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Leptin and Why You Should Love Your Booty

Aug 05, 201412 Comments12962 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? Science says̷...

Feb 13, 20148 Comments9304 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, 201440 Comments11618 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, 2013112 Comments55782 Views

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

Low on Progesterone? Why Stress Reduction M...

Mar 19, 201355 Comments64016 Views

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

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Psychological stress and female hormones: a...

Oct 10, 20129 Comments6109 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, 201278 Comments35897 Views

PCOS and hypothalamic amenorrhea are two specific, different diagnoses. Most medical professionals would never dream of diagnosing a patient with both. Nevertheless, my research, personal experience,


Carbohydrates for Fertility and Health

May 31, 2012215 Comments92763 Views

I spend a disproportionate amount of my time telling women to eat carbohydrates. In the paleosphere, it is incredibly common to eat a low carbohydrate

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Paleo and Amenorrhea: How Extremity Can Mak...

May 22, 201294 Comments41951 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

The Physiology of Women’s Weight Loss...

May 13, 20128 Comments18667 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