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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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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.

Jul 30, 2021

Is there a connection between the MTHFR gene mutation and infertility? Is folic acid found in nature? Join me for an in-depth conversation with Diane Keddy about MTHFR and fertility in today’s episode of the 2021 summer replay series!

Today’s episode is sponsored by Tempdrop!

Tempdrop gives you everything you need to effortlessly track your fertility. Wear the Tempdrop sensor  while you sleep  for accurate basal body temperature readings without the stress of early morning wake ups. Tempdrop’s accompanying app enables you to chart an array of symptoms alongside your BBT, including cervical mucus and OPKs. Combine these fertility signs all in one place to identify your fertile window and confirm ovulation.

Whether you are trying to conceive, are avoiding pregnancy or want to chart for health reasons, Tempdrop makes fertility awareness accessible to all women - even if you don’t have regular cycles or sleeping patterns.

Identify your fertility window, in real time with Tempdrop. Follow this link to buy now!  And use code coupon code: FERTILITYFRIDAY at checkout for a 10% discount when your order!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What is the MTHFR gene mutation and how common is this gene mutation?
  • Why is the MTHFR gene mutation problematic in both men and women?
  • What impact does the MTHFR gene mutation have on a woman’s ability to convert folic acid to folate?
  • What are the symptoms of the MTHFR mutation and how do you test for it?
  • Is folic acid dangerous to individuals with this gene mutation?
  • What type of diet is recommended for individuals with the MTHFR gene mutation?
  • How does the MTHFR gene mutation impact a woman’s chances of conceiving?
  • Why is the MTHFR gene mutation linked to repeated miscarriages and birth defects?
  • What are some of the natural sources of folate?
  • What should women be looking for in a supplement to ensure they get the correct type of folate?
  • What is the connection between the MTHFR gene mutation and Iron deficiency?
  • What is the link between MTHFR and heart disease?
  • When should you ask your physician to screen you for the MTHFR gene mutation?
  • Why is the MTHFR gene mutation linked to depression, anxiety and irritable bowel syndrome among other medical conditions?
  • What to do if you have the MTHFR gene mutation and you are having trouble getting pregnant?

Connect with Diane

You can connect with Diane on her website, or via email!

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:

Tempdrop

This episode is sponsored by Tempdrop! Tempdrop gives you everything you need to effortlessly track your fertility. Click here to learn more 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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Jul 23, 2021

Join me for an incredible interview with Toni Weschler, author of Taking Charge of Your Fertility! This is the second episode in this year’s summer replay series!

Today’s episode is sponsored by Tempdrop!

Tempdrop gives you everything you need to effortlessly track your fertility. Wear the Tempdrop sensor  while you sleep  for accurate basal body temperature readings without the stress of early morning wake ups. Tempdrop’s accompanying app enables you to chart an array of symptoms alongside your BBT, including cervical mucus and OPKs. Combine these fertility signs all in one place to identify your fertile window and confirm ovulation.

Whether you are trying to conceive, are avoiding pregnancy or want to chart for health reasons, Tempdrop makes fertility awareness accessible to all women - even if you don’t have regular cycles or sleeping patterns.

Identify your fertility window, in real time with Tempdrop. Follow this link to buy now!  And use code coupon code: FERTILITYFRIDAY at checkout for a 10% discount when your order!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What is Fertility Awareness and how is it different from the Rhythm Method?
  • Why is the Fertility Awareness Method Effective?
  • Is the Fertility Awareness Method complicated to learn?
  • Are women fertile every day?
  • How can women determine when they are fertile each month?
  • Is it possible for women to use the Fertility Awareness Method successfully as a method of birth control?
  • Why do the “rules” work for preventing pregnancy
  • Why are some women more fertile than others?
  • How are certain health issues reflected in a woman’s menstrual cycle charts?
  • What is the role of basal body temperature in the Fertility Awareness Method?
  • For women who are trying to get pregnant, when is the best time to have unprotected sex?
  • How useful are ovulation predictor kits versus for a woman who is using the Fertility Awareness Method?
  • When is the best time to take a home pregnancy test

Connect with Toni

You can connect with Toni 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:

Tempdrop

This episode is sponsored by Tempdrop! Tempdrop gives you everything you need to effortlessly track your fertility. Click here to learn more 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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Jul 16, 2021

Today’s episode is the first in this year’s summer replay series! Following up from yesterday’s episode about IVF treatments, today’s episode takes a deep dive into artificial reproductive technology (ART), more specifically IUI (intrauterine insemination), and the common drugs used (clomid/femara) as well as IVF success statistics.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Tempdrop!

