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The All In Podcast

A straight-shooting, science based podcast about periods, period recovery, fertility, and nurturing health, outside of unrealistic beauty expectations. Every fortnight, Dr Nicola Rinaldi, scientist and lead author of the book ‘No Period, now what?’ and Florence Gillet, Certified Eating Psychology coach and founder of www.beyondbodyimage.com share real recovery stories, expert insights and new research on hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA) recovery, hormonal health and fertility, with an unmissable touch of body respect and women’s empowerment. 

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Episode 31 - Florence & Daniela share their stories of recovery
In this episode, Nicola and Florence meet another 2 former clients - Florence in France and Daniela in the US, to discuss their experiences with the All In method, Joint Coaching and life after HA.To find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To join the NPNW Support group, please visit noperiod.info/supportTo make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify. 
66:07 5/24/22
Episode 30 - Georgina, Angie and Lior share their stories of recovery
In this episode, Nicola and Florence meet with Georgina, from the UK, Angie in the US and Lior, from Israel, to discuss their experiences with the All In method, Joint Coaching and life after HA. To find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To join the NPNW Support group, please visit noperiod.info/supportTo make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify. 
104:38 5/3/22
Episode 29 - Eating for fertility with Lindsey Lusson
In this episode, Nicola and Florence meet RD Lindsey Lusson, who also went through HA & now focuses on restoring fertility in her patients with restrictive eating habits.Together they talk about- Lindsey's recovery and how it informed her job as a dietitian- Unlearning diet culture in recovery and in her practice- How to eat for fertility- How to deal with the fear of weight gain and what we think of the "overshoot" concept- Why weight gain is crucial in pregnancy for baby and mother's healthYou can find Lindsey via Instagram @food.freedom.fertilityOr via her website: https://lindseylifestyledietitian.com/She also has a podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/es/podcast/food-freedom-fertility-ha-recovery-and-beyond/id1606046902To find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To join the NPNW Support group, please visit noperiod.info/supportTo make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify. 
53:09 4/5/22
Episode 28 - Amenorrhea and heart health
In this episode, Nicola speaks with Dr. Chrisandra Shufelt to discuss:How Dr. Shulfelt came to be interested in amenorrhea and heart health. Ways in which it's reasonable to make comparisons between people who are post-menopausal versus amenorrheic. Low estrogen affects the stretchiness of blood vessels, changes in cholesterol, and can be associated with insulin resistance. Dr. Shufelt's next study is looking at which factor underlying amenorrhea might have the biggest effects on heart health. She tells us about some of the results from the study she and colleagues just completed. We discuss risk factors for heart disease, traditional and "non-traditional" (i.e. things that mostly affect women).  The impact of cholesterol, and how quickly changes in cholesterol and bone health are seen.  Dr. Shufelt tells us about her recently completed study of vascular function in people with amenorrhea versus menopause versus normal menstrual cycles and shares some of the results, including some interesting notes on inflammatory factors.We chat about hormone replacement versus birth control pills  and which is preferable and when, what the effects of the placebo week might be... Factors that biological females should be aware of with regards to heart attacks, risk factors, and conversations with your doctors around your personal risk. Dr. Shulfelt is active on twitter, find her @cshufeltmdFor information about the heart study, http://noperiod.info/heartstudy, 310-423-9666To find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To join the NPNW Support group, please visit noperiod.info/supportTo make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify. 
55:38 3/22/22
Episode 27 - Monitoring your menstrual cycles
In this episode, Florence and Nicola discuss:-          Menstrual cycle is a window into women’s health – ovulation as the main event-          How to track your cycles after recovery: CM, BBT, Cervix position (Chapter 18)-          Progression of CM throughout your cycle-          What follicular waves mean in recovery or after-          The perfect 28 day cycle myth-          Challenges of cycling after recovery-          How long until you can feel more at peace with your cycle coming back every monthBooksTaking charge of your fertility, by Tony WeschlerSex plus by Laci GreenFertility Friend appKindara appTo find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To join the NPNW Support group, please visit noperiod.info/supportTo make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify. 
64:19 3/8/22
Episode 26 - Redefining fitness into "movement for more" with @Fitragamuffin
In this episode, Nicola and Florence meet Jamie, non-diet fitness Personal Trainer. Jamie explains what led her to become a PT and a Zumba instructor, as well as a physio assistant. Jamie shares how she never really felt close to the appearance-focused fitness values in her field, and was practicing a much more compassionate, mindful approach to her job, even before learning about Health At Every Size.Together we discuss toxic fitness culture, how to come out of exercise addiction thanks to the acronym FIL (Feel, Impact, Lesson), what Jamie understands as "movement for more" and how she helps her clients reframe their relationship with exercise. We also discuss what led Jamie to stop subscribing to Zumba as an instructor. Attention! Please make sure to only consider personal training AFTER recovering at least 3 periods. (http://noperiod.info/wait-three-cycles) You can find Jamie via @fitragamuffin or www.fitragamuffin.com to subscribe to her virtual training programs.To find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To join the NPNW Support group, please visit noperiod.info/supportTo make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify. 
