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Female Health | Some of Our Favorite Podcasts
Most of us are contending with a real scarcity of time, and yet topnotch content is rising out of every possible corner and nook possible. What’s a woman to do (insert face palm emoji)? We know our bodies are complex, and the state of affairs for reproductive system disorders, fertility and family planning, and manifest stress is changing. We increasingly must navigate so much conflicting information singularly, or so it seems, as we are our own best advocates, particularly when armed with knowledge. We want as much information nestled within us as we can muster, but where to start? Well, we have started for you. One of the greatest resources we can provide for you is pointing you to some kickass expertise, story sharing, and dialogues around women’s health.
Following are some of our favorite podcasts discussing female bodies, women’s health, and mind/body issues near and dear to women.
Hands down, this is one of the most exploratory and honest podcasts surrounding the female body, but most importantly – the most comprehensive in recounting systemic issues surrounding the difficulty many women face in findings answers to their medical dilemmas.
In the creator’s – Brooklyn-based Allison Behringer – own words: “Each episode of this intimate, highly-produced documentary program follows one person’s journey to solve a mystery about their body. But then more questions emerge:
“Why aren’t doctors taking my pain seriously?
“Who decides what pain is worth researching, diagnosing, and treating?”
“Where does knowledge about our bodies even come from?”
Bodies explores the forces of history, society and identity that shape women’s health and affect the way the medical community treats people. For so long, women’s health has been under-researched and overlooked. So often, our stories have gone untold and our questions have gone unanswered. Bodies is part of a movement to change that.” Soon enough, we’ll have an audio interview and post with the founder on the site.
This podcast was created by a woman named Lisa, a certified Fertility Awareness Educator, a Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner, and someone who has personally used Fertility Awareness as a primary method of birth control for nearly 20 years and has experienced her own health struggles, The Fertility Friday Podcast is a weekly podcast about Fertility Awareness and the connection between our menstrual cycles and overall health.
In Lisa’s own words: “Fertility Friday Radio debunks common myths about the fertility awareness method, birth control, and conception. Your host Lisa, founder of fertilityfriday.com, is passionate about women’s health, specifically in the areas of fertility, hormone-free birth control, conception, and pregnancy. Lisa delivers in-depth weekly interviews with a wide variety of special guests covering fertility awareness, birth control, menstrual health, hormonal health, pregnancy and much more.”
The Wellness Mama Podcast is a weekly series covering pretty much everything within the realm of female health, family living, parenting, homemaking, motherhood and more. This podcast is led by Katie Wells, founder of WellnessMama.com and mother of six. She also relies on a small team of researchers and medical professionals to help her with her podcast and site. Previous topics have included diet fads and how they can impact a woman’s body, environmental factors on hormone levels, and non-toxic products amongst many others.
TED Talks Health
TED Talks Health is not solely focused on women’s health. In their own words: “From way-new medical breakthroughs to smart daily health habits, doctors and researchers share their discoveries about medicine and well-being onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world.” However, you will find insightful and groundbreaking thoughts about health from the unexpected to world-renowned practitioners. What is most helpful about the specialized ideas and stories presented in these talks is a sense of not being alone in our own health struggles or medical queries. Some of these stories are mirrors and others present great ideas for integration into our daily health routine. Like so many other TED Talks, these health-focused presentations can inspire.
Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations
Oprah’s SuperSoul podcast is not focused on female health nor fertility yet offers a rich pantheon of intimate dialogues with inspiring women and ideas for ultimate mind/body health. She talks to powerful, soulful women about their triumphs and challenges, leaders in psychology and spirituality, and many more luminaries with powerful stories to share of mind, body and spiritual health!
Straight from the podcast description: “Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with SuperSoul. Hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. All designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self.”