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Welcome to The Empowered Feminine Podcast. I’m your host Ciara Foy, Author, Nutritionist and Women’s Health Expert. This podcast is designed to help you uncover the why behind your hormonal chaos, discover strategies to help you better manage stress and ultimately become unstoppable in the pursuit of living your life from a totally empowered state. We’ll be exploring all of the things…holistic health, abundance, wealth, success, vulnerability, personal growth, creating rock-solid boundaries, and tapping into your divine feminine flow. I’m committed to being straight, raw and vulnerable with you while we explore what it means to be an empowered woman in today’s world. Some episodes will be just me, many will be rich, deep conversations with experts in their field and others will be inspirational stories of transformation. Each week I’ll be bringing you a dose of inspiration to help you level up in all areas of your life, not by always DOING more, but by being unapologetically you and stepping into your feminine power. As a woman you can’t only DO, FORCE, AND PUSH your way through life; that approach always leads to burn out. Learning to tap into your feminine energy is where your true power lies. And this is something we’re going to explore together, one episode at a time. I’m on a mission to help high achievers like you do less, feel more and become unstoppable. Let’s dive in…

The Empowered Feminine With Ciara Foy Ciara Foy

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 28 Ratings

Welcome to The Empowered Feminine Podcast. I’m your host Ciara Foy, Author, Nutritionist and Women’s Health Expert. This podcast is designed to help you uncover the why behind your hormonal chaos, discover strategies to help you better manage stress and ultimately become unstoppable in the pursuit of living your life from a totally empowered state. We’ll be exploring all of the things…holistic health, abundance, wealth, success, vulnerability, personal growth, creating rock-solid boundaries, and tapping into your divine feminine flow. I’m committed to being straight, raw and vulnerable with you while we explore what it means to be an empowered woman in today’s world. Some episodes will be just me, many will be rich, deep conversations with experts in their field and others will be inspirational stories of transformation. Each week I’ll be bringing you a dose of inspiration to help you level up in all areas of your life, not by always DOING more, but by being unapologetically you and stepping into your feminine power. As a woman you can’t only DO, FORCE, AND PUSH your way through life; that approach always leads to burn out. Learning to tap into your feminine energy is where your true power lies. And this is something we’re going to explore together, one episode at a time. I’m on a mission to help high achievers like you do less, feel more and become unstoppable. Let’s dive in…

    Weight Loss, Hormones & the Missing Link, Part 1: Insulin and Cortisol

    Weight Loss, Hormones & the Missing Link, Part 1: Insulin and Cortisol

    In this episode, Ciara dives deep into the complexities of cortisol and insulin's roles in health and wellness, particularly focusing on their impact on stress, energy, and metabolic health. The discussion provides a thorough understanding of how hormonal imbalances affect various bodily functions and offers actionable advice on managing these hormones through diet, lifestyle adjustments, and understanding one's body signals. This episode is vital for anyone looking to improve their stress management, enhance energy levels, and optimize overall health through informed, personalized approaches.
    Whether you're battling fatigue, looking to manage stress more effectively, or simply interested in hormonal health, this episode offers valuable insights and practical advice for anyone looking to enhance their health and well-being. Listen in and empower yourself with the knowledge to take control of your hormonal health and live a more balanced life.
    Key Moments:
    (00:00:45) Introduction to Cortisol: The host introduces the topic of cortisol, detailing its effects on energy and stress management.
    (00:15:30) High Cortisol Symptoms: Discussion on symptoms associated with high cortisol levels, such as irritability, overwhelmed feelings, and physical changes, including hair loss.
    (00:29:50) Low Cortisol and Its Impact: Exploration of symptoms and consequences of low cortisol, which indicates chronic stress exposure.
    (00:46:20) Cortisol Testing and Management: The importance of testing for cortisol to understand its role in health and specific methods to manage its levels effectively.
    (01:03:10) Insulin's Role in Metabolism: The host explains insulin's critical role in managing blood sugar and energy, emphasizing the need for dietary balance.
    (01:19:00) Dietary Strategies for Hormonal Balance: Practical dietary tips are provided to help balance cortisol and insulin through mindful eating practices.
    Say hi to Ciara at:
    Instagram: @CiaraFoyInc
    Website: www.ciarafoy.com