53:56 2/22/22
Episode 25 - Exposing medical weight bias with Ragen Chastain
In this episode, Nicola and Florence meet Ragen Chastain. Ragen is a HAES Speaker, Writer, Dancer, Marathoner, ACE Certified Health Coach and Functional Fitness Specialist, in Training to be an Iron-Distance Triathlete, Activist, and the brains behind The WeightAndHealthcare Newsletter on Substack.Ragen starts by telling us about her story with dieting, overexercising, and losing her periods. Having a research and statistics masters, Ragen researched the internet for the best way to lose weight. She was shocked to realise there was not a single study documenting valuable evidence as to weight loss being somehow effective or sustainable. From there, she started looking into links between body weight and health, and became a well-regarded expert on Health at Every Size (HAES), especially in medical circles.During this interview, Ragen exposes how to detect and address weight bias in the doctor’s office; what to answer when others comment on your food or body as they are working on recovery and how to tackle internalised fatphobia in each of us while making the world more inclusive.In this episode, Ragen mentions books on understanding the racist roots of the BMI:Sabrina Strings, Fearing the black body available hereDe'shaun Harrison, The belly of the beast available hereMake sure to subscribe to Ragen's incredible work - Weight and Healthcare Newsletter: https://weightandhealthcare.substack.com/- HAEShealthsheets.com allowing you to check whether your doctor is suffering from weight bias in the treatment they recommend: https://haeshealthsheets.com/- Ragen's super funny blog and resourceful website: https://danceswithfat.org/To find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To join the NPNW Support group, please visit noperiod.info/supportTo make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify. 
64:12 2/8/22
Episode 24 - Untangling health, thinness and external validation with Aurélie Montenair
In this episode, Nicola and Florence welcome Aurelie Montenair. Raised in France where most girls start dieting at 8, Aurelie went on her first diet as an 18 year old. She tells us about her descent into full-blown orthorexia and HA, and what it took to deconstruct many of the beliefs about body size, health and women she had internalised since childhood.  Together we explore European culture when it comes to thinness, health and fatphobia, control and denial, and also why girls and women are raised to believe that their appearance and getting external validation from others is the most important thing to nurture.Aurelie's story takes many twists and turns, and then she talks about her recovery too, why community mattered so much for her to stay strong and the process of unlearning that accompanied getting her periods back.You can follow Aurelie via @auremtrTo find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To join the NPNW Support group, please visit noperiod.info/supportTo make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify. 
71:46 1/25/22
Episode 23 - Facing the fear with ED recovery Coach Tabitha Farrar
In this episode, Nicola and Florence meet with ED recovery coach and author Tabitha Farrar.  Together they talk about: - Tabitha's story of anorexia and her recovery, but also what happened to her menstrual cycles as she came out of energy deficit.- Tabitha's unique views on anorexia as an evolved response to famine, and all the habitual behaviours (OCD-ED) drawn by the lack of available energy, and typically experienced by ED patients- Why nutritional rehabilitation has to be accompanied by reducing exercise in order to sustainably recover, and why bingeing is a natural response in recovery- The crucial role of brain rewiring and how to truly tackle the fear of weight gain to recover once and for allFind out more about Tabitha's coaching, books, podcasts and youtube videos via www.tabithafarrar.comTo find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To join the NPNW Support group, please visit noperiod.info/supportTo make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify.
63:09 1/11/22
Episode 22 - Defining All In
In this episode, Nicola and Florence spend some time deep diving into the term "All In": what it refers to, what it is not, when it applies and why it is a lot more than just eating all the foods. Together they are also busting the common myths around "All In":1/ All In is going to make me fat. If I start gaining weight, it will never end.2/ I can be All In while staying “healthy”3/ All In cannot be healthy since exercise is so good for you4/ All In won’t be necessary because I will get fertility treatments5/ My hormone levels and BMI are normal. Do I really need All In?To find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To join the NPNW Support group, please visit noperiod.info/supportTo make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify.
