Intermittent Fasting… A Good Idea?

In modern society, for those of us living in westernized affluent nations; we don’t need to go hungry ever. We are always surrounded by both an abundance of food and opportunities with which to consume it. We may be so ingrained in daily eating patterns, that we have lost the ability to hear when the … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting… A Good Idea?

Repercussions of Long Term Birth Control Pill Use

When I was 15 years old, I had debilitating cramps and heaviness with my period every single month. I remember not being able to do much during my period and having to lay down for a lot of it. I would take some over the counter pain meds like ibuprofen, but that didn’t even touch … Continue reading Repercussions of Long Term Birth Control Pill Use

How I Cut the Duration, Volume and Intensity of my Periods in Half

  I was 13 when I got my first period. It was pretty normal for the first couple of years. It would come every 28 days like clockwork, I would have some nominal cramping, take a couple doses of ibuprofen and be done. Then, at age 15 it got much worse. The pain I experienced … Continue reading How I Cut the Duration, Volume and Intensity of my Periods in Half

Women are Not Small Men… Why Male and Female Physiology Differences Influence Athletic Performance

  We watched a fair amount of the  Winter Olympics at our house in 2018 and it was quite obvious to see that the male competitors often had more strength, speed, and generally easily outperformed their female counterparts in each sport. These facts are not contested and are well known; world records ranging from the … Continue reading Women are Not Small Men… Why Male and Female Physiology Differences Influence Athletic Performance

Estrogen Dominance and Xenoestrogens

  PMS, painful periods, weight gain, skin issues, breast tenderness and irregular menstrual cycles can all be symptoms of Estrogen dominance, which, as it sounds; is too much estrogen circulating in the female system leading to an upset in the overall hormonal balance. Estrogen dominance is so commonplace now that a lot of women experience … Continue reading Estrogen Dominance and Xenoestrogens

Workouts and Your Cycle

I always thought that a woman would naturally be at her “worst performance” athletically speaking, during the days of menstruation. After all, these are the days where women will typically feel fatigued, in pain and generally worse for wear out of any other days in the cycle. I was so surprised to learn that in … Continue reading Workouts and Your Cycle

I Ate My Placenta and Hated It

With the birth of our second child, we decided to go the Birthing Center route after having a less than ideal experience in a hospital the first time around. You can read about my two very different birthing experiences here. I am so glad we made that decision, because the birthing center we used was … Continue reading I Ate My Placenta and Hated It