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Welcome to the Women’s Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE! podcast, a weekly conversation with practitioners, providers, patients, and healers about complex reproductive medicine and women’s health challenges, the value of an integrative approach to these challenges, many of the women’s health topics you’re already thinking about but uncomfortable talking about, and my personable favorite. . . WINE! The host, Dr. Laurena White, is an integrative reproductive medicine and women’s health provider, licensed acupuncturist, clinical herbalist, and a former labor support doula in the Washington DC Metro area. Her goal is to bring women’s health-specific evidence and expertise to the forefront of daily health and wellness news through informative conversations.To learn more, visit the website at www.laurenawhite.com.As you enjoy the podcast, conversations, and wine time, please remember that this podcast is not designed to be a substitute for a bonafide relationship with a licensed or certified healthcare professional.

Women's Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE‪!‬ Dr. Laurena White

    • Health & Fitness
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Welcome to the Women’s Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE! podcast, a weekly conversation with practitioners, providers, patients, and healers about complex reproductive medicine and women’s health challenges, the value of an integrative approach to these challenges, many of the women’s health topics you’re already thinking about but uncomfortable talking about, and my personable favorite. . . WINE! The host, Dr. Laurena White, is an integrative reproductive medicine and women’s health provider, licensed acupuncturist, clinical herbalist, and a former labor support doula in the Washington DC Metro area. Her goal is to bring women’s health-specific evidence and expertise to the forefront of daily health and wellness news through informative conversations.To learn more, visit the website at www.laurenawhite.com.As you enjoy the podcast, conversations, and wine time, please remember that this podcast is not designed to be a substitute for a bonafide relationship with a licensed or certified healthcare professional.

    #54 - Federal Litigation to Family Formation | Sherry Fox

    #54 - Federal Litigation to Family Formation | Sherry Fox

    Women’s Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE!  is a weekly conversation with practitioners, providers, patients, and healers about complex reproductive medicine and women’s health challenges, the value of an integrative approach to these challenges, many of the women’s health topics you’re already thinking about but uncomfortable talking about, and my personal favorite. . . WINE!

    One of the most significant and exciting changes one can experience in life is starting a family. Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is helping many people start (and grow) their families. Beyond ART, though, family formation is important because families are at the heart of numerous decisions, roles, and responsibilities with implications for understanding the well-being of families, adults and children.

    The process of building a family beyond the traditional "when-sperm-meets-egg" route including the complexities of surrogacy, genetic material donation, and adoption can oftentimes be tricky. As an individual or couple embarks on this journey, oftentimes legal assistance is needed (and recommended) to successfully navigate the legal process of building a family.

    About Sherry:
    Sherry Fox is  a native New Yorker born in Queens to Caribbean parents who instilled in her a deep and abiding love for food. She has two children and a bonus child who keeps her very busy and are constant sources of laughter. She enjoys being active, is a proud Gryffindor, and loves reading Jane Austen novels.

    She recognizes that building a family can involve many complex issues. For that reason, she provides her clients with step by step support and advice, acknowledging that this is an emotional journey that requires both sensitive attention and legal acumen, in order to make the process towards parenthood as smooth as possible.
    She is honored to assist all types of families, including individuals, heterosexual couples, and same-sex couples. She works with intended parents, gestational carriers, and donors as they navigate the journey of assisted family formation.
    Resources Mentioned:
    I Want to Put a Baby In You Podcast
    The Broken Brown Egg

    Connect with Sherry:
    Facebook
    Website
    Instagram

    The podcast's hashtag is #nourishyourflourish. You can also find our practice on the following social media outlets:

    Facebook: The Eudaimonia Center
    Instagram: theeudaimoniacenter
    Twitter: eu_daimonism

    For more reproductive medicine and women's health information and other valuable resources, make sure to visit our website.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    #53 - Part II: Queendom Qare | Sheila Brown

    #53 - Part II: Queendom Qare | Sheila Brown

    Women’s Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE!  is a weekly conversation with practitioners, providers, patients, and healers about complex reproductive medicine and women’s health challenges, the value of an integrative approach to these challenges, many of the women’s health topics you’re already thinking about but uncomfortable talking about, and my personal favorite. . . WINE!

    A Queen’s divine purpose is readily fulfilled when she can be in complete harmony with herself through total body alignment. By focusing on improving the health of your physical body, you can elevate your spiritual and emotional body as well. Queendom Qare™ provides divine health tools and services to reclaim, restore, replenish, and rejuvenate you as you embark on a lifelong wellness journey of the body, mind, and spirit.

    Queendom Qare provides quality products that focus on encouraging physical, mental, and spiritual health. Revive your spirit and feel rejuvenated by the wide range of services—all of them aimed at empowering you to be the Queen you are!

