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Fertility Friday Radio is your source for information about the Fertility Awareness Method and all things fertility related. Fertility Friday Radio debunks common myths about the fertility awareness method, birth control, and conception. Learn how to increase your chances of getting pregnant if you’re trying to conceive, and learn how the Fertility Awareness Method is more effective than the pill for birth control when used correctly. Your host Lisa, founder of fertilityfriday.com, is passionate about women’s health, specifically in the areas of fertility, hormone-free birth control, conception, and pregnancy. Lisa delivers in-depth weekly interviews with a wide variety of special guests covering fertility awareness, birth control, menstrual health, hormonal health, pregnancy and much more.

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Fertility Friday Radio is your source for information about the Fertility Awareness Method and all things fertility related. Fertility Friday Radio debunks common myths about the fertility awareness method, birth control, and conception. Learn how to increase your chances of getting pregnant if you’re trying to conceive, and learn how the Fertility Awareness Method is more effective than the pill for birth control when used correctly. Your host Lisa, founder of fertilityfriday.com, is passionate about women’s health, specifically in the areas of fertility, hormone-free birth control, conception, and pregnancy. Lisa delivers in-depth weekly interviews with a wide variety of special guests covering fertility awareness, birth control, menstrual health, hormonal health, pregnancy and much more.

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By GraceRachel - May 14 2020
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I am new to the world of charting (this is my first charting cycle!), and I cannot explain how valuable this podcast has been to me. I look forward to every episode, not only because I love learning new information, but because it feels like talking to an old friend! The FAM community is wonderful and supportive and Lisa is an amazing!

Lisa is the best!

By RachelLWS - Mar 23 2020
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This podcast has been instrumental for me transitioning off birth control and taking charge of my female health. I really can’t recommend it enough for any woman!

iTunes Ratings

540 Ratings
Average Ratings
500
19
9
3
9

My favorite podcast

By GraceRachel - May 14 2020
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I am new to the world of charting (this is my first charting cycle!), and I cannot explain how valuable this podcast has been to me. I look forward to every episode, not only because I love learning new information, but because it feels like talking to an old friend! The FAM community is wonderful and supportive and Lisa is an amazing!

Lisa is the best!

By RachelLWS - Mar 23 2020
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This podcast has been instrumental for me transitioning off birth control and taking charge of my female health. I really can’t recommend it enough for any woman!
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Fertility Friday Radio is your source for information about the Fertility Awareness Method and all things fertility related. Fertility Friday Radio debunks common myths about the fertility awareness method, birth control, and conception. Learn how to increase your chances of getting pregnant if you’re trying to conceive, and learn how the Fertility Awareness Method is more effective than the pill for birth control when used correctly. Your host Lisa, founder of fertilityfriday.com, is passionate about women’s health, specifically in the areas of fertility, hormone-free birth control, conception, and pregnancy. Lisa delivers in-depth weekly interviews with a wide variety of special guests covering fertility awareness, birth control, menstrual health, hormonal health, pregnancy and much more.

Rank #1: FFP 160 | Clomid, Letrozole & IUI | How Effective Are Infertility Treatments? | IVF | Lisa | Fertility Friday

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Today I'm sharing a special solo episode with you. I'm weighing in on IUI with the use of Clomid and Letrozole and talking about what the research has to say about the success rates of these two popular drugs. If you've ever considered IUI, you'll want to tune into this episode, and check out the research for yourself!

My Fertility Management Programs are designed to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

 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.

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Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

This episode is sponsored by Anova Fertility!

In 2016 Dr. Marjorie Dixon created Anova with the goal to be the leader in innovation, education, and communication for high quality and humanized fertility and reproductive care. Anova Fertility has created the first next-generation IVF lab in Canada. Anova is celebrating her 1st birthday this month. If you are in the Toronto area and are interested in learning more about IVF from Anova’s medical team, we welcome you to sign-up for IVF 101 Education Session at our centre. You can visit http://fertilityfriday.com/anova/ for more information. If you live out of the country you can email info@anovafertility.com to request a medical consultation over Skype (there is a fee associated with this service).

To learn more about Dr. Marjorie Dixon, tune into our podcast together by clicking this link.

Fertility Friday | Fertility Management Programs

This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Management Programs! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here for more information!

Sep 29 2017

43mins

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Rank #2: FFP 207 | Top 10 Ways I’m Preparing For Pregnancy | Lisa | Fertility Friday

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In today’s episode, you get a sneak peek into what I am doing to prepare my body for pregnancy. Spoiler alert…I’m not pregnant! And I’m not currently trying to get pregnant, but there is a possibility that I will want to have another baby in the distant future, and there are several things that I am actively doing to prepare my body for pregnancy at this very moment.

Today's episode is sponsored by Steamy Chick. Learn the ancient practice of vaginal steaming to improve menstrual cycle health and fertility. Become a Vaginal Steam Facilitator for only $194 online.

Today's episode is also sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program. The next session begins in July 2018!

You are invited to join us in the Fertility Awareness Mastery program! You'll have an opportunity to master Fertility Awareness, take a deep dive into your cycles, gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here to apply now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The importance of food based nutrition, and taking time to replenish nutrients when preparing for pregnancy
  • Incorporating fertility boosting foods including healthy fats, and organ meats
  • Supporting gut health by eating fermented foods and consuming bone broth
  • The role of fertility awareness (as a form of non-hormonal birth control) in preserving fertility and preparing for pregnancy
  • The impact of pregnancy and breastfeeding on your nutrient stores
  • Child spacing as pregnancy preparation
  • The role of sleep to balance hormones
  • Ensuring your partner is preparing for pregnancy also
Connect with Lisa: You can connect with Lisa on her Website, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

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: Steamy Chick | Vaginal Steam Facilitator Certification

This episode is sponsored by Steamy Chick. Learn the ancient practice of vaginal steaming to improve menstrual cycle health and fertility. Become a Vaginal Steam Facilitator for only $194 online and begin offering this service that is quickly growing in demand as women revive this advanced form of women's health. Head over to steamychick.com and click certification for more information.

Fertility Friday | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now!

Jun 22 2018

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Rank #3: FFP 149 | The Truth About Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs) | Lisa | Fertility Friday

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In this solo episode, I am tackling the topic of Ovulation Predictor Kits! I talk about OPKs and why I don’t think they are all they’re cracked up to be. I share why relying solely on OPKs can reduce your chances of conception in some cases, and why your body gives you much more reliable signs to go on when you pay attention to it!

Registration is now open for my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program starting in August/September 2017! Make sure to head over to the group program page and apply today to reserve your spot.

 Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Why relying primarily on Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs) can actually lower your chances of conceiving
  • How OPKs can inadvertently lead you to use the rhythm method
  • The impact of stress on your menstrual cycle
  • Why the key to timing sex correctly is not about having sex on ovulation day
  • Why women with PCOS often can't rely on OPKs to identify ovulation
  • How relying on OPKs can result in you ignoring your body signs
  • Why monitoring your cervical mucus observations is more effective than relying on OPKs
  • Why waiting for a positive OPK to have sex will often cause you to miss out on several fertile days prior to ovulation
  • The importance of understanding your fertility signs first and using OPKs second
  • The benefits of using OPKs when you understand and pay attention your fertile signs first
  • Using Fertility Awareness to optimize your chances of conception

Connect with Lisa.

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

Resources mentioned

Join the community! Find us in the Fertility Friday Facebook Group

Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

This episode is sponsored by Cora! Made from 100% organic cotton. Cora tampons were designed not only to help you manage your periods. Most importantly it aims to preserve your overall health.  For every month of tampons you buy, Cora gives a month of pads along with menstrual health education to a girl in need in India. Click here to receive your first month's supply free of charge.

*Please note that Cora only ships within the United States.

Fertility Friday | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program!

