cultivating a fertile mind, body and spirit for our seeds to grow.
join me as we talk to eastern practitioners who share lessons on creating a fertile mind body and spirit through diet and lifestyle and eastern principles. and also recognizing that sometimes we need a little western love in our lives, like trying to have a baby. this podcast is a marriage of east and west.
each week ill share my fertility journey and the journeys of women on the other side of their fertility challenge.
and i will also interview healers from eastern and western approaches like Ayurvedic practitioners, acupuncturists, fertility doctors, and more
End of the year, End of this Season
Goodbye 2020! And Goodbye Season 1 of Pollinated. We are so grateful for everything you taught us and we can't wait to see what is in store for the future.
We will be back in May 2021 with Season 2!
Two things my husband told me this month that I really needed to hear, and I think you might too.
Faith like a Rock
two stories in this short solo cast
Our babies are on their way
Connect with Carina: Chinese Medicine
Carina found her love for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) before Ayurveda. Continuously suffering from chronic bladder infections led her to a TCM practitioner who told Carina to focus on her emotions and her minded. It is then when she learned that what you eat and how you think is influencing your health.
In this episode, we dive deeply into connecting to our womb from a TCM perspective, which includes some of the most common imbalances Carina sees with clients as well as a plethora of ways we can correct imbalances in our body.
Heres a timeline of the topics we discuss in this episode, along with some links you will enjoy.
(2:40) Phases of cycle in Chinese medicine; ebb and flow of Yin and Yang
yin - negative dark feminine (moon)yang - positive bright and masculine (sun)yin and yang are always present but its about which one is dominating at what time
(6:28) What does a healthy cycle look like
Interesting takeaway from this section: Some women get concerned with 21 or 35 day cycle, but what Chinese medicine says, through Carina, is that a fixed cycle length is more important than a short or long cycle. f your cycle changes from month to month, then you need to look at what is out of balance. If you hav always consistently had 21 day cycle, this may be normal for you
(10:04) spleen Qi and signs of Spleen Qi deficiency and how to support the spleen
(12:20) Liver Qi and signs of stagnation/imbalance and what to avoid to support the liver
(14:13) How are the uterus and heart connected in TCM
Why we work on emotional balance when we treat women with fertility issues
Interesting takeaway from this section: Emotions have such a big influence on the uterus- think about it! Your heart pumps blood to the uterus
(17:50) Kidneys - the foundation of body’s yin and yang energies
kidney deficiency is most commonly at the root of fertility issues
(21:25) Most common factor for kidney deficiency
(22:48) Signs in face that indicate kidney deficiency
Links from Kidney Section:How the kidneys influence your fertility:
Food recommendations for kidney-yin and kidney-yang deficiency:
(24:20) The four steps Carina uses in practice to help rebalance/support fertility
(29:36) Embody to thrive program - upgrading your health to the next level
Links from previous episode:Hormone Yoga Therapy (HYT): https://carinagreweling.com/hormone-yoga-therapy/
Sleephttps://carinagreweling.com/improve-your-sleep-with-ayurveda/Free Dosha quiz: https://carinagreweling.com/dosha-quiz/
Connect with Carina: Ayurveda
Coming to you all the way from Europe, Carina joins us this week and next week for deep dive into connecting to your womb with both Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine. Carina has this unique perspective where she has studied naturopathy, Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda - which is just a testament to how she embodies the desire to heal the body by treating it as a whole.
This weeks episode covers all things Ayurveda and Fertility and she gives us a plethora of wisdom and so many tips to guide us to connect and nourish ourselves.
Heres a little timeline of the topics we discuss in this episode, along with some links you will enjoy.
Phases of cycle from Ayurvedic Prospective ~ 10 minutesAll about the womb, directing energy to the womb ~19 minutes- Hormone Yoga Therapy (HYT): https://carinagreweling.com/hormone-yoga-therapy/Sacral Chakra ~22 minutes- VAM ~25 minutesDigestion ~27 minutes- Intermittent fasting ~28 minutes, 40 seconds - Online course
Sleep ~30 minuteshttps://carinagreweling.com/improve-your-sleep-with-ayurveda/
Ways to nourish yourself and relax ~32 minutes
Embody to Thrive program ~34 minuteshttps://carinagreweling.com/embody-to-thrive/
Free Dosha quiz: https://carinagreweling.com/dosha-quiz/
I know guys, a bit morbid title for a podcast about fertility. But there is purpose behind this episode and that is: trust your gut. If something doesn't feel right, it might not be. Doctors are experts, but you are the expert of your own body. Get second opinions! And don't put all of your faith in one human - doctor or not.
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