    About Sheila:
    Sheila Brown is a mother, a daughter of the Most High, licensed attorney, Divine Life strategist, Health Coach, author, inventor,  and speaker. Sheila graduated from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, an HBCU in Houston. She is also the founder and President of Queendom Qare, an online wellness shop providing custom products to promote the physical aspects of divine health in women. Sheila is a self-taught wellness practitioner whose multifaceted approach to womb wellness and divine selfcare not only requires the use of plants as herbs and essential oils, but also incorporates healthy plant-based eating, mindful self-control, fasting, and exercise. By using this system, Sheila restored her own health, dropping 135 lbs. naturally in just 15 months! In the process, she also reversing several other potentially deadly health issues she faced because of being out of divine alignment.

    Her mission is to help women view themselves as sacred daughters of the Most High who embrace divine self-care as a responsible lifestyle-one conducive to the fulfillment of one’s life purpose.
    Resources Mentioned:
    Queendom Qare: The Divine Healthcare Strategy

    Connect with Sheila:
    Facebook
    Website
    Instagram

    The podcast's hashtag is #nourishyourflourish. You can also find our practice on the following social media outlets:

    Facebook: The Eudaimonia Center
    Instagram: theeudaimoniacenter
    Twitter: eu_daimonism

    For more reproductive medicine and women's health information and other valuable resources, make sure to visit our website.

    • 51 min
    #52 - Part I: Journey to Divine Health | Sheila Brown

    #52 - Part I: Journey to Divine Health | Sheila Brown

    Women’s Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE!  is a weekly conversation with practitioners, providers, patients, and healers about complex reproductive medicine and women’s health challenges, the value of an integrative approach to these challenges, many of the women’s health topics you’re already thinking about but uncomfortable talking about, and my personal favorite. . . WINE!

    In this age of fast food (and fast living), choosing a lifestyle that honors your body, mind, and spirit can often be a challenge. The road to Divine Health is paved with more than intentions to eat better and exercise. Specific steps lead to positive habits that strengthen the body, mind, and soul.
    Divine Health is the state of being in excellent physical condition, possessing a sound mind, and maintaining spiritual balance at any age, with prayer and meditation, juicing and fasting, positive thoughts and affirmations, physical activity, and consuming the appropriate food for you.
    Remember, Divine Health is not just about physical fitness. It encompasses physical, mental, AND spiritual wellbeing, whole-person health. Take ownership of your own health and wellness.

    About Sheila:
    Sheila Brown is a mother, a daughter of the Most High, licensed attorney, Divine Life strategist, Health Coach, author, inventor,  and speaker. Sheila graduated from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, an HBCU in Houston. She is also the founder and President of Queendom Qare, an online wellness shop providing custom products to promote the physical aspects of divine health in women. Sheila is a self-taught wellness practitioner whose multifaceted approach to womb wellness and divine selfcare not only requires the use of plants as herbs and essential oils, but also incorporates healthy plant-based eating, mindful self-control, fasting, and exercise. By using this system, Sheila restored her own health, dropping 135 lbs. naturally in just 15 months! In the process, she also reversing several other potentially deadly health issues she faced because of being out of divine alignment.

    Her mission is to help women view themselves as sacred daughters of the Most High who embrace divine self-care as a responsible lifestyle-one conducive to the fulfillment of one’s life purpose.
    Resources Mentioned:
    Cookbook
    Divinity Soup

    Connect with Sheila:
    Facebook
    Website
    Instagram

    The podcast's hashtag is #nourishyourflourish. You can also find our practice on the following social media outlets:

    Facebook: The Eudaimonia Center
    Instagram: theeudaimoniacenter
    Twitter: eu_daimonism

    For more reproductive medicine and women's health information and other valuable resources, make sure to visit our website.

    • 44 min
    #51 - NOURISH YOUR FLOURISH NUGGET | Fertility Awareness: Navigating Your First Trimester

    #51 - NOURISH YOUR FLOURISH NUGGET | Fertility Awareness: Navigating Your First Trimester

    The Women's Health, Wisdom, and... WINE! podcast is a weekly conversation with practitioners, providers, patients & healers about complex reproductive medicine & women's health challenges, the value of an integrative approach to these challenges, many of the women's health topics you're already thinking about & uncomfortable talking about & my personal favorite... WINE!

    Excerpt from the Natural Pregnancy Guide:
    Congratulations! You have decided to provide your baby with a firm foundation based on health and wellness. Keep in mind, though, that your baby does not come into this world without you. This decision is about the pair, healthy mother and baby. 
    Now that we’ve given you have a baseline for establishing healthy habits during your pregnancy, you can continue pondering the specifics about details of what an unadulterated pregnancy means… to you. For every expectant mother, this aspect of the book (and your life) will be different. There is no wrong approach. Conception, pregnancy, and delivery are natural life experiences. Even though your body is impeccably designed for this work (yes, work), like any job or task worth doing, bringing your baby into this world requires intentional preparation coupled with the strength and stamina necessary to sustain a healthy, flourishing pregnancy.  
    Your first trimester extends from week one to week thirteen. Most people refer to pregnancy in terms of months; however, your health care provider will calculate your pregnancy in weeks based on the start of your last menstrual period (if your periods are regular). If you have missed a period and have taken a home pregnancy test with a positive result, then you are already at least two weeks pregnant. You might have been well into this trimester before you even knew you were pregnant. This is the beginning of your pregnancy journey and this could quite possibly be the most difficult trimester for you. During the first four weeks, you will not look pregnant, and though you’ll probably start to feel pregnant with (tender breasts and minor fatigue). Weeks five to eight bring about some subtle changes that you may barely recognize or might merely consider annoying nuisances (frequent trips to the bathroom, bloat, extra saliva, and increasing fatigue) more than actual pregnancy challenges. Exhaustion coupled with nausea and vomiting, the hallmarks of morning sickness, may accompany the last weeks of the first trimester, but hearing the beautiful first sounds of your baby’s heartbeat will make it all worthwhile. 