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! Master Fertility Awareness in a supportive environment surrounded by an amazing group of like-minded women! Click here to reserve your spot in the group!

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

Jul 28 2017

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Rank #4: FFP 277 | The Top 4 Reasons Why You’re Not Conceiving | Lisa | Fertility Friday

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 In today’s episode I share the top 4 reasons why you’re not conceiving. Tune in to this special solo episode to discover how you can use fertility awareness techniques to optimize your chances of conception, and an important discussion about sperm quality!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. The first fully customizable paper charting workbook of its kind, available in both Fahrenheit and Celsius editions. Click here to grab your copy today!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobookis finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Signfor FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The importance of having healthy sperm, healthy eggs, healthy cervical mucus and a healthy body in order for conception to occur 
  • Why women need to remember that fertility issues are not always their fault, but can sometimes fall on their partner 
  • How you can mess up your chances of conception by relying on rhythm method thinking 
  • Why it’s so important to get your timing right when trying to conceive
  • Why cervical mucus is so important in the conception process 
  • The vast majority of sperm that men produce are abnormal even from the healthiest men
  • How the best days to have sex when trying to conceive are when you have cervical mucus 
  • How ovulation kits can possibly hurt your chances of conception
  • Why your change in temperature does not predict ovulation
  • How the pill is a temporary bandaid for menstrual problems and how that can affect your cycle when you get off of it to try and conceive 
  • The average time it takes for your body to normalize after coming off the pill 
  • How much sperm is optimal for natural conception
  • What makes up an optimal sperm analysis 
  • Lifestyle changes and nutrient supplements that can improve sperm quality
Connect with Lisa: You can connect with Lisa on her 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 Sponsor: The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy 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!

Sep 13 2019

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Rank #5: FFP 185 | Low Progesterone | Short Luteal Phase | Premenstrual Spotting | Lisa | Fertility Friday

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Today’s episode is all about progesterone. Find out how to tell if your progesterone is low by looking at your menstrual cycle chart, and how to boost your levels if they’re low.

My Fertility Awareness Programs are designed to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

Don’t forget to sign up for my FREE FAM 101 video series. Click here for access.

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How does low progesterone show up in the menstrual cycle chart?
  • What is the relationship between estrogen and progesterone during the menstrual cycle?
  • How long is your luteal phase supposed to be?
  • What are the most common signs of low progesterone?
  • What is the role of progesterone in the menstrual cycle?
  • What is the relationship between your basal body temperature and your progesterone levels?
  • How are your progesterone levels related to the quality of your period?
  • The relationship between hormonal contraceptives and progesterone levels
  • What are some of the factors that may contribute to signs of low progesterone on your menstrual cycle chart?
  • What is the relationship between progesterone and cortisol?
  • The impact of stress on the menstrual cycle
  • The impact of sleep and light on your progesterone levels
  • Coffee, alcohol, sugar, and your menstrual cycle
  • Key nutrients to support progesterone production
  • When is the right time to seek support?
Connect with Lisa: You can connect with Lisa on her Website, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

Join the community! Find us in the Fertility Friday Facebook Group Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor: 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 for more information!

Feb 23 2018

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Rank #6: FFP 098 | (Bonus) | How To Boost Your Cervical Mucus Production | Nutrition for Cervical Health | Trying To Conceive | Fertility Awareness | Lisa | Fertility Friday

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After getting such a positive response from episode 95 with Dr. Susan Rako, I decided to release a bonus episode to answer one of the most common questions that I get which is how do I boost my cervical mucus production! In today's episode, I share some important information about cervical health as well as practical ways to boost cervical mucus production and improve cervical health naturally.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • How to establish if you actually have limited cervical mucus production
  • What does a normal cervical mucus pattern look like?
  • Where is your cervix?
  • Where is cervical mucus produced?
  • What is the relationship between estrogen and cervical mucus production?
  • What are some of the reasons that a woman may have limited cervical mucus production?
  • 3 ways to boost cervical mucus production naturally
  • What fertility foods should you incorporate into your diet to improve cervical health?
  • What nutrients are essential for cervical health and healthy cervical mucus production?

Connect with Lisa

You can connect with Lisa on The Fertility Friday Website and on Facebook and Twitter

Resources mentioned

Join the community! Find us on the Fertility Friday Facebook Fan Page

Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

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

Sep 28 2016

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Rank #7: FFP 106 | What You Need To Know About Progesterone and Pregnancy | Using Your Cycle To Time Hormone Testing | Fertility Awareness Method | Dr. Nora Pope

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Nora is a Board-Certified Naturopathic Physician and Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitioner in Toronto. She helps adults and children find relief from infertility, seizures, allergies, insomnia, high blood pressure (Marfan syndrome) & hormonal imbalances. She is an expert in drug-herb interactions & prescribes natural medicines which enhance the efficacy of the prescription medication. She advocates the midwifery model of natural birth and eco-friendly Fertility Appreciation with the Creighton Model FertilityCare System. She supports couples to conceive naturally. Nora is also the author of several articles and book chapter on Naturopathic treatment for epilepsy, women's health and fertility.

In today's episode, Nora and I talk about using a woman's menstrual cycle chart as a diagnostic tool both from a medical perspective and from a Naturopathic perspective. We focus on assessing a woman's hormonal levels and supporting them in a way that aligns with her menstrual cycle. We also focus on progesterone levels specifically. How to test for progesterone, what your levels should be, how to know if your levels are low, and what to do about it if they are.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • What is the difference between bio-identical progesterone and synthetic progesterone?
  • What is NaPro (Natural Procreative) technology?
  • How can NaPro technology be applied to a woman's cycle from a Naturopathic perspective?
  • What is wrong with using the 28-day menstrual cycle model to inform testing and treatment of women?
  • Why is the standard day 21 progesterone test useless for most women most of the time?
  • When should a woman's progesterone be tested to get an accurate reading?
  • How do a woman's progesterone levels change during pregnancy?
  • What role does progesterone play in sustaining a pregnancy?
  • What is the optimal lab range for progesterone 7 days after ovulation?
  • How would you know if your progesterone might be low?
  • How are a woman's progesterone levels related to her mental health?
  • What is the relationship between progesterone levels and seizures?

Connect with Dr. Pope

You can connect with Nora on her Website and on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter

Resources mentioned

NaPro Technology Related Podcast Episodes

Join the community! Find us on the Fertility Friday Facebook Fan Page

Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

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

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This episode is sponsored by Circle + Bloom! Click here to receive 20% off Circle + Bloom products! Make sure to use discount code: FertilityFriday at checkout!

Nov 11 2016

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Rank #8: FFP 108 | Cervical Mucus & Hormonal Health | Fertility Awareness Method Cycle Charting | Diet, Gut Health & Fertility | Vicki Braun

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Vicki Braun is a master fertility awareness consultant, trained and certified in four different methods of NFP; she is also a certified GAPS practitioner.  She has a Bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry and a Master's Degree in microbiology.  She writes and speaks on NFP, balancing hormones and healing the gut.  She has taught NFP for over thirty years and has consulted with thousands of women.  She combines NFP and her knowledge of hormonal imbalances with a focus on gut health in order to help people restore hormonal balance through diet and lifestyle changes.

In today's show, we talk about cervical mucus and why it's central to the fertility awareness method. We also talk about the connection between gut health, diet, and fertility.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • Why is cervical mucus central to a woman's hormone health?
  • Can women learn fertility awareness on their own?
  • What are the benefits of learning fertility awareness from an instructor?
  • How to manage continuous mucus observations
  • What is the connection between diet & fertility?
  • What is the connection between gut health & fertility and how does that show up in your menstrual cycle?
  • Weston A. Price dietary principles for fertility
  • How do xenoestrogens impact fertility & the menstrual cycle?

