Joyful + Nourishment
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SE3 - Ep1: Healing HA with Shannon Western

SE3 - Ep1: Healing HA with Shannon Western


We are starting Season 3 of The Joyful Nourishment Podcast with a very informative episode around Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA) , with nutritionist Shannon Western.

Shannon is a nutritionist and therapist. She is the founder of Ease Nutrition Therapy, a disordered eating non-diet clinic. She supports all relationships with food so people can feel more comfortable with food, their emotions, and their bodies.

In this podcast episode we explore what HA is, what the signs and symptoms of Hypothalamic Amenorrhea is, and also the risk factors involved in not having a period. Especially if it is missing for months or even years. HA is common in people who have a disordered relationship with food. And it is not talked about enough.

Shannon takes us through a high level understanding of how the various hormones interplay in the body for the menstrual cycle to occur and you will learn what often drives the development of HA and missing periods.

Towards the end we will discuss ways you can support yourself and your body to recover from HA.

And you can also read the blog on my website that Shannon wrote.

There is so much valuable information in this episode, so please feel free to share it with anyone you think may benefit.

Find more about Shannon Western and her work here:


Instagram: @ease_nutritiontherapy

Podcast: The Ease With Food Podcast

Find me over on Straightforward Nutrition

My 1:1 work here

Book in for a 30 min free initial session here

I really hope you enjoy this episode and I can’t believe that we are starting Season three of The Joyful + Nourishment Podcast! Thank you for coming along with me on this venture. I have more exiting guest conversations lined up for this season and some topics for my solo episodes that I am hoping will be helpful too.

Joyful + Nourishment
The Joyful + Nourishment Podcast
This is a Podcast about all things that helps or hinders us from having a joyful + nourishing relationship with food, eating and our bodies. We talk about Diet Culture, eating disorder recovery, binge eating, emotional eating and body image distress.
Joyful, pleasurable nourishment is a radical act in a culture that wants us to stay small.