Period Gone Missing After the Pill? Here’s What to Do First.

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Have you been off the pill for 3 months and your period still hasn’t returned? You’re not alone. In fact, upwards of 37% of women never see the return of their period post pill. For many women, coming off of the pill signals the beginning of a myriad of symptoms and can mean the end of regular periods.  The threat …

How a Menstrual Cycle Works

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It goes without saying that every menstruating woman knows what is happening to her body once a month for most of her adult life… or does it? For many of us, have our first period around age 11-14 and do that every month unless we’re pregnant or begin menopause around age 50. But there’s so much more to it than …

5 Steps to Eliminate Estrogen Dominance

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Estrogen is a hormone that can sometimes get a bad wrap, especially in the context of estrogen dominance. But estrogen is what gives women their hips, breast and thighs and keeps the whole body well lubricated. It is also very important for bone health and your mood. Estrogen also plays a crucial role in thyroid health and when in excess, …