Plant Prescription Podcast

Menstrual health, period loss and the role of diet with Crystal Kennings

January 03, 2021 Season 1 Episode 27
Plant Prescription Podcast
Menstrual health, period loss and the role of diet with Crystal Kennings
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Plant Prescription Podcast
Menstrual health, period loss and the role of diet with Crystal Kennings
Jan 03, 2021 Season 1 Episode 27

We are joined by Crystal Kennings, a menstrual wellness educator who is passionate about women's health and plant-based nutrition. She is a certified hormone specialist through ITN and currently training to become a menstruality cycle coach. Crystal’s goal is to break the stigma around menstruation by creating a safe space online where anyone can learn about menstrual health and how to support their cycle with a plant-based diet. 

In this episode we cover: 

  • How she became a menstrual wellness educator 
  • Menstrual health as a sign of overall health 
  • Why you shouldn’t blame a vegan diet for period loss (and what to evaluate if you lose it) 
  • How the menstrual cycle can affect workouts 
  • Whether food cravings are normal 
  • If it’s beneficial to sync nutrition with the menstrual cycle 
  • The effect of animal products on hormones 
  • Why fibre is so great for hormonal health 
  • What to do if you have painful and/or heavy periods 
  • Dangers of the “female athlete triad” 
  • Her thoughts on birth control 

You can connect with Crystal on Instagram: @crystalkennings and her YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/user/crystaalk/featured 

Episode resources: 

Thank you for tuning in! Make sure to subscribe to The Plant Prescription Podcast so you get notified when new episodes are published. If you enjoy our material and are listening through Apple Podcasts, please leave us a review as this will help more people discover this podcast. We would love to hear from you guys on what you thought of the episode and what you'd like to hear in the future so please connect with us on Instagram. 

IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled

Facebook: @theplantprescription and @dr.plantbased.

Music credit: Scott Holmes. 

*Please appreciate that this information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, always seek the opinion of a physician or qualified healthcare provider!*

Show Notes

We are joined by Crystal Kennings, a menstrual wellness educator who is passionate about women's health and plant-based nutrition. She is a certified hormone specialist through ITN and currently training to become a menstruality cycle coach. Crystal’s goal is to break the stigma around menstruation by creating a safe space online where anyone can learn about menstrual health and how to support their cycle with a plant-based diet. 

In this episode we cover: 

  • How she became a menstrual wellness educator 
  • Menstrual health as a sign of overall health 
  • Why you shouldn’t blame a vegan diet for period loss (and what to evaluate if you lose it) 
  • How the menstrual cycle can affect workouts 
  • Whether food cravings are normal 
  • If it’s beneficial to sync nutrition with the menstrual cycle 
  • The effect of animal products on hormones 
  • Why fibre is so great for hormonal health 
  • What to do if you have painful and/or heavy periods 
  • Dangers of the “female athlete triad” 
  • Her thoughts on birth control 

You can connect with Crystal on Instagram: @crystalkennings and her YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/user/crystaalk/featured 

Episode resources: 

Thank you for tuning in! Make sure to subscribe to The Plant Prescription Podcast so you get notified when new episodes are published. If you enjoy our material and are listening through Apple Podcasts, please leave us a review as this will help more people discover this podcast. We would love to hear from you guys on what you thought of the episode and what you'd like to hear in the future so please connect with us on Instagram. 

IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled

Facebook: @theplantprescription and @dr.plantbased.

Music credit: Scott Holmes. 

*Please appreciate that this information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, always seek the opinion of a physician or qualified healthcare provider!*