But girls, do you feel like sometimes your “Womanly Roars” have become a little more fierce and perhaps even slightly crazy?
(I know, NEVER call a woman crazy!!).
As a woman, do you have moments, days or maybe weeks, where you feel you have no control over your emotions?
Do you shift rapidly from huffing and puffing about something (maybe even steaming with anger), to suddenly weeping like a baby? Do you suffer moodiness, or anxiety where you feel like nothing is working or going right for you, and feel as though there is no way out?
Maybe you have insomnia, or extreme fatigue, paired with the inability to concentrate, or even focus on what is right in front of your face?
How about periodical bloat, acne, and weight gain for no apparent reason?
Last week you were looking great, what happened??
By now you’ve probably guessed I’m talking about PMS symptoms, that can make even the most placid little lady turn into a raging nightmare (don’t worry, I was a dragon lady too).
Many women believe that PMS symptoms, whether they be mild or severe, are a normal part of a woman’s cycle, and something we should just learn to live with. We also try and encourage our male counter-species to do the same (how’s that going by the way?!).
The symptoms of PMS are a result of the body trying to communicate that we are not functioning as we should.
Diabetes, and even
(Women Living Naturally, 2016).
We might like to have a good “womanly roar” from time to time, especially during “that time of the month”.. but don’t ignore it. It’s important to take the time to really check in with why it’s happening.
We might like to have a good “womanly roar” from time to time, but it’s important to know why.
Know Your Body
Very few women understand the hormones involved in the reproductive cycle and what they do. It’s not something we often think about, and certainly not something we talk about freely.
But it’s something we are going to change with this course!
If your body is trying so desperately hard to talk to you– sending messages in the form of PMS, perhaps it’s time we listen!
PMS, endometriosis, cysts, PCOS, fibroids, hormonal migraines, painful periods and even lack of regular periods …. are all indicators of a hormone imbalance (Women Living Naturally 2016, Steiner & Pearlstein 2000).
Hormone imbalances occur for a number of reasons, but can be related to the food we eat, products we use, chemicals around the house, our ability to deal with stress, lack of sleep, and even if our digestive system and endocrine system are not operating as they should (Women in Balance Institute 2016).
PMS, endometriosis, cysts, PCOS, fibroids, hormonal migraines, painful periods and even lack of regular periods ..are all indicators of an oestrogen dominance.
Treat the cause, not the symptom!
For those that know me well, you would know that I am a massive advocate for finding ways to treat the cause of the problem, and not just manage the symptoms. I know that in many instances, pain relief and some medications are important, and it’s best you talk to your doctor about what you need. However, I have concerns about treating these womanly problems with the pill or other hormone treatments.
In fact, there have been recent and alarming studies linking the use of the pill with depression (Oinonen & Mazmanian 2002, Grigg-Spall 2016).
Don’t worry— I’m not just a glowing, healthy chick taking the moral high road in telling you how to look after yourself (well, maybe just a little)…
I also suffered extreme mid-cycle pain and inflammation, so majority of my menstrual cycle was spent in pain and feeling miserable. I went to several doctors and specialists, but I was never told I had a hormone imbalance! Instead, I was put on the pill, had surgery and then had an IUD. Whilst it initially helped manage the pain of the endometriosis and cysts, I just didn’t feel right in myself.
I can now boast that I take no pain killers during my cycle- not even during my period, and have minimal PMS symptoms. I still can’t believe it!
I’ve learnt so much about my body, that even if I do start to feel the slightest bit bloated, or irritable, I know something’s not right and how to quickly get it back on track.
Understanding how your cycle works, AND how to naturally correct these problems, is one of the most empowering and liberating thing a woman can do.
Understanding how your cycle works, is one of the most empowering and liberating thing a woman can do!
Where to start?
Want to start changing things today? The sooner you start, the sooner your body can start healing, and functioning in the way it was perfectly designed to.1) Firstly, take a moment to think about your body and the cyclic changes that occur. Even if you suffer amenorrhea think about any patterns in the month. Are there certain periods of time where you feel more stressed, bloated, suffer acne break outs, pain…etc? It might be worth mapping these symptoms to help identify any patterns. This is important in beginning to understand your body.
Never Keep a Secret!!
I’m so elated about how this natural system of release, healing, and acceptance has done for me, that I’m going to spill the beans and help you discover the same benefits. No woman should have to suffer the pain and misery that I experienced, and that I know a lot of you go through, month-after-month!
In this short, FREE course, I’m going to continue to share some of these powerful, life-changing secrets with you, so that you too can unleash that divine woman that exists within.
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