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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!

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    • Health & Fitness
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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!

    Iodine: The Miracle Mineral

    Iodine: The Miracle Mineral

    In this highly requested episode of the Are You Menstrual? Podcast, I am going into more detail on an important mineral–iodine. Many of you have been wanting to better understand the importance of iodine for thyroid health after I shared my experience with supplementing on my Pregnancy Journey episode. Iodine is one fascinating mineral. It’s right up there with copper as a favorite for me and I’m excited to teach you more about why our bodies need iodine, how common iodine deficiencies are (even with iodized salt), how iodine impacts thyroid health, and so much more!
    Links/Resources:
    Master Your Minerals course: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/master-your-minerals-course Free Training: Optimizing Hormone Health with Mineral Balance: https://hormonehealingrd.ck.page/08c854412a  Mineral Imbalance Quiz: https://bit.ly/3ycEn4h Free Thyroid Training: The Thyroid-Mineral Connection: https://bit.ly/3uDbDBi Pregnancy Journey Episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/my-pregnancy-journey/id1568547321?i=1000550268480 Supporting Optimal Thyroid Health episode with KaelyRD: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/supporting-optimal-thyroid-health-with-kaely-rd/id1568547321?i=1000548078745Supporting Autoimmune Thyroid Disorders with Nicole Fennell: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/supporting-autoimmune-thyroid-disorders-with-nicole/id1568547321?i=1000548779107 Book recommendation: Iodine Why You Need It Why You Can’t Live Without It by Dr. David BrownsteinBook recommendation: Healing with Iodine by Dr. Mark Sircus

    • 47 min
    Holistic Dentistry with Dr. Kelly Blodgett

    Holistic Dentistry with Dr. Kelly Blodgett

    I have a special episode of the podcast this week. I’m sharing an interview I did on holistic dentistry inside the Hormone Healing Membership* with Dr. Kelly Blodgett. 
    Dr. Blodgett is a native Oregonian who attended grade school through high school in Southwest Portland. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon and completed his pre-doctoral sciences at Portland State University. Dr. Blodgett attended the OHSU School of Dentistry and graduated in June of 1999 where he earned the “Going the Extra Mile” award from his own classmates. Throughout his career, he’s become a recognized leader in minimally-invasive dentistry, dental lasers, computerized dental technology, and holistic care. He has been featured in numerous dental journals, on television, and in magazines for the innovative care he provides. He is truly a modern pioneer in progressive dental care. Dr. Blodgett and his wife, Julie, have been married since 1994 and have two beautiful daughters: Sara, born in 2002, and Megan, born in 2005. They reside in Southwest Portland, just up the hill from his high school alma mater, Wilson High School. 
    The reason Dr. Blodgett’s work is so appealing to me is because of how he truly takes the word holistic to heart. He wants to know everything he can about a patient and take the whole person, their mental/emotional/physical health history, and how they feel into consideration when advising. Advising is the keyword here. He wants his patients to decide what is best and fully respects each and every decision. That’s not easy to find, even in functional medicine. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!
    *If you’re wondering what this membership is, it’s a special space on the internet for those that have gone through the Master Your Minerals course and want more support. It’s actually where I spend most of my time and is one of my favorite things I do. We have an online community in Circle, office hours twice a month, monthly meal plans, guest experts, regular lessons, and so much more! If you’re in the Master Your Minerals course, you can find more information about the membership and the link to sign up under the Welcome section of the course in a lesson titled “Looking For More Support?”.  
    Links/Resources:
    Free Training: Optimizing Hormone Health with Mineral BalanceMineral Imbalance QuizFollow Dr. Kelly Blodgett on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/blodgettdentalcare/  Check out Dr. Kelly Blodgett’s website: https://www.blodgettdentalcare.com/ Dr. Kelly Blodgett’s blog on fluoride: https://www.blodgettdentalcare.com/is-fluoride-the-answer-to-remineralizing-teeth/ Dr. Kelly Blodgett’s blog on mouthwash: https://www.blodgettdentalcare.com/mouthwash-is-bad-for-you-4-better-alternatives/  Look at your Meridian Connections on Dr. Blodgett's website: https://www.blodgettdentalcare.com/connections/ Dr. Kelly Blodgett’s blog on gum disease: https://www.blodgettdentalcare.com/how-to-tell-if-you-have-gum-disease-and-how-to-treat-it/ 

