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April 6, 2023

The Effect of Covid & the Vaccine on the Menstrual Cycle

with podcast guest

Dr. Jessica Drummond


Dr. Jessica Drummond is the CEO of The Integrative Women’s Health Institute and author of Outsmart Endometriosis. She holds physical therapy and clinical nutrition licenses and is a board-certified health coach. She has 20 years of experience working with women with chronic pelvic pain, facilitates educational programs for women’s health professionals in more than 60 countries globally, and leads virtual wellness programs for people with endometriosis.

Jessica got covid in December 2020 and has spent most of the time since that diagnosis dealing with severe long covid. Over the last year and a half, she’s done a deep dive into long covid, including how to deal with menstrual problems associated with covid and the vaccine.

In this episode, we talk about why long covid happens, Jessica’s experience with long covid, medical gaslighting, what research studies have shown, common symptoms of long covid, how covid interacts with your hormones, and so much more!

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  • What is long covid?
  • Other documented cases of post-viral syndromes
  • The statistics on how many people are likely to get long covid
  • How covid affects your body
  • Common symptoms of long covid
  • What studies show about the effect of covid on your menstrual cycle
  • Being thrown into menopause after having covid
  • How can the vaccine trigger long covid
  • The cellular changes caused by covid and how it might affect fertility
  • Medical gaslighting around long covid symptoms
  • Why medical professionals must have a deep understanding of long covid
  • Jessica’s experience with long covid
  • The protective effect of estrogen against covid
  • What you can do to reduce the risk of getting covid
  • Diet and lifestyle interventions for managing long covid
  • The green juice Jessica can’t live without
  • Why you should seek support as soon as possible if you think you might have long covid


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Dr Jolene Brighten

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Dr. Jolene Brighten is a hormone expert, nutrition scientist, and thought leader in women’s medicine. She is board certified in naturopathic endocrinology and trained in

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