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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: May, 2019
May 31, 2019

Nicole is a certified Women’s Health Coach and the creator of Fix Your Period, a series of programs that empower women to reclaim their hormone health using a method that combines simplicity and sass. Her incredible work has impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of women around the world in effectively addressing a wide variety of period problems, including PMS, irregular periods, PCOS, painful periods, amenorrhea, and many more. Nicole is also the co-host of The Period Party podcast.

And in today’s episode we dive right into the controversy around diet, women’s healthcare, and abortion.

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobookis finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Signfor FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The side effects Nicole experienced from the pill and how that kick started her profession
  • The problem with birth control being prescribed as the quick fix for period issues
  • Why isn’t there more and better options to treat endometriosis
  • How being on birth control affects all parts of your health and body
  • The importance of listening to your body even when a doctor may tell you nothing is wrong
  • Finding the right diet to support hormonal health from a young age
  • The importance of being aware of your bodies signals after eating and how your cycle responds to what you are eating
  • How Nicole and Lisa individually feels about abortion and laws around women’s healthcare 

Connect with Nicole Jardim:

You can connect with Nicole on her FacebookInstagram,Twitterand on her website.
 

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

 

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

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 to apply now!

 

May 24, 2019

Meghan is a Toronto-based author, speaker, nutritionist, and founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. She is the author of two best-selling, award winning books, UnDiet: Eat Your Way to Vibrant Healthand The UnDiet Cookbook.  Meghan has been featured in Forbes, was ranked as one of the top 100 female entrepreneurs in Canada by PROFIT Magazine, and was named Best Holistic Nutritionist in 2017 and 2018 by National Nutrition Awards. With over ten years in the field, Meghan works tirelessly to empower her global community of Certified Culinary Nutrition Experts to become health leaders in the respective communities.

And in today’s episode we dive into preconception planning. Even if pregnancy is something you’re thinking about in the distant future, there are things you can start doing today to prepare for it.

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobookis finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Signfor FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

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Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How Meghan’s self-healing experience for her autoimmune disease led her to her interest and studies in nutrition
  • There is no one diet for every person or for one person their whole life
  • How changes in diet could impact your fertility in the preconception phase
  • Simple things to change in your household to prepare for pregnancy
  • How to reduce causes of concern in your life when planning for pregnancy
  • Benefits of getting high quality fat & protein postpartum
  • The importance of finding answers and solutions that are good for you and your family and not putting too much pressure and stress on yourself to do something that is right for someone else
  • Why it’s important to also focus on male fertility

Connect with Meghan Telpner:

You can connect with Meghan Telpner on her FacebookInstagramTwitter 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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

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 to apply now!

 

May 17, 2019

Dr. Romm is a midwife, herbalist, and Yale-trained MD, Board Certified in Family Medicine with Obstetrics, who has been bridging the best of traditional medicine with good science for over three decades. 

She is considered one of the world's leaders in botanical medicine and is the author of 7 books on natural medicine, including the textbook Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health (Elsevier) and The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution (Harper One)

And in today’s episode we dive into thyroid and adrenal health, and how it can impact fertility and the menstrual cycle.

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobookis finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Signfor FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How Dr. Romm’s scientific curiosity at a young age led her to her career path
  • The lack of in-depth women’s health studies in traditional medical school
  • How to choose the right practitioner
  • The function of the adrenals vs. thyroid
  • What factors keep the stress response system chronically activated
  • How insulin resistance is a main cause of PCOS
  • Signs your adrenals may be in overdrive
  • The 3 key things to reset your adrenals
  • The importance of keeping your blood sugar balanced
  • How getting enough sleep benefits your body and stress system
  • How cortisol impacts thyroid function
  • Does the pill affect thyroid function?
  • How problems with your adrenals or thyroid affect fertility 
  • How to handle hypothyroidism when pregnant

Connect with Dr. Aviva Romm:

You can connect with Dr. Aviva Romm on her FacebookTwitter, Instagramand 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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now

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 to apply now!


 

May 10, 2019

Today I share with you the answers to the top 10 questions about BBT (basal body temperature) charting!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobook is finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What is Basal Body Temperature and when do you ideally take it
  • How you get the most accurate reading of your temperature
  • Factors that can affect your BBT
  • The 3 best spots to take your temperature
  • Are there normal pre and post ovulatory temperatures
  • What main element should your thermometer have
  • Does BBT predict ovulation
  • The importance of trying to take your BBT at the same time every day
  • Are wearable devices beneficial
  • When to take your temperature postpartum
  • The importance of making notes in your chart when taking your BBT

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her 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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now

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 to apply now!

 

May 3, 2019

Founder and creator of Mercier Therapy, Jennifer Mercier has been in practice for over a decade and serves women with primary and secondary infertility, pelvic pain and surgical recovery. Most of the women that consult Dr. Mercier's expertise have been diagnosed with endometriosis, PCOS, scar tissue, fibroids, blocked tubes, premature ovarian failure, diminished ovarian reserve, advanced age, and hormone/thyroid imbalance.

Mercier Therapy is a deep pelvic organ visceral manipulation done via the abdomen. Deep manipulation provides better organ mobility and increased blood flow to enhance overall pelvic organ function.

In today’s episode we talk about the incredible benefits of this powerful abdominal therapy modality, and its implications for women’s health.

Today’s episode is also sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon, and you can head over to thefifthvitalsignbook.com to download the first chapter for free.

 

Topics discussed in today's episode: 
  • What is Mercier Therapy
  • Who are the ideal candidates for Mercier Therapy
  • What led Dr. Mercier to her abdominal therapy career
  • The importance of abdominal therapy before, during and after pregnancy
  • The importance of abdominal therapy increasing mobility and blood flow
  • How abdominal therapy can better connect you with that area of your body
  • The effectiveness rates with Mercier Therapy

Connect with Dr. Mercier: 

You can connect with Dr. Mercier on her Facebook and 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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

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 to apply now!

 

May 1, 2019

When Sarah was 28 years old, she received a diagnosis of premature ovarian failure. She accepted the diagnosis and had both her children through in vitro fertilization. Years later she realized the root cause of her infertility was a food intolerance. Sarah is a certified life coach with accreditation from the International Coaches Federation and a health coach with training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  She is the author of Fabulously Fertile - Supercharge Your Fertility Naturally,and she is also the host of the Get Pregnant Naturally Podcast.

In today’s episode we talk about the link between overall health and fertility, and why it’s important to take a holistic approach to improve fertility challenges.

Today’s episode is also sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon, and you can head over to thefifthvitalsignbook.com to download the first chapter for free.

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Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The importance of listening to what your body is telling you and the signals it is giving you 
  • How sudden changes in your lifestyle can turn on and off disease 
  • How long term use of birth control can affect your gut health 
  • Similarities with gut health and menstrual health reflecting other issues in your body 
  • How food sensitivity testing can determine the best foods for your personal health
  • What the DUTCH Test reveals about your hormones 
  • A fundamental difference between a conventional medical approach versus a functional medical approach
  • The importance of focusing on your self-care and giving your body some love 

Connect with Sarah: 

You can connect with Sarah on her Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, 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:

 

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

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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