Why Is My Period Late?

A woman’s period is like a monthly report card, telling us how well her hormones are performing. For a period to occur, an amazing orchestra of hormones have to all play in harmony together to make it happen. This process is very sensitive to stressors such as exercise, weight loss, stress, disease, and so on. During times where a woman is faced with stressors, the body will steal the resources away from hormonal production in order to face the challenges ahead. For example, our body uses cholesterol to make both our stress hormone cortisol, and our sex hormones estrogen and progesterone. When we are stressed, our body will steal the cholesterol used to make our sex hormones, and divert it t

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