challenges and more. With over 20 years of experience teaching fertility awareness, Lisa combines her real-world expertise with the latest research to ensure you're fully equipped to support your clients. Lisa's first book, "The Fifth Vital Sign," describes the menstrual cycle as an important vital sign we should pay attention to. Her most recent book, "Real Food for Fertility" (co-authored with Lily Nichols, RDN), explores how a healthy menstrual cycle sets the stage for a healthy pregnancy. With well over 4 million downloads, Fertility Friday is the #1 source for information about fertility awareness and menstrual cycle health. All women deserve to understand how their bodies work, and if we wait for our education systems to do it we may be waiting forever. It's up to us to be the change we wish to see in the field of women's health. In other words, It's YOUR TURN to bring this essential information to your clients sooner rather than later — they need it now!
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Now displaying: April, 2015
Apr 24, 2015

Today's podcast guest is Nicole Jardim! Nicole is a Certified Women’s Health Coach with a specialty in hormonal and reproductive health. She trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and apprenticed at a women’s holistic health center in New York City. Nicole trained with both with Dr. Sara Gottfried the author of The Hormone Cure and Jessica Drummond, the founder of the Integrative Pelvic Health Institute.

During her training, she learned that women can heal themselves from conditions like PMS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Endometriosis, and many other conditions caused by hormonal imbalances, through the use of medicinal foods and lifestyle adjustments. Nicole created her signature “Fix your period” series in 2011 which is a series of programs that empower women to heal their menstrual conditions in a fun and sassy way. Nicole is dedicated to helping women reclaim their hormonal health and feminine vitality naturally!

In today's show, we talk about many of the common period related concerns women experience including amenorrhea, i.e. when your period disappears, irregular periods, and painful menstruation. We talk about the signature "Fix Your Period" program that Nicole has developed to help women address these issues naturally, and some of the ways that we can all work towards balancing our hormones and restoring our period health by addressing the root cause instead of masking the symptoms!

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • What is amenorrhea? And what are some of the factors that can contribute to the disappearance of your period?
  • What you can do to bring your period back
  • What are some of the factors that cause painful menstruation?
  • What are some ways to address painful periods naturally?
  • Why it is important for women to consider cleaning up their problematic periods well before trying to conceive
  • What is Maya Abdominal Massage? And how can it help with painful periods?
  • How can sugar consumption disrupt the balance of hormones in our bodies and contribute to problematic periods?
  • Why does Nicole call Vitamin D the "period vitamin"? And why is Vitamin D so important for period health?
  • How can taking antibiotics impact your period health?
  • Why it is important for women to know that the pill doesn`t actually address period-related issues, but instead just suppresses your symptoms
  • What to do if you ask your doctor about your period-related issues and you're told "there's nothing you can do" and given a prescription for the pill

Connect with Nicole!

You can connect with Nicole on her website and on Facebook and Twitter!

Resources mentioned

Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by Sirc of (The Nock)

Apr 17, 2015

Dr. Arvigo is a Doctor of Naprapathy, an herbalist, an international lecturer, and an author and teacher of Maya medicine. Dr. Arvigo is the Director of the Arvigo Institute and she is the author of six books on the traditional healing of Central America. She has lived in Belize for thirty years where she studied with more than a dozen traditional healers. She is also the founder of The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy and courses in Maya Spiritual Healing.

Rosita is dedicated to the preservation of traditional Maya healing for the benefit of the people of Belize and the world! And in today’s show, we are going to be talking about the Arvigo technique of Maya abdominal therapy, and vaginal steaming. In today's episode Dr Arvigo teaches us how vaginal steaming can be used to treat fertility challenges, prepare the womb for a baby, support women after giving birth, in addition to helping to alleviate and resolve many menstrual related issues including painful and/or irregular periods, amenorrhea, fibroids, endometriosis, and much more.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • What is Arvigo Therapy? How this 4000-year-old traditional healing practice has been helping women for countless generations, and why it is still applicable to women today
  • What is Maya Abdominal Therapy?
  • How gently massaging the uterus can bring it back into alignment, improve circulation, blood flow and restore menstrual health and fertility
  • How Arvigo Therapy is an effective way of treating painful menstruation, heavy bleeding,
  • Why Vaginal Steaming is a common, everyday practice in many parts of the world including Central and South America, Korea, Japan and many others
  • Dr. Arvigo describes how vaginal steaming is done from start to finish
  • What herbs are typically used for vaginal steaming?
  • The power of these natural healing methods to help restore fertility
  • How these non-invasive procedures can help to support women going through medical fertility treatments
  • Why many women have been able to conceive after receiving Maya Abdominal Therapy

Connect with Dr. Arvigo!

