THE BODY LITERACY LIBRARY

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WATCH:

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Hosted by The Business Of, this online summit brings the amazing team of experts featured in The Business of Birth Control right to your home! Immerse yourself interactive breakout rooms and panels designed to make YOU the expert in your reproductive wellness. Featuring filmmakers Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein, actress Mayim Bialik and an incredible line-up of women's health experts.

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Women and GNC folks are tired of being kept in the dark when it comes to their reproductive health. That's why we're hosting The Body Literacy Series! Each month, a renowned health expert joins Ricki, Abby, and a featured celebrity guest to demystify contraception and reveal how the pill affects the mind and body. Celebrity guests include actresses Keke Palmer, Holly Robinson-Peete, Rachael Harris, Ashley Williams, and Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and featured experts include Dr. Sarah E. Hill, FLO Living Founder, Alisa Vitti, OBGYN Dr. Kirstie Cunningham, and Dr. Lara Briden. Stay tuned for more episodes! 

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This exclusive movie bundle combines The Business of Being Born, More Business of Being Born and select summit sessions focused fertility. Learn from top experts Dr. Jolene Brighten, Dr. Keith Bell, Krystal Kirton, Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, Kelsey Knight and Emily Varnam about your cycle, your birth control options, how to optimize your fertility, how to transition off birth control to conceive, and more!

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Watch our recorded live conversations with birthing and reproductive health experts, mothers and advocates about navigating reproductive health and birthing during COVID-19. Our guests include Co-Executive Director of Black Women's Blueprint, Sevonna Brown, LOOM Co-Founder, Erica Chidi, FLO Living Founder, Alisa Vitti, Author and Advocate, Holly Grigg-Spall, TheDetoxNow Founder, Coach Gessie Thompson, Mama Glow Founder, Latham Thomas, Indigemama Founder, Panquetzani, MD-Midwife Dr. Aviva Romm, Tia Co-Founders Carolyn Witte and Felicity Yost, actress Pamela Adlon, and holistic-living mother, Kimberly Van Der Beek.

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The Business Of partnered with Everwell, a membership-based community for women to gather, connect + grow through curated programs, events + workshops, to present a three-part reproductive health series! Click on the links to stream the following events, hosted by filmmaker Abby Epstein:

  1. Birth Control + Adolescent Daughters, featuring women's health practitioner, Nat Kringoudis 

  2. Reproductive Health + Justice, featuring award-winning journalist Kimberly Seals Allers

  3. Hormone Literacy + Menopause, featuring midwife and MD, Dr. Aviva Romm

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READ:

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Read the book that inspired The Business of Birth Control! Millions of healthy women take a powerful medication everyday from their mid-teens to menopause - the Pill - but few know how this drug works or the potential side effects. Contrary to cultural myth, the birth-control pill impacts on every organ and function of the body, and yet most women do not even think of it as a drug. In a bid to spark the backlash against hormonal contraceptives, author Holly Grigg-Spall asks: Why can't we criticize the Pill?

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Feminism turned the world upside down, yet to a large extent, the doctors' office has remained stuck in time. Journalist Jennifer Block returns to the 1970s women's health movement to understand how in today's supposed age of empowerment, women's bodies are still so vulnerable to medical control - particularly their sex organs, and as result, their sex lives. In this urgent book, Block tells the stories of patients, clinicians, and reformers, uncovering history and science that could revolutionize the standard of care, and change the way women think about their health.

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Dr. Lara Briden, ND, provides a practical guide to feeling better in your 40s, 50s, and beyond. Hormone Repair Manual explains how to navigate the change of perimenopause and relieve symptoms with natural treatments such as diet, nutritional supplements, and bioidentical hormone therapy.

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Dr. Jolene Brighten, ND, specializes in treating women’s hormone imbalances caused by the pill and shares her proven 30-day program designed to reverse the myriad of symptoms women experience every day—whether you choose to stay on the pill or not. The first book of its kind to target the birth control pill and the scientifically-proven symptoms associated with taking it, Beyond the Pill is an actionable plan for taking back control.

