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Hey there! I get a lot of emails every week from women asking for advice on a wide range of period-related and hormonal health issues. So I created this FAQ page to help get as many of your questions answered as possible.

1. BIRTH CONTROL – hormonal birth control side effects, how to get off hormonal birth control and different birth control options.

Side effects:
Are Birth Control Side Effects Ruining Your Life?
The Pill & Your Sex Drive
5 Things You Must Know About Hormonal Birth Control
Does the Birth Control Pill Make You Fat?
Are Chronic UTI’s Killing Your Sex Life?
Huge Study Links Birth Control to Depression

Birth control options + how to get off hormonal birth control:
Birth Control Options 101
Get Off the Birth Control Pill the Right Way
How to Start Using Natural Birth Control
Daysy Fertility Monitor: Is it Right for You?
Kindara Introduces the Wink Thermometer
Why Lena Dunham is Wrong About Birth Control

2. NATURAL HORMONE BALANCING & FERTILITY – food, supplements and stress management to balance hormones naturally and improve fertility.

What is Estrogen Dominance?
The most important component of healthy hormones + my top 5 tips for liver cleansing
Causes + Solutions for Adult Acne
Cholesterol is Great for Hormones!
Bone Broth: The Most Fertile Food
Two Awesome Solutions for Low Progesterone
What is Methylated Folate + MTHFR
3 Superstar Supplements to Improve Ovulation & Your Period
Does Vitex Work for your Hormones & Fertility?
How to Balance Hormones Naturally – Step #1
Protecting Your Ovarian Reserve: How to preserve your fertility as you age
Bulletproof Your Fertility
MTHFR: What is it and Why you Should Know for the Sake of Your Fertility
Is Sugar Destroying Our Children’s Future Fertility?
The Naked Truth: Protein Powders
Vitamin D: The Period Vitamin
Adaptogenic Herbs for Women’s Hormonal Health

3. STRESS + YOUR HORMONES – the effects of psychological stress on our sex hormones

My Personal Story with Stress – how I ended up in the hospital (it’s a good read!)
The Cortisol Connection – cortisol + it’s connection to your sex hormones
Top Supplements + Herbals for Stressed Out Women
Fat, Fatigued or Forgetful: Here’s Why
Why we sleep in separate beds sometimes – my take on the benefits of sleeping separately
Pregnenolone Steal: The Great Hormonal Heist
Why Modern Women Need to Rethink Stress
Are you Missing The Miracle of Your Existence?
Anxiety: The word of the day

4. THYROID HEALTH + YOUR HORMONES – how does your thyroid affect your sex hormones

Demystifying Your Thyroid Part 1
Demystifying Your Thyroid Part 2
Do I Really Have to Stop Eating Gluten?

5. ALL ABOUT PERIODS + THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE – learn everything you ever wanted to know about your period and menstrual cycle.

How Long Should Your Period Really Be?
What’s Your Period Really Supposed to Look Like
How to Lengthen Your Luteal Phase
Periods and Poops: How Your Cycle Impacts your Digestive System
Does Your Period Start, Stop, then Start Again?
Help! Why am I Spotting?
How Long Should Your Period Be?
The Four Phases of the Menstrual Cycle
Your period? Yeah there’s an app for that!
Everything you ever wanted to know about heavy periods

6. NO PERIODS/AMENORRHEA + IRREGULAR PERIODS & SPORADIC OVULATION – learn the causes and basic solutions for missing & irregular periods and irregular ovulation

Is Your Period Playing Hide N’ Seek (Amenorrhea) – Hypothalamic Amenorrhea
Where’s My Period Gone? – Are you experiencing amenorrhea (periods missing for more than 3 months).
Is Seed Cycling For You? – Seed cycling is great for low estrogen/progesterone + irregular cycles
What to do when your period is late
5 Surprising Things that can Stop Ovulation and Impair Fertility
What do PCOS, high prolactin levels and premature ovarian failure have in common?
Help! Where’s my Period Gone?

7. PCOS – learn about PCOS causes & tips/practices to help address many of the symptoms of this condition.

Cause of Infertility – PCOS
PCOS Part 1
PCOS Part 2
The PCOS Protocol

8. HORMONE MYTH BUSTING: Just a little myth busting fun for you!

Hormone Myth Busting Part 1
Hormone Myth Busting Part 2

9. IRREGULAR BLEEDING/SPOTTING – do you spot at different times in your cycle (ovulation, before or after your period) and don’t know what it means?

Help! Why am I spotting? – The various causes of spotting and how to start fixing it.
The Effect of Antibiotics On Your Period – they can cause irregular bleeding and delay your period
Does Your Period Start, Stop, then Start Again?

10. PMS SYMPTOMS + PAINFUL PERIODS – dealing with PMS symptoms, super painful cramps, ovulatory pain or pelvic pain in general? Check these posts out.

A few of my favorite products for PMS, Periods, UTI’s + more!
Should you Steam Your Vagina?
MTHFR: What is it + Why Your Should Know for the Sake of Your Fertility
The Omega 6/Omega 3 Connection to Painful Periods
Debilitating or Dull Throbbing Headache – Why does this happen?
Castor Oil for Menstrual Health & Fertility
My top three fixes for cramps

11. MISCELLANEOUS

Should you use those Drugstore Feminine Wipes?
Should You Steam Your Vagina?
The Connection Between Your Dental Health & Your Hormones
Is Your Shampoo Messing with Your Hormones?
Maya Abdominal Massage
Making the Case for Period Underwear
I May Have Crohn’s Disease, Now What?
Three things that save me from crashing & burning during the holidays