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EP 32: What You Need to Do NOW If You Want Kids Someday: fertility testing, cycle tracking, hormonal birth control and more The Root & Remedy Podcast

    • Nutrition

This episode is for you if...


You know you want a family someday but aren't ready to start trying just yet
You are in your 20s or early 30s
You are on the fence about whether you want kids or not, but you want to keep your options open

It is the biggest disservice that we are taught to not care about our cycles, hormones and fertility until we're ready to start trying for kids. It could not be further from the truth. The reality is that both male and female fertility are in decline, more people are struggling than ever, and you do NOT want that to be you. It's time to take a look at your fertility, get real about your timeline, run some tests and prepare for the future you want.

Get in touch:


Instagram
TikTok
The Period Fix Course
Freebies & Guides
Email: vanessa@rootandremedywellness.com

Want to work 1:1 with me to optimize fertility, learn how to track your cycle for birth control, balance your hormones or something else? Book a free discovery call HERE.

 

Resources mentioned in the episode:

Previous Episodes

EP 25: The Difficult Conversation You NEED to Have With Yourself: Do you want kids? If so, when? How important is it to you?

EP 02: Meet Your Menstrual Cycle: hormones, phases, ovulation and more

EP 08: PMS & Heavy, Painful Periods: Why so many of us are struggling, how hormones become imbalanced and essential steps for better periods

EP 10: Cycle Tracking For Birth Control: how it works, what markers to track, how to know when you're fertile and more

Articles

How to Start Tracking Your Cycle

Everything You Need to Know About Cervical Fluid

What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting: What a Healthy Period Looks Like

Low-Cost Male Fertility Testing

Ovry Male Fertility Test (use "REMEDY10" for 10% off)

Bloodwork to ask for if you're NOT on hormonal birth control (day 3-5 of your period):


Thyroid panel: TSH, Total and Free T4, Total and Free T3, Reverse T3, Anti-TPO, Anti-thyroglobulin
Fasting glucose
Fasting insulin
Iron panel: TIBC, ferritin, serum iron, transferrin saturation %
B12
Vitamin D
Estrogen (estradiol)
Free & Total Testosterone
FSH
LH
DHEA
CRP
Progesterone (get this on a separate requisition because you need to get this marker done ONE WEEK post-ovulation)
Blood chemistry & CBC
Cholesterol & lipid panel 

Bloodwork to ask for if you ARE on hormonal birth control:


Thyroid panel: TSH, Total and Free T4, Total and Free T3, Reverse T3, Anti-TPO, Anti-thyroglobulin
Fasting glucose
Fasting insulin
Iron panel: TIBC, ferritin, serum iron, transferrin saturation %
B12
Vitamin D
CRP
Blood chemistry & CBC
Cholesterol & lipid panel

Other Podcasts

How to Optimize Fertility in Males & Females | Huberman Lab Podcast

The Science of How to Optimize Testosterone & Estrogen | Huberman Lab Podcast

This episode is for you if...


You know you want a family someday but aren't ready to start trying just yet
You are in your 20s or early 30s
You are on the fence about whether you want kids or not, but you want to keep your options open

It is the biggest disservice that we are taught to not care about our cycles, hormones and fertility until we're ready to start trying for kids. It could not be further from the truth. The reality is that both male and female fertility are in decline, more people are struggling than ever, and you do NOT want that to be you. It's time to take a look at your fertility, get real about your timeline, run some tests and prepare for the future you want.

Get in touch:


Instagram
TikTok
The Period Fix Course
Freebies & Guides
Email: vanessa@rootandremedywellness.com

Want to work 1:1 with me to optimize fertility, learn how to track your cycle for birth control, balance your hormones or something else? Book a free discovery call HERE.

 

Resources mentioned in the episode:

Previous Episodes

EP 25: The Difficult Conversation You NEED to Have With Yourself: Do you want kids? If so, when? How important is it to you?

EP 02: Meet Your Menstrual Cycle: hormones, phases, ovulation and more

EP 08: PMS & Heavy, Painful Periods: Why so many of us are struggling, how hormones become imbalanced and essential steps for better periods

EP 10: Cycle Tracking For Birth Control: how it works, what markers to track, how to know when you're fertile and more

Articles

How to Start Tracking Your Cycle

Everything You Need to Know About Cervical Fluid

What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting: What a Healthy Period Looks Like

Low-Cost Male Fertility Testing

Ovry Male Fertility Test (use "REMEDY10" for 10% off)

Bloodwork to ask for if you're NOT on hormonal birth control (day 3-5 of your period):


Thyroid panel: TSH, Total and Free T4, Total and Free T3, Reverse T3, Anti-TPO, Anti-thyroglobulin
Fasting glucose
Fasting insulin
Iron panel: TIBC, ferritin, serum iron, transferrin saturation %
B12
Vitamin D
Estrogen (estradiol)
Free & Total Testosterone
FSH
LH
DHEA
CRP
Progesterone (get this on a separate requisition because you need to get this marker done ONE WEEK post-ovulation)
Blood chemistry & CBC
Cholesterol & lipid panel 

Bloodwork to ask for if you ARE on hormonal birth control:


Thyroid panel: TSH, Total and Free T4, Total and Free T3, Reverse T3, Anti-TPO, Anti-thyroglobulin
Fasting glucose
Fasting insulin
Iron panel: TIBC, ferritin, serum iron, transferrin saturation %
B12
Vitamin D
CRP
Blood chemistry & CBC
Cholesterol & lipid panel

Other Podcasts

How to Optimize Fertility in Males & Females | Huberman Lab Podcast

The Science of How to Optimize Testosterone & Estrogen | Huberman Lab Podcast

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