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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, 2022
Aug 26, 2022

Dr Lara Owen is an author, academic and consultant focused on the ideas and practices that surround menstruation. She holds a PhD on menstrual organization from Monash Business School in Australia and has been a Research Fellow on menstrual stigma and sustainability at the University of St Andrews in the UK.

Lara's bestselling book, Her Blood Is Gold, investigated the influence of culture on menstrual experience, and explored ways to honor the menstrual cycle. Her next book, to be published by Oxford University Press, analyzes the impact of new methods of organizing menstruation on individuals and society. She consults with a variety of organizations on menstruation in the workplace and mentors' individuals working in menstrual education, health, and activism. In March 2022 she launched a year-long masters’ level course in Contemporary Menstrual Studies.

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:

  • Different aspects of menstruation
  • How menstruation has been stigmatized
  • How the menstrual cycle has changed
  • What brought Lara into studying menstruation
  • Economic implication about menstruation
  • The way the menstrual cycle is commodified 
  • How the tech industry has impacted women and their menstrual cycle

Connect with Lara Owen:

You can connect with Lara on her Website, and on Facebook 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!

Aug 19, 2022

Mike is a women’s health advocate and author, who spent much of the past decade exploring the risks of birth control. He recently completed work on an expanded audio version of his shocking book, In the Name of the Pill.

The new version continues his investigation into the dubious nature of both the history and science of birth control. It features new content on modern devices and some of the little-discussed dangers scientists have linked to the various forms of birth control.

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 prompted Mike to expand on In the Name of the Pill book into his audiobook
  • How Mike ended up writing the book, In the Name of the Pill
  • Mike's perspective on why women aren't being given full side effects of the pill from their doctor
  • Mike's research results on the different forms of birth control
  • Side effects of different birth control methods that Mike found out

Connect with Mike Gaskins:

You can connect with Mike on his WebsiteFacebook and Instagram.

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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!

Aug 12, 2022

Today I am joined by Nicola Rinaldi, author of, No Period. Now What? for her second interview on the podcast. Make sure to go back and listen to our first interview together in Episode 141. Today’s episode focuses on the emotional aspects of hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA), whereas our first episode focused more on how to identify the condition, and identifying the difference between HA and PCOS.

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 Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA)?
  • Why regular ovulation is important for overall health (not only when you want to have babies!)
  • The role of estrogen and progesterone in the menstrual cycle
  • Are periods necessary?
  • HA as a symptom of a broader social issue
  • The role of under-eating and over-exercise in HA
  • Overcoming the mindset associated with severe caloric restriction with food
  • Why hormonal contraceptives aren’t the solution for HA
  • Overcoming HA when trying to conceive

Connect with Nicola:

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

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Related podcasts & blog posts:

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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!

Aug 5, 2022

You may already know Lara as the author of Period Repair Manual which we’ll talk about more today. Lara was one of my very first guests, and I’m excited to have her back on the show. In our first interview together we delved into what the pill is really doing to your hormones, and it has been one of my most popular episodes of the show, so if you missed it definitely go back and listen to episode 007. Dr. Briden is a Naturopathic doctor with over 20 years of experience in women’s health. She specializes in the area of hormone health, and she is the founder of larabriden.com where she educates the masses on maintaining healthy hormones!

In today’s show, we delve into hypothalamic amenorrhea and HPA axis dysregulation, which is a topic I’ve had many requests to delve into on the show.

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 hypothalamic amenorrhea?
  • What are the symptoms of hypothalamic amenorrhea?
  • What is the difference between PCOS and hypothalamic amenorrhea?
  • The impact of the pill on hypothalamic amenorrhea
  • What is the relationship between undereating and hypothalamic amenorrhea
  • How many carbohydrates do women need to eat?
  • The relationship between stress and amenorrhea
  • The problem with the idea of “eating the perfect diet”
  • What you need to know about supplementation and your periods
  • How does vitex impact hormones and periods?
  • Why there is no magic supplement that will fix your periods
  • How does alcohol impact our hormone levels?
  • The role male infertility plays in infertility in general

Connect with Lara

You can connect with Lara on her website and on FacebookTwitter & Youtube

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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