110 episodes

Alex and Megan are a duo of an MD and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner. After individually dealing with severe hormonal imbalances, they developed the 4 Phase Cycle Approach which helps women just like them take back their vital female health. By learning to work WITH the natural cycles of the body, rather than AGAINST them, Megan and Alex teach women how to stop continually searching for the next best thing and figure out exactly what should go in their personal health toolkit. They don’t believe in prescribed diets, food deprivation, or “fighting” illnesses. Instead, they’re all about having fun with the imperfections of life and overcoming trying to be everything to everyone.

This podcast consists of seasons which are made up of “podclasses”. Each season focuses on one particular topic and delving deep into the details. Season 1 has 24 podclasses, all focused on teaching women how to live in sync with their feminine cycles. More seasons to come!

The 4 Phase Cycle Podcast with Zesty Ginger || Hormone Balance | Women's Health | Mindset Alex Golden & Megan Blacksmith

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Alex and Megan are a duo of an MD and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner. After individually dealing with severe hormonal imbalances, they developed the 4 Phase Cycle Approach which helps women just like them take back their vital female health. By learning to work WITH the natural cycles of the body, rather than AGAINST them, Megan and Alex teach women how to stop continually searching for the next best thing and figure out exactly what should go in their personal health toolkit. They don’t believe in prescribed diets, food deprivation, or “fighting” illnesses. Instead, they’re all about having fun with the imperfections of life and overcoming trying to be everything to everyone.

This podcast consists of seasons which are made up of “podclasses”. Each season focuses on one particular topic and delving deep into the details. Season 1 has 24 podclasses, all focused on teaching women how to live in sync with their feminine cycles. More seasons to come!

    When You Only Have 5 Good Days a Month (Beth's experience with Healthy Hormones)

    When You Only Have 5 Good Days a Month (Beth's experience with Healthy Hormones)

    We continuously receive inquiries from ladies who would love to hear about what it’s like inside the Healthy Hormones Group.

    For the first time ever, we’ll be bringing an alumni onboard to give you a glimpse of what it’s like inside the program.

    This week, we are breaking the podclass episodes to give way to Megan’s interview with Beth.

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    • 21 min
    Advanced Podclass 5 Testosterone Control & Metabolism

    Advanced Podclass 5 Testosterone Control & Metabolism

    In this episode, Dr. Alex dive in DHEA into things like testosterone and metabolites and how the pathways they go down determines the symptoms that we have. 




    Did you miss the previous classes? Check it out here.




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    • 16 min
    Advanced Podclass 4 DHEA & Inflammation

    Advanced Podclass 4 DHEA & Inflammation

    In this episode, Dr. Alex continued discussing DHEA - as a parent hormone and a building block to a lot of different things. 

    Did you miss the previous classes? Check it out here.

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    • 13 min
    Advanced Podclass 3 DHEA & Energy

    Advanced Podclass 3 DHEA & Energy

    Dr. Alex is back on the third installment of our advanced Podclass.

    Dr. Alex know that you want to optimize your health to remain as bad ass as you already are. So today...she. talked about DHEA: how it regulates our energy levels as in our productivity, creativity etc and how it’s fundamental for hormone and adrenal health.

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    • 12 min
    Advanced Podclass 2 Progesterone & Your Brain

    Advanced Podclass 2 Progesterone & Your Brain

    In this second installment of this podcast series, Dr. Alex continued to dig in further into Progesterone, Hypothalamus, Central nervous system and how it affects your hormones.

    Dr. Alex covered:

    - The tie-back on why our ladies talk about mindset as much as they do and how it’s relevant to you!

    - Progesterone’s importance to sleep and anxiety
    And many more.

    Catch the first installment of this podclass here.
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    • 17 min
    Advanced Podclass 1: The Estrogen & Progesterone Story

    Advanced Podclass 1: The Estrogen & Progesterone Story

    This new year, Megan and Dr. Alex decided to bring back the Podclasses.

    If you remember, Back in season 1, we covered 24 podclasses about the female cycle.

    In this episode, our ladies will cover the reading DUTCH test results and the story that they tell.

    We promise, there is a lot of information even if you don’t have the DUTCH Test, yet. More information will be advantageous for you if you already have them as it’ll cover breakdowns that our ladies consider when reading DUTCH results.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

Phebles ,

Uplifting, informative and inspiring without being judgy

Really happy to have found these beautiful ladies and their wealth of knowledge. I’m a way off being 100% healthy and happy, but the ways of living taught on this podcast make everything feel a lot more manageable, at least.

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