103 episodes

Let's talk about menstruation and women's health! Join Kate Morton dietitian and Funk It Wellness founder to dig into society's impact on women's health.

DISCLAIMER:
This podcast is produced/provided with the understanding that it does not constitute professional medical advice. The information presented on this website and affiliated podcast are my own personal view, opinions, and summaries of research. Always consult your physician regarding any medical concerns, conditions, or treatments.

Period Chats - A hormone wellness podcast‪.‬ Kate Morton

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 34 Ratings

Let's talk about menstruation and women's health! Join Kate Morton dietitian and Funk It Wellness founder to dig into society's impact on women's health.

DISCLAIMER:
This podcast is produced/provided with the understanding that it does not constitute professional medical advice. The information presented on this website and affiliated podcast are my own personal view, opinions, and summaries of research. Always consult your physician regarding any medical concerns, conditions, or treatments.

    Archetypes of Authenticity: Unveiling Sensuality and Self

    Archetypes of Authenticity: Unveiling Sensuality and Self

    HI! Please ignore the mention of Valentines day, we got a little behind on our episode releases but still wanted you all to hear all of this KNOWLEDGE from Tatiana!



    SummaryIn this episode of the Period Chats podcast, Kate Morton and Tatiana discuss the concept of archetypes and how they can be used to create authenticity in sensuality and sexuality. They emphasize the importance of being true to oneself and not conforming to societal expectations. Tatiana shares her process of creating a monthly archetype, which involves reflecting on the previous month, identifying desired qualities and habits, and creating pleasure practices. This practice allows individuals to explore different aspects of their personality and tap into their desires. Tatiana also mentions a free Notion template and a forthcoming journal that can help with the archetype creation process.

    Takeaways


    Authenticity is key when it comes to sensuality and sexuality. It's important to be true to oneself and not conform to societal expectations.
    Creating a monthly archetype can be a fun and empowering practice. It involves reflecting on the previous month, identifying desired qualities and habits, and creating pleasure practices.
    Archetypes can help individuals explore different aspects of their personality and tap into their desires. They provide a framework for self-expression and personal growth.
    Tatiana offers a free Notion template and a forthcoming journal to assist with the archetype creation process.

    Links:

    2024 Reset Worksheet

    The Bedside Podcast

    Tatiana's IG!

    • 33 min
    Unlocking Gut Health for Hormonal Balance and Disease Management: Insights from Erin on SIBO, Probiotics, and Holistic Healing

    Unlocking Gut Health for Hormonal Balance and Disease Management: Insights from Erin on SIBO, Probiotics, and Holistic Healing

    Summary:

    The conversation discusses the connection between gut health and various health conditions, including constipation, hormonal imbalances, thyroid disease, PCOS, and diabetes. It emphasizes the importance of nutrient absorption and the role of gut bacteria in regulating hormones and metabolism. The conversation also highlights the need for a holistic approach in addressing gut imbalances, including lifestyle factors and personalized treatment plans. Functional stool testing is recommended to identify specific imbalances and root causes. Antibiotics, such as rifaximin and xifaxin, may be used in the treatment of SIBO. In this conversation, Erin discusses the importance of addressing the root cause of SIBO and not relying solely on antibiotics. She explains that while antibiotics can be effective, the success rates for long-term relief are slim. Using natural antimicrobials can provide benefits such as less risk of antibiotic resistance. Additionally, she emphasizes the complexity of SIBO treatment, which may involve pancreatic support for fat absorption and biofilm disruptors. Erin also discusses the use of different types of probiotics, including spore-based probiotics and yeast-based probiotics, and the controversy surrounding lactobacillus bifidoblends. She highlights the importance of addressing underlying factors such as nutrient deficiencies, stress, and impaired motility in SIBO treatment. Erin also mentions the connection between SIBO and eating disorders, emphasizing the need for weight restoration and nutrient repletion before treating SIBO. Finally, she suggests starting with foundational approaches such as diet and lifestyle changes before considering SIBO testing.



    Takeaways


    Constipation can occur even if you have a bowel movement every day, and it can increase the risk of conditions like SIBO.
    Gut imbalances can contribute to hormonal imbalances, including thyroid disease and PCOS.
    The gut microbiome plays a role in carbohydrate metabolism and energy extraction from food.
    A holistic approach, including lifestyle factors, is important in addressing gut imbalances.
    Functional stool testing can help identify specific imbalances and root causes.
    Antibiotics, such as rifaximin and xifaxin, may be used in the treatment of SIBO. Addressing the root cause of SIBO is important for long-term relief, and relying solely on antibiotics may not be effective.
    Using natural antimicrobials can provide benefits such as less risk of antibiotic resistance.
    SIBO treatment is complex and may involve additional support for fat absorption, biofilm disruption, and immune function.
    Different types of probiotics, such as spore-based and yeast-based probiotics, may be used in SIBO treatment, while lactobacillus bifidoblends can be controversial.
    Addressing underlying factors such as nutrient deficiencies, stress, and impaired motility is crucial in SIBO treatment.
    There is a connection between SIBO and eating disorders, and weight restoration and nutrient repletion are priorities before treating SIBO.
    Starting with foundational approaches such as diet and lifestyle changes before considering SIBO testing can be beneficial.

