Are You Eating Enough to Get a Period?

keto period or amenorrheaLost your period? You might just need to eat more. (A lot more.)

Losing your period to under-eating (or under-eating carbs) is called hypothalamic amenorrhea and is common, particularly in women younger than 30.

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Endometriosis: 5 Natural Treatments That Really Work

Natural endometriosis treatmentEndometriosis is not like other period problems. It’s not a hormonal condition like PMS and PCOS. It’s affected by hormones, yes, but fundamentally endometriosis is an inflammatory disease and possibly a microbial disease.

Conventional treatment has not yet caught up with the new research into endometriosis and immune dysfunction. Hormonal suppression remains the primary treatment, which is unfortunate because it has many side effects and does not work all that well.

There is a better way.

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Have You Lost Your Period to a Low Carb or Keto Diet?

Have you lost your period to a keto diet?Every time I tweet my concern about women losing their periods to a low carb or keto diet, I get a lot of angry responses.

“It’s purely anecdotal,” men explain to me. “There is no known mechanism, so it must not really be happening.”

Except it is really happening. Ask anyone who works with young menstruating women. Or not menstruating, as the case may be.

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How Soy Affects Hormones (and the Benefits of Phytoestrogens)

Soy and phytoestrogensDoes soy affect hormones? Yes, but probably but not in the way you think.

Some problematic aspects of soy include:

  • soybean oil is an omega 6 oil and therefore potentially inflammatory
  • processed soy protein can impair nutrient absorption
  • industrially grown soy is heavily sprayed with pesticides
  • soy is a reasonably common food sensitivity.

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