Lara Briden's healthy hormone updates
Hi everyone. Natural progesterone was in the Australian news this week, being hailed as "the biggest breakthrough in menopause treatment in decades". So I thought it would be a good time to share my latest writing about progesterone (see The Estrogen Roller Coaster). I'd also like to invite you to listen to a very engaging conversation I had with Amy at PCOS Diva about the "5 Types of PCOS". And finally, a post for all those young women out there struggling with Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (lack of periods).

What Estrogen Does in Your 40s (and How Natural Progesterone Can Help)

Hot flashes, sleep problems, mood swings, and crazy heavy periods. Is this menopause already? And you’re only 42? No, menopause may still be a decade away. This is perimenopause, which is the 2-10 years of hormonal change that precede menopause. Continue reading...
"There is no one-size-fits-all PCOS diagnosis. To see everyone as having the same condition would be like to see everyone who has a headache as having the same condition."

Check out my latest interview at PCOS Diva. 

Are You Eating Enough to Get a Period? 

You’re eating healthy, so you’re having a green smoothie for breakfast, and avoiding carbs with dinner. Maybe you’re doing it in response to a new PCOS diagnosis. Or maybe it’s because you bloat if you eat anything apart from meat and vegetables and green smoothies. Either way, your new way of eating could become a real problem for your period.. Continue reading...
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