87:50 12/28/21
Episode 21 - Catching up with professional runner Mary Cain
In this episode, Nicola and Florence meet Mary Cain, professional runner and founder of the nonprofit running team, Atalanta NYC. Atalanta NYC employs professional female runners to serve as mentors for young girls while building both their career skills and training full-time. Along with focusing on her training, Mary works at Tracksmith, as the NYC Community Manager, New York Road Runners. After sharing the story of why she quit running with the Nike team with the world in a 2019 NY Times Op-Ed, Mary has dedicated herself to driving change in the sport, with an emphasis on athlete well-being and gender equity. Atalanta NYC is just one way she's trying to give back to the sport of running. Mary describes her history of mental and physical abuse as one of Nike's professional runners, what she did to recover from amenorrhea and get regular cycles again, and what she learned along the way about herself and running professionally. On the flip side -  what she wishes to change in the running world, through her non profit Atalanta NYC.Find Mary Cain via @runmarycain @atalantany or www.atalantanyc.orgTo find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To join the NPNW Support group, please visit noperiod.info/supportTo make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify.
76:09 12/14/21
Episode 20 - Researching Body Satisfaction with Dr Caterina Gentili
In this episode, Nicola and Florence receive Dr Cati Gentili, a Research Fellow working at the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR), based at the University of the West of England in Bristol. Over the years, Dr. Gentili's research has focused on restrained eating and body image concerns, positive body image (in particular body functionality appreciation), exercise motivations and habits and how they relate to body image, as well as on the impact of oncological hormonal treatments and gender norms on body image. Dr. Gentili is very passionate about the social justice angle on body image research and strongly believes that body dissatisfaction should be approached as a public health concern. Together, they discussed:1/ What is the Centre for appearance research?2/ What is appearance? Is it the same as body image? 3/ Is there research about the impact of body hate on health?4/ Is research supporting dieting or exercising as a way to improve how we feel about our bodies?5/ Are there ways for listeners to improve body satisfaction even though they are going through recovery, eating more, exercising less, probably seeing their bodies change?To know more about Dr Gentili and the CAR, CAR's website: https://www.uwe.ac.uk/research/centres-and-groups/appearanceCAR’s IG page: https://www.instagram.com/car_uwe/CAR's publications: https://www.uwe.ac.uk/research/centres-and-groups/appearance/research/publicationsAppearance Matters The Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/appearance-matters-the-podcast/id1069856498Dr Gentili IG page: https://www.instagram.com/cati.gentili/WorkED Out Campain by Leah Newton and Carly Wilkinson: https://workedout.co.uk/To find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To join the NPNW Support group, please visit noperiod.info/supportTo make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify.
53:49 11/30/21
Episode 19 - Overcoming HA through a long(er) recovery journey with Jess Peet
In this episode, Nicola and Florence receive Jess Peet, recovered HAer, who shares her somewhat unusual recovery story.- How she developed HA- Was she officially diagnosed with HA and her interactions with doctors- How she went on to know about No Period, Now What? and living in denial- Her "all in" process- How she dealt with recovery taking longer than average- What her recovery taught herYou can find more about Jess's story at http://noperiod.info/jess, www.jesspeet.com or on Instagram @jesspe.etcTo find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify.
68:20 11/16/21
Episode 18 - Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport with Dr. Kate Ackerman
Reminder - new period recovery support space at http://noperiod.info/support!In this episode, Florence and Nicola talk with Dr. Kate Ackerman, physician at the female athlete program at Boston Children's Hospital. They chat about:Dr. Ackerman’s story and how she became interested in working with female athletesDr. Ackerman’s period historyDefinition of an “athlete”History of female athlete triadAll about REDS - symptoms, performance consequences, ways to diagnose REDS in those without a uterusFemale athlete team at Boston Children’s - including the mental side of recoveryDifference between hormone replacement therapy and birth control pills in bone densityBone density and oral contraceptives versus transdermal estrogen therapyIncreased urinary incontinence (Nico’s blog post at http://noperiod.info/pee)Wu/Tsai human performance allianceImproving REDS screening tool to help people recognize issuesFind Dr. Ackerman at:Humanperformancealliance.orgFemaleathleteconference.comChildrens hospital.org female athlete programTwitter @drkateackermanTo find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify.
42:31 11/2/21
Episode 17 - What's really in the book "No Period, Now What?"
In this episode, Florence and Nicola go over Nicola's book "No Period, Now What?"- How the book came about: where did the idea come from, what surveys were collected, who are the co-authors, designers, editors, etc- How long did the processing, researching, writing and editing take- How is the book structured and what each part covers- What you wouldn't think is in there- The book re-edit in 2019, and what the future holds in terms of translationsNicola also announces a brand new support group is now live, and offering:- More freedom to post (still within group guidelines!)- More personalized support from Nicola- Lots of specialized spaces (e.g. understanding HA, regaining cycles while breastfeeding, primary HA, type 1 diabetes and HA, life after recovery, getting pregnant, pregnancy) all available in one place.- More support from recovery guides/mentors- New research - bone density, supplements, uterine lining, effects of alcohol on recovery- Coming soon - easily find people located near you- Coming soon - weekly live Q&A with HA recovery expertsThere is a small monthly charge for the group (you select your level of support). If you would like to check it out, use discount code NPNW_NEW for 50% off for the first month. Find the new support group at http://noperiod.info/supportTo find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify.
