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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, 2018
Aug 31, 2018

In today’s FAM Reality Series episode, Georgia shares her experience learning to use fertility awareness for birth control.

Click here for other episodes in the Fertility Awareness Reality Series.

Today's episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program.

You are invited to join us in the Fertility Awareness Mastery program! Master Fertility Awareness, take a deep dive into your cycles and discover the connection between your fertility and your health. Click here to apply now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How Georgia managed to avoid pregnancy without hormonal birth control
  • Georgia's experience with irregular bleeding during her cycle
  • Possible causes of abnormal mucus patterns and mid-cycle spotting
  • Interpreting varied basal body temperatures and pinpointing ovulation
  • Using cervical checks to confirm ovulation
  • What does a normal cervical mucus pattern look like?
  • Using fertility awareness to avoid pregnancy

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on FacebookTwitter, and on her website.

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

Join the community! Find us in the Fertility Friday Facebook Group Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast in Apple Podcasts!

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!

Aug 24, 2018

Today’s episode is the newest installment of the Pill Reality Series. Julia had a stroke as a direct result of taking hormonal birth control. She shares her experience in today’s episode.

Click here for other episodes in the Pill Reality Series.

Today's episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program.

You are invited to join us in the Fertility Awareness Mastery program! Master Fertility Awareness, take a deep dive into your cycles, and discover the connection between your fertility and your health. Click here to apply now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Julia's history with hormonal contraceptives, and the events leading up to the stroke
  • The early warning signs and symptoms that Julia was at risk
  • The lengthy recovery process
  • Why in Julia's case, she can never use hormonal birth control again
  • Why so most of us don't consider blood clots and stroke to be a significant risk factor
  • Why women's experiences are often minimized by health professionals
  • The importance of informed choice as it relates to women's health, and birth control in particular

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on FacebookTwitter, and on her website.

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

Join the community! Find us in the Fertility Friday Facebook Group Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast in Apple Podcasts!

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!

Aug 17, 2018

Today’s episode is all about menstrual cups! After nearly 20 years as an avid cup user, I decided to weigh in and share my top tips for using cups successfully.

Today's episode is sponsored by my free FAM 101 video series. Click here for access.

My Fertility Awareness Programs are designed to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence in 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 issues associated with conventional pads and tampons from toxins to synthetic fibers
  • The main differences between using menstrual cups vs pads and tampons
  • The environmental impact of disposable menstrual products
  • Benefits of using menstrual cups
  • Why cups are helpful if you have either heavy or light periods
  • How to choose a menstrual cup - size, shape, and firmness
  • How to change your menstrual cup in public bathroom stalls
  • How to minimize and manage leakage
  • How to clean your menstrual cup
  • My top hacks to optimize your use of menstrual cups

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on FacebookTwitter, and on her website.

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

Join the community! Find us in the Fertility Friday Facebook Group Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast in Apple Podcasts!

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!

Aug 10, 2018

Warren is a Licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and is the clinic director at Acupuncture Atlanta. Warren has practiced Chinese medicine for over 20 years in the fields of infertility and chronic disease conditions. He maintains an active clinical practice in Atlanta, Georgia.

He is the author of, Your Mitochondria: Key to Health and Longevity, which is based on the latest research on herbal isolates and nutraceuticals, presents approaches for correcting these three factors to reverse age-related diseases.

In today’s episode we talk about mitochondria, and the role they play in fertility (and egg quality).

Today's episode is sponsored by my free FAM 101 video series. Click here for access.

