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Are you struggling to restore your gut to perfect health? Hear host Lindsey Parsons interview functional and integrative medicine professionals, patients and scientists about the gut microbiome, the current state of research and how you can apply it to your life. Hear patients talk about their experiences with fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) both in clinics and do-it-yourself and how it impacted their gut issues. Learn about the gut microbiome’s influence not just on digestive health, ...
 
Welcome to a space for real talk about all things menstrual health and women’s issues. It's time we drop the stigma around periods and start opening up about the beautiful complexity of the female body. Learn from the top women's health experts as they bring awareness to topics so often dismissed in western medicine, including PMS, infertility, mental health, sex, and even motherhood - nothing is off limits. Get ready to step into your feminine power as we blend both science and spirituality ...
 
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Stef + Jules are the hosts of The Babesment, a podcast that celebrates stories of incredible humans and the bodies they’ve lived in. Stef Streb is a body-positive photographer, Julie Ohlemacher is a body image and intuitive eating coach, and they both know their stuff when it comes to celebrating our bodies, honoring our bodies, and learning to app…
 
Sharra Vostral is an Associate Professor of History in the Purdue College of Liberal Arts who has spent 25 years researching the relationship between gender, medical history, and technology. She’s also the author of two books — “Under Wraps: A History of Menstrual Hygiene Technology” and “Toxic Shock: A Social History” — that explore the knowns and…
 
Are you struggling with upper digestive issues like burping, heartburn, bloating, vomiting, nausea or bad breath? Learn more about how gastritis, ulcers, low stomach acid, acid reflux (GERD) and H. Pylori relate to your issues and how to solve them from a functional medicine perspective on the most recent episode of the Perfect Stool: Understanding…
 
In this episode, I want to update everyone on how my pregnancy is going, and then I’m going to dedicate some time to answering your questions on birth control, pregnancy, and ovulation. I would love to do more Q+A’s in the future, so if you have any questions, reach out to me on Instagram @nourishedwithnina! We Chat About: How my 2nd trimester is g…
 
Ashley Lyon is a DONA-certified postpartum doula, yoga teacher, and the founder of Bloom Mama. Becoming a mom completely transformed her life and kick started her own self-discovery journey. She realized that there is a lack of resources and community for new moms, so she used everything she had learned to create Bloom Mama, a platform for helping …
 
I have some very exciting news to share with you today, which was already given away in the title: I’m pregnant! It’s been hard to hold this information in, but I wanted to wait until I was 12 weeks in to start sharing the news publicly. I love that I’ll be able to share this journey with you, let you know everything that I’ve been working on, and …
 
Learn how mushrooms are a great food for your microbiome, a modulator of your immune system, a great source of vitamins and fiber and may even impact your life expectancy with Jeff Chilton, author of "The Mushroom Cultivator" and founder of Nammex (North American Medical Mushrooms Extracts). Lindsey Parsons, your host, helps clients solve gut issue…
 
We’re switching things up today! You’re going to hear an interview I did on Fempower Health with Georgie Kovacs. This time I’m the guest as Georgie asks questions around all things hormones! We talk about my background and how I got into the work I do, how to know when your hormones are out of balance, what it’s like working with a coach, my reiki …
 
Liz Garster is the former co-host of the former Find Your Shine podcast, which we hosted together before it became solely about women's hormones. She’s multi-passionate and has an addiction to certifications—she’s a certified financial coach, certified health coach and intuitive eating coach, and nearly certified to teach yoga. All of this revolves…
 
Many women don’t know that fertility awareness is an option for them. When they see their doctors about their options, they are often told that there’s no reason to get off birth control unless they’re trying to get pregnant. But as we’ve discussed on this show before, there are any number of reasons why women may be looking into other options. The…
 
As they say, suffering brings wisdom. Learn about what chronic back pain has taught host Lindsey Parsons, EdD about gut health, including dealing with health care professionals, traditional versus alternative modalities, the mind-body connection, gut health testing and tips for navigating the medical-industrial complex. Lindsey Parsons, your host, …
 
Dr. Cleopatra Kamperveen is a scientist and university professor who specializes in reproductive health and the transference of health from parents to children. Her personal story of growing up without a mother and feeling like she was meant to do something in her life with that experience led her to doing the work she does today as Fertility Strat…
 
Georgie Kovacs is the founder of Fem Power Health, which was founded after her first-hand experience with infertility. Using her personal experience and 20 years in the biopharmaceutical industry and consulting, she leads this movement to empower women who are also going through fertility challenges. With limited research dollars and women being co…
 
Jessica Victoria has such a similar philosophy to me when it comes to women’s hormone health and fertility. She is a holistic nutrition practitioner and women’s health and hormones coach, and like many people that get into the field, her interest in hormone health started with her own health issues and realizing the potential side effects of birth …
 
