It prevents you from getting pregnant, but other than that it’s actually really bad for your hormone health.
In fact, 37% of women who start birth control for irregular cycles won't get their period back when they stop the Pill!
This can be scary, confusing stuff if you’re a woman who just wants to have an easy, regular cycle.
And after working with hundreds of women with hormonal challenges, I know one thing for sure...
synthetic hormones are NOT the answer.
Let's be honest... having a period every month is kind of annoying. #realtalk
Yes, they're a natural part of a woman's life and they're a sign that our bodies are fertile. They're what makes our bodies so different from men's, and when our hormones are in balance we feel amazing. But frankly most of us wouldn't complain if they simply disappeared.
And while it's tempting to think that a missing period is a great thing, (no PMS! no mess! save tons of money on tampons!) - you and I both know that it's a good indication that something deeper and more serious is going on with your body.
Maybe your doctor told you if you don't get your period back ASAP, you'll be at higher risk for...
Now the truth is, for most of us those issues seem like a long ways off. It’s so much easier to focus on the more immediate issues in our lives.
And I agree... there’s no need to dwell or live in fear of the future.
However as time goes on and you're still not getting your period, you might start to notice...
Yikes! Why does this happen?
Your cycle is an indication of how well your ovaries are producing sex hormones like estrogen and progesterone. When your hormones are at a healthy level, it means your body is getting everything it needs to thrive and function at its best.
And healthy hormones show through in lush hair, glowing skin, great energy and a healthy sex drive.
Think about it for a moment from a biological point of view.
When your body is stressed or malnourished in any way, the first thing to go is your fertility. After all, having a baby would be a bad idea if there's a famine or war going on. (Think about this from an ancestral health perspective!)
Your body knows it would be wiser to spend its nutrients and energy on more important things like brain health, organ health and the fight-or-flight response. These things are crucial to our survival, while menstruation and fertility is not.
This is why I believe that we women should use our menstrual cycle as a barometer for our health.
If it’s not happening at all (or it’s extremely irregular) that is a strong signal that the body is stressed out in some way. Maybe it’s too much exercise, too much stress, or the wrong types of food.
Whatever it is, it's a reliable sign from your body that something is off.
And if we want to avoid the long term health risks I mentioned above - and generally live a more vibrant and healthy life - we need to make sure our hormones are firing on all cylinders.
It doesn't matter if it's only been a few months or as much as a few years since your last cycle. Getting it back - without resorting to The Pill - is imperative for your long term health.
Got her period back after 10 years of hypothalamic amenorrhea
"After 10 years of hypothalamic amenorrhea and seeing countless fertility specialists, endocrinologists and OBGYNs, I was told that I would probably never get my period back and that I would be lucky to conceive...
With Laura’s support I was finally able to give my body what it needed to get my period back after 10 years. Now I have the sweetest little boy I thought I’d never have."
Getting your period back isn't rocket science. But it can feel that way when you start Googling for answers, or trying a million different strategies that aren't working.
The truth is, most women can get their periods back really quickly, even if they've had amenorrhea for months or years.
They just need to be doing the RIGHT things, and not wasting their efforts on diets and detoxes that simply don't work.
That's where Get Your Period Back comes in.
In Get Your Period Back, you'll learn my 4-step protocol that covers everything you need to know about recovering a normal menstrual cycle.
I call it the 4R Protocol and I see it work with my clients on a weekly basis.
If you're not getting your period on a regular basis, you need to make sure you've mastered all four of these crucial components for healthy hormones.
Missing even just ONE of these could be enough to keep you from menstruating!
The good news? You'll learn everything you need to know to optimize these essential four areas of your life (in just 6 weeks) in Get Your Period Back.
For only $
Women who want to stop taking birth control (or already have)
Women who want to get pregnant now or someday in the future
Competitive or recreational athletes who train with intensity
Women diagnosed with hypothalamic amenorrhea or PCOS
Women who want to improve a low sex drive
Women who want to avoid the Pill or other synthetic hormones
Women who are underweight, normal weight, or overweight
Women with gut, thyroid, and autoimmune disorders
This program is not for....
If you haven't been getting your period for months (or even years) there's no better time than now to start working towards better hormonal health.
FACT: The changes you make today will have the biggest impact on your ovulation and hormone production 3 months from now.
Don't wake up in 3 months wishing you had started working on your hormonal health sooner.
Join Get Your Period Back TODAY and start making the best choices for your body and your fertility.
I'm a registered dietitian and every week I work with women just like you who are struggling with irregular or missing cycles.
Some women have hypothalamic amenorrhea, others have PCOS, and some recently stopped taking the Pill for the first time in years.
But they all want one thing: normal, healthy menstrual cycles.
After working one-on-one with dozens of women and seeing the success of an evidence-based, holistic approach, I knew I just had to create an online program so I could get this information out to as many women as I could.
