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Katie Breen interviews feminist activists, researchers, and advocates working to make "women's issues"...well, non-issues. Femtastic explores issues of reproductive rights and health, progressive politics, gender equality, sexual violence, LGBTQ+ perspectives, racism, social justice, and more - examining topics through the lens of intersectional feminism and reproductive justice. We also laugh.
 
Here at Real SOULutions you'll find unfiltered and authentic conversations about hormone health, nutrition, birth control, and all things relating to a healthy, more holistic lifestyle with registered dietitian Sarah Grace Meckelberg. We don’t pretend to have it all figured out ourselves, but what you’ll find is an outlet for soul restoration, holistic wellness, natural healing, and practical solutions, to live out your best life, in your relationships, career, personal life and health. Each ...
 
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Hormones affect everyone and everything: from our skin, to stress, to sports. But for most of us, they're still a mystery. Even the way we talk about hormones makes no sense. ("She's hormonal.") So let's clear some things up. Each week, Rhea Ramjohn is asking scientists, doctors, and experts to break it all down for us. And this season? We're talking about birth control. Season 2 launches Oct 13 with eight weekly episodes.
 
Fertility Friday Radio is your source for information about the Fertility Awareness Method and all things fertility related. Fertility Friday Radio debunks common myths about the fertility awareness method, birth control, and conception. Learn how to increase your chances of getting pregnant if you’re trying to conceive, and learn how the Fertility Awareness Method is more effective than the pill for birth control when used correctly. Your host Lisa, founder of fertilityfriday.com, is passio ...
 
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The first part of today’s episode focuses on my guest Justine’s fertility journey which culminated with her pregnancy at age 43 with twins. The second part focuses on Justine’s professional work in the area of gluten sensitivity, Celiac, and fertility. Justine Bold has worked as an academic in the UK at the University of Worcester since 2008. She i…
 
Do you have heavy periods? Find out what’s causing it and how to fix it in this podcast. Make sure to visit these links I share in this episode: Fix the Root Cause FREE Class: https://tap.bio/@freshfitnhealthy Hormone Healing Academy: https://www.sarahgracemeck.com/hormonehealing In this episode of Real SOULutions: 01:30 - Types of heavy bleeding i…
 
Discover why low-fat diets are terrible for both testosterone and sperm production in men in today’s episode with Joe Whittaker. Joe Whittaker is a clinical nutritionist and researcher. He holds a master's degree in Nutritional Therapy, from the University of Worcester. His research has been published in top academic journals, and widely covered by…
 
Losing your period after taking birth control is very common but still not "normal" to not have. Find out more about it in this podcast. For your entire roadmap off hormonal birth control and into balance, click here to sign up for my free class! https://tap.bio/@freshfitnhealthy In this episode of Real SOULutions: 01:00 - Underlying issues that yo…
 
This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the founding of the American Birth Control League, and while we've come a long way since then, fierce battles for reproductive rights are still being waged today. Today’s interview is with Planned Parenthood's North Central States CEO Sarah Stoesz, a fierce advocate of over 20 years who has been fighting …
 
Discover how to improve egg quality in today’s interview with Aimee Raupp! Aimee Raupp, MS, LAc, is a renowned women’s health & fertility expert, celebrity acupuncturist & coach, and the best- selling author of the books Chill Out & Get Healthy, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, and Body Belief. Her latest book, The Egg Quality Diet: A clinically proven 1…
 
I am PREGNANT!! I am very excited to talk through all the first 12 weeks of my pregnancy in this podcast after having to keep quiet for so long. I talk about making the switch from preventing to planning, to the nausea, to what I’m eating, and to how I am preparing now. Listen in to find them out now! In this episode of Real SOULutions: 02:00 - How…
 
Low progesterone? Short luteal phase? Moderate to severe PMS? You’ll want to tune into today’s episode to learn how to balance your hormones by boosting your progesterone levels! Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self Study Program! Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Stud…
 
