What should you know about periods after hypothalamic amenorrhea?
Today, I'd like to introduce you Nicole Jardim, aka. The Period Girl, and pick her brain on that topic.
If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know that I've covered a lot about recovering from hypothalamic amenorrhea. But what happens next? From my personal experience, I can tell you that keeping your ovulation and period takes work too! How do you do it right?
Today, Nicole and I are talking about irregular periods, late ovulation, problems with the Pill and other hormonal birth control, and how food and environment can affect our reproductive health.
Here we go!
Here are the timestamps for this interview:
00:25 Introduction: Meet Nicole
01:50 Why is Nicole so interested in periods!
02:30 Nicole's own story: Going on the Pill to “solve” irregularity and heaviness of her periods
03:20 When the Pill started causing issues for her
06:20 Why it's important to have regular cycles
08:00 Why we should actually focus on ovulation even more than on period
09:45 How a healthy cycle looks like and what happens during it
12:00 What happens in our bodies when we take the Pill or another form of hormonal birth control
12:35 Why normal estrogen and progesterone production is critical for a woman's health
14:05 What to do when your period came back after amenorrhea, but is very irregular at first
19:35 Why we shouldn't be dreading having a sensitive body and appreciate it instead
21:45 Why we may not even know what our natural weight is
23:30 What happens when a body senses that it doesn't get enough food and calories
24:20 Why it's important to have enough enough body fat
25:30 Why your ovulation might be late
27:55 When estrogen is not peaking enough to cause ovulation
30:20 Can soy help to ovulate
33:30 How blood sugar spikes and high cortisol can cause issues with your hormones
35:00 Painful periods after recovering from amenorrhea
36:30 Liver's role in balancing your hormones
38:10 Why it's important to see a doctor if you have severe period pain
40:00 Hormone testing – who is it for and what information it can give
43:20 Learn about Nicole's e-programs and get in touch with her
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