Tempdrop gives you everything you need to effortlessly track your fertility. Wear the Tempdrop sensor  while you sleep  for accurate basal body temperature readings without the stress of early morning wake ups. Tempdrop’s accompanying app enables you to chart an array of symptoms alongside your BBT, including cervical mucus and OPKs. Combine these fertility signs all in one place to identify your fertile window and confirm ovulation.

Whether you are trying to conceive, are avoiding pregnancy or want to chart for health reasons, Tempdrop makes fertility awareness accessible to all women - even if you don’t have regular cycles or sleeping patterns.

Identify your fertility window, in real time with Tempdrop. Follow this link to buy now!  And use code coupon code: FERTILITYFRIDAY at checkout for a 10% discount when your order!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How effective is IUI?
  • What is the difference between the pregnancy rate and the live birth rate?
  • How to dissect “success” rates for IUI
  • How do IUI success rates vary with age?
  • What is the cumulative success rate of IUI and how does it differ from the success rate of an individual round?
  • Does having more rounds of IUI increase your chances of conceiving?
  • What are the side effects of Clomid?
  • How do Clomid impact cervical mucus and your endometrial lining?
  • Why up to 25% of women are resistant to Clomid
  • What is Letrozole and how does it compare to Clomid for IUI?
  • How do the pregnancy and miscarriage rates differ in women who use Clomid versus Letrozole?
  • Why it’s important to be critical of research studies

Connect with Lisa:

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

Resources mentioned:

Research Studies:

 

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:

Tempdrop

This episode is sponsored by Tempdrop! Tempdrop gives you everything you need to effortlessly track your fertility. Click here to learn more 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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Jul 9, 2021

Brett Russo was born and raised in New Jersey. She graduated with a degree in business management from Bucknell University, where she also met her future husband. After graduation, Brett found her passion working beside her twin brother and father for her family’s printing company, of which she is now the chief executive officer. She married her husband in 2015, and together they fought the hardest battle of their lives with their journey through IVF. Brett is the author of The Underwear In My Shoe: My Journey Through IVF. Brett lives in New Jersey with her husband and their two sons.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Tempdrop!

Tempdrop gives you everything you need to effortlessly track your fertility. Wear the Tempdrop sensor  while you sleep  for accurate basal body temperature readings without the stress of early morning wake ups. Tempdrop’s accompanying app enables you to chart an array of symptoms alongside your BBT, including cervical mucus and OPKs. Combine these fertility signs all in one place to identify your fertile window and confirm ovulation.

Whether you are trying to conceive, are avoiding pregnancy or want to chart for health reasons, Tempdrop makes fertility awareness accessible to all women - even if you don’t have regular cycles or sleeping patterns.

Identify your fertility window, in real time with Tempdrop. Follow this link to buy now!  And use code coupon code: FERTILITYFRIDAY at checkout for a 10% discount when your order!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Brett’s fertility challenges

  • Why Brett chose to write The Underwear In My Shoe: My Journey Through IVF

  • Brett’s first period and how she managed her period

  • Brett’s experience in tracking her fertility

  • How long it took Brett to choose IVF

  • How long Brett and her husband were trying to get pregnant before the Doctor recommended IUI

  • The commonality of IUI and IVF

  • How Brett and her husband coped during IVF

  • The difference in how men and women emotionally handle infertility 

Connect with Brett Russo:

You can connect with Brett 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:

Tempdrop

This episode is sponsored by Tempdrop! Tempdrop gives you everything you need to effortlessly track your fertility. Click here to learn more 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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Jul 2, 2021

Cynthia is a Registered Dietitian in the US with a Master's of  science in Nutrition and has been a Registered Dietitian for over 10  years. Cynthia is a non-diet dietitian and believes in Health at Every Size. Helping women recover from Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (no period)  & find food & exercise freedom is a speciality area of hers. Due  to her own struggles with HA, disordered eating & infertility,  Cynthia was driven to specialize in HA. Throughout the years, Cynthia has worked in various areas in the field of nutrition which has led her  to where she is today operating her own virtual practice & working  with women across the world helping them recover their period and find  balance with food and exercise.