Today we have Angi Fletcher who has gone through so many things like depression, divorce, and the death of a loved one. We talk through how she overcame them and what her holistic healing journey looked like. In this episode of Real SOULutions: 02:00 - What is Angi’s story? 19:30 - Angi’s healing journey 26:30 - The starting steps in Angi’s holisti…
 
After decades of pursuing public health policies to reduce unintended pregnancies in South Carolina, New Morning President & CEO Bonnie Kapp had a bold idea. What if we made birth control available at little to no cost in every community, in every county, for every person with a uterus in South Carolina, regardless of health insurance coverage? Wha…
 
Are your temperatures too low? Find out whether your temperatures are in the normal range, and what to do if your temps are too low! Today’s episode is sponsored by FAM LIVE! Today’s episode is sponsored by Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE, my 10 week group coaching program! We start on September 21st! Will you be joining us? Click here to register…
 
Today we are talking about ovulation and the top ten reasons why you may not be ovulating. Watch my free class to help rebalance your hormones naturally here! https://tap.bio/@freshfitnhealthy In this episode of Real SOULutions: 01:00 - What is ovulation? 05:00 - Why is ovulating important? 06:30 - Reasons why you may not be ovulating…
 
Most women jump into fertility awareness to conceive or avoid pregnancy, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg! In today’s brand new on-air client session, discover how Meg is utilizing the menstrual cycle as a vital sign in her life. Today’s episode is sponsored by FAM LIVE! Today’s episode is sponsored by Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE, my 10 …
 
Today we have my good friend Elizabeth to talk about all things pregnancy! So if you are currently pregnant or planning to get pregnant this podcast is for you. In this episode of Real SOULutions: 02:10 - Elizabeth’s story 05:30 - Things you should know when preparing your body for pregnancy 10:40 - Things that you should know when you first find o…
 
Did you know that childcare is now more expensive than college in 33 states? While parenthood is beautiful, there's no need to go into it blind. If you're planning to start a family, now is the time to start planning for the financial costs of child-rearing, both from the perspective of short-term, monthly cash-flow and the long-term implications t…
 
On September 1, Texas enacted S.B. 8, an outrageous abortion ban that not only amounts to an effective total ban on abortions, but creates a bizarre bounty hunter situation where anyone can sue another person for assisting someone who has an abortion after six weeks of pregnancy - and be rewarded with $10,000 plus attorney fees if they succeed. In …
 
Thinking of coming off the pill? In today’s brand new on-air client session, discover how Sydney managed the transition from birth control to fertility awareness. Sydney also shares her experience managing her period pain naturally. Today’s episode is sponsored by FAM LIVE! Today’s episode is sponsored by Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE, my 10 wee…
 
Should you rely on ovulation predictor kits when you’re trying to conceive? Find out in today’s episode of the 2021 summer replay series! In this solo episode, I am tackling the topic of Ovulation Predictor Kits! I talk about OPKs and why I don’t think they are all they’re cracked up to be. I share why relying solely on OPKs can reduce your chances…
 
While women make up half the population, you may have noticed that women's health is treated like a niche category. Today on the podcast to talk about innovation (or the historical lackthereof) in women's health is Amanda French, co-founder and CEO of Emme, a healthcare technology company that wants to bring birth control out of the 1950s. Emme rec…
 
Is there a connection between fibrocystic breast disease, ovarian cysts and iodine deficiency? Find out in today’s episode of the 2021 summer replay series! Dr. Flechas has been in medical practice for 35 years. He is the Medical Director of Flechas Family Practice in Hendersonville, N.C. In addition to family practice, Dr. Flechas’s areas of speci…
 
Today we dive into the iodine/thyroid controversy, and discover why your basal body temperature is such an important indicator of your overall health in my interviews with Dr. David Brownstein and Dr. Denis Wilson! All this and more in today’s episode of the 2021 summer replay series! Dr. David Brownstein is a Board-Certified family physician and i…
 
