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Mastering Your Fertility

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Do you worry you won’t get pregnant, stay pregnant, or have a healthy baby? Infertility rates are on the rise. Women are waiting until later in life to start a family. It is more important than ever to start understanding exactly how to take control of your fertility. Your host is Kristin Cornett, a functional nutritional therapy practitioner and fertility specialist at Tiny Feet. She dives deep into the true causes of infertility and what you can do to get your health and fertility back on track to support a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

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Do you worry you won’t get pregnant, stay pregnant, or have a healthy baby? Infertility rates are on the rise. Women are waiting until later in life to start a family. It is more important than ever to start understanding exactly how to take control of your fertility. Your host is Kristin Cornett, a functional nutritional therapy practitioner and fertility specialist at Tiny Feet. She dives deep into the true causes of infertility and what you can do to get your health and fertility back on track to support a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

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An amazing resource for all things fertility and women’s health

By bellakross - May 07 2020
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This is by far one of my favorite podcasts. I find the episodes extremely helpful and enjoy the range of topics and guests each week. I always come away learning something new and that I can apply towards my own fertility journey.

Amazing Podcast

By Bizurkhate - Jan 11 2020
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Great info and really well researched. Has helped me and my wife exponentially. Thank you ladies!!!

iTunes Ratings

78 Ratings
Average Ratings
66
3
3
2
4

An amazing resource for all things fertility and women’s health

By bellakross - May 07 2020
Read more
This is by far one of my favorite podcasts. I find the episodes extremely helpful and enjoy the range of topics and guests each week. I always come away learning something new and that I can apply towards my own fertility journey.

Amazing Podcast

By Bizurkhate - Jan 11 2020
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Great info and really well researched. Has helped me and my wife exponentially. Thank you ladies!!!
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Mastering Your Fertility

Latest release on Jul 01, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: #7: Building Your Preconception Supplement Routine With These 6 Essentials

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Are you wondering exactly what nutrients are the most important to take when preparing for pregnancy? You will be surprised, it's not what you think! Dr. Haylee and Kristin break down the 6 essential supplements that research shows will improve your chance of conceiving and having a healthy pregnancy! We give you exactly why you need these nutrients, the form and amount you need to look for when choosing a supplement, and what you absolutely need to avoid. This episode is sponsored by our FREE course "How To Choose The Best Prenatal Supplements" 

Dec 19 2018

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Rank #2: #70 Optimizing Progesterone Levels for Fertility with Carrie Jones, ND, MPH

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In episode 70, we talk all about progesterone with naturopathic doctor and women’s hormone expert, Dr. Carrie Jones. Progesterone is one of our most important hormones for reproductive health and we know many of you have been wondering about how to look into the root cause of low progesterone and, of course, how to increase your levels to support fertility and a healthy, full-term pregnancy. Tune in to learn from Dr. Jones about:

  • Where and how progesterone is made in the body and why it’s so important for reproductive health
  • How to properly assess your progesterone and what level is optimal for fertility
  • Specific health and lifestyle factors that influence progesterone production and what symptoms might point toward low levels
  • Why it’s important to focus on more than just the luteal phase when trying to improve progesterone production
  • The most effective natural approaches to getting progesterone back on line so you can support fertility and a healthy menstrual cycle

You can find show notes for the episode at https://tinyfeet.co/my-podcast/70.

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Mar 18 2020

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Rank #3: #16 Are You Healthy Enough to Get Pregnant?

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In this episode, we talk about common health symptoms that can have a major impact on fertility and your future baby's health and what you can do to investigate and address them. We also go into why we don't always recognize when something is going wrong with our health and help you understand the specific symptoms you need to be watching for if you're wanting to get pregnant in the next year.

We have a FREE quiz that goes along with this episode to help you identify which symptoms apply to you. Access the quiz here!


Other resources we discuss:

FREE course: How to Choose the Best Prenatal Supplements

Work with us: Functional Lab Testing & Review Consults

Feb 20 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #4: #27 Egg Quality 101 with Special Guest Dr. Jaclyn Chasse

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In episode 27, we interview naturopathic physician and fertility expert, Dr. Jaclyn Chasse. Her practice, Perfect Fertility, is dedicated to fertility, sexual health and family wellness. Today, Dr. Chasse talks to us about egg quality, including how to properly assess for ovarian reserve, the 4 primary factors that negatively impact egg quality, how to test for each of these factors, and specific steps you can take to improve egg quality and boost fertility. You can find links to Dr. Chasse’s website and her upcoming May 11th fertility class for practitioners on our website at https://tinyfeet.co/my-podcast/27.