53:41 10/19/21
Episode 16 - Body Image resilience with Dr Lindsay Kite
To start season 2, Nicola and Florence meet with Dr Lindsay Kite. Dr. Lindsay Kite is co-author of the book More Than a Body: Your Body Is an Instrument, Not an Ornament (2020, HarperCollins) and co-director of the nonprofit Beauty Redefined, alongside her identical twin sister Lexie Kite. Both received PhDs from the University of Utah in the study of female body image and have become leading experts in body image resilience and media literacy.Lindsay and Lexie help girls and women recognize and reject the harmful effects of objectification in their lives through their social media activism (on Instagram @beauty_redefined), online course and facilitator program for dieticians and therapists (at morethanabody.org), and regular speaking engagements for people of all ages. Together, Nicola, Florence and Lindsay talked about:- body dissatisfaction and self-objectification in women and their implications on health- why changing our bodies NOT the answer to a more positive body image- how do we get out of the need to compare ourselves to others?- health and fitness being disembodied from real life experiences for many- how to cultivate body image resilience in recovery from HATo find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramNo Period, Now What? Recovery Support Groups (use the code NPNW_NEW for 50% off for the first month)Beyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify.
70:02 10/5/21
Episode 15 - Hormonal Health with Reproductive Endocrinologist Dr Alyse Goldberg
For the last episode of Season 1, Nicola and Florence welcome Dr Alyse Goldberg, whose endocrinology practice focuses on managing hormonal conditions in reproductive age women, many of who are attempting to conceive. Together, they discussed- How common is HA compared to PCOS, and why misdiagnoses happen- Dr Goldberg's recommendations for patients she diagnoses with HA- How often amenorrhea is in fact a symptom of Premature Ovarian Insuffiency (POI) and not HA and whether having FSH close to 20 is a sign of POI- Whether there is a link between HA and elevated liver enzymes, or HA with Thyroid conditions like Hashimoto's disease- Whether "hormone balancing" diets actually workWe also mention the story of young elite runnner Mary Cain in this episode. Find more about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBwtCf2X5jwPlease watch out for a little bonus note from both Nicola and Florence at the end of this episode! Thanks so much to all of our listeners (and editor Steven Worlow) for supporting us during Season 1 and we are very much looking forward to publishing Season 2 in the fall of 2021! Take care!To find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramNo Period, Now What? Recovery Support GroupBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify.
54:30 6/15/21
Episode 14 - Letting go of body comparison
Ahead of the summer season in the Northern hemisphere, Nicola and Florence talk about the toxicity of body comparison in recovery. They evoke body dissatisfaction being a public health issue and how the Covid-19 pandemic heightened body anxiety in many of us. They go through simple ways to deal with the tendency to compare our bodies with other people's and also discuss why all No Period, Now What? support groups are monitored to avoid sharing numbers related to weight, size, calories consumption, as they genuinely do not help in recovery.Also mentioned in this episode:More than a body - Lexie and Lindsay KiteThis Girl Can UKTo find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramNo Period, Now What? Recovery Support GroupBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify.
51:34 6/1/21
Episode 13 - Taming anxiety with Hadley Ordway
In this episode, Nicola and Florence are meeting Transformational Life Coach Hadley Ordway, who is also supporting our NPNW online support group as an admin. Hadley also recovered from HA, so together we talked about her story with anxiety and an eating disorder, as well as what helped her regain periods and her mental sanity.Hadley shares simple ways to fight anxiety in recovery, while confronting some of the old "coping mechanisms" we may have acquired overtime to deal with stress. You can find Hadley via www.hadleyordway.com or @thebodytrust_coach where she shares free tips to reduce anxiety.To find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramNo Period, Now What? Recovery Support GroupBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify.
