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Period Chats

Period Chats

By Kate Morton
Let's talk about menstruation and women's health! Join Kate Morton dietitian and Funk It Wellness founder to dig into society's impact on women's health.

This podcast is produced/provided with the understanding that it does not constitute professional medical advice. The information presented on this website and affiliated podcast are my own personal view, opinions, and summaries of research. Always consult your physician regarding any medical concerns, conditions, or treatments.
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What's the deal with estrogen?

Period Chats

What's the deal with estrogen?

Period Chats

Nicole Coulter's journey with PCOS
You might know Nicole from her Youtube Channel More Salt Please!  Nicole is a chef, content creator, and brand coach who also happens to have PCOS.  In this episode, Nicole gets real about how she found out she had PCOS, what she does to support her body, and gives us a few updates on what is going on with her channel (check it out for all the BEST recipes)!  Youtube: Instagram: Webiste:
August 24, 2021
Talking nutrition, wellness and Life with Eliza G
On this episode, I sat down with Eliza G, holistic nutritionist and host of the Hotter than Health Podcast.  We talked about all things real life, trama, food, periods, and more.  This episode gives you a glimpse into the raw and unfiltered view of how Eliza lives her life and what has shaped her love for wellness and nutrition after losing her mother.  More than anything this episode is real and I hope you enjoy it!
August 16, 2021
Work and periods - how do we maximize our cycles?
On this episode of Period Chats I sat down with Alyx Coble-Frakes the founder of the Agenda.Period, Alyx realized early on in her health coaching career that her business was directly tied to her cycle.  So what did she do about it?!  She created an awesome planner AND app to help women and menstruators to match their lives and business with their cycles. Check out the Agenda. Period And start matching your cycle with your work!
August 11, 2021
Blood Sugar - why does it matter?
On the episode, I sat down with Michelle Penicook, RDN to learn about all things blood sugar.  Michelle is a Women’s Health dietitian with years of experience working with hormones.  This may surprise you but blood sugar happens to be one of the most important aspects of hormone health. In the episode we cover: What is blood sugar? Why is it important? How do we achieve blood sugar balance? How does nutrition work with blood sugar balance? Tips on foods for blood sugar balance! Bonus: Walking is great for blood sugar balance! Want to connect with Michelle? Instagram: Website:
July 27, 2021
Nutritional Tools for Hormone Health + Balance with Claire Siegel, RDN
In this episode, we dig into how eating patterns impact us throughout our lives and how to change these patterns to a healthy balance.  Claire is a dietitian turned tech CEO working on filling the gap for women's wellness and health.  She put it best when she said "health is a vehicle for you to enjoy your life, not your whole life".  This episode is all about balance which I don't know about you but I could use this reminder!  Claire's Instagram: The Flourish App:
June 29, 2021
Athletics + The Menstrual Cycle w/ Sydney Steely
On this episode of the Period Chats Podcast, we sit down with College Track and Cross Country Super Star and dear friend Sydney Steely.  Like many of you already know having a period can make our week or day difficult but what about when you have an important race?  Syd takes us through her experience as an athlete with a period and getting more in touch with her cycle has helped her throughout her last year of running.  Follow along with Sydney's journey here:  Instagram: @sydneysteely
June 22, 2021
Lunar Energy
In this episode, we dive into the in's and out's of lunar energy and how it relates to the menstrual cycle with Lunar Body Podcast Host & Hollistic period practitioner Kristen Ciccolini.  Kristen is a functional nutritionist for menstruators who are craving a more intuitive approach to health and she is also a wealth of knowledge on all things lunar energy!  If you have been wondering what the heck moon cycling is this is the podcast for you! The questions:  1.  How you got started with your work and got into the period world? 2. How did you find your unique blend of lunar and medical? 3. How is the moon and lunar cycle related to our cycles? 4. What does this mean / what is our lunar energy? 5. How can we track this? 6. How does nutrition play a role in this cycle? 7. What advice do you have for our listeners? Where to find Kristen:  Website: Instagram: Podcast:
June 14, 2021
Tracking your cycle & "natural" Birth Control!
Do you have questions about how to properly track your cycle?!  Same, so I brought on Vienna Farlow from the Cuntsultant!  Vienna is trained in the Justisse cycle tracking method and is a Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner. Additional Info about Vienna & the Cuntsultant: Website: Instagram: Patreon: Book a free 15-minute call to discuss if Justisse is a good fit for you:
June 1, 2021
The Future of Exercise & the Menstrual Cycle
Today we sat down with Wild.Ai founder Hélène Guillaume a seasoned triathlete and Femtech trail blazer.  In this episode Hélène shares her vision for Wild.Ai, an app she developed with world renowned Female Physiology and Nutrition Dr. Stacy Simms.  Wild.Ai focuses on the physiological differences in women when it comes to training, exercise and nutrition.  This allows support for active females with a menstrual cycle, on birth control, in perimenopause or postmenopause.  We also dive into the period stigma in sports and how your cycle can be an athletic superpower.  What to learn more about the app?  Check it our here -->
May 25, 2021
All Things Periods with The Maddie Miles
Learning about hormones can be overwhelming - in this episode Maddie & I reflect on what we have learned about not just our own cycles and bodies but the cyclical nature of our cycles.   Key Take-Aways:   1. Dating your cycle is key  2. Don't rush it (good things take time)  3. Eating with your cycle is key!!   4. Cycle education should be more accessible.  5. We can help you!
May 12, 2021
Self Care and Burnout - How are you feeling lately?