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May 08 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #5: #25 Do You Have Low Progesterone? Special Guest Amy Beckley, PhD

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In episode 25, we interview infertility warrior, miscarriage survivor, and scientist, Amy Beckley.  Amy is the founder and CEO of Proov, the first at-home rapid response urine progesterone test. Motivated by her personal infertility experience and her desire to empower other women to better understand their fertility, Amy used her PhD in Pharmacology to create Proov. Tune in to hear Amy's story and to learn all about progesterone, including why it's so important to fertility and pregnancy, why it's not always easy to identify when progesterone is too low, some of the causes of progesterone imbalances, and how Proov can help you determine if progesterone levels are an issue for you. You can view show notes for the episode and find links to Proov here.

Take the free quiz:  Are You Healthy Enough To Get Pregnant?

Apr 24 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #6: #26 Cervical Mucus & Cycle Tracking with Special Guest Lisa Hendrickson-Jack

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In episode 26, we interview Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner, Lisa Hendrickson-Jack. Lisa is the host of the popular Fertility Friday podcast and the author of The Fifth Vital Sign. She helps women understand how to track their menstrual cycles for birth control, conception, and monitoring overall health and we're excited to have her with us to talk about how to identify your fertile signs. You'll learn what the Fertility Awareness Method is and how to use it, why cervical mucus is so amazing and why you can't get pregnant without it, and how tracking your cycle can help you identify when something is going wrong with your health or fertility. You can find links to Lisa's podcast, book, and social media on our website at https://tinyfeet.co/my-podcast/26.

Take the free quiz: Are You Healthy Enough to Get Pregnant? 

May 01 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #7: #15 Special Guest Lily Nichols RDN: Supporting Fertility & Pregnancy with Real Food

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In this episode, we interview real food dietitian and bestselling author, Lily Nichols RDN, CDE. She talks about her incredible book, Real Food for Pregnancy, and goes into which foods we should be eating during preconception and pregnancy, why conventional nutrition advice is often terribly outdated, and how we can start making simple changes to support our fertility and the long-term health of our babies.

We also dive into evidence-based reasons that a vegan diet should be seriously reconsidered when trying to conceive and while pregnant. We cover some of the specific essential nutrients that are missing from this type of diet and why supplementing may not be enough to close these nutrient gaps.

We're so excited to have Lily with us today and to share her work with all of you!


Links to Lily's Work

Books: Real Food for Gestational Diabetes and Real Food for Pregnancy

Website: https://lilynicholsrdn.com/

Instagram: @lilynicholsrdn

Facebook: Lily Nichols RDN


Other Resources

FREE Fertility Recovery Guide

Feb 13 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #8: #5: How Balancing Blood Sugar Can Improve Your Chance of Conceiving

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Learn blood sugar works in the body, influences hormone balance, egg quality, and your baby's health, and how to find your individual "sweet spot" for carbohydrates.

Dec 05 2018

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Rank #9: #54 A Natural Fertility Success Story with Anna Rapp

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In episode 54, we interview fertility blogger and miracle mommy, Anna Rapp. After being told that she would never be able to get pregnant naturally and that not even IVF would work for her, Anna started doing her own research on what she could do to support her fertility and improve her hormone levels. Her initial goal was to convince her doctor to least let her try IVF. But, after 3 months of working on her diet, lifestyle, toxic exposures, and mind-body wellness in preparation for an IVF cycle, she ended up getting pregnant naturally with her first miracle baby. She now has two beautiful children and has started a blog called "To Make a Mommy" that helps walk other women through how to start making changes to reclaim their fertility. In this episode you’re going to learn all about:

  • Anna’s fertility story, including many of the things she did to beat the odds and get pregnant naturally with both of her children
  • Why it’s important to take control of your own journey and be willing look beyond conventional fertility treatments
  • The different approaches you can take to making diet and lifestyle changes and how to figure out what will work best for you
  • How your mental and emotional wellbeing affect your baby journey and why it’s so important to focus on more than just getting pregnant when you’re going through fertility struggles
  • Anna’s favorite resources for diving into the natural fertility approach, including more information about her own blog and Facebook groups

You can find show notes for the episode, along with links to some of Anna’s top blog posts and favorite resources here: https://tinyfeet.co/my-podcast/54.

