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The Period Party

The Period Party, hosted by Nicole Jardim, is what happens when you get the world's leading women’s health experts unscripted, uncensored, and on the air. Think of it as girl talk gone menstrual!

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PP# 127: The Keto Diet for Women’s Hormonal Health with Leanne Vogel

Leanne Vogel is the founder of Healthful Pursuit, host of The Keto Diet Podcast, author of the internationally bestselling book, The Keto Diet, and the creator of Fat Fueled, a holistic paleo-friendly approach to a ketogenic, high-fat diet.In this episode, we discuss what made Leanne switch from a vegan diet to keto, what it’s like in the first 30 days of adjusting to a keto diet, how keto and carb cycling impact women’s hormonal health, how to make a long-term keto diet work for you, and more!


3 Dec 2018

Rank #1

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PP# 136: Post Birth Control Syndrome is Real with Dr. Jolene Brighten

Functional naturopathic medical doctor and nutritional biochemist, Dr. Jolene Brighten, is recognized as a leading expert in Post-Birth Control Syndrome (PBCS) and the long-term side effects associated with hormonal contraceptives.In this episode, we talk about the side effects of hormonal birth control, the relationship between gut health and hormonal birth control, the causes of PBCS, difficulties associated with coming off of hormonal birth control, and more!


18 Feb 2019

Rank #2

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PP# 87: Happy Gut, Happy Hormones with Dr. Vincent Pedre

Dr. Vincent Pedre is the Medical Director of Pedre Integrative Health, the Founder of Dr. Pedre Wellness, and he is the author of Happy Gut. It’s that topic we’ll be diving into today and Dr. Pedre explains how you can have a happy gut!In this episode, we’re going to talk about a common issue called Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), how peppermint is good for bloating, how medications, stress, and oral hygiene can impact your gut health, and so much more!


26 Feb 2018

Rank #3

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Transition Off The Pill Seamlessly

Getting off your birth control can sometimes feel like adolescence coming back for round two. This week's episode of The Period Party will give you everything you need to know to transition off the pill seamlessly!


4 Sep 2013

Rank #4

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PP# 91: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hormone Testing! with Dr. Carrie Jones

Dr. Carrie Jones is the Medical Director at Precision Analytical, Inc.; creators of the DUTCH test. Carrie’s passion and expertise lies in the areas of hormonal, adrenal, and thyroid health.In this episode, Carrie’s shares everything you ever wanted to know about hormone testing! A few of the topics we’ll be covering are when and how hormones should be tested, the differences between adrenal and insulin-based PCOS, how estrogen detox and dominance can relate to menstrual issues and cancer, and mor


26 Mar 2018

Rank #5

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PP# 108: Under-Eating and Its Connection to Hormone Problems with Laura Schoenfeld

Laura Schoenfeld is a Registered Dietitian trained in Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy. Laura’s passion is for helping overstressed, over-trained, and undernourished women get back to better physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.In this episode, we talk about why you don’t need a perfect diet to have good health, how the wellness industry is impacting women’s approach to eating, common signs of under-nutrition, the risks of switching to a “real food” diet, and so much more!


23 Jul 2018

Rank #6

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Boost Your Fertility

Boost your chances of conceiving naturally by fertilizing your life from the inside out!

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16 Oct 2013

Rank #7

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Perimenopause - what you need to know

Perimenopause begins on average around age 35 for most women. Do you know the signs and symptoms of it? Do you know how to prepare your body for it?  Nat and Nicole are gonna break down the signs and symptoms of perimenopause and how to best manage this phase of your life with the right foods, supplements, herbs and lifestyle practices.


24 Mar 2015

Rank #8

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PP #79: Addressing Candida Overgrowth to Balance Estrogen with Kirsty Wirth

On this episode of The Period Party, Nat & Nicole talk with Kirsty Wirth, founder of Kultured Wellness, a company whose mission is to inspire and educate people to take control of their health by eating real and fermented foods that nourishes the brain and the gut. She is the brainchild behind Kultured Wellness Culture Starters and functional supplements. Here's some of highlights from this exciting episode:  Does the gut microbiome have an impact on our hormones and neurotransmitters?What exactly is Candida? We need a little of it, but not too much for the sake of our hormones!How excess estrogen promotes candida overgrowthThe COMT gene's effect on our ability to detox estrogenSteps forward to managing this delicate balance in our gut - it all starts with breaking down the biofilm. Kirsty Wirth has been called the Gut Guru, an Intuitive Healer and her research and work in the area of gut health has been life changing for many of her clients. Her experience in education and research of over 15 years continues to drive her purpose of empowering the community to gain knowledge and understanding so they can be well and thrive. She is a HUGE nature lover, a mother, a fervent advocate for children on the spectrum, you just can’t help but be touched by her spirit and infectious enthusiasm.


