30 episodes

The Hormone Heartbeat Podcast is your place to learn about female empowerment through mastering your menstrual cycle health, the true heartbeat of your hormone status. No subject is TMI, from cervical mucous, to the emotional waves of your fertility journey, to the beauty of childbirth. Each week, your host Naturopathic Doctor, Fertility Awareness Educator and Hormone Enthusiast: Antoinette Falco, will explore the fundamentals of hormone health with science, soulful and heartfelt conversations, a dash of sass and feminine pizzazz! Antoinette shares insightful and informative interviews weekly!

The Hormone Heartbeat Podcast Antoinette Falco

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

The Hormone Heartbeat Podcast is your place to learn about female empowerment through mastering your menstrual cycle health, the true heartbeat of your hormone status. No subject is TMI, from cervical mucous, to the emotional waves of your fertility journey, to the beauty of childbirth. Each week, your host Naturopathic Doctor, Fertility Awareness Educator and Hormone Enthusiast: Antoinette Falco, will explore the fundamentals of hormone health with science, soulful and heartfelt conversations, a dash of sass and feminine pizzazz! Antoinette shares insightful and informative interviews weekly!

    HHP30 | How to Harness your Intuition for Optimal Menstrual Cycles with Kimberley Banfield

    HHP30 | How to Harness your Intuition for Optimal Menstrual Cycles with Kimberley Banfield

    Welcome to another episode of the Hormone Heartbeat Podcast! In this episode, I interview Kimberley Banfield, is the Founder of Soulcology™. As a Soulcologist™ & Soul Purpose Mentor, Speaker and Teacher, she guides & supports Entrepreneurial Women to find the clarity, confidence & courage to listen to their intuition, heal past experiences & find & fulfil their Soul's Purposes. She is most passionate about helping women to 'make their life a moment that matters™.'

    In Today's Episode: 


    Kimberley’s background and personal journey
    Kimberley’s experience in the corporate world and how her intuition conflicted with this chosen life path
    The mental, emotional and spiritual consequences Kim experienced from her years of choosing to ignore her intuition
    Kimberley’s decision to change her life path and choose the unknown and what helped her make this decision
    What it means to fully embrace your feminine side
    Society’s influence on our view of femininity
    How to start to discover your intuition
    How your body might be giving you hidden intuitive messages
    The relationship between the menstrual cycle and femininity
    The menstrual cycle and what can be learned through harnessing your intuition
    Period pain and the energy that may be associated with it
    Listening to your body and intuition during menstruation
    Advice for finding a balance between your feminine energy and masculine energy in everyday life
    What is self-muscle testing and how to use it on yourself?
    How Kimberley teaches women to do what feeds their soul and follow their own intuition
    Kimberly’s poem, “Women Rewilding”

    Connect with Kimberley Banfield

    Facebook Personal Page - Kimberley Banfield: https://www.facebook.com/kimberley.banfield.7

    Facebook Group - The Intuitive Woman™: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theintuitivewoman

    Facebook Page - Soulcology™: https://www.facebook.com/soulcology1111

    Facebook Business Page - https://www.facebook.com/KimberleyBanfield4

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kimberley_banfield_/ and https://www.instagram.com/soulcology_/

    • 54 min
    HHP29 | Menstrual Charting, a Diagnostic Tool to Help Treat & Optimize your Fertility with Guests Nora Pope & Dr. Jessica Liu, ND

    HHP29 | Menstrual Charting, a Diagnostic Tool to Help Treat & Optimize your Fertility with Guests Nora Pope & Dr. Jessica Liu, ND

    Welcome to another episode of the Hormone Heartbeat Podcast! In this episode, I interview co-founders of FertilityCE webinars, Nora Pope, and Dr. Jessica Liu, ND. 

    Nora Pope is an educator, public speaker, and former Naturopathic Doctor in Toronto. She is the creator of “Cycle Charting: The Key to Fertility” CE Seminars. In her CE lectures, she merges her expertise in Natural Family Planning Cycle Charting with perinatal care in calculating precise due dates, how to flag risks for miscarriages, how to prescribe progesterone to prevent pre-term births, and how to naturally space out the next pregnancy during breastfeeding. 

