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
Cramps. Bloating. Moodiness. Water weight. Sleep disturbances. Constipation. Breast tenderness. Hot flashes. Is it menopause, or is it PMS? For this post, I’m talking about PMS…and if you know, you know. Most of the time when we think of PMS—also known as premenstrual syndrome—we think of it as a bad thing, a disease, or something … More A Different Approach to PMS
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?
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)
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)