Connect with Vicki

You can connect with Vicki on her Website

Resources mentioned

Join the community! Find us on the Fertility Friday Facebook Fan Page

Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

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

Sponsored By

This episode is sponsored by Circle + Bloom! Click here to receive 20% off Circle + Bloom products! Make sure to use discount code: FertilityFriday at checkout!

Nov 18 2016

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Rank #9: FFP 061 | How to Conceive Naturally and Have a Healthy Pregnancy after 30 | Willow Buckley

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Willow is a certified classical homeopath, labor doula, and prenatal yoga teacher. She has a Bachelor of Science in Neuropsychology. And she combined her holistic interests with her medical studies and ventured into homeopathy. For the last 8 years has helped families and individuals of all ages handle everything from anxiety and depression to morning sickness and sore throats.  She is a huge proponent of the body’s power to heal itself and infuses nutrition with real food into her practice.  And when became pregnant herself her focus shifted leading her down her current path as a prenatal, birth, and postpartum guide and co-author of the recently published book, How to Conceive Naturally and Have a Healthy Pregnancy After 30.

In today’s show, we talk about how to prepare for pregnancy before you start trying to conceive and why it’s important to do so! We will also be talking about what women need to know about having babies after age 30!

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • Why it is important for women to prepare for pregnancy for at least 3 months prior to conception
  • Epigenetics - how what women eat impacts the expression of their genes and their unborn children's genes as well
  • Why what women eat before they even become pregnant will have an impact on their children
  • The importance of preconception detoxification, and how the detoxification process may be different than what you think it would be
  • What is the connection between sugar, gluten, and infertility?
  • How can food sensitivities impact fertility?
  • The negative impact of alcohol on fertility
  • What foods women should eat preconception and during pregnancy to nourish the body and boost fertility
  • Why women who are trying to get pregnant should avoid low-fat diets at all costs
  • The benefits of raw dairy for fertility
  • The important role that protein plays during pregnancy and why it is important for women to get enough of it both before and during pregnancy
  • What does impact waiting to have a baby at an "advanced maternal age" (i.e. 30 and over) have on a woman's fertility and her ability to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy?

Connect with Willow

You can connect with Willow on her website, and on Facebook!

Resources mentioned

Join the community! Find us on the Fertility Friday Facebook Fan Page

Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by Sirc of (The Nock)

Jan 22 2016

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Rank #10: FFP 044 | Taking Charge of Your Fertility | Fertility Awareness Method | Toni Weschler

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Toni is the author of the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility! Like many of you listening, Taking Charge of Your Fertility was the very first resource that I relied on when I first discovered the fertility awareness method, and I have mentioned her book in nearly every podcast interview that I’ve done on the topic of fertility awareness! Her book has been responsible for helping literally hundreds of thousands of women avoid pregnancy naturally, maximize their chances of getting pregnant, or helping them to gain a better understanding of their overall health and fertility through charting.

Toni has a master's degree in public health and is a nationally respected women's health educator and speaker. She is also the author of Cycle Savvy, a book for teenage girls about their bodies. Toni has also recently released the 20th anniversary edition of Taking Charge of Your Fertility, and in today’s episode we delve into the new edition of the book, what is different in the new and revised version as well as the impact that her work has had over the years in educating women about their fertility, their bodies, and their health.

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! Find us on the Fertility Friday Facebook Fan Page

Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by Sirc of (The Nock)

Sep 25 2015

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Rank #11: FFP 133 | Preparing for Pregnancy and Childbirth Naturally | Mama Natural {Genevieve Howland}

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Genevieve, who you may know as Mama Natural has shared hundreds of hilarious and informative videos that have empowered millions of women to embrace natural pregnancy, birth, and parenting. Her YouTube channel gets over a million video views each month, and she has just released her first book The Mama Natural Week to Week Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth. Her new book is a great resource for mamas to be coming from a natural perspective. What I love about Genevieve's approach is that she recognizes that pregnancy and birth are normal and natural -- not a medical crisis. She is on a mission to inform you of your choices, because as the saying goes...knowledge is power.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • What was the inspiration behind the Mama Natural YouTube channel?
  • Genevieve shares her experience birthing her first child and why she made completely different choices the second time around
  • How to manage an un-medicated childbirth, how to stay focused without freaking out, and how to stay on top of the mental game during labour
  • Recognizing that labour is temporary and the real work starts once your baby arrives
  • The cascade of interventions -- how interventions early on increased the chance that you'll need more serious interventions down the line.
  • Presenting the routine testing and procedures done in pregnancy as options that you can choose instead of mandatory actions you must take
  • What you need to know in each trimester of pregnancy
  • How to manage your risk of developing gestational diabetes, or having a positive test for Group B strep by developing healthy eating habits
  • Setting yourself up for the healthiest pregnancy and birth from the start

Connect with Genevieve {Mama Natural}

You can connect with Mama Natural on her Website, on Facebook, Twitter, and on her YouTube Channel

Resources mentioned

Join the community! Find us in the Fertility Friday Facebook Group

Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

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

Fertility Friday | Fertility Management Masterclass

This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Management Masterclass! Gain clarity and confidence using the Fertility Awareness Method and improve your cycle health at the same time! Click here for more information!

Apr 21 2017

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Rank #12: FFP 216 | Improving Egg Quality | Mitochondria and Fertility | Warren Cargal

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Warren is a Licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and is the clinic director at Acupuncture Atlanta. Warren has practiced Chinese medicine for over 20 years in the fields of infertility and chronic disease conditions. He maintains an active clinical practice in Atlanta, Georgia.

He is the author of, Your Mitochondria: Key to Health and Longevity, which is based on the latest research on herbal isolates and nutraceuticals, presents approaches for correcting these three factors to reverse age-related diseases.

In today’s episode we talk about mitochondria, and the role they play in fertility (and egg quality).

Today's episode is sponsored by my free FAM 101 video series. Click here for access.

My Fertility Awareness Programs are designed to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence in charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What are mitochondria, and what is their role in our cells?
  • How do mitochondria produce energy for our cells?
  • How many mitochondria are in different cells of our body, specifically our heart cells, brain cells, and our egg cells
  • How is the structure of the human egg cell unique from every other cell in the body?
  • How many mitochondria are in the human egg cell, and what are the role of mitochondria in female fertility?
  • The Traditional Chinese Medicine concept of essence, and why we derive this essence directly from our mothers
  • What can we do to improve our mitochondria (and in turn improve our egg quality and fertility)?
  • How does the process of oogenesis (egg development) work, and how does that affect our ability to improve egg quality?
  • What do a woman's FSH levels have to do with the quality of her eggs?
  • The incredible difference in the way energy is produced by our mitochondria depending on whether we consume carbohydrates or fat
  • How do different types of exercise impact your mitochondria and your fertility?
  • Nutritional supplements to support your mitochondria
Connect with Warren: You can connect with Warren on his 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!

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A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor: Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs

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Aug 10 2018

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Rank #13: FFP 124 | Thyroid Health & Fertility, Why the TSH Test Isn’t Enough | Iodine & Thyroid Function | Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome | Dr. David Brownstein, MD | Dr. Denis Wilson, MD

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In today’s episode, I share with you two interviews I recorded live at the Restorative Medicine Conference in Toronto.

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.

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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

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Feb 24 2017

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Rank #14: [On-Air Client Session] FFP 168 | Timing Sex For Conception & Optimizing Cervical Mucus Production | Ashlee & Lisa

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Today I share another installment of my Fertility Awareness Reality Series. This is an on-air client session with Ashlee, a member of my most recent 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program.

In today’s show, we delve into cervical health, cervical mucus production, and how to accurately time sex to optimize your chances of conceiving naturally.