Today Cynthia shares her experience with HA and how it changed her practice (to focus on HA with her clients).

Today’s episode is sponsored by Tempdrop!

Tempdrop gives you everything you need to effortlessly track your fertility. Wear the Tempdrop sensor  while you sleep  for accurate basal body temperature readings without the stress of early morning wake ups. Tempdrop’s accompanying app enables you to chart an array of symptoms alongside your BBT, including cervical mucus and OPKs. Combine these fertility signs all in one place to identify your fertile window and confirm ovulation.

Whether you are trying to conceive, are avoiding pregnancy or want to chart for health reasons, Tempdrop makes fertility awareness accessible to all women - even if you don’t have regular cycles or sleeping patterns.

Identify your fertility window, in real time with Tempdrop. Follow this link to buy now!  And use code coupon code: FERTILITYFRIDAY at checkout for a 10% discount when your order!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Cynthia’s HA misdiagnosis and her experience

  • How old Cynthia was when she got her first period and if she ever used birth control

  • The common misdiagnosis of PCOS and HA

  • The difference between HA and PCOS
  • The similarities in symptoms of HA and PCOS
  • How the diagnosis for PCOS and HA differ

  • The challenges women face getting the correct diagnosis

  • Cynthia’s, body size, eating habits and workout routine that contributed to her late menstrual cycle start

Connect with Cynthia:

You can connect with Cynthia on LinkedIn and Instagram.

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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Jun 25, 2021

Kitty spent most of her adult life dieting. She jumped from one quick fix diet to the next. Shakes, fasting, keto and low carb. You name it she’s done it. She was obsessed with food and felt like she was either restricting or binge eating. She felt happiest when she was thin but she had to starve herself and train 6-7 days a week to maintain it. She had irregular and painful periods, suffered miscarriages, rarely slept through the night; she was bloated, constipated and exhausted. That all changed in 2015 when she met her partner Craig and stumbled across the work of Ray Peat and Emma Sgourakis. What she learned transformed her body and health. It's now Kitty’s mission to free women from restrictive diets, help them restore their metabolisms, balance their hormones and build bodies they love.

Today Kitty joins me for an important discussion of optimizing exercise for the female body, menstrual cycle, and hormone cycle! Is it possible to exercise less, eat more, and lose weight at the same time? Tune in to find out!

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:
  • Kitty’s diet history, her company and how she supports women
  • How Kitty was introduced to a healthy lifestyle
  • Why women end up in the cycle of getting to that “ideal weight”?
  • Why we need to eat more to help their body to survive
  • Myths about weight loss
  • Healthy and safe weight loss takes times
  • Importance of consistency for a healthy life
  • How intermittent fasting can affect your training goals
  • How to determine the balance between protein, carbs and fats

Connect with Kitty:

You can connect with Kitty on Facebook and Instagram.

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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Jun 18, 2021

Hormonal contraceptives and gall bladder disease? Is there a connection? In today’s pill-reality series, Lucie Fink is on the show to share her experience with the pill and how the unexpected side effects lead to a number of painful gall bladder attacks culminating in having her gall bladder removed altogether.

Lucie Fink is a 28-year-old video producer,  lifestyle host, stop motion artist, and digital educator. She has made  numerous appearances on NBC’s TODAY Show as a Millennial spokesperson,  discussing a wide range of topics relevant to her generation. From  2015-2019, Lucie worked at Refinery29 where she created and hosted their  hit YouTube shows, Try Living with Lucie and Lucie for Hire. Today,  Lucie is signed with United Talent Agency and creates entertaining and  educational content for a global audience of millions across her various  social platforms.

