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Fertility Friday Radio | Fertility Awareness for Pregnancy and Hormone-free birth control

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

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. Resources mentioned: FFP 138 | Post-Pill Amenorrhea | Why It Took 4 Years For Her Period To Come Back | Andrea Petrus FFP 141 | Surviving Hypothalamic Amenorrhea | Getting Your Period Back Without Fertility Drugs | Nicola Rinaldi FFP 109 | The Reality of Aging & Fertility | IVF & Assisted Reproductive Technology | The Future of Fertility Treatments | Dr. Marjorie Dixon FFP 127 | What Does a Normal Period Look Like? | How Much Am I Supposed To Bleed During My Period? | Lisa | Fertility Friday http://fertilityfriday.com/fertilityawareness http://fertilityfriday.com/pcos/ FFP 149 | The Truth About Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs) | Lisa | Fertility Friday Research Studies: Use of an aromatase inhibitor for induction of ovulation in patients with an inadequate response to clomiphene citrate Extended letrozole regimen versus clomiphene citrate for superovulation in patients with unexplained infertility undergoing intrauterine insemination: a randomized controlled trial A randomized trial of letrozole versus clomiphene citrate in women undergoing superovulation Success Rate of Inseminations Dependent on Maternal Age? An Analysis of 4246 Insemination Cycles 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: 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!

43mins

29 Sep 2017

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

 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 Facebook, Twitter, and on her website.   Resources mentioned: FFP 149 | The Truth About Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs) | Lisa | Fertility Friday FFP 054 | The MTHFR Gene Mutation and Fertility | Recurrent Miscarriage, Nutrient Deficiencies, and Folic Acid | Diane Keddy Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Program The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize your Fertility| Audiobook | Lisa Hendrickson-Jack The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility (Book)| Lisa Hendrickson-Jack Get The First chapter of The Fifth Vital Sign for FREE | thefifthvitalsignbook.com Related podcasts & blog posts: FFP 254 | 5 Ways Fertility Awareness Will Help You Get Pregnant | Lisa | Fertility Friday FFP 242 | Planning for Pregnancy | What You Need To Know! | Lisa | Fertility Friday [On-Air Client Session] FFP 222 | Optimizing Sex For Conception With Limited Mucus | Daysi & Lisa FFP 207 | Top 10 Ways I’m Preparing For Pregnancy | Lisa | Fertility Friday FFP 020 | How to Accurately time Sex to Optimize your chances of getting Pregnant | Why Cervical Mucus is Essential | Dr Kerry Hampton 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!

59mins

13 Sep 2019

Rank #2

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FFP 207 | Top 10 Ways I’m Preparing For Pregnancy | Lisa | Fertility Friday

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: Fertility Awareness 101 FREE Video Series Fertility Friday Programs Fertility Friday Facebook Group Related podcasts & blog posts: FFP 009 | Sacred Fertility Foods | The key to having healthy babies and a healthy pregnancy | Sally Fallon-Morell FFP 172 |  Nourishing Fats | Why You Need Animal Fats For Fertility & Pregnancy | Sally Fallon Morell FFP 188 | Real Food For Pregnancy | Optimizing vegetarian & vegan diets for pregnancy | Lily Nichols FFP 133 | Preparing for Pregnancy and Childbirth Naturally | Mama Natural | Genevieve Howland Fertility Awareness Episodes | Fertility Friday 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!

1hr 4mins

22 Jun 2018

Rank #3

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FFP 149 | The Truth About Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs) | Lisa | Fertility Friday

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 Fertility Awareness Method | Fertility Friday Podcast Cora Tampons | Organic Tampons That Work 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program | Program Details 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

38mins

28 Jul 2017

Rank #4

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FFP 185 | Low Progesterone | Short Luteal Phase | Premenstrual Spotting | Lisa | Fertility Friday

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: Cycle characteristics after discontinuation of oral contraceptives | Pub Med 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program Fertility Awareness 101 FREE Video Series Fertility Friday Facebook Group Where the #%$@ is My Period? (ebook) | Fertility Friday Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler The Effects of Light on the Menstrual Cycle by Joe DeFelice Related podcasts & blog posts: FFP 053 | The Effect of Light on the Menstrual Cycle and Fertility | Sleeping in Darkness to Regulate Menstruation | Natural Family Planning | Joy DeFelice FFP 068 | Sleep your way to a Healthy Menstrual Cycle | The Connection Between Sleep and Fertility | Shawn Stevenson FFP 106 | What You Need To Know About Progesterone and Pregnancy | Using Your Cycle To Time Hormone Testing | Fertility Awareness Method | Dr. Nora Pope FFP 092 | Natural Fertility Info | Nutrition For Fertility | Smart Supplementation | Get Pregnant Naturally | Hethir Rodriguez Do You Have Low Progesterone? Read This Before Having Your Levels Tested… Fertility Awareness Reality Series Episodes | Fertility Friday Fertility Awareness Podcast Episodes | Fertility Friday 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!