Today's episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program. I have designed the Fertility Awareness Mastery program to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How to check for cervical mucus
  • The link between cervical mucus and hormonal health
  • Gentle ways to boost progesterone production in the post-ovulatory phase
  • What are the characteristics of a healthy cycle
  • Does your cycle have to be "perfect" to conceive?
  • How to time sex to optimize your chances of conceiving
  • The connection between the pill, HPV, and abnormal cervical cells
  • What causes of low mucus production?
  • How to boost cervical mucus production
  • Using the menstrual cycle as a diagnostic tool
Connect with Lisa: You can connect with Lisa on her Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.   Resources mentioned:

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A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor: Fertility Friday | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Program

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Program! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here for more information!

Nov 10 2017

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Rank #15: FFP 083 | Do You Know When You Ovulate? | Fertility Awareness Method | Dr. Kerry Hampton

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Kerry is a nurse and midwife natural fertility specialist. She assists women to avoid and achieve pregnancy naturally through knowledge and a holistic approach to wellness. In case you missed our previous episode together, make sure to go to FFP 20 | How to Accurately time Sex to Optimize your chances of getting Pregnant and listen. It is to date one of my most popular episodes, and in our previous episode, we spoke at length about the role that cervical mucus plays in a woman’s fertility, and why mucus is essential.   In today’s show, we talk about Kerry’s most recent publication. A study that delves into how few women are able to correctly identify their fertile window, even though the majority of women in the study wanted to learn more about fertility awareness, also the implications that these findings have for women trying to get pregnant.  

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • The disconnect between what women think they know about their fertility and what they actually know
  • Why women think they understand their fertility, but often can’t correctly identify their fertile window
  • Are physicians and nurses capable of helping women to correctly identify when they’re fertile
  • Do women know that fertility tracking apps are a version of the rhythm method?
  • What factors make it more complicated for women to use predictive charting apps and devices?
  • How can fertility awareness charting help women conceive when they have PCOS?
  • How can diet and lifestyle changes improve menstrual cycle health and fertility?
  • Dispelling the 28-day cycle myth and the day 14 ovulation myth
  • Understanding that variability is normal within the menstrual cycle, and also during different times in a woman’s life
  • How do life events impact ovulation and the menstrual cycle?

Connect with Kerry

You can connect with Kerry on her website.

Resources mentioned

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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by Sirc of (The Nock)

Jun 24 2016

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Rank #16: FFP 188 | Real Food For Pregnancy | Optimizing vegetarian & vegan diets for pregnancy | Lily Nichols

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Excited to have Lily back on the show for her record 6th appearance. Lily is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition and exercise. Lily’s second book, Real Food for Pregnancy, outlines the problems with current prenatal nutrition guidelines and provides the evidence—920 citations and counting—that supports a real food diet to optimize maternal and fetal health. You’ll want to take a listen to our previous episodes together, and you’ll find a complete list below!

In today’s show, we talk about how to optimize pregnancy nutrition to give your baby the best possible start in life.

This episode is brought to you by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Program. The next session begins in April 2018. Click here to apply

Don’t forget to sign up for my FREE FAM 101 video series. Click here for access.

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The difference between adequate and optimal prenatal nutrition
  • Why food is fundamental to pregnancy
  • Why choline is just as essential as folate for fetal development
  • How do your dietary requirements change during pregnancy?
  • Why preconception nutrition is just as important as your nutrition during pregnancy
  • How much do your micro-nutrient needs increase compared to your caloric needs during pregnancy?
  • What is the difference between micro and macro-nutrients and how can you ensure you're getting enough?
  • How much more protein do you require during pregnancy?
  • What foods should you incorporate during pregnancy to ensure you're getting optimal nutrition?
  • Is it possible to meet your nutritional requirements during pregnancy without incorporating animal foods?
  • Is a vegan and/or vegetarian diet optimal for pregnancy and lactation?
  • What can you do to optimize a vegetarian diet for pregnancy?
  • The implications of a plant based diet for pregnancy and lactation
Connect with Lily: You can connect with Lily on her Website, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Resources mentioned:

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor: Fertility Friday | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here for more information!

Mar 09 2018

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Rank #17: [On-Air Client Session] FFP 252 | Identifying Your Fertile Window | Devyn & Lisa

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In today’s episode I share an on-air session with my client Devyn! Join us as we talk about transitioning to fertility awareness for birth control.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Fertility Awareness Mastery, my LIVE 10 week group program. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. We start on April 23rd. Will you be joining us? Click here to register today!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon, and you can head over to thefifthvitalsignbook.com to download the first chapter for free.

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How Devyn found Fertility Friday and the Fertility Awareness Method
  • How did Devyn feel after getting off the pill?
  • Fertility Awareness is a process. It’s experiential learning.
  • Natural ways to manage and help painful periods
  • The challenges with checking your cervix
  • The importance of changing your expectations when first starting to chart
  • Why checking your cervix is so important with the Fertility Awareness Method
  • Always remember it's important to have patience with the Fertility Awareness process
Connect with Lisa:  You can connect with Lisa on her 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 Sponsor: The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now

Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Mastery Live Group Program

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Apr 05 2019

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Rank #18: FFP 054 | The MTHFR Gene Mutation and Fertility | Recurrent Miscarriage, Nutrient Deficiencies, and Folic Acid | Diane Keddy

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Diane is Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist in Newport Beach, California, specializing in nutrition counseling for compulsive overeating, binge eating, weight management, diabetes, food allergies, as well as MTHFR gene mutation and methylation defects, and numerous other medical concerns.  Diane has her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition and has her Master of Nutritional Science as well. She has a specialized certification in treating eating disorders, and she is also certified in Food allergies by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

In today’s show, we talk about the MTHFR gene mutation and how it can impact a woman’s health and fertility. We talk about how common this gene mutation is and how significantly it can interfere with a woman's fertility. We also talk about folic acid, and why you may want to steer clear of it altogether.

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!

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Dec 04 2015

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FFP 324 | Overcoming Fertility Challenges | Overcoming Miscarriage, Pregnancy Loss & Stillbirth | Christine McAlister

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Christine McAlister is an entrepreneur, business coach and the author of the #1 bestseller The Income Replacement Formula: Seven Simple Steps To Doing What You Love And Making Six Figures From Anywhere. An expert on turning tragedy into triumph, she founded her company, Life With Passion, after the full-term stillbirth of her first daughter, Maeve. Christine helps high-achievers all over the world to quit their jobs, replace their incomes, and scale to 6 figures, doing what they are uniquely gifted to do. Christine, her husband and "rainbow babies," live with their 2 rescue dogs, near their Arabian horses, in Louisville, Kentucky.

“No matter what you’ve been through it’s possible to survive and thrive …You get to make your own meaning.”

— Christine McAlister

In today’s episode Christine shares her compelling story of fertility challenges, loss, and how she transformed a terrible situation into a beautiful one. Join us for a powerful and inspiring conversation, delving into rarely discussed topics from motherhood to life after miscarriage and stillbirth.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE Postpartum Edition! We start on August 12th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Christine’s fertility journey
  • How Christine was able to get through her miscarriages, pregnancy loss and stillbirth
  • Christine’s experience delivering a stillbirth baby
  • How Christine found her midwife and how their relationship grew and the importance of their relationship
  • How Christine put fear and her previous trauma behind her and got thru her next two pregnancies
  • The similarity between Christine’s pregnancies
  • How common miscarriage is and why women don’t talk about it openly and more frequently
  • How Christine’s experiences transformed her and would she change her experience
Connect with Christine McAlister:

You can connect with Christine McAlister on her Website, Facebook, and Instagram.

