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Each week Amanda Laird, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, has casual conversations with guests about the health and wellness topics we’re not supposed to talk about: menstruation, fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, birth control, sexuality, mental health, hormonal health and reproductive health, through the lenses of feminism and body politics. We are not truly empowered until we all understand the bodies we live in.

Each week Amanda Laird, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, has casual conversations with guests about the health and wellness topics we’re not supposed to talk about: menstruation, fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, birth control, sexuality, mental health, hormonal health and reproductive health, through the lenses of feminism and body politics. We are not truly empowered until we all understand the bodies we live in.
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Each week Amanda Laird, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, has casual conversations with guests about the health and wellness topics we’re not supposed to talk about: menstruation, fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, birth control, sexuality, mental health, hormonal health and reproductive health, through the lenses of feminism and body politics. We are not truly empowered until we all understand the bodies we live in.

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English


Episodes

THE BEST OF HEAVY FLOW - The Fifth Vital Sign, The Pill & Informed Consent with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack

9/6/2019
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We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your favourite podcast player and sign-up for my weekly newsletter to get new episodes when we’re back in the fall. Today I’m joined by Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, certified Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner. Lisa and I talk about her new book, The Fifth Vital Sign, why your menstrual cycle is a vital sign, the pill and its side-effects and the...

Duration:01:14:06

THE BEST OF HEAVY FLOW - MRKH + What makes a woman? with Tasha Jade

8/29/2019
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We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your favourite podcast player and sign-up for my weekly newsletter to get new episodes when we’re back in the fall. Today I’m talking to Tasha Jade, founder of Daily Magic, about her experience with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, a condition that causes the vagina and uterus to be underdeveloped or absent. We discuss Tasha's MRKH experience, gender identity and wax on...

Duration:01:06:33

THE BEST OF HEAVY FLOW - It's Only Blood with Anna Dahlqvist

8/22/2019
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We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your favourite podcast player and sign-up for my weekly newsletter to get new episodes when we’re back in the fall. This week I'm talking to Anna Dahlqvist, journalist and author of It's Only Blood. We discuss the history of menstrual shame, the similarities between modern menstrual taboos at home and abroad, menstrual equity as a human right and the need for more reproductive health...

Duration:00:57:24

THE BEST OF HEAVY FLOW - Breaking the Curse of Menstruation with Guest Host Kathleen Shannon

8/15/2019
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We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your favourite podcast player and sign-up for my weekly newsletter to get new episodes when we’re back in the fall. Today on the show Kathleen Shannon, co-founder of Braid Creative and Being Boss Podcast co-host, takes the reigns to interview me about my new book, Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation. We talk about my early interest in periods, how period shame shows up in our...

Duration:01:13:20

THE BEST OF HEAVY FLOW - The Managed Body with Chris Bobel

8/7/2019
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We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your favourite podcast player and sign-up for my weekly newsletter to get new episodes when we’re back in the fall. Today on the show I'm talking to Chris Bobel, author of New Blood: Third-Wave Feminism and the Politics of Menstruation and The Managed Body: Developing Girls and Menstrual Health in the Global South. We discuss the history of menstrual activism, what's working -- and...

Duration:01:15:25

THE BEST OF HEAVY FLOW - Body Literacy with Laura Wershler

8/1/2019
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We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your favourite podcast player and sign-up for my weekly newsletter to get new episodes when we’re back in the fall. Today on the show I'm talking to Laura Wershler, sexual and reproductive health advocate, about body literacy: what is it, why is it important and how can we teach it ourselves and our kids of all genders. This episode of Heavy Flow is supported by Justisse Holistic...

Duration:01:08:50

REPLAY - Resisting the Female Lifestyle Empowerment Brand with Kelly Diels

7/25/2019
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We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your favourite podcast player and sign-up for my weekly newsletter to get new episodes when we’re back in the fall. Today I'm talking to Kelly Diels, a writer and feminist marketing consultant about the Female Lifestyle Empowerment Brand. We're taking a break from talking about periods to discuss another taboo wellness topic: how the typical marketing paradigm, particularly online, is...

Duration:01:02:46

REPLAY - Vaginal Steaming with Keli Garza

7/18/2019
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We're replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we're on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to our newsletter and hit subscribe to get new episodes in the fall. This week I'm talking to Keli Garza, the owner of Steamy Chick, all about vaginal steaming. We discuss how Keli discovered vaginal steaming, how her business got started, why and how to use vaginal steaming for period issues, why steam is so powerful and how misogyny has shaped modern gynaecology and why we discount traditional remedies...

Duration:01:07:05

REPLAY - Race, culture & reproductive health with Cindy Luquin

7/11/2019
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We're replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we're on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to our newsletter and hit subscribe to get new episodes in the fall. Today on the show I'm talking to Cindy Luquin, reproductive justice activist and fertility coach, about the intersection of race, culture and fertility awareness, reproductive health and justice. This episode of Heavy Flow is supported by Justisse Holistic Reproductive Health Practioner Vienna Farlow, aka The Cuntsultant. Use HEAVYFLOW...

