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EMBody Radio

Jun 29, 2023

Women's health and the menstrual cycle is pretty misunderstood.

After the menstrual cycle basics episode went over so well with everyone, I wanted to continue creating more content about women’s health, especially menstrual health. It breaks my heart that so many of us, self included, don’t truly learn about our physiology and our body’s natural cycles until our 20s or 30s, sometimes even later, or until we’re dealing with some kind of reproductive health issue.

When we can learn how to work with our bodies instead of constantly trying to drop kick them into submission, not only can we live healthier lives, but we can actually make more fitness progress. I’ve seen it time and time again both in myself and in clients: when female physiology is operating as female physiology is meant to, i.e. we have a healthy, reliable period, we perform better, build muscle and lose fat more easily, and overall experience a higher quality of life. 

Today I want to talk about one of the biggest “offenders” in the health and fitness space. Today, we’re going to be talking about Energy Availability, amenorrhea, and how chronic dieting, aka chronically under-consuming Calories, negatively impacts the menstrual cycle.

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