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Women’s Health – Anatomy, Hormones & Cycle-Tracking

Krista Dawn Poulton, Medical Herbalist, Dip Phyt, RHTWomen’s Health – Anatomy, Hormones & Cycle-Tracking


1.5 CEUs/PDAs



1.5 hours of video


  • USD: $23.25
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Course Description

Have you ever felt the need to get back in touch with the natural rhythm of your body? Or perhaps you already feel that connection and would like to have a better knowledge of the reproductive hormonal system of the anatomical female body. Either way, Women’s Health Part I: Anatomy, Hormones, and Cycle-Tracking will enlighten and empower you in understanding your hormonal health and fertility. Here you will learn methods for charting menstrual and ovulation cycles. Krista Dawn Poulton is an experienced herbalist who focuses her practice primarily on reproductive health and will be leading you through this course.

The videos for this course were filmed at Ravenhill Farm in Victoria BC, so you will have a little bit of farm sounds to keep you company!

This course has one more part which we highly recommend taking, depending on your level:

Women’s Health Course 2: Menstrual Cycle-Tracking and Herbal Medicine for General Public

Women’s Health Course 3: Menstrual Cycle-Tracking and Herbal Medicine for Practitioners

*Please note that many of the associations listed under ‘CEUs/PDAs’ do not formally pre-approve online courses for credits, and thus require the student to track their own online course hours to submit for approval for their annual CEU/PDA requirements.

Participants will learn about:

  • An overview of the reproductive hormonal system, including the hypothalamus, pituitary, and ovarian/adrenal hormones

  • The follicular and luteal phases of the menstrual cycle

  • How these phases are affected by reproductive hormonal systems

  • How to track cycles with basal body temperature, cervical changes, and mucosal changes

Course Outline / Lesson Plan

  1. Anatomy of the Female Reproductive System
    Here, Krista explains the anatomy of the reproductive system. She leads students through a discussion of the structure and function of the fallopian tubes, uterus, ovaries and cervix/vaginal opening. Krista will also cover how these tissues change in response to the fluctuation of sex steroid hormones throughout the cycle.
  2. Hormones: hypothalamus, pituitary and ovarian/adrenal hormones | Part 1
    In this section, Krista discusses the various hormones produced by the hypothalamus, pituitary, ovaries, and adrenals. Students will learn about the interconnectedness of these hormones and how they interact to create the menstrual cycle.
  3. Hormones: hypothalamus, pituitary and ovarian/adrenal hormones | Part 2
    Krista gives a deep discussion of the hormones estrogen and progesterone to provide an understanding of the feedback loops which create the phases of the menstrual cycle.
  4. Phases of the Cycle: Follicular and Luteal Phase
    Here, students will learn about the follicular and luteal phases of the cycle. Krista gives an in-depth overview of and the sex steroid hormones that influence them and how.
  5. Cycle-Tracking: Basal Body Temperature, Cervical Mucous and Cervical Changes | Part 1
    Discover the benefits of cycle-charting and learn how to track basal body temperature throughout the phases of the cycle to understand the timing of fertile windows and hormonal fluctuations. Krista provides fascinating visual examples of the different types of cervical mucous ranging from sticky, creamy, to egg white consistencies.
  6. Cycle-Tracking: Basal Body Temperature, Cervical Mucous and Cervical Changes | Part 2
    Continuing from Part I, Krista dives deeper into an examination of cervical mucous and cervical changes. She presents cycle-tracking charts and explores secondary signs of fertility, so you can feel empowered in understanding your reproductive health naturally.
  7. Quick Reference Document And Temperature Chart Template
    Now that you have learned all of this invaluable information, it is time to download your quick reference document and temperature chart template so that you can start practicing!


Lifetime access. Start when you want. Watch when you want.


Students and practitioners of herbal medicine, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, Advanced general interest.


Krista Dawn Poulton is a Medical Herbalist in Victoria, BC. She balances her private practice as a faculty member at Pacific Rim College, teaching courses in herbal medicine and medicine making, along with supervising clinical training. Her mission with her practice is to teach women to love and adore their bodies, address societal norms of body awareness, and educate in ways to shift reproductive issues with the use of herbs, diet, and supplements. Krista’s clinical practice focuses primarily on reproductive health from post-birth control care, fertility planning to infertility, endometriosis, fibroids and PCOS.


Once complete, you can show everyone your official knowledge skills with your new course certificate.


  • USD: $23.25
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“You should know that you’re amazing for doing this. You’re making serious life changing awareness and connection with our beautiful feminine bodies!” 

Women's Health - Anatomy, Hormones And Cycle-Tracking

“Krista is doing such great work empowering, inspiring and educating about our cycles, and inner goddess, with ALL the details. I am so happy she is doing this and have learned SOO much more then i was expecting. AHH what more can i say… every women and young girl should learn what Krista is sharing. Thank you so much Krista for your dedication to the subject and for sharing it with us, you ROCK!” 

Women's Health - Anatomy, Hormones And Cycle-Tracking

“ I just absolutely love learning everything I possibly can about women’s reproductive health, it’s not only fascinating but so empowering!! THANK YOU!!!!”

Women's Health - Anatomy, Hormones And Cycle-Tracking

I thought the quality was excellent. I thought the course provided a lot of great information, and it’s the perfect intro course. I really like how to videos weren’t very long, it’s much easier to digest information in shorter videos.” 

Women's Health - Anatomy, Hormones And Cycle-Tracking

I learned so much from Krista …. eager to continue to the other courses. I think it’s excellent to have the vids laid out more incremental than just a 2hr spread. Some breathing room. Krista is doing tremendous work for our communities and I am mentoring young girls because their schools don’t!!! If mom’s or aunties or grandmothers are not available or initiating or educated to then educate … where do young girls go for accurate information ?%$#!?? I am tired of hearing the birth control pill is some rite of passage … it’s ludicrous to hear too many young girls disconnecting from their womb wisdom in their teens…and twenties…and beyond. So. Bravo !!! Thank you. Gratitude! ” 

Women's Health - Anatomy, Hormones And Cycle-Tracking

The teacher have a perfect rhythm and intonation optimizing the absorbation of the Informations. The information is clear, organize and synthesize will beeing complete enough for a global comprehension of the process. She also repeat information wish help to the “fixing” of it (memorise) and define when needed which is helping the comprehension. English isn’t my first language and I could easily understand the content/what she were saying.

Women's Health - Anatomy, Hormones And Cycle-Tracking

Wonderfully informative course that all women (and men) would benefit from! I love how Krista repeated information and in new ways so you can could really take it in. I found the way she taught so useful! The slides were great and easy to comprehend. Very informative, easy to follow, and great resources that you could put into action right away. I really loved the entire course. The notes were so perfect that I feel I can reflect back to them and know exactly what she was speaking about “

Women's Health - Anatomy, Hormones And Cycle-Tracking

“I’m having hormonal imbalances, so I want to understand my body and hopefully help someone with the same situation. I liked that it had a sequence and it was easy to understand for someone without any knowledge or that is not a native speaker like myself. Krista is an awesome teacher, she made it easier for me.”

Women's Health - Anatomy, Hormones And Cycle-Tracking
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