Migraines are a real problem and they can be debilitating for some menstruators. So let’s dig into the why and what you can do about it!
Women’s hormones fluctuate throughout their menstrual cycle. Sometimes estrogen is high, leading up to ovulation, and sometimes progesterone is high, like during the luteal phase. But when your estrogen levels are elevated compared to progesterone levels, even with this natural ebbs and flows in mind, it’s known as estrogen dominance.
If you are dealing with hormone imbalances chances are you may have too much estrogen and not enough progesterone. Although there are definitely other common hormone imbalances such as high Testosterone in the case of women with PCOS or Low Estrogen & low Progesterone when the body is suppressed or going through menopause, the MOST common hormone imbalance I currently see in my practice is too much Estrogen to not enough Progesterone.
Natural Solutions to Supporting Your Hashimoto'sA few blogs ago we discussed Thyroid Health 101 - we discussed what is the thyroid, what is hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and the autoimmune diseases that are associated with thyroid issues (Hashi's & Graves). In...
Did you know there are certain nutrients that can help during different phases of the menstrual cycle? In fact, as cycling women we change dramatically throughout the month. Our brain changes, our nutrient needs changes, our self care practices, exercise routines and...
THYROID 101: What You Need To Know About Thyroid Symptoms & Root CausesThyroid 101! Let’s get into this dense but important topic ladies! As a Hashimoto's warrior this topic is so near and dear to my heart. When I started my journey to heal my thyroid, 9 years...
Do you have endometriosis, PCOS, irregular, missing, painful periods, hormonal acne?
If you’ve already addressed your nutrients, sleep and stress, it may be time to look at the products you are using at home and on your body!
Your menstrual cycle is from day 1 of bleeding to the last day before your next bleed.
The term “period” is used to describe vaginal bleeding that lasts roughly 3 to 7 days and occurs approximately every 28 days. (but don’t worry if you aren’t a perfect 28 day cycler, more on that to come!) Our entire menstrual cycle is this gorgeous ebb and flow of hormones through 4 weeks ish that beautifully repeats itself each month.
BLOOD SUGAR ISSUES DON’T JUST APPLY TO DIABETICS… Even woman needs to be aware of their sugar intake!
Sugar, or more specifically Insulin, is a Tier 1 hormone disruptor which means that it has a down stream effect on all your other hormones. YEP. Sugar will impact your PMS, Cramps, Mid Cycle pain and MUCH more.
Never knowing when, or if your period will come is beyond a simple annoyance. Let’s dive into the reasons why this may be happening to you, and what steps you can take to get your cycle back on track!