Duration:01:00:49

REPLAY - Feminist Pregnancy & Childbirth with Angela Garbes

7/4/2019
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We're replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we're on hiatus over the summer! Hit subscribe to get new episodes in the fall. Today I'm speaking with Angela Garbes, journalist and author of Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy. We discuss the lack of good information when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth, the moral frame we put around these life events, what a feminist birth and pregnancy look like, talking to our kids about their bodies and so...

Duration:01:04:08

Resisting and rethinking colonialist ideas about menstruation with Taq Bhandal

6/27/2019
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Today on the show I'm talking to Taq Bhandal, founder of IM With Periods, about resisting and reframing colonialist ideas about menstruation. Use code BEBOFLOW for 15% off any Bebo Mia course registration. Full Shownotes Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic design: Rachel Laird

Duration:00:45:48

Period Power with Maisie Hill

6/20/2019
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Today on the show I'm talking to Maisie Hill, author of Period Power all about harnessing the four seasons of your menstrual cycle. This episode of Heavy Flow is supported by Diva Cup, a sustainable, easy-to-use, cost-effective and eco-friendly menstrual cup. Full Shownotes Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic...

Duration:00:56:28

Period Pain + Solutions with Nicole Glathe

6/13/2019
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Today on the show I'm talking to Dr. Nicole Glathe, co-founder of #PeriodPainFree and doctor of Chinese Medicine. We discuss period pain and solutions to help manage painful periods. Visit Lunapads.com to find out why we love them and use code HEAVYFLOW for 15% off any order. Full Shownotes Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home...

Duration:01:00:49

Living a good, fat life with Amanda Scriver

6/6/2019
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Today on the show I'm talking to Amanda Scriver about body positivity, living a good fat life and wonky periods. This episode of Heavy Flow is supported by Diva Cup, a sustainable, easy-to-use, cost-effective and eco-friendly menstrual cup. Full Shownotes Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic design: Rachel Laird

Duration:01:00:13

Living With Endo with Sher Castellano

5/30/2019
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Today on the show I'm talking to Sher Castellano, plant-based chef and former health coach behind the award-winning blog With Food + Love, about her journey to an endometriosis diagnosis and living with endo. Use code HEAVYFLOW for 15% off any Lunapads.com order. Full Shownotes Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home...

Duration:00:56:03

Post Birth Control Syndrome with Dr. Jolene Brighten

5/23/2019
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This week on the show I'm talking to Dr. Jolene Brighten about how hormonal birth control can disrupt your health and wellness, and what to do about it. Use code BEBOFLOW for 15% off Bebo Mia's Diverse Families Course Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic design: Rachel Laird

Duration:01:12:39

Trauma and Your Menstrual Cycle with De'Nicea Hilton

5/9/2019
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Today on the show I'm talking to De'Nicea Hilton, Holistic Period & Fertility Strategist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine certified in Oriental Medicine (ABORM), about how trauma, unprocessed emotions and stress affect the menstrual cycle. CW: Brief mentions of sexual assault/abuse, trauma Use code BEBOFLOW for 15% off Bebo Mia’s Diverse Families Course Full Shownotes Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list Follow @amandalaird on...

Duration:00:44:32

Period taboo in the black community, reusable menstrual products and all our favourite conspiracy theories with A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

5/2/2019
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Today on the show I'm talking to A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez, a writer, speaker, and activist who is passionate about health, diversity, and equity. We discuss Rochaun's experience with menstruation, period taboo in the black community, using reusable menstrual products and how menstrual equity is widening the gap, and so many conspiracy theories! Use code BEBOFLOW for 15% off any Bebo Mia course, including Don't Doula It Yourselfmembership. Full Shownotes Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse...

Duration:01:04:04

#freeperiodscotland with Victoria Heaney

4/18/2019
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Today on the show I'm talking to Victoria Heaney, founder of the #freeperiodscotland campaign. We discuss Victoria's campaign, Scotland's progressive period policies, why solving "period poverty" isn't the key to menstrual liberation, advice for tired activists and so much more. Full Shownotes Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda Music credit: Julia and Bradley of...

Duration:01:05:30

Sports, fitness & your period with Ayesha Rollinson

4/11/2019
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Today on the show I'm talking to Ayesha Rollinson, founder of Team Atomica, about all things sport and menstruation! Ayesha shares what her own relationship with her period was like as an elite athlete, how your menstrual cycle affects your training, the best cycle day to compete and managing your period when participating in sport. This episode is supported by Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation. Read Chapter 1 Now! Full Shownotes Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of...

Duration:01:08:49