38:32 5/17/21
Episode 12 - Virgie Tovar on diet culture and fatphobia
In this episode, Nicola and Florence receive American award-winning author and leading expert on weight-based discrimination and body image, Virgie Tovar. Virgie evokes her memories of growing up in a larger body, and internalizing toxic cultural messages about her ultimate responsibility to become thin. In her early twenties, she was introduced to fat activism while studying for her Master's degree in Sexuality Studies. Together, Virgie, Nicola, and Florence explore the 3 levels of fatphobia and how fatphobia leads to serious discrimination in many areas including wages and medical care, resulting in higher weight people avoiding going to the doctor. Fatphobia also affects fashion, with the industry doing its best to keep higher weight people outside of stores, although about 70% of the population is actually plus size. Fat discrimination is in fact considered legal in most US states. Although we know from research that  a higher weight person is less than 1% likely to ever become an average size person according to BMI. And that scientifically, dieting is correlated with depression, anxiety and an increased likelihood of developing an eating disorder. Not with weight loss.Virgie unpacks the term "diet culture" for Florence and Nicola and explains it is not coincidence that it was was born at the same time as capitalism, puritanism, and colonialism. Virgie also evokes internalized gender inferiority in women and its links to self-objectification. with the works of John Berger and Phyllis Chessler.  She reminds us that everything we can turn to for pleasure in our society is heavily regulated and shamed, including hunger. She mentions a study on subjective hunger affecting long term decisions. And the podcast ends with simple ways anyone can fight fatphobia.You can find Virgie Tovar through her website, Instagram account or "Rebel Eaters Club" podcast. You can sign up for her upcoming Eating and Walking tour of Italy in 2022. To find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramNo Period, Now What? Recovery Support GroupBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please d
75:05 5/4/21
Episode 11 - Nurturing a recovery mindset with Megsyrecovery
TW: talk of anorexia and pregnancy/infant lossIn this episode, Nicola and Florence have a conversation with Meg, former anorexia patient and owner of the Megsyrecovery Youtube account. Together they talked about Meg's anorexia treatment as a teen in the UK, about her accidental relapse as a young adult and finally getting access to CBT-E. Meg evoked the hard steps to take in recovery to eat, even though it felt really scary, and how she managed to rewire her brain along the way, zooming out to invest in the life she truly wanted to live. Meg also explains some of the tips and tricks she used in recovery, to help shift her focus, deal with the guilt of eating more, accept her body and weight gain, and stay on track with her life goals.You can find Meg's youtube channel here.The moment of lift - Melinda GatesTo find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramNo Period, Now What? Recovery Support GroupBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify.
73:51 4/20/21
Episode 10 - Gut health in HA recovery with RD Erin Kenney
In this episode, Nicola and Florence interview Erin Kenney, a former HA patient who is also a Registered Dietitian, specializing in gut health and sports nutrition.Erin starts by explaining why she became a RD and what the difference is between RDs and nutritionists (who may have very little training). She explains how her recovery informed her work, and why she doesn't believe that elimination diets should be the first point of call when people complain of digestive issues. Erin also explained the immediate effect of dieting on one's microbiome's diversity and health. Short term, dieting can cause slow motility: constipation and bloating, as well as acid reflux, low appetite, gut dysbiosis. Within 24 hours, dieting can affect the composition of gut bacteria. Long term (1 to 2 months), dieting can cause atrophy of the GI muscles. When people are under fueling, that muscle needs energy to be repaired. When people don’t have robust, healthy muscles in their GI tract, they can experience constipation, gastroparesis (slow movement in GI tract), food sensitivities. Find more research, shared by Erin, backing this up:- Weight gain in anorexia nervosa does not ameliorate the faecal microbiota, branched chain fatty acid profiles and gastrointestinal complaints- The Intestinal Microbiota in Acute Anorexia Nervosa and During Renourishment: Relationship to Depression, Anxiety, and Eating Disorder Psychopathology- Gut microbiota and body composition in anorexia nervosa inpatients in comparison to athletes, overweight, obese, and normal weight controls- Gut Dysbiosis in Patients with Anorexia NervosaErin also helps us understand how to distinguish real food intolerances from sensitivities caused by chronic under fueling, as well as how to test and treat SIBO without restrictive dieting behaviors. Erin shares simple advice to enhance digestion while being all in, including the fact that relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation or therapy, which have be proven to be even more effective than the low FODMAP diet!  Relaxation tools: Yoga with Adrienne can be a good resource for digestion support. If you don't find guided meditation helpful, try mindfulness practices. Here is an intro video about what is mindfulness as well as this article about 11 practices that are not meditation.Find Erin Kenney (she also has a podcast and a blog that are great!) via www.nutritionrewired.comTo find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.com
60:56 4/6/21
Episode 9 - Debunking 10 HA and fertility myths
