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)

Hormones 101 (The Great, Big, Web of Connections)

Have you ever wondered why stress can make you miss your period, or why you’re totally exhausted after busy seasons at work? Well, you can thank your hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-thyroid-gonadal axis for those things, along with quite a few of the other physiological phenomena we experience in this life. “Okay, okay, hypothalamo-whatta-whatta?“ If that’s what you’re thinking, … More Hormones 101 (The Great, Big, Web of Connections)

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