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:
  • Lucie’s period history
  • Lucie’s experience with birth control
  • Lucie’s side effects from birth control
  • How Lucie discovered her gall bladder problem
  • Why Lucie ended up getting her gall bladder out
  • Lucie's recovery process after the removal of her gall bladder
  • What Lucie learned about the connection between birth control and her gall bladder issue

Connect with Lucie:

You can connect with Lucie on Facebook, YouTubeInstagram 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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Jun 11, 2021

Dr. Aviva Romm is both a midwife and a Yale trained MD and Board Certified Family Physician with specialties in Integrative Gynecology, Obstetric and Pediatrics, with a focus on women’s endocrinology. She’s also a world renown herbalist, and author of the textbook, Botanical Medicines for Women’s Health, as well as 7 other books, including The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution and her new book, Hormone Intelligence. A practitioner, teacher, activist and advocate of both environmental health and women’s reproductive rights and health, she has been bridging the best of traditional medicine, total health ecology, and good science for over three decades. Her podcast, articles, books, and online programs are wildly popular and successful, helping women take back their health. Dr. Romm practices medicine in both NY and MA, and lives in the Berkshires of Western MA.

Today we take a deep dive into why women often have such a difficult time getting support for their reproductive health issues.

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:
  • Who is Aviva and experience in the medical industry
  • What is Hormone Intelligence about and why Aviva wanted to write that book now
  • Why women have a hard time getting help
  • Different stereotypes of how women are perceived
  • Cultural myths that doctors have internalized
  • The barriers women face seeking help from medical professionals
  • What is actually helping in medical school
  • Should women be going to her doctor for her first protocol when she has issues with her cycle
  • How women need to know where doctors are coming from
  • Why women should be prepped for their doctors appoints

Connect with Aviva:

You can connect with Aviva on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram 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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Jun 4, 2021

Today my client Brittany joins us to share her experience using fertility awareness for conception. Find out how to navigate some of the challenges Brittany faced with cervical mucus, cycle irregularities, stress, and more.

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 Brittany has never used hormonal birth control 
  • The importance of educating yourself about the various types of birth control
  • How Brittany is managing her fertile window in the pre-ovulatory phase
  • What she loves about fertility awareness
  • Ways Brittany is navigating the various types of cervical mucus during her cycle 
  • Why it is so important to rest and manage your stress and how lack of either can affect your cycle 
  • Challenges she has been facing with charting in the post-ovulatory phase 

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on 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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

May 28, 2021

Have you been told you need to have sex every other day when you’re trying for a baby? Or that having sex multiple times per day will increase your chances of conception? If so, this episode will put the most common conception myths to rest once and for all!

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:
  • How to use Fertility Awareness cycle charting when you’re trying to conceive

  • How does Fertility Awareness Charting help with fertility

  • How to time sex accurately whether you’re trying to avoid pregnancy or trying to conceive

  • What it takes for natural conception

  • What to do when you are not conceiving when you are timing sex and charting

  • How cervical fluid plays an important role in conception

  • Different types of mucus

  • Check for cervical fluid after your period

  • Specific myths about how many times and when to have sex

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on 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

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May 21, 2021

Do women experience side effects with the copper IUD? Today I share an interview with Christine, a member of the Fertility Friday community, and she shares her experience with the copper IUD. Tune in to find out what worked and what didn’t!

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:
  • How old Christine was when she began her period

  • Christine’s period and contraceptive history prior to the IUD

  • Why Christine chose the IUD for her form of birth control

  • Symptoms & side effects Christine experienced after she started the Copper IUD

  • What was Christine’s experience with the ovarian cyst?

  • Difference in Christine’s periods before having the IUD and while she was using the IUD

  • Correlation between women with low iron and heavy bleeding

  • Christine’s experience with the IUD insertion

Connect with Lisa:

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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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

May 14, 2021

Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and author of the bestselling books Period Repair Manual and Hormone Repair Manual. She has more than 20 years’ experience in women’s health and currently has a consulting room in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she treats women with PCOS, PMS, endometriosis, perimenopause, and many other hormone- and period-related health problems.

Today we talk all about menopause, and why the years leading up to menopause shouldn’t be “horrible.” Discover how to balance and manage your hormones during this normal and natural phase of life!

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 did Laura choose to write Hormone Repair Manual
  • What is menopause and perimenopause
  • Why Lara calls menopause the second puberty
  • Permimenopause symptoms and how to feel better
  • How does stress effect women as they get older

Connect with Lara Briden:

You can connect with Lisa on Facebook, Instagram and on her website.

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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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

May 7, 2021

Dr. Mariza Snyder is a functional practitioner, women’s health expert and the author of seven books: The #1 National Bestselling book, The Essential Oils Hormone Solution, focuses on balancing women’s hormones. Other bestselling books are: The Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils and The DASH Diet Cookbook. Dr. Mariza’s upcoming book, The Essential Oils Menopause Solution, focuses on solutions for women in perimenopause and menopause.

