January 29, 2018

Episode 16: Jill Puleo on Amenorrhea

Jill is a former collegiate soccer player, triathlete, marathoner, and ultrarunner who went through almost five years of amenorrhea before finally addressing her issues to get healthy. Shocked at just how much she didn't know about hormones and menstrual health for athletes, she decided to share her research and wisdom on both Hypothalamic Amenorrhea and Overtraining Syndrome through her YouTube channel. Her passion for counseling others even led her to go back to school to Harvard University's Extension School where she is pursuing a Master's Degree in Psychology in order to fully support athletes in their path to health.

Questions we ask Jill include:

How did you get your start in running?

Tell us about your experience with amenorrhea.

How did you know something was wrong?

What did you hear from other people? Was it normalized?

When/how did you get the courage to seek help?

Would you mind describing to our listeners overtraining syndrome?

What happens when a person is doing “everything right,” but isn’t getting their period?

What would you suggest for people to take the first few steps for healing?

What role does stress play in amenorrhea?

You write that you hope to see a world where all women get their periods. How do you hope to accomplish this?

What are some of the ways that listeners can help themselves and others?

What are some of your favorite resources that you would recommend?

What are you currently up to? What is making you thrive?

What advice would you give to your younger self?

What does being a Strong Runner Chick mean to you?

How can readers/listeners connect with you?

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