    Dr. Jessica Liu, ND, co-produced the 2021 accredited webinar “Chart Your Cycle, Progesterone HRT and FertilityOptimization” for healthcare professionals. Dr. Jessica Liu, ND has been a speaker for various events and organizations including The Canadian Fertility Show, The Children’s International Wellness Conference. With an extensive background in natural reproductive care, Dr. Jessica Liu, ND has helped many couples conceive healthy babies, whether naturally, or alongside assisted reproductive techniques such as IUI or IVF. Her program, “Creating Vibrant Fertility” has a particular focus on supporting women to move through their fertility trauma in order to awaken their optimal fertility potential.

    In this episode we discuss the following topics:


    Introduction to Nora and Jessica - their personal and professional backgrounds
    What does holistic fertility care look like?
    The importance of body literacy
    The common fertility tests that are often missed or conducted inaccurately with conventional fertility care
    Menstrual cycle charts as a diagnostic tool
    The benefits of the information that comes from cycle charting
    How to read your cycle chart and what certain signs mean in terms of reproductive health
    Addressing the dependence on LH strips and the reliability of this tool
    SOFT (sensation, observation, finger test) to track fertility
    The pros and cons of period tracking apps
    What lower abdominal pain can mean
    The most important charting signs and signals and what they mean
    Top three pieces of advice for a woman who’s trying to conceive
    Fertility as an extension of healthy physiology
    Why women should start cycle charting sooner rather than later
    The costs of hormonal birth control in young women
    The truth about progesterone levels and testing
    What contributes to progesterone levels
    Low progesterone and epilepsy
    The diversity of women’s cycles
    Progesterone testing during TTC & early pregnancy
    Charting signs that may reveal infections during pregnancy

    Connect with the speakers

    Fertility Continuing Education for healthcare practitioners: www.fertilityce.com | Email: info@fertilityce.com | Instagram: @fertility.ce |Facebook: @fertilityce

    Nora Pope: Instagram @nora.pope| Dr. Jessica Liu, ND: Instagram @thefertilitynd

    *Article published by Nora Popw in NDNR publication: Cycle Charting: 21 Days No More *
    Connect with host: Dr. Antoinette Falco, ND | Website: www.antoinettefalco.com | Instagram: @drantoinettefalco

    • 50 min
    HHP28 | Essential Oils for Hormone Balancing, Pain Management and Pregnancy with Guest Kathleen Bednis

    HHP28 | Essential Oils for Hormone Balancing, Pain Management and Pregnancy with Guest Kathleen Bednis

    Welcome to another episode of The Hormone Heartbeat Podcast!

    In today's episode, I interview Clinical Aromatherapist, Kathleen Bednis! And we discuss the benefits of using essential oils for hormone balancing, cycle syncing, and pain management associated with hormonal conditions like endometriosis. Kathleen also shares how to safely use essential oils and how to go about creating your own blends. Kathleen's passion for research and health has lead her to a career educating and helping women and families integrate essential oils into their health practices! 

    In this episode:


    Introduction and what got Kathleen to doing the work that she does
    What is aromatherapy and how does it help with healing
    Essential oils have different properties and how they can be used
    What women need to know about incorporating essential oils
    What you should NOT do with essential oils
    Interactions with essential oils
    How essential oils can help with hormone balancing
    Top essential oils for period pain
    How to apply essential oils for menstrual concerns
    Best carrier oils or diluting oils
    Essential oils for endometriosis
    How long do you need to see changes with essential oils
    Cycling oils during your menstrual cycles
    What essential oils would you use to regulate your cycles
    Essential oils in pregnancy - what you need to know about the safest dilution
    Essential oils for pregnancy morning sickness
    Energetic properties of essential oils and how they can influence the 7 chakras
    What is a chakra imbalance at your third eye chakra
    What essential oils help balance chakras
    What does working with a clinical aromatherapist look like

    Another episode highlighting how awesome essential oils are, Check out HHP11 Love your Next Period with Essential Oils with Guest Amanda Dumouchel

    Connect with guest: Kathleen Bednis

    Instagram:@RootSynergies Facebook: @RootSynergies  | Email: Kathleen.p.bednis@gmail.com

    Connect with host: Dr. Antoinette Falco, ND

    Download your copy of Antoinette's Post-pill Guidebook. Website: www.antoinettefalco.com.  Instagram: @drantoinettefalco

    Please send all inquiries and suggestions, including topics you'd like to see covered on the podcast to thehormoneheartbeatpodcast@gmail.com, If you'd like to be a guest on the show and you think you'd be a good fit, please reach out!

