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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, 2018
Dec 28, 2018

Today I share an on-air client session with my client Leah B. Leah was a part of my most recent 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery group program. Join us for Fertility Awareness Mastery in January 2019! We start in a few weeks.

Today’s episode is also sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. We start on January 22nd, 2019. Will you be joining us?

Click here for more information!

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How to tell if your menstrual/pelvic pain is normal
  • Could pelvic/menstrual pain be related to endometriosis?
  • How Leah used body literacy to reduce her pelvic pain over time
  • Deconstructing cervical position charting
  • Why it's easier to chart your cycles when your cycles are healthy
  • The impact of light on the menstrual cycle
  • Reducing nighttime light exposure

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her Facebook, Twitter and on her website.
 

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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 Mastery Live Group Program

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now!

Dec 21, 2018

Happy Podcast-aversary to Fertility Friday! (Yay!) The Fertility Friday podcast has been going strong for 4 years. I can barely believe it because it certainly doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. The saying “time flies when you’re having fun” definitely applies here!

In today’s episode, I share my top takeaways from 2018. I often think of my years in themes, and several themes came up for me this year. I call out the healthcare system, do a bit of pill-bashing, and discuss where feminism fits into it all leaving you with a jam-packed and informative episode you won’t want to miss!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. We start on January 22nd, 2019. Will you be joining us?

Dec 14, 2018

Taq was a member of my January 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Program, and today she joins me for an on-air client session! We talk about thyroid and fertility, and why it’s not always easy to find a practitioner who will help you determine the root cause.

Today’s episode is also sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. We start on January 22nd, 2019. Will you be joining us?

Click here for more information!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The emotional side effects Taq experienced on hormonal birth control
  • Building the habit of charting your cycles
  • Reducing nighttime sleep exposure to improve menstrual cycle health
  • How thyroid disorders show up on the menstrual cycle chart
  • The difference between T4 and T3 (thyroid hormones) and why the TSH test alone isn't sufficient to diagnose thyroid disorders
  • Functional vs conventional ranges for thyroid hormone lab tests
  • Shifting to body literacy, and learning to appreciate your menstrual cycles
  • The importance of seeking support from a qualified health practitioner who specializes in the specific issue you have

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her Facebook, Twitter 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 Mastery Live Group Program

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now!

Dec 7, 2018

Dr. Prior is a Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of British Columbia working on women’s health. She studies menstrual cycles, the effects of ovulation and its disturbances on women’s later life osteoporotic fracture, heart attack, and breast cancer risks. She is the British Columbia Center Director of the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos), a 20-year prospective 9-centre population-based bone and general health study and the Scientific Director and Founder of the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research.

I first interviewed Dr. Prior back in episode 55, so make sure to take a listen if you haven’t heard it before. In today’s episode we’re talking about the important role of progesterone (and regular ovulation) for overall health, beyond your ability to procreate!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. We start on January 22nd, 2019. Will you be joining us? Click here for more information!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The connection between regular ovulation and overall health
  • The difference between anovulation and a short luteal phase as it relates to low progesterone
  • The relationship between low progesterone, a short luteal phase, and stress
  • Could menstrual cycle disruptions be related to the status of women in our culture?
  • Why would subtle variations of progesterone in the luteal phase make such a significant difference in a woman's bone density
  • The true ratio of estrogen to progesterone in the menstrual cycle
  • The different roles of estrogen and progesterone in the menstrual cycle
  • The impact of hormonal contraceptives on bone density, particularly as it relates to the development of peak bone mass
  • The impact of progesterone on a woman's risk of heart attack
  • The impact of stress on heart health
  • The role of mindfulness practices in reducing stress

Connect with Dr. Jerilynn Prior:

You can connect with Dr. Prior 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 Mastery Live Group Program

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now!

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