If You’re Not Thinking About Ovulation, You’re Not Thinking About Health

Ovulation benefits healthThis is my open letter to every clinician, personal trainer, and blogger who offers health advice without thinking about the importance of ovulation and natural ovulatory menstrual cycles.

Dear Sir,

Your health advice may cause your clients to stop ovulating. That’s a problem because regular ovulation is not just for making a baby. It’s also an important indicator or “vital sign” of your client’s general health. Furthermore, regular ovulation is the only way your client can make the ovarian hormones she needs for a healthy brain, bones, and metabolism.

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Is It PCOS or Hypothalamic Amenorrhea or Both?

is it PCOS or hypothalamic amenorrheaIf you’ve lost your period, you may have noticed that it’s tough to get the right diagnosis.

First, you’re told you have the hormonal condition PCOS, and then you’re told that maybe you don’t. And then you’re told you might have hypothalamic amenorrhea, and now you’re really confused.

This is the blog post for you.

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Rescue Prescription for Menopause and Perimenopause

rescue for perimenopauseHere are the symptoms you don’t want to talk about: heavy, flooding periods; mood swings; insomnia; hot flushes.

It’s not fun to bleed through your clothes or wake at night with your heart pounding and your sheets all wet. And part of you is thinking that maybe you’ve done something wrong to get into this situation. Or, at the very least, that you’ve made the shameful mistake of getting older and entering perimenopause or “the M-word.”

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Pain Is Not a Symptom of PCOS

PCOS painPain can be the symptom of several different gynecological conditions including endometriosis, adenomyosis, and ovarian cysts.

Pain is not a symptom of the hormonal condition PCOS.

But what if you have pain and your doctor discovers polycystic ovaries on ultrasound? Surely, that offers some kind of explanation? Nope. Your pain is not related to that ultrasound finding.

Here are three things to understand.

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