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10 Tips For Your Cycle

I hope that this post provides some guidance on what steps you can take to heal your cycle.

1. Toxin-Free Products

This includes what you put in and on your body.

Period products: Harmful chemicals are used to make the well known period products. Your vaginal tissue is great at absorbing all those toxins… I highly recommend looking for a toxic free products, like sea sponge tampons, possibly reusable organic cotton period underwear or pads.

Cosmetics/perfume/bug spray/ sunscreen/cleaners/soaps/shampoo: These all impact your overall health and wellbeing. Research EWG and put in the chemicals listed on your products and put it in the database and see for yourself. These chemicals are endocrine disruptors. Food: try your best to eat organic, non-GMO, local, whole foods whenever possible

Containers/applicances: Avoid/limit foods with BPA such as some canned foods and plastic containers as they are endocrine disruptors. Use glass or metal containers to store your food. Do NOT use non-stick pots and pans, they have harmful chemicals and disrupt your hormones.

2. Track your cycle

Use pencil and paper or use an app BUT turn of the predictions on the app. Track your mental, emotional, physical experience throughout your cycle, not just when you bleed. Note your mood, symptoms, energy. Tracking helps you see patterns and notice improvements as you make other changes.

3. Clean drinking + eating

Avoiding synthetic ingredients and toxins that disrupt your hormones and incorporating anti-inflammatory herbs like turmeric, thyme, dill, and oregano.

✔️Reduce processed and sugar-sweetened food

✔️Increase healthy fats - Omega 3 fatty acids (avocados, flax) help to reduce your inflammation. Remember; period pain is driven by inflammation so we want to reduce inflammation where possible.⁠

✔️Increase cruciferous vegetables - Cruciferous vegetables help to improve your estrogen clearance (remember high estrogen is a common cause of period pain). Start increasing broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, Brussel sprouts, etc.

✔️Get your sweat on - Regular movement reduces stress, improves blood flow to your reproductive organs, and reduces inflammation.⁠

✔️Consider eliminating dairy - Cow’s dairy contains a protein called A1 casein. This particular protein causes inflammation in some people because it stimulates your immune system to produce inflammatory compounds. Inflammation = period pain. ✔️Clean water - Look at what is in your water, I highly recommend learning more about what water you drink and how that is impacting your overall health. I have a Kangen filter, if you would like to learn more about Kangen, send me an email.

Specific symptoms throughout your cycle can tell you what might be imbalanced and what foods you can incorporate!

4. Mindful Movement

Get your sweat on - Regular movement reduces stress, improves blood flow to your reproductive organs, and reduces inflammation.

5. Support gut, liver, kidneys

Everything works together as one, they are like a symphony. Liver and gut are key to hormone health. Hormone balance is essential for good liver function and if you have inflammation in your gut, in your digestive track, the small intestines which is attached to the bile duct which is attached to the gall bladder which is attached to the liver. It is all connected. If you have inflammation in the gut you have inflammation in the liver. Our gastro intestinal tracts contain billions of bacteria. This microbiome is unique for every individual. There are more than 10,000 different species of bacteria in our digestive tract. This will change over time. People with more diversity in the microbiome have several health advantages.

✔️Remove gut irritants such as alcohol, caffeine, processed food, and food additives

✔️Avoid taking unnecessary antibiotics

✔️Get your probiotics in; kefir, sauerkraut, and kimchi all contain helpful bacteria from the fermentation process

✔️Eat prebiotic food for good bacteria; these are High-fiber vegetables, fruits, and whole grains

6. Patience

It takes time, commitment and devotion for this healing journey. Be patient with the process, we are so used to quick fixes but healing needs space to readjust. It can take a minimum of 3 full cycles to start seeing little changes. If you don’t see changes right away, know that it is okay, keep going.

7. Have Fun

Don’t be so serious, life is better when you’re having fun. Ask yourself what brings you joy and bring that into your journey! Healing is life long journey. It is meant to be fun because it is an expansion into who you truly are, it is here for your growth and evolution within yourself.

8. Sleep Well

Sleep is the time for growth and repair. Every cell is renewed faster during sleep than when awake. Reproductive hormones are mostly produced during sleep. If you have poor quality and inconsistent sleep it impacts your hormones

9. Manage Stress

Stress causes the adrenal glands to produce adrenaline and cortisol, and cortisol is created by the use of progesterone. This means that the body of a woman who is regularly stressed will “steal” progesterone in order to produce the cortisol.De-stressing can help to minimize the body’s responses to stress and reduce the tendency to deplete the levels of progesterone.

10. Trauma Work

Negative emotional patterns from adverse life events that are either unconscious or conscious can be impacting your overall health and wellbeing. It could be the mental chatter that goes on throughout the day, it could be held within your fascia in your body, it could be how you feel around certain peo

ple that trigger you into your sympathetic nervous system and reliving the experience. This impacts your hormones which impact you’re cycle. It is important to get to the root cause of your ailments. If you are looking for support to integrate this into your daily life, or need support to get to the root cause of your experiences, book a free clarity call to see if we are a good fit!


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