I’m excited to welcome Dr. Nicola Rinaldi to the podcast  

We’re digging into Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA)…the absence of menstruation.

Dr. Nicola Rinaldi has a PhD in biology from MIT. Since experiencing hypothalamic amenorrhea (missing periods) herself, Dr. Rinaldi has been on a mission to spread awareness of the condition and how to recover. In 2016 she published the book “No Period. Now What?” This book is a comprehensive resource that includes much of the medical and scientific research that underlies our current understanding of the triggers for amenorrhea, what steps to take for recovery, and treatments to use for recovery and pregnancy as needed.

In addition, Dr. Rinaldi performed the largest survey to date of women who likewise experienced amenorrhea, and includes results from the survey answering many of the common questions women have, such as “How long will it take to recover?” “Will I be able to get pregnant?” and “Will I resume cycling after pregnancy?”. Finally, the book includes Dr. Rinaldi’s own story along with those of hundreds of other women, providing hope and reassurance to women following in their footsteps

Since publishing “No Period. Now What?” Dr. Rinaldi has been a guest on multiple podcasts, attended the ACSM and SCAN conferences, presented the winning poster at the 2017 Female Athlete Conference, and now works with clients on period recovery and getting pregnant. Website: www.noperiodnowwhat.com

We’re talking about recovery and how to prepare your body for pregnancy

In this episode you’ll learn:

1) What are the causes of HA. Typically we think of over exercising under eating – we discuss other factors.

 

2) The impact of hormonal birth control on HA

 

3) How to diagnose HA and why it is often misdiagnosed.

 

4) How to restore the period (hint healthy fats are KEY – check out episode #16)

 

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