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How To Get Healthy And Get Pregnant

This fertility podcast helps you to cut through the noise on the topics of women's health and fertility, zones in on the useful and practical tips that can help to boost your fertility. The show will provide fresh perspectives for someone who is trying to conceive by integrating Western medicine with Chinese medicine. The show's host, Adrienne Wei is a fertility expert with a background in Chinese medicine.
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Feb 9, 2017

Today we're kicking off the Now What Series with unexplained infertility. 

In this episode, we explore places to look for answers and your options if you're not ready to jump into medical interventions. 

As frustrating as this diagnosis is, it doesn't define you.  You're not infertile.  

 

Feb 2, 2017

Welcome back to the How to Get Healthy and Get Pregnant podcast!  Today is the official launch of season 2! 

In this episode, I'll be going over what to expect from this season and also tell you a bit about some exciting projects I'm working on.

After that, I invite you to take our Practically Fertile Pledge to begin a new way of thinking.  It's a commitment to a set of actions that will help you with negative situations. 

I've put the pledge into a document for you to download.  Please visit: adriennewei.com/podcast-2

I'm excited to get this ball rolling!  Let's dive in!

Jan 5, 2017

I find myself at a cross-roads at the moment.  I love podcasting and it makes me happy to know that I'm helping someone to get one step closer to pregnancy. 

However, I'm also feeling like I'm not doing my listeners any favor by putting out random information.  So I've decided to switch to a season-based format which will allow a few weeks downtime for me to reflect on what I've learned, what worked, what didn't, and then put together a new season that's even better than the one before. 

I'm NOT quitting podcasting, so don't worry.  I will be back on to kick off Season 2 on February 2nd. 

If you miss me in the meantime, you can listen to any of the episodes from Season 1 at anytime. 

I also invite you to join my private Facebook group, How to Get Healthy and Get Pregnant.  Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/howtogethealthyandgetpregnant/

I can't wait to be back!  See you soon!

Dec 22, 2016

Are you stressing out about the holiday dinners and worried that it might derail you off of your diet and ruin your chances of pregnancy?

In this episode, I give you three tips on what to do so that you indulge a bit, but still stay on the band wagon. 

Happy Holidays!

Dec 15, 2016

Recently, I've had an influx of patients that are super fit with a diet that's incredibly lean.  Most of them are scared of a three letter word, fat.

In this episode, I want to smash some misconceptions about fat.  I'll talk about why you shouldn't be afraid of fat, how fat affects fertility, and what type of fats you should avoid, and what type of fats you should be eating.

I also have a freebie that I call "Fatty Bum-Bums".  It's full of healthy fats and will satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time.  To download this freebie, please visit www.adrienne.com/podcast-2

I always appreciate a review and a rating.  So, if you have time, please visit itunes and give this podcast a review :)

Thank you and have an amazing week!

 

Dec 8, 2016

If you've been struggling with meal planning and coming up meal ideas, this episode is for you.

For those of you who know me, you know I'm a practical person.  The three meal planning strategies that I'll highlight in this episode are simple and practical. 

Today's freebie is a meal planning template.  It'll teach you how to build your plate for a meal, and also the basic framework for meal planning.  To download, please visit http://adriennewei.com/podcast-2/

Thank you for tuning in!  If you have any feedback, please email me at adrienne@ipacupuncture.com

 

 

Dec 1, 2016

I call this episode a mini-episode because Jocey Rodriguez, L.Ac. fills in for me since I got sick over the weekend and lost some of my voice. 

Jocey talks about painful periods and periods that start and stop. This is her flying solo and I thought she did a fantastic job. 

I do want to follow up in a future episode to offer more explanation about blood stagnation and what it means because it's a new term for many of you and it may cause some confusion.

For this week's freebie, please visit http://adriennewei.com/index.php/podcast.  If for whatever reason the link doesn't work, please email me at adrienne@ipacupuncture.com and I will send over the freebie.

Thank you for all for being understanding.  I will be back next week and I can't wait!

Nov 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving to those listeners in the United States and Happy Thursday to those from around the world! 

I feel like the practice of gratitude is so underrated as one of the ways to boost emotional health.  It's also so over-used that I think a lot of people just roll their eyes now and don't really believe that it does anything. 

On this day when it's customary to give thanks and think about what we're grateful, I'm going to talk to you about how the practice of gratitude can boost your health and fertility, backed by scientific studies. 

I also want to challenge you to start the practice daily rather than wait for that one holiday a year to express it.  I'm going to start a gratitude journal today for myself and I hope you'll join me. 

 

Nov 17, 2016

I've been battling a sinus infection, but fighting it off naturally without medications.  Find out what I've been doing and how they can help with fertility.

If you have any suggestions on how to make this show better for you, please drop me a line at adrienne@ipacupuncture.com

Enjoy!

Nov 10, 2016

Welcome!  Today, we're switching things up a bit.  I'm actually the one being interviewed this time. 

I talk about life before acupuncture school, share my tip on how to stay on track with what you're supposed to do without driving yourself crazy.  I also share some fun facts that you didn't know about me (in addition to the ones you've heard of from episode 1.)

