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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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Dec 29, 2017

Traci is the co-author of The Dangers of Depo: The World’s Most Dangerous Birth Control. A new book about the injectable contraceptive first released in July 2017. Together with Dr. Poppy Daniels, the collaboration resulted in an easy to read, an incredibly informative book about the extremely problematic contraceptive, known as the “depo shot.” Traci is also the Founder of depotruth.ca (@depotruth) an online resource for women to learn about the injectable contraceptive. Traci took Depo in 2010 and is still struggling with the effects to this day which is exactly why she’s so passionate about raising awareness and helping those negatively affected know that they are not alone.

In today’s interview, we’re talking about the side effects of Depo. Whether you’re considering Depo or currently taking it you’ll want to know what to watch for, and we cover the most common side effects in today’s episode.

Today's episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program. I have designed the Fertility Awareness Mastery program to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What are the most common symptoms associated with Depo Provera?
  • What is Depo withdrawal?
  • Why Depo (and other hormonal contraceptives) has a black box warning
  • If the drug companies clearly outline the side effects associated with these drugs, why aren't doctors advising their patients about them?

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You can connect with Traci on Facebook and on Twitter.

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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

Fertility Friday | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Program

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Program! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here for more information!

 

Dec 22, 2017

Today I share a special solo episode to celebrate my 3-year “Podcast-aversary”! I started my podcast 3 years ago this month, and I decided to share my top 3 takeaways from this amazing year. I also have a special announcement to share with you, but to hear what it is you’ll have to listen all the way to the end.

Today's episode is sponsored by my Fertility Friday Programs. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Why every woman could benefit from understanding her fertility and developing body literacy
  • The challenge women face in getting adequate care from mainstream health professionals
  • Utilizing the menstrual cycle as a vital sign and your chart as a diagnostic tool
  • The importance of optimizing your nutritional status for fertility and pregnancy
  • The importance of preconception nutrition not only for baby's health but for mama's health as well

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

Fertility Friday | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Program

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Program! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here for more information!

 

Dec 15, 2017

Lara is recognized internationally for her pioneering work on the menstrual cycle. She is the author of Her Blood Is Gold: Awakening to the Wisdom of Menstruation and has taught on menstruation and menopause for many years. She began her career working as a doctor of Chinese Medicine specializing in the treatment of women, later trained in psychotherapy, and now is an academic and consultant. Originally from the UK, Lara is based in Melbourne where she is doing Ph.D. research on menstruation in organizational contexts in the Department of Management at Monash University Business School.

In today’s interview, we talk about the importance of reclaiming menstruation as a powerful part of being a woman.

Today's episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program. I have designed the Fertility Awareness Mastery program to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The immense power that lies in menstruation
  • The challenge of living in a culture that often requires us to suppress menstruation, or at least pretend that it's not happening
  • The challenges associated with having to look and act "like a man" in the workplace
  • Why menstruation is very much the "last taboo"
  • Why doctors are so quick to prescribe medication that suppresses menstruation in women
  • What is reproductive labour, and what role does menstruation play in it?
  • The biological (and evolutionary) importance of woman's menstrual cycle.
  • Imagining a world where all women were connected to their menstrual cycles

Connect with Lara:

You can connect with Lara on her Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

Fertility Friday | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Program

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Program! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here for more information!

 

Dec 8, 2017

Sally Fallon Morell is the founding president of the Weston A. Price Foundation and author of the best-selling cookbook, Nourishing Traditions. Her other titles include The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care, Nourishing Broth, and Nourishing Fats.

In today’s episode, we talk about animal fats, and why they are necessary for optimizing your fertility & ensuring you have a healthy pregnancy.

Today's episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program. I have designed the Fertility Awareness Mastery program to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The difference between the way we ate 100 years ago and now
  • What is cholesterol, and is it really bad for your health?
  • Are animal fats a source of nutrition?
  • What is the difference between animal fats and plant fats?
  • Is Vitamin A dangerous?
  • Can you get Vitamin A (retinol) from carrots and other vegetables?
  • What role does Vitamin A play in fertility and pregnancy?
  • Could Vitamin A deficiency play a role in endometriosis?
  • Are plant and animal sources of omega 3 fatty acids the same?
  • The importance of fats in fertility and conception

Connect with Sally:

You can connect with Sally on her Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

Fertility Friday | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Program

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Program! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here for more information!

 

Nov 24, 2017

Today I share with you the 5 biggest challenges of transitioning to using the fertility awareness method as your primary birth control method. From getting yourself into the habit of charting your fertile signs to interpreting your cervical mucus I cover it all in today’s episode!

