Menstrual cycles really should occur once a month. As Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani explains, anything less than that should be taken as a warning signal. Something in your body’s health is off, so it’s worth investigating whether it’s RED-S / REDs or some other cause.


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[Tina]  I get a period every 40 to 60 days. Is that enough? 

[Jen]  Probably not. Typically, a period really should be about every 30 days. I mean, everyone’s gonna have, you know, during a time of extreme stress, an off period here or there and that’s not something to panic about, but on the whole, periods should be pretty consistent. Just as a canary in the coal mine, for the body’s overall health.

[Tina]  Thank you for that.

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more about Dr G:

Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani, CEDS-S, FAED, is an internist who specializes in eating disorders. She practices from a deeply anti-diet, weight-inclusive perspective and partners with therapists and dietitians around the country to ameliorate medical roadblocks in patients’ recovery journeys. Her book, “Sick Enough: A Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders,” is for patients, families, and practitioners. You can find Jen at

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