    • 28 min
    HHP27 | Menstrual Cycles, Moon Phases & Getting Started with Fertility Awareness Method with Joy Davis

    HHP27 | Menstrual Cycles, Moon Phases & Getting Started with Fertility Awareness Method with Joy Davis

    Welcome to another episode of The Hormone Heartbeat Podcast! Today we are talking about menstrual cycles and the moon phases with Joy Davis, a Fertility Awareness Educator training in the Justisse Method. Joy grew up in Alderville First Nation in Southern Ontario, Canada. Her Anishinaabe culture is a huge part of her identity. She teaches menstruators about using their menstrual cycles as a health tool and to achieve or avoid pregnancy. She strives to make fertility, cervical mucus, vagina's and uterus' fun and talked about openly. She believes in using your fertility to your advantage instead of fearing it!

    In this episode:


    Introduction and Joy’s experience with hormonal birth control and her discovery of fertility awareness method (FAM)
    The benefits of the fertility awareness method and the ways it can connect you to your cycle and your body
    Joy’s business Full Moon Fertility, and the meaning behind the name
    Full moon ceremonies: what there are and what they signify
    The relationship between the moon and a women’s cycle
    Red moon cycles vs white mood cycles
    The difference in energy flow between these two-cycle types
    Acknowledging how our cycles and energy may vary month by month
    What are a woman's top fertile signs that she should be paying attention to?
    Misconceptions when looking at basal body temperature as a fertility indicator
    Addressing why FAM is worth the extra time commitment
    The learning curve of FAM
    The benefits and reward of charting your cycle
    The first steps to getting started with FAM


    Connect with guest: Joy Davis

    Instagram: @fullmoon.fertility  | Website: www.fullmoonfertility.ca

    Connect with host: Dr. Antoinette Falco, ND

    Download your copy of Antoinette's Post-pill Guidebook. Website: www.antoinettefalco.com.  Instagram: @drantoinettefalco

    Please send all inquiries and suggestions, including topics you'd like to see covered on the podcast to thehormoneheartbeatpodcast@gmail.com, If you'd like to be a guest on the show and you think you'd be a good fit, please reach out!

    • 40 min
    HHP26 |Unexplained Infertility, Discovering FAM & NaPro Technologies with Guest Jannette Carlos

    HHP26 |Unexplained Infertility, Discovering FAM & NaPro Technologies with Guest Jannette Carlos

    Welcome to another episode of The Hormone Heartbeat Podcast! Today we are talking about Jannette's infertility journey and how she came to discover the Fertility Awareness Method and how to use it to become empowered about her fertility and reproductive health. She also shares her best coping strategies and how used NaPro technologies to receive answers about her diagnosis of unexplained infertility. 

    Jannette is a Registered Nurse with a critical care background. She felt that her medical education did not prepare her for a diagnosis of unexplained infertility from the conventional medicine point of view. At the time she felt relatively healthy and knew there had to be a root cause for my inability to get pregnant. Her quest for answers led her to the wonderful world of body literacy and fertility awareness in a way that was never described in her nursing textbooks. The deeper she dove, the more she realized that this information was not just useful for women trying to avoid pregnancy or trying to achieve pregnancy, but as a way to connect with your body and have a diagnostic tool to use to advocate for yourself with your doctors!

    In this episode:


