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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How Eating Too Little Is Wrecking Your Progress
Many women have a warped perspective of what “enough” food really is—especially when trying to lose weight. This warped perspective can hinder fat loss, strength gain, muscle gain, energy levels, and overall health. Whether this perspective comes from reading fitness...
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What To Expect From Your Hormones When You're Expecting
Few human experiences have as wide a range of “normal” as pregnancy and childbirth. It’s tough during this anxious time to have no certainty. Your body is changing quickly, and every little thing has you asking, “Is this normal?” Every...
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Acne: Is It Your Hormones or Your Diet?
Despite the dermatology party line, “the cause of acne remains unknown,” or the explanation that acne is a vague condition of “hormonal imbalances,” we actually know a lot about what causes acne—and what can help clear up your skin. Far...
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How Do Hormones Affect Hunger?
Way back in the 1920s, researchers confirmed something that women have known first-hand for a long time: We eat different amounts during different phases of our menstrual cycle. Maybe you've heard a friend or client (or yourself!) say something like,...
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