In this episode, Nicola and Florence debunk a series of myths around HA recovery and fertility. Myth 1 - You have permanently damaged your ovariesFALSE! More on this in Episode 2 (HA Basics) and Episode 7 (Shanta's recovery story)Myth 2 - Only 2 pc of HA patients CAN actually recoverBig fat no! Learn what No Period Now What? research shows for recovery rate! Myth 3 - If you want to get pregnant, you will have to use fertility treatmentsFALSE! Work on recovery and there is a high chance of natural pregnancy. More in NPNW Chapter on Getting Pregnant.Myth 4 - No point to go all in if you are going to do fertility treatments anyway FALSE! There is ALWAYS a point to going all in :)More in Expecting better a book with  literature review on undergaining vs overgaining during pregnancy.Myth 5 - You need to “thicken your lining” before fertility treatmentsMYTH! More on this in Episode 2Myth 6 - Provera or BCP will jumpstart your cyclesMYTH!  More on this at noperiod.info/provera and noperiod.info/progesteroneMyth 7 - Low AMH means you are going to have trouble getting pregnantLearn more about this in the section in NPNW on diminished ovarian reserve.Myth 8 - High AMH means you have PCOSNuanced. It can be associated but it is NOT part of the diagnostic criteria. More on this via noperiod.info/HAvsPCOS2 and Episode 5Myth 9 - Clomid and Femara won’t work bc you have HANuanced. Won't work with full-on HA, but can work after work on recovery. More on this in the book, chapter on Oral Meds.Myth 10 - if you don’t respond to stimulations within X days, fertility treatments (with injections) will not workNuanced.  Work closely with your RE on this, and learn more in NPNW Chapter on Injectables.Untamed, by Glennon DoyleTo find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, go to http://noperiod.info/appointments
66:58 3/23/21
Episode 8 - Sick enough to deserve size-inclusive care with Dr Jennifer Gaudiani
In this episode, Nicola and Florence have a conversation with Dr Jennifer Gaudiani, known as Dr G, one of the few Internal Medicine Physicians who is also certified as an eating disorder expert, and the founder and Medical Director of the Gaudiani Clinic. The Gaudiani Clinic is a HAES (Health At Every Size)®-informed provider and embraces treating people of all shapes and sizes.Together, they talked about Dr G's unique approach to support ED patients with good science and social justice, instead of condescension and assumptiveness. Dr G talked about the "cave person brain" survival mechanisms our bodies put in place to save them from starvation, and the epidemic of false health information out there. She also clarified why extreme dieting can lead to low resting heart rates and how to recognize the difference between an athlete's heart and a starved heart.Dr G also reminded us that our bodies are not the problem, diet culture and thin privilege are.  None of us should feel the need to change our bodies to fit a system rooted in privilege. And that, as such, we need to work to disrupt the system that identifies that only some bodies have privilege. Every body deserves abundant, satisfying, balanced foods according to taste and satisfaction, as well as treatment, self-compassion, self-care and body trust. "If someone is eating restrictively in the name of health, and realizes their periods are missing and bone density is low, they now have proof that what they’re doing is not healthy for them. That whatever they’re doing is not done in the name of health, but that they’re in fact trapped into fear." - Dr Jennifer GaudianiDr. Gaudiani’s first book, Sick Enough: A Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders, was released by Routledge in October 2018 and is available on Amazon.To work with Dr Gaudiani and her team, reach out to the Gaudiani Clinic.At the end, Florence mentioned a podcast about the Burnout book, please find it here.To find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramNo Period, Now What? Recovery Support GroupBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify.
61:40 3/9/21
Episode 7 - Resilience and Feminism in recovery with Shanta Gyanchand
Trigger Warning! This episode contains mention of weight stigma and calories, which could be difficult to listen to if you are in the midst of recovery.In this episode, Nico and Florence chat with Shanta Gyanchand, one of the No Period, Now What support group admins, who is also a psycho-sexual therapist, about her own recovery story and fertility journey, spanning over many years and continents.  With Shanta we spoke about how people identifying as females experience the pressure to be perfect, and to always say yes, but also to cater to the male gaze. Shanta also mentioned the Minnesota Starvation Experiment, and that our brain requires 30% of our total energy expenditure. Nicola explained that low AMH in itself doesn't indicate low fertility (more on this here). Shanta shared that to help her recover, she needed to face the fear of weight gain. She did so by getting professional help that truly understood ED behaviors, starting a self-care routine, considering new morning rituals to replace exercising and work with self-affirming questions, not self-affirmations. Shanta revealed that her biggest take away from HA recovery was to never restrict herself in any way, but also to become a better advocate for gender equality, and a better feminist.If you are looking for anti-diet, fat-positive therapists for ED recovery, please look intoAssociation for Size Diversity and Healthwww.cbte.coNational ED Association (US)BEAT ED (UK)The Butterfly Foundation (Australia)The Middle East Eating Disorder AssociationTo find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramNo Period, Now What? Recovery Support GroupBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify.
