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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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Episodes

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

Intuitive Eating and PCOS with Julie Duffy Dillon

4/4/2019
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Today on the show I'm talking to Julie Duffy Dillon, a fast-positive registered dietician specializing in PCOS and host of the Love Food podcast. In this episode, Julie defines Intuitive Eating, Health At Every Size and Food Peace, and shares the links between disordered eating and PCOS. 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...

Duration:01:18:20

Question Period: What is a period?

4/1/2019
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Today on Question Period, we're going back to basics and answering one of the most common questions we get: what is a period anyway? Full Shownotes Order Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic design: Rachel Laird

Duration:00:10:04

Mindset, creating your own life and breast cancer with Leisse Wilcox

3/28/2019
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Today on the show I'm talking to Leisse Wilcox, professional human and real-life adult. Leisse and I discuss mindset and creating a life that you want, and how these were the keys to her positive breast cancer journey. You've never heard mindset discussed like this before! We get into how it can be used not just to heal ourselves, but to dismantle (or uphold) systems of oppression. Visit Lunapads.com to find out why we love them and use code HEAVYFLOW for 15% off any order. Full...

Duration:01:06:25

Question Period: What is the best menstrual product for teens?

3/25/2019
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Today on Question Period, what are the best menstrual products for teens? Can teens use menstrual cups? Full Shownotes Order Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic design: Rachel Laird

Duration:00:12:08

Postpartum Depression with Amanda Munday

3/21/2019
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Today on the show I'm talking to Amanda Munday, author of Day Nine: A postpartum depression memoir. CW: Postpartum depression, birth trauma, mental illness, suicide. Please take care of yourself accordingly. Use code BEBOFLOW for 15% off any Bebo Mia course, including Don't Doula It Yourself membership. 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...

Duration:01:07:52

Question Period: Is my period pain normal?

3/18/2019
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Today on Question Period, how to know if your period pain is "normal." Use code HEAVYFLOW for 15% off The Endo Toolkit registration when you register before March 24, 2019. Full Shownotes Order Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic design: Rachel Laird

Duration:00:15:37

Ending Gender Based Violence with Teri Yuan

3/14/2019
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Today on the show I'm talking with Teri Yuan, host of the en(gender)ed podcast and advocate for survivors of gender-based violence. In this episode, Teri defines gender-based violence and explains how it differs from violence against women, coercive control, why power is at the root of the gender-based violence and what to do if you're experiencing abuse in a relationship. CW: Gender-based violence, abuse, coercive control. Please take care of yourself accordingly. Use code HEAVYFLOW for...

Duration:01:15:00

Question Period: How can I manage my endo naturally?

3/12/2019
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If you're suffering from endometriosis, are there ways that you can naturally manage your symptoms? Jessica Murnane, founder of Know Your Endo, joins me to talk about the tools that help her manage her endometriosis. Use code HEAVYFLOW for 15% off The Endo Toolkit registration when you register before March 24, 2019. Yup, even the early bird pricing! Full Shownotes Order Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list Follow @amandalaird on...

Duration:00:17:54