    Resources mentioned:
    Akoma Counseling Concepts
    Natural Pregnancy Guide

    • 17 min
    #50 - Livin' the Good Life... Naturally | Kristen Bowen

    #50 - Livin' the Good Life... Naturally | Kristen Bowen

    Women’s Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE!  is a weekly conversation with practitioners, providers, patients, and healers about complex reproductive medicine and women’s health challenges, the value of an integrative approach to these challenges, many of the women’s health topics you’re already thinking about but uncomfortable talking about, and my personal favorite. . . WINE!

    Life can be a beautiful journey, a crazy ride, and a big adventure. It can also be a living nightmare, a constant struggle, and a hard teacher. It’s all up to you. In each moment, you choose which side of it to embrace, and that affects your mind, body and soul, your present and your future, the person you become, as well as other people in your life
    Do you know how to live a good life?
    Living a good life can mean a myriad of things. Your definition of a good life is different from any other person in the world.  In its basic form, a good life explores the things and feelings that give you joy and satisfaction. It’s all about finding purpose and happiness in what you do.
    The good life is a state where a person has a high standard of living while adhering to moral and ethical laws. For some, a good life may mean basking in nature every single day. For others, it means dedicating their life to be of service to others. There are also people whose definition of a good life means playing video games and eating whatever they please.
    Every person you have met wants to live a good life. Unfortunately, many still associate living a good life with social status, wealth, and even fame, hoping that material things and money will help them live life to the fullest. However, that is not a holistic definition of a good life. Instead, it is a life lived with integrity and joy.
    About Kristen:
    Kristen Bowen is a magnesium advocate, social entrepreneur, and  Founder of Living The Good Life Naturally. She has spent the last two decades helping women become comfortable with their power so that they can create optimal health.  Kristen lives in Morro Bay, California, with her husband, Morgan, a recent double amputee.  Together they are learning to dance to a new rhythm. They have six adult children, seven perfect grandchildren, and one adorable Shih Tzu named Louis.
    Living the Good Life Naturally supports the Uganda Project that provides living wages to female entrepreneurs rendering cocoa butter in communal kitchens and using that income to feed and educate their children. Kristen believes female entrepreneurs will create the change we need in the world through sharing their passion projects and creating financial freedom.
    Resources Mentioned:
    Magnesium Soaks
    Honey Garlic Ferment

    Connect with Kristen:
    Facebook
    Website
    Instagram

    The podcast's hashtag is #nourishyourflourish. You can also find our practice on the following social media outlets:

    Facebook: The Eudaimonia Center
    Instagram: theeudaimoniacenter
    Twitter: eu_daimonism

    For more reproductive medicine and women's health information and other valuable resources, make sure to visit our website.

    Have a question, comment, guest suggestion, or want to share your story? Email us at info@laurenawhite.com.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #49 - NOURISH YOUR FLOURISH NUGGET | Fertility Awareness: Trying to Conceive

    #49 - NOURISH YOUR FLOURISH NUGGET | Fertility Awareness: Trying to Conceive

    The Women's Health, Wisdom, and... WINE! podcast is a weekly conversation with practitioners, providers, patients & healers about complex reproductive medicine & women's health challenges, the value of an integrative approach to these challenges, many of the women's health topics you're already thinking about & uncomfortable talking about & my personal favorite... WINE!

    Last time, we ended our discussion about getting your body ready with the “trying to conceive” aspect of fertility awareness and how to be intentional about improving your chances of conception.

    Depending on where you are in your fertility journey, you may or may not have been testing your fertility hormones regularly. Remember, that each time you test your fertility hormones, your recommendations about how to proceed become more tailored to your goals. Testing annually provides fresh data and shows you how your hormones change over time so you can make informed decisions. 

    In this episode, we'll also tackle:
    TSH and thyroid hormone levelsMenstruation and ovulation trackingPrenatal vitamins"Egg white" cervical mucusOvulation testing and LH (luteinizing hormone)Time to pregnancyAlcohol consumptionCaffeine intakeMarijuana and CBDExercise/MovementPregnancy tests andWhen to see a specialist During our wine segment, we discuss sparkling wine and affordable options that go beyond champagne.
    As we come to the end of fertility awareness month, we’ll end this month talking about navigating your first trimester and what to expect along the way on Friday. 

    • 14 min

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