Since I started tracking my period a few years ago, I’ve become much more aware of the different phases of my period, the dips in my energy and mood and what I can eat to support my hormones in each phase. Menstrual Phase […]
Month: May 2018
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK and it’s so important that we continue to have these important conversations about mental health and wellbeing. I know what it’s like to be depressed, anxious and have that feeling that you’re never going to […]
Do you track your menstrual cycle?
As you would expect, I’m a huge advocate of this. Our menstrual cycles have been called the fifth vital sign and when you keep track of it, you can get so much amazing information about:
- the length of your cycle (not every woman has a 30 day cycle!)
- the length and heaviness of your menstrual bleed
- when you start experiencing PMS symptoms such as low moods, bloating, acne, headaches and cramps
- when you ovulate
- any peaks and troughs in energy and mood during your cycle
- when to expect your period
All this information will help you start to become more in tune to your body. You start to understand why you might be feeling down, when you’re more energetic and how certain food and exercise affect you.
Even if your period arrives like clockwork every month, it’s still good to track your cycle so that you know if anything changes. You’ll also understand so many other things about your cycle, including what I’ve listed above.
There are so many women who like clockwork, feel full of self-doubt a few days each month. Tracking menstrual cycles helps understand exactly when this is happening (most likely in the luteal phase right before you start to menstruate) and once you are aware of this, you can then do something about it!
We don’t have to accept the narrative of pain and emotional upheaval being a normal part of having a period, because it doesn’t have to be this way! Yes, really!
Here are a few apps that many of my clients have found useful for tracking their cycles:
Do you track your cycle? What have you learned from tracking your cycle?
Are you feeling perplexed by your cycle? Do you want to finally get to grips with period pain, mood swings and sugar cravings? Book in for a free 30 minute Hormone Health Review!
The lovely Dorota from Isleworth Running Club has written a post to help anyone who’s thinking about starting to run with all the things you need to know. Commit! In my opinion, nothing happens for us until we actually commit. You have to […]
I was featured on Lake Health and Wellbeing’s podcast, talking with the lovely Abi about fibroids, hormones, diet and lifestyle. We had an amazing conversation covering everything from how fibroids develop, what drives their growth (I’ll give you a hint: it’s estrogen related!), common […]
Do you have to just live with fibroids?
Food, supplements, bodywork and self-care can all help manage the symptoms of fibroids.
I’m not saying surgery or medical intervention would never be an option. What am I saying is that you don’t have to just accept and live with your fibroids RIGHT NOW.
Because fibroids are estrogen driven, the priority has to be managing how much estrogen you’re putting in and on your body and supporting how your body gets rid of excess estrogen.
What do I mean by that?
1. Eat lots of leafy greens and cruciferous veg (broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, brussels sprouts) to help support your liver in getting rid of estrogen from your body.
2. Think about your makeup, skincare and home cleaning products. Could you switch to natural and organic versions to help reduce the amount of synthetic hormones you’re absorbing through your skin?
3. Drink water and eat your veg. Constipation is your enemy!
Do you have fibroids? Are you looking for more support and guidance on how to manage them? Get in touch with a free 30 minute fibroid and hormone health review to understand how you can improve your health and wellbeing.