Female Fertility 101 (Hormones, Cycle Tracking, and Getting to Know YOUR Body)

I find the physiology behind intuitive eating to be really fascinating. I love the concept of our bodies having a natural rhythm and an internal sense of regulation. Healing from my eating disorder and really committing myself to intuitive eating has been a really empowering experience for me. I know so much more about my … More Female Fertility 101 (Hormones, Cycle Tracking, and Getting to Know YOUR Body)

5 Thoughts (on body image, coping mechanisms, snacking, and more…)

1. Body image as a coping mechanism Most diets begin and end with body dissatisfaction. I say this because the motivation to start a diet almost always involves some component of wanting to change our bodies, and most diets end because compliance is pretty much impossible after a while, leading to rebound weight gain and … More 5 Thoughts (on body image, coping mechanisms, snacking, and more…)

Not Getting Your Period Is NOT Normal

Hypothalamic Amenorrhea, Explained Not getting your period might sound like a wonderful change, compared to sometimes painful visits from Aunt Flo every month. But irregular—or missing—periods aren’t normal, and can bring significant health risks both now and in the future. My story… I was somewhat of a late bloomer, starting my period at fourteen. But … More Not Getting Your Period Is NOT Normal

6 Non-Diet Tips for a Holistically Healthy Lifestyle

Disordered eating and female health issues go hand-in-hand. That’s another one of the reasons I’m so passionate about integrating intuitive eating and a health-at-every-size perspective into my functional medicine work. Intuitive eating supports the body’s natural ability to self regulate, which is the core foundation for holistic healthcare. For women especially, supporting a foundation for … More 6 Non-Diet Tips for a Holistically Healthy Lifestyle