Today’s episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program. I have designed the Fertility Awareness Mastery program to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

 
Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Getting into the habit of charting your fertile signs every day
  • How the variability of your menstrual cycle can be challenging when using the fertility awareness method
  • What are some of the reasons women may have more variability in their menstrual cycles?
  • How to incorporate the fertility awareness method into your life
  • The role of basal body temperature in the fertility awareness method
  • Common challenges associated with basal body temperature charting
  • Why cervical mucus is typically the most challenging sign to chart when you use the fertility awareness
  • How long does it take for most women to gain confidence charting their cycles with the fertility awareness method?

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Resources & Related podcast episodes:

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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

Fertility Friday | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Program

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Program! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here for more information!

Nov 17, 2017

Today, I share with you another installment of my Fertility Awareness Reality Series. This is an on-air client session with Sarah, a member of my most recent 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program.

In today’s show, we delve into cervical health, cervical mucus production, and how to accurately time sex to optimize your chances of conceiving naturally.

Today's episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program. I have designed the Fertility Awareness Mastery program to help you master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Sarah's 3 1/2 year fertility journey since coming off hormonal birth control
  • How Sarah's chart helped us to identify an issue with her thyroid
  • What happened when Sarah stopped drinking coffee
  • Timing sex for pregnancy
  • The effect of fertility drugs on cervical mucus
  • Monitoring cervical position as a secondary sign of fertility
  • Using your menstrual cycle chart as a diagnostic tool
  • How to advocate for yourself when seeking medical care
  • The importance of seeking support especially if you're struggling with fertility challenges

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.
 

Resources & Related podcast episodes:

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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

Fertility Friday | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Program

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Program! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here for more information!

Nov 10, 2017

Today I share another installment of my Fertility Awareness Reality Series. This is an on-air client session with Ashlee, a member of my most recent 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program.

In today’s show, we delve into cervical health, cervical mucus production, and how to accurately time sex to optimize your chances of conceiving naturally.

Today's episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program. I have designed the Fertility Awareness Mastery program to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

 
Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How to check for cervical mucus
  • The link between cervical mucus and hormonal health
  • Gentle ways to boost progesterone production in the post-ovulatory phase
  • What are the characteristics of a healthy cycle
  • Does your cycle have to be "perfect" to conceive?
  • How to time sex to optimize your chances of conceiving
  • The connection between the pill, HPV, and abnormal cervical cells
  • What causes of low mucus production?
  • How to boost cervical mucus production
  • Using the menstrual cycle as a diagnostic tool

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.
 
Resources mentioned:

Related podcast episodes:

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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

Fertility Friday | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Program

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Program! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here for more information!

Nov 3, 2017

Allison Siebecker, ND, MSOM, LAC, has worked in the nutritional field since 1988 and is a 2005 graduate of The National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM). Where she earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and her Masters in Oriental Medicine.  She was the co-founder and former medical director of the SIBO Center for Digestive Health at NUNM Clinic and has specialized in the treatment of SIBO since 2010.

Dr. Siebecker is passionate about education- she is Instructor of Advanced Gastroenterology at NUNM, IBS Board of Advisor & Faculty for the GI Health Foundation, Co-Founder & Curriculum Coordinator of the 2014-2016 SIBO Symposiums, teaches continuing education classes for physicians, and is the author of the free educational website siboinfo.com.

In today’s episode we will be talking about SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth), and the impact it can have on your health and your fertility!

Today's episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program. I have designed the Fertility Awareness Mastery program to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

 
Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What is SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)?
  • The incredible impact that diet can have on SIBO symptoms
  • Why is having an overgrowth of bacteria in your small intestine problematic?
  • In what ways do the bacteria cause damage to the small intestine?
  • What is the relationship between SIBO and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)?
  • What are some of the most common symptoms of SIBO?
  • Is there a relationship between anxiety, depression and SIBO?
  • How can SIBO impair the absorption of nutrients in your body?
  • What specific nutrients are typically affected by SIBO?
  • What are the most common causes of SIBO?
  • The relationship between food poisoning and SIBO
  • The relationship between SIBO and endometriosis
  • How is SIBO diagnosed and treated?
  • Can SIBO be treated with diet alone?
  • Can SIBO be cured?
  • The connection between SIBO and infertility

Connect with Dr. Siebecker:

You can connect with Dr. Siebecker on her Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Resources mentioned:

Related podcast episodes:

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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

Fertility Friday | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Programwork with me

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Program! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here for more information!

Nov 1, 2017

Rebecca Coomes is an author, entrepreneur, passionate foodie and intrepid traveller. She transformed her health after a lifetime of chronic illness, and today guides others on their own path to wellness. She is the founder of The Healthy Gut (www.thehealthygut.co), a platform where people can learn about gut health and how it is important for a healthy mind and body. She coaches SIBO patients on how to live well with SIBO through her SIBO Coaching Program.