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Understanding Metabolic Adaptation for Effective Weight Loss

    Understanding Metabolic Adaptation for Effective Weight Loss

    In this episode of the Empowered Feminine Podcast, Ciara unveils the secret to breaking free from the monotony of ineffective health routines and embracing the art of adaptation. With insights drawn from personal experiences and years of practice, this episode is your guide to redefining your relationship with your body, nutrition, and overall well-being. Ciara navigates through the nuances of dietary trends, the importance of personalizing health practices, and the impact of social media on our wellness journey. She emphasizes the critical role of hormonal health and how understanding our body's unique needs can lead to significant improvements in health and fitness. By highlighting the necessity of listening to our bodies and adjusting our strategies accordingly, Ciara empowers listeners to step out of health plateaus and into a journey of continuous growth and self-discovery. This episode is a turning point for anyone ready to transform their health narrative with adaptability and informed choices.

    Key Moments:
    (00:46) Understanding Adaptation: Discussion on how our bodies adapt to diet and exercise, highlighting the need for change to continue progress.
    (01:57) The Pitfalls of Static Routines: Exploring the limitations of unchanging health routines and the necessity of adaptation for continued improvement.
    (02:35) Comprehensive Health Strategies: Ciara expands the conversation to include gut health, liver health, and metabolic considerations, emphasizing a holistic approach to health.
    (03:01) Impact of Social Media: Examination of how social media influences perceptions of health and wellness, stressing the importance of critical thinking and personalized approaches.
    (10:02) Navigating Nutritional Trends: Ciara critiques popular diets and fasting, offering insights into their effectiveness and potential drawbacks.
    (18:20) Personalizing Health Practices: Discussion on the importance of tailoring health strategies to individual needs, avoiding one-size-fits-all solutions.
    (28:00) Hormonal Considerations in Health: Exploring the impact of hormonal changes on health practices and the importance of considering hormonal health in personal wellness plans.
    (36:00) Leveraging Adaptation in Health Regimens: Ciara shares strategies for using our understanding of adaptation to enhance health outcomes, suggesting periodic changes in health routines for optimal results.
    Say hi to Ciara at:
    Instagram: @CiaraFoyInc
    Website: www.ciarafoy.com

    • 48 min
    Triumph Over PCOS: Lexy Dona's Journey to Hormonal Balance & Lasting Weight Loss with Holistic Strategies

    Triumph Over PCOS: Lexy Dona's Journey to Hormonal Balance & Lasting Weight Loss with Holistic Strategies

    In this inspiring episode of the Empowered Feminine Podcast, Ciara is excited to share the story of her client Lexy Dona’s weight loss success despite many complex life events during their work together. 
    Listen in as Lexy courageously shares her battles with PCOS and weight management, offering hope and insight to those facing similar challenges. Their conversation reveals the critical role of self-care, especially during life's tumultuous moments, and how understanding and managing health issues such as insulin resistance can pave the way to a healthier life. This episode is a testament to the power of perseverance, mindset and the importance of a supportive community and coach. 
    Through listening to Lexy’s story, you'll understand and likely resonate with the profound impact that personal struggles with health and hormones can have on one's life. Lexy opens up about her physical and emotional journey, from undergoing breast enhancement surgery to improve her self-image to confronting depression and experimenting with various fitness and nutrition programs.  You'll hear about the often overlooked factors such as sleep, stress, and gut health that can influence our well-being and the strategies that helped Lexy achieve a twenty-pound weight loss in just four months.  This episode serves as a reminder that prioritizing ourselves and understanding our bodies can lead to remarkable transformations.
    If you’re looking to explore the transformative health strategies Ciara uses in her practice,  you're in for a treat!  Her live "Metabolic Mastery" series is happening on April 2nd and 3rd, 2024. Don't miss this opportunity to dive deep into Ciara's expertise for free. Secure your place now by clicking the link below https://ciara-foy.mykajabi.com/metabolic-mastery

    Chapter Timestamps 
    (08:27) Struggles With Health and Hormones 
    (17:31) The Importance of Consistent Sleep Patterns 
    (28:55) Mindset Shift & Embracing Body Changes 
    (34:52) Importance of Self-Care and Healing 
    (40:11) Holistic Approach to Health and Nutrition 
    (45:59) Nutrition and Health Lifestyle Tips 
    (59:23) Inspiring Self-Love and Success
    Instagram: @CiaraFoyInc
    Website: www.ciarafoy.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Weight Loss - The Inner Battle

