30 episodes

The Revitalize Woman Podcast with Dr. Brenda Heinecke brings Milwaukee-based health and wellness professionals together to talk about all things related to women’s health. We will cover topics related to pregnancy, postpartum, pelvic floor dysfunction, mom life, hormones, mental health, menopause, fitness and sex. Each episode will help you answer the most common questions about these topics, provide you with top local recommendations, and give you solutions to common lady and mom issues. Our goal is to provide you with the best information in order to make knowledgeable decisions and to live a healthy, active life without issues!

The Revitalize Woman Podcast Dr. Brenda Heinecke

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

The Revitalize Woman Podcast with Dr. Brenda Heinecke brings Milwaukee-based health and wellness professionals together to talk about all things related to women’s health. We will cover topics related to pregnancy, postpartum, pelvic floor dysfunction, mom life, hormones, mental health, menopause, fitness and sex. Each episode will help you answer the most common questions about these topics, provide you with top local recommendations, and give you solutions to common lady and mom issues. Our goal is to provide you with the best information in order to make knowledgeable decisions and to live a healthy, active life without issues!

    EP29 – Holistic Nutrition in Milwaukee

    EP29 – Holistic Nutrition in Milwaukee

    Have you considered utilizing holistic nutrition in Milwaukee in order to address some of your wellness issues? On today’s episode of The Revitalize Woman podcast, I interview Amanda Couturier, who is a holistic nutritionist and life coach who provides holistic nutrition in the Milwaukee area through her business—Whole Life Wellness. We dive into some of the common wellness issues women deal with including gut health, autoimmune issues, and postpartum depletion. We also talk about other wellness aspects that you could implement into your life including chemical/toxin exposure, health coaching, and food for nourishment and enjoyment. Amanda provides lots of realistic and educational information about holistic nutrition in Milwaukee. Don’t miss this one!







    Show Notes







    [3:36-11:04] What is your background and how did you get into functional nutrition?







    [17:46-21:00] Can you explain the difference between functional nutritionist, nutritionist, and dietitian?







    [31:27-34:55] How does food play a roll in day-to-day function besides hunger?







    [40:50-46:26] Myth busting time! What are good fats and what are some misconceptions about them?







    [52:00-56:05]  Let's talk about replenishing the body postpartum.







    [1:00:36-1:06:30]  Top 5 things to do to live a more natural life.







    [1:08:36-1:09:40]  Dr. Brenda askes Amanda her current way of practicing self-care.







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    Links Mentioned In This Episode:







    Functional Health Program







    Fertility Program







    Episode 28 - Functional Health







    Follow Amanda on Instagram







    "The Big Fat Surprise" by Nina Teicholz

    • 1 hr 11 min
    EP28 – Functional Health for Pelvic Floor

    EP28 – Functional Health for Pelvic Floor

    After working in pelvic floor physical therapy for many years, I’ve learned that there are other factors involved in order to get people better long term. This is where functional health for pelvic floor enters in. Functional health encompasses other aspects of our health that have an impact on pelvic floor conditions and pelvic health. These include stress, nutrition, gut health, vaginal health, and sleep. After incorporating these aspects of functional health for pelvic floor issues and seeing the results, I knew that this was important to include in order to have a more cohesive approach to treatment.







    On today’s episode, I talk in more detail about how functional health aspects affect the pelvic floor and common misconceptions about them. I also talk about our new programs including the Stress Response Test, Functional Health Program, and Fertility Program. If you want to learn more about any of these programs, you can set up a free consultation to learn more and see if you’d be a good candidate.







    Show Notes







    [2:00-6:7:02] Why Dr. Brenda started this journey.







    [7:55-9:59] What is the Stress Response Test?







    [10:00-12:25]  Gut health and nutrition are important.







    [13:11-14:45] Who can benefit from our new programs?







    [16:53-17:30]  Dr. Brenda talks about the Functional Health program.







    [17:31-22:18]  The fertility program and optimizing fertility.







    [22:57-24:24] Supplement misconceptions.







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    Links Mentioned In This Episode:







    Functional Health Program







    Stress Response Test







    Fertility Program

    • 29 min
    EP27 – Hannah Anderson

    EP27 – Hannah Anderson

    Using supplements for women can be very beneficial to address any nutritional deficiencies, help with hormone balance, and optimize your body’s function.  However, supplements for women are not very well regulated. They could have harmful chemicals or compounds in them, not have high quality ingredients, or not have the correct dosage in each capsule.  That’s why it’s important to use a reputable company when buying supplements for women.







    Our guest on today’s episode is Dr. Hannah Anderson, co-founder of Well Labs, chiropractor and Birthfit professional.  Based on Dr. Anderson’s experience working with pregnant and postpartum women, she saw a need to create quality supplements in order to help women achieve optimal health.  Dr. Anderson also shares some insight into how she utilizes all of her skills to provide quality care for women in different seasons.  In addition, we talk about some of the common postpartum nutritional and recovery needs as well as helping your body recover from taking hormonal birth control.







    Show Notes







    [4:15] Dr. Brenda asks Hannah how she chose the path she is on now?







    [11:41] How did Well Labs come about?







    [25:57] Hannah discusses the different seasons of conception, pregnancy, postpartum, and life.







    [27:41] What’s your biggest piece of advice for the postpartum mom? 







    [33:04] Do you ever utilize collagen with any of your treatments?







    [37:35] A common misconception with C-sections is that you don’t need recovery work.







