Girl Talk – hormones, birth control, seed cycling and other girl talk
She does a great job breaking down the signs and symptoms of low estrogen progesterone, and thyroid dysfunction also.
This morning I was listening to the JJ Virgin Podcast – seriously you guys FOLLOW her if you don’t already (awesome stuff about brain health, gut health, nutrition and everything is super interesting!) – She had a guest speaker on talking about the after effects of being on birth control pills – AND what happens AFTER you go off them and the effects they still have on you. It was amazing to hear what the percentages are of people that are currently on a hormone pills OR have been on one in the past! And most of the reasons that women are on them aren’t for pregnancy prevention but for things like clearing up your skin, regularity with menstrual cycles, side effects of menopause and much more. And sadly many times the pills are MASKING the symptoms and not providing a solution –
You can check out her podcast HERE and be sure to follow the JJ Virgin show on itunes or podcast addict is the app I use.
Guess what. This HAPPENED to me. When I got more into running during college it went MIA for SIX MONTHS. You guys…this is a problem if it goes on for too long and DOESN’T get attention (no worries I’m all good now) – women are having issues with infertility, bone density loss and OTHER complications that come with amenorrhea.
Have you heard of any of these things?
What did you find the most interesting?
Have you struggled with this in the past or struggle with it now at all?