100 episodes

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.

Women's Health Unplugged Dr. Jordan Robertson ND

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 95 Ratings

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.

    Get in the damn picture

    Get in the damn picture

    I promise. You need to get your picture taken. 
    In this episode I share the mic with my photographer, Laura Benn. We share an intimate conversation about how to get comfortable getting your picture taken and why it’s so important that you do. 
    Whether you’re in business and need photos for your branding, you’ve avoid family photography or you just need to create more memories, this episode will help you reframe how to think about each picture. 
    I share my own personal journey with professional photography and how I felt getting my picture taken years ago compared to now and how I’ve changed my perspective. We give you real tips on how to have a great picture taken and how to think about this snapshot in time in your life (and why you’ll want to capture it). 
    Laura works with women who are looking for professional and branding photography, and I can say, she’s amazing. You can find her on Instagram (@gooseberrystudios) and at her website (https://lauralbenn.com/)
    PS: I tell a story of a “kids say the darndest things” moment that does include some swearing in this episode. Just an FYI.
     

    • 55 min
    New Ideas About Habit Change and Perimenopause. Making Change For Good

    New Ideas About Habit Change and Perimenopause. Making Change For Good

    There are a few things that would happen in a one-to-one appointment with patients that change how successful they are. Your health hinges on your ability to execute your habits, and yet we have such difficulty making change. 
    Here are some new ideas. 
    In this episode, we talk about my first course, The Pillars of Perimenopause, which is a habit change challenge slash educational program to help you actually change and equip you to have a better health experience in your 40s and 50s. 
    You can register before May 1, and then we can all start together as a group. 
    My takeaways for habit change?
    You need to have a new conversation in your head about your habits and I'll give you the script that will turn everything around.  You need to understand the MVP (minimum viable products) for your habits.  You need to eliminate tension and move the "line" you've drawn around your self-investment.  I hope you join us for the course. It's currently 50% off and has a few fun bonus offers for our first cohort. 

    • 34 min
    Should you be treating the “root cause” or treat your symptoms with bandaids?

    Should you be treating the “root cause” or treat your symptoms with bandaids?

    In this week’s episode, we discuss where ‘root cause’ medicine comes from and where things have gone wrong. 
    I share my insights for how treating the root cause can look like
    Addressing the risk factors that set you up for a chronic condition 
    Treating co-morbidities to help improve your health status 
    Making changes to your lifestyle to reduce your future need for medication or the need for increased medication 
    Co-supporting long term medication prescriptions to help you get the most out of your prescription. 
    What root cause medicine isn’t is the relentless pursuit of the one thing that’s gone wrong in your life and health that, if you reverse it, will cause all your health problems to go away. 
    The inspiration for this episode came after a national news article about how Naturopathic Doctors in Canada are “not” a solution to the healthcare crisis. One of the things the article pointed out is that we search for the root cause, which is harmful. We break down that phrase, and when root cause medicine is important and valuable, and when to let the goal go.

    • 22 min
    how to be a good “buyer” in the world of women's health

    how to be a good “buyer” in the world of women's health

    As the youngest of 8 kids, Dr. Sharon Malone watched her mother navigate the world with good old common sense. When she became a gynecologist, author and the health-advocate for thousands of women she took the exact same approach. 
    Cited as the “first person I turn to for a whole host of issues, especially my health” by Michelle Obama, Sharon has a mission of taking information that used to “belong” to doctors and make it accessible and available to every woman. 
    In her book, Grown Woman Talk, she covers conditions from fibroids to endometriosis and how to navigate midlife with confidence and health. 
    In this podcast episode, we talk about how women have more choices than ever in their health care journey and how to be a good “buyer” in the world of health. She shares her advice on how to get a second opinion, and why you are the person with the greatest continuity in your own health journey (and thus should be listened to!). 
    You can get a copy of Sharon’s book here. 
     

    • 33 min
    The biggest missed opportunity in women’s health (and it’s not your hormones for once).

    The biggest missed opportunity in women’s health (and it’s not your hormones for once).

    If we ask a room full of women what their greatest health risk is they either can’t answer, or answer breast cancer. 
    If we ask people what a typical heart patient looks like, they often have an immediate vision of a man. 
    If we cram women’s health into a 7-minute health appointment, we probably aren’t asking her about her pregnancy history. 
    This, is the bad news of women’s heart health. 
    The good news is, we can change your path. If you listen to this conversation. 
    Heart health is a woman’s number one health risk, and oftentimes, she’s carrying around sex-specific risk factors (like pregnancy history) that influence her status. In this episode, I’m joined by Cardiac Nurse and Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Olivia Greenspan who shares her experience on both ends of the spectrum, and why she’s so passionate about teaching you the basics about heart health. 
    We cover the risk factors nobody has asked you about, how to approach your health care appointments and why you need to start making changes today. 
    Olivia practices in Ontario and you can find her on her website or on Instagram where she shares practical and pragmatic advice about women’s heart health, especially around menopause.
    www.oliviagreenspan.ca
    www.facebook.com/oliviagreenspannd/
    IG - @droliviand
     

    • 40 min
    Biohacking and who we haven’t had on the podcast

    Biohacking and who we haven’t had on the podcast

    We’ve had a lot of opportunities to do an episode on biohacking. We probably get asked 4-5 times per week to host someone on the show who has a product, supplement, lab test or wearable that they want to talk about. 
    We’ve pretty much always said no. 
    Why? Biohacking falls into this weird category of health and wellness that isn’t really evidence-based. It’s so “cutting edge” and so “ahead of the curve” that we don’t know if it works. 
    In this episode, I share how to think about biohacking from wearables to supplements and the questions to ask yourself (good and bad) before you consider biohacking. 
    If you’re ready for a more pragmatic approach to your hormonal health, you can still get a free ticket to our menopause summit called Modern Menopause. Get your ticket here.
     

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

Dmf9420 ,

Look forward to every Thursday

Love this podcast so much. Evidence based and well informed. I look forward to each episode :)

rachelmurrayholisticnutrition ,

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!

lthalla ,

Best podcast

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!

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