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A fun, honest conversation about food, fertility, and women’s health. The Food Freedom Fertility podcast started when Caitlin’s mom overheard a conversation between Caitlin and Sophia about fertility nutrition. As registered dietitians and experts in their field discussing fertility nutrition and human health, their banter was funny, honest, and insightful. Sophia and Caitlin both specialize in prenatal, fertility, pregnancy, and postnatal nutrition, and invite you into their conversation ab ...
 
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In this episode of Food, Freedom and Fertility Caitlin and Sophia help you find a way through the holiday season while trying to conceive. Caitlin Johnson is back from her maternity leave and ready to give you tons of tips and pointers to not only get you through this holiday season but make it enjoyable while TTC. One of the biggest reminders is t…
 
On this week’s episode of Food, Freedom and Fertility Sophia Pavia interviews Dr. Merhi about IVF and the variety of work his center is currently working on. Dr. Merhi is the founder and the medical director of Rejuvenating Fertility Center (RFC). He is an internationally recognized fertility doctor, lecturer, editor, and grant reviewer. His traini…
 
On this week’s episode of Food, Freedom and Fertility. Sophia Pavia is a solo host as her co-host Caitlin Johnson has given birth to a baby boy! Stay tuned for Caitlin’s birth story in a future episode. This week’s guest is Rachel Mast who is an Idaho Licensed Midwife and Certified Professional Midwife. She graduated from Birthwise Midwifery School…
 
On this week’s episode of Food, Freedom and Fertility. Sophia Pavia is the solo host because Caitlin Johnson is on maternity leave. Trigger warning this episode discusses pregnancy loss. This week’s guest is Julie Sawaya is the co-founder of Needed, a nutrition platform dedicated to optimally nourishing women before, during, and after pregnancy. Ne…
 
In this episode of Food Freedom and Fertility Sophia Pavia is solo hosting as Caitlin Johnson is on maternity leave. This week Sophia interviews Coach Kela Smith who is the CEO and program director of a company she created called the Hormone Puzzle Society, which is a women’s health hub for fertility, hormones and pregnancy. Kela shares her persona…
 
In this episode of Food, Freedom and Fertility Sophia Pavia interviews Robyn Birkin, who is a fertility wellness expert who provides clients with evidence-based strategies for emotional wellness and mind body health that support your fertility (so you can reclaim your life and step off the fertility hamster wheel of burnout). This episode helps del…
 
In this week’s episode of Food Freedom and Fertility your hosts Caitlin Johnson and Sophia Pavia move on to the second part of registry needs. They want to remind all listeners that this is an opinion based episode and to always do what works for you and your baby. During this episode they are going to shake up myths and debunk rumors about certain…
 
This week on Food, Freedom and Fertility Caitlin and Sophia bring you the 3rd part to You are Pregnant, Now What focusing on the baby registry. This episode is opinion based and the most important thing to remember is that you are preparing for your baby so be sure to do what works best for you and your family. Caitlin and Sophia recorded this epis…
 
In this week’s episode of Food, Freedom and Fertility Sophia and Caitlin are back at with You are Pregnant, Now What: Birth Education Courses. Last week they guided you through the first steps of pregnancy and what things you should focus on but this week they break down the different types of birthing classes. Most people are familiar with or have…
 
In this episode of Food, Freedom and Fertility your hosts Caitlin Johnson and Sophia Pavia focus their attention to what to do after you have conceived. This is an important discussion after so much time dedicated to the conception of your baby. Caitlin and Sophia discuss what supplements are the most important to start and also which ones to stop …
 
On this week’s episode of Food Freedom and Fertility Sophia Pavia and Caitlin Johnson have on guest Sheila Wray Gregoire Sheila is the face behind ToLoveHonorandVacuum.com, the largest single-blogger marriage blog. A sought-after speaker, she’s also an award-winning author of nine books, including The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex. Sheila has a Ma…
 