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 Awareness Mastery Live: Postpartum Edition

This episode is sponsored by the upcoming Postpartum Edition of Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE! 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 07 2020

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FFP 323 | Conceiving in the Midst of a Pandemic | Mystical Motherhood | Pritam Atma

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Pritam Atma wrote Fertile as part of a series and follow-up to her first book Mystical Motherhood: Create a Happy and Conscious Family a Guidebook for Conception, Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond. She is deeply connected to bringing conscious children into this world. She currently works as a nurse practitioner in a fertility center within the New York area, practicing reproductive medicine. Pritam Atma also works with women privately and in groups, helping them to apply the concepts of Mystical Motherhood and Fertile to increase their fertility and consciously prepare for motherhood.

In today’s episode we delve into the energetic aspects of fertility and pregnancy. Discover how to prepare for pregnancy and increase your fertility beyond simply eating well and taking the right supplements!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE Postpartum Edition! We start on August 12th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What brought Pritam into the study of fertility and natural birth

  • Why it’s important to look at the spiritual side of childbirth

  • How women can heal from trauma from childbirth

  • Pritam’s belief that conciseness begins when a child is born

  • How women can amplify their environment to create a healthy embryo

  • Women should actively be creating a healthy living environment before becoming pregnant

  • How women gain their power back

  • Connection between preparation and how it may help improve fertility

  • How Pritam helps women balance pressure that already exists with the additional step of creating amazing conciseness

  • Importance of turning inward to connect with our own wisdom

Connect with Pritam Atma:

You can connect with Pritam Atma on her Website, Facebook, and Instagram.

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 Awareness Mastery Live: Postpartum Edition

This episode is sponsored by the upcoming Postpartum Edition of Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE! 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 31 2020

1hr 16mins

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FFP 322 | Managing Endometriosis Naturally | Banashing Painful Periods | Jessica Drummond

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Dr. Jessica Drummond is the CEO of The Integrative Women’s Health Institute and author of Outsmart Endometriosis. She holds licenses in physical therapy and clinical nutrition and is a board certified health coach. She has 20 years of experience working with women with chronic pelvic pain, facilitates educational programs for women’s health professionals in more than 60 countries globally, and leads virtual wellness programs for people with endometriosis. Dr. Drummond lives and works with her husband and daughters between Houston, Texas, and Fairfield, Connecticut.

In today’s episode we delve into endometriosis. What it is, what causes it, and how you can treat it naturally. Discover why period pain, though common, is not considered “normal” — and what you can do to reduce and/or eliminate your pain!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE Postpartum Edition!  We start on August 12th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What lead Jessica to study and delve into Women’s Health and period pain

  • What is endometriosis and the difference between paradigms

  • Period Pain is not always endometriosis

  • Challenges with surgery in response to endometriosis

  • Surgery is not always a requirement for endometriosis

  • Other options for those who are experiencing fertility issues or period pain who don’t want to go straight to surgery

  • Risks of birth control and using it as the cure for period pain

  • What causes endometriosis

  Connect with Jessica Drummond:

You can connect with Jessica Drummond on his Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.

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 Awareness Mastery Live: Postpartum Edition

This episode is sponsored by the upcoming Postpartum Edition of Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE! 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 24 2020

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BONUS | All About Postpartum Charting | Lisa | Fertility Friday

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Today I’m sharing a special bonus episode all about postpartum charting! This episode is a replay of episode 291 (in case you missed it!) where I shared a whole episode on the most common questions I’ve received about postpartum charting — a topic I’ve had more and more questions about over the years.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE Postpartum Edition!  We start on August 12th! Will you be joining us?Click here  to register now!

  Topics discussed in today’s episode:
  • Why postpartum charting is so different than charting your normal cycle
  • How cervical mucus is so crucial for postpartum charting
  • How breastfeeding affects the return of your menstrual cycle
  • The role of basal body temperature postpartum
  • Factors to be mindful of when wanting get your period back postpartum to being trying to conceive again
  • When to consult with your doctor if you don’t see signs of your period returning postpartum
  • Benefits of the Tempdrop if you want to monitor your temperature when charting postpartum
  • Why it can be so helpful to work with an instructor when postpartum charting
  • How the Marquette method or other methods of charting may be a better option when you cannot fully rely on your cervical mucus or basal body temperature
  • When you start charting postpartum
  • Why it is so important to understand your mucus pattern and be consistent with charting if you plan to chart postpartum
  • What to expect when your period return

 

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her 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 Awareness Mastery Live: Postpartum Edition

This episode is sponsored by the upcoming Postpartum Edition of Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE! 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 22 2020

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FFP 321 | Improving Sperm Quality | Everything You Need To Know About Male Factor Infertility | Marc Sklar

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For more than 18 years, Dr. Marc Sklar (aka The Fertility Expert)  has been helping couples struggling to conceive empower their fertility naturally with his online fertility programs and virtual consultations. He’s the creator of FertilityTV, a youtube channel dedicated to natural fertility with over 100,000 subscribers, the founder of the Reproductive Wellness Clinic in San Diego California and the clinical director of MarcSklar.com helping couples via online programs and virtual coaching.

He has extensive experience and expertise in treating and resolving the causes of infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss with classical Acupuncture and Chinese Medicines. A Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Board Certified Herbalist and Oriental Medicine Practitioner, and President of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), Sklar approaches his patients with an open mind, compassion and a medically integrative perspective.

In today’s episode we delve into male factor infertility! Learn how to interpret your partner’s semen analysis, when you should be asking for one, how to get your partner on board with testing, and so much more!

Join us for an upcoming Masterclass all about Postpartum Cycle Charting on Wednesday July 22nd! Click here to register now!  You’ll want to register to gain access to the replay even if you aren’t able to join live!

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Shift in the way the public look at Male Factor Infertility but not a shift in mainstream medicine

  • Why the responsibility for infertility issues is typically put on the female versus the male

  • Difference between what the lab results say and what’s optimal for natural conception

  • All men can improve their health and sperm and it may not be in their diet

  • What can the female partner do whether or not their partner has had a sperm an analysis 

  • Things that can impair and improve sperm production

  • How to address habit attachments with couples where one partners habits could be affecting fertility

  • What the parameters are like on the female side

  • How the numbers in the tests and labs relate to your health

  • Both males and females need to be open to improving ourselves to assist in fertility
  • How fear forces us into making decisions
Connect with Marc Sklar:

You can connect with Marc Sklar on his website, Facebook and Instagram.

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: The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Jul 17 2020

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FFP 320 | Male Factor Infertility | The Significance of Morphology | Prof. Thinus Kruger

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Professor Kruger, the founder of the first IVF clinic in South Africa (Tygerberg Fertility Clinic, Stellenbosch University), is also the proud co-founder and partner of Aevitas Fertility Clinic, established in 2003. Prof Kruger acted as leader of the team at Tygerberg Fertility Clinic, which lead to

  • The first test tube baby in South Africa (1984);
  • The first frozen embryo pregnancy in South Africa, (1988);
  • The first baby born from ICSI (intra cytoplasmic sperm injection) in South Africa (1995)
  • Standardisation of international sperm morphology guidelines, by the World Health Organisation (WHO), from research conducted by the team.

From a personal and clinical perspective, Professor Kruger believes in a holistic approach towards infertility and always tries to assist his patients by solving problems in the simplest and most cost effect way possible.

In today’s episode we talk about male factor infertility, and the important role sperm morphology plays in natural conception.

Join us for an upcoming Masterclass all about Postpartum Cycle Charting on Wednesday July 22nd! Click here to register now!  You’ll want to register to gain access to the replay even if you aren’t able to join live!

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What brought Professor Kruger to focus on fertility challenges and more specifically, challenges in sperm morphology

  • Professor Kruger’s analyzation of sperm and that certain sperm shapes have a connection with pregnancy rates

  • What is morphology?

  • If morphology effects fertilization?

  • What the impact of male infertility can have on a couple trying to conceive naturally

  • What a female should know about morphology

  • What are things men can focus on when they are identified to have low morphology

  • The time frame a couple can expect it to take for the changes to take effect

  • Professor Kruger’s perspective on the decline in male sperm count and quality

  • Whether there is a link between morphology and quality of the sperm in terms of integrity of the DNA.

