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Leptin and Why You Should Love Your Booty

Aug 05, 20142 Comments984 Views

  The following is a guest post by a fellow health blogger – Kate – who had an infertility problem then fell in love with

Do Mannequins Menstruate?

Do Mannequins Menstruate? Science says̷...

Feb 13, 20148 Comments332 Views

Mannequins do not menstruate, and  this is not just because they are made out of plastic. Here are some images of mannequins in clothes and

I Failed, Gained 15 Pounds and Saved my Life

I Failed, Gained 15 Pounds and Saved my Lif...

Jan 21, 201431 Comments404 Views

The one thing that we talk about most in this community is how to be in hormone balance. How to be fertile. How to enjoy

Overcoming hypothalamic amenorrhea

Jul 22, 201384 Comments2665 Views

  Far back in the very beginning weeks of this blog, I wrote a long series of articles on the sources of infertility.    In

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Low on Progesterone? Why Stress Reduction M...

Mar 19, 201346 Comments2068 Views

One of the biggest hormone problems that plagues women is having low progesterone levels.   On some level this is natural: it happens during menopause,

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Psychological stress and female hormones: a...

Oct 10, 20126 Comments431 Views

While the title of this post may sound hyperbolic, it nonetheless is grounded in truth.  There are a wide variety of dietary and lifestyle factors

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PCOS and Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: what̵...

Jul 03, 201274 Comments1738 Views

PCOS is complicated.  It’s an easy diagnosis, but the causes of it are rarely understood.  This is because cysts crop up under a wide variety

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Carbohydrates for Fertility and Health

May 31, 2012157 Comments4466 Views

I spend a disproportionate amount of my time telling women to eat carbohydrates (read: “safe starches”–see below).  The thing is, a low carbohydrate diet (<50g/day)

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Paleo and Amenorrhea: How Extremity Can Mak...

May 22, 201293 Comments1944 Views

The volume of emails I receive from women who start having menstrual problems on a paleo diet is staggering.    It is not an enormous

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The Physiology of Women’s Weight Loss...

May 13, 20128 Comments538 Views

In the first post I wrote on the physiology of women’s weight loss, I focused on the role estrogen plays in fat stores.  I noted