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Strength Training for Happy Hormones with Adina Rubin

    Strength Training for Happy Hormones with Adina Rubin

    In this episode, we are focusing on strength training and how it can help support healthy hormones. I’m joined by my friend and colleague, Adina Rubin. Adina is a Strength Coach and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner that specializes in helping women gain energy and get strong.  
    After driving herself into the ground with years of under-eating, doing way too many HIIT classes and taking hormonal birth control, Adina realized that real food, strength training and stress management were the keys to vibrant and optimal health and she set out on a mission to share that with as many women as possible.  
    Through her signature program Strength Training for Happy Hormones, Adina uses low rep kettlebell training with a major emphasis on pelvic floor health to make strength as accessible as possible no matter what stage of life you’re in or where you are on your healing journey.  
    As a Certified Russian Kettlebell Instructor, Prenatal and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, Restorative Wellness Practitioner and Root Cause Protocol Consultant, Adina has shaped her unique framework to help women achieve optimal hormone and metabolic health. 
    Adina began unlocking her own optimal physical and mental health when she trained competitively for powerlifting and she thinks all women need to learn what it feels like to lift heavy things.  She wants you to know, you’re stronger than you think you are. 
    Links/Resources:
    Follow Adina on IG: https://www.instagram.com/adinarubin_/ Listen to Adina’s podcast: Getyourshittogetherpod.com Check out Adina’s programs: https://bit.ly/3s6uOBZ Take a strength training class with Adina: https://adina-rubin-s-school.teachable.com/p/sthh-live-call Peloton and Your Period: How Cycling is Ruining Your Cycle: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-4-peloton-and-your-period-how-cycling-is-ruining/id1561648184?i=1000520106227How to Store Fat & Slow Your Metabolism: Are you running yourself into the ground?: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-6-how-to-store-fat-slow-your-metabolism-are-you/id1561648184?i=1000522167936How to Strength Train for PCOS without Feeling Like a P.O.S.: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-strength-train-for-pcos-without-feeling-like-a-p-o-s/id1561648184?i=1000530156356 Free Training: Optimizing Hormone Health with Mineral BalanceMineral Imbalance Quiz

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Third Trimester Pregnancy Update

    Third Trimester Pregnancy Update

    I have a fun episode for you today! I’m doing a third trimester pregnancy update. So many of you found the first and second trimester recap I did helpful, so I thought I would do a third trimester one and answer some of the questions submitted on Instagram. My first and second trimester were pretty smooth. I have honestly felt really good throughout this pregnancy. I will say after recording that update talking about how good I felt, one week later (when I officially entered the third trimester and hit 28 weeks) I woke up with eczema around my eyes and really bad pubic pain. Nine weeks later my eczema has pretty much cleared up and the pubic pain has reduced/I’ve learned to manage it, but wow, did I learn a lot the last couple of months. I’m extremely fortunate that as soon as I had an issue I easily found a resource to help me (it really helps working in the women’s health space). I’m hoping by sharing this information it helps those that don’t have as much access. 


    Links/Resources:
    Free Training: Optimizing Hormone Health with Mineral Balance: https://bit.ly/3iwRDMk Mineral Imbalance Quiz: https://bit.ly/3ycEn4h Free Thyroid Training: The Thyroid-Mineral Connection: https://bit.ly/3uDbDBi Pregnancy Journey Episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/my-pregnancy-journey/id1568547321?i=1000550268480 The Gut Skin Connection Episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-gut-skin-connection-with-christa-biegler/id1568547321?i=1000552407327 Pelvic Floor Health Episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pelvic-floor-health-fertility-with-dr-ryan-bailey/id1568547321?i=1000543327218Vaginal Steaming Episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/vaginal-steaming-with-kit-from-kitara/id1568547321?i=1000541912264 Hemoglobin and Pregnancy Blog: https://therootcauseprotocol.com/iron-toxicity-post-81/ Chocolate Coconut Collagen Bites: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/blog/collagen-bites Smashcake: https://smashcakemix.com/ Kindred Bravely Maternity (use code HORMONEHEALINGRD): https://kb.crrnt.app/W66LEX27 Homebirth Online Course: https://www.myhappyhomebirth.com/happy-homebirth-academy/ Happy Homebirth Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/happy-homebirth/id1446934537 Pregnancy Herb Blend For Steaming: https://www