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Nov 13 2019

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Rank #10: #46 Practical Steps to Jumpstart Your Fertility Diet with Charlotte Grand DipION

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In episode 46, we interview fertility acupuncturist, nutritional therapist, and founder of The Fertility Kitchen, Charlotte Grand. She shares some amazing practical strategies we can use to start implementing better nutrition to support fertility and a healthy pregnancy. Most of us have a pretty good idea of WHAT we’re supposed to do to improve our diet, but the HOW is where we tend to get tripped up. So if you’re having trouble ditching junk food, eating healthy on a budget, or even learning how to cook with real-food ingredients, this episode is for you! We start off by talking about Charlotte’s personal fertility journey that brought her to acupuncture, nutrition, and The Fertility Kitchen. And in the rest of the episode we discuss things like:

  • How to train our brains into healthier habits so we can finally leave sugar and processed foods behind
  • Simple ways we can add more variety (AKA nutrients) into our diets without becoming master chefs
  • Why things like organic, seasonal, and non-GMO matter and how you can eat this way without breaking the bank
  • How to make healthy eating simple and approachable, even if you’re super busy or just not that into cooking

We also talk a little bit at the end about acupuncture and how this amazing healing modality can support you on your fertility journey. You can find show notes for the episode and links to Charlotte's website and social media on our website at: https://tinyfeet.co/my-podcast/46.

Take the FREE quiz: Are You Healthy Enough to Get Pregnant? 

Sep 18 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #11: #19 Male Fertility: Improving Sperm Quality with Diet and Lifestyle

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In episode 19, we talk in-depth about male fertility. We discuss the different lab tests that can evaluate sperm quality and hormone balance, the specific medical conditions and lifestyle habits that can contribute to reduced fertility, and actionable recommendations to help men improve their sperm quality, fertility potential, and overall health. 

Mar 13 2019

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Rank #12: #53 Nutrition for Egg Quality & IVF Prep with Elizabeth Cherevaty, ND

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In episode 53, we interview naturopathic doctor, fertility specialist, and author, Dr. Elizabeth Cherevaty, about how we can use diet to optimize egg quality and increase the odds of success during IVF treatment. Dr. Liz recently published a book called IVF Meal Plan, which will be released on December 3rd, 2019. The book helps educate couples about the impact of certain nutrients on fertility and then walks them through a 28-day meal plan they can use to prepare for their upcoming treatment cycle. Throughout the episode, Dr. Liz shares with us:

  • The current state of the research on nutrition for egg quality and fertility success
  • Why it's so important for male partners to be participating in the IVF preparation process
  • Which dietary pattern has been proven most effective for both male and female fertility 
  • Why building an integrative team can really help you personalize your IVF preparation and boost your success rates
  • How her book, IVF Meal Plan, is set up and how it's designed to be used by couples going through fertility treatment

You can find show notes for the episode, along with links to Dr. Liz's website, book, and social media here: https://tinyfeet.co/my-podcast/53.

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Nov 06 2019

57mins

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Rank #13: #4: Gene Mutations & Fertility: MTHFR, PEMT, VDR | Carrier Screening

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Dr. Haylee and Kristin discuss how certain single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in our DNA can affect how well we can utilize specific nutrients, such as choline, folate and vitamin D, in our body. The top three SNPs discussed are MTHFR, PEMT, and VDR due to their significant impact on fertility and long term health of baby.

Nov 28 2018

56mins

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Rank #14: #39 Low Thyroid: How To Find & Fix The Root Cause

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In episode 39, we’re teaching you everything you need to know about thyroid health while trying to conceive. Screening for thyroid issues before and during pregnancy is NOT routine practice for conventional medical providers in the U.S. But we consider this one of the most important preconception tests a woman can receive and we advocate for universal screening, especially because not all cases of low thyroid function cause obvious symptoms. In this episode you’ll learn what your thyroid does and why it’s so important for fertility, pregnancy, and baby’s development, the symptoms and possible underlying causes of thyroid dysfunction, how to get the right testing and interpretation for your thyroid labs, available treatment options for low thyroid and how to choose the one that's right for you, and how to investigate and address the root cause of your thyroid issues so you can actually heal your body instead of just manage your symptoms. You can find show notes for the episode, along with links to all the resources we talk about, on our website at  https://tinyfeet.co/my-podcast/39.

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Jul 31 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #15: #41 Functional Fertility Medicine: Getting The Answers You Deserve

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In episode 41, we talk about what it looks like to take a functional approach to fertility and preconception care. We've talked before on the podcast about what to expect if you needed to seek out testing or treatment from a conventional fertility clinic, but this week, we want to tell you more about OUR approach to fertility and give you some options that you may not have considered before. Throughout the episode, we discuss:

  • What functional medicine is and how it’s different from conventional medicine
  • Why you don’t actually have to choose between the two when it comes to your fertility
  • What our intake process looks like and which basic blood tests we recommend all potential clients seek out with their local providers
  • The 4 functional labs tests we use in our practice and when we typically recommend them
  • How we combine all the information from your intake and labs to build a completely customized healing protocol just for you!