You can connect with Dr. Arvigo on her website and on the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy website.

Resources mentioned

Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by Sirc of (The Nock)

Apr 10, 2015

Dr. Shawna Darou is a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor, who specializes in women's health care and fertility. Since graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine Dr. Darou has been treating women in her Toronto clinic. She has developed several programs to help women improve their fertility and prepare for pregnancy including her Fertility Care program.

In today's show, Shawna and I talk about the philosophy behind naturopathic medicine and how it can help women treat menstrual cycle and fertility-related concerns naturally. We talk specifically about how naturopathic medicine can treat endometriosis and fibroids, as well as unexplained infertility, and other fertility-related issues. Dr. Darou also shares how she uses acupuncture as an adjunct to medical fertility treatments like IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination) and IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), and how it can increase the effectiveness of these treatments by up to 65%.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • How is Naturopathic Medicine both similar and different to traditional Allopathic Medicine?
  • In what ways does Naturopathic Medicine identify and address the root causes of women's health concerns related to menstrual health and fertility?
  • What are uterine fibroids and what impact can they have on fertility?
  • What is endometriosis? And how can it be treated effectively with naturopathic medicine?
  • What impact can endometriosis have on fertility?
  • The important role that food can play in reducing the underlying inflammatory processes that worsen the symptoms associated with endometriosis
  • The important role that cervical mucus plays in conception and why mucus quality may not be tested by your fertility specialist
  • What are some of the reasons behind recurrent miscarriages? And what can be done to address this issue?
  • How are you able to help women who have been diagnosed with "unexplained infertility"?
  • To what extent can acupuncture improve the outcomes of medical infertility treatments like IVF and IUI?
  • Does the timing of acupuncture treatments play a role in this process?
  • How women can improve their fertility and egg quality at an advanced maternal age

Connect with Dr. Darou!

You can connect with Dr. Darou on her website and on Facebook and Twitter!

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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by Sirc of (The Nock)

Apr 3, 2015

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, a Certified Diabetes Educator, a Certified LEAP Therapist, and a Certified Pilates Instructor. She specializes in helping people with digestive issues heal from food sensitivities and supporting pregnant women to have the healthiest pregnancy possible especially when they have conditions like gestational diabetes. Lily isn’t your typical nutritionist! Her approach isn’t about following a strict meal plan or counting calories, but rather she is focused on supporting women to embrace real food and learn to trust their bodies because in her own words “you can never maintain the body you want eating food you hate”. Lily is the author of the book Real Food For Gestational Diabetes, and it offers a refreshing take on managing gestational diabetes with a real food diet instead of relying on medication.

In today's show, we talk about gestational diabetes and how it can impact the baby not only during pregnancy but the far-reaching impact that it can have on the child as he or she grows up. We talk about the importance of pre-conception nutrition in preparation for pregnancy, and important nutrients to incorporate during pregnancy. We also talk about why it is important for all women to be mindful of our sugar consumption, and what we can eat to stabilize our blood sugar levels throughout the day.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • What is gestational diabetes?
  • The impact that gestational diabetes has on the baby not only during pregnancy but throughout the child's life
  • The connection between untreated gestational diabetes and obesity in children
  • The link between gestational diabetes and increased birth weight
  • The simple blood test you can ask your doctor to run in your first trimester to screen for it
  • Early signs and symptoms of gestational diabetes
  • Why identifying gestational diabetes early is important to reduce complications during pregnancy
  • What are the risk factors for developing gestational diabetes during your pregnancy?
  • Is there a link between gestational diabetes and infertility?
  • Why it is important for all women to work towards stabilizing their blood sugar both during pregnancy and on a day to day basis
  • The role that insulin resistance plays in gestational diabetes
  • How to manage gestational diabetes through a real food diet without medication
  • What are Lily's dietary and nutritional recommendations for women both before and during pregnancy?
  • How to manage food cravings and hunger through a real food diet
  • The important role that healthy fats play in stabilizing blood sugar levels throughout the day

Connect with Lily!

You can connect with Lily on her website and on Facebook and Twitter!

Resources mentioned

Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by Sirc of (The Nock)

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