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65. Is PCOS or Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Causing Your Missing Periods? Here's How to Tell the Difference

Holistic Health Radio

Release Date: 07/15/2020

94. How to Get Started and Commit to Eating Disorder or Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery show art 94. How to Get Started and Commit to Eating Disorder or Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery

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In episode 93 last week I spoke a lot about motivation in recovery and the feedback was great! However, I also got lots of messages from you lovely listeners asking how to actually get started in the first place and commit to your recovery journey. Well you asked and I delivered! This week on the podcast I blend my personal experience, with some helpful practice advice to help you get started and commit to your own recovery. In this episode I discuss: My own personal lightbulb moment where I realised that I needed to get started and actually commit to my eating disorder recovery The simple...

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93. How To Stay Motivated in Eating Disorder or Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery show art 93. How To Stay Motivated in Eating Disorder or Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery

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Motivation in recovery can be difficult to maintain which is why it’s so important to know how to reignite it when it’s lost. In recovery, we often set unrealistic expectations for both ourselves and the process as a whole. For example, when you start recovery you may convince yourself that it’s going to be an easy, feel-good journey to fixing your relationship with food and exercise. You may expect things to improve quite rapidly with no room for error. Unfortunately, as rewarding as recovery can be, it’s not always going to be quick and easy – there will be hard days when you...

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92. Overcoming Common Fears in Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery show art 92. Overcoming Common Fears in Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery

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Diving into HA Recovery is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make for your future self but that doesn’t make it any less scary to begin with. Changing your current lifestyle and rules around food or exercise can be daunting but in this episode, I cover all your most common fears while giving you tips and tricks to overcome them. Do you fear weight gain? The loss of your fitness identity? Are you scared of being ‘unhealthy’ or being judged by others? These are all very common topics that come up in HA recovery and trust me, I understand! Your feelings are valid but let’s unpack...

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91. Tips for Embracing Weight Gain During Recovery show art 91. Tips for Embracing Weight Gain During Recovery

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In today’s podcast I want to talk about how to embrace weight gain and your changing body during recovery from disordered eating, an eating disorder or hypothalamic amenorrhea. You might also experience some body changes if you are giving up extreme dieting and working towards a more intuitive approach to eating that honours your body’s natural weight, in which case, this episode will help you too. In this podcast I share: My lapse 4 years ago which led me to needing to gain weight again to recover physically, mentally and emotionally from a very tough year Is weight gain harder after a...

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90. How to Recover Your Period Naturally and Get Pregnant with Registered Dietitian Lindsey Lusson show art 90. How to Recover Your Period Naturally and Get Pregnant with Registered Dietitian Lindsey Lusson

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Today on the podcast I’m joined by Lindsey Lusson, a Registered Dietitian, wife, and momma to a 2-year-old girl with a baby boy currently on the way. Through her own personal health journey, Lindsey has learned a lot about how under eating can wreak havoc on your health. For 13 years she did not have a natural period and when she and her husband wanted to begin trying for a baby, she felt lost with no direction on how to get pregnant. Thankfully, she was able to get her hands a book about Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA) and decided to follow the recovery protocol to regain her cycles naturally....

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89. Your Guilt-Free Guide to Enjoying the Holidays show art 89. Your Guilt-Free Guide to Enjoying the Holidays

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Do you struggle to enjoy Christmas without feelings of guilt, shame or regret? Maybe you eat more than you want and then feel like you need to burn it off with exercise? Do you worry about comments and judgements from others about your body? In today's episode of Holistic Health Radio I talk about navigating the holidays while in recovery from disordered eating, an eating disorder or hypothalamic amenorrhea. This is also applicable to you if you’re simply trying to have a better relationship with food, exercise and your body that’s free from the grips of diet culture. In this podcast I’m...

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88. The Science of Strength & Conditioning with Kieran O'Dwyer from Bathurst Strength and Conditioning show art 88. The Science of Strength & Conditioning with Kieran O'Dwyer from Bathurst Strength and Conditioning

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Today on the podcast I’m joined by Kieran O’Dwyer from Bathurst Strength and Conditioning. Lovingly known around the gym as Coach Kizz, his mission is to optimise the health and performance of everybody who walks through the door. Whether it be to improve their athletic performance, get fit, learn to lift, keep joints strong and pain free, or hit a new PB, he is there to help. With 8 years of coaching experience in the bank, Coach Kizz knows that hard work and building persistent healthy habits are the key to success. Today on the podcast we get a big dose of his expertise as we discuss...

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87. How to Build Confidence in Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery show art 87. How to Build Confidence in Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery

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Today’s podcast I want to talk about building confidence and trust in yourself through hypothalamic amenorrhea recovery. This may seem like an odd thing to chat about but let me ask you this: How often do you find yourself overthinking decisions in relation to changing your habits for recovery? Do you ever feel like you’re never doing “enough” or “the right thing” to get your period back? Do you doubt yourself and feel like this process won’t work for you or you’re a unicorn and the only one who won’t get your period back? Are you concerned you won’t be able to handle the...

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86. Dancing on Empty - The Impact of Under Fuelling in the Dance World with Stefanie from AusDancersOverseas  show art 86. Dancing on Empty - The Impact of Under Fuelling in the Dance World with Stefanie from AusDancersOverseas

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Today on the podcast I’m joined by Stefanie from AusDancersOverseas. Stefanie is a trained dancer herself, studying at The Urdang Academy in London, but an injury put an end to her career early on and sparked her interest in medicine.   Now a doctor, she felt that still wasn’t enough to sufficiently help dancers, so she also became a sports nutritionist. After more than 10 years in hospitals, she now sees dancers in her clinic, often virtually, and not only optimises their health and nutrition, but also collaborates with colleagues (GPs, gynaecologists, endocrinologists etc.)...

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85. The Danger of Comparing Yourself to Others in Hypothalamic Amenorrhea or Eating Disorder Recovery show art 85. The Danger of Comparing Yourself to Others in Hypothalamic Amenorrhea or Eating Disorder Recovery

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How often do you find yourself comparing what you eat, how much and what kind of exercise you do, and what your body looks like to others? This can be an incredibly common experience for those working on recovering from disordered eating, and eating disorder or hypothalamic amenorrhea. Comparison often leads to feelings of jealousy, guilt, and being "not good enough" and can make it difficult to honour what your body needs to heal. In this episode of Holistic Health Radio I discuss: Why comparing food choices or amount to others can be dangerous The scientific reason behind WHY we often...

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In today’s episode I discuss:

  • What is PCOS versus what is Hypothalamic Amenorrhea
  • How to tell whether you have PCOS or Hypothalamic Amenorrhea based on the different signs and symptoms
  • Why an ultrasound is not enough to get a proper diagnosis for PCOS
  • If it’s possible to have BOTH Hypothalamic Amenorrhea and PCOS and what to do about
  • Questions your health care team should ask you about to determine whether PCOS or HA is more likely
  • Diagnostic tests that are helpful in determining PCOS and Hypothalamic Amenorrhea
  • Treatment approaches for each and where to get extra help

❤️ For more information and to work with me to regain your menstrual cycle, and improve your relationship with food and exercise head to www.sarahlizking.com or send me a DM on Instagram @sarahlizking