On this episode of the Period Chats Podcast, we are learning from Inner Workout Founder Taylor Elyse Morrison.  Taylor graduate cum laude from Vanderbilt with a double major in Human and Organizational Development and Spanish and has a passion for helping people, communities and organizations get in touch with their inner self while becoming more effective.  In this episode, we talk about self-care and burnout.  I don't know about you but the past year has caused some very blurry work-life balance lines for me and I have felt constantly exhausted.  In this episode Taylor shares expert tools on how to remedy burnout while creating a life you feel energized to live. You can join the Inner Workout community here & find Taylor on Insta here !
April 20, 2021
Gut Health + Hormone Health
Did you know your gut health can impact your hormone health and your menstrual cycle?!  Crazy right?!  Today we say down with an amazing registered dietitian and gut health specialist Erin Kenney.  In this episode, we dig straight into not only how gut health and hormone health are connected but how you help both of yours.
April 2, 2021
Let's talk about birth control.
Do you have questions about hormonal Birth Control?  Berrion Berry has the answers for you!  Join us for an open and honest conversation diving into the pros and cons of hormonal birth control and figuring out which method is best for you.
March 2, 2021
What's the deal with estrogen?
Join us to learn all about estrogen from Dr. Saru Bala | ND!  Estrogen is one of those things that we all kind of know about but don't really understand.  Dr. Bala breaks it down step by step - how to identify low estrogen, high estrogen, and everything in between.  This episode is perfect if you want to get more in touch with your hormonal health. Find Dr. Sala on Instagram @drsarubala
February 24, 2021
Perimenopause Explained Featuring Certified Nurse Midwife Jen Lynch
Perimenopause means "around menopause" and refers to the time during which your body makes the natural transition to menopause, BUT there is ALOT of misconceptions about this particular time in our cycles.  Join us to learn more from Certified Nurse Midwife Jen Lynch.  In this episode, Jen breaks down the transition to perimenopause and all of the things that can be done to make this transition comfy as possible.  Going to the gyno soon?  Here is a link to our printable gyno checklist, so you will never forget a question again!
February 8, 2021
Eating with your cycle - how does it work?
Join us to learn from Holistic Hormone Nutrition Krista King, MS, RDN, LDN, IFNCP on how to eat with your menstrual cycle!  This episode is PERFECT if you love food and hormone biohacking.  Krista and I break down the basic logic behind eating with your cycle, why it matters, and easy ways to do it.
February 3, 2021
The January Scaries
***Warning ED Trigger***** While January can be an exciting time for a new start it can also be a difficult time to be at peace with your body.  In this episode, I sat down with April Davis from the Vagina blog to dive into how January makes us feel and how we cope with those feelings.  Check out: @thevaginablog on insta!
January 8, 2021
What is a normal period?
What in the world is a normal period?  This is a question we get ALL of the time so we teamed up with Kinsey Olson, RN, BSN, and period expert to tackle this topic head-on!  In this episode, we talk about everything you need to know about a "normal" period and ways to work with your body to support your cycle throughout the entire month.  Spoiler alert a normal period shouldn't knock you out for a few days!
December 15, 2020
Entrepreneurship powered by Motherhood
Y'ALL this episode is a must-listen for anyone who owns their own business os is exploring entrepreneurship.  Mariska is the founder of Olive + M a fast-growing all-natural skincare brand that you and find all over the country including in Target (swoon).  In this episode, she shares her journey to create a lux but affordable non-toxic skincare line that a single mom could fit into her budget.  
December 10, 2020
What is PCOS? With Dr. Cassandra Wilder ND
1 in 10 (maybe more!) menstruators will be diagnosed with PCOS or Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, but there is still vast misinformation around PCOS.  Tune into this episode of the Period chats Podcast to learn from Dr. Wilder the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for PCOS as well as signs and symptoms of other cycle imbalances. Spoiler alert Dr. Cassandra is totally awesome and provides invaluable insight and support!
December 1, 2020
How does "dieting" impact us? With our amazing guest Danielle DeGroot, MS, RDN, CYT
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Join us to hear two dietitians speak openly about how the culture of dieting is impacting women's (and everyone's) health.  Spoiler alert is not your fault. If you feel like you have "failed" on a diet, they are made to make you will that way.  Listen in to learn more about why balance and making food a friend can be such a game-changer.  How has the culture of dieting affected you?  We would love to hear from you!
November 24, 2020
Hello & Funk the Period Stigma
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Welcome to the first episode of the Period Chats Podcast, woohoo!!  On this podcast, we will talk about all topics relating to women's health + menstrual health.  Each week we will dive into a new topic and create a space for EVERYONE menstruator or not to learn and connect.   In the episode, we dive right into the period stigma and how it is limiting opportunities for menstruators.  Do you feel comfortable talking about menstruation?  What does your relationship with menstruation look like?    
November 24, 2020
Let's Talk Menstrual Cups - with the Founders of the Bloody Buddy Cup
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If you have been following along you now know that the period stigma impacts way more than just how we view our periods, but how does it impact how we choose our period products?  In this episode, the founders of Bloody Buddy Courtney and Lexie answer all of our menstrual cup questions to how do we put it into how it has helped menstruators get more in touch with their bodies!
November 24, 2020
Period Poverty is real - what you need to know.
Did you know 1 in 5 school-aged menstruators will miss school because they don't have access to period products?  Tune in to learn from Demetra Presley, Executive Director of Go With the Flow AZ, an organization that provided schools in Tucson and Phoenix and neighboring areas with over 20,000-period packs- small bags that contain tampons, sanitary napkins, and panty liners.  
November 23, 2020