352 episodes

Alex and Megan are a duo of an MD and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner. After individually dealing with severe hormonal imbalances, they developed the 4 Phase Cycle Approach which helps women just like them take back their vital female health. By learning to work WITH the natural cycles of the body, rather than AGAINST them, Megan and Alex teach women how to stop continually searching for the next best thing and figure out exactly what should go in their personal health toolkit. They don’t believe in prescribed diets, food deprivation, or “fighting” illnesses. Instead, they’re all about having fun with the imperfections of life and overcoming trying to be everything to everyone.

This podcast consists of seasons which are made up of “podclasses”. Each season focuses on one particular topic and delving deep into the details. Season 1 has 24 podclasses, all focused on teaching women how to live in sync with their feminine cycles. More seasons to come!

The 4 Phase Cycle Podcast with Zesty Ginger || Hormone Balance | Women's Health | Mindset Alex Golden & Megan Blacksmith

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 263 Ratings

Alex and Megan are a duo of an MD and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner. After individually dealing with severe hormonal imbalances, they developed the 4 Phase Cycle Approach which helps women just like them take back their vital female health. By learning to work WITH the natural cycles of the body, rather than AGAINST them, Megan and Alex teach women how to stop continually searching for the next best thing and figure out exactly what should go in their personal health toolkit. They don’t believe in prescribed diets, food deprivation, or “fighting” illnesses. Instead, they’re all about having fun with the imperfections of life and overcoming trying to be everything to everyone.

This podcast consists of seasons which are made up of “podclasses”. Each season focuses on one particular topic and delving deep into the details. Season 1 has 24 podclasses, all focused on teaching women how to live in sync with their feminine cycles. More seasons to come!

    S16, E01: Health Spiral of Suffering

    S16, E01: Health Spiral of Suffering

    In today’s episode, Dr. Alex talks about a state that she and Megan call the spiral of suffering. She also talks about the many ways someone could end up in the spiral of suffering in many categories in life. 
    Listen to this podcast episode to know how important understanding this concept is in our lives, especially our health.  
    Transcript: https://www.zestyginger.com/health-spiral-of-suffering/
    Connect with us:  
    Follow us on IG: @zesty_ginger
    Find us on FB: www.facebook.com/TeamZestyGinger
    Visit us at www.zestyginger.com/ to learn more about the 4 Phase Cycle Approach.
    Sign up for Coaches connect: https://www.zestyginger.com/coaches-connect/
    Get 15% off of your favorite supplements here! http://zestyginger.com/fullscript

    • 29 min
    S16, E02: Healthy Negativity

    S16, E02: Healthy Negativity

    In today’s episode, Dr. Alex talks about healthy negativity, the flip side of toxic positivity.
    This episode mainly revolves around how you can actually alter your interpretation and begin to gain something from it. She also points out how this is a very crucial part of one’s transformation journey.  
    Transcript: https://www.zestyginger.com/season-16-episode-2-healthy-negativity/
    Connect with us:  
    Follow us on IG: @zesty_ginger
    Find us on FB: www.facebook.com/TeamZestyGinger
    Visit us at www.zestyginger.com/ to learn more about the 4 Phase Cycle Approach.
    Sign up for Coaches connect: https://www.zestyginger.com/coaches-connect/
    Get 15% off of your favorite supplements here! http://zestyginger.com/fullscript

    • 23 min
    S16, E03: Affirmations For Problematic Thoughts

    S16, E03: Affirmations For Problematic Thoughts

    In today’s episode, we take a look at affirmations and how to begin to elicit from the self-affirmations that are working for you in areas of life that are problematic.
    Listen to this episode as Dr. Alex walks us through the process to start out with thoughts that don't feel good and have your affirmations in the middle to help you get to the believability of what you ultimately want.
    Transcript: https://www.zestyginger.com/affirmations-for-problematic-thoughts/ 
    Connect with us:  
    Follow us on IG: @zesty_ginger
    Find us on FB: www.facebook.com/TeamZestyGinger
    Visit us at www.zestyginger.com/ to learn more about the 4 Phase Cycle Approach.
    Sign up for Coaches connect: https://www.zestyginger.com/coaches-connect/
    Get 15% off of your favorite supplements here! http://zestyginger.com/fullscript