    Chapters

    00:00Introduction and Background

    02:23

    What is SIBO and How is it Diagnosed?

    04:28 Symptoms of SIBO

    06:27 Nutrient Deficiencies and SIBO

    07:24 Understanding Constipation

    08:19 Probiotics and SIBO

    09:49 Impact of SIBO on Hormone Health

    11:03 SIBO and Thyroid Function

    13:50 SIBO and Insulin Sensitivity

    22:53 Debate on Probiotics and SIBO

    24:22 Importance of Addressing Root Causes

    30:4 1Impact of Eating Disorders on SIBO

    33:23 Where to Start with SIBO

    35:44 Finding Erin and Additional Resources

    37:23 Closing Remarks

    Links:

    Connect with Erin

    Connect with Kate

    Get 20% off on Seed Cycling With Funk It use code PERIODCHATS

    • 36 min
    Fertility Foundations with Kate Morton & Dr. Tara Nayak

    Fertility Foundations with Kate Morton & Dr. Tara Nayak

    In this episode, Kate Morton and Dr. Tara Nayak discuss the importance of caring about fertility even before trying to conceive. They emphasize the role of hormones in overall health and well-being, and how fertility is closely linked to hormonal balance. They also highlight the importance of both partners preparing for pregnancy and taking care of their health. The conversation covers nutritional tips for preparing for pregnancy and the importance of choosing the right prenatal supplements. Dr. Nayak provides advice for those thinking about getting pregnant and shares how to work with her.

    Takeaways


    Fertility is a vital sign and closely linked to overall health and well-being.
    Both partners should prepare for pregnancy and take care of their health.
    Nutrition plays a crucial role in preparing for pregnancy, including hydration, sourcing clean water, and consuming nutrient-dense foods.
    When choosing prenatal supplements, it is important to consider the source, the forms of nutrients, and individual needs.
    Pregnancy is a miraculous and unpredictable journey, and it is important to be patient, adaptable, and surrender to the process.
    Dr. Tara Nayak is available for consultations and can be contacted through her website.

    Chapters:

    00:00 Introduction and Background

    04:11 The Importance of Caring About Fertility

    06:35 Understanding Menstrual Cycles and Hormones

    08:36 Preparing Both Partners for Pregnancy

    15:09 Nutritional Tips for Preparing for Pregnancy

    23:13 Choosing the Right Prenatal Supplements

    32:06 Advice for Those Thinking About Getting Pregnant

    37:11 How to Work with Dr. Tara Nayak



    Links:



    Seed Cycle with Funk It Wellness

    (20% OFF PERIODCHATS20)

    Connect with Kate on IG

    Work with Kate 1:1 (there is about a 1-2 month wait list right now)

    Work with Dr. Nayak!

    • 37 min
    Everything I wish I would have known before coming off of birth control

    Everything I wish I would have known before coming off of birth control

    SummaryIn this episode, Kate Morton discusses coming off of hormonal birth control. She emphasizes that the episode is not anti-hormonal birth control but aims to provide information for individuals to make informed decisions about their bodies. Kate explains how hormonal birth control works and its side effects. She shares her personal experience and provides recommendations for preparing to come off hormonal birth control. Kate also discusses balancing hormones post-birth control, potential effects after coming off birth control, and the importance of cycle tracking and non-hormonal birth control methods.

    Takeaways


    Hormonal birth control works by interfering with the communication between the brain and the ovary, stopping ovulation and making the environment inhospitable for sperm.
    Coming off hormonal birth control can have different effects on individuals, and it is important to listen to your body and give it time to adjust.
    Before coming off hormonal birth control, it is recommended to replenish essential vitamins and minerals, consider seed cycling, and learn about your cycle through fertility awareness methods.
    Balancing hormones post-birth control means allowing the body to go through its natural four phases: menstrual, follicular, ovulation, and luteal.
    Cycle tracking and non-hormonal birth control methods, such as the fertility awareness method, can be effective in preventing pregnancy and understanding your body's natural cycle.