9 May 2017

Rank #9

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PP# 145: The Happy Balance: A Holistic Approach to Hormone Health with Megan Hallett

Megan Hallett is a practicing nutrition and holistic health coach currently studying to be a nutritional therapist. Megan is also the author of The Happy Balance: The Original Plant-Based Approach For Hormone Health.In this episode, we talk about how Megan’s health journey led to her fascination with hormonal health, why we wrote The Happy Balance, what you can learn from the book, why every diet doesn’t work for everybody, how to take a healthy approach to starting a plant-based diet, and more!


27 May 2019

Rank #10

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PP# 147: The Hormonal Hierarchy & Which Hormones You Should Address First with Dr. Brooke Kalanick

Dr. Brooke Kalanick is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and functional medicine practitioner who helps women reset their hormones, their heads, and their habits, so they can finally feel at home in their bodies. In this episode, we talk about how you can use the hormone hierarchy to develop a healthy approach to correcting hormone imbalances, the importance of understanding the signals your hormones send to your body, common hormone disruptors you may not be aware of, and so much more!


24 Jun 2019

Rank #11

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PP #56: How to Meal Plan Like a Badass: A Modern Woman's Guide with Sarah Adler

On this episode of The Period Party, Nat & Nicole talk with Nutrition Coach, Sarah Adler.  Here are the highlights of what we cover during this episode:   How to save money and time at the grocery store, and still be healthy! Tips for buying vegetables so they don't go bad, and you don't get bored.  Why stocking your pantry will save you hours on your life. Learn to embrace SIMPLICITY over perfection.  Sarah Adler is a nutrition coach, healthy lifestyle expert, cookbook author real food lover and owner of Simply Real Health—a healthy lifestyle company on a mission to educate, teach, and inspire others to live their happiest and healthiest life. Find out more at www.simplyrealhealth.com. And, get her Summer Meal Plan today - 15% off for The Period Party listerners with the code "periodparty".


26 Jul 2016

Rank #12

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PP# 135: Reset Your Hormones To Lose Weight and Boost Energy Naturally with Dr. Mariza Snyder

Dr. Mariza Snyder is a functional practitioner and the author of six books. For the past ten years, she has lectured at wellness centers, conferences, and corporations on hormone health, essential oils, nutrition, and detoxification.In this episode, we talk about the negative physical and emotional side effects of hormonal birth control, the connection between hormonal balance and weight resistance, how essential oils can be used to manage stress and reset your hormones, and so much more!


11 Feb 2019

Rank #13

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The connection between hormones & your gut health with Bridgit Danner

On this episode of The Period Party, Nicole interviews Bridgit Danner. Here's a quick overview of what is covered: The main health symptoms of a compromised gutNutrient absoprtion happens in the gut and how important that is to hormonal healthDetoxification of hormones happens in the gutAn inflammatory state stresses the digestive system, and why this causes you to not make as many hormonesLab testing options for assessing gut functionThings you can implement right away to improve gut function Bridget is hosting Hormones: A Women's Wellness Summit from April 11th-18th 2016, and I highly recommend you sign up for this special event. You will learn everything about syncing your hormones, your body and your life! Sign up here.  Bridgit practiced Chinese Medicine for nearly 12 years and has performed over 12,000 treatments. She is also a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner. She has worked extensively in the fertility field, and has worked with many professional women in helping them find health within their busy lives. Bridgit became passionate about women’s health after her own postpartum health crisis. With the help of life coaching, holistic nutrition, functional medicine and whole food cooking, she was able to recover from postpartum depression, epstein barr virus and adrenal dysregulation. She loves to share the tools and skills she’s learned, along with the tools of other experts, to help women everywhere find the energy and balance they crave.