    Weight Loss - The Inner Battle

    Today, we share one of Ciara’s most popular masterclasses with you. It’s a journey beyond the surface of dieting and physical exercise into the emotional, psychological, and hormonal influences on weight loss. This episode is a heart-to-heart exploration of how our innermost feelings, beliefs, and bodily functions can significantly impact our ability to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. 
    Ciara, with her warmth and expert knowledge, unpacks the nuances of weight loss, offering insights into the often-overlooked aspects of this journey. From understanding the hormonal dance that influences our body's ability to shed pounds, to confronting the emotional and psychological barriers that hold us back, this episode is an invitation to view weight loss through a holistic lens. Prepare to be empowered with actionable advice, compassionate understanding, and the supportive guidance needed to navigate the inner battle of weight loss with grace and determination.
    If this episode enticed you to learn more, don't miss her upcoming series, “Metabolic Mastery,”  live on April 2 & 3rd, 2024. Click the link below to save your spot in this free experience. Don't worry it will be recorded if you can't make it live!
     https://ciara-foy.mykajabi.com/metabolic-mastery
    Chapter Timestamps 
    00:01 - Introduction and Welcome
    02:30 - The Hormonal Connection to Weight Loss
    10:45 - The Psychological Battle
    20:00 - Addressing Cravings
    30:15 - Practical Strategies for Hormonal Balance
    40:30 - Empowerment Through Self-Care
    50:00 - The Power of 'Why'
    Instagram: @CiaraFoyInc
    Website: www.ciarafoy.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Empowered by Knowledge: The Key to Sustainable Health and Wellness

    Empowered by Knowledge: The Key to Sustainable Health and Wellness

    In this deeply personal episode of the Empowered Feminine Podcast, host Ciara Foy opens up about her transformative 20-year journey towards self-love and overcoming perfectionism. 
    Drawing from her own experiences and insights from her book "Empowered by Food," Ciara offers listeners a raw and inspiring look into the challenges and victories on the path to self-acceptance. 
    She looks into the pivotal role of nutrition in mental health, the importance of small, sustainable lifestyle changes, and the transformative power of knowledge and education. 
    Listeners will gain practical advice on fostering discipline, the significance of understanding the 'why' behind food choices, and strategies for breaking free from disordered eating patterns. 
    Ciara also highlights the crucial connection between gut health and mental well-being and introduces her newly structured group weight loss program designed to empower women through education, hormone testing and support. 
    This episode is a must-listen for anyone on a journey of self-improvement, offering valuable lessons on how to turn self-sabotage into self-love through mindful practices and a supportive community.
    Chapter Timestamps 
    [00:00] Introduction to Ciara Foy and Her Transformation Journey 
    [00:01:00] The Role of Perfectionism and Self-Sabotage in Personal Struggles 
    [10:31] The Power of Knowledge and Education in Overcoming Disordered Eating 
    [20:00] Masterclasses and Group Programs for Empowerment 
    [29:52] Implementing Sustainable Changes and Non-Negotiables for Self-Love
    [39:01] Closing Thoughts and Invitations to Future Learning Opportunities
    Ciara’s story is a testament to the strength found in vulnerability, the importance of self-awareness, and the transformative power of education. Whether you're facing your struggles with self-image, seeking motivation for healthier living, or simply interested in personal growth, this episode offers valuable insights and practical advice for embracing a more empowered and loving relationship with yourself.

