Welcome to the Are You Menstrual Podcast with your hosts, Amanda, a women’s health dietitian and Emily, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.In this podcast, Amanda and Emily help you navigate the confusing world of women’s hormones and teach you how to have healthy periods. Each week will be diving into a different topic on women’s health and sharing our perspective using nutrition, female physiology, and metabolic health. The goal is to help you wade through conflicting health information and empower you on your healing journey. We hope you enjoy it!
Supplements That Do More Harm Than Good
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The last episode, we focused on how to replenish nutrients and specific minerals in the body. The main focus is food, but we know that there will be questions about supplements, and we do plan to share the top supplements that we can’t live without, but we wanted to first go through popular supplements that can actually cause more harm than good to your minerals first.
We know that many of these will surprise you. We encourage you to do your own research and always talk with your doctor or dietitian before you stop or start any supplement. We are nutrition professionals, but we are not YOUR nutrition professionals. This podcast is for informational purposes only.
This podcast episode isn’t about demonizing certain supplements. It’s about making you think and empowering you to learn more about your body and what you put inside of it.
Links & Resources:
Prenatal blogArticle for cod liver and hemoglobin (studies are linked inside)Vitamin D and heart health articleVitamin D and MagnesiumVitamin D and PotassiumVitamins A, D, and Immune SystemAscorbic Acid vs. Whole Food Vitamin CIron behaving badly article
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Today we’re diving into the nutrient-dense foods that will help you to replenish the minerals that stress depletes. Whether you’ve had the chance to test your minerals or not, the mineral-rich foods and beverages we’re going to cover in this episode are beneficial for everyone, regardless of mineral status. But remember, if you are interested in learning how to test and interpret your body’s mineral balance, our new online course Master Your Minerals is available now! Sign up now and get full access when it launches on June 21st.
Bone Broth Recipe: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/blog/bone-broth-functional-foodGreat Lakes Collagen: http://amzn.to/2x3Kta9Great Lakes Gelatin: https://amzn.to/2zBSpDxPaleovalley Bone Broth Protein (Use code HORMONEHEALINGRD10): http://bit.ly/3d1wHYzGelatin Gummies Recipe: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/blog/gut-healing-gelatinSaturee Clean Casein: https://bit.ly/2Qyg67TBumbleroot Powder (Use code AMANDA10): https://bit.ly/2VxKEG3Dr. Cowan’s Powders: https://bit.ly/39BXWZYHow To Eat More Nutrient Dense Foods: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/blog/more-nutrient-dense-foodsMaster Your Minerals Course: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/master-your-minerals-courseSign up for our weekly Feminine Periodical newsletter: http://bit.ly/2tWOBtwFollow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/hormonehealingrd/
The Connection Between Copper & Iron
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In today’s episode, we continue our mineral series to expand the conversation around two important minerals that are often misunderstood: copper and iron. The health and wellness community focuses so much on iron--recommending iron supplementation, multivitamins or prenatals with iron, and recommending ferritin levels 80-100 for things like hair growth. Iron deficiency is so much more complex than the health community presents it to be. Most of us already have iron accumulated in the body; adding more iron on top of this creates more inflammation and hormone problems. And then we are told that copper is toxic and that we need to get rid of it when in reality, it’s just not in the most available form. There’s a lot more to the copper and iron picture than the mainstream health community presents, and we can’t wait to share more with you in this episode.
Master Your Minerals Course: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/master-your-minerals-courseBlog: Copper Toxicity Misconceptions & Solutions: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/blog/copper-toxicityWhy Low Ferritin Doesn’t Mean Low Iron: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/blog/low-ferritin-does-not-mean-low-ironWhy Your Iron Deficiency Isn’t An Iron Issue: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/blog/iron-deficiency-not-just-iron-issueHelpful Data Tracking: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/blog/helpful-data-trackingFull Monty Iron Panel: https://bit.ly/3cWePkcLearn how to start monitoring your metabolism with our Free Healthy Period Starter Guide: http://bit.ly/healthy-period-guideSign up for our weekly Feminine Periodical newsletter: http://bit.ly/2tWOBtwFollow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/hormonehealingrd/
Understanding Metabolic Type on an HTMA
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We are continuing our minerals series and expanding on one particular part of the Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA)--metabolic type. Our metabolic type gives us insight into nervous system balance and the stage of stress our bodies are in. This is helpful information to know on a healing journey to better understand what nutrients you need more of and what stress management activities may be best for you.