  • There are practical things to improve the quality of the males sperm if problems are detected in the males sperm

Connect with Professor Kruger:

You can connect with Professor Kruger on his 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: The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Jul 10 2020

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[On-Air Client Session] FFP 319 | Her Period Saved Her Life | The Fifth Vital Sign | Fertility Awareness For Birth Control | Lisa & Michelle

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Today I share a new episode in my Fertility Awareness Reality Series. Tune into my conversation with Michelle to learn more about how she is using fertility awareness for birth control, and how she is managing/overcoming her painful periods.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program!  We start on July 7th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Michelle’s period history

  • What led Michelle to choose Fertility Awareness Method

  • How Michelle's menstrual cycle was a clear indicator that she had a serious health problem

  • Michelle’s diagnosis of Leukemia forced her off the pill

  • How her period saved her life and the reproductive symptoms were what got her to the doctor

  • What it was like to get her period at such a young age

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: The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Jul 03 2020

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[On-Air Client Session] FFP 318 | Overcoming Period Pain + Natural Birth Control | Lisa & Lauren

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Today I share a new episode in my Fertility Awareness Reality Series. Tune into my conversation with Lauren to learn more about how she is using fertility awareness for birth control, and how she is managing/overcoming her painful periods.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program! We start on July 7th! Will you be joining us? Click here  to register now!

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Lauren’s menstrual cycle and period pain history
  • What led Lauren to the Fertility Awareness Method
  • Lauren’s experience birth control and why she discontinued using birth control
  • Lauren's thyroid issue and how her diet changed after her diagnosis
  • Health related problems Lauren developed that she believes Birth Control was a contributing factor to
  • How stress, sleep and diet can be a factor in Lauren’s temperature and mucus levels
  • Lauren’s gut health is affecting her hormones levels
  • When Lauren’s period pain began and what she uses to relive the pain
  • Period pain is related to inflammatory markers
  • Lisa’s remedies to cure period pain and how to reduce inflammation
  • How your diet can effect inflammation and what key nutrients to take
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: The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Jun 26 2020

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FFP 317 | Vaginal Steaming | Fourth Trimester Vaginal Steam Study | Keli Garza & Kimberly Ann Johnson

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Keli Garza has a Masters degree in International Development graduating cum laude. Garza is the owner of Steamy Chick the largest distributor of vaginal steam supplies in the United States. To further vaginal steam education Garza founded a branch of her company called the Peristeam Hydrotherapy Institute to train practitioners in the use of vaginal steam for menstrual and reproductive health and to further research on the gynecological benefits reported by hundreds of customer case studies.

Kimberly Ann Johnson is a Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing trauma resolution practitioner, birth doula, and single mom. She specializes in helping women prepare for birth, recover from birth injuries and birth trauma, and heal from sexual trauma. She is the founder of Magamama.com, an international holistic women’s health care resource for expectant and new mothers. She is the co-founder of the STREAM School for Pelvic Care, where she trained birth professionals, yoga teachers, somatic therapists, and bodyworkers to help women prepare for birth and recover from birth. She is the author of the bestselling book The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality.

In today’s episode we’re talking about the Fourth Trimester Vaginal Steam Study conducted and published through a joint effort between Keli Garza and Kimberly Ann Johnson. We talk about the benefits of vaginal steaming postpartum, and the implications of implementing vaginal steaming as a standard healthcare protocol for new mothers.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program! Click here  to register now!

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Vaginal Steaming is a controversial subject

  • Why it was necessary for Keli and Kimberly to take the reins and conduct The Vaginal Steam Study

  • Challenges of having vaginal steaming looked at as a legitimate way to heal women post-partum

  • The goal of the study was to craft questions for post-partum recovery

  • Perimeters of post-partum heeling and how steaming impacts it

  • The study compared women who vaginal steamed and women who did not steam days after giving birth and compared multiple health related measurements such as blood pressure, pulse, funda size, waist size, weight, labia damage, lochia, hemorrhoids, uterine contractions and breast pain

  • Fourth Trimester Vaginal Steam Study could only use vaginal birth and not cesarean birth

  • Limitations that impacted Keli and Kimberly's Steam Study

  • Unexpected and expected results of vaginal steaming

Connect with Keli Garza and Kimberly Ann Johnson:

You can connect with Keli Garza on her Website, and Instagram. You can connect with Kimberly Ann Johnson on her Website, Facebook, Instagram and Email.

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: The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Jun 19 2020

1hr 25mins

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FFP 316 | In The Name of The Pill | Mike Gaskins

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He isn’t a doctor or a woman, but he is passionate about exposing the very real dangers of hormonal birth control. Mike Gaskins is a media writer/producer who began his journey as a women’s health advocate after a world-renowned physician lied to him about birth control side effects. This chance encounter triggered a passion for research that led Mike to discover many shocking levels of deceit and misinformation surrounding these potent drugs.

He recently collaborated with a group of leading physicians and women’s health advocates on a citizen’s petition to the FDA asking for new and stronger black box warnings on all hormonal contraceptives.

He frequently writes for websites like Hormones Matter and Natural Womanhood, and his new book, In the Name of The Pill explores the dubious nature of both the history and science of hormonal birth control.

In today’s episode we talk about hormonal birth control. We get into the history, the safety, and the controversy. Definitely an episode you won’t want to miss!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching programClick here to register now!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by my upcoming LIVE Masterclass Introduction to Fertility Awareness Charting! Join us live on Friday July 26th at 12PM ET Click here to register today

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Mike’s wife experience and side effects of birth control led him to advocate for women’s health and birth control

  • What are the life threatening side effects of hormonal birthday control?

  • Why are life threatening side effects from the pill minimized by Doctors?

  • Doctors’ approach to dealing with women’s negative side effects from Birth Control

  • Details and outcomes of the Nelson Pill Trial

  • Hormonal birth control became the first drug ever to have a patient information packet

  • The connection between birth control and other diseases such as Lupus

  • How the pill impacts the immune function?

  • How are Doctors trained to address side effects with their patients?

  • What role can men play or support women

Connect with Mike Gaskins:

You can connect with Mike on his Website, Facebook and Instagram.

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: The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Jun 12 2020

1hr 18mins

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FFP 315 | Clear Passage Abdominal Therapy For Pelvic Pain & Fertility | Larry & Belinda Wurn

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Belinda Wurn, PT, is the Director of Services for Clear Passage Therapies. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in physical therapy from the University of Florida in 1975. With extensive post-graduate work and decades of professional experience, she is considered an expert in the causes and treatments for various types of sexual dysfunction, including decreased orgasm, desire, arousal, lubrication and satisfaction, and painful intercourse.

Larry Wurn, LMT, is the CEO of Clear Passage Therapies. He graduated from San Francisco State University in 1972 with a BS in English/Creative Writing, and graduated from the Florida Institute of Natural Health in 1990 to become a Florida-licensed massage therapist. After his role as Guest Curator at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, he became reacquainted with his childhood love, Belinda. As they prepared to marry, she was diagnosed with cancer – and thus their journey to discovering the natural treatment for adhesions began. Together, they developed the Wurn Technique® and Clear Passage Approach®, a non-surgical treatment for chronic pain, female infertility, bowel obstruction, and sexual dysfunction.

In todays episode we talk about Clear Passage abdominal therapy for pelvic pain and infertility.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching programClick here to register now!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. The first fully customizable paper charting workbook of its kind, available in both Fahrenheit and Celsius editions. Click here to grab your copy today!