After months of hard work, hours of research, and serious attention to the needs of my clients, GET YOUR PERIOD BACK was born!
I can't wait to help you get your period back naturally AND achieve vibrant health while doing it!
Laura Schoenfeld, RD (and Levi!)
For only $
After 10 years of hypothalamic amenorrhea and seeing countless fertility specialists, endocrinologists and OBGYNs, I was told that I would probably never get my period back and that I would be lucky to conceive. I had lost my period after an eating disorder in college and it didn't return until after working with Laura.
I’m so grateful to have found Laura. I truly believed that I was doing everything “right,” but she immediately identified the lack of calories and nutrition in my diet. She told me that in order to truly heal I had to stop under-eating, specifically carbohydrates. Laura gave me the freedom and permission to take care of my body and properly feed myself. She was gentle but confident in her coaching and I could tell she could relate to my experience in food restriction and fear of carbs.
With Laura’s support I was finally able to give my body what it needed to get my period back after 10 years. Now I have the sweetest little boy I thought I’d never have. If you’ve been struggling with hypothalamic amenorrhea please trust that Laura will provide you with great knowledge of nutrition and what it takes for the female body to be truly healthy.
*Name changed for privacy
This is a very emotional topic for me and for those of you out there who have struggled with this surely understand. I had unknowingly been suffering from hypothalamic amenorrhea for years, thinking the lack of period was just a nice perk of my IUD, as my OB-GYN had suggested. Only after I had it removed when my partner and I decided we wanted to start trying for a family did I realize that that this was not the case. As you can imagine and as I’m sure many of you know all too well, the heartbreaking thought of not be able to bear children was devastating. Doctor after doctor, test after test, I found myself at a loss for the root cause.
I found Laura’s podcast and immediately realized she understood very well the symptoms I had been experiencing. The recommendations learned through the podcast helped me to guide my doctors towards the appropriate lab work to confirm the issue. I started following her advice to the best of my ability immediately. My undereating, disordered eating, and over-exercising needed to stop if I wanted any chance at having a child. Sounds simple enough, right? Stop exercising and eat more!
I discovered, however, that I had no idea how to do this and trust myself to make the right decisions for my body. I was eating more, but still being restrictive and only eating so much more of very certain things. I exercised less, but as a marathoner, my version of “less” still wasn’t in line with the nutrition I was providing for my body. I decided to enlist Laura’s help.
Working with Laura allowed me to let go of the reigns and hand them to someone I could trust. I let her guide me and she was able to ease me comfortably back to a healthy, functioning body. I learned what was right for me, retrained my mind on those formerly “off-limits” foods, and now have a well-balanced approach to nutrition and exercise. It is still somewhat surreal to me thinking back to where I was and how far I’ve come, but I am happy to report that I am now fully recovered. I regained my period and have been truly blessed – I am currently six months pregnant with a little baby girl!
I discovered Laura after years of dealing with digestive and hormonal issues including IBS, food sensitivities, PCOS, cystic acne, fatigue and hypothyroidism.
I finally reached a breaking point when my doctor insisted that birth control was the only solution to my problems (spoiler: it wasn’t).
I was exhausted and completely overwhelmed trying to navigate all of the conflicting information out there to find a solution myself. Working with Laura helped me uncover and treat the root cause of my symptoms.
After seeing countless doctors and struggling to get the help that I needed, working with Laura was so refreshing and helped me make sustainable changes to my health.
I've now had my period back for 3 months and am feeling really hopeful that it's finally back to normal. I'm not sure I could have gotten here without Laura's support and guidance.
Before I began working with Laura, I struggled severely with body image and under eating. Some of the things that I was experiencing to make me realize something was wrong were mood swings, feeling lethargic, not having my period, constipation, and probably lots of other things I was never aware of.
I had been obsessing over everything I ate in order to get the "perfect body". Even though I knew I needed to change, I was terrified because I had no idea where to begin. Laura knew all the questions to ask and things to say. I was able to trust her immediately.
After three months of working with her, we were able to meet all three goals that we set: get back my period, fix the constipation, and clear up the acne on my face. The best of these was getting my period back. It's always nerve wracking when you are missing a vital part of your womanhood.
I learned so much from Laura about my period and all the things that affect it. She even got me hooked up with my Daysy, which is a natural birth control method. I LOVE THAT THING! I consulted her about getting an IUD, and she gave me information I never even knew I needed so that I could make an informed decision about my reproductive health. I have never been on the Pill, except for a short stint when I lost my period and the gynecologist prescribed the Pill. During that time, I noticed a significant difference in how I felt (depressed and unmotivated), so I stopped taking in immediately and knew I never wanted to do that again.
When I discovered there was a 100% natural and effective way to prevent pregnancy, it was like a whole new world had been opened up to me! Seriously, it is such an amazing feeling. I learned things about my body that I never would have imagined.
To anyone considering being Laura's client, whether for nutrition or for period health, IT IS SO WORTH IT! I recommend it 100% because it will literally change your life and give you so much power. Gaining the knowledge that she is able to give and having her support and encouragement will open many doors for you in lots of aspects of your life! She changed my life, and I know she can do the same for you! :)
I have had the honor of co-managing patients and working directly alongside Laura Schoenfeld for years now.
As a Functional Medicine Doctor specializing in Hormones and Fertility, I can stand behind her results-driven programs.
If you are looking for a safe and natural approach to "Get Your Period Back", this program will show you how. She's got your questions answered!
- Dr. Meaghan Dishman, ND, LAc of
Laura has been an important member of my clinical and educational team since 2012, and she's one of the few nutritionists I trust to train other practitioners at the Kresser Institute.
She has the right mix of functional medical training and a down-to-earth perspective on health that makes her an effective and compassionate practitioner.
When you work with Laura, I'm confident you'll get the most accurate information presented in a practical, accessible way that'll lead to lasting results in your hormonal health and fertility.
- Chris Kresser, L.Ac of ChrisKresser.com
When it comes to helping women reclaim their 5th vital sign – their periods! – Laura Schoenfeld is the real deal.
Working with her means you'll have a knowledgable and caring practitioner behind you every step of the way.
Laura will help you learn about your body, nourish your hormones, and most importantly get your period back!
- Steph Gaudreau of StupidEasyPaleo.com
Absolutely not! Many of the health risks associated with amenorrhea, particularly loss of bone density, are more related to malnutrition and stress than they are to low hormone levels. In fact, there's no evidence that hormonal birth control improves bone density in premenopausal women with hypothalamic amenorrhea.
Yes! While being underweight increases your risk of amenorrhea, you don't have to have a weight problem to lose your period. Many of the women I work with on a regular basis are not considered underweight by any means, and most of them eat what they feel is a "healthy" diet.
Definitely. I've worked with dozens of women struggling with what's often called the Female Athlete Triad. My 4R Protocol for period recovery not only helps them repair their hormones but for many, actually improves their athletic performance and energy levels.
Absolutely! The recommended diet and lifestyle changes in this program can be easily tailored to the needs of a woman with PCOS, and I'll teach you how to do that in this program. This program is especially useful for women with non-insulin resistant PCOS, which accounts for about a third of women with PCOS.
Possibly! While this program will not reverse menopause, many women with a history of amenorrhea are still able to get their period back at a later age. I can't guarantee a return of your cycle, but I'm confident that the diet and lifestyle information in this program will improve your overall health and increase your chance of a recovered period.
No. This program will not reverse menopause, unfortunately.
Probably not. This program will most likely not reverse premature ovarian failure, unfortunately.
Definitely! Get Your Period Back is self-paced, meaning you can go through the material at your own pace. Plus, you'll have unlimited access to the program and all future updates, so feel free to come back and re-do the program at any time!
We are confident Get Your Period Back will be everything you need (and more!) and stand behind the content and quality of our product. The content shared in this program has already helped dozens of women, and we’re so excited to have you as part of the Get Your Period Back community. Your satisfaction and happiness is our highest priority. If you are not happy with the product or feel you didn’t receive the value promised, we will give you a full refund within 30 days of purchase. That’s right, you’ll have a full month to try out the program risk-free.
When I came to Laura I had been experiencing irregular menstrual cycles/amenorrhea for five years. My husband and I wanted to start a family, and we were feeling discouraged.
After reviewing my medical records, dietary journals and personal history, Laura provided me with some personalized and simple initial recommendations.
I liked that she didn't automatically jump to complicated protocols or expensive supplementation, which I had been previously trying without success.
Her simple approach worked!
After one month of following her guidelines, my period returned and I became pregnant shortly afterwards. My husband and I are thrilled to have just welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world!
Laura made a really positive impact on both my physical and mental health. I sought her insight originally because I had been on birth control for about 5 years and after stopping the pill I did not have a period for about 5 months.
She recommended dietary and supplemental changes and within one month I was having my period again!
When we started our sessions I was only eating about 1200-1500 calories a day, a consequence of eating Paleo and overexercising. She encouraged me to add safe carbs back into my diet and to increase my caloric intake to healthy levels.
She also helped introduce me to a wider variety of foods. Now I have developed a much better relationship with food. My diet no longer feels like a restriction.
I am very thankful that I found Laura to work with! Laura's experience with HA/Post Pill issues was a huge help in my journey to recover my period and balance my hormones.
I felt confident in her knowledge and the plans she set up for me. She genuinely listened to my issues and set up a plan to best suit me.
I was hesitant to make the plunge to work with a dietitian at first, but I am so glad that I did. Working with Laura helped me feel like I had a plan in place and freed me up from worrying and stressing.
If you are struggling to balance your hormones I would highly recommend working with Laura!
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