Basal Body Temperature 101 (How to Track Your Cycle)

The two most common questions I get about women’s health are with regards to contraception and its opposite, getting and staying pregnant. There are so many birth control options out there (with risks/benefits to each) and so many conflicting pieces of advice for women who are trying to become pregnant. Amid that sea of confusion, … More Basal Body Temperature 101 (How to Track Your Cycle)

Natural Alternatives to Fertility Drugs

Trying to conceive is an extremely emotional and stressful process, especially when things don’t progress as easily as planned, or hoped for. The pressure put on women from diagnostic tests, prescriptions, and monitoring can sometimes be too much to bear. Whatever your reason for avoiding fertility drugs, I hope that this post serves as an … More Natural Alternatives to Fertility Drugs

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