Taking Charge of Your Fertility & Cycle Savy -Toni Weschler
Woman Code - Alisa Vitti
Period Repair Manual- Dr. Lara Briden
A Mind of Your Own - Kelly Brogan MD
Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom - Christiane Northrup MD
Garden of Fertility - Katie Singer
Our Bodies, Ourselves - the Boston Women’s Health Collective
Women Who Run With Wolves - Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Moral Property of Women: History of Birth Control Politics in America - Linda Gordon
Fertility Awareness Educators
If you are considering using a natural and effective form of birth control (Symptothermal Method) I highly recommend working one-on-one with a Certified Fertility Awareness (FAM) Educator. Educators are available online and in person.
Liz Wagner Biro -FAM Educator in training and a birth control doula who offers a sliding scale. Liz works with people for a minimum of 3 meetings and can meet virtually or in person in NYC. Liz is a great friend and fellow doula.
Tamara Rubin -NYC FAM Educator who conducts classes and coaches individuals on understanding their cycles and various birth control methods.
Earth & Sky - Katinka is a certified FAM educator based in NYC.
Online programs for learning your cycle & Fertility Awareness
Michal Schonbrun - Fertility Awareness Educator, trainer and founding member of AFAP. I worked one-on-one with Michal- she’s amazing. Michal is based in Israel but offers virtual FAM coaching in English and Hebrew.
Getting started with Fertility Awareness Method
If you'd like to use an App, this podcast episode by Lisa of Fertility Friday highlights features you want to look out for: http://fertilityfriday.com/episode-204/
Features to look out for when choosing an App:
Basal Body Temperature
Cervical Position, Texture & Opening
Kindara - has it’s own fertility thermometer called Wink
Fertility Friday ENLIGHTENING podcast on Fertility & FAM. Everything from getting started, treating period pain, info on IUDs and so much more.
Menstrual Care Products
Chemical-free condoms brands
Skyn - chemical-free and latex-free (found at major pharmacies)
WholeFoods also sells chemical-free condom brands in the Wellness isles
*If you're vegan or have a dairy allergy, avoid using condoms made with casein. Always read the label of the condom box!
Yeast Infections / Bacterial Vaginosis / UTIs
Yeast Arrest -Vaginal Suppository - Sold at Whole Foods
Fem Dophilus- Probiotic product for women who wish to maintain internal, especially vaginal, floral balance.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
HPV vaccines have never been proven to prevent cervical cancer or any other cancer.
Even if they were 100 percent effective, which they are not, HPV vaccines do not prevent all cases of cervical cancer.
None of the participants in the clinical trials received a true saline placebo.
Merck told young female clinical trial subjects that the vaccine had already been proven safe and the the placebo was saline.
The manufacturers never tested HPV vaccines on human fertility.
Evidence shows that certain ingredients in HPV vaccines, including sodium borate (also know as borax, a cleaning agent), may have negative effects on fertility.
The manufacturers never tested HPV vaccines to discover if they might cause cancer.
The Gardasil clinical trials used a new metric, “New Medical Conditions,” as a way to claim that serious health problems after vaccination were unrelated to the vaccine or aluminum-containing fauxcebo.
Although 11-12 year olds are the target population for this vaccine (and it is approved for children as young as nine), the vast majority of clinical trials subject were considerably older.
Despite US government assertion that the HPV vaccine is safe, the federal compensation program for vaccine injury has paid out millions of dollars in damages for HPV vaccine injuries.
All participants in the Gardasil clinical trials who received a “placebo” rather than the vaccine were encouraged to receive HPV vaccines at the end of the clinical trial period.
Lawsuits have been filed against Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, and government health agencies around the world, including in the US, India, Colombia, Japan, Spain, and France.
The US government earns royalties from Merck and GSK for licensing HPV vaccine technology.
The HPV vaccine sage began just as Merck was trying to turn the page on it’s criminal conduct with Vioxx, it’s failed painkiller drug. - Source: The HPV Vaccine On Trial: Seeking Justice for a Generation Betrayed
The series of 3 Gardasil shots I was given between 2008-2009 was granted Fast Track approval by the FDA after only a six month review process. Approved before it had shown any clinical benefit to people.
