Helping women move from confused, overwhelmed and overrun by their health towards understanding, confidence and wellness. The mission of Women's Health Unplugged is to educate and empower women across all generations how to advocate for themselves in their healthcare and how to support themselves through better health education. This podcast is hosted by Dr. Jordan Robertson, Naturopathic Doctor and Women's Health Author.
Bloated? We care. Even if others don’t.
Bloating is an annoying symptom that prevents many people from eating the foods they love, wearing the pants they love, and living abdominal-pain free.
In today’s episode, I’m joined by my college Dr. Dominque Vanier, a Naturopathic Doctor and Gut-Focused practitioner who is the perfect guide to your bloat-recovery journey.
In this episode, I ask Dominique questions like:
When is bloating something more serious? Why do hormones cause bloating and when should women have this looked into? Why does bloating happen randomly? What are the first steps to understanding digestive health and bloating? If you’ve ever changed your pants part way through the day, felt like you had to limit yourself because of your digestive pain or wondered what on earth was happening inside your gut (since it feels like a total disaster in there), this episode is for you.
Dr. Vanier accepts patients in person and virtually in Ontario at Clarity Health and focuses on supporting people with digestive concerns and hormonal health (and both mixed together!). Dr. Vanier is hosting a FREE webinar for our community about the simple tips you can use to solve your bloating. Register here for the live event (or to grab the recording).
The Real Summer Shoulds. Three things I think we should be doing this summer to achieve the health we desire.
I don’t hate the word should. I think we can use this word with the right intention to help us more towards our goals rather than always feeling that we are lacking something.
In this episode, I share the “summer shoulds” based on what I notice when working with patients through the summer months. The summer can be a wonderful time for celebration, but also is an opportunity to make things happen for our health.
Can we do both?
This episode shares my summer goal setting and the three areas that I notice that things go sideways through the summer months. The summer is long (and short all at the same time) and as a result your health habits matter. We’ll cover how to stay on track and set reasonable goals for yourself over the next few months.
If you’re noticing that your summer needs more support, my colleagues at Clarity Health are here to guide you towards a better understanding of your health and to develop a plan for your summer so you can make the most of it.
You can book a discovery call here www.clarityhealthburlington.ca (Ontario Residents Only).
Fit [MENOPAUSAL] Chick. Changing the narrative around ageing with Selene Yeager.
Are you okay with an expiry date on your ability to be active and vibrant? Nope. Me neither.
Our conversations about menopause and midlife on the podcast circle around similar themes. You can be strong(er) in menopause. You can be (more) confident in menopause. You can be better than you are today in menopause.
Today’s guest is Selene Yeager. A women’s health and fitness author, insane athlete and advocate for women achieving their health goals in midlife.
What does the outright winner of the race across America think about slowing down in menopause? (She beat the men too fyi). You’ll want to listen to her message, and it’s for all of us, whether you identify as an athlete or not.
Selene hosts a podcast Hit Play Not Pause, and her latest book with Dr. Stacy Sims is available now called Next Level: Your Guide to Kicking Ass, Feeling Great, and Crushing Goals Through Menopause and Beyond.
You can get a copy of the book here.: https://www.amazon.ca/Next-Level-Kicking-Crushing-Menopause/dp/0593233158
The three worst piece of business advice I’ve ever received
Stories are meant to be shared. Especially if they help others see themselves in your mess and springboard themselves forward by learning from others experiences. In today’s episode I share 3 stories I’ve never shared. Together, they make up the 3 worst pieces of business advice I’ve ever received. Some of the advice came from the bank. Some came from financial professionals. Some come from people close to me. They are stories that remind us that not advice is for us, that other people’s fears will come through in their opinions about us, and how we need to hold our values up high as we invest in ourselves and our future (financially and otherwise).
If you’ve ever been told your idea sucked, that you should stay home as to not be a tax burden on your partner (yes, this is one of the stories) or that your quality of life should come last - this episode is for you.
It’s a raw 1:1 with me to give you the courage to stand up for yourself and make choices that align with your life, not the life of others.
Your sex life is your life.
We often think about libido as a hormonal chemical spark that bursts in our brains and makes us hungry for passion.
Except you just rolled your eyes and racked your brain for the last time that things felt that way.
Today’s podcast is with my friend and colleague Dr. Jordin Wiggins, a Naturopathic Doctor and sexual health educator who is taking the world of pleasure and sex by storm. And quite frankly, offering sex re-education to a generation of women starved for pleasure.
We cover a lot of ground in this episode but focus on how your sex life IS your life. Meaning if you’re not having pleasure in the bedroom, you’re likely also struggling in the boardroom.
Pleasure is a different part of our brain than the ‘fireworks’ we see in the movies. Even if you aren’t in a partnership, or are just learning how to explore the pleasure side of your health, this episode will give you a framework for how to think about sexual health and steps to take to get on the path towards pleasure.
Jordin Wiggins has her very own podcast called The Pleasure Principles and offers support for women looking for a pleasure-filled life. You can follow Jordin on Instagram @drjordinwiggins
Your mood and iron. The connection is deep.
I spent the last few months doing a deep dive on iron. It compelled me enough to sit down and record a full podcast on why this nutrient needs to matter to you, why the reference range isn’t good enough, and why we’ve got things so wrong about iron.
Iron deficiency is the most common deficiency around the globe. And when we have a stat like that, we often imagine women in low-resource countries. But it’s not just women living in developing countries that are struggling. You’re struggling too.
Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in ALL women. No matter where you live or how much meat you do or don’t eat.
This episode is for you if you have ever
Been told you have iron deficiency. Even if you think it’s fixed. Have fatigue but have been told your iron is “fine”. Have a diet that is low in iron (vegetarian, plant-based, etc.) Have a menstrual cycle. I talk through what iron deficiency looks like in your lab work (again, even if you’ve been told it’s fine), and how to go about starting to fix things.
If you’re struggling with how to get iron into your life or have a chronic iron deficiency that needs support, our team at Clarity Health is ready to support you. Book a free 15-minute consultation (Ontario only) with the practitioner who resonates, or call the office to learn who you would be the best fit.
Wish I’d found this podcast sooner!
I’m a new listener and can’t believe I didn’t find this podcast until just recently! Every episode has been gold. I love the thorough, measured approach that Jordan has on all topics related to women’s health. You have a new lifelong fan here!
I look forward to new episodes every week. Dr. Jordan is a master of taking complicated topics and laying them out in a clear and easy to understand way, while still giving you a ton of information and making it easy to digest. She has great guests too.
Bottom line: she knows what she’s talking about, and you will enjoy listening to her!
If only I knew then...
At age 73, I so appreciate listening to this podcast...and wish I’d had this resource 20 years ago. My trial and error process has brought me to a good place, today, but your understanding could have saved my body much stress, wear and tear. My daughter found your site. She has different queries than I, but she recommended your podcast series that I and she will continue to access. For me, a highlight is body kindness and acceptance, as well as intuitive eating as I continue this aging journey...aka ‘season’. Thank you!