Up until recently, it was accepted as “normal” that an elite female athlete would stop menstruating at the height of her training and that this was necessary for her to perform optimally in her sport or occupation.
Today we are smarter.
With advances in knowledge of the unique physical adaptation mechanisms that underlie female performance, it has become clear that achieving physiologic balance with nutrition and training strategies tailored to her body’s individual hormonal environment is where optimal performance, health and longevity live and thrive.
For more than 20 years, I have dedicated my career as a Women’s Health physician. For the last 18 years, I have focused my efforts as a Reproductive Endocrinologist, understanding and managing female reproductive hormone physiology from puberty through menopause.
Using the knowledge and experience gained over the course of my career and applying it through the lens of an athlete and fitness professional are the fundamentals from which the practice of Women’s Performance Endocrinology was born.