25 episodes

The Hormone Heartbeat Podcast is your place to learn about female empowerment through mastering your menstrual cycle health, the true heartbeat of your hormone status. No subject is TMI, from cervical mucous, to the emotional waves of your fertility journey, to the beauty of childbirth. Each week, your host Naturopathic Doctor, Fertility Awareness Educator and Hormone Enthusiast: Antoinette Falco, will explore the fundamentals of hormone health with science, soulful and heartfelt conversations, a dash of sass and feminine pizzazz! Antoinette shares insightful and informative interviews weekly!

The Hormone Heartbeat Podcas‪t‬ Antoinette Falco

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The Hormone Heartbeat Podcast is your place to learn about female empowerment through mastering your menstrual cycle health, the true heartbeat of your hormone status. No subject is TMI, from cervical mucous, to the emotional waves of your fertility journey, to the beauty of childbirth. Each week, your host Naturopathic Doctor, Fertility Awareness Educator and Hormone Enthusiast: Antoinette Falco, will explore the fundamentals of hormone health with science, soulful and heartfelt conversations, a dash of sass and feminine pizzazz! Antoinette shares insightful and informative interviews weekly!

    HHP25 | PCOS Management Conventionally vs. Holistically with Guest Callie Crouch, FNP

    HHP25 | PCOS Management Conventionally vs. Holistically with Guest Callie Crouch, FNP

    Welcome to another episode of The Hormone Heartbeat Podcast!

    Today we are talking PCOS with Family Nurse Practitioner, Callie Crouch. She is the creator of The PCOS Lifestyle Program and has a private practice in Texas doing primarily telemedicine. Callie struggled with PCOS for years before learning how to control her symptoms, she then felt a need to help other women find their way towards PCOS management. Callie wanted the opportunity to look at each individual woman’s habits and help make small tweaks to move towards a healthier lifestyle so their acne improves, belly fat shrinks, and irregular periods become regular. Working as a health coach gives me the opportunity to work with more women all over the globe! She is passionate about working with women as their health coach to move them towards a healthier life so they can feel sexy, beautiful, and in control of their PCOS symptoms.

    In this episode:


    Introduction and what led Callie to work with women who have PCOS
    Callie’s professional background and personal experience with PCOS
    What is PCOS?
    The symptoms of PCOS
    How PCOS is diagnosed and why PCOS may be difficult to identify in some women
    Hormonal birth control and PCOS
    What is the first-line treatment for PCOS?
    Are there different types of PCOS and how they are related?
    The effects of insulin resistance with PCOS
    PCOS and the thyroid - what’s the role of the thyroid and what is the relationship between the thyroid and PCOS?
    PCOS and the adrenals - what are the adrenals responsible for and what does their dysfunction lead to?
    Which tests should women have done if they think they may have PCOS?
    Recognizing that normal lab results do not necessarily mean that everything is regular
    Top 3 pieces of nutritional advice that every woman with PCOS should consider
    Recognizing that making small lifestyle changes is the first step to achieving your health goals
    The vegan diet and PCOS
    The importance of magnesium
    What type and level of exercise should women with PCOS partake in?
    The benefits of exercise for women with PCOS
    The connection between PCOS and fertility
    What can women with PCOS do to help support fertility?
    The role of progesterone with fertility in women with PCOS
    Tools and devices to monitor ovulation and fertility
    All about Callie’s PCOS Lifestyle Program

    Connect with guest: Callie Crouch

    Website: www.calliecrouch.com | Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/pcoscontrol | Email: support@calliecrouch.com

    Connect with host: Dr. Antoinette Falco, ND

    Download your copy of Antoinette's Post-pill Guidebook. Website: www.antoinettefalco.com.  Instagram: @drantoinettefalco

    Please send all inquiries and suggestions, including topics you'd like to see covered on the podcast to thehormoneheartbeatpodcast@gmail.com, If you'd like to be a guest on the show and you think you'd be a good fit, please reach out!

    • 46 min
    HHP24 | Managing Endometriosis with Food and Functional Medicine with Guest Cindy Dabrowska, RD

    HHP24 | Managing Endometriosis with Food and Functional Medicine with Guest Cindy Dabrowska, RD

    Welcome to another episode of The Hormone Heartbeat Podcast! 

