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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: January, 2018
Jan 26, 2018

Dr. Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor with 20 years experience in women’s health, and she is the author of Period Repair Manual: Natural Treatment for Better Hormones and Better Periods. This is Dr. Briden’s third appearance on the podcast. If you haven’t had an opportunity to listen to the other episodes we recorded together you’ll want to listen to Episode 7 where we spoke about the impact of the pill on your hormones, and Episode 86 where we covered hypothalamic amenorrhea.

In today’s show, we will be talking about dysmenorrhea (period pain), heavy bleeding, endometriosis, and addressing the question of what you can do when you experience period pain.

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 is period pain among women?
  • What does a "normal" period feel like? Is pain normal?
  • If you have painful periods does it automatically mean that you have endometriosis?
  • How is endometriosis diagnosed?
  • How do conventional approaches to period pain fall short?
  • How to know if your period pain is over and above what is considered normal
  • What is the difference between "run of the mill" period pain and endometriosis?
  • What are some of the other symptoms associated with endometriosis?
  • What steps can you take to reduce period pain?
  • The role of dairy consumption in period pain
  • The difference between A1 and A2 dairy products
  • Nutrients that reduce inflammation and improve painful periods
  • The connection between omega 6 oils, inflammation, and period pain
  • What is histamine and how does it affect your period?
  • The connection between histamine and food allergies and sensitivities
  • When to consider surgery for endometriosis

Connect with Lara:

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

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

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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!

 

Jan 19, 2018

Colleen is a Chiropractic Doctor who utilizes a functional medicine approach to menstrual cycle and reproductive health challenges. Combining her functional medicine background and her passion for women’s health, Colleen embarked upon her own discovery of healing and reconnection to fertility. She began charting her cycles and completed certification in The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ while pursuing continuing education to deepen her understanding of endocrinology, the microbiome, and reproductive health.  Before long, she enrolled in Justisse College to become a fertility awareness educator and holistic reproductive healthcare provider. Now, Colleen teaches charting and uses her patient's cycle charts as a valuable diagnostic tool to help women regain their fertility while empowering them with a connection to their cycles and control over their family planning desires. It is her goal to help women have robust fertility, healthy pregnancies, thriving babies, and effective birth control without compromising their health and vitality.

In today’s episode, we focus on sex steroid metabolism & how to support your liver to ensure your hormones are balanced.

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 is your menstrual cycle related to your hormone cycle?
  • How are your main reproductive hormones, estrogen and progesterone, metabolized by your liver?
  • The role of cholesterol in sex steroid metabolism
  • What is the relationship between progesterone and cortisol?
  • How does stress affect the menstrual cycle?
  • What is the pregnenolone steal?
  • What role does the liver play in your body?
  • What nutrients does your liver need to function normally?
  • How would you know if your liver is impaired?
  • How to improve your liver health and support hormone metabolism
  • How does alcohol impact your liver?
  • How does caffeine affect liver metabolism?
  • How can issues with liver metabolism show up on your menstrual cycle chart?
  • How fertility awareness can connect you with your body on a deeper level

Connect with Colleen:

You can connect with Colleen on her Website, and on Facebook.

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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

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!

Jan 12, 2018

Dr. Stephanie is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She has a BS degree from MIT in biology and a Ph.D. from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science.   Her recent interests have focused on the role of toxic chemicals and micronutrient deficiencies in health and disease, with a special emphasis on the pervasive herbicide, Roundup, and the mineral, sulphur.  She has authored over 30 peer-reviewed journal papers over the past few years on these topics.

In today’s episode, we talk about the impact of glyphosate on fertility. Glyphosate is a common herbicide that is being used more and more in our environment - even if you haven’t heard of glyphosate, you’ve most likely heard of round-up, and Dr. Seneff is breaking down what it does in the body.

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:
• The link between glyphosate and autism
• What is glyphosate and how is it used in our food supply?
• How is the use of glyphosate tied to genetically modified foods?
• What foods contain glyphosate?
• The impact of glyphosate on metabolism, hormone production, and gut health
• How to avoid foods that contain glyphosate
• The role of apple cider vinegar in neutralizing glyphosate in the body
• How does glyphosate exposure impact fertility and pregnancy?
• Is glyphosate a xenoestrogen?
• The link between glyphosate and anencephaly, microcephaly, and other birth defects
• Why you may want to consider using organic tampons as a way of reducing your glyphosate exposure
• The link between PCOS and glyphosate.
• The impact of glyphosate on folate absorption
• The relationship between glyphosate and glycine
• The impact of glyphosate on sperm quality

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!

Jan 5, 2018

Dr. Davis is a cardiologist and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, and several other books on adopting a wheat-free diet as a way to improve health, and lose weight. Dr. Davis’ most recent book is Undoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your Doctor. Dr. Davis has made a number of television appearances including the Dr. Oz Show, and the Colbert Report, and he now focuses on preventive care and providing self-empowering strategies to the public through his books and projects.

In today’s interview, we talk about wheat, and why it causes so many issues for so many people.

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 did Dr. Davis become the "wheat guy"?
  • Is gluten the only problem with wheat?
  • What are some of the other issues with wheat and other grains beyond gluten?
  • Can human beings even digest grains?
  • If grains are so indigestible, how have human beings been consuming it for thousands of years?
  • What is the difference between modern wheat and the wheat our ancestors used to eat?
  • How has wheat been modified over the years, and why is this "new" wheat so problematic?
  • Why cooking with wheat is different from cooking with flour that doesn't contain gluten
  • How does eating wheat affect your appetite?
  • What effect do wheat and other grains have on your blood sugar?
  • We know that there are people that absolutely can't eat grains, but what about the rest of us are there negative implications for all of us?
  • Should we all stop eating wheat? Is there a middle ground?
  • The relationship between PCOS and wheat consumption
  • Is wheat and other grain consumption related to infertility?
  • How to transition away from wheat and other grains

Connect with William:

You can connect with William on his Website, 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 | 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!

 

Jan 3, 2018

Dr. Flechas has been in medical practice for 35 years. He is the Medical Director of Flechas Family Practice in Hendersonville, N.C. In addition to family practice, Dr. Flechas's areas of specialization include Iodine therapy for thyroid and breast disorders, bio-identical hormone replacement for both men and women, and diagnosis and treatment of cardiac-related issues such as coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis, and hypertension.

In today’s show, we talk about iodine, and the implications of iodine deficiency for thyroid health, breast health, fertility, pregnancy and much more.

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:
  • The link between fibrocystic breast disease and iodine deficiency
  • The connection between iodine deficiency and cancer
  • What is the relationship between iodine deficiency and thyroid function?
  • What are the factors that contribute to the development of a goiter?
  • Is iodine only necessary for thyroid function?
  • How Iodine is distributed inside your body?
  • What is fibrocystic breast disease and what are the most common signs and symptoms?
  • The link between iodine and the development of scar tissue
  • How is iodine related to breast, ovarian, and thyroid cancer?
  • If iodine can reverse fibrocystic breast disease, then why isn't it standard treatment?
  • The link between iodine deficiency, polycystic ovary, and insulin resistance?
  • What is the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for iodine and why does Dr. Flechas recommend significantly higher amounts?
  • How can you determine if you are deficient in iodine?
  • What is the most accurate way to test your iodine levels?

Connect with Dr. Flechas:

You can connect with Dr. Flechas on his Website.

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 | 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!

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