44mins

23 Feb 2018

Rank #5

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

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 FFP 095 | No More Periods? The Blessings of the Curse | Menstrual Suppression | The Pill | Dr. Susan Rako FFP 014 | What does a Healthy Menstrual Cycle look like? | The Menstrual Cycle as the 5th Vital Sign | Colleen Flowers FFP 012 | Recovering from Post-Birth Control Syndrome | How to get your period back | Laura Schoenfeld FFP 068 | Sleep your way to a Healthy Menstrual Cycle | The Connection Between Sleep and Fertility | Shawn Stevenson FFP 053 | The Effect of Light on the Menstrual Cycle and Fertility | Sleeping in Darkness to Regulate Menstruation | Natural Family Planning | Joy DeFelice FFP 065 | 6 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Xenoestrogen Exposure with Lisa | Fertility Friday FFP 009 | Sacred Fertility Foods | The key to having healthy babies and a healthy pregnancy | Sally Fallon-Morell FFP 054 | The MTHFR Gene Mutation and Fertility | Recurrent Miscarriage, Nutrient Deficiencies, and Folic Acid | Diane Keddy 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

51mins

28 Sep 2016

Rank #6

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FFP 106 | What You Need To Know About Progesterone and Pregnancy | Using Your Cycle To Time Hormone Testing | Fertility Awareness Method | Nora Pope

Nora Pope is a retired naturopathic doctor and Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitioner with a private practice in Toronto from 2002-19. She is a graduate of the NaPro Technology Medical Consultant Auditor Program and has been presenting continuing education programs to healthcare professionals since 2004. For more information on her courses, please visit: www.fertilityCE.com. 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 NoraPope You can connect with Nora on her Website and on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter Resources mentioned Nora Pope | Website Cycle Charting & Progesterone HRT | Health-Local.com NaPro Technology FFP 062 | Acupuncture for Fertility and Menstrual Cycle Health | Jani White FFP 055 | Menstrual Cycle Health | Why Regular Ovulation is Essential for Bone, Heart and Breast Health | Dr. Jerilynn Prior NaPro Technology Related Podcast Episodes FFP 031 | Using Fertility Awareness Charting to Treat Infertility Naturally | NaPro Technology | Dr. Danielle Miller FFP 075 | Cervical Mucus Charting | Fertility Awareness Method | NaPro Technology | Megan Faller 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!

1hr 16mins

11 Nov 2016

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

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 Wise Fertility Choices | Vicki Braun Billings Ovulation Method | Main Site Billings Ovulation Method | Wikipedia Serena Canada Couple to Couple League The Family of the Americas | Natural Family Planning FFP 084 | Adrenal Fatigue, Fertility & Hormone Balance | The Kalish Method | Dr. Daniel Kalish 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!

1hr 17mins

18 Nov 2016

Rank #8

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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

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. [powerpress] 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 FFP 116 | Stop The Thyroid Madness | Going Beyond Synthroid & Getting to the Root Cause of Thyroid Disorders | Why the TSH Test Isn’t Enough | What to do when your Doctor Won’t Cooperate | Janie Bowthorpe, M. Ed. Dr. Brownstein's Book - Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It Dr. Brownstein's Book - Overcoming Thyroid Disorders Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness by Dr. Broda Barnes The Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine The Exercise Paradox List of Medical Providers Trained in Dr. Wilson's Approach [powerpress] 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 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!

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24 Feb 2017

Rank #9

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FFP 133 | Preparing for Pregnancy and Childbirth Naturally | Mama Natural {Genevieve Howland}

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 The Mama Natural Week-to-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth {Book} | Mama Natural {Genevieve Howland} The Mama Natural Week-to-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth {Website} | Mama Natural {Genevieve Howland} FFP 016 | Real Food for Gestational Diabetes | Pre-conception & Pregnancy Nutrition | Lily Nichols FFP 025 | How Much Should Women Exercise During Pregnancy? | The Good, The Bad and the Uncomfortable | Lily Nichols Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood {Book} | Anchor The Business of Being Born {Documentary} | Ricki Lake | Abby Epstein 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!

