TRIGGER WARNING: Eating disorders, disordered eating and body image concerns are discussed. If you need support, please seek the advice of your GP or contact the Butterfly Foundation 1800 33 46 73.

Welcome back to Fertility Friendly Food, the Podcast! In this episode, we revisit the topic of Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA) with our special guest, Accredited Exercise Physiologist and health coach, Sarah KingIf you missed our previous episode with Sarah on HA, we’ve linked it in the show notes for you.

You can find Sarah on Instagram at @sarahlizking or visit her website for more info on her work in this space.

Hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA) is responsible for around 30% of cases of secondary amenorrhea in women of reproductive age.

In this episode, we delve into the topic of HA, clarifying what it is and dispelling common myths, like the misconception that it only affects individuals in smaller bodies or with eating disorders.

At The Dietologist, we often see people with HA struggle to seek support because the solutions seem simple in theory: eat more, move less, and manage stress. However, we explore the complexities and barriers people face when trying to implement these changes, which can be rooted in body image issues, diet culture, eating disorders, habits, and fear of weight gain.

Sarah shares practical strategies that have worked well for her clients in each aspect of HA management: nutrition, exercise, and stress.

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To book a session with The Dietologist team for a personalised approach to managing HA and supporting your fertility, head here.

For more info on eating for HA recovery, check out this blog post.

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Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is not to be replaced by personalised medical or dietetic advice, please speak to your health care professional before making any diet or lifestyle changes. The Dietologist and its guests do not accept any liability for any harm or damages that occur from following any of the suggestions in these podcast episodes.

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