16 Mar 2016

Rank #14

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PP #65: Hormone and Period Support with Essential Oils with Mariza Snyder

On this episode of The Period Party, Nat & Nicole talk with Dr. Mariza Snyder, a wellness practitioner and public speaker with over 8 years of experience focusing on women's health. She leads a community of women who educate about nutrition, detox programs, self-care and essential oils. Here are the highlights of what we cover during this episode:  3 ways to use essential oils plus how to consume themEssential oils that support different period problems like chronic stress, PMS and cramps How to choose the best essential oil brand for youHow to use essential oils as a substitute for toxic personal care products Bonus: Dr. Mariza’s Libido Booster blend & the two best essential oils for improving your libidoBonus: Dr. Mariza’s Superwoman essential oil blend and stress buster blend that works in seconds!  Dr. Mariza became passionate about women’s health after her own health issues. Through functional medicine, whole foods and self-care practices she was able to heal her adrenal dysregulation and chronic migraines related to hormone imbalance. Today, Dr. Mariza serves as an educator on topics relating to women's hormone health and she's an author of five best-selling nutrition books: The DASH Diet Cookbook, which was featured on Dr. Oz, The Low Glycemic Index Slow Cooker, The Antioxidant Counter, The Water Infusion Detox Book and The Matcha Miracle. She is currently working on her sixth book, The Smart Mom's Guide to Essential Oils. Check out her website, drmariza.com, for women's health tips, including recipes and remedies.  Dr. Mariza graduated Cum Laude from Life Chiropractic College West in 2008. She has a background in biochemistry and certifications in nutrition and aromatherapy.


2 Nov 2016

Rank #15

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PP# 86: Menstruating with the Moon & Lunaception with Dr. Katherine Dale

Dr. Katherine Dale talks about menstruating with the moon! Dr. Katherine digs deep into the root of your Fertility Issues and provides emotional and spiritual support for women wanting to become mothers.Some of the topics in this episode include how light plays a very important role in our cycles and fertility, how exactly you should align your cycle with the moon, why that can change the length of your cycle, how PMS may be a sign that your boundaries are being crossed, and much more!


19 Feb 2018

Rank #16

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Fertility and the Preconception Build and Detox with Christa Orecchio

On this episode of The Period Party, Nat & Nicole talk with Christa Orecchio, a clinical and holistic nutritionist, and founder of thewholejourney.com. Here are the highlights of what we cover during this episode:  Why would you want to do this and how can it help? How do you assess where you are and where you need to (evaluating current lifestyle)? Are there any labs that are helpful before starting this 12-week detox? What kinds of things do you add in and what kinds of things do you eliminate? Should you take prenatal supplements to prep for preconception? Advice for after you get pregnant?  For the last ten years, Christa has been teaching people how to use food as their medicine and how to heal from the root cause. She addresses the whole person, body, mind, and spirit. She is the host of FOX5’s Food as Medicine and the co-host of the nationally syndicated “Randy and Christa Show: News that Makes you Healthier."  Christa is also the author of best selling book How to Conceive Naturally and Have a Healthy Pregnancy After 30 and the creator of Gut Thrive in 5, a digestive and immune healing program that has helped thousands to heal and thrive.


11 May 2016

Rank #17

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PP# 157: Your Brain on Birth Control with Dr. Sarah Hill

Dr. Sarah Hill is a leading researcher in the field of evolutionary psychology and the author of This Is Your Brain on Birth Control.In this episode, we talk about Sarah’s personal experience with taking the pill, how her life changed after coming off the pill, the reason more women aren’t aware of the full spectrum of potential side effects of the pill, how the pill affects your choice of partner, the potential impact of coming off the pill on your relationship, and so much more!


4 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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PP# 143: Science-based Hacks for the Female Brain with Dr. Sara Gottfried

Dr. Sara Gottfried is a board-certified physician scientist and New York Times bestselling author. She has seen 25,000+ patients and specializes in identifying the underlying cause of her patients’ conditions to achieve true and lasting health transformations, not just symptom management.In this episode, we talk about what you can do to support your brain health as you get older, the impact of diet and lifestyle on mental health, the negative impact of certain sociocultural norms for women, and more!


29 Apr 2019

Rank #19

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Healing PCOS Naturally

This week we're digging into the nitty gritty behind what's going on with Polycyscic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and how you can heal it totally holistically!

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30 Oct 2013

Rank #20