What would it take for you to consider a Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT)? Amanda was 28 when she sought out an FMT at a clinic in Argentina to address her gut issues and psoriasis, but she was surprised when it drastically improved her sensitivity to sounds and touch, her ability to read other people's emotions and improved her social awkwardness…
 
Vaginal steaming is a topic that I’ve wanted to discuss in-depth for a while now, and Kit Maloney is the perfect person to dive into it with. She’s the founder of Kitara, a consumer brand for honest and holistic menstrual and uterine health products. If the thought of vaginal steaming still weirds you out, you’re in good company—Kit was a skeptic h…
 
There’s one therapy I’ve been absolutely loving lately: Mayan abdominal massage!! I can’t say enough good things about it—it helps with period pain, stagnation, fertility, and more. Nicole Karass is my therapist, and she’s incredibly knowledgeable on the subject. She’s a licensed massage therapist and lifelong student of 20 years. She graduated fro…
 
Le’Nise Brothers has helped SO many women with their hormonal issues, ranging from PMS, PCOS, fibroids, endometriosis, heavy, painful, missing, or irregular periods, postnatal depletion, and more. She covers the hormone bases! Le’Nise is a registered nutritionist, a yoga teacher, the host of the Period Story Podcast, and a women’s health, hormone, …
 
What's the relationship between the brain and the gut? What does our digestive health have to do with depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns? Can we improve our mental health by improving our gut health? Learn about the complicated relationship between the brain and the gut, the cyclicality of the gut-brain axis, the roles specific gu…
 
Dr. Dyan Haspel-Johnson is a psychologist and hypnosis expert, and she joins us today to discuss hypnosis—specifically, how you can use it to regulate your sleep and hormones. We talk about what hypnosis is, how it is different from meditation, and how you can use your subconscious and conscious mind to begin to regulate your body and system. As a …
 
Samantha Kellgren is a mind-body fertility coach helping women take control of their fertility through the mind-body connection so that they can uplevel their life. After being diagnosed with hypothalamic amenorrhea, she found out that it is possible to be too fit to get pregnant, ended up undergoing IVF to have her son, and made drastic changes to…
 
I want to focus on how you can prepare yourself to get off birth control. I’ve had people reaching out to me asking what they can do to better prepare their bodies for getting off the pill and how to give themselves the best experience possible, so I wanted to share my top five tips for making this transition as smooth as possible. Even if you are …
 
Did you know that your risk for cancer (and your path to healing) is connected to the health of your gut microbiome and your metabolism? Learn from integrative cancer specialist Nasha Winters, ND about the relationship between cancer and the gut microbiome. Learn why Dr. Nasha calls gut dysbiosis, inflammation, and poor immune function the “cancer …
 
Amanda Montalvo is a women’s health dietician and THE hormone queen. She knows so much about the body and how to get to the root of women’s hormone imbalances, and he’s helped me get in touch with what’s going on with my hormones and my fertility by helping me get some tests done, including the GI-MAP and hair mineral test. We go into detail about …
 
Allison Preiss is founder of The Infused Life and it’s her passion to educate others on simple ways they can reduce their toxic load. It’s never been more important to learn about your products (whether it’s your makeup, self-care items, or cleaning supplies) because they all affect your hormones — especially if they’re full of toxins and ingredien…
 
Today is a special solo episode. I’ve shared bits and pieces about my personal healing journey in previous episodes, but I’ve received requests to record an episode all about what I am doing or planning to do. If you’re listening to this podcast you are likely trying to find some healing answers, so I thought it would be powerful to share my own st…
 
Are you unsure about whether to take prebiotic or fiber supplements? Have you heard conflicting messages in the media or from your doctor about prebiotics and fiber? Are you confused about the impact of these supplements on your gut microbiome? Learn more about supplemental prebiotics and fiber, what they actually are, what they do, and their effec…
 
Nathalie Daudet is a social worker and certified fertility awareness educator based in Winnipeg, Canada. After searching high and low for a non-hormonal method of birth control, she discovered the magic of the fertility awareness method. She decided to pursue formal training, and now she teaches women how to use the fertility awareness method as an…
 
I used to struggle with chronic anxiety, and a few years ago everything in my life began to snowball. I knew there was something going on with my body but I couldn’t pinpoint it. It was this point in my life where I became curious about my hormone health and, five years later, I’m now coaching women who experience those same struggles. That makes t…
 
Meg Langston is such a joy to talk to. Meg is a nutritional therapy practitioner who works with women to help regulate hormones, get a handle on their period health, educate them on the gut-brain connection, and help them find the root cause of their digestive issues. She believes strongly in a holistic wellness approach and that our body’s symptom…
 
Autoimmune disease often starts in the gut. In fact, intestinal permeability is believed to be a necessary precursor to autoimmune disease. In this interview with Dr. Drew Sinatra, a naturopath from Northern California and co-host of the podcast “Be Healthistic”, we talk about what the research says about the gut microbiome in autoimmune disease, h…
 