    Today we are talking endometriosis with Registered Dietitian, Cindy Dabrowska. She is the founder of "The Supportive Endo RD" and her passion comes from supporting endo warriors - who much like me, have said “enough is enough” to debilitating, life-altering symptoms of endometriosis. Cindy has supported countless women in her nutrition counseling practice through a functional medicine root-cause approach to endometriosis. As a registered dietitian and endowarrior, she prides herself on being an ally to, and a resource for, the endometriosis community.

    In this episode:


    Introduction and what lead Cindy into working in women’s health and specializing in women with endometriosis
    How Cindy can relate to her clients and why this is helpful
    What is endometriosis?
    Where endometriosis can occur in the body and the various health complications associated with endometriosis
    What causes endometriosis and what are some risk factors?
    The link between endometriosis and the autoimmune system
    Top 3 pieces of nutritional advice that women with endometriosis should consider
    Should women with endometriosis restrict certain foods?
    Using supplements to manage endometriosis
    Choosing supplements based on the individual
    How endometriosis can affect fertility
    What we know about the ability for women with endometriosis to conceive
    What can be done to support conception for someone with endometriosis
    How diet and lifestyle can support fertility and complement conventional fertility treatments
    Which types of proteins should women with endometriosis include in their diet?


    Connect with guest: Cindy Dabrowska

    Instagram: @endo.fertility.dietitian

    Website:www.thesupportiveendord.com

    Connect with host: Dr. Antoinette Falco, ND

    Download your copy of Antoinette's Post-pill Guidebook. Website: www.antoinettefalco.com.  Instagram: @drantoinettefalco

    Please send all inquiries and suggestions, including topics you'd like to see covered on the podcast to thehormoneheartbeatpodcast@gmail.com, If you'd like to be a guest on the show and you think you'd be a good fit, please reach out!

    • 43 min
    HHP23 | Clean Skincare & Makeup for each phase of your Menstrual Cycle with Guest Seanna Cohen

    HHP23 | Clean Skincare & Makeup for each phase of your Menstrual Cycle with Guest Seanna Cohen

    Welcome to another episode of The Hormone Heartbeat Podcast! In today's episode, we are talking all things clean beauty with holistic skincare therapist, Seanna Cohen.  She is a certified Skin Care Therapist and founder of the Clean Beauty School, an online destination to learn about skincare, shop the effective clean beauty products and get personalized advice through 1:1 consultations. As a trusted expert, she helps women create holistic skincare plans so they can feel confident both in their skin and with their beauty choices.

    In this episode:


    Introduction and why Seanna got into the clean skincare industry
    Navigating miss-information of the beauty industry from a research perspective
    Skin during the phases of your menstrual cycle - follicular phase, ovulation phase, luteal phase, menstrual phase
    When is the optimal time to test out new skincare products?
    When is the best time to get a facial during your menstrual cycle?
    Progesterone’s effect on the skin
    Cycle synching skin-care method
    Intuitive skin-care treatment - learning what your skin needs
    How often should you cleanse your skin?
    Skin-care tracker available here:
    Top 3 skincare tips for women
    Benefits of facial massage and tension release
    Estrogen dominance and skin
    Mental health and skin issues
    Addressing the root cause of your skin concerns and how it originates from an underlying hormone condition
    The regulations around clean and organic skincare
    Environmental working group, skin deep campaign, think dirty app
    How to approach research with caution
    What you need to know about retinol for your skin
    How to navigate fear-mongering within the skincare industry
    What chemicals are absorbed into the skin
    Discussing the cost of clean beauty and is spending more money mean it’s a superior product?
    Difference between different oils for your skin
    Learning how to read an ingredient list
    What concentration of active ingredients should you look for
    The skincare regime that every woman needs to do
    Choosing the right cleanser
    What skincare item can you skip?
    Where to start with your transition to clean beauty
    What a virtual skincare consultation looks like
    Working with Seanna at Clean Beauty School

    Connect with guest: Seanna Cohen 

    To learn more or to schedule a Personalized Skin-Care Consultation with Seanna HERE!

    ******You can download all Seanna's Free Skincare Guides, resources, and tracking materials HERE!

    Website: www.cleanbeautyschool.com

    Instagram: @cleanbeautyschool

    Connect with host: Dr. Antoinette Falco, ND

    Download your copy of Antoinette's Post-pill Guidebook. Website: www.antoinettefalco.com.  Instagram: @drantoinettefalco

    Please send all inquiries and suggestions, including topics you'd like to see covered on the podcast to thehormoneheartbeatpodcast@gmail.com, If you'd like to be a guest on the show and you think you'd be a good fit, please reach out!

