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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, 2021
Aug 27, 2021

Should you rely on ovulation predictor kits when you’re trying to conceive? Find out in today’s episode of the 2021 summer replay series!

In this solo episode, I am tackling the topic of Ovulation Predictor Kits! I talk about OPKs and why I don’t think they are all they’re cracked up to be. I share why relying solely on OPKs can reduce your chances of conception in some cases, and why your body gives you much more reliable signs to go on when you pay attention to it!

Today’s episode is sponsored by FAM LIVE!

Today’s episode is sponsored by Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE, my 10 week group coaching program! We start on September 21st! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

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Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Why relying primarily on Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs) can actually lower your chances of conceiving
  • How OPKs can inadvertently lead you to use the rhythm method
  • The impact of stress on your menstrual cycle
  • Why the key to timing sex correctly is not about having sex on ovulation day
  • Why women with PCOS often can’t rely on OPKs to identify ovulation
  • How relying on OPKs can result in you ignoring your body signs
  • Why monitoring your cervical mucus observations is more effective than relying on OPKs
  • Why waiting for a positive OPK to have sex will often cause you to miss out on several fertile days prior to ovulation
  • The importance of understanding your fertility signs first and using OPKs second
  • The benefits of using OPKs when you understand and pay attention your fertile signs first
  • Using Fertility Awareness to optimize your chances of conception

Connect with Lisa.

You can connect with Lisa on the Fertility Friday Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

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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.

Aug 20, 2021

Is there a connection between fibrocystic breast disease, ovarian cysts and iodine deficiency? Find out in today’s episode of the 2021 summer replay series!

Dr. Flechas has been in medical practice for 35 years. He is the Medical Director of Flechas Family Practice in Hendersonville, N.C. In addition to family practice, Dr. Flechas’s areas of specialization include Iodine therapy for thyroid and breast disorders, bio-identical hormone replacement for both men and women, and diagnosis and treatment of cardiac-related issues such as coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis, and hypertension.

Today’s episode is sponsored by FAM LIVE!

Today’s episode is sponsored by Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE, my 10 week group coaching program! We start on September 21st! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The link between fibrocystic breast disease and iodine deficiency
  • The connection between iodine deficiency and cancer
  • What is the relationship between iodine deficiency and thyroid function?
  • What are the factors that contribute to the development of a goiter?
  • Is iodine only necessary for thyroid function?
  • How Iodine is distributed inside your body?
  • What is fibrocystic breast disease and what are the most common signs and symptoms?
  • The link between iodine and the development of scar tissue
  • How is iodine related to breast, ovarian, and thyroid cancer?
  • If iodine can reverse fibrocystic breast disease, then why isn’t it standard treatment?
  • The link between iodine deficiency, polycystic ovary, and insulin resistance?
  • What is the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for iodine and why does Dr. Flechas recommend significantly higher amounts?
  • How can you determine if you are deficient in iodine?
  • What is the most accurate way to test your iodine levels?

Connect with Dr. Flechas:

You can connect with Dr. Flechas on his Website.

Resources mentioned:

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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.

Aug 13, 2021

Today we dive into the iodine/thyroid controversy, and discover why your basal body temperature is such an important indicator of your overall health in my interviews with Dr. David Brownstein and Dr. Denis Wilson! All this and more in today’s episode of the 2021 summer replay series!

Dr. David Brownstein is a Board-Certified family physician and is one of the foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, MI. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians, and others, about his success in using natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice.

Dr. Denis Wilson developed the concept of Wilson ‘s Temperature Syndrome in 1988 after observing people with symptoms of low thyroid and low body temperature, yet who had normal blood tests. He found that by normalizing their temperatures with T3 (without T4) their symptoms often remained improved even after the treatment was discontinued.

Today’s episode is sponsored by FAM LIVE!

Today’s episode is sponsored by Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE, my 10 week group coaching program! We start on September 21st! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How a book on nutrition led Dr. Brownstein down this career path
  • What should we know about iodine as it relates to the thyroid and why is it essential?
  • What happens when there’s an iodine deficiency?
  • Why is it important to know your iodine levels before you get pregnant?
  • Iodine’s connection to cystic breasts
  • How the thyroid is related to metabolism
  • Low body temperature: what does it mean and what does it have to do with the thyroid?
  • Dr. Wilson’s experiments with cycling patients and resetting their thermostat and thyroid
  • What to do if you have a low body temperature
  • The direct correlation between metabolism and body temperature and how it relates to fertility
  • How does hyperthyroidism relate to fertility?
  • How to tell if, and when, what you’re doing is working
  • What to eat, and when to eat it, to maintain healthy insulin levels

Connect with Dr. David Brownstein, MD

You can connect with Dr. Brownstein on his website.

Connect with Dr. Denis Wilson, MD

You can connect with Dr. Wilson on his website.

Resources mentioned

Join the community! Follow Fertility Friday on Instagram! 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.

Aug 6, 2021

Why do doctor’s prescribe the birth control for (literally) every menstrual cycle complaint? Find out in today’s episode of the 2021 summer replay series!

Dr. Naylor is a board-certified family physician, focused on preventive medicine and nutrition. As an osteopathic physician, she treats patients with a whole-person approach and has training in treating the body with hands-on techniques, called osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM). She became especially interested in fertility during the end of her residency training when she herself stopped hormonal contraception in an effort to get pregnant and didn’t get a period. Almost 2 years later, she continues her journey to naturally regain a healthy menstrual cycle and reflects on how western medicine addresses (or doesn’t address) this common issue.

Today’s episode is sponsored by FAM LIVE!

Today’s episode is sponsored by Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE, my 10 week group coaching program! We start on September 21st! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What is Osteopathic medicine?
  • Dr. Naylor shares how her own experience on hormonal contraceptives has shifted how she views prescribing them in her own practice
  • Why type of training to medical Doctors typically receive regarding hormonal contraceptives?
  • Why do Doctors typically recommend hormonal methods of birth control over non-hormonal methods?
  • Why the official recommendation is for women to use hormonal contraceptives throughout most of their adult life up until approximately age 50
  • How are physicians typically educated regarding the side effects of hormonal contraceptives?
  • What training are physicians given to the menstrual cycle and maintaining reproductive health?
  • What is the best way to approach your doctor when you are seeking care outside of the traditional medical paradigm?
  • Why advocating for yourself isn’t always easy
  • How to approach your Doctor when he or she isn’t receptive to the treatment, medication or approach you wish to take

Connect with Dr. Naylor

You can connect with Dr. Naylor on her Website

Resources mentioned

 

Join the community! Follow Fertility Friday on Instagram! 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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