"Using a poisonous placebo in the control group allowed Merck to mask the cascade of injuries suffered by girls in the Gardasil group during the clinical trials. Merck’s own data showed that administering the Gardasil vaccine to girls who had previous exposure to HPV actually raised their risk of developing precancerous lesions (or worse) by almost 45%." https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/court-hears-gardasil-science-and-moves-forward/
A case–control study of quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine-associated autoimmune adverse events.
Merck Accused of Fraud, Deceit and Negligence in US Gardasil Case
Too fast or not too fast: the FDA's approval of Merck's HPV vaccine Gardasil
"6 ADVERSE REACTIONS: Overall Summary of Adverse Reactions:
Headache, fever, nausea, and dizziness; and local injection site reactions (pain, swelling, erythema, pruritus, and bruising) occurred after administration with GARDASIL.
Syncope, sometimes associated with tonic-clonic movements and other seizure-like activity, has been reported following vaccination with GARDASIL and may result in falling with injury; observation for 15 minutes after administration is recommended. [See Warnings and Precautions (5.1).]
Anaphylaxis has been reported following vaccination with GARDASIL."
The FDA meeting transcripts from: VACCINES AND RELATED BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Aluminum in the body has never be proven safe. Gardasil 9 contains 500 mcg of aluminum.
Lucija Tomljenovic, PhD, poses this important question:
“Is it ethical to put young women at risk of death or a disabling autoimmune disease at a pre-adolescent age for a vaccine that has not yet prevented a single case of cervical cancer, a disease that may develop 20-30 years after exposure to HPV, when the same can be prevented with regular Pap screening which carries no risks.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Uu3iWA1UWw
Abortion & Miscarriage
Plan C -A Safe Abortion With Pills
Ipas - Ipas is the only international organization solely focused on expanding access to safe abortion and contraceptive care. Across Africa, Asia and Latin America, we work with partners to train abortion providers, connect women with vital information so they can access services, and to advocate for safe, legal abortion.
Counseling for Abortion - Movement lawyers who hold reproductive justice values and a bold vision for a future wherein all people can self-determine their reproductive lives with dignity. And, we are more committed than ever to decriminalizing and normalizing self-managed and supported non-clinical abortion.
Paleo for Women - Diet & lifestyle resources to improve endometriosis symptoms
IUDs -Copper & Hormonal
*If you are getting an IUD inserted or removed, make sure your insurance company covers both procedures.
Studies on Hormonal Contraception
Cycles & Sex - Educational resource. Hosts 2-3 awesome events per year in NYC & LA with great speakers @cyclesandsex
Omg Yes - Female Pleasure Center
Read: Come As You Are by Emily Nogaski
Planned Parenthood Clinics
Primary care doctor/pediatrician’s office
Say NO to Toxins
Womens Voices For the Earth - Amplifies women’s voices to eliminate the toxic chemicals that harm our health and communities. DIY recipes and toxic chemicals to avoid!
Think Dirty® app is the easiest way to learn ingredients in your beauty, personal care and household products.
What you need to know about Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)
Blue Light Blocking Glasses for Day & Night:
Red Light Lamps & Blubs for Nighttime:
Hormones Matter – A science-based, research-oriented resource for pioneering women’s health progress.
Alisa Vitti author of Woman Code -Hormonal Health with a focus on diet, supplements and lifestyle. @floliving
Berkey Water Filter- Stainless steel water filtration system (for the counter)
Food as Medicine
Midwives who offer Well Woman Care -(GYN care)
Mayan Abdominal Massage Therapists
Acupuncture & Acupressure
Pelvic Floor Therapy
Naturopathic Doctors, Allopathic Doctors & Holistic Health Coaches
Thrive Market - Save 25 - 50% On The Organic Brands You Love, Food, Household & Baby!
Misfits Market - Organic produce delivered to your door once a week. Comes in compostable packaging. For only $19/week! I started ordering from Misfits in 2018 and have saved hundreds of dollars. The produce is so fresh and abundant and I love receiving different vegetables and fruits each week. It’s Christmas/Hanukah every Tuesday in my house :D