On this week’s episode of Food Freedom and Fertility Caitlin Johnson is guest expert is Mark Breedon. Mark is an Online Strength Coach for Women who uses strength training to build their confidence and make them feel like a Badass Lifter. Mark uses what is known as a weight-neutral approach to training. He wants to change the focus on why we exerci…
 
On this week’s episode of Food Freedom and Fertility we have a very special guest. We welcome to the show Dr. Natasha Stamper. Dr. Natasha Stamper is a clinical pharmacist and online fertility coach. She found her love for all things fertility while living in a remote Alaska village navigating her own IVF journey alone. After many miscarriages, two…
 
Welcome to the Food Freedom and Fertility podcast. On this week’s episode Caitlin Johnson has special guest, Stephanie Greunke. Stephanie is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition who specializes in prenatal/postnatal health. Stephanie holds additional certifications in perinatal mental health and fitness and is passionate about…
 
Welcome to the Food Freedom and Fertility podcast. On this week’s episode Sophia Pavia has Kalea Wattles, ND on to discuss functional medicine for fertility. Dr. Kalea Wattles is a Naturopathic Physician specializing in fertility and Functional Medicine. She earned her doctorate from Bastyr University and is certified as a Functional Medicine Pract…
 
On today’s episode of Food Freedom and Fertility Caitlin and Sophia help women trying to conceive find healthy alternatives while traveling. They will share helpful tips and tools they personally implemented during their own fertility journeys. It doesn’t matter how or where you are traveling there are healthier alternatives and today we dive in on…
 
This episode of Food Freedom and Fertility welcomes guest Cindy Dabrowska is a registered dietitian, Master of Applied Nutrition, endowarrior and founder of "The Supportive Endo RD". Her passion comes from supporting endo warriors - who much like herself, have said “enough is enough” to debilitating, life-altering symptoms of endometriosis. Cindy h…
 
On this episode of Food, Freedom and Fertility our hosts Caitlin Johnson and Sophia Pavia welcome Dr. Loree Johnson. Dr. Lori Johnson has been a guest on the podcast before to discuss her career as an online psychotherapist and therapeutic coach based in Los Angeles. She specializes in women’s mental health, reproductive health, and couples’ therap…
 
On this episode of Food Freedom and Fertility Caitlin Johnson and Sophia Pavia have guest Dr. Naomi Whittaker, an OBGYN fertility surgeon focused on women's restorative reproductive medicine, compassionate healthcare, and education. This episode dives in the difference between NaPro vs. IVF for infertility. For those of you unfamiliar with NaPro, N…
 
On this episode of Food Freedom and Fertility Caitlin Johnson and Sophia Pavia discuss the details of exactly how to determine egg quality, the cycle of the egg, supplements helpful to the quality and other daily tips that could improve the quality of your eggs. Sophia and Caitlin start at the beginning and explain exactly when women develop eggs a…
 
It’s the one-year anniversary of the Food Freedom and Fertility podcast! Join Caitlin and Sophia for a year in the life of the podcast. They discuss some favorite podcast episodes, topics and guests. The goal of this podcast has always been to help listeners navigate the world of nutrition and fertility. Sophia and Caitlin are guided by what listen…
 
During this episode of Food Freedom and Fertility, hosts Sophia Pavia and Caitlin Johnson discuss details and important information regarding ovulation. As fertility specialists, Sophia and Caitlin receive tons of questions on ovulation. Today they will touch on the most common questions they receive about the subject. Our hosts will cover topics l…
 
This week Sophia and Caitlin do an entire podcast on all of their favorite items! The will share with you their favorite kitchen items, bath products, supplements, period tracking apps and much more! Here are the links to all of the items discussed on this episode! Kitchen Things - All of these are on Caitlin’s Amazon Store Pour Over Coffee with me…
 
On this episode of Food Freedom and Fertility, Caitlin Johnson and Sophia Pavia get the male perspective on the infertility journey when Caitlin's husband, BJ joins them. The conversation starts with the discussion of what it is like to share your personal journey with a potential life partner and how it is received. They dive into a variety of emo…
 
