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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: August, 2017
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.

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This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! Master Fertility Awareness in a supportive environment surrounded by an amazing group of like-minded women! Click here to reserve your spot in the group!

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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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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This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! Master Fertility Awareness in a supportive environment surrounded by an amazing group of like-minded women! Click here to reserve your spot in the group!

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

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

Fertility Friday | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program!

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This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! Master Fertility Awareness in a supportive environment surrounded by an amazing group of like-minded women! Click here to reserve your spot in the group!

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

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

Fertility Friday | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program!

work with me

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! Master Fertility Awareness in a supportive environment surrounded by an amazing group of like-minded women! Click here to reserve your spot in the group!

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

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

Fertility Friday | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program!

work with me

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! Master Fertility Awareness in a supportive environment surrounded by an amazing group of like-minded women! Click here to reserve your spot in the group!

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