For the past ten years, she has lectured at wellness centers, conferences, and corporations on hormone health, essential oils, nutrition, and detoxification. She has been featured on Dr. Oz, Oprah Magazine, Fox News Health, MindBodyGreen and many publications. Dr. Mariza is also the host of the top rated Essentially You Podcast, designed to empower women to become the CEO of their health. Check out her website, drmariza.com, for women's hormone tips, including recipes and remedies.

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 inspired Dr. Mariza to write her eighth book, The Essential Oils Menopause Solution,

  • Why Dr. Mariza choose to focus on menopause in the eighth book

  • What is menopause?

  • Why society has a negative association with menopause

  • What is a normal transition to menopause

  • Symptoms you are transitioning into menopause

  • How to listen to your body and ask yourself is this serving you

  • Dr. Mariza’s advice for women who aren’t used to listening to or tuning in to their body

  • Why Dr. Mariza loves essential oils

  • How different oils shift your mental and emotional spirit

Connect with Dr. Mariza Snyder:

You can connect with Lisa on Facebook, Instagram and on her website.

Resources mentioned:

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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Apr 30, 2021

Marguerite Duane, MD, MHA is a board-certified family physician and adjunct associate professor at Georgetown University. She is co-founder and executive director of FACTS, the Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science. She is trained as a Creighton Model, FEMM and NeoFertility medical consultant as well as a TeenSTAR educator. She also works with Modern Mobile Medicine, a direct primary care house calls-based medical practice that serves patients of all ages in the DC area.

Dr. Duane received her medical degree with recognition in primary care from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed her family medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA. She has previously served on the boards of both the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC). Dr. Duane balances her career as a teacher and Family Physician, with her role as a mother and wife.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program!  We start on May 4th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Why is Dr. Duane as passionate now about FAM than when she discovered it years ago

  • Dr. Duane’s thoughts on how FAM is the only birth control method with no side effects

  • The philosophy of allopathic medicine

  • How doctors are trained about FAM and what women can expect when going to their female doctor

  • The effectiveness of Fertility Awareness Methods

  • The different methods of Fertility Awareness

  • Dr. Duane’s thoughts on the challenges for women concerned with the effectiveness

  • How to use the methods correctly

  • What is most commonly quoted when it comes to FAM

Connect with Dr. Marguerite Duane:

You can connect with Lisa on Facebook, Twitter, and on her website.

Resources mentioned:

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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Apr 23, 2021

Does the pill cause anxiety and depression? Yes, yes it does. Today I share an interview with Gabby, who tells all about her experience with birth control-induced anxiety and other mood changes.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program!  We start on May 4th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • History of Gabby’s menstrual cycle and her birth control journey

  • Gabby’s symptoms from birth control

  • Gabby’s physical side effects from birth control

  • How Gabby thought her side effects and symptoms were normal at the time

  • How women think the resolution to birth control side effects is to switch brands

  • Gabby’s advice to women who are actively not looking to get pregnant

  • Women are not aware of the most common side effects from birth control and least likely to link them to birth control

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.

Apr 16, 2021

Kimberly Johnson is a Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, yoga teacher trainer, postpartum advocate and single mom. She helps women heal from birth injuries, gynecological surgeries and sexual boundary violations. She is the author of early mothering classic The Fourth Trimester, as well as the upcoming Call of the Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power, and Use It for Good.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program!  We start on May 4th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What inspired Kimberly to focus on the nervous system and how it relates to her work

  • How does trauma and authority interplay with our interactions with medical professionals

  • What are different types of trauma

  • How to respond to traumatic situations with authorities

  • Ways that we can prepare for traumatic types of interactions with medical professionals  

  • How women respond to these traumatic situations

  • How we can work within the framework to empower ourselves

  • The negative effects of traumatic experiences with your medical professional

  • How to move forward after trauma

  • Repair is always possible

Connect with Kimberly:

You can connect with Lisa on Facebook, Instagram and on her 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.