Please rate and review this podcast to help me spread the word on this podcast!

 

Nov 3, 2016

In this episode of the Period Talk series, I zone in on what the color of the menstrual flow and the consistency of texture of the flow means for your fertility. 

I have created a private and free Facebook group dedicated to women who are trying to conceive.  This is a safe place for you to share your stories, wins, get support and real tips on how to improve your chances of conceiving.  To join, just search for "How to Get Healthy and Get Pregnant" on Facebook, and ask to join the group. 

 

Oct 27, 2016

I get it.  You're sick of the pregnancy announcements because it should have been you.  You want to be happy for your friends but something inside you is not letting you.  You hate feeling down but don't know how to stop the negative feeling. 

In this episode, I share my Three-Step Method to handling pregnancy announcements gracefully so that you can truly break free from the vicious cycle of negativity. 

Hope you enjoy the episode!  Please don't forget to review this podcast :) 

XOXO

A.

Oct 20, 2016

OK, let's face it... B.O is the ultimate social life killer.  But smelling great doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your health.  Deodorants are loaded with hormone disrupting chemicals, and it's frankly one of the hardest products to find without any toxic chemicals.  There is one solution though...that is to make your own. 

Today, my special guest, friend and fellow Fertility Acupuncturist Jocey Rodriguez shares with us her secret recipe to make your own deodorant.  Trust me, I'm not a DIY person, but her recipe is so simple, a five-year old can probably do it. 

What we put on our bodies are just as important as what we put in our bodies.  Diet and lifestyle changes sometimes are not enough.  Environmental toxins are alive and well around us.  Even if you don't make your own skincare, at least consider swapping out certain products.

To download today's freebie, which is Jocey's recipe for deodorant, please visit www.adriennewei.com/index.php/podcast/

Oct 13, 2016

Welcome!  Happy Thursday.  In this episode, I talk about periods...specifically the 4-7 days of actual bleeding.  The health of the period offers a ton of clue to where your energies are off balance.  In part 1 of the three-part series, I focus on the length of the period, the amount of the period flow, what they means for your fertility, and what you can do to improve them.

Today's freebie is a sample meal plan with a recipe of breakfast, lunch/dinner, and a snack.  To download, please visit adriennewei.com/index.php/podcast/

If you have any ideas or questions, please email me at adrienne@ipacupuncture.com

Thank you for tuning in.  And don't forget to rate and review this podcast :)

Oct 11, 2016

Welcome to episode 5.  In this episode, I'll be talking about how toxins lurking in our external environment can impact fertility.  Specifically, I'll be talking about BPA, a chemical found is nearly everything in our daily lives.  I'll go over how it affects fertility and strategies on how to avoid it.  You just never know if this one simple tweak can make all the difference.

Please be sure to subscribe and review this podcast on iTunes. 

 

Sep 29, 2016

Let's face it, you need to ovulate to get pregnant.  Ovulation is one of the most important events in a woman's menstrual cycle, but it's the hardest to nail down.  In this episode, I talk about the best time to POS to test for ovulation that's based on scientific research so that you can increase your likelihood of nailing down the fertile window. 

Today's freebie is a list of commonly used fertility abbreviations to help you decode the language.  To download this list, please go to adriennewei.com/index.php/podcast. 

If you have any suggestions for topics, or questions about anything, please email me at adrienne@ipacupuncture.com.

 

Sep 23, 2016

With all this talk of gut health lately, what does it mean for your fertility?  In this episode, we explore the Chinese medicine perspectives on gut health and how it's dramatically different than that of Western medicine. 

I'll be going over the three ways to tell if your gut is healthy without needing to go to the doctor for expensive tests.  I'll also reveal the one type of foods that you need to stop eating now to boost fertility.

Sep 20, 2016

Welcome to episode 001 of the How to Get Healthy and Get Pregnant podcast.   In this very first episode, I’m going to share a bit about me so you get to know me better, and also talk about what this podcast is about, who it’s for and why I’m so passionate about the topic. 

I'm a holistic fertility expert with a background in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. In this podcast, I'll be providing practical tips from a Western and Chinese medicine perspective to put a fresh spin on the topics related to women's fertility issues.  

For those who are ready to dive in deeper, and super charge their fertility, please visit my website at www.adriennewei.com and check out my online course Practically Fertile, a 5-Step system designed to help you zone in on exactly what you need to do to get pregnant. 

Be sure to subscribe and tune in every Thursday morning for a new episode. 

Sep 20, 2016

Hey there, in today’s episode, we’re going to be talking about one of the most common mistakes a lot of women make on the TTC journey and it has nothing to do with diet, lifestyle, or timing of intercourse. It has to do how you set your goals. This might comes as a shock to you because you’re thinking, what? Who doesn’t know how to set goals. As you'll find out in this episode, it's how you set your goals that matter. 

Be sure to check out my website at www.adriennewei.com for more advice, tips and resources on how to get healthy and get pregnant!

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