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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: October, 2017
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:

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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:

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

work with me

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:

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

work with me

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?

Connect with Dr. Gangemi:

You can connect with Dr. Gangemi on his 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 | Fertility Management Programs

work with me

This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Management 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!

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