    [45:56] Let’s talk about the 7-Day Detox from birth control







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    Links Mentioned In This Episode:







    WellLabs







    NEW! Functional Health Programs at Revitalize







    Dr. Hannah Anderson's website

    • 55 min
    EP26 – Sex Therapy

    EP26 – Sex Therapy

    Sex therapy is so useful for anyone dealing with sexual dysfunction, libido issues, conflict within their relationship, or trauma. On today’s episode, I interview Caitlin Myles, Sex Therapist with Therapies East and we talk all about what happens in sex therapy and how to know if you would benefit from it. We also dive a little deeper into some of the most common sexual dysfunctions such as pain with intercourse, impaired orgasm, and low libido.  These issues are so common, but they are not things that you just need to deal with!  Not only does pelvic floor physical therapy play a role in these issues, but we work very closely with a trained professional in sex therapy to help our clients resolve their issues. Tune in to learn more about how you can have “better sex”!







    Show Notes







    [3:50] What does a sex therapist do? 







    [5:50] How did Caitlin decide to get into this line of work? 







    [9:21] When is a good time to seek out help? 







    [17:16] Sex stigmas—how to overcome them, especially those focused on vibrators and pelvic wands? 







    [20:36] Dr. Brenda asks what is the biggest reason people seek help from a sex therapist or the most common complaint? 







    [23:20] Caitlin shares some recommendations for lack of libido.







    [31:50] Does it happen frequently that a client has experienced a trauma in their past? 







    [36:05] Do hormones or the empty nest phase of people’s lives cause issues with sex? 







    [41:35] What if a client isn’t sure or ready to take the next step? Can they set up a consultation? 







    [44:49] Caitlin talks about her expansion to a new location. 







    [47:00] We ask Caitlin how she practices self-care? 







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    Links Mentioned In This Episode:







    Learn more about CaitlinPodcast Episode 19 - Pain with Sex & How to Get Relief

    • 50 min
    EP25 – Pelvic Organ Prolapse

    EP25 – Pelvic Organ Prolapse

    Pelvic Organ Prolapse resources are often hard to come by and can be confusing to know what to believe. There seems to be a lot of misinformation and a lack of education in regard to prolapse. So on today’s episode, we talk with Sherrie Palm, founder of the non-profit organization APOPS which stands for Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support. This organization is a global network of practitioners, researchers, and patients. It strives to spread awareness about pelvic organ prolapse, provide prolapse resources and further enhance the treatment of it. This is a must listen episode for all women who want to learn more about prolapse management and treatment, but also prolapse prevention!







    Show Notes







    [5:30] Dr. Brenda asks Sherrie how she became so passionate about helping women with pelvic organ prolapse.







    [23:58] Learn more about what APOPS is.







    [25:53] What is prolapse and why is it significant?







    [35:13] Are there are any other common misconceptions when it comes to prolapse?







    [56:50] Sherries discusses risk factors for prolapse and there is a link below for a questionnaire. 







    [1:07:56] What is the long-term impact and positive outlook for prolapse?







    [1:18:02] Let's get some clarity on Pelvic Floor PT.







    [1:24:55] Dr. Brenda and Sherrie talk about destigmatizing prolapse and vaginal health.







    [1:30:22] We ask Sherrie how she practices self-care?







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    Links Mentioned In This Episode:







    Ep17 - Prolapse Support Solutions







    APOPS website







    Facebook page for APOPS







    Prolapse questionnaire







    Sherrie's Book







    Join the Revitalize Women Facebook group

    • 1 hr 34 min
    EP24 – Preparing Your Body for Childbirth

    EP24 – Preparing Your Body for Childbirth

    There is a great deal of information with regard to preparing your body for childbirth. It can be overwhelming, and some of the information might even be conflicting! How often should you be exercising? Should you quit running? To kegel or not to kegel? In this episode of The Revitalize Woman Podcast, Dr. Brenda Heinecke shares her professional expertise when it comes to preparing your body for childbirth. She gives the perspective of a pelvic floor physical therapist and offers her best tips for getting your body ready for a successful delivery and postpartum recovery, covering topics like exercise, nutrition, delivery strategies, and postpartum tips.







    Show Notes







    [3:30] Dr Brenda debunks some myths when it comes to exercise during pregnancy. She talks about the importance of staying active. But she also stresses recognizing your limits, working within them, and listening to your body.







    [15:59] Many people think strengthening is the best way to prepare the pelvic floor for delivery. Dr. Brenda shares why this may not be true for most women.







    [20:15] Dr. Brenda shares dips for delivery such as exhaling to push and staying relaxed.







    [22:40] She discusses how proper nutrition is essential to preparing your body for childbirth. Specifically, getting enough protein, DHA, magnesium, and a good quality probiotic.







    [27:57] Dr. Brenda discusses some of the things you can do immediately postpartum to support your healing.







    [32:29] She encourages getting a team of providers during pregnancy to help you through the transition your body is going through.







    [34:16] Finally, Dr. Brenda discusses how helpful it is to make a birth plan prior to delivery.







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    Links Mentioned In This Episode:







    Prenatal Research Study







    Spinning Babies







    Well Labs - where we recommend ordering high-quality supplements like Omega 3 and Probiotics. Use the code "RevitalizePT" at checkout for a 5% discount!







    EP16 - Mental Health for Moms with Sarah Bloomquist







    EP04 - Natural Birth Considerations with LaNette McQuitty







    EP11 - Birth Doula with Alex Mente







    EP20 – Acupuncture for Fertility,

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

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Great info

So much great info - so glad I found Revitalize before having my first baby! Highly recommend.

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Informative and Empowering

The Revitalize Woman podcast will leave you informed and empowered to pursue your health and wellness as a woman. So many great topics and the information is presented in a relatable and encouraging way.

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Great info presented in a fun and entertaining manner. Wanted to keep driving to finish the podcast! Every woman should be armed with this info! Wish I would have known about all this long before I even got pregnant with my first.

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