“Time of the month”
Maybe it is even THAT time of the month?
Perhaps you are just having some Lady time? Why can’t we just say PERIOD?
Lessening the shame that surrounds menstruation is a worthy goal. So much anxiety around women’s reproductive cycles lingers in the old wives’ tales about how menstruating women shouldn’t be social, bake bread, or pickle vegetables. OK, I will admit the need to withdraw by choice is a noted feature.
So what’s with all my sudden menstrual anarchy and what had this got to do with gut health?
Turns out, ALOT! Surprise surprise.
I got this gut health thing, trust me, It has been an experimental learning curve which has moved me through my internals. I have gone from pain to gain and now that the noise of digestive discomfort has become a whisper, other areas want the same attention.
Hormonal health is a whole other complex system but the connection is evident. The microbiome is now considered an endocrine organ, some consider it even more powerful than the other endocrine glands – inhibiting or supporting hormonal balance. If you have a microbiome in balance you are more than half way to having great hormonal bliss.
Bonus features include gut health being in a favourable position so those sugar cravings can be pinpointed exactly to hormonal weak spots!
Here I am in my 40’s, straddling between menopause and my daughters puberty! She is 8 and the intrigue has begun BUT keeping quiet about it adds to the taboo. I will not greet my girl’s first period with silence. Want her to be confident that a period is nothing to be ashamed of.
It’s biology…..if you’re someone who menstruates, then you are always, at every minute of every day, experiencing some part of that cycle. It is a bodily function that can temporarily affect you, just like an allergy might. If you start to think of your own period symptoms as a health issue we should be able to speak about’.
It has only taken me near 30 years of menstruating to fully know that every day I am part of a cycle. Why was this information denied. I am grateful to the wisdom I received from Mayella Almazon, to fully appreciate and harness this cycle as being swept along in a pattern that effects everything: your courage, your self-worth, your attractiveness to others and your energy levels. The idea that you can use the knowledge to plan your life accordingly…………. It is Life Changing!
Here is a little glimpse of her infinite wisdom.
My cycle is mine,
I am in control
I decide what is best to do when.
I organise any public workshops accordingly.
There is no more PMT.
No more unconscious mood swings ( I am aware of my mood changes let’s say!)
No more battling through the continuing wave of emotions.
There is just surrender with complete awareness of where I am at in my cycle.
Imagine a period that is predictable, cramp-free, and is sustainable for both your health and the environment.
Imagine a period that is treated as a source of information about the overall health and welfare of your body.
Imagine a period that is not taboo.
Now I am off to ‘Surf The Crimson Wave‘ !!!????!!!!
You can join myself and Mayella for a day retreat to discover the joys of Women’s Wellbeing starting with AUTUMN, the first of four seasonal workshops: If you know someone who might benefit from this workshop focussing on hormonal well-being please share.
Further information and booking availble HERE.