58:57 2/23/21
Episode 6 - HA diagnosis mythbusting
In this episode, Dr Nicola Rinaldi debunks 11 myths associated with HA diagnosis.1 - You can only lose your period if you are underweight / if you have an ED -MYTH2 - BCP or Provera can "kickstart" ("normalize") your cycles - MYTHMore on this via noperiod.info/provera3 - You can't have HA if your hormonal levels are "normal"- MORE NUANCE NEEDED4 - (in ED recovery) If you are "weight restored" (have a BMI of 19), it's fine not to have a period - you are recovered- MYTHFind a list of HAES ED practitioners here and CBT for ED practitioners here 5 - Gaining weight won't help you get your period back - MORE NUANCE NEEDED6 - If you don't "control" your weight, you'll keep on gaining - MORE NUANCE NEEDEDMore about the set point weight theory here7 - Exercise is a good thing. You can't have too much of it.- MYTHMore on exercise and HA recovery here8 - If you are not an elite athlete, exercise can't be the reason you don't have periods - MYTH9 - Doctors can diagnose HA on your looks / weight / estrogen levels (what are the real hormones we need to diagnose + AMH) - MYTH10 - It can take up to a year to get periods after coming off birth control - MYTH90% of menstruators will ovulate within 30 days of coming off BC, another 5% take 90 days, the rest need to be investigated for underlying issues. More on this here11- "Clean" eating is what will bring your fertility back (or cure PCOS) - MYTHListen to episode 5 on dieting efficiency for insulin resistanceTo find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramNo Period, Now What? Recovery Support GroupBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify.
53:18 2/9/21
Episode 5 - HA and PCOS with Julie Duffy-Dillon
In this episode, Nico and Florence chat with Julie Duffy-Dillon,  a Fat Positive Registered Dietitian, Eating Disorder specialist and host of the "Love, food" podcast. Julie specializes in helping people with PCOS move away from dieting and rewrite their relationship with food to promote health, and advocate for better (non-weight centric) care.Together, we explore the similarities and differences between HA and PCOS, and why these seem to constantly get mixed up by medical practitioners (http://noperiod.info/HAvsPCOS).We start by defining the classic criteria for PCOS diagnosis (irregular/missing periods, hyperandrogenism, and polycystic ovaries) and why diagnosis is often loaded with weight and body shaming. We also explore whether "lean PCOS" is in fact PCOS, or just misdiagnosed HA, and how PCOS "symptoms" can be NORMAL side effects of recovery from disordered eating (also see http://noperiod.info/HAvsPCOS2)  and  that it is therefore important in recovery to wait for a year before investigating PCOS as a condition.Julie confirms that the main difference between HA and PCOS is high circulating insulin levels - typical of PCOS. We then explore how the typical "PCOS recovery" recommendations to cut sugar and carbs are not evidence-based and rooted in weight stigma.Find the latest evidence-based PCOS guidelines here (2018).Julie explores her non weight centric steps for PCOS healing and recovery. Nico and Florence notice these are similar to HA recovery: restore a balanced relationship with food and movement, including eating and resting! And, unique to PCOS, finding sustainable ways to lower insulin levels without dieting.Julie reminds Nico and Florence that PCOS and diabetes are typically NOT caused by lifestyle but genetic predispositions, and that preventing weight cycling and healthcare avoidance is key for anyone with PCOS, as well as addressing other symptoms, like sleep & mood disorders.To find out more about Julie Duffy-Dillon's work and non-diet PCOS community, please visit www.juliedillonrd.com or www.pcosbodyliberation.comTo find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comYou can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramNo Period, Now What? Recovery Support GroupBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & F
53:12 1/26/21
Episode 4 - Cynthia Donovan (The Period Nutritionist)'s recovery story
In this Episode, Nico and Florence chat with Cynthia Donovan, also known as @period.nutritionist.  Cynthia recovered using No Period. Now What? and is now one of the NPNW Support Group admins, where she shares with members her knowledge as an anti-diet Registered Dietitian and former HA patient.Cynthia explains she started dieting and over exercising in college, after being placed on birth control for suspected PCOS due to having painful, inconsistent periods as a teen. And how her dieting and workout routines went up a notch in the preparation of her wedding in her mid-twenties.She explores how her training as a registered dietitian gave her very little knowledge about disordered eating or hormonal issues related to living in an energy deficit, and may have even been triggering a troubled relationship with food, exercise and her body.Together, we discussed the constant confusion between HA and PCOS diagnoses (learn more at http://noperiod.info/HAvsPCOS), and how getting the right diagnosis finally helped Cynthia go #allin. We also share strategies to be a better advocate of your own health with your healthcare practitioner, by using the No Period Now What book as a reference.Cynthia reminds us all of the importance of community in recovery, as well as increasing patience and perseverance, letting go of control, and reevaluating what your dream life really looks like (hint: it is usually the opposite of what you have to do to maintain a "dream body" as per society's unrealistic standards).You can find Cynthia's work and support via @period.nutritionist on Instagram.To find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointmentsTo make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comWe also have joint coaching clients so you can access both our domains of expertise at the same time by reaching out to either of us.You can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramNo Period, Now What? Recovery Support GroupBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found", available on Spotify
60:13 1/12/21
Episode 3 - New Year, New You?
