Info

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!
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Mastery for Women's Health Professionals
2024
June
May
April
March
February
January


2023
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2022
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2021
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2020
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2019
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2014
December


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: December, 2015
Dec 25, 2015

In this episode, I stray from my usual interview format and actually get interviewed for once! Tune into this special edition episode to learn a bit about what happens behind the scenes to make it all happen each week, what I've been up to this past year, lessons I've learned from all of my amazing guests, and what is in store for 2016!

Connect with Lisa

You can connect with Lisa on the Fertility Friday website and on Facebook and Twitter!

Resources mentioned

Top podcasts for learning the Fertility Awareness Method

Top podcasts for pregnancy preparation, healthy menstruation, and transitioning from the birth control pill

Join the community! Find us on the Fertility Friday Facebook Fan Page

Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

Sign up for email updates at fertilityfriday.com!

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

Dec 18, 2015

Geraldine is the founder of the Justisse Method - a comprehensive method of fertility awareness cycle charting that she founded in 1987. She is the CEO of Justisse Healthworks for Women, and she is the Academic Dean of the Justisse Training College. She has worked as a fertility awareness educator and a holistic reproductive health practitioner since 1977, and she has been active in the reproductive health freedoms movement since then. She qualified as a lay midwife in 1985.

Between 1977 and 1986 she completed the Billings Method, SERENA Canada, Couple-to-Couple League, and Creighton training. And more recently, Geraldine completed her doctorate in Depth Psychology in 2014. Her work integrates her experience in sexual and reproductive health with a depth psychological view of healing.

And in today’s show, we talk about the history of Fertility Awareness-Based Methods, and what the future holds for this field, and for Fertility Awareness Educators!

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • The origins of the Fertility Awareness Method and Justisse Healthworks for Women
  • The foundation and origins of the Justisse Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner program
  • Why reproductive health from a functional medicine perspective was incorporated into the teachings of the Justisse Method
  • How is the Justisse Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner training program different from other Fertility Awareness training programs
  • The menstrual cycle as the 5th vital sign allowing women to gauge their overall health by the health of their menstrual cycle
  • Why it is problematic for women to only focus on their reproductive and menstrual cycle health when we are trying to get pregnant
  • The future of Fertility Awareness Education, and the Association of Fertility Awareness Professionals
  • The importance of seeking education from trained Fertility Awareness professionals, and why teaching Fertility Awareness without adequate training can actually cause unintended harm
  • Why a one size fit's all approach doesn't generally work when it comes to improving menstrual cycle health
  • The amazing power of the menstrual cycle to teach women about their bodies and their health

Connect with Geraldine

You can connect with Geraldine on The Justisse Website, and on Facebook and Twitter!

Resources mentioned

Join the community! Find us on the Fertility Friday Facebook Fan Page

Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

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

Dec 11, 2015

Jerilynn is a Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of British Columbia. She has spent her career studying menstrual cycles and the effects of the cycle's estrogen and progesterone hormones on women's health. She is the founder (2002) and Scientific Director of the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research (CeMCOR).

She is also Director of the BC Centre for the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMOS) that is studying osteoporosis, fractures and bone density in both women and men. Dr. Prior has studied women's menstrual cycles, perimenopause and the causes for and treatment of osteoporosis. She is the author of Estrogen's Storm Season--stories of perimenopause, and has recently co-authored The Estrogen Errors--Why Progesterone is Better for Women's Health.

In today’s show, we talk about the important role that regular ovulation plays not only in a woman’s menstrual cycle and in her fertility but in her overall health in many ways, more specifically with respect to a woman’s bone health, heart health, and breast health.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • Why it is possible to have a regular period and not actually be ovulating regularly
  • What is the relationship between progesterone and ovulation?
  • How having short luteal phases negatively impacts bone density in women
  • What impact do estrogen and progesterone levels during the menstrual cycle have on bone formation and bone loss?
  • What is the impact of hormonal contraceptives on bone health?
  • Do hormonal contraceptives cause bone loss?
  • How does the pill impact bone density in women who start taking it as teenagers?
  • How long does it take for a woman's menstrual cycle to mature?
  • What impact do hormonal contraceptives have on menstrual cycle maturation?
  • What is it about Depo Provera that causes bone loss in the women who take it?
  • The relationship between ovulation and heart health
  • How is breast health impacted by fluctuating progesterone and estrogen levels?
  • How is the menstrual cycle impacted by stress?

Connect with Dr. Prior

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

Resources mentioned

Join the community! Find us on the Fertility Friday Facebook Fan Page

Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

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

Dec 4, 2015

Diane is Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist in Newport Beach, California, specializing in nutrition counseling for compulsive overeating, binge eating, weight management, diabetes, food allergies, as well as MTHFR gene mutation and methylation defects, and numerous other medical concerns.  Diane has her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition and has her Master of Nutritional Science as well. She has a specialized certification in treating eating disorders, and she is also certified in Food allergies by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

In today’s show, we talk about the MTHFR gene mutation and how it can impact a woman’s health and fertility. We talk about how common this gene mutation is and how significantly it can interfere with a woman's fertility. We also talk about folic acid, and why you may want to steer clear of it altogether.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • What is the MTHFR gene mutation and how common is this gene mutation?
  • Why is the MTHFR gene mutation problematic in both men and women?
  • What impact does the MTHFR gene mutation have on a woman’s ability to convert folic acid to folate?
  • What are the symptoms of the MTHFR mutation and how do you test for it?
  • Is folic acid dangerous to individuals with this gene mutation?
  • What type of diet is recommended for individuals with the MTHFR gene mutation?
  • How does the MTHFR gene mutation impact a woman’s chances of conceiving?
  • Why is the MTHFR gene mutation linked to repeated miscarriages and birth defects?
  • What are some of the natural sources of folate?
  • What should women be looking for in a supplement to ensure they get the correct type of folate?
  • What is the connection between the MTHFR gene mutation and Iron deficiency?
  • What is the link between MTHFR and heart disease?
  • When should you ask your physician to screen you for the MTHFR gene mutation?
  • Why is the MTHFR gene mutation linked to depression, anxiety and irritable bowel syndrome among other medical conditions?
  • What to do if you have the MTHFR gene mutation and you are having trouble getting pregnant?

Connect with Diane

You can connect with Diane on her website, or via email!

Join the community! Find us on the Fertility Friday Facebook Fan Page

Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

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

1