Tracy Lockwood Beckerman is a nationally recognized registered dietitian, author of the new book The Better Period Food Solution, and women's health expert. She is the nutrition expert for Betches Media, a regular guest on their podcast Diet Starts Tomorrow, and is the host of Well+Good's YouTube Series You Versus Food.
What you'll learn from this episode:
The specific foods to eat during the different phases of the menstrual cycle to support better health.
The connection between leptin and fertility, the female athlete triad, and why women with imbalanced weight loss regimens may stop having periods.
How food affects hormone balance, fertility, and monthly flow.
What the “pink tax” is and why menstrual equality and education is crucial for the future of women's health.
How we become seduced by diet culture.
And so much more!
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Resources from this episode:
The Better Period Food Solution: Eat Your Way to a Lifetime of Healthier Cycles by Tracy Lockwood Beckerman
Diet Starts Tomorrow [Betches]
You Versus Food [Well+Good]
How Does Peristalsis Let You Swallow Upside Down? The Straight Dope
How Wounds Heal, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Heart Bypass Surgery Explained, Verywell Health
Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms and Causes, The Mayo Clinic
15 Causes of Infertility in Women, Health Magazine
What Is Cortisol? Hormone Health Network
What Is Leptin? Hormone Health Network
Hypothalamic Amenorrhea, Shady Grove Fertility
Gonadotrophin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH), You and Your Hormones
The Female Athlete Triad, American Family Physician
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Symptoms and Causes, The Mayo Clinic
Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.
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