Rebecca is the author of the world’s first cookbooks for people treating Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and is the host of The Healthy Gut podcast and SIBO Cooking Show.

In today’s show, we talk all about SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and how it can affect your fertility and your menstrual cycle!

Today's episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program. I have designed the Fertility Awareness Mastery program to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

 
Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What is SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth), and how does it contribute to gut issues?
  • The connection between IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and SIBO
  • What are some of the most common symptoms associated with SIBO?
  • Why having an overgrowth bacteria in your small intestine can cause health problems
  • How can you test for SIBO?
  • How prevalent is SIBO?
  • What causes SIBO?
  • What are the most effective treatment options for SIBO?
  • Is it possible to "cure" SIBO?
  • How to find a practitioner who is knowledgeable in diagnosing and treating SIBO?
  • What other illnesses are related to SIBO?
  • What is the connection between endometriosis and SIBO?
  • Is it possible to heal SIBO with diet alone?
  • How Rebecca resolved her painful periods and endometriosis symptoms through dietary and lifestyle changes
  • How to reduce SIBO symptoms with dietary changes

Connect with Rebecca:

You can connect with Rebecca on her Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Resources mentioned:

Related Podcast Episodes:

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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

Fertility Friday | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Programwork with me

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Program! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here for more information!

Oct 27, 2017

In this solo episode, I dive into the basics and talk about what fertility awareness actually is. I go into the basics of using fertility awareness for birth control or to optimize conception, and how fertility awareness can be used as a diagnostic tool to identify underlying health issues. I wanted to do an updated version of my very first podcast episode (What is Fertility Awareness?) that I initially recorded over 3 years ago!

For more information on learning Fertility Awareness make sure to take a look at my programs. My Fertility Awareness Programs are designed to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

 
 Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What is fertility awareness?
  • What is body literacy?
  • What are the three main fertile signs?
  • What happens to your cervical mucus during ovulation?
  • How helpful is your body temperature to determine your ovulation?
  • How does your cervical position change throughout your cycle?
  • Why is it helpful to pay attention to your menstrual cycle?
  • What are the biggest myths about fertility and the menstrual cycle?
  • Utilizing your menstrual cycle as the 5th vital sign of your health and fertility
  • Can using Fertility Awareness preserve your fertility?
  • The impact of hormonal birth control on the menstrual cycle

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Resources mentioned:

Join the community! Find us in the Fertility Friday Facebook Group Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

Fertility Friday | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Programwork with me

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Program! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here for more information!

Oct 20, 2017

Dr. Enos, ND, is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in the state of Colorado. She is the owner and founder of Healing Roots Natural Medicine, a clinic in Denver that focuses on autoimmune conditions, thyroid, skin, and gut health. She believes that the practice of medicine is an art, and she brings to it the sensitivity and creativity of an artist as well as the investigative skills and curiosity of a historian.

Dr. Enos strives to understand (and help her patients to understand) and correct health issues by identifying their root cause.  She does this through a unique blend of the best of traditional naturopathic medicine, biotherapeutic drainage, and functional medicine.

In today’s episode, Dr. Enos and I dive in and talk all about thyroid health, iodine, and fertility.

My Fertility Awareness Programs are designed to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

 Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • How common are thyroid disorders?
  • What is a full thyroid panel and why is it necessary?
  • Why are thyroid issues on the rise?
  • What role do chemicals and environmental halogens like chlorine and bromide impact our thyroid health
  • What other environmental factors regularly disrupt normal thyroid function?
  • What is the role of iodine in thyroid health?
  • What tests are necessary for a full thyroid panel and what do they tell us about how your thyroid is functioning?
  • Why is your doctor typically not ordering these tests?
  • What nutrients are required for normal thyroid function?
  • What is the significance of the reverse T3 test?
  • How do hormonal contraceptives affect thyroid function?
  • What is the role of replacement thyroid hormones such as Synthroid, Levothyroxine, and desiccated thyroid?
  • When are drugs necessary to manage the thyroid?
  • What does your body need to convert thyroid hormones so your body can utilize them?
  • How can you test your iodine levels?

Connect with Dr. Enos:

You can connect with Dr. Enos on her Website and Facebook.

Resources mentioned:

Join the community! Find us in the Fertility Friday Facebook Group

Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs

This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here for more information!

Oct 13, 2017

Robyn Srigley, otherwise known as The Hormone Diva, is a Holistic Nutritionist and Women’s Health and Nutrition Coach. Robyn’s own journey with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) jump-started her passion for helping women replace their anxieties with joy to open possibility in their lives and break free of hormonal imbalance.

In today’s episode we talk about PCOS, hormones, and the impact that diet and lifestyle changes can have on your cycles and your fertility.

