March 20, 2024 2 min read


What non-hormonal options are available to prevent pregnancy OR increase fertility/support getting pregnant? What are some of the most common issues or health risks from using hormonal birth control? What is missing in the common fertility nutrition advice out there today, and why can it be problematic? What do both ancestral practices and modern research suggest to be optimal for female and male fertility when it comes to macronutrients, micronutrients, meal timing/spacing, and so on? And what are some of the specific recommendations for nutrient-dense foods to emphasize as well as ingredients to avoid to support fertility? Are there any specific diets that are more supportive than others?

About our guest: Lisa Hendrickson-Jack is a certified Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner who teaches women to chart their menstrual cycles for natural birth control, conception, and monitoring overall health. She is the author of three bestselling books: Real Food For Fertility(co-authored with Lily Nichols), The Fifth Vital Sign, and the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. Lisa works tirelessly to debunk the myth that regular ovulation is only important when you want children by recognizing the menstrual cycle as a vital sign. Drawing heavily from the current scientific literature, Lisa presents an evidence-based approach to help women connect to their fifth vital sign by uncovering the connection between the menstrual cycle, fertility, and overall health — something our education systems have consistently failed to do. With well over 4 million downloads, her podcast, Fertility Friday,is the #1 source for information about fertility awareness and menstrual cycle health. When she’s not researching, writing, and mentoring women's health professionals, you’ll find her spending time with her husband, her two sons, and her baby girl. To learn more, visit

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