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How’s that cycle? And I’m not talking bikes.

 

What comes out of our body is pretty a status report on what’s going on inside.

Pardon the visual but we know that green snot is a sign of infection. How about loose poo? Perhaps a bacterial infection, yeast issues or nerves. You get the idea.  The best way to know what is going on inside, is to have a peak at what’s coming out. Periods are part of that little clique. They are a part of nature, as are we.  Too often, we ignore the natural cycles that surrounds us, and operates inside us.

We can tell a lot from our hormonal health by looking at things like how long our cycles are (meaning how often we are getting out period), how heavy or light they may be– all those ooey gooey details that tampons (did you read this?) help us to ignore. The monthly period is like a cleanse for the vag- the easiest cleanse you'll ever do.  Just let nature run its course. It’s like a sweet little self-cleaning oven. If we aren’t putting our best period forward, perhaps we should think about addressing this from the root cause, rather than popping a pill and waiting for the next problem down the line to rear its ugly head. It always does.

The best remedy for regulating hormones, and all imbalances in the body is of course, first and foremost, with a clean diet. If we can keep it clean going in, we can let the icky grime and toxins find their way out.

Do I need to remind you what a good diet is? Whole and minimally processed foods will do it. Simple changes like brown rice instead of white rice, whole grain flours instead of refined flours, natural sweeteners instead of sugar.

Really? Do I have to go on? Keep it fresh and keep it clean and get off your bottom! Regular exercise helps promote hormonal balance. In addition to the estrogen we may be taking in, it is also produced and stored in fat cells. Excessive estrogen levels can also make it harder to lose weight because estrogen can contribute to insulin resistance.

We all get in funks once in a while. Hormonal or otherwise. Since the information I have provided here, is really stuff that all of you wise women know, I am going to offer some seriously healing recipes.

Cook them now and have them on hand for when you need to throw a tantrum, are dying for a chocolate bar, but know that a bag of chips and a carton of ice cream are part of the problem, not the solution. All seems so simple doesn’t it? It is.

3 Responses to “How’s that cycle? And I’m not talking bikes.”

  1. What a great post. Women have lived under the myth that menstruation is something to ashamed about for far too long. Hormone imbalance is epidemic. It all goes hand in hand with shaming women so that we can never reach our full potential. And yes, it is all so simple - and empowering.
  2. Sarah-Helena said…
    I love you Meghan! You make me want to become a better (healthier!) version of myself.
  3. Amy Sedgwick said…
    So well said Meghan! My clients are often shocked to hear that I discovered food allergies and was inspired to clean up my diet because of learning how to chart my cycles. What we call non-peak cervical mucus (in the Justisse Method that I now teach) is often associated with inflammation, and can result from food allergies, spermicide or condom allergies, or even in one case (from a recent client) from allergies to the chemicals used in the manufacturing of toilet paper. What we put on and in our bodies makes all the difference to our lady parts. Learning how to read those signs can tell us a lot about where we need to clean up our diet and our lifestyle.

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