Hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA) describes the lack of a menstrual period for 3+ months, or a menstrual cycle consistently longer than 45 days. Losing your period for a while may seem like a blessing at first. However, developing HA can mean that your body is not functioning properly for one reason or another. All in all, […]

Eating Disorders, Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized, Women's Health

February 21, 2022

What is Hypothalamic Amenorrhea?

Image of a uterus model made out of clay on a blue background to represent the topic of amenorrhea.

By Ashley Dimon, Dietitian & Sports Nutrition Volunteer Are you constantly thinking about food? Do you often feel tired or irritable? Do you often have stress fractures or injuries that won’t heal? Hair loss? Irregular or loss of your menstrual cycle? These are all symptoms of RED-s, Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport, or Low Energy […]

Men's Health, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Women's Health

June 29, 2021

Signs your Relationship with Exercise may be Leading to Overtraining and/or Under Fueling

A combination of overtraining and underfueling is the most common cause of low energy availability.

By Lexi Moriarty, MS, RD, CSSD & Ashley Dimon, Sports Nutrition Volunteer Depending on your circles, you may have heard these terms thrown around or even whispers about them around the internet, but you may not be sure exactly what it means. So I want to take a few minutes to break it down for […]

Sports Nutrition, Women's Health

March 2, 2021

What Every Active Female (and Male) Should Know about Low Energy Availability and RED-S.