As an active woman or as an athlete have you ever wondered if you should be keeping an eye on certain vitamins, minerals, or hormones in your bloodwork more closely than your non-active counterparts? The answer is yes! Iron, vitamin D, cortisol, vitamin B12, and a hormone panel are all helpful blood markers to monitor […]

Sports Nutrition, Women's Health

October 2, 2023

Important Bloodwork for Athletes and Active Women

Many of you have likely heard of disordered eating but, have you heard of RED-S? Disordered eating is an eating pattern that restricts or limits intake of overall energy or certain foods types/categories. When disordered eating is severe an athlete can be in a state of low energy availability which can lead them to the […]

Sports Nutrition

August 1, 2023

Is it RED-S or Disordered Eating?

A woman rejects a plate of donuts before learning what happens when you stop dieting

Do you have light, short, or missing menstrual periods? Although an “easier” or missing period may sound nice, abnormal periods are just that…not normal. As we always say, our bodies are extremely smart. When something isn’t quite right, our bodies will let us know one way or another. For women, our periods can be a […]

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

February 6, 2023

Why Your Periods Are Abnormal

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 Is there a chance that you are over-training and under-eating? Consider the following. 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 […]

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

June 29, 2021

Signs You Are Over-Training and Under-Eating

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’ve heard low energy availability (LEA) RED-s (relative energy deficiency in sport), but you may not be sure exactly what they mean. So, I want to take a few minutes to break it down for you here! Here […]

Sports Nutrition, Women's Health

March 2, 2021

What Every Active Person Should Know about Low Energy Availability & RED-S