From n=1 to 23andMe: an Update on Hormonal Health

Disclaimer: Any information I present here on my blog is for informational use only–i.e. this is not to be taken as a substitute for actual medical advice. I’m just recounting my personal experience, and everyone is different, so please seek … Continue reading

Why I’m Not a Vegan, Part 5: Macronutrients and Why they Matter

My Disclaimer  My decision to stop being a vegan was based on a gut feeling–literally and figuratively: the blog post(s) that I’m about to provide you with are simply based on all of the research I’ve done since making the … Continue reading

Why I’m Not a Vegan, Part 2: What Happened When I was a Vegan

[source] My Disclaimer  My decision to stop being a vegan was based on a gut feeling–literally and figuratively: the blog post(s) that I’m about to provide you with are simply based on all of the research I’ve done since making … Continue reading

Acne, Amenorrhea, and Anxiety: What a MTHFR!*

[source] For those of you playing the home game, you already know that I’ve been seeing a functional medicine doctor, and that we’ve already figured out that I’m dealing with stage 2 adrenal fatigue, a messed up thyroid, and a … Continue reading

Why Can’t I Stop Binge Eating? (Hint: Check Your Stress Levels)

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Hey–FYI, triggers ahead. Read at your own risk.   I’m not a stranger to stress. In fact, if you know me, you know that’s a bit of an understatement. Type-A, overachieving, blah blah blah. You’ve heard it before. You’ve probably lived … Continue reading

Phytoestrogens Are Not a Duck: Low Estrogen, Thyroid Disruption, and Amenorrhea

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After a few months of missed periods that could only be explained by my diet or else immaculate conception, I went to see an Ob/Gyn. He suggested several blood tests, and the results came back thusly: low estradiol and low … Continue reading