8 episodes

Welcome to the Integrative Women's Health Podcast with Jessica Drummond, your go-to resource for cutting-edge insights into women's health and wellness. Hosted by Dr. Jessica Drummond, DCN, CNS, PT, NBHWC, a renowned expert with over two decades of experience in pelvic health and clinical nutrition, this podcast is designed for health and wellness professionals specializing in pelvic health, fertility, perinatal, postpartum, perimenopause, menopause, and overall wellness.

The "Integrative Women's Health Podcast" offers a unique blend of content formats to enrich your practice and knowledge. Expect enlightening interviews with innovative professionals in women's health, engaging conversations with students and graduates from The Integrative Women's Health Institute, insightful case studies with actual clients, and Dr. Drummond’s solo episodes on hot topics in integrative women's health practice.

Our discussions will focus on the latest tools for supporting women's health, featuring functional nutrition, health coaching, exercise, sleep, and other therapeutic strategies. Through our episodes, you'll learn how to empower your clients to heal from complex health issues using evidence-based approaches.

Dr. Drummond, founder and CEO of The Integrative Women's Health Institute, aims to provide practitioners with on-demand, evidence-driven continuing education. Our podcast mirrors this goal by offering valuable, practical information that you can apply in your practice.

Stay connected and enhance your expertise in women's health by visiting our website, IntegrativeWomensHealthInstitute.com (https://integrativewomenshealthinstitute.com/), and following us on Instagram @IntegrativeWomensHealth (https://www.instagram.com/integrativewomenshealth/). Subscribe to our podcast on your favorite platform and join us on this transformative journey in women's health.

Integrative Women's Health Podcast Jessica Drummond

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Welcome to the Integrative Women's Health Podcast with Jessica Drummond, your go-to resource for cutting-edge insights into women's health and wellness. Hosted by Dr. Jessica Drummond, DCN, CNS, PT, NBHWC, a renowned expert with over two decades of experience in pelvic health and clinical nutrition, this podcast is designed for health and wellness professionals specializing in pelvic health, fertility, perinatal, postpartum, perimenopause, menopause, and overall wellness.

The "Integrative Women's Health Podcast" offers a unique blend of content formats to enrich your practice and knowledge. Expect enlightening interviews with innovative professionals in women's health, engaging conversations with students and graduates from The Integrative Women's Health Institute, insightful case studies with actual clients, and Dr. Drummond’s solo episodes on hot topics in integrative women's health practice.

Our discussions will focus on the latest tools for supporting women's health, featuring functional nutrition, health coaching, exercise, sleep, and other therapeutic strategies. Through our episodes, you'll learn how to empower your clients to heal from complex health issues using evidence-based approaches.

Dr. Drummond, founder and CEO of The Integrative Women's Health Institute, aims to provide practitioners with on-demand, evidence-driven continuing education. Our podcast mirrors this goal by offering valuable, practical information that you can apply in your practice.

Stay connected and enhance your expertise in women's health by visiting our website, IntegrativeWomensHealthInstitute.com (https://integrativewomenshealthinstitute.com/), and following us on Instagram @IntegrativeWomensHealth (https://www.instagram.com/integrativewomenshealth/). Subscribe to our podcast on your favorite platform and join us on this transformative journey in women's health.

    The Washington Post Article on Birth Control... I have thoughts with Dr. Jessica Drummond

    The Washington Post Article on Birth Control... I have thoughts with Dr. Jessica Drummond

    A lot of nuance is involved in a woman’s birth control decisions. From the type that makes sense for her to whether or not she wants to use birth control at all, there’s no single best solution for everyone.
    Unfortunately, that position doesn’t get much attention in the current media landscape, where sensationalism outperforms accuracy and extreme views overshadow everything else. As educators and influencers, we have to rise above these challenges and provide women with accurate, nuanced information that can guide them in making the best choices for their health.
    In March 2024, the Washington Post published an article titled “Women are getting off birth control amid misinformation explosion,” and in this episode, I’m sharing my thoughts on this article and how we, as women's health and wellness professionals, can utilize this type of media attention in our practices. I’m talking about the importance of informed consent, the responsibilities of healthcare professionals in educating women, the complexities of hormonal contraceptives, how profit-driven healthcare influences the media, how healthcare professionals can empower women, and more.
    Enjoy the episode, and let's innovate and integrate together!
    Learn more or watch the video version of this conversation at https://integrativewomenshealthinstitute.com/the-washington-post-article-on-birth-control-i-have-thoughts-with-dr-jessica-drummond/.
    Connect with me and access our entire platform at IntegrativeWomensHealthInstitute.com (https://integrativewomenshealthinstitute.com/).
    Find and follow us @integrativewomenshealth on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/@integrativewomenshealth) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/integrativewomenshealth/).

