219 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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 234 Ratings

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 Entrepreneur’s Guide To Hacking The Female Cycle

    The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Hacking The Female Cycle

    In this episode, Megan and Dr. Alex dug into how we use the 4 phases of our cycle in their business.

    They talk about the things they wish they had known while building a business or becoming a coach.

    The episode's goal is to take experiences that women tend to have as they do anything and highlight how it fits within the structure of what our body and brains are already doing at any given time. 

    Important links:

    https://www.zestyginger.com/links/

    • 55 min
    The Energy Formula with Shawn Wells

    The Energy Formula with Shawn Wells

    In this episode, Shawn Wells joined Megan in an exclusive podcast interview. 

    Shawn shared surprising things: key to longevity, problem with research and how it's done only on males, fasting, keto (while keeping the cycle in mind!) & a lot more!

    Shawn Wells MPH, LDN, RD, CISSN, FISSN is the world’s leading nutritional biochemist & expert on health optimization.His book, "The ENERGY Formula" has been recognized by USA Today Forbe & an Amazon best-seller.

    Find the Shawn’s book: www.energyformula

    • 59 min
    Teen Cycles Explained

    Teen Cycles Explained

    In this solo podcast, Dr. Alex shares foundational level knowledge about female physiology as things unfold inside the body. This, so we have a basis on how to approach our own health.

    Dr. Alex shares what happens when we start cycling & a lot more!

    This is the kind of discussion we wish we had during our younger level before a bunch of things already happened to us.

    This podcast is sponsored by TOP the organic project.
    Toporganicproject.com x Use code ZESTYGINGER25 for 25% off your first order!

    • 43 min
    The Power of NLP for Health, Behavior & Epigenetic

    The Power of NLP for Health, Behavior & Epigenetic

    In this podcast episode, Deborah Yager joined Megan in an exclusive interview. 

    Deborah Yager is a powerhouse with a journey that only strengthens her as a Master Coach & Trainer.

    They talked about quantum healing, how trauma can be stored in the body, & a lot more!

    This podcast is sponsored by TOP the organic project. 
    Use code ZESTYGINGER25 to get 25% off your first order through toporganicproject.com

    Connect with Deborah: 
    IG: @deborahyager
    Free Audio Training: http://bit.ly/4phasedl

    • 1 hr
    First Periods, Supporting Teens and Birth Control with Dr. Jolene Brighten

    First Periods, Supporting Teens and Birth Control with Dr. Jolene Brighten

    In this podcast episode, Megan interviews Dr. Jolene Brighten.

    Dr. Jolene Brighten (@drjolenebrighten) is a pioneer in women’s medicine and award winning naturopathic physician. She is the author of Beyond the Pill and Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth

    They talked about periods, the pills, puberty, normalizing female physiology in front of our children

    [This podcast is sponsored by TOP the organic project.] 
    Toporganicproject.com x Use code ZESTYGINGER25 for 25% off your first order!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Bringing Fun to Femcare

    Bringing Fun to Femcare

    In today’s episode, Megan interviewed the founders of TOP The Organic Project, Deniele and Thyme. They talked about:  How they started, raising the standards & changing the conversation about periods and a lot more!

    TOP the organic project is a women-owned, social impact brand that is bringing fun to femcare!  TOP was founded by two fearless moms who are raising the standard for period care.


    Important Links:
    Toporganicproject.com - use code ZESTYGINGER25 for 25% off your first order!

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
234 Ratings

234 Ratings

Arlie K ,

Absolutely love this show!

This podcast makes you feel like you've just had a smoothie for your spirit - it's an incredible listen for any woman aiming to reconnect and rebalance. A wellness wonder!

Chelsea Janae ,

Great podcast

Lots of useful information!!

kab228 ,

Wisdom for my mind and body!

Megan and Dr. Alex have a gift! They are able to make hormone health accessible and easy to understand. They offer guidance and practices that are easy to implement in my everyday life. Zesty Ginger offers quite a few unique, informative and fun programs. Do yourself a favor and check them out! #book #mindset #health

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