“Instead of looking at each person’s bio-individuality, we’re all treated with one protocol.”
I think most doctors want to do things differently. Unfortunately, the insurance system incentivizes doctors to see as many patients as possible instead of spending time with each patient to get to the root cause of their symptoms. So what ends up happening to the average OBGYN is that you’re seeing fifty patients per day, and it becomes much easier to put someone on a birth control pill to stop their symptoms and send them on their way.
When we slap a band-aid on PCOS, irregular periods, acne, and PMS, the women behind the symptoms are left disempowered and without a real solution. That’s what today’s guest, Nicole Jardim, is passionate about changing. Through her work as a Certified Women’s Health Coach, educator, author, and more, Nicole has impacted the lives of tens of thousands of people worldwide by addressing the root cause of what’s going on in their bodies and minds rather than just treating their symptoms.
In this episode, Nicole and I talk about the glaring issues in how the medical system has treated women, how we can shift the stigma and shame around periods, her passion for educating women about their bodies, the rift between the traditional medical community and health coaches, and more.
Nicole is a wealth of information, and I highly recommend checking out her book, Fix Your Period, and connecting with her on Instagram. She’s a lovely person, and I know you’ll love this episode.
About Nicole Jardim
Nicole Jardim is a Certified Women’s Health Coach, writer, speaker, mentor, and author of Fix Your Period: 6 Weeks to Banish Bloating, Conquer Cramps, Manage Moodiness, and Ignite Lasting Hormone Balance, a life-changing step-by-step natural protocol to ignite lasting hormone balance and improve everything from PMS, period pain, and heavy periods to irregular and missing periods. She has developed education and offerings that empower women and people who menstruate 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 people worldwide by addressing the root cause of what’s really going on in their bodies and minds rather than treating just their symptoms. She passionately believes that the fundamentals to healing any hormone 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 founder of the Institute for Menstrual Health, which offers training programs, mentorship, and resources for an international community of women’s health practitioners and coaches. Through its signature program, the Women’s Hormone Health Certification, Nicole teaches other health practitioners and coaches the fundamentals of hormones, menstrual cycles, and fertility.
Finally, Nicole is the host of The Period Party, a top-rated podcast on Apple Podcasts, the co-author of The Happy Balance, a recipe book filled with over 80 hormone-balancing recipes, and has been called on as a women’s health expert for sites such as The Guardian, Well+Good, mindbodygreen and Healthline.
-Nicole’s health journey and how it led to her becoming the Period Fixer
-How Nicole developed a passion for helping women and connecting with other practitioners
-Why it’s so difficult for women to get adequate education and support for their health
-Shifting the shame and stigma around periods
-Nicole’s inspiration for writing Fix Your Period
-What you’ll learn from Fix Your Period
-Women are constantly being dismissed by the doctor-archy
-The biggest issue with automatically prescribing the pill for all period-related issues
-The most common misconception women have about their bodies and cycles
-Getting clear on hormone imbalances
-Doctors aren’t incentivized to spend time getting to the root cause of your issues
-The massive rift between traditional medical doctors and health coaches
-Nicole’s mission for empowering women’s health practitioners
Nicole’s Confession: Never getting answers about her symptoms from doctors
Connect with Nicole Jardim
Nicole Jardim’s Website | NicoleJardim.com
Nicole Jardim’s Book | Fix Your Period: 6 Weeks to Banish Bloating, Conquer Cramps, Manage Moodiness, and Ignite Lasting Hormone Balance
Nicole Jardim on Instagram | @NicoleMJardim
Nicole Jardim’s Podcast | The Period Party
The Institute for Menstrual Health
Mentioned In This Episode
The Business of Birth Control Film
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