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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: February, 2017
Feb 24, 2017

In today’s episode, I share with you two interviews I recorded live at the Restorative Medicine Conference in Toronto.

Dr. David Brownstein is a Board-Certified family physician and is one of the foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, MI. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians, and others, about his success in using natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice.

Dr. Denis Wilson developed the concept of Wilson ‘s Temperature Syndrome in 1988 after observing people with symptoms of low thyroid and low body temperature, yet who had normal blood tests. He found that by normalizing their temperatures with T3 (without T4) their symptoms often remained improved even after the treatment was discontinued.

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Topics discussed in today's episode

  • How a book on nutrition led Dr. Brownstein down this career path
  • What should we know about iodine as it relates to the thyroid and why is it essential?
  • What happens when there’s an iodine deficiency?
  • Why is it important to know your iodine levels before you get pregnant?
  • Iodine’s connection to cystic breasts
  • How the thyroid is related to metabolism
  • Low body temperature: what does it mean and what does it have to do with the thyroid?
  • Dr. Wilson’s experiments with cycling patients and resetting their thermostat and thyroid
  • What to do if you have a low body temperature
  • The direct correlation between metabolism and body temperature and how it relates to fertility
  • How does hyperthyroidism relate to fertility?
  • How to tell if, and when, what you’re doing is working
  • What to eat, and when to eat it, to maintain healthy insulin levels

Connect with Dr. David Brownstein, MD

You can connect with Dr. Brownstein on his website.

Connect with Dr. Denis Wilson, MD

You can connect with Dr. Wilson on his website.

Resources mentioned

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Feb 17, 2017

Dr. Duane is a board-certified family physician and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University. She is trained as a Creighton Medical consultant, and she is the co-founder and Executive Team Leader of FACTS – the Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science.

FACTS was formed to educate physicians and healthcare professionals using medical evidence so they may empower women and engage men to appreciate and care for their fertility, and to change the culture of medicine so that fertility is recognized as normal and healthy. It’s doing what we all want - educating doctors about fertility awareness!

In today’s show, we talk about the work that FACTS is doing to educate medical professionals about fertility and fertility awareness-based methods.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • What inspired Dr. Duane to create FACTS?
  • How FACTS has grown since 2010
  • The process Dr. Duane uses to educate other doctors and motivate other doctors
  • Debunking the myth that pregnancy can happen at any time, no matter what
  • What determines the effectiveness of a method?
  • Getting over the hurdle of fertility awareness-based methods being entirely dependent on the person doing the method
  • The idea of the female cycle is “the 5th vital sign” and the information that can be gathered from charting; including important diagnoses
  • How to talk to your doctor about natural fertility methods
  • The importance of knowing how your body works and educating women
  • Details about the FACTS presentation and how to invite speakers
  • Dr. Duane’s training in the Creighton Model System

Connect with Dr. Duane

You can connect with Dr. Duane on the FACTS website.

Resources mentioned

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Feb 15, 2017

Lisa is a Justisse Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner who has been working in the field since 1988. She has an extensive background in women’s reproductive health and fertility, and also works as a Natural Health Consultant (at the Pharmasave Health Centre) in Parksville, BC.

In today’s show, we talk about the important role that healthy liver function plays in balancing hormones, fertility, and menstrual cycle health.

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Topics discussed in today's episode

  • What does the liver do and how does it do it?
  • How can you reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals?
  • What are the signs of an overburdened liver?
  • SKILL: Skin, Kidneys, Intestines, Lungs, Liver - Learning more about these organs of elimination
  • How liver function is connected to a healthy menstrual cycle
  • The different types of Estrogen and the effects they have on your body
  • How does the liver break down toxins?
  • Detoxing: When is it necessary and how does this relate to women who are actively trying to conceive?
  • The foods and herbs that are best for a healthy liver
  • What happens if the liver can’t release toxins?
  • How hormonal contraceptives impact liver function
  • How does liver health impact recurring issues, such as headaches, during your cycle?
  • The importance of keeping track of what your body is doing

Connect with Lisa

You can connect with Lisa on the Justisse Healthworks website or email her at lisa@justisse.ca.

Resources mentioned

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This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Management Masterclass! Gain clarity and confidence using the Fertility Awareness Method and improve your cycle health at the same time! Click here for more information!

Feb 10, 2017

Ilene has been a Fertility Awareness Educator since 2001. She first discovered fertility awareness in 1994 and has been teaching through the Fertility Awareness Centre ever since. She is the Executive Director of the Association of Fertility Awareness Professionals, (AFAP); the only international membership organization for fertility awareness professionals.

In today’s show, we talk about Fertility Awareness and the role it plays in advancing reproductive freedoms & justice for women, professionalism in the field, and much more.

Special Note: This interview was recorded before the 2016 Presidential election and Ilene wanted to note the conversation we had about reproductive justice would be different if we were to have it today.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • What drew Ilene into the field of fertility awareness?
  • Ilene’s tragic transition into becoming a fertility awareness educator
  • The story behind the Association of Fertility Awareness Professionals
  • Why is it so important to have this professional association for fertility educators?
  • Does understanding how to chart your own cycle mean you can teach others?
  • What surprised Ilene when she first started working with clients?
  • The pros and cons of having such easy access to information
  • The divide between fertility awareness educators and those who go the DIY route
  • What is Reproductive Justice?
  • Where is the AFAP starting in their fight for Reproductive Justice?
  • How can you become certified as a fertility awareness educator through AFAP?
  • What are Ilene’s top three myths about fertility?

Connect with Ilene

You can connect with Ilene on her personal website or on the AFAP's website!

Resources mentioned

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Fertility Friday | Fertility Management Masterclass

This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Management Masterclass! Gain clarity and confidence using the Fertility Awareness Method and improve your cycle health at the same time! Click here for more information!

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