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 My Acne Keeps My Doctor Up at Night

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FYI: Before we get into today’s post, please be aware that nothing I write here is meant to be mistaken for professional medical advice. I am just chronicling my own journey and providing resources so you can learn more about … 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

The Ugly Truth: Acne, Amenorrhea, and Antibiotics

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Before we get into today’s post, I just wanted to share some exciting news: I have been asked to contribute to the brand-new online magazine Paleo Movement. I encourage you to go over and bookmark the site–even if you’re tired of … Continue reading

Still No Period (And What I’m Doing to Get it Back)

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Believe it or not, last month was the one year anniversary of my last period. TMI? Maybe, but this is essential to my health journey, so if you want to hear how I’m working to heal acne, amenorrhea, weight gain, … 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

Acne, Amenorrhea, and Natural Hormone Cures

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FYI: Before we get into today’s post, please be aware that nothing I write here is meant to be mistaken for professional medical advice. I am just chronicling my own journey and providing resources so you can learn more about … 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

Word Games

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As a writer, I’m fascinated by how different words can drastically change the meaning of the same sentence. For example: “I don’t get my period” sounds like a blessing. (Seriously: no cramps or hormonal swings? Check please!) “I stopped getting … Continue reading