My Fertility Awareness Programs are designed to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

 Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • Why does it often take so long for many women to receive a positive PCOS diagnosis
  • The role of fat in balancing hormones
  • Why it took Robyn 2 years to overcome her acne and improve her menstrual cycle parameters
  • The impact of stress and lifestyle events on your menstrual cycle
  • What type of diet promotes healthy and balanced hormones
  • The myth of low-fat eating
  • Is it possible to optimize your home production on a vegetarian and vegan diet?
  • Why is it important to balance blood sugar for optimal hormone production?
  • The role of exercise in balancing blood sugar and hormone levels
  • High-intensity interval training versus static exercise for weight loss and hormone balance
  • Cultivating a healthy relationship with food

Connect with Robyn Srigley:

You can connect with Robyn on her Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Resources mentioned:

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Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

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This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here for more information!

Oct 11, 2017

Katie is the author of several books about Fertility Awareness including The Garden of Fertility and Honoring Our Cycles. The Garden of Fertility provides extensive information on how a woman’s menstrual cycle is an indicator of her overall health, and she discusses how various health issues may show up in your charts.

In Katie’s most recent book An Electronic Silent Spring, she focuses on the impact of long-term exposure to Electromagnetic radiation, the same EMR technology that powers all of our wireless devices such as cell phones, computers, iPods, laptops and so much more.

Make sure to go back and listen to episode 33 if you haven’t listened to our first interview together

In today’s episode, we focus on wireless radiation and what women need to know about cell phones and Wifi when they are planning to conceive.

My Fertility Awareness Programs are designed to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

 Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • What is electromagnetic radiation and how does it affect us?
  • Why are children more vulnerable to electromagnetic radiation?
  • How long does it take for effects of electromagnetic radiation to show up in our lives?
  • How can we reduce our exposure to electromagnetic radiation
  • Why Katie suggests that children have no screen time exposure until they are able to read and write
  • How electromagnetic exposure is related to behavioural problems in children
  • The concept of an electronic fast
  • Why Katie suggests that it's actually better for children to have passive screen time (i.e. watching TV)  than it is for them to actively engage with technology (i.e. video games, iPods, cell phones, etc.)
  • What are some practical ways to reduce your exposure to electromagnetic radiation during pregnancy
  • Why Katie suggests that we turn off the Wifi in our homes for 12 hours per day
  • Why it's so important to be asking questions about our exposure to radiation

Connect with Katie Singer:

You can connect with Katie on any of her 3 websites: Katie Singer, Garden of Fertility, and Electronic Silent Spring.

Resources mentioned:

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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs

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This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here for more information!

Oct 6, 2017

Dr. Gangemi is a chiropractic physician and clinical nutritionist with a passion for natural healthcare specifically in the fields of nutrition and manual therapies. He has 20 years of clinical experience as a practitioner of complementary sports medicine and holistic therapies for patients dealing with a variety of ailments such as hormonal imbalances, digestive disturbances, immune dysfunction, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Gangemi is an avid endurance athlete and dedicated student of many nature-based movement methods and he’s finished 16 Ironman triathlon races including 6 Hawaii Ironman World Championships.

He goes by the moniker “Sock Doc” at his popular website sock-doc.com which focuses on a natural approach to injury treatment and prevention for athletes. His other website, drgangemi.com has dozens of articles on how to live a healthier and more active life as well as natural treatment methods for a variety of ailments. Dr. Gangemi also has been recently teaching his natural health care protocol and techniques, Systems Health Care, to doctors and therapists throughout the US and Europe over the past several years.

In today’s episode, we tackle IUDs and find out how both hormonal and non-hormonal IUDs can impact your health. You’ll find out why Dr. Gangemi suggests to avoid them altogether!

My Fertility Awareness Programs are designed to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

 Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • What are the two main types of IUDs and how do they work to prevent pregnancy?
  • Are "low dose" hormonal contraceptives better for you?
  • What types of issues are associated with IUD use?
  • How long does it take for IUD side effects to emerge?
  • The ability of an IUD to create an imbalance in the body causing seemingly unrelated symptoms
  • How do the hormones in hormonal contraceptives impact your hormonal health?
  • The impact of synthetic hormones on your stress response
  • The connection between synthetic progesterone and thyroid function
  • Does the copper IUD disrupt your hormones?
  • What impact does the copper IUD have on your mineral balance?
  • How are copper and estrogen related?
  • How does excess copper affect your liver and gallbladder?

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Sep 29, 2017

Today I'm sharing a special solo episode with you. I'm weighing in on IUI with the use of Clomid and Letrozole and talking about what the research has to say about the success rates of these two popular drugs. If you've ever considered IUI, you'll want to tune into this episode, and check out the research for yourself!