57mins

21 Apr 2017

Rank #10

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FFP 216 | Improving Egg Quality | Mitochondria and Fertility | Warren Cargal

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: Acupuncture Atlanta | Warren Cargal, L. Ac. Terry Whalls, MD Fertility Awareness 101 FREE Video Series Fertility Friday Programs Fertility Friday Facebook Group Related podcasts & blog posts: Fertility Awareness Episodes | Fertility Friday 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: 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! 

1hr 10mins

10 Aug 2018

Rank #11

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

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 Fertility-awareness knowledge, attitudes, and practices of women attending general practice [research publication] | Dr. Kerry Hampton Wise Woman Business | Dr. Kerry Hampton Your Fertility | Dr. Kerry Hampton Publications | Kerry Hampton The Baby Business | Four Courners | Documentary FFP 020 | How to Accurately time Sex to Optimize your chances of getting Pregnant | Why Cervical Mucus is Essential | Dr. Kerry Hampton 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)

1hr 21mins

24 Jun 2016

Rank #12

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

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: Folate and Vitamin B12 levels in abnormal pap smear: a case study | Pub Med Cancer of the cervix uteri and Vitamin A | Pub Med Related podcast episodes: Fertility Awareness Reality Series Podcast Episodes | Fertility Friday Fertility Awareness Podcast Episodes | Fertility Friday FFP 140 | Transitioning From Hormonal Birth Control After Long-Term Pill Use | Lisa | Fertility Friday FFP 079 | The Top 10 Unexpected Effects of Coming Off The Pill | Lisa | Fertility Friday FFP 095 | No More Periods? The Blessings of the Curse | Menstrual Suppression | The Pill | Dr. Susan Rako 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 | 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!

53mins

10 Nov 2017

Rank #13

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

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: Real Food for Pregnancy (book) by Lily Nichols Real Food for Gestational Diabetes (book) by Lily Nichols Weston A. Price Foundation 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program Fertility Awareness 101 FREE Video Series Fertility Friday Facebook Group Related podcasts & blog posts: FFP 016 | Real Food for Gestational Diabetes | Pre-conception & Pregnancy Nutrition | Lily Nichols FFP 025 | How Much Should Women Exercise During Pregnancy? | The Good, The Bad and the Uncomfortable | Lily Nichols FFP 103 | Real Food for PCOS | PCOS, Insulin Resistance & Diabetes | Managing PCOS Naturally with Diet |  Balancing Blood Sugar | Lily Nichols FFP 126 | Does Your Diet Impact Your Breastmilk? | Eating for Two: How to Produce the Most Nutritious Breastmilk | Managing the Postpartum Period | What Breastfeeding is Really Like | Lily Nichols FFP 155 | The Impact of Under-Eating on Your Fertility & Your Cycles | Lily Nichols FFP 172 |  Nourishing Fats | Why You Need Animal Fats For Fertility & Pregnancy | Sally Fallon Morell Fertility Awareness Reality Series Episodes | Fertility Friday Fertility Awareness Podcast Episodes | Fertility Friday 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 | 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!

1hr 15mins

9 Mar 2018

Rank #14

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

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: Fix Your Period (Book) Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Program The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility (Book) | Lisa Hendrickson-Jack Related podcasts & blog posts: FFP 261 | Medical Gaslighting, Feminism, Reproductive Health, and Abortion | Nicole Jardim FFP 019 | Fix Your Period | Amenorrhea, Dysmenorrhea and The Pill | Nicole Jardim FFP 302 | Dirty Genes | MTHFR, Folic Acid, and Your Fertility | Dr. Ben Lynch, ND FFP 283 | Overcoming Period Pain | Lisa | Fertility Friday FFP 180 | Managing Painful Periods | Dysmenorrhea | Endometriosis | Dr. Lara Briden, ND 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!

1hr 3mins

22 May 2020

Rank #15

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

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 Facebook, Twitter, and on her website.   Resources mentioned: Fertility Awareness Mastery - 10 Week Group Program The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility (Book) | Lisa Hendrickson-Jack Get The First chapter of The Fifth Vital Sign for FREE | thefifthvitalsignbook.com FFP 104 | Birth Control Pills From Your Doctor’s Perspective | Why Your Physician isn’t Looking at the Root Cause | Alternative Medicine for Women | Dr. Miranda Naylor Beautiful Cervix Project FFP 018 | Arvigo Abdominal Therapy | Vaginal Steaming | Traditional Maya healing for Fertility and Menstrual Cycle Irregularities| Dr Rosita Arvigo Fertility Awareness Reality Series Episodes | On-Air Client Sessions | Fertility Friday Pill Reality Series Episodes | Fertility Friday Related podcasts & blog posts: FFP 180 | Managing Painful Periods | Dysmenorrhea | Endometriosis | Dr. Lara Briden, ND FFP 244 | The Truth About Using FAM for Birth Control | Lisa | Fertility Friday FFP 200 | Using Fertility Awareness For Birth Control | Natural Birth Control | Lisa | Fertility Friday [On-Air Client Session] FFP 193 | Zero Intentions | Avoiding Pregnancy Naturally With Fertility Awareness | Shannon & Lisa 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 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!

