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Today Mason and Dr. Nat Kringoudis discuss the missing link in reproductive health - the fact that our youngsters are not being appropriately educated in this field. Dr. Nat is extremely passionate about empowering the young and educating our children, rather than letting them find their way in the big, bad online world. They explore the skills that a care giver can incorporate into their repertoire to hold space for these conversations around fertility, reproductive health, sex and everything in between. Dr. Nat raises the point that, from a young age, we are told narratives around most sexual, reproductive and gender-specific body functions. But why? For example, why do we tell our youngsters that babies are delivered by a stork? Tune in to today's episode to explore how we can begin to redefine the sexual education of our teens, for healthier generations to come.
Mason and Nat discuss:
- How synthetic birth control may encourage infertility.
- The biggest hormonal issues stem from stress.
- STD's can have devastating long-term fertility effects.
- Try aligning to the feeling you want, rather than the goal.
- Hormonal issues are normal until around age 18 for females.
- If you suffer from PCOS, intermittent fasting can be a game changer.
- How condoms and barrier methods should be non-negotiable for teens.
- Synthetic hormonal birth control (like the pill) mask any underlying symptoms.
- The stress around infertility tends to overtake any structural or physiological fertility issues.
- Kids observe and absorb; we need to make sure we are educated and empowered to lead by example.
- How normalising sexual / reproductive facts with kid's is a really proactive preventative measure to educate the future generations.
- 30% of teens are googling reproductive health; let's shift their first experience from the online forum, to a face to face age-appropriate conversation.
Who is Dr. Nat Kringoudis?
Nat Kringoudis is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, acupuncturist and best selling author. She’s also the owner of The Pagoda Tree, a hub for natural fertility and women’s health in Australia. She recgonised the large gap between conventional medicine and supporting wellness and has developed a unique style to women’s natural health care – integrating the western medical approach with alternative therapies, Chinese medicine and natural fertility methods.
Natalie has accepted the task of inspiring wellness, not only to those embarking on becoming parents, but equally important to her, educating young women of how their choices shape their future health. She believes this is the key to addressing the hormone imbalance and infertility epidemic. For Natalie, fertility isn’t just about babies, it’s about outstanding health. Her knowledge in fertility and natural medicine regularly features in her column in Australian Natural Health magazine, in major publications, including Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan as well as regular TV appearances as a wellness expert for the Today Show and The Morning Show. She is also a two times best selling author, her latest achievement Beautiful You helps young women to understand and support their hormones through their lifestyle.