My Fertility Management Programs are designed to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

 Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • How effective is IUI?
  • What is the difference between the pregnancy rate and the live birth rate?
  • How to dissect "success" rates for IUI
  • How do IUI success rates vary with age?
  • What is the cumulative success rate of IUI and how does it differ from the success rate of an individual round?
  • Does having more rounds of IUI increase your chances of conceiving?
  • What are the side effects of Clomid?
  • How do Clomid impact cervical mucus and your endometrial lining?
  • Why up to 25% of women are resistant to Clomid
  • What is Letrozole and how does it compare to Clomid for IUI?
  • How do the pregnancy and miscarriage rates differ in women who use Clomid versus Letrozole?
  • Why it's important to be critical of research studies

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You can connect with Lisa on the Fertility Friday Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

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Fertility and reproductive health

This episode is sponsored by Anova Fertility!

In 2016 Dr. Marjorie Dixon created Anova with the goal to be the leader in innovation, education, and communication for high quality and humanized fertility and reproductive care. Anova Fertility has created the first next-generation IVF lab in Canada. Anova is celebrating her 1st birthday this month. If you are in the Toronto area and are interested in learning more about IVF from Anova’s medical team, we welcome you to sign-up for IVF 101 Education Session at our centre. You can visit http://fertilityfriday.com/anova/ for more information. If you live out of the country you can email info@anovafertility.com to request a medical consultation over Skype (there is a fee associated with this service).

To learn more about Dr. Marjorie Dixon, tune into our podcast together by clicking this link.

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Sep 22, 2017

In today's episode, I share a powerful story with you. I recently reached out to the members of the Fertility Friday Facebook Community and asked if anyone had experienced negative side effects on hormonal contraceptives. The responses were overwhelming, and today I invited Madeline on the show to share her experience with hormonal contraceptives. Specifically how they contributed to her experience of painful sex and also her decision to undergo surgery to remove a part of her vulva as a way to treat it.

My Fertility Management Masterclass is designed to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

 Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • What is vulvodynia and why did Madeline require surgery for it?
  • What was it that finally took the pain away for Madeline?
  • What is the link between hormonal contraceptives and pain with intercourse?
  • Do hormonal contraceptives cause changes in the tissues of your vulva?
  • Is there any scientific research to support a link between hormonal contraceptives and painful sex?
  • Can hormonal contraceptives cause your clitoris to shrink?
  • What does it feel like to have vulvodynia?
  • How does vulvodynia impact your sex life?

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on the Fertility Friday Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Resources mentioned:

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A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

Fertility and reproductive health

This episode is sponsored by Anova Fertility!

In 2016 Dr. Marjorie Dixon created Anova with the goal to be the leader in innovation, education, and communication for high quality and humanized fertility and reproductive care. Anova Fertility has created the first next-generation IVF lab in Canada. Anova is celebrating her 1st birthday this month. If you are in the Toronto area and are interested in learning more about IVF from Anova’s medical team, we welcome you to sign-up for IVF 101 Education Session at our centre. You can visit http://fertilityfriday.com/anova/ for more information. If you live out of the country you can email info@anovafertility.com to request a medical consultation over Skype (there is a fee associated with this service).

To learn more about Dr. Marjorie Dixon, tune into our podcast together by clicking this link.

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Sep 15, 2017

Dr. Barron Is Family Nurse Practitioner and an Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). She the Director of Marquette Fertility Education, offering direct patient care services and research in Natural Family Planning.  She began working in OB-GYN in 1975 as a staff nurse. Her NP clinical experience has focused on OB-GYN in a variety of settings. She has taught Natural Family Planning for 20 years. Additionally, she served in the US Naval Reserve for 14 years. At SIUE, Dr. Barron predominantly teaches NP graduate courses, and she has published over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles.

In today’s show we talk about the Marquette method of fertility education, and delve into some of the research Dr. Barron has published on the fertility awareness method.

My Fertility Management Masterclass is designed to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

 Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • What is the Marquette method?
  • How does the Marquette method work in combination with the Clear Blue Fertility Monitor?
  • What is the difference between perfect use vs typical use?
  • What is the typical use of condoms and birth control pills compared to the typical use of fertility awareness/natural family planning methods?
  • How does the Clear Blue Monitor help you detect your fertile window?
  • How does the monitor respond in times of stress or delayed ovulation?
  • Can women with PCOS use the Marquette method?
  • How can women use the Marquette method while they were breastfeeding?
  • Why do fertility awareness methods require instruction from a teacher to gain the highest effectiveness rates?
  • Why are typical use rates higher than perfect use rates?
  • How does age affect your fertility?
  • How a man’s semen analysis can be used as a vital sign, in the same way, a woman’s menstrual cycle
  • The connection between marijuana use and reduced sperm quality
  • The impact of xenoestrogens on male and female fertility
  • Why would someone choose the Marquette method over other fertility awareness methods?