Apr 9, 2021

Should you come off hormonal birth control and learn fertility awareness? How long does it take to learn? In today’s episode I share an interview with Allison, and she shares her experience coming off hormonal contraceptives, and learning to use fertility awareness for birth control!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program!  We start on May 4th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Allison’s experience coming off birth control
  • Allison’s menstrual cycle history, her hormonal birth control experience and what led her to The Fertility Awareness Method
  • The challenges in finding accurate and helpful information to assist with female menstrual cycle and fertility
  • Allison’s side effects from hormonal birth control
  • Allison’s period prior to birth control

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.

Apr 2, 2021

How long will it take for your period to come back when you come off the pill? How many months will it take for your cycles to normalize? Today’s episode is all about coming off the pill! In my interview with Liz, we talk about her experience coming off birth control and waiting for her cycles to return to normal.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program!  We start on May 4th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

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Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Liz’s menstrual cycle background, birth control history and what opted her to the Fertility Awareness Method

  • How was Liz's bleeding once she got off birth control after 16 years

  • How it took a few cycles to get her period back to normal

  • The length of Liz periods after birth control

  • How Liz collects her menstruation

  • Liz’s experience with tampons and menstrual cups

  • How the menstrual cycle is a vital sign

  • How heavy periods may be a cause of a blood disorder

Connect with Lisa:

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

Resources mentioned:

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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Mar 19, 2021

Today’s episode is about an important topic that hasn’t yet been addressed on the podcast: bleeding disorders. Find out how bleeding disorders affect women, and why they often go undiagnosed. You won’t want to miss my interview with Dr. Fiona Bethea and Jhon Velasco.

Dr. Fiona Bethea is a Health Scientist on the Bleeding Disorders Team in the Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch of the Division of Blood Disorders (DBD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She joined DBD in 2009 and served as the project coordinator and technical advisor for a study of hemophilia inhibitors, a serious treatment complication. Since 2016, she has worked with community partners to develop evidence-based health promotion and education programs to reduce and prevent complications of bleeding disorders. She also collaborates in the monitoring and evaluation of the Community Counts bleeding disorders surveillance program. Dr. Bethea has been privileged to serve this community and contribute to the scientific evidence base to help prevent and reduce complications of bleeding disorders. She received her PhD in Epidemiology at Georgia State University. She also has a BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and an MPH in Global Health, Community Health and Development from Emory University.

Jhon Velasco is the Manager of Education and Training at National Hemophilia foundation, where he focuses on women with bleeding disorders, the Spanish speaking community and mental health. He earned his Masters in Health Education from Columbia University, where he focused on health education focusing on marginalized communities. A consistent theme in his career has been the development, implementation and analysis of new and existing public health projects for a variety of international communities, specifically undeserved populations. A common theme among these projects is his commitment to working with individuals and groups to improve their lives through education, mentorship and empowerment. Jhon is also a certified yoga and meditation instructor, having practiced throughout the Americas, Europe and South East Asia.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program!  We start on May 4th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Dr. Bethea's background and what drew her to the study of bleeding disorders

  • Jhon’s background and what drew him to the study of bleeding disorders

  • What are bleeding disorders

  • How a woman would detect she had a blood disorder in terms of her menstrual cycle

  • Signs or symptoms of bleeding disorders

  • Signs that a woman has a bleeding disorder over other health related causes

  • Types of screenings that would take place to rule out bleeding disorders

  • Importance of tracking your menstrual cycle in determining if you have a bleeding disorder

  • Steps to follow if you are trying to differentiate a bleeding disorder versus a heavy menstrual cycle

  • What is Von Willebrand disease, the different types and how it can affect the menstrual cycle

  • What is Hemophilia and the most common symptoms

  • What is a joint bleed
  • The most common bleeding disorders

  • Treatment for women after being diagnosed with a bleeding disorder

  • Bleeding disorders are heriditary 

Connect with Dr. Bethea & Jhon:

You can connect with Dr. Bethea on LinkedIn and John on LinkedIn.

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.

Mar 12, 2021

Raquel Lemus is a Licensed Midwife based in Los Angeles who has worked with families since she was 16 yrs old and has been a birthworker and uterine health specialist since 2012. Raquel serves the LA community as a Full Spectrum Midwife, Peristeam Hydrotherapist, Placenta Specialist, Yoga Instructor, and Educator. It is her goal to connect people back to the known wisdom and intelligence of their uterus in order help them experience more joy and alignment with their life purpose!

In today’s episode we talk about postpartum vaginal steaming and the impact it can have during the first 6 weeks postpartum and beyond.