We’re going to be talking all about PMDD — premenstrual dysphoric disorder — with Natalie Ryan Hebert. She hosts an eight-week program called The Red Tent that combines Rapid Transformational Therapy and Metacognitive Coaching in one-on-one and group sessions. There are a lot of women who are suffering from severe anxiety and depression around thei…
 
Maria Claps is a hormone coach focused on helping women through menopause and perimenopause. So many women aren’t prepared for this phase of their life and can be completely blindsided by some of the symptoms that come along with it. When Maria got into her 40’s, she had this experience of struggling with perimenopause symptoms and not receiving an…
 
Dr. Beth Westie was a chiropractor at heart, but she took that knowledge and combined it with her own personal experience with women’s health and hormones. After a miscarriage, some pregnancy issues, and ovarian cysts, Beth started diving into the research regarding her hormones — and why the only things doctors would prescribe her were Vicodin and…
 
There is so much hostility and stigma around the birthing world and motherhood — and it’s time we put that to an end! Ashley Brichter offers a beautiful balance of meeting women where they are and teaching them exactly what happens in the body when it prepares for childbirth. She is a childbirth educator, birth and postpartum doula, lactation couns…
 
Does it feel like people are treating you differently because of your gut health issues? Is your doctor taking you seriously? Is your workplace accommodating? Or are you suffering in silence and not sharing about your condition? Learn more about gut health stigma, where it appears, its effects, and how to overcome it with Certified Health Coach Lin…
 
If you are trying to conceive you want to make sure you are timing your cycles just right. In order to do that you need to get to know your body very well. I wanted to share my experience with the Clear Blue Ovulation Kit as well as the fertility awareness method so you can get to know your body and some of your fertile body cues. We Chat About: Us…
 
Beth Rosen is a registered dietician that helps her clients with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) or SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth) through a health-at-every-size, intuitive eating approach. This is where the world is heading — we are done with a restriction mindset, diets, and weight loss. What’s most important is recognizing how certai…
 
Cassandra Wilder is a naturopathic doctor and the world’s leading expert in women’s cycles and menstruation. She travels around the world leading retreats, seminars, and courses, teaching women how to work with their bodies and innate cycles. She’s passionate about the wisdom of the woman’s body and reproductive health, and she’s so talented at hel…
 
Katelyn Parsons is a certified holistic health coach, intuitive eating specialist, and founder of the female empowerment brand Modern Girl Holistics. She helps ambitious women who are struggling with their relationship with food and their body find peace with eating. We have a conversation about all things confidence, body image, intuitive eating, …
 
Lucy Mailing, PhD is an up and comer in the gut health world, giving keynotes at many prestigious conferences and writing blog articles summarizing the current research on the gut microbiome. We delve into what the research says about how a variety of interventions impact the gut microbiome, including exercise (particularly with ulcerative colitis)…
 
Katie Bressack is an award-winning health coach who specializes in women’s hormonal health. She works with women and counsels them to prepare their bodies for pregnancy, increasing energy levels, getting their periods back on track, and eating healthier to maintain a balanced mood. And she is such a joy to talk to! We talk about her personal journe…
 
Lindsey Vestal is the founder of The Functional Pelvis, the first in-home pelvic health practice in New York City run by an occupational therapist. She has helped thousands of people overcome chronic pelvic health challenges like incontinence and pelvic pain. Her goal is to empower women (and men) to listen to the wisdom of their own bodies without…
 
Julie Duffy Dillon is a registered dietician, eating disorder specialist, and food behavior expert partnering with people on their food peace journey. She helps people with PCOS promote health without diets through her online courses and her podcast, Love Food. In the space of healing our hormones, and trying to get to the root of our hormone imbal…
 
Chronic diarrhea, constipation, gas or bloating; arthritis or joint pain; nutritional deficiencies; autoimmune disease; headaches; brain fog; memory loss; excessive fatigue; skin rashes; acne; eczema or rosacea; cravings for sugar or carbs? You may have leaky gut or intestinal permeability. Learn about what it is, why it happens and how to fix it w…
 
Nicole Jardim is a certified women’s health coach, writer, speaker, mentor, and one of my favorite podcasters! She is the host of Period Party podcast, the author of the soon-to-be-released Fix Your Period, and the creator of Fix Your Period, a series of programs that empower women to reclaim their hormonal health. I have been following Nicole for …
 
Rebecca Stow is a client of mine, and when she asked to share her hormonal birth control story, I was like “YES, this is a story that women need to hear!” Rebecca is a certified holistic health coach like me and she knows firsthand what it feels like to struggle with perfectionism. She’s passionate about helping women develop a strong sense of self…
 
What would you do if your child was having auditory and tactile hallucinations and severe social anxiety? Hear what Mary did to bring healing to her daughter, improve her son’s autism symptoms and ultimately heal herself in this story demonstrating the amazing healing power of fecal microbiota transplantation. Lindsey Parsons, EdD, the host, helps …
 
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