    • 50 min
    HHP22 | Postpartum & using Fertility Awareness Method for Birth Control with Client Guest Kimberly Parker

    HHP22 | Postpartum & using Fertility Awareness Method for Birth Control with Client Guest Kimberly Parker

    Welcome to another episode of The Hormone Heartbeat Podcast! In today’s episode, we are talking everything postpartum from how to navigate your health and the return of your fertility to how you can use the fertility awareness method as your birth control during this phase!

    My guest is Kimberly Parker, a mother of 5, ages 8 to 1-year-old. She grew up in central Minnesota in agriculture and her and her husband's harvesting business took lead the to recently settling in Holyoke, Colorado. As the daughter of a dairy farmer, Kimberly has a strong love for agriculture and nutrition. She believes families need to know they have lots of options for their health.  She believes through the power of whole food nutrition one can change what society claims as normal. Her experiences led her to want to help families, women, and men with Juice Plus, which is simply a high powdered vine-ripened produce in a capsule!

    In today's episode


    Introduction from Kimberly Parker and what lead her to Fertility Awareness Methods after being pregnant with her 5th baby
    Experience with previous Fertility Awareness methods, before finding the Justisse Method
    Pros and cons to self-teaching a fertility awareness-based method
    FAM is not just for babies but for women’s health
    Overcoming the challenges of postpartum charting and using FAM
    Understanding your fertility postpartum and during breastfeeding
    Creating time for FAM as a busy mom
    Difference between using an app to track cycles and learning a FAM
    Why fertility awareness apps are not effective at knowing when a woman ovulates
    How the Justisse Method affects your relationship with your partner
    Managing abstinence with FAM
    Postpartum nutrition and charting
    Stress and charting
    Advice for other postpartum moms about FAM
    Talking to your daughter about charting

    Connect with guest: Kimberly Parker 

    Instagram: @Kimberhealthylife  & Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kimberly.malechaparker

    Interested in knowing more about Juice Plus: www.juiceplus.kparker.com

    Connect with host: Dr. Antoinette Falco, ND

    Download your copy of Antoinette's Post-pill Guidebook. Website: www.antoinettefalco.com.  Instagram: @drantoinettefalco

    Please send all inquiries and suggestions, including topics you'd like to see covered on the podcast to thehormoneheartbeatpodcast@gmail.com, If you'd like to be a guest on the show and you think you'd be a good fit, please reach out!

    • 35 min
    HHP21 | Get your Mojo back, Optimize Libido and Sexual Health with Guest Maraya Brown

    HHP21 | Get your Mojo back, Optimize Libido and Sexual Health with Guest Maraya Brown

    Welcome to another episode of The Hormone Heartbeat Podcast! In today’s episode, we are talking about how to optimizing your libido for your stage of life. And what underlying factors may be leading to you not feeling like you have the same mojo you had in the past.

    My guest is Maraya Brown, a Yale Trained CNM, MSN with her undergraduate in marketing.  She has been attending births for 20 years, managed women’s health clinics in Hawaii and Oregon for 13 years, taught at the Chinese Medicine College on the Big Island of Hawaii, and is in the process of getting her certification through the Institute of Functional Medicine.

    She has a deep appreciation and respect for food as medicine and now practices online as a women’s health coach with her 8-week program to “Help Women move from Exhausted to Energized, Balance their Hormones and feel Turned On by their Life, their Lover and Themselves.”

    She is the co-creator and co-founder of Beyond The Red Tent and she and Missy have put this Hormones & Wellness Summit together for all of you as well as their online FB group, membership, and TentTalks on YouTube.who has a deep appreciation and respect for food as medicine and practices as an online women’s health coach where she helps Women move from exhausted to energized, balance their hormones and feel turned on by their life, their lover and Themselves.