    Introduction and Jannette’s story
    Jannette’s experience with infertility
    Discussing misinformation and the lack of proper sex education
    How Jannette discovered the FAM method and why this was beneficial in her health and fertility journey
    The benefits of FAM and how it can help women become more knowledgeable and empowered when it comes to their reproductive health
    Addressing how some medical professional lack FAM knowledge and training
    What is NaPro technology?
    The history of NaPro - how was it created?
    How NaPro changes the way we view women’s health care
    NaPro and finding the root cause of hormonal imbalances
    Who can benefit from using NaPro?
    How NaPro and can help answer why an individual is experiencing unexplained infertility or miscarriages
    NaPro technology and fertility
    What sets NaPro doctors and technology apart from traditional medical treatment?
    Jannette talks about her endometriosis diagnosis and how this impacted her view on IVF
    Top pieces of wisdom every women or couple should think about when considering using NaPro
    The benefits of using NaPro technology as a teenager
    The spiritual side of the fertility journey
    The idea of “life tanks”
    How Jannette’s childhood experiences impacted her mental, physical, and spiritual health as an adult
    Exploring the idea of spirit babies that exist before conception
    How surrendering is strength
    Relationships and the fertility journey
    Remembering what we have control over in the fertility journey
    Pieces of advice for women who are just beginning their fertility journey

    Connect with guest: Jannette Carlos 

    Instagram: @balanced.fertility.with.jayjay  | TikTok: Balanced.fertility  | Youtube: Jannette Carlos 

    Connect with host: Dr. Antoinette Falco, ND

    Download your copy of Antoinette's Post-pill Guidebook. Website: www.antoinettefalco.com.  Instagram: @drantoinettefalco

    Please send all inquiries and suggestions, including topics you'd like to see covered on the podcast to thehormoneheartbeatpodcast@gmail.com, If you'd like to be a guest on the show and you think you'd be a good fit, please reach out!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    HHP25 | PCOS Management Conventionally vs. Holistically with Guest Callie Crouch, FNP

    HHP25 | PCOS Management Conventionally vs. Holistically with Guest Callie Crouch, FNP

    Welcome to another episode of The Hormone Heartbeat Podcast!

    Today we are talking PCOS with Family Nurse Practitioner, Callie Crouch. She is the creator of The PCOS Lifestyle Program and has a private practice in Texas doing primarily telemedicine. Callie struggled with PCOS for years before learning how to control her symptoms, she then felt a need to help other women find their way towards PCOS management. Callie wanted the opportunity to look at each individual woman’s habits and help make small tweaks to move towards a healthier lifestyle so their acne improves, belly fat shrinks, and irregular periods become regular. Working as a health coach gives me the opportunity to work with more women all over the globe! She is passionate about working with women as their health coach to move them towards a healthier life so they can feel sexy, beautiful, and in control of their PCOS symptoms.

    In this episode:


    Introduction and what led Callie to work with women who have PCOS
    Callie’s professional background and personal experience with PCOS
    What is PCOS?
    The symptoms of PCOS
    How PCOS is diagnosed and why PCOS may be difficult to identify in some women
    Hormonal birth control and PCOS
    What is the first-line treatment for PCOS?
    Are there different types of PCOS and how they are related?
    The effects of insulin resistance with PCOS
    PCOS and the thyroid - what’s the role of the thyroid and what is the relationship between the thyroid and PCOS?
    PCOS and the adrenals - what are the adrenals responsible for and what does their dysfunction lead to?
    Which tests should women have done if they think they may have PCOS?
    Recognizing that normal lab results do not necessarily mean that everything is regular
    Top 3 pieces of nutritional advice that every woman with PCOS should consider
    Recognizing that making small lifestyle changes is the first step to achieving your health goals
    The vegan diet and PCOS
    The importance of magnesium
    What type and level of exercise should women with PCOS partake in?
    The benefits of exercise for women with PCOS
    The connection between PCOS and fertility
    What can women with PCOS do to help support fertility?
    The role of progesterone with fertility in women with PCOS
    Tools and devices to monitor ovulation and fertility
    All about Callie’s PCOS Lifestyle Program

    Connect with guest: Callie Crouch

    Website: www.calliecrouch.com | Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/pcoscontrol | Email: support@calliecrouch.com

    Connect with host: Dr. Antoinette Falco, ND

    Download your copy of Antoinette's Post-pill Guidebook. Website: www.antoinettefalco.com.  Instagram: @drantoinettefalco

    Please send all inquiries and suggestions, including topics you'd like to see covered on the podcast to thehormoneheartbeatpodcast@gmail.com, If you'd like to be a guest on the show and you think you'd be a good fit, please reach out!

    • 46 min

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I love the info Antoinette shares in this podcast! The natural view is exactly what I’m looking for, and all of her guests are so informative! This is a must listen fertility/hormone podcast!