While accepting her Academy Award for Best Actress in 2018, Frances McDormand shouted out a word that set the internet aflutter: Inclusion Rider. In a 2019 Femtastic Oscars Edition podcast, Katie interviewed one of the co-authors of the inclusion rider, law partner in civil rights and employment, Kalpana Kotagal, to introduce us to the concept. An …
 
Why do doctor’s prescribe the birth control for (literally) every menstrual cycle complaint? Find out in today’s episode of the 2021 summer replay series! Dr. Naylor is a board-certified family physician, focused on preventive medicine and nutrition. As an osteopathic physician, she treats patients with a whole-person approach and has training in t…
 
Is there a connection between the MTHFR gene mutation and infertility? Is folic acid found in nature? Join me for an in-depth conversation with Diane Keddy about MTHFR and fertility in today’s episode of the 2021 summer replay series! Today’s episode is sponsored by Tempdrop! Tempdrop gives you everything you need to effortlessly track your fertili…
 
Has your libido decreased? Need help with increasing your libido? Then this podcast is for you! Make sure to listen and take notes. But first: Sign up for my FREE LIVE CLASS: Fix the Root Cause: how to heal (vs mask) your hormonal symptoms: https://bit.ly/3zgmsKg Learn more about Hormone Healing Academy: https://www.sarahgracemeck.com/hormonehealin…
 
As the cannabis industry is booming and on the precipice of federal legalization, it must figure out how it will traverse and address racial and gender equity in its workforce. While folks who have been incarcerated for non-violent cannabis offenses are overwhelmingly people of color, those getting funding and attention in the legalized cannabis in…
 
Join me for an incredible interview with Toni Weschler, author of Taking Charge of Your Fertility! This is the second episode in this year’s summer replay series! Today’s episode is sponsored by Tempdrop! Tempdrop gives you everything you need to effortlessly track your fertility. Wear the Tempdrop sensor while you sleep for accurate basal body tem…
 
Today we are going to talk about progesterone and the problems you can have with it. In this episode of Real SOULutions: 01:00 - What is progesterone? 01:35 - What does progesterone do? 02:00 - Symptoms of low progesterone and its causes 04:40 - Hypothyroidism 05:10 - PCOS 06:40 - High prolactin 07:50 - Estrogen dominance 09:00 - What should you do…
 
Today’s episode is the first in this year’s summer replay series! Following up from yesterday’s episode about IVF treatments, today’s episode takes a deep dive into artificial reproductive technology (ART), more specifically IUI (intrauterine insemination), and the common drugs used (clomid/femara) as well as IVF success statistics. Today’s episode…
 
In this episode of Real SOULutions: 01:10 - Estrogen has a lot of functions in our body 03:35 - Low estrogen symptoms and its root causes 05:10 - High estrogen and estrogen dominance 07:00 - Estrogen dominance symptoms 15:30 - Root causes of estrogen dominance Do you need help in finding the root cause and work on fixing estrogen dominance? Join us…
 
Medication abortion, or "the abortion pill," is an incredibly safe method of abortion that can be used up to about the first 11 weeks of pregnancy. Many people prefer this method to an in-clinic abortion due to the lower cost and the ability to manage the pregnancy termination to a large extent at home, on their own terms - but there's plenty of st…
 
Brett Russo was born and raised in New Jersey. She graduated with a degree in business management from Bucknell University, where she also met her future husband. After graduation, Brett found her passion working beside her twin brother and father for her family’s printing company, of which she is now the chief executive officer. She married her hu…
 
Today we have Dr. Jessica Peatross to talk about parasites, molds, hormone issues, the root cause of disease and illness In this episode of Real SOULutions: 03:30 - What is Jessica’s story? 06:30 - Nutrition in medical training 10:30 - Signs and symptoms if you have issues 13:00 - How do people get issues with molds and parasites? 18:00 - Telling t…
 
Cynthia is a Registered Dietitian in the US with a Master's of science in Nutrition and has been a Registered Dietitian for over 10 years. Cynthia is a non-diet dietitian and believes in Health at Every Size. Helping women recover from Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (no period) & find food & exercise freedom is a speciality area of hers. Due to her own st…
 
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