100 episodes

Helping women move from confused, overwhelmed and overrun by their health towards understanding, confidence and wellness. The mission of Women's Health Unplugged is to educate and empower women across all generations how to advocate for themselves in their healthcare and how to support themselves through better health education. This podcast is hosted by Dr. Jordan Robertson, Naturopathic Doctor and Women's Health Author.

Women's Health Unplugged Dr. Jordan Robertson ND

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.3 • 15 Ratings

Helping women move from confused, overwhelmed and overrun by their health towards understanding, confidence and wellness. The mission of Women's Health Unplugged is to educate and empower women across all generations how to advocate for themselves in their healthcare and how to support themselves through better health education. This podcast is hosted by Dr. Jordan Robertson, Naturopathic Doctor and Women's Health Author.

    PCOS: The Genetics, The Typing and The Future

    PCOS: The Genetics, The Typing and The Future

    In today’s podcast, I’m joined by my colleague Dr. Fiona McCulloch ND and author of 8 Steps To Reverse Your PCOS. Fiona is a passionate advocate for better research and treatment of women and people with PCOS and in today’s episode, we break down the impact of epigenetics, the different types of PCOS, and the future directions that we both hope to see this endocrine condition go in.  PCOS is the most commonly diagnosed hormone condition in women and presents with acne, hair loss, unwanted hair growth, and irregular menstrual cycles. Where does this condition come from? Fiona and I discuss the genetic basis of PCOS, and how the development of PCOS likely starts in the womb. 
    We also share the challenges in the research with subclassifications of PCOS and the challenges of treating both lean and classical PCOS. We share how to decide if the research applies to your “type” and why an individualized approach to PCOS is the way of the future. 
    If you’ve wondered about a PCOS diagnosis, or have a formal diagnosis from your practitioner, this episode will give you direction and hope that you can make a difference in your hormonal future. 
    Dr. Finoa McCulloch owns an integrative medical clinic in Toronto Ontario called White Lotus ( Whitelotusclinic.ca). You can find her and the links to buy her book on Instagram

    • 35 min
    Do you want to spend all your money on probiotics and gut tests? We didn’t think so.

    Do you want to spend all your money on probiotics and gut tests? We didn’t think so.

    In this episode, I’m joined by my close friend, Dr. Kim Bretz ND for an honest conversation about where we go wrong in making recommendations for patients with gut symptoms, how hardly any people have SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth), and why we need a new solution for patients with chronic constipation other than magnesium. 
    Kim gives us a lot to think about as both patients and practitioners and highlights what the unintended consequences are when we label patients with gut “issues” that they don’t actually have. 
    This episode will help you understand what to look for in a practitioner for your gut symptoms and might teach practitioners a thing or two about the evidence for testing bacterial overgrowth. 
    If you’re a Naturopathic Doctor, Medical Doctor, or other practitioner that works with patients with constipation, we’d love to invite you to join Dr. Kim’s course being put on by the Confident Clinician LIVE (virtually) on May 27, 2022. We are on a mission to deliver evidence-based education for integrative practitioners. This 6 hour course will feel like you’re being handed the solutions for your constipation patients on a silver platter. Register before May 15 to save $50.00 on the course with our early bird pricing. Participants will get access to downloads, handouts, and lifetime access to the videos so even if you can’t make it live for the day, grab your seat here

    https://discover.theconfidentclinicianclub.com/constipation-intensive

    • 49 min
    I lost 10 lbs in 100 days. Did I do it wrong?

    I lost 10 lbs in 100 days. Did I do it wrong?

    Last weekend I participated in a masters age Olympic weightlifting competition and needed to lose some weight to make weight. I gained weight through covid and hadn’t tried to reduce my weight intentionally since my last powerlifting competition in 2019. The competition cutoff was a little below my natural body weight, and so I had to try pretty hard to change my body weight.  The last time I lost weight I posted that it took me 100 days to lose 10 lbs and a bunch of ‘gurus’ online told me that I had done it wrong. And if I had worked with them I could have lost the weight faster (insert eye roll). 
    This episode takes a very pragmatic approach to talking about weight management - which I can do. Certainly if you are struggling with your relationship with food, or have been diagnosed with disordered eating, I’d love for you to skip this episode or come back to it at a time when you feel confident you can listen without being triggered. 
    In this episode I cover
    What adjustments I made in my diet in order to move towards my goals.  Where I created flexibility in my nutrition to allow me to enjoy life right up until the week before the competition.  The impact of water weight, and why I want women to deeply understand this.  If this episode speaks to you, reach out. Each of the clinicians at Clarity Health have expertise in supporting weight management in people of all ages and stages. Connect with us at www.clarityhealthburlington.ca (Ontario residents only). 
     

