Three (Non-Hormonal) Reasons You Might Not Be Ovulating

When it comes to our cycles, ovulation is everything. We tend to think that our periods—the monthly bleed—is the main event of the menstrual cycle but really that is just the after-math or the by-product. Honestly, it isn’t even the piece that affects our lives the most! Instead, ovulation is the “big deal” aspect of … More Three (Non-Hormonal) Reasons You Might Not Be Ovulating

Do the Thing You Don’t Want to Do (a Story About Breakfast)

Historically, breakfast and I have a complicated relationship. In the beginning stages of my eating disorder, I always ate breakfast but I had extremely strict rules about it. The only food I’d allow myself to eat for breakfast was oatmeal, and I was really strict about the amount, the pace I ate it, the temperature … More Do the Thing You Don’t Want to Do (a Story About Breakfast)

Progesterone Deficiency (the delicate relationship between stress and fertility)

Progesterone is a tiny molecule that plays a big role in the hormonal picture. When levels start to go awry, our health and well-being suffers. Understanding how our hormones affect wellness is not only an important tool for self-care, but this knowledge also gives us the power to advocate for ourselves so we can access … More Progesterone Deficiency (the delicate relationship between stress and fertility)

Estrogen Dominance (what it is and what you can do about it)

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)