Connect with Dr. Barron.

You can connect with Dr. Barron on her Website and on LinkedIn.

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A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

Fertility and reproductive health

This episode is sponsored by Anova Fertility!

In 2016 Dr. Marjorie Dixon created Anova with the goal to be the leader in innovation, education, and communication for high quality and humanized fertility and reproductive care. Anova Fertility has created the first next-generation IVF lab in Canada. Anova is celebrating her 1st birthday this month. If you are in the Toronto area and are interested in learning more about IVF from Anova’s medical team, we welcome you to sign-up for IVF 101 Education Session at our centre. You can visit http://fertilityfriday.com/anova/ for more information. If you live out of the country you can email info@anovafertility.com to request a medical consultation over Skype (there is a fee associated with this service).

To learn more about Dr. Marjorie Dixon, tune into our podcast together by clicking this link.

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Sep 8, 2017

In today’s episode, I have the founder of Lunette, Heli Kurjanen on the show. We talk about what inspired Heli to start this company and go through some of the most common questions women have about menstrual cups, how to use them, and why so many women are switching over to them.

 Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • What inspired Heli to create Lunette
  • How is Lunette different to other menstrual cups on the market
  • Why are so many women switching to menstrual cups and other reusable menstrual products
  • The environmental impact of disposable menstrual products
  • Why menstrual cups are actually more effective in capturing menstrual blood because of their design
  • How can using menstrual cups help you connect with your body
  • The many many benefits of switching to menstrual cups
  • Can teenagers use menstrual cups? Is there a minimum age for use?
  • The social construct of "virginity" and how it relates to menstrual products
  • The cultural taboos around women touching our own bodies
  • When and why do menstrual cups leak?
  • What can you tell about your health by paying attention to your period blood
  • How do you insert a menstrual cup? Heli gives us step-by-step instructions
  • How to change your menstrual cup if you're using a public washroom

Connect with Heli.

You can connect with Heli on her Website and on Facebook and Twitter.

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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

Fertility and reproductive health

This episode is sponsored by Anova Fertility!

In 2016 Dr. Marjorie Dixon created Anova with the goal to be the leader in innovation, education, and communication for high quality and humanized fertility and reproductive care. Anova Fertility has created the first next-generation IVF lab in Canada. Anova is celebrating her 1st birthday this month. If you are in the Toronto area and are interested in learning more about IVF from Anova’s medical team, we welcome you to sign-up for IVF 101 Education Session at our centre. You can visit http://fertilityfriday.com/anova/ for more information. If you live out of the country you can email info@anovafertility.com to request a medical consultation over Skype (there is a fee associated with this service).

To learn more about Dr. Marjorie Dixon, tune into our podcast together by clicking this link.

 

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Sep 1, 2017

I’m excited to have Lily Back on the show for a record 5th appearance! Make sure to check out the resources section below for the list of our previous episodes together. In our previous episodes, we’ve covered gestational diabetes, exercise during pregnancy, a real food diet for PCOS, and breastfeeding nutrition.

In today’s episode, we talk about the impact of under-eating on your fertility and your overall health. We talk about how it’s possible to under-eat without knowing it and what to do to ensure that you’re getting enough nutrition in your diet.

My Fertility Management Masterclass is designed to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

 

 Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • Is it possible to under eat and still get enough calories?
  • The connection between flavour and nutrient density
  • Could over-eating be related to eating foods devoid of nutrients?
  • How does under-eating negatively impact fertility?
  • The problem with "low-fat" diets
  • Overcoming the myth that animal fats are bad for us
  • The massive difference between the nutrient density of organ meats compared to regular muscle meats
  • The role of a nutrient-dense diet in building and preserving fertility
  • Why we are so quick to give up animal fats but don't think twice about bingeing on sugar
  • How to reduce sugar cravings in a way that doesn't involve calorie restriction
  • Why breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day
  • How does shifting the focus to eating a nutrient dense diet affect your weight?
  • How to trust that your body is capable of self-regulating your hunger cues

Connect with Lily.

You can connect with Lily on her Website and on Facebook and Twitter.

Resources mentioned

Related Podcast Episodes

 

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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

Fertility and reproductive health

This episode is sponsored by Anova Fertility!

In 2016 Dr. Marjorie Dixon created Anova with the goal to be the leader in innovation, education, and communication for high quality and humanized fertility and reproductive care. Anova Fertility has created the first next-generation IVF lab in Canada. Anova is celebrating her 1st birthday this month. If you are in the Toronto area and are interested in learning more about IVF from Anova’s medical team, we welcome you to sign-up for IVF 101 Education Session at our centre. You can visit http://fertilityfriday.com/anova/ for more information. If you live out of the country you can email info@anovafertility.com to request a medical consultation over Skype (there is a fee associated with this service).

