Welcome to another episode of The Hormone Heartbeat Podcast! Today we are talking about menstrual cycles and the moon phases with Joy Davis, a Fertility Awareness Educator training in the Justisse Method. Joy grew up in Alderville First Nation in Southern Ontario, Canada. Her Anishinaabe culture is a huge part of her identity. She teaches menstruators about using their menstrual cycles as a health tool and to achieve or avoid pregnancy. She strives to make fertility, cervical mucus, vagina's and uterus' fun and talked about openly. She believes in using your fertility to your advantage instead of fearing it!
In this episode:
Introduction and Joy’s experience with hormonal birth control and her discovery of fertility awareness method (FAM)
The benefits of the fertility awareness method and the ways it can connect you to your cycle and your body
Joy’s business Full Moon Fertility, and the meaning behind the name
Full moon ceremonies: what there are and what they signify
The relationship between the moon and a women’s cycle
Red moon cycles vs white mood cycles
The difference in energy flow between these two-cycle types
Acknowledging how our cycles and energy may vary month by month
What are a woman's top fertile signs that she should be paying attention to?
Misconceptions when looking at basal body temperature as a fertility indicator
Addressing why FAM is worth the extra time commitment
The learning curve of FAM
The benefits and reward of charting your cycle
The first steps to getting started with FAM
Connect with guest: Joy Davis
Instagram: @fullmoon.fertility | Website: www.fullmoonfertility.ca
Connect with host: Dr. Antoinette Falco, ND
Download your copy of Antoinette's Post-pill Guidebook. Website: www.antoinettefalco.com. Instagram: @drantoinettefalco
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