    • 36 min
    Meet IWHI Graduate Women's Health and Menopause Coach Anna Olchowecki

    Meet IWHI Graduate Women's Health and Menopause Coach Anna Olchowecki

    “To be able to serve women and bridge that gap so you don't have to access the healthcare system if you don't need to has been a beautiful transition for me.” - Anna Olchowecki
    Have you ever felt like you wanted to do more in your career?
    There are many factors to consider when making the decision to change your career, follow your passion, and embrace new beginnings. That’s why it’s so valuable to hear from others who have been where you are and learn about their journey and lessons along the way.
    Today, I’m excited to introduce you to our Women's Health Coach graduate, Anna Olchowecki. Anna is a nurse in Canada who came from what she calls the crisis medical system. After 20 years of practicing as an RN, she wanted to focus more on preventative care and optimizing health for women in perimenopause and menopause.
    Through the program, Anna found a global community of supporters along with the resources she needed to make her career transition and grow a practice she’s excited about. Like many of our graduates, Anna is an innovator, and she’s on a mission to change women’s healthcare in Canada, especially in the workplace.
    Anna’s story is filled with insights for anyone interested in the future of women's healthcare, holistic approaches, and the journey of health professionals making the transition into coaching.
    Enjoy the episode, and let's innovate and integrate together!
    Learn more or watch the video version of this conversation at https://integrativewomenshealthinstitute.com/meet-iwhi-graduate-womens-health-and-menopause-coach-anna-olchowecki/.
    Connect with me and access our entire platform at IntegrativeWomensHealthInstitute.com (https://integrativewomenshealthinstitute.com/).
    Find and follow us @integrativewomenshealth on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/@integrativewomenshealth) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/integrativewomenshealth/).

    • 25 min
    Passports and Parasites: Share Your Story and Grow Your Practice with Women's Health Coach Vashti Kanahele

    Passports and Parasites: Share Your Story and Grow Your Practice with Women's Health Coach Vashti Kanahele

    “Never stop believing in yourself and your ability to heal. Find that healing mindset and be your own best advocate.” - Vashti Kanahele
    Productivity culture in the Western world continues to gain traction, making regulating the nervous system and finding community more foundational than sleep, nourishment, and mindfulness. Without that foundation, our tools simply are not as effective.
    Many people are living through an epidemic of loneliness, and we find that at the root of many of our clients’ complex illnesses. As coaches, we must help our clients and encourage them to shift into strategies that will strengthen their healing journey. People need communities that are about healing, not only about illness. We can guide them along that path.
    Today’s guest, women’s health coach Vashti Kanahele, joins me to talk about her book, Passports and Parasites, and share her experiences living around the world while dealing with her own health challenges.
    In this conversation, Vashti and I discuss her path to becoming a women's health coach, the importance of community, what it was like navigating healthcare systems in different countries, the doctor-coach model she employs to support clients with complex chronic illnesses, why nervous system regulation is a foundational element of overall health and wellbeing, the impact of chronic stress on health, and more.
    Enjoy the episode, and let's innovate and integrate together!






    Learn more or watch the video version of this conversation at https://integrativewomenshealthinstitute.com/passports-and-parasites-share-your-story-and-grow-your-practice-with-womens-health-coach-vashti-kanahele/.
    Connect with me and access our entire platform at IntegrativeWomensHealthInstitute.com (https://integrativewomenshealthinstitute.com/).
    Find and follow us @integrativewomenshealth on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/@integrativewomenshealth) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/integrativewomenshealth/).

    • 41 min
    Beyond Functional Medicine with Educator & Somatic Facilitator Michael Roesslein

    Beyond Functional Medicine with Educator & Somatic Facilitator Michael Roesslein

    “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate.” - Carl Jung
    Working with trauma and the nervous system is a crucial part of addressing chronic disease. In recent years, functional medicine and conventional medicine are getting better at acknowledging that mental and physical health are not separate issues. They're the same thing.
    For many people, deep diving into labwork, supplement protocols, and complex nutrition and movement plans doesn’t yield the results they’re going for. It can even sometimes start making people worse if we don’t put these protocols into a context that also addresses the underlying root cause trauma. As practitioners, we have to learn a new skill set to help people heal both mind and body and feel more connected even when they’re hurting.
    Today, I’m joined by Michael Roesslein to explore what it means to go beyond functional medicine. Starting his career as a trainer, Michael quickly realized that to help his clients the way he wanted to, he needed to be able to support them in their nutrition and overall health. Later, after years in the functional medicine space, Michael became a big advocate for the need to simultaneously address physical and emotional health.
    In this conversation, Michael and I discuss why it’s crucial to address trauma and nervous system regulation in chronic health conditions, the interconnectedness of physical and emotional health, the role of societal and cultural factors in health challenges, the impact of loneliness and isolation, how self-compassion and personalized somatic healing practices can benefit overall health and well-being, and more.
    Enjoy the episode, and let's innovate and integrate together!