To learn more about Dr. Marjorie Dixon, tune into our podcast together by clicking this link.

 

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Aug 25, 2017

I have a special compilation episode for you today where I share interviews with two incredible health professionals.

Dr. Pizzorno is one of the world’s leading authorities on science-based natural medicine. In 2000, Dr. Pizzorno was appointed by President Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and by President Bush to the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee in 2002. Dr. Pizzorno is the author or co-author of 10 books, including the internationally acclaimed Textbook of Natural Medicine and the best-selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. He has also recently released his newest Book The Toxin Solution.

In our interview, Dr. Pizzorno talks about toxicity and why we need to be actively reducing our toxic load prior to pregnancy. How to know if you are toxic, and what to do to reduce your toxic load before you start having children. He also shares the true cause of insulin resistance, and spoiler alert it’s not sugar.

Dr. Klassen is a Naturopathic Doctor who works out of Calgary (Alberta). He teaches anatomy & physiology, cellular biology, and pathology at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Calgary

In our interview, Dr. Klassen talks about liver function and the role of the liver in clearing both our natural estrogens and also synthetic exogenous estrogens and progestins. We talk about hormonal contraceptives, how they impact our endocrine function, and why long-term use is problematic. We also talk about digestion and the critical role digestion plays in maintaining endocrine balance and overall health.

Registration is now open for the next round of my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! We're starting the first week off of September 2017. Make sure to head over to the group program page and apply today to reserve your spot.

 Topics discussed in today's episode:
 
  • Why it's incredibly important for women to decrease their toxic load for a minimum of a year prior to pregnancy
  • Why nature prioritized the mother and dumps toxins directly into the baby during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • How can we tell if we are toxic?
  • The genetic factors that determine how efficiently you are able to detoxify naturally
  • How to find a practitioner to support you in detoxifying prior to pregnancy
  • The importance of switching to an organic lifestyle to reduce your toxic exposure
  • The link between toxins and other issues like diabetes
  • Why sugar isn't the cause of diabetes
  • The connection between toxic exposure and  insulin resistance
  • What are the 3 main estrogens in the body and how are they different
  • Why it's critical to have a balance of estrogen and progesterone for healthy fertility
  • Why taking one hormone can affect the levels of a number of other hormones in the body
  • Why antibiotics lower the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives
  • Why women who take hormonal contraceptives have very low levels of their natural estrogen and progesterone
  • The connection between progesterone and thyroid hormones
  • How to support the body to clear both natural and synthetic hormones from the body
  • The connection between stress and fertility
  • The importance of mindful eating as a way to improve digestion

Connect with Dr. Pizzorno

You can connect with Dr. Pizzorno on his Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Connect with Dr. Klassen

You can connect with Dr. Klassen on his Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Resources mentioned

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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

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Aug 18, 2017

Today I release another episode in my Fertility Awareness Reality Series! I interview Maria. Maria was a member of my most recent group program, and in our episode together we delve into her recent experience of miscarriage, and how charting her cycles has helped her to feel empowered through such a challenging time.

Registration is now open for the next round of my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! We're starting this month -- August 2017. Make sure to head over to the group program page and apply today to reserve your spot.

 Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Maria shares her experience with miscarriage
  • Why Maria chose to share her experience of miscarriage with friends and family instead of keeping to herself
  • The relationship between basal body temperature and temperature
  • How high should your progesterone levels be in the middle of your luteal phase?
  • How to tell if you're pregnant by looking at your chart
  • The connection between gluten consumption and thyroid health
  • Low body temperature: what does it mean and what does it have to do with the thyroid
  • How to confirm ovulation by monitoring your charts
  • How to use Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs) in conjunction with fertility awareness to maximize your chances of conception
  • The importance of having your partner's semen tested early on

Connect with Lisa.

You can connect with Lisa on the Fertility Friday Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Resources mentioned

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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

Fertility Friday | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program!

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Aug 11, 2017

Today I release another episode in my Fertility Awareness Reality Series! I interview Amy. Amy was a member of my most recent group program, and in our episode together we delve into her history of birth control use. We also delve into how Amy is managing the return of her acne post-pill.

In my Fertility Awareness Reality Series, I pull back the curtain and show you inside a real client session. You get to see exactly what it’s like to work with me one-on-one!

Registration is now open for the next round of my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! We're starting this month -- August 2017. Make sure to head over to the group program page and apply today to reserve your spot.

 Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Amy shares her experience transitioning from hormonal birth control to fertility awareness
  • What is perfect use withdrawal?
  • Managing acne outbreaks post-pill
  • Optimizing diet and lifestyle factors to encourage healthy menstrual cycles
  • Tips for balancing blood sugar and managing sugar cravings
  • The impact that a recent steroid shot had on Amy's cycle
  • Detaching from your expectations of what "should" be happening on your chart and embracing your actual menstrual cycle
  • The natural progression involved in gaining confidence using fertility awareness for birth control

Connect with Lisa.

You can connect with Lisa on the Fertility Friday Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Resources mentioned

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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

Fertility Friday | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program!

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Aug 4, 2017

Today I release another episode in my Fertility Awareness Reality Series! I interview my client Stacey. Stacey was a member of my most recent group program, and in our episode together we delve into the relationship between digestion and her menstrual cycle. Stacey was able to eliminate her period pain by making a series of gentle dietary and lifestyle changes, and now her focus is on improving her digestion.

In this episode, as in the other episodes in my Fertility Awareness Reality Series, I pull back the curtain and show you inside a real client session. You get to see exactly what it’s like to work with me one-on-one!

Registration is now open for the next round of my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! We're starting this month -- August 2017. Make sure to head over to the group program page and apply today to reserve your spot.

 Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Stacey shares her experience of menstruation over the years how she ended up on the pill at a young age
  • Stacey shares how she managed to overcome a lifetime of dysmenorrhea after making some key dietary and lifestyle changes
  • Transitioning to Fertility Awareness after years of using hormonal birth control
  • How Stacey gained confidence using Fertility Awareness for birth control
  • The one change Stacey made in her diet that completely changed her digestion
  • Preparing for pregnancy - preconception nutrition

Connect with Lisa.

You can connect with Lisa on the Fertility Friday Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Resources mentioned

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Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

Fertility Friday | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program!

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Aug 2, 2017

Alexandra and Sjanie have developed a radical new approach to women’s health and well-being, creativity, leadership and spiritual life based on the power of the menstrual cycle. They are both published authors and experts in the field of women’s well-being and spirituality. In their most recent book Wild Power: discover the magic of your menstrual cycle and awaken the feminine path to power, they tell an incredible new story of feminine power and combine their expertise in the fields of psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, coaching, embodied movement practices, teaching, and facilitation.

Alexandra and Sjanie are the co-founders of Red  School — an online program that offers a radical new approach to women’s well-being, creative and spiritual life based on the power of menstruality consciousness.

In today’s show, we talk about the divine feminine and why it’s critical for each of us to step into our feminine power.

 Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Alexandra and Sjanie shares how their passion for helping a woman understand her own body started
  • What is Wild Power and why they are so eager to share this with you
  • They describe the basic energy dynamic of the cycle
  • What are the two poles of the menstrual cycle
  • Why your menstrual cycle is the blueprint of who you are
  • The impact of stress on your cycle and how to cope with it
  • Why menstruation is not a hindrance
  • The importance of listening to your body
  • Why you should pay attention to your body
  • What's the big red rule in their book Wild Power
  • How to have a deeper understanding of your menstrual cycle

Connect with Alexandra and Sjanie.

You can connect with Alexandra and Sjanie on their Website and on Facebook and Twitter.

Resources mentioned

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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

Fertility Friday | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program!

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Jul 28, 2017

In this solo episode, I am tackling the topic of Ovulation Predictor Kits! I talk about OPKs and why I don’t think they are all they’re cracked up to be. I share why relying solely on OPKs can reduce your chances of conception in some cases, and why your body gives you much more reliable signs to go on when you pay attention to it!

Registration is now open for my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program starting in August/September 2017! Make sure to head over to the group program page and apply today to reserve your spot.

 Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Why relying primarily on Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs) can actually lower your chances of conceiving
  • How OPKs can inadvertently lead you to use the rhythm method
  • The impact of stress on your menstrual cycle
  • Why the key to timing sex correctly is not about having sex on ovulation day
  • Why women with PCOS often can't rely on OPKs to identify ovulation
  • How relying on OPKs can result in you ignoring your body signs
  • Why monitoring your cervical mucus observations is more effective than relying on OPKs
  • Why waiting for a positive OPK to have sex will often cause you to miss out on several fertile days prior to ovulation
  • The importance of understanding your fertility signs first and using OPKs second
  • The benefits of using OPKs when you understand and pay attention your fertile signs first
  • Using Fertility Awareness to optimize your chances of conception

Connect with Lisa.

You can connect with Lisa on the Fertility Friday Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Resources mentioned

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Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

This episode is sponsored by Cora! Made from 100% organic cotton. Cora tampons were designed not only to help you manage your periods. Most importantly it aims to preserve your overall health.  For every month of tampons you buy, Cora gives a month of pads along with menstrual health education to a girl in need in India. Click here to receive your first month's supply free of charge.

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