In this Episode, Nicola and Florence explore - How Florence became a certified Eating Psychology and body image coach- That body image is - in fact - an "inside job". It is related to our thoughts, feelings and emotions towards our bodies, and doesn't have much to do with the way we look.- That to increase body confidence and recover our periods, we need to work on our mindset. Because changing our bodies is doomed in 98% of cases, and cannot be a guarantee of acceptance.- Chris Sandel - Real Health Radio- If you suffer from an Eating Disorder and don't know where to get help, look into the NGOs and associations listed under "support organisations" on this page.- Ways to deal with toxic "New year, New you" messages out there while you are recovering from HA:#1 Disconnect from external messages - move from self-control to self-care. From "I should" to "what do I need?", letting go of the unattainable goal of perfection.#2 Make your social media feed a happy, diverse, inclusive and inspiring placeGet rid of accounts that make you feel "less than"Follow body positive and fat acceptance accounts: @300poundsandrunning @ragenchastainAnd a lot more on beyondbodyimage.com/resources#3 Set boundaries against fatphobic commentsDocumentaries: Embrace, Miss Representation, The Social DilemmaLearning to side step conversations, to answer fatphobic comments, to self-care when triggered are all ways to set boundaries and protect yourself and your recovery.#4 Practice self-compassion when negative self-talk is showing up#5 Remember that diets don't work. They mostly lead to weight GAIN, body dissatisfaction, and eating disorders. #6 Use body acceptance affirmations#7 Start a gratitude journalTo find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To make an appointment with Dr Nicola Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointments To make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comWe also have joint coaching clients so you can access both our domains of expertise at the same time by reaching out to either of us.You can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on FacebookNo Period, Now What? on InstagramNo Period, Now What? Recovery Support GroupBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, pleas
57:36 12/29/20
Episode 2 - Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Basics
In this Episode, Nico and Florence explore - the meaning of Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (learn more and download a free chapter at noperiod.info/HA)- How the hypothalamus reacts to different types of food and to regular eating (noperiod.info/energy-balance)- Connection between hypothalamus and pituitary and reproductive system, and hormones that are important- Five basic factors in HA (noperiod.info/HA, noperiod.info/translations)- Body appreciation and gratitude in recovery- Why eating more is necessary to recover and get over the stress of the "cave brain" (a term coined by Dr Jennifer Gaudiani in her book Sick Enough)- How energy deficit drives HA (note that it can happen unintentionally, more via noperiod.info/energy-balance)- Why it may be common to lose your period when you exercise a lot, but how it is never "right" or "healthy"- Why menstruators really need the hormones associated with their menstrual cycles, and why birth control pills cannot fully replace those (Chapter 7 in No Period. Now What?)- Long term and short term consequences of HA (Chapters 1-3 and 7 in NPNW)- Athletic heart or damaged heart? (Dr Jennifer Gaudiani in Sick Enough)- How looks and body size are not a diagnostic criteria for HA (nor PCOS) (Chapter 4 in NPNW)- Birth control pills, hormone replacement, and bone density (Chapter 7)- Recovery success rates of the All in method and what to do when you *still* don't have your period- Why we recommend 3 recovery periods (noperiod.info/wait-three-cycles)- Importance of ovulation tracking and luteal phase- Is there "full" recovery?- How to get a proper diagnosis for HA and why it is crucial (more at noperiod.info/bloodwork)- Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism = hypothalamic amenorrhea (noperiod.info/HH)To find support in your HA recovery:Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.To make an appointment with Dr Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointments To make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.comWe also have joint coaching clients so you can access both our domains of expertise at the same time by reaching out to either of us.You can find us on social mediaNo Period, Now What? on InstagramNo Period, Now What? Recovery Support GroupBeyond Body Image on FacebookBeyond Body Image on InstagramAmenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on InstagramEmail us  via allin@noperiodnowwhat.comIf you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful, please drop us a rating and a review to help more people find it. Editing by Steven WorlowOriginal Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found", avail
64:11 12/15/20

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