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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: March, 2016
Mar 25, 2016

Dr. Cowan is a medical doctor who graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 1984. He is a founding board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation™.  He is the principal author of the book The Fourfold Path to Healing, he is the co-author of the book The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care. And he writes the “Ask the Doctor” column in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the foundation’s quarterly magazine, and has lectured throughout the United States and Canada, and currently sees patients at his office in San Fransisco.

And in today’s show, we talk about nutrition for preconception, pregnancy and postpartum, as well as nutrition and care for babies and children. We also talk about the philosophy of illness and healing, and why modern medicine often gets it wrong.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • Why does modern medicine fail to address the root cause of illness?
  • In what ways do traditional cultures look at pregnancy differently than we do now?
  • Are there any traditional cultures who ate a vegan diet?
  • What can we learn about fertility and pregnancy from traditional cultures?
  • Nutrition for pregnancy - how to eat to create a healthy, tiny human
  • The connection between autoimmune disease and infertility
  • The role of fermented foods in gut health, fertility, and pregnancy
  • The link between a mother's gut flora and her baby's gut flora and immune system
  • Why are certain illnesses considered to be "incurable" and how does the doctor's philosophy of illness contribute to this belief?
  • What type of diet is most beneficial for babies and children?
  • How does a mother's diet impact her breast milk? Will the baby always "get what he/she needs" regardless of their mother's diet?
  • Making baby formula at home? How does homemade formula differ from store bought formula?
  • How to find a doctor who will work with you to determine the root cause of illness?

Connect with Dr. Cowan

You can connect with Dr. Cowan on his website, and on Facebook.

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

Mar 18, 2016

Hannah has been affectionately dubbed the “Kombucha Mama” and since 2004 she has been brewing Kombucha and educating others about how easy it is to make this delicious and healthy “longevity elixir”. Hannah has taught workshops all over the US for over a decade spreading the message of Kombucha and the bacterial benefits, and her how-to videos have pilled up hundreds of thousands of views! Also Hannah’s new book: The Big Book of Kombucha has just come out on March 8th where she shares hundreds of recipes and flavoring ideas.

In today’s show, Hannah and I talk all about Kombucha! The health benefits of this amazing fermented, probiotic beverage, and the different ways it can be beneficial for women after coming off of hormonal birth control, trying to get pregnant, or during pregnancy!

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • What is Kombucha?
  • What role can Kombucha play in improving fertility?
  • The role that Kombucha can play in the detoxification process
  • Why is Kombucha such a powerful natural probiotic?
  • What the heck is a SCOBY?
  • Where did modern soda pop actually come from?
  • How naturally fermented sodas like Kombucha can help you kick your soda pop addiction!
  • How do you make Kombucha? And how can you flavor it?
  • Is Kombucha safe during pregnancy?
  • When might Kombucha not be right for someone?
  • The importance of following your gut and listening to your body
  • The role Kombucha can play in improving skin health and reducing acne
  • Why fermenting your own foods can transform the way you think about food
  • The importance of gut health during pregnancy

Connect with Hannah

You can connect with Hannah on her website, on Facebook, Twitter, and on her YouTube channel.

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

Mar 11, 2016

Shawn is a bestselling author and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Health podcast in the country on iTunes. A graduate of The University of Missouri - St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and kinesiology, and went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn has been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Men's Health magazine, ESPN, FOX News, and many other media outlets.

In today’s show, we talk about sleep, and why it is critical for health, fertility, balanced hormones and much more!

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • Shawn's journey back to health after his experience with a debilitating illness
  • The role that sleep plays in the body's detoxification process
  • The importance of preparing for a good night's sleep
  • The relationship between sleep, insulin levels, and weight gain
  • The relationship between sleep deprivation and food cravings
  • Why is sleep so important for overall health and fertility?
  • What happens to our bodies if we aren't getting enough quality sleep?
  • What are some of the ways that we can optimize our sleep?
  • How can what you do first thing in the morning impact your sleep quality at night?
  • What is the relationship between sleep and hormone balance?
  • What impact does sleep deprivation have on sex drive?
  • The negative impact of light on your sleep quality at nighttime

Connect with Shawn

You can connect with Shawn on his website and on Facebook and Twitter.

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

Mar 4, 2016

Rachel is a reproductive health practitioner out of Guildford UK, who specializes in fertility massage therapy. Rachel teaches Natural Family Planning, and she is a holistic health coach, and she incorporates Reiki, and reflexology into her practice, among other modalities. Rachel works with women suffering from PMS, painful, heavy or irregular periods, and fertility issues and much more!

And in today’s show, we talk all about fertility massage therapy and how learning natural family planning has informed her practice!

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • The connection between period health and fertility
  • How the position of the uterus impacts menstrual health & fertility
  • The natural movement of the uterus throughout menstruation
  • What causes uterine adhesions and how can these adhesions impair free uterine movement?
  • Using Fertility Awareness/Natural Family Planning as a diagnostic tool
  • How can food sensitivities impact a woman's menstrual cycle?
  • Using Fertility Awareness Charting to understand and address fertility issues
  • Luteal phase defect/short luteal phase
  • Impact of stress on the menstrual cycle

Connect with Rachel

You can connect with Rachel on her website and on Facebook & Twitter.

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

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