We also talk about the two things we CAN’T do for you through Tiny Feet and share some others ways we can help you aside from becoming a one-on-one client. You can find show notes for the episode, along with links to all the resources we talk about, on our website at  https://tinyfeet.co/my-podcast/41.

Take the FREE Quiz: Are You Healthy Enough to Get Pregnant? 

Aug 14 2019

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Rank #16: #43 The Ultimate Anti-Inflammatory Diet: AIP for Fertility with Brandy Cummings MS, NC, CN

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In episode 43, we interview functional nutrition expert and certified autoimmune paleo coach, Brandy Cummings. She talks about the details of the autoimmune protocol and her experience using it in practice to help women suffering from inflammatory symptoms conceive successfully and have healthy babies. Throughout the episode, we discuss the specific dietary guidelines that make up AIP and the reasoning behind them, the often ignored (and equally important) non-food aspects of autoimmune healing, and how AIP can specifically benefit fertility. Tune in to learn more about how you can use diet and lifestyle to address inflammatory symptoms and and get your fertility back on track! You can find links to Brandy's website, social media, and the resources we talk about in the episode on our website here: https://tinyfeet.co/my-podcast/43

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Aug 28 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #17: #44 Eight Botanical Herbs to Know For Your Fertility

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Herbal medicine can be a little scary for those that are thinking of having a baby or trying to conceive. You may be asking, "are the herbs safe to take?" "What happens if I get pregnant, will they hurt the baby?" You may just feel overwhelmed with the options and not sure if you're making the right choice for your unique situation. In today's episode, we go over 8 botanical herbs that are known traditionally and clinically to be helpful in fertility: Black cohosh, Chaste Tree Berry, Dong Quai, Red Raspberry Leaf, Tribulus, Rhodiola, Shatavari, Wild Yam. These herbs are safe when taken is recommended doses from a reputable source. If you find out you're pregnant while taking these herbs, it's important to work with a licensed practitioner to know what's safe to continue. Most of the herbs we discuss should be stopped once you have a positive test. At the end of the episode, we name a few of our favorite herbal blends to use with our clients.  You can find show notes for the episode and link to resources we discuss on our website here: https://tinyfeet.co/my-podcast/44.

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Sep 04 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #18: #12 Miscarriage: Major Contributing Factors & How to Reduce Your Risk

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In this episode, Dr. Haylee and Kristin discuss risk factors for miscarriage and how couples can increase their chances of a healthy, full-term pregnancy. You'll learn which health conditions, nutrient deficiencies, and environmental exposures can contribute to pregnancy loss, what you can do to address these risk factors, and which tests are most important to consider if you have a history of miscarriage. 

We also have a special guest interview with one of Dr. Haylee's patients. She's going to share her personal experience with loss and talk about some of the things she's done to work toward having a healthy pregnancy in the future. 


Other resources we discuss in the episode:

Dr. Isabella Wentz (thyroid healing): https://thyroidpharmacist.com/

Genetics Blog Post: Oh SNP! Three Genetic Variations That May Affect Your Fertility

EWG Produce Guides: 2018 Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce

FREE Prenatal Supplements Course

FREE Fertility Recovery Guide

Jan 23 2019

1hr 35mins

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Rank #19: #37 How To Tackle Everyday Toxic Exposures with Lara Adler

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In episode 37, we interview holistic health coach and environmental toxins expert, Lara Adler, about how to reduce common exposures that can interfere with fertility. We discuss surprising facts and common misconceptions about toxins, why lower doses are often more concerning than higher doses when it comes to hormone balance and fertility, which chemicals we need to focus on avoiding, and some of the simple, affordable steps we can take to protect ourselves and our future babies. Cleaning up our environments doesn't have to be crazy stressful or expensive. Listen in to learn how to get started! You can find show notes for the episode along with links to Lara's website and social media here: https://tinyfeet.co/my-podcast/37.  

Get your FREE download: Fertility Recovery Guide

Jul 17 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #20: #69 Preconception Care Checklist: What to Discuss with Your Doctor Before Pregnancy

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In episode 69, we discuss what you should be talking to your doctor about when it comes to preconception care. In other words, how to make sure you receive important medical care that can help you prepare for the healthiest possible pregnancy, starting at least 3 months before you want to get pregnant. The current reality in the U.S. is that only about half of doctors are aware of the current preconception care guidelines and even fewer of them are actively sharing the full list of these topics and interventions with their patients. The purpose of today’s episode is to help you have a better understanding of what the preconception guidelines are and why they’re important so you can prepare for your doctor’s appointments and ensure you get the best care possible. You can find show notes for the episode at https://tinyfeet.co/my-podcast/69.

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Fertile in 5 Masterclass

Mar 11 2020

1hr 2mins

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