In this episode, we discuss where metabolic typing came from, the difference between a fast and slow metabolic type, and what the different subtypes are.
Master Your Minerals Course: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/master-your-minerals-courseAdrenal Cocktail: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/blog/adrenal-cocktail-recipesLearn how to start monitoring your metabolism with our Free Healthy Period Starter Guide: http://bit.ly/healthy-period-guideSign up for our weekly Feminine Periodical newsletter: http://bit.ly/2tWOBtwFollow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/hormonehealingrd/
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When it comes to nutrition for hormone health we absolutely need to focus on eating enough and balancing our meals, but one often overlooked area of nutrition is mineral content. In this episode, we are going to give you a crash course in minerals and explain the benefits of hair testing and how it differs from blood work and hormone testing.
Our minerals are like spark plugs--they kick off essential reactions in the body and get things moving. One example of this is an essential mineral that we will talk more about--copper. The body uses copper and oxygen to make ATP, which is our main energy source. The cells in our body require minerals to make energy and hormones, which is why we focus so much on them in our practice. We hope you enjoy nerding out with us!
Blog - Mineral Testing vs. Hormone Testing: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/blog/mineral-versus-hormone-testingMaster Your Minerals course: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/master-your-minerals-courseBlog - Adrenal Cocktail: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/blog/adrenal-cocktail-recipesBlog - Blood Sugar Dysregulation & Minerals: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/blog/blood-sugar-and-mineralsLearn how to start monitoring your metabolism with our Free Healthy Period Starter Guide: http://bit.ly/healthy-period-guideSign up for our weekly Feminine Periodical newsletter: http://bit.ly/2tWOBtwFollow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/hormonehealingrd/
Top 5 Nutrition Myths
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In this episode, we dive a little deeper into the nuances of good nutrition—and more specifically, the most common nutrition myths being perpetuated by the wellness industry. It seems as though there is an increasing number of foods being demonized by health coaches and doctors alike as of late, which makes us wonder what the heck we are supposed to be eating. Well, what we have to say about a few of those “problematic” foods might just surprise and excite you.
Five Foods Covered:
Blogs:Saturated Fat:https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/blog/saturated-fat-friend-or-foeIs Dairy Bad For Hormones?: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/blog/dairy-and-your-hormonesWhy Can’t I Tolerate Dairy?: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/blog/why-cant-i-tolerate-dairyIs Coffee Bad For Your Hormones?: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/blog/Hormone-Friendly-CoffeeSavorista Coffee (coupon code AMANDA): https://savorista.com/Paleovalley Bone Broth Protein (coupon code HORMONEHEALINGRD10): http://bit.ly/3d1wHYzGreat Lakes Collagen: http://amzn.to/2x3Kta9Learn how to start monitoring your metabolism with our Free Healthy Period Starter Guide: http://bit.ly/healthy-period-guideSign up for our weekly Feminine Periodical newsletter: http://bit.ly/2tWOBtwFollow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/hormonehealingrd/
This has changed the way I think and do health in so many ways! Thanks for the insight!
Excellent information. Balance is the key. Extreme dieting is not good for the body especially long term. Still working on this myself. Looking forward to more episodes.
informative, practical & fun!
this podcast is jam packed with easy to digest information and provides practical steps to improving your metabolic health. the amount of information on the internet about women’s health can be overwhelming, i’m so thankful to have found this podcast! it’s the perfect starting point for anyone who wants to learn more.