The Healthy Gut Podcast Ep.48
Fertility and gut health with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack
Are you aware of the affect that your gut health can have on your fertility? Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, a Fertility Awareness Educator, joins Rebecca this week to discuss the important connection between female menstrual cycles and your gut health. They talk about how to chart your cycle to check your fertility, diet and lifestyle changes that can help with fertility and what to do if you cycle is not ‘normal’. Lisa explains how taking control of your own cycle is not only empowering but also important in monitoring our overall wellbeing.
In Today's Episode
In Episode 48 of The Healthy Gut Podcast, we discuss:
✓ The connection between fertility and gut health
✓ How to understand whether your cycle is ‘normal’ and what to look for if you may be concerned it is not
✓ Common conditions that are interlinked with gut health and how they can impact our fertility
✓ How nutrition can affect your fertility
✓ How menstrual health is the 5th vital sign of your overall health
✓ The three key elements for charting your own cycle: basal temperature, cervical mucosal observations and cervical position
✓ How charting your menstrual health can help you to identify other health issues
✓ Understanding how your hormones affect your gut health
✓ Why tracking your cycle is important
✓ What amenorrhea is and why you should take note if you have it
✓ What women should do if they are concerned about their fertility
✓ Identifying whether pelvic pain is SIBO or your reproductive organs
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Lisa is a Fertility Awareness Educator who has been charting her own menstrual cycles using the Fertility Awareness Method for the past 15 years. She is passionate about helping women to develop body literacy, by understanding their natural cycles. After struggling with excessively heavy and painful periods for years Lisa discovered the connection between health and fertility first hand. Her personal experience of overcoming a Hashimoto’s diagnosis and Uterine Fibroids has influenced her practice immensely. Lisa created her weekly radio show, the Fertility Friday Podcast, to connect women with a deeper understanding of how fertility and overall health are connected and intertwined with their menstrual cycle health. The number one response from her listeners is always “why didn’t anyone teach us this stuff when we were growing up“? Her mission is share the message of body literacy with as many women as possible. Each week she conducts in depth interviews with professionals who specialize in helping women to restore their fertility naturally.
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Rebecca Coomes is an author, entrepreneur, passionate foodie and intrepid traveller. She transformed her health after a lifetime of chronic illness, and today guides others on their own path to wellness. She is the founder of The Healthy Gut, a platform where people can learn about gut health and how it is important for a healthy mind and body and coaches people on how to live well with SIBO. Rebecca is the author of the world’s first cookbooks for people treating Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and the host of the SIBO cooking show and The Healthy Gut podcast.