Period Power: Harness Your Hormones and Get Your Cycle Working For You
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There is also a chapter detailing all the unpleasant illnesses associated with periods, which mainly frightened and confused me. The hormones of the menstrual cycle profoundly influence our energy, mood and behaviour, but all too often we're taught that our hormones make us unreliable, moody bitches, or that it's our lot in life to put up with 'women's problems'. Someone trying to get pregnant and/or with greater tolerance for wellness advice and supplement suggestions would probably find it a lot more helpful.
Even if you’re already in your 40s it’s still really important to start to protect against things like osteoporosis. In a similar vein, Hill recommends exercise, which is fair enough, while also cautioning against over-exercise.
Immediate DNF after the introduction and reading the disclaimer, “Not everyone who is a woman has a menstrual cycle or womb, and not everyone who has a menstrual cycle and a womb is a woman”. The perimenopause refers to the years leading up to your periods stopping, when you are still having a menstrual cycle, but it might be shorter or longer or “flipping between the two,” while also experiencing menopausal symptoms.
If you are in the horrors with menstrual cycle issues, or you want to learn how to harness your hormones, then you are in the right place. When you might feel particularly sensitive and exposed because of the hormonal drop off that happens. Maisie Hill is a menstrual health expert with over 15 years of experience as a practitioner, coach, and birth doula.
I should not have been surprised, but was disappointed, to find so many suggestions of dietary exclusions in ‘Period Power’. If you are loving what you’re learning through the podcast, check out my online community The Flow Collective .
To celebrate the launch of the show, I’m giving away three annual subscriptions to my amazing online community The Flow Collective . I am currently a coach, business owner, employer, colleague, author, partner, mother, part-time teacher because of lockdown, friend, sister, daughter, mentor, cleaner, cook. Maisie is a go-to authority in the growing trend for women to get a handle on their menstrual cycle, and is quoted in publications from The Guardian to Grazia.I’m a vegetarian, so the only things I eat that aren’t on that list are fruit, eggs, and I guess spinach? EDIT August 2023: I've since read another book on the same topic that I much preferred and would recommend, You Can Have A Better Period.