In today’s episode of Food Freedom and Fertility Sophia and Caitlin have guest, Pam Caldwell of Herb Lore. Pam Caldwell is a Certified Herbalist, Fertility, Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum & Lactation Specialist, Ordained Minister, Angel Therapy Practitioner, Certified Intuitive, Certified Professional Spiritual Teacher, and Reiki Master. She's been i…
 
In this week’s episode of Food, Freedom, and Fertility, Caitlin and Sophia welcome special guest, Dr. Kelly J. Blodgett, DMD, NMD, IBDM, to discuss his holistic approach to oral health and how oral health can impact fertility. Dr. Blodgett specializes in biological dentistry, taking a holistic approach to oral health. His practice in Portland, OR j…
 
Part 1: N-acetyl cysteine In the first half of today’s episode, Caitlin and Sophia discuss the potential shortage of N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), a supplement you may be taking to improve cervical mucus, egg quality, and blood sugar control. So, first things first. What is happening with NAC? Well, the FDA recently submitted paperwork to re-classify NA…
 
On today’s episode of Food, Freedom, and Fertility, Caitlin and Sophia dispel the idea that we should not be intimately familiar with our lady parts and discuss cervical mucus, vaginal care, and fertility-friendly lubes. Let’s start with cervical mucus, or CM. What is it and why do we care? Cervical mucus comes from the cervix and hormonal changes …
 
In this episode of Food, Freedom, and Fertility, Caitlin and Sophia discuss research on the safety of caffeine use during pregnancy and while trying to conceive. Today’s episode digs into current guidelines and what the evidence really tells us about the potential risks in order to help you make an informed decision about whether or not to reach fo…
 
In this episode of Food, Freedom, and Fertility, Caitlin and Sophia discuss the role functional foods can play in fertility. Today’s episode highlights the specific benefits of eggs (especially the yolks!), leafy green vegetables, small bony fish (think sardines, anchovies), oysters, nuts, full-fat dairy, artichoke hearts, liver, citrus zest, and c…
 
Chelsey is a participant in Caitlin's Find Fertility with PCOS + Method course. She joined in May 2020 and began taking charge of her PCOS and fertility. In this episode Chelsey describes her journey through two pregnancy losses, managing PCOS with diet and supplements, learning how to track her cycle beyond just when her period starts, but how to …
 
Sophia has ((officially)) returned from maternity leave! Today, we are going to talk about ‘a day in the life’ of fertility eating. We start things off by discussing some non-food related fertility routines. For instance, the first light you see should not be your phone. Get up, open your blinds. Sunshine stimulates your hormones, a proven complime…
 
In this week’s episode of Food, Freedom, and Fertility, Caitlin and Sophia interview fellow functionally trained dietitian, Olivia Neely, RD to discuss fertility and the fertility gap many women experience but few know the full extent of the how and why. As their conversation grows deeper, Olivia hopes to point out the ways in which women can reque…
 
In this week’s episode of Food, Freedom, and Fertility, special guest, Amanda Fisher, joins Caitlin and Sophia to discuss all things related to women’s health through the lens of their pelvic floor. As mainstream health topics & trends tend to overlook the finite details of women’s health as it pertains to pain during sex, lubrication, reaching an …
 
In this week’s episode, Caitlin interviews award-winning registered dietitian, Lauren Manacor, in a special episode discussing fertility in men. After her own 5-year fertility journey, Lauren decided to take on the topic of fertility in men as she saw a need to break the habits society tends to place on women when trying to conceive. Her first book…
 
In this episode of Food, Freedom, and Fertility, Caitlin continues solo to bring us special guest, Lindsay O’Reilly while Sophia is on maternity leave. Lindsay is an integrative and function dietician in the Kansas City area and specializes in thyroid disorders. While navigating her own diagnosis of hypothyroidism, Lindsay set a course with her vir…
 
In this episode of Food, Freedom, and Fertility, Caitlin interviews special guest, Lindsey Lusson, a registered dietitian who works in the fertility sphere of women’s health. After experiencing her own journey of Hypothalamic Amenorrhea, Lindsey aimed to assist women whose physical & mental habits interrupt the natural fertility process based on th…
 