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Belinda’s own diagnosis of cervical cancer inspired Larry and Belinda to develop their Clear Passage Physical Therapy technique and study fertility
  • Larry and Belinda conducted peer scientific research with the help of a surgeon that became the director of their research.
  • The physical aspect of this therapy that uses the hands only to palpate the abdomen and pelvis to treat adhesions
  • How Belinda and Larry determine if they will use the internal or external therapy
  • Benefits of the Wurn Technique and Clear Passage Approach
  • How addressing adhesions in other areas has an impact on the fallopian tubes
  • Success rate was higher if a women did not have surgery to unlock her fallopian tubes on her tubes to open her tubes
  • If a women has surgery to open her tubes back up, she has 6 months window to get pregnant if not pregnant within 6 months adhesions from that surgery will form and the tubes will block back up
  • Top four reasons that cause blockage in the fallopian tubes and the development of adhesions
  • What are the specific treatment protocols when targeting blocked tubes
  • Whether Belinda and Larry’s work extends to helping cure other conditions
  • How this treatment can help sexual disfunction and improve sexual issues
Connect with Larry & Belinda Wurn:

You can connect with Larry and Belinda on their Website, Facebook and Instagram.

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: The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Jun 05 2020

55mins

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FFP 314 | What You Need to Know About Choosing A Doctor | Women’s Health | Dr. Kyrin Dunston, MD

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Leading by example OBGYN Dr. Kyrin Dunston lost a life-changing 100 lbs. and healed herself from chronic disease by addressing the root causes of her overweight and dysfunction.  This personal transformation in turn caused a professional one and she left OBGYN practice in 2011 to pursue helping women heal with this revolutionary type of natural medicine after becoming fellowship trained in Anti-Aging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine.

Dr. Kyrin’s book “Cracking the Bikini Code:  6 Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss Success” brought her in office natural weight and health restoration program to women everywhere.  The virtual boot camp program based on the book launched shortly after and offers hands on guidance by Dr. Kyrin from remote locations so that women can use these tools to heal and move towards brilliant health.

As the host of Her Brilliant Health Radio Podcast she offers interviews with inspiring and insightful experts in Functional Medicine for women desiring to heal and achieve optimum health naturally.   

Today's episode is sponsored by my upcoming FREE Masterclass: Introduction to Fertility Awareness Charting. I'll be teaching LIVE on Friday June 5th at 12PM ET. Click here to register now!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. The first fully customizable paper charting workbook of its kind, available in both Fahrenheit and Celsius editions. Click here to grab your copy today!

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How Dr. Kyrin’s family history with medicine and science along with her personal interest in science and how the body works led her to a medical career
  • Kyrin’s own declining health led her to look beyond what she learned in medical school to focusing on natural medicine
  • Looking at difference between what Doctors are taught in medical school on how to treat issues related to the menstrual cycle and how Dr. Kyrin treats patients knowing what she knows now
  • The importance of becoming the CEO of your own health, and educating and investigating yourself on your body, in order to know when something is wrong
  • The common belief that we should look outside of ourselves for answers and go straight to a medical professional is not always the right solution
  • In over for a double blind placebo control trial to be a proper trial, you need to blind the participant and blind the doctor administering the drug
  • The power of our minds is so strong, we can change outcomes based on observations- what a doctor believes about their patients and what the patient believes about the treatments, causes an outcome and if we believe it will be beneficial it will be beneficial and if we believe it wont work it wont work
  • The understanding of beliefs are thoughts that you've thought about 1,000 times that have become unconscious and a drive of your behavior
Connect with Dr. Kyrin Dunston:

You can connect with Nicole on her Website, Facebook, or Twitter.

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:

FREE Masterclass: Introduction to Fertility Awareness Charting

Today's episode is sponsored by my upcoming FREE Masterclass: Introduction to Fertility Awareness Charting. I'll be teaching LIVE on Friday June 5th at 12PM ET. Click here to register now!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

May 29 2020

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FFP 313 | Histamines and Your Menstrual Cycle | Fix Your Period | Nicole Jardim

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Nicole, also known as the Period Girl, is a certified women's health coach (professional period fixer) and her mission is to empower women to take back control of their hormonal health in a fun and sassy way. She’s outspoken and opinionated about women’s health issues, and believes women have the right to be educated about their bodies. Her goal is to provide women with the tools they need to make radical and long-lasting changes so they can live their best lives. In her new book, Fix Your Period, she shares her 6 week protocol to healthy periods!

In today's episode we talk about  histamine intolerance and how it impact's the menstrual cycle, and so much more! This is Nicole's 3rd appearance on the podcast. Tune into our first episode Fix Your  Period here, and second episode, Medical Gas-lighting here.

Today's episode is sponsored by my upcoming FREE Masterclass: Introduction to Fertility Awareness Charting. I'll be teaching LIVE on Friday June 5th at 12PM ET. Click here to register now!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. The first fully customizable paper charting workbook of its kind, available in both Fahrenheit and Celsius editions. Click here to grab your copy today!

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How Nicole’s personal period problems as a teacher inspired her to research and spread awareness on the relation between histamines, gut health and your menstrual cycle
  • What led Nicole to writing her book Fix Your Period
  • Why it’s so important in understanding your bodies health cycle and realizing its less complicated and starts with the fundamental basics
  • Understanding the symptoms of histamine issues in the menstrual cycle and how they can change cyclically in your cycle
  • The phases of the menstrual cycle and what occurs in each cycle
  • The importance of what histamines are and what responses they trigger within our immune system
  • Why do some women struggle so much of producing extra histamines and some women do not produce and extra amount of histamines
  • How would one know if they are having issues with histamines and what are the symptoms
  • Determining if histamines are impacting their menstrual cycle
  • If it's possible for someone with adequate estrogen clearance to not be bothered by histamine issues versus someone not clearing as much estrogen
  • What the first steps in determining if your histamines are affecting your menstrual cycle
  • How cutting out high histamine products from your lifestyle can help in finding out if it is effecting your menstrual cycle
  • What is the correlation between Gut Health and menstrual cycles issues and how GI issue play in with histamines
  • Why gut related problems and chronic pelvic pain are linked
  • What is the first step in addressing gut related issues
  • Women should seek help from a professional to dig deeper if you are still not feeling better to see if there is a deeper rooted issue
  • Understanding the importance of researching your body and what’s going on and how it can make you feel better in just a short period of time
Connect with Nicole Jardim:

You can connect with Nicole on her Website, Facebook, or Instagram.

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:

FREE Masterclass: Introduction to Fertility Awareness Charting

Today's episode is sponsored by my upcoming FREE Masterclass: Introduction to Fertility Awareness Charting. I'll be teaching LIVE on Friday June 5th at 12PM ET. Click here to register now!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

May 22 2020

1hr 3mins

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FFP 312 | Fertility Awareness for Teenagers? | Chloe Skerlak

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Chloe Skerlak is wildly passionate about the menstrual cycle! She is a Justisse Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner and Certified Fertility Awareness Educator. When she's not hosting fertility awareness charting circles, teaching charting online, or taking photos of cervixes, she facilitates Period Positivity Workshops for parents and pre-teens because she believes body literacy is for everyone and every age.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. The first fully customizable paper charting workbook of its kind, available in both Fahrenheit and Celsius editions. Click here to grab your copy today!

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How Chloe’s personal birth control journey inspired her to become a certified fertility awareness educator
  • What led Chloe to begin teaching the fertility awareness to children
  • Why it’s so important to actually call our body parts what they are no matter the age
  • Suggestions Chloe has for structuring these conversations and making them child-centered
  • The importance of talking about fertility awareness and the menstrual cycle to children
  • Teaching fertility awareness in the general sense vs. teaching it as a method
  • An appropriate age to talk about using fertility awareness as a birth control method
  • Why it’s so beneficial to have access to fertility awareness information no matter your age or gender
  • The importance of being an approachable parent and talking positively about sexual health and body literacy

 

Connect with Chloe Skerlak:

You can connect with Chloe on her website, Facebook, or Instagram.