    • 58 min
    If money was a woman. Why we need more financially free women (and how to get there).

    If money was a woman. Why we need more financially free women (and how to get there).

    I never had any fear about money until the pandemic. I always figured that I’d find a job, or “figure it out” if I needed to. I had a good education, great communication skills, and my hand in many pots I could turn towards if I needed to.  Then the pandemic. 
    My security turned to fear. 
    My husband was unemployed for 5 months, I canceled 500 appointments at my clinic and had to close aspects of our business because we couldn’t compete with Amazon. 
    2 years later, with the pandemic costing our businesses over 1 million dollars, I'm almost not afraid. Almost.
    When I heard April Stroink speak for the first time I knew I needed to hear more from her. She has a different strategy for supporting women when it comes to money, and strategies that acknowledge how our behaviour and beliefs impact our money choices. She wants to know how your story affects how you make decisions, and can teach you to take control of your own financial future. 
    We have a great conversation on the podcast this week about how we need more financially equipped females, how feminine leadership can support business, and how you can better understand your relationship with money. Financial health is deeply linked to the rest of your health. We unpack this in this week’s episode together. 
    You can find April and her offerings through her profile on Instagram or at AprilStroink.ca 

    • 48 min
    The natural path to Menopause. The use of botanical medicine to support the symptoms of menopause.

    The natural path to Menopause. The use of botanical medicine to support the symptoms of menopause.

    Today’s episode is about the use of botanical medicine and the symptoms of menopause. From hot flashes to low libido, menopause can show up in everybody system and women are often looking for solutions to smooth the transition. Botanical medicine offers a romantic solution for menopause, but does it have the clinical evidence to back it up? We’ll talk about it in today’s episode. You’ll find many promising products in the market that offer possible solutions to our hormonal woes, but are they choosing ingredients that actually work?  Today’s podcast episode is sponsored by Smart Solutions. I’ve worked with Smart Solutions as an educator for the last year and am encouraged by their continued dedication to provide evidence-based products and solutions to women to support their health needs.  Perimenopause and menopause can leave women feeling confused about their hormones, and without practical solutions to stop their symptoms from getting in the way of their day. Smart Solutions offers products that contain ingredients, like Chaste Tree and Sage, shown to improve mood & hot flashes in perimenopause & menopause. These natural ingredients can help smooth the symptoms women experience during this phase of life. 
    Use my promo code JORDAN10 at checkout on your next order at smartsolutions.com to receive 10% off. Thank you Smart Solutions for putting the information and products into the hands of women and continuing to educate women about what is possible for them in their health. 

    • 31 min
    Your past stress and your future health. Why resiliency training and nervous system regulation are a pillar of good health.

    Your past stress and your future health. Why resiliency training and nervous system regulation are a pillar of good health.

    “Are you stressed?”
    This question doesn’t usually elicit the kind of answer that we want from patients, and yet it’s the way we often screen for stress in a health appointment. When we ask patients if they are stressed they immediately compare their stress to others, compare their current stress to past stress, or compare their perceived stress against how they “feel like they should feel” about their life. 
    None of this is helpful. 
    When I asked my colleague and teammate Dr. Dominika Zarzenzny to join us on the podcast I had one goal in mind. I wanted you to deeply understand how your past stress influences your current health. Six years into clinical practice, Dr. Dominika stumbled on landmark research known as the ACE study that changed the trajectory of her work with patients. From that point on, she decided to dedicate her practice to understanding how early life events can dys-regulate one’s nervous system, and how a dys-regulated nervous system in turn influences health outcomes.
    Dr. Dominika furthered her studies by training with various psychologists and experts in the field of psychological trauma. She incorporates the principles of neuroscience, attachment theory, mindfulness and polyvagal theory in her inquiry process and counselling with patients. 
    She works with our patients at Clarity Health who recognize the impact of stress, experiences they have never recovered from and past hardship can have on your current  health journey, with many of our patients feeling relief and direction after a single 1 hour session. 
    The question of “are you stressed” is just the tip of the iceberg. We all have stress, past experiences, relationships and circumstances that have shaped how our nervous system sees the world. If you are a human, this episode is for you. 

    • 45 min

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