…Just as a back up/for information…. Many many women are hormone deficient (mainly progesterone/testosterone-most women walking around have estrogen dominance issues) The birth control pill/other hormonal contraceptive methods as well as overexposure to hormone-affecting substances that we are becoming all too familiar with are partly to blame. For me, an otherwise healthy late 30’s female with NO history of any kind of hormonal issues (3 babies no prob, so fertile I couldn’t NOT get pregnant) DIETING made me deficient. I had virtually no testosterone and was low on progesterone, as well. I dieted for years and years and when my usual of weight contol didn’t work, I moved to low carb, then uber low carb which is where, I believe, my hormones shit the bed.