    Instagram: @CiaraFoyInc
    Website: www.ciarafoy.com

    Recommended Resources:
    Empowered by Food: Heal Your Hormones, Balance Stress, and Become Unstoppable
    https://amazon.ca/Empowered-Food-Hormones-Balance-Unstoppable/dp/1095059416 

    • 41 min
    Enhancing Midlife Vaginal Health: Carboxy Therapy & Holistic Insights with Lana Kerr

    Enhancing Midlife Vaginal Health: Carboxy Therapy & Holistic Insights with Lana Kerr

    Hey there, beautiful souls! Snuggle up with your comfiest blanket and join me, your fellow midlife adventurer, for an honest and revealing chat with the incredible Lana Kerr. 
    Today, we're diving headfirst into the world of women's intimate wellness, and trust me, it's a game changer. Lana, with her warmth and expertise, is here to open our eyes to the wonders of carboxy gel therapy. 
    I’ll be honest, I used to be the one who'd cringe at the mere thought of things like losing my libido, vaginal dryness, or, heaven forbid, vaginal atrophy. I had legitimate fear due to the horror stories I’ve heard in practice. But hold on, because things are about to get exciting!
    Lana's here to walk us through the magical world of carboxy therapy. Picture this: a therapy that has its roots in ancient samurai healing now transformed into a remarkable gel that not only improves circulation but hydrates those very special parts of us. Yes, ladies, we're talking rejuvenation in the areas that matter most!
    Now, let's dive into something that completely turned my world around – the CO2V treatment. Remember how I dreaded those midlife 'gifts' like vaginal atrophy? Well, Lana's got the scoop on a study that's all about breathing new life into our intimate areas, and spicing up our sex lives while we're at it. And let me tell you, from personal experience, this stuff is the real deal. 
    I was skeptical at first, but after trying the CO2V treatment myself, I was blown away. The increased blood flow, the rejuvenation – I swear, I haven't felt this turned on in years, not even a decade ago! It's like waking up a part of me I didn’t know existed and I’m not even someone who has suffered with decreased vaginal lubrication yet.
    But as Lana says in the interview, you forget what it was like a decade ago! Cheers to remembering how good it can be!
    And it's not just about the bedroom buzz. We also get into this fascinating study on stress incontinence. The early findings? They're like a beacon of hope for all of us who've had those 'oops' moments.
    But this conversation isn't just about treatments and studies. It's about embracing our sexuality, our pleasure, and the whole emotional and mental experience of being a woman in her prime. We're talking real talk about self-care, about feeling alive and in tune with every part of ourselves.
    Plus, a sneak peek into how bioidentical hormones are changing the game.
    So, come on in and let's have a real conversation. It's time to celebrate every facet of our lives, especially as we navigate these vibrant midlife years. Here's to feeling fabulous, fearless, and more alive than ever! 💃✨❤️
    Chapter Timestamps
    (08:15) Innovative Treatment for Women's Health 
    (17:24) Empowering Women Through Menopause and Intimacy 
    (27:50) Empowering Women Through Self-Care 
    (40:20) Prioritizing Self-Care and Wellness
    Last but not least here is a link to download a Free Ebook that Lara Kerr wrote who is the founder of CO2LIFT: https://co2lift.com/pages/v
    Lana was kind enough to create an affiliate link for this product as well:https://lddy.no/1izb1  that will provide a 15% discount.. The code is CIARA15 but that link should use it automatically.

    Connect with Lana
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/co2lift/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/co2lift/
    LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/lana-kerr-0b660430
    Yotube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMEJRRpky95vOJHusSqJUA 
    Instagram: @CiaraFoyInc
    Website: www.ciarafoy.com

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Meaghan Alton ,

Ciara is brilliant!

Her intuitive style for asking questions really creates space for her guests to open up and share deeply rich and meaningful wisdom. I love her podcast!!

MichelleRZo ,

Transformation at its best!

Ciara is inspiring as she lives the values which I aspire to - authenticity, integrity, vitality, health and wellness - all while being a single mother (as am I). Ciara speaks from a place of knowledge, compassion and empathy and conveys her messages in this tone - never lecturing or admonishing. She is a wealth of information and a woman who is truly on a mission to empower the lives of girls and women to be truly unstoppable in everything that we do. Thanks for sharing both your own story as well as all of the valuable information that you, totally free!

Tarrah Wynn ,

It’s okay for women to be a little bit selfish

Thank you Ciara for birthing this podcast. I really resonated with a lot Sharon Kim’s experiences as a female leader in business. I too have been the only female at the table and agree that there is still a lot of work that needs to be done. Sharon shared some wisdom around her success in both business and her health and that was that she’s been a little bit selfish. I 100% agree and think we need to talk about this more. Women simply show up better for everyone when they have taken care of themselves. Thank you both for a great interview.

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