PP Episode #108 – Under-Eating and Its Connection to Hormone Problems with Laura Schoenfeld

Dieting is pretty common in most cultures and it seems there’s always a new fad diet to try out. But, could these diets actually be doing more harm than good? Registered Dietitian, Laura Schoenfeld, talks about how under-eating impacts our hormone levels and overall health.

Laura Schoenfeld Period Party Podcast

Laura Schoenfeld is a Registered Dietitian trained in Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy with a nutrition philosophy developed from a combination of ancestral diets, principles of biochemistry, current research, and clinical experience. Laura’s passion is for helping overstressed, over-trained, and undernourished women get back to better physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

In this episode, we talk about why you don’t need a perfect diet to have good health, how the social media wellness industry is impacting women’s approach to eating, common signs and symptoms of under-nutrition, the risks of switching to a “real food” diet, the relationship between eating well and having a healthy cycle and balanced hormones, and so much more!

Mentioned in this episode:
  • Why you need to forget about labels and pay attention to what makes you feel good to find a diet that’s right for you
  • Laura’s philosophy that your diet doesn’t have to be perfect to have good health
  • The conflicting information about diets and health available online
  • Why it’s so important for women to learn to listen to and trust their bodies
  • Laura’s thoughts on the social media wellness industry and messages being sent by wellness celebrities
  • The negative impact of social media on women’s relationships with food and dieting
  • How following too many food rules can lead to under-eating
  • The risks many women don’t consider when switching to a “real food” diet
  • How to overcome food fixation
  • The close relationship between eating and a healthy cycle and balanced hormones
  • Common symptoms that can signal you’re under-nourished

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