18 episodes

Welcome to the Period Recovery podcast. Here is where your host Cynthia Registered Dietitian Period Recovery expert, will discuss the reality, ups & downs & life-changing journey of getting your period back and finding balance with food, body & exercise. After overcoming missing period issues of her own, Cynthia started to help women across the world get their periods back for good & restore their health & fertility through her unique methodology for period recovery. Cynthia breaks down the science into simple-to-follow ways so that you can understand why your period is missing (still) and what you can do to get your period back every month (or get pregnant if that's your goal). It's time to stop stressing & guessing & get your period & your life back! Tune in every other Thursday & feel empowered to take action to get your period back for good with all the tips, information & stories Cynthia is sharing. Follow Cynthia on Instagram @period.nutritionist or visit her website www.periodnutritionist.com.

The Period Recovery Podcast Cynthia Donovan

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

Welcome to the Period Recovery podcast. Here is where your host Cynthia Registered Dietitian Period Recovery expert, will discuss the reality, ups & downs & life-changing journey of getting your period back and finding balance with food, body & exercise. After overcoming missing period issues of her own, Cynthia started to help women across the world get their periods back for good & restore their health & fertility through her unique methodology for period recovery. Cynthia breaks down the science into simple-to-follow ways so that you can understand why your period is missing (still) and what you can do to get your period back every month (or get pregnant if that's your goal). It's time to stop stressing & guessing & get your period & your life back! Tune in every other Thursday & feel empowered to take action to get your period back for good with all the tips, information & stories Cynthia is sharing. Follow Cynthia on Instagram @period.nutritionist or visit her website www.periodnutritionist.com.

    How Julia Got Her Period Back + Got Pregnant

    How Julia Got Her Period Back + Got Pregnant

    Hey Friends! 
    Julia, a former client of mine, joins me on today’s episode of the Period Recovery Podcast! 
    Julia shares her journey of doctor visits with no solutions for her missing period, facing her fears, and eventually finding herself with a period & then pregnant! Now, as a mother and a former HA woman, she wants to share what she exactly did to get her period back. 
    I hope that you find this episode helpful in your HA journey! 
    Cynthia
    Listen in to learn more: 
    {08:00} When doctors don’t have the answer{15:00} Moving forward without an official diagnosis{19:55} Finding help in a group coaching format{26:40} Facing your fears {31:55} Finding a new identity{36:30} Tips to get healthy{43:50} Getting your period back{51:30} Getting pregnant and other health benefits 

    Links
    Apply for coaching w/Cynthia: https://p.bttr.to/3ybjfOb 
    Website: https://www.periodnutritionist.com 



    For the full show notes - please visit my website: periodnutritionist.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    PCOS or HA- What Do I Really Have?

    PCOS or HA- What Do I Really Have?

    In today’s episode of the Period Recovery Podcast, Sam Abbott joins the podcast to teach us about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS. ). What exactly is PCOS? What are the treatments? This is an issue that many women deal with, and they can not find the help they need. If that is you, Sam will bring you hope, information, and resources today! 

    I hope that you find this episode insightful and helpful. 
    Cynthia

    Listen in to learn more about PCOS and HA : 
    {07:00} What is PCOS
    {11:40} Treatment for PCOS and how do I know if I have it?
    {24:55} PCOS vs. HA
    {31:40} What to look out for 
    {42:33} Going to the bathroom more than normal
    {51:20} Having HA and PCOS at the same time


    Sam Abbott:
    Sam Abbott is a registered dietitian nutritionist who helps those with PCOS ditch diets, improve insulin resistance, and balance hormones without feeling guilty or stressed about food. She is passionate about empowering people with PCOS to find peace and balance with nutrition, hormones, body, and life. You can find Sam on Instagram at @pcos.nutritionist where she gives free tips and support around PCOS nutrition education. She owns PCOS Nutrition Company, where nutrition coaching services are centered around improving hormone balance without a side of diet culture or weight stigma. 


    Links
    https://www.periodnutritionist.com 


    Apply for coaching w/Cynthia:
    https://p.bttr.to/3ybjfOb 


    Free intuitive eating guide for PCOS:
    https://pcosnutritionco.com/workbook/



    For the full show notes - please visit my website: periodnutritionist.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    How To Get Comfortable With Eating More Than You Think You Should

    How To Get Comfortable With Eating More Than You Think You Should

    In today’s episode of the Period Recovery Podcast, I am talking directly to a woman trying to recover from her period but feeling like she shouldn’t be eating as much as her body needs. I get it. I’ve been where you are.  


    Today, I share several important things to consider: consider what your body needs, identify your why for your recovery, what mental hunger is, and what to do about it.  In this episode, I give you coping strategies to help you get unstuck in your period recovery journey. 

    I hope you have found this episode helpful. 


    - Cynthia 

    Highlights 
    {2:35} How is our body like a “bank account”? 
    {13:03} What is your WHY for getting your period back? 
    {14:12} Why having a support system during your recovery is so important. 
    {14:32} Mental hunger and your body's way of telling you what you want. 
    {20:09} Feeling Stuck? Remember – this will not last forever. 


    Links:
    https://www.periodnutritionist.com
    To Apply for coaching:: https://p.bttr.to/3ybjfOb 


    For the full show notes - please visit my website: periodnutritionist.com

    • 26 min
    Learning What Low Intensity Exercise Looks Like with Dr. Ashley Moody

    Learning What Low Intensity Exercise Looks Like with Dr. Ashley Moody

    Cynthia Donovan is joined by Dr. Ashley Moody. She shares her journey through childhood and teen years dealing with a body she was not comfortable with. Once Ashley learned to accept and love her body, she found freedom. Learning what low-intense intentional training looks like, gave Ashley a new lease on life.


