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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: October, 2015
Oct 30, 2015

Eleni is a clinical nutritionist, geneticist and founder of Primal Baby. She has her Masters in Human Molecular Genetics. And she left the academic research environment to focus on her true passion, which is evidence-based natural health and alternative medicine. Eleni helps women, who are trying to conceive or are already expecting a baby, to optimize their diet and lifestyle in order to conceive naturally and have the healthiest baby possible. Her passion is empowering women to take control of their fertility and their baby´s health, effectively protecting the well being of the next generation, one baby at a time.

In today's show, we talk about Eleni's approach with her fertility clients and how she helps her clients improve their fertility naturally through diet and lifestyle changes as well as addressing environmental factors.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • What is the connection between our genetics and our health?
  • Is it our genes or our environment that determines our likelihood of getting illnesses or diseases?
  • To what extent do diet, lifestyle and environmental factors impact our overall health?
  • How do disordered eating patterns impact overall health and fertility?
  • Why is it important for women to get enough healthy saturated fats when trying to improve fertility and have a healthy pregnancy?
  • Why should we all be avoiding trans fats, especially when trying to conceive and during pregnancy?
  • Why are trans fats bad for a baby's development during pregnancy?
  • What are xenoestrogens and how do they impact hormonal health and fertility?
  • The role of probiotics in digestion and fertility
  • Why we should all be mindful of the type of menstrual products we use in our bodies

Connect with Eleni

You can connect with Eleni on her Website, and on Facebook and Twitter!

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

Oct 23, 2015

Sarah is a Fertility Awareness Educator who has been charting her own cycles using Fertility Awareness since 1995, and she trained as a FAM educator with Fertility UK in 2011, and like all women who learn this amazing method of natural birth control, she is passionate about sharing this knowledge with women!

In today’s show, we talk about the Fertility Awareness Method, Sarah’s experience working with clients, and we delve into the topic of cervical fluid, an area that women often have questions about when they first start charting their cycles. 

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • What is the Fertility Awareness Method?
  • Why might the Fertility Awareness Method not be for everyone?
  • Why does cervical fluid play such an important role in understanding and using Fertility Awareness?
  • How do women manage their fertile window when using the Fertility Awareness Method?
  • How conservative should you be with the rules when using the Fertility Awareness Method?
  • How is it different learning Fertility Awareness from a FAM educator versus learning from a book?
  • Why it may be difficult for some women to interpret their cervical mucus patterns
  • How long is a woman's fertile window, or in other words, how many days per cycle does a woman have to abstain, use barrier methods or have alternative sex?
  • How to identify your fertile window
  • How to use Fertility Awareness successfully

Connect with Sarah

You can connect with Sarah on her Website, and on Twitter!

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

Oct 16, 2015

Saskia is a Motherhood Soul Purpose and Fertility Expert. She is the CEO of The New Code of Motherhood, and she works with people from all over the world who are often at a crossroads in their lives whether it is related to fertility, conception, and birth, or career and life choices. She holds certificates in Naturopathy, Transformational Healing,  Birthing, and Fertility Therapy, Integrative Life Healing Coaching, Advanced Hypnotherapy. Hypnobirthing, and many other specializations.

Saskia is the author of the bestselling book “A Suitcase Full of Faith, How One Woman Found Her Dream Trusting the Compass of Her Soul”, and she is a Radio Host, Soul Purpose Coach, best-selling author, and co-author with Jack Canfield, Steven Covey and Deepak Chopra, Saskia’s mission is to empower millions of people to live their biggest dreams.

In today's show, we talk about fertility and birth, some of the most common subconscious blocks that prevent couples from conceiving, and some of the ways that we can overcome them. We also talk about the birthing process, why so many women fear birth, and how we can work towards birthing babies without fear through the teachings of Hypnobirthing.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • What is the connection between emotional blocks and fertility?
  • How important is the emotional component when a woman is facing fertility challenges?
  • How can releasing emotional blocks impact fertility?
  • Why are dietary and lifestyle changes only part of the equation when it comes to fertility?
  • How can women overcome their fear of the birthing process once they do become pregnant?
  • How can Hypnobirthing techniques improve a woman's experience with birth?
  • What impact do our cultural beliefs about birth on our expectations and our birth experience?

Connect with Saskia

You can connect with Saskia on her Website, on Facebook, and on Twitter!

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

Oct 9, 2015

Andrea is a Natural Foods Chef, an author, and a television host dedicated to alternative healing and green, sustainable living.  Andrea was a featured contestant on Bravo’s hit reality TV show, Top Chef.  She is a regularly featured food and health expert on CBS News and has appeared on Barbara Walters, The View, Emeril Live and Whole Living on Martha Stewart Radio.  She is also the host of the Award Nominated Fed UP! A cooking show that educates guests and viewers on how to cook for, and cure, bodily ailments.

Andrea is also the author of The Whole Truth - How I Naturally Reclaimed My Health and You Can Too!, The Whole Truth - Eating and Recipe Guide, Health is Wealth – Make a Delicious Investment in You! And her newest book, Happy Healthy Thyroid - The Essential Steps to Healing Naturally is coming out this fall.

In today’s show, we talk about thyroid health, how thyroid health relates to fertility, and the ways thyroid conditions can be healed naturally through nutrition and dietary changes.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • Why is proper thyroid function so important for health and fertility?
  • What role does the thyroid play in the body?
  • How is thyroid health connected with the health of the endocrine system and the adrenals?
  • What role does stress play in the thyroid, the endocrine system and the adrenals?
  • What are some of the ways we can reduce stress by activating our parasympathetic nervous system?
  • What role does diet play in thyroid health?
  • How does thyroid disease negatively impact a woman's fertility?
  • Is it possible to heal thyroid disease naturally through dietary changes and deep nutrition?
  • What role do traditional foods such as organ meats and bone broths play in healing the thyroid?
  • How does gluten impact the thyroid?

Connect with Andrea

You can connect with Andrea on her Website, on Facebook, and on Twitter!

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

Oct 2, 2015

Dr. McColloch is a Naturopathic doctor who has been practicing for 15 years in Toronto (Canada). She is the founder and owner of White Lotus Integrative Medicine, a clinic specializing in women’s health and fertility. Dr. McCulloch’s clinical focus is on Fertility, PCOS, Autoimmune Disease and Thyroid Health, and she treats a wide variety of other conditions as well. Dr. Fiona just finished writing her first book on the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome – “6 Steps To Reverse Your PCOS”

In today’s show, we talk about the connection between autoimmune disease and fertility, and some of the ways that these conditions can be treated naturally to improve fertility and help women conceive naturally!

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • What is the connection between autoimmune disease and fertility?
  •  What is an autoimmune disease and how does autoimmunity impact our health?
  • What are some of the conditions related to fertility that have an autoimmune component?
  • Why are autoimmune issues so prevalent in women?
  • What role do environmental toxins play in our immune function?
  • What symptoms or factors would help a woman know if she may have an autoimmune issue?
  • What tests help to determine if someone has an overactive immune system?
  • What are some ways we can help strengthen and modulate our immune function naturally?
  • What nutrients and supplements help to modulate the immune system?
  • What is the MTHFR mutation, and how does it impact fertility?
  • What are some ways that we can all work towards improving our health and fertility?

Connect with Fiona

You can connect with Fiona on her Website, on Facebook, and on Twitter!

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

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