299 episodes

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.

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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 75 Ratings

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.

    Hypothalamic Amenorrhea | PCOS/HA Replay Series | Dr. Lara Briden, ND.

    Hypothalamic Amenorrhea | PCOS/HA Replay Series | Dr. Lara Briden, ND.

    You may already know Lara as the author of Period Repair Manual which we’ll talk about more today. Lara was one of my very first guests, and I’m excited to have her back on the show. In our first interview together we delved into what the pill is really doing to your hormones, and it has been one of my most popular episodes of the show, so if you missed it definitely go back and listen to episode 007. Dr. Briden is a Naturopathic doctor with over 20 years of experience in women’s health. She specializes in the area of hormone health, and she is the founder of larabriden.com where she educates the masses on maintaining healthy hormones!
    In today’s show, we delve into hypothalamic amenorrhea and HPA axis dysregulation, which is a topic I’ve had many requests to delve into on the show.
    Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Course.  The most in-depth and comprehensive online fertility awareness self-study program available. Click here to join now!
    Topics discussed in today's episode:
    What is hypothalamic amenorrhea? What are the symptoms of hypothalamic amenorrhea? What is the difference between PCOS and hypothalamic amenorrhea? The impact of the pill on hypothalamic amenorrhea What is the relationship between undereating and hypothalamic amenorrhea How many carbohydrates do women need to eat? The relationship between stress and amenorrhea The problem with the idea of “eating the perfect diet” What you need to know about supplementation and your periods How does vitex impact hormones and periods? Why there is no magic supplement that will fix your periods How does alcohol impact our hormone levels? The role male infertility plays in infertility in general Connect with Lara

    You can connect with Lara on her website and on Facebook, Twitter & Youtube
    Resources mentioned: Lara’s Healthy Hormone Blog | Lara Briden Period Repair Manual | Lara Briden The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility (Book) | Lisa Hendrickson-Jack Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Program Related podcasts & blog posts:
    FFP 427 | Healing PCOS | PCOS/HA Replay Series | Amy Medling FFP 425 | PCOS or HA? | What Is The Difference? | Lisa | Fertility Friday FFP 371 | Hypothalamic Amenorrhea & The Menstrual Cycle | Cynthia Donovan FFP 223 | Overcoming Hypothalamic Amenorrhea | No Period. Now What? | Dr. Nicola Rinaldi, PhD Join the community! Follow Fertility Friday on Instagram! Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast in Apple Podcasts!
    Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic
    A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors: Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now!
    Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program (FAMM) This episode is sponsored by FAMM! Are you a women's health practitioner looking for a solid way to incorporate comprehensive fertility awareness chart analysis into your practice? If yes, FAMM is the program you've been waiting for. Click here to apply now!

    • 55 min
    Healing PCOS | PCOS/HA Replay Series | Amy Medling

    Healing PCOS | PCOS/HA Replay Series | Amy Medling

    Amy is a certified health coach who specializes in working with women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). She is the author of Healing PCOS, and she works with women who are frustrated and have lost all hope when the only solution their doctors offer is to lose weight, take a pill, and live with their symptoms. Amy founded PCOS Diva to offer women tools to help gain control of their PCOS and regain their fertility, femininity, health, and happiness, and she has developed a proven protocol of supplements, diet, and lifestyle programs to support women to heal their PCOS. In case you haven’t heard Amy’s first appearance on the podcast, click here to have a listen.
    In today’s episode, we talk about overcoming PCOS naturally, and the importance of advocating for the support you need..
    Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Course.  The most in-depth and comprehensive online fertility awareness self-study program available. Click here to join now!
    Topics discussed in today's episode:
    What is PCOS, and what are the most common symptoms? What is a PCOS diva? The importance of advocating for yourself to get the care and support you need The importance of believing that you can be healthy and recover from PCOS The connection between PCOS, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and endometrial cancer Why PCOS is not simply a condition of the “ovaries” 21 days to managing your PCOS symptoms Movement for PCOS Dealing with a PCOS diagnosis The role of supplementation in healing PCOS Connect with Amy: You can connect with Amy on her website, and on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter!
    Resources mentioned: Healing PCOS book by Amy Medling The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility (Book) | Lisa Hendrickson-Jack Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Program Related podcasts & blog posts:
    FFP 022 | What is PCOS? | Healing PCOS Naturally | PCOS Diva Amy Medling FFP 060 | Treating PCOS Without Fertility Drugs | Conceiving Naturally With PCOS | Dr. Katherine Sherif FFP 103 | Real Food for PCOS | PCOS, Insulin Resistance & Diabetes | Managing PCOS Naturally with Diet | Balancing Blood Sugar | Lily Nichols FFP 425 | PCOS or HA? | What Is The Difference? | Lisa | Fertility Friday FFP 354 | Coming Off The Pill With PCOS | Kate Kordsmeier Join the community! Follow Fertility Friday on Instagram! Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast in Apple Podcasts!
     
    Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic
    A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors: Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now!
    Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program (FAMM) This episode is sponsored by FAMM! Are you a women's health practitioner looking for a solid way to incorporate comprehensive fertility awareness chart analysis into your practice? If yes, FAMM is the program you've been waiting for. Click here to apply now!

    • 49 min
    8 Steps To Reverse Your PCOS | PCOS/HA Replay Series | Dr. Fiona McCulloch, ND

    8 Steps To Reverse Your PCOS | PCOS/HA Replay Series | Dr. Fiona McCulloch, ND

    Dr. Fiona McCulloch ND, the founder, and owner of White Lotus Integrative Medicine has worked with thousands of people seeking better health over the past 15 years of her practice. She is committed to health education and advocacy, empowering her patients with the most current information on health topics and natural medicine therapies with a warm, empathic approach.
    In today’s show, we talk about Dr. Fiona’s new book “8 Steps to Reverse your PCOS” which she released in September 2016! We also talk about the connection between PCOS, inflammation, gut health & thyroid conditions!
    Dr. Fiona joined us on a previous episode: episode 45 where we talked about the autoimmune disease as it relates to fertility, thyroid health, and MTHFR gene mutation
    Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Course.  The most in-depth and comprehensive online fertility awareness self-study program available. Click here to join now!
    Topics discussed in today's episode:
    Why has there been a recent push to change the name of PCOS? The connection between PCOS, insulin resistance, and Diabetes What is inflammation as it relates to PCOS and how is it caused? The connection between inflammation, food sensitivities, and autoimmunity Why is following whole foods based nutrition plan so important for reducing chronic low-grade inflammation? Androgen excess and PCOS What is Hirsutism and how can it connect to PCOS? How do stress and hormones affect the length of the ovulatory process? How hormones affect a woman’s cycle as she matures Why doctors should use caution when diagnosing PCOS for an adolescent female The connection between PCOS and Cardiovascular Disease How can thyroid disorders play a role in PCOS? Dispelling the myth that PCOS doesn’t go away after giving birth Dr. Fiona’s advice for women with PCOS who are trying to conceive Connect with Dr. Fiona McCulloch, ND

    You can connect with Dr. Fiona on her Website and on Facebook
    Resources mentioned: Dr. Fiona’s Book: 8 Steps to Reverse your PCOS White Lotus Integrative Medicine The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility (Book) | Lisa Hendrickson-Jack Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Program Related podcasts & blog posts:
    FFP 022 | What is PCOS? | Healing PCOS Naturally | PCOS Diva Amy Medling FFP 060 | Treating PCOS Without Fertility Drugs | Conceiving Naturally With PCOS | Dr. Katherine Sherif FFP 103 | Real Food for PCOS | PCOS, Insulin Resistance & Diabetes | Managing PCOS Naturally with Diet | Balancing Blood Sugar | Lily Nichols FFP 425 | PCOS or HA? | What Is The Difference? | Lisa | Fertility Friday FFP 354 | Coming Off The Pill With PCOS | Kate Kordsmeier FFP 211 | Healing PCOS | Amy Medling Join the community! Follow Fertility Friday on Instagram! Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast in Apple Podcasts!
     
    Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic
    A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors: Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now!
    Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program (FAMM) This episode is sponsored by FAMM! Are you a women's health practitioner looking for a solid way to incorporate comprehensive fertility awareness chart analysis into your practice? If yes, FAMM is the program you've been waiting for. Click here to apply now!