    Register for FREE for Michael Roesslein’s Beyond Functional Medicine: Deep Healing & Advanced Therapies Summit March 25-31, 2024 https://beyondfunctionalmedicine.byhealthmeans.com/?idev_id=26750
    Learn more or watch the video version of this conversation at https://integrativewomenshealthinstitute.com/beyond-functional-medicine-with-educator-somatic-facilitator-michael-roesslein/.
    Connect with me and access our entire platform at IntegrativeWomensHealthInstitute.com (https://integrativewomenshealthinstitute.com/).
    Find and follow us @integrativewomenshealth on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/@integrativewomenshealth) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/integrativewomenshealth/).

    • 57 min
    Changing The Conversation on Menopause in The Workplace with Women's Health Coach Pamela Windle

    Changing The Conversation on Menopause in The Workplace with Women's Health Coach Pamela Windle

    “Take your time, decide on one thing that you're going to focus on, and keep coming back.” - Pamela Windle
    The workplace is where women spend most of their time, and far too often, they’re leaving because they’ve lost sight of themselves due to the transition into menopause. Seeing this trend, workplaces are increasingly investing in ensuring their staff have the right tools and resources to remain at work.
    Today, I’m joined by Pamela Windle, a Women’s Health Coach who is making waves and actively working to change the UK’s government policy on menopause and menstrual health. While working through her health issues and becoming certified, Pamela saw the massive gap in how women’s health was addressed. Now, she’s talking to leaders of top global companies about how to support the women in their companies to retain them as employees and improve their quality of life at work.
    In this conversation, Pamela and I discuss her work with the government, why she chose to make the transition into health coaching, the limited understanding of menopause in society and the workplace, her efforts to educate and advocate for better support systems, how her health challenges influenced her career, the difference it makes for he to have the continuing support through the IWHI, why we should commit to continuous learning, and more.
    Enjoy the episode, and let's innovate and integrate together!


    Learn more or watch the video version of this conversation at https://integrativewomenshealthinstitute.com/changing-the-conversation-on-menopause-in-the-workplace-with-womens-health-coach-pamela-windle/.
    Connect with me and access our entire platform at IntegrativeWomensHealthInstitute.com (https://integrativewomenshealthinstitute.com/).
    Find and follow us @integrativewomenshealth on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/@integrativewomenshealth) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/integrativewomenshealth/).

    • 37 min
    How To Sleep Better with Sleep Expert Deepa Kannan

    How To Sleep Better with Sleep Expert Deepa Kannan

    Finding an hour for yourself each day can be tricky. Between managing clients, dealing with kids and aging parents, job changes, and life transitions, most of us aren’t prioritizing our sleep foundation. As practitioners, despite being equipped to support people through difficult situations, we are not immune to them. We’re human, and we have to be sensitive to ourselves and recognize when it’s time to tweak our self-care.
    Today’s guest, Ayurvedic Practitioner, and author Deepa Kannan, found herself in such a situation as she dealt with the challenges of a difficult marriage and divorce, then later, a child with a health condition that left him vulnerable. Through the stress of it all, she went for years on terrible sleep and health issues. After being introduced to functional medicine, Deepa recognized that getting better sleep requires an individualized approach that addresses the whole person.


    In this episode, Deepa discusses sleep optimization and her book, How to Sleep Better. She shares her sleep challenges and holistic approach to better sleep, which blends Eastern and Western wisdom, the impact of stress on sleep, the benefits of self-care practices like oil massage, the balance between cortisol and oxytocin, the pros and cons of different sleep positions, unique sleep issues faced by women during hormonal transitions, and more.


    Enjoy the episode, and let's innovate and integrate together!






    Learn more or watch the video version of this conversation at https://integrativewomenshealthinstitute.com/how-to-sleep-better-with-sleep-expert-deepa-kannan/.


    Connect with me and access our entire platform at IntegrativeWomensHealthInstitute.com (https://integrativewomenshealthinstitute.com/).
    Find and follow us @integrativewomenshealth on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/@integrativewomenshealth) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/integrativewomenshealth/).

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

JRArendell ,

Jessica is the best!!!

This is the podcast we’ve been waiting for! Jessica is incredibly knowledgeable, compassionate, and passionate about women’s health! I’ve had the good fortune of being one of her students so I was thrilled to hear she was starting a podcast! Lives will be changed through her show, I have zero doubt!!

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