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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: July, 2022
Jul 29, 2022

Amy is a certified health coach who specializes in working with women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). She is the author of Healing PCOS, and she works with women who are frustrated and have lost all hope when the only solution their doctors offer is to lose weight, take a pill, and live with their symptoms. Amy founded PCOS Diva to offer women tools to help gain control of their PCOS and regain their fertility, femininity, health, and happiness, and she has developed a proven protocol of supplements, diet, and lifestyle programs to support women to heal their PCOS. In case you haven’t heard Amy’s first appearance on the podcast, click here to have a listen.

In today’s episode, we talk about overcoming PCOS naturally, and the importance of advocating for the support you need..

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Course.  The most in-depth and comprehensive online fertility awareness self-study program available. Click here to join now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • What is PCOS, and what are the most common symptoms?
  • What is a PCOS diva?
  • The importance of advocating for yourself to get the care and support you need
  • The importance of believing that you can be healthy and recover from PCOS
  • The connection between PCOS, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and endometrial cancer
  • Why PCOS is not simply a condition of the “ovaries”
  • 21 days to managing your PCOS symptoms
  • Movement for PCOS
  • Dealing with a PCOS diagnosis
  • The role of supplementation in healing PCOS

Connect with Amy:

You can connect with Amy on her website, and on FacebookPinterest and Twitter!

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

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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!

Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program (FAMM)

This episode is sponsored by FAMM! Are you a women's health practitioner looking for a solid way to incorporate comprehensive fertility awareness chart analysis into your practice? If yes, FAMM is the program you've been waiting for. Click here to apply now!

Jul 22, 2022

Dr. Fiona McCulloch ND, the founder, and owner of White Lotus Integrative Medicine has worked with thousands of people seeking better health over the past 15 years of her practice. She is committed to health education and advocacy, empowering her patients with the most current information on health topics and natural medicine therapies with a warm, empathic approach.

In today’s show, we talk about Dr. Fiona’s new book “8 Steps to Reverse your PCOS” which she released in September 2016! We also talk about the connection between PCOS, inflammation, gut health & thyroid conditions!

Dr. Fiona joined us on a previous episode: episode 45 where we talked about the autoimmune disease as it relates to fertility, thyroid health, and MTHFR gene mutation

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Course.  The most in-depth and comprehensive online fertility awareness self-study program available. Click here to join now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • Why has there been a recent push to change the name of PCOS?
  • The connection between PCOS, insulin resistance, and Diabetes
  • What is inflammation as it relates to PCOS and how is it caused?
  • The connection between inflammation, food sensitivities, and autoimmunity
  • Why is following whole foods based nutrition plan so important for reducing chronic low-grade inflammation?
  • Androgen excess and PCOS
  • What is Hirsutism and how can it connect to PCOS?
  • How do stress and hormones affect the length of the ovulatory process?
  • How hormones affect a woman’s cycle as she matures
  • Why doctors should use caution when diagnosing PCOS for an adolescent female
  • The connection between PCOS and Cardiovascular Disease
  • How can thyroid disorders play a role in PCOS?
  • Dispelling the myth that PCOS doesn’t go away after giving birth
  • Dr. Fiona’s advice for women with PCOS who are trying to conceive

Connect with Dr. Fiona McCulloch, ND

You can connect with Dr. Fiona on her Website and on Facebook

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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!

Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program (FAMM)

This episode is sponsored by FAMM! Are you a women's health practitioner looking for a solid way to incorporate comprehensive fertility awareness chart analysis into your practice? If yes, FAMM is the program you've been waiting for. Click here to apply now!

Jul 15, 2022

In today’s episode I dive into the difference between PCOS and HA. Two very different conditions with different presentations which are often confused with one another!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Course.  The most in-depth and comprehensive online fertility awareness self-study program available. Click here to join now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • What is PCOS? 
  • What is Hypothalamic Amenorrhea?
  • Characteristics of PCOS and how it shows up in your cycle
  • Symptoms of PCOS and HA
  • Characteristics of HA and how it shows up in your cycle
  • Why looking at your menstrual cycle is a vital sign

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her FacebookTwitter, and on her website.

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

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!

Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program (FAMM)

This episode is sponsored by FAMM! Are you a women's health practitioner looking for a solid way to incorporate comprehensive fertility awareness chart analysis into your practice? If yes, FAMM is the program you've been waiting for. Click here to apply now!

Jul 8, 2022

Rosita Arvigo, is a Doctor of Naprapathy, ethnobotanist, spiritual healer, author of 8 books on traditional healing of Central America, and she is the founder of The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® & the Arvigo Institute.

Donna Zubrod is a nationally certified, North Carolina Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist, a DONA certified Birth Doula, and a certified practitioner and teacher of The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®. Her practice, Seven Generations Massage & Birth, offers support towards positive reproductive and digestive health experiences and outcomes from menarche, throughout the childbearing years, to menopause and beyond. She helps couples with fertility challenges to successfully conceive and nurtured expectant mothers during pregnancy through postpartum.

In today’s episode I share a special interview with both Dr. Arvigo and Donna. We focus on abdominal therapy for fertility and period pain, and how it differs from conventional medical treatments.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Course.  The most in-depth and comprehensive online fertility awareness self-study program available. Click here to join now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • What is The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®?
  • The process of Arvigo® Therapy
  • How you need proper hemodynamics to find homeostasis within the body
  • What inspired Donna to conduct her observational study on measuring the affects of Arvigo® Therapy on the menstrual cycle parameter
  • Some of the factors she had the 10 participants track during their cycles
  • How Donna measured the effects for each participant
  • Why goal of the study was to see if abdominal therapy had any effects on the menstrual cycle
  • Was ovulation confirmed during the study?
  • The importance of self-care by the participants during the study
  • Did the participants have less painful period during the study?
  • What were some of the results that stood out to Donna?
  • How does abdominal therapy potentially improve mucus production or luteal phase length?
  • How can Arvigo® bring women with extreme menstrual pain back to a normal cycle
  • The importance of getting informed and being an active participant in your health

Connect with Dr. Rosita Arvigo & Donna Zubrod:

Dr. Arvigo is one of the founding members of the Abdominal Therapy Collective, an education organization and practitioner community, formed in 2020. You can connect with Dr. Arvigo on her website and on the Abdominal Therapy Collective.
 
You can connect with Donna on her Website, and on her Facebook.

 

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

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!

Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program (FAMM)

This episode is sponsored by FAMM! Are you a women's health practitioner looking for a solid way to incorporate comprehensive fertility awareness chart analysis into your practice? If yes, FAMM is the program you've been waiting for. Click here to apply now!

Jul 1, 2022

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 sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Course.  The most in-depth and comprehensive online fertility awareness self-study program available. Click here to join now!

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 on her website.

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

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!

Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program (FAMM)

This episode is sponsored by FAMM! Are you a women's health practitioner looking for a solid way to incorporate comprehensive fertility awareness chart analysis into your practice? If yes, FAMM is the program you've been waiting for. Click here to apply now!

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