Author: Dr. Brooke Kalanick

How To Train If You’re Dealing with Stress, Cortisol, or Adrenal Issues
“Just listen to your body!” We say it (and hear it!) all the time, but how do you actually do that? How do you listen to your body? Teaching women how to listen to what their own hormones are saying...
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Perspective for the Woman with Wonky Hormones
It's not easy being the girl with the wonky hormones. It’s not easy being the one whose efforts produce only a fraction of the results someone else may get. It feels unfair. It’s frustrating. I get it. It takes time...
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How To Train If You Have Hypothyroidism or PCOS
Training Modifications for Hashimoto's and Hypothyroidism If you have Hashimoto’s or thyroid trouble, chances are one or more of the following scenarios will sound familiar when it comes to your workouts: You can’t muster the energy to train at all....
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How To Tell If "Eating in Moderation" Is Right For You
Moderation, I kinda love you. Thank you for making nutrition and dieting sane again, we’re all oh-so-glad you’re back. But, you see, the thing is, now may not be the best time for me to get into a new relationship....
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Why Did I Gain Weight on the Pill, If the Research Says That Shouldn't Happen?
GGS friend and fellow research rock star, Krista Rompolski, tackled the Truth About Birth Control and Weight Gain previously, presenting the various problems with the research (i.e. what constitutes “significant" weight gain) and how the type of hormone (estrogen or...
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How to Eat If You Have PCOS
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common — and most misunderstood — hormonal conditions in the Western world, and the leading cause of infertility in women in the U.S.1 Historically a PCOS diagnosis is based on certain...
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How Alcohol Affects Your Health, Hormones, and Body Composition
For many of us, alcohol goes hand in hand with fun and relaxation. It is called "happy” hour, after all. So it’s no wonder why many women want to know how much booze they can get away with drinking and...
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How Insulin And Cortisol Affect Your Body Composition
Talking about insulin and cortisol—or in simpler terms, carbs and stress—has finally become part of the conversation about body composition in earnest. We’ve begun to recognize that getting lean is not as simple as “calories in versus calories out.” Now,...
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Should You Have Your Thyroid Tested?
Sometimes you just know that something is off. You can call it women’s intuition — or chalk it up to the fact that when your hair falls out, you’re too tired to get to the gym, and, when you do...
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