My Fertility Awareness Programs are designed to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence in 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 mitochondria, and what is their role in our cells?
  • How do mitochondria produce energy for our cells?
  • How many mitochondria are in different cells of our body, specifically our heart cells, brain cells, and our egg cells
  • How is the structure of the human egg cell unique from every other cell in the body?
  • How many mitochondria are in the human egg cell, and what are the role of mitochondria in female fertility?
  • The Traditional Chinese Medicine concept of essence, and why we derive this essence directly from our mothers
  • What can we do to improve our mitochondria (and in turn improve our egg quality and fertility)?
  • How does the process of oogenesis (egg development) work, and how does that affect our ability to improve egg quality?
  • What do a woman's FSH levels have to do with the quality of her eggs?
  • The incredible difference in the way energy is produced by our mitochondria depending on whether we consume carbohydrates or fat
  • How do different types of exercise impact your mitochondria and your fertility?
  • Nutritional supplements to support your mitochondria

Connect with Warren:

You can connect with Warren 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 in Apple Podcasts!

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

Aug 3, 2018

Dr. Jones is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and educator on the topic of women’s health and hormones.  She graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), School of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She was adjunct faculty for many years at NUNM teaching gynecology and advanced endocrinology/fertility and has been the Medical Director for 2 large integrative clinics in Portland. She is also the Medical Director for Precision Analytical, Inc, creators of the DUTCH hormone test.

In today’s episode, we talk about how you can use the DUTCH test to help you get to the bottom of your hormonal imbalances.

Today's episode is sponsored by my free FAM 101 video series. Click here for access.

My Fertility Awareness Programs are designed to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence in 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 the DUTCH test? And how is it different from regular blood hormone testing?
  • Why is the DUTCH test able to provide information, not only about hormone levels, but also information about how your hormones are metabolized in the body?
  • Why it is important to work with a practitioner who specializes in reproductive hormone testing to support you in interpreting this complex test.
  • When is it appropriate for you to have a DUTCH test? Is it necessary for every woman to have?
  • What type of information can be derived from the DUTCH test that you cannot get from a simple blood draw?
  • The challenge of lab ranges—how do you know if your levels are actually normal?
  • Are all naturopathic doctors equipped to support you with DUTCH testing?
  • How would you know if your practitioner is actually qualified to support you with this?
  • How can you find a practitioner who is specialized in hormone testing, reproductive hormones, and/or sex hormone imbalances?
  • Can the DUTCH hormone test support women who have recently come off hormonal birth control?
  • Is testing always necessary? Is it possible to get support without having such a complex and detailed hormone test?
  • Understanding the difference between the role of conventionally trained medical doctors and functional practitioners who specialize in hormonal health
  • How can detailed hormone testing support women with PCOS specifically?
  • Where do you start if your DUTCH test shows that you have several different hormonal challenges?

Connect with Dr. Jones:

You can connect with Dr. Jones on her website, and on Instagram 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 in Apple Podcasts!

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!

 

Aug 1, 2018

Diana and Kristen are Master Nutrition Therapists who are board certified in Holistic Nutrition by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP).

In today’s episode, we talk about how to utilize the DUTCH test to identify hormone imbalances. You'll also appreciate Friday's episode with Dr. Carrie Jones, where we delve deeply into the importance of working with a trained practitioner to help you interpret this complex hormone test.

Today's episode is sponsored by my free FAM 101 video series. Click here for access.

My Fertility Awareness Programs are designed to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence in 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 the relationship between stress and reproductive hormone production?
  • The specific challenges women face with respect to stress management
  • Why does stress impact the body differently as we get older?
  • Stress, the adrenal glands, and cortisol
  • Adrenal fatigue vs HPA axis disregulation (your hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal axis)
  • The connection between the stress response and our sex hormones
  • What is the DUTCH test? And how is it different to regular (blood) hormonal testings?
  • Why is testing the urine (as is done in DUTCH testing) more helpful for hormonal testing?
  • When is it appropriate for a woman to have this test done?
  • How hormone testing can provide valuable information that can empower you to make informed choices about your hormone health
  • What can you do to improve your hormone balance when you aren't in a financial position to pay for DUTCH testing
  • How much exercise is too much?

Connect with Diana & Kristen:

You can connect with Diana & Kristen on their website.

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

Join the community! Find us in the Fertility Friday Facebook Group Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast in Apple Podcasts!

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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