    • 1 hr 11 min
    A Brain Based Approach To Healing With Alyssa Chang

    A Brain Based Approach To Healing With Alyssa Chang

    In this episode we are going to dive into what it means to have a brain based approach to healing with Alyssa Chang. Alyssa is a brain-based health coach for women seeking a different approach to health and healing, so you can learn how to live a life designed with listening, attuning and trusting your body's unique needs.
     
    With the health industry currently saturating the market with "quick fix" and "cookie cutter" approaches, Alyssa aims to challenge these norms. With over 10 years studying neuroscience, she works with clients on improving their connection between their brain and body, so they can heal their metabolism, rewire their mindset and move pain free.
     
    Through partnerships with her clients, Alyssa develops programs that create sustainable lifestyle shifts and interrupt seemingly never-ending searches for new solutions. She trusts you as the expert, and serves as your guide on this journey back home to your body.
     
    Links/Resources:
    Follow Alyssa on IG: https://www.instagram.com/coachalyssachang/

    Visit Alyssa’s website: http://www.coachalyssachang.com

    www.coachalyssachang.com/threat-bucket

    Brain map post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CZLUTeDFTNh/

    Nervous System Fawn response: https://www.instagram.com/p/CKnAWIksTzr/

    Nervous System Freeze response: https://www.instagram.com/p/CKXop5SMj8P/

    Nervous System Flight response: https://www.instagram.com/p/CKC-NtuskpI/

    Nervous System Fight response: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJry22csTy8/

    • 53 min
    How To Transition Off Hormonal Birth Control

    How To Transition Off Hormonal Birth Control

    Are You Menstrual? –
    In this episode, I’m covering a highly requested topic: how to support your body when transitioning off of hormonal birth control. Coming off the birth control pill is what sparked my own hormone healing journey and there’s so much that I wish I knew back then that I will be sharing with you in this episode. We will be focusing on five main areas that you want to consider when rebalancing post birth control. These are what I find the most important to address with clients and my own experience. 
    One quick thing I want to note is that you can apply pretty much all of these principles to support your body while continuing hormonal birth control as well. This is probably the top question I get when I talk about this, so I figured I’d address it right away. If you’re currently on hormonal birth control and plan on staying on, this episode is still for you. 
    Links/Resources:
    LUNA Learn Fertilty Awareness Method Course: https://bit.ly/3AKQuq2 Free Training: Optimizing Hormone Health with Mineral BalanceMineral Imbalance Quiz Supportive Supplements podcast episode: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/blog/S1E9Supplements To Reconsider podcast episode: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/blog/S1E8 The Connection Between Copper & Iron podcast episode: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/blog/S1E6Nourishing Nutrition Foundation podcast episode: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/blog/S1E2Metabolism 101 podcast episode: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/blog/S1E1 Fertility Awareness Method podcast episode: https://www.hormonehealingrd.com/blog/S1E17 Beef Liver Supplement: https://bit.ly/3rEybhp (use code AMANDA10OFF)Mitolife Vitamin E: https://www.mitolife.co/discount/HORMONEHEALINGRD  Just Thrive Probiotic: https://amzn.to/2mzjDki Mitolife Probiotic: https://www.mitolife.co/collections/wellness/products/probiotic-and-endotoxin-reducer Castor Oil Pack Kit: https://bit.ly/3ouix7e (use code AMANDA)

    • 56 min

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