    In today's episode


    Maraya’s story and what lead her to Women’s Health
    Factors that influence a women’s varying libido
    How libido changes during the stages of life
    How does the HPA axis related to libido
    Adrenal, thyroid, and sexuality
    Lab tests to understand if there is an underlying cause for your low libido
    Other factors that can through off your hormones for optimal libido
    Understanding your belief system around your sexual health
    Food for libido and mojo
    Adaptogen elixirs
    Other supplements for libido
    Hemp seed oil that is CBD free
    Type of exercise and is it serving your libido in a healthy way
    Aromatherapy and libido
    How to know what herbs are right for you
    Ways to explore sexuality for yourself and your partner
    How to orgasm and the mechanics of healthy female orgasm
    Benefits of self-pleasuring
    How to communicate with your partner about sexual pleasures
    OMGyes.com resource that is research-based about what women like
    How to be sexually creative during your fertile window when trying to avoid pregnancy
    How to overcome feeling the guilt of not satisfying your sexual relationships

    Connect with guest: Maraya Brown 

    To schedule an exploration call to see if Maraya’s program might be the right fit for you, please do so HERE!

    ***For a copy of Maraya's adaptogen Elixir Recipes for free --> email: energyhormonelibido@gmail.com***

    Website to be part of the Beyond The Red Tent Community!

    Connect with host: Dr. Antoinette Falco, ND

    Download your copy of Antoinette's Post-pill Guidebook. Website: www.antoinettefalco.com.  Instagram: @drantoinettefalco

    Please send all inquiries and suggestions, including topics you'd like to see covered on the podcast to thehormoneheartbeatpodcast@gmail.com, If you'd like to be a guest on the show and you think you'd be a good fit, please reach out!

    • 52 min
    HHP20 | Estrobolome, Estrogen Metabolism & the Microbiome with Guest Dr. Kristin Spark, ND

    HHP20 | Estrobolome, Estrogen Metabolism & the Microbiome with Guest Dr. Kristin Spark, ND

    Welcome to another episode of The Hormone Heartbeat Podcast! In Today’s episode, we are talking about the microbiome and how essential it is for healthy hormones. We are going to dive deep into estrogen metabolism, including understanding the estrobolome and what foods you need to eat and how to optimize the strain of probiotics you choose.

    My guest today is Dr. Kristin Spark, a Naturopathic Doctor, certified sports nutritionist, and the owner of Verdure Wellness Clinic, an interdisciplinary health and wellness clinic that offers a modern approach to natural medicine. Dr. Kristin has a special interest in treating digestive and hormonal health conditions and loves to work with active and motivated individuals ready for change.

    I am excited for Dr. Spark to share her knowledge, clinical expertise, and research about how we can optimize our microbiome for superior hormone health. 

    In Today’s episode:


    Dr. Spark’s background and research in understanding the microbiome
    Hormone health and it’s connection to the microbiome/gut
    Phases of estrogen detoxification
    What is the Estrobolome
    Case studies of improved hormone symptoms once  gut health addressed
    Changes in PMS when IBS symptom improved
    Top 3 foods essential for gut health in women
    Ketogenic diet and lack of this key essential gut food
    A Carbohydrate called MACS
    Bitter foods and its role on stimulating the organs of digestion 
    Lifestyle factors that influence bacteria and gut health
    Meditations and their role on gastric motility
    Probiotics and what strains are best for you
    When to take a probiotic
    Probiotics and PMS, estrogen dominance, hormonal migraines
    SIBO and probiotic use
    What you need to know about Align brand probiotics
    Probiotic supplements vs food sources
    Various strains of probiotics
    Summary of probiotic research and women’s health concerns
    PMS and probiotics
    Endometriosis and specific probiotic strains
    Probiotic strain and recurrent urinary tract infections
    PCOS and gut diversity
    Fertility, probiotics and baby’s gut flora
    Adverse reactions to probiotics

    ****DOWNLOAD your free copy of Dr. Spark's  Foundations of Gut Health eBook with three digestion focused learning topics, free resources, challenges, and more!*****

    Connect with guest: Dr. Kristin Spark, ND

    Instagram: @drkristinspark | Website: http//verdurewellnessclinic.com/ | Facebook: @drkristinspark

    To work with Dr. Kristin Spark, ND click HERE

    Connect with host: Dr. Antoinette Falco, ND

    Download your copy of Antoinette's Post-pill Guidebook. Website: www.antoinettefalco.com.  Instagram: @drantoinettefalco

    Please send all inquiries and suggestions, including topics you'd like to see covered on the podcast to thehormoneheartbeatpodcast@gmail.com, If you'd like to be a guest on the show and you think you'd be a good fit, please reach out!

    • 43 min

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