51mins

5 Apr 2019

Rank #16

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FFP 134 | Optimizing Sperm Health | Motility, Morphology & Sperm Count | Why He Needs To Get Tested ASAP | Marc Sklar

For more than 15 years Marc has been helping couples struggling to conceive and have healthy babies. In addition to his Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Dr. Sklar trained at the Harvard Medical School, Mind/Body Medical Institute. He is the creator of MarcSklar.com and ReproductiveWellness.com, the co-author of Secret to Conception and a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine and Medical Advisor for Natural Health International. In today’s show, we talk about sperm health. I’ve had so many questions about this topic that it is ridiculous, and I’m happy to have Marc here to talk more about this. Topics discussed in today's episode Why focusing on sperm health is a hit to the male ego How to approach your male partner about having his sperm tested Why you should have your male partner's sperm tested ASAP when you're trying to conceive Why fertility issues are just as much a man's issue as a woman's -- it's just as likely to be his Why are we more likely to assume it's a woman's issue? How a man's semen analysis is an indicator of his overall health How testing your male partner's semen right off the bat can save you 6 months or more later on How what we consider to be a "normal" sperm count has changed over the past 50-100 years What are the 3 main parameters that determine sperm health? Why has the "normal" sperm count declined by 75% over the past 50 or 60 years? What is considered to be a "normal" sperm count What is considered to be normal motility and morphology? Why the majority of the sperm men produce is abnormal What can be done to improve sperm quality? Why excessive exercise can be a problem Why it's important that his testicles stay cool How long does it take to see the change in his lab results? The truth about IUI What actually constitutes "trying" from both Marc and My perspective Specific supplements to support sperm quality Connect with Marc You can connect with Marc on his Website, his clinic Reproductive Wellness, and on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube! Resources mentioned FFP 032 | Acupuncture for Fertility | Male Factor Infertility | Marc Sklar Snow Balls Underwear | Cooling Underwear for Men Reproductive Wellness | Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Marc Sklar | The Fertility Expert 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!

59mins

28 Apr 2017

Rank #17

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FFP 172 | Nourishing Fats | Why You Need Animal Fats For Fertility & Pregnancy | Sally Fallon Morell

Sally Fallon Morell is the founding president of the Weston A. Price Foundation and author of the best-selling cookbook, Nourishing Traditions. Her other titles include The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care, Nourishing Broth, and Nourishing Fats. In today’s episode, we talk about animal fats, and why they are necessary for optimizing your fertility & ensuring you have a healthy pregnancy. 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: The difference between the way we ate 100 years ago and now What is cholesterol, and is it really bad for your health? Are animal fats a source of nutrition? What is the difference between animal fats and plant fats? Is Vitamin A dangerous? Can you get Vitamin A (retinol) from carrots and other vegetables? What role does Vitamin A play in fertility and pregnancy? Could Vitamin A deficiency play a role in endometriosis? Are plant and animal sources of omega 3 fatty acids the same? The importance of fats in fertility and conception Connect with Sally: You can connect with Sally on her Website, and on Facebook and Twitter. Resources mentioned: Weston A. Price Foundation Nourishing Traditions Blog Nourishing Fats: Why We Need Animal Fats for Health and Happiness Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and Diet Dictocrats The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World The Oiling of America by Mary G. Enig, Ph.D. Presented by Sally Fallon - Morell Baptists Ladies’ Cook Book: Choice and Tested Recipes Contributed by the Ladies of Monmouth, Ill. Vitamin A: The Scarlet Nutrient The teratogenic metabolites of vitamin A in women following supplements and liver | Pub Med 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery group program | Fertility Friday Related podcasts & blog posts: FFP 009 | Sacred Fertility Foods | The key to having healthy babies and a healthy pregnancy | Sally Fallon-Morell Fertility Awareness Podcast Episodes | Fertility Friday 6 reasons why a vegan diet may harm your fertility Liver Paté – fertility superfood 9 Ways to Add More Fat To Your Diet 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 | 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!

1hr 5mins

8 Dec 2017

Rank #18