Hello everyone! Today I want to share my experience with dealing with weight gain in HA recovery. HA stands for Hypothalamic Amenorrhea and is when your periods stop because of under-eating or over-exercising. I am sharing this because I know a big proportion of my audience have found my page because you are trying to … Continue reading Weight gain in HA recovery, my tips
Long before COVID19, there was already another epidemic silently over-taking the world. Adrenal fatigue aka burn out or the "21st century stress syndrome" is a condition which probably affects millions of people but often goes undiagnosed or untreated because it is just seen as normal in our busy society. Have you ever felt totally exhausted, … Continue reading Adrenal fatigue and burn out, the epidemic
If you have read my last post on Why has my period stopped and how do I get it back? you will know that I recommend to take a break from intense exercise when you are trying to get your period back. This includes any form of intense cardio such as running or HIIT as well … Continue reading Exercise during HA recovery tips and advice
If you haven't read my "Why am I so interested in hormones?" series (linked at the bottom of this post), see here for my story on how I lost my period and my journey to getting healthy again. Here I will share what learned about why we can have missing periods and how to get … Continue reading Missing periods, why it happens and how do fix it?
I have known about the power of the "morning ritual" for a while now and it was a key part in my healing from hypothalamic amenorrhea and adrenal fatigue, but with work and other commitments its very easy for this to fall by the wayside. With the current global drama that is sweeping the planet … Continue reading The power of a morning ritual during a crisis
Continuing from my last post.. I started working with an online coach to heal my PCOS. Through working with her I started to uncover all sorts of ideas around my relationship to food and exercise and how it had impacted my body. Even though I was still very restrictive in my food choices I was … Continue reading Why am I so interested in hormones? Part 3 – recovery, relapse, repeat
Unfortunately after I graduated I slipped back to some of my old ways. I was still struggling with gastritis and other digestive issues and doing endless research online to find the "perfect healing diet". This is where I found veganism, specifically the high-carb low-fat vegan diet. I started following all of these Youtube channels with skinny, … Continue reading Why am I so interested in hormones? Part 2 – veganism, PCOS and orthorexia
My journey with my hormones has been up and down to say the least. I started my period at age 12 with no major celebration.. my mum explained what to expect and how to use pads and tampons and that was that for a few years. I don't really remember much from that time but … Continue reading Why am I so interested in hormones? Part 1 – my battle with disordered eating