Welcome to the Food Freedom Fertility Podcast! Here we discuss the challenging, rewarding, and life changing process of recovering your period and finding freedom with food and exercise. Whether you’re hoping to regain your cycle and get your health on track or ready to become a momma- this podcast is for you.
While the recovery process isn't always rainbows and butterflies, it’s my hope to bring you both information and inspiration during your own recovery journey. I’m your host, Registered Dietitian and fellow HA woman Lindsey Lusson.
From IVF to Natural Pregnancy
Whitney lives in Greenville, SC and mother to one and one on the way! Right before starting IVF for a second time she found Lindsey while scrolling Instagram one day. Whitney struggled with an eating disorder and over-exercising in her early 20's, but with the help of her family and professional support, she was able to recover for the most part. However, she never recovered her period. Because of this, she ventured into IVF in hopes of getting pregnant in 2020. For Whitney, her fertility journey was a long road physically and emotionally- not to mention financially draining and time consuming. She was blessed to get pregnant and have her first son via IVF, but when she decided it was time to try for baby number two, her heart longed to get pregnant naturally.
She joined the Food Freedom Fertility Society, and was able to regain her period within a month of working with Lindsey. After getting her period back, Whitney was amazed that she was able to conceive her second child naturally- without any fertility treatments! She is now 30 weeks along and due with another boy in October. Through HA recovery, Whitney expresses she now feels a freedom around food, body image, and exercise that she has never felt before- which is an added bonus to her natural pregnancy!
Healing HA with the Period Nutritionist
Cynthia is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with over 10 years experience in the field. Serving women with Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA) & helping them get their period back, restore their health & find balance with food & exercise is her passion & her main focus in her practice.
Since founding the Eat to Regain Your Period Program in April 2020, She’s worked with hundreds of women in helping them get their period & their life back.
When she’s not serving women across the world with period recovery- you can find her with the two loves of her life, her sons, Brian and Brayden.
You can following Cynthia on Instagram and TikTok @period.nutritionist and learn more about her programs by going to www.periodnutritionist.com
CrossFit Culture and Overcoming Anovulatory Cycles
Lauren spent 6 years as an ICU nurse and recently her my dream job as a cardiology nurse practitioner. She lives with her husband Ryan and is a proud dog mom to sweet 7 year old pointer/hound rescue Bonnie. Prior to joining the Food Freedom Fertility Society, she was certified group fitness instructor at Orange Theory and had longstanding history of over exercising and under eating, which was praised and reinforced by the culture at her CrossFit gym. After working with Lindsey she is now ovulating regularly after struggling with anovulatory cycles and she is hopeful to start a family this year. Outside of work Lauren enjoys hiking with her husband, cooking up heathy versions of her favorite comfort foods, and exploring the wineries with friends in northern Virginia
How your Partner can Support You in Recovery
Kyle is from Austin, TX and played college baseball for the University of Texas for 4 years. After hanging up his cleats, Kyle moved to Dallas to take his first job out of college which is where he met his now wife, Lindsey. Kyle and Lindsey have been together for 10 years, married for 6. We live in Waco, TX now with our 2 toddlers and 3 dogs.
Disordered Eating and Digestive Issues
Dr. Heather Finley is a Registered Dietitian, gut health specialist and sought-after speaker on the topics of constipation, bloating, gut health, disordered eating and how all of these topics intersect.
Her clients often come to her as a last resort, after feeling like they’ve tried everything. Dr. Heather loves helping clients go from restricted with food and frustrated with their symptoms to empowered, transformed and free.
In addition to working with clients in the gutTogether™ program, Dr Heather also trains other practitioners to use her signature gutTogether™ Method, while helping them build a sustainable business in her gutPractitioner program.
You can learn more about Dr. Finley and her programs at https://www.drheatherfinley.co/
Period Recovery as a Personal Trainer
Nicole is a mom of two beautiful girls and a personal trainer. She grew up in Birmingham, AL and graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Kinesiology / Physical Education. She also cheered at all throughout high school and college which had a big influence on her desire to help others enjoy fitness. She currently lives in Dallas, TX and enjoys training clients physically with exercise and mentally to be a better version of themselves.
A blessing of a podcast!
I have been searching for information on HA and this has been such an encouraging podcast. This gives me hope!
The HA Recovery Queen!
Lindsey is sooooo helpful and knowledgeable about HA recovery. And she has such a soothing podcast voice!
Stole another podcast’s name
Lindsay is great and as someone who’s recovering from HA myself, I really appreciate all the work she does. However, I simply do not understand why she would steal the name of another well-established podcast, “Food Freedom and Fertility Podcast”. That is just so weird, like pick a name that isn’t in use already! If this podcast is renamed to a non-plagiarized name I would totally reconsider my review but this is just so odd.