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Hi everyone,

Curious about the mood effects of progesterone? I've got a new blog post for you. Keep reading for "Why Progesterone Is Both Good and Bad for Mood (and How to Treat PMDD)."

Also, please join me at one of my upcoming events including the "Five Types of PCOS" webinar next week. I will also soon be adding a couple of US dates, so stay tuned!

Finally, keep reading for my regular feature of Research and Findings, including the new blood test that might be able to detect endometriosis.

Why Progesterone Is Both Good and Bad for Mood (and How to Treat PMDD)

Progesterone is the hormone that calms the brain and promotes sleep. At the same time, progesterone might be involved in the mood symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

How can both things be true? The short answer is that progesterone is usually good for mood but can sometimes be bad. Keep reading for the longer answer about progesterone and mood. 
Continue reading...

Join me and Lucy Peach on June 8th in Perth, Australia for a unique conversation about:
  • Harnessing your menstrual cycle
  • Contraception and your health
  • Taking care of your hormones
We'll be joined by a live doodler (as seen in My Greatest Period Ever) to help elucidate the finer points of period power.
Get your ticket

All upcoming events

New Research and Findings

Using birth control for long-term menstrual suppression is the largest uncontrolled medical experiment on women in history.

All the reasons to stop taking too much vitamin D.

New clinical trial of magnesium for depression.

The medical system discriminates against women, leaving them chronically misunderstood, mistreated and misdiagnosed.

One of the best ways to treat osteoporosis is to have stronger muscles

Micronised or natural progesterone is safer and gentler than conventional HRT.

For the first time since the Pill's invention, scientists are going to look at how it might impact the brain.

A new blood test may be able to detect endometriosis.

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