In this episode of Food, Freedom, and Fertility, Sophia rejoins Caitlin to discuss the important test procedures women should seek when first discovering they are with child. Caitlin and Sophia aim to provide reasons for listeners to catalog and tools to contribute when discussing next steps with a healthcare provider. The ideal tests women should …
 
This week while Sophia is still on maternity leave Caitlin Johnson interviews Dr. Jordan. Dr. Jordan Robertson is a Naturopathic Doctor, the host of the Women’s Health Unplugged Podcast and a women’s health author. She published a book on miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss titled Carrying to Term: How to get pregnant, stay pregnant and carry …
 
*Trigger Warning* - Birth Story In this special episode of Food, Freedom, and Fertility our very own, Sophia, shares the story of her recent home birth. For listeners triggered by birth stories, we look forward to sharing more episodes with you in the future. For all others, we hope you enjoy this sacred experience shared and discussed while sparin…
 
In this episode of Food, Freedom, and Fertility, Caitlin & Sophia take a different approach and independently choose two different topics in the world of fertility and PCOS along with their associated studies to dissect important topics in the world of women’s health so listeners can gather the data presented and understand the theories within thei…
 
In this episode of Food, Freedom, and Fertility, Caitlin & Sophia discuss chemicals found to disrupt hormones within the body and outline ways to avoid them in an effort to support your liver health and in turn, fertility. By explaining the use our liver plays in our body’s ecosystem, Caitlin & Sophia hope to identify the ways in which we can help …
 
In this episode of Food, Freedom, and Fertility, Caitlin Johnson & Sophia Pavia discuss the food group of fats and the role fats play in fertility, identifying fats with healthy nutrient contents which inherently support ovulation and pregnancy. Not all fats are the same and in this episode, Caitlin & Sophia make an effort to explain how and why it…
 
Last week on Food, Freedom, and Fertility, you heard the first half of Jess' fertility journey. This week we hear how her story concludes. This is Jess' sacred story to fertility by way of perseverance and the process of IVF. In an effort to encourage women to feel comfortable sharing their stories and their struggles, we invite those who want to e…
 
In this episode we hold space for a dear friend to share her fertility journey. Too many times women push other women into silence while in the middle of a fertility struggle. Everyone wants hope, and everyone wants a happy ending. Here, we discuss what life is like in the middle of the struggle when a healthy pregnancy has yet to be achieved. 40% …
 
In this episode of Food, Freedom, and Fertility, Caitlin and Sophia discuss the importance of sugar and its affects on fertility by breaking down sugar’s role in our hormonal system through insulin, the role it plays in ovarian health, and identify the characteristics of sugar addiction as it is often debated in the world of dietitians. Posing ques…
 
In this episode of Food, Freedom, Fertility; registered dietitians, Sophia Pavia and Caitlin Johnson expand the topic of weight loss for fertility to dive deeper into the nutritional balance required from both partners in order to see success in fertility. In women, it’s important to not only address if there is a need for weight loss or gain and i…
 
In this episode of Food Freedom and Fertility, Caitlin Johnson and Sophia Pavia define the balance of a well-based diet and its relationship with fertility by dissecting the truths and reality around living a gluten and diary free lifestyle. It’s a known fact, that trends have formed around gluten & dairy free diets however, Caitlin & Sophia discus…
 
Our special guest Kendra Tolbert is a registered dietitian, nutritionist, and yoga teacher also certified in Aromatherapy with a specialty in Polycystic Ovary System (PCOS) & fertility. Her approach combines traditional wisdom and the latest evidence-based care to help women balance their hormones, prepare for pregnancy and increase their chances o…
 
Best foods to eat in the two week wait? The two week wait (TWW) is the time between a confirmed ovulation and a positive pregnancy test or your period. It’s about 2 weeks long If you are changing your diet to make general healthier choices this would be fine. This is not a great time to completely switch up your diet and start something new. For ex…
 
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