192. Party in Your PERIOD! + How Plants Fixed My *Flow* With Nicole Jardim

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By Talia Pollock, Talia Pollock: Author, and Empowerment Coach | Partyinmyplant. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

When I first met today’s guest who is the wonderful woman the world calls Nicole Jardim (a.k.a. The Period Girl) years and years ago we were in a mess hall (at an adult sleepaway camp called Soul Camp). My friends were crowding her (back when personal space wasn’t a danger) to ask their juicy Q’s about their menstruation and I looked her in the eye with my nuva ring wedged in real deep and said “I don’t need period help, I don’t even get mine!”

Well hashtag mega grateful only skims the surface that I got this do-over with her. In this chat, which I sorry not sorry but kinda sorry used as a personal consultation, we covered everything from my messy period moment at my Bat Mitzvah to my confession that I’m on birth control and *gasp* that I’m ready to break up with it. I learned a lot - seriously, I felt like I was a 12-year-old in sex ed class. Really, how was there SO much about my body that I didn’t even know?! Well, Nicole, whose new book, Fix Your Period, came out around when mine did, breaks down some really need-to-know facts, dismantles the crazy wives tales and myths and sets us straight for once and for all that eating our plants helps our hormones, which I then tried and was perfect proof for. Period.

Press play to hear:

  • How a plantless diet = hell periods
  • Why the pill is not actually your bestie
  • Why bad nutrition leads to icky period woes
  • How the Period Girl changed her lifestyle
  • Why tracking your period should be on your to-do list
  • The best reads and apps about periods and menstrual cycles
  • What the heck is premenstrual dysphoric syndrome
  • How to learn about how your body actually works so you can stop being scared of it
  • Yes, your window of fertility is waaay smaller than you think
  • And so much more!!!

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