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This is a guest post I wrote for ChrisKresser.com after having several female clients come to me with concerns over their irregular or absent menstrual cycle. It’s an important topic that needs to be discussed in the ancestral health community, especially with the prevalence of low carb diets being recommended universally!
One of the downsides of using “the Pill” is that many times it’s hard to get back to a normal menstrual cycle once you stop taking it. Some of my young female clients in their 20s and 30s who were taking birth control for a long time and then stopped haven’t had their periods for months, or sometimes even years!
It can be frustrating, especially for women who have stopped taking birth control because they want to become pregnant. And my clients realize that having amenorrhea isn’t a good sign for their overall health regardless of their childbearing plans, so they’ve come to me to help them make the diet, supplement, exercise, and lifestyle changes they need to in order to get their hormones back on track.