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Your menstrual cycle is a vital sign, just like your pulse, temperature, respiration rate, and blood pressure. And it provides you with essential information about your health. Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner, Lisa Hendrickson-Jack brings together over 1,000 meticulously researched scientific references in a textbook-quality guide to understanding your menstrual cycle.

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Research psychologist, Dr. Sarah E. Hill provides an even-handed, science-based understanding of who women are, both on and off the pill. It will change the way that women think about their hormones and how they view themselves. It also serves as a rallying cry for women to demand more information from science about how their bodies and brains work and to advocate for better research. This book will help women make more informed decisions about their health, whether they're on the pill or off of it.

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A life-changing, step-by-step natural protocol to ignite lasting hormone balance and improve everything from PMS, period pain, and heavy periods to irregular cycles and missing periods, from Nicole Jardim, certified women’s health coach and co-host of the podcast The Period Party.

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Yale trained and internationally renowned women’s health expert, Dr. Aviva Romm, helps you identify the root causes of your symptoms and guides you through a 6-week proven program to achieve lifelong hormonal and gynecologic health

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FLO Living founder, Alisa Vitti, presents a biohacking program for women, teaching them how to use their natural 28-day cycle to optimize their time, diet, fitness, work, and relationships.

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COURSES:

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THE DETOX NOW
 

TheDeToxNow.Com is an integrative online wellness provider of advocacy, detoxes, programs, nutritional counseling and coaching services on a mission to dismantle systemic racism in the health system and end inflammatory diseases such as Fibroids, Diabetes, Heart Disease and more, founded by Coach Gessie Thompson.

Learn More & Purchase Here

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FERTILITY FRIDAY
 

Fertility Friday is a fertility awareness organization founded by Lisa Hendrickson-Jack. Lisa will help you discover the connection between your menstrual cycles and your overall health so you can ditch hormonal birth control!

Learn More and Purchase Here

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FIX YOUR PERIOD
 

Nicole is a Certified Women’s Health Coach, writer, speaker, mentor, and the creator of Fix Your Period, a series of programs that empower women and menstruators to reclaim their hormonal health using a method that combines evidence-based information with simplicity and sass.

Learn More & Purchase Here

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FLO LIVING
 

Reclaim your hormonal health with the help of functional nutritionist and women's hormone expert, Alisa Vitti. For over 15 years, FLO Living has helped thousands of women around the world balance their hormones and reclaim their health with nutrition, supplements and lifestyle. Their proven protocol is backed by science and research to help you achieve real results.

Learn More & Purchase Here

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KRYSTAL KIRTON
 

Optimize your menstrual health and your fertility with the help of certified nutrition coach, hormone expert, and fertility awareness educator, Krystal Kirton. 

Learn More & Purchase Here

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DR. AVIVA ROMM
 

Whether you’re new to natural healing, or are wanting to learn more, these online and on-demand courses are created from the real plans and protocols that MD-Midwife-Herbalist, Dr. Aviva Romm, uses with women around the world.

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PRODUCTS WE LOVE

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FEMINADE

Feminade is an online concierge for women’s hormone and reproductive health. They help their members get to the root-cause of their symptoms via advanced at-home testing, Telehealth, evidence-based holistic treatments, and education. 

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FORIA

Foria is an innovative health & sexual wellness company, and the first brand to create comprehensive intimacy, relief, and wellness product lines for women and people with vulvas.

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HELLO.ME

Hello.Me's Top Up Tonic is the world’s first supplement clinically formulated to prevent side effects and risks associated with hormonal birth control use.

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THE HONEY POT COMPANY

The Honey Pot Company provides humans with vaginas healthy alternatives to traditional feminine care products that are free of unwanted toxins, carcinogens, and sulfates.

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LIVING LIBATIONS

Living Libations is a luxurious Canadian line of pure source, raw, organic, and botanical beauty and intimate care, and holistic dental products.

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SILK SPICE

Silk Spice is an ancient, aromatic and flavourful alchemy of spices and seeds that when simply added to your daily cup of coffee, tea or smoothie has the power to transform your health. Among the many benefits, THE HEALER offers women relief from menstrual cramps and morning sickness.

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VALLEY ELECTRONICS

Home of the Daysy & Lady-Comp, products that enable women to track their menstrual cycle and support natural family planning.

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