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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, 2021
Jan 29, 2021

Samantha is an exercise and mindset coach, helping women take control of their fertility through the mind body connection so they can level up their life.

After being diagnosed with Hypothalamic Amenorrhea, finding out it’s possible to be too fit to get pregnant, and undergoing IVF to have their son, Samantha made drastic changes to her unhealthy relationship with exercise and healthy eating. She now helps other women through the major mindset shifts it takes to stop overexercising and under-eating so they can regain their cycles and get pregnant without going crazy!

In today’s episode, Samantha shares her experience with HA, how she overcame it, and some of the specific challenges women face when dealing with HA.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program!  We start the first week of March! For details and to apply now Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Samantha’s personal experience with HA and what led her to focus on this specific area of women’s health

  • Three main characteristics of HA

  • Samantha’s menstrual cycle history when she was on the pill

  • Challenges that women with HA are facing in our medical system

  • Samantha’s experience with her medical doctors and how she was diagnosed with HA

  • The correlation between eating disorders, body image and HA

  • Samantha’s suggestions and advice for women who are going thru the transition period

  • The power of your mind set and its importance to change

  • The word perfect and how it effects on how people measure themselves against the word perfect

  • The effects of HA on your body and how your body has to adapt

  • Samantha’s advice on how to change your mind set on the actual number you weight

  • How do you divorce yourself from your hunger cues

Connect with Samantha Kellgren:

You can connect Samantha on her Facebook, Instagram, Email and website.

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors:

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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Jan 22, 2021

Taq, ਤਕਦੀਰ ਕੌਰ Taqdir Kaur Bhandal, is the CEO of @imwithperiods. She runs her small business & think tank and spends her days doing research and teaching at the University of BC. She also gets to nerd out with fellow scholars as a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research. When she’s not engaging in period research & writing of some kind, she spends her days trying to follow the rays of the sun with her dog. She’s trained as a human developmental biologist, health policy analyst, and herbalist. She is now physically based in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Mi’kmaw Territories after spending many years living in Vancouver. She is passionate about nachos & nach (dance)!

In today’s episode, we talk all about self care, and why it’s essential to maintaining healthy menstrual cycles!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program!  We start the first week of March! For details and to apply now Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Taq’s background and what prompted her to write Self Care Down There
  • Inspired her to focus on this area of female self-care
  • What is the overarching message of the book?
  • How did FAM effect Taq’s understanding of self-care and how it changed Taq’s way of taking care of herself?
  • How being aware of emotional and energetic changes in your body can help cope with the shifts that happen in your cycle
  • What are things we can do and useful information in the book that we may not know
  • Taq’s thoughts on how to overcome challenges that come from outside influences
  • How pop culture has affected how sex is portrayed and how we relate to each other sexually
  • Taq and Lisa’s thoughts on sexual abuse and consent

Connect with Taqdir Kaur Bhandal :

You can connect Taq on her Facebook, Instagram, Email and 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 Sponsors:

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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Jan 15, 2021

Mark is the founder and CEO of Organic Pastures Dairy Company, a leading California and national brand of truly raw dairy products including milk, butter, cream, kefir, truly raw cheddar cheeses. Founder and chairman of Raw Milk Institute and is an internationally recognized speaker and expert with an emphasis on Raw Milk production standards, gut biome, milk genomics, nutritional benefits, food safety and the medical benefits of raw unprocessed milk and products.

Mark is deeply involved with raw milk food safety research and is associated with the International Milk Genomics Consortium at UC Davis. Since 2018, two peer reviewed research papers now identify the Raw Milk Institute standards, training and testing protocols as causing “The RAWMI EFFECT”. Since 2014, in the USA there has been a 357% increase in raw milk consumption with a decrease of 74% for reported illness associated with raw milk. This positive effect has been associated with the advances in testing technology and the standards and training developed by RAWMI and its PhD board of directors. Thousands of farmers have received RAWMI training on how to produce raw milk for human consumption verses standards for pasteurization.

In today’s episode, we talk all about raw milk, and why it may be worth considering if you’ve had issues with regular, conventional, processed milk products.

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How and why raw milk became the center of Mark’s career
  • Why someone would consume milk that is not pasteurized
  • Why pasteurized milk is so allergenic
  • The reason raw milk is illegal or not regulated in certain countries
  • The two different standards for raw milk
  • When most bacteria in milk happens and what the levels typically are from a healthy cow
  • Why pasteurized milk is not good for your gut
  • How a whole food diet supports fertility
  • Why raw milk is so beneficial to your health
  • Three things that will quickly drop inflammation
  • Reasons raw milk is so beneficial for breastfeeding mothers

Connect with Mark MacAfee :

You can connect with Mark on his Facebook, Instagram, Email and website.

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors:

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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Jan 8, 2021

In today’s on-air client session, my client Annie shares her experience with vulvodynia, the challenges she encountered getting a proper diagnosis, and how she discovered the link between her symptoms and hormonal birth control.

Head over to fertilityfriday.com/FAMreality to listen to the other episodes in the Fertility Awareness Reality Series!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program!  We start on January 12th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

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Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The link between Vulvodynia and hormonal birth control

  • The history of Annie’s menstrual cycle and her use of the birth control pill

  • What lead Annie to choose fertility awareness

  • Annie’s symptoms after she made the switch from the pill to an IUD

  • Annie’s misdiagnosis of a vaginal infection

  • Annie’s experience with a pelvic floor therapist

  • Doctors recommendations for Annie’s pain and discomfort

  • How side effects from using a hormonal birth control may not be immediate

  • The importance of reevaluating your birth control in the different phases in your life

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 Sponsors:

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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Jan 1, 2021

In today’s on-air client session, my client Grace shares her experience navigating cycle challenges while learning to use fertility awareness for birth control. Discover the lessons she learns from paying attention to her cycles!

Head over to fertilityfriday.com/FAMreality to listen to the other episodes in the Fertility Awareness Reality Series!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program!  We start on January 12th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Grace’s menstrual cycle history

  • How Grace managed her fertility and what lead her to incorporate fertility awareness

  • Grace’s thoughts on learning the Fertility Awareness Method

  • The learning process of Fertility Awareness

  • How women’s knowledge of the Fertility Awareness Method differ

  • The importance of knowledge when making the switch to fertility awareness

  • How Grace feels that the fertility awareness allows her to heal herself

  • Possible causes of excess mucus

  • The importance of ruling one problem out at a time to get to the root of the problem

  • How stress can impact your menstrual cycle and temperatures

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 Sponsors:

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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

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