If you’d have asked me 10 years ago what I thought it meant to “take care of myself,” I would’ve said something along the lines of clean eating, exercising every day, maintaining a certain body weight, and keeping an appealing outward appearance…i.e. wearing makeup and nice clothes. If you’d have asked me what I thought self-care meant, I’d … More Self-Care Is Imperfect
Before I dive into the details of this post, I want to make very clear that this post is not meant to judge or shame anyone for their contraceptive choice. This is a very personal topic, and my goal is simply to present some of the less-talked-about health risks created by hormonal birth control. I … More The Problem With Birth Control Pills
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)
I don’t know if it’s the nature of my job, but it seems like every woman I speak with seems to struggle with bloating. Trust me—I get it. A full, distended abdomen is no fun. But what made the experience of bloat so painful for me in the past had less to do with the … More What’s Causing Your Bloat?
Women’s health concerns tend to follow predictable patterns. In healthy women, cyclic changes in sex hormones throughout the month make it possible to track fertility—everything from ovulation, to an expected period, to optimal days for conceiving or avoiding pregnancy. In the same way, dysfunctional cycles tend to follow predictable patterns according to measurable imbalances in … More Estrogen Dominance (what it is and what you can do about it)