152 episodes

Each week Amanda Laird, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, has casual conversations with guests about the health and wellness topics we’re not supposed to talk about: menstruation, fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, birth control, sexuality, mental health, hormonal health and reproductive health, through the lenses of feminism and body politics. We are not truly empowered until we all understand the bodies we live in.

The Heavy Flow Podcast Amanda Laird, RHN – Holistic Nutritionist + Wellness Advocate

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

Each week Amanda Laird, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, has casual conversations with guests about the health and wellness topics we’re not supposed to talk about: menstruation, fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, birth control, sexuality, mental health, hormonal health and reproductive health, through the lenses of feminism and body politics. We are not truly empowered until we all understand the bodies we live in.

    Don't Be Racist: Tools & Resources for White, Liberal, Feminist Women

    Don't Be Racist: Tools & Resources for White, Liberal, Feminist Women

    Today I am sharing a special episode of the Heavy Flow Podcast to talk about racism, white supremacy and anti-racist work, and sharing tools and resources for white, liberal, feminist women to show up, do the work and dismantle white supremacy. 
    Links and resources: amandalaird.ca/dontberacist

    • 21 min
    Parenting as an Act of Resistance with Hannah Olavarria & Kelty Luber

    Parenting as an Act of Resistance with Hannah Olavarria & Kelty Luber

    Today on the show I'm talking to Hannah Olavarria & Kelty Luber, twins, mothers and feminist co-hosts of the podcast and parenting resource Upbringing. 
    This episode of Heavy Flow is supported by bebo mia inc, a training and mentorship organization for women in the maternal health field. Use code BEBOFLOW for 15% off any course registration.
    Full Shownotes 
    Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation
    Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list 
    Follow @amandalaird on Instagram
    Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda
    Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios
    Graphic design: Rachel Laird

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Building a Feminist Business with Suzanne Siemens

    Building a Feminist Business with Suzanne Siemens

    Today I'm talking Suzanne Siemens, co-founder of Lunapads, about building a feminist business, busting menstrual stigma and how consumers can activate our buying power to support feminist businesses. 
    This episode of Heavy Flow is supported by Kelly Diels, feminist marketing consultant and founder of We Are The Culture Makers. 
    Full Shownotes 
    Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation
    Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list 
    Follow @amandalaird on Instagram
    Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda
    Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios
    Graphic design: Rachel Laird
     

    • 50 min
    Abdominal Massage and Pelvic Alignment with Barbara Loomis

    Abdominal Massage and Pelvic Alignment with Barbara Loomis

    Today on the show I'm talking to Barbara Loomis, a practitioner and educator of abdominal therapies and creator of Nurturance. We discuss the importance of body alignment, how we hold emotion in the body and the benefits of abdominal massage techniques. 
    This episode is supported by LunaPads, makers of smart, sustainable alternatives to disposable menstrual products. Visit Lunapads.com to find out why we love them and use code HEAVYFLOW for 15% off any order.
    Full Shownotes 
    Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation
    Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list 
    Follow @amandalaird on Instagram
    Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda
    Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios
    Graphic design: Rachel Laird

    • 56 min
    Your Brain on Birth Control with Dr. Sarah E. Hill

    Your Brain on Birth Control with Dr. Sarah E. Hill

    Today on the show I am talking to Dr. Sarah E. Hill, the author of This Is Your Brain on Birth Control. 
    Use code BEBOFLOW for 15% off any bebo mia course registration
    Full Shownotes 
    Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation
    Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list 
    Follow @amandalaird on Instagram
    Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda
    Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios
    Graphic design: Rachel Laird

    • 1 hr
    The Future is Femtech with Holly Grigg-Spall

    The Future is Femtech with Holly Grigg-Spall

    Today on Heavy Flow Holly Grigg-Spall, author of Sweetening the Pill: Or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control, is back on the show talking about Femtech and menstrual cycle/fertility apps. We discuss the pro’s, cons, opportunities and limitations of collecting reproductive health data through femtech apps, who is benefiting from our data, using technology for fertility/menstrual cycle awareness, who is responsible for providing body literacy education and more.
    This episode of Heavy Flow is supported by Diva Cup, a sustainable, easy-to-use, cost-effective and eco-friendly menstrual cup.
    Full Shownotes 
    Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation
    Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list 
    Follow @amandalaird on Instagram
    Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda
    Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios
    Graphic design: Rachel Laird

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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Bloody brilliant!

Informative podcast that brings together an excellent range of guests to talk about topics that normally go undiscussed. Amanda is a great host- thank you for giving these issues a platform.

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