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:
  • Raquel’s background and what drew her into midwifery

  • Raquel’s philosophy around birth

  • What is vaginal steaming and what is the history of it

  • Postpartum steaming is the most commonly used around the world

  • What Raquel’s experience as a midwife has been like after introducing steaming into the postpartum practice

  • Benefits of steaming postpartum

  • How vaginal steaming helps with the physical transition after having a baby

  • How one would steam, what it entails and what it’s like for a beginner

  • What to expect when steaming for your first time

  • How steaming postpartum helps heal and recover quicker

Connect with Raquel:

You can connect with Raquel on Facebook, Instagram 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.

Mar 5, 2021

Kate Kordsmeier is a writer, educator, and creative entrepreneur. After almost a decade as a freelance journalist, Kate founded Root + Revel, a holistic wellness blog with a focus on mind-body-soul health. Once the blog blossomed into a 6-figure business, she started the The Six-Figure Blog Academy, a digital course dedicated to helping others start their own profitable businesses. Kate is also the host of the Success with Soul Podcast. Her mission is to empower women to create a profitable, purpose-filled online business and build a life of freedom and flexibility, without selling their soul.

Today Kate shares her story about overcoming post-pill PCOS. An episode you won’t want to miss!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Kate’s menstrual cycle and hormonal contraceptives history
  • What inspired Kate to start her holistic wellness blog, Root + Revel
  • Kate’s journey coming off of the pill and normalizing her menstrual cycle
  • Challenges with hormonal contraceptives
  • Kate’s experience with her healthcare providers and her diagnosis with PCOS
  • How the pill can relate to gut issues
  • Why healthcare providers always lean on the pill as the cure
  • Kate’s experience with the IUD
  • How Kate heeled her body naturally
  • Kate’s symptoms after getting off the pill that concerned her she had PCOS
  • Kate’s experience and how long it took her to normalize her period
  • How the pill masks female health and cycle issues
  • Kate's life after her menstrual cycle normalized

Connect with Kate:

You can connect with Kate on FacebookInstagram 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.

Feb 26, 2021

Dani Sheriff is an Australian-Born, Austin based digital  illustrator, YouTuber and podcaster. She is the host of The Hypothalamic  Amenorrhea Podcast and founder of The HA Society – a podcast and online community for women who care about getting their periods. Her mission is to free up mental space for people who are caught up  in the diet-hard mindset so that they can do their life's greatest work.

In today’s episode we talk about some of the most common myths about HA (i.e. that it can only happen to women who are really skinny) and much more!

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:
  • Dani’s period history and birth control use
  • Dani’s personal diagnosis and experience with HA
  • Dani’s experience with telling her doctors about her missed periods
  • The effects of HA on ovulation and progesterone
  • Differences between women with PCOS and HA
  • Dani’s discovery between weight and HA
  • How all women’s bodies differ when it comes to weight loss and the effect on their menstrual cycle
  • The quality of food is more important than the amount of calories you consume
  • How the emotional component of HA is harder to correct than the diet
  • Advice for women who have extreme distortion of their body image

Connect with Dani:

You can connect with Dani on Instagram 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.

Feb 19, 2021

Women are not small men! Today I dive into the important topic: Decoding the MALE health influencer space! From intermittent fasting to magical “diets,” I’m diving into the controversy and sharing why your menstrual cycle should be your guide to navigating what’s right for YOU! I also get into why, from a professional standpoint, the menstrual cycle can be an integral part of helping your clients navigate this space.

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:
  • What inspired Lisa for decoding the male influencer space       

  • How men and women are different in their hormonal profiles

  • How we use the menstrual cycle as the great equalizer

  • Diet trends in today’s world and how they differ for men and women

  • What is intermittent fasting

  • How intermittent fasting can disrupt the menstrual cycle

  • What works best for women of reproductive age who want their cycles and hormones balanced

  • Signs that Intermittent Fasting may not be best for your body

  • Lisa’s belief there isn’t one type of diet for everyone for every point of their life

  • What women of reproductive age need may be different than the male influencer in the health space you are following

  • How looking at your chart will show if the diet you are following is working for you or not

  • How supplements are like diets and that no supplement will be made for every individual

  • How the cycle and charting over time can be useful from a practitioner perspective

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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