    Listen in to learn more:  
    {03:23} What made Ashley go into chiropractic work 
    {07:36} Struggles growing up 
    {14:29} Learning to be ok with your body
    {27:04} When Ashley’s intestine flipped. 
    {30:32} Training for quality of life
    {37:49} Feeling lost when you give up your old lifestyle
    {41:49} Benefits of low intense exercise
    {48:08} An announcement
    {54:12} Life today for Ashley


    About Dr. Ashley Moody 
    Dr. Moody received her Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology from Upstate Medical University and continued to graduate as a member of the Phi Chi Omega Honor Society from the New York Chiropractic College, with her Doctorate in Chiropractic. During her clinical rotations, Dr. Moody was hand selected from a group of her peers to serve as the Student Remote Chiropractic Clerk at the Rochester, NY Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital. She went on to finish her clinical rotations as the first ever selected Chiropractic extern at the Pittsburgh, PA VA. During that time, she had the opportunity to work within a clinically based multidisciplinary setting involving orthopedists, physical therapists, and pain management specialists. Following graduation, Dr. Moody accepted a position with a sports-based clinic in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Here she worked as a provider helping those with chronic pain as well as athletes that participated in youth track, personal training, yoga, and CrossFit. This diverse patient population has helped her develop a treatment style that is evidence-based and patient-centered. Originally from the Mohawk Valley, returning home to open Climb Chiropractic Sports Health is working towards her dream of providing the best possible conservative musculoskeletal health care in Central New York.
     
    Dr. Moody is trained in Active Release Technique (ART), ConnecTX instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation (FAKTR) as well as Functional Movement Taping (levels I and II) through Rocktape. In 2019, she became a BirthFit Leader and is passionate about helping women to reconnect with their cores postpartum. She has participated in Why Mobility, Clinical Audit Process, and Motion Palpation Technique seminars. In her spare time, Dr. Moody enjoys being outdoors with friends and family. She enjoys various types of exercise including yoga, hiking, strength training, CrossFit, and running
    Links
    Apply for Period Recovery Coaching w/Cynthia: https://p.bttr.to/3dJneV8
    https://www.periodnutritionist.com



    Connect with Dr. Ashley Moody 
    https://www.climbchirosportshealth.com/ 
    amoody@climbchirosportshealth.com
    https://www.instagram.com/climbchiroutica


    For the full show notes - please visit my website: periodnutritionist.com

    • 58 min
    How To Cope With Feeling Unproductive When Taking a Break From Exercise

    How To Cope With Feeling Unproductive When Taking a Break From Exercise

    In today’s episode of the Period Recovery Podcast, I am talking directly to the woman who is trying to recover her period but is afraid to stop exercising. I’ve been where you are, and I understand it completely. Today, I share two important things to consider: evaluate what is healthy and what productivity truly means for getting your period back. In this episode, I give you coping strategies to help you find peace with your new lifestyle. 

    I hope you have found this episode helpful. 


    - Cynthia 

    Highlights 
    {02:10} Why do we struggle with the need to exercise 
    {04:00} What does your body needs when it is under a lot of stress
    {07:35} What does health mean to you?
    {12:51} Coping strategies
    {19:30} Things you can fill your exercise time with that makes you happy


    Links:
    https://www.periodnutritionist.com
    To Apply for coaching:: https://p.bttr.to/3ybjfOb 



    For the full show notes - please visit my website: periodnutritionist.com

    • 26 min
    How Rema Didn't Let Her Wedding Stop Her From Getting Her Period Back

    How Rema Didn't Let Her Wedding Stop Her From Getting Her Period Back

    Hey ! 

    I am joined by my former client, Rema, for the Period Recovery Podcast this week, and she shares her story of losing and then regaining her period. Rema is a perfectionist, and the pressure and stress of trying to be perfect caused her to lose her period. During her struggle of trying to find a solution, Rema learned to listen to her inner voice and, therefore, ultimately faced her fears and found recovery. 
    I hope that you find this episode helpful for you and your recovery! 

    Cynthia


    Listen in to learn more : 
    {02:40} How Rema lost her period
    {08:52} How perfectionism can cause pressure and cause stress
    {12:55} When you learn to listen to your inner voice
    {22:00} The fears we need to face
    {35:00} why you can’t compare two women who both lost their period
    {42:00} The stress of getting married 
    43:00} Life today and advice for another woman who lost their period


    Links:
    https://www.periodnutritionist.com
    For the full show notes - please visit my website: periodnutritionist.com

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

cash dolla bill ,

10/10 listen

I started following Cynthia after hearing her speak about HA on the Fertility Friday podcast. Her story was so encouraging it brought me to tears. Once she came out with a podcast I knew I needed to listen. I’m thankful for them and the wealth of information they provide for me about my body.

Jules.C. ,

The best of both worlds - support and expertise

Cynthia is a truly empathetic and caring soul. In the HA space it can be confusing and feel like our journeys need to measure up to some timeline/standard….Cynthia’s expertise and caring manner ensure everyone is treated individually and that we are all on our own journey. Cynthia cares about women and their need to feel empowered and believe in themselves. Thanks Cynthia xx

Chrissy Scottsdalw ,

Relatable content for recovery

I am so incredibly grateful for Cynthia and her content she posts. Her content is extremely relatable and supportive in my journey to recover from HA. I haven’t recovered yet, but she makes me feel less alone and gives me the motivation to keep going. Highly recommend listening to her podcast and following her on Instagram. 100% helpful!

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