s2/e44 What Happens When You Lose Your Period (& What To Do) with Cynthia Donovan, MS, RDN, CDN (@period.nutritionist)

What happens when you lose your period? Amenorrhea (missing menstrual cycles) is unfortunately common among the endurance athlete community, and Cynthia Donovan, MS, RDN, CDN (@period.nutritionist) joins the show to discuss all things MISSING PERIODS, including what's happening when your period disappears, why we WANT a regular menstrual cycle for short- and long-term health, and steps to take if your period is missing. Cynthia's story of amenorrhea & her professional journey The impact your missing period has on your bone health, heart health, gut health, and more   Why hormonal contraception may be masking whether or not you're getting an ovulatory menstrual cycle Why you don't have to be underweight to lose your period What do you need to do to restore your period? PCOS and missing/irregular period Why your menstrual cycle should be considered the "fifth vital sign" Proactively supporting your menstrual health This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker! For a limited time, get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store; visit insidetracker.com/runningexplained today! Created by leading scientists in aging, genetics, and biometrics, InsideTracker analyzes your blood, DNA, and fitness tracking data to identify where you’re optimized—and where you’re not. You’ll get a daily Action Plan with personalized guidance on the right exercise, nutrition, and supplementation for your body. Add InnerAge 2.0 to any plan to calculate your true biological age, and see how you’re aging from the inside out! Cynthia is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with over 10 years of experience in the field. Serving women with Hypothalamic Amenorrhea & helping them get their period back, restore their health & find balance with food & exercise is her passion & her main focus in her practice. Since founding the Eat to Regain Your Period Program in April 2020, She’s worked with hundreds of women in helping them get their period & their life back. When she’s not serving women across the world with period recovery- you can find her with the two loves of her life, her sons, Brian and Brayden. Insta: https://www.instagram.com/period.nutritionist/ Website: www.periodnutritionist.com Apply for Period Recovery Coaching w/Cynthia: https://p.bttr.to/3ybjfOb

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