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JH Podcast 13: Mastering Your Hormones & Why Your Menstrual Cycle Is Your Superpower

Your menstrual cycle is your superpower. Learn from expert nutritionist Jenn Pike how to master your hormones.
Oct 2, 2019 | Joy McCarthy

Whoaaaaa! What. An. EPISODE! Although I’m not surprised I feel this way in the slightest, as I always walk away from conversations with Jenn Pike feeling inspired and filled to the brim with new knowledge. A hormonal imbalance is what first started my quest into the health world, so this episode really hits home. I truly believe every woman needs to listen to this episode. You will feel empowered and inspired to master your hormones and take your health into your own hands!

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Jenn Pike is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Medical Exercise Specialist. She specializes in women’s health and hormones and is the author of The Simplicity Project, as well as her two cookbooks The Simplicity Kitchen and The Simplicity Body.

She is the founder of the global and revolutionary women’s health programs The Hormone Project, Synced and The Audacious Womens Approach to Healthy Living. These programs are dedicated to teaching women what they should have known about their bodies all along; the incredible healing abilities, wisdom, and power their bodies hold and how to bring them to life.

You can catch her weekly tips and tools on her YouTube show Simplicity TV and join her for one of her signature body movement series available online. She sits on the Advisory Board for STRONG Fitness Magazine and contributes to CHCH Morning Live, CTV, Global, CP24 and Breakfast Television

As an inspired wife and mom of two, she understands that true well-being is a journey to be enjoyed not a struggle to be forced. She will inspire you to create more simplicity and ease in all you do!

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Jenn’s personal journey leading up to her becoming a hormone expert
  • The problem with how women's health is taught today
  • Post-birth control syndrome
  • How the birth control pill acts similarly to antibiotics in the body
  • Preparing your daughter for their first period
  • The importance of tracking your menstrual cycle and symptoms
  • The 4 stages of the menstrual cycle and how to support yourself throughout each of them
  • Key foods, supplements, and essential oils to support your hormones throughout your menstrual cycle
  • Cabbage leaves for breast pain
  • How to know if you’re producing excess estrogen
  • Why you should be consuming cruciferous vegetables regularly
  • How dairy, excess caffeine, sugar and alcohol raise estrogen 
  • Why your menstrual cycle is your S U P E R P O W E R 
  • The time of month women are highly intuitive 
  • The biggest lies we've been taught about our menstrual cycle
  • “Egg wisdom”
  • The issue with not ovulating
  • Impact of stress on hormones
  • The importance of saying no
  • The DUTCH test and why it’s the most important test women should do
  • Optimizing the prime time to workout or move your body to support your hormonal health
  • Why sleep is one of the most underrated health tools


Florence Herschke   •   October 3, 2019

Hi Joy, Great episode! Question on previous episode JPH012 on aging gracefully actually: i find that Asians look younger than others. Is it known why? Is there some genetics linked to it? Thanks! Florence

Joy McCarthy   •   October 4, 2019

jana   •   October 11, 2019

First time listening and I'm hooked! Thank you for sharing this amazing information Joy and Jenn.

Joy McCarthy   •   October 11, 2019

Nikki   •   October 23, 2019

Hi Joy, Would I see my GP about the DUTCH test? I live an a small town and wonder if he will even know what that is... Thanks!

Joy McCarthy   •   October 23, 2019

Susan   •   October 30, 2020

how to cope and deal with Alopecia? is there any hope? should i get a DUTCH test and what other tests should i ask for? I am seeing a dermatologist for the first time Nov 6th and i would like to come to that session with a list of things to ask. Any advice would be appreciated.

Joy McCarthy   •   October 31, 2020

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