# 74 Diet, Exercise, and Your Period: What You Need to Know

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Is it normal to lose your period when changing up your diet or exercise routine? Nicola Rinaldi, PhD joins the podcast today to discuss her journey to recover her period once it was lost, and offers her wealth of knowledge on hypothalamic amenorrhea (aka the loss of one’s period). Drawing from the research in her book, No Period. Now What?, Nicola joins Carter Umhau, LMHC and Opal Co-Founder Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD-S, CD to explain how even small caloric deficiencies can cause disruptions in menstruation, how weight bias impacts the treatment of this, and why menstruation matters beyond fertility.

Links:

No Period. Now What? By Nicola Rinaldi, PhD

No Period Now What Facebook support group Helpful info sheets and chapters (free downloads): Http://noperiod.info/HA http://noperiod.info/HAvsPCOS Work with Nicola directly Blog posts: Time to recovery is not associated with length of time period was missing, http://noperiod.info/time. Time to recovery after going all in: http://noperiod.info/time2. Birth control pills and HA: http://noperiod.info/bcp Why estrogen, progesterone don't jumpstart cycles: http://noperiod.info/progesterone

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Thank you to our team...

Daniel Guenther at Jack Straw Cultural Center: http://www.jackstraw.org/

Editing by Hans Anderson: http://www.hfanderson.com/

Music by Aaron Davidson: https://soundcloud.com/diet75/

Host and Producer Carter Umhau: www.carterumhau.com

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