sleepwhisperer podcast004 – Women’s Hormones and Sleep with Jessica Drummond
Sleepwhisperer Podcast

004 – Women’s Hormones and Sleep with Jessica Drummond

We have Jessica Drummond, founder and CEO of The Integrative Women’s Health Institute and the author of Outsmart Endometriosis. She is passionate about caring for and empowering people who struggle with women’s and pelvic health concerns. Dr. Drummond has two decades of clinical experience as a licensed physical therapist, licensed clinical nutritionist, and board certified health coach working with women with pelvic pain, including endometriosis, vulvodynia, and bladder pain syndrome. She brings a unique, conservative and integrative approach to supporting women to overcome hormonal imbalances, and chronic pain conditions. She is a sought after international speaker on topics such as integrative pelvic pain management, natural fertility options, optimal hormone health, menopause, and female athlete nutrition. She lives and works from her home and offices in Fairfield, Connecticut and Houston, Texas reaching thousands of clients and professional students in over 60 countries through her virtual practice and educational programs.

In this episode, Jessica and Deepa talk about the hormone and sleep connection. Jessica explains hormones as the expert that she is in the space of women’s health. She breaks down hormones and sleep wonderfully, leaving you with actionable tools to help you on your sleep journey.

In this episode, we dive into: 

  • Jessica’s personal story and why is she so passionate about women’s health?
  • Times of really poor sleep in Jessica’s life. What caused it and how did it impact her hormones and her health as a woman?
  • Do hormones cause poor sleep? Women talk and joke about insomnia at very specific stages of the cycle. Typically, when do women lose sleep? What causes this at different times? What causes women’s hormones to keep them up at night?
  • Sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on women’s hormones as well. What happens to a woman’s cycle if she has perpetuating insomnia that she ignores? What can that lead to?
  • What are the symptoms that a woman who is constantly sleeping poorly experiences?
  • It is hard to force sleep when it is poor. A walk through how a woman can support hormonal health to encourage better sleep.
  • Are there some superfoods that help women’s hormones or is it more about sequential work on systems? What are some of the foods that will help women to have happy hormones and better sleep?
  • Does Jessica still have times of poor sleep? What usually triggers it? What is her routine for better sleep? What is the tool she uses to reset her rhythm every year?

For more on Jessica Drummond, you can follow her:

Website: https://iwhi.wpengine.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jessrdrummond

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/integrativepelvichealth

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/integrativewomenshealth/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicarobilottodrummond/

Email: [email protected]

You can also get her books at:

Outsmart Endometriosis – Jessica’s Newest Book at Amazon.com

Nutrition for Relieving Pelvic Pain: Fuelling the Patient/Practitioner Healing Partnership at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K6PDY3R

-For more on Deepa, The Sleep Whisperer, be sure to follow her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mysleepwhisperer/  and https://www.instagram.com/phytothrive_yogini/ and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/sleepwhisperer and you can also mail Deepa at [email protected] or find her at www.phytothrive.com.

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Book Acquisition by HarperCollins India

Here’s that exciting news I spoke about to coincide with the one year anniversary of The Sleep Whisperer Podcast! Writing a book and becoming part of that magical group of authors is a dream!

Three years ago I wrote a book which I titled Sleep Whisperer, looking at sleep from a very in depth perspective, and tying together the cutting-edge science of functional medicine and eastern ancient wisdom. The story of how I wrote that book is indeed magical and a mixture of spiritual guidance and astrology(by my spiritual guide and mentor Shyam @himalayan.yogi ). It’s also been a lot of sacrifice and hard work during times that were stressful, challenging and testing in all ways.

The journey of the book from concept to acquisition is also a magical path which I will share much later. For now, I’m just humbled, grateful and quite simply excited to announce that the book has been acquired by Sonal Nerurkar @sonal_nerurkar of @harpercollinsin HarperCollins India! Sonal’s faith in the book has been unwavering and I’ll forever be grateful for it. I can’t wait for the final book release next year!

None of this would be possible without the trust, hard work, dedication and patience of my most beautifully warm literary agent Jayapriya Vasudevan @jayapriyavasudevan of Jacaranda Literary Agency. I cannot put into words what her belief in the book and being my warrior for it means to me.

I’m also deeply grateful for the dear colleagues and mentors who have made contributions to the book. That is a surprise for later! You can follow everything about the sleep podcast and book at @mysleepwhisperer

Thank you Universe!❤️ #bookstagram #book #functionalmedicine #functionalnutrition #books #harpercollinsindia #author #authorsofinstagram #authors #writer #writersofinstagram #writing #writerscommunity #nutrition #sleep #sleeplessnights #sleepaid #sleeping #sleepingbeauty #insomniac #insomniaproblems @phytothrive_yogini @himalayan.yogi
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#testimonial Deepa's detailed approach and calm demeanour makes you feel you are in the hands of a healer. She is extremely knowledgeable and I can lean on her expertise. She answered all my queries. Highly recommend Phytothrive. Deepa has extensive knowledge in functional nutrition and wholistic wellness - her approach is deep rooted and methodical. It was truly life changing for me! I have learned so much from Deepa. I am able to better understand the why's and how's of eating for a healthy mind and body. I had chronic inflammation, insomnia and pain when I started consulting with Deepa. These eight months have been therapeutic in so many ways. I do feel empowered by the knowledge and tools that Deepa has painstakingly explained through her detailed notes and chats. I am really grateful for her guidance.

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#cleanliving #greenlifestyle #healthmatters #holistichealth #holisticmedicine #intuitiveliving #mindbodygreen #liveinspired #mindandbody #mindfulliving #nourishyourself #mindbodyspirit #nutrition #nutritionexpert #foodasmedicine #integrativenutrition #holisticnutrition #immunityboost #gutbrainconnection #healthyfoodadvice #nutrientdense #nourishtoflourish #microbiome #nutritionbloggers #healersofinstagram #healingjourney #youaremagic #youarepowerful #manifestyourlife #positiveintentions via @mysleepwhisperer @himalayan.yogi ...

Truth is tricky. It’s so easy to try a new diet or protocol and slip into denial over symptoms that arise. A classic version of this is missing a period after intermittent fasting but trying to ignore it. For a woman your cycle is as vital in information as a lab test!⁣


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Have you tried a new diet or protocol and ever convinced yourself that it’s working for you just because you’ve lost a lot of weight? Weight loss has become the highest parameter of efficacy even when there is chaos happening within which can include and not limited to:⁣

💛Frequent headaches ⁣

☸️Dysfunctional cycle⁣

💮Low iron or B12 within few months⁣

💜Frequent fevers and coughs⁣

💛Bad skin⁣

☸️Poor quality of sleep even if you are sleeping nine hours⁣

💮Mood fluctuation that includes anger, sadness and overwhelm⁣


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Weight loss should not be enough if all this is happening as well. Health should come before anything else.⁣

#womenempoweringwomen #womenforwomen #womenoftheworld #womenstrong #empowerher #womenofimpact #sheinspiresme #holistichealing #holistichealth #holisticwellness #naturalhealth #naturalwellness #gutmicrobiome #nourishtoflourish #holisticnutritionist #integrativenutrition #foodasmedicine #foodmedicine #eatwholefoods #hormonebalance #hormonehealth #womenwellness #naturalmedicine #integrativehealth #microbiome #eatforhealth #immunityboost #healthyfoodadvice #healthyfoodguide #goodnutrition via @phytothrive_yogini @himalayan.yogi
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