 

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: The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

May 15 2020

1hr 5mins

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FFP 311 | Period Power | Maisie Hill

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Maisie Hill is a highly qualified and sought-after women’s health expert with over a decade of experience as a practitioner and birth doula. Maisie knows the power of working with the menstrual cycle and believes that our hormones are there to serve us and help us get what we want out of life. What lights Maisie up is helping women to understand the inner workings of the reproductive system so that they can make sense of their menstrual cycle and use their hormones to great advantage in their lives. Her first book, Period Power, was published on May 2nd, 2019.

Today’s episode is also sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. The first fully customizable paper charting workbook of its kind, available in both Fahrenheit and Celsius editions. Click here to grab your copy today!

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How Maisie found herself studying and focusing on women’s health and menstrual cycles
  • How Maisie’s own period pain inspired her to find ways to heal herself and eventually others
  • Maisie’s own experience with hormonal birth control
  • The importance of remembering periods should not be painful
  • The benefits of charting on paper
  • Why Maisie finds complications or downfalls with using charting apps
  • How the porn industry has influenced women and girls on their outlook of a woman’s vulva
  • The importance of talking about the menstrual cycle with your children
  Connect with Maisie:

You can connect with Maisie on Twitter, 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: The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

May 08 2020

1hr 8mins

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FFP 310 | The Pill Gave Her A Stroke | Pill Reality Series | Lisa & Amanda

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Today I share a new episode of my Pill Reality Series. In this both a powerful and an important conversation with my guest Amanda, who shares her experience of surviving a stroke caused by hormonal birth control.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program! Click here  to register now!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. The first fully customizable paper charting workbook of its kind, available in both Fahrenheit and Celsius editions. Click here to grab your copy today!

Today I share a new episode of my Pill Reality Series. In this both a powerful and an important conversation with my guest Amanda, who shares her experience of surviving a stroke caused by hormonal birth control.

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Amanda’s menstrual cycle history 
  • How Amanda’s cycle changed once she got on the pill
  • Symptoms Amanda noticed leading up to her stroke that she addressesd with an ER doctor
  • What happened when Amanda had her stroke 
  • What Amanda’s recovery was like 
  • How her diet and lifestyle changed post-stroke
  • The importance of trusting your own intuition with your health
  • Why Amanda chose to get an IUD after her experience on the pill 
  • The trouble when Amanda had her IUD removed
  • How Amanda feels after coming off hormonal 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: The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

May 01 2020

1hr 1min

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[On-Air Client Session] FFP 309 | Using Fertility Awareness for Birth Control | Lisa & Freya

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Today I share a new episode in my Fertility Awareness Reality Series. Tune into my conversation with Freya to find out how she managed her transition from hormonal to birth control to fertility awareness.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program! Click here  to register now!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by Conceiving With Fertility Awareness My FREE online course designed to help you utilize fertility awareness strategies to optimize your chances of conceiving naturally. From timing sex accurately every time to identifying potential fertility issues through charting, this course has you covered. Head over to fertilityfriday.com/TTC for access

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Freya’s menstrual cycle history 
  • Freya’s experience with getting a hormonal IUD and side effects she experienced over the years
  • How she has noticed a change in her body since removing the IUD
  • How quickly Freya’s menstrual cycle returned post-IUD
  • Factors that can affect the length of your luteal phase
  • How eating habits can affect your menstrual cycle 
  • The importance of supporting progesterone production when having a shorter luteal phase 
  • Why it can take several months post birth control to have more normal cervical mucus patterns 
  • What gummy mucus can be a sign of 
  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: The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Apr 24 2020

45mins

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FFP 308 | How Does Stress Impact The Menstrual Cycle? | Lisa | Fertility Friday

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Today I dive into the impact of stress on the menstrual cycle in a special solo episode!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program! Click here  to register now!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by Conceiving With Fertility Awareness My FREE online course designed to help you utilize fertility awareness strategies to optimize your chances of conceiving naturally. From timing sex accurately every time to identifying potential fertility issues through charting, this course has you covered. Head over to fertilityfriday.com/TTC for access

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The purpose of charting 
  • How stress or other factors can delay the pre-ovulatory phase of your cycle 
  • What a double peak is 
  • Signs to watch for when acute stress may affect the post ovulatory phase 
  • Examples of chronic stressors and how they may affect your cycle
  • How charting can prevent your from going totally off the rails when dealing with stress
  • Ways to encourage your cortisol production from the moment you wake up
  • Benefits of cortisol and progesterone production
  • Why optimizing your sleep is so important when dealing with stress
  • Benefits of meditation for reducing stress
  • Why taking a media fast may be so helpful at this current time  
  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: The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Apr 17 2020

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[On-Air Client Session] FFP 307 | Navigating Through an Anovulatory Cycle | Lisa & Korrin

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Today I share a new episode in my Fertility Awareness (FAM) Reality Series! Tune into my latest interview with my client Korrin! We discuss her recent anovulatory cycle, and how she has been easing into using fertility awareness for birth control.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program! Click here  to register now!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by Conceiving With Fertility Awareness My FREE online course designed to help you utilize fertility awareness strategies to optimize your chances of conceiving naturally. From timing sex accurately every time to identifying potential fertility issues through charting, this course has you covered. Head over to fertilityfriday.com/TTC for access

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Korrin’s menstrual cycle history 
  • How Korrin first went about getting on birth control 
  • Side effects Korrin experienced during and after hormonal birth control 
  • How Korrin envisions talking about the menstrual cycle with her daughter in the future
  • Why Korrin decided to pursue fertility awareness
  • How Paragard affected Korrin between babies
  • Korrin’s recent anovulatory cycle 
  • What anovulatory cycle is and why they happen
  • Factors that can cause changes in your menstrual cycle
  • The importance of remembering after an anovulatory that every day is possibly a fertile day until proven otherwise 
  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: The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Apr 10 2020

51mins

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[On-Air Client Session] FFP 306 | Does The Pill Cause Anxiety and Depression? | Lisa & Teresa

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Today I share a new episode in my Fertility Awareness (FAM) Reality Series! Tune into my latest interview with my client Teresa! We discuss the process of transitioning from hormonal birth control to fertility awareness successfully. Hint: the biggest part of the transition is deprogramming our understanding from what we’ve been taught, to the true biology of the menstrual cycle and fertility.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program! Click here  to register now!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by Conceiving With Fertility Awareness My FREE online course designed to help you utilize fertility awareness strategies to optimize your chances of conceiving naturally. From timing sex accurately every time to identifying potential fertility issues through charting, this course has you covered. Head over to fertilityfriday.com/TTC for access

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Teresa’s menstrual cycle and pill journey
  • The many side effects Teresa experienced on her 20 years on the pill 
  • The way Teresa has felt after coming off the pill 
  • How Teresa has looked back on her journaling over the years and noticed her symptoms from birth control that impacted her negatively 
  • How Teresa has been able to her notice her emotions since the fog has lifted post pill 
  • Determining whether spotting or a light period day when using Fertility Awareness
  • Why spotting days are always considered fertile days
  • Determining wether cervical mucus is smooth or lubricative 
  • How practicing Fertility Awareness has benefited Teresa
  • The importance of listening to your body and what it is telling you
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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

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Apr 03 2020

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By GraceRachel - May 14 2020
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I am new to the world of charting (this is my first charting cycle!), and I cannot explain how valuable this podcast has been to me. I look forward to every episode, not only because I love learning new information, but because it feels like talking to an old friend! The FAM community is wonderful and supportive and Lisa is an amazing!

Lisa is the best!

By RachelLWS - Mar 23 2020
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This podcast has been instrumental for me transitioning off birth control and taking charge of my female health. I really can’t recommend it enough for any woman!