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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: June, 2020
Jun 26, 2020

Today I share a new episode in my Fertility Awareness Reality Series. Tune into my conversation with Lauren to learn more about how she is using fertility awareness for birth control, and how she is managing/overcoming her painful periods.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program! We start on July 7th! Will you be joining us? Click here  to register now!

 
Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Lauren’s menstrual cycle and period pain history
  • What led Lauren to the Fertility Awareness Method
  • Lauren’s experience birth control and why she discontinued using birth control
  • Lauren's thyroid issue and how her diet changed after her diagnosis
  • Health related problems Lauren developed that she believes Birth Control was a contributing factor to
  • How stress, sleep and diet can be a factor in Lauren’s temperature and mucus levels
  • Lauren’s gut health is affecting her hormones levels
  • When Lauren’s period pain began and what she uses to relive the pain
  • Period pain is related to inflammatory markers
  • Lisa’s remedies to cure period pain and how to reduce inflammation
  • How your diet can effect inflammation and what key nutrients to take

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on FacebookTwitter, 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 Sponsors:

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. 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!

Jun 19, 2020

Keli Garza has a Masters degree in International Development graduating cum laude. Garza is the owner of Steamy Chick the largest distributor of vaginal steam supplies in the United States. To further vaginal steam education Garza founded a branch of her company called the Peristeam Hydrotherapy Institute to train practitioners in the use of vaginal steam for menstrual and reproductive health and to further research on the gynecological benefits reported by hundreds of customer case studies.

Kimberly Ann Johnson is a Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing trauma resolution practitioner, birth doula, and single mom. She specializes in helping women prepare for birth, recover from birth injuries and birth trauma, and heal from sexual trauma. She is the founder of Magamama.com, an international holistic women’s health care resource for expectant and new mothers. She is the co-founder of the STREAM School for Pelvic Care, where she trained birth professionals, yoga teachers, somatic therapists, and bodyworkers to help women prepare for birth and recover from birth. She is the author of the bestselling book The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality.

In today’s episode we’re talking about the Fourth Trimester Vaginal Steam Study conducted and published through a joint effort between Keli Garza and Kimberly Ann Johnson. We talk about the benefits of vaginal steaming postpartum, and the implications of implementing vaginal steaming as a standard healthcare protocol for new mothers.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program! Click here  to register now!

 
Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Vaginal Steaming is a controversial subject

  • Why it was necessary for Keli and Kimberly to take the reins and conduct The Vaginal Steam Study

  • Challenges of having vaginal steaming looked at as a legitimate way to heal women post-partum

  • The goal of the study was to craft questions for post-partum recovery

  • Perimeters of post-partum heeling and how steaming impacts it

  • The study compared women who vaginal steamed and women who did not steam days after giving birth and compared multiple health related measurements such as blood pressure, pulse, funda size, waist size, weight, labia damage, lochia, hemorrhoids, uterine contractions and breast pain

  • Fourth Trimester Vaginal Steam Study could only use vaginal birth and not cesarean birth

  • Limitations that impacted Keli and Kimberly's Steam Study

  • Unexpected and expected results of vaginal steaming

Connect with Keli Garza and Kimberly Ann Johnson:

You can connect with Keli Garza on her Website, and Instagram. You can connect with Kimberly Ann Johnson on her Website, Facebook, Instagram and Email.

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 Sponsors:

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. 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!

Jun 12, 2020

He isn’t a doctor or a woman, but he is passionate about exposing the very real dangers of hormonal birth control. Mike Gaskins is a media writer/producer who began his journey as a women’s health advocate after a world-renowned physician lied to him about birth control side effects. This chance encounter triggered a passion for research that led Mike to discover many shocking levels of deceit and misinformation surrounding these potent drugs.

He recently collaborated with a group of leading physicians and women’s health advocates on a citizen’s petition to the FDA asking for new and stronger black box warnings on all hormonal contraceptives.

He frequently writes for websites like Hormones Matter and Natural Womanhood, and his new book, In the Name of The Pill explores the dubious nature of both the history and science of hormonal birth control.

In today’s episode we talk about hormonal birth control. We get into the history, the safety, and the controversy. Definitely an episode you won’t want to miss!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching programClick here to register now!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by my upcoming LIVE Masterclass Introduction to Fertility Awareness Charting! Join us live on Friday July 26th at 12PM ET Click here to register today

 
Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Mike’s wife experience and side effects of birth control led him to advocate for women’s health and birth control

  • What are the life threatening side effects of hormonal birthday control?

  • Why are life threatening side effects from the pill minimized by Doctors?

  • Doctors’ approach to dealing with women’s negative side effects from Birth Control

  • Details and outcomes of the Nelson Pill Trial

  • Hormonal birth control became the first drug ever to have a patient information packet

  • The connection between birth control and other diseases such as Lupus

  • How the pill impacts the immune function?

  • How are Doctors trained to address side effects with their patients?

  • What role can men play or support women

Connect with Mike Gaskins:

You can connect with Mike on his Website, Facebook and Instagram.

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 Sponsors:

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. 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!

Jun 5, 2020

Belinda Wurn, PT, is the Director of Services for Clear Passage Therapies. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in physical therapy from the University of Florida in 1975. With extensive post-graduate work and decades of professional experience, she is considered an expert in the causes and treatments for various types of sexual dysfunction, including decreased orgasm, desire, arousal, lubrication and satisfaction, and painful intercourse.

Larry Wurn, LMT, is the CEO of Clear Passage Therapies. He graduated from San Francisco State University in 1972 with a BS in English/Creative Writing, and graduated from the Florida Institute of Natural Health in 1990 to become a Florida-licensed massage therapist. After his role as Guest Curator at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, he became reacquainted with his childhood love, Belinda. As they prepared to marry, she was diagnosed with cancer – and thus their journey to discovering the natural treatment for adhesions began. Together, they developed the Wurn Technique® and Clear Passage Approach®, a non-surgical treatment for chronic pain, female infertility, bowel obstruction, and sexual dysfunction.

In todays episode we talk about Clear Passage abdominal therapy for pelvic pain and infertility.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching programClick here to register now!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. The first fully customizable paper charting workbook of its kind, available in both Fahrenheit and Celsius editions. Click here to grab your copy today!

 
Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Belinda’s own diagnosis of cervical cancer inspired Larry and Belinda to develop their Clear Passage Physical Therapy technique and study fertility
  • Larry and Belinda conducted peer scientific research with the help of a surgeon that became the director of their research.
  • The physical aspect of this therapy that uses the hands only to palpate the abdomen and pelvis to treat adhesions
  • How Belinda and Larry determine if they will use the internal or external therapy
  • Benefits of the Wurn Technique and Clear Passage Approach
  • How addressing adhesions in other areas has an impact on the fallopian tubes
  • Success rate was higher if a women did not have surgery to unlock her fallopian tubes on her tubes to open her tubes
  • If a women has surgery to open her tubes back up, she has 6 months window to get pregnant if not pregnant within 6 months adhesions from that surgery will form and the tubes will block back up
  • Top four reasons that cause blockage in the fallopian tubes and the development of adhesions
  • What are the specific treatment protocols when targeting blocked tubes
  • Whether Belinda and Larry’s work extends to helping cure other conditions
  • How this treatment can help sexual disfunction and improve sexual issues

Connect with Larry & Belinda Wurn:

You can connect with Larry and Belinda on their Website, Facebook and Instagram.

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 Sponsors:

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. 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!

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