    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction and Background

    01:26 Understanding Hormonal Birth Control

    03:21 Side Effects and Considerations

    04:17 Benefits of Hormonal Birth Control

    05:16 Coming Off Hormonal Birth Control

    06:15 Preparing to Come Off Hormonal Birth Control

    07:1 4Balancing Hormones Post Birth Control

    10:00 Potential Effects After Coming Off Birth Control

    12:12 Mistakes and Preparations

    15:17 Cycle Tracking and Non-Hormonal Birth Control1

    9:17 Summary and Recommendations



    Seed Cycle with Funk It Wellness

    (20% OFF PERIODCHATS20)

    Try Cyclebites (food based multivitamin for coming off of BC)

    Connect with Kate on IG

    Work with Kate 1:1 for hormone healing (1 month waitlist at the moment)

    • 22 min
    Hashimoto's and Hormones w/ guest Dr. Danielle

    Hashimoto's and Hormones w/ guest Dr. Danielle

    TW: in this episode we talk about fertility & pregnancy loss



    Summary:

    In this episode, Dr. Danielle discusses Hashimoto's, thyroid conditions, and hormone health. She explains that Hashimoto's is an autoimmune condition that affects the thyroid and the immune system.

    Women are more likely to have Hashimoto's than men, and there is often a genetic component. Many women with hypothyroidism may not be aware that they have Hashimoto's because doctors often focus only on the thyroid and not the immune system.

    Testing for Hashimoto's should include thyroid antibodies, and it is important to have a doctor who is willing to order comprehensive testing. Hashimoto's can impact fertility and menstrual cycles, and it is crucial to have thyroid hormone levels and antibodies well-managed before trying to conceive. The symptoms of Hashimoto's include fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, and brain fog, among others.

    Diet and lifestyle changes, such as blood sugar balancing, gluten-free and dairy-free diets, and stress management, can help manage Hashimoto's. It is important to regularly test thyroid levels and work with a healthcare professional to find the best approach for each individual.

    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction and Background

    01:13 Understanding Hashimoto's

    02:27 Gender Differences in Hashimoto's

    03:47 Importance of Testing for Hashimoto's

    05:26 The Impact of Hashimoto's on Fertility

    06:28 Symptoms of Hashimoto's and its Impact on Hormones

    08:41 The Importance of Comprehensive Testing

    09:32 Getting a Diagnosis for Hashimoto's

    11:47 Understanding TSH Levels and Treatment

    13:41 Monitoring Thyroid Antibodies

    16:46 Hashimoto's and Fertility

    22:00 Hashimoto's and Menopause

    23:08 Autoimmune Conditions and Hashimoto's

    26:51 Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations

    32:47 Dealing with Setbacks and Expectations

    34:24 Conclusion and Where to Find More Information



    Find Dr. Danielle here!

    Seed Cycling with Funk It Wellness

    Follow Kate on IG

    Work with Kate 1:1 for hormone healing

    • 34 min
    Is radical self acceptance important for hormone health?

    Is radical self acceptance important for hormone health?

    SummaryIn this episode, Kate Morton and Lily Rakow discuss the importance of radical self-acceptance in one's wellness routine. They explore how societal pressures and external influences can hinder self-acceptance and offer strategies for cutting out the noise and surrounding oneself with supportive individuals. They emphasize the power of vulnerability and community in the journey of self-acceptance. The conversation also touches on the benefits of quiet time and self-reflection, as well as the role of hormones in self-acceptance. Finally, Lily shares her experience of becoming an author and how her self-acceptance journey influenced her writing.Takeaways


    Cutting out the noise and unfollowing negative influences on social media can greatly contribute to radical self-acceptance.
    Choosing the right people in your life and setting boundaries with those who do not support your self-acceptance journey is crucial.
    Taking quiet time for self-reflection and embracing vulnerability can lead to a deeper understanding and acceptance of oneself.
    Understanding and honoring your hormonal cycle can be an important aspect of self-acceptance.
    Engaging in creative pursuits, such as writing, can be a powerful way to express and explore one's journey of self-acceptance.

    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction and Overview

    02:21 The Importance of Self-Acceptance

    05:44 Cutting Out the Noise

    08:46 Choosing the Right People in Your Life

    12:36 The Power of Vulnerability and Community

    17:26 The Benefits of Quiet Time and Self-Reflection

    25:05 The Role of Hormones in Self-Acceptance

    30:02 Becoming an Author and the Journey of Self-Acceptance



    Listen to Lily's Podcast with Kate:

    https://www.instagram.com/lilyrakow/

    Read Lily's book!

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Lulu006 ,

Loooove!

I love this podcast so much!!! So amazing for anyone looking to up their hormone game.

maddyg43 ,

BREATH OF FRESH AIR

I love all the actionable items on here! I’m so grateful that we are openly talking about menstrual cycles and hormones in the female body. I learn so much and can love that I can implement different modalities into my daily weekly and monthly routine to better manage my hormones! Thank you Kate for making such a safe space for period talk and for being such a resource for all things hormonal health.

allboatnopaddles ,

your hormone bestie!

I feel like Kate is a friend. she had helped me with my hormone and wellness journey SO MUCH! Love the podcast every week and love her products!

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