How tracking your period can empower you and what this app is doing to help normalize periods: Dr. Lynae Brayboy MD

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Dr. Lynae Brayboy MD, Reproductive Specialist and Chief Medical Officer at Clue
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Have you ever asked yourself, “Why should I track my period?” If so, I’m sure you’re not the only one, but it turns out, this is a pretty empowering and valuable thing to do.

Do you suffer from cramps and bloating? Is your energy, mood or libido fluctuating all of the time? Do you have heavy bleeding some months and not others? Can you pinpoint why? Do you know when you ovulate, or if you ovulate? Just how well do you know your reproductive system?

Today’s guest Dr. Lynae Brayboy voiced so many incredible insights during our conversation about why we should start tracking our menstrual cycles and how we can become empowered with the information it can teach us.

Dr. Lynae Brayboy

Dr. Brayboy is a medical doctor and the Chief Medical Officer at Clue. Clue is an inclusive app centered around educating women about their bodies across the lifespan at every reproductive stage, from puberty to menopause. Dr. Brayboy specializes in reproduction and infertility, with a passion of teaching young people and girls about their reproductive health. She is also an egg biologist, focused on egg quality and the effect of a one’s eggs and pregnancy on their future health. Super interesting topic. Did you know that an egg’s mitochondria comes from the mother? Keep on exercising during pregnancy! (Barring any contraindications of course).

Check out the Clue app and Helloclue.com today! It’s free to join.

What you’ll learn about when you listen:

This conversation had so much depth. Here’s what’s inside:

  • Menstrual cycle: What’s a typical cycle? Phases?
  • What milestones should you look for when using Clue?
  • How can tracking your cycle empower you?
  • How can you benefit from Clue as a coach or physician?
  • How tracking can open lines of communication.
  • How Clue is working to normalize periods.
  • What the media bans from being shown in relation to periods (I had no idea! This has to change.)
  • Fertility and how you can measure ovulation (cheaply)!
  • The Female Athlete Triad, RED-S and bone health
  • A natural period vs a withdrawal bleed -why this matters
  • Inclusivity and why this value is so important at Clue.
  • Adversity: Dr. Brayboy’s incredible story of how she’s arrived to where she is today (this was no cake walk). If this doesn’t inspire you, nothing will!

It’s about YOU, the patient and athlete:

Dr. Lynae Brayboy always has the client and patient top of mind during our entire conversation. Her passion for fighting against the taboo surrounding periods rings through loud and clear. I was really surprised with some of the challenges she shared within the industry an in particular in media.

Most of all, Dr. Brayboy and the Clue team are passionate about helping people and women gain the most control over their reproductive health as possible, through simple technology and clear, easy to understand education via Clue.

I hope you enjoy and learn as much during this episode as I did. Note the extra bit of conversation after the podcast ends as we continued chatting after and decided to record another 5 minutes to expand on bone health in the Female Athlete Triad and RED-S.

Resources:

You can find Hello Clue here: https://helloclue.com/ and all of the incredible resources under the “Encyclopedia” tab on the site.

Add the clue app to your phone today for free and get tracking!

Dr. Lynae Brayboy CMO at Clue: https://helloclue.com/articles/about-clue/introducing-clue-s-first-ever-chief-medical-officer-dr-lynae-brayboy

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Thanks so much for listening. Please share this episode with anyone you feel may benefit.

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Thank you to David Langstaff for the oringial music.

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Anne Guzman

Sport scientist, sports nutritionist, writer, former pro cyclist, life long learner. “See it, feel it and step into it. You're never ready, you just start."
Running, Cycling, Triathlon, Track Cycling, Wrestling
Hamilton, ON

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