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Doing It Different

Dec 1, 2020

Do think a normal period involves terrible cramps, debilitating migraines, and wild mood swings? We're here to set the record straight.

Nicole Jardim, also known as The Period Girl, is a certified women’s health coach on a mission to empower women to take back control of their hormonal health. She’s outspoken and opinionated about women’s health issues and shares my belief that women have the right to be educated about their bodies.

However, Nicole wasn’t always privy to optimal hormonal health. Like many of us, Nicole grew up with a certain idea of what a normal period looked like. She was even put on birth control at a young age to manage those symptoms. Her passion for women's health stems from her own health journey and today she's here to set the record straight.

In today's episode, we dive into what a normal period should look and feel like, what your period might be trying to tell you, and how you can enhance your hormonal health.


Episode Highlights: 

  • 3:08 How Nicole became The Period Girl
  • 6:56 Why the pill is not a good idea for women
  • 13:08 What a normal period actually looks like
  • 19:09 Is your cycle taking over your life?
  • 21:17 The harsh reality of women being dismissed in medicine
  • 24:53 Why women aren’t taught about their cycles
  • 28:57 A case for tracking your period and fertility
  • 33:15 What period irregularities might be trying to tell you
  • 36:33 How your thyroid ties into with your cycle
  • 39:04 Hormonal issues that are not considered normal
  • 41:33 The current state of women’s hormones and how it’s getting worse
  • 44:52 How stress is impacting your hormones and your health
  • 50:22 Daily practices to support hormonal regulation and balance
  • 54:59 Taking radical responsibility for your health
  • 58:07 How you can take your period health into your own hands

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Guest Bio:

Nicole Jardim is a Certified Women’s Health Coach, writer, speaker, mentor, and the creator of Fix Your Period, a series of programs that empower women to reclaim their hormone health using a method that combines evidence-based information with simplicity and sass. Her work has impacted the lives of tens of thousands of women around the world in effectively addressing a wide variety of period problems, including PMS, irregular periods, PCOS, painful & heavy periods, missing periods and many more.

Rather than treating problems or symptoms, Nicole treats women by addressing the root cause of what’s really going on in their bodies and minds. She passionately believes that the fundamentals to healing any hormonal imbalance lie in an approach that addresses the unique physiology of every woman. This is essential to reclaiming and maintaining optimal health and vitality at any age.

Nicole is the author of Fix Your Period: 6 Weeks to Banish Bloating, Conquer Cramps, Manage Moodiness, and Ignite Lasting Hormone Balance, and the co-author of The Happy Balance, a recipe book filled with over 80 hormone balancing recipes. Finally, she’s the co-host of The Period Party, a top-rated podcast on iTunes—be sure to tune into that if you want to learn more about how to fix your period—and has been called on as a women’s health expert for sites such as The Guardian, Well+Good, mindbodygreen and Healthline

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