    • 53 min
    PCOS or HA? | What Is The Difference? | Lisa | Fertility Friday

    PCOS or HA? | What Is The Difference? | Lisa | Fertility Friday

    In today’s episode I dive into the difference between PCOS and HA. Two very different conditions with different presentations which are often confused with one another!
    Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Course.  The most in-depth and comprehensive online fertility awareness self-study program available. Click here to join now!
    Topics discussed in today's episode:
    What is PCOS?  What is Hypothalamic Amenorrhea? Characteristics of PCOS and how it shows up in your cycle Symptoms of PCOS and HA Characteristics of HA and how it shows up in your cycle Why looking at your menstrual cycle is a vital sign Connect with Lisa: You can connect with Lisa on her Facebook, Twitter, and on her website.

    Resources mentioned: The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility (Book) | Lisa Hendrickson-Jack Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Program Related podcasts & blog posts:
    FFP 354 | Coming Off The Pill With PCOS | Kate Kordsmeier FFP 349 | Overcoming Hypothalamic Amenorrhea | Samantha Kellgren FFP 223 | Overcoming Hypothalamic Amenorrhea | No Period. Now What? | Dr. Nicola Rinaldi, PhD FFP 211 | Healing PCOS | Amy Medling Join the community! Follow Fertility Friday on Instagram! Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast in Apple Podcasts!
    Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic
    A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors: Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now!
    Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program (FAMM) This episode is sponsored by FAMM! Are you a women's health practitioner looking for a solid way to incorporate comprehensive fertility awareness chart analysis into your practice? If yes, FAMM is the program you've been waiting for. Click here to apply now!

    • 36 min
    Arvigo® Therapy For Period Pain & Fertility | Period Pain Replay Series | Dr. Rosita Arvigo & Donna Zubrod

    Arvigo® Therapy For Period Pain & Fertility | Period Pain Replay Series | Dr. Rosita Arvigo & Donna Zubrod

    Rosita Arvigo, is a Doctor of Naprapathy, ethnobotanist, spiritual healer, author of 8 books on traditional healing of Central America, and she is the founder of The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® & the Arvigo Institute.
    Donna Zubrod is a nationally certified, North Carolina Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist, a DONA certified Birth Doula, and a certified practitioner and teacher of The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®. Her practice, Seven Generations Massage & Birth, offers support towards positive reproductive and digestive health experiences and outcomes from menarche, throughout the childbearing years, to menopause and beyond. She helps couples with fertility challenges to successfully conceive and nurtured expectant mothers during pregnancy through postpartum.
    In today’s episode I share a special interview with both Dr. Arvigo and Donna. We focus on abdominal therapy for fertility and period pain, and how it differs from conventional medical treatments.
    Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Course.  The most in-depth and comprehensive online fertility awareness self-study program available. Click here to join now!
    Topics discussed in today's episode:
    What is The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®? The process of Arvigo® Therapy How you need proper hemodynamics to find homeostasis within the body What inspired Donna to conduct her observational study on measuring the affects of Arvigo® Therapy on the menstrual cycle parameter Some of the factors she had the 10 participants track during their cycles How Donna measured the effects for each participant Why goal of the study was to see if abdominal therapy had any effects on the menstrual cycle Was ovulation confirmed during the study? The importance of self-care by the participants during the study Did the participants have less painful period during the study? What were some of the results that stood out to Donna? How does abdominal therapy potentially improve mucus production or luteal phase length? How can Arvigo® bring women with extreme menstrual pain back to a normal cycle The importance of getting informed and being an active participant in your health Connect with Dr. Rosita Arvigo & Donna Zubrod: Dr. Arvigo is one of the founding members of the Abdominal Therapy Collective, an education organization and practitioner community, formed in 2020. You can connect with Dr. Arvigo on her website and on the Abdominal Therapy Collective.
     
    You can connect with Donna on her Website, and on her Facebook.

      Resources mentioned: You Can Do It! Doulas Workshop FFP 050 | Journeys in Healing | Arvigo® Therapy for Fertility and Pregnancy | Donna Zubrod & Diane MacDonald FFP 018 | Arvigo Abdominal Therapy | Vaginal Steaming | Traditional Maya healing for Fertility and Menstrual Cycle Irregularities| Dr Rosita Arvigo The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility (Book) | Lisa Hendrickson-Jack Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Program Related podcasts & blog posts:
    FFP 202 | Vaginal Steaming for Period Problems | Steamy Chick | Keli Garza FFP 067 | Healthy Menstruation | Fertility Awareness | Fertility Massage Therapy | Rachel Eyre FFP 050 | Journeys in Healing | Arvigo® Therapy for Fertility and Pregnancy | Donna Zubrod & Diane MacDonald FFP 018 | Arvigo Abdominal Therapy | Vaginal Steaming | Traditional Maya healing for Fertility and Menstrual Cycle Irregularities| Dr Rosita Arvigo Join the community! Follow Fertility Friday on Instagram! Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast in Apple Podcasts!
    Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic
    A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors: Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how t

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Mercier Therapy for Pelvic Pain and Infertility | Period Pain Replay Series | Dr. Jennifer Mercier, ND, PhD

    Mercier Therapy for Pelvic Pain and Infertility | Period Pain Replay Series | Dr. Jennifer Mercier, ND, PhD

    Founder and creator of Mercier Therapy, Jennifer Mercier has been in practice for over a decade and serves women with primary and secondary infertility, pelvic pain and surgical recovery. Most of the women that consult Dr. Mercier’s expertise have been diagnosed with endometriosis, PCOS, scar tissue, fibroids, blocked tubes, premature ovarian failure, diminished ovarian reserve, advanced age, and hormone/thyroid imbalance.
    Mercier Therapy is a deep pelvic organ visceral manipulation done via the abdomen. Deep manipulation provides better organ mobility and increased blood flow to enhance overall pelvic organ function.
    In today’s episode we talk about the incredible benefits of this powerful abdominal therapy modality, and its implications for women’s health.
    Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Course.  The most in-depth and comprehensive online fertility awareness self-study program available. Click here to join now!
    Topics discussed in today's episode:
    What is Mercier Therapy Who are the ideal candidates for Mercier Therapy What led Dr. Mercier to her abdominal therapy career The importance of abdominal therapy before, during and after pregnancy The importance of abdominal therapy increasing mobility and blood flow How abdominal therapy can better connect you with that area of your body The effectiveness rates with Mercier Therapy Connect with Dr. Mercier:  You can connect with Dr. Mercier on her Facebook and on her website.
    Resources mentioned: Dr. Jennifer Mercier | Website Mercier Therapy Professional Training Website Fertility: The Shared Journey with Mercier Therapy  The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility (Book) | Lisa Hendrickson-Jack Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Program Related podcasts & blog posts:
    FFP 248 | Abdominal Therapy for Fertility, Conception, and Emotional Healing | Andrea Thompson FFP 201 | Pelvic Floor Alchemy | Isa Herrera FFP 101 | Pelvic Pain and Inflammation | Functional Nutrition | Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy | Jessica Drummond FFP 030 | Alignment and Movement for Fertility | Merciér Therapy | Marie Wittman Join the community! Follow Fertility Friday on Instagram! Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast in Apple Podcasts!
     
    Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic
    A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors: Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now!
    Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program (FAMM) This episode is sponsored by FAMM! Are you a women's health practitioner looking for a solid way to incorporate comprehensive fertility awareness chart analysis into your practice? If yes, FAMM is the program you've been waiting for. Click here to apply now!

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Realhealth ,

Amazing podcast

Down that rabbit hole I go.

ScholarlySlut ,

Great podcast!!

Love this podcast !!
But I have to point out... the problem with the withdrawal method, is pre-come..... Just saying👀

juliana_spg ,

Misleading and wrong information

Never thought I’d write a bad review, but your guest speaking about the vegetarian Myth said so many lies about agriculture. For example, she said agriculture is the main problem of the world and it’s made to feed humans. Then, the population grows and the agriculture increases and causes more land clearing. Actually, the massive amount of crops are used to feed the animals’ farm (cows, pigs and chicken in its majority). I could go on and on, but one must just listen backed with all the science and facts to see the absurd of these infos (and I’m not even a vegan, so ideology is not my main drive here).

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Hugh van Cuylenburg, Ryan Shelton & Josh van Cuylenburg
Scicomm Media
Alexis Fernandez
Jay Shetty
Aubrey Gordon & Michael Hobbes
LiSTNR

You Might Also Like

Natalie Crawford, MD
Heather Huhman
Various
Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh
Noelle Tarr
Aviva Romm MD