Episode 58: Women’s Hormones: Spotlight on PCOS & Hypothalamic Amenorrhea

Interview with Registered Dietitian Kaely McDevitt to shed some light on two very common hormone disorders: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) which is the leading cause of infertility, and Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA), which results in loss of menstruation and ovulation. Kaely shares how to assess if you have either of these hormonal imbalances, how to differentiate between the two (they present similarly), and what to do if you struggle with either.

  • Understanding Ovulation

  • Hormones + Mood Connection

  • Why Fertility is a Marker for Female Health

  • How Hormonal Birth Control Suppresses Ovulation

  • Why Men + Women Need Different Diets

  • Ovarian Cysts: Normal or Not?

  • PCOS + Insulin Resistance

  • “Classic” PCOS vs. “Other Cause” PCOS

  • Post-Birth Control Rebound PCOS

  • Common reasons for absent or infrequent ovulation

  • Best Labs to Assess Hormone Imbalance

  • Signs, Symptoms + Lab Markers of PCOS + HA

  • How to Differentiate PCOS from HA

  • How Dieting Leads to Hormone Imbalance

  • Why We Need a Mindset Shift for our Healthcare

  • Why You Need to Play the Long Game for Hormonal Health

  • Best Carbs for Type 1 Diabetic