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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: December, 2017
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.

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

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 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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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 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.

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

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 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!

 

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