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Category: Menstrual Health

Happy gut, happy hormones!

How much do you know about what’s going in your gut?   We have millions of microbes there, including bacteria, viruses and fungi. All of them have a good and bad element and they have an impact on our physical and mental health.   Our gut health, far from being…

Do you have a normal period?

Who knows a normal period feels like?   In my work with women of different walks of life, I see a general perception that periods are supposed to be painful, emotional and annoying. It’s frustrating because periods don’t have to be this way!   A healthy period should be relatively…

Hormones 101: Progesterone

  In the last post, I talked about estrogen, one of our two major female sex hormones.   Today, I’d like to have a closer look at progesterone, estrogen’s counterpart.   How much do you know about this essential female sex hormone?    There’s often lots of discussion about estrogen,…

Hormones 101: Estrogen

How much do you know about some of the hormones that drive your menstrual cycle?   They do so many things for us, yet can feel like a bit of a mystery, right?   Let’s take a step back and have a look at estrogen, one of a woman’s primary female…

The 5 Types of PMS

How do you feel in the week before your period?   Do you get a bit anxious?   Maybe a bit bloated or swollen?   Do you doubt yourself more or feel really down or depressed?   The luteal phase of the menstrual cycle when PMS takes place, generally falls…

Exercise and your menstrual cycle.

Have you ever thought about how your cycle affects the way you exercise?   The highs and lows of hormones means that at certain times in your cycle it’s better to slow things down and do very light, gentle exercise. And at other times in your cycle, you feel full…

Eating for your menstrual cycle

  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 The menstrual phase is when…

Do you track your menstrual cycle?

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…

Managing endometriosis pain

Did you know that a significant amount of endometriosis pain is driven by inflammation? And this inflammation is typically at its worst in the week you have your period. If you have endo, you won’t be surprised by this at all, right?   What do I mean by inflammation?   …

Let’s talk about endometriosis!

What is endometriosis?   Endometriosis is one of the most common chronic hormonal disorders affecting women in reproductive age, affecting up to 10% of women.   Endometriosis has been described as an autoimmune condition where endometrial tissue typically grows on the outside of the uterus instead of on the inside.…

My new e-book is here!

  I am so excited to share my first e-book, Six Ways To Improve Your Period Pain! In it, you’ll find six ways to get started on improving your period pain, including ways to integrate these changes into your life.   Period pain is so common and it needn’t be.…

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