The Anatomy of Female Nutrition

By Stevie Lyn Smith, RD Mar 27, 2019

"Women are not small men." Have you heard this buzzing around on social media, blogs, or articles across the internet? Lots of women want to take steps to improve their health, but the general nutrition advice our male counterparts follow often neglects female-specific needs. We can't just do a simple calorie conversion to translate a man's dietary needs to our own! But how do we differ? And what are some simple ways to start meeting our requirements? We're sharing some of our favorite foods and ideas to help you feel more empowered in your eating and meal choices.

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Optimizing Training Around Your Menstrual Cycle

By Stevie Lyn Smith, RD Mar 15, 2019

As women in the sports and fitness world, sometimes it can feel like we have something to prove — that we can train, grow, and recover with the rest of 'em. But our female physiology isn't a weakness, and it certainly doesn't have to impede our training goals. Just like anything in the natural world, our bodies and hormones go through cycles, which can be monitored and adjusted to accordingly.

While we recognize that every woman is different when it comes to her cycle, we can use science to better guide our training choices. Let's take a closer look at how we can work with our bodies instead of against them in the gym. 

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The Health Advice We Always Hear but Continue to Ignore

By Diana Licalzi, RD, LDN, MS Mar 05, 2019

 

You hear about it, you read about it, you even talk about it, but for some reason you ignore it… it’s the health advice you know you should follow but choose not to. It's easier and, at times, more gratifying to dismiss it, but have you thought of the long-term implications of continuously ignoring it? In honor of National Nutrition Month this March, we’re reigniting the conversation on the health advice you continue to overlook. In this article, we provide you with the research behind the advice and present tips to help you implement it once and for all.

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Meet Lisa: How She Entered The Endurance World At 50

By Stevie Lyn Smith, RD May 25, 2018

Growing older is often met with acceptance, however, what if we took aging as an opportunity to continue to create our best self? In a fast-paced world, we tend to overlook the small things that will have a significant impact on our future self, especially when it comes to our health and wellness.

I sat down with someone who not only always seems to juggle what life throws at her, but surpasses her expectations. Meet my mom, Lisa Beaser, who has been using InsideTracker to help improve her training and to optimize her overall health.

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Menopause: What's Actually Happening and Why

By Julia Reedy Aug 17, 2017

Menopause is something that all women will inevitably go through, but few speak up about. Our philosophy is that when it comes to your health, every subject is open for discussion.

At InsideTracker, we’re not just here to throw biomarker stats at you and send you on your way; we want to help you understand the science behind them, and what your course of action should be once you do. And with such a wide array of symptoms, effects, related biomarkers, and potential remedies for menopause, it’s about time that someone started explaining. So we’re happy to step up.

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How To Tackle Amenorrhea: A Common Problem Among Female Athletes

By Julia Reedy Jul 28, 2017

Amenorrhea is defined as a lack of menstruation for three or more months. It’s a problem many female athletes face at some point along their athletic journey. Despite how many women it affects, athletes often suffer in silence, not wanting to discuss the issue with friends, peers, or even health professionals, for a variety of reasons.

This week, we’re talking to two female athletes who are breaking down barriers and talking about this issue. Both Tawnee Prazak Gibson and Tina Muir struggled with amenorrhea for years, and finally decided to take action. Now, both women have fully recovered and have exciting announcements as a result of their comeback: they’re pregnant! In this blog post, Tawnee and Tina share their personal stories...

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Using DHEAS as a Biomarker of Aging in Women

By Elizabeth Shanahan Mar 20, 2015

DHEAS is part of InsideTracker’s new Female InnerAge, a set of biomarkers that are particularly important in women’s health and physiology.  DHEAS is an abundant molecule in the body that decreases naturally as women age. While it garners limited attention in health-related media, becoming informed about your own DHEAS levels using InsideTracker may help you optimize your muscle and bone health, sexual function, fitness performance, and longevity.

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