How well do you know your menstrual cycle? Can you tell me how many days it usually lasts, or about your cervical mucus during your fertile window? What about the way you feel in the luteal phase?
I’m sure you’ve thought about these in passing before, but it’s time for you to get up close and personal with your cycle – because you’re about to learn a whole lot about yourself and your health.
I started charting my cycle when I was trying to get pregnant for the first time. Even with a biology degree, I still didn’t fully comprehend the intricacies of the menstrual cycle and how timing is everything when it comes to getting pregnant.
When you really get into it, the communication that has to happen in our body for everything to work the way it is supposed is insane!! So many things need to line up just perfectly in order for ovulation to occur or conception to happen (and you still only have a 20% chance of getting pregnant every cycle!).
Cycle charting helped me get to know my body and it’s natural rhythm (no, not the rhythm method).
There are so many times that I have asked a client about her menstrual cycle and she says “I don’t know, I’ve never actually thought about or looked at that before.”. Whether it’s the consistency of your blood or the quantity of your cervical mucus – everything about your cycle is giving you clues into the status of your health + fertility.
You can use your cycle to monitor your fertile signs (whether you’re abstaining or attempting), while also learning about the ins and outs of your cycle. In doing this, your identifying any hidden imbalances and deciphering the clues on how to support them.
How can you fix things if you don’t even know what’s going on?!
Your cycle is your body’s natural way of showing you where it needs support without the hassle of lab tests. Many practitioners refer to your menstrual cycle as the fifth vital sign.
For example, a heavy + painful menstrual flow with blood clots and lasting 6+ days with spotting afterwards can be a sign that there’s too much estrogen in your body (aka estrogen dominance). You don’t HAVE to deal with that month after month. There are so many ways for you to manage these symptoms and create your path to an optimal cycle using food, lifestyle, and therapeutic supplements.
Some general support for estrogen dominance might include consuming foods from the cruciferous (broccoli, collard greens, brussel sprouts) and apiaceae (fennel, carrots, celery) families, moving your body regularly, using diaphragmatic breathing exercises to support your stress response, and eliminating any endocrine (hormone) disrupting chemicals from your life.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
Could you imagine being able to check in with your body almost daily to see what it needs for support? And then being able to act on it!
Here is the process for healing hormone imbalance that I use myself and teach to my clients:
- Spend time learning how your cycle actually works
- Identify any imbalances that need support
- Find natural ways to improve them using nutrition
- Find natural ways to improve them using lifestyle
- Determine what type of supplements would work for your unique needs
- Learn how to read your body cycle after cycle to constantly be reaching for a balanced + optimal life in sync with your cycle
Are you ready to get on the path to balanced hormones without a rigid and unsustainable plan? Get ready because I’ve created just the thing for you!
Say hello to the Intuitive Hormone Balance Group Program – starting February 10, 2021!
Interested?? Check out the details here. Mark your calendars because the sign up begins on February 2 and spots are limited!
If you have any questions – send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule a free discovery call and we can chat about what it’s all about!