    • 37 min
    S16, E04: Transformation in Relationships: HTA Q&A

    S16, E04: Transformation in Relationships: HTA Q&A

    In today’s episode, Dr. Alex goes through a Q&A with one of our amazing Health Transformation Accelerator students, Kristen. 
    In this Q&A, they talk about moving through limiting beliefs, the importance of self-awareness and expectation management and breaking out of the patterns of anxiety.  
    Transcript: https://www.zestyginger.com/transformation-in-relationships/
    Connect with us:  
    Follow us on IG: @zesty_ginger
    Find us on FB: www.facebook.com/TeamZestyGinger
    Visit us at www.zestyginger.com/ to learn more about the 4 Phase Cycle Approach.
    Sign up for Coaches connect: https://www.zestyginger.com/coaches-connect/
    Get 15% off of your favorite supplements here! http://zestyginger.com/fullscript

    • 23 min
    S16, E05: I Didn’t See That In Myself

    S16, E05: I Didn’t See That In Myself

    Dr. Alex talks about a big topic in today’s episode. In this episode, she talks about fragmentation and how it impacts self-awareness and relationships.
    She also goes through how fragmentation keeps us away from healing, achieving happiness, and a peaceful, joyful life. 
    Transcript: https://www.zestyginger.com/i-didnt-see-that-in-myself/
    Connect with us:  
    Follow us on IG: @zesty_ginger
    Find us on FB: www.facebook.com/TeamZestyGinger
    Visit us at www.zestyginger.com to learn more about the 4 Phase Cycle Approach.
    Sign up for Coaches connect: https://www.zestyginger.com/coaches-connect/
    Get 15% off of your favorite supplements here! http://zestyginger.com/fullscript

    • 25 min
    S16, E06: Arguing With Mental Gremlins

    S16, E06: Arguing With Mental Gremlins

    In today's episode, Dr. Alex talks about how to address and positively impact the lens or the filters that our ways of thinking and believing have in seeing the world. Dr. Alex also talks about what she and Megan would call “Mental Gremlins”.
    Listen to this episode and find out what mental gremlins are and how to utilize them once you start to look at it through different lenses.
    Transcript: https://www.zestyginger.com/arguing-with-mental-gremlins/
    Connect with us:  
    Follow us on IG: @zesty_ginger
    Find us on FB: www.facebook.com/TeamZestyGinger
    Visit us at www.zestyginger.com/ to learn more about the 4 Phase Cycle Approach.
    Sign up for Coaches connect: https://www.zestyginger.com/coaches-connect/
    Get 15% off of your favorite supplements here! http://zestyginger.com/fullscript

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
263 Ratings

263 Ratings

SanJose5 ,

Life changing

I have been listening to Megan and Dr Alex for about 8 months now, almost making it through all season of their podcast. I’m obsessed. This has been life changing for me. I’ve learned so much about my body, my cycle, my hormones, my personality, how I move and live in this world and it’s been an absolute life changing experience. I’ve made major business moves thanks to them. My marriage, which is rock solid and the best part of my life has gotten even stronger because of them. The future thought of hormones and pms for my 10 year old daughter was scaring the crap out of me and now, I’m ready to be supportive and help her along the way when it’s her time. And my youngest daughter after that.
I’ve shared this podcast with my sisters, cousins and mom. I can’t say enough how much I appreciate all the wisdom, encouragement and just a space to feel heard, safe and cared for. I love this podcast and will continue to listen and learn and grow.
Thank you for putting out so much content and such good content! You two are both so loved and appreciated. 💜

TracyLib ,

Great information, but hard to listen to

The information/wisdom shared is spot on and invaluable, but please invest in better sound equipment. I have loved the content, but I have stopped listening mid podcast sometimes because of the poor sound quality.

RejuvNutrition ,

Life changing advice!

The 4 Phase Cycle Podcast is packed with actionable life changing tips! Even topics that don’t initially seem to be applicable to my current experience offer big ah-